I feel so blest to be able to announce the new addition to our family, a precious little girl, Chloe. (Her original name was “Elsa”) The first time I saw that precious little face I fell head-over-heels in love with her! I purchased her from Ruff Start Dog Rescue here in Minnesota (they have a Facebook page.) Ruff Start works together with Pit Bulls and Parolees (the television show) and transported our Chloe’s mama here to Minnesota from Louisiana during a blizzard! During their journey with Sparkle, (Chloe’s mother) she went into labor and during that terrible winter storm they delivered nine puppies! We are just one of several lucky recipients of that litter. (Chloe having been “illegitimate” we don’t know who her daddy was, but we strongly suspect that he was a Pittie, especially since Chloe looks far more “Pit Bull like” than her mama, Sparkle!)
(She is the one in the middle of the puppies who are nursing.) Chloe is extremely affectionate and very comical! Whenever I sit down on the sofa in our family room, I can see reflections in the television screen of our backyard through the patio doors. All of a sudden there will be a little white being racing one way across the backyard, then back again, the other way! My husband and I have concluded that Chloe has an imaginary friend who she plays with out there! She is very good at entertaining herself.
The photo at the bottom is one of her looking over the top of the sofa at me – whenever I sit at my computer, my back faces the back of the sofa. One day when I thought she was still napping on the sofa I heard this one, big “Woof!” I turned around to see her little face staring at me, and laughed and laughed – it was as if she was saying, “Okay, you’ve been doing that long enough! It’s time for you to come play with me!” She is such a little clown and has me laughing a good deal of the time!
She and our elderly Pittie love each other very much. They cover each other’s faces with kisses and play “chase” together in the backyard everyday, We sometimes worry about “Dazie” our elderly Pittie though since Chloe has very sharp little puppy teeth and likes to nip at Dazie’s chin. I purchased a muzzle made of nylon today for Chloe (so she couldn’t hurt Dazie) and she had it off within minutes. She absolutely hated it! (H-m-m . . . I wonder what on earth I expected! Silly me.) The most that Dazie will do to correct Chloe is to take her front paw and knock Chloe over!
Both Pitties sleep with my husband and I every night in our king size bed and it works out very well. I’ve managed to teach Chloe that the bed is for sleeping, not for play (I put a few coins in a tin can and shook it when Chloe jumped on Dazie in bed and she never tried it again – much to my amazement!)
Both my hubby and I are incredibly “taken with” the wonderful, amazing Pit Bull and have wanted to be sure we still have one when Dazie eventually passes-on (she’s twelve years old now.) We know that we couldn’t have done better than our sweet little Chloe and I thank God everyday for our new little angel.
Copyright 2017 by Jeanie Cooke-Fredlund