Pisco! must always be followed by an exclamation point. In address, at least. Not necessarily midsentence.
Pisco at 9 weeks:
He seems to be a keeshond–akita mix. At any rate, he’s certainly a spitz type. He and his littermates – all of whom looked very keeshondish and not much like him – were found abandoned by the side of the road stuck in a mudpuddle. They ended up at Magnificent Mutts Rescue in the Chicago suburbs (awesome little rescue org), where we adopted him on January 12, 2006.
We estimate he was born November 17, 2005.
He is the cutest puppy in the world (duh), and really, really smart. And Mr. Alpha Alpha (middle name: Alpha). Favorite hobbies: biting, chewing, biting, and biting. It’s going to be a long year.
Check in for adventures in raising an alpha puppy! By shockingly inexperienced dog-owners!
Update: July 7, 2007
Here he is at 18 mos. He’s good looking…
That said, he’s also a self-serving asshole with a shit-eating grin who wants to be in control of every situation. We’ve heard that other dogs live to serve their masters. We don’t have one of those dogs.
Hobbies include catching balls (sticks and frisbees also acceptable in a pinch) – and, yes, bringing them back to be thrown again! (Hallelujah.)
Chewing things up…including especially random inedible objects found on the floor or on low coffee tables (straightpins, ac adapter cords, bits of yarn, his own hair, plastic wrappers – the textures, the flavors!)
As for breed, he’s obviously (due to his size) no-part shiba inu, as we initially suspected, and while his personality and looks strongly suggest akita background, those floppy ears tell another story. He’s a mutt. An Asian-ancestry mutt.
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We’ve heard rumors that dogs calm down and become Good Dogs at 3. We are counting the days.