Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Eeeeeek! A Rat!

Yep, we got us a new dog. Meet Austin.
To our best guess, he's a Rat Terrier, about 1-1/2 years old, and a Big Schweetie. We've been looking for a new playmate for Luci since the loss of Freddie last fall. This little guy fit the bill. Sara found him at Furry Bottoms Rescue, where he was living with his foster mom near Sheboygan. We filled out the adoption paperwork, had a volunteer come to our house for the home inspection, and took a ride to meet him. I liked him as soon as I met him. There was something about those smart eyes and those alert ears that said he'd be a good dog. He and Luci got along right away and played and wrestled at his foster home. We decided to make him a part of our family on February 22nd.

He's smart. He knew how to sit when he came home, and within two days I've taught him to lay down and to not jump on people. He goes into his kennel without a fuss, he stays by your side when you're in the yard, and he's completely housebroken.

He has settled right in, already hogging the pillows.

He luvs his new sister.

He luvs his rope toy.

He luvs his winter jacket, but it's more fun to play with than wear.



Aunt Krissy said...

That's a really nice looking barn.
And I need to get one of them rat dogs! I need to get rid of my gophers. My dog Abby gets the mice and moles but so far she has not brought me a gopher.

Chris & Eva said...

Welcome to the family Austin! You're probably the best behaved and most trained member of the clan.

Heather said...

Yay a rat with erect ears. I love my rat. Congratulations on the new addition to the family and since you already have a terrier you are already prepared for the full of energy fun!

CTG Ponies said...

What a cutie and it looks like he settled right in!

Anonymous said...

Aw, he is just too cute! Love those eyes! Never thought of rat terriers before, they must be called something different in Swedish...
Greetings from West Africa,