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Prodigal Daughter Has Returned!
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The last two weeks have been rather interesting and will help to explain my lack of posting.  My time has been devoted to our darling rescue puppy.  My husband and I went with the intent to foster but when we saw our fluff we knew we had to adopt.  The vet believes he is seven months old with some husky, chow and corgi in him (interesting mix).  As I explain, he looks like a cross between a wolf and a bear cub.  He is creamy coloured with some white bits and lots of charcoal grey/black on his back.  He is about 35 lb so much smaller than a husky (thankfully) and very, very fluffy and soft.  From the back he looks like a bear cub as his hind end is rounded.  He sort of lumbers like a bear, too.  ;)

 

Anyway, my time has been spent showering him with love and affection and teaching him commands.  Not only that, but mixing his raw food is a part time job!  :P   Get this - for the first week I didn't even COOK!  We just lived on scraps that we threw together.  We absolutely adore him.  He is devoted to us and feels very comfortable in his new home.  He was rescued from an Indian reserve, poor thing.  It just makes me tear up thinking about what he has been through in his young sweet life.  So he can run in the back yard, I trampled through thigh-deep snow to create paths (otherwise it is far too deep).  Now he can zip along all sorts of routes.  We're working on walking with a leash. Not going that well but that will come.  He is smart and has learned his name (Bingley as in Pride and Prejudice) quickly.  He has learned several commands.  He sticks to me like velcro and watches me with adoration as I do dishes, etc. (when I get around to them!  :lol: )  

 

Our border collie died three years ago and we had a very difficult time with her death.  This fluff ball is as different as you can get from her which is a good thing.  He is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo precious. 

 

Dog people will understand my blathering.  I guess as he is a rescue it is even more important that I spend time bonding with him and teaching him things quickly. 

 

Now I've finally got back into routine. Just.  I feel like I brought home a newborn from the hospital (without going through the labour). 

 

I'm BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;)

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Yay!  L2T is back and with a wonderful "excuse note" -- nothing better than adding a new member to the family -- especially a very special dog!  

 

Me thinks Bingley will be eating better than most of us reading along -- one lucky pup!

 

Does he have a Corgi rear end?  I just love their little "pork chop" legs -- Any black spots on his tongue from the Chow -- sounds like the coloring came from the Husky - very interesting mix indeed.

 

My daughter recently lost her beloved Corgi -- they love to herd -- very smart too -- Lola was my daughter's ears for several years during her worst period of deafness (improved after we were diagnosed celiac).  We miss her, buried her ashes at the base of an apple tree we bought the kids for their housewarming gift.  I still giggle that the tree's name sounds like a stripper -- it is called the "Lola Honeycrisp" tree.

 

Welcome Back :)

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L2T, that is so wonderful of you to adopt the rescue dog.  And it sounds like a perfect match!  It's great that your training early, so important.  My Hubs has to shovel our back patio and a grass spot for our little yorkies or else they can't even get out the door. 

 

Congrats and is the pup sleeping in your bed yet?

 

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Puppies are so great! He sounds like quite that perfect little guy. :wub: Glad to know you didn't end up freezing into a popsicle or something.

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Awwe, Bingley :wub:  sounds so sweet.  Congrats on your new family member.

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Yay!  L2T is back and with a wonderful "excuse note" -- nothing better than adding a new member to the family -- especially a very special dog!  

 

Me thinks Bingley will be eating better than most of us reading along -- one lucky pup!

 

Does he have a Corgi rear end?  I just love their little "pork chop" legs -- Any black spots on his tongue from the Chow -- sounds like the coloring came from the Husky - very interesting mix indeed.

 

My daughter recently lost her beloved Corgi -- they love to herd -- very smart too -- Lola was my daughter's ears for several years during her worst period of deafness (improved after we were diagnosed celiac).  We miss her, buried her ashes at the base of an apple tree we bought the kids for their housewarming gift.  I still giggle that the tree's name sounds like a stripper -- it is called the "Lola Honeycrisp" tree.

 

Welcome Back :)

He does eat rather well.  I give him raw chicken with bones (ground from a store) with a bit of fruit puree and make veg purees.  And then I flash freeze chunks of raw beef kidney and chicken gizzards.  And to be sure he gets all his nutrients, he gets 1 tsp of sea kelp alternating days.  WHEW!  That is a job in itself.  Oh, and an egg or two each week is recommended.  Being the doting mother, I also grind up the eggshells for added calcium.  He will be the fittest and healthiest dog in town!  

 

Funny that being celiac really makes me aware of all that goes into his mouth.  No gluten treats, etc.  He gets as balanced a diet as possible. 

 

Yes, he has a Chow rear end.  It is so rounded and looks plump.  And the black spotted tongue.  He really is an intriguing mix.  I have never seen anything like him!  All show see him ooh and aah and have to pet him.  His hair feels like goose down practically.  He has dark brown eyes and a mostly white face.  Will post pictures once I've downloaded more from the camera. 

 

What a great story about Lola.  Funny about the tree with the questionable past!  :lol:   It is unreal how much dogs can be part of the family.  So great for your daughter to have had her Lola.

 

Thanks for the warm welcome home!  :)

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L2T, that is so wonderful of you to adopt the rescue dog.  And it sounds like a perfect match!  It's great that your training early, so important.  My Hubs has to shovel our back patio and a grass spot for our little yorkies or else they can't even get out the door. 

 

Congrats and is the pup sleeping in your bed yet?

 

 

Colleen.smiley-puppy-emoticon.gif

Yes, he is a great match. Interestingly I don't have time to dwell on pain!  He is rough around the edges (i.e. nips at our ankles, struggling to walk calmly on his leash) but we know that will come. 

 

We truly need each other.

 

And yes, he is sort of, kind of allowed on the bed BUT only when we have our snuggle time before bed.  My husband loves to snuggle with him after his very long days at work.  Great therapy! 

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Puppies are so great! He sounds like quite that perfect little guy. :wub: Glad to know you didn't end up freezing into a popsicle or something.

Ha ha.  I saw that on the WFD thread, too!  :lol:   Not quite a popsicle though it is still definitely winter.  I cannot wait until our temperature warms up to 0.  We'll all be wearing shorts!  :D

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Awwe, Bingley :wub:  sounds so sweet.  Congrats on your new family member.

We love the name, too.  It really seems to fit.  We had a list of about 20 contenders (yes, we actually made a list!) and it is the best fit for his personality.  He is not like the Mr. Bingley character on Pride and Prejudice BUT the name is too adorable (we think).  And I have never heard of another dog named Bingley (though I'm sure there is somewhere in this world).

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Aw, your little guy sounds adorable:). Welcome back!

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Your little fella sounds adorable, how wonderful to have him in your lives :)

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Your little fella sounds adorable, how wonderful to have him in your lives :)

He has already really enriched our days. What a precious boy to hang out with!!

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Oh my goodness, I'd like to snuggle him just thinking about the little fluffball, he sounds adorable! Enjoy him, puppies are soooo much fun

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