Finally - Please, let this be 'the one'!!

(38 Posts)
doggydaze Thu 29-Nov-12 09:00:41

Tis me again!

Been hanging here when I ought not to be, given we don't have a dog yet! Some of you might have seen the mix up with the JRT and the rescue last week.

Well, in fairness, the fosterer and rescue co-ordinators (not the manager I notice, whose friend ended up with the dog we had met!) have been trying really hard to rectify a difficult situation. They have been really kind to do so, it wasn't their fault.

Anyway, they have found us a 'bombproof' JRT at a rescue that they work closely with (they help each other a lot if space is limited etc). He is reserved for us until we see him, the owner of the rescue is fully aware of what happened last week, feels for us, and assures me that no-one else will see him until we have. He's only been with them 2/3 weeks, needed chipping and vaccinating, he's around 12/15 months (I think that I feel better about having a slightly older dog than a puppy), good with dogs and with people, he's been to Pets at Home charity stuff with them, as they know he won't react to either.

We are going to see him as a family on Saturday. It's a bit of a drive but in a lovely rural location so we are going to make a day of it, we can take him out with us if we fancy a long walk and really get to know him.

They also have a couple of bigger dogs (DH does like a bigger dog!) a bit bouncier but still young and people/dog friendly that we can see too. Think their rural location may work as an advantage and a disadvantage tbh.

I have put a couple of piccies on my profile for you to see, I sized one incorrectly so it's large!

I SO want a dog in the house for Christmas. I feel there's a hole in our lives now without one. I really hope we love him and he loves us and we can give him what he needs smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 29-Nov-12 09:04:25

I really felt for you last week. Fingers crossed for Saturday smile

doggydaze Thu 29-Nov-12 09:11:47

Thanks, I am not very good at not getting emotionally involved at all am I? smile

LadyTurmoil Thu 29-Nov-12 09:31:44

This is good news! It's nice that (some of) them are trying to help you after what happened before. He/she sounds lovely and I also think that a slightly older dog is much better. I suppose there's the chance the dog will have more "issues" as it has perhaps had some bad experiences in its life so far (as it's in a rescue already) but as long as the rescue(s) are upfront about this, you can make an informed decision. Best of luck at the weekend. BTW, can't get to see your profile pictures...and would love to!

doggydaze Thu 29-Nov-12 09:55:29

Ok, have fiddled around with my profile, hopefully that should work!

Thanks, yes, on reflection I feel much more 'comfortable' with a slightly older dog, although we do want a young one, so probably asking for a lot! Sounds daft, but with the DC being the age that they are, we wanted a dog that is young, busy and active that we can enjoy and can see them into young adulthood and beyond.

He was quiet/timid when he first arrived but is happy and playful now, no issues with other dogs and kids (hence he's been used for their charity stuff), walks well on the lead. Other stuff, well the first two were our priorities, we can figure out anything else as we go along hopefully smile

Floralnomad Thu 29-Nov-12 10:30:29

Perhaps you could have the JRT and a bigger dog for your DH ! Good luck with the weekend ,hope your DH isn't allergic to them this time.

GoldenOrangeWhippoorwhill Thu 29-Nov-12 10:33:09

Oh fingers crossed for this time. I really hope it works out.

doggydaze Thu 29-Nov-12 10:38:29

Yes I hope so! Although, he hasn't had the reaction that he had on Sunday, usually the very worst it gets is an extra puff on his inhaler if people have a cat in the house too. Hoping it's restricted to Staffies!

DH is talking of two at some point. Most of our friends have two dogs, he sees the benefits to the dogs of having company. We also have the time and space.

Whether I walk away with two dogs this weekend is another matter smile

Floralnomad Thu 29-Nov-12 10:41:12

I think if you are going to get two it makes sense to get them at the same time. Sadly our dog wouldn't appreciate any competition for the setee.

LadyTurmoil Thu 29-Nov-12 12:21:53

He looks lovely! It sounds good that he's been used by the rescue for their charity work, as they obviously would only take a pretty good-natured dog along with them to such events and I'm sure they'll go the "extra mile" to match you up with a good 'un after the experience you had last week. Good luck as always smile

doggydaze Thu 29-Nov-12 13:11:23

Thanks smile

Got the hang of the photo thing now and put some extra piccies on.

SquigglePigs Thu 29-Nov-12 14:05:56

He is absolutely beautiful! Hope it all works out for you (especially after last week!).

GoldenOrangeWhippoorwhill Thu 29-Nov-12 14:07:49

Aw, he is real cutie. I rather like his chunky staffy friend too. smile

RedwingWinter Thu 29-Nov-12 20:10:52

That's sounds very promising. Best of luck! He's gorgeous.

spudballoo Thu 29-Nov-12 20:25:19

Oh he's just splendid! I do hope it works out for you this time, I followed the last tricky situation and did so feel for you. Looking forward to your update.

doggydaze Fri 30-Nov-12 09:53:40

Thanks all. Will update you on Saturday!

Chunky Staffy friend does look ace too, I agree.

DH saw the piccies last night (he's been away), he just laughed and said 'it looks like someone has thrown a tin of paint over his head, which the DC giggled at' smile

doggydaze Fri 30-Nov-12 09:54:22

Sorry, speech mark error there!

LadyTurmoil Fri 30-Nov-12 10:08:20

Yes, good luck tomorrow smile. Do the rescue have any history on why he came to them? Just being nosy!

diddl Germany Fri 30-Nov-12 12:19:26

Well I´m not usually one for JRTs, but he is gorgeous!

I´d have him in a heartbeat!

Hope it all works out for you.

And if you do get him before Christmas-*keep all of the chocolate well out of the way*!

doggydaze Fri 30-Nov-12 15:27:41

Diddl - I did read your thread, hopefully no harm done!

I wouldn't have figured I would go for JRT's either, not a breed that have ever crossed my mind, but the one last week and this little chap are lovely smile We will most likely come home with another bloomin' dog though, knowing us.

Lady - He came to the rescue from a pound but one which is miles from them. That's all I know.

On the rescues FB page, they have a dog with them at the minute who was found beaten, stabbed in the face and left hanging from a tree. Who on earth would ever do that to a living creature? My heart breaks for them, it really does.

diddl Germany Fri 30-Nov-12 15:48:22

Well we´ve just had the afternoon walk & another normal poo & it´s been 22 and three quarter near enough 24hrs now!

If I calculated correctly, he could probably have eaten about 5x what he did with no ill effects-won´t be trying it thoughgrin

doggydaze Fri 30-Nov-12 16:31:11

I think that you might have got away with it then smile

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Sat 01-Dec-12 21:04:47

Any update doggydaze?
<Crossing fingers you are to busy with new love of your life to have updated earlier>

He is absolutely gorgeous. Two close friends of mine have both rehomed JRTs from Battersea in the past few months. I was never a JRT fan but I love both their dogs!!
Hope all went well today.

diddl Germany Sun 02-Dec-12 08:42:39

What´s happening??!!

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