Most of you know that we had to put my beloved Chipper to sleep last summer, and I have been grieving and missing him ever since. It has been a struggle that I have been thinking a lot about, because on one hand, I know that no dog can ever take the place of my Chipper, and on the other hand, I have just been really missing having a little lapdog, to snuggle and pet. I finally am ready to get another companion, and have been looking at the dogs available for re-homing. Most of the dogs that come through the shelters here are pit bulls, or other large breeds. I like big dogs, but I really want (and need) a small dog that I can pick up and carry, and that won’t knock me over, dashing around. Anyway, a lady needed to rehome this little Poodle, and I think that he is going to fit in and be just the right new dog for me. He is about 6 lbs, but is skinny, and clipped down to almost no hair; so once he gets a nice fluffy coat and puts on a little weight, he will probably be around 7 lbs. He seems really content here already, and happily shared my dinner, and then made a trip out around the back yard to do his business, and now he is snuggled right next to me in his comfy little dog bed. I am not 100% sure of his name yet, but he reminds me of another little Poodle we used to have named Ashley, and seems to have the same loving personality; so at this point, I think he will be Ashley, unless some other name just seems to fit better. Here is a first picture, so everyone can see what he looks like.