April 23, 2003
Just couldn't let another day go by without posting. Made it home
and sound, with my adorable little guy. Think of a Gundt stuffed
fluffy and floppy, that's my little guy! All 22.5 lbs of him! (weighed
vet's today) When everybody warned me he was HUGE, they weren't kidding!
was double the size of some of the smaller pups in the other two
We arrived at New Zion Friday afternoon. Because I was going to
helping Lisa with the LER, I couldn't touch any of the puppies! They
be tested by a stranger. So, a warning to all. Don't ever volunteer
puppies for an LER if you're getting one from that litter! It's pure
Watching everybody play, pick up and hold all the puppies! And I
had my hands
hiding under my armpits to keep myself from picking up my guy! Not
fair! <kidding, I actually loved doing the LER!>
Saturday, the LER went well, considering we had to do 17 puppies!
characters they all were! Some in the Ursa litter were spunky little
They had me chasing them all over the place! One, I was sure was
going to end
up in the lake! I had to run fast! And my guy was last! Michelle
telling me she was going to take a picture of my face when it was
and I had to pick him up. He was definitely the heaviest there! Spunky
Saturday night, after the LER, we went back to the motel so Sharon
could feed her girls. She brought her collie Rosalee, and her sister's
Shar-pei, Shelby. The puppy did so well during the car ride,
I decided to
feed him a little too. We then drove back to New Zion, and he didn't
drooly, great traveler he will be! I was worried he would keep us
night crying. Not a chance! He slept the whole night! We couldn't
fire house's alarm went off in the middle of the night, sounded like
raid alarm, he raised his head looked up, and went back to sleep.
and motel alarm went off a while later, same thing. None of the dogs
They must have been exhausted! So, the next morning, I fed him a
again, and off we went. Not an accident in the car. We stopped every
or so, he went as soon as he hit grass. Made it home in less than
Now, at home I had my two terriers waiting for us. I was very apprehensive
about the meeting, and worrying Riker would do his alpha thing, and
puppy. Didn't happen, when Riker came towards the pup, the pup growled
barked at him! Being already bigger than Riker, Riker got all spooked!
poor Riker, he's very angry with me right now, for bringing that
barking thing home with me. But, he's treating the pup very nicely,
pup wants to play with him all the time. Buttons, being the senior
just ignoring him. If the pup comes up to her face, she barks at
doesn't faze him at all. What a stinker!
I'm going to love telling stories about him! Oh yeah! I guess you're
all wondering what name I finally ended up choosing? Drum roll please....
Orion, after the constellation of the warrior. His full fancy name
quite decided yet, but I'm leaning towards WhiteFangs Orion's Belt
I'm told the way to look for the Orion constellation is by finding
I may call him Ori for short, even though my daughter doesn't like
version. Funny, she and I couldn't agree on any names, I came up
as we were driving home yesterday. Just popped into my head. She
and asked what I had been calling the pup, and I said Orion. She
said "I like
it" I was floored! But, glad we finally agreed!
Well, have to go let the little one out. Don't want to spoil it,
let him have an accident now, we've been doing SO GOOD!