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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:06 PM

Some Happy News for Today

We lost our sweet dog Riley last fall and we were heart broken. He was a beautiful and sweet German Shepherd Dog (about 90 lbs.) and we loved him dearly. He joined our family as an 8 week old puppy and was 10 when he crossed over.

Today we found an 8 month old puppy GSD mix little girl at the local shelter and she chose us! We are over the moon! We have decided to name her Maizy and even though we can't bring her home until after she has been spayed in early August, we will be visiting her every day.

In these dark and difficult days, sometimes we need to celebrate something lovely.



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leftieNanner Jul 2020 OP
LakeArenal Jul 2020 #1
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #11
Laffy Kat Jul 2020 #2
Glorfindel Jul 2020 #3
niyad Jul 2020 #4
nocoincidences Jul 2020 #5
FM123 Jul 2020 #6
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #7
wendyb-NC Jul 2020 #8
soothsayer Jul 2020 #9
MustLoveBeagles Jul 2020 #10
magicarpet Jul 2020 #12
thinkingagain Jul 2020 #13
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #14
3catwoman3 Jul 2020 #15
lambchopp59 Jul 2020 #16
Midnight Writer Jul 2020 #17
Scarsdale Jul 2020 #18
Dem2theMax Jul 2020 #19
Ahpook Jul 2020 #20
flying_wahini Jul 2020 #21
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #37
StarryNite Jul 2020 #22
MLAA Jul 2020 #23
Blue_playwright Jul 2020 #24
BunnyMcGee Jul 2020 #25
KPN Jul 2020 #26
DarthDem Jul 2020 #27
MissB Jul 2020 #28
kanda Jul 2020 #29
catchnrelease Jul 2020 #30
BigmanPigman Jul 2020 #31
Fla Dem Jul 2020 #32
Niagara Jul 2020 #33
lunatica Jul 2020 #34
CTyankee Jul 2020 #35
Amaryllis Jul 2020 #36
in2herbs Jul 2020 #38
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #39
in2herbs Jul 2020 #40
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #41
marieo1 Jul 2020 #42
tblue37 Jul 2020 #43
pazzyanne Jul 2020 #44
qwlauren35 Jul 2020 #45
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #46
brer cat Jul 2020 #47
SayItLoud Jul 2020 #48
Star-Thrower Jul 2020 #49
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #51
warmfeet Jul 2020 #50
Karadeniz Jul 2020 #52

Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:08 PM

1. Dog is love!!! Congratulations!!!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:41 PM

11. Thank you.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:10 PM

2. Congratulations!

Photos ASAP!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:10 PM

3. Congratulations

and best wishes to all involved.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:17 PM

4. That is such sweet and wonderful news. Thank you for including us in your joy. As honorary

Aunties and uncles, we do, of course, insist on pics.

Welcome, Maizy.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:18 PM

5. That is a magical wonderful

thing to happen for you.

The perfect dog has chosen you!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:18 PM

6. Your happy news makes me so happy too!

I lost my babydog a few years ago, one day I too will be ready.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:21 PM

7. Yaaaaaay!

Congrats! I love the name you chose for her & I know she will be the perfect addition to your family!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:23 PM

8. That is so true.

They make a profound difference, in our lives.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:30 PM

9. Congrats!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:40 PM

10. This is happy news

Congratulations on the new fur baby.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:43 PM

12. Oh good for your family.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:53 PM

13. Congratulations

On the puppy! May she bring you many years of joy.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:56 PM

14. Yeah! It's a magical thing when we are picked

to be their human, nothing like it. Iím so happy for you.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:04 PM

15. What delightful news.

Early August is not that far off - July is almost half over.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:06 PM

16. Joy, contentment and a few chewed shoes

This last Mercury Retrograde has been one tough noogie for me. I lost my labrador companion of 12 years, he was 13, estimated to be about a year old at my adoption. He was 110 pounds of pure joy and security for his daddy. He also did service dog training, and helped me through several surgeries to correct issues after getting mugged on my bicycle. Mercury pre-shadow, he finally began to succumb badly to the cancer, I'd put him through two rough surgeries to excise tumors, he was such a trooper.
For practical purposes, I can't get another pup till after I complete a relocation, and ensure I get in a pet-friendly place. Depends on where I pick up work next. There's a little lake beach here I enjoy a swim on hot days like this. The doggies playing around there always come up to love on me, as though they know somehow I miss my Caleb so. The beach isn't quite the same without him, but it helps when other's furry beasts romp right up to maul me with a barrage of kisses.
I get reminded about the fur I'll have to contend with every time I say this, but...
Next time, I would love to adopt a Husky if I can find one.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:08 PM

17. Sounds like the start of a beautiful friendship.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:10 PM

18. Congratulations on your new addition

to the family. Hopefully the time goes by fast so she can go home with you, to start a new life. So much love to give, on both sides.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:19 PM

19. How I love happy news!

And when the news is full of love, even better!

Congratulations. Cannot wait to see puppy pictures when you get your new family member home!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:20 PM

20. Happy for you :)

Photos

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:24 PM

21. What? No pictures????? I wanna see some pictures, so please post?

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:35 AM

37. No pictures yet - the ones I took yesterday are terrible

And I'm not sure I know how to post personal photos onto DU. If you have any instructions, I will happily follow them.

Thanks.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:29 PM

22. So happy for you and your new family member.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:57 PM

23. Congrats o you and her for finding each other💕💕💕

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:01 PM

24. My rescue pets say they want Maizey pictures.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:23 PM

25. Happy news!

I hope you enjoy your adventures together

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:27 PM

26. That IS happy news. Good for you ... and Maizy! Congrats.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:31 PM

27. So happy for you and Maizy!

Congratulations for finding each other!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:34 PM

28. Maizy is one lucky pup!

Congrats!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:35 PM

29. Happy news, indeed

Congrats on the upcoming adoption of Maizy! Fur babies are SOOOO precious. I'm sure Riley is wagging his tail in heaven with happiness that you get to share love again with another special pup.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:48 PM

30. That's awesome for you and for her

You are braver than I taking on a puppy, but it will be worth it I know. Our rescue--also named Maizy!!--was 5 when we got her. And she is a handful even now at 7. (A Schnauzer mix, and our two before that were mellow Vizslas, so it's been a big change.)

Those puppy faces are so enticing but at my grandma age I couldn't handle that anymore.

Best wishes to your growing family, lol. Do post photos when you get her home.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:54 PM

31. I'm glad you all found each other!

You are all lucky to be a family.

I lost my baby on June 2, and it is agonizing I miss her SO much...17 years and it was always the two of us so the emptiness in my apt and heart is enormous. I wish I could get a different dog soon but I can't.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:14 AM

32. May your days be filled with wonderful memories of Riley and new delights with Maizy!



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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:19 AM

33. I'm sorry for the loss of sweet Riley.

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family. We hope to see photos when you get to bring Maizy home.






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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:59 AM

34. I celebrate with you!

Pets are our saviors!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:24 AM

35. Maizy is a wonderful, beautiful name!

Losing a dog has to be one of the most wrenching moments in one's life! I thought I'd never get our our darling Marvy....

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

36. I love how animals and their people find each other! Curious what she did to let you know she was

choosing you?

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:50 PM

38. GS are the best! Mine is 5 yo male weighing 130. Can't live without one. Congrats!

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:53 PM

39. That's a very big boy!

We love our GSDs. We have had four of them in our family. Maizy will be #5. She's not full shepherd - not sure what the mix is. We will bring her home in about 3 weeks after she has been spayed. She will keep me busy, for sure!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #39)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:04 PM

40. I'm in AZ and got a call from a friend the other day about me adopting a female 18 mo GS. Had

to turn down the offer -- have enuf animals right now --- but if you're interested . . . .

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #40)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:08 PM

41. That's very kind of you

We are in Oregon, so the transfer would be challenging. Plus, GSDs and dogs in general are not staying unadopted for very long. A friend of mine runs a GSD rescue in Northern California and they have zero dogs. This is very good news for animals that need homes.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:51 PM

42. Good News

Thank you for sharing!! We all needed your good news. We have 2 girl dogs and 1 cat and would be devastated to lose them. Enjoy you new baby!!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:29 PM

43. Congratulations! nt

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:36 PM

44. Congratulations to you and Maizy.

What a wonderful gift to all three of you - a loving family.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:38 PM

45. I am very happy for you.

That is a very joyful, playful name. I hope she will be with you for many years to come.

Not sure what the D is in GSD. Dalmatian? Dachsund?

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:42 PM

46. German Shepherd Dog

It's just the formal way GSD owners refer to them.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 05:24 PM

47. Very happy news indeed.

Pls post pix when you have Maizy home.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 05:44 PM

48. Thanks and congratulations. It was some good news for you and many of us! nt

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 05:47 PM

49. It is so sad that we outlive our dogs. Heartbreaking.

I got my Tasha a GSD at a farmer's market in Pennsylvania. She was in a chicken coup with her male sibling. I got her after the loss of my Borzoi. Tasha was my companion for 16 1/2 years. So glad you got a new pup! You'll never forget Riley but enjoy the new little guy.

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Response to Star-Thrower (Reply #49)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:46 PM

51. A friend of mine had a Tasha

Only she was a doberman. Huge. Scary looking. A total cupcake!

I sang in a quartet with Tasha's mom and we would rehearse at their house. Tasha wasn't supposed to come in the living room, but she was so smart and she could see that we were facing away from the door. She would sneak in the room and sit right next to my leg and ultimately, lean on me and look up with those pretty amber eyes. Tasha was a good girl - and she usually got away with it!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:38 PM

50. The relationship with a dog is like nothing else.

I don't have words to explain that feeling, pure joy comes closest I guess. All I know is that dogs make me happy.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:51 PM

52. This is FABULOUS news...now remember, it's been awhile since you lived with a puppy brain...

It's never the dog's fault! Either we didn't put it out of reach, we didn't get puppy out in time...not puppy's fault! I know this is one lucky girl and it's going to be happily ever after for everyone!❤

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