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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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A new family member...

This little guy is coming to live at my house a week from Saturday!



He's a 2-3 year old mutt, probably some sort of spaniel mix. His elderly momma passed away unexpectedly and the family took him to the shelter in a high kill area of Kentucky. He was petrified and spent 2 months there cowering in his kennel. They couldn't get him adopted, his number was up, but a shelter worker thought he had potential so she contacted a rescue. His foster mom said it took him a few days but he settled in nicely at her place.

He's neutered, house trained, crate trained and best of all...loves cats. She said he's always snuggling with hers. She said he has great manners, doesn't chew stuff he's not supposed to, doesn't go looking for snacks in litter boxes, doesn't jump on people, loves other dogs but is a bit under socialized with people.

I'm sure my kitties will be less than impressed with the newcomer at first. I expect Kobi will be the first to accept him, he was playing with Holly and grooming her within 24 hours. Maggie will watch from afar and hiss at him whenever he gets near her for months. But she won't be aggressive or freaked out. I'm not sure about Holly, but she's pretty mellow and very submissive with Kobi & Maggie, so I think she'll be pretty accepting. The dog will go to work with me so they'll get a break from him. I need to figure out the introduction plan...

He's coming north on a pet transport on the 25th and I pick him up at 8am on Saturday the 26th. His name is currently Leo, but that has to change...it conjures up images of a friend's former boyfriend who I couldn't stand. Suggestions?


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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 08:45 PM
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Congrats! He looks like a sweet little man

I like to wait a few days after I get a pet, their personality helps me decide what their name should be. You never know, he might just pick one himself.

I want to see pics when he arrives!!!
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What a cutie!! Such a good life he's coming to!
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Lovely little boy, how sad he lost his owner and was placed in a shelter.

Hope he settles in quickly for you
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I know you like Springsteen. Jack of All Trades is one of his songs, so........

Jackson. Jax for short.

What a cute little guy!!!!

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Always in my heart, my sweet Cali, running free at the Bridge.

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The Bruce connection is a possibility. If I go that way it will probably be Scooter cause I already call Kobi "Big Man"

When the change was made uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
All the little pretties raise their hands
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half
With a Tenth Avenue freeze-out, Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out...


If I ended up with a girl she was gonna be Rosie as in "Rosalita"


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Onyx, Callie May, Maggie & Kobi forever in my heart.
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Two names from the same song?

It has to be Scooter now!!

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Always in my heart, my sweet Cali, running free at the Bridge.

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I know you like Springsteen. Jack of All Trades is one of his songs, so........

Jackson. Jax for short.

What a cute little guy!!!!
And let's not forget Bruce's song Jackson Cage!!!

He is so cute! I'm really happy for you getting a member of the other species. You'll have to let us know how the introductions with the kitties go. His story is pretty sad but things are about to look up bigtime . . .

I've always picked out names before getting the cat, and then the cat becomes the name as you get to know him or her.

Okay, if we're on a Bruce theme, how about:

Boss
Thunder
Terry
Clarence
Max
Johnny
Jersey


Holly and Murphy
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He looks like he is going to be a happy little boy, although I bet Holly weighs more than he does!!

Congratulations on adding him to your family.


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He's adorable! Adding a dog to the mix...you are brave! What a kind gesture.
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