The Hemulen

To add more complication, I mean joy,  to our lives, we got a new puppy about a month ago. Meet The Hemulen.

Photo by Malia Arenth

Photo by Malia Arenth

Cute little guy, isn’t he? He’s an Australian Shepherd + Poodle = Aussie Doodle. He’s our second dog and has joined Moomin, our Schnoodle. That’s Schnauzer + Poodle. We like doodles.

If you’re wondering…yes, his name is The Hemulen. Not just Hemulen. THE Hemulen. If you are not familiar with the Moomin books, The Hemulen is a character in the Moomin books. Our Moomin needed a buddy, so we found him The Hemulen.

Like our second child, The Hemulen is a force of nature. Interestingly, according to Wikipedia,  in the Moomin books, “other characters frequently find the Hemulens annoying or overwhelming, as they can be somewhat loud, bossy, abrasive and insensitive, but they are well-intentioned and usually have other redeeming qualities.” This description is perfect for our Hemulen. This dog is super awesomely craaaaaaazy! He’s the Marshawn Lynch of puppies. He is quick to act and continues to charge despite hits from Moomin, me and Fred. His nicknames include Beast Mode, Torpedo, and sometimes even Little Fucker.

Yet, even though he’s a handful, The Hemulen is super smart, sweet and cuddly when he’s relaxed, and the perfect addition to our family. We have all fallen completely in love with the little fucker.

Da boyz. This picture was taken exactly 1 second before Moomin tried to bite The Hemulen's face off.

Da boyz. This sweet picture was taken exactly 1 second before Moomin tried to bite The Hemulen’s face off.

Chillin' in frog pose. The Hemulen has very open hips.

Chillin’ in frog pose. The Hemulen has very open hips.

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