Thursday, July 17, 2014

How much is that doggy in the window?

This is Malcolm.

Malcolm is a 2 year old German Shepherd mix who was probably born in West Virginia and did who knows what and then transferred to a shelter in Virginia.

Until we took him home.

We actually met Mal two years to the day we met, on April 29, and one of the first things Blake and I ever bonded over was the TV series Firefly, so it's fitting we named him after Captain Malcolm Reynolds. (We also have a betta fish named Captain Jack after Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who/Torchwood. We may be sensing a theme.)

We've had him with us for a little over two months now and we've decided he's pretty awesome. He still has some behavioral issues to work on, but we'll figure it out and he's getting better all the time. We love that he's gotten both of us out for lots of walks and runs and other dog friendly outings. He's super great on the leash and we're working on his recall off of it. When we meet other dogs, he's almost always the most well-behaved.

We're all still getting to know each other, but it's going well and Blake and I are happy to have him. We hope he's happy to be here.

Things Mal Loves

His people




Being outside in any weather

Kongs filled with anything (peanut butter, yogurt, cheese, etc.)


Walks (with either of us)

Runs (with Blake)


Things Mal Doesn't Love



Having things he shouldn't be eating forced from his mouth

Dogs ahead of us going the same direction as us, since we may not ever catch up and they'll never get to be best friends forever


Paper Shredder


And he has something to say about the golf carts our apartment complex's maintenance crew ride around in, but he can't tell what he's saying yet.

Welcome to the family, Malcolm!

1 comment:

Giggles said...

As Iddo said, "Hi doggie!"