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There’s a new pup in town

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Shhh … He doesn’t know he’s cute.

Move over, Mr. Postman. Jasmine and Spunky have a new nemesis … better known as Simba, the tiny Pomeranian pup.

He’s cute. He’s feisty. He’s fun. A triple threat.

Even when surrounded by a noisy, unpredictable crowd of towering adult strangers, the guy really knows how to work a room. Definitely an Alpha-Male, despite some people’s tendency to pick him up against his will, cuddle him mercilessly, or occasionally dress him in cute sweaters or seasonal costumes.

When a dog is that little and that adorable, such behaviors are hard to resist. (See Exhibit A: Santa-Claws photo.) If you had a waist that tiny, you’d wear a cinched belt, too. Just don’t tell him it could threaten his aggressive campaign for permanent head-of-household status.

So the little dog that’s named after a lion, looks like a fox, dances like a butterfly and bites like a bee (pant legs, ankles, sleeves and chew toys, that is) … is not giving up the fight and is causing some serious dog-relative rivalry in the step-pack.

But they’ll work it out. Jasmine and Spunky are still Queen and King bees in their respective circles, each with unique and endearing traits. Jasmine is still sweet, Spunky is still, well spunky, and Simba is the little lion that has to roar to be heard.

We’re listening, Simba. Welcome to the pack.

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Riley the Black-Nosed Puppy

Riley (wondering whose idea it was to make him wear antlers)

This entry is written with apologies to Robert May, the advertising executive who wrote “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” He wrote it as a poem for a department-store Santa to give to children. Within its first year of publication, over 2 million copies had been given away to children. The poem was later set to music and recorded in 1949 by Gene Autry.

Riley received his name precisely because he lives “the life of Riley.” One of his co-dependent “Pamperers in Chief” says, “How can such an adorable little face hide such a Jekyll & Hyde dog?” If Riley could talk (or blog) we’d hear HIS side of the story.

Riley the Black-Nosed Puppy

Riley the black-nosed puppy
Had a very shiny nose
But if you ever saw him
You wouldn’t exactly say it glows Read the rest of this entry »

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