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Our Unexpected Addition


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We knew our shy and fear aggressive Grey needed a confident Greyhound pal to flourish. We fostered but never found the right one.

In September, my husband and I went to visit the adoption kennel at Dubuque to learn more about the dog's lives pre-adoption. We spent 4 days helping out and learning in the kennel with Corey, who runs it, and fell in love with many dogs. One dog we did NOT fall in love with was Bubba.

He was hand-shy and skittish. He would cautiously try to play with us when our backs were turned, but we never were able to even touch him. He was SO shy. As such, we hardly got to know him.

A month and a half later, our group was sharing a haul with another group. Corey was willing to send Bubba to us. My husband and I volunteered to foster him, as we have experience with fearful dogs... we thought we could help him get to the point of being adopted.

Within 2 days, he was flashing big toothy smiles at us anytime we paid attention to him. He chattered just for pets. He was COMPLETELY unlike the dog we met in Dubuque. I guess he was just intimidated being around too many humans and/or dogs. After 4 days of fostering, on Halloween, we decided we couldn't live without him.

Gone was the fearful dog; Bubba loves human interaction like nothing else. And he has helped his Grey brother immensely.

Our little 50 lb. (inappropriately named) bundle of joy:

 

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Bri and Mike with Boo Radley (Williejohnwalker), Bubba (Carlos Danger), and the feline friends foes, Loois and Amir

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This was such a lovely story to read. It's wonderful to see a shy dog blossom into a trusting, loving friend. Bubba and Boo make a terrific team. You did a fantastic job of following your instincts and giving this pup a chance to discover the joy of living with (what would become) "his family".

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Congratulations! Have there been any changes in Boo Radley? They look so happy together!

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He is a cutie and they look so comfortable together! How is Boo doing? Has he relaxed any? Less fearful? My scardy pants dog did ended up doing a 180 when I brought another home for him. It has been four years and I still have to keep those two together with whatever I do, lol.

 

Congrats!

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Congrats! That is a great story and it's great he has blossomed so much in your home. I hope he continues to help make Boo feel comfortable as well.

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So happy to see this. Look at those BFFs in your last photo, that is a calendar worthy pic. Congratulations to all of you. What a sweet story to post on Valentine's Day :heart

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Congratulations!

 

He's very cute. And tiny. :eek

 

I'm glad he settled in so quickly, and I hope Boo continues to gain confidence as well.

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Congratulations!

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Bubba is so handsome, what a great story!!

Congrats to all!!!

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Oh he's cute! And so tiny for a boy (I imagine his weight will go up once you get some meat on his bones!). What a sweetie he is :D He probably had JUST left Corey's adoption kennel when I walked in and met and fell in love with Clarice :)

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