Our New Addition to The Cariglio Zoo
Her name is Sweet Pea! She was born April 24, 2011. She is a Japanese Chin. Chin means "cat like".
The Japanese Chin’s origin and development is in its native land of China and is wrapped in royalty and adoration. They were bred for the sole purpose of accompanying the ladies of the Imperial Palace and warming the laps of Chinese aristocracy. There are illustrations on ancient pottery and embroideries that are centuries old, and evidence suggests that one could not purchase a Chin – they were kept in the hands of the nobility and frequently given as gifts of esteem to diplomats and to foreigners who rendered some outstanding service to Japan.
Sweet Pea is getting introduced to Chloe
Miss Princess Penelope Peanut is not impressed! After all, there can be only one Princess to a household. Everyone knows I am the Princess here!!!! Mommy even said so.
Chloe and Caesar discussing this new addition......Caesar is a Japanese Chin. Chloe is a Maltese.
Her name maybe Sweet Pea but she terrorizes Chloe and Caesar! She follows them all over and they try to run away. lol They are not sure of this new addition!
I am hoping she will weigh no more than 5 lbs. Chins can be black & white or sable & white. They weigh under 10 lbs. They live 12- 14 years.
She is too cute! They are very easy. You don't have to walk them. You do need to brush them and bathe them. I do all the grooming myself. They can go out but mine prefer using pee pads since we have moved to Texas. She is adapting very nicely!
Hope you enjoyed a few pictures of our latest.
Blessings My Friend,