The size of my dogs has been shrinking over the years. I started out with Newfies, which are just lovely big dogs. Then I got Aussies - and quickly discovered how much more work the Newfies were, grooming wise. As most of you know, a couple of years ago I "discovered" Border Collies, and there's been no looking back. As an added bonus, Kate and Hope are about 15 pounds lighter than Bruce and have way less hair.
Generally I'm a big dog person so really Border Collies are around the "low end" of big for me.
At somewhere around 3 pounds 4 ounces (according to our not so scientific kitchen scale), dogs Suzie's size have definitely flown well below my "I want that dog" radar.
At 13 pounds, no wonder Antonio is more disgusted than worried about having a strange dog in the house.
However, Suzie is my Gramma's little dog and Gramma managed to fall and break her hip a few weeks ago and Suzie needed a place to stay, as well as a little bit of training.
The plan is for Suzie to stay here until Gramma is back in her house and for Suzie to return here if at any point Gramma finds that living in her own home is a bit more than she wants to take on.
All that running with the big dogs can tire a little girl out!