Monday, October 09, 2006

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.



Blogger Trish Ryan said...

She is gorgeous!!! It's impossible to replace a pet (a friend of mine keeps an "emergency backup dog" in the rotation at all times to prevent empty nest syndrome) but it looks like this little cutie will make your life happy.

Thanks for posting the great pics.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

oh wow. is she adorable or what? i want to hug her and squeeze her and call her george! what a cutie. zeke could eat her in one little nibble. :)

6:36 PM  
Blogger Boo7 said...

OMG she is outrageously CUTE...cute, cute, cute!!! You are right...I wanna pet her!!! We just got a new lil addition to our family not too long ago...I was told she is a shi-poo and about 2 years old...she is also cute and very mischievous!!

6:38 PM  
Blogger kim said...

She's so little I suggested naming her
"Snack", but it didn't sell.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

wanna see some zeke puppy pics? you know you do.

yes, i made a website for my dog. get over it.

2:05 PM  
Blogger kim said...

I'm over it (makes me like you even more).

The bubble on the nose is my favorite.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Why are sections of his paws shaved?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Manic Mom said...

So cute! And only four pounds!

BTW, I'm glad you started commenting again because I've been enjoying your archives! You've got a great blog--love the story about the worm!

1:10 PM  
Blogger kim said...

Brian -- that's where they put the bionics in.

When I get some time I'll blog the whole story.

10:17 PM  

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