After almost three months we finally decided it was time to find a new little dog.
Our criteria were:
- Small – 15lbs or less
- Terrier MIX – a pure breed seemed to be too health fragile
- Had to PLAY BALL!
- On the young side – being a puppy was optional but under 2 years at least
- Trainable – being a terrier pretty much assured that.
As I had with Tucker and Buddy I went to the internet to seek the little critter and I found him on Craig’s List.
The add read:
Rat terrier mix looking for a loving home. He is neutered and crate trained/housebroken. He is very intelligent, easy to train, and knows simple commands (sit, stay). He is a great pal to take out for runs and he loves to play fetch!!! We have a full year worth of flea/tick prevention and heart worm medication and we have all of his vet records. He is in excellent health. Unfortunately he is dog #3 in our home and his Alpha-male tendencies do not jive well with our dominant male French Bulldog. We are sad to see him go, but he would be better suited in another loving home.
a long drive.
(200 miles round trip)
We didn’t mind. I drove approximately 500 miles round trip when we lived in California to go get Buddy. He was worth it and so is the new little pup.
This is the Noodle
At 17 pounds he is about 2 pounds bigger than Tucker, but he fits in the little dog’s bed even with his favorite toy in there with him.
However, it must be said that his favorite place to sleep is…
I get up, I come back, and there he is.
The Noodle has some highly skilled parts that come standard with this breed and are controlled by a very high dose of canine intelligence!
Noodle Parts Chart
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Oh yes, and why name him Noodle?
Tucker had a docked tail that we called the stinger when he wagged it. He moved it so fast that the little white tip would blur in a visual trail.
Noodle has his whole tail ~ yay! When he wags, it is wiggly, and looks a bit like a wet noodle.
Ergo his new moniker: Noodle.
A good dog is hard to find.
A good used dog? Almost impossible.
We think we found a great one!