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Friday, February 5, 2010

a new little big boy to fill our hearts!

Many years ago we had a beautiful Golden Retriever named Copper. Sadly, Copper passed away, taking a little piece of our hearts with him.

Well, Amanda's been nagging us to death asking for a playmate for Fred for a while now, a dog she can "call her own". As any parent can attest to when being hounded (no pun intended) for a pet, she's promised to bathe, feed, care for and do all the stuff that pretty much is work when it comes to having a pet.

We finally gave in and found this precious boy!



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Meet Otis!

Otis will be 4 years old next month and was in foster care, rescued from a bad situation. He has lived most of his life chained to a tree with no shelter. When he was given up, he was nearly 35 lbs. underweight and covered in ticks, fleas and tested positive for heartworms, which he is being treated for now.

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To say that Otis is sweet and loving is an understatement.

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He loves being pet, snuggled and kissed.

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He loves his new family, his siblings and has even won over the heart of his grumpy 4-legged brother.

And us? We are completely smitten with this gorgeous boy and so thankful for the many, many years we plan on loving on him.

15 comments :

Marmee said...

Otis is gorgeous!! We've had 5 Golden's over the years and just love them to death! My favorite was our last, Justice, who was a big bear of a dog, but oh so loving! We miss him so much! Enjoy!!

Jill said...

He is wonderful Ohilda! Tell Amanda she did a good thing by this boy!

Now, I gotta go and PEEP at your Facebook profile...I am a stalker now!

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Aww. What a lovebug!!! You guys are going to enjoy each other somethin'big!

XO

(...and thanks for the sweet words, O. They mean so much.)

(((HUG)))

Carmen said...

Oh you are in for it.

All I can see is hair balls all over your house. I have two Brittany Spaniels and I fill up the vacuum with their hair every week.

He is beautiful though.

Good luck!

The Byrd's Nest said...

You crack me up! Don't you have enough people to take care of?? lol

I am so happy for Amanda...she needs a new friend anyway:)

Sherri said...

what a beautiful dog he is.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new addition!!

day by day said...

Ohhhhh!!! I have a big place in my heart for Goldens!! We had our Katie who was with us for 12 years before cancer took her from us. Now, we have a Crazy Daisy(another Golden)...she will be 2 this month and she is soooo bad! A great big love and very smart, but BAD! How bout we trade? lol!

Hope you are well, my friend!

love,
~m

Sherri said...

We have a rescue sheltie mix. Sweetest dog in the world.

Just reminding you--Amanda heads off to college in just a few years. I hope you don't mind taking care of him!

Tracy said...

What a sweet doggie! Glad he found a home like yours where there is plenty of love for animals and humans as well! He is so lucky to have you guys!!!

Shanti said...

oh, he is *adorable*!!! i wanna cuddle up with him right now!

Aus said...

Well ain't he about all that AND a bag of chips too? ;) Oh - and it's about 6:20 - snowing like the devil - and I've only been out of bed for a hour or so - almost back to our own time zone too! Did I mention that we are back? ;) Glad to see you are blogging again - and we'll be around all the time - believe that! Hugs - and loads of love (even more than Otis has!)

aus and co.

Kristy said...

Oh bless Otis's little heart, he is beautiful and could not have asked for a better home.

Love, Kristy

Lisa said...

Hi Ohilda
Long time no see, beautiful dog.

He & Me + 3 said...

What a beautiful doggie. Our Angel is almost 4 too and a rescue doggie. Those are the best and most loveable pups.

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