We are getting a new dog!!!!!!

(21 Posts)
higgle Tue 11-Dec-12 07:30:18

Some of you may recall we lost our lovely rescue Staffie, Porridge, to Leukaemia this summer. We went into "no more dogs" mode again, but I couldn't resist the odd peek at the rescue sites. On Sunday DH and I noticed that a dog we had felt very sorry for a couple of months ago was "Oldie of the week" on the Oldies club site and that he had been waitig for a home for 2 Years. Anyway, the rescue think we would be great for him, we have sent references and photos and all being well he will be coming to live with us on Saturday.

He is another Staffie, black and white, aged 8 and has behaved well in foster. We don't mind if he is a bit grumpy with other dogs. The only downside is his name, but we will be changing that pronto! So excited!!!!!

doglover Tue 11-Dec-12 08:35:49

Wonderful news! So pleased for you. smile

Jajas Tue 11-Dec-12 08:43:54

Oh that's so lovely! What a lucky chap. Really good luck with him and that is so wonderful to be giving him a home after two ears at the rescue place.

Jajas Tue 11-Dec-12 08:44:05

Two years even!

Higgle, that is such LOVELY news. grin Oldies Club is a wonderful charity. It's so lovely to know this old boy will be out of a kennel and in a home for Christmas and the winter months. May you have many happy years together.

wildfig Tue 11-Dec-12 10:02:08

Good for you - what a happy Christmas he'll have! I'm another fan of Oldies Club; there's something particularly heart-breaking about the older dogs in rescue, and they work really hard to find them homes.

Yay! Now, what's the name? <intrigued>

PartridgeInASpicyPearTree Tue 11-Dec-12 10:36:25

Yay - I love the oldies! All the best for Saturday.

kitsmummy Tue 11-Dec-12 11:47:20

That is so lovely! update us with pics when you can

WTFwasthat Tue 11-Dec-12 12:14:34

fab news,, but what is his current name? hmm

higgle Tue 11-Dec-12 12:51:14

He is called.... "Butch" .. thank sfo rth ekind messages , he will certainly be living in luxury compared with what he has been used to recently

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Tue 11-Dec-12 15:18:30

Congratulations smile lucky boy having a home for christmas!

How about Frank?

I like Frank better than Butch, Frank is cool. Congratulations smile

Have just googled him on Oldies Club <stalker alert> and he is GORGEOUS!!
And Frank is just the best name for him!!

Sorry, overdosed on the !! but it is so lovely you are giving this boy a home, he looks absolutely gorgeous smile

higgle Tue 11-Dec-12 16:01:29

I have just spoken to his foster parent who says he has winsome ways of geting what he wants, and can open doors. He has wormed his way into sleeping in the bedroom, so I'll have my work cut out with discipline!
DH was thinking of "Basil" DS2's friends say "Baby Jesus" because he is arriving at Christmas or just to name him after DS2 because he will be off to uni next year and needs to be replaced ( they are nuts). I think we will just wait and see. I supporse he could be Frank after Francincense....

bumpybecky Tue 11-Dec-12 17:32:25

He sounds great, can't wait to see a picture

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Tue 11-Dec-12 20:23:58

<arf> at Frankincense grin you have to call him Frank now!

Definately Frankincense... Love it grin

SheilaWheeler Wed 12-Dec-12 18:11:28

Funny you should say 'name him after DS2' - that's what my DH said when we got our Springer x puppy.

Our DS2 was off to uni just as the pup came to live with us and DH said he was my baby replacement.

OnaPromise Wed 12-Dec-12 18:24:02

That's so nice.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Sun 16-Dec-12 12:46:56

Any news? Have you got him now?

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