Sunday, March 6, 2011


Here's my boy when he was 4 months old or so
and his name was still Emerson. I think he was
born with ears that size! 
I would like to introduce you to the newest member of my family. He has four legs, a wet nose, and shiny black fur. His name was Emerson (yuck!) but we changed that after much deliberation, to Bull's Eye (yes, like the horse from Toy Story). His middle name is Fletcher (just thought of that a few weeks ago) because flecha is the Spanish word for arrow and fletching is the feather part of an arrow. I chose the arrow theme, because what goes in the Bull's Eye? An arrow! ;)

Here he is, growing bigger.
Anyway, he's super cute and sweet. He's a mix between a coon hound and a black lab (I think). He was the runt of the litter and spent the first 4 or 5 months of his life in a shelter. When he was still a little pup, he came down with pneumonia. Now he has trouble breathing when he gets nervous or excited, but that doesn't stop him from playing. He just doesn't run as well as other puppies his age and he needs to take breaks to catch his breath. After his rocky beginnings in the shelter, there was a girl who adopted him, but she was young and going to school as well as working. She wasn't able to care for him. Her parents were fed up and made her find a new home for him. So when he was 7 months old, he came to live with me.

He's a good boy, most of the time. He's a little possessive when it comes to toys or treats. For example, if Kai, the dog I've been watching for a long time, has a bone, Bull's Eye will steal it from him. Even if there are two bones, my dog will sit on one and chew the other. Sometimes he can be a real stinker, but most of the time he's calm to the point of lazy. That's what I like the most about him!

And here he is today! 
He's 10 months now, and still growing, but hopefully not much more. He goes by several aliases, including, but not limited to, Clidesdale, Wheezy, and UnderFoot.He's 50 pounds now and causing me more trouble than I could imagine. I can't find an apartment because of him and his large size, but that's ok. He's worth it. There is one apartment complex that will take us (that's not in a totally bad part of town), so we'll probably be moving there soon.  Well, that's all there is to know about my puppy for now. You'll be hearing more about him in the future though!
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