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Date Posted: 07:18:38 04/19/04 Mon
Author Host/IP: 126.96.36.199
Subject: Re: Rescued pup
In reply to:
's message, "Re: Rescued pup" on 00:18:21 04/18/04 Sun
Well, I wish everything was still rosy today :(
Roscoe is a GOOD dog. But he's not going to be a good dog for our family. We have two cats and a Jack Russell (tiny dog). Roscoe by all indications has never seen a cat and is endlessly fascinated by tails and backsides, and he wants to eat them (and although he's still small could probably kill one, and tried to on Saturday or so my husband says. I think he was just playing, the cat got out of hand, and he reacted the way any dog would to claws and teeth and gray fur in your nose.) He objects strenuously to our JRT's habit of burrowing under the blankets at night, too - he spent all last night trying to bite her, HARD, for doing so, until I finally put her out (didn't dare put him out, not knowing the damage he might cause.)
Sure, given time, we might train it out of him - but he might hurt our littles in the process. :( Better to give him to someone without littles to begin with, we think. So we're in search of an excellent, pit-loving, deafie-loving home for him.
He is INCREDIBLY smart, and he does want to be obedient (on anything not involving the littles!). I've taught him the basics of "come here" - not reliably yet, of course, it needs practice but if I stomp my foot and wave he comes about 80% of the time with no hot dog. Not bad for knowing me only two days! He "sort of" gets "look at me". He knows "no" but doesn't always stop the behavior. He's learning "sit", too. He walks fairly nicely on a leash, too, because I stand there when he pulls (can't handle a pulling dog, so pull = no go! they learn).
There's a guy up the street who used to breed pits, and knows a bit about deaf dogs. He talked to Bobby about him the other day. He MIGHT want Roscoe. If not, I'm going to see if there is a Pit rescue locally. If anyone here is of the praying sort, please pray that we find a good home for him quickly. I'm *not* going to let this sweet baby go to somewhere unless I know it's going to be an excellent place for him.
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