The Brindle Pup
I spent more time with a camera in my hands than with my hands on a keyboard this weekend. The big event at our house was the arrival of Zander's new puppy Lulu, a mixed breed foundling with a super-sweet disposition. She's gentle, affectionate, and amazingly calm—at least if there are no kids playing nearby. We spent the day in Chicago yesterday with my friend Gabi, who reluctantly had to place Lulu for adoption. Gabi's three cats were threatening to go out on strike if the annoying non-feline creature who had invaded their space didn't get gone and pronto. (Cats!)
Now Zander has announced that if I turn out to be allergic to Lulu, I'll have to be placed out for adoption myself, although he has promised to place me with some kind owner who will allow him to visit. You've never seen a 13-year-old more besotted with a dog. Awake, asleep, playing, watching TV...dog and kid have barely spent five minutes apart since the minute they met.
It's a look: aside from her lovely brindle coloring and a white blaze on one side of her muzzle, Lulu's distinguishing feature is that she has one ear that stands up and one that flops over. Snazzy!
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON