Name:  Icarus
Alias:  Icky, Pickle, Pickle Butt, Bubbie, Buddy, Princeling, Little Soul
DOB:  03/29/2009
Genus/species: Canis lupus familiaris
Breed: Whippet
Color:  White with brindle patches
Sex: Male [By male, I mean boy.]
Weight:  41 lbs.
Likes:  Justin, chasing, catching, Frisbee, sleeping, Charlotte, treats, soft things, cat turds, pouncing Betelgeuse, The Cure
Dislikes:  Justin leaving, anyone else leaving, cold weather
Special Facts:  He sleeps twenty hours a day.
Significant medical history:  Icky had an undescended testicle.  He once was attacked at the dog park, and he ended up with four stitches in his side.

Icarus (f.k.a. Ramses) was born to Whippet parents Osiris and Phara in rural Pennsylvania.  Icky joined my extended animal family as Justin and Nicole's dog on June 4, 2009.  He spent his first year and a half living in Brooklyn with the Wolf Pack (incl. Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Zero), and then a year in Chicago with the Pack while his Justin attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.  After spending a few months in Virginia Beach romping on abandoned beaches in the offseason, Icarus moved to Yaphank, Long Island to chase deer.

Icarus and Betelgeuse are the unlikeliest of pup friends.  Born only two weeks apart, they made each other's acquaintances at age six months.  Years later, Betelgeuse remains one of Icky's favorite creatures to chase and catch.

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