Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The New Joker

Well, here he is: Astro (he came with the name). Some notes on Astro. First, he was supposed to be neutered. He isn't. So I've got to take him over to the clinic for that little operation. But first, he is going through some antibiotics for some sort of a bug. He came home with a little cough, and then it really blossomed into a respiratory infection of some kind. The antibiotics seem to be working though, he's much more playful than he was, and the disgusting side affects have stopped.

Second, he's big. Ninety-six pounds of joyful yellow lab. Ninety-six pounds of never stop smiling, running all over the place, bringing back every stick he can find, yellow lab. The kids adore him. They hug him, they ride him. I think the feeling is mutual. You usually don't find a kid without a dog, or a dog without a kid.

Third, Carmen, our other dog (breed: brown) likes him pretty well. Proof: she'll allow him to touch her. Even when she's trying to sleep. Plus, she likes to play tug of war with him and a stick.

Instant dog, just add family. Get a used dog.