This will make a total of three dogs for us. Just about the last thing in the world I really want is three dogs. The only thing I want less than three dogs is to not having a German Shepherd Dog watching over me at night when I sleep while my husband isn’t home.
So three dogs it is even though the difference between two dogs and three dogs cannot be summed up in one dog. It is an exponential increase of dogness. Two dogs are two dogs, three dogs is a pack of dogs.
As previously reported, here is Raynor’s proud mommy, Diamond, right after delivery:
|“Look What I Made!”|
and here she with her four week old puppies looking just a bit more beleagured:
|“Nine puppies. I had to have NINE puppies.”|
We won’t know for certain which one will be ours until after the puppy testing that will happen on Friday, but this is one of the five brothers and at this point they all pretty much look the same to me.
|Could this one be Raynor?|
Every breed of dog has its good qualities and its bad.
Bichons are deliriously sweet-natured, but they can be a grooming nightmare and are difficult to housebreak.
|A baby Bichon Named Doo|
Labradors are friendly and good with kids, but they are full of energy and can be very mouthy.
|Georgia and Wolfie|
A GSD is a serious working dog and ownership of one should not be undertaken lightly. And besides, they shed a dog a day.
|Jonah, A Dog to Remember|
Jonah came to us from GSD Rescue of San Diego when he was almost two years old, and while he was a magnificent dog, he didn’t come without some annoying baggage. His previous owners did not understand that a German Shepherd Dog cannot just be put out in a backyard and left to his own devices. Jonah developed a serious barking problem and those owners ended up facing the threat of a lawsuit from their neighbors and that’s how he came to live with us.
Having owned a GSD before, we are deeply aware that this is a serious breed requiring serious preparation. Fortunately our breeder has been providing us with tons of great information to help us get ready and of course we’ve been re-reading our old Monks of New Skete books.
And I find myself starting to adopt a Buddhist-like attitude towards my belongings as I wonder which of our treasured possessions will be destroyed first.