Meet my new pal, Spike. He’s a two year old “morkie,” meaning he’s half Yorkshire Terrier and half Maltese. Spike used to live with one of my sisters, but she had to move recently and couldn’t keep him in the new apartment. So he has come to live with me and my husband. This works out so well because my sister can still see him, and she can rest easy knowing he’s in good hands. Not to mention that she knows I am going to spoil the heck out of him!
I can’t believe how head over heels in love with this little guy I am. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a dog (traveling for work made it impractical for many years) and I had almost forgotten how wonderful the unconditional love of a beloved canine is. He’s affectionate and cuddly, and he makes me smile every day.
Having said that, I also have to admit that it’s not all affection and cuddles. In addition to his friendly and loving personality, Spike is also quite the mischief maker. He is wickedly smart, a master of stealth, and has pretty remarkable problem-solving skills. Small as he is, he tries very hard to figure out ways to get something he wants that’s out of his reach, and in a way that will not alert me or my husband to what he is up to. He is often successful. I’ll spare you the several stories of his secret agent-like talents, but I will tell you that if he had opposable thumbs, I’d be afraid to sleep at night.
But, really, it’s all good. Spike is a great addition to our little family. I may be dressing him up as a little devil come Halloween, but deep in my heart he’s my little angel. 🙂