Technically his full name is “Poe Hamster.” Poe as in Edgar Allan. Because Bryan loves Edgar Allan Poe as a writer and Poe was from Baltimore (where we grew up) and also Poe the dog was born in October – so it was a slightly creepy name we could both live with as an alternative to Bryan’s first choice for a name: “Zombie.”
And Hamster? Um. Declan kinda insisted on it. I have NO IDEA where he gets his penchant for weird names.
Anyway, Poe is a Bernese Mountain Dog with 1/8th Great Pyrenees mixed in to help him live longer. So, yes, that means he is gonna be HUGE. At 10 weeks, we think he is already about 12 pounds. But the good news is, Berners are especially lazy for giant breed dogs. Perfect for lazy owners like us.
Here are some other photos of the cutest puppy ever, and you can bet more will be added daily.
So far, so good. The first night was rough… but he’s already doing pretty well at getting outside for bathroom business and clearly loves Bryan to death. Which is good because that is who is going to take him for walks and clean up his poop.