We hesitate to show you these photos for fear of the resulting avalanche of inquiries about him. He's not yet on the website, but he will be next week. He only just arrived in foster care yesterday. Here's what his foster mom had to say about him:
"Meet Rooster Cogburn, the newest foster at our house. He arrived yesterday, full of himself, barking his head off at any other dogs he could see and just as sweet as pie with me.
He is a big boy, nearly 30 pounds and has some manners that need to be brushed up on. He is slowly getting used to the idea that the other dogs live here and he is a guest and so he is calming down, although he has not been formally introduced to anyone else. He is a brindle pied boy with a black patch on his eye – thus the Rooster Cogburn name from True Grit – is utd on shots, HW preventative, and flea meds but needs to lose the family jewels. That will be happening tomorrow morning.
Rooster is a sweet boy and we will be introducing him slowly to individual members of our pack after a few days. For now he is enjoying some time in a crate usually reserved for my oldest son’s Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gus, when he visits. Rooster is going out with me on a leash, seems to have nice potty habits and has play time with me only right now – he LOVES the toy basket. I’ll keep you posted on this doll."
Ladies and gentlemen, please try to contain yourselves. We know that a face with this magnitude of mmm mmm Umm! is hard to look upon without doing that crazy stuff people do when something they want is due to be released. We don't want to hear about anyone sitting in front of the computer in a lawn chair, getting food dropped off to them by friends and family, sleeping in a Sponge Bob Squarepants sleeping bag they swiped from their kids, just waiting for the moment they can apply for Rooster Cogburn. It's going to be just a little while, so you all can go on and go to work and be about your business and try not to think about him.
Meanwhile, we'll be foraging in the storage room looking for that Cinderella sleeping bag from a few years ago. Yes, and a little cooler would be very useful, mutters
The Frog Princess