Roll Call for March 18

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Roll Call for March 18
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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 2:22pm

Sorry I'm late.  I had to drive to the other side of Fort Worth to pick up my new foster pug, and then I couldn't find where I had put my small belly bands, and I'm just now sitting down.

Hope you all had a nice weekend and aren't suffering from too many green beers.  Did any of you attend any parades or do anything special for St. Patrick's Day?

Please give us your name, location, dog breeds, names and ages.

Gaye here squack in the middle between Dallas and Fort Worth, with the pugs, Anya (10) and Jabaar (9) and the new foster Taurus (8-9).  And don't forget Dylan Thomcat, the Siamese, who is 8.

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 2:57pm

Terre from Arkansas with Jack and Taz, Toy Fox Terriers - both are 9. No parades or celebrations for St. Patrick's Day.

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 4:00pm

Peco and Vozzy both beagle mixes living in Apollo, PA.  No Irish celebrating here, but my son and his girlfriend were tye dyeing several tee shirts last night trying out some new designs.  I can't wait to see how they turned out.

Gaye you have to show us pictures of your new rescue.

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 6:14pm

Barbara in Michigan, with 10 yr old Weim Comet and Keeker the Kat.  I'm still coughing just short of needing life support, so I stayed close to home all weekend.  My father was 100% Irish, but not Roman Catholic, so St Patrick's Day celebrations were never part of growing up.  I like beer, but don't see any reason to spoil it with food coloring!  Grand Rapids might have had a parade, but at 25 degrees and snowing, I don't think it was well attended!  Pity the guys in the kilts!

 

Oh say, can you see?


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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 8:19pm

Picture of Taurus is posted in the folder below.  He is turning out to be a real pill.  Big-time leg lifter and humper.  He was just neutered on 3/14, and he has spent all 8-9 years of his life as a stud dog.  He won't stop humping Jabaar, so I have him gated in the entry hall, and he is howling.

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 8:47pm

Donna here with Dante, 3 y/o Greyhound in Arizona.  I went over to my Dad's on St. Patty's day to have corned beef, cabbage and boiled potatos.  Very yummy!

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 8:52pm
That's too bad Gaye - it will take some time for all that testosterone to get out of his system..... patience......
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 8:54am

Oh no, Gaye! I feel for you ;-)

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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 11:50am
Gaye I think being a Foster Parent you have to be one special person to have to put up with some of your fosters bad behavior until you get them trained to be a decent dog for someone. Also, I don't many husbands that would put up with some of the bad behavior from the dogs (some husbands I bet are worse than the dogs!) I know my husband wouldn't let me foster he can't stand how Vozzy barks at everything it drives him crazy. Me? It doesn't bother me the barking but the whining does.
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 8:56pm

I volunteered at the shelter this morning, and as I was driving there, I thought that if my husband were still alive, he would be volunteering with me and feeling good about it.   He would be out in the meet and greet runs with the big labs, rotts and pits, playing fetch. He would be fine with fostering (one at a time) too, as long as they didn't keep him awake at night.  For ^DH^, his sleep was something holy.  He was responsible for bringing our first pug into this house (after I had announced we would have no more dogs).  ^DH^ was an animal lover before I was.

Now, I'm retired and I live alone with these animals, none of whom ever knew ^DH^.  Most of the time, if one keeps me awake at night, I can sneak a little nap in after lunch and make up for it. 

The first three days with a new animal are the worst.

In 11 days, I had Gemini answering to his name, housebroken, sleeping all night, sitting for treats, and ADOPTED.  Taurus is more of a challenge, but we will get through it.  This, too, will pass.