We got the runt of the litter by choice.
I wanted the perky boy puppy that jumped and yapped and made himself known. My husband desired the shy, wallflower girl puppy with the pie-wedged bite out of her ear and the broken tail. The dogs’ foster mother said that one of the dog’s brothers took the chunk out of her ear. She changed the subject when we asked about the broken tail. (This makes me think that someone abused our dog before we got her.)
Needless to say, my husband was convincing, and we went with the wallflower runt. He made a good case that she wouldn’t bark too much, and she was low-key.
We’ve had her now for three years, and we couldn’t have made a better choice. Chloe is gentle and has certainly never bitten a soul. She’s great with kids, and she adores playing with other dogs.
Yet, Chloe also seems to hold grudges.
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