Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rays of light - a bushbuddy...

After the somber greyness of the previous post I am so glad that I can post a good handful of sunshine!!
Both literally and figuratively speaking. We are having a short spell of good weather... Of sunshine! We also have some colder weather, which makes it all even better. Sunshine in a crispy, white world.
But the best part these days, is that we are having a new family member, a bushbuddy...

I'm pleased to introduce; Rex...
Rex is a he, a blend between German shepherd and Alaskan Husky and he is 18 moons young.
A glad fellow, full of life....
We were actually planning of taking him from someone a week or 2 ago, but his previous owner decided to sell him to other people instead, after we had expressed our interest. The disappointment was big, when we found out...
And then, out of the blue, I received a very short message, saying he was available again... and had to go on a very short notice! We had been warned that he was not so well brought up, was very lively and loud. So last night we got into the car and went to go get him.  The purchase and his sustenance will stretch our resources to the limit, but it is something we all are willing to undergo. The kids even do not mind (that much yet) that there will be no presents for christmas this year. But we all felt like it was about to come early this year anyway...
His previous owner and circumstances were everything we guessed/feared they would be. He, on the other hand, turned out to be not as described. He is lively, yes. He's still young. And yes, he lacks upbringing, but he is also gentle, underfed and skinny.
He behaved very well in the car during the 45min. drive home. Barely a sound, but he was very alert. Keeping a constant eye on the surroundings.... if we could see that through the fog, which was thick as milk in places. So he doesn't mind being in the car. Good!
Yesterday evening went very well, given the fact that he had to get used to a new home, new masters, cats and all and the night too went without to much hassle... except for some dog wrestling we we went to bed and at 04:00 AM. He is appearantly used to sleeping on a bed and that is a certain no-go for us. He turned out to be a bit stubborn too... This morning no unpleasant surprises, except for the waking hour; 04:55. No chewed up stuff, no wet or smelly stuff, nothing knocked over or scratched up. It was a quiet night actually.
My first solo experience with him was a memorable one. Took him out for a walk at 05:00. He obviously needed to go...
It was dark, cold and silent. Chrystal clear sky, no wind. I enjoyed the starry skies, inhaled the pure, clean and frosty air. He saw and smelled many things. We even startled a moose next to the treeline on the other side of a small field.
Later, when the kids were off to school, the mss. and I went for another walk, so we could get used to one another more and he to the area too.

Foxdroppings are sooo interesting!

The first hint of the sun.

The lake next to the previous one already starts to freeze...


So much to see, so much to smell...

He loves to pull..... is strong and full of energy, despite his skinnyness.... I think the old sled I have will be put to good use this winter...

2 comments:

  1. There are no bad dogs only bad owners.
    I would never consider going for a bush mooch without my dogs,and sometimes they even supply me with a rabbit for the pot.
    Good luck with your new friend .

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  2. So, when will you participate in your first Iditarod?
    Jolkes aside; looks like a good dog and I hope you will get many memorable moments with him.

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