Post a picture of your pet!

Rascal says hello.

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Ah. Beautiful coloring.

My cat would say hi, but he's too busy sleeping.

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Cloud says meow (constantly, and wants your attention now):

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Day 1 of having a new screen door...

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Ha!

That was so nice of you to buy that for your cat.

Cat-detecting water spray bottle attached to that screen door.

Chewie hates when delivery or service people show up at the house. He particularly hates men, especially when they come inside. We usually lock him in a room or leave him outside in nice weather when we are having work done.

Except our plumber. For some reason, Chewie loves him. He follows him around the house wagging at him and even brings him toys. Here he is yesterday watching the plumber do his thing.

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Maybe it’s because he’s gotten used to him because we’ve needed so much plumbing work done in this house? Or maybe Chewie is just fascinated with plumbing.

So, we lost our dog Ty back in May due to some tumors found in his spleen. After a few months, we decided it was time to try and get another rescue dog in September, but it ended up not working out. After the attempt failed, we made the decision that we probably would not be getting a replacement unless the stars aligned and we found the perfect dog.

Well, the stars aligned. As of today, we adopted a Labrador mix named Theo:

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Seriously the perfect dog. He follows us around begging for pets, is great with our son, and walks on a leash without darting off when distracted. I guess Theo was dropped off at the shelter because he was "humping stuff too much". The dog had not been neutered so clearly was at a greater chance of having that behavior. I was just so surprised to hear the reason he was at the shelter--even after a full day of spending time with him there is nothing that I can see that would justify getting rid of the responsibility. I am always confused by these stories because I wonder how families even came to the conclusion to have a pet in the first place when something so minor becomes a dealbreaker and they give up or abandon the pet.

Ah well though, their loss is our new friend

THOSE EYEBROWS!

Theo looks awesome!

I love him. What a good boy.

He's gorgeous. Congratulations to you, and to him!

Could he just be neutered to solve that problem? I am ignorant about the times when it is ok to do that to dogs.

It's a good idea as a dog reaches middle age. It can reduce the chance of some kinds of cancer. But it can be earlier, if it's needed for behavioral reasons or just to prevent breeding.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Could he just be neutered to solve that problem? I am ignorant about the times when it is ok to do that to dogs.

[Domano's wife] Yes, the shelter did that when he arrived there. So it's only been about a month since he's been neutered, and we haven't seen him try to hump anything/one. Just one of those things you'd think the family would have tried before giving him up!

Great, I am glad he found your family.

DiscoDriveby wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Could he just be neutered to solve that problem? I am ignorant about the times when it is ok to do that to dogs.

[Domano's wife] Yes, the shelter did that when he arrived there. So it's only been about a month since he's been neutered, and we haven't seen him try to hump anything/one. Just one of those things you'd think the family would have tried before giving him up!

Our Dasher (also a lab mix - basset/lab) was similarly ill-behaved when he came to the rescue, marking everything and such. Taking the coins out of the coin purse immediately eliminated that behavior. He still has a lot of issues due to basic neglect and frankly I am not sure he ever lived indoors but has come a heck of a long way.

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CptDomano wrote:

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He's got this Joseph Gordon Levitt vibe about him

Christmas card pic this year

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Let Santa be warned.