Friday, December 17, 2010

Introducing Peanut and Cricket

I was told about four Toy Fox Terrier/Chihuahua mix puppies needing to get into rescue.  I've never fostered a Toy Fox Terrier.  Or a Chihuahua, for that matter.  And they're only ten weeks old.  So how was I supposed to resist?   Two of the four puppies went to another group, and the other two... well, allow me to introduce Peanut and Cricket.


Can you guess which one is named Peanut?  I know it's not very original, but it just fits him so well, that I couldn't resist.  Peanut is a bit more outgoing than his sister.  He loves to play, and will pick up a stuffed toy that is almost as big as he is and shake it and run around.  When I tried to take pictures of his sister Cricket he insisted on getting right in front of the camera lens every time.  He's a bit of a show-off, I'm afraid.
Make sure to get my good side!
Cricket is quite different than her brother.  She is very shy and scared.  She's only been her a couple of days and she's already improving, but I admit I was surprised at how shy she was for a ten-week-old puppy.  I'm used to the large-breed goofy puppies that don't know to be scared even if they should be.  When I brought Cricket home, she curled up in a little ball and started shaking, and I just wanted to pick her up and cuddle her and make her feel safe.  I named her Cricket because sometimes she tries to jump out of the ex-pen that she and Peanut are in.  She can jump very high.  Apparently Toy Fox Terriers... or Chihuahuas... or both... are quite athletic little dogs.  Cricket is doing much better now and has started coming up to me and asking to be cuddled, which I'm quite happy to do. 

These puppies will be ready for adoption in a couple of weeks.  I'm sure you'll be reading more about them before that happens though!

15 comments:

brooke said...

So cute!
How is Remi doing with these tiny creatures?!

Kari in WeHo said...

They are just too cute. Peanut seems to have quite the attitude!

Kari
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Frankie Furter said...

They are DARLING.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Oh dear, those two are totally irresitable! You're in trouble now! good Luck, you're going to need it!

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Sue said...

Oh, how sweet! I wish I lived close by, I'd be there cuddling those pups. I used to call Noah Peanut because he was so tiny. have fun with your babies.
Sue

Cupcake said...

I LOVE THEM!! Mommy says she really loves Cricket. She has a special place in her heart for those little shy babies. They are both so cute!

Love, Cupcake

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Ohhh they look soo sweet I just want snuggle them and kiss them! How is everyone getting along?

Bobby said...

HI THEY BOTH LOOK CUTE, PEANUT IS ALREADY A LITTLE CHEEKY BOY. I AM SURE YOU COULD HOME THOSE TWO A HUNDRED TIMES OVER.

Tucker said...

They're both just adorable! I hope they find wonderful new homes!

mayziegal said...

Awwww...they are both just so squeedorably CUTE! Heehee...that Peanut is too funny! I don't think he knows he's teeny tiny. And I'm sorry poor little Cricket is skeered. But I'm very much glad she's starting to feel safe with you.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Purrfect Haven said...

pocket sized bundles of fun and clearly in need of care and love. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Chihuahuas are quite a fun breed. Shaking is part of it...We had 9 this year we know. BOL Hope you have fun!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie J0, Bobo, & Olivia

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

So, so, so adorable! Cricket has one floppy ear just like Macho's! We love it.

Macho shakes a lot too, I don't think he will ever grow out of it. Sometimes it happens even when he's just hanging out on the couch.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

SQUEEEEEEE!!!! I could just cuddle the day away with those two cuties! I'm sure they won't have any problems finding a forever home!

havetailwillwag said...

arghhhhh!! cute overload!!!!!