Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Welcome home, Gus!

We are very happy to let you in on a little secret... we went and picked up a little guy we have been waiting for awhile now - meet our new little daschund, Gus! He is a long-haired chocolate dapple.


Warning - be prepared for lots of pictures!

Needless to say, we'll be too busy playin' around with new squeaky toys and seeing how his older brother Max adapts to this interesting creature invading his home, rather than making dinner tonight. Doesn't Gus look like a toy himself?

I will, however, be making a treat for Jeff to bring in for treat day, but it will be pushed back to Thursday this week!

Jeff has longed for a daschund and we had been tossing the idea around of getting one for quite some time. However, with Spike's passing a few months ago, we decided we wanted to wait until we both felt ready and the time has come for a new adventure!

So far, he's been getting used to his new kennel, tromping around outside and gobbling up his food... ahh the life of a puppy! We were pulled to this pup because of his outrageous looking coat and his laid back temperament - he also has gorgeous light blue eyes that will melt your heart!

Uh oh... I think he spotted a bunny - time to go run and catch him! Good exercise for all of us!

59 comments:

  1. I bet he'd grow up into a great looking dog. And his blues...

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  2. OMG--Gus is adorable! How does Max like him? Are they getting along okay? He is too cute!

    Courtney

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  3. what a cutie!

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  4. Jennifer in NYC8/12/2008 07:08:00 PM

    Congratulations! He is a cutie. Best wishes for much happiness together!

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  5. Max will love that blue eyed chap with all his heart...just as much as the two of you love him!! best wishes with the sweet new puppy. Love his eyes!!

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  6. Delurking...I read and so enjoy your blog, Joe, but I've never commented before. I can't tell you how happy this post makes me. We had 2 goldens and lost our older girl to cancer about the same time you lost Spike. It was so hard, and DH and I are still trying to decide if our remaining girl wants/needs a companion, and if we are ready to bring another pup into our family. The fact that you found Gus, and that he's such a doll gives me hope that we'll eventually figure this all out. Thank you.

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  7. so cute! We are considering a puppy next spring - a "sibling" to our aging lab - these critters really grab your heart don't they?

    Trish

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  8. OMG! It's a chocolate chip dog!

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a sweetheart! His eyes are just beautiful and he looks like he's going to have a really strong personality! Congratulations on your new addition to your home! I hope they both get on well...

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  10. He's adorable! What gorgeous coloring he has, and I can totally see why you fell in love with him. I can't wait to read all about the adventures of Max and Gus! Congrats on the new family member!

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  11. Oh my golly, what a cute pup! I love the picture with him looking up.

    Enjoy those puppy months ... they go by way too quickly. Just like kids!

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  12. Aaahhhhh so cute! Congratulations! It's funny - we adopted a dachshund from a shelter recently... but then she turned out not to be a dachshund! She's actually a Jack Russell! I love your photo of Max staring at Gus while he runs around with his toy.

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  13. Oh my gosh, he is just precious! Enjoy!

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  14. Congratulations! He looks like he has anime eyes! Too cute.

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  15. ohhhh, he is adorable Joe! Such a pretty puppy!
    Ana

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  16. Gus is just the cutest. Love the name, too. I can't wait to see the adventures this little pup takes you on. Jancd

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  17. That is the cutest puppy I have ever seen! What a sweetie-enjoy puppyhood!

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  18. Welcome, Gus. Now this------You will eat good.

    Tell Joe and Jeff to buy you and Max some Frosty Paws. Frosty Paws are made by Purina and are a dog safe frozen treat.

    Anna gets them for Lizzie (my pawpal) and told us about them.

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  19. His coloring is simply astounding. How adorable. Congrats!

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  20. OMG... those eyes! He is too cute!

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  21. Yep those blue puppy eyes WOW. Almost enough to want a puppy, almost LOL.

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  22. Isn't he the sweetest?? Congrats on the new addition!

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  23. Aww! So cute! Congratulations!

    Paz

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  24. Congrats on the new addition! Doxies are great - we have a mini double dapple named Rhett Butler! Keep those pictures coming.

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  25. Gus is adorable. A friend has a herd (3) of wire-haired dauschunds. I love them. Gus has found the best family. I'm looking forward to lots of pictures of Gus and Max. And new dog treat recipes to share with my dog friends.

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  26. OMG - he does look like a chocolate chip cookie! That picture with the toy - it could win a contest. Those eyes, he's a heart melter for sure! I'm so happy for you and Jeff.....

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  27. What a beautiful dog. If you need a dog sitter call me and I'll fly up there even if it's only for an hour or two.

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  28. sooo cute!!!!! I can't wait for more pictures :) enjoy your new little bunndle of joy--and energy!

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  29. Absolutely Adorable!!!! The eyes are the first thing to melt your heart and then that coat is as quinn said "a chocolate chip cookie". I'm sure Gus will love his big brother and the forthcoming doggie treats!

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  30. Oh, Joe, he is SOOOO cute!!! I love his eyes. Congratulations to Gus for picking you, Jeff and Max as his new family.

    I saw the post on CLBB but am unable to see pictures when I log on from work so I had to rush right over here in the hopes that you had posted them here too.

    Cheryl (phantomcg)

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  31. Congratulations on your new addition! Gus is absolutely adorable!! I hope he and Max become good buddies! : )

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  32. what an utter sweetie!!! For some reason I didn't think that there any daschunds other than the usual smooth haired ones - and I am glad that there are as this one is the cutest!!

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  33. I'm the proud mommy of a dachshund, and I have to say, I never thought I would love a dog so much!! I'm sure you will completely fall in love with Gus - dachshunds are great dogs!

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  34. Gus is SO adorable. I didn't realize how little he is until the picture with Max. I love his eyes & coat! Have fun with the new pup.

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  35. Good lord, that is one of the freakin' cutest dogs I have ever seen. And he has a great name to boot.
    Well done!

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  36. Oh my gosh, what an absolutely gorgeous dog!!

    You are very lucky.

    Carol :)

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  37. He is just the cutest thing! His eyes are beautiful. Looks like lots of fun in your house. Enjoy!

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  38. Thanks everyone! Max is doing much better than we hoped - he has been sniffing him pretty good, but for the most part he has just left him alone! A little baby growl once or twice, but they've already started playing together!

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  39. Best wishes with your new doggie, Gus is sooooo cute. I know he will have a great place to grow up in and a wonderful life with such caring people. Rita

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  40. He is so cute! I want one like this. Congrats!

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  41. Oh goodness, so CUTE! Those baby blues definitely get to you. Absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see how he grows up into the lovely creature he will be. :-) Congrats on bringing Gus into your beautiful home!

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  42. Holy cow, Gus is cute! You need to send the one with the basketball toy to Cute overload! Looks like a fun dog. When I read that you got a dog named Gus, I thought of our neighbors long-haired dachund also named GUS! Then I saw yours is the same kind of dog. How cool. (Shh, yours looks cuter!)

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  43. Best wishes with your new little angel! His coloring is breath-taking.

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  44. OMGosh...he is so darn cute. Look at those precious blue eyes!

    I just found your blog and LOVE IT. I'll be adding it to my faves for sure:-)

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  45. All puppies are cute, but Gus is truly exceptional. Those blue eyes! Congratulations to both of you.

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  46. Oh congratulations! In case no one warned you, once you get a dachshund, you kind of become "hooked". You really should get a dachshund brother for him as they are priceless in pairs. Have fun! And don't let him get fat that is horrible for him (he looks like he has the sad eyes down pat)!

    If you need any dachshund advice, dachshie.org/vbb is really great.

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  47. What a beautiful dog! Im happy you have Gus the pup to love and care for. I love your blog!

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  48. This is such a late comment but

    Oh god! That is ADORABLE! I have a one myself but Gus' coat is absolutely amazing! And those eyes?! Amazing. Sooo cute! What's Max's breed? He looks just like an American Eskimo! Or a pure white Pomperanian (spellcheck? haha)


    But yes, good luck and fortune with the little cutie!

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  49. Congratularions for this new puppy. He looks adorable, oh and those beautiful blue eyes spectacular.

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  50. Congratularions for this new puppy. He looks adorable, oh and those beautiful blue eyes spectacular.

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  51. Thanks!

    Anon - Yes, Max is an American Eskie!

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  52. Omg, you got a Doxie. You know I'm partial to them : ). Wow, I havent checked in here in awhile so this is the first I'm seeing of Gus. Is he a mini or a standard or a tweener?

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  53. Randi - he is a standard.

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  54. I think my heart just exploded from the sweetness. So tiny, yet such big, beautiful eyes! He is quite lucky to find himself in your home.

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  55. OMG! your pup Gus is almost identical to my little Charlie, he's a chocolate dapple too. I had to compare them both to make sure they weren't the same dog! lol.

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  56. Ok, so I just spent the last 1/2 trying to find this post so I could figure out what kind of dog Gus was hahaha...so can I ask, where did you get Gus? Our dog recently passed away and we are thinking about getting another one. Gus is adorable!

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  57. Liesl - We found him through a friend who referred us to a breeder north of the cities.

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  58. Can you tell me what breeder you got Gus from. My son is wanting to get a chocolate dapple for his girlfriend.

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