Monday, May 17, 2010

The Middle Child

Because I've spent a great deal of time detailing the struggles and joys of the oldest member of the Puppy Posse recently, I thought it might be time to give the girls ample blog time. We'll start with Prissy - the middle child...

When I was growing up, I had a dog named Prissy. Granted, my Prissy didn't look anything like this one as she was a Border Collie but still....

Priss will turn a ripe 5 years old in just a few days. Her mom belongs to some friends of ours, Tim and Tina, who we hung out with every single weekend for many months when we lived in Morgan's Point. They had a sweet female named Prissy (yes, we tried to talk the girl into picking a different name but to no avail) who had a litter of pups and Tay fell absolutely and madly in love with one. She held and cuddled it for HOURS on end. We had been in the market for a smaller dog for Tay but after one look at this puppy, she could not be swayed.
Believe it or not, you're looking at the tiny puppy my baby girl once cuddled for hours on end. She definitely got larger than we expected but she is honestly the most loving member of the Puppy Posse and is truly one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. She is a giant and can be a bit clumsy. She is not the brightest member of the posse but she is full of love and is the "mom" of the group. She takes care of Bo and Perkie like no other and is lost without them.
As sometimes happens with middle children, she can get lost in the shuffle because Bo is the oldest and has the health problems while Perkie is into everything and likes to cause trouble. Prissy is steady, though, and minds her own business with the exception of going on a chewing rampage at random times. Because she's the largest, she can do the most damage in the shortest amount of time; however, Tay is convinced that Bo and Perk talk her into trouble. Needless to say, she is Tay's girl. And she sleeps on the floor by Tay's bed every night until we call her into our room for the night.
Prissy is a sweet, precious girl. She's a lover, not a fighter. But she will protect her family to the bitter end. We love her dearly and have no idea what we'd do without her - or any member of the posse, for that matter - even if you do hear me saying otherwise upon return to the house after one of her destructive sessions. :-)