I got a new pup last Thursday. I'd been looking for one since before Autumn died because in my mind it would have been nice if the new pup knew Autumn. That didn't happen. However, exactly one week after Autumn died I almost fell over upon seeing a rehoming ad on craigslist. I was like seeing Autumn all over again. I took it as a sign that this was the one and luckily was the first of four people that night to call about her. She doesn't fill the hole in my heart that Autumn left behind, but I badly needed a reason to come home from work last week because Autumn was the only reason I bothered getting up and doing anything.
This is the new pup
These are younger pictures of Autumn, she had a lot more white on her when she was really young
The new pup is just over 3 months old. Her last owners were rehoming her because they had no time for a pup and their two toddlers were afraid of her because she's very nippy. I'm sure a 2 and 4 year old didn't correct her properly and probably made it worse by hitting at her when she nipped so she has that habit to work out and potty training. I'll let you guys guess what you think her breed mix is just because its fun to see what people come up with. Hopefully I'll make it to the library tomorrow to get on the computer and tell you.
Aww - she's adorable and Autumn most definitely sent her - such a resemblance :love:
Awww, how adorable! Congratulations - you needed her, and she needed you, and Autumn surely nudged someone to set the wheels in motion!
Welcome to PT, Eleanor!!!! You are absolutely adorable!
Breed guesses...she really looks like a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. But her ears are longer and floppier, like a Cocker Spaniel.
Whatever she is, give her a kiss for me! :love:
Hi, Eleanor, cutie girl! I like your pretty golden brown coat and your white feeties! :D Welcome to PT!
Agreed on everything in this post! :D
Originally Posted by lolli94
The ears definitely look Cocker to me. She is too cute and she does look just like Autumn.
I forgot to say earlier - I love her name! It suits her somehow!
Aww , Eleanor is so cute!:love: She will help your heart to heal.
I agree with Karen, her name suits her so well! She is so adorable, and the resemblance to dear Autumn is incredible. :) Congratulations! :love:
Eleanor looks like a sweet keeper. Congratulations! :)
Eleanor thanks you guys for the compliments. I thought her named suited her too. It was between Eleanor and Delilah. I don't think her ears look anything cocker spaniel. They're v-shaped drop ears set too high on her head, not lobular ears set at eye-level with a domed skull. Retriever ears. But you did get that part of her right anyway. Her mother was aparently a purebred basset hound and her father (they think) was a cocker spaniel/golden retriever mix. In the right light you can see a faint brown mask on her face that gives the hound away. I found her brains last night too; I'd been looking for them. She suddenly started to get the hang of sit, lay down, and how to shake a paw, although she'd had some work with "sit" before I got her.