I know there was a pets thread in the past but thought I would start another since there are so many newcomers.
I am an absolute lover of boxers. They are the only dog that I have ever owned and from what I can tell they are the only breed for me. I love their goofy personalities and constant energy. They remain puppies until they are old & gray!
In April of 2007 we adopted two boxers from a not-so-good situation. We really only wanted one but once we met them we knew we could never separate them.
Let me introduce first, Bones. He is the 'one'. He stole my heart with his big brown eyes. This boy holds the dearest place in my heart and I'm tearing up just writing this even today. When adopted on 04.01.07 he was 7-9 yrs old and sadly we lost him to a two week battle with seizures every two hrs on 11.04.10. We suspect a brain tumor as he had other cancer removed in his life a few times. Lets just say that he secured the fate of my future boxers. I will always have one thanks to him.
Along with him we got a tiny little girl named Macie. She was about four years old at the time and now she is over eight. She took a long time to adjust. Someone had not treated her well in her former life. She has since wormed her way into our hearts and now loves on anyone that will let her. Even company, LOL.
The two of them were inseparable. He was her complete heart & soul and when we lost him, she became pretty quiet and a little withdrawn.
So we started looking for another. Hubby was a bit resistant to begin with. He didn't really want any more. But in January I was approached by a girl who had a 15 month girl that she didn't fit her lifestyle. She was kept crated for all but about 3 hrs a day and was not potty trained at all. She had no in the house style manners either. Her name is Chloe. I tell you what....after you work so hard to help them make their life better, it pays off so much in the end. This little girl is more than we ever expected. In the 5-6 months we have had her she is 99.9% potty trained and has learned about 4-5 tricks. She stays in the yard without a fence or leash. And she is just the funniest girl ever. I can't see how anyone could not have treated her well. She is still a little shy of men. But she doesn't bark every time they talk now.
Here she is....my new pride & joy (beside my teen boys of course)
And we can just say that she filled a spot in Macie's heart that was hurting
Wow! Sorry this is so long. You all probably think I am a crazy dog lady now!!