Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A new critter


Hey there! Last week my husband and I went on a date to the pound. We met this fellow. After several visits he has come home to live with us. They say he is part lab and part golden retriever. He is enormous whatever he is. He is also about 4 years old.


So far he is a good guy. He fetches wonderfully, and sits and lays down on command instantly. It is kinda funny. He enjoys chomping ice, chasing the cat laser pointer toy, and herding Stanley. Stanley is not real crazy about that. All in all there has been alot of the above going on. and A LOT of fetch. He is a smart dog and eager to learn.


He does have a Lipoma on his side and a smaller one on his chest. He has a vet appointment so they can tell me more about them. He was at the pound for almost an entire month and seems quite happy to be here in our household.

We need a good name for him. I like to name my pets after Generals. Stanley McCrystal and Eisenhower (Ellie is not a general she is just scenery). Sherman is in the running, but he did burn down Atlanta...so he is not my favorite. McArthur had the biggest surrender of US forces in history so I am not wild about him either. Do you know any good generals? Preferably big and red headed and having a fondness for fetching.

9 comments:

LJ said...

I looked this up for you: maybe there's a name for new doggy in there!!

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/27/top-ten-generals/

hugs to you and yours!

Alexandra DK said...

He looks very friendly and relaxed. I am sorry I don't have any suggestions for general names...

connie said...

He looks like a great dog. I have a five year old golden lab cross and he is the BEST! It is the perfect cross in my opinion! I hope things at the vet go well. I don't have a name suggestion. Our dog came with the name Butch,,, not too original but it suits him. Enjoy your new boy!

Amy P said...

Nathaniel Greene, Henry Knox, Winfield Scott? He looks like a great dog. :)

Anonymous said...

How 'bout "Custer"? I think he had reddish hair.

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Lesly said...

He's gorgeous! As for generals, what about Longstreet, Pickett, or Stonewall Jackson?

Kristin L said...

How about Petreaus, 'cuz supposedly, his shit don't stink!

Ryan said...

What about Patton, Pershing, or Marshall?

Sharlene said...

My great granddad seriously disliked Pershing for how he took care of his horses. So, maybe not him.

And definitely not Powell.

Patreaus I like!

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