Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meet Terfel

It has been a while since I've posted. Work has been so busy, as has my running schedule. The biggest news is the addition of a new four-footed fiend into our household. Meet Terfel, our now "newish" puppy.

Named him after Bryn Terfel one of our favorite singers.

It has been interesting to live at the beck and call of a puppy's bladder but he is really quite a joy.  He is (we think) a Lab-Shepherd Mix but there are other breeds likely in there as well (Bernese, Malamute, Rottweiler, who knows?)

It'll be a while before he can run with me but I have a feeling that it will be worth the wait. :-)

In the meantime, we've been having a blast taking him places for new experiences. Here is a typical day going on errands:

  1. cleaned the floor at the GB while I had some breakfast
  2. met a very large mushroom
  3. went shopping for Halloween candy
  4. met some pumpkins
  5. got surrounded by the entire Cal Berkeley Soccer Team who took my picture and deemed him "tweet-worthy" (1-1 tie with 2 overtimes)
  6. looked at Blu Ray players and PS3's at the Sony Store at U Village
  7. met a FedEx driver (who gave him a treat)
  8. jumped on the kid play area fence
  9. met some kids and their parents
  10. sniffed the Gap Store
  11. climbed up some really long stairs
  12. went to Mud Bay for some treats
  13. got a new chew toy
  14. walked down another long set of stairs
  15. met a UPS driver

And then there is the first ride on a ferry, meeting two King Charles Spaniels, two standard Poodles, and a Rottweiler, some ducks and geese, and an Alpaca.

Ah, the adventure continues.


rick said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Terfel. I was deeply saddened when I read about your having to put Jessica down; it's hard to lose such a close friend. I'm glad that you'll soon have a new running buddy. He's a good looking pooch!

Slomohusky said...

Great looking Pup and name! Fun to see the growth in the pix. As a Malamute fan, I see a lot in him. Then again I am bias. I liked the Cal Berk soccer story. Have fun with him.

What's new with running for ya?

rpd said...

@Rick, Thank you very much. We've been told to hold off running with him until all he has his adult size--something about being able to withstand all that repetitive pounding. :-)

@ Slomohusky, Thanks. Running is going pretty well. No goals at this point and, like you, I am running for the fun of it. Working on between 30 and 40 miles generally with some form of speed work (track or Fartleks) thrown in. Trying to get at least one trail run to take the edge off all this concrete.