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MEET JUNIOR!  MANY THANKS TO THE DRC FOR SPOTTING HIM ON ONE OF THE MANY SHELTER LISTS.

JUNIOR IS THOUGHT TO BE A DOODLE, BUT, WHO KNOWS ABOUT DOGS WITH NO HISTORY.  WHATEVER HIS GENETIC MAKE UP,  HE IS PURE CUTENESS AND WE WILL SEE HOW HIS COAT GROWS.  WILL HE 'DOODLE OUT?"

My son, Lance, has been looking to adopt his first dog as an adult. He would love to have had our Springer - he even took him to college - but because of the Springer's anxiety disorder, he could never be an only dog. Since my dh and I are involved in doodle rescue, Lance asked us to keep our eye out for the 'right' dog for him (athletic capabilities, confident, fun-loving, medium-ish).  He was in no hurry and knew he needed to chose a dog that would fit with his active lifestyle as well as with the other dogs in our family. Well, thanks to the DRC, we adopted Junior.  Junior, who is just about 4 months old, was found as a stray running the streets in one of the low income areas in the county near ours.  The area is mostly industrial  with a train yard as the big highlight. So how did Junior get there? We make up funny stories, but like so many of the strays found in shelters (like our Clancy), it remains a mystery.  He couldn't have been on his own very long because he was pretty healthy - well until he got both Giardia and Bordatella at the shelter. He was a bit underweight too because he gained about 5 pounds in just over a week!  Since he was contagious, Junior didn't meet Ned, Clancy and Gordie until today.  They adored him and Ned played with Junior as if he were still a puppy too. Here are some pictures:

 

Now, for the story of how Junior got his name.  We had been told that this pup's shelter name was Jake, but when we got the paperwork for him, it seems that the shelter had named him Lance.  Once our Lance saw that, it was a done deal and Lance Junior became his name. Here are the two Lances - Senior and Junior:

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Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on May 23, 2014 at 9:11am

Thanks Laurie.  We are enjoying him a lot - like a grandkid - we can spoil him and 'send him home' when he gets to be a pain!

Comment by Laurie, Wally & Charlotte on May 21, 2014 at 4:52pm

I just read the wonderful news of Junior joining your extended family. That's quite a story about how he got his name. Congratulations all around!

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on April 1, 2014 at 10:26pm

I think my son should have named him Leo!  LOL

Comment by Deborah & Emmett Vaughan on April 1, 2014 at 5:11am

He looks like a little lion cub in some of the pictures.  What a beautiful boy and what a beautiful family he is lucky to have been adopted into.  Many many happy tails!

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on March 27, 2014 at 7:01pm

Thanks!  I am surprised at Ned's behavior.  He initiates chase.

Comment by GBK on March 27, 2014 at 8:01am

Doesn't that just melt your heart when they love and play with each other like that Nancy?  I'm so happy for all of you guys and that little doll!

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on March 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

Gina, Ned ADORES Junior and can't get enough play time with him!  Here is our version of "Where is Waldo?"

Comment by GBK on March 26, 2014 at 12:56pm

Just saw this now!  Oh he is just the cutest thing!!!!  And look at the happy face on Senior :)  I'm so glad all the dogs get along, and it will keep Ned busy.  Welcome Junior, can't wait to meet you.

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on March 25, 2014 at 8:52pm

Thanks, Jennifer, Lisa and Gem.  We really hope he "doodles out" like Jewel is doing,  but if he doesn't, we be content with our "lion dog" who stalks Clancy, Ned, and Gordie.

Comment by Jennifer,Chloe & Myla on March 25, 2014 at 6:40pm

Awww!Congrats! Looks like a great match!!!!

 

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