Well.....Mark and I brought home the new rescue dog, Goliath, on Saturday. He is actually Mark's new ranch dog as I am not ready for a new doggie yet. SAMMIE made a nice donation to the shelter and we picked upthe new baby...More like baby Huey! He's HUGE! Goliath is a mix of mastiff and pit bull with maybe some great dane. He is about nine months old but the paws are still alrmingly large for the body so we are expecting more growth. The process of adotion took about a week from the moment the choice is made. The dog is tested for things like cats, other dogs, children, etc...a sort of barage of doggie psychology tests. Goliath passed with flying colors and is truly a loving, extremely happy gentle giant. He adores the little hairless wonders and although he still barks at the cats (it's only been 36 hours....) he does not chase them. The biggest problem thus far is his interaction with the horses..he thinks they are giant dogs waiting to attack me. I went out to the pasture this morning to catch them and Goliath was a REAL help! Just as I would get near, he would run up barking and off they would run...this will take a little more time... He already LOVES to chase and follow the 4-wheeler that we use to gallivant around the ranch. I have been doing it to try to wear him out..so far an impossible task!
IMPORTANT!!! We FINALLY received the SAM T-shirts which were sorely needed from so many back orders. Off they went today in the USPost so HOPEFULLY they will arrive in plenty of time for the holidays. Thank you all SOOOOOOOO much for your patience in this. The mugs are another story but we have our fingers crossed.