Meet…our new baby Yorkie…Cairo:
It didn’t even take 24 hours for the deal to be sealed. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep…okay, okay…I could always eat. But the point is, I couldn’t get this little, cuddly, furry, ploofy bundle of energy out of my mind. The very next day, I was back in Tiendesitas, withdrawing moolah that I should be saving instead, and bringing home the latest member of our ever-growing family. So now the dogs are a little ahead, 4 dogs to 3 cats.
Surprisingly, our Chihuahua Nairobi was pretty cool with her new baby brother. She’s usually neurotic and possessive, but she was pretty fascinated by Cairo. She didn’t give him a hard time, but she did try to hump him a couple of times (I swear, I really think she’s on the lesbionic side of the fence…). But all in all, they pretty much got along well quick.
I’ve always wanted a Yorkshire Terrier, but I always read that they’re yappy and hyper little dogs. But then I never thought I’d ever get a Chihuahua either, so I guess it’s a challenge. On day one, I already see potential headaches. I don’t think this dog has ever been groomed. He hated the idea of being brushed. For an extremely hairy dog like a Yorkie, not liking grooming is out of the question. It’s like finding a drag queen who didn’t like lip gloss. Besides, he was getting hurt whenever I tried to comb out his matted hair. But it was a battle of wills I was determined to win. With a lot of patience and constancy, I wore him down a little and every now and then he’d give it up and stay still long enough for me to brush him.
I swear, there’s nothing like a cute puppy to keep me grinning silly-ly (silly-ly?!?) the whooole day. Such a cuddly little ball of fluff. Some say he looks like an Ewok while others say he looks like Chewbacca. He could look like a matted ball of pubes for all I care, I just love carrying that little rascal around. His fur could either end up blue or black as an adult. I hope it ends up jet black like it is now.
I’m sorry if I’m rambling like a proud new parent with a newborn baby. I’m resisting posting hundreds of pics of Cairo because he’s such a handsome fella. I truly pray that we have a looong life together, living and loving, a man and his best friend….