Friday, September 25, 2009

A new friend for Zeke

We've found that our dogs seem to do better when there are two of them. Our dog Sunny passed away (unexpectedly) at the age of about 4 a few months ago. Zeke seemed fine for a while, then began chewing things, and just seemed lonely. So we had decided that once we moved we'd find him a new friend, but the opportunity came along to adopt Buddy just a few days before we were going to move. How could you pass this face up?

So we now have two dogs again. Buddy is an Akbash. They are supposed to get pretty big, like Great Pyrenese, but not as hairy. So far he seems to be living up to that! He just keeps growing and growing. He and Zeke are getting along well, and have loved the space to run, roam and explore. There was some debate about his name. Some of the choices were Jack Frost (from Hunter), Juneau, Polar, Bear, in the end we just kept calling him Buddy until we could choose a name, and it sort of stuck.

He's been a good sport with all the "playing" that the kids have done with him, or should I say done TO him!

5 comments:

Carl and Amber said...

I always wanted a dog big enough to ride like a horse! he's cute!

The Nielson's said...

He is SUPER cute! It makes me want a puppy! ;)

Phillips Family said...

We heard that you guys were in Pavillion. That is not far away from us. We should seriously get together sometime...maybe watch a football game or something...We hear you guys are good at making warm cookies and watching football games. Shoot us an email on facebook or something.

Paul and Amy Barton said...

I didn't know Justin was a teacher. That is so fun. It's fun what you learn on blogs. I didn't know that you had horses either. I am so out of the loop, but so so much fun. I don't think I could have big dogs, even the little ones make me a little wary. And I love the birthday picks, awesome job on the butterflies what a cool idea:) Miss you.

Venturing Vosses said...

All I have to say is what a stinking cute puppy
Sherilyn