January 21, 2010

Yay for Chowder!!

No, not this chowder.

photo from eqicurious
THIS Chowder!!

We adopted a puppy! He is 17.1 pounds of fluffy, waggy cuteness! He is a Border Collie/Blue Heeler/Australian Shepherd {at least 2 of those are in there somewhere} and we fell in love with him at the shelter!

He had to go get little bits snipped off, and they called after the surgery to say that while he'd come through the procedure ok, they'd tested him for canine parvovirus which has a disturbingly high mortality rates in little cuddly critters like him, so we had to choose- treat him or send him 'back to the shelter' {in other words, he'd be put to sleep}. So... we treated him- once I have named an animal, I can't just walk away from the critter, and Mr. Pony was similarly caught in the web of cuteness. Fortunately, the vet caught things so early that, as of right now, he seems to be 100% awesome! He never exhibited any of the major unpleasant symptoms {leaking from both ends, extreme lethargy}, and we are enjoying welcoming the new addition to our home!

Even Pepsi has accepted him with a minimum of condescension- she hasn't hissed at him even once, and has deigned to look in his direction on at least 5 occasions.

Once I get my new camera (if it ever comes), I'll post more pictures of our furry Chowder beast!

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.  - Corey Ford

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