Meet Sally

I bought a puppy today.

Her name is Sally, and she’s a sweetheart:

She’s a Cavachon – a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. Cavachon’s are bred to have easygoing temperaments, as well as being “hypoallergenic” (they shed very little). They are smaller dogs, weighing between 12 and 20 pounds when fully grown.

Alas, Sally is not for me. She is a new member of my sister’s family, and is my Christmas gift to them. (Don’t worry, this wasn’t a surprise to them; they had researched this extensively and were anxious to get a dog.) My twin nieces (age six) call this the “best Christmas gift ever!” Even better than an iPod, apparently.

Sally is a beautiful puppy. She’s 11 weeks old. We picked her up from an excellent breeder this morning, and met her mom and dad. Sally has a wonderful personality and is very friendly, expressive, and curious. She didn’t bark at all.

 

 

One thought on “Meet Sally

  1. Charlie Burgess

    Are you kidding?! Twix and Sally must get together. I oh-so-nearly bought a Cavachon instead of a Mini Aussie. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is such a pretty dog, but their health problems have always put me off. Add in some Bichon Frise and tada- the perfect dog. I think you should get one for yourself as well. I think the Aibos would not be too jealous.

    Now your sister is on the path to little sleep. I hope the puppy months pass quickly.

    How soft is the fur? Every picture I’ve seen suggests a 10 on the cuddle scale.

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