Sunday, August 14, 2011

Time with Zoie our new family member

Hello everyone I have been out of the loop for quite awhile spending time with Zoie.

Some of you may remember our loss of Lily in December, 2009.
Lily was a puppy mill breeding dog that spent her first six years
of her life in a cage.  She was quite surprised to feel grass under
feet unlike Zoie who came from a pampered home.

Here I am meeting Zoie for the first time.

A few days later Zoie modeled for me.
Showing her various hair styles.

She smiled.

Did some fancy moves.

Then got bored

and decided a nap would be good.

She looks like an Afghan and walks very stately like one.
 She must know that at a whopping 8 pounds it is necessary
to think and act "big".

She steals toys from our other Dachshund, Molly and hides them in her
crate.  I'm the bad guy that removes said toys in question and
explains that's Molly's toy while putting Zoie's toys in front of her.

Like she understands this.  It's an effort to stop Molly's mourning over
her toy loss by the thief who is also a tiny taunter to Molly.  Zoie pokes her nose
in Molly's ears and yaps.  Oh no!

Molly at twice the size could easily grab Zoie's neck between her teeth
and shake her like a rag is so well behaved she simply whines and tries
to get away. Molly looks at me with big sorrowful eyes
that ask "What have you done?"

We have never had a problem introducing a new family member.  It simply takes time.
Zoie is only two years old considerably younger then any dog
we have adopted before and some things I admit have caught us off guard.

Meanwhile Zoie and Noelle have no issues at all.
Noelle is older and more feeble due to spine injuries.
Out of eyes clouding over she simply watches it all.

Noelle knows she will always be "queen" so
maybe Zoie has sensed this too; or more likely that
Noele is simply not a worthy opponent to be
bothered with since she simply fails to get a response.

 (little devil in disguise)

I'm cute and spoiled rotten she laughs with glee.

Update 11/27/15 over 4 years have passed since writing this post.  Zoie is now over 6 years old and is doing great and remains as beautiful as ever. Days of poking her nose in Molly's ears are long over and I often find them both curled up together.  New toy battles continue and in the middle of the night Zoie drags them into her crate and hides them under the blankets and yes she does inventory of them too.


Simple Daisy said...

She is so cute!! And she is very lucky to have a wonderful home with you:)

Seawashed said...

She is precious. We love our little doggies don't we. I know mine brings me love beyond anyone else, every day. ox

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

She is adorable! Great pictures!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh! She is ADORRRABLE!!!!! I'm really growing to love those long haired doxies. So stinkin' cute! Her ears and eyes remind me of my Maizie Grace. ♥ She is going to make a wonderful addition to your sweet family! :)

xoxo laurie

Jo Farmer said...

Good to have you back and welcome to little Zoie. She is delightful and very cute. Clearly very happy in her new home!

Jo xx
Eliza Interiors & Design

rjerdee said...

Hahahaha, what a funny little pooch...she must be a laugh a minute! Glad to see you back...been wondering where you are...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Zoie is SO cute! She and Molly will get used to each other...they just have to work out who's boss!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

It's easy to see that Zoie knows she has found a very loving home. She is adorable! So happy you adopted this sweet furry little critter. She definitely has personality plus! Congratulations to both you and Zoie...and the rest of the group...they will come to love her very much.

Melissah said...

What a beautiful dog... I feel like she's going to have a very good life!. Beautiful Photos.

christina zima said...

Zoie is cute and adorable and you'll have many years of blessings and happiness with this little sweet and adorable pup :)

michelle said...

She is so adorable and looks almost exactly like my Baja. They are such great dogs and so cute and naughty too. :) They will all be wonderful companions not only to you but each other.
Have fun with them. :)

Grapevine Replacement Windows said...

What a lovely, charming & adorable Zoie is. I want now to have my own dog too.

beachside cottage said...

What a precious, sweet baby! Looks so little and adorable! Enjoy your new fur baby!

(I think I just saw your delightful spoons someone received as a gift on another blog!)

Best Wishes,

beachside cottage

Arabella said...

How adorable! I see that you love your doggies just like I do - my 3 girls are my family and bring me such joy. So glad that she has a wonderful home.


Cashon&Co said...

oh, she is so cute. I love the last picture and the one of her laughing. reminds me a lot of my Akita Bella, who used to LOVE to lay on her back and open her mouth like that. have fun with her, she's a cutie!

Anonymous said...

She's adorable!!! Love all her pics, she's a star!

Camila Faria

rothenbergphoto said...

Zoie is adorable

Peggy and Fritz said...

What picture perfect pictures you posted. What a heartwarming story. I think Zoie has found pure happiness. What a great story.

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