Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I had been visiting my local shelter (MSPCA Nevins Farm in Methuen, MA) for a couple months looking for my new canine companion when I saw Grissom who is an approximately 8 month old mixed breed (def some chow as he has a fantastic pink and black speckled tongue). At that time I was told he wasn’t so great at sharing with other dogs and I had planned on having my future dog hang out with my friend and her two goldens a few days a week. So while I was already a little smitten, I didn’t want to end up having to crate him for extended periods of time and decided it was best if he went to a home that could accommodate his needs. A couple weeks later I went back and he was still there, which I found hard to believe given his high levels of adorableness and affection, so I took him for another walk and decided we just had to make it work somehow. So far he’s done amazingly well with my friend’s dogs, we started with short visits and he just wants to play, play, play!! There is an ongoing debate as to whether he was named for the astronaut or the CSI character, either way it seems to suit him so I decided not to change it. He’s been a fabulous addition to the family and I feel very fortunate that he stayed around long enough for me to see the light!
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