|Blue Holston-Toth: January 1997 to October 2010|
He was born and conceived at the Humane Society (which, by their mission statement, is NOT supposed to happen). Before giving birth, his mother had jumped over a 6-foot tall fence and hid under a building. She was so far back the fire department eventually had to get her out. There she gave birth to 6 puppies, two of which survived. This puppy was an original, like nothing I'd ever seen, and on top of being really cute, he technically wasn't even supposed to exist (the Humane Society thought his mom was a male so they put her in a cage with another unfixed male... whoops). We took him home and after several days of brainstorming (I am terrible at naming things), decided to name him after his distinctive blue eye.
As soon as Blue joined our family, he made himself at home gnawing furniture, chewing Courtney's Birkenstocks, puking on the oriental rug, and destroying Dad's perfect lawn. We took him to puppy Kindergarten and taught him the basics, sit, stay, roll over. He eventually modified this one into a signature spin move that I'm so glad I have video of!
|Holding the ball by the camera ensured an impressive pose!|
Blue had a perch in front of the white fence that lined the side street of our house. After years of peeking through the slats, my dad finally appeased him and cut a hole so he could stick his face through and bark at our neighbors walking by. One year Nick got creative at Christmas. Luckily Texas has plenty of deer antlers just lying around. Between the antlers and the way his eyes always come out red and green in photo flashes, he made for a great Christmas picture.
|Last picture with Old Blue - July 2010|