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Um.....my new dog????

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 10:52 AM
I'm not quite sure how this just happened, but DW is bringing home 11 week old "Misha" for a...er..."trial run" this weekend.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2786353991_990f24cb97_b.jpg

OMG OMG OMG she's SOOOOOOO FRIKIN' CUTE!!!! She's a boston mix :flirt:

ashtoreth
August 22nd, 2008, 10:59 AM
SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE shes SO cute!

cpietra16
August 22nd, 2008, 11:02 AM
trial run,huh????.....yup..that's how it starts:D....

Congratualtions on your new addition:D:laughing::cloud9:

aslan
August 22nd, 2008, 11:03 AM
lol, bendyfoot, this is why we don't let our dw's out unsupervised. sweet little baby face tho.

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 11:13 AM
:lovestruck:I want to take a big bite out of those squishy, flurpy lips:lovestruck:

DW has admitted that we are both insane for even considering this, but....

gad, you're right aslan, these women just can't be left to their own devices!!!

(not that I argued very much, lol)

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 11:19 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2786419769_e6bef3df52_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2787272116_d2d76b7bd8_b.jpg

*smoochie* *smoochie* *smoochie* on 'da bellie!

babymomma
August 22nd, 2008, 11:21 AM
puppy belly!! :flirt:

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 11:51 AM
Apparently she was found my DW's coworker found her by the side of the road about 4 weeks ago, malnourished and full of fleas. She's been treated, dewormed, vaccinated, etc., but the coworker can't keep her permanently. She's well/old enough to go to a permanent home now (looking at that belly I'd say she's made up for any lost time:laughing:)

jessi76
August 22nd, 2008, 11:59 AM
omg, she's adorable! can't wait to see more pics... and we DEFINITELY need more pics.

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 12:03 PM
These are the only pics I got from the coworker. Trust me there will be billions if she ends up staying with us. Her current mom is going to drive her to our house tonight, yay! You'll have to wait until monday for pics though, 'cause I won't have access to a computer until then.

mollywog
August 22nd, 2008, 12:18 PM
oh wow!!! Look at that BELLY! so cute!!! you are really lucky to have come across this girl... or should I say she is really lucky!!! yay for Misha!!!
hopefully :fingerscr she gets along with your other pets.

off topic question- What does DW mean? I am guessing something to do with wife? I have also seen DH on threads but for the life of me have never been able to figure it out!!! :shrug:

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 12:25 PM
Yeah, DW=darling/dear wife (DH=darling/dear husband, DP=partner, etc.)

That's why this weekend is a trial run...we have to see how she gets along with the other critters, especially Gracie. She's been living with cats and has had lots of interactions with other dogs. She's been crate trained, which is a real bonus!:thumbs up)

She is a cutie!!! I don't think we'll keep the name Misha if it works out with her, neither of us is crazy about the name. Pets always seem to fall on our laps when we start talking about adding to the family....it's funny, because we'd decided that our third dog would be a boston, and then she shows up!

Frenchy
August 22nd, 2008, 12:37 PM
I'm not quite sure how this just happened, but DW is bringing home 11 week old "Misha" for a...er..."trial run" this weekend.

OMG OMG OMG she SOOOOOOO FRIKIN' CUTE!!!! She's a boston/pit mix :flirt:

Yes yes , trial period :whistle: is that what they call it these days ? :laughing:


*smoochie* *smoochie* *smoochie* on 'da bellie!

omg look at the little piglet :lovestruck: :cloud9: :lovestruck: she's too cute !

rainbow
August 22nd, 2008, 12:41 PM
OMG she is absolutely adorable :lovestruck: .....I love that last pic and the look on her face. :cloud9:

Congrats on your new addition cuz I know you will make it work with Gracie. :goodvibes:

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 01:15 PM
These are the only pics I got from the coworker. Trust me there will be billions if she ends up staying with us. Her current mom is going to drive her to our house tonight, yay! You'll have to wait until monday for pics though, 'cause I won't have access to a computer until then.

OMG look at those ears!! and that little pink sweater:cloud9:
and you are going to make us wait for more pictures :eek::D

:D:D:D


Congrats !!!!!!!!

14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 01:24 PM
Flippy, floppy ears! How cute!! :cloud9:
Good luck! I am sure by Monday she will no longer be a "trial"! :D

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 01:38 PM
Yeah her ears are different in each pic, I wonder if they'll end up being "uppies" or "floppies?" or maybe one of each?

rainbow
August 22nd, 2008, 01:45 PM
I like "uppies" with floppy tips. :lovestruck: One of each would be cute though. :cool:

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 01:47 PM
She's only 9 lbs at 12 weeks. Any guesses how big she could get? I seem to recall Jaida was 20-25 at that age and she's 60 full grown. I'm thinking around 30-40 lbs...

I think those ears could go either way, it'll be fun to see how they turn out!

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 01:49 PM
I like "uppies" with floppy tips. :lovestruck: One of each would be cute though. :cool:

yup yup yup......:cloud9::lovestruck::cloud9:

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 02:03 PM
do we also get videos??:fingerscr

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 02:07 PM
Sure, I'm bound to be a little camera-happy this weekend :D

I can't wait to meet her! I really hope she's a good fit for our family!

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 02:09 PM
Sure, I'm bound to be a little camera-happy this weekend :D

I can't wait to meet her! I really hope she's a good fit for our family!

I hope so :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes:

Dog Dancer
August 22nd, 2008, 02:12 PM
Oh my goodness - she is one cutie alright. Sounds to me like she's already home... I'm sure she'll fit in just right. In the last pic her eyes look like she just saw her belly and went :eek:

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 02:22 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 02:56 PM
what will her name be??

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 03:01 PM
We don't know yet, we'll have to meet her first :D

I'm terrible at coming up with names sometimes...Solomon was "My Cat" for like 4 weeks!!! Jaida came with the name Jada, and we liked it but changed the spelling...Gracie was named that by the HS...Boo was named by DW's neighbour's 4-year-old...hmmmm... we might need some help with this. Any suggestions?

I like human names for pets (stuff like Cuddles and Honey don't work for me), and I suspect this will be a spunkly little girl...

I've got Roxy in my head right now, but we'll have to see.

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 03:06 PM
how about Abby..:shrug:

Darby

aslan
August 22nd, 2008, 03:09 PM
you could alter her existing name a touch, to Mishka= gift of love in indian.

phoozles
August 22nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Oh, how could you resist that belly?? :lovestruck::lovestruck:
Can't wait for the tons of pictures to follow!

As for names - what about Stella? Penelope? Helga? :D

breeze
August 22nd, 2008, 04:54 PM
good luck tonight :goodvibes::goodvibes:

chico2
August 22nd, 2008, 05:07 PM
OMG,Bendyfoot I cannot wait for Monday,lots of pics ok!
I had a Mishka once,a wonderful sheperd/collie mix....but this little girl looks like a Gabby,Abby or something like that..soooo cute:lovestruck:

Chaser
August 22nd, 2008, 06:44 PM
Holy cuteness! :lovestruck:

ancientgirl
August 22nd, 2008, 07:04 PM
OMG! That pink sweater is killing me!:cloud9:

She's adorable!!!!! Trail run huh? Riiiiiiight.

Rainy
August 22nd, 2008, 08:45 PM
That little girl is gorgeous!I think she will need to be retreated for worms because that is quite the belly on her!She may not even be a mix (but who cares right).I say if she is purebred or mix with similar size dog then she will probably get as big as 30 pounds max.Good luck and I love her!!!:lovestruck:

allymack
August 22nd, 2008, 10:14 PM
:cloud9:look at that belly! holy! but it looks very smoosh able :cloud9:

Brandykins
August 24th, 2008, 08:01 PM
A real cracker - beautiful - love the last pic. Great expression!

growler~GateKeeper
August 25th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Cutie patootie :cloud9: Love the sleepy pic w/the pink sweater :D

breeze
August 25th, 2008, 07:58 AM
how did it go this weekend???

did you get pictures??

:D:D

bendyfoot
August 25th, 2008, 09:33 AM
:thumbs upWell...the trial run was a success!!!!

I can't beleive how well she integrated with the other animals. She and Jaida play and play and play (I think Jaida gets beat up most of the time:laughing:) and Gracie is curious and tolerant, which is as good as we could hope for.

The little one's name is Heidi:D

She listens very well to us and respects the other dogs especially Graice. She's interested in the cats but doesn't chase them nearly as much as Jaida did as a pup.

She's very confident but not bossy. She seems unflappable really, and likes adults, children, dogs, cats, and doesn't startle at loud noises like vaccuums. Very even temperament. She's also a huge cuddle-bum and will snuggle with either one of us every chance she gets.:lovestruck:

It's so weird having such a tiny dog in the house! I don't think she'll get much over 25 lbs. Everything about her body looks proportional already, with TINY little dainty feet.

So, so far so good, we had a great first weekend together:thumbs up

Ummm....i forgot to download my pics:o

want4rain
August 25th, 2008, 09:41 AM
i just saw this thread!!!! Heidi is *ADORABLE*!!!!!

*hands on hops* look woman, get some pictures up tomorrow!!!

-ash

Chris21711
August 25th, 2008, 09:46 AM
She is gorgeous bendyfoot. I guess she is a keeper :lovestruck:

chico2
August 25th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Oh I am sooo happy for Jaida,she's got a playmate..where are those pics that were promised;)

Ford Girl
August 25th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Thats great news, glad she's found a home. She sure is cute.

Pictures please!!!!!

wdawson
August 25th, 2008, 07:56 PM
omg omg.....a boston puppy....:cloud9:.....more pics

BusterBoo
August 25th, 2008, 08:21 PM
:thumbs up Congrats on the new addition! she is absolutely beautiful and kissable and squeezable and lovable and ....... :D

Hope to see more pictures of Heidi!

growler~GateKeeper
August 26th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Good to hear everything went well :highfive:

now about those pics............:D

rainbow
August 26th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Glad everything went well. :thumbs up

Hope you post pics soon. :goodvibes:

Smiley14
August 26th, 2008, 02:35 AM
OHHH, she is ADORABLE!!!!!!! :lovestruck:

Belle was around 8-9lbs at 12 weeks as well and she's now 25 pounds at one year (HUGE for a Boston!)

bendyfoot
August 26th, 2008, 09:23 AM
Here they are, as promised! I forgot how hard it is to take pictures of a puppy...they never stop moving!!! My best ones are all of her sleeping!:laughing:

She was a very good girl last night:angel:...didn't cry at all at bedtime or in the morning and had no accidents in her playroom:thumbs up

I don't want the baby bone, moms, I want the BIG GIRL bone!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2799153163_fa1ed2789b.jpg

Gracie, will you be my friend?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2799137105_5b46b09020.jpg

How does that taste, Heidi?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2799154861_94854b22d6.jpg

jessi76
August 26th, 2008, 09:25 AM
omg omg omg.... that pic w/ the bone.... oh she's just precious!

bendyfoot
August 26th, 2008, 09:25 AM
Nice to meet you, Jacob!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/2799156645_f38e5b049c.jpg

I'm pooped!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2799156761_4d5413e592.jpg

Still pooped...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2800006232_d7ed050494.jpg

bendyfoot
August 26th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Mooooom, Heidi's beating me up!!!!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2802754479_732cf8e1d8.jpg

Time out!!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/2800006282_01b33951f3.jpg

Gracie, Heidi KILLED me!!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2800004470_d1599cfe72.jpg

ancientgirl
August 26th, 2008, 09:33 AM
What great pictures! I love the bone one and where she's beating Jaida up LOL.

chico2
August 26th, 2008, 04:34 PM
OMG is she ever cute and Jaida an Gracie are being sooo good,lots of fun in the Bendyfoot household.
Jaida looks great,a beautiful Sheperd and muttinsky Gracie too,lovely pupper-family.
There is a kitty too right??

breeze
August 26th, 2008, 04:49 PM
great pictures bendyfoot..

I love the glad to meet you picture, that is soooo cute..

what happened to her pink sweater??:D

growler~GateKeeper
August 27th, 2008, 02:44 AM
The last sleeping pic is so cute :angel: I see it didn't last long :laughing:

bendyfoot
August 27th, 2008, 09:33 AM
This little girl is going to be a handful!!! She was humping Jaida this morning and got a little hump in on Gracie's leg while she wasn't looking!!!:eek: She's smart and strong-willed...hmmm...sounds like her terrier sister Gracie....(rotten terriers!!!:laughing:) She's on umbillical mode right now and will be for a while I suspect.

But, on the plus side, the potty training is going pretty well...she's learning the "go pee" command for outside and uses her pee pads in her play room. She doesn't cry when put in her crate to go to bed. And she's learned "sit" and will reliably do it, even when she's excited because it's time to put on or take off her collar or leash. She doesn't nip at hands (only poor Jaida's ears and lips:rolleyes:) and responds quickly to verbal correction ("ah ah!" is all it takes to get her to stop what she's doing or drop something she shouldn't have in her mouth). She doesn't chew anything except her toys.

She likes to hoard toys, I've noticed. She'll empty out the toybox and bring everything over to a blankie, the little nut. She has no guarding issues, which is nice, anyone can take toys from her.

Hopefully will get more pics this week :D

ancientgirl
August 27th, 2008, 10:26 AM
She sounds like a very smart pup, and a little firecracker!:laughing:

Chris21711
August 27th, 2008, 10:57 AM
She is too cute bendyfoot, definately squishable :cloud9:

bendyfoot
August 27th, 2008, 11:12 AM
breeze, the pink sweater belonged to her old mom (the one who took her in when she needed help). It was a sweater for her fluffy cat who got shaved:laughing: Funny how it's big on the dog:laughing:

Now that I know that she'll need a sweater, I have a very strong urge to go buy her something. Like right now...:D Something pink perhaps? DW would KILL me:laughing:

hazelrunpack
August 27th, 2008, 04:26 PM
K...I can't load the second page...must be pics on it? So I take it the introductions went well and you're keeping the little darlin' since you're already plotting her winter wardrobe? :D

:highfive: Congrats!

rainbow
August 28th, 2008, 02:28 AM
She is just sooo cute :lovestruck: .....glad everything is going well. :goodvibes:

FancyAppy
August 28th, 2008, 09:11 AM
trial run??? hahaha!
She is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!
Congrats on your new family member, she is wonderful.

otter
August 29th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Oooooooooo, soooooooo cute! :lovestruck::lovestruck:
Congratulations :thumbs up

Gypsyhick
August 29th, 2008, 11:16 AM
She's so adorable - I just want to kiss those cute ears! Congrats!