Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My husband and I are quickly learning that big dogs and little dogs have very different needs.  Both of our dogs have a lot of energy and enjoy wrestling with each other.  However, Belle can be a bit much for little Chloe.  The hardest thing for me has been learning not to run and grab Chloe every time they get rough with each other.  Has anyone else struggled with this urge to protect your little dog and felt guilty for breaking up their play? 

Overall, Belle has been a great big sister!  Surprisingly, she has learned to use her little sister to her advantage.  If Belle has something she is not supposed to and we tell her to "drop it", she will move close to Chloe and drop the item in front of her.  Chloe will then pick the item up and run as fast as her little legs will carry her under a piece of furniture so that we cannot get it.  Belle will go and get the item from her after she thinks we forgot about it.  Does anyone have any stories of their dogs scheming together? 

Meet Belle and Chloe!

Belle and Chloe are the stars of this blog, so let me introduce them! 

My husband and I rescued Belle, a Border Collie mix, in November of 2010.  She was a sickly little thing when we brought her home and it was touch and go for the first few weeks of having her in our lives.  Belle has many Border Collie traits, including an unwavering loyalty, a friendly disposition, and unlimited energy.  She is also the smartest dog we have owned and was very easy to train! 

Belle enjoys watching the neighbors through our windows (we say she is like the lady from Bewitched), going to dog parks, going in the car, chasing our two cats, and playing with Chloe.

Chloe was born in August of 2011 and is a few months old.  She is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and has the sweetest disposition. 

Chloe enjoys snuggling with us or Belle, peanut butter, chasing the cats, going to dog parks, going in the car, and playing with Belle. 

This blog is dedicated to Belle and Chloe's adventures, as we always seem to be doing something with them!  Having a big dog and a little dog has proven to be quite entertaining and I cannot wait to share some of our stories with you!