My last few posts have shown that although Kassa has had lots of play time alone he missed a few outings with the other dogs. My wife and I decided find a more permanent remedy for that situation. Late in the night when all is quiet, I have been issuing, in my best Darth Vader impersonation, the word "SISTER".... well it finally took hold, however as it turns out I should have been saying "BROTHER". It doesn't have the same effect though so I am glad I went the way I did. My wife is not intimately familiar with the Star Wars series and so the only one I was amusing was myself. I'm fine with that. I digress....
INTRODUCING: Pal's Ricky Bobby
Racing Weight: 82lbs
Color: Blue Brindle
Ricky is a larger dog than Kassa. He is a blue brindle but has similar markings to Kassa (White tipped tail, white chest, white on the nose, white boots.) He and Kassa are different in so many ways. I think Kassa learned the stairs faster. Ricky now goes up and down them at will, but he more crawls down rather then runs down. I think that because he has a longer body and has more trouble with the spacing. Where Kassa is more dexterous which shows in his stair traveling and running style, Ricky is more about raw power. Ricky is a very affectionate pup, and has taken to following around my wife :). We got Ricky on the 21st under Foster With Intent to adopt (FWI) rules. This is a rule GPAN has in place that allows you to bring a dog into your home for a 2 week period. You foster him during that time period to evaluate how he will fit in with your existing pups. You have to follow all the standard foster rules, but as each dog has its own personality it is a great opportunity to see how they work together. Our FWI period was going swimmingly, however Ricky got sick last weekend and gave me a scare. He couldn't keep food down. I got him to the vet and got him re-hydrated his tummy settled. Kassa in the process ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time during one of Ricky's throw-up sessions. He got nipped in the process and is sporting a throbbing ear. So the powers that be decided to test our metal. Despite being weighted and measured we were not found wanting. Tomorrow is the day we will be signing Ricky's adoption papers. We are now a family of 4!