Tuesday, April 28, 2009
It's OFFICIAL - WE HAVE A NEW ADDITION!!!!
Yes - the Eskimo Bob clan has increased by one. Please welcome 'The Salacious Ignatius'.
Iggy joined our family yesterday - Monday. He is adopted and like most adoptions in Alaska it's due to knowing a family that just doesn't want another mouth to feed.
Iggy is eight months old and has already lived a hard knocked life. He was purchased from a breeder of Terriers in Washington state. He's actually a mixed breed - (a lack of oversight from the breeder). He wasn't the first choice of his previous owners - they actually wanted a Boxer, but were told by that breeder that they'd have to wait four hours to hear back from him - so they just went for the next thing in line. That was Iggy.
Then the previous owners got the dog that they really wanted. A Corgi. The two pups grew up together and seemed to be getting along fine. Until about two months ago - then the Corgi started to establish dominance. The Corgi wouldn't allow Iggy to eat - then would randomly just kick his butt just to show that he could. The beatings escalated until this past weekend when the two dogs were coming in when the Corgi went for blood. The owners thought that the Corgi was going to kill poor Iggy - so then they put out the word that they were going to get rid of their good dog. The dog that doesn't attack. The dog that doesn't bark. The dog - that is perfect for our tribe.
Iggy is already submissive, so that saves on my energy of establishing dominance.
So now it's been a full day that 'The Salacious Ignatius' has been with us - and he seems to be acclimating. He's still real skittish - which the boys are really trying to be sensitive to. But we're excited nonetheless to welcome him to our little igloo.
*I had thought that I had posted this for reading first thing in the morning - but the puter has been fritzing out again. Better late than never eh? Have a good one folks.