family

Roxanne, the International Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy (she said, part 6)

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“It’s not so much a particular situation, but rather the process of loving her and sharing her with my boyfriend that has enhanced our lives.

Roxanne has awoken maternal instincts in me that I wasn’t aware I had.

She has shown me the I can be responsible and diligent if something is important enough.

She makes my boyfriend and me feel like a family.

I do a lot of the walking and feeding because I can, but when my boyfriend is home he adores her and they spend a lot of time playing together.

It’s wonderful to watch them.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 8)

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“We met neighbors we never spoke with before and our children now know every dog on the block.

Scout taught me to take life a little less seriously.

I appreciate the simplicity of play.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 7)

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“After having four kids, with one already out the door, getting Scout is like having a new two year old.

She has added a new layer to our nuclear family.

We have met new people and made new friends through having Scout.

She has introduced us to an entire subculture.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 6)

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“I used to think the dog ate my homework was a joke, but I have been a witness to Scout doing just that.

She recently ate several pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that must have fallen on the the floor.

Luckily, her unfortunate food choices have worked themselves out of her system and we haven’t had to take her to a veterinarian.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 4)

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“The kids love to play with her, and they help with the walking when they can.

We also have given in to getting a dog walker sometimes because it takes the pressure off of us.

I can take the kids to activities like soccer or dance after school without worrying about running home to walk her.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 1)

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My older son wanted a dog.

I have two boys and two girls.

He is the second oldest.

He’s a teenager and he seemed a little depressed and it seemed like getting a dog would be a good thing.

Of all my kids, he doesn’t ask for a lot.”

Milo, the Pomsky (Pomeranian/Husky Mix), (part 6, she said)

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“Milo has also made us more of a family.

We take walks together, look for dog parks together and have become social with other dog owners.

All in all, Milo has expanded our world.”

Stella, the Peaceful Puppy Terrier/Hound Rescue From Palmetto Paws That Bonded A Couple (She Said, Part 1)

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“I grew up in a home where rescuing animals was a regular occurrence.

My Family always rescued older animals that were about to be euthanized.

I’ve always wanted my own dog.

I have a man in my life and we are very committed to one another.

We were able to financially and emotionally support a dog.

I knew I wanted a rescue, because that’s what my family did and it was important to me.”

 

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 6)

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“My boyfriend wasn’t familiar with the joy that you have from having to take care of your own dog and the unconditional love you get in return.

Having Rooney as a shared responsibility has made our relationship grow and has added a spark to our family.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 5)

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The most difficult part of having Rooney, is having a full time job.

I don’t get to be with her during the day.

Rooney is so playful, that it’s hard to leave her.

That said, my boyfriend, is a full time student and we have different schedules, so someone is always there for her.

If he is out, I run home and take her to the dog park, or I occasionally take her to work with me.”