About a month ago a friend of ours stopped by our house because I had told her that my wife, Crystal, had been thinking about getting a dog for our family (the kids have been asking for some time). This friend had recently rescued a stray that was running with two other strays. She could only get one of the three dogs into her car.
When our friend came by, she brought a young, yellow dog that looked mostly like a golden retriever. He’s still here a month later. Sure enough…we’ve adopted a dog who’s now part of our family. His name is Otis, and he has really taken a liking to my wife. Since that day over a month ago, he’s had two vet visits for shots and checkups, undergone treatment for ticks and the like, been neutered, and had a visit to the groomer. He seems to really like it here, loves the kids, and is a pretty quick learner. The vet estimated his age (a month ago) to be around 8 months. He’s mostly golden, but has a black tongue and seems slightly smaller than a purebred golden retriever, so we’re thinking maybe some chow chow in his bloodline…but what do we know? Whatever breed(s) he is…he’s turning out to be a great dog. And, as my dad pointed out repeatedly on a recent visit while he was watching Otis lounge around our house a lot, a very lucky dog.
Here are some pictures of Otis during his first week with us. Pictures are below, or hit this link for the whole gallery.