Friday, February 17, 2012

My Little Man

So I mentioned in my last blog post about a certain someone I love. I got to see him today!! I'd like to introduce you to Chivery!

This adorable little guy is a birthday gift from my family. He is 8 weeks old, and he is a Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix).

I picked him out a few weeks ago and then today we brought him home. His coloring is called "Red", though I think it looks more tan. :)

Here he is when I picked him out a few weeks ago. He's grown a lot since then! When I picked him out, I couldn't really tell much about his character - there was one little black one who pranced and wanted all the attention, but the other 3 were very calm and "boring". I knew I wanted a tan one, or I probably would have chosen the little black one. But now that I've had Chivery for a whole afternoon, I can tell you that he has plenty of character! He's very playful, but when I put him on my lap and soothe him, he falls asleep for about an hour. Right now he actually fell asleep not on me, which is good. And just for the record - no accidents in the house yet. :)

Haha - in this picture it looks like he has a beard! :)

I suppose I should tell you about his name, since "Chivery" isn't all that common. His full name is actually John Chivery, but I really didn't want to call my puppy by a name that I could end up naming a child. :) John Chivery is a character in one of my all time favorite mini-series, Little Dorrit. He is the son of the turnkey - devoted, tender-hearted, adorable. I want to adopt him. so I did. sort of. :)

Did someone mention the cats? Well, Katjie has seen him, and stared for a while, not quite sure what to make of him. But she's pretty calm now. Gavana hasn't seen him yet, but I'm pretty sure she heard him whining a while ago. I think she'll be staying upstairs for a while. She's stressed anyway from having people in the house while we've been having our bathroom remodeled. But after maybe a month, she'll be fine..... :) She isn't a normal cat. And Jojo, well she's an outside cat, so she'll come in contact with him at some point. Hopefully they'll be friends.

I noticed that these names might all sound a little strange to you. Katjie is a mix between a Russian name and a Dutch name. It means "Little Cat". Gavana is a Russian name (they are both a Russian breed that is hypo-allergenic, since Dad and I are allergic to cats) that the breeder gave her before we got her. And Jojo is black and white, so we thought of naming her Oreo, but that's so common, so we went with the Trader Joe's cookies that are like oreos, but called Joe Joe's. We thought Jojo was a boy (she was a stray), so it used to be Joe Joe, but then we discovered she was a girl, so it became Jojo. 

Okay enough about cats. This blog post is about my puppy.

I'm in love.


  1. He's darling, Tara!! Oh . . . what a sweetie. :)

  2. He is the sweetest little doll! I LOVE his name! It's so unique! I just got a puppy too, but she will be a BIG dog...I named her "Corwyn". Everyone thinks I'm weird, but I love the name anyhow.

  3. Oh Tara!!! He's darling! :D What IS it about puppies that makes one melt?

    *delighted for you*

    I can't wait to meet him!!

  4. Oooo!! So adorable :)

    Love the name too!

    Be sure to post about him often!

  5. Tara, he is adorable. I love him!! He's just oozing with cuteness. :)

  6. Jenna - I agree! :)

    Moriah - He IS a sweetie - loves to cuddle and nap on me! Too cute!

    Lexie - Congratulations on getting a new puppy! What breed is she? Really cute name you chose too!! It must be "get a puppy week" or something, because another friend of mine just got a new puppy too!

    Laura - I have no idea! Must be their irresistible cuteness and those pitiful eyes. I melt all day now. :) Come on over! He loves to meet people!

    Allison - Oh have no fear. I think this little guy will be appearing on this blog very frequently. :) Thanks - I like his name too. :)

    RJ - Isn't he just too adorable for words?? I think he gets cuter by the second. :)

  7. Awww! He is so adorably sweet looking! Now I am totally jealous of you. ;) I love the name you picked out for him and it seems to fit him perfectly. :)

    <3 <3 <3

  8. HORAY!!! you named your dog after "Young Chivery!" I'm so happy! because this dog just deserves the name Chivery. its so perfect....I have watched Little Dorrit now, and absolutely adore John. I really wish things could have turned out better for him in the end, but as it didn't, I am so glad you have honored him by naming your ADORABLE puppy after him! :) have a rapturously fun time playing with him! :)

  9. I love your blog, it is very encouraging and uplifting. Your puppy is absulutely adorable.

  10. Melinda R. - Haha, yeah, I figured some people would be rather jealous. :) He loves to see people so maybe you should come up for a visit and meet him in person *hint* :)

    Elizabeth - I wish things turned out better for John too - he's just so sweet! Glad you like the name - I think it fits him perfectly too!

    Erin - Thank you so much!

  11. That little bundle of joy can actually be ornery? I don't believe it... ;-)

    So will you be bringing him along to FEC/Liberty Day? Or does he have to sit alone at home? :-(

  12. Tara he is so cute!!!! And, I absolutely LOVE the name! "Chivery Old and Chivery New." Haha, I love Little Dorrit:)

  13. Emil- Oh my, yes!! He is the naughtiest puppy! He's going to stay at home with my mom for Liberty Day, as of right now.

    Tessa- Thank you! It's pretty obvious, but I love Little Dorrit too. What's not to love about it? :-)

  14. Hi Tara!

    I thiiiink you might like to follow this photographer...there is a little something about her that has a connection to you, but....I have yet to figure out what it is... :)

  15. Allison,

    Oh my! Thank you so much for passing that link on! So cute!!! :) :)

  16. Where did you get your puppy? Do you still have the breeder information? Would love to get one just like it



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