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Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Sep 1st, 2017 10:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

..."Ooops, I Did It Again!"

We adopted a lil' sestra for our pooch. Rescued from a Bakersfield "kill" shelter, she's Jack Russell or Mini Pin and Chihuahua, we're guessing (but who knows?).

Wired to the gills. She's on the right in the PIC.

Generates enough energy to light a small city:

Pinetree
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Sep 2nd, 2017 04:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cute kid.



Ragtop
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the sweeter the music.
Sep 2nd, 2017 05:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good for you. And her.

Leftee
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Sep 2nd, 2017 05:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Way cute! Congrats!

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GospelBilly!
Sep 2nd, 2017 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cute dog, way to go on rescuing her! (Our dog is a rescue too.)

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Sep 2nd, 2017 08:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"We're guessing, but who knows?"

Looks like a Britney Spaniel.

[rimshot!]

Tyrone Shuz

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Sep 2nd, 2017 09:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Way to go! Rescue is the way to go. I know breeders have a right to make a living but there are tens of thousands of great dogs (or more?) that need homes in this country, so rescuing is a truly noble deed. Both our cats, and now dog, are rescues.

Taildragger
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Sep 2nd, 2017 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Rescue is the way to go."

Agreed. The girl on the left is also a rescue. It amazes and disgusts me how so many people view dogs as little more than something to neglect and discard once the novelty of pet ownership wears off and the magnitude and duration of the responsibility becomes evident.

Taildragger
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Sep 5th, 2017 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This new dog is working out really well.

At first, we thought she hadn't been potty trained. But she "got with the program" so quickly that I think she must've been previously trained and then lapsed because she had no place other than her pen to go in in the crowded kill shelter. She's VERY highly food motivated, so that also helped reinforce good habits ("oh: you just took a dump outside? GOOD GIRL! Have a cookie!"). No accidents since day 2.

Our first dog, who has always been pretty high-strung, has really relaxed and become more confident since the two have become buddies. They romp and wrestle every morning which, along with their daily walk, gives them plenty of exercise and stimulation.

We've been careful to lavish lots of attention on dog #1 so she wouldn't feel displaced and get resentful of the newcomer.

Win/win!

Got a bit of a scare because new dog reacted to her distemper shot and acted half dead for several hours. But she has now sprung back and is herself again. Would've really sucked if she had croaked just as we're becoming attached to her.

Taildragger
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Sep 5th, 2017 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What amazes me most about this new dog is how different her actual personality is from what I saw when I met her at the shelter, where she seemed fearful and a little "slow". The shelter lady said that some dogs just kind of "shut down" as a way to deal with the shelter environment, which may have been the case with this one, because she really "blossomed" once we got her home.

The wifey picked her out, so I guess the woman has good instincts when it comes to dogs!

(This message was last edited by Taildragger at 02:07 PM, Sep 5th, 2017)

Taildragger
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Sep 5th, 2017 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jeez: nearly 3 hours ago I left practically an open invitation to cheap shot me in the last sentence of my last post and nobody took me up on it.

Either you guys are gettin' slow or soft-hearted or it was just too easy a one t'bother with...

Leftee
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Sep 5th, 2017 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We're just lazy.

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CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Sep 5th, 2017 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We try not to pick on guys who love dogs -- so you get a pass. Don't make a habit of it though.

Handsome pup BTW -- looks like a handful -- or two handfuls (maybe three if we count Missus TD).

Good luck with all of them.

Leftee
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Sep 5th, 2017 04:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok... I'm just lazy.

Taildragger
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Sep 10th, 2017 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Boy, this is really working out well. No more "accidents" indoors with the new dog and we have her bathroom schedule synched with the other one now. Given that, the additional time and clean-up is negligible, and is still probably less work than it would be for a single, medium-large dog. Rewarding her with a treat for "going" outside was quite effective: she will almost crap on command now.

The two of them spar extensively every morning and have pretty much come to an understanding as to the rules of engagement: the new one was a bit too rough at first but she's toned it down a notch now, so the "hey! too MUCH" yelps have gotten few and far between. The original dog no longer seems to be jealous or worried that she is being replaced in terms of our attention/affection.

The original dog, though she hadn't gotten obese, was carrying a bit of excess weight but she's already burned off a couple of pounds with all the additional playing she's doing with the newcomer. She is definitely more relaxed and confident outdoors in general now that she has "back-up": the new dog is pretty much not intimidated by any dog she meets, despite her weighing a mere 12 pounds. She could pretty much become a complete tyrant around the house if we didn't remind her who's in charge at regular intervals. MinPins often display this trait, from what I understand.

We knew that taking this dog on was a gamble, but it seems to have paid off handsomely.

Yah!

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