While in St. George, Paul bought me a puppy Shih-tzu. This was totally spontaneous. They were a good price, but he mostly got it because he could tell I was really jealous when Pete brought one back to the house for Cathy. Check out her post for more on that story and some really cute pictures of Pepper's brother, Rhino.
Pepper is such a cute puppy with a really sweet personality. I can already tell that she is a smart dog because she has hardly had any accidents and just mostly likes to pee outside. She loves Kaya and the two of them are getting along great - they are such a funny looking pair. Pepper cried the first two nights she was home. Then the next night, I let her out of her crate and she slept by Kaya and did not cry at all the whole night. Kaya is so happy, too and treating Pepper like the puppy she never had. The kids love her and are really enjoying having a puppy.
With now 2 dogs in and out of the house, we had to move the chicks (which are now getting huge) to the garage until we make them a coop outside. We also couldn't really stand their smell much longer.