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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 06:47 AM
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Got Our New Puppy Yesterday
We got a new yellow lab to speed the recovery process over Barney dying. His name is Walter. We call him Walt after Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino. (We love that movie. So much so, that it was my wife's idea!))

He is the CALMEST puppy i've ever seen. HE SLEPT THROUGH THE WHOLE NIGHT LAST NIGHT!

I haven't heard him bark yet, except for a little pip while he was dreaming.

The cats are already in love.

Should be fun.
GAC
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:08 AM
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1. does he still have puppy breath?
love that puppy breath.
the next dog here will be DH's choice. he wants an english bull, mostly because i don't, but...
it will be a pup, tho. boxer dog needs some time to get used to another bully in the family.

good luck with the new baby. i usually start over again quickly.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:22 AM
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2. Congrats on the new baby!!!
Post pics soon? Pleeeeze?
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:25 AM
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3. Yeah Sure
I let my pix drop account lapse. But, i think my ISP allows it. So, i'll do that and come back and post.

We made the mistake with our last beastie of not taking enough early pictures. Then, the next thing we know he was 50# and growing.

So, we're taking daily or every other day for a while. Then we'll have a record of when the monster was little.
GAC
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 12:04 PM
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5. Don't know about puppies...
...but with kittens if you turn around really quickly, you can catch them in the act of growing.

:wow:

I'm only half-joking...you could swear they're just a tad bigger than they were when you looked at them five minutes ago...

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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 12:49 PM
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6. Quick Story
We got our doggie that just passed at 11 weeks. That was labor day weekend. We have ONE picture of him with a little newspaper squeeze toy and it looks big.

We have a picture when the living room was decorated for Christmas. 3 monhts later. He easily weighs 50# in that picture.

Talk about growing per minute!
GAC
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 AM
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4. Congratulations! We need pictures
:-)
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 06:45 PM
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7. Sounds like Walt is a wonderful pup. You are very lucky, and
so is he. And I am glad to hear the whole family is good with the choice!

:hug:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 06:47 AM
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8. Wel, Let Me Take That Back!
My wife said sometime around 11am yesterday, Walt got used to his new surroundings. Because he's not potty trained yet, he has to be in a large kennel when we're not right there with him.

Well, he ain't havin' the kennel anymore. First night, he went right in and stayed quiet and happy the whole night. I'm sleeping on the couch right by the kennel until he gets a little bigger, and last night i had to let him sleep on the couch. Now, he's plenty little enough, so no big deal. But, this morning when i put him back in there to go to work, UNHAPPINESS abounded.

He's a lab, all right.
GAC
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 03:16 PM
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9. I tried the crate thing
My husband couldn't stand it, and the puppy wasn't thrilled either. Fast-forward a year and it's amazing how much space a 30 lb dog can take up in bed, LOL, but we are spoilers, she can sleep about anywhwere she wants.

Congrats on your new family member. I can't wait to see puppy pics.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 04:23 PM
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10. LOL, now I have someone who is going to....
go through what I have with my 3 month old Lab pup. The upside to my situation is we have an older Lab to help keep him busy and in line.
Congrats.
Ha,ha...I don't think he appreciates my guitar playing yet.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-11 04:57 AM
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12. I Played With The Pup In The Room
Only acoustic at this point. I'l give him a while before i crank up the Boogie. He acted like it didn't phase him at all.

I might wait until he's 3 or 4 months old. He was born on June 8. So, he's still a baby.

GAC
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 04:30 PM
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11. Lab...great choice. Wonderful dogs. have fun! n/t
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 02:21 AM
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13. I've found getting another dog is the best cure
I just lost my beloved Boo last week, and I can't wait for the next one. I HATE this dog-less house. I don't know how the hell to function without a dog.

Good for you that you're filling that hole in your heart with a new fur-baby to love, and may you have many many happy years with Walt to love and love you.

:hug:



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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 04:26 PM
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14. Sorry to hear about you losing Barney but happy to hear about you getting Walter
Walter must be getting pretty big by now?

If you guys are going to ever be in the neighborhood or passing through stop by so Sue and I can see him.

Take care Professor and see you later.

Don
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:02 PM
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15. Lab puppies are adorable.
My son's was a little thing when they got him at 6 weeks. He weighed about 11 lbs. Then he grew, and grew and grew and got to be over 100 lbs.

We're babysitting him now. OUr cats are not amused but at least he doesn't chase them.
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