Our new grandchild

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  1. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    Well, as close as we are likely to get anyway:

    Meet Tikaani, a Finnish Lapphund who will be on his way to a new home in Virginia tomorrow.


    1. Genna East profile image83
      Genna Eastposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhh...just adorable!  What a sweetheart. smile

  2. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Congrats, PQ! I have four grandpups - a Great Dane, a poodle, a lab, and a GA bulldog. That's a beautiful pup you have!

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well, we don't have it. We can't go near it, in fact, as his dander would send my wife into a massive allergic reaction.

      But he is cute, and we can enjoy him digitally smile

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Well, that's better than nothing! AND...you won't have to clean up any puppy poop or puddles. lol

  3. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    They just got home .When they picked up the aunt from where she had been staying, she was very excited to jump in the car. Then she saw Tikaani and backed right out again wink

    He thinks she is great (she is his mom's twin), but she is trying to ignore him. Wait til they actually get home and he meets the cats smile

  4. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Oh my goodness is he CUTE!
    Hard to believe anyone could have an issue with such a sweet looking puppy. But if any of the resident cats are male -- watch out. Alpha animals can be decidedly territorial... but after the firewords die down, I'm sure everyone will welcome him with open paws.
    Congrats on your new grandbaby!

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well, his aunt has been top dog for many years..  She will come around, I'm sure.

  5. Stina Caxe profile image80
    Stina Caxeposted 13 years ago

    What a cute little fluffy puppy!

  6. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    His aunt has decided that he's OK and will now play with him.


    1. skyfire profile image79
      skyfireposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Cute smile

  7. Purple Perl profile image49
    Purple Perlposted 13 years ago

    So very cute, enjoy them!
    I have a couple of dogs at home too!

  8. GmaGoldie profile image82
    GmaGoldieposted 13 years ago

    What kind of dog is a Finnish Lapphund?  Hunting?  I think this calls for a Hub for a formal celebration! 

    Love animals - especially dogs and this one is precious!  You are a proud Papa and rightfully so!

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's a type of Spitz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Lapphund

      My daughter tells me that the white ones are somewhat unusual.  This little critter cost her $1,000.00 - I don't know what she paid for his aunt.

      They are nice dogs.  The aunt has been through obedience training - I forget exactly what they call it but it has something to do with using her in nursing homes - I forget.  She doesn't actually do whatever it was they had her trained for, so I'm a bit confused as to why they went through all that trouble, but I know she passed all her tests smile

      I'm much more of a cat person, and my poor wife is wildly allergic to almost everything, so we can only see pictures.  But yes, the little guy is cute.

      1. leahlefler profile image96
        leahleflerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the early morning smile - what an adorable puppy!

        I think the term for a dog that visits nursing homes is a "therapy dog," though I could be wrong. Our speech therapist has a trained dog that she (occasionally) brings to Nolan's therapy sessions. It is really amazing how much a dog can prompt a child to speak - Nolan will tell Shakespeare to "sit" or "say mama" (the dog can bark out a few words).

        Congratulations on the sweet grandpuppy!

        1. Pcunix profile image90
          Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, yes, that was it.  Therapy dog.  She's certified for that (though I still don't know why).

          1. gracenotes profile image88
            gracenotesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Most therapeutic dogs will have first passed the Canine Good Citizen test.  That's a basic certification that is a marvelous goal for any dog that is a house pet.

            By the way, neither of my two dogs could pass the Canine Good Citizen test today.  Although the poodle could potentially do it, with a little more work.  smile  As you can see from my avatar, she is a pushy lap dog.

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    He looks so much like you!  Only the hair is different.  But something around the eyes . . .!

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sending down a pack of food safe dyes today.  There is no reason at all why he cannot look even more like me.

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 13 years agoin reply to this


  10. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    Last picture, just because I love it:


    Best caption?

    "They'll feed us?  Really? When?"

    "I like the woman - do you?"

    "Why won't the cats play with me?"

    "What is the tall one saying - I can't understand her!"

    "So when do we get to go out?"

    "You look a lot like my Mom"

    Your contributions welcome smile


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