I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of my family. This is Chanh – which means Lime in Vietnamese.
He is 4-month-old shih tzu puppy. A boy. With very similar markings as Gracie. I consider him her “brother” even though they are not biologically related. Chanh was my present to my father, who had dogs when he was younger. He lives with my parents in Nashville, and Gracie and I visit him every two weeks. About twice a month.
Isn’t Chanh adorable?
When Gracie and Chanh get together . . . Oh, the fun they have together. They love playing tug-of-war and chasing each other. They wrestle and wrestle like puppies do. (Gracie is the one wearing the pink)
Gracie is 7 months old now, and I think she has stopped growing. For the last month or so, I’ve noticed that her growth has been stunted. So I’m hoping that this is her adult size, but if she has a growth spurt down the road, I’m OK with that too. She is still as hyper as ever, but I think she is slowly becoming calmer. Just a little bit.
Here’s Gracie…. She’s got a bit of tearing now-a-days. I wipe her face every day with a cloth, but she still has some stains. I’m too nervous about trying any kind of bleach on her face. I am worried it will hurt her, or cause her to have allergies. Anyone have tips?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!