Sunday, March 29, 2020

Meet Tofu!

On Thursday we welcomed a new family member. Meet Tofu:


Tofu is an American bulldog × Labrador retriever mix. The shelter we adopted him from says he's 4 years old, but we think he may actually be younger.

Tofu is the name the shelter had given him, and it looks that'll be his permanent name (although I've started calling him Tofino). He's a big block of extra firm tofu, that's for sure.

The first thing we noticed when we met him at the shelter was how affectionate he is. That's pretty remarkable, considering the life he must have had (we actually know nothing about his past history). He likes to know where everybody is and checks in periodically. We're giving him all the reassurance he needs in this transition phase.
My wife, Heather, has been taking lots of photos and videos, and except for the photo above, the pictures and video clips in this post are hers.

As you can see below, Tofu is a bundle of energy:


He plays hard and he sleeps hard, although he's not always ready to give into sleep right away:


But once he's out, he's out:


Here's a video from this morning. I'd been working outside, and Tofu wanted some loving when he saw me walk in:


We're not sure how much time Tofu had spent inside buildings (we think he might have been a yard dog), and the stairs seemed particularly mysterious:


Tofu's been busy exploring all over the house. Now he needs to learn boundaries. Fortunately, he seems smart, and we're hoping he'll be a fast learner.

I'm sure Tofu will make a regular appearance in photos of our garden!


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13 comments:

  1. Looking forward to meeting my newest granddog!

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  2. Thank you, this lightened my day. so good of you to adopt this wonderful dog.

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  3. He's adorable! Congratulations on the adoption. I look forward to seeing more of Tofu/Tofino.

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  4. How is he in the (fabulously) crowded front garden?

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  5. What a beauty! Tofino hit the jackpot and so did you! We have a pittie/lab/whoknows mix. She loves toys, including plastic pots. After a bit of encouragement with treats she now happily brings any pots she finds to me.

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  6. A great new addition to the family. Tofu/fino is a lucky guy. Congratulations.

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  7. Bless your heart for adopting Mr. Tofino he will thankyou many times over in his life. We have a 12lb dachie we adopted at 8 years old she is the best...

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  8. Big dog for a big garden. Mazel tov on your new family member. My dogs like to join me in the yard also. So much fun.

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  9. I can't stand it! You can see the joy in his romping around the yard and getting those belly rubs. Congratulations on the new addition to the family. So fun to watch.

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  10. He looks like a really good dog. May he have a long happy life with your family.

    When we first got Hoover from the rescue org, he'd do that same thing, fight to stay awake. At some pointed he'd fall over and start snoring. I always thought he was afraid we wouldn't be there when he woke up, that it was all a just a happy dream.

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  11. Thanks for adopting. The compassionate way to go...

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  12. What a big sweet goof! So fun to see him with the plastic pot.

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  13. Great name for a white dog - may he live long in his new home

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