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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:29 AM

got me a new baby

wow...got me a baby...he's only 9 weeks but he already has a head of steam and let's everyone know he is boss.He's fun.
Got me a newfoundland.

He's something.Already see the bond coming.We work

He's amazing.

Have a feeling I'm about to fall in love again...will get some pics.

He's a 9 week old horse of a dog.

GOT ME A BABY!

I REALLY like this dog.

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Reply got me a new baby (Original post)
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #1
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #2
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #3
tavalon Feb 2013 #16
handmade34 Feb 2013 #4
hollysmom Feb 2013 #5
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #6
retread Feb 2013 #7
union_maid Feb 2013 #8
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #9
avebury Feb 2013 #10
Raven Feb 2013 #11
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #14
CherokeeDem Feb 2013 #12
GoCubsGo Feb 2013 #13
tavalon Feb 2013 #15
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #17
tavalon Feb 2013 #18
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #19
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #20
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #21

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:33 AM

1. My dear backwoodsbob!

That's great news!

I'll bet he really likes you too...

I'm looking forward to seeing the pics!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:38 AM

2. it was time

someone brought 4 into the shelter...me and him bonded instantly.

I see a happy future for us both.

Appropiately...I named him Junior.He ..just...you know.

Miss the Budster so much.

Junior is a ball of energy energizer bunny hooked into a monster

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:56 AM

3. this is fun

tried to go to bed but the wonder terrier layed the law down on him.She is queen and he just figured it out.He's gonna be in my arms terrified of the wonder terrier

Katie layed the law down

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:09 PM

16. As she must

these youngin's need to learn early.

I'm sure with the coming years, they will be fast friends and Junior will know his place.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:15 AM

4. sweet

your news makes me smile! enjoy and congrats

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:00 AM

5. Congrats

And you got it as a baby, So be prepared to train train train, hee, should be a lot of fun.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:41 AM

6. Fabulous.

When I get a farmettes, I'll have a Newfie out with the animals

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:24 AM

7. Funny thing is, you can get one same sex, same breed, same coloring, and they are totally

different in personality from the previous one. This has happened to me 3 times in the last 20 or so years.(slow learner I guess). Each time I fall totally in love and think, "This is my heart dog!" Every time it is true.

Good luck with your new love.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:39 AM

8. Congratulations!

Since you're a big dog kind of guy, I doubt you could do a lot better than a Newfie to be your new baby. What wonderful dogs they are! Can't wait for pictures. Oh, and Junior is a great name for him.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:25 AM

9. Wonderful!

They are fantastic dogs...you'll need a part-time to feed him, however!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:27 AM

10. Congratulations!

Newfoundlands are really smart dogs.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:39 AM

11. Do you notice how the little guy's head

seems to heavy for him to carry? My Newf, Raven, had a head that was twice the size of the rest of her body when she was that age. It was funny to watch her. These dogs are loyal and loving companions and very smart and great swimmers. They drool alot, though, and I used to warn friends who were coming to visit not to wear clothing that they cared about.

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Response to Raven (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:05 PM

14. they can't drool more than bernards



He's fun.Took them both to the dog park just now,He's still scared of the wonder terrier

They will work it out.

Oh,and yes his head is HUGE

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:43 AM

12. Congrats!

I know he's going to bring a lot of joy to your home.

Love Newfoundlands....a friend had one and he was a great dog...loving, friendly, and so much to hug!!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:45 AM

13. And his name is?

Can't wait for the photos! Wish I could have a Newfie!

On edit: Never mind. I should have read through the thread before I posted. "Junior" is a great name!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:07 PM

15. A newfoundland!

Oh, my, you are a lucky man! I'm not going to ask if you are ready, because ready or not, here it comes. I'm really allergic to Newfoundlands but my friend had one and he was a hoot. He made so many sounds that sounded like a wookie so he ended up with the name Chewbacca or Chewie for short.

I'm so very happy for you. You deserve this. I'm glad your heart can open so fast. They say a broken heart leaves more room for love and maybe that's true. If my kiddo weren't right beside me on a blow up mattress, nursing a sickness, I would get up and dance around the room for you.

It's no exaggeration to say you've been in my thoughts and "prayers" (Pagan, though they may be) since your sad loss. I like having you in my thoughts with this boundless pup who will be a bigun, as we said in the south.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:29 PM

17. thank you from the bottom of my heart

I've felt such a void since I lost the Budster.
He's gonna be a handful..and I LOVE it.He's brought a smile to me I haven't felt since the Budster died.

Thank you so much

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:57 PM

18. I'm glad to put you back in the "happy" pile, not that any of us are so easily catagorized

It's just that I know first hand what the traumatic loss of a beloved pet is like and I felt a kinship and a desire (obviously, not possible) to protect you. Momma bear type here. I feel like I can step off the job here - you'll take it now. Happily. I like that. There is nothing wrong with being happy again, the Budster would want that for you, I'm sure.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:01 PM

19. yeah he's laying in my lap as i type this.

We have bonded.He's my baby

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:22 PM

20. That's one lucky baby! He's gonna be spoiled rotten, which is as it should be.

Congratulations, Bob!!!! He's gonna be a gentle giant soon. Do you have water around your place? They love to swim and hang out in water.


I didn't know much about that breed, so I looked it up. From dogbreedinfo.com:

Group
Mastiff, AKC Working

Temperament
The Newfoundland is a dog with an outstanding, sweet temperament, courageous, generous, peaceable and intelligent. A calm, patient dog that is mild with guests and obedient with its master. They are very devoted, loyal and trustworthy. Its huge body tends to move rather slowly. They rarely bark, but are protective and brave when they need to be. When an intruder is caught they are more likely to hold them at bay, either by trapping them in a corner or placing themselves in between the burglar and the family rather than an all-out attack. They are smart enough to know who is a threat to the pack and who is not. Very sociable and gentle. Any dog, other animal, child, or visitor who has no evil intention will receive a friendly welcome. The Newfoundland usually gets along with other dogs, but should be socialize well with them, giving a correction at any sign of aggressiveness to insure this behavior. Generally good with other animals. Patient, playful and loving with children. Enjoys the outdoors, but also needs to be with their family. The Newfoundland tends to be very messy when drinking water and often drinks a lot. They do drool, especially after getting a drink, but generally are not one of the worst offenders compared to some other giant breeds. They love to swim, and will lie in water if they get the chance. This breed may be slightly difficult to train. Training must be conducted in a calm and balanced manner. In order to achieve a well balanced dog one must be calm, but firm, confident and consistent with the dog. Give the dog rules he must follow and stick to them, along with a daily pack walk where the dog must heel beside or behind you. No pulling ahead. Teach the dog to enter and exit door and gateways after the human. These dogs are very sensitive to the tone of your voice. Take this into account during training; one needs to be calm, but firm. Adult Newfoundlands eat only about as much as a Labrador, but puppies eat more.

Exercise
This gentle giant is quite content to laze around the house, but still needs to be taken on a daily walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. It will enjoy frequent opportunities to swim and frolic.



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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:25 PM

21. oh we have the water here

They dont call it the lowcountry for nothing

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