Monday, January 31, 2011

Introducing a New Member of the Rantwick Clan

Some of you may remember that the Rantwick clan were the proud owners of a dog who I called my "customizer". I am sad to inform you that he met an untimely end last summer. He was still very young (about 18 months) and it has taken me this long to even feel up to writing about him at all. I have no desire to relay the sad details of his death online, so please don't quiz me about it. Here are a few links that feature him in one way or another:






Thank you for remembering him with me. I wanted to mention him before moving on to this happier stuff. There is a new dog in Rantwick town. He arrived in our home around Christmas. Here's a picture of him taken just yesterday:

Normally I crop away a lot of stuff, but there were so many colours and textures and patterns going on here that I left it alone because I thought it looked kind of cool...

Despite the fact that he is a Havanese, a breed from Cuba, being born in the winter seems to have given him a certain affinity for the white stuff. He enjoys burying his snout in the snow and snuffling around like a truffle-hunting pig...




Just as I never told you the Customizer's real name, I think I will continue the tradition... behold the dog to be known henceforth on RANTWICK as Snow Face!





Snuffle on, friends, snuffle on. Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

7 comments:

PaddyAnne said...

SnowFace looks the size that he might fit into a carrier or a pannier bag. He can be your navigator. :)

Apertome said...

I'm very sad to hear about the Customizer. It's always sad losing a pet, especially one so young. Glad to see there's a new pup in the house, and Snow Face looks like a lot of fun!

RANTWICK said...

PA - I hadn't considered the bike-toting possibilities...

Apertome - Thanks man. Snow Face really is hilarious.

Steve A said...

You were wise to get another dog without too much delay. While Inky lasted uncommonly long, delay has led to my wife becoming fascinated with the idea of acquiring a pair - of Newfoundlands. For those that don't know any better, "Newfies" are sometimes mistaken for bears. SnowFace sounds MUCH more sensible. As long as he doesn't turn out to be one of those tiny "yippy" dogs. If that becomes the case, go up to PaddyAnne's suggestion and use your imagination.

RANTWICK said...

Steve - Why settle for one bear dog when two can eat twice as much? I love those dogs.

I never would have considered myself a little dog guy, but I have allergies, which limits my choices a great deal. Snow Face is turning out to be pretty cool and will not be yippy. I promise.

Chandra said...

Patrick,
Sorry about your loss and congrats on the new addition.
Peace :)

Chandra said...

@Steve,
NewFi? Wow...they are awesome work dogs, but you gotta give'em stuff to do. I have seen people use them to cart stuff around.

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