Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Announcing...it's a boy!

Okay, did you catch on that I was hinting a little bit yesterday?! (hehe sorry!)
But now I can tell you. I have some exciting news! We've got a new dog!!

Please meet Ike.
























Peppertree Rescue, the same group that helped us with Moses and then Brooks, alerted us to a 6 year old golden retriever they called Burghley. Burghley had been in a home with a 3 yr old golden, and unfortunately the family was relocating and unable to take their dogs with them.

We met Burghley in the park, anxiously wondering what Kelly would think. She let him know she was boss, but otherwise she more or less ignored him and seemed comfortable with him. He didn't seem to mind her bossy ways. The rescue group sent an experienced dog person to help us get a sense of both Kelly and Burghley's reactions and determine if they might be able to live peacefully together. She indicated that it could work.




















We thought Burghley was adorable. He is much younger than Brooks and has a good deal more energy. He has Lyme disease, an ear infection, and is not neutered. He gets car sick. He escaped from his crate, chewed through a wooden door, and is a known wanderer. He was the top dog in his old home, so that made me a little nervous. But at the end of the meeting, the rescue group said that they could either take him back to the kennel at the vet's, or we could take him home. Well....how could we send him back to the kennels??















So we all went home. We renamed him Ike. And we've been taking our time to get to know each other and get adjusted. He's a bit of a counter surfer. He doesn't like to be left alone. He cries when we put him to bed at night. He needs obedience training. But he's super sweet, he loves attention, he's fun and playful. And he's OURS!

We've had Ike for one week now, and so far so good.
Tomorrow... How does Kelly like Ike?

47 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all of you!

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  2. I am so glad you have a new member of the family. Looking forward to hearing the next instalment about Kelly's reactions. I am sure it will all work out.

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  3. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Ike! It sounds like he's starting a great new chapter with you! :)

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  4. So happy to hear that you're added to your family and rescued one in need of a wonderful forever home. Can't wait to hear more about Ike!

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  5. Golden Congrats. Love the name. Great to have an energize 6 years Golden. Golden ENJOY! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  6. Roxanne @ Champion of My HeartAugust 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    So happy to hear the news. Welcome home, Ike!

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  7. Fantastic news!!! I'm so happy the right one found you :)

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  8. WELCOME TO BLOGVILLE .... IKE ! You will adore it here. There is so much fun stuffs going on.

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  9. Awww this is soooo awesome! Welcome Ike! We look forward to hearing more about you!

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  10. OMD, how could you keep succh a big beautiful secret for a week?! He's gorg! Looking forward to getting to know Ike!

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  11. Aww!! Congratulations! He's gorgeous! And what a lucky boy to find such a loving home! Can't wait to follow his adventures...

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  12. Congratulations to you! He is a beauty! Thanks for taking him, especially with his special needs. :)

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  13. Words With WienersAugust 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Yay! I was hoping you'd post this today after I finally caught on to your hint from other post (duh!). Wow, he is absolutely beautiful! Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you, as he has quite the personality already! I see many interesting adventures ahead. Congratulations!

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  14. Thank you! LOL about the hint! Most of his naughty behaviors before had to do with his girlfriend in heat...he ate through a door to get to her! Well he's getting neutered next week so that should help.

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  15. Aww thanks. I guess we all have our issues, lol.

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  16. Thank you Maggie. I'm sure he'll be leading us into many adventures. Stay tuned!

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  17. It did take a lot of self control, haha, but I wanted to be sure he was going to work out. We have one week left of a two week trial period, but I think he's here for good.

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  18. Congrats! He is handsome!

    Stop on by for a visit

    Kari

    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  19. Ike says hello!

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  20. One of the first things Ike wants to do is get to know the famous Frankie and Ernie!

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  21. Thank you so much. It is quite a transition but soon we'll all be settling in together...even Kelly.

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  22. He sure does have a lot more energy than Brooks. Maybe you can give him some of the wisdom of your senior years.

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  23. I'm sure there will be many adventures to share. Thanks!

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  24. Thank you. You know the heartbreak of losing a pet, and then when the time is right and things work out, the joy of getting another.

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  25. Thank you Elaine. You know I wasn't sure it was going to happen, lol. But it did!

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  26. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you : ) and Kelly and especially for Ike! I'm glad he is getting such a great home. Awesome!

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  27. YAY!!! I LOVE Ike's smile (and i LOVE that name!) He just looks soooo proud of himself! Wishing you all the best!

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  28. Jan K, Wag N Woof PetsAugust 6, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Congratulations! Ike is adorable!

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  29. Pamela | Something WaggingAugust 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Sounds like you got a boy who will keep you busy. Will he sit still long enough to inspire Ike's LIke's (like Brooks' Book's?).


    Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. After all, we know it all comes down to Kelly in the end. :)

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  30. Ahhh well aren't you clever! Ike's Likes it is!

    I'll give you a hint...Kelly is being a very good girl :)

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  31. Thank you so much!

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  32. Thank you. He's only been with us here for a week, but he's a really good boy!

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  33. awww thank you. Ike is going to teach Kelly some things I"m sure.

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  34. Thanks for visiting. I love your blog too!

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  35. Two French BulldogsAugust 6, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Welcome Ike!
    Benny & Lily

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  36. Thanks you two! woof woof!

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  37. So excited for you and for Ike! Can't wait to hear more about him! Welcome to the family Ike...will be looking forward to his exploits in FitDog Friday!

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  38. Ike's first installment will be this Friday!

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  39. Oh he's adorable! And I'm sure he's going to be so grateful that you took him in when it all sinks in that this is HOME. I wish you all the best in the continued integration of your new family member :)

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  40. Thank you for the wishes. Yeah, that integration is tough. But all in all it's going pretty well.

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  41. Susie-BelleSchnauzerAugust 7, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Fabulous, you're in YOUR home now Ike, forever, enjoy it x

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  42. He's so beautiful!!! Have fun in your forever home Ike!

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  43. Congratulations!!! One good thing about a dog with some issues is that you get to bond while training him. :) Burghley is an interesting name, but he does look more like an Ike.

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