Monday, March 1, 2010


This weekend we welcomed a new member to our family.  Meet Moose
Moose is a 6 week old Chihuahua mix.  His momma is a Chihuahua and his daddy is a Pomperian.  But he looks all Chihuahua to me.

I was not prepared for him to come home Friday.  Ryan called me at work Friday afternoon and we met his momma's owner Friday night.  We called on the way to pick him up to find what kind of food he needed.  Then stopped at the Dollar Store to get food and a bowl.
And OHMYGOODNESS I was not prepared for how small he is.  We got Chuy when he was about a year old so he was much bigger.  And he was already paper trained.  

We didn't have a name picked out either.  Originally, I thought I was getting a girl and I had named her Sweets.  Ryan and I went back and forth the entire ride home about what to name him.  I decided he need a big name since he is so small.  But all I could think of was Bruiser and I didn't want to rip off Legally Blonde (as much as I love that movie and musical).  As we pulled into the garage, Moose hit me.  It's perfect.  It's big.  Brennan loves Moose A. Moose from Nick Jr. and I love Moose from the Al Capone books.  

Having Moose is like having a new baby.  He cries in the night.  He sleeps a lot.  And, unlike a baby, we lose him.  Usually he's under the couch.

Chuy's not sure about Moose yet.    Mostly Chuy has hidden out in my closet.  But, he hasn't snapped at Moose.  So, we're hopeful.  

The really fun part of adding Moose is Ryan.  He's eaten up.  He gets up in the middle of the night with him.  He sends me pictures.  He's over the moon.  He's so cute.

Here's a picture of Chuy for good measure.  This one of my favorites.  I still don't know how he got this mask on...

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