Sebastian at 12 weeks (on film!)

I actually have a ton of puppies here right now, but it’s sort of the last gasp of litterhood in my house. Moth is here to be babysat for a few days; Puck leaves on Tuesday; Quince gets picked up tomorrow to meet what will hopefully be his new owner on Wednesday; Bosco has a solid inquiry – and then there’s Sebastian.

I don’t know why this always seems to happen – that the one left is the one I thought would be gone first – but it sure does. Maybe it’s because I fall in love with the odd puppies, but I really think Sebastian is to die for.I rather desperately want to keep him myself, but I am worried about becoming overdogged and I have access to his brothers if I needed the pedigree.

He’s a SWEET, thoughtful, calm puppy, athletic to the extreme, SO sound, SUCH a good mover. Huge ears, beautiful face, wonderful topline and rear and front, good round bone. His coat is hard and dry and flat, he’s flashy as heck, he uses himself beautifully.

The only reason I am not locking him away for myself forever is that I don’t think he has the depth to be a top breeding prospect. I think anyone who wanted him to show would do just fine, but I don’t want to sell a show puppy who might not be a breeding puppy.

He’s a funny little dude, thinks very intensely about things )can you see him thinking hard about Doug next to him?) but never overreacts.

He loves to solve problems and figure out puzzles, and will keep going long after the other puppies have given up. He’s creative and will use his nose, teeth, and paws to manipulate things. But after spending twenty minutes escaping from whatever diabolical thing I’ve put him in, all he will do is come sit on my feet. There’s not a bad bone in him.

He’s not a heavy or coarse puppy – he’s long and elegant and scopey, more of a Thoroughbred than a Quarter Horse. If he doesn’t find a place, I will keep him with great joy in my heart, but (just being honest) I don’t have the resources to exploit this much ability and would sure like to see him shine like the superstar I think he could be. 

He’s had his puppy shots, wormed, crate trained, working on house training, great on leash, introduced to large and small animals, LOVES training, and generally is the awesomest of awesome puppies.

And, of course, is the perfect color for black and white photography. Sigh. Maybe I can keep him just to be a model? Somebody tell Doug that he’s essential to my career, please.


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  • Reply Ruth November 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

    See, I’d take him in a heartbeat for total family dog with casual show and work opportunities. But I can’t afford him at the moment, and we’re committed to another puppy who’ll be arriving in a couple weeks, and do I REALLY want TWO pups under 6 months at the same time?

  • Reply Julie C November 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    This is torturing me. First Bronte, then this guy…couldn’t you just hold on to him for another 6 months or so, until I finish my Ph.D. program? Then I can rejoin the world of normal people and my first goal is to FINALLY have a dog again! He’d be perfect for me and my husband 🙂

  • Reply Katie November 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Man he’s cute. Those are some killer ears he’s got going on.

  • Reply Amanda Rains November 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I am glad Bosco has a pending home. I am glad Bosco has a pending home. I AM glad Bosco has a pending home.


    Some day, when I am all grown up, with big girl panties and everything, I am putting myself on your wait list for a puppy.

    Sebastian is painfully cute with his ears all askew. Like you said to me last week — it seems like they’re never going to get a home until all of a sudden, poof! But, you can never know…maybe he’s already home… ;D

  • Reply Ron November 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm


  • Reply Mary November 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    oh, Bosco…. too bad I just can’t handle a puppy now – and last chance for a Clue pupper, too. Rats

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