Nala the dog now has a new sister, and my messages to and from Puppy Mamma about their most recent family member went something like this:
Her: “You’re not going to believe what’s happened. Promise you won’t judge?”
Her: “I’ve got a new puppy!”
Me: “Not meaning to judge, but what the ****?”
Her: “I KNOW! I just blinked and it happened!”
Me: “Send me a picture.”
[She sends a picture.]
Me: “That’s not even a dog.”
[She sends another picture.]
Me: “That’s still not a dog.”
[She sends more pictures .]
Me: “STILL NOT A DOG.”
If you don’t believe me, look for yourselves. This is Gizmo, a.k.a. Gizzy:
No, I have never seen anything like it, either. And, no, I’m still not convinced it’s a dog. In fact, I’m struggling to even articulate what I think it is, although perhaps some sort of Chewbacca-alien hybrid is the closest thing.
Anyway, I now have a second creature to add my list of animals who don’t need costumes at Hallowe’en (the first being Louis Catorze). And the Puppy Parents now have TWO unhinged beasts to deal with. The only thing that could possibly make their household more bonkers would be to add a psycho black cat to the mix and, quite frankly, I wouldn’t put it past them.
If you have any suggestions as to what species Gizzy might be, we would love to hear them. We’re still undecided.