Sometimes things just happen. We didn't even think we'd want a puppy so soon! On the other hand, I had TWO boys, who were sad, and depressed, and when I saw a picture of this little guy, I had to show it to my son.
This is Denny (Denny Crane, Boston Legal, William Shatner):
He and his five siblings were born on February 22, 2010.
photo by Elaine
Here he is in the middle, with his two brothers. We met the one on the left, when we went to pick him up. And here are his three sisters. There was one little sister left.
photo by Elaine
When we got there, there were three puppies left. We had picked Denny, so he was on hold for us, good thing too, because he was the one others wanted to pick too.
They are Shepherd x (mom) and Blue Heeler x (dad) pups. I've learned since then the a Blue Heeler is an Australian Cattle Dog. I've read what Wikipedia had to say about them, and you just got to read about their temperament. On the second day, we already knew that he's a smart cookie, and now we have it in print too! And he's just part ACD, Shepherds are no dummies either! :o)
On our ride home, I was sitting in the back with him and Happy. The first five minutes he played with me, very sociable, not scared AT ALL. Then he slept all the way home (2 1/2 hour car ride), just to wake once, vomit, and go back to sleep. Nice. :o)
We got him last Thursday, and he was 6 1/2 weeks old. The same age as Happy was when we picked him up, but Denny's already much bigger. Oy! We've already made hundreds of photos, but only a few are NOT blurry. Besides he charges the camera, when I'm alone with him, with nobody to distract him, and he's always moving!
He's very much my sons pup, and I'm so VERY glad that they bonded so quickly!
So, what is Happy saying about all this?
He thinks it's the best toy EVER, we brought home for him. They are already best buddies, but I feel sorry for him, because it's clear, that he's the soft one, and Denny will be boss. Right now only Happy's size and strength let him be the winner. Poor, Baby, if you knew...