Tuesday, October 09, 2007

he's heeeeerrrrrreeeee!

I don't know how it is that I managed puppyhood when I was single, because it is certainly a challenge with TWO of us here to tend to the task.
We picked up the puppy yesterday after lunch, and it's been a bit of a ride since then! The primary task was to get him named, and after trying out a variety of options, a new one came to the fore. He's a liver-spotted German short-haired pointer, with a splash of mottled color running up his nose to the top of his head. There in center of that splotch at the top of his head is a solid white mark, not quite the shape of a star, but enough to suggest it. I suddenly thought of Rigel, the brightest star in the constellation of Orion, the hunter, and that was it.

Housebreaking is proving to be more challenging than I remember, and at his young age we're going to have to be like parents of a newborn getting up during the night to get him out of the crate to make a visit to the yard. In spite of providing early hour relief during the night, this morning he had messed in the crate, and a load of laundry is now about done.

He is doggone cute, our little Rigel, and he's keeping us busy keeping him out of trouble!


Kip said...

What a cute pup!!!

Jayne said...

Awwwwww... what a cutie pie! Yes indeed, they ARE a handfull at that age. Good luck!

Pam in Moncton said...

Oh he's so cute! Good thing too isn't it? Especially when there's an "accident"!

karen said...

Oh, Anne....he is so sweet! Reminds me of Zoe' when we got her...@ 11 lbs!!
They are actually "cousins" I believe, both German hunting dogs!
Very cute...prayers for a fast housebreaking!! LOL!!!

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