This is Lincoln. He's an 8 week old black tri Mini Aussie, and Pike's full brother (their breeder goes by what the majority of reproductive vets are saying about it being healthier for a bitch to have litters back to back vs. skipping heats). I've been waiting on him since Pike came home nearly a year ago, and I'm so glad to have him. He couldn't be more amazing or perfect for our family! He is laid-back but active, already has great toy drive, isn't bossy (ehm, Nola) or reserved (Pike). He's very middle of the road, and he's already fitting in like a dream.
He's name after Lincoln Rhyme from Jeffery Deaver's books. It fits with his brother's name of Pike, from Robert Crais' Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels. Olivia is after the little pig children's books, and Nola is obviously New Orleans.
After the mistake I made with the standard poodle puppy over the summer (yes, asshole haters, I made a mistake. However, I am not repeating it ever again, so you can shove your opinions where the sun doesn't shine, and go get the life you are desperately in need of), I've been extremely careful with both Olivia and Lincoln. It has paid off in a major way! Both of them are seamless additions into the family, and I couldn't be happier with the dogs I have.
Linc, as I usually call him, has been a dreamy puppy. He's a bit mouthy, but nothing like Demon Dachshund Nola was and still can be. He's had only one accident, and is for the most part completely silent in his crate. He loves to eat, and lives for fleece tug toys. He likes roughhousing with Olivia and snuggling with Nola, and has even managed to entice slow-to-warm-Pike to play on a few occasions. He's fearless, and jumped in the dog's pool/water bowl for a dip yesterday. He's enamored with our pig and the chickens, and loves kids. He's a snuggly guy, too!
If you're going to be rude, please don't comment. It'll just be deleted. If you're unsure of multiple puppies at once, go to my post here. Olivia is almost 6 and a half months old, and is completely house trained and has her basic manners down. Pike will be one in less than a month.
|He might keep the blue eyes, at least partially. He carries the blue eyed tri gene.|
|Nola likes to watch his crate|
|This is how group photos are going so far...|