Monday, February 7, 2011

Introducing Suzy!

The "H" household added a new member last weekend!
Ch. Evergreen's Work of Art, aka "Suzy", is a 2 year old French Bulldog. 
After a week trial to see if we, she, and TJ (our boxer) would get along, Suzy is officially part of our family!
It's been two years since our female boxer died, and TJ was beginning to look in desperate need of a playmate again.  We knew, however, that two large dogs with (now) two small kids was going to be a bit overwhelming for our house.  We opted to go with a french bull dog because they have that smooshed-face look but are smaller and less hyper than a boxer, and we could use the same breeder we always use.   
We have been working with Stan and Jane Flowers from Evergreen Kennels for the past 10 years.  (Wow! Has it really been that long?!?)  We got our first female boxer (Cricket) from them 10 years ago when she retired from her show career.  Since then, Suzy makes the 4th retired show dog we have co-owned with the Flowers.  The past 3 have been boxers, Suzy is our first french bulldog. 
Suzy had been fitting in beautifully with our family and we couldn't be happier that we got her!  She has her really hyper periods but is definitely more calm than TJ and prefers to simply cuddle on your lap.
Her and TJ act like they've been living together for years and we've had no issues with fights or jealousy.  I'm not quite sure if TJ knows what to do with a small dog yet though.  He gets confused when she darts in and out of his feet.  He's also a bit taken back by the fact that a small dog can rival his play.  It's funny to watch them play together.
It's also super cute to see them sleep together...
It's nice to have a second dog again and even better that TJ now has a playmate again.

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8 comments:

Patty Ann said...

My daughter has a frech bulldog named Arnold. We love him! I think you made a good choice. They are much less hyper than other dogs that we have had. I hope you love her as much as all my kids and grand-kids love Arnold.

Holly said...

Jamie - she is SOOOO cute! My favorite pics are 1) the one where you are all curled up on the couch with kids and dog and 2) the one with Suzy nd TJ both chewing on their toys, oblivious to the other. Congrats to your newest family member!

Holly (BlogFrog)

Sarah Halstead said...

Aww! So adorable!

jet said...

I love your new dog!!! Absolutely adorable! Aren't dogs awesome..

S.I.F. said...

Love her!!

momphotographer said...

cute dog, though I prefere bigger ones like TJ... cute pictures, too!

Lula Lola said...

Fun! We have a big crazy lab and he needs a playmate, but I'm just not 100% ready to commit to caring for anyone else. Lazy, huh?

Beth said...

You are so brave getting another dog when you already have one (and two little kids). But how cuuuuuute. What a sweet face! I love the pic of the two dogs together.

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