4-month old GSD rescue in the house!

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by obxemt, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    I need to update this post.

    The short version is that we got a four-month-old (or so) GSD mix rescued puppy a few weeks ago. He was in foster care with a couple siblings. Supposedly out of a litter of eight, only these three survived - barely. Their mother had worms and had been hit by a car. The previous "owners" never bothered to treat the mother, so by the time the rescue organization got her, she couldn't be saved.

    We recently moved and things were a little up in the air, so after I bonded with this little guy and began training him, my wife decided to take him back to the foster folks without my input or knowledge. I just deleted my initial post at that time because I was SO upset.

    I won't get into the ins and outs of the nonsense surrounding the dog's return, but things worked out in everyone's favor and my wife made arrangements on her own to get the dog back for me next week...just in time for my birthday. When she returned him she was in tears. Without telling her, they actually held our paperwork because they thought we would be back for him.

    I've attached a couple pictures towards the end...I didn't take them though, so maybe I can get some better ones next week. :thumbsup:
     
  2. tlish

    tlish Guest

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    yeah, i'd leave him alone for a little while. our new great pyr boy took about a week and a half or so to really get settled in.
     

  3. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Guest

    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Hey dood!
    Yeah let him be for a couple of days till he starts to figure out the routine. He will start to open up in a few days.
    Do try and teach him anything yet, but the word "no" and go softly for now.

    Congrats

    :banana: :banana: :banana:
    Mike

    ps
    :needspics:
     
  4. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
  5. DepChief

    DepChief Get Tous's Rope

    Messages:
    4,908
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Location:
    Outer Banks, NC
    Where are the pics?
     
  6. Rylos1

    Rylos1 NRA Endowment CLM

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Location:
    Easton, PA
    Did you get a rescue or a puppy? My wife and I have a a 1 1/2 year old male after our 11 year old female passed, great dogs!
     
  7. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
  8. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
  9. w30olds

    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    2,402
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Braselton, GA
    Good looking GSD. Looks like a sable. Nice!!!
     
  10. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Guest

    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Nice!! :hearts:

    I can't wait till he grows into those ears. :supergrin:
    [​IMG]
    :tongueout:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    You watch your mouth. :wavey: I like his big ears.

    Hopefully he'll put on some weight once we get him home too. He'll probably go back into his two-day-long depression...unless he remembers me. Do dogs have memory? Oh well, I'll keep you posted.
    :)
     
  12. sparky1

    sparky1 Guest

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    They do have a memory. How else do they know to act up at the vets!
    My cat pouts at me for 2-3 hours when I've been gone for a weekend. Just sits in front of me with her back to me. When she see's the overnight bag come out she starts drooping around.
    Good news, it don't last long.
    Great looking pup!
     
  13. Blinky

    Blinky Rocket Surgeon

    Messages:
    1,916
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Location:
    Beaver, OR
    That's a good lookin' puppy!!
     
  14. ppk/sfan

    ppk/sfan Guest

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Congrats to the new member of the family!
     
  15. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    He's even better looking now. About 12 pounds heavier and I think his ears have morphed into something even un-canine!

    I found out the hard way that a 4-5 month old 40-lb. GSD can't be held back by an economy three-foot baby gate. You'd think I should have figured that out on my own without the demonstration from big-ears. :thumbsup:

    Any recommendations?
     
  16. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Guest

    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Same one you have heard before. Put him on the leash and tie it off to you. Eliminates the need for baby gates immediately. Unless of course, you like the obstacle course look to your house?:supergrin:

    12lbs!!!! Holy crap dood!!!!!!!!!:animlol:

    Sorry couldn't resist :supergrin:
     
  17. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    Ha. I don't want to tie him off to me when I'm trying to sleep or eat pizza, because then he'll want to play or eat pizza. :)

    In other news, house training has gone remarkably well. No accidents at all and he wakes me up the same time the baby does and we take him out. He's adjusting quite nicely and the wife decided she likes him after all. :upeyes:

    I don't know what the humane society was feeding him because he barely touched the stuff for three days but would eat plain dog bones and drank plenty. We bought Iams large breed formula and he gulped down a cup or so, then I mixed it with a teaspoon of wet food and he devoured it.

    I'm still working on better pictures. Maybe this afternoon. :)
     
  18. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Guest

    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Umm dewd, that's the idea. Trust me on this one. :thumbsup:

    Get him some good food!!!!! You know better!!!!!!

    Solid Gold
    My girl put on 33% or her weight the first month. (4months old)
     
  19. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    I haven't been this confused since "The Philosophy of Knowledge" course I took my senior year.

    :headscratch: :dunno:
     
  20. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Guest

    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Think of it as a giant, fun head game. (Ask the wife :))
    You have to make ALL decisions for the new dog, when to play, when to stop playing, when to eat, when not to eat, when to breathe, when not to breath, etc. This can only be accomplished if he is on the leash attached to you. Try it out, and you will see a major change in attitude.

    Blinky,
    Help me out here brutha :supergrin: