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Our New Addition


Thursday, May 02, 2013

We got a friend for Sydney yesterday. She is approximately 1 year old lab/retriever mix. She loves the dog and the cats. The dog likes her. It was the first time I have seen Syd wag her tail in a long time. The cats aren't so sure, but they will survive. She is completely trained and we can't figure out why she was returned to the humane society. She is a wonderful, loving dog. She has as much energy as my son so it is working out well. She is tiring him out lol.

We had her at the vet and she was great there. The vet said she is really healthy. We also took her into the pet store and she loved that. We couldn't do any of these things with Syd as she has always been terrified of people. This is a very happy and content dog.

Of course, my problem is that I am so worried Syd will overdo it, that I don't let her spend a lot of time with Summer (new pup). This is really going against the reason that I wanted the dog in the first place. Sydney is very unsteady on her feet and, sometimes, Summer knocks her over.

When Summer does get to be too much, Syd lets her know it in no uncertain terms. I guess I worry because Syd is my dog and always by my side and I don't want her to feel like I am pushing her away. Now, Summer wants to be by my side and I feel guilty. I just wish I could stop worrying and enjoy the dogs.

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FLORIDASUN 5/5/2013 7:15AM

    What a cute little mug! She just exudes happiness. Syd will adjust..just give her some extra lovin' and let the kids moon over Summer. Should work out well. You are the SWEET one for giving a home to a rescue! emoticon I've always wanted to adopt a greyhound...they run them at a track here in Bonita. But the hubs isn't up for this..he says once the cat goes...that's it. He wants us to be able to travel some and we just don't with our senior kitty. We feel like we need to spend as much time with him as possible since we work all day. Animals give so much emoticon but they are a big responsibility too. emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 5/3/2013 1:17PM

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MJ7DM33 5/2/2013 9:48PM

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/2/2013 8:57PM

    You arw a worry wart!!!!! LOL Let Summer and Syd form a friendship. They will set their own boundries and they both will love you.

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PRINCHESSA 5/2/2013 7:48PM

    What a great rescue!!! Summer looks so happy! Thank you for giving her a loving home!

Now, I know you want/need an energetic pup to walk with, etc... and I have a black lab/mix as well - you couldn't get a more hyper/energetic dog! LOL But they are so loving as well! Chrissy is now about 3 yrs old, and finally calm enough to 'cuddle' on the couch - but still ends up eventually going into 'play' mode LOL

Prayers that Summer calms much faster with all of your built in socialization (Chrissy is an only child here), and is the perfect 'best friend' to the entire family (including the 4 legged ones!)!!!
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JUSTME29 5/2/2013 6:45PM

    What a cutie

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 5/2/2013 6:02PM

    awesome, now its time to relax and let syd and summer bond

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PEPPYPATTI 5/2/2013 3:43PM

    Looks just like my dog Logan. I have that problem too. Logan & Jasmine are brother & sister but Logan is more of a puppy & Jas is well, way over weight & doesn't do much. Logan likes to hop on the couch & cuddle & I think Jas gets jealous because she can not get up on it anymore. Makes me feel guilty, so I know what you are going through!
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GAILRUU 5/2/2013 3:02PM

    How great to find a new pet. We have six dogs although I do think that is about 4 too many.

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TXGRANDMA 5/2/2013 2:58PM

    She is beautiful! Congratulations on finding her! I am sure that Syd will be fine, as you said, she likes to rest more now, anyway. I think that Summer is the perfect choice! emoticon

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STRONGDJ 5/2/2013 1:12PM

    What a sweet face!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/2/2013 12:35PM

    Beautiful Dog!!! emoticon

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BOSSONBABE 5/2/2013 12:28PM

    Summer is a beauty! Give them time, they should adjust. Yay you for adopting!
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