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So, I Adopted a Dog........

lisa burekllisa burek Posts: 855
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:41 AM in Good News
Hi All,

Several months ago I had to euthanize our Basenji. Since then my 5 year old mentions at least 10 times a week how much she misses Ruby, (we all do).

So.....my dear friend rescued a 4 year old beagle recently and I fell in love with her. Started looking at 11th hour Rescue to see the dogs up for adoption.

Well, after much discussion with hubby, we loaded the girls in the van, didn't tell them where we were going, because we were just going to "look".

Instead, we all fell in love with "SHY". He is and English/Red Tick coonhound, medium sized and a big lovey mush.

Its obvious he did not have a nice life before, but he is phenomenal: say "no" once and he obeys, he just wants to be loved. He is great on leash walks and loves romping in our large fenced yard. Its like he can't believe that he has a home with people to love him.

Just thought some happy news is always good to report! Right now he is so pooped from all of his playing that he's snoozing in his cozy bed. it does my heart good to know we saved him from a "kill shelter".


  • That's great! I know Ruby's happy to see smiles on the kids faces again. Can you put him on your avatar? Or show a pic of him? Pets are so wonderful to have. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • He sounds very cute, my girls want a dog also, but hubby says not until they learn how to care for the animals they have.
    Can you take some picks I'd love to see him.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    So happy for you and your family. My neighbor just lost her dog, Honey, a few months back and she just adopted a box/pit mix from the pound. Her name is Bella and she is a sweetheart also.

    Would love to see some pictures of Shy -- post if you can!

    Enjoy your new addition to the family and hope you are doing well.

  • That is awesome! I would much rather rescue a dog than purchase one. Of the few dogs I have owned, the rescued ones always seem to have a better temperment, almost like they know you saved them! Enjoy your new family member!
  • Thanks for your good wishes. Unfo,rtunately, I am still a total spaz about this "new" technology of digitals, avatars, phone cameras, etc.

    I promise that I will be learning soon, don't want to be left in the dust.....I never make New Year resolutions, but if I did, that would be it! Hubby said he will help me.
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  • what happy news for your family. =D> a new family is made!! :D i wish you all the wonderful memories of your other four legged friend and hope your new one,Shy, will make wonderful, new memories for you. i have a boxer/pit mix and i just love her to pieces!!! :X i know you will feel the same way in no time!!! Jenny :)
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    How wonderful for you and your family. Although a new pet will never replace the ones we lost they sure can help with the feeling of a empty house and bring years of enjoyment to you and your family. I lost my dog during the pet food issue with the food being poisened and I swore I would never get another dog but within a few months I did and I am so glad I did. The dog I have has brought me so much love and joy I couldnt imagine my life without him. Isnt it funny how animmals become so much a part of your family and how they manage to just steal your heart. May your pet bring you and your family years and years of love and enjoyment!
  • I am happy for you and kids. I love dogs i have 6 of my own

  • I love hearing stories of people who adopt dogs out of the shelters. I adopted a full breed collie(lassie) as my current dog. She was 2 when I got her and was told she had behavioral issues, which I have yet to see. I have since turned her into a therapy dog she was a natural. She is on the mend currently from major surgery to have her gall bladder removed and not working, and bored to tears. She was having some kidney issues awhile back so a ultra sound was done and a small bullet was discovered in her, so that explains why she never wants outside by herself. So someone else's loss has now become my gain with her and I hope you all experience the same joy I get daily with mine. I am sure your girls are just as happy as can be, nothing better than new editions.
  • and everyone else with your well wishes.

    I love the idea of a therapy dog, such a terrific way to spread the love, do well for others. I'm going to keep it in mind after I get him healthy: he needs more worm treatments, gain some weight, and in a few days when he is feeling more secure I will get him bathed/groomed.

    Thanks All.....Lisa
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