Monday, September 23, 2019

Visiting the new puppy

IT WAS A rainy Sunday morning, a good time to visit the new puppy. Angus was excited and the other dogs and cats were disappointed they couldn't go. "I get it," said Tucker, between hacking and wheezing fits. "Angus was born at the farm. He should go back and visit his momma."

So we headed out to the Echternkamp's lovely horse farm in Columbus, Illinois. When we got there, Sheryl was promptly handed our newest addition, Malcolm, a true Corgi and Cattle Dog mix.

Boom. Instant love.

"Yeah. I guess he's cute. But he's not as handsome as me," said Angus. Then we spotted Mae, the gigantic Pyreneese, and Angus started drooling. "Now THAT is a handsome gal," Angus said. "And she wants to play!"

Hello Malcolm!
While Mae and Angus went off the explore the barn, we met Malcolm's six brothers and sisters. One of them is still up for adoption (hint hint, Brianne Campbell). Jess, Angus' sister and the proud mama, is in great shape for a dog that just had her second litter. She is weaning the puppies and while she's been a great mom, I think she's ready for them to find homes soon and to get back to proper farm living without a bunch of hungry kids nipping at her all the time.

This one is still for sale!
 Jess and Angus greeted each other with a sniff or two, but that was it. "Yeah, well, one of your kids is coming to live with us and I'm not sure how I feel about that. But I guess he will get used to me," Angus told her.

Angus and I took a short walk in the rain to meet the horses and stretch our legs. "This is where I grew up, right?" he said. Well, you were only here for about 10 weeks. "Ah. That's why it's so fuzzy. And I can't remember what I did yesterday, which is why you and I get along so well," Angus said.

The puppies are now five weeks old and Malcolm won't come to live with us for another month or so. We are preparing for a "Meet the Puppies" day at Second String Music on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1 - 3 pm. We will put up an event on the Second String Music page when it is official. We plan on Malcolm being a music store dog and it will be a great way to introduce him to his new life.

Michelle and her family have a beautiful farm and we are so grateful the puppies are being raised right. We can't wait for you all to meet Malcolm. Even Angus agrees!

Jess (left) and Angus, sister and brother.

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