Join Date: Oct 2012
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Thanks, Caleb. That's one of his baby pictures.. he's five years old now. He's our third German Shepherd, although that's hard to tell from the pic. Our first one was a huge gentle giant, 130 lbs of pure muscle, with the standard tan and black shepherd coloring, that lived to be 11; he was named Bill after my favorite pianist, Bill Evans. When he passed, we adopted a black shepherd who was an eternal puppy but always wonderfully behaved; we named him Mingus after Charlie Mingus, the bassist. When he passed suddenly at the age of 10 (undiagnosed pancreatic tumor that exploded), it broke our hearts and we weren't sure we could go through that again. Time heals, though, and life without a Shepherd just wasn't the same, so we adopted Mel, the dog in the pic. Mel's EXTREMELY bright (translation... a giant PITA) and needs to be kept busy, but he's a ton of fun, too. He's the smallest of the three we've had, at about 90 pounds, and is a white shepherd with a cream/champagne saddle. To complete the rhythm section, we needed a drummer, so we named him after Mel Lewis..
And now .... you know.... the REST of the story....
Mel... meet Caleb and the rest of the crew..... Caleb and Crew.... Mel.
Best to ya!