The five fur babies

We had a photo session, today. 

This is Vex, our oldest. We adopted him in July of 2002. 

This is Padawan. He was born on December 1, 2006. 

This is Jedi.  He and Padawan are brothers. 

 Here is Mystique. She was adopted on November 3, 2007. She was about six-months-old at the time

 Here's our newest fur-baby. His name is Chirpa. He is about 2 years old. We adopted him on June 7, 2017. 

Our new dog, Chirpa

 This is what he looked like last Thursday when we found him sitting outside our gate. He really was sitting outside our gate. My husband opened the door to go to work and saw the dog waiting. My husband opened the gate and the dog ran up to the front door waiting to be let in.

We thought the family that lost him would have been very sad to have lost their dog. We called the police to find out if anyone reported a lost pet. They sent out animal control to take him to the shelter to give the family time to find him.

My husband was very worried that the dog wouldn't be claimed and we called the shelter to let them know we would adopt him if he wasn't claimed. Yesterday, they called because the dog was free for adoption.  

 Here he is at the shelter, yesterday, when we adopted him.

We were inside a caged area introducing the dogs to each other. He kept moving so much that most of my photos of him are blurred. He was  very excited to see us again. He did remember us. He barked at us and not other visitors. I guess he decided we were supposed to be his fur-ever home the week before. 

Chirpa finally sat still long enough for me to take a photo that wasn't blurry. My husband named him Chirpa after an Ewok character from the Star Wars movies. All three of our dogs are named are Star Wars related.

Chirpa is a 2 or 3-year-old male Shih Tzu approximately 10 pounds.

Jedi gardening

Here's how he helps me garden. It doesn't matter if it is a blackberry bush, raspberry bush, or blueberry bush .