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Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Hachi Chronicle

Last evening followed the usual puppy pattern. After an evening hike, Hachi was an insanely playful puppy. He has lots of toys but an old shoe was his favorite for the evening.

The shoe is almost as big as him!

We played tug with the shoe!

Eventually, he crashed. He chose to snuggle with his big brother, and R didn't mind at all!

Then, purely by her own choice, Shyla joined them.

After the Big Dogs moved for some reason, sweet Hachi fell asleep while gazing toward us humans. The camera woke him up. His eyes were wide open for one photo.

And then he sunk downward and his eyes began to close.
I think that our whole pack is smitten with him. Shyla is now playing with him a lot, which is SO wonderful to see. She's learned to play more gently so that he can compete in a game of tug or chase.

Puppy love!


  1. bring on the Chronicles... I am loving every single story and photo.... who would not love a heated pillow? so precious, all 3 of them.. I am smitten with your pack

  2. So wonderful! Shyla has exactly what she needs now - an older brother to help her feel protected and secure, and a younger one to help her feel like SHE is the protector and teach her confidence :)

  3. We are enjoying all these Hatchi pictures. That way we get to enjoy his cuteness without all the work of having a puppy of our own.

  4. They are all so adorable, but the pup is going to be such a blessing. I know, he already is.

    Have a woof woof day you three. My best to your peeps. ♥

  5. We loving seeing everyone enjoying sleepy time together!!!

  6. I am smiling a great big Cheshire Cat smile.....The big dogs were well trained by their Pack leader which is making for fun for all. I bet you and the Runner go to bed smiling
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. A heated pillow? I must have missed that somewhere. When Boris arrived, he was SO tiny, I put a covered hot water bottle under his blanket, or used an elephant style pack that can be heated in the microwave. R is showing how loving and gentle he really is, and for Shyla, a smaller boy to teach all sorts of fun things to do together, You have the most wonderful threesome. p.s.I know down here you can get special cat hotties ( no water inside, just gel?)that can be heated in the microwave and stay warm for hours. Some catteries use them.

    1. Thank you! We actually have a disk that can be microwaved and Hachi sleeps on it at night. We got it many years ago when Angel K was a puppy - and then R used it when he was a puppy. I'm so happy to have another puppy using it!!!!!

  8. What's not to love? I truly think Hachi is the most adorable and expressive puppy I have EVER seen!

  9. Those incredible Hachi eyes! What a lucky little puppy to R and Shyla adoring him already.

  10. Love the close up of those razor sharp teeth! He's such a cutie, no wonder the Big Dogs are smitten with him.

  11. Oh my gosh, that face, it kills me! (in a good way of course). ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. Have we told you how much we love visiting you and seeing all this happiness?

  13. Oh how these pictures make us smile!
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. You have a new puppy?? Oh how wonderful! He's so cute, and I love that Shyla plays with him "puppy style". You must be even busier than usual with the little one in the house.

  15. Hatchi has some very sharp looking toofies!!! His toys look just perfect for him to play with.. Just love his beautiful eyes!
    So sweet the 3 of them laying in bed together!

  16. OMD, Hachi, you get to play with SHOES?! I got a hold of one last night when Momma wasn't looking, but she noticed and gave me the dreaded DROP IT. No fun!


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