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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.

 

Bloodhound kisses  Smiley Happy

 

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

 

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

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

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Well, I called the humane society to see if he was brought up for vetting or if the owner claimed him at the last minute.  He was brought up for vetting, so he is my new furry brother!!!!!  Smiley Very Happy  I call again later today to see if he can come home today or tomorrow.  I guess it depends on how tired he is after being fixed, getting his shots, and all that fun stuff.  

 

It's suppose to be pretty and warm this weekend, so it will be an awesome welcome home weekend for him!

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Yayyyyyyy!!!!! Congrats, Kimmi!!!!! I'm so happy for you and your family! I'm sure he's super excited too to be welcomed soon enough into a warm and loving home!

 

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Hey Kimmi!  I am soo happy for you, your family and your new "brother"!!!!! I hope he can come home to your family right away, though don't be too worried if they keep him overnight. Neutering a grown dog is more tricky than a puppy, so sometimes they keep them a bit longer. Depends on how fast he recovers from the anesthesia and how well his incision does.

 

Soo happy, I'm just beaming, bet you are too!

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It's funny how another four legged family member can help heal you.... I found a neglected stray walking down my street the week of the one year 'anniversary' of another pet passing away.... although our loved ones can never be replaced, he helped fill a void in my and my husband's heart.  I am SO happy for you and your family!

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My dad and I brought him home last night!  Dad decided to name him Meat Head.  He is named after the golden lab my papaw once had.  He was an excellent dog, and he would follow my papaw wherever he went, including when he was on the tractor.  After that, he would chill under the shade tree with him.  The name does fit the goofy bloodhound's personality.

 

I can tell my dad is absolutely in love.  He tried to hide the grin on his face because he knew I had my camera, but he didn't fool me lol.  Since it was rainy and whatnot yesterday, Meat Head spent the night in the woodshop.  We didn't want to spook him or anything by introducing him to Brutus in the rain and whatnot,  He didn't even offer to bug the barn cat, Nala, either.  He only wanted to sniff her lol.  

 

He is as sweet as can be, and apparently he knows how to shake!  He put his paw up to my dad, and he just lit up!  Meat Head does need some meat on his bones.  The vet gave him some meds for hook worms, and that is part of the reason he is skinny.  Who knows what he ate while roaming around.  Other than that, he is healthy.

 

 I'm going to stop by the vet's office on the way in from school and see what kind of a high protein food they would recommend for him.  He weighs 70 lbs, and, according to the internet, bloodhounds are supposed to weigh between 90 and 100/110 pounds depending on the height.  I'll do some more research into the breed, too.  I'm 90% sure he is pure bloodhound.  If he's mixed with something else, it would have to be another type of hound.  I will post pictures that I take this weekend if that is ok with you all.  If it's annoying, just say the word lol.

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So nice that you got Meat Head so soon, he sounds like a love bug. Post more pictures, please!!!!

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He is a love bug who loves hugs and kisses! 

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Gawww! Meat Head! I love the name, it sounds so jolly!

 

He sounds like he's already a great addition to the family and what manners (knowing how to shake)! Smiley Wink

 

 

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Teehee!  Meat Head!  That's such an excellent name Smiley Very Happy

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