New tiny addition to the family

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  1. B-17engineer

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    My dog, yup I know he's tiny and full grown. We 'rescued' him out of a bad home in Newark. He is 2 years old and is fairly healthy despite a heart murmur. He is quite skid-dish but overall he's a nice dog. My dad, brothers and myself refuse to walk him, not cause of the responsibilities but what little dignity we have left we'd like to keep :lol:


    I know you guys will have some stuff to say :lol:
     

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    Nice save Harrison! I do believe he has a good home now. :thumbleft:
     
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    Very noble of you and your family Harrison. I'm sure he will prove a great pet.
     
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    #4 B-17engineer, Sep 15, 2009
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    Ya! My mom loves animals, can get a bit annoying at times, so she is going to clean him up tomorrow. A lot of his hair is matted. Thanks! :D


    He has an odd name...... 'Tex' but me loving WWII aircraft I can relate the name 'Tex' to 'Tex Hill' of the Flying Tigers :D !
     
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    Yea, that is a pretty nice save. It could be far worse, for example....a cat.
     
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    Boy ! You got that right. Cat's are sneaky !!! Nice save, Harrison... Chris [njaco] will be proud of
    you. He's an animal control officer in NJ.

    Charles
     
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    #8 B-17engineer, Sep 15, 2009
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    Thanks! I came home from school today and there are like notes on the wall beware dog. I'm thinking to myself ya, funny and behold the dog was hiding under my parents bed. :lol:

    Being an animal control officer seems like a cool job :D my mom would much rather prefer my dad doing that than being a regular police officer. :D
     
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    #9 Bucksnort101, Sep 15, 2009
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    Nothing wrong with taking a little dog out for a walk. Heck the girls will flock to you when they see you walking that "cute little doggie", then who cares what anyone else thinks;)
    He does need a hair cut though, but then again so do I.
    Only thinkg I can suggest is to try not to make any sudden movements or just grabbing him. Let him come to you and get aquanted. You can almost tell from the pictures that he is a bit timid so best to take it slow when getting to know each other. Offering accasional treats wouldn't hurt either.
     
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    Oh yeah...Buck's 100% on that...gals love those dogs for some reason. Give that dog some time to be used to you, and you'll be able to take it for walks and have an "in" with the girls! :thumbright:
     
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    :D okay, he is already 'attached' to my mom and follows here everywhere. :lol:
     
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    That's good advice from Buck, on both counts! :D

    Tex looks good natured, not aggresive as some become in such circumstances, so really just give him time, and he'll get used to you. (Did you know that owners don't choose their dogs, it's the other way round?)

    Good on ya mate! :D
     
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    Yep, babies and dogs are magnets for the ladies. Congrats!
     
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    While those (Yorkie?) aren't on my list of "favorite manly dogs to own", I have to respect the fact that you guys rescued the little hairball from a less-than-pleasant existence. I'll echo the above comments...give the dog time. He/She/It has just come from a rather stressful situation, just give it time, don't make any sudden moves or loud noises if possible, and bribes (my dogs go nuts for Beggin Strips, and you can't fail if a bribe is liberally smeared with peanut butter) never hurt anything. The dog will eventually warm up to the rest of the family, but don't be surprised if your relationship just stays at "warm" while all lovey-dovey slobbery kisses and affection are poured out on your Mom. Some dogs just tend to latch on to one human to call their own.

    And take that hairball for a walk (the more public the place, the better)! CHI-I-I-I-I-I-CK MAGNET!!!! Dog gets out and about, you (potentially) get phone numbers....its a win-win!
     
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    Hmmmm, seems to me I heard that somewhere before? I wonder where that was, Hmmm?
     
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    Bl**dy nice done Harrison! That wee fella is in a loving home, that's for sure! My hat's of for you! :salute:
     
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    My mother ened up with the same breed when my brother- in- law was stationed on England. I have never seen a more protective dog. She would not let anyone near my mother. You will have a good animal once it gets to know you. Always good to save an animal.

    DBII
     
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    #19 RabidAlien, Sep 16, 2009
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    :occasion5: It was supposed to be part of my "I'll echo the above comments..." :lol: Maybe I should do some creative editing to my original post...lot of things I try to say today aren't really coming out the way the voices in my head say them...

    My aunt had one of those hairballs years ago, and brought it over for the big family Christmas shindig. It'd get really ticked anytime someone came over to hand her a present! Apparently it calmed down a lot over time, but was really protective of its human at the start.
     
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    Oh that was a picture of a dog???????????????, thought the mop lost it's handle...:lol:...............Not a fan of Yorkies but you did a good deed for the dog, your going to need a lot of patience, those dogs are skittish to begin with and if it's been abused more so.Take it to lets say a Petsmart where they are dog friendly so the dog can get used to commotion,people etc. Lots of walks will help(a tired dog is less apt to do mischef). Congrats and good luck to you and the pup................:D
     
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