What's smaller than an X-box?
Meet Gurty -- the bionic puppy (we rebuilt her, we had the technology).
I will post more of Gurty's story later -- today is introduction day. However, I will tell you that in the five weeks since getting Gurty from a rural animal shelter, several ethical and spiritual questions have been raised.
All deep thinking aside -- isn't she cute?!
She's no 130lb rottweiler mix, that's for sure -- we went the other way this time. She is part pug, which is something I said I would not do whole part.
She snivels stuff off the ground like that old pug did, but I have hope that things will be different this time around -- especially that her eyeballs stay in her head. I wasn't exactly sober much of the time I owned Roxanne -- I think Gurty has gotten better training in five weeks than Roxy did in five years, so that's a plus.
We were told that her mom was a pug/rat terrier mix and her dad was all rat terrier. She comes from Amish folk. I think they were going for one of the new designer dogs out there. To be a true designer mutt, she would have to be 50/50 from pure bread parents, but she looks enough like one of the controversial pooches to provoke unsolicited negative comments from dog purists (too bad it happened to Rich and they missed out on the chance to play a little game I like to call, "fun with ignorant people").
She's a gas. She's got moves -- quick, rabbit/cat like moves. She's a fast learner and like all puppies -- she's very naughty. And she's soft, so so soft -- silky in parts even -- and I think you can see the velvet nature of her ears in the pictures.
She's addicting -- when you see the puppy, you must pet the puppy -- and maybe squeeeeze, but just a little bit because she's 4 pounds and would crush to death if you didn't show some restraint.
Play is a little different from how it worked with the rotti, definitely can't mix it up like we used to with Izzy, again --this dog would die. She's a goofball and we are learning to bring things down a notch -- it's a different kind of fun and we are loving it. Of course we will never replace Iz, that's why we went for different (can I use the word different one more time?).
Last for now, she's neutral colors thus goes with everything -- I see now how the little dogs wind up as accessories.