New puppy!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ckelley, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ckelley

    ckelley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So last March our German Shepard of 13 years passed. He was our first baby, and my daughters best friend.

    I didn't want to get a puppy as a knee jerk reaction to his loss. I told her that "maybe in a year" we would start thinking about it.

    Two days ago I came across a litter advertised on an online yard sale page. I was very open and honest with the owner- if we got him, he had to be able to integrate with our other dogs and be a good fit for our family. We agreed on a two week trial period.

    We told our kids we are fostering him and that he is not ours. Just in case it does not work out. Told my oldest (9 almost 10) that this was a good chance to show us how responsible she could be if we decided to get her a dog in the future.

    It's day two, and I ordered the little bugger tags, and scheduled his shots for this afternoon! He is such a good puppy and my two other dogs LIKE him. We often have our friends bring their dogs over, and they play well with others. Trigger, our old lab was so excited to play with the puppy that he was jumping around and he is so fat, it's quite a feat to see. Lol. They even laid in the kennel together for awhile.

    My daughter's birthday is the 23rd and we are planning on having her party on the 21st. We are going to give her his collar and tags on her actual birthday. I'm not a huge advocate of giving animals a gifts, they are a lot of responsibility. This was a eyes-wide-open venture and one I know I will have primary responsibility for.

    Anyway, I'm just super happy that it is working out. We are not telling people until after the two weeks, but even my husband, who was not really on board with this, likes him.
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Congratulations! Glad to hear it's gone so well for you and your family. I think that was a brilliant way to go about things...trial basis, seeing how the DD did with him, and how he got along with the older dogs. Sounds like it was just meant to be.

    Love to see a picture of him if you have one handy!
     
  3. Yoako

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    Yay, congrats! I hope you have fun with him!!! Does he have a name yet? I'd love to see pics!!!! ;):love
     
  4. ckelley

    ckelley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Named him "Ender". Hubs and I are huge sci-fi fans, and our daughter agreed because of Endermen and Enderdragons in Minecraft.

    Waiting at the vet to get his first shots.


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    He needs to be covered up and have music playing (prefers Celtic Women) to fall asleep.

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a doll. I loved the movie "Ender's Game," though my adult son didn't care for it. I think you did just the right thing re: your trial with pup. The sellers must be very nice people to have agreed. Sounds like a win-win situation all around. Your daughter is going to be SO HAPPY [​IMG]
     
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  6. ckelley

    ckelley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. They were pretty awesome. He was a "free to a good home" pup, but they were very adamant about returning him if he didn't work out. Said their dogs are family- which bodes well in my opinion.

    My vote for names was Tiberius- but I'm a huge Trekkie. Lol. I was voted down. I'm happy with Ender- My oldest wanted Ash until my two year old started calling him @$$. Lol. So Ender it is.
     
  7. Yoako

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    HE IS ADORABLE!!!:love
     
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  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ender's a doll...and what a nice surprise for your daughter! I hope he has a long, happy life with your family.

    (BTW, I'm with you on Tiberius - that's my flock drake's name [​IMG] )
     
  10. ckelley

    ckelley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!

    Charlie informed me and my husband that "Mom ALWAYS gets to pick..." Yeah, 'cause I pick awesome names..." Lol. I'm just glad it's not "Socks" or "Blue" or something. Haha.

    We did almost agree on Roger though, but hubs vetoed that. Charlie has a love of Captain America, and Steve Rogers.
     

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