Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Forbidden love...

She needs a bath and a brush but the boys don't seem to mind.
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When I got miss Lily a year ago her previous owner told me that if we ever wanted the experience of breeding her she would wave the stud fee for us. After Rick and I talked about it we decided that might be fun. He and I both grew up where dogs run free and where finding a batch of illegitimate puppies under the shed or behind a bush was a regular occurrence. We both have fond memories of growing up with pups and thought (especially because miss Lily is an $800 Westie--of course I didn't pay that much for her and never would for a dog, but she's worth that just the same) what the heck, we should let the kids have the experience of raising puppies at least once in their lives. So we made the decision to not have her fixed, AND I'VE BEEN A NERVOUS WRECK EVER SINCE.
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I've been crazy worried that she will get out of our fenced yard and get herself knocked up by some neighborhood mutt. I've watched her diligently to make sure this wouldn't happen, but I never counted on a breach in the border from the other side. I never counted on an itty, bitty Chiuaua squeezing himself under the fence to court my miss Lily.
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But that's what happened, and even though I chased him off before he got very far into his act of love, I'm worried that it wasn't soon enough and that we're on our way to having a batch of little ChiWesties.
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I guess that goes to show you that you can't stop young love, as Jamie explained to me, "Mom maybe Lily just isn't in love with another Westie dog. Maybe she's just in love with the Chiuaua. She's allowed to be in love with whoever she wants and if she wants to marry a Chiuaua then she can."
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So there you have it.
Anyone interested in a ChiWestie?

6 comments:

MaryRC said...

could make for a new breed of high demand pups... everyone wants a chi these days..

CC said...

No thanks. But I'm sure SOMEONE out there would love them. ;)

Darce said...

you just make me laugh! i love it!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

from the mouth of babes......thanks for the laugh!

I've nominated you for an award. Go check it out on my blog whenever you get a chance.

I actually got the award originally from MaryRC. I just realized today that you are RL friends. Cool!

Marcie said...

I, too, have defended the viginity of a dog...

Just wanted to say "Hi". I check your blog quite often, but never had the courage to "speak" up until I read your post about comments a few weeks ago. Thanks for making it easy...

Actually, we have a little in common. I am married to Ryan Ashton. His family spent a lot of time with the Shumways while growing up.

Anyway, I love your writing. You are so talented. Hope you don't mind if I keep checking in...

Randi said...

A friend of mine's schnauzer was bred by her poodle by mistake and they found out that they were high demand designer dogs or something. Who knows? You might be petting a gold mine!