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.