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.