We’ve had Yoshi for nearly 6 weeks now and you may remember this picture.
Can you believe it?!
We can’t either. She is getting bigger and bigger. The good news is she’s still just as cute.
It’s funny because right before we got Yoshi, I’d been talking about getting a dog for months. Dave got on board a few months later and we discussed different breeds we’d like. We knew we would get a rescue dog but still wanted to consider different breeds, their sizes, and temperaments, and how they would fit into our family. After looking at pictures of dogs online for weeks, we both agreed that French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers were adorable and the perfect size.
Then I discovered the Chiweenie. It’s a chihuahua and dachshund mix and it’s beyond cute! Kora, Logan, and I saw one and fell in love. However, it was just too small for Dave. I tried to tell him that it would be a great dog to have because we could take it with us whenever we traveled. That it’s size would be a great advantage.
He didn’t go for it. The kids and I kept lobbying and while he listened to each argument, he just couldn’t agree to something so small. He said he was afraid he’d step on it. He didn’t have to worry long. In the irony of me wanting such a tiny dog, we picked out Yoshi.
We actually thought she wouldn’t be that big but she just keeps growing and growing. The shelter had her marked as a hound mix. Bloodhound honestly never crossed our minds. We kept commenting on all the wrinkles in her forehead and it took a few days before I realized that “hound” meant bloodhound. When I looked up photos of bloodhound puppies many looked just like her and than the vet verified it.
The vet said based on her teeth and her weight when we brought her in that she’s going to be pretty big. She said there’s a possibility that she could get to 80 lbs. We were shocked, but the same day the vet tech said she has two bloodhounds and her male is 170 lbs. So that made us glad she was only going to be 80.
However big she is we all are in love with her. She’s got the best temperment and loves Kora & Logan as much as they love her. They are always giving her hugs, petting her, wanting to play frisbee or soccer with her, love buying her dog toys and she adores all of it.
She is still a puppy so that means she still chews things and gets crazy bursts of energy where she runs around the house “like a rocket” as Kora describes it. The good news is we can now leave our shoes out and she doesn’t chew them but she still picks up random rocks, woodchips, and other odds and ends when outside so we have to keep an eye on her. And while she has the burst of energy a couple of times a day, she is very laid back. We can take her up to school to pick up Kora & Logan she loves to lay down and have all the kids pet her. She also just likes to watch and observe unless she’s with her cousin dog, Maggie. Then it’s a playfest that lasts all day.