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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #740 on: April 02, 2011, 03:15:43 pm »
Sorry about the cat. And about the date she got run over. Guess it didn't matter to the cat, but you probably had a bad day anyway. :-\
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #741 on: April 07, 2011, 04:56:08 pm »
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #742 on: April 12, 2011, 01:46:06 am »
I met the cutest little doggie this weekend. :)

This is my aunt's new dog, Mellie:








She's so teeny-tiny, you wouldn't belive it. She's a mix between a Yorkshire-Terrier and a Pug and 5 months old. Mellie is even smaller than my cat (!) and I guess she won't grow that much anymore. So small, but such charm!
I fell completely for this lil fella. :)

So, two new things happend to me within five minutes of meeting Mellie: first, I never could have imagined to have a small dog. I like small dogs just fine, but always wanted to have big ones. Second: until this weekend I felt I wasn't yet in a position to even think about another dog.

But within a few minutes, she had me. I really would have loved to keep her. If for some reason my aunt would have said she can't keep her I would have put Mellie into my bag (fits easily) and wouldn't have thought about it twice. ♥♥♥
But of course my aunt is totally into her little sweetie. The two are a wonderful team.


I'm freshly in love, kind of! :laugh:

Small dogs do have plenty advantages: the girls could help with walking the dog; it's much easier to find a dog-sitter for a small dog when you're on vacation; the kids always wanted to have a small dog (additionally to Max of course, they loved him dearly); small dogs don't need that much excercise; it's easier to take them with you for vacations; people are not afraid of them; and so on.


Now I'm thinking seriously about having a dog again, and about possibly looking for a small dog, or at least being open to any size of dog. But I will be on vacation all of July, so nothing will happen until August an least. I won't start looking at those online pages for poor homeless dogs because when I do, I know it wouldn't take long and some creature would melt my heart.

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #743 on: April 12, 2011, 02:12:10 am »
{{{{{CHRISSI}}}}}

Life goes on, doesn't it? :-* :-*

VERY cute dog, btw... 8) 8)
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #744 on: April 12, 2011, 04:14:11 am »
Awww... but as David says life goes on and I'm sure the kids would love a little furry friend!
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #745 on: April 12, 2011, 02:11:56 pm »
Yes, little Mellie is definitely a keeper.  What a little cutie!!!  Congratulations to your aunt.

As for other advantages to having a smaller dog as a pet:  
  • They eat less, so you end up spending less money on dog food.
  • There is less poop to pick up.
  • Accidents inside the house are easier to clean up.
I'm sure you'll know when the time is right to add a new dog to your family and you'll choose the perfect one (whatever the size).  :)

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #746 on: April 12, 2011, 09:22:04 pm »
My dogs range in size from 100 pounds to 5 pounds. I love them all. I'd say the biggest differences to me are...the big ones have been much easier to train to go outside for the bathroom, but when I want to run errands around town and take one with me...the little ones are easier to load up.   8)

Mellie is a yorkie/pug? Very cute! My cousin has a yorkie/chihuahua that looks similar.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #747 on: April 13, 2011, 09:11:33 am »
It looks like Melli has a thing for pine cones!! Another good point!
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #748 on: April 13, 2011, 12:53:36 pm »
My dogs range in size from 100 pounds to 5 pounds. I love them all. I'd say the biggest differences to me are...the big ones have been much easier to train to go outside for the bathroom, but when I want to run errands around town and take one with me...the little ones are easier to load up.   8)

Shasta, I think we need to see some recent photos of your crew.

Here's my couch potato:


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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #749 on: April 13, 2011, 04:00:31 pm »
She looks like the perfect accessory for your couch!
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