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General Boxer Chat / Re: Advice needed- adding another
« Last post by proud grandma on October 30, 2014, 09:36:45 PM »
     Good luck on Sat!  Please post a few pictures.  :dance:
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Other Dog Breeds, Pets & Animals / Re: Pic of my Lola
« Last post by proud grandma on October 30, 2014, 09:35:39 PM »
     What heartbreaking and heart warming story!  I'm so glad you didn't give up on her.  What a sweetie!  I love her face.  Thank you for rescuing!   :RunDog:
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Off Topic Chat / Re: Halloween...
« Last post by proud grandma on October 30, 2014, 09:31:29 PM »
     Now that the kids are grown around here we don't get any trick or treaters.   I miss that!  I usually decorate the house with some fun Halloween stuff.  We live in the country.
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Other Dog Breeds, Pets & Animals / Re: Pic of my Lola
« Last post by BabyBu on October 30, 2014, 07:18:39 PM »
Thanks everybody.  She is a sweetie.  Stephanie, the organization that rescued her actually had her pregnant mom under their watch, then the puppies after they were born, (on Valentines's Day, 2013.) They didn't have any foster homes for them for a long time, so Lola spent the first 10 months of her life basically on the street.  :( They had a feeding station in that neighborhood and kept them fed and watered, and even socialized,  like that.

They finally got them all in foster homes at 10 months. Right about at a year of age, is when I started looking for a dog and saw Lola on their website. I started to talking to the lady who ran the rescue and  she told me she was in a foster home at the time.  Then over the next few days, something happened and then she was being kenneled.  That's when I said OK bring her over.  She didn't tell me what had happened, but that the foster mom had delivered all the dogs she had back to them.

I had Lola at home but she was very leery of me and skiddish of any noises.  Within an hour of her being with me, she had found a loose board in my fence and escaped.  She stayed in the neighborhood, but REFUSED to come to me.  All I could do was keep track of her as best as I could.   I tried to lure her with food, but she would only eat if I wasn't in proximity to catch her.  It was nighttime, and it continued. If I stayed at home, she would run by the house every once in a while or even up to the front door.  As soon as I got up though,she ran off.  When I drove around, I could usually spot her, but as soon as I called her, she ran faster.  This went on ALL night.  It was February, and one of the coldest nights we had here, and by morning it was sleeting.  I was worried to death for her.  About day-break, she ran by the house, all wet from the sleet.  When she saw that I was outside, she just kept running.   I finally had to call the rescue lady and she and her husband came over.  I told them,"she just made a left onto that street about 5 minutes ago."

They drove off and back with her within 5 minutes.  She ran right to them. They stayed a while and tried to settle her in.  They told me that they had discovered that the foster mom was keeping all her fosters in their kennels for up to 16 hours at a time, only letting them out for small periods.  All of them had serious personality changes and a couple of them had become so fearful that they had to consider them "unadoptable" for a while.  I felt soooo sad for her.  :( I let her warm up to me in her own time.  For a couple of weeks, she really wouldn't stay close to me for very long.  She slept on the couch and wouldn't come to the bedroom with me.  She wouldn't let me hold her, or pick her up. 

Then once, I was asleep and was awakened by a plop on the bed.  She had jumped up and laid down right beside me.  I cuddled on her and she let me; then she fell asleep. I cried like a baby I was so happy and touched.  She was my little baby. With a couple of months of going to the dog park, I could tell how much she wanted a buddy.  That's when I found Buford at the Boxer rescue.  They got along almost immediately.  We've been a happy family ever since! :great:
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Other Dog Breeds, Pets & Animals / Re: Pic of my Lola
« Last post by Nancy-IL on October 30, 2014, 05:47:02 PM »
Awww, look at that face.  I love the name Lola. 
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Off Topic Chat / Re: Halloween...
« Last post by Nancy-IL on October 30, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
Since retiring from the grade school, we don't get many youngsters if any.  We live out of the city limits...(big town of 5,000).   ;D  We'll leave the front lights on and a bowl of candy but we'll be going to a costume party.  Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!  By request, we're taking our fur babies with us.   :dance:  And no, they don't have any costumes, just their coats.  It's going to be windy with a chill in the air.  Typical Halloween evening. 
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Other Dog Breeds, Pets & Animals / Re: Pic of my Lola
« Last post by Purplelori222 on October 30, 2014, 05:40:59 PM »
OH, look how sad she was!  Bet she's wearing a smile now!
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Off Topic Chat / Re: Halloween...
« Last post by Purplelori222 on October 30, 2014, 05:39:30 PM »
We don't decorate or anything, but have the porch light on, and usually get maybe 20 kids.  Wally is right in the middle of it, and usually gets in a sniff and maybe a lick or two.
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Raw Feeding and Dog Food Recipes / Re: I'm taking the leap.
« Last post by Skunkape on October 30, 2014, 03:55:42 PM »
So how are the pups doing anyway? and more of interest, how are their poops?

Put it this way, I don't have to beg them to eat and the poops are improving and it's only been 2 days.
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Raw Feeding and Dog Food Recipes / Re: I'm taking the leap.
« Last post by Stephanie on October 30, 2014, 03:48:15 PM »
So how are the pups doing anyway? and more of interest, how are their poops?
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