Friday, April 20

General Eisenhower Throws Out the First Ball!

"When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish. "--President Dwight Eisenhower

Here is young General Eisenhower, now called Ike, feeling a bit melancholy and out of sorts. He's a dog who is accustomed to wearing a uniform, and he feels all wrong without one. Even a 10 month-old boy, all puppy all the time, has his little quirks.

And here's young Ike in his uniform--you were thinking maybe it would be the khaki his namesake wore? No, no! Ike is no soldier. He hasn't ever met an enemy, and wouldn't know what to do with a bad guy if you plopped one down in front him and said, "Sic him!" This boy is a lover, not a fighter, and he loves baseball. The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd! But as you see, he's still bumming. What's wrong, Ike?

Ah. Ike needs a buddy! He is a team player, and he needs his pals to make the day complete! For Ike, there's no point in putting on the uniform if he hasn't got a game to play. Here he is, disputing a referee's call with the Boston terrier in his foster home.

When he's done with Frenchie wrasslin' he will go looking for a lady to schmooze. Ike is a boy who loooooves the girls, canine or human. He's crazy about his foster family's new baby girl, a Frenchie called Sasha. In a future update, you may get to see a photo of Ike's best girl, Sasha (in his mind, of course, she will always be Mamie!)

Ike will soon be available for adoption, now that he has been to the vet and had all his little issues resolved. He's made a lot of progress from the frightened little guy surrendered by a breeder. He's all love and kisses and play, play, play. He's even learning a few commands! We are proud to be able to point to General Eisenhower and say, "There goes a real puppy!"

If you'd like to sponsor this brave little soldier as he recovers from his neuter surgery and prepares to move on to his forever home, you can check out his foster page.

Ah, lilacs, daffodils and baseball! It's Spring! observes
The Frog Princess

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Ike, Big fan of the ladies and the ol' ball game? Well, have I got a treat for you: a lovely little frenchie girl that will do pretty much anything for popcorn and peanuts. Maybe you can meet up for a play date at the park? We only have minor league ball down here in Nashville but Im sure you'll be too distracted to notice. Let us know...