Nicknames: Hoorah, G-man, little man, Gruntster, Gruntzilla, Monster
Gotcha Date: August 13th 2011
Birthday: April 23rd 2011
Pet-Peeves: The Crate
Favorite Toy: Bully sticks, cow toes
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo Large Breed
Favorite Walk: Anywhere there are people to meet.
Best Tricks: Sit,pouncing on everything!
Arrival Story: After losing Turner we thought we could never have another dog, let alone a puppy. We started to "just look" and found some pups at a rescue. Went to see them a couple of times, but still wasn't sure. Went to Petfest 2011 and Grunt (formerly Marine) was in a pen with one of the original pups we were interested in. Grunt walked right up to hubby waggin his tail and smiling. Then he came over to me. I knew we were hooked from that moment on.
Bio: Grunt and his siblings were the result of his momma being taken to a friends while her human was away. The friend "accidentially" let the female breed with her male pit. DUH!! We believe the pups were brought to Joyful Rescues over the Memorial Day weekend. As their names were all after the armed forces. Grunt's original name was Marine. We, of course, changed it to Grunt. Grunt is so steady in personality, he loves Darcy to pieces and has brought her personality out beyond her training. He's working his healing magic on hubby and I. Making the sun shine in our home again. We just love him!
After our walk me, Darcy and Mom went out front to play. I was growling and chasing Darcy and then Darcy would box with me and all was well. Then I did it! I decided I wanted to run up the front steps on the deck. Well there was about a foot of snow on the steps and I slid through the steps. Well not actually through. My back leg went through and my chest hit a step. I've got a cut on my chest and on the inside of my leg. Mom freaked, she though I broke my leg the way it went through the gap of the step.
Mom was giving me my pedicure when she took a close look at my boo boo's. She said that I'll live but it was a close call! Whew!! Mom said I cannot break my leg that that would make her cry. I don't want to do that! After my pedicure mom had to get ready for work. Dad is on vacation this week so I decided to show him how to take a nap.
Mom didn't sleep well last night, it happens. So we got up later than usual. Which was fine by us. When she finally got ready to take us for our walk she put on our sweatshirts. The walk down the driveway was fine. No problems. When we hit the road it hit us! The wind!! O-M-G!!! Turns out our wind chills are -4!! Well, we did our usual walk and when we got back to the house mom let us out front so me and Darcy could play and run. I kept running up the stairs to the front deck. Mom was like no, come on let's play! So we did! That warmed us up. But there is still a layer of ice on the little bit of snow on the ground and I of course scrapped up my back legs... :( We got in the house and mom and dad ate some lunch before getting ready for work.
Turns out today is mom and dad's 20th Wedding Anniversary! My mom and dad have been together for 22 years! I cannot even imagine how long that is! :):)
Needless to say, me and Darcy had no problem with mom and dad going to work tonight. We were curled up on the bed nice and toasty! :) There is another storm coming but it looks like, once again, it will miss us! Everyone is getting hammered with snow except us. Not a bad thing!! Buffalo got a foot yesterday (we got a dusting) and NJ got 4-5 more inches yesterday. It's calling for 3 feet of snow just north of us this weekend. We're calling for a few inches! HA!! Not complaining at all! Mom said that just means we have to build a snowdog if we get enough snow! :):)
They arrived at 10:30 this morning! Mom was in the shower, dad was having his coffee and I heard them and did my big boy bark!! They brought someone I haven't met before and I scared him! :):) But we became buds quickly! He knelt down and I did the kitty rub on him! He liked my orange coat and took my picture to send home! We heard tons of gun shots today. Ugghh! Hunters are here!
Mom said tomorrow she's going to take us to town for our walk. Works for me! :):)