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There's a new man in my life....  

secret_lade 48F
14251 posts
12/11/2021 3:54 am
There's a new man in my life....

His is Blu, he's nine years old, and he likes long walks on the leash.

I had popped onto the animal control site to at the kitties, the Spawn has been bugging me get another kitty, when I saw this guy.

And I just couldn't leave him .

They had picked him up as a stray, along with another, and the two of them had been microchipped but the information had been deleted from the chips. They were likely from the home.

The other pupper much younger and easily got adopted.

Poor Blu had been for a while, waiting for me come along.

"Well, what do you think?"

I turned the Spawn had been kind of just standing , silent, while the animal control officer put on her best sales face and tried us this lovable chun You could see she giving her all.

"I can see you aren't really digging him, 's ok say so, you don't feel guilty. is someone else has expressed an interest in him, 'll be o"

I about ready say, 'show me some kitties' when she piped up.

"I love him."

I looked at the officer, she looked at me, and we both turned and looked at the Spawn.

"Ok then, I think we're heading home with a new family member."

The next half hour a flurry of fitting for collars and finding cute leashes, beds and blankets, and in-depth conversations about which toys were his favorites.

For the adoption of $45, I went home with Blu, his collar, a $25 hands free runner's leash, a $35 pillow bed, a $ fleece blanket, a brand new tube of Penn tennis balls, and his 2 favorite toys...

Not going to lie, this pupper is already spoiled.

Happy Saturday!

*UPDATE*

I'm so mad! The site strikes again and my pic was lost in the glitch. Grrr...

So, I'm adding it again. He's too cute not to share.



lickeyzsplit 60M  
1516 posts
12/19/2021 7:23 am

Congrats on your new family member Beautiful and Loyal A friend to the end !! Great choice!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all the best in 2022


jadedisme 66F  
31 posts
12/15/2021 12:53 am

What a wonderful gift you have given Blue and you and your daughter. It will be a very special Christmas this year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many snuggles with Blu and Tilly.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/15/2021 12:31 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Wow! He looks huge! Maybe he'll eat that cat! Win win!
Eat the Tilly Cat?? Bite your tongue! LOL He's supposed to be a medium sized dog, but he's really chunky. They weighed him while I was at the shelter and he weighs 70lbs, but he should only be weighing about 40. I've got him on senior weight control dog food that was recommended by the vet.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/15/2021 12:28 am

    Quoting CL_Love:
    Jealous - hubs won't let me get a dog. Congrats to your new family member.
Thank you. I haven't owned a pupper since I was married, so it's been a while. He is so good, though.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/15/2021 12:26 am

    Quoting KX450F2016:
    Awesome!! I'm sure he's gonna be happy with you guys!
He's starting to come out of his shell, little by little. He's such a good doggo.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/15/2021 12:25 am

He is so sweet, too. When I come home from work the kitty is sitting on the dryer waiting for me to come in and he now lumbers into the utility room waiting to be petted, staring up at me with his wrinkly face. Love it.


MrRareity 62M  
4589 posts
12/14/2021 8:33 am

He's a beautiful dog!!

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


KX450F2016 54M  
193 posts
12/14/2021 4:15 am

Awesome!! I'm sure he's gonna be happy with you guys!


CL_Love 50M/49F
425 posts
12/13/2021 8:11 am

Jealous - hubs won't let me get a dog. Congrats to your new family member.


mc_justmc 62M
6929 posts
12/12/2021 5:30 pm

Wow! He looks huge! Maybe he'll eat that cat! Win win!


69ereatwetpussy 60M
6778 posts
12/12/2021 5:01 am

Wish I had seen the pictures before I wrote
Thoughts you got a cat lolol
Was wondering why you where sayings puppy
Then dog bed collie and leash was the clue I missed for I know people walk there cats to.
Any way he a brut of a pup he now has a happy home if he does eat it lololol you don't have any worries now out in the country home alone


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
12/11/2021 4:31 pm

I see the picture now, a full grown dog.. They are a lot different than you little kitty.. But they fall in love quickly.. Looks nice just enjoy...

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:54 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    A man set in his ways or ya think you can change his bad habits? 🤔 lol 😂 😮

    So, come on — where's the pic and what type of dog is he? 🤔

    Sounds like a blast. Have fun! 👍 😊 ❗ ❗
The site stole my pic.... But I did repost it. As for changing his ways, I think he's ok just the way he is. He's definitely my chunky monkey. Don't tell the Spawn I said that, she says I'm not allowed to fat shame him. LOL


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:48 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Dogs have a way of making all things better...Congrats and enjoy!
Yes they do!


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:47 pm

    Quoting Weeload2:
    I am so proud of you taking him in ! Just happy that his soul connected with you making you feel that you couldn't just leave him there. Now for him to get used to you two and you two to get used to him. Anyway, congrats on the new adoption !!... enjoy
Thank you! Not going to lie, it'll be very easy to get used to this little chunky monkey, he's so lovable. He just wants to chew on his toys and get some pets. The Spawn and I, we're a little harder to get used to, I think. LOL


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:41 pm

    Quoting positively4you:
    You just met your new best friend. Happy for both of you.
I think you're right, I think I just did. Thank you!


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:41 pm

    Quoting oldbstrd55:
    Interesting, because I have a new girl in my life. I came home from work the other day to see a different dog in my house. my first thought was that my roommate had friends over with their dog. Next morning the dog was still there. I ask my roommate about her, and she said she didn't like the way her owner was treating her, chained up outside with just a blanket to lay on, it was getting cold. She never paid attention to her, so she brought her home. Well crap, I really didn't need another dog besides my roommates, but she came over to me and laid her head on my lap and gave me that puppy dog look and now I have a dog. She's happy to see me when I get home and cuddles up in bed at night. Although my cats are not impressed, but they're getting use to her.
They have a way of winning you over, don't they. I sleep with the Tilly Cat at my feet, but that's ok cause Blu likes to sleep with my daughter. Last night was his first night with us, when I got up in the middle of the night, like I always do, he got up with me too and sat by my feet. And I didn't feel so alone.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:32 pm

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    We adopted two kittens from my friend rescue they where brother and sister. We first just wanted the orange boy but the calico girl was beautiful. They had a very good long life with us. The orange boy was more like a dog love all our dogs the girl was shy once the orange cat past away she came out of the closet and was like a different cat. She love till 14 she was a sweetheart
With animals, you just know. I knew the minute I held the Tilly Kitten for the first time, she was meant to be ours. I didn't even pick her out, she was brought to me by a coworker and it was meant to be. I knew when I saw this pupper's smiley face online, I had to give him a home. Just like with your kitties, you just knew.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:23 pm

    Quoting bbuckwwheat:
    So, how are he and Tilly(?) the devil kitten getting along?

    Make sure to keep him supervised when he is outside, I would not want you to have to clean him up after he introduces himself to a skunk.

    Merry Christmas.
There's a lot of side-eye and across the room staring, but so far they're doing ok. I'm happy to report that there have been no hissing or barking fits either. We haven't let him off the leash while outside yet, my yard isn't fenced and I'm worried he doesn't know the house yet. On Monday he'll be microchipped with my info, which will make me feel a little better. He already had a microchip, but the info had been wiped clean. I can't understand why anyone would just abandon him.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:14 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    Whever I go to a rescue centre to look for a pet cat, I always gravitate towards the longest-serving unwanted cats despite my intention to get a cute kitten.
    Once there was a cat who had been at the rescue centre a very long time. Her card read that she hates me. Thinking I was a cat whisperer, I asked a staff member if I could handle the cat. And yes, I can vouch she hated all men!
Oh my... LOL I definitely have a soft spot for the underdogs, I can't help it. Even the Tilly Cat was the runt of her litter that they didn't think was going to survive. Those underdogs turn out to be the best, coming from a former underdog herself.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:05 pm

    Quoting MrRareity:
    Congratulations!! All dogs want is unconditional love, and they give it back. I'm glad your daughter fell in love with him too. What kind of dog is he? Just think the next time you have a cry you can say Blu. Please take pictures.
I did post a pic with this post, the site struck again and it disappeared. I've reposted it, maybe this time it will stay. The first thing she said to me when we got into the car was "This is going to be MY new best friend, not yours." LOL This pupper has been attached to her side, too.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 2:53 pm

Yah for me too! He's a cuddler.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 2:52 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Awww....you'll have to take pics so we can see! Hope he and Tilly cat get along well. I'd say a new home is a pretty good Christmas present for Blu!
The Tilly Cat is still eyeballing him from afar. She's starting to accept him, though, will even hang out in the same room his in now. LOL On the plus side, no fighting has occurred at all between the two of them. Just a lot of side-eye and across the room stare downs. LOL


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 2:47 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    What,no photo, something this important in your life and we can't see??
I posted a photo! I added it back, maybe this time it'll stay. This site is so infuriating sometimes, i'd just like the words to stay where they were and the photos to remain where they are.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 2:45 pm

    Quoting jolielaide:
    I'm not crying. You're crying.

    The Dynamic Duo strikes again.
Awwww...... We are a force to be reckoned with.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 2:43 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I've yet to see my sister's recent St. Bernard puppy she adopted recently.
    I'm still in two minds whether to get another rescue dog next year.
I feel like this was kismet, I tell ya. He has fit right in to our life. Mild mannered, follows my daughter everywhere. I have YET to hear him bark, he never makes a noise. I can tell he's spent time with kids, he's so gentle. But I can also tell he may have been abused to some degree. My daughter and I were goofing around and started yelling back and forth at each other and he just looked at us terrified, we had to stop. He also does not like swinging feet. I was swinging my feet while sitting on the couch earlier and he flinched away, hiding his head under his bed.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 2:33 pm

    Quoting boobwhisperer69:
    There is a special place for people like you!!!! It's good to read positive things in this messed up world!!! You saved a stray!! That made me smile!!!!
Well, thank you. I just couldn't bare to leave him there.... I knew I could give him a better life than what he was living.


boobwhisperer69 59M  
8322 posts
12/11/2021 1:46 pm

There is a special place for people like you!!!! It's good to read positive things in this messed up world!!! You saved a stray!! That made me smile!!!!


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
12/11/2021 1:27 pm

I've yet to see my sister's recent St. Bernard puppy she adopted recently.
I'm still in two minds whether to get another rescue dog next year.


jolielaide 51F  
1754 posts
12/11/2021 11:01 am

I'm not crying. You're crying.

The Dynamic Duo strikes again.


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
12/11/2021 9:14 am

What,no photo, something this important in your life and we can't see??

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


pagancountrygirl 65F
6466 posts
12/11/2021 8:31 am

Awww....you'll have to take pics so we can see! Hope he and Tilly cat get along well. I'd say a new home is a pretty good Christmas present for Blu!

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


iwant2lickuthere 55M  
3537 posts
12/11/2021 7:47 am

Yay for the pupper/doggo!


MrRareity 62M  
4589 posts
12/11/2021 6:44 am

Congratulations!! All dogs want is unconditional love, and they give it back. I'm glad your daughter fell in love with him too. What kind of dog is he? Just think the next time you have a cry you can say Blu. Please take pictures.

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/11/2021 6:17 am

Whever I go to a rescue centre to look for a pet cat, I always gravitate towards the longest-serving unwanted cats despite my intention to get a cute kitten.
Once there was a cat who had been at the rescue centre a very long time. Her card read that she hates me. Thinking I was a cat whisperer, I asked a staff member if I could handle the cat. And yes, I can vouch she hated all men!


bbuckwwheat 63M
6265 posts
12/11/2021 6:08 am

So, how are he and Tilly(?) the devil kitten getting along?

Make sure to keep him supervised when he is outside, I would not want you to have to clean him up after he introduces himself to a skunk.

Merry Christmas.

Private mailbox at my blog bbuckwwheat
Fayette, Iowa


69ereatwetpussy 60M
6778 posts
12/11/2021 6:05 am

We adopted two kittens from my friend rescue they where brother and sister. We first just wanted the orange boy but the calico girl was beautiful. They had a very good long life with us. The orange boy was more like a dog love all our dogs the girl was shy once the orange cat past away she came out of the closet and was like a different cat. She love till 14 she was a sweetheart


oldbstrd55 65M
3292 posts
12/11/2021 5:51 am

Interesting, because I have a new girl in my life. I came home from work the other day to see a different dog in my house. my first thought was that my roommate had friends over with their dog. Next morning the dog was still there. I ask my roommate about her, and she said she didn't like the way her owner was treating her, chained up outside with just a blanket to lay on, it was getting cold. She never paid attention to her, so she brought her home. Well crap, I really didn't need another dog besides my roommates, but she came over to me and laid her head on my lap and gave me that puppy dog look and now I have a dog. She's happy to see me when I get home and cuddles up in bed at night. Although my cats are not impressed, but they're getting use to her.


positively4you 73F  
4605 posts
12/11/2021 5:19 am

You just met your new best friend. Happy for both of you.


Weeload2 59M
1104 posts
12/11/2021 5:17 am

I am so proud of you taking him in ! Just happy that his soul connected with you making you feel that you couldn't just leave him there. Now for him to get used to you two and you two to get used to him. Anyway, congrats on the new adoption !!... enjoy

𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕪𝕠𝕦


benard69 64M/64F  
6298 posts
12/11/2021 5:05 am

Dogs have a way of making all things better...Congrats and enjoy!


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/11/2021 4:54 am

A man set in his ways or ya think you can change his bad habits? 🤔 lol 😂 😮

So, come on — where's the pic and what type of dog is he? 🤔

Sounds like a blast. Have fun! 👍 😊 ❗ ❗


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 3:55 am

His name is Blu, he's nine years old, and he likes long walks on the leash.

I had popped onto the animal control site to look at the kitties, the Spawn has been bugging me to get another kitty, when I saw this guy.

And I just couldn't leave him there.

They had picked him up as a stray, along with another, and the two of them had been microchipped but the information had been deleted from the chips. They were likely from the same home.

The other pupper was much younger and easily got adopted.

Poor Blue had been there for a while, waiting for me to come along.

"Well, what do you think?"

I turned to the Spawn who had been kind of just standing there, silent, while the animal control officer put on her best sales face and tried to sell us this lovable chunk. You could see she was giving it her all.

"I can see you aren't really digging him, it's ok to say so, you don't have to feel guilty. There is someone else who has expressed an interest in him, it'll be ok."

I was about ready to say, 'show me some kitties' when she piped up.

"I love him."

I looked at the officer, she looked at me, and we both turned and looked at the Spawn.

"Ok then, I think we're heading home with a new family member."

The next half hour was a flurry of fitting for collars and finding cute leashes, dog beds and blankets, and in-depth conversations about which toys were his favorites.

For the small adoption fee of $45, I went home with Blu, his collar, a $25 hands free runner's leash, a $35 dog pillow bed, a $10 fleece blanket, a brand new tube of Penn tennis balls, and his 2 favorite toys...

Not going to lie, this pupper is already spoiled.

Happy Saturday!


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