Happy 1st Birthday Melvin!
We've had a lot of puppies and adult dogs come and go through the years in our program.
There were quite a few Matthew was very fond of... typically adults. So it's hard to see them go, but it's the nature of the beast.
But then low and behold, last year Matthew decided to pick out a pup for himself.
He chose a VooDoo x Stevie (granddaughter to Yeti x Echo) pup born on January 1, 2023.
I knew fairly early on that she'd have a blue eye and no one scooped her up. Everyone wants blue eyes, I thought for sure she'd be picked.
Then Matthew picked her.
I asked Matthew if he'd want to raise a litter from her. Told him the pros/cons involved and he decided he didn't want to take the risk.
I had Melvin spayed early on around 6 months old so he wouldn't have to deal with a heat cycle.
She's slept with him pretty much since she was 8 weeks old.
She's funny too.... he's got a little dog bed for her so whenever he goes to bed or whenever he's in his chair watching a movie or gaming, that dog is right there in her little dog bed. She's not cuddly with him which is perfect for him. It's like she knows how he is. It was so cute when he picked her out a Transformer toy when she got spayed that stays in her dog bed. That kid is addicted to Transformers.
But when Matthew's at school or at play practice and she's hanging out with me or Sean, she will be a lap dog with us.
He loves that little dog.
One year old and weighing in at 11 lbs 7 oz.
I told Melvin don't expect anything fancy today, gifts or treats or anything, Matthew's not that kind of guy.
I get a lot of questions about her name. It comes from a video game and a skit Matthew did for school on a Roaring 20's project. The names Melvin and Fenton were the characters. I actually played Fenton and used the name for a boy I kept back until Radish came along, and Matthew played the character Melvin. It just made sense to name her that.
Matthew & Melvin
M & M