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Monday, September 26 2011

Meet Count Chocula.  No seriously, we named him "Dillon." I just call him Count Chocula because he's a chocolate vampire - a Fudgy Fangster.

He looks so innocent, like a living Hershey's Kiss.

  "A whut?"


 "Who me???"

This is supposed to be an outside dog, you know, a manly hunting dog. Guess where he was last night?

  Okay, he was in a crate beside the bed, but he still spent a goodly amount of time in the bed too. 

The rest of the pack is absorbing him pretty easily.  Trace (1 year old Border Collie) thinks he's a neat toy.  Lily (3 year old Border Collie) thinks he's too little right now to be interesting. Talk to her when he gets big enough to play.  Briar (Livestock Guardian Dog) thinks he's a neat toy.  Ranger (Blue Heeler) thinks he's a darling baby who must be watched constantly. Ice (former Narcotics Dog) thinks he's an annoying brat who better quit checking her for the milk bar. Cowboy (antisocial Border Collie male who pees on everything) wishes the puppy would hold still so he can pee on him. Oli (present police dog) would like to check Dillon out closer because she believes he just "might" be an exotic squeaky toy.

At six weeks old, Dillon is already fetching. We will continue fetching games and will expand the games to include obedience and scent work. The Border Collies could always use some scent games too, since that's not exactly their forte.  On the other hand, Dillon shows absolutely no interest in livestock. He can't understand why Trace is so fascinated by the hooved creatures and Trace doesn't understand why Dillon likes feathers.  Different strokes for different folks.

  And water!

One of us REALLY loves water!

Dillon is the only member of the canine family who ISN'T a livestock dog or a police dog. They are "work" dogs. Dillon is a "play-work" dog. I keep telling Other Half that he should train him to do Narcotics so Dillon can pick up birds and pay the bills too! He said he ain't gonna ruin a good Gun Dog. Hey! Who says the dog can't multi-task?!!

I'm just sayin'.



Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 09:29 pm   |  Permalink   |  8 Comments  |  Email
oh my doG he's a cutie pie! puppies are wonderful, and this way we can share some of the joy without the exasperations. thanks too for the rundown on the other members of the canine pack - i never did have them all clear in my head....I had Trace, Lily, and Briar sorted out,but the others were a blur. Enjoy those puppy kisses and that lovely soft puppy skin!
Posted by clairesmum on 09/27/2011 - 09:30 AM
Oh gosh, he is a cutie! I have a 8 week old Countess Chocula! Love puppy breath!!!
Posted by The Painter pack on 09/27/2011 - 02:14 PM
Sounds like Ranger is ready to stay in Godfather mode. Maybe you should just plan on getting a new puppy every year to keep him happy....... First Lily, then Briar, then Trace and now Dillon - I'm thinking Ranger is going to be expecting a new puppy next year too!!!!
Posted by Janie on 09/27/2011 - 05:24 PM
Oh Mercy, NO!!! We have reached maximum capacity! No room in the inn! NO MORE DOGS!!!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/27/2011 - 05:36 PM
6 weeks! Wow.. that just seems so young to be away from his mom.... Is that usual for labs? I have Great Pyrs and 8 weeks has always been the bare minimum. He is really beautiful (in a manly way of course)
Posted by Lins on 09/28/2011 - 12:30 AM
NO MORE DOGS!!!!!???? Really!?! :-) He really does look like a sweetheart. It is always so much fun watching a puppy as they begin to show their "its breed does that" stuff.
Posted by Eric on 09/28/2011 - 08:30 AM
I don't like getting a pup at 6 weeks either, but the rest of the litter was going and he would have lost his playmates either way. We were forced to take Lily at 6 weeks too. Fortunately our pack is large enough that a puppy still gets the social skills that they would otherwise lose. It is more labor intensive, but do-able.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/28/2011 - 12:35 PM
YEP Eric! NO MORE DOGS! I simply cannot fathom a task that we will have in the future that one of the dogs we have now cannot accomplish. Unless they make a breed of dog that vacuums, dusts, and folds the laundry - THEN I 'might' consider it!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/28/2011 - 04:01 PM

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