Monday, December 08, 2008

Meet the new family members

My sister and husband's 8 year old black German Shepard died suddenly a few weeks ago. His name was Loki from Norse mythology and means mischievous troublemaker. He developed bloat and was gone within 12 hours. It was very sad. My brother-in-law's parents live with them and he takes care of them. Unfortunately they should be in a nursing home but he won't do it. His father is blind and suffers from dementia and his mother has Alzheimer's. She asks several times a day, "where is Loki?" They then have to explain to her over and over that he has died. The decision was made, they decided to get not one new dog but two. They came over today to meet us.

Cody, this is Bella. Bella, this is Cody.

This is Hawk. He will have a long hair coat while Bella will have short hair.

Are they not the cutest? I think they look like little bear cubs. Right now 75 lb. Cody towers over them but eventually they'll be more evenly matched. Their father weighs 90 lbs and mom weighs 65.


Sandi said...

wow those are adorable. I hope that his mother loves them as much as the dog that died.

tornwordo said...

I want one! No fair.

Kitten Herder said...

Way cool. Hawk looks like a fine hunter.

Gman said...

I just rescued my 2nd German Shepherd Sasha from the pound about 3 months ago. Now I have 2 dachsunds, 2 German Shepherds & an Austrian Pincher!

Craze said...

What adorable puppies!