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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:29 PM

omg I'm so sorry..I promised pics of happy

I posted a thread like ten days ago and promised pics of our latest rescue and forgot all about it....I'm so sorry

Back story...there was a puppy mill in SC that was just horrible to it's dogs...the females were in cages so tight they couldn't move so they couldnt fight when mounted........Happy was one of the 53 taken when they were raided.She is an Australian terrier...a newly recocnized breed that is a mix between an Aussie sheep dog and a Parson Russel Terrier.

She was so matted up when we got her we had to shave her bald.....she was so scared the first month we were scared she would starve because she was so scared to have anything to do with humans.


This is happy 9 months later










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Reply omg I'm so sorry..I promised pics of happy (Original post)
backwoodsbob Dec 2013 OP
backwoodsbob Dec 2013 #1
nolabear Dec 2013 #2
Walk away Dec 2013 #3
Demoiselle Dec 2013 #4
backwoodsbob Dec 2013 #5
GoCubsGo Dec 2013 #6
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #8
GoCubsGo Jan 2014 #12
Grey Jan 2014 #7
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #9
blaze Jan 2014 #10
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #11
WinstonSmith4740 Jan 2014 #13
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #14
WinstonSmith4740 Jan 2014 #19
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #20
WinstonSmith4740 Jan 2014 #21
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #23
MsPithy Jan 2014 #15
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #17
Flaxbee Jan 2014 #16
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #18
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #22

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. and yes the wifes mini toy poodle

seems to be enjoying himself in the second pic

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:11 PM

2. What a sweet girl. She's lucky she found you.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:14 PM

3. What a Happy New Year!

Enjoy your loved ones.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:31 PM

4. Ohhhhh….I'm making involuntary cooing noises!!

Thank you so much for rescuing her. They know who their friends are, I think… Happy New Year!

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:57 PM

5. I thought Junior would be the one who helped me get over Buddy Guy...but it's Happy

She rules this house with an iron fist.Junior,Katie,and Charles Exavier all bow to her.....she rules the roost and she is MINE.
When I go to bed she snuggles against me and dares any other dog to get near me.She and the wife had had arguments over who gets to be closer
When we go out in the morning she leads and they follow

She's my baby

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 11:25 PM

6. What a cute, cute doggie!!

She wasn't from the Edgefield County puppy mill, was she? I'm so glad she wound up in a great home!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:06 PM

8. not sure

We got her from the ASPCA and they gave us the background so we would know what we were getting into.They didn't give a name of the mill.

All we know is it was a mill near Charleston that got busted sometime around ten months ago.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 06:11 PM

12. Wasn't the Edgefield mill then.

That one was busted last September. It was a while before the dogs were put up for adoption. This state really needs to do something about this puppy mill shit. It's too easy to pick up and move after only getting a slap on the wrist. That's what happened to the woman in Edgefield. She was doing the same here in Aiken County, got caught, got a slap on the wrist, and started over in the next county.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:59 AM

7. Bless you and the Wife.

Our little Parson Jack Russel Terrier - Cocker spaniel cross is just the sweetest little dog.
Rescues are the best. Tess sends happy new year wishes to Happy and the rest of the pack.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:15 PM

9. if you look at the right side of the first pic above the couch

you can see Gumpy Junior's head above the couch.

Guess I should get a few pics of him to post

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:23 PM

10. My next door neighbor rescued a SEVEN YEAR OLD golden from a puppy mill

Watching the transformation (five years now) of that dog has been a delight to watch.

I don't remember how long it took Chloe to leave her doggie bed... but it was definitely months.... slowly inching her food away from it. From walking with her head and tail hanging down... looking so sad and uncertain. To now... she comes bounding out the front down and starts rolling around in the grass or dipping her head down in the snow and tossing it up. Head up high, tail wagging and excited to go for a walk.

My neighbor's hoping for two more years... so Chloe has as many years outside the cage as she did in.

Chloe and Happy are two very lucky dogs!

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Response to blaze (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:31 PM

11. here is hoping for Chloe to get MANY more than two

it's hard when you first get them but it pays a million to one in love

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 06:44 PM

13. Bless your heart!

Rescued doggies are the best! Is that a Newfie in your sig line?

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 06:59 PM

14. Yeah that's Junior

if you look close at the first pic bigass's head is showing over the couch.Yeah he is a newfie

guess I should get a few pics of Junior..he's a handful and then some

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 11:38 AM

19. They are wonderful dogs, aren't they?

Huge, but terrific! We had a Newf/German Shepard mix when I was a teen-ager. I always encourage people with children who are looking for a dog to consider them...I have NEVER seen a dog that was better with children than a Newf. I love the commercial for MasterCard with the couple picking up the Newf puppy, and the man getting a look at the sire sitting next to a (mini) horse. Talk about priceless!

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 11:49 AM

20. Junior is a big Gump

he's the sweetest dog you ever met.165 lbs of pet me overindulged baby.

I'm thinking I could leave the neighbors children in Juniors charge and they would end up bathed and in bed by nine with him guarding them until we got home.

He doesn't have the intelligence of my Buddy Guy but in attitude he is one in a million

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 12:05 PM

21. Oh, absolutely!

Ours used to go to our neighbor's house every day when she put her baby out on the porch in his bassinet. We never had to say a word to him, he just did it on his own. He'd sit there until Sue came out and took Steven inside, then he'd come home. He also went out and found Steven when he wandered away from home once. We lived in a rural area, and Sue was frantic. She had the phone in her hand calling the police when she saw Pookie and Steven coming out of some high weeds. Steven had his arms around the dogs neck, and he just led Steven home. Again, nobody ever said a word to the dog, he just sensed Sue's fear, noticed Steven wasn't around and went and found him. They are the best baby-sitters ever. The neighborhood kids would be just fine in Junior's care.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 12:19 PM

23. yeah they are an amazing breed

kinda feel bad that I got him *a rescue* to try to fill a need and that was stupid but he is fully part of the family now and I wouldn't give him up for anything.He's a trip.

Happy herds him He is a herding by nature dog but happy herds him......that mix of breed is phenominal when it comes to herding.

I would put happy against any Border Collie in the world when it comes to herding

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 07:32 PM

15. There already is a breed named Australian Terrier.

They are great little dogs.

http://www.australianterrier.org

How about Aussierrussell? How many double consonants can one word have?

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 11:28 AM

17. yeah was looking into this when i saw your post and the other breed definately had the name first.

they are going to have to come up with a name.This breed is becoming popular.

She has the herding instincts and the Terrier take no prisoners attitude at the same time.

She's a handful.She tries to herd the other dogs,the cats,the neighbors....she's fun.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 08:10 PM

16. what a beautiful girl! I missed this story ... Happy's rescue ... but I'm so glad you got her

and have given her such a good home.

I hope to have a dog or two someday - and they will definitely be rescues.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 11:33 AM

18. and make no mistake...she's no toy breed

she has those thick back legs and low to the ground balance...she is a handful to whatever she decides to herd...be it people or other dogs.
We can't let her loose at the wife's parents because there is a cow farm next door and I can imagine the chaos that would entail

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 12:11 PM

22. oh a food story

new years we made a shitload of lasagna (the wife makes an amazing lasagna)

Charlie got a slice(about a pound)
Happy got a plate(about 1.5 pounds0
Katie got a plate

Junior got a lasagna *5 pounds*

Junior finished his whole lasagna faster than the others finished their portions.

LOVE me some big gump Junior

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