meet rufus (with his human, alex)

In my studio yesterday afternoon.  No idea where Alex got the Mardi Gras beads. Photographed with Nikon D300, 24-85mm lens

You guys are complete rock stars.  I cannot believe what amazing dog names you came up with -- or how many!  It was very difficult to decide on one, as you can imagine: when two of us loved one name, the other person hated it.  In fact, the only name which was unanimously approved was Rufus, as suggested by commenter #69, Kimberly (Kimberly, you didn't leave your email address, so please e-mail me to figure out how I can get your print to you!).   Other contenders:  Nikon, J'ouvert, Marley, Scarborough, Grover and others.  And, of course, Mr. Pants.  I was sorely tempted by Mr. Pants.

Anyway, Rufus he is, and so far, so good.  As of this writing he's still a bit nervous; luckily, however, he's a cuddler, which means he'll fit right in with the Chookooloonks house.  Also, I'm not really buying that he's a labradoodle.  He's really tiny (and underweight, we need to get some meat on him), and he doesn't look like he's going to grow much bigger.  I have no idea what the hell he is.  

In any event, he's cute.

Also?  He doesn't seem to shed much.  Score.

Also?  He snores like a buzzsaw.  Not so cute.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Chookooloonks.


SongTell me something good by Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan.  You had to know that was coming.