We have a new family member, Chipley. He is a black and white boy, 4-6 years old, a BRAT "failed foster". I always say "I don't foster" and there is a reason, it's because I can't!
Chipley is darling, calm and a perfect fit with Nicky and Eddie, he moved in last Saturday. He is a great dog park dog, Eddie likes having a brother, and after a couple of days of 'stink eye' at first, Chipley was as concerned about Nicky as Eddie was when she got sick. Tonight he stretched out by her on the couch and she put her head on his back and fell asleep.
But he has a wild side. Last night at the park he got a great play with two larger dogs, ran up and down the beach and in and out of the water, swimming to play with them. So he got his first bath when we got home!
He is named for the town/shelter where he was taken as a 'stray' but his manners are perfect. We feel so lucky to have such a great guy, it's like he has been with us for years. Chipley, Chipper, Chip, snuggle-boy, and many,many more. One of these days I'll figure how to post photos…..
So life has been chaotic for us for this past week. New guy, Nicky in the ICU, but all is calm at home now.