When Chloe and Max were visiting York in September 2020, they came across a little shop in The Shambles which had a delightful window display containing all sorts of interesting things. They spotted miniature dogs in the window, the Fox terrier in particular appealed to them. However at the time the coffee and antique shop was closed (it was early evening on a Sunday) so it wasn't possible to find out more. My daughter went back another day to see if the dogs were still there and they were. Sadly, since then with the second lockdown in November, the shop has closed permanently.
|My photo of the 3 miniature dogs in the shop window.|
|My daughter's photo of the café & antique shop when it was open|
|My daughter's photo of the dogs in the window|
On Christmas day, among many other lovely gifts under the tree (from a box of gifts my elder daughter posted to us), there was a small package for me to open and the little fox terrier bounced out of the wrappings. My friend Janet has a full sized live dog just like this miniature doggy, his name is Bouncer, so I decided to call the miniature dog Bouncer after Janet's pet.
|Bouncer was interested in the ball|
|Bouncer jumped up towards Chloe|
|Chloe bent down to stroke Bouncer as Max tried to calm him down|
|Chloe and Max stroked the excited Bouncer|
|Bouncer leapt into Chloe's arms|
|Chloe gave the wriggling Bouncer a cuddle before putting him down in Max's lap|
|Bouncer calmed down a little with Max sitting quietly on the floor|
|Chloe gave Bouncer his ball|
|Bouncer started chasing his ball|
|Bouncer and his ball|
Later, Bouncer met baby Theo who loves dogs (his favourite Dollydoodles sleepsuit has Snoopy and Woodstock on it). Theo is the Sasha Baby Woolly which my younger daughter won in the 2017 Sasha Celebration Weekend raffle.
|baby Theo and a bouncing Bouncer|
|A slightly calmer Bouncer with baby Theo|