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Radar

I did it; exactly what I said I wouldn’t do.

I got a doglet, not an ‘old’ one, like I promised myself, but an 8 month old pup.

High maintenance, demanding, shedder, precious, busy, smart, energetic, darling, shy, bold, playful, attention seeker.

That translates into ‘High Maintenance’, and covers the high points of Radar.

He does look regal, don’t you agree?

He is a cutie, and he is tireless. I’m challenged to have patience and even more patience, plus the energy to keep up with this little fireball.

I had promised myself, after the debacle with Chico, that I would find a sedate, quiet, lazy, and sleepy dog with whom to share my world. But, the best laid plans…

I was not the picker, but rather the pickee in our matchmaking. Visiting the woman who takes smaller rescue dogs and finds homes for them, I had a choice from about 11 cuties, all delighted to see a new person. However, Radar jumped in my lap immediately and wouldn’t leave. He claimed me, and was insistent that I return the bond. Radar, new doglet, that little voice, tireless,

What could I do? Ignore him? Reject his obvious infatuation and promised commitment? Not on your life. It’s been a number of years since I’ve had this sort of male attention, and my feminine ego was bathed in pride!

So, we are now a couple, attempting to establish who is the alpha partner. We seem to trade-off that role depending on the time of day and how much walking we have done. The goal is at least a couple of miles each day, and often twice a week we head to the dog park where he can chase, run, aggravate the heck out of any and all nearby canines.

His lineage is questionable. Some say he is part chihuahua and part dachshund, and others insist he has some (or a lot of) miniature pinscher DNA. I for one haven’t a clue, nor do I care. He is what he is, and that includes being a delightful companion.

Guarding the house from intrusive and noisy chickens who dare come into view.Radar, new doglet, that little voice, tireless,

Please welcome Radar to our blogging community. He seems ready to take up penning a few blogs himself. I’m teaching him spell check.

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19 thoughts on “Radar

  1. Good article!

    From: that little voice Reply-To: that little voice Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:01 AM To: Paula James Subject: [New post] Radar

    WordPress.com that little voice posted: “I did it; exactly what I said I wouldn’t do. I got a doglet, not an ‘old’ one, like I promised myself, but an 8 month old pup. High maintenance, demanding, shedder, precious, busy, smart, energetic, darling, shy, bold, playful, attention seeker. “

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  2. Aw!! ❤ What an absolute DARLING!! I'd say (from eyeballing the little fellow) he's definitely dachshund, with some min-pin thrown in (the coloring you see). He is also obviously alert and ready to defend his new pack from all comers…including wild chickens. 😉 Thanks for sharing your new joy with us all!

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  3. I would read the musings of Radar and his spelling may be dubious but never as bad as my predictive texts posted in haste to the incorrect recipients. That is for another tale on another day.

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