Ive just done a very stupid thing. I had a look at my local rescue web page.

(49 Posts)
TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:04:55

someone tell me that I cant possibly adopt a boxer friend for my boxer baby

hes toilet trained, not young, boisterous, loves to play, good with older teens but only cause hes boisterous (my kids are used to Lolly who makes boisterous look like sleeping)

and in need of a home

Fenton Wed 10-Jul-13 11:06:43



TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:07:08

ooooo kaay, thats not helping at all

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:08:06
Fenton Wed 10-Jul-13 11:09:57


TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:10:49

i know, he is properly handsomely gorgeous

elfycat Wed 10-Jul-13 11:11:36

You've looked at the page so you are committed now! grin

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:14:10

oh my god, where are all the sensible people



TheCunnyFunt Wed 10-Jul-13 11:17:41

Aww, lovely boy smile

grin @ 'Big lump who loves to play'

He sounds perfect and I'm sure he'd love to go home with you <innocent whistle>

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:20:02

holy shit, what are you lot like?

he is perfect
lolly is a big lump who loves to play

she would adore him
and he would be big enough to play properly with her

the kids have no issue with big and boisterous
they laugh off a dog bumping into them and knocking them over

we have a huge garden that is now secure
takes like three hours for me to mow

Mama1980 Wed 10-Jul-13 11:20:04

He's gorgeous grin
I have a dog, 3 cats, a tortoise and fish all from or heading to rescue...I never ever look at the rescue pages grin

TheCunnyFunt Wed 10-Jul-13 11:20:27


Ain't no sensible people here you know wink

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:22:26

yes we have established that he is gorgeous
now how do I stop thinking about him? grin

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:22:45

arf @ cunny

mynameisslimshady Wed 10-Jul-13 11:23:59

I think the only way you can stop thinking about him is to go and visit him and see how perfect unsuitable he is for you grin

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:25:47

bloody hell you lot are useless
I should have put this in AIBU lol

MumnGran Wed 10-Jul-13 11:26:53

One word of caution only .....is your boxer baby trained? ie sits/walks happily on a lead/ recall is good etc.?
If so then I think the rescue has your name written all over him grin
If not, then I would think twice because rescues will need a lot of settling and/or training ....and you really don't want 2 boxers neither of which will do as they are told!! ......the naughty behaviour is infectious, and they feed off each other.

Two dogs together is just wonderful ....they play and have so much fun!!

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:30:30

lolly is doing very well now
we have sorted the chasing cars ...almost completely wink
she sits, she doesn't beg for food, in fact I hate even being looked at when eating so have worked very hard on that
she loves everyone but doesn't jump up, another pet hate although she jumps up for a standing cuddle with me on command
she is a leetle strong on the lead but I have obedience classes booked for the 16th to help with that
and we live in the middle of nowhere and rarely need her to be on a lead
she runs alongside me on the bike nicely and her
'becoming a teen' fear aggression barking is getting very much under control now

elfycat Wed 10-Jul-13 11:37:17

Sounds like Lolly is grown up enough to enter into this relationship.

I think you'd better print off a picture of him and put it on your fridge with 'Oh but I couldn't' written on it. If after 10 mins a while you still look at that gorgeous boy and want him than it's destiny.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:41:20

oh no, I couldn't bear to have a pic on my fridge and not get him
hes is just so beautiful
but I shouldn't, its not sensible

Poledra Wed 10-Jul-13 11:41:21

From the sounds of your garden, you don't need another dog, you need a sheep grin

mynameisslimshady Wed 10-Jul-13 11:45:10

As Albert Einstein said 'Common sense is what tells us the world is flat' grin sense is very overrated imo.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:45:24

I might just be really slow mowing lol
I do have to empty the grass by walking to the end of the garden and chucking it over onto the beachy bit ish so that takes a bit of time

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:46:56

lol mynameis

thats still not helping

spiderlight Wed 10-Jul-13 11:47:52

Oh, he is absolutely gorgeous!! And I bet you'd barely notice he was there except when he came for a snog...big old squidgychops that he is...

MumnGran Wed 10-Jul-13 11:48:09

Make the call.
It could solve everything if it turns out he is unsuitable to live with other dogs/children/--people who have wonderful country homes made for romping in--
Or he may already have found a home.

If you call, visit and he ticks every box ........well every animal I have ever owned has dropped into my life because of fate! some things are just meant to be!!

MumnGran Wed 10-Jul-13 11:50:11

hmmmm what happened to strike through? confused
people who have wonderful country homes made for romping in

iseenodust Wed 10-Jul-13 11:51:56

He looks fab and it says good off the lead. Sensible is having no dog & no poo to deal with but this is puppy lurve.
<Dusty dog is 13 and still known as gorgeous puppy.>

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 11:54:36

purplepillow is being sensible and told me to stop it and step away

Madondogs Wed 10-Jul-13 11:54:48

Two dogs are fab grin... Just saying wink

Two dogs is wonderful. Go along to the rescue and ask. If he's gone to someone else it wasn't meant to be. Did I mention that having more than one dog is wonderful, and completely addictive?


Some things are just meant to be.

We most certainley were not looking for another dog, especially not a loopy staffy pup when LittleDog came to us as a short term foster dog, that was a year ago now grin

We most certainley were not looking for another dog when the lady at the rescue asked if we could take BoomerangDog back for a week or so. That was a few months ago now

Phone the rescue, he is adorable. And you will be giving him a lovely family home-and a doggy friend to play with.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 12:07:26

purple is right though
money is tight right now
its not a sensible thing to do
oh how I wish I could go to the rescue and see him though

mistlethrush Wed 10-Jul-13 12:08:09

Two dogs are good (although DH has said no to a second one sad). However, putting a sensible head on, have you worked out the extra costs Trin? Vets fees, worming, jabs, and food - probably more than Lolly eats!

Poledra Wed 10-Jul-13 12:14:02

Don't go to the rescue and see him! It'll only make it harder not to have him.

Sensible head on, Trin - you can't afford it, and you and the girls still have Lolly to love, so it's not like you have no doggy family members.

Sorry to be harsh.

MumnGran Wed 10-Jul-13 12:16:56

Offer to foster him grin grin grin]

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 12:25:34

no no poledra, you are not being harsh
no I'm not going to go and see him
I meant if only it was a good time to rehome I would have so much fun going to meet him and finding out if we could help him

Bowlersarm Wed 10-Jul-13 12:30:59

Do it, do it, do it.

Two dogs are great.

Whilst you're doing all that faffing about with one dog, you may as well be doing it with two. You've got to go out walking, buy dog food, have doggy stuff for one. It's a waste if you don't do it for two!

On my to-do list is sorting out our dogs pet insurance, hypo allergenic food and meds. All in its probably over £150 a month. If its more than that I'm sending him down'pit to earn his keep.

Big dog costs can escalate really easily. I wouldn't do it right now.

Also, do you know anyone who would take in 2 dogs if you needed or wanted to go away? I don't!

MrsWolowitz Wed 10-Jul-13 12:50:46

Trin, get him!

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Jul-13 12:53:43

you've all got to stop it now
unless I suddenly come into money I'm not going to do it
purple is being sensible
she is right

and yes I do know who would have them if I ever had to go away...but it doesn't matter I'm being sensible


mistlethrush Wed 10-Jul-13 12:57:17

Trin, its the sensible thing to do. A dog costs a lot - whilst Lolly is just one of the household expenditures now a second would be a significant cost on top of that.

If you were desperate for a second dog to play with Lolly, some rescues do look for fosterers and some are willing to pay all expenses including food.

MumnGran Wed 10-Jul-13 12:58:27

thing is, having another dog is a bit like having children in the first place ....if you wait until everything is right, then it will never come top of the agenda grin

Second dogs are like second babies, they just slot right in, and you always manage to afford what they need.

<< fails to confess she is a sucker for a sob story and has accumulated endless waifs & strays over the years which she couldn't afford, on paper >>

Soz, Trin, but I think being sensible has to win here sad

I would love another dog, and I'm a sucker for looking through rescue pages 'for my MiL who is looking' but there are two things stopping me.

1 - I don't have any spare cash, and as much as I try to budget, I didn't budget for my dog having 3 extra trips to the vets on top of the standard jabs etc. We have insurance but even paying the excess each time smarts.

2 - We currently have plenty of people who will look after our dog if we can't take him on holiday/to a wedding etc. They are all dog owners themselves though, and they wouldn't be able to look after 2 more. We also take our dog away a lot in our camper. Can't imagine trying to do this with two though.

It sounds like you're sorted for 2, but 1 could be an issue. I would love to be in the 'go for it!' camp, but if the only thing holding you back is money, unfortunately that's one you need to listen to sad.

do not offer to foster him "temporarily"

You will end up keeping him <glares at LittleDog and BoomerangDog>

Seriously, it is sensible to look at finances and work out if you can afford him or not sad
But he is lovely.

ChestyNut Wed 10-Jul-13 14:51:33

Oh how lovely....look at his beautiful big eyes!

He'd make a fab playmate.

Do it do it do it!

ChestyNut Wed 10-Jul-13 14:53:26

Cross post!

Oops sorry.

Ahem, yes it wouldn't be sensible at all.

Turniptwirl Wed 10-Jul-13 17:31:27

Doooooo it!

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