Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What a Sweet Puppy

A new puppy has come to live and chew-up things at our house.  His name is Gustav, which is a very dignified name for a puppy, so for now, we will call him Gus.  Here he is pictured with his brother, Ranger.  Gus is the guy in the back.

Gus was born, in early September, to a nice little family who lives on a farm.  His mama, Amanda, has had a rough life but has overcome her many obstacles.  Abandoned by her last family, Amanda lay beside the country road where she was left for several days.  She had given up hope and had just decided to stay put in-case her people changed their mind.  My nephew drove by what he thought was a dead dog on his way to work for the better part of a week, until one morning, he saw her move.  Stopping his truck, KP soon decided that the sweet Amanda was alive, though maybe not for long.  He loaded her up and took her to his own mama, my sister Susan.  Under Susan's gentle hands, Amanda soon started eating and enjoying her world once again. 
Amanda, according to the vet, has Border Collie and Carter roots.  Not sure what Carter is and can't seem to find anything when I've googled the breed.  Supposedly a cattle dog. 





Enter Chuck Norris onto the scene, (known simply as Chuck to his family and friends).  Chuck is a Great Pyrennees and the gaurdian of my younger nephew, Jordan's flock of sheep.  He's a very big boy and loves everyone, including the sweet Amanda.  It was love at first sight for Chuck when he first layed eyes on the beautiful red-haired young lady.  Amanda, who had some issue's with trust, wasn't quite so sure, but it didn't take her long to return the loving looks that Chuck was sending her way.  Well, as you know, one thing can lead to another and before long, Amanda and Chuck were the proud parents of five bouncing baby boys.  Yes, you heard my right.  Five BOYS!  All boys.  Good golly, Miss Molly! 

Pictures were posted to Facebook and the family album quickly filled up with the latest new arrivals.  How could a girl resist?  So, with much gnashing of teeth, I made the decision, with Riff saying, "Get one if you want", to bring a new puppy into our world.  Gus is, at 9 weeks old, 22 pounds and already my protector and friend. 

What a sweet, sweet boy!



13 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh, what a happy ending to a sad beginning. You little pup is beatiful and I know he will light up your days - and, at times, your nights. As I write this my sweet dog sleeps on my lap. They are true friends!
~Adrienne~

Pixie said...

oh my...what a sweet puppy!

mtnchild said...

So sweet! I'm so glad Amanda has found a forever home. I just get furious at people who abandon animals on roads, in the woods or desert! I will get down from my soap box now.

You will have so much fun with Gus. How has Ranger taken to Gus?

Brittany said...

I am so glad that you decided to bring Gus home. He is a sweetie :)

Adrienne said...

He is adorable - what a sweet face! I had a dog named Amanda - she was a chow/collie mix (and a few other things I'm sure). I got her from the pound after all her puppies (that she had there) were adopted out. She was a sweet one. Must be something about those Amandas ;-)

Bonnie said...

What a sweet sweet story. I have my own rescue puppy. They are the sweetest and most grateful babies.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have been involed in rescue for more than 10 years and it's heartbreaking to hear about the cruelty of people, but it's always heartwarming to hear of a happy ending!! I'm so glad that this family opened their hearts and home to Amanda and her new brood--And THAT includes you too!! Congrats on your precious new addition!! :-)

Karen said...

What an abosultly adorable puppy! And I love the name Gustav :)

happy zombie said...

OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS, OHMYGOODNESS! OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Gus could not be any cuter, and I love that he's already your protector and friend. He's so beautiful, and wow... he looks like he's gonna be a BIG, BIG, BIG dog. I also love his story, and love his name.

Maybe I'll stop holding your cranberries for breakfast-ransom... and just bring them over (Gus has already worked his magic on me)!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Oh, I can't wait to meet Gus!
What a great addition to the family.

Paige said...

Welcome, Gus! What a sweet-looking boy, what a great post. Congrats, and have fun!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful story and I do love a tale with a happy ending! Thank goodness Amanda was saved!

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a sweetie!
Love the happy ending.
I'm hoping to see lots of pictures as Gus grows up.