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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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@MoreGun89 and Lylysa   I think he already understands what his name is, too.  He is a very smart boy.

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Yesterday, my parents and I worked on introducing Meat Head to Brutus. For the most part, it went well. Brutus does not like to have his ears sniffed, and he seemed iffy at times. Although it went well for the most part, we added a center fence section just to be safe, especially through the night. However, nothing major happened. They are both really good boys, and I believe they will be awesome "slobber brothers." lol.

 

I also believe that he may have been beaten by a previous owner. Dad used the hammer to bust out a section of the dog house door to widen it after using the jigsaw (temporary fix until he gets a new dog house built). The steady noise of the saw didn't bother Meat Head, but the noise from the hammer scared him. He gave a painful whine and laid down, and he was not near the dog house. He was probably beaten and/or was "gun shy" as Lanndan described. Apparently, some hunters can be cruel and abandon animals that are gun shy.

 

Jewel knew we would love and protect him.  I didn't have my camera on me outside yesterday during the introductions, but I did snap this picture with my phone.  

 

The first picture was taken by the Humane Society when my dad and I picked him up after he got off work.  You can tell he is trying to hide that grin, but he couldn't fool me! lol.  Mom had to work over time, so she got a surprise when she got home!  Smiley Happy

 

 

These are from when we got him to the wood shop for the night.  You can easily see he needs some meat on his bones.

 

He is also shedding a bit more than normal due to his past lack of nutrition.

 

 

(Before dad swept up the cedar shavings) Meat Head: "I smell...*sniff sniff* cedar shavings from wood used to build furniture.  Wait!  *sniff sniff* A 4 or 5 piece cedar bedroom suite to be exact!" lol  He was smelling everything in the shop lol.

 

Nala (the once extremely skinny cat that found us): "What is the thing that slobbers doing in my shop?"

 

 

 

 

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kimmi I'm so glad Meat Head is fitting in so well with your family (furry members included)!  Thanks for sharing your photos, I love the one of the suspicious Nala, and can see you guys and Meat Head having many wonderful adventures together in the near future Smiley Happy

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Your family looks so happy!  That picture of you and your Dad is priceless, the Humane Society did a great job capturing the "completeness" of you all!

 

I have a gun-shy rescue myself, he hides under the table whenever there's a shot from someone hunting, even if it's a long way off. My dog is also afraid during thunderstorms, but we just snuggle him close and he's ok. It's so sad to imagine what pet's have gone through before them come to us, but looks like Meat Head is found his forever loving home.

 

Hope you all have fun together this weekend!

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I love the photos, Kimmi!!!!! You and your dad look so happy and Meat Head looks darling! Haha, Nala's photo is hilarious....your caption totally matches her face! Your dad's eyes definitely show joy and smile!

 

Kudos to your and your fam for taking him in and giving him the start of a brand new take on life!

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Aww. Absolute adorbs. You guys are so sweet! So glad he (and Nala) found a good home with you guys. ^.^

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I believe Meat Head's first weekend at his forever home was an awesome one.  The weather was beautiful, and he had a fun weekend of playing with people and Brutus. Although Brutus has some issues when it comes to sharing food, he has been getting along well with Meat Head.  They were playing tug-o-war and chase yesterday!  

 

It took Meat Head a couple of days before he started playing with toys.  Now, he loves them!  He had two in his mouth at one point!  Smiley Very Happy  Brutus is more for wrestling and sitting on people.  His favorite person to on is me lol.  

 

Here are some pictures of his first weekend.  Sorry for the picture spam lol.

 

The Slobber Brothers!!!!!

 

I predict they will soon sit on me at the same time lol.

 

He loves to shake hands.  He tends to ask people to shake before they have to chance to ask lol.  I believe he is a gentleman.

 

Just like the other critters, he will always get hugs.

 

"My opossum."

 

Toy snuggles.

 

He was checking out my phone as I took a picture of us lol.

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Too bad I can't give a heart for each picture, they are some charming photos!  Looks like Meat Head is so happy there and the picture of him and Brutus is so sweet!

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Thanks, and I believe he is happy, too.  He and Brutus have been playing together more, especially with the toys.  Meat Head seems to like the floppy toys that don't have stuffing, but those are not lasting too long with him lol.

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Awww, he and Brutus look so adorable together!!!! And look at him and his little toy!! He's such a ham!

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