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 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.