Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dia duit, Kuro!

And they called it puppy love ...

... and I has it!!


Mr. Kuro arrived on a jet plane from Scotland last night with his sister JoJo. He was born on the 24th of December so is just around 3 months old. He is full of piss, vinegar and SUPER PUPPY ADORABLENESS! I drove in a snowstorm to retrieve him from the airport.

No, for real. I did. Why is it snowing at the end of March?

Then I spent THREE HOURS in Customs waiting for the bright sparks to figure out where the paperwork was (not, you know, in the giant envelope taped to the top of the crate with the words "PAPERWORK' printed on it or anything. No, that would be too obvious)

Unfortunately, he is not mine. I am, as the criminals say, "holding it for a friend."

Le sigh.

Kuro stays with me until next weekend, when he goes on to his for-real home, who will ostensibly bring out the latent sheepdog in him, and he will go on to fame, glory and Sheepie Domination.

In my house, he would just get snuzzled relentlessly. So it's for the best, really.

Parting is such sweet sorrow. It's a double whammy this week, as the Dust Man leaves for his forever home today as well.

Mr. Pants has been wiggling and waggling his stumpy little rump at me every morning for 2 months now. It's going to be hard to see him go. But he is all growed up now.

He's come a long way from this:

Ironically, Dusty Pants is the only dog in the house that welcomed the arrival of Kuro of Scotland. They are right now playing tug-o-war on the sofa while everyone else pouts at me. Tweed looks like he wants to kill himself, Piper keeps flashing Mad Teeth (tm) and Wootie just keeps *sighing*. What a bunch of jerks.

Farewell, Mr. Pants.


B said...

He's so cute. Too bad he has to leave you and congrats to Dusty who found a home

Janet said...

Congratulations, Dusty! I have enjoyed seeing you with the crew. I am so impressed that your foster mom could take pictures of you that were not eyeless! That is not easy with dark brown eyes surrounded by black fur! In fact, I am going to email her and ask her to do a photo shoot this summer. Daisy does too have eyes!

Tatyana said...

Way to go Dusty! We knew he'd get one sooner or later. About time :)

And of course he welcomed the puppy to your home. Cause he doesn't really live there. Sorta like the people that invite other people to come stay at your house :P

gracehoper said...

Someone from BC is getting a dog from Scotland!?! That is great news! I can't wait to tell everyone who made fun of me for going to Delta (from Idaho) to get my puppy - including the border agent!

Michelle said...

I LOVE Dusty (if you can fall in love from photos), and would have been happy for him to come here to live and play with our own Pants-pup (love that perfect description of the Aussie pantaloons, by the way!). I am so glad he has found his forever home; I hope he will have lots of opportunities to play with other dogs at his new home.

Anonymous said...

Happy news about Dusty - hope he went to a home with lots of other dogs. Still can't believe you think he is an Aussie mix who looks like a Shepherd - I think he is a Shepherd mix with an Aussie tail. But he is one lovely dog.

Is Kuro from Scotland of some famous line of herding dogs ala "Eminent Dogs Dangerous Men"? Love that book. He is certainly eminently adorable.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that Dusty found a home. I was on the verge of contacting you about him & lost my job. I finally got a new job & lo and behold he has been adopted!

I think my two dogs may have been in on the plot to keep Dusty out of Texas.