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Old 07-19-2020, 09:25 AM
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In response to a request about our new rescue, I thought I would start this thread...

Last month we had to put our 9.5 year old AmStaff down. Way too soon. But she was sick and was not going to survive the blood disease she had. She also had a stroke and went blind. She just started shutting down. We were willing to try anything, but unfortunately, she was not responding to various meds and three different vets all gave us the same diagnosis. This is a pic that was taken shortly before we had to put her down. I'm crying now.

RIP Sweetie...


We waited a month....and it was hard for me as she was with me every hour of every day that I was in the shop. We hung out together and were constant companionship for one another. This past month has been hell....and told the wife I was finally ready.

Our county animal control usually has twenty to thirty dogs all waiting for a family to give them a new life. We went a week ago and strolled thru there. It was hard on me...and several dogs brought tears to my eyes hearing their stories.

But this one girl seemed so happy to see us! She had been returned by an older couple who got her from the shelter three years ago as a puppy...and said that she was a digger and would whine a lot. But she was just a bundle of happiness, constant tail wagging and this big smile. So we submitted our paperwork and this past Friday went back and spent some more time with Cookie. She is a setter mix. They said setter and collie. We will see what our vet says!

She has been a delight! She has over two acres to run around on and we have yet to see her dig. She is housebroken and has spent two nights on a doggie bed in our bedroom and has done fine.






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A big thumbs up 👍 on this, Rick. Good for you, and Cookie!
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I believe in kismet Rick , especially if dogs are involved . Her whining and digging may have come from lack of attention , now she has a buddy to hang with all day !

Interested to see how things work out as time passes and routing for the both of you . Some day in the near future I'm going to send you a few reels and there will be a nice surprise in there for Cookie...
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Looks like a great new buddy!
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Good job, Rick!
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AWESOMENESS!!!! I really believe rescues get it and appreciate the new opportunity....great job Rick!!!
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Happy Dog! Good for you and Cookie. Thanks for sharing.
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Train her to hunt for 10mm sockets and she will have a job for life and you will never be without. Best of luck with the new family member!
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Awesome Rick , she looks really happy! What a great feeling to rescue such a sweetheart. That face/nose looks like she may have some German Shepherd in her 😁. Don’t know you personally but I think she won the lottery with you and your family.
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Awesome! We're not quite to that point after losing both of our dogs this year, but I hope we can make a change in another pup's life when we're ready. Thanks for taking a chance on a shelter pet!
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Good looking dog! She looks happy .
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Awesome Rick. She looks like she is very happy and that she knows she is part of a great family. Glad to see you rescued an older dog...... or did she rescue you?! Either way, enjoy that beautiful girl.
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Thanks to all for your kind responses....

She still has some big puppy in her...she's between 3-4 years old. And I am sure that both of us have hit the doggy/owner lottery...
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Thanks to all for your kind responses....

She still has some big puppy in her...she's between 3-4 years old. And I am sure that both of us have hit the doggy/owner lottery...
Sounds great. The wife is puppy sitting three big, rambunctious dogs act her brother's big property. Hearing the antics makes me miss my late dog.

Family are encouraging me to find another dog to train and enjoy, but I am not sure it would work in our current situation. Enjoy your great looking pup!
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Very nice, good looking pup, actually has your features.

Have fun with your new pupsicle.
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So sorry to hear about the one you lost.
So happy for you and the new pup.


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Congrats on the new addition!

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