Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Kid in Town

Ok. I'm finally getting around to posting this.

Remember Brendel? Our Mastiff mix? We had to put him down back in November. He fought hypothyroidism his whole life, and eventually his kidneys and liver failed, and we thought he should suffer no more. For the cop, it was a sad, sad day. For me, more of an outsider, it was easy to say "well at least he is no longer suffering." But the cop lost a friend that day, and he will be greatly missed.

On to the new kid. I'm amazed at how time has flown by. It all started with some discussion about the cop wanting a German Shepherd, fitting for his profession I suppose. We search around, discussed it some more, found some leads, discussed again, and we finally settled on a litter of pups bred from two former K-9 Shepherds. By the time we had called, all had been spoken for but two. We picked the last male and the cop went to pick him up sometime around the middle of December.

I didn't get to lay eyes on the dog until the day my hubby brought him home. And this is what was introduced to me:

BEAR. About the size of a five pound ham with legs.

Looks can definitely be deceiving. Don't let him suck you in with his fluffy puppy cuteness. He's five months old as I write this post. And he looks like this:

He's huge. Like, takes-up-an-entire-loveseat huge. At five months. Yeah, you do the math.

He and Panther get along really well though and they play a lot. While I don't miss tripping over big ol' Brendel in the dark, I certainly miss his calmness. Where Panther is a little ball of energy, Bear is a friggin' juggernaut that can't be stopped once he's started.

Ahhh puppy love.

Note to Self: Bear is also finding his voice these days. One that would cause any late-night intruder to wet himself.


monica said...

ah well - got your hands full there uh? I have been thinking of Brendel wondering how he was doing, as there hasn't been much mentioning about him...
Bear is cute though - hope he can cheer up the cop!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Bear is so cute!! Or should I say was? He's quite scary now. I'd definitely think twice before messing with him.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the ears!

Stephanie Faris said...

Awwww...he's quite a dog! My first dog was 15 pounds...a tiny little rat terrier. This is my second dog and she's about 30 pounds. I think with each dog, I'm going a little bigger!

Maki said...

Aww pups - so cute!!! I hope your hubs is doing better and his sadness has turned to joy after getting the new guy:)

BTW, didn't you have a cat, MJ???

TrailerPark said...

Sooooo cute! He seems to be fitting right in! YEAH!