Saturday, February 11, 2012

This House Has Gone To The Dogs

This is our little Pekingese/Pomeranian mix dog. We have had him for about 3 1/2 years.
He was bought for my daughter and was supposed to be "Her" dog.

But, you know how those things go. The kid drives you nuts until you get them the pet they want. They promise to take care of it and feed it and clean up after it etc, etc... That last for a short time. Then you end up doing everything.

That is how it has been with Peanut. I am the one that takes care of him. He has become My dog.

For the most part, I don't mind. He is a pretty good dog, though a bit aggressive at times.

In February, 2011 Lindsey went to visit her Dad and came home with a puppy. A Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix that she named, "Sophie". 

Peanut was not too sure about another dog being in the house. He was quick to let her know just who was boss.
After a few weeks they settled into a co-existance.
But, for me, it became twice the work. Especially since Sophie was not house broken and Peanut began wanting to "mark" his territory.


Peanut stays in our laundry room when we are gone and Sophie would stay in her crate. We tried leaving both of them in the laundry room, but that didn't work.

I hated leaving Sophie locked in a crate all day so I started taking her to work with us. At first this wasn't too bad, but as Sophie grew and got heavier, it became alot of trouble.

Our clients loved her, she is such a
sweet dog.

But, she is a very high strung dog and was constantly into something. 

By May I just couldn't do it anymore. So we gave Sophie away.

We were back to one dog.
Peanut was happy to be the center of attention again.

Able to lay in sun puddles without being disturbed, except for Mom snapping a picture or two.


A Husky named, "Buddy". An early Valentines Day gift from Lindsey's boyfriend entered the picture.

Buddy is a beautiful and a very good natured dog.

He doesn't reside at our house. He lives with Tyler, Lindsey's boyfriend, except for occassional visits.

Peanut was a bit afraid of Buddy, at first. I guess their size difference had alot to do with that.

However, by the third visit, Peanut began to let Buddy know that this is His house. 

They are actually rather funny. Buddy wants to play and Peanut just wants to be left alone.

Linked with Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of The Camera, and Best Posts of The Week. I hope you visit the linked sites and see the wonderful photos others have posted this week and that you take a moment to leave a comment or two. 


  1. Thanks for your doggie story. While they are all super cute, I am not surprised that a Jack Russell mixed with anything was too much to handle. Those dogs are made of springs. But cute!

  2. Wow, what an interesting story! They're all really beautiful animals. And there are some lovely shadows in there, too :)
    Have a great week!

  3. A beautiful pet.

    Greetings from freezing Stockholm...

  4. I so enjoyed these, tho saddened that Sophie had to leave [but still understandable]. Peanut and Buddy are both quite handsome. And, I must say, I love the last image...Peanut is showing Buddy just how domineering he can be if necessary!!!

  5. these guys look like a laugh a minute! Happy Sunday.

  6. Dogs certainly have a place in your family--and in your heart!

    Orange Tree Shadow

  7. the furry creatures certainly rule our lives don't they!!! love the puddle of shadows that peanut is laying in.

  8. One word-- "Awwwwwwww" - SOME!!!

    OK-2 words-- Thanks for the story!

    Have a great upcoming week!


  9. Yes, it's hard to say "no" at times. LOL
    Thanks for the story and great shots!

  10. I love all your pup pictures! We have six (two who live inside) so I can totally relate. :)

  11. Gorgeous! Thanks for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Muffin's Shadow

  12. The puppy always becomes Mommy's dog (the same for a kitten/cat). The kids are always full of promises, aren't they...Peanut does not let lack of size deter, all who enter the abode (including the humans) are told in no uncertain terms who's the boss! Dogs have an affect on all of us...

  13. ahh! all these little friends made me smile - So cute :)

    1. Where do you sleep then? Well, I feel for you. We have six dogs in our house and only 3 people. So it's like, we're the one leasing a space from them.

      Natalie about pekingese


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