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Kokomo and Bailey
Just thought I'd introduce myself since I've been reading all the posts for several days now. Six years ago, we'd never heard of Havanese. Then we went searching for non-shedding breeds--and soon fell in love with Hav's. At that time, we got a black and white Hav. He is definitely spoiled. He has been wonderful, but we always knew that we wanted a second one later on...
So one month ago, we added Bailey (11 wks old) to the family. He is also wonderful, but it is amazing how much I had forgotten about the work required for a new puppy. Bailey is also a mystery--because I can't wait to see how his color changes as he grows. I had assumed he would just get lighter with age, but now he has dark hair coming in down the center of his back.
Since Kokomo is a little over 18 lbs. and Bailey was only 3 lbs when he arrived, I have spent most of my time monitoring their playtime for the last month. Bailey is growing, but still seems tiny next to Koke--and Koke can get a little too rough (in my opinion.) Although, Bailey doesn't seem to mind most of the time. Fortunately, we quickly discovered that Koke doesn't mind sharing his bed or his food and water bowl or most of his toys. However, he is very territorial about his special bone.
Life with two is definitely interesting at this stage. I wouldn't say that they are good friends yet. More of the "patient, but put-upon big brother and a pesty, irritating little brother" situation. But I'm sure that will improve with time (and maturity on Bailey's part.)
I found this forum when searching for grooming info. Because of Bailey's coloring, we hope to avoid cutting his hair. Kokomo has been cut often due to allergies and matting. I wish I had seen this forum long ago. But I have enjoyed all the posts and seeing all the pictures of everyone's beautiful Hav's.
Mom of Kokomo and Bailey