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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2011, 08:11:22 AM »
So, the start of day three with Annabelle and all is going well.   I'm in my office working and she is laying on a dog bed in the office by the front windows so she can keep and eye on the neighborhood and make sure there are no zombies.

She is adjusting pretty well to the move.   Started training her slowly on the doggie door and she is figuring it out.   Started blending her old dry food with the new food to get her used to the new stuff.   She REALLY enjoys eating.    She is about 60 pounds.

I was wondering where she would want to sleep on the first night and as I came out from brushing my teeth before bed, I noticed he had jumped up there and decided that was where she wanted to sleep.   So dogs do like packs.

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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2011, 08:18:48 AM »
We've been having trouble with Boo the last few days she want's to get up on the bed but can't seem to make the jump (it's not a problem at any other time) so she runs around the bed whining and keeping us awake. She won't even let us pick here up.

So I've been sleeping on one of the sofas with the dogs so Ann can get some sleep.

But back to the topic, pics definitely :)
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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2011, 08:29:16 AM »
Cool! :o


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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2011, 11:25:42 AM »
She's 4.

She has figured out that laying on the cool tile after a long 45 minute walk is a good way to cool off.   The ugly red color will be replaced by another one....needed to get her size first.


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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2011, 11:28:30 AM »
Nice looking doggie! I'm glad she has a decent size yard to hang out in.
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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2011, 11:31:54 AM »
I think she is adjusting well.   Glad I can work from home this week to get her to get used to me and the house. 

Next action items is the final training on the dog door and me leaving the house for short errands without her freaking out.

Oh, and she does the "doberman smile" when very happy about something like playing chase in the yard or seeing the leash come out.


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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2011, 11:38:58 AM »
Perhaps you need to update your avatar, then?  ;)
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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2011, 11:57:46 AM »
Perhaps you need to update your avatar, then?  ;)

It's on my list of things to do!


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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2011, 05:47:01 PM »
I am sure she cannot wait to sniff and inspect your luggage next time.


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Re: So.....Countdown Until Doberman Adoption Has Begun
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2011, 05:48:37 PM »
I am sure she cannot wait to sniff and inspect your luggage next time.
If the TSA inspectors can't find anything, she might! :o :speechless:


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Re: So.....The Doberman Has a New Home
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2011, 10:21:33 AM »
5 day in, so far so good.

She's got the dog door figured out and spends a lot of time going in and out and laying in the sun as a yard is something new to her.   And it's true, she REALLY does not like other big dogs.   My neighbor's daughter has a (really shy and not so bright) yellow lab that, on the once every other month visit, they just leave in the back yard all day and let it bark.   I feel sorry for the thing as it also has some sort of anti-bark collar on and wont come to you when you call it.   Very people shy.   Anyway, she went in the back yard started barking and Annabelle heard that and went out and started barking at her.   Annabelle stayed by the fence, hackles all raised and snarled/barked back.   After a few minutes I went out and tried to get them to shut the hell up!  

So, thinking that my neighbors might do that again at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I rethought my plan of having a dog sitter come over as I really did not want them to be barking all day at each other or my dog chomping on the other dog if/when she stuck her head through the iron fence posts.

Anyway, about half a mile from my house a new dog grooming/kennel place opened and I took a tour this morning and booked her the "junior exective suite" for the Thanksgiving and Christmas.   The place smelled like dog shampoo instead of dog poo, so that was a plus.  Her room will be in a separate wing from "gen pop" so it will be quieter and hopefully a bit less stressful.   They get a private yard, 3 assigned play times, TV (for white noise) and it looks pretty nice.   http://www.mydogsdayinn.com/



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Re: So.....The Doberman Has a New Home
« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2011, 10:52:00 AM »
And, further proof that when I work from home, I am very boring.



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Re: So.....The Doberman Has a New Home
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2011, 04:10:47 PM »


If it could only have been Dobermans!
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