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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dante needs a good home!

Ok, seriously.  How can you not love this face??  If you look closely, you may recognize this guy.  He made an appearance on my blog once before.  This time the lighting is softer, and the angles are better but its the same sweet boy.  (Don’t recognize him?  Check here)

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He is the most recent dog to be removed from the place on the east side.  His first fosters were calling him Max, but we have SOOOO many Maxes, and it just didn’t seem to suit him.  He has the most intelligent looking facial expressions, and he catches on really quickly so we were trying to go for a “smart” name.    Dante is part German Shepherd, part Heeler.  He’s maybe 2-3 years old, and really not all that big.  But he’s very sweet and very smart.

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When I first saw him in the car when the gal dropped him off, he reminded me a LOT of Kodiak.  Kodi does have some shepherd in him, though its not the first breed you think of when you look at him.  But its something about their expressions, and their mannerisms that is strikingly similar.   And the two of them get along really well, which is a relief.

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He is crate trained and housebroken (unless its my day off and I sleep until eleven, and then I may wake up to find a puddle near the door) and he LOVES attention.  He is also food motivated, which makes training (and taking pictures) easy peasy.  Really, he is going to be a fantastic dog for the right family, so if you are looking for a dog to adopt in Lubbock, you should check him out!!

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Jules and Apollo

I can’t believe its been over a month since I last blogged! Yikes!!  Between settling in to the new routine at the day job, and some traveling and visitors, I feel like the last month has FLOWN by.  But things are settling down a bit now, and I feel like I might finally get caught up on my to do list.  I’m only about ten blog posts behind…

For those who may be wondering, Dash is settling in very well in his new home.  He loves to wrestle with his new big sister Alea (big as in older… she’s still just a wee bit smaller than he is, but not by much).  And his new family just thinks he is wonderful, which of course he is.  And with Dash in a happy home, it didn’t take us long to find yet another dog in need of some love and good nutrition.

First came Apollo.  A Rottie mix of some type, Apollo was found in Levelland by a young couple who lived down the street from his previous owner.  The owner had gone to Pennsylvania to care for a sick family member and left his dog tied in the yard (yes, I do see the irony in that).  The couple and their kids were feeding the dog, but another neighbor threatened to shoot it so they called the HSWT.

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We had Apollo for two weeks, and got him all his necessary vet work and put a little weight on him.  He was sweet and playful, though a little bit rambunctious.  The very first day he went to adoptions, he found a home with a family that was looking for a bigger dog that would play with their three kids.  Last I spoke with them, he too was doing well.

Miss Jules was dropped off to the HSWT by a lady who found three dogs running loose in her neighborhood.  Two were chipped but the owners said they just didn’t want them anymore.  The other two went home with fosters and Jules came home with me (much to Ken’s dismay).  I have to be honest… Apollo was  nice dog and a good looking fellow, and I liked him; but I loved Jules.  She was just the sweetes, snuggliest thing.

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Probably a lab/pit mix, or something along those lines, she was on the small side but very sturdy.  And she had this long, skinny tail that just wagged a mile a minute, thumping all over the place.  She spent the first week sleeping out in the kennel with Apollo.  But, she was so well behaved that once he was adopted, she got to sleep in the bedroom (bedroom… not bed, in spite of what the above picture might indicate) will everyone else.

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We have a lot of black lab mixes in the system, so I was sort of suspecting that we’d be fostering her for a while; but last week while I was at the Cowbelly workshop, I got a call that she had gone on a home visit.  This week they came back to finish up the paperwork and officially adopt her.  Yay!

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