This may be a little off topic but I couldn’t resist. This is not exactly a home improvement or organizing project but this cute face does add a certain coziness to our house.
Meet William, our shihchon, a mix of a Bichon Frise and Shihtzu. We got him when he was 8 weeks old and not even 3 pounds. He is almost 12 weeks now. He is cute as a button and light as a feather. But 100% puppy!
The breeder told us that he was the most mild in his litter. Which I took to mean the calmest so I can’t imagine what his brothers and sisters are like!
We got through a few sleepless nights. By “we” I mean me, while my husband slept like a baby.
Of course, if you were suddenly pulled away from your mom and all your siblings you might be a cry baby too. The way they all pile on top of each other to sleep must be snuggly and warm.
We did try a “Snuggle Puppy” which was basically a very overpriced stuffed dog with a pouch to insert a hot pack and a heart that you put batteries in. I was super excited that William was going to love it and think that it was one of his litter mates. When I mentioned it to my uncle he laughed out loud and said good luck with that. Now I know why. I think even at 8 weeks William was smarter than we gave him credit for. He was not fooled by this imposter snuggle puppy. And I do have to say the beating heart was like something out of Edgar Allan Poe. If someone put me in a crate with a loud beating heart I think I would be freaked out too.
We got past the first week and now he is a good little sleeper and getting more and more independent by the day. He really loves the outside and is quite a fast runner. Since we are on almost 8 acres we decided he has to be on a leash. He is certainly light enough to be carried off by a hawk and most of the wild animals are bigger than he is! So we keep him close just to be safe.
Anyway, I had to show off his cute face while he’s still so little…