Monday, October 21, 2013

Ryder - Week 1

 Meet Flynn Ryder.  We met him on Sunday, September 29th.  That's when the first picture below was taken of him.  We didn't take him home that day.  So I nicknamed him Flynn Ryder since I thought we weren't ready for him.  I couldn't stop thinking of him!  Chris called later that week and asked if I wanted to go get him.  Picture #2 was taken on Saturday, October 5th when we brought him home!  That just happens to be the same date we brought Gabby home 11 years ago.

Chris has always wanted a German Shepherd.  He's been working on my for a while now.  We wanted a black & tan and I preferred a female since they are 20 lbs smaller than the male GSD.  However, I fell in love with this beautiful, black boy GSD!  I'm pretty sure we all fell in love with him.  

We tried calling him something other than Ryder since that was a nick name given to him jokingly.  Magnus was at the top of the list and for a few hours he was Magnus.  That became too confusing with our other guy Max.  So we went back to Ryder.  It fits him well!

 I took him for his first check-up that following Monday.  He was 11 weeks old that day and weighed 12 pounds.  I'm pretty sure we're going to have a big boy on our hands soon!