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LucyVanPelt August 31st, 2017 01:56 PM

We got a dog!
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 03:43 PM

Re: We got a dog!
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 04:40 PM

Re: We got a dog!
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 06:24 AM

Re: We got a dog!
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 07:09 AM

Re: We got a dog!
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 11:57 AM

Re: We got a dog!
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 07:58 PM

Re: We got a dog!
Congrats Lucy

LucyVanPelt September 2nd, 2017 05:38 AM

Re: We got a dog!

Originally Posted by Knot2loud (Post 84695)
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 01:25 PM

Re: We got a dog!
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 05:17 PM

Re: We got a dog!
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

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