Dug has arrived.
And it’s been a long time coming. (According to Ian.)
Not long after we started fostering dogs, maybe eight or ten dogs in, my youngest son began calling all our foster dogs, “Dug.”
When I asked him why, he said. “I can’t remember all the names, so they can all just be ‘Dug.’”
Dug is the dog from the movie Up. If you haven’t seen that movie – you’ve missed out. Dug is the ADD dog the main characters encounter on their journey. Dug is searching for the bird Kevin, but is easily distracted. You’ve probably heard people say, “Squirrel!” followed by a quick head turn to indicate how easily they’re distracted. They’re referencing Dug.
With each litter we’ve fostered, Ian has campaigned to name all the puppies Dug. (Dug 1, Dug 2, Dug 3, etc.)
So, when I told him we had the chance to name our next foster puppy, he insisted we name him Dug.
I agreed and he immediately tracked down his older brother and sister to tell them we were finally getting Dug!
Dug arrived Saturday morning and it seems he really did get here just in time. He is not what you would term a postcard-pretty puppy. Continue reading “Safe Harbor”