Franzene the Bichon Frise

Puppy Breed: Bichon Frise

Franzene's mom says: Franzene came into my life on a whim of the moment. I had recently purchased a condo and was thinking about getting a dog but did not know what kind. I just knew she had to be a small house dog that did not take a lot of exercise care. My daughter, a dog groomer, suggested a bichon frise. I did the www thing, saw the pictures, and was absolutely hooked. Finding one, however, was a different matter. After a few months of searching the Internet and calling a few pet stores, I'd given up. Then one day at work I went through the Friday paper and saw "Pets 4 Sale" -- and there she was! "Bichon frise puppies for sale available in three weeks, two females and three males." Three weeks later I had my baby, age six weeks and very, very adorable. I soon realized that six-week-old one-pound puppies need as much or more care than an infant! Franzene is a warm, loving, beautiful puppy dog who still clings to me in any stressful situation. She is not wild about kids but doesn't snap or growl, just runs between my legs and cowers and wants to be picked up. She's definitely her own dog and does what she pleases, much to my dismay at times. She loves to sit or sleep in my lap and has to be in the same room as me. She does not enjoy riding in the car but does enjoy walks, both on and off the leash. She still loves toilet paper but only certain brands. Franzene is a wonderful companion. Basically we eat, live, and sleep together.