Back in March, Henry lost his only child status and became a Bruncle (brother/uncle). Jolie, Henry's sister from the same litter, gave birth to six pups. All six puppies got to grow up (for the first five weeks of their lives) with Corey and I at home base. So for a few weeks we had eight dogs (8 dogs!) running our house. I felt like the octomom.
After many weeks of pee and poo clean up, Jolie and five of the pups went to their forever homes. Two of them Freddie and Pinky (renamed Kojo and Teba) went home with Jolie to live with my friend Fred, who owns Jolie and the father, Cooper. Noodle (now Bella), Batman (now Bandit) and Crybaby (not sure of her new name) went to Fred's friends. That leaves one pup who certainly was not picked last. In fact, moments after their birth, I knew she was the one.
A Grand Day Out
Three months later: Shuggs!
She's peeking at you!
Shuggs (short for Sugar) is just the Niecester (niece/sister) that Henry has been waiting for. Sometimes Shuggs gets on Henry's nerves so he'll jump up somewhere she can't reach yet but for the must part, they're best pals.