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It's almost been a week.  My only question is "what did we ever do without him"???

Chase is an absolute doll with a streak of the clown in him.  He gets along with everyone - including the senior tabby cat.  He plays will the tiniest to the biggest - and is sweet to everyone.  He's generous with the 'play bows' and will zip and rip with everyone.  

He's done a couple of things I really love.  The alpha Schnauzer in the house, our Kruizin-Dude, was a little slow in pulling his head out of the water bowl yesterday.  Chase, ever so gently, took one big paw, and moved Kruizer's head out of the bowl, then commenced to have his drink.  Kruizer was really surprised - me too.  He did it so softly - even Kruizer didn't take offense.  He also gets my husband's work boots for him in the morning.  I think the first time was an accident, but he got a lot of praise - and now it's a habit.  Good Boy!!!  Way to work on Dad!!!!  He's also snatched my undies out of the hamper - didn't get a lot of praise for that effort, but he did get praise for handing them over so nicely.

The 'Hood' knows about Chase.  When he and our Giant Schnauzer, Kodi, stand shoulder to shoulder they are a pretty impressive sight.  Kodi is quite a bit bigger than Chase - but I'm thinking he's going to seriously narrow down that gap.  He's heavier than I thought he was too. He fell out of bed the other day and I picked him up - he's a lot of dog even though he's half starved.  

He has admirable eating habits too.  He eats just a little at a time a couple times a day.  He has no eating issues - except he kind of 'spreads his food' on the floor.  His 'siblings' pick up after him.  He eats slowly and deliberately - 

He's still sleeping on the end of my bed - that's become his 'safe place'.  He's staked it out as 'his'.  If I don't see him, I look on the end of my bed.  There he'll be, stretched out on his doggie pillow, sound asleep.  That's where he is right now - dreaming about playing tomorrow - and - chasing squirrels off the lot.

 

Jan, Chase's MOM

 

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Thanks for the update Jan!  I'm really loving reading about your progress with Chase, I get excited every time I see a new thread :)  You are being such a blessing to that wonderful boy and he is gonna just bless you right back!

I would love to see you walking Chase and Kodi together, I bet that is a sight!  I was once on vacation in Switzerland and I was in a busy square, when someone came walking through with the most beautiful and well mannered great dane you can imagine, and this guy was HUGE.  I kid you not a hush fell as they walked by, everyone was watching them - such an impressive sight!  I picture you and the gang to be kinda like that LOL. 

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Go Chase!!

And can you imagine someone ever not wanting him?

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YAY CHASE!!!! So glad to here Jan!

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Sounds like you and Chase are off to a great friendship. Transition smoothe! When u get a chance, post more pics please !

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Sounds like you and Chase are off to a great friendship. Transition smoothe! When u get a chance, post more pics please !

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" Who rescued who?"

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Your stories about Chase always make me smile out loud. 

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I'm trying to get the 'hang' of posting pictures.  It's different here than other places - but I will take some pictures today and post them - they are quite a sight together......... and when they 'woof' together they really make a HUGE sound.  

They are quite the 'buddies' - in fact, Chase is a buddy to all the pups - big and little and in between.  He's all about playing with everyone.

jan

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No, I can't imagine anyone not wanting him - he's really a great guy.  He's starting to do more Doberman-Puppy things.  He's learned 'toys'.  He really likes soft toys that he can shake and 'kill'........and, he's discovered 'paper towels' (what puppy doesn't??) and he likes dish rags.....another perineal puppy favorite.  He's a little stingy with his kisses - just starting to kiss hands - but he's not going to be a 'licker'.  

When he comes inside, after doing all his rips, zooms, and loopty-doos, he runs inside, comes up behind me and gives me a 'slap on the back'.  He's not rough with it - it's just like he's saying, "look Mom, I'm inside now".  He does it every time.  

He's a funny boy - plays until he collapses - then he's out like a light.  His safe place is at the foot of my bed -

Jan

Chase's Mommie

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In our one week together, he's managed to gain a little weight - he doesn't look quite so gaunt.  His 'owies' are healing - poor baby has scars all over him - but I don't think they will show once he gets in his new coat.  He is quite the 'watch-dog' already.  His main concern is the local teenage gang that strolls down the sidewalk in a big pack.  He really alerts to them - and - he doesn't like anyone stopping and starring in the lot - me either.  He has two open sides to 'guard' - and he makes sure everyone knows he's there.  I have found out that he also has a lot better eyesight than I do - he can see things all the way to the end of the street -

I'm really surprised at how the other puppzz accepted him - he just slid right in and here he is. Have no clue how he could have possibly ended up in rescue -- and how he made it through the terrible winter we've had - many times temperatures well below zero.  

He's a happy boy now -

Jan

Chase's Mommie

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He's a happy boy now -

 

Wow...that pretty much says it all.  SO glad you rescued Chase and he is right where he's supposed to be. 

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GREAT update.. thank you much

Doesn't it make you wonder how in the world something so delightful was abandoned, until you realize it was YOUR good fortune as well as his to be together. I shake my head almost daily wondering the same thing about our golden girl.. How could someone let something so precious just...go?

I think it's rgreen who calls Dobermans "Karma Dogs.." they seem to be exactly that

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Chase & mom this is the stuff ...movies are made of. I want to suggest u watch "Eyes of an Angel". It's an oldie, John Travolta, and will give you goosebumps! The movie line is simple and the portrayal of the Doberman spirit right on! Sounds like Chase has really good judgment and tons of character!

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We're having a 'doggie weekend'!!  My husband and I started calling weekends dedicated to the dogs 'doggie weekend' - and the dogs all know what that means.  It means that Mom and Dad are going to be home with them all weekend.  There's going to be lots of lap time - lots of snuggle time - and lots of running time.  

Tomorrow Chase is having his first Play-date - and his very first Doberman playmate.  He's really excited about that!  I'm going to take pictures.  His new friend is 8 mos. old, so I'm really anxious to see how he and Chase are similar - especially developmentally.  Chase is resting up for the big event!  

He's been a really good boy today - and has taken turns running around with all the schnauzers - tons of zooms and rips and loops.  He's shared his toys - and gotten lots of 'good-boy' loving.  Now he's on the end of my bed........all that 'good-boy' stuff can really wear a guy out!

Jan &

The Chasemeister!!

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You experience is like almost all the others I have heard about with a rescued dog who was not a small puppy when rescued. They know. There is then a special bond with them. They also know where they are loved, as they have experienced the other side of humanity.

Those of us who have Dobies that have a single good home, know they are unique and loving, but apparently nothing like that experienced with a rescue.

Red is one whom I keep asking if he hands out towels with his baths when he meets other people. The attack tongue never stops. Princess on the other hand has yet to lick anyone other than me, and then only on rare occasion.

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My husband and I have just gotten a couple of kisses apiece.  Upon arrival, Chase was very 'head shy' - but he's come out of that a lot.  This week he is turning into a rambunctious young man - full of fun - great sense of humor - wanting to play with and enjoy every living thing.  We have a tiny schnauzer with a huge Napoleon complex (hence the name Kyzr) - and Chase loves to play with him - and let Kyzr run and nip after him.  Chase can out distance Kyzr in one stride, but he'll slow down just to play with him.  After a play session Kyzr's chest is sticking out a mile "Mom, did you see me play with that BIG dog"???????  

Chase's wounds are healing.  A couple bad ones on his back are starting to grow hair again.  I was afraid a couple of them wouldn't - but they are.  Some of the spots on his flanks (we think were frostbite) are starting to get some fine hairs.  I know his skin is pretty damaged in those spots, but we have his youth going for us - and young dogs heal fast.  

He's exhibiting more personality - and it's a great personality!!  He shows a preference for attacking throw rugs - makes me really laugh when I'm not supposed to.  I came around the corner and he had pieces of shag thread sticking out of his face.  I said, "NO NO" "What are you doing?" - and he looked up, really innocent looking - WITH THE STRINGS HANGING OUT OF HIS FACE.  It was a Kodak moment - ......"WHO, ME?????"

He continues to make his presence known - no one in the neighborhood doesn't know he's here - and in the 'hood' that's a wonderful thing.  His bark is a thing of beauty - like an announcement........and, watching his lope across the lot - wow.  He's  like a thoroughbred horse - prancing.  

We're doing normal puppy things, which is a great accomplishment.  He's turning into a clown, which is wonderful considering his past - and he's a happy boy.  YAY Chase!!

The Chase-Meister's Mommie - jan

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How wonderful to read.. thank you for posting your update.. LOVE the Chase-Meister!! He sounds like an amazing dog!

Sofia is very selective about her kisses.. I get a couple of little ones in the morning nothing slurpy.. just a sweet little lick on my chin.

When you say 'head-shy' what do you mean? I'm curious as Sofia doesn't like anyone's head close to hers.. is that head shy?