After hearing Roxy and Carissa, as well as Kenny, beg me for weeks, I finally gave in and consented to getting a puppy. We held off for the longest time, because Kenny and I couldn’t agree on the type of dog we wanted. I am a very small, very petite woman. I didn’t want a big dog that would weigh more than me. So I finally said that that if I could pick the dog breed, then we could get one. And now my life has turned upside down! But hey, it’s 2020! So much has happened this year so why not?!
We found Marshmallow through a Craigslist ad. I know, I know! It sounds shady. But it really wasn’t. He was born June 30th so he is 7 weeks old. I found this nice woman whose poodle had gotten pregnant with her Mom’s maltese. So, we actually felt the we were doing a good thing!
We met her in the parking lot of a PetSmart in Rancho Cordova, and I seriously wondered if I was losing my mind. But she had the puppy with her and he seemed to be okay. So I Venmoed her in the parking lot a small fee and we had our puppy! We marched into PetSmart and I announced, “Hey, we need some help here because we just got a puppy in the parking lot and don’t know what he needs!” A woman, who seemed to be a manager asked, “Are you serious?” I responded by holding up Marshmallow and said, “See, I don’t have a leash or collar!” PetSmart hooked us up and even gave us some discounts and we were on our way home.
The girls named our puppy Marshmallow. He is the sweetest, littlest, fluffiest dog ever! We are IN LOVE! He has already attached himself really well to Roxy. The girls fight over who gets to hold him but they are both on cloud 9. I really really thing we picked a good dog. Of course, we got really lucky!
Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung grew up in Sacramento, California. She is a Christian Wife, Proud Mom,DrPH, MBA, Foodie, Writer, Blogger, Adoption Advocate, ESFJ, & Breast Cancer Survivor. Jax is the owner of the award winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Elk Grove Tribune, and freelances for Sacramento4Kids, and many other publications. She was voted Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. In 2019 Jax was recognized for Outstanding Service & Dedication to Elk Grove and also received an Award of Recognition from the California State Senate. Jax is married to Dr. Kenneth Cheung (Kenny). Jax and Kenny live in Elk Grove, California and have 2 daughters named Roxy and Carissa, 1 dog named Marshmallow, and 3 cats named Mochi, Miso, and Mango. To follow her journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook page, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.