Thursday, April 25, 2013


Meet the newest member to the family. Harley.
Harley Quinn to be exact. Her name is little homage to Ivy who was named after Poison Ivy. Both names are female characters from Batman. Not that I am overly knowledgeable in the Batman-verse, but I fell in love with Bruce Timms Batman Animated Series in college and it was a show that people did not miss. In fact I watched all four of his shows Batman, Batman & Robin, Superman, and Batman Beyond. Anyway...enough about Batman.
Even as of yesterday morning, when Chris picked her up, I was torn about getting another dog. How could anything take Ivy's place. No dog could. Harley has brought some happiness into the house. In fact Violet broke down crying yesterday on the way home from school about Ivy. Little Harley was a nice surprise when she walked in the door last night.
Harley is an 8 week old, 3lb Yorkie-Poo that we rescued from Paws & Hooves Rescue out of Oak Grove, MO. That's about 45-50 min outside Kansas City. This organization goes to animal auctions and buys as many dogs and even horses that they can afford at the time. Many of these animals sold at these auctions are more than likely bought by puppy mill breeders looking just to breed the animal. So sad. But now Harley has a forever home with us.
Having only had her a day it's very odd at the similar characteristics she has that Ivy had. Not that I'm trying to compare. Ivy and Willow were very very different dogs. Clearly different as puppies as well. Just like Ivy, Harley is sassy and super playful. She plays with her food, runs in and out of my legs like a cat, is cuddly, and is a tad hard headed. Example of hard headedness...last night I set up her box next to the bed, a box that with it's sides up is about 27" tall. After 10min of crying, whining and scratching I noticed it stopped. I looked down to find she had some how gotten out of the box and was sitting up looking at me with that 'what' look on her face. Quite the feat for a 3lb dog. So she ended up in bed with me just like Ivy did as a pup. I have to figure out something else tonight. I don't want to start a bad habit this time around.
Yorkie Poo's generally range anywhere from 8-10 lbs. Willow is 9.5lbs so we don't think she'll be any larger than her. Chris thinks she'll be smaller. Because she is poodle mix she won't shed. She also doesn't have the undercoat like Poms do, so baths and grooming will be a lot easier.
I took more photos and will post them tonight along with how Willow took to a new dog in the house.

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