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Posted: 3/31/2016 2:38:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 8:21:47 PM EDT by ThePontificator]
Adopting a female chocolate lab-mix approximately 9-10 months of age.

Brought into the local SPCA shelter (stray). Timid temperament (no doubt this dog was mistreated) but otherwise very sweet disposition.

She's being spayed tonight and bringing her home tomorrow.

Dog has no name yet but tentatively her name will be "Hershey".
Here name is officially "Abby".
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 2:41:36 PM EDT
Good lookin dog. Congrats to both of you
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 2:46:22 PM EDT


Good deal!
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 2:49:17 PM EDT
That is going to be one spastic dog.
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 2:51:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2016 2:51:57 PM EDT by Caboose314]
Give Hershey a treat for me! Previously mistreated dogs are tough, but they come around once they know you are on their side. Then they are fiercely loyal. (while still skeptical of everyone else )
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 2:54:56 PM EDT
So.. a silver lab then?
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 2:57:58 PM EDT
Hershey real original
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 5:16:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Adopting a female chocolate lab-Weimaraner mix approximately 9-10 months of age.

Brought into the local SPCA shelter (stray). Timid temperament (no doubt this dog was mistreated) but otherwise very sweet disposition.

She's being spayed tonight and bringing her home tomorrow.

Dog has no name yet but tentatively her name will be "Hershey".

This pic off the web is very similar:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/0d/0f/7b/0d0f7bf1289f9eccf9ef1598ee3cab5c.jpg
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You Sir, have earned one less turn on the Karmic wheel as a cockroach, and gained a true friend and companion for life. Good on you, and your new buddy.




Link Posted: 3/31/2016 8:48:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CJ7365:
Hershey real original
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That was SWMBO's suggestion.
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 8:51:35 PM EDT

Link Posted: 3/31/2016 8:53:59 PM EDT


Hershey??
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 8:58:07 PM EDT
Coffee


Java



Uhhhhh, can't think of anything else right now


Oh, I'm sure it will be a great dog
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 9:06:32 PM EDT
A few others

Dakota

Madison

Whitney (another beautiful mocha babe)

Delilah




My wife that it looks like a dog that should have a "real" name. Not a "spot" or "honey bear"
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 9:23:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2016 9:25:14 PM EDT
very cool

Link Posted: 3/31/2016 10:00:59 PM EDT
Sam says hi! He came from the SPCA too, just last week. He is an awesome boy - calm, happy, loving and house trained, Sam is glad you adopted from the SPCA because it's full of lonesome doggies and kitties who need a forever home. Time for a biscuit!

Link Posted: 3/31/2016 10:04:56 PM EDT
Congrats.
Link Posted: 4/2/2016 7:44:17 PM EDT
Her homecoming was extended a day because of her spaying (required by state law for shelter adoptions).

She did recon on the back yard then spent the entire afternoon lying in the shade under a tree and catching the spring breeze.

Took a bit of coaxing to get her into the back porch sunroom where she's been content to stay. She's very tired. I don't think she's ever been inside before.

Link Posted: 4/2/2016 7:53:04 PM EDT
Nice looking dog

Congrats
Link Posted: 4/2/2016 7:53:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:06:38 AM EDT
She has been crowned "Abbie" which wasn't my choice (Daisy) but not as hackneyed and lame as "Bella" to which I said "aw hell, no".
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:07:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Adopting a female chocolate lab-Weimaraner mix approximately 9-10 months of age.

Brought into the local SPCA shelter (stray). Timid temperament (no doubt this dog was mistreated) but otherwise very sweet disposition.

She's being spayed tonight and bringing her home tomorrow.

Dog has no name yet but tentatively her name will be "Hershey".

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A friend of mine had a Weim named Hershey. He was a great dog.
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:10:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bones45:
Sam says hi! He came from the SPCA too, just last week. He is an awesome boy - calm, happy, loving and house trained, Sam is glad you adopted from the SPCA because it's full of lonesome doggies and kitties who need a forever home. Time for a biscuit!

http://i66.tinypic.com/28roda8.jpg
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What's the mix on that? Do they know? I've got money saying its part GSMD.

Good looking dog, congrats
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:12:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Her homecoming was extended a day because of her spaying (required by state law for shelter adoptions).

She did recon on the back yard then spent the entire afternoon lying in the shade under a tree and catching the spring breeze.

Took a bit of coaxing to get her into the back porch sunroom where she's been content to stay. She's very tired. I don't think she's ever been inside before.

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/6xbpfwrebxcsxzd/P1000668.JPG?dl=0
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She will get the drift soon enough.

Great looking pup
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:13:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:14:03 AM EDT
Nice looking pup.
Link Posted: 4/3/2016 9:15:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CJ7365:
Hershey real original
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Haters gonna hate....

Good job OP.....
Link Posted: 4/4/2016 7:35:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2016 7:37:59 PM EDT by ThePontificator]
Abbie went for an easy walk around the block Very well behaved except for when she saw a squirrel

In for The Big Tired I'm going to have to post some outside pics of her esp. when she's up on all fours. These "lying down" pics are too "Labrador" when in fact she looks more "pointer" than "retriever".

I suppose a Woods Panel will tell otherwise.



Link Posted: 4/4/2016 8:06:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bones45:
Sam says hi! He came from the SPCA too, just last week. He is an awesome boy - calm, happy, loving and house trained, Sam is glad you adopted from the SPCA because it's full of lonesome doggies and kitties who need a forever home. Time for a biscuit!

http://i66.tinypic.com/28roda8.jpg
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Let's see your war face!!!!

Sam reminds me of "Lafayette" (voiced by actor George "Goober" Lindsey) from the 1970 film "The Aristocats"

The amusing motorcycle chase scene. The bloodhound, "Napoleon" was voiced by Pat Buttram aka "Mr Haney" from "Green Acres": The leg-chewing scene cracks me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMj1XrHLulI
Link Posted: 4/4/2016 8:13:52 PM EDT

Rescue and shelter dags are best dags.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:28:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 8:55:10 PM EDT by ThePontificator]
Abby started "Positive Dog Training" at PETCO last week and has been doing pretty well.

We have learned that she was likely used as a dog-fighting "bait dog" then dumped off when she became big enough to fight back. She has a huge bite scar on her left hind leg along with other smaller scars. She's also extremely aggressive toward larger dogs (but seems to love smaller dogs, cats, and people including children). She's also skittish about getting into and out of the car. And she's starting to pull like all hell when walked on a leash.

Hopefully the dog training will address these issues. She's really started to come out of her shell over the past couple of weeks.



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