Meet our new little girl. Her name is Penny, and she is 4 months old. She is a Chiweini (part Chihuahua, part Dachshund) and so cute. We got her in early September from a friend who has Penny's brother Tucker. We saw Tucker a few times a week for about a month at Parker's football practices. He is such an awesome dog and Phoebe was just plain psycho for him. He had a wonderful demeanor, and let her carry him all over the place. I even found myself smitten with this little guy, and I don't like dogs. I said over and over, "If we could get a dog exactly like Tucker, then I would get a dog." Well, a few weeks later Kami (she's Tucker's mom) told me that she knew someone who had Tucker's sister and that it wasn't working out. They had a brand new 2 week old baby, and no time to house train. She spoke to them and they were willing to give the dog up. Whooo! I couldn't believe it! She gave us the dog two days later. Anyone who knows me would be very surprised to find out that I got our family a dog. It's something that I have been against for many years, kids keep me busy enough.
It happened to be the right dog at the right time. She is so cute and funny, and everyone loves her to pieces. I enjoy seeing the kids have a dog in their lives. She is spunky, and smart. She is a stinker, and a love bug. We have a good time with her, and are getting better on the house training. She has a different relationship with each of the kids. Her and Paxton are little adventure buddies. They will wander off in the back yard quicker than you can blink. It's funny that she won''t go off by herself, but as soon as Paxton comes outside the two of them are gone. With Pheebs, as well as with the Parker and Payton the two of them will curl up in a blanket and soak up a movie on the couch.
Penny is everything we are, all at the same time: she walks to school a mile and a half (which must seem like 50 to her little dachshund legs), is happy to waste a perfectly good afternoon in front of the TV with the kids, and is always ready and rearing to go for a backyard adventure.