No posting yesterday because it was just a little bit crazy. The last of my management seminar, picking Cathy up at the airport, getting the new critter to adjust to the house, unpacking and putting away stuff....just a little bit crazy. And when it gets that way, there is no time for blogging.
So yes, the new puppy has arrived and you'll see pictures at the end of this post. What's he like? Well, he's been breaking the hearts of just about everybody who has met him. That includes people at the vet office, people at both airports and the folks at my office. I suspect that Cathy has given out the contact information to the breeder to probably a half dozen or more people. He's also small. He can't climb stair or get up and off the couch without assistance.
As for other traits, he's insanely friendly and we have one more reason to never let him go outside unaccompanied. Aside from the borderline irrational fear that ravens will carry him away, he's that trusting that he'll go off with pretty much anyone. Very cuddly, very playful and very affectionate. So we think he'll be a good dog. Oh, and he's already paper trained, which is good because he's a little peeing machine.
His one bad fault, and this is a puppy thing, is that he's very needy. He's underfoot a lot and he doesn't enjoy being separated from him humans. So when we put him in his kennel or bar him up for when we go to sleep at night or go out to run errands, he's a little vocal in his displeasure. That'll change over time, I'm sure. And we have to stick with it and not break when he starts whining. But it is a touch grating right now.
The one problem we have right now is that he's clearly not a Mackenzie. We took one look at the dog and went "Nope, that's not his name." Sadly, he hasn't told us what his name is yet. And "hey you" isn't going to fly for much longer. We've resolved that he's going to have a name one way or another by the end of the weekend. I'm a little worried because Cathy has been calling him "Snookums" even though she says she doesn't want to name him that.
We're open to last minute suggestions at this point. Our current short list includes Bailey, Boo and Nemo. I'm fond of the later, but we shall see.