Very excited - adopting a dog

(35 Posts)
Okki Sat 25-May-19 17:47:02

He's not home with us yet but I just want to yell it from the rooftops. We've been looking for a dog for ages but were always turned down because of DC's ages. So today we met Dexter, a very smiley and waggy tailed Heinz 57 type. He's a bit smaller than a cocker. Our first family dog and we're all very excited. I forgot to take pics as we were too busy playing. We've bought Pets at Home today. grin

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RainyDecemberMorning Sat 25-May-19 18:04:07

Congratulations. Getting a dog was the best family decision we ever made.

Littleduckeggblue Sat 25-May-19 18:05:05

A dog 'makes' a family smile

Floopily Sat 25-May-19 18:08:40

Congratulations! It is without a doubt the best thing we've ever done (other than pick each other!). I was at the park ridiculously early this morning with Ddog and her complete joy at being out and about and able to race around was infectious, I'm never able to stay miserable for long when she's about!

fairiesandelves Sat 25-May-19 18:22:22

Wonderful - many congratulations and well done for adopting too. That's a lovely thing to do. Agree a dog completes a family. After all they're just children in furry trousers. Send pics !!!

Okki Sat 25-May-19 20:58:09

Thank you smile

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MrsZola Sat 25-May-19 21:13:19

I'm so pleased you're rescuing - there's too many dogs waiting for their homes. You'll have a complete family now - and tbere's always someone who loves you when you've had a shit day/argued with everyone etc.


Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 26-May-19 07:12:29

I no longer have mine. But one of the best mornings was a freezing cold one. In the woods at seven. He stopped to check out all the frozen cobwebs. I remember being wrapped up warm. And watching him charge back and forth. His ears flapping in the breeze. ( he was a springer ). The biggest smile on his face.

florentina1 Sun 26-May-19 08:02:37

This is wonderful. I waited 70 years before I could get a dog. She came 18 months ago and has totally changed my life. Even DH, who never wanted a dog, adores her.

hoopieghirl Sun 26-May-19 09:52:04

Congratulations I adopted rescue Greyhound two months ago. Whole family love him to bits

Purplecatshopaholic Sun 26-May-19 11:53:01

Aww, hope you all have a fab life together. PurplecatDog changed my life x

Blackorblack Sun 26-May-19 18:39:18

Hope you have great fun with him!

I'm in the same boat, though she's not my first dog. She'll be taking up residence when she's been spayed.

I'm also excited, and a little bit nervous!

Flibbertyjibbit Sun 26-May-19 21:07:02

We've had our rescue dog 4 months now. Totally changed our lives for the better. Two walks a day is good for not only the dog but us too. Friends have commented on how I'm smiling more since dog arrived smile

Saavhi Tue 28-May-19 13:17:11

Having my dog has made my life so incredibly special. Congrats!

Okki Fri 31-May-19 20:45:53

He's arrived and had a lovely day outside in the garden. He's put himself to bed in his crate.

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SavoyCabbage Fri 31-May-19 20:50:16

Ahhh, he's gorgeous. Congratulations.

Flibbertyjibbit Fri 31-May-19 21:08:15

So cute! Congratulations flowers

stucknoue Fri 31-May-19 21:13:43

Very cute

adaline Sun 02-Jun-19 08:01:07

Gorgeous! From his markings and features it looks like there's possibly some Beagle and Jack Russell in there smile

How's he doing this weekend?

Elderflower14 Sun 02-Jun-19 08:05:57

I have a Jackabee Bumbledog. He is such a joy. He's been through Central London on the tube when my son was in an autism unit.
He was judged the second most handsome crossbreed in the country in 2014 in Scruffts.

Okki Wed 05-Jun-19 11:45:04

@adaline he's had a good weekend thanks. And first few days of peace and quiet with DC's and DH back at school and work.

He's currently snoring after a little walk. We thought he had JR and beagle to begin with but have now decided there's some Corgi in there too. He really is a jolly little chap.

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Okki Wed 05-Jun-19 11:46:09

@Elderflower14 could you share a picture? I've not heard of Scruffts smile. Lots to learn still.

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Elderflower14 Wed 05-Jun-19 14:41:49

Here we go @Okki..💙 💙 💙

Okki Wed 05-Jun-19 15:48:06

@Elderflower14 he's gorgeous. Looks quite big too.

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Dexterslockedintheshedagain Wed 05-Jun-19 15:57:49

A dog brings something special to a family, I think. Wouldn't be without our two little rascals now. Congratulations!

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