puppy story

NORMAN, THE GOOFY SHEPHERD/HUSKY PUPPY THAT MAKES EVERYONE LAUGH (PART 1)

My husband and I love having two dogs in the house.

We had Hannah, a Silky Terrier, and another dog that passed away in April.

We waited five months to get Norman.

I heard about a rescue group called Muddy Paws and I looked them up.

They had a lot of great dogs on their site.”

ANUBIS, THE PAPILLON/CHIHUAHUA MIX AND DIMA, THE POMERANIAN/HUSKY MIX (PART 5)

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“Dima (the Pomsky) always looks like he’s smiling and it makes me want to grin too.

Anubis (the Chion) loves everybody and was excited to make a new friend when we brought Dima home.

Dima takes time to warm up to people and it took him time to get used to living with Anubis.

Now, they love each other and he even lets Anubis in his crate.

He knows Anubis always wants to be near someone.

They are best friends.”

ANUBIS, THE PAPILLON/CHIHUAHUA MIX AND DIMA, THE POMERANIAN/HUSKY MIX (PART 4)

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“The litter was running around in open farmland and playing with one another.

I met them and spotted him immediately, because he was the only one with different colored eyes.

I got to pick him up, and I loved him right away.

He was less fluffy and looked more wild.

I didn’t see the Pomeranian in him, but I didn’t care.”

ANUBIS, THE PAPILLON/CHIHUAHUA MIX AND DIMA, THE POMERANIAN/HUSKY MIX (PART 2)

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“Two veterinarians said he is a Papillon Chihuahua mix (Chion), and it’s pretty obvious.

He has Chihuahua eyes.

After having Anubis for six months, I decided to get another dog.

I wanted a Husky since I was little but living in a NYC apartment, we thought a smaller version would be better in our space.

I started looking at Husky mixes.”

ANUBIS, THE PAPILLON/CHIHUAHUA MIX AND DIMA, THE POMERANIAN/HUSKY MIX (PART 1)

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“Anubis came first.

My girlfriend was a cat person who didn’t really like dogs, but I convinced her to get a dog.

She decided to get a small dog.

She met a Papillon that she liked and decided this was the dog for her.

After researching online, she found a breeder in the Amish Country that she liked, with favorable reviews.

We found out that he was a mix because his fur kept growing but he didn’t.”

JACK, THE SHEPHERD, ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR, GREAT DANE, CHOW, PIT BULL, SWISS MOUNTAIN DOG, TERRIER MIX SIDEKICK (PART 5)

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“Jack has taught me a lot about taking care of another being.

On stressful days, he’s what I look forward to when coming home.

A partner has to love him, in addition to loving me.

He’s part of the  package.”

JACK, THE SHEPHERD, ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR, GREAT DANE, CHOW, PIT BULL, SWISS MOUNTAIN DOG, TERRIER MIX SIDEKICK (PART 3)

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“Jack was three to four months old when I got him.

It was an impulse decision, but it worked out because I lost my job a week after getting him home, so I got to spend quality time training him and helping him adjust to the city.

A month after he came to New York City, we moved to Colorado for a job.

He loved the mountains.”

ROSIE, THE MINIATURE DACHSHUND THAT IS OVERCOMING SEPARATION ANXIETY (PART 5)

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“I live alone for the first time in my life and Rosie is always there.

I know that when I come home, someone is really happy to see me, always.

I think that is the essence of having a dog;

that unconditional love that they give.

I used to laugh at people with their little designer dogs and their dog bags and now, I am one of them.”

ROSIE, THE MINIATURE DACHSHUND THAT IS OVERCOMING SEPARATION ANXIETY (PART 4)

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“I hired Bark Busters.

They really taught me about behavior.

There are no treats or punishment, it’s about speaking their language.

Establishing dominance through sounds really helped.

I would growl at her and she learned that I was alpha.

I also learned to crate train her with a calming sheet covering the crate and she is much less anxious now.”

ROSIE, THE MINIATURE DACHSHUND THAT IS OVERCOMING SEPARATION ANXIETY (PART 3)

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“I broke up with the person I bought her with.

Rosie got anxious when we broke up and now she has separation anxiety.

She always had it, but it got worse after we moved.

She would bark the entire time I was out at work.

My neighbors were upset with the barking and I was afraid I was going to get kicked out of my new apartment.”