I'm adopting a child!!!

  1. Of the canine species that is. The Italian Greyhound rescue called and said they have the perfect mate for Ceasar. She's two years old, but very mellow. I'm going to pick her up on Friday for a trial weekend, and if it works out sign papers after that.

    Kind of a sad tail, and elderly couple had her and the wife died. Husband was so depressed he couldn't take care of the dog anymore. So friends took the dog and turned her in to the rescue.

    Caesar's been king of the house for a while and in 9 1/2 years old, so it's going to be interesting. Generally, while he doesn't like to run and play with other dogs, he's friendly around them.

    Anyone else have two-dog or more households. How does it work?

    Her name is Ellie, should I nickname her Cleopatro, so we have Ceasar and Cleo?

    I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   newgrad2004
    Congrads Proud pappa!


  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Of the canine species that is.

    Anyone else have two-dog or more households. How does it work?

    I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!
    congratulations tweety and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

    yep, i have 3 dogs; 2 shepherds and a basset hound. the shepherds are brother and sister, 5 yo. marjorie my basset is 2 yo. zach, the male shepherd and marjorie are in love; thank the Lord I had them all fixed...but they affectionately lick each other all the time. heidi the female shepherd and marj do not really get along, moreso from marjorie. both my shepherds have the sweetest, gentlest temprements that i've ever seen. marj is a b*tch; gets very jealous. but since ellie/cleo is a female and the other is a male, i don't anticipate any problems whatsoever. enjoy them both. again, heartfelt congratulations.

    leslie
  5. by   lucky928
    I must say congratulations on your new addition to your family.Would be nice if you could take Elle to see her old man owner every now and then..

    We have 4 dogs.The oldest is Sadie,part German shepard/Rott,she is so gentle but she is what we call the chicken dog.Does not like tall big men..Our vet is a tall big man.So,she thinks any man who is tall and on the chubby side is the vet!.Then my parents dog is a Scipperke,very protective of my father..Is Very is very bossy and mean.He is mean and food aggressive but has calmed down so much in 3 years.He will even eat out of the same bolw as the other 2 inside dogs.
    Then we have the best and really quietest dog of all ,Squirt she is dachshund. She is not the best at being potty trained..Something about her feet might get wet or cold? But,she has been so good for about 4 months...maybe she was just a little slow at learning.She is the most passive and friendly dog.
    Then we have Ginger who is part Lab/ Golden Retriever and the most wildest of all our dogs. She has to be outside,needs room to RUN...Can never play enough..Very afraid of thunderstorms and will crawl the furniture and the walls until we can get her into her crate. All the dogs get along very well.When we rec'd Ginger, Sadie did not like her and still has the hair on the back of her neck stands up when we go to feed Ginger or to bring her in.
    Other than that to see this massive German/Rott take a dachshund's head in her mouth to play would scare most people...Cute site for sure!
    Good luck and enjoy!



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    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Of the canine species that is. The Italian Greyhound rescue called and said they have the perfect mate for Ceasar. She's two years old, but very mellow. I'm going to pick her up on Friday for a trial weekend, and if it works out sign papers after that.

    Kind of a sad tail, and elderly couple had her and the wife died. Husband was so depressed he couldn't take care of the dog anymore. So friends took the dog and turned her in to the rescue.

    Caesar's been king of the house for a while and in 9 1/2 years old, so it's going to be interesting. Generally, while he doesn't like to run and play with other dogs, he's friendly around them.

    Anyone else have two-dog or more households. How does it work?

    Her name is Ellie, should I nickname her Cleopatro, so we have Ceasar and Cleo?

    I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   Stitchie
    What Lucky928 said was a very thoughtful thing.

    Congrats on your new baby! Good for you for doing such a kind thing for an animal.

    And happy birthday. May your kindness to other living creatures come back to you in a hundred unexpected ways.

  7. by   karenG
    pictures............. want to see pictures!!!

    good luck with the new baby.. you had me worried there for a minute!!

    Karen
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from lucky928
    Would be nice if you could take Elle to see her old man owner every now and then..
    Hmmm.....while that sounds sweet, I'm not sure. You think it's a good idea? Might make the poor fellow more depressed to see her knowing he gave her up. Plus it would make me unconfortable like I was taking her from him. Would be nice to let him know she's coming to a happy home and will get lots of love.
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from karenG
    pictures............. want to see pictures!!!

    good luck with the new baby.. you had me worried there for a minute!!

    Karen

    Definately will take pictures. Got lots of Caesar, so I'm sure the camera will stay busy when Ellie comes.

    No need to worry that is not going to happen.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Good luck with the homecoming...............please keep us posted.
    I have three dogs, and they get along just fine except when the 18 month old male tries to kiss the 12 year old.....................growling and everything.
    But they share treats and food............

  11. by   Rapheal
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Tweety it should work out great. My first dog ( a whippet) was 10 when I got a puppy. Talk about putting some life into the old girl! She acted years younger and finally succumbed to cancer 5 years later. She held out until the very end and I am sure the other dog gave her a reason to live. After she died the now grown puppy seemed ok and she was alone until she was 10. Then I brought in a 5 year old rescue dog. Once again it was like the fountain of youth. They would play together for hours and I did not have to worry when I went out because they had each other.

    The only trouble I ever had is when my Brockie died (5 yrs later) leaving the rescue dog alone. He became very depressed and it took alot of work to help him out of it. He still missed her until his death- I could feel it.

    Best advice I can give you is to let them work out who is in charge without too much interference. Dogs need to set their own terms and it might surprise you to see which dog is the dominate dog. My little Brockie was in charge all 40 pounds of her and one time she actually got on top of the 80 pound dog to let him know. They worked it out and loved and respected each other. Nothing better in life then dogs Tweety. You are blessed.
  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    We have five dogs and four cats--everybody is a rescue. They make the greatest community!

    Our eldest is Jenny, a 19 year old Shepherd who was a "therapy" dog for many years until her first Mama died. Jenny was nearly blind and almost totally deaf when I came into her life, we opted to give her everything we thought she might like--summed up in a small can of catfood every morning for breakfast--because we felt she probably wouldn't live much longer. Wanted to give her some joy.

    That was over a year ago. She's put on weight, her hearing and sight have improved.

    As for the effect of younger dogs, our most recent newbie is Maxx, a rat terrier. He jumps and barks at her, invites her to play. She doesn't of course, but you can tell she is smiling--and her tail wags more. We say he is her occupational therapist....

    Enjoy those dogs--and take in a couple more! (All ours, except Jenny who doesn't like to "slum," sleep with us--and except for Maxx, they are big--it's great!)
  13. by   nurseygrrl
    Congrats and good luck with your new baby. She's a lucky girl!! I don't have any experience to share as I'm mostly a cat person, but my 3 boys get along just fine although there was an adjustment period.
  14. by   ang75
    Congrats!!! You are doing a GREAT thing! We have 2 dogs. My oldest male was 4 when we got the pup (another male). It really rejuvenated the 4 yr old. And they will have to work out by themselves who alpha dog is going to be. Expect a little squabbling, but don't let it discourage you. They will get over it and I would expect the new girl to discover that she likes to play alittle bit after all.

    Congrats doggy dad! I would give you a pink cigar if I could.

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