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May Be Getting A New Furry "Brother"

As you all know, I had to put down my almost 15 years old "sister" Jewel.  Although I am not completely healed and I still cry over her, I think she has pointed my family and I into the direction of a new furry family member.  Some people may think I sound crazy that I believe this her doing, but that's just your opinion lol.  And we all know the saying about opinions lol.


Anyway, over the weekend, my former high school English teacher shared a picture of a bloodhound on Facebook from the local Animal Control page.  I knew the Humane Society had a page, but I did not know that Animal Control had one as well.  I believe Jewel was using my former teacher to point out the bloodhound.  The timing is quite strange because a) it is my dad's turn to pick the next pet and to name him/her  b) he has always wanted a blood hound.


I showed my mom and dad the picture and whatnot, and we all fell in love.  We prepaid the adoption so he could be ours.  Since he looks like he may be a pure breed, animal control has to hold him for about a week for an owner to come forward and claim him.  The owner has until tomorrow.  If the owner really cared, I believe he or she would have come forward sooner.  I don't think the person will because it looks like he has been roaming for a while.  He is skinny, especially at the waist.


Lanndan and I went to meet him yesterday, and he has some of Jewel's personality.  I about cried when we left Animal Control.  I think Brutus will love his future brother.  Brutus has been lonely, too.  I've seen him look at Jewel's grave, especially when I visit it.  He's also been in his dog house more.


Here are some pictures Lanndan and I took.


dog 1.jpgBloodhound kisses  Smiley Happy


dog 2.jpgYou can see how skinny he is in this picture, and he is shedding his winter coat.


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I have a picture of Jewel where she looks at the camera exactly like he did.  Smiley Happy

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How cute! Thanks for sharing with us. Smiley Happy I love bloodhounds, growing up I had a friend who's dad was a big hunter and he had 3 coon hounds and a bloodhound like the one you have here. Super friendly and sweet even though he was huge! I hope it all works out and yes, maybe it is a sign for you!  My dog's always showed up in my life (always as rescue pets) just at the most interesting times..

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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I'm glad I'm not crazy for seeing it as a sign lol.  It is so funny how animals show up when and how they do.  Most of our animals are rescues, too.  He is a pretty big boy height wise, and I believe he is a bit taller than Brutus the boxer/mastiff mix.

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Awwww, Kimmi!!!!! Those photos and the fact that the timing of this is just insanely wonderful!


He looks super handsome and like he has a lot of love to share! Not to sound mean, but I hope the owner doesn't try to claim him with that one day lingering and you and your family get to adopt him! There are so many pets without homes that need shelter, care, and love, and I know you're a great individual with so much love to go around that any puppy or animal would be fortunate to have you as their owner!


Thank you for sharing this with us! It was sad news when  Jewel had to be put down and everyone here could see how much you adored her and love her and by all means that love never stopped.


Let us know when he's an official member of the family! Smiley Very Happy Super excited and happy for you!

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I don't think you sound mean at all because I have been thinking the exact same thing! lol.  Thanks, and I know what you mean about so many animals being in shelters.  From where I've volunteered, it's crazy how so many people just toss their animals or fail to get them fixed and not care for the offspring.  I've heard some crazy reasons as to why owners don't get their animals spayed or neutered.


Whoever had him did not get him neutered, so he will be fixed at the Humane Society before my family and I can take him home.  He'll also get a check up and his shots.

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Take lots of pictures when you welcome him to your home!!! ^_^ Puppy partyyyy!

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I plan to, and of ones of dad's face!

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Now THAT photo will be priceless!

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That seems perfect, my condolences for your loss, it's never just losing a pet, it's losing a very close friend and companion.  The timing seems perfect to adopt though and to make a new friend Smiley Happy

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You're exactly right about animals being very close friends and companions.  It's amazing how close the bonds between people and animals can be.  I think the Budweiser commercial with the Clydesdale and trainer is an example of that.  The commercial is all about the bond and not the beer.

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Oooh, Kimmi, he looks adorable!  I also believe that pet angels can lead us to our next friend, it has happened to me a couple of times when I was rescuing a dog.

From how skinny he is, he has either been on his own roaming for awhile or really badly cared for, so I think it's highly unlikely that the former owners will bother to claim him. Plus, don't they have to pay a fine or fee to reclaim the dog? Around here, that's definitely the case, and it reallly winnows out the people who don't care.


I'll definitely have my fingers and Easter polished toes crossed for you! Smiley Happy

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That's amazing how pet angels have helped you, too!  Smiley Happy  Especially to a rescue dog.  The pet angels are helping to save a furry life, too.


I'm thinking the same thing.  He did alright on a leash, so he may have worn a collar for, at least, walking.  Someone may have took the collar off of him before dumping him.  I will never understand people who do things like that.  I'm notsure if there is a fine or fee here to claim a found dog or cat.  It would make sense if there was one, especially since he's not fixed and roaming around.

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That is so ADORABLE! Oh I love love love the last picture! My condolence about Jewel and congradulations on getting him! I'm sure he will be very happy to join the family. Let us know what you guys decide to name him. =D

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Lanndan took the one where he looks up at the camera.  He took it just in time because he was wanting to sniff everything lol.

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I seriously wish I can just reach across the screen and scratch his head. aaaaahhhhhhh! *snuggle*snuggle*snuggle*

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Hi, Kimmi!  First, you and your family have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Jewel.  I've been there many times. 


How ironic that you should post this entry today; today is Ivan's 7th birthday.  Seven years ago, only a month after Alabaster died, I adopted Ivan and his half litter mate Isabella.  I asked the owner when they were born.  Ivan was born on Alabaster's birthday!  I about died!  


In the meantime, I was feeling really guilty about adopting them so soon after Alabaster's death.  I had him and his companion cremated; one is in a white urn and the other is in a black urn.  One day I was sitting on the floor playing with my new kittens, flipping a toy to the left, black & white cat, to the right, B&W cat, to the left, B&W urn, B&W cat, to the right, B&W urn, B&W cat...  That was my sign from the cats that it was OK that I adopted my new kittens.


I apologize for the really long post.  My cats are my children.  I've lived through the deaths of three cats and one dog.  For me, every loss was devastating, so don't feel bad, Kimmi!


Good luck with your adoption!

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I'm sorry to hear about your fur babies.  No matter how long time has passed, I imagine that it is still hard.  I believe both of your examples are from Alabaster and his buddy.  It lines up perfectly.


No need to apologize!  I love hearing animal stories from other people.  My cat is my baby boy, and the other animals are my furry "siblings."  

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Awww Kimmi your making me cry.Smiley Sad Maybe it's Jewel coming back in the form of your new dog so she can still be with ya'll. I love your pictures!

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Please don't cry, you'll make me cry lol.  I think Jewel had something to do with it.  She was always a sweetheart.  

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What a beauty!

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Thanks, anaa!  He is as sweet as he looks, too.

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