Well it looks to be unanimous—so far everybody is in favor of us keeping this curious little guy, who literally gets friendlier by the day (so cute).
As for his 'G' name, a lot of you agreed with Joe's choice of Gus, though there have been plenty of other good (and a few odd) suggestions, too. The decision is still out, since 'Gus' isn't showing a whole lot of excitement yet over his probable new name. And just so you don't think we aren't taking your other ideas into consideration, today we even tried out Goober. Yes, two of you suggested Goober—and I think at least one of you was serious.
Sorry, though. The little fellow was hanging out with us by the truck (he loves the truck for some reason) while we filled the 100-gallon water troughs from the tank in the truck bed (that we filled up at the spring), and when Joe asked him if he wanted to be called Goober, he—I kid you not—vigorously shook his enormous ears no, gave an emphatic little snort, jumped in the air, kicked his back legs out, and tore off across the field to the safety of his mother who was 75 feet away at the treet barrow.
So it's definitely not gonna be Goober. But it might be Gus, which does lend itself nicely to cute nicknames like Guster, Gusto (a couple of us thought of that one), Gustopher (which somebody suggested and I really like), and The Little Gus Man.
Got a better 'G' name for him? Add it to the list of possibilities here.
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