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Thompson Square Adds a Tiny New Dog to Their Family

Image courtesy of Stoney Creek Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Stoney Creek Records (via ABC News Radio)

Husband and wife duo Thompson Square not only have a new number one hit, they also happen to have a new puppy-- a very tiny one.

"Barkley, he only weighs a half-a-pound," Keifer Thompson says. "You can't even pet him."

He and Shawna decided it was important for their older dog Etta to have a playmate.

"I think they're gonna be really good friends and stuff," he says. "After losing our other dog, we thought, if we ever do dogs again, we're getting two so they'll have a companion...'cause we're always gone and stuff, so there's a lot of down time for one dog to just kind of be there by themselves. So, they'll have a brother and sister, so I think it'll be neat."

Keifer says watching them play is especially comical, since Etta is considerably larger.

"She's 13 pound muscle. It's like she's Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's like she's steroids. Like, Puppy roids. It's crazy," he says. "She is dying to play with Barkley, and they play a little bit, and she is gentle, like way more gentle than she is with me, because she knows he's small and stuff, but she'll like just hit him a little bit and Barkley goes flying across the room, but Barkley comes back and starts biting on her."

The duo continues the Dirt Road Diaries tour with Luke Bryan and Florida-Georgia Line May 17 in Virginia Beach.

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