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Ok so it's not for sure till I get to see more of the personality - but I have a rottweiler puppy on hold for me!!!!!! since it was impossible to find a senior again that loved cats we decided to raise a puppy up with the cats.......

Yes you heard right - puppy, me a puppy should be terrifying and interesting all at once.

seems there was a pair of rottweilers dropped at a shelter and when the foster parents got the female home they realized she was pregnant and eleven puppies later I was told about them by a rottweiler group, both parents are of great temperament which was a concern of mine......the puppies are now 2 weeks old......

We considered two so they could keep each other busy but the cost of a rottweiler is way high, ours have never run less than 12 grand after they hit age 8-9 due to cancers and special food and vet trips etc. so two would just be insanely expensive, as much as we would love to see two playing and all we have to be realistic if we can't care properly in elder years for them both then we did a dis-service to them.

the only issue would be if for some reason this little guy shows some bizarre prey drive before adoption is completed, otherwise sometime in May I get a puppy - here is my little guy:

last night I was chatting with the foster mom and she said they were opening their eyes!! Right now he's called "the blue ribbon boy" he's actually a good sized boy.....

so do you guys think I will do ok by a little bitty boy??? I pray I will remember my puppy days of training hahahaha

 

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YEAH!  I was keeping my fingers crossed,  you would go the puppy route.

Sweet little blue ribbon boy, so precious.

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That makes my day!  So exciting for you.  Yes, of course, you will do right by a baby Rottie.  Lucky little fella. 

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Talisin you will be an amazing puppy momma!! The absolute real love you have for your animals will make it so much fun!

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lOhhhhh you'll love it :) and don't be discouraged by a bit of prey drive it's natural and you can curb it :) haha my boy has prey drive but never ever goes for the cat, he knows the cat is off limits. Just make sure your adorable little bundle knows this and all will run smoothly  :)

I think you'll love the puppy experience watching them grow and learn is absolutely rewarding and when you put the time in you get this incredible dog :) it's an amazing experience !! 

Congrats on him. So happy for you :)

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I keep looking at his pictures and videos he has a dark blue ribbon and the other male that is available has a light blue braided one.....

I keep telling myself that the puppy stage of peeing every hour is a short time and I will survive those late night runs and the whining and such, it will be a new experience it's been 14 years since I had to run puppy duty.....and that was for puppies that didn't live with me hahahaha so this will be my first puppy experience that I will have to deal with alone, my husband works from 5am till 6pm at night so basically it will be me and the pupster......might as well be alone......now just to make sure my husband doesn't undo all the hard work I will be putting into this little guy all day hahahaha

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I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to read your post this morning..

YOU. WILL. BE. AMAZING!!!

Puppies outgrow that stage before you know it.. we've all survived and we're all here for you at all hours... all questions.. and all 'oh-my-God-what-have-I-done?'

The happiness and joy that a new little life (and a healthy one at that )is JUST what you need.

If you haven't already joined, I would encourage you to check out Rottie Nation Rescue.. chock-a-block with wonderful people ready willing and able to support and promote this incredible breed..

NOW.. names?? Oh boy.. what a fun challenge..

Because he's going to bring some special magic into your life..  why not.....................................................................................

wait for  it,....................................

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A PUPPY!!! You will do just fine, it's like riding a bike :)

I got my present girl at 8 weeks and it had been 40 years since I'd raised a puppy. I'm retired, live alone, so it was just the two of us. I found I had much more patience than I did when younger, so I totally enjoyed (almost) all of it. She's almost 2 now and we have an incredible bond.

Good luck - and post LOTS of pictures if it works out!

Good luck to you - hope it all works out and the next 6ish weeks go fast!

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Kate - I am already saying what have I done hahahahah I am terrified that I won't be able to keep up with this baby......they move so fast and I move so slow

I know my male cats are going to be in heaven with a puppy to play with......

So here are my first puppy questions:

should my crate be puppy sized?? I assume that the adult crate that my other rotties used would be a bit too large?? I don't want so much movement that he pees and poops all over his crate a bit of close quarters is what I would figure in the beginning the crates for Ben and Sam are HUGE, I still have Pepe's crate which is a good size for a puppy for the first week here maybe - but a rottie will be way too big after that first week to even want to go in there for anything......the foster did say he was a bigger male than a couple of the others

I honestly can't remember at what age I moved our other puppies to dry food I know I did a slow transition but the age from wet to dry evades me right now any pointers??

what are good training treats for growing puppies I want to keep him as healthy as possible and want to train with healthy treats

and the terror begins.....

 

Oh and Rottie Nation is one of the ones that I am in contact with regularly and one of their people has been helping me find a dog and if I remember correctly they also helped me with Sampson!!!

 

 

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Haha Tal.. you're adorable..

Is there any way you can put a divider in the large X crate you had for your big boys?? Would have to be welded then moved as he grows.. lots of times.. haha..

I do believe a large crate would be okay though.. your call.. they are such smart kids and very clean.. as long as you adhere to the potty time every half hour for the first week.. then longer times in between as his teeny bladder grows.. .. I have a hunch he'll be okay..

(Mike SLEPT with Bella on the sofa the first week and took her out every twenty mins.. we have NEVER had an accident with either  girls.. )

I'm going to guess around 8-10 weeks for the dry food transition.. as soon as he has teeth... you're good to go.

WOW.. this is going to be such a huge change in your life.. wish we were all closer to help out...

Smooches to the Pooches..

 

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hahahaha Kate you have no idea how I wish you guys were closer I would give some potty runs to you hahahahaha

as for the crate good call I forgot the crates did come with a divider and it can just be moved back a couple of rungs each week.....and the pan slides out etc.

I certainly am worried about my abilities but I keep telling myself rotties are wicked smart and Ben learned to help with the laundry after 2 tries and encouragement from me so I pray that I have a smart little bugger that wants to make mommy happy and not eat her hahahaha

I also pray that I remember all the great advice I have read here about training and such and don't completely lose my mind and forget everything hahahaha

and heavens to mergatroid you had to remind me it will be every 30 minutes I have to get up and leash a puppy - oh my aching back already.......

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Tal... lots of people wait an hour between  potty runs.. Mike is our over achiever..good that your crate is adjustable.. will make life much easier..

and if you any reason you ahhhhh... forget a step or two on the training?? Guess what?? That's what this Forum is all about.. we're family.. we love you and are eager to help in any way possible..

Try putting the crate close to the door in which you're going to lead him out.. have the collar attached to the leash ( he will sleep naked right?) and hook him up one two three.. outside you both go.. don't forget the pee pee cheer when he does 'get busy,' and back inside.. no play no nada.. just business done and over.

I'm sure everyone has their own way of training.. take all this with a grain of salt.. as YOUR way is the best way.. you've had more dogs than most of us put together.

 

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hahahaha I like that last note about how many dogs I have had may be true hahahaha

hmmmm I am looking at the crate to the door situation and not sure how to do that here but it's a good idea and the leash walking will be a challenge since he apparently seems to be a BIG boy by the time he gets here at 10 weeks he may be weighty enough to yank me down we will see how that one goes may have to get inventive.....and yes I plan to be the silly one legged person out in the yard doing the one legged happy dance with my pupster at all hours hahahaha hopefully we won't run into the bear late at night cringe the thought

I will be posting pics of course

I also have an understanding with the foster parent that should a rescue contact me with a senior that needs me or will die that will relinquish my puppy hold cause everyone wants a puppy but no none wants the seniors so I am here to save a life first and I have told her that should that happen she is to keep the puppy adoption fee

so right now she is sending me videos every other day showing his growth process and she said she will work with him to teach him to be gentle before sending him on his way to me - I hope some of the early teachings will help

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She sounds like a wonderful person // eager to make sure this is a great placement..

what kind of time frame are we looking at as far as final 'take home day?'

Both a senior and a pup have their challenges, and I cannot stress how much I admire your courage and conviction. You make this Forum a better place.

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oh talisin what good news !!!! a puppy in your near future just keep your strong wits about you and it will all be fine ! you can mold that cuttie pie into the great dog you need for a long and loving life together with all the cats of course haha!!!!  

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I hope to have my little big bundle of joy and frustration sometime around May 12th or so a month away!!!

I am trying to locate transport that is trustworthy I was thinking of using the same group that brought me sampson from CA I don't want this little guy stolen or lost by strangers moving him from car to car every hour to two hours that scares the crap out of me. I want him with one person or group the whole way......

there was a rottie recently that was shipped over from germany and was being transported for stud and never arrived turns out he was stolen and we are still searching for him 6 months later and I certainly don't want my puppy stolen......and having a transport that is pick up/delivery by the same person gives me recourse should something happen......less chance of losing the trail so to speak.....you know me I would be hunting this puppy forever if he got lost or stolen......I wasn't worried with the seniors cause people don't want them in the first place but puppies, they are easy to sell and so forth.....

Can you tell how worried a mom I am good lord.......

 

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OMG, new worries.  It is not easy being an expectant Mom!

Where is he coming from? 

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He's coming in from Dallas, Texas

I haven't heard back from the Paws Without Borders yet I may need to ask them again

I run doggie transport for several groups on the weekends when I can and it's amazing how careless people are with their charges, they don't put harnesses on them, I prefer harnesses with dogs I don't know it's harder to come out of, they don't buckle them in, or crate them, they take the leashes off before putting them in the car I never take the leash off I always buckle the leash into my own seatbelt for an extra security. It just drives me nuts to see the carelessness with dogs that are strangers and don't know the people, the territory etc. They put them in the front seat instead of the backseat I don't do that due to the airbags, if they go off in the front they can kill a dog.....I don't put them in the tailgate area of my suv either for the same reason a rearend collision will kill them or injure them seriously. I mean I buckle up the cat carriers in the backseat I treat them like I would a child cause that's what they are to me.

So yes I am very particular about how any dog travels......

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Hi Tal!

 I have been enjoying this thread and your anticipation. I think your little guy will be like Zanny Boy was and very soft around the neck and just wiggly and gangly and easy to guide.

You'll do great!

We are so happy for you and him; are you waiting to meet him before naming> maybe that's a good idea, as it's remotely possible there will be a last minute trade...

woofs!! wow that's a long trip 

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Heres an old photo. Zanny was quite the runt when he was young and didn't get fatter until he lost his big sister/ playmate Kenya when he was 5 or 6.

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I remember that picture!!! I thought it was great......

Not sure about the name I want to name him something that is gentle and patient and kind......

So far haven't gotten anymore updated photos but when I do I will post them they grow so fast every week he will be looking older and bigger I hate that I miss out on those growing weeks but he's too far away to go visit hahaha

 

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The famous dancing with the stars piccie

 Bella and Zeus...have not seen him again as my friend has rescued a fawn pittie ex bait-dog baby. Will post a new piccie of that new pal, Toma the goldie has to suffer through acl surgery right now, say a prayer for her.

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love the pics!!! I remember that one it's been a long time hahaha

Sorry to hear about the surgery has it been done yet I see the date of your post was two days ago......

 

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still considering two babies, seems there is a female that has become my little boy's best buddy she sleeps on top of him and whenever he is playing she is really close by or playing with him.....here are some updated pics

the little girl in red ribbon and the little boy in blue

She's to the left of him of course he is blue ribbon. Look at that pile of puppies, bless the momma dog she had her hands full with this litter of 11

one of the parent dogs with my little boy

 

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still considering two babies, seems there is a female that has become my little boy's best buddy she sleeps on top of him and whenever he is playing she is really close by or playing with him.....here are some updated pics

the little girl in red ribbon and the little boy in blue

She's to the left of him of course he is blue ribbon. Look at that pile of puppies, bless the momma dog she had her hands full with this litter of 11

one of the parent dogs with my little boy

 

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Is it a sign of dominance, even in a young puppy , that she likes to sit on him?

Boy are they ever adorable:) You can even see their different personalities already. I would say he is the sweeter, she is the sassier....

 

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Oh talisin!!! They are sooo cute!! 

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ADORABLE!  Puppy Pile!

Love his sweet little face and baby blues!

 

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Princi - I wondered the same thing it's a bit of a hesitation I certainly don't want a sassy rottie for sure......I have seen her playing around him and she is very gentle

There has been a big female out of the bunch that is really showing her rottitude already she is growling and snapping and resource guarding her toys - I would not want to be the one adopting her.......she did take a verbal correction from the foster when she did these things but dang she was feisty and verbal......

My little ones are pretty laid back and quiet right now, I will know more I think in a week or so but I have to let the foster know about the little girl in the next day or two.....she has a hold on her for me.....

I am at a loss as to whether to take one or two, my rottie people tell me they will just play and play and keep each other out of trouble in the house doing things like chewing furniture and demanding the human keep them entertained, hahahaha so for that it would be nice and I would love to see two playing and having a good time since we adopt seniors it has been a long time since we had the privilege of seeing happy young dogs playing.....and I know that period is for only a year or so then they settle in and become couch potatoes

any advice from you guys on multiple puppies would be great

 

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Two babies, twice and fun!   I have always had two dogs, but never two babies at the same time.  They would keep each other company.  Looks like those two are bonding too. 

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The only hesitation I would have is the litter mate syndrome.. They will be bonded to each other instead of you.. That however, might be a good thing and give YOU a break from the constant vieing for your attention.... something to consider.

I wouldn't do two pups.. I COULDN'T do two pups. As tempting as it would be, I know my limitations, patience and physical capabilities..

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I raised two at once, but mine were different sizes.  It was both entertaining and exhausting because they require constant supervision when they are together...still. Ours have healthy relationships with us and with each other because they spent most days apart and all training is separate. 

Based SOLELY on my experience, I would think two might be a bit much for you to take on.  You will enjoy the puppy experience much more starting with one.

That being said ... I agree with Kate on the SQUEEE!

 

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What adorable babies! Talisin, I am sure you are so excited.

My take on taking 2 is that as an older adult (I'm 57) I, myself would not take on 2 pups especially from the same litter for the same reasons that Lady Kate mentioned. I want my dog to bond to me and with a litter mate in the picture it will be twice the trouble, twice everything and they would instigate each other or so that is what I have always found to be the deal. But each of us can handle different levels and that is what I know is best for me. You may be full of vigor and ready to take this on and if so, you go girl! LOL

My one Doberman (10 months old) is full of life and she is a joy but I would NOT want 2 of her. When she gets older, maybe a couple of years I may add a pittie brother or sister to the mix but I want her fully focused on me in these earlier months of her life. :-)

 

 

 

 

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Well well we have a huge decision to make

I have been contacted by a group that knows I lean towards the senior dogs and they said they have two 12 year old whippets that are in dire need of an adult home!!! they are laid back, crate trained, house trained, can be crate together, bonded and cannot be separated lived with 3 cats all their lives!!!

I have had whippets in the past and adore them.......

I think I will be getting two whippets instead of two rottie babies, keeping a bonded 12 year old pair together and happy would mean so much to me as opposed to puppies that everyone wants and are easy to place.....

it is worrisome too because this small group didn't require a home check, pictures of the home or any application to speak of......so it is important that these two seniors not end up in a bad situation. I am worried about them and not worried about the puppies......the couple with the puppies have a waiting list for them already should someone not be able to take them......

So all the baby pictures may have been for nothing :(

But it will do my heart GOOD to save these two whippets

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Tali, the option with the whippets sounds perfect!  Keep us posted. 

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Just heard back the people will be bringing them this saturday the actual "owners" of the whippets that will be wonderful they can see where their babies will live and play and maybe they will feel better about having to rehome them. I just asked why they have to rehome them so we shall see.....

so I guess this rescue person is just a person friend of these people and the dogs are not in the rescue hence the lack of application etc. that makes sense now.

Thank god I am in a position to help this family......

I will keep you updated, now to go message the rottie fosters and let them know. I hate bailing on my little boy but he will have a home these two won't

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Ok so here are hopefully my two girls that will be a part of the family on Saturday. Wow went from no dogs to 2 overnight.......I was at least having a bit of time planning for the puppy/puppies in May but this was bam here ya go

Tomorrow we are going to the pet store and getting some girlie beds for them so they have comfy places to sleep and getting a new bed for Sampson's crate that they can share I might need a bumper to go all the way around the crate so they don't get their legs stuck in the gaps of the crate not sure......whippet legs are skinny and they get stuck in all sorts of things, ask me how I know hahahaha......

Ok so the story is this...... the responsible breeder took these dogs back from the people when they lost their jobs and although the breeder was just going to keep them till the crisis was over the people said no rehome them. Their owners will be bringing them to me so I know they love them but I just don't understand how if someone says they will keep your dogs for you until you can take them back that you wouldn't even consider it.......unless of course you don't want to have to deal with 12 year old dogs and losing them......I know my heart will break again in a year or so with their loss but their comfort is more important to me than my heart breaking again. I just don't get it, they were gotten together as puppies and have been with the same family all this time, how do you explain it to them that their world is upside down and everything they knew is gone forever, how do you do that??????? it already breaks my heart.......

I will hold off on telling the foster of the puppies until I am sure these dogs will fit with the cats on saturday......we will know right off if they like them or not...

Rainie and Julia

Rainie

Rainie and Julia

Julia

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What a cutie! big things ahead for you!

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You are their angel.  Thank you for being willing to risk your heartache to ease theirs.  They are lovely and YOU ROCK.

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I am sure there is a back story, and you will find out the answers tomorrow on why they can not keep them.  You are a very special person and these two girls are blessed to get you.  They are adorable.  Yes, keep us posted on the new journey.  All things happen for a reason!

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Raine and Julia.. OMG.. they are so lovely. I wouldn't worry too much about them adapting to their new surroundings..

A.) Whippets are BRILLIANT dogs and will know immediately how much they're loved and protected, cherished and should I say 'adored?'.

There's no B.)

Tal. this just 'feels' so right.. I know you feel it too..

You rescue and harbor a safe place for seniors to spend their remaining time on earth in a sheltered and loving environment.. you sacrifice your own emotions in order to give these glorious creatures yet a few more years of blessed company which they so deserve.. It's what you do.. it's who you are ..

 

 

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We think there's a lot of whippet in our Bella

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awwww Bella I haven't seen updated pics of her in awhile thanks for sharing and yes this is what I do.....and we had a totally marvelous whippet before TJ Whippet or TJ Whippersnapper he was brilliant as you say Kate - he knew 75 sentences and 150 different words individually, he was sneaky too but ohmygod what a love, I was devastated when he died he touched my heart like Sampson did, and when he passed I had him in my lap and as always had my cheek pressed to his and I actually tasted the euthanasia fluid and began to gasp for air, my mom and danny were about to call for 911 they were that concerned and then when he took his last breath I was able to breath, it wasn't just grief it was truly me feeling what he was feeling.......

I know these two are special

Bad news though, today I got a call from the owner and he said that the movers let Rainie out and drove away while they were out and when they got back home they found her in the driveway and she had been attacked by a dog she has some stitches in her hindquarters and a cone on her head so they will be waiting to bring them until late next week so she can heal up as much as possible. Odd thing is my whippet was out in my yard with me and the neighbors dog came in and bit him in the butt and it damaged his spine and I had to take him in for spinal treatments for the rest of his life every week for 8 years. I got an inflatable pool for therapy and everything so I hope she doesn't have this issue but it's odd that they both would have been bitten in the butt

I asked if they were bringing their sweaters, blankies, and toys and they said yes I know I have TJ's sweaters stored but these are females and he was a male so they might not fit right......and yes I kept all his things in a zippy plastic bag that sheet sets come in, I did the same with Benjaman's things and Sampsons one day I might let them go but for now I can't.

I spent last night ordering a bumper kit for the crate and some beds for the girls tomorrow I will go to the petstore and get a few other things for them :)) gotta have some pretty things for the girls - never had girls this will be fun

My husband still wants us to get the puppy we shall see how the girls do before we make that leap......

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sih and mommaL

thanks for the support, it's a calling I have, they all deserve love before they cross and I couldn't let these girls go to just anybody they need whippet people

Kate I do see the whippet influence in Bella!!! always have I bet she is just as sneaky and smart as a full whippet too

Andrew yep lots of big things in the future here can't wait to post updates on my non-dobermans

oh just so you guys have the full story on the collie search for me after 35 years of collie dogs - the sheltie people denied my app even after a glowing home visit and vet check why - my fence is 4" - 4 inches shorter than their requirement of 4 feet doesn't matter they are old shelties and cannot jump the dang fence they won't let me have them......that's why I asked about the whippets I asked about the shelties 2-3 months ago got turned down just this week, asked about the whippets and within 2 days they were mine. And the people said they had a 4' fence and the whippets never tried to get out, see whippets and a 4' fence bothers me, a sheltie no way.

I tell ya' the collie and sheltie people need to not be so stringent that they lose great homes and end up with dogs needing homes. I could understand the fence thing if they were maybe young dogs but still a sheltie that can jump 45" fence??? really?? these dogs are 10 years old and are listed as couch potatoes I have no fear they would even try to jump that fence. I told them that even the old rotties would not try to jump it and they could see over it! and the collies never tried and they were 1 year old when we adopted them......just didn't seem fair to the dogs to lose a home over 4" even when I told them we are scheduled to have it removed and replaced with a 5 foot fence they didn't care.

it's been a harrowing experience with rescues to say the least. So here I am with more dogs than I can count......and once again on Mothers Day - Sampson came to me on Mother's Day so maybe he's sending these babies to me as a Hi Mom and a thank you for saving the older babies - you're welcome Sammie, you are so welcome, miss you sweetie, these girls are for you!!!......

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hi talisin, i might agree with your husband , if you think you and the seniors are up for it go ahead and get the puppy as well as the older girls they can help you raise up the little guy and then in a few years when the older ones are gone you have a wonderful rottie all grown up and you won't have to go looking for another one ! the one big but here is if the older girls would tolerate a puppy chaseing them around all day bitting at those long legs of theirs lol good luck with whatever you decide!! the little guy is adoreable!!!!

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karie I thought the same thing that's where me as a parent would have to be on top of it and stop and annoying behavior towards the whippets.

It's a mental challenge right now knowing what to do.....I will know more when I get the girls and see how spry they are.....

I hate that one got bitten by an unknown dog and delayed their appearance but that is ok too it is what it is

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Oh talisin, those Wippets are absolutely GOURGEOUS!! I am so excited for you, and very glad you are going to adopt them if all go's well!! And Karie's idea about the rottie pup might be a pretty good one! BTW he is extremely Cute!!

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Those whippets are very pretty and they are blessed to have a loving home awaiting them. 

 

 

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Tal, I'm so happy to read this thread. You are someone who needs to have a dog. I've read the threads and the whippets are very fortunate to have found you. I do also think you should get the rottie puppy. You NEED a rottie. The whippets will train the puppy as well as you. I've got to share a rottie story with you. My son did keep his rottie mix and she has turned out to be wonderful with the new baby who's 16 months old now . Well they were going away for the weekend and totally forgot about finding a place for Angel . So he called me Friday morning and asked what I was doing. Well I was just cleaning my floors. I just had some new wood floors installed. He then asked if I could watch Angel. I said fine. He said he would be right over. He then came in with Angel, introduced my pack and he left. I then walked into the kitchen and then I smelled it. Angel took a gigantic crap in the middle of my floor. My dogs all looked at me like we didn't do it lol. Angel looked defeated. Kinda felt sorry for her. So I cleaned it up and then took her for a walk. She was my best friend from that point on. Let's say I get your affection for this breed but damn they take huge craps lol.   Enjoy the whippets and maybe the puppy. 

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hahahaha Tess that's why when we found that perfect rottie male senior and found out the foster was letting him use pads in the house I almost had heart failure.....shooooweeeee

The girls are doing fine, the one with the darker brown Rainie, she is a wild child, she has out of body experiences I swear - she has no idea there is a body attached to her eyeballs....she has gotten into so much stuff I will have to fill you guys in later when I have time, at 12 I cannot believe how agile these girls are they FLY across the yard.

One thing Rainie learned today - we put up a baby gate with a kitty door at the bottom so the cats can eat on the floor without dogs in the way, well guess what that skinny whippet managed to go through the cat door!!!! how in the world???? so how do we feed the cats now? I guess it's back up on the counter in the laundry room but we have senior cats who can't jump that well, and if we put steps like we used have then Rainie will just go up the steps.

Now I am afraid the girls may teach the rottie bad habits good lord......right now I can't seem to find a transporter from Texas to NC for my baby he will need a ride this month.....the company I used before won't answer my requests it's crazy