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The house has been empty and quiet since Red left us last November. I keep forgetting he's gone, and saving treats for him and expecting him when I come in from outside. I've been watching the pet adoption sites for weeks. Finally, "Laddie" showed up. He's been featured in the county newspaper every day for at least a week, with no takers. Picked up as a stray, no ID, in Ohio. Rescued from a kill shelter there and brought to Helping Paws here. Today we went to meet him, and I'm sorry he had to wait since New Years because I would have chosen him much sooner had I known. Five years old is his estimated age, and the shelter people think he's a rough collie mix but I think border collie and husky. He's shaggy and cheerful, but not barky. Energetic and really friendly. It was love at first sight and I felt bad about having to leave him in the kennel there overnight but that's the standard policy. They checked our references (mainly our vet) and called after closing time to say we're approved and he can come home with us tomorrow. Here are his photos from the adoption page.





Now to declutter the house, find a doggie bed for him, and pick some toys out of the toy box to welcome him home.

Date: 2016-03-11 11:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] songcoyote
I can see why this little guy caught your eye! What a cutie!

Having dogs around is amazing. When we lost our Max and Misha so close to each other we thought it would be a while before we could get another. Then Cosmo showed up in our lives, and we knew better <3

Yay for happy dog times! Dogs are love :D

Light and laughter,
SongCoyote

Date: 2016-03-14 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] songdogmi.livejournal.com
What a sweetie. He looks like he could be a whole lot of fun. Congratulations!

Date: 2016-03-23 03:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lhexa
This is tangential, but thank you for making the effort not to support the system of commercial dog breeding. I think Laddie will prove to be a wonderful companion.

Date: 2016-03-23 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lhexa
The sad thing is that the ethical breeders strengthen the system too, by providing an example for people to point to.

Have you ever kept multiple dogs at once?

Date: 2016-03-24 12:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lhexa
Looks like sound reasoning to me. ^_^

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