Henny the dog is hardly any bigger than an iPad! As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t really think of Henny or Nova as being particularly small — they’re about the same size as the cats, so that’s just all the bigger pets run in this house. But other people always say they’re so tiny, so I guess they must be. Henny’s looking really trim, I guess because she and Nova spend a lot of time galloping around the house. And even though Nova still weighs a pound or two less, she’s actually taller than Henny now.
Speaking of Nova, she finally lost her last baby tooth a few days ago. Both her adult top canines came in before she’d lost the baby teeth. The first one came out a couple of months ago, probably, and I was starting to worry about the second one, as little dogs like chihuahuas sometimes wind up needing to have them pulled. When I found out how much that could cost, I started telling Nova that I was going to pull it out myself if she didn’t lose it soon. But it fell out on its own, so hooray. Getting Henny’s teeth cleaned is more important, and it’s the same price (anesthesia is the main cost). Anyway, now Nova has no baby teeth, and she finished her bag of puppy food a couple of weeks ago. So I’m expecting her to start acting like a sane, adult dog any day now.