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post #31 of 79 Old 12-07-2012, 01:14 PM
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He would probably make a top notch dog for Barn Hunt and squirrel hunting... My husband has been trying his best to teach my pitbull to tree squirrels lol!

He will jump a deer, but not squirrel.
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post #32 of 79 Old 12-07-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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He would probably make a top notch dog for Barn Hunt and squirrel hunting... My husband has been trying his best to teach my pitbull to tree squirrels lol!

He will jump a deer, but not squirrel.
LOL Now that made me laugh. I had the funniest image of a pitbull trying to climb a tree to get at a squirrel, while the critter is chattering down at him with agitation/mocking him. I think I watch too many cartoons.

The irony of my situation right now is definitely not escaping me. My family and I are going to open a small home-styled rescue, but we never meant to start this early. I guess Lyric is the pioneer-dog to begin it. Of course, that plan was going to wait until we were settled into our home and comfortable! At least a few years, if that short a time. We even sent off papers to get a license. Iím finding this situation so odd, because we have taken in dogs before and easily rehomed them but no one seems to want a cute - albeit slightly insane - rat terrier! Well, except you of course
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JRs are notorious for getting lost. Being good ground dogs they get on a scent then don't know how to get home. They often don't listen when called when on a scent. That is why I didn't get one.
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post #34 of 79 Old 12-07-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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JRs are notorious for getting lost. Being good ground dogs they get on a scent then don't know how to get home. They often don't listen when called when on a scent. That is why I didn't get one.
And that honestly doesn’t surprise me at all. When he was chasing that squirrel this morning, he did not listen to a shouted word. He chased it off into the woods, and then came back to the house in his own terms. Granted, it’s been a few months and he may not know we are referring to him when we say Lyric, but still.

Oh, and he’s a Rat Terrier but I think they are closely related?? Both of them are dogs that were sent underground after rabbits and all that.

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post #35 of 79 Old 12-07-2012, 02:43 PM
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If you don't watch Boss (my bully) in the yard closely he will slip off into the woods before you know it, has a great recall other than when he is in the woods. He always comes back when he gets his fill, poor thing has bad hips. And I never leave him out alone.

Just let me know if you need to make a decision quickly. We took in a female minpin with some aggression issues, worked with her for 9 months and got her spayed then found her a perfect new family.
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If you don't watch Boss (my bully) in the yard closely he will slip off into the woods before you know it, has a great recall other than when he is in the woods. He always comes back when he gets his fill, poor thing has bad hips. And I never leave him out alone.

Just let me know if you need to make a decision quickly. We took in a female minpin with some aggression issues, worked with her for 9 months and got her spayed then found her a perfect new family.
Ah, the old sneak-off Usually if one of my dogs do somehow manage to escape the yard, they come back in a few minutes. Since I walk them, they know most of the neighborhood and I suppose decide nothing is new when they make the escape/is very boring. Besides, itís chilly in the mornings, so theyíd rather be inside the house, nice and cozy and being spoiled

I called the one that opens at 12:30, but got no reply and left a message. I think you are the last hope
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post #37 of 79 Old 12-07-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures

Finally got the pictures, by the way!! Terrible quality, from my phone blah

This is the first night he appeared and I caught him. He spilled the food and water bowl a second before I took the second picture. Oh, sigh. That is an old cage - I.e., the broken heart at the top - but the only one I could find at the moment. I did get the other one, which is slightly bigger than the appeared one but the same brand and all that.





Morning after, and these are the pictures we put on the poster





Today, trying to get a proper picture perhaps of him in the cage (no avail.) I also only put him in the cage to eat, because I think that one is slightly too small. He has room to stand up, move around both ways, and stretch, but perhaps itís just me. The angle here makes it seem smaller. Plus, when we tried to move him to the bigger cage that fits my Mini Aussie, he just began screaming his head off! Screaming so much he didnít even notice me putting in the food. That definitely changed my mind.



Today, me taking him out to see if I can still get a better picture...no luck, again Oh, look at my floor with all that dog hair! My GS sheds too much, and I just got done brushing him. OH, SIGH AGAIN. And that ragtag shoe my GS guards like itís his life. And that hole in my floor that I still have no clue which chewed





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He is precious. Any idea how much he weighs? Has he had any vaccines since you took him in?

I take it he gets along with other dogs. I don't get out for Christmas break until Dec 21. Until then my schedule is hectic, but feel free to message me and we can workout a pickup time/place.

When is the move?
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He is precious. Any idea how much he weighs? Has he had any vaccines since you took him in?

I take it he gets along with other dogs. I don't get out for Christmas break until Dec 21. Until then my schedule is hectic, but feel free to message me and we can workout a pickup time/place.

When is the move?
HMM...the vet we took him to did a very basic checkup, pretty much to just determine he canít affect our dogs or has anything. Since Iím terrible at guessing, my mother thinks he weighs about 20lbs?? Oh, and yes, he does! He gets along really well with my other three. Playful, but not too bad and he likes to have them chance him around the yard until theyíre ready to drop But heís also very active, and actually tries to climb the tree in our backyard.

Okay! Thank you so much for this! I definitely owe you 3282944828237584 times over. You are a lifesaver.

And weíre supposed to have moved by New Year, actually :) Our boxes are being packed as I speak...type.
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UPDATE:

Hi, everyone! I havenít been updating this in a bit, because I found a solution, and I am terribly happy with how itís turning out. Today, my mother and I are taking Lyric to Conway! :) Weíve talked it out, and Iíve spoken to Conway personally and we are doing the meetup today. Everyone is excited, and I hope she and her hubby really like him! Send some good vibes for clear roads because my mother and I have an hour drive LOL
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