Big news!

Hi guys!

I have some pretty exciting news I thought some of you would like to know about…

I have a puppy dog!! He’s a 3 year old rescue from Romania, and he’s absolutely gorgeous! He’s brand new I’ve only had him since Thursday and he’s doing brilliantly :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: it’s been a bit overwhelming (for us both!!) and I keep worrying about everything but a cuddle from him and it makes it all worth it!

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Lucy says “Hi”. She is 6 yrs. old, rescued from South Carolina.

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Congratulations Lucy! He looks gorgeous. I’d misread who posted and thought is was Barry @Brooklyn making another pun, BIG new puppy indeed!

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No pun intended.

“LUCY” is the real name of our dog, whose picture I posted. Just realized that LUCY1 is actually LUCY2❗️

Now that’s punny . . . :rofl:

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Awwww congrats @Lucy1 I hope y’all develop a wonderful friendship :tada:

@Brooklyn Lucy is so cute!!

I think it’s great that so many people are rescuing dogs, they really do need homes and it’s breaks my heart ( in a good way ) to see them finding loving families :sob:

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@ConfusedbutADHDandLD

Here’s a picture some time ago with Lucy’s best friend, our other 10 lb. rescue, Dodger. Unfortunately we lost him to Lymphoma a few months ago. He was 10+ yrs. old. We went all out and had him see a veterinarian oncologist. He improved and held on a bit . . . But we knew from the start that K9 Lymphoma is treatable but not curable!

We loved him dearly. He was a real “character” . . . mini in size but mega in attitude.

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Thanks everyone!

@Brooklyn - Jax says hi Lucy! If we lived closer he would’ve loved to meet her!
How are you all doing without Dodger? It’s so hard to lose them when they go, I am still devastated about my cat who went 1.5yrs ago so I can’t imagine what I’ll feel when Jax goes because you spend even more time with dogs than you do cats (he was a very loving social cat so when I was in he was often hanging out if he wasn’t socialising!)

Thanks @lui! Haha, when he lets his guard down he does act like a big puppy! When he plays his legs go flying all over the place :rofl::heart_eyes:

Thanks @ConfusedbutADHDandLD, I hope so too :heart_eyes: he actually bonded with me very quickly and has been following me around the house bless him. I’ve had to steel my heart and ignore him when he does it though because it’s a sign of stress and they advised to ignore so he realises it’s not a big deal and I’m not going to leave him forever I’ll be back in a moment (and then build up the time slowly). He’s starting to relax and stay put when I leave so I think it’s working :crossed_fingers:

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Yep, our puppy has turned into a ‘‘velcro dog’’ and now we’re having to do something similar. Good luck with it all looks like summer there is nice.

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I’m smiling, every, single, time I read this.
Do your pun skills no know bounds?

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@Lucy1

Thanks for asking.

We are better . . . At first I could hardly say his name or look at videos of him and Lucy playing . . . without getting choked up. Everytime our doorbell rang, or the sound of a doorbell ringing on the TV . . . Dodger would go ballistic. The other day a TV commercial had a doorbell ringing and I called out “Dodger, no barking!” Then realized that Dodger was gone . . .

We had his body cremated. His ashes sit in a handsome hardwood box in our family room. It is tough, but we would not change a thing. Over his 10 years with us, I sent photos of him to “Denise”, the woman who rescued him. She loved “that little guy” . . . “Dodger Roger” (as she called him).

He was a character . . . 10 lbs. with the attitude of a Bulldog! And yet he’d sit in our lap (like a cat) and slept in our bed with us.

Here is a picture taken by the oncologist who was last to care for him.

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I’m glad you’re feeling a little better. I still look for my Charlie cat at the door! I think people without pets don’t know how hard it is. Your Dodger was so gorgeous :heart_eyes: he sounds like he was such a character!

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Jax has an Instagram page, if anyone fancies seeing more pics and videos of my boy :slight_smile: it’s a_street_dog_named_Jax

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I was bound to be self-punnishing!

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@Lucy1

Dodger at the vet after a laser treatment (protective glasses)

Young Dodger graduating puppy school

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He’s SO cute! I love seeing his photos :two_hearts: his character just oozes out!!

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Yes, it was the rare person who thought he was plain old vanilla!

:sunglasses:

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It’s good y’all are making progress!! How’s he doing now?

@Brooklyn
Awww his lil graduate cap :sob: so cute!!

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Thanks for asking!! He’s doing so great. He still prefers to stay with me most of the time but when I go out or a room he can’t go he just settles back down rather than waiting at the door :muscle: he’s started having time completely on his own, we’re up to 30-40 mins with no problems :muscle: and he’s generally doing great, he loves little training sessions and play time, definitely loves cuddle time!! He’s less and less bothered by things he found scary at first (bikes, horses, joggers, big vehicles, fast vehicles) - now there’s very few things that are scary!
He’s just fab :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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He must know that he is loved and cherished . . . Dogs know how to pick ‘em!

:dog::heart::slightly_smiling_face::heart:

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Oh that’s awesome!! Y’all sound like such a wonderful pair together :grin:

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