On Father’s Day, my sister Heidi & her boyfriend brought the newest addition of their family….drum roll please….
Aonghus! Here he is lounging on the couch.
Now I know what you may be thinking,
“what kind of dog is that? I’ve never seen one quite like it!”
Well, Aonghus is a Lurcher. The lurcheris not a dog breed, but rather a type of dog. It is a hardy crossbred sighhound that is generally a cross between a sighthound and any other breed, usually a pastoral dog or Terrier. Collie crosses have always been very popular. Lurchers can be crossed several times.
He is a mixture of (a) Deer Hound (b) Irish Wolf Hound (c) Greyhound (I believe) (d) Collie
I can not even begin to express how sweet & kind Aonghus is. After losing our Collie Jessica last year, my mom & I have been missing the presence of a dog. While living at home, I have been egging her on to hopefully sway her in the direction of getting another doggie (who I can basically play and snuggle with until I move far far away). Well it doesn’t look like I’ve done a great job, but meeting Aonghus was like re-visiting with Jessica. They both share this wonderful kind & gentle energy that not all dogs have. And I have to say, he is unbelievable calm & relaxed for being a puppy. Right away, we could snuggle up to him and welcome him to the family. After they left, I couldn’t help but feel lonely for a dog of my own.
Heidi, Thorsten, & Aonghus out playing in the yard.
After about 20 minutes or so, the two boys became friends.
Thorsten & Aonghus napping after playing outside.