Boxer Blogging Tuesday - In Which Introductions are in Order

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Several weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook about a young dog that needed a forever home. Her face was so sweet, I decided to try and find out if she'd been placed.



Hi.
Last week I finally had a chance to talk to her owner, and we made arrangements to go meet her last night. The result is that we now have a highly energetic, waggy pooch hanging around the house. 

Watcha doin'?
Her name is Jackson, and she's an 8 month old boxer mix. She has a few puppy behaviors that need some work (how to act around strange people/dogs, learning to "stay," etc.), but she wasn't surrendered because she was a problem. Her owners had to give her up because her dog mom developed an allergy, and they were very sorry to see her go. I really feel bad for them, but I also know that she couldn't have gone to a better home (if I do say so myself).

I must drag out ALL THE TOYZ from the doggie toy box.
The first night was pretty uneventful. When we put her to bed in her kennel, she cried for about 10-15 minutes and then settled down until morning. We've had our first walkies (about 50 minutes), and while she needs some training on-leash, she did pretty well for our first time out.

Welcome to the family, Jackson. You're going to be a good, good dog.

15 comments:

Stacey said...

Sooo excited! Can't wait to meet Jackson.

Carol Elaine said...

Yay, Jackson! Who's a good doggy? You are! Yes, you are!

*ear skritches and belly rubs*

mom in northern said...

Goody...
Can't wait for the introductions.
I am sure you will all live happily ever after...

Megan said...

Good dog!

vince said...

So cute!

Jeri said...

Congratulations - she's adorable and has moved into a life of doggie luxury and love. :)

Gristle McThornbody said...

What a cutie patootie! If she has much boxer in her be prepared for bruised legs when that tail gets going. I had a male that hadn't had his tail docked and it was like being beaten with a baton when he did his kidney-bean dance with the tail going warp 14. :: Hi Jackson from Mike and Junebug... pant, pant, slobber::

PS - thanks for the welcome on the last comment Janiece, but it's just Beta Jeri aka Mrs Bitch coming back as Gristle.

Janiece said...

Hi, Jeri. Nice to see you again!

MAW said...

what a sweet face and happy tail! congrats on the new furry family member!

Nathan said...

Awwwwwwwww!

Jeri said...

I read you fairly regularly! But for the longest time my browser wouldn't let me comment on your blog. :( That now appears to be fixed. Yay!

Tom said...

O! A K-9 BFF. OK

Bill Ward said...

Every time a puppy finds a good home, the world becomes a little better place.

Basri Yudianto said...

the dog is so cute and adorable, congratulations for a friend who had found a dog that is smart. although the results of adoption

Janiece said...

Welcome, Basri, and thanks.