I FINALLY DID IT!! I got some decent photos of my “sweet” babies! I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but at least it was worth it. I am not going to lie, it was a mess; we went through almost a half of a bag of treats, they all ran in different directions, they almost pulled down the backdrop, almost knocked over my photography lights, and two separate times I ran into a wall and a dining room chair trying to stop them from running away……but I managed to get a few shots in.
Zena is 4, the oldest, she’s the Red (Brown) Doberman, Paizley is the 4-pound Teacup Yorkie, she is 3, and Zodiac is the Gray (Fawn) colored Doberman on the right, he is 2.
Let me start off by ruining every stigma, people seem to have about Doberman’s. They ARE NOT evil, vicious or demons! In fact, they are the sweetest most caring and loving dogs I’ve ever owned. They are EXTREMELY stubborn and can be very protective of their owners and property if they don’t know you, but other than that you should be good to go. But, if you have ever been around a dog EVER in your life, you know that ANY DOG can and will attack if they feel threatened. It’s is the way of the canine world, in ALL breeds.
Zena (aka; Beans) this girl is my heart, and she saved my sanity after I lost my first Teacup Yorkie in a tragic way. Zena will argue with you, she will sit and give you the “sad puppy face”, she will just sit there and growl until you give in, she will thrash her head back and forth all while barking, or i she’s desperate she will give you a “gentle nudge” with her paw until you give her what she wants. Zena snores, takes up the majority of the bed, argues, throws fits (literally), and is quick to show you who REALLY rules the roost, but I love this dog more than I can express, and I don’t know what I would do without her.
Oh, Zodiac (aka; Bodie) This boy here was unexpected and a blessing we didn’t even know we needed. Zodiac is 2 years old but acts like he is a puppy. He has more energy than a dozen puppies put together. When we originally got Zena we were pretty positive we wanted a boy too, but later down the line. We were NEVER planning on breeding them because I would never be able to give away the puppies, we just wanted a boy and a girl. Soooo, TWO YEARS LATER, and out of the clear blue, we get a random text with a picture of a group of Gray Doberman puppies. I immediately fell in love.
Zodiac is 2 now, and still a spaz, we got him neutered at 7 months old, they said that would calm him down. THEY LIED! He has never calmed down and he is on ten the majority of the time. Zodiac is the sweetest, most kind and gentle dog I have ever seen in my life. He wrestles with Zena and they get pretty rowdy but he never hurts her, he loves to cuddle with everyone and he adores his little Paizley like no other.
And then there is Paizley…….. the “Tiny Terror” of the house……………
Paizley (aka; Beasley/Bees Knees) she is super cute but by no means, sweet. Both Yorkie’s I have owned are mean as hell and very territorial. Although I love them and I will always own one, Yorkies do not listen at all, and they pick and choose who is their favorite in the house. BUT, Paizley only really likes me when she is in some sort of distress, or getting in trouble. She is sneaky, barks at random things, and nothing at all. Paizley is quite the character and blends in with the Doberman’s perfectly, she is their “Spokesperson”. As a puppy, I taught Paizley to flick the doorstop when she has to use the bathroom, I did this because she was SO tiny and sometimes got lost in the shuffle. So now, when the others want something, they enlist “The Minion Paizley” to flick the doorstop until one of us gives the pack what they want. Zena was 1 year old when we got Paizley so surprisingly enough, Zena took her in as her baby and takes care of her as such. Zena understands that I am “Momma”, but when Paizley is acting up Zena and Zodiac are right there to take over and get her back in line. Literally, they smack her! Zodiac is more gentle with Paizley than Zena is but they both have the patience of really good parents when it comes to Paizley. **(There’s no individual picture of Paizley because I was too busy running after the other two to snap one-off.)**