Monday, November 12, 2012
General David Petraeus - the Golden Retriever
So, after much back and forth we have finally decided on a name for this guy. We named him after the great general who was brought low by a woman. General David Petraeus. When we brought Stanley home from the pound his namesake (General Stanley McCrystal) was being booted out of the Army for speaking ill about the administration so it just seemed obvious to name this guy after the current general in hot water. Now, I have my own suspicions as to why he is leaving the CIA and surely they are obvious to everyone else who is not guzzling the koolaide the media crows about, but this is a craft blog not a political one.
He is fitting in quite well into our family and walks on his leash like a dream boat. And he is quite strong so he can drag my chubby behind up these hills around our house. He likes to hang out in the basement with me while I sew. Sometimes the snoring of 2 retrievers is almost as loud as my sewing machine.
He and Stanley are getting along quite well. Their favorite game is fetch or Frisbee. David is much better at fetch since he is faster and has 4 fine working legs. But don't write off Stanley because he is quick to sneak up and steal the ball. His hip is feeling much better after we have begun giving him Joint Max triple strength. **** Thank you Margie Horton! That stuff has something very effective in it for sure.
Both dogs get to be seen by the vet on Tuesday - David for his tumors (I suspect them to be Lipomas but there is a very firm one on his sternum so we shall see) and Stanley will be seen for his gimpy leg. So the dogs are Lumpy and Gimpy for now.