This is Gus.
Gus is a dog, not a rat.
His name was already Gus and we lengthened it to Augustine.
Gus is half Pug, half Highland Terrier, or a Pugland.
Gus is all adorable!
But seriously, he's only 8 weeks old and ridiculously small. It's been about 24 years since we had a dog this age! The children are all exhausted this a.m. from excitement and lack of sleep because he whimpered and barked a lot during the night. They're going to watch the Dog Whisperer on TV right now so they can learn how to train dogs.
You didn't ask, but I'll tell you why we got him:
I really don't know.
Unless it's because all kids need dogs and the younger 3 haven't really had that since our last one died 7 years ago.
And we're probably not having any babies, which is the same reason we got the puppy 25 years ago.
Any and all puppy advice is welcome! Please leave a comment!