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LucyVanPelt
August 31st, 2017, 12:56 PM
She's a shelter dog, an elderly lady. Her owner went to the nursing home and no one wanted her. She's very cute. She seems to be housebroken, polite. She's not yappy or nippy. She was well loved, though, barely able to walk a block from being over-fed.

KayKay
August 31st, 2017, 02:43 PM
Awwwww!! Congratulations! Do you know what kind of dog she is? Big? Little?

I love that you got an older shelter dog. Next time I adopt a cat (or cats) that's what I'm going to do - go to the shelter and get an older cat.

LucyVanPelt
August 31st, 2017, 03:40 PM
There were tons of older cats. It's sad because everyone wants the kittens and the cats will probably be euthanzed. :(

She is a rat terrier. She is very overweight. We'll feed her well and exercise her. She is also very friendly with people and other dogs and cats. She doesn't appear to be a jumper, a licker, or a nipper. She is well trained.

Knot2loud
September 1st, 2017, 05:24 AM
That's awesome! I had to put our Rat Terrier down about a month and a half ago - she was 16. She was also a very gentle and lovable dog. Protective too.

When my mother was living with us she used to feed her constantly. She ballooned to almost 40lbs. After my mother left I put the dog on a diet. It tool almost two years to get her to a nominal weight. I used to walk her on the park track (1 1/2 miles) about 4-5 days a week - Took the Jack Russell too. It was fun. I would go real early on the weekends (5-6am) and let them run. The Rat was good at coming back, the Jack was another story. One time they found a rabbit in the brush. Took me about an hour to find them again - little rascals.

Enjoy your new addition to your family!

LucyVanPelt
September 1st, 2017, 06:09 AM
OMG, Knot, we had a Jack Russell when I was a teenager. He would run for hours if he got out!

I'm sorry about your Rat Terrier. :(

Knot2loud
September 1st, 2017, 10:57 AM
Rat Terriers are great dogs! Oh heck... Most dogs are great dogs. my wife replaced our Rat Terrier with a miniature Australian Sheppard. Good natured dog. Big baby to be certain. Still has a lot of puppy in her, but she's smart and has learned fast.

Our Jack is 17 now. Has a cough and sleeps a lot. Still loves to walk. Doesn't see or hear as well as she used to. The Shepard like to play with her and the Jack will chase her around the yard until she has a coughing fit. What's really funny is the Sheppard is scared of our six pound Chihuahua - she'll avoid her like a plague. That Chihuahua is six pounds of bad attitude anyway.

snafu
September 1st, 2017, 06:58 PM
Congrats Lucy

LucyVanPelt
September 2nd, 2017, 04:38 AM
That Chihuahua is six pounds of bad attitude anyway.

We didn't want a CHihoahua-- too much attitude! :D

For a 9 year old, she has a lot of spunk. She plays ball pretty well. :)

Thanks, snafu!

ValQu
September 29th, 2017, 12:25 PM
Congratulations! And good on you for rescuing an old dog who needed a home. There are too many left to rot in shelters.

LucyVanPelt
October 9th, 2017, 04:17 PM
I don't know if you'll find this as funny as I do, but DH is totally in love with this dog! He even let her on the couch, which was a huge no-no!

It turns out she likes to talk. She doesn't bark at people, she just likes to vocalize with us, especially if she wants something. I think she can say, "Pet me" and "No!" :D

snafu
October 9th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Bet that no is about a 🛁

KayKay
October 9th, 2017, 05:09 PM
Hahaha!! That's cute! :D

snafu
October 20th, 2017, 07:17 PM
Updates? Pics?

LucyVanPelt
October 21st, 2017, 05:16 AM
I can't post pics anymore.

She's very funny, though. We laugh at her all the time.

We were wondering why she smelled so bad. Then I saw her rolling in the yard and when I found what it was, no wonder she stunk! It was skunk scat! So now I have a skunk and a dog that smells like skunk. Ugh! :D

JemStar
December 3rd, 2017, 07:37 AM
Oh Congratulations to all -- you, the furkid and to your family!!

I have my "pup" who is going to turn 14 this Feb. He is just beginning to show some signs of cognitive disorder. I have a sneaky suspicion it may have had something to do with a dental and eye surgery combo last January.

He just isn't the same. :*(

But he is still a joy - just moves a lot slowwwwwwwwwwwer.

On our walk yesterday, we met a 13 week old maltese and a 10 week old pom mix. They both wanted to play with my old guy...he just stood there staring at the sidewalk while these pups hopped all over him. So cute but yet kind of sad, too.

Supplement note: he is on his vit b liquid from the vet, colloidal silver for any dental issues, sometimes doggy CBD oil, coconut oil in his raw pheasant dehydrated biscuit food, hawthorn berry tincture and a mix of either rescue remedy for pets or homeopet anxiety relief drops -- either oral or on shoulders. :) I swear he is coming back!!

Love and hugs to you and your new furkid Lucy!!!

LucyVanPelt
December 3rd, 2017, 06:23 PM
On our walk yesterday, we met a 13 week old maltese and a 10 week old pom mix. They both wanted to play with my old guy...he just stood there staring at the sidewalk while these pups hopped all over him. So cute but yet kind of sad, too.


Aww, poor guy. The kids are too much for him!

Our girl plays with the dog across the street sometimes. Mostly, she sleeps on the couch. :)

JemStar
December 5th, 2017, 06:46 AM
Gosh Ive been a dog "mom" since 91! Yikes. That's a durn long time.

I was ambushed. DH, dd and I walk into the breeder's house and there were yorkies all over the place. Cute little button noses. Saw the parents - very well behaved, groomed...and dh scooped one up and said look at this one.

I wasn't sure I could raise a puppy. He was barely six inches tall! Scared me.

(he turned out to be the best dog ever)

trixxie
December 10th, 2017, 11:27 AM
Congrats!

I'll share the memories of OUR rat terrier - hopefully yours will be much better than mine..here goes!

Oh the memories of our rat terrier!
Her name was "Patsy" she was stationed at the door to the bedroom as a kid.

I was able to run in "air" through the doorway to avoid getting my ankles nipped on!

She was a ankle biter. She pooped in the house and I remember "finding" a pile in the dining room one time on the floor. Ack, it was not fun. I think she was elderly at the time and couldn't control her bodily function.

I don't have fond memories of that dog.

The only dog I don't think that didn't like kids....

The other dog we had at the time was an American Eskimo (I think that's what it's called) all white - he was wonderful!

LucyVanPelt
December 10th, 2017, 03:13 PM
No, my little girl is the best! She doesn't bite. Normally, I would never say that a dog doesn't bite; they all will for self defense, right? Even with the vet and the groomer being a little "invasive," she cried, but she did not bite.

trixxie
December 10th, 2017, 08:43 PM
Probably was my great-aunt who was bed-ridden - she was a pistol of a woman. She probably made our rat terrier mean!
Glad you got a good one!

Cremebrulee
January 30th, 2018, 07:26 AM
Congratulations Luc....wishing you many happy moments with her.

I had rescued an older Bichon, the entire neighborhood loved him. It is b/c of him that one of my neighbors rescued a dog. I was sick and she watched him for me, for a few days, and when he came home, she missed him terrible.

Older dogs are special to...they seem to be primed, easy going, willing to please, and at peace with the world. They also seem to sense when they are loved.

wishing you the best....congratulations.