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Laura, as in Laura Dern (part 2)

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“When Laura was little she pee’d and pooped everywhere and would bite and chew everything in sight.

It was hard getting a puppy.  She was a huge responsibility that we weren’t ready for.  It was helpful that there were two of us.  There was a huge learning curve.

As we got used to being dog parents she grew up and became more of a dog.

Our neighbors, who were also our building supers, didn’t like that she barked when we weren’t home and threatened to make her disappear.  They had a set of keys to our apartment.

At first we made sure that if we weren’t home, Laura was at doggie day care, but that became difficult.  We felt stuck in the apartment with her. We had this tremendous fear that if we left her alone in the apartment   something would happen to her at the hands of our supers.

We decided to move.

We left Bushwick and moved into Manhattan with my aunt.

It’s great now, Laura has a dog sibling and we know that she’s safe.”

Laura, as in Laura Dern (part 1)

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“We were going to get a kitten, but the animal rescue group said we would have to take two so they would have company and learn to socialize.

We were also looking for dogs because we weren’t sure what we wanted.

We looked at forty pages of puppies on Petfinder.

Laura was just so cute. She had ten siblings that were all very cute. Her photo was the weirdest of them all.   She had big eyes and her face looked squished.  They all had the same face, but different markings.  Some were spotted and others were just one color.

We fell in love with what looked like eyeliner around her eyes.  It looked like she had raccoon eyes when she was a puppy.

Social Tee’s is the rescue group we limited our search to.

They were having two event on opposite sides of the city on the same day.

The dogs were at the uptown Petco and the cats were at the downtown Petco.

I am more of a dog person, but my boyfriend wasn’t as sure. His experience was just with cats.

I had been putting for a dog and it seemed like more fun to see the puppies, because they are more interactive.

Once we saw the litter, the others were sleepy and dopey, but Laura was alert and climbing over the others.  She seemed the healthiest.

She pee’d on my boyfriend as soon as he picked her up and we decided that was a sign that she was meant to be ours.

They also told us she wouldn’t be more than 35 pounds and she’s 80 pounds. They told us she was a beagle, border collie, lab mix.   They forgot to tell us about the Great Dane, Ridgeback and Hound.”