You’d be forgiven for assuming I was talking about this:
But actually I am speaking of this!
Meet Easy, a 4.5 month old puppy I picked up last night. Allegedly a border collie puppy. I’m not entirely convinced.
He’s monstrously HUGE. His head’s almost as big a fully grown human head. His feet … doG his FEET. They’re like dinner plates! He weighs 30 lbs already. There’s border collie in there for sure, but I suspect it’s mixed with an Indian Gaur.
He is, in every conceivable way, a perfectly awesome puppy. He is people social, dog social, mostly housebroken. He is crate trained, he sleeps through the night and let me sleep in until 9AM this morning without nary a peep. He is super attentive, has a great off switch, minds well and likes to learn. Plays ball, likes to tug, is food motivated, rides well in the car. Respects the adult dogs, got Wootie playing with him in the first 24 hours, even convinced Winter to play. He is everything I would look for in a puppy, except he’s frickin’ HUGE. And he’s not all border collie.
I like my border collies lean and pointy and intense. For all his many, erm, challenges, Dexter is – aesthetically-speaking – perfect. I can admire his form all day long.
He doesn’t look like a fuzzy anvil glued to a soccer ball.
I admit I was hoping that the perfect puppy for me had landed in my lap and it was a sign from above that Puppy Time had arrived. But I know me, and I know I don’t want a border collie / lab mix. Plus, he won’t fit in my lap! He’s bigger than Spring already!
When he tries to play with The Littles, it’s like Godzilla crushing a group of Oompa-Loompas.
But at least he will sate my puppy lust for a little while. And someone is going to get an AMAZING dog. He’ll probably go on to do great and wonderful things and I will be glowery and pissy about it for years. I’ll look like this:
(this is Winter’s “you got a slightly larger me to replace me with, didn’t you?” face)
The nice thing is, I am not finding puppy impossible so far. Which bodes well for the future, when I do actually get a puppy of my very own :)
Cuz man, this is an awful lot of cute!