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Offline Lobo do Mar

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Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:39:59 PM »
Salty is now 3 and a bit and has calmed down (a bit, when he feels like it :) )
He is the most gorgeous dog I have ever had the pleasure to have met, so loving and fun and cuddly and naughty
We were so close to re-homing him at a few months old (see my Salty Cockerdile thread on here)
It wasnt easy and I didnt know what I was doing, but with the great help of the wonderful people on this forum - it passed pretty quickly (in retrospect  :005: :005:)
Just a pep-talk post for those who need it
Now, where's my afternoon nap furry whiffy woofer companion  :luv: ?

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Re: Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 05:43:56 PM »
we have all gone through the tears, can not cope, rehome,  stage. 
with our first dog theakston, a staffie we even contemplated having him put to sleep ( we thought if we couldn't cope with his ways no one else could)   A couple of hours, being talked out of it by our vet , we persevered and had him for his whole lifetime. and now 30 years after his death i can still easily  shed a tear but boy don't we smile  at the list of damage, stress  but most of all his character. Loved him and he broke my heart when he died.  :luv:
I believe theakston was a test from God, because our 4 dogs since have been good as gold (   well sort of in the case of gemma spaniel ) :luv:
You're always there when I need you. Devoted, loving and true.
No one could wish for anything more, Than a faithful friend like you
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Lorna & Gemma WCS




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Re: Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 08:41:50 PM »
What a lovely post! Yes indeed, I think we‘ve all gone through that at some time or other, my last dog before Humphrey was a rescue who was obviously a lot younger than they‘d told us he was at the dog home and I was completely out of my depth, we too were at the point of giving him up but sat it out and finally he calmed down and was a wonderful dog. We had him for 14 years and we lost him the same week as my youngest flew the nest to study in UK. I was absolutely gutted and swore I could never go through the pain of losing a dog again, it took me six years to finally find room in my heart for another dog and then along came Humphrey!!  and as they say „Love knows no bounds“ .
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Lets face it, a perfect dog would be SO boring  :lol2: (I think! ) its the cheeky naughty ones that cheer us up and make us laugh and bury their way into our hearts.
 :bigarmhug: to Salty!

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Re: Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2022, 09:07:14 PM »
I remember your posts regarding Salty, he definitely tested your patience and tolerance! I am so happy for you that he has settled and you are happy with each other.  :luv:

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Re: Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2022, 02:40:01 PM »
That's lovely to hear, and reassuring!

What's kept me going is I always said I wanted a dog with personality and you can call cockers many things, but boring is not one!!

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Re: Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2022, 07:18:43 AM »
Great to hear all is going well and you have come out the other side  :luv:

It feels like a lifetime when you are going through the puppy biting stage and teenage stage but as you say looking back it doesn’t now feel it was that long

Think Ash is a late developer or going through a second teenage stage (more like it  :005: )

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Re: Have Strength, it willall be worth it in the end
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2022, 09:26:26 PM »
Thanks all
Dog with personality  :005:
2nd teenage stage  :005:
Perfect dogs So boring  :005:
etc etc

THAT's what its all about  :luv:

Actually my wife says similar things about me