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In other news...
I'm seriously considering adopting a dog again. This little girl is Ruthie, a two-year-old Shepherd mix. She came to the SPCA around Christmas, and delivered a litter of ten puppies. Yes, all of them are adorable, and most are gone.

IcarusI wouldn't be surprised if Ruthie also had a little Rhodesian Ridgeback, judging both by the faint ridge down her back and the extremely expressive eyebrows. A coworker expresses concern that an unspayed female has probably never been really well taken care of, and is probably not really house trained.

This guy at right is Icarus, a mutt of unclear heritage, but who they're speculating is also a Shepherd mix. This picture made me wonder if he might also have some Akita in him. He's more like three, and is probably more likely house trained. That's fairly important, since most days I'll be at work across town all day. I'd definitely have to get out of the habit of going about my evening without going home, though.
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cannedpopcorn From: cannedpopcorn Date: February 27th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ruthie looks like a sweetheart! Also I agree that Icarus might have a little Akita in him.
theidolhands From: theidolhands Date: February 27th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
They have nice doggie auras :)

jccohen From: jccohen Date: February 27th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ruthie is probably more easily adoptable, so take Icarus. I'd offer to cover when you go out of town, except I no longer live there.
mama0807 From: mama0807 Date: February 27th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww they are both cute, but I'm drawn to Ruthie.

Incidentally, the best dog I ever had was a Shepherd mix (shepherd and collie)
ickletarakins From: ickletarakins Date: March 1st, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, you can't think that an unspayed female wouldn't be house trained. Our dog Wendy was spayed late and was an outdoor chain dog, yet she was house trained when I adopted her. Rigby (who's male, but whatever) wasn't neutered when we adopted him - of course he is now, there were just complications because he wasn't neutered when his owner gave him up and we had to wait for him to go without seizures for a certain amount of time before they could put him under to do the surgery - but he was house trained as well.
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