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Happy Monday! Today’s a very special kind of mash-up, because today, I’d like to introduce you to our newest addition to the family- Sirius!

We found Sirius at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and I fell in love with his cock-eyed ears! The shelter wasn’t able to tell us anything about his previous owners except that they gave him up willingly. As far as his breed, we’re guessing he’s a mix of German Shepherd and Lab.

Sirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pup

It’s been a bit of an adjustment, both the added company for Lily and learning to handle a bigger dog. Sirius is twice as big as Lily, so learning to walk him has definitely proven a challenge! But we’re making progress, slowly but surely. Lily was scared to death of him for the first week, but they’re finally starting to get along and play together. We just make sure to give Lily extra treats and tell her she’ll always be our favorite :).

Sirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pup

That black & white thing in the background? It’s a stuffed cow chew toy that my best friend Sarah sent- he’s torn every shred of stuffing out of poor Bessie. Look at that carnage!

Sirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pupSirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pupSirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pup

This photo was accidentally taken as Sirius bolted from the house and led us on a half mile chase across a busy road and into the next neighborhood. The only reason I managed to find him was because he crawled into a drainage pipe and couldn’t turn around, so I waited to grab his collar as he scooted butt-first back out. Funny in hindsight, but it scared us to death when it happened!

Sirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pup

Look at that face!

Sirius the German Shepherd mix rescue pup

For those of you wondering, yes, we did name him after a Harry Potter character :). Happy Monday, friends!

Monday Mash-Up

December 22, 2014

  1. Lorinda Leigh

    December 22nd, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. He is adorable. I love the ears too!

  2. Dad

    December 22nd, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Does his ear do that naturally? Or is that posed?

  3. Rebekah C

    December 22nd, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    So cute!! Merry Christmas!

  4. Elizabeth V

    December 22nd, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Oh my gosh what a cutie!! Those wrinkles!! We have adopted pups two years in a row at Christmas, so I have puppy fever… but this little condo just can’t hold anymore puppy cuteness. So excited for you guys!

  5. Urška Majer

    December 22nd, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Awww, such a cutie! I’m sure Lily and Sirius(what a cool name!) will be best friends soon 🙂

  6. Rachel Wells

    December 22nd, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Those ears! How adorable!! We just got a new pup, too and it’s been so fun!!

  7. Jean

    December 22nd, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    i’m sure Lilly will love having a playmate! I’m wondering how you got them to stay still long enough to get that great picture!

  8. Minh H.

    December 22nd, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    i love that you rescued Sirius from a shelter! He’s so cute, and it’s great that Lilly is starting to play with him

  9. Sophia

    December 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Gah!! What a cutie! You’re making us want to adopt a friend for Mo 😀

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