So, after many trips to different animal shelters, and a number of attempts to adopt older dogs, we are doing a 'trial adoption' of a very sweet heeler-mix puppy:
We don't have an official name yet. But might be debating between da Count (D'Count?) and La Monte. Either way, his last name will be Ankofski.
Do you have an opinion or a suggestion?
I asked a little girl in the park who wanted to "blow bubbles for the puppy" what she would name him and she said "Smelly." No, I don't think we'll go with Smelly.
While Puppy is very loving/affectionate/alert, he has never learned that peeing/pooing outside is better or even an option to going inside, so we have a lot of basic training to do. Tomorrow I'm taking him to the park armed with a number of books and not leaving until he has done 'his bizznass' outside in the grass. It will be a test of wills.