Introducing our new pack member

ladybugfruitNovember 15, 2011

Our new boy Sam, came home tonight!! He is a rescue dog that has never been in a house before Sunday ( our meet n greet with Tasha) night. Absolutely sweet as can be. Sweet lil boy is crashed out in his new crate from a very exciting day. Hubby and I are so happy to be getting the chance to show our boy what a dog's life in our house is!

He hasn't wanted to come out of his crate much, but I am so glad we have it, as because it's familiar and

comfortable. We can't wait to see his personality blossom. I could keep rambling, but I wanted to show off our new boy.

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Cassandra

Oh, how lovely! Please keep us posted on his progress. What is his history, since he's never been in a house before? How old is he? And what's his breed--or mix?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 7:46AM
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Ninapearl

oh what a precious boy!! you will have SO much fun watching him blossom in your care. and how very nice he finds the crate to be a secure place. so many times, rescue dogs hate crates because it's all they have known.

looking forward to hearing about his progress. he looks like a real sweetie!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 8:17AM
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ladybugfruit

Thank you!!! After his first night, he is already starting to come out of his shell. He didn't eat much last night but was very eager to eat this morning. LOL, so much he raided the trash shortly after getting out of his kennel. I think he will be a fast learner..a few "leave it's" and he seems to get the picture. He gobbled up his chicken this morning managed to find the treat bag I had left outside on the bar ( oh boy, a counter surfer..have to nip that). He has relocated my outside shoes and likes to climb on the hearth. He spent some good time investigating his new yard this moring too. We will be getting a good brushing and going on a walk to the park in a bit.
As far as his history, we learned that he was found wandering a country road and has lived at the rescue kennels for the last year and a half. He is approximately 3-4 years old. We think he is a cattle dog/collie type mix. It's going to be an adjustment having a longer haired dog. LOL, me and the furminator are going to be close friends. Tasha is still pretty much ignoring him, but I see that as a good sign. She has been a great ambassador so far though, letting him get to know the lay of the land. More soon!!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 8:32AM
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homebodymom

what a lucky boy!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 8:45AM
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petaloid

How cute he is! Thanks for giving him a "forever home!"

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 9:40AM
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jomuir

What a happy face! He's going to be a great dog, I'm sure. Rescue dogs that have been loose on their own are so cool to see relax and live in a happy home.

Sometimes our dog Forrest, who was set loose in northern Mich., lays down and heaves a big happy sigh. It's like he's relieved to be secure. Add my thanks to you Petaloid's, for giving him a forever home!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 10:53AM
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debbiep_gw

Thanks for giving him a home.I'm sure he will be a joy to have!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 1:05PM
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Elly_NJ

What a sweet boy! He is very happy. and lucky!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 6:55AM
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pamghatten

How adorable ... looks like a real cutie ... I'm a sucker for long-haired mutts myself!

Keep us updated on your progress, and more pictures please!

You all are very lucky!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 4:04PM
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caligal

Sam is super cute! Thanks for giving him a real home!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 7:23PM
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lynn_d

Oh gosh!!! He is beautiful and he looks like he appreciates the kindness that fate has shown him!!! How are things going? How's Tasha getting on with him?

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 6:54AM
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ladybugfruit

Isn't he just totally smushable??!! Ok, well still too skinny to smush alot, but we are working on that. While Tasha and Sam are not playing yet, they are starting to feel more comfortable around each other..well, Tasha is coming around. We knew from the beginning that she liked him because she tolerated him. She has been through so much with her loss and readjusting, he is being such a little gentleman giving her space. He is really starting to come out of his shell and I just fall more in love.
I am blogging about our boy and our new beginnings with him. Love for you to stop by and see how he's doing! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Forget me Nots blog

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 8:03AM
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pamghatten

Love your blog ... looks like he and Tasha will be great friends!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 1:36PM
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fl_gypsy

He is so cute and I love that smile on his face. You'll never regret rescuing him. Dogs are usually loyal and loving but a rescued dog is special. They realize what you have done for them and love you even more for it. Good luck and keep us posted regarding your journey with Sam.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 2:37PM
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cindyandmocha

Congrats! Love that face and grin :)

    Bookmark   November 25, 2011 at 1:58AM
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spedigrees z4VT

He is absolutely beautiful. I love his freckles! Congratulations on your new family member!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 11:01AM
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caligal

how is Sam doing?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 1:24PM
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kim_okla

Congratulations ladybug. It is rewarding to see them blossom.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 3:16PM
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