We will be taking full possession of Rosie this coming Monday.  It’s time for her owners to wrap up here and begin their move.

Meanwhile, we’ve been learning what it’s like to have an active dog.

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It’s been very different to have a dog that requires walks, toys, and chewing. Gigi, being a snub nosed dog cannot walk without tiring quickly, and she has never really played with toys outside of her baby years. Gigi has never required a lot and in those early family years we loved her for that. She has been the perfect dog for us. Doesn’t she look cute here?

Rosie is adding a new kind of fun because her temperament is perfect for kids in the older child- tween and teen years. Ball tossing, walks, chase and all of those doggie traits are fun for the kids. There is also lots of face licks that are new.  The other unspoken reality is that Gigi will turn nine this fall.  That’s on the older spectrum for pugs.  We may only have a couple more years with her.

The only thing we will really need to work on with Rosie is the freaking out whenever the door bell rings and barking up our guests. Gigi absolutely loves everybody and thinks everyone is there to see her. Rosie wants to check everyone from the outside. We will work on that because I’m not a big fan of chaos at the door with dogs.  I want guests to be able to come in and relax without being barked up.

So, Monday, the little mutt is ours!

Oh…and that boy needs a haircut!

Linking with Wednesdays Around the World and Black and White Wednesday.

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  1. Aw, so sweet and so sweet of you to take ownership of her!

    The difference in the two pups sounds like the two dogs I grew up with, but they were actual sisters! Good luck with the new addition!
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  2. Handsome family and cute dogs ~ Great shot for BWW ~ fur persons are adorable and each unique ~ thanks, ^_^

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  3. Rosie sure looks like she know how to lead the way! Such a great thing you’re doing – I lve it!

  4. Great post for the b&w theme!
    Well done!
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  5. Cute shot of the dogs and their walkers.
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  6. Sounds like Rosi will add joy and life to your days. What an exciting time! And it looks like the 2 pups get along. Enjoy these last weeks of your summer with your new family addition!
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  7. I world love to have a dog, but my two little girls are already a big commitment!! I love the prospective!
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  8. Ahhhh yes – the door bell. Our boxer is hyper protective over us (which is common for his breed) so the door bell – real or on the TV sends him into a frenzy. It’s quite annoying at times. However it makes me feel better that he will also do that when we are away & he’s guarding the door. I love hearing that your children are enjoying the active nature of a larger dog. It is good for them & the things they learn with having a dog walking routine are good life lessons for the future.

    Love & hugs!!

  9. Your new recruit looks like a great addition to things.

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