Yep- that's right. A puppy almost
literally feel into my lap two days ago, and I just couldn't turn away. Let's just be clear right from the beginning- If any of you recall me saying something like, "I'm just not ready for a pup for a couple more years" well... that was true. But this little guy is about everything I had planned on trying to find
in those two years! He really rocks, and I couldn't pass him up.
So with that out of the way, introducing High Jinks vom Neuanfang- my new rescue Mal/GSD mix!
This little guy came from Southwest Michigan German Shepherd Rescue. He's about 25 pounds, and perhaps 13" at the withers. They thought he was about, or just shy of, four months old. He has an awesome rear assembly, and a typical- straight- front end. Mal coloring with a GSD face. He has SO MUCH energy, he's not stopped moving since I brought him home!! He slept through the night perfectly last night, but is not so fond of being crated during the day. Unfortunately, I was not able to take any more vacation this week, so he's having to put up with four hour crate sessions. I went home from lunch today to let him out (no accidents in varikennel) and let him chase Pimg around the yard.
And then there's Pimg... haha. She's not really warming up to him yet, but I'm not surprised. There's some good of it though- 1) I'm
able to supervise play and not let Jinksy get too crazy with her. And 2) unlike a lot of puppies, he seems to be able to read/speak "dog" pretty well and gets the message that she doesn't want him jumping all over her. I don't imagine I'll every find them sleeping in the same bed, but I do think with time she'll come around to not being bothered by him. We're still REALLY early on; he's been at my house for less than 24 hours!
The rescue didn't know a ton about his background. He came from the Detroit area, and his bloodlines are unknown.
As close to a stack as I think we'll see in a while. He doesn't stop moving, and I don't have a fast camera:
Here's a video taken about 30mins after he arrived at my house:
I'm really looking forward to agility with this little guy. I have high hopes for him! There are more really great photos of him on the rescue's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7568757&type=3
(Photos here used WITH permission)