Saturday, September 11, 2010


We brought home a new family member today -- Mocha!  He is a Shih-Tzu and was originally named "Canela" until we looked under the "fur" and found out "she" was a he. Oh my!

We're still using the wrong pronouns, but we figure that's a small problem that can be fixed. Originally, I was slightly disappointed (I had visions of pink raincoats, pink purses, and glitzy pink hair accessories), but just think of all the money we'll save without a "she" wardrobe. Sure, we could have waited for a "girl," but we had already bonded to Canela...I mean Mocha!

My new writing companion is sitting on my lap as I pound on the keys (my comma doesn't work and it's driving me C-R-A-Z-Y, so when I hit it hard Mocha thinks I want to play). I finally got one story edited and sent off, so at this rate it might be tomorrow before the next one is sent through cyperspace.

Mocha already has run of the balcony, a place to pee and poop (newspaper trained), and has already taken an afternoon siesta with us! I'm guessing that Mocha is smarter than Mark or me by the way he has us wrapped around his little tail.

Mark has night duty, but our balcony is right off the master bedroom and Mocha already knows where to go (pee and poop!).

Mocha is pulling on my leg; it's walk by the river time (more later!).

Until next time...hasta luego!

Consuelo, Marco & Mocha

In Memory: We have not forgotten the events of 9/11 (the newspapers here in Ecuador have not forgotten either). To family and friends who lost loved ones, we mourn with you. On such a somber anniversary, it's wonderful to have a new little life in our "casa."


karenp said...

:-) What a cute little furry friend! Sounds as if he's taken right to living in the Castle!

Nancy Watson said...


Shelly and Guy said...

Too cute, congrats!

Connie Pombo said...

Karen, we're in love...this one is a keeper! And "yes" he is king of the castle!

Nancy, thanks so much. You'll probably see us walking along the river. ;-)

Shelly & Guy, congrats to your new addition!!! We're following your journey; it will be worth it all (trust me!).

Brian & Shelley; Fred & Sigred; Bossy & Selfish said...

We wish you only joy with your new companion! What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

You might not be able to dress him up in girly clothes, but he could still learn to dance the Merenge.

Clarke said...

That is one cute little beastie!

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