Who can resist those "puppy dog eyes?"
Or that cute little whine?
You won't be "sick as a dog" with this little guy!
And I dare say you'd be in "dog heaven!"
So they're up for grabs now. We ended up with 8 all told. We'll keep one, so that leaves 7.
7 puppies I have to get rid of! Ack!
Not to mention Cassie. We're gonna be moving her on. She needs something we just can't give her. Don't ask me what that is. We just can't seem to get her used to us. Not like Cooper. Not at all.
So, we're going to keep one puppy, and surprisingly, it's NOT the pup I had originally picked out. The one I thought I wanted is still the biggest pup we have (affectionately named "Big Ben"), and he's very cute. However, his tail curls up like an Eskimo dog, and I really don't like that trait.
I know what you're thinking, "You're passing up a dog because of it's tail??"
Actually, I kinda am.
He also has a temperment that I don't want. Now don't get me wrong, it's not a bad temperment, but compared to the pup we ARE going to get, it's different, and we prefer the other dog. See, Big Ben like to be "his own man", and the other pup likes to cuddle.
We like cuddlers.
The one we're going to get doesn't have a name yet, if you ask me. Now, Noah gave him a name, but that one's for the dogs. No, I'm serious. It's bad. For starters, it's not the kind of name you give to a male dog. I won't even tell you what it is, but let's just say, there was a popular girl's toy back in the 80's with the same name.
Yeah. It's THAT bad.
Chris just calls him "spot head" because of the mark on his forehead. I'm sorry, we're not calling our family pet Spot Head---or any other variation. This isn't the World of Dick and Jane.
I really don't think anyone else in this house is qualified enough to name anything. Chris doesn't even really name the kids. I'm serious. If he likes a name, it's usually because I've mentioned it. The one name he DID think of, Libbigail, he made up as a joke! Perfectly good name, and he was joking!
I am the only qualified namer in this family, for sure.
But I don't have one yet. It'll come when it comes. After all the other pups are gone, and I get to see his true colors (instead of brief glimpses in the puppy pile), then we'll find a good name for our new family member.
I'm so glad this little adventure is almost over.
Did you know that 50 pounds of dog food feeds 10 dogs for only like, a week??
Dontcha wanna pick out a puppy? ;)