In 12 days, we’re bringing home our 2nd whippet, Lexie Picchu!
Picchu”]But is she Sesame? We’re just not sure. For now, we’re thinking of her as our “bonus dog.” And keeping her current name.
The breeder where we got C-Biscuit last May has known all year we wanted a second. A couple weeks ago, I got an e-mail entitled “Sesame” with photos of this gorgeous little girl. He thought she’d be perfect to add to our family as our Sesame.
Although she’s a year-and-a-half old, she looks like a puppy. And is just as soft!
Picchu: A tiny and gorgeous whippet!”]She’s a micro-whippet at only 18 23 pounds (C-Biscuit is 28-30). She came to the breeder via whippet rescue after having been in several homes. I’m guessing she was too cute for families to pass up, but they were probably not up for the hands-on attention (exercise!) that a dog needs.
Bob said he wanted a full-sized whippet, maybe a male, who could be a true partner to C-Biscuit and keep up on hikes. But as soon as he saw Lexie Picchu, she was Daddy’s Little Girl! I loved her, too. We couldn’t imagine letting her go to a home other than ours.
The only complication is: We also met a 2-year-old boy whippet. If it hadn’t been for Lexie Picchu, I’d have been 100% sure that he was our Sesame! I felt the same bond, even seeing his photos, as I had first seeing C-Biscuit a year ago. Plus, he and Biski really hit it off, looking like a real pair, just as Bob and I had always envisioned!
This is so American, but I really want them both! The boy certainly seems like our Sesame, but the girl is irresistible – she needs a home and we want it to be ours. Plus, as providence would have it, I had only saved 75% of our target in the Sesame Fund, but since she is a rescue dog she won’t cost anything up front. That brings our budget right in line – isn’t that a sign right there?
As for the boy, he isn’t available just yet, so we have more time to decide. The breeder did say, “Two is a joy, three’s a job.” Gosh. Not to mention an expense. But with motivation and belt-tightening, I’m sure we could make it work.