Saturday, January 17, 2009
New family member
Fred is our new family member.
His mother, Roxie, who lives up the road, is a border collie. I pay her visits and know her well.
His father is a black lab, we think.
Roxie wasn't supposed to get pregnant, but you know how it is these days.
I visited Fred and his 6 siblings for the past week and a half--observing and testing their personality traits. Then we played.
There's nothing like a pile of puppies on your chest and puppy breath.
I decided I wanted a female. We are used to women in this family.
But Fred liked me more than the other pups. He wanted to chew my ears.
While the other pups slept or horsed around, he followed me and looked at me with deep admiration. Codgers aren't used to that.
So Fred picked me.
Yesterday I took him for his first walk, 2-miles -- a bit long for a seven-week pup, but he was at my heels the whole time.
I have great plans for Fred, so you'll be hearing more about him.
Thanks, Brenda and Tom. You're great neighbors.