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The tale (and tail) of Edsel

Goodness, I have so many things to tell you.

Okay, so first of all, Edsel is NOT a Snowflake relative. I just happened to be looking on pet rescue sites this week, and I just happened to see his big-eared self online. Then the next day I looked again, because I was smitten with those earses.

So then, who knows how it happened, next thing you know old Jed's a millionaire and I am filling out an application and they actually checked my REFERENCES and then all of a sudden they called and said, "You can come get this puppy if you want him."

If I WANT him? Have you met me?

So, he was at a rescue place in Mt. Airy, which is about an hour away, and it's the town that Mayberry was based on, from the Andy Griffith Show. Edsel's mom is a white German shepherd, and they think his dad was a Lab. There was a Lab and an Akita hanging around, so they aren't sure who did the deed, but look at him.

Nobodyshappybutme
Is there any Akita in this dog? I love this picture, because everyone looks miserable but me.

So, we schleped out to a city outside Mt. Airy, because the foster mom was nice enough to travel a little, and waited for the dog at this place:

Prettyview
Pretty! Edsel is from a picturesque town.

 

Edseldoor So, the stupid guy who owned the German shepherd mom got all mad that his dog got pregnant. HELLO! How about neutering, you maroon. Or spaying. Whichev. I can never remember who gets what. Still. FIX YOUR DOG. Arsey. Anyway, he didn't want the pups which is how they got to the rescue place.

Edsel is too skinny. He's emaciated, really. I will take him to the vet, but he has been dewormed and had his first shots already.


Myfeets
His feets are currently the same size as Talu's. Does this mean he's gonna be Talu-sized, or bigger than Talu?

Anyway, Marvin INSISTED on naming him Mantooth, which I really did not want to do, and I am glad we both liked Edsel.


Angry
Francis had the reaction I thought he would. I loved the commenter who asked if there was an even angrier chair for Fran, but you see he found an angry shelf.

And guess who else is ticked off? Surprisingly? Henry.


Similarlyangry
I thought he'd be just fine, because Tallulah raised him. But he's all puffy and also huffy.

Talu barked like a madwoman when we met her down the street. "Oh, hello, Talu. I just happen to be holding this puppy. What say we all stroll into the house?"

But you know what? After five minutes, she was fine.


Hellotalu
It was hard for me to get a picture, because Edsel wants to be on me at all times, so all the pictures are taken from the vantage point of three inches away.


Play
Anyway, this morning we all went outside and Talu wanted to play play play with Edsel, who after bugging Talu all night then was scared of Talu's bigness.

Tallulah looks so HUGE and DIGNIFIED all of a sudden!

We all slept together in the same bed, which was a delight.


Hellowinnie
Including Winston, who as usual has no issue at all with a new dog coming in. He always just greets dogs with no qualms. I love Winston.


Hangin
So I figure Henry will get over it. Francis never will, but Francis never gets over anything. He's still mad that we moved away from LA in 2007.


Splaytail
Oh, yeah. I wanted to show you his ludicrously splayed tail.


Topetsmart
He had to wear Tallulah's old puppy collar, how humiliatin', till we went to PetSmart today.


Newcollar
Where I managed to spent nine hundred thousand dollars on a collar and leash that match my old blog, with the red and baby blue.


Newbowls
And some baby blue bowls. Baby blue is Edsel's signature color.


Gonnanap
Right now he is finally gonna nap, I think,  on his signature color couch. He woke me up at 6 a.m. by pulling on my pajama sleeve. Nice. And he was PERKY! All day! No stopping this dog! Nope!

Oh! And he FETCHES! He already fetches! Tallulah just runs for the ball and then leaps around the yard, keeping it away from you. I am excited to have a dog who fetches.

I guess that is all I have to tell you for now. Marvin is OBSESSED with him, and I can't help but think of what a fussbudget he was about a new puppy. Now he's over there constantly saying, "Ohhh! Oh-hohooo! Look at him! Look at the puppy! Ohhh!"

Hmph!

Okay. That was my puppy report.

47 thoughts on “The tale (and tail) of Edsel

  1. usually a (gasp) blog-lurker but had to post today and say congrats to your new addition and for adopting. And how cute is that face?
    I so much enjoy your blog and read most every day. Looking forward to seeing this little one grow up ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Edsel is so cute! I love that Talu was accepting of him. It seems that when a dog is meant to be a member of the family, the original dogs accept them without a problem. My first dog hated all dogs and then when we brought home Mr., she was completely accepting.
    Prepare yourself… I think you might have an 80-100lb dog on your hands.

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  3. Oh, JUNE! SO glad Talu is adjusting so quickly to having a baby brother! What a relief!
    Edsel is quite honestly the cutest baby boy on the PLANET! Those feets! Those ear-bees! Those doe-eyes! His mouf! MAAAAN! Just cuteness through and through!
    SO happy for you! Talu will be the best big sister ever!
    Love that picture of angry Fran!

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  4. Speedy sounds like a ho but ahhh I’d have loved that variety box of puppies!
    Edsel is such a sweetheart! Hen will learn to enjoy being a big brother. Or will mellow out when Edsel turns into the giant he’s going to grow into and he gets to be the tiny one again ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love Fran’s Angry Shelf. It may need a sign.

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  5. Yeppers Lee, that little tramp Speedy… she got around.

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  6. Yeppers Lee, that little tramp Speedy… she got around.

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  7. Yeppers Lee, that little tramp Speedy… she got around.

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  8. Emergency! Emergency! I thought the same thing as Lisa in FL about Mantooth. Kelly, Gage…wasn’t that his name on the show?
    Quite the cutie he is. How great he fetches. Glad to know Talu doesn’t know how because neither does mine. He just grabs the ball and runs. What a goober.

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  9. That photo of Edsel and Talu nose-to-nose is so adorable! Congrats to the Garden family on your new addition!

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  10. Lee (Jan's sissy..who is completely flabbergastedby the idea that a girl dog can have one litter by multiple partners. Who knew?? says:

    Cosmo’s Dad….no way! Shut the front door! Honestly??

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  11. Awwwww…..congrats, June!!! He is precious! I’m very happy for you AND Edsel. It’s even better that you saved his life. Too bad you didn’t name him after an Andy Griffith character. I think he looks like an Opie with those stick-out ears. Heeehee! No offense, Ron Howard.

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  12. Oh yeah puppy moms can have pups with multiple dads. Back in the day, 1979, I was taking care of a friends female dog. She was a white fluffy dog, medium small in size. My dog was a Benji style. I had neighbors with a male doberman and a male german shepard. Speedy, the bitch, got knocked up and out came 6 puppies. I boiled water.
    Bob was white and fluffy like his mom. Merv was mottled/calico looking, like my dog.
    Steve, total german shepard.
    Clint, can we say doberman.
    The twins, Annette and Doris, little black fluff balls.

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  13. Oh yeah puppy moms can have pups with multiple dads. Back in the day, 1979, I was taking care of a friends female dog. She was a white fluffy dog, medium small in size. My dog was a Benji style. I had neighbors with a male doberman and a male german shepard. Speedy, the bitch, got knocked up and out came 6 puppies. I boiled water.
    Bob was white and fluffy like his mom. Merv was mottled/calico looking, like my dog.
    Steve, total german shepard.
    Clint, can we say doberman.
    The twins, Annette and Doris, little black fluff balls.

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  14. Oh yeah puppy moms can have pups with multiple dads. Back in the day, 1979, I was taking care of a friends female dog. She was a white fluffy dog, medium small in size. My dog was a Benji style. I had neighbors with a male doberman and a male german shepard. Speedy, the bitch, got knocked up and out came 6 puppies. I boiled water.
    Bob was white and fluffy like his mom. Merv was mottled/calico looking, like my dog.
    Steve, total german shepard.
    Clint, can we say doberman.
    The twins, Annette and Doris, little black fluff balls.

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  15. Edsel’s just to die for. June, you have an awesome menagerie. I can’t wait to hear tails (bwaahahaha!) of each animal settling into the new order. Big hugs to Edsel for being new man on the totem pole and taking his new herd in stride, and to the others for welcoming him in.

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  16. June, I am so happy for all of you!
    So sorry I have been out of touch with the commenting and such, I am at my Grandma’s helping to take care of her. I get sporadic wireless here.
    Mazel Tov to the Gardens on the new addition.

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  17. Welcome Edsel!
    He is so cute! I can’t wait to hear how everyone settles in together. It is always the right thing to do when you rescue a dog.

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  18. I LOVE Edsel from Mayberry! He does look like a Shepherd/Lab combo platter. But if his mom was a ho, she might have done the Lab & the Akita…the triple crown. If his feets are already as big as Lu’s, you can count on a big boy. Boone was 10 weeks when we got him & you saw his mighty 10 week old feets.
    I’m glad you didn’t wait for the inbred Snowflake relative.

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  19. Congratulations to the Gardenses! Edsel looks like a big sweetheart!You’re going to have to get a King size bed if you don’t have one already.

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  20. I think dear Edsel looks part deer. He really is a keeper!
    Can’t wait to hear more Tallulah and Edsel bonding stories. I think they should be the mainstay of the topics all week long!

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  21. “Someone apparently slipped into the pen…” Sorry. Sounds a bit deviant there… I meant (obviously) another dog.
    Oh yeah, I wanted to say when I started the first comment that EDSEL IS A SWEETHEART! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. I wonder if the fact that he will already fetch means that he’s definitely half lab. We had two Pomeranians (Samson & Delilah) that were supposed to be pure-bred, but whereas one hated water (Samson), the other (Delilah) LOVED it and would even fetch underwater. When we took the pups to the vet he told us that Delilah was a mix – someone apparently slipped into the pen when the breeders weren’t looking. He said that she was probably half Pom, half bird dog. ??? Edsel fetching makes me think that his Lab Daddy is showing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Mantooth makes me think of that actor from the old show, Emergency. Randolph Mantooth. Or was it Montooth? Whatever…it’s a weird name. Edsel is much better.
    I’m sorry he’s not housebroken, but at 10 weeks old he should be picking i up pretty quickly. I’ve always thought bigger dogs are easier to train than the little ones so those big ol’ paws may work in your favor! Good luck…

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  24. If Edsel is half shepherd & half lab, he’s going to be much bigger that Lula. Particularly if he grows into those ears.
    He really is very cute. Congratulations.
    I love the Hen picture. Two days ago you showed us a picture of him in the same place and he looked so happy, so unaware of how his life was going to change so radically so soon (is that enough sos for ya?).

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  25. Cute, cute, cutie he is! Hide everything, not just your shoes or you’ll have nothing left. But have a great time lovin’ on him! He’ll be so happy as a Gardens……

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  26. Mantooth. That must be a music/band name, but all I can think of is that silly movie, Anchorman. I like Edsel better.

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  27. Mantooth. That must be a music/band name, but all I can think of is that silly movie, Anchorman. I like Edsel better.

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  28. Mantooth. That must be a music/band name, but all I can think of is that silly movie, Anchorman. I like Edsel better.

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  29. I think Henry has his mad on because he’s not the baby anymore. Maybe he’ll gang up with Francis now?

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  30. That pup is too cute for color tv. The ears! That tail! The toofessssess!
    I love that he knows how to fetch but not where to poop. Typical male. Fun? Got it. Work? Eh, not so much.

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  31. That pup is too cute for color tv. The ears! That tail! The toofessssess!
    I love that he knows how to fetch but not where to poop. Typical male. Fun? Got it. Work? Eh, not so much.

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  32. That pup is too cute for color tv. The ears! That tail! The toofessssess!
    I love that he knows how to fetch but not where to poop. Typical male. Fun? Got it. Work? Eh, not so much.

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  33. Oh, what a cutie patootie he is! Love the ears and love the name.

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  34. He is about 10 weeks old, and NO! He is NOT housebroken. He has peed on our new rug 20348420 times, and also I went outside with him this morning in the dew with no shoes on for about half an hour, and when he came inside he took a big dump ON THE RUG. Pretty. We got a crate today and will be crate training him.

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  35. 1. You look fabulous in that picture!! And happy!
    2. Edsel has the sweetest face.
    3. How old is he?
    4. He slept on the bed with you? IS he already housebroken? Lucky!
    5. He is so stinking cute..and those ears! I love his ears.
    6. Yay June! Congrats!

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