By Velia Tarnoff Special to Published May 09, 2007 at 2:29 PM

What could be better than an incredibly adorable new canine friend?  Two adorable, new canine friends!

Tip and BooBoo (on the right, above) came in together. They can leave separately, but they'd also be perfectly happy living together again. They are both purebred Chihuahuas.  (As if the dogs weren't cute enough, can you believe their names?!  Yogi Bear’s friend comes to mind.)

BooBoo is 6 pounds and 6 and a half years old and may just be the smallest dog on earth.  He would fit in your purse -- and would be happy to do exactly that.  He’ll do everything he can to crawl into your lap.  (And that’s no small feat for this miniscule rascal.)  He loves to be held and is extremely playful and affectionate.

Tip, 7 and a half years old, is slightly bigger at 12 pounds.  He’s also a little shy but is utterly charming.  He’d do best with a patient guardian with a relaxed lifestyle. He needs a little gentle guidance to help him come out of his shell.

Interested in one of these little guys?  Both?!  Meet Tip and BooBoo at the Wisconsin Humane Society! 

Velia Tarnoff Special to

Velia Tarnoff counts among the loves of her life her daughter, her husband, her friends, writing, developing theories, dancing, live music, Southern California, black coffee and red wine. She's happiest when she can put as many of those together as possible. WWith more than 20 years of experience as a radio reporter and public relations professional, Velia is a natural communicator who loves to hear stories, to share stories and to tell it like it is.

Velia earned her B.A. from the UW School of Journalism and is thankful for every moment she spent on that wonderfully wacky campus.

And, in the interest of full disclosure, Velia is the wife of Publisher Andy Tarnoff.