May I introduce to you Lily Louise Lilliputian Parrott Ashbrook?
Lily is because that’s the name that stuck when we tried it out. It was the name confirmed by everyone in PetCo. when we were picking up her basic supplies.
Louise is for my recently deceased grandmother, whom I miss heartily, and who dearly loved dogs.
Lilliputian is because at 14 pounds, she’s a far smaller dog than I ever imagined getting. Yet when we met her, I simply melted, and then my husband did, too. She’s a rescue pup two days out of one of LA’s highest-kill-rate shelters–a stray whose long Cavalier King Charles fur was so dreadlocked that the rescue group had to cut her down to not much fur at all. But it’ll grow, and with a good diet, her fur should be healthy and shiny, too.
She’s hard to photograph by herself because if you’re looking at her with the camera, she wants to be closer to you. So she’s in motion, or she’s too close to photograph well. But that’s okay. I’d rather have her curled up with me than anywhere else.
Well, and wandering with me–we walked about four miles together today. We’ll try out running when she’s fully healed from her recent spaying.
Do any of you make your own pet food? I’m thinking about doing it for Lily and our cats since Cavs tend to have medical issues that I think could be mitigated by the best food.