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Please Meet Our New Dog--Belle's Sweetpea


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Since Jack died last November, I have been kicking around the idea of another dog. We weren't going to, but after we got Silas--the brat cat--I really started missing having a dog. About two or three weeks ago, I decided to do it. One reason was that this dark brindle female, only 2.5 years old, showed up on our adoption group's website. Anyone who remembers my other dogs (Rascal, Ruby, Buddy, and Jack) knows that Rascal and Ruby were my dark brindle littermate-sisters. So of course I have a soft spot for dark brindle girls. I didn't know what my chances might be of getting this particular dog, but I submitted the application. She was brought from the track on August 18, having suffered a broken back leg. I was also told, during the application process, that they were having trouble getting females this summer. I kind of wanted a female from the size aspect--when Jack got sick I could NOT lift him into the car myself. Plus, I really have been missing my girls.

Anyway, when they took her in for her spay, they cat-tested her, and she passed. :) Now it was just a matter of setting up a visit. We went to see her at her foster home this past Sunday, and wow. What a sweetheart. They said that she 'lives up to her name', and they weren't kidding. We spent about an hour visiting, and later that day decided we wanted her. Since yesterday was a holiday, we thought it would be perfect--we'd all be home with her. Her foster mom and the powers-that-be at the group were fine with us picking her up yesterday, and she has been a dream.


She largely ignores the cat, and tends to go the other way if he hisses at her (good girl!). She did get a good sniff of him this morning when he was doing his morning chipmunk-watching at the patio door. :lol He wasn't crazy about it, but he didn't swat her or hiss--just walked away. Hopefully they will become good friends!


She had visitors yesterday--my friend came to see her and said she was 'maybe the prettiest greyhound I've ever seen'. :) Then my in-laws came to see her.

She slept in our bedroom on the dog bed all night, and never made a peep till we got up around 6:15. She gobbles her food--:yay--gotta love an enthusiastic eater!


We haven't settled on a name yet....she is alternately Sweetpea and Phoebe (trying out that name, partly because it rhymes with Sweetpea!)...but we'll figure it out. :)


Oh--I know :rules ....you probably want some photos. She's a little hard to photograph, since she's very dark, and in motion much of the time. But I did get a few nice ones.


Silas came out to see what the heck that loud gobbling sound was! She cleared that bowl in about a minute!



She does settle occasionally:






Is she not the cutest thing?? I am smitten. :wub:


Phoebe (Belle's Sweetpea) adopted 9/2/13.

Jack (BTR Captain Jack) 9/28/05--11/2/12
Always missing Buddy, Ruby, and Rascal.

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Ahhh!! I am so happy for you!!! :colgate :colgate :colgate

I saw her on the website last week and thought she was gorgeous. Are you keeping the name?

Not sure yet....still deciding. It took me MONTHS to decide to adopt again, I sure hope I can pick a name quicker than that! :lol

Phoebe (Belle's Sweetpea) adopted 9/2/13.

Jack (BTR Captain Jack) 9/28/05--11/2/12
Always missing Buddy, Ruby, and Rascal.

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Congrats!!! She is beautiful!

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Is she not the cutest thing? .... She is. Definitely.



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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you! I think she's absolutely gorgeous and I love the name SweetPea, but then I do live in the south and we love names like that.

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She's gorgeous!! :beatheart:kiss2

I love the swirlies on her face!! Congrats!!!

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Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

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I'm so thrilled for you and your family! She is beautiful and sounds very sweet. I bet she and Silas will be best friends, too :)

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She is absolutely stunning :wub:




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