B-man and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our much anticipated grandpuppy, Bruce. JD has been talking about him for years...'what I really want is a chocolate lab named Bruce.'
Bruce isn't so graceful at the moment, running into stuff, thinking he can jump over things that he can't and making cute whining noises when things don't quite go his way. Of course, I'm the annoying grandparent, with all sorts of advice about what Bruce is and isn't ready for, like sleeping outside and 3-mile hikes (so not ready). And I try to keep him from stumbling, because come on, no puppy's feet should be that big. This means he's going to be an 80 pound, tail wagging wrecking machine before his adult dog brain catches up with his puppy instincts.
Yeah, good luck with that.
Nevertheless, we're all in love with him, and he actually looks a little like JD. I am not bullshitting, he has the same green eyes rimmed with blue, which only freaks me out a little. I do appreciate JD tolerating my suggestions and at least responding with a smile and a nod before doing exactly what he wants (as it turns out, Bruce loves 3-mile hikes). I have no idea where he gets that stubborn streak. Probably from B-man.
Welcome to the family, Bruce. Glad you're finally here.
Photo taken by JD