Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Upstate NY
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I am so very sorry for your loss of Sadie. What a lovely, sweet, whimsical picture of her. The end of August is not so long ago. You are very brave in going out there and getting a new dog--actually, I think we all are, it is so painful to lose one's dog. I especially applaud that you're rescuing. Our Jasper was a rescue puppy. I would like to be a foster mother for GR rescue after our puppy grows up. Maybe one will stay with us permanently...
Don't know why we're doing the puppy route again. Maybe because, at 60, this is the last time I think we'll be able to do it. And we had Jasper as a little, 8-week-old puppy. I remember his puppyhood so fondly; all those puppy things he did (like eat the sofa). I even smile at the barium x-ray bills we had every time we were worried that he'd eaten something that would give him a blockage. Running out and buying all new wastebaskets with lids...all those funny things he did during training, like offer a compromise to a "down/stay" at his dogbed (he'd creep a few feet and then resume the down/stay, making slow progress toward the dinner table). We called it "puppy creep."
Please, please post pictures of your rescues. You know, I worry that I loved Jasper especially because he was a rescue, and that I won't be as head-over-heels with a non-rescue pup. I think this is an irrational fear, but still, it's there!