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At War with the Couches: Part II

We had two months of puppy teething with Nellie.  Two whole months of chew toys, ice cubes, and rubbing gums against toys.  Two months of wondering when the couches were going to get hit next.  Gambit and Moca had already … Continue reading

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Hush, Hound

It’s no secret.  Hounds are noisy.  Really, really noisy. Nellie was no exception. “Ba-roo-roo-roo. Ba-roooo-roo-roo.” This was the noise that we heard day and night for the first few weeks with Miss Smelly Nellie Belly, in addition to some little … Continue reading

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Giant stuffed dog toys

Typically, we separate the dogs when we’re not home.  Nellie and Rusty were no exception.  Gambit was closed in the bedroom, where he’d spend the day snoozing on the bed.  Rusty got the living room with access to the couch … Continue reading

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Learning to Trust

Teaching two puppies how to behave in a home at the same time proved to be a challenge.  Adding to the challenge was the returned little boy’s fear of people.  Porky, by the way, was quickly dubbed “Rusty.” Because Rusty … Continue reading

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Little Ann… I mean, Nellie.

I’d read about them in Where the Red Fern Grows long ago.  Being from the north, we had never seen one in real life.  But we sure were enthusiastic about the idea of owning a redbone someday.  At one point … Continue reading

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Minutes after Sierra’s adoption was complete, we went home with Beauford T. Justice, a beagle/basset mix named after Smokey and the Bandit’s Buford T. Justice. Gambit was along for the ride because he deals better with his foster siblings leaving … Continue reading

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Super Urgent – In Need of Rescue

The local shelter where we adopted Gambit and both of our current fosters have been through as well has managed to send every dog on the euthanasia list to a rescue since they started an urgent list on Facebook a … Continue reading

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