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        12-06-2012, 05:13 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Name the dog, too!

    People will WANT a dog that you want bc you named him. We named ALL of the kittens. Here is "Groucho"--kitten in the pocket--taken last week.

    The mother was "Sierra", kitten who looked like her, "Mini-me", then "Tomkins", "Timkins", "Moo-Cow", and "Lamb's Cat."
         
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        12-06-2012, 05:39 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Ohh, the cuteness just kills! :) We have named him, too, we named him Lyric...it was the first thing that came to mind that first night, when we had to keep him separated from my other dogs/animals. He was howling in the kitchen, so I had to move into the living room, on the couch, and he was fine after that. His howling didn’t exactly sound like a serenade, but I began calling him that!
         
        12-06-2012, 06:03 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Pictures?? My husband's parents rat terrier recently passed, she was 13. They may be interested in another.
         
        12-06-2012, 06:08 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Trying to get some now! :) If he can get a home with your friend, I would be crazy-happy. Not only would he get an experienced family, but I might get updates from time to time. He’s not very photogenic, so pictures are proving to be slightly difficult lol
         
        12-06-2012, 06:15 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Are you sure he was a stray?
    A lot of people don't collar or tag their dogs. Did you check for a microchip when you took him to the vet? If he was lost and not some random stray dog, someone might be worried sick over the poor thing...

    One time my dog got lost for about a week and I was frantic. Turned out a lady down the road had found him and decided to keep him...until she saw our flyers and called us.
         
        12-06-2012, 06:21 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Reno Bay    
    Are you sure he was a stray?
    A lot of people don't collar or tag their dogs. Did you check for a microchip when you took him to the vet? If he was lost and not some random stray dog, someone might be worried sick over the poor thing...

    One time my dog got lost for about a week and I was frantic. Turned out a lady down the road had found him and decided to keep him...until she saw our flyers and called us.
    Oh, we did all of that, as I said in my first post :) We went to three different vets to check for microchip, and one of them mentioned sometimes the chip falls down from the neck and in a leg or something lol but they all checked his entire form and nothing. Weíve put up posters seemingly everywhere: said vet offices, dog boarding place down the road, tack shop, a few barns in case he came from a farm, trees in our neighborhood, etc.

    Another mentioned fact is that he isnít fixed...he still has his webles, as my brother likes to call them He got the word off George Lopez, so I have no idea how to spell it but you might get the gist.
         
        12-07-2012, 11:51 AM
      #27
    Foal
    UPDATE:

    So, I called the Pensacola no kill shelter - there are two, apparently - and they can’t take Lyric in, either. They are too full. The assistant gave me two numbers that are no-kill but the first isn’t open right now. It’s 10:42am, and they at 12:30pm so I have to wait. The second was more of a home rescue, and I talked to the lady but she can’t take him because he jumps fences. I’m a few inches taller than five feet, but the fence is smaller than me and I would guess about four feet, a bit over that. Our other dogs know not to jump it, but Lyric - I’m guessing those instincts again - jumped today, and went after a squirrel. Sigh...

    Regarding the jumping, I think I would feel bad if I didn’t tell them because like I said, he jumped our fence and ran after a squirrel and that wasn’t the first time. He’s been here for a few months, and after the first month he learned he could barrel into the gate latch and the gate will swing open. Though I stand outside to watch my dogs everyday, he learned to run at the fence to open it - even if I was standing right there! So that also led to him leading my slightly ******ed - LOL - Australian Shepherd to follow. The Aussie is a definite follower, not leader. They went and got lost in the woods and couldn’t get out, and guess who had to go after them?? Unfortunately, that seemed to have bonded them and now they are literally partners in crime and plan ways to get out the yard. The Aussie is slightly heavy, so he couldn’t jump the fence with Lyric today but he refused to move until I got that foolish dog back in the yard. I was so irritated, even though I know it was all instincts. Stupid squirrels.

    Anyway, the home rescue lady gave me two other numbers. So now I’m down to three to try and call, one of which I can’t call until 12:30. Wish me luck. I’m getting the feeling this is going to be a long day.

    I feel like I’m going in circles lol
         
        12-07-2012, 12:25 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by canteringhearts    
    UPDATE:

    So, I called the Pensacola no kill shelter - there are two, apparently - and they canít take Lyric in, either. They are too full. The assistant gave me two numbers that are no-kill but the first isnít open right now. Itís 10:42am, and they at 12:30pm so I have to wait. The second was more of a home rescue, and I talked to the lady but she canít take him because he jumps fences. Iím a few inches taller than five feet, but the fence is smaller than me and I would guess about four feet, a bit over that. Our other dogs know not to jump it, but Lyric - Iím guessing those instincts again - jumped today, and went after a squirrel. Sigh...

    Regarding the jumping, I think I would feel bad if I didnít tell them because like I said, he jumped our fence and ran after a squirrel and that wasnít the first time. Heís been here for a few months, and after the first month he learned he could barrel into the gate latch and the gate will swing open. Though I stand outside to watch my dogs everyday, he learned to run at the fence to open it - even if I was standing right there! So that also led to him leading my slightly ******ed - LOL - Australian Shepherd to follow. The Aussie is a definite follower, not leader. They went and got lost in the woods and couldnít get out, and guess who had to go after them?? Unfortunately, that seemed to have bonded them and now they are literally partners in crime and plan ways to get out the yard. The Aussie is slightly heavy, so he couldnít jump the fence with Lyric today but he refused to move until I got that foolish dog back in the yard. I was so irritated, even though I know it was all instincts. Stupid squirrels.

    Anyway, the home rescue lady gave me two other numbers. So now Iím down to three to try and call, one of which I canít call until 12:30. Wish me luck. Iím getting the feeling this is going to be a long day.

    I feel like Iím going in circles lol
    Has he been staying inside or outside?

    We have 6ft tall chainlink fencing, I don't think he could get out over that ;)

    Look, if you can't get a rescue to take him in on your side, and your mom will agree to meet me on my side of Mobile, I will take him in. It's been a while since we had a foster, and I can get him neutered through my local rescue at a very low cost to me. If all else fails we live in a very rural area, sounds like he might make a good squirrel dog.
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        12-07-2012, 12:47 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Hoping for the best!

    For those who think I can't count, Kitten #7 was named, "Cartman." HE was a little tank...no, excuse me, "Big Boned."
         
        12-07-2012, 01:10 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Conway    
    Has he been staying inside or outside?

    We have 6ft tall chainlink fencing, I don't think he could get out over that ;)

    Look, if you can't get a rescue to take him in on your side, and your mom will agree to meet me on my side of Mobile, I will take him in. It's been a while since we had a foster, and I can get him neutered through my local rescue at a very low cost to me. If all else fails we live in a very rural area, sounds like he might make a good squirrel dog.
    He stays inside with regular breaks outside; the only time I put him in the cage is during meal time for the dogs, which is at 3:00 and less than an hour. I can’t exactly do the breaks outside now since he learned to use the chain links on the fence to climb it LOL He did it twice this morning. He’s good on the leash, though, luckily! And seems trained in the house, except that table he likes to pee on. JUST that table gah.

    I’m still trying to call numbers, but thank you!! I’ll try to use that as a last resort, but I won’t lie I would love if someone here could take him, because then I would know he’d go to a good home with lots of love, and, of course, horses.

    Oh, and he would make an excellent squirrel dog. And rat. And cat. Any small critter, I suppose. He seems fascinated with my ferret...of course I don’t leave them alone. Don’t want to see that result at all. If he chases squirrels, I’m sure ferret = squirrel in his mind once his adoration fades.
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