Thursday, August 26, 2010

Updates, where did Gina go?

Since my last post, life took a different turn that wasn't quite planned. My daughter went to visit her father for a week. John and I, having a weekend on our own, set out to visit Greenport, NY. I had some sketching gear and I was hoping to sit and relax, sketch, read, etc in the Greenport area by the water.

The day looked promising, we were on the main road out to the North Fork when traffic slowed, by chance or Karma, right near an SUV that had a bunch of stuffed animals on it and a big sign that said simply, "PUPPIES." My daughter has been asking for a dog of her own, our Min Pin, Troy, had passed away this past February. I said to John, "ooo, let's go in and take a look."

Of course, John was saying we were just going in to look, that's it. I was just going in for ideas, I wanted a small low maintenance dog that we could take anywhere. We went in....and about an hour later....came home with Chloe. We never made it to Greenport.

Chloe is a teacup Chihuahua. She came from a breeder who has bred Chihuahua's for over 40 years and if you speak to her, she'll give you the whole lineage of your dog and all the traits and personalities of her Chihuahuas over the years. I could tell from just how Chloe interacted with us how she was raised and bred. She is a very happy little puppy, eager to please and loves us with all her little puppy heart.

Chloe was a little sick for a while, we doted on her and did all we could to make her comfortable, even sitting up with her in the middle of the night. There were a lot of sleepless nights worrying about the new little life in our home and trying our best to make her feel better.

My daughter came home after the end of Chloe's first week with us and finally got to meet Chloe and it was love at first site. Chloe has been feeling much better so we've had lots of hours of play already. Chloe has been going with us on walks, for rides, she's been to Bellport to sit outside the local cafe in the morning for coffee...she went on her first sketch outing last night...she's going to be my little plein air puppy.

The photo above is Chloe conquering my size 7 shoe....


  1. Glad to see you back. She's an adorable pup.

  2. Thanks Karen. I'll be posting more pix....

  3. i had a dog named chloe, loved her so much i named my next one zoe!

    yes, it's hard to "just look" at cute little puppies!


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