STOUT (was TYSON)
The New Mexico 5 came from a Ruidoso NM shelter thanks to a long long drive by Daryl. We heard about them on a Wednesday and on Friday Daryl was in the car driving as it was clear they could not survive an extended stay at the shelter. Their owner dropped off the whole litter at 6 weeks of age as he could not give them away. He told the shelter mom was a Vizsla but since he has no fenced yard he had no idea who the father was. There were 6 puppies, all were very small, all needed added food and medical care as their weights ranged from 4.25 up to 6 lbs. One very tiny sister who had been sick since birth passed away at the shelter. Our best guess at the mix is GSP, Weim, or Choc Lab based on the solid color, coat length and body style. Most local dogs are chow, heelers, labs, or Rotties and these dogs don't match much but the lab. After several weeks in foster care with the Dowdells and Penny & Frank the puppies started going to new homes at 10 weeks.
Stout wormed his way into his new family quite by accident on our part, but probably by design on his. Mandie called me one Saturday morning and asked if I would like to join her on a hike to Tanner park and see Lucky. I readily agreed and took along Stout to see how he would do off lead, on hikes, and with other dogs he had not met. Well indeed he did well, had a ball, and charmed Mandie. It was a few days later when she called and asked if they could foster him for a bit to see how Lucky did with him in the house after being an only dog. Russ did not take much arm-twisting to add dog #2 as Stout was sleeping in bed with him on the first day. Stout also got to go on a plane ride to visit family, proved to be a good swimmer, and got the approval of his new grandparents. As the growing photo album attests, the rest is Stout history. He is named after some really good "home brew" by Russ!
Oct 2005: This summer Stout & Lucky opened their very own daycare in Eugene OR so if you are ever in the neighborhood please stop in and give 'em a butt wiggle. Find out more at Lucky Dog Day & Night Care and don't forget to stop in and say Hi!
Aug 2007: Stout & Lucky's family grew by one more when Mandie adopted Susie, a high energy German shorthaired pointer.
Jul 2008: New picture... Stout is his cuddle bug self and anything goes with him.
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