Another critter to show up at our doorstep (the other was a baby chick) one Sunday morn was this exceptionally friendly and furry guy ( a neutered male bischon/frisee or shih-poo )
No tag or chip and after three weeks of trying to find the owner, with no luck, seems we have a new addition to the animal menagerie. As it became obvious that no owner was to be found, we weren’t sure if we could keep the dog seeing that we had our hands full with all the other critters. But he seems to be fitting in quite nicely. He’s still a puppy and rather rambunctious but considering he “came off the streets” he’s rather well mannered, house and even crate trained – that’s a plus!
I couldn’t help but think he looks a little like the dog that play Jack in the Little House TV series. Although LHOTP aficionados know that Jack was a Brindle Bulldog and not the shaggy Sheep Dog (his tv counterpart)
He’s now become a favorite greeter at the front porch farmstand much to the chagrin of our cat, Spanky. Poor Spanky just can’t compete with the likes of a cute puppy.
Alas, this puppy doeth need a name and we haven’t quite settled on one. We are leaning towards “Marley” because of his shaggy-muffin, I mean, “dreadlock” fur look; however, this puppy is rather like a “community” dog amongst our friends, customers and folks who visit the homestead. Each have their own name for this mop of a dog. No matter , this puppy of many names, is already bringing love and cheer to those who enter our doors and that’s “medicine” money can’t buy.