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Hopalong

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Pup
« on: May 10, 2024, 12:19:32 PM »
Y'all ready to hear about him for another 15 or so? Who needs men?

Pup is insane. I think he needs an exorcism. He has the most hilarious face. He looks at things completely wild-eyed: "What's going ON here?". You can spot all his gene parts: shiztu, corgi, doxie and mini schnauzer. His face looks like an old soldier's with mutton chops, he has like Pooch did a long-limo torso; and he's got a really chipper curled, white-tipped tail. Helps you spot him at twilight. When he stares into the Great Beyond (back yard) he suggests Rin Tin Tin now and then, which is difficult for a three or four-pound dog to do.

Better today because I got EXHAUSTED. Plus, pain. Hurt my other knee in a fall a day or two before Pooch died (coming in the house with her on a leash and carrying too much stuff--tripped over my own feet or the threshhold). Lay on the floor howing and moaning, at which Pooch was, as ever, unimpressed. And my back is spasming a lot. Bending bending bending for pads cleanup. Washing blankets day after day. I have two weeks' worth of filthy dishes in the kitchen and Mt. Everest laundry to fold.

But he's worth it. A sweet and funny little madman. Whew. One day he'll live up to the mellow shitzu part. Now he's mostly a maniac.

Which fits, since I am insane to start with a puppy at 74. Gotta grind through this chapter and then...maybe?...I'll have the calm lap companion of my dreams. Or...not! He's forcing me back to life in a lot of ways. Cried for Pooch briefly this morning, just staring at my tea. I'll miss her always. There was incredible communion with her.

But it's coming with Pup. A friend who came by said she could see how bonded to me he is already. He performed his first nonstop outdoor zoomies for us, which were outstanding. So much laughter. He was so tired he slept nearly all day yesterday.

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« Last Edit: May 11, 2024, 05:12:41 PM by Hopalong »
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Re: PUP
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2024, 12:54:07 PM »
So. Tiny!  Three or four pounds is so small! 

Sounds like love to me, Hops.

Hope you heal up and feel better quick.

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Re: PUP
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2024, 02:03:11 PM »
The rescue lady estimates he'll top out around 10 lbs.
Could be, though that may be as reliable as her description of him as "mostly housetrained." HAH.

But she heard how important the weight was to me, and may have told me what I wanted to hear. He won't be really big, and smaller than Pooch, I'll wager.

She also hasn't produced written medical records, which irks me. I've asked twice.

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Re: PUP
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2024, 02:27:35 PM »
Keep asking, Hops.  Don't ask, don't get.

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Re: PUP
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2024, 03:53:20 PM »
Well, they may not exist...not sure what her problem is. She talked about given and will-be-needed shots in an email. I'd just like the paper trail to give our vet.
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