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  1. #16
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    HE IS STAYING and his NAME IS --

    I did ask wo close friends for their input, and both agreed I need to move him on. And of course, he is staying. His name: Tony! I'm already calling him Tony - pup, lol.

    Several reasons he is staying:
    I had a long phone conversation with the foster mom last evening. She has 7 dogs, only 2 are hers, one is a long term rescue been w/ her 3 years and not likely going to be adopted. Yes she saw the photos and says he would be adopted. She only had 6 dogs yesterday morning, and then suddenly a dog was returned to her after 2 years. (WHO does these things?! Nothing 'wrong,' they are expecting a baby and felt with 2 children already, the dog would not get the attention he needs. They showed up at her door unannounced to return him) She has another dog arriving on Sat, and then this boy would arrive on Sun and she'd have 9 dogs. She does not have a fenced in yard so they are either inside or on leash for walkies.

    This boy -- Tony -- is used to being outside ALL DAY. Yes he is adjusting well to being indoors but I wonder if being an indoor only dog would be too much for him all at once.

    He adapts easily, has already blended in with my pack. All that crazy peeing has stopped, Willy no longer needs his belly band. Tony is wearing his just because, I'll keep it on him till after his neuter. Could he become an indoor only dog? I think so. I worry about these babies, giving them too much change too soon, having them shut down, or develop behavior issues.

    She would not be able to get him neutered till the following Monday; naturally her vet will want to see him once first. We both agreed the earlier he is neutered, the better chance he will drop this marking behavior a LOT. And at age 3 years, a week may or may not make a difference, neither of us knows.

    She said she will be there if I find I can't manage (as if!), which is nice to know.

    I had the 4 to the Farm yesterday afternoon. Tony was on a long line, 25 feet, and LOVED it!

    To Mary Ellen and Lin, I'm sorry, I really DID value your opinions and input; and intend to move him for many reasons each of you listed. Then this phone call with the foster mom and . . . I caved in.
    I've been BOO'd!!
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    Sandie girl, As soon as I saw the very first post in your thread, I said to myself "Sandie will keep him". You are a good person Hon and you are wonderful helping those animals that need a home. You have a good heart and a loving soul. You thought about Tony's well being and what he needed and you did what was best for him--good for you.

    I cant believe (but I do) that he didn't even know his name (but he will), not used to a collar, not uptodate on shots, long long hair & needed a cut/bath (actually a shave it was so bad), used to stay outside all day...just shaking my head--poor dog. Tony is so lucky to be with you and the crew in his forever home. Keep us posted on his progress and how everything is going. Hugs to you! Kay

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    Congrats!!! I'm so glad to read that he'll be staying. Like I said on FB he's a keeper and he's already in the best home possible. I think that Willy needs a brother too. I sure don't see you having any problems with handling four dogs since you're so used to it. Good luck with everything.
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    Hello there, Gizmo -- now Tony! Welcome to Pet Talk! Welcome to your new home, Tony-pup the Fluff!

    Sandie, whatever the reasons were that your friends listed, I don't know what they are. But I hope they will either resolve on their own, or if not, I'm sure you will be able to sort them out with him. I bet he can adjust to being a mostly indoor dog. There are windows to look out of, doggie skills to learn, places to nap, healthful meals to eat and inside is a safe place.
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    Hooray! Last night when I saw the photo of Tony on the bed with the others I thought "Gosh, he has to stay, he looks so perfect there!" I'm so glad you're giving him a shot and I'm glad to hear he is beginning to settle in well.

    Welcome to the family, Tony! I look forward to seeing a lot more of you!
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    Love it - love it - love it..............just what the doctor ordered for the "S" household. I'll bet Lacey is strutting her stuff in front of Sugar, Marlin, Ozzy and Ben (did I miss anyone??? ) and bragging that it was all her doing.

    And what a better name than Tony for a little boy who will be growing up in an Italian household - even tho the 4-footed residents have other nationalities!

    Congratulations - to all!
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    What a good Italian male name you picked for him! Tony S. from East Providence ... sounds classic!
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    Ahahahaa, thanks Karen!

    Mary Ellen said: "I'm not surprised; I was thinking of YOU, but you as usual were thinking what is best for the doggie." Hmmm, guess there is a lesson for me in that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    What a good Italian male name you picked for him! Tony S. from East Providence ... sounds classic!
    And he's wearing all white, just like Tony Manero from Brooklyn! Welcome home, Tony! Hugs and lovies to Riley, Tasha and Willy too!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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    Welcome home Tony! You couldn't have found a better home!

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    I just knew you were keeping that cute little fella--- let's face it, he just fits in too well with all the other fluffs and I'm convinced he's a gift from Lacey. I'm so happy for both you and little Tony-- this little guy has finally hit the best home he could ever have. I keep reading about you and all your other dogs and it's clear all the love and great care they are getting.
    Guess that will help me sleep well tonight-- I just had to check before hittiong the pillow. I love the name Tony, suits him to a T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    What a good Italian male name you picked for him! Tony S. from East Providence ... sounds classic!
    When I was growing up in Rhode Island, it would have been Tony from Federal Hill

    I'm glad to hear he has a wonderful home with an ample supply of love and playmates

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    I gotta say I'm glad that you rescued him AND decided to keep him. What a story he has! I would have never guessed he was only 3 in those first pics! wow! I gotta say that I'm glad the lady had the presence of mind to know that the accented men might not be the best bet. Thank God she chose safety over $!
    Welcome home Tony!
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    I"m so happy you are keeping him. Welcome home and welcome to Pet Talk, Tony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    When I was growing up in Rhode Island, it would have been Tony from Federal Hill
    Funny - I was thinking the same thing when I read that post. I guess you can take the ladies out of RI, but you can't take RI out of the ladies!

    Sandie - I'm so glad you chose Tony - and not Paulie or Vinnie..............not that there's anything wrong with those names. I loved my Uncle Vinnie! - and I do like the name Paul too. It's just that whenever I hear someone say the name "Paulie" (not Paul) - it doesn't sound right unless it's spoken with an exaggerated Italian/New England accent!

    How's Tony doing today? Is his appetite picking back up? When Sparky had Lymes, almost as soon as he started on the antibiotics, his improved drastically, and the limping and lethargy vanished.
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    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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