You all met the Chihuahua – Jack Russell puppy, Mali, when she showed up on my doorstep.
I wondered if I would keep her…for like a whole two seconds. I mean, look at her. She is the same height as the grass. She is a pocket dog.
So far I have taken 583 photos of her.
She helped a lot.
As you can imagine, she has tried chewing on everything: my camera, my shoes, bugs, mice, a jungle squirrel…
this yummy metal stake,
Mocha’s toys, Mocha’s bed.
So how are Mocha and Mali getting along?
Well, it was a little rough at first. Mocha doesn’t like other dogs in her personal space,
but Mali didn’t care.
She persisted in following Mocha everywhere. Mocha would try to get Mali to back off with her bark,
so Mali would bring her the favorite squirrel toy.
Then she would take it away.
Mali might be smarter than Mocha, but she still takes lessons from her.
Like this important lesson on how to be an old senile dog staring down the steps at nothing.
Now they are the best of friends. Mali is the first dog that Mocha has allowed in her pack without jealousy. Maybe it’s because Mali is so young, plus super smart and sweet. Or maybe Mocha is so old, she forgot she always wanted to be my only dog.
They always sleep together. Grandma dog naps and young puppy naps run on a similar schedule.
Mali always has to be touching Mocha,
even when it’s too hot to cuddle.
The cuteness is ridiculous around here.
I’m raising this puppy
I raised Mocha a loooooong time ago, so I’m reading the dog whisperer’s book: How to Raise the Perfect Puppy. I’m up to week 8 in the book and according to Cesar, I’ve done everything wrong so far. I bet there are many ways to do it right, though.