Guiness is one of Patti’s four-week-old puppy mill pups that comes to us from Arkansas via Missouri. He’s the only boy in the litter of five and he is the largest of the litter. When all the puppies are sleeping you’ll see a pile of four together while Guiness is off sleeping in the corner, alone. While eating if his food source doesn’t deliver fast enough he’ll just move one of his sisters out of the way and take another. He’s the boss of the litter.
Guiness still prefers to sleep apart from the crowd (see his latest picture – he’s stuffed himself between the tub and the sink cabinet). He was the king of the litter until recently. Shannon has decided that she doesn’t need to take any kind of direction from Guiness. If he starts something she knocks him over and gives him a little bite near the ear just to let him know that he isn’t the boss of everybody. While he does not have any symptoms of the upper respiratory infection that some of the dogs from this Arkansas puppy mill have, we will be treating him for it. A couple of his littermates have the problem so it is wise to be sure that he is treated, also.
Guiness is the only boy in the litter and he’s confident and self-assured. But every day he displays a little of his soft side that impresses us. When Erin was so sick, her sisters would pick on her. But who came over and snuggled with her? Guiness. You expect sweet little Keri to give you a good puppy snuggle but who else will settle into your arms and give a little kiss? Guiness. In his forever home he will have Carolina, Cory and their three children. We think that he will make an excellent addition to their household.
All the puppies went to the veterinarian yesterday for their check-up and shots, as well as getting chipped, before they go to their adoptive homes. Guiness was 8.8 pounds and passed his health inspection with flying colors. He even gave the vet a little parting kiss after the exam. In one more week he’ll be going to his forever home.
Guiness went home with Carolina, Cory and the kids in the middle of the month. We hear that he has settled in well in his new home and that he is getting pretty good at walking on a leash – he goes to the bus stop twice a day and takes other walks, too. He also sleeps thru the night. They considered changing his name but, well, his name was chosen for him by Jane, the founder of RAGOM, and, darn it, Guiness is just such a good and fitting name that he’ll just keep it.
From Guiness' forever family...
Here are pictures of Guinness! Guinness, his mom and sisters were rescued from an Arkansas puppy mill. We are so lucky to have this wonderful mellow dude in our lives.