18 December 2008

We can work it out

The haunting apparition has materialized! And it's not so scary. The process was a little longer than we're used to, but the human wasn't quite sure how friendly spooky Tanner was to us. As Tanner settled in, we got to meet him through a gate (or two!), and we all just got used to being around each other. After doing that for a while, Tanner decided he'd had enough. Silly human wasn't paying attention, and Spooky knocked right through the baby gates. You shoulda seen the human's face: he was brushing his teeth only to turn around and see Tanner and Tuchuck staring at him. Leave it to dogs to take decisive action when humans are being wimps!

We all wanted to check out the new guy. There was a little bit of growling, lots of posturing (mostly by the big boys), but we've managed a civilized detente.

Sometimes, Tanner can be scary, but he's an alright guy. (The human has become very attached to him, in fact. We can only roll our eyes and sigh.)
Ironically--though it's very wonderful--Tanner now has a military foster waiting for him. His human (and the human's wife) have agreed to place Tanner in a temporary situation that will allow them all to be reunited after the serviceman's tour in Iraq. YAY, Tanner! And special thanks to NetPets for providing the foster home and for all they do for our servicemen and women (even if they are endorsed by Donald Rumsfeld)!


Sophie Brador said...

I'm really happy for Tanner, but a little sad that he's not staying with you guys. I thought maybe your apes would just melt completely and never be able to let him go. Lucky for you guys they didn't. I absolutely do not want a sibling! I like my little lover boys who come over to play bitey face once or twice a week, but enough with the live ins! I'm an independent woman dog, after all.

Do I sounds tough? I hope so. I really want to sound tough.


Dannan and The Girl said...

Wrooooo, how wonderful for Tanner!!! We're so glad that Tanner and his people will be reunited! Can I just say Wrooooooooo! again!

Glad you all are getting along. Leave it to the humans to keep putting off the meeting! We doggies just take care of it, don't we? Don't let him rule the roost!

Brown dog kisses,

wally said...

Dudes! You gotta be meaner or he will be tempted to keep it! Or start fainting!

And Sophie might not want a sib but I bet she'd love her a live-in Wally. Who wouldn't, right?

wally tamale

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Woohoo for Tanner! It sounds like he's in for a pretty good life! Penny and I (Poppy) keep wondering when Patches is going to her furever home, but Mom keeps saying she IS in her furever home. Darn! The 2 of us (and Dad) think 2 dogs in one house is enough, but Mom would have ginormous pack of us if she could. We hope you have a great weekend!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Lola Smiles said...

So happy Tanner found a furever home!

Merry Christmas you rascals! xoxxoxox

luv ya
Lola Smiles

PS. Happy to hear you guys & your ape are coming to great white north. Bummer you're sooooo far away tho'. Be good!

roughseasinthemed said...

Well, we suppose it's good for Tanner, but your pack is so big these days whats another GSD?

Merry Christmas


PS Just looking back at those pix of Rick and thought he looks rather like me. He is very handsome, I must say.....