Pepper For Christmas
A Christmas puppy:
When Trip passed away, my daughter was so lonesome and wanted another dog. She had been asking me for a puppy but my answer was no, as we lived in a small home. I said, “You want what for Christmas”?
After Trip Was Gone:
We had a beautiful black lab -pitbull cross named Trip. and Kaygan, my daughter loved him. He was great with kids. He was so protective and followed her everywhere.
This dog was coal black with a white chest and white on his legs. Trip had a barrel chest and looked more pit than a lab. He was a great dog with a wonderful personality.
The problem was that this guy liked to wander, and one night he went on a walkabout and got hit by a car. He tried so hard to live but he died a few hours later, it broke all of our hearts and he was missed terribly. Kaygan said she never wanted another dog because nothing could ever replace her Trip.
Christmas was fast approaching and there was a void in our lives since we lost Trip. We were trying to figure out a present for Kaygan and asked her what she wanted. Imagine our surprise when she asked for a puppy. Expecting to hear her say clothes or a stereo, but she didn’t. My daughter asked for a little puppy. But, she said a big dog, maybe a Pitbull? I want a puppy that grows up to be a big dog, like Trip.
My husband and I had talked it over and decided to get her a puppy for Christmas. Even though she wanted a big dog, We started looking for a small one because of our lack of space. Looking on Facebook one day, and saw a lady that had a puppy listed for sale.
I called her up, agreed to meet and Kaygan and I went together. I wanted it to be her decision about the puppy.
The Perfect Puppy:
When we first saw the little dog, Kaygan was a little disappointed, after all, she had asked for a big dog. Also, the puppy was not as little as we had been told, but she was very cute.
The little dog was a female Maltese Pomeranian cross, with long white curly hair and a sweet face. It was agreed that we would take her, we paid the woman and went home. For some reason, Kaygan decided her name should be Pepper, even though she was white and pepper is black normally…white pepper I guess!
It was quite a chore to get Pepper potty trained( even though according to the previous owner she was trained) But, when I was just about ready to give up, she started behaving. I decided that she was uncomfortable and just needed to settle in, which she finally did.
After that, Pepper was a great little dog and followed Kaygan where ever she went. Pepper would get so excited and she bounced high in the air, like a bouncy ball. In fact, she could get out of most fences because of that. Fences were not her thing and if she got out she would run really fast and we could not catch her.
When Pep got older, she had a litter of puppies and we kept one called Fuzzy. She loved him, and he was her baby. They were best friends, and when we gave Fuzz away she was pretty sad.
Fuzz was like pepper, running and playing was top on his list, and there was just no room to do that. So, we gave him to a family that had acres to run in.
Happy when Kaygan is close, mopes when she is gone. Pepper still plays a little, runs really fast, especially if there is a cat in the neighborhood. She likes to go wherever and is a great traveler. We couldn’t ask for a better dog.