I figured we all need some extra smiles these days. I’ve focused most of the attention on Bravo’s cancer journey, and of course, that’s important. But an equally important part includes his comfort puppy, Shadow-Pup. Today’s a big milestone for the little guy — he’s at the veterinarians for his last set of puppy booster vaccines.
And to be neutered.
I don’t think he quite understood the idea of a new game involving balls, but… *sorry, couldn’t resist!* In fact, the clinic just called me and he’s already in recovery and came through with flying colors. Shadow spends the night, and we’ll pick him up tomorrow (Thursday) at about nine o’clock.
Shadow’s Birthday & Gotcha Day
Anyway, we figured out based on puppy teeth eruption timing, Shadow’s age. His birthday is March 4, 2020, which means he was just 8 weeks old when dumped at our house on May 31. He’ll be five months on next Tuesday on August 4. We don’t know his breed/mix, although his markings resemble a Siberian Husky, and his bark (sharp-sharp-sharp!) and tipped ears remind me of the Shelties I’ve known. In the comments, feel free to guess his heritage–it’s a fun game, but really, we don’t care.
We don’t need papers to know Shadow’s a full-blooded lovin’ pup. He adores Karma–I’ll try to get a picture of them together (usually wrestling). But Shadow truly “shadows” his mentor Bravo’s every move. They might as well be joined at the hip, and stay close together nearly all the time. We do separate them for important puppy naps and Bravo breaks, or they’d run US to exhaustion!
So just for fun, here are a few more recent pictures. So, in the comments, care to guess Shadow’s heritage?
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