They decided to name the puppy Strider, and welcomed him into their family. At first, he was very timid and didn’t seem interested in playing much. It was almost as if he didn’t know how, as if no one had ever bothered to teach him. He was around 10 weeks old at that point, and after taking him to a vet, it was determined that he was likely a red heeler and beagle mix, and wouldn’t grow to be too large.
The couple was thrilled about this, as they’d been looking for a dog on the smaller side — but as the weeks went by, it became very clear that their little puppy wasn’t going to stay little for very long.