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    Puppies are horrible.

    Meet Ella. 16 pounds of guts and needle sharp teeth. We decided to get a puppy again after rescuing older dogs the last 3 times. While we love to help older dogs that have a hard time finding good homes, we decided we needed a break from the heart ache of losing them so quickly so we went with a pup. Briefly, we lost Jacques out big male shepherd 2 months ago, our senior shepherd Sophia has cancer and not too long to live, and out young dog Bachardi is only 6 and seems like he's on an island. Our lab Maverick is 12 and getting old fast.

    We are hoping Sophia has time to help raise her right, Bachardi gets a playmate for a change, and some life is injected into the household. Jacques left a huge hole and it took Maverick a long time to stop wandering the house looking for him.

    So anyway we drove almost 4 hours one way to Rockford, IL yesterday to pick her up. She is very outgoing, she slept in the bookcase headboard behind my pillow, and has already caused mayhem in the house trying to eat everything including the cat, who is not at all impressed. I'm trying to stay away as I want her to be the wife's dog, shepherds tend to be most loyal to one person although they can be great with more than one person. I'll let them bond before I love her up too much, although it's hard because right now she's chewing on my toes.
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    Ciao Ella!! What a cutie!! Who needs toes anyway......

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    Hope the toes don't make her too sick.
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    Sprinkle hot sauce on your toes; that will cure that problem!

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    she's sooooo cute...

    The toe-chomping aside, a'course. Owners ain't chew toys.

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    Enjoy the journey! My brother had German shepherds for years, good dogs in many ways.

    Nice looking pup.
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    Puppies aren't horrible... a little tough if you don't marinade them enough though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    Puppies aren't horrible... a little tough if you don't marinade them enough though...
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    She's a handful. We should have named her ISIS for all the terror she's causing. No shoe or sock is safe, the cat is relegated to staying off the floor, the other dog's tails are fair game. She takes on stuffed animals twice her size and shows zero mercy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    She's a handful. We should have named her ISIS for all the terror she's causing. No shoe or sock is safe, the cat is relegated to staying off the floor, the other dog's tails are fair game. She takes on stuffed animals twice her size and shows zero mercy.
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    You don't look anything like your avatar, as BTW.

    I have zero sympathy as well. You have 4 ?, 5 ? dogs currently ?. That's not a bunch of dog lovers, it's a kennel. You could apply for your own zip code.

    My vet pulled the plug on us when were considering 2 kittens which would have been cats 5 & 6.

    I really hope you have a huge back yard as I would really hate to be walking all that.

    Keep up with the posts, animal follies are the best things to read here at the end of a long work day.

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    We have one acre of yard for our 4 dogs under an Invisible fence, 5 acres total. You don't play Frisbee in our yard with good shoes on for sure. The horse is elsewhere, if she had her way it would be on the rest of our land behind the house. No way. The cat is an easy keeper, except for peeing outside the box sometimes.

    Today I let the monster out of the kennel so it could go potty before I took my full-sized girl shepherd for a run. She chased the cat and rolled it a couple of times on the kitchen floor, the cat has been camped on the kitchen table and frankly I can't fault her for that. I slipped mentally and left my new $150 Hokas on the floor of my office, she reminded me by bringing one out into the living room. She does something our dear departed male shepherd does, she grabs her food bowl and carries it around in her mouth. She already figured out the dog door, so we have to hamper the other dogs by keeping the door closed now. It will end soon enough, and we'll then just have another dog
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    She's adorable!
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

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    This is so true..

    In puppy class, me and another pup parent remarked how we both wondered WTF we were thinking getting a puppy. Jim said he hated his for the first month, so bitey. Ruby wasn't much better. Now she's almost a year (9 months) and much more fun to be around. I'm not wearing band-aids as a fashion accessory

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    The ads on this page for me are "Take control of your dog", "Get your dog to listen", chew toy ads and what looks like an ad for dog costumes (there is one dressed as an At-At) lol.

    Keep us posted. I love dogs but next time for me it won't be a puppy, it'll be an adult. I'm really looking forward to when the time is right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    You don't look anything like your avatar, as BTW.
    Well, who does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Well, who does?
    Well.... That IS my very own finger in mine!
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    Puppies are fun.. this was taken when my puppy was 5 or so months old... next to his brother the Dalmatian
    Destructive tail.. destructive ears.. and counter surfed like a pro.. He is 11ish now.. and not in good health..
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    Puppy shark!!!

    da-dunt... da-dunt... dunt dunt dunt dunt....




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    Nice puppy. My wife and I are not seeing eye to eye on whether to get another dog after Zeke passes. He is a gsp and is 14 1/2. I don't want to be tied down but I think I will lose this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider View Post
    Nice puppy. My wife and I are not seeing eye to eye on whether to get another dog after Zeke passes. He is a gsp and is 14 1/2. I don't want to be tied down but I think I will lose this one.
    I am having a hard time not getting a new pup and would have an equally hard time getting one.

    I miss her every day.

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    Nooky, nice looking addition to the family.

    Dog post and pics, the highlight of my day.

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    There I should a reason they are called German shredders and you will also learn about German shedders.

    MIne is 16 months now, it was fun
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    Something must be in the air this season...

    We were dogless for about a year after Steve, our rescue mastiff mix passed away. Apparently the rest of the family was waiting for me to finally get over that and were more than ready for our latest puppy, Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
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