i got a puppy!!!!

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  1. azcowgirl

    azcowgirl New Member

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    well ive been dating this guy names harley for the last couple of months well 2 haha and he bought me a puppy. he is a purebred pit bull. hes blue/grey. i got him at 3 weeks old BECAUSE the mother wouldnt feed her babies. so i took one and the others are in good homes now.. :) well here is smokey!!
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    hes 6 weeks now lol
     
  2. ~Tucker&Me~

    ~Tucker&Me~ and Spy.

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    Congrats.

    *bangs head against wall*

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  3. Renee750il

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    Before we all get after her - if the mother wouldn't feed the pups, it's probably a good thing they've had a chance to get to people who will feed and care for them (we hope). We all know Cowgirl will be checking on things she needs to do to care for this little one - not just the physical needs, but what little Smokey needs to grow up to be a well-adjusted, well socialized dog :)

    And, thankfully, we've got a lot of GREAT, RESPONSIBLE APBT people here to help her.

    It's hard to find anything more irresistable than a baby Pittie ;)
     
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    I know you thought you were doing a good thing, but that pup shouldn't have taken away from it's littermates and mother before 8 weeks. At 3 weeks, he will have not learned very much in dog manners and how to behave. People CAN'T teach a pup that, only the mother and littermates.
    Even if the mother couldn't feed the litter, they should have been left together and with her.

    Good luck, you are going to need it. I would suggest that you get your hands on as much info as possible on how to raise an orphan and how to socialize it.
    'bang head too'
     
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    I don't fault you , but I sure do the " breeder's " !!!! If this is a purebreed , it was either a planned litter or in inbred litter which the Dame could reject if she know they have problems . Yes , the " breeder " should have bottle fed and socialized the hell out with this litter !!! Do what you can ....but expect a lot a problems . No boyfriend should give a 17 yr old a puppy !!!
     
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    I cannot believe anyone would SELL a 3 week old pup... yeesh. It's good that they are getting care and individual attention, but I just can't imagine that.

    Anyhow.. congrats. The pup is adorable. :) Make sure he gets socialized as much a possible right now!
     
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    Honestly, if you are still living with your parent(s) you need to stop getting dogs until you move out. And educate your boyfriends! From your other posts, this is AT LEAST the second boyfriend giving you a puppy. Both Pit bulls apparently. Hopefully you are able to keep this one.

    Good luck.
     
  8. RD

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    I agree with BabyBlue. Wasn't it your parents that made you rehome several of your other dogs, cowgirl?

    The puppy is very cute, I hope you have a good idea of how to socialize him to compensate for what he'll miss from his littermates.
     
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    well i dont live with my parents anymore to let you all know that. i moved out and i have my own place. and i know he shouldnt of down that but he did because he knew the mom wouldnt care for him or his littermates.
     
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    Please. Stop. Getting. Dogs.

    I breaks my heart to see every dog you get either get dumped at the shelter or sold. I fear that this puppy will be dumped in a matter of months too. I'm dreading the day we hear he meets the same fate as Tigre, Baby, Rocky, Peki and Roxy.

    Maybe that's harsh, but I'm calling 'em as I see 'em.
     
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    Well, this is a good point in your life to do things differently - you get to start out fresh. And all the responsibility is yours this time - so, do your very best by little Smokey, and get all the good advice you can from the great APBT people here, along with the members who are experienced with raising puppies.
     
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    I wish you well , gal ! You really are too young to be living alone or with a BF. You and your pup are basically in the same boat . Love each other to death !!! This baby needs the best care . Please get a copy od\f " How to raise a Puppy You Can live With " and follow hwat the breeder should be doing . Vet and make sure you do all shots . Yes , we may be harsh here , but we care !!!
     
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    Thank you, Grammy :)
     
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    Did you get emancipated? (don't have to answer this if it's too personal) Or living with another family membeR?

    Only reason I ask is because if you got emancipated, since you're barely 17, you've got a long hard road ahead of you I'm afraid, if you're living on your own (or even your BF). It's going to be really hard taking care of a puppy. :( good luck though. The puppy will not only take away time from other things, but also money. I hope you're able to afford him.

    Who's puppy is this? Is it yours? Your BF's? Or both? Who will keep it if you guys split? With only going out 2 months, that's definitely something you are going to need to think about, something you should've asked yourself first. But now that it's done, you need to think of this now, while the puppy is still young.

    Maybe, but what about financially? IF her BF is supporting her now, what happens when he's not anymore? Not saying it definitely won't work out between them, but they've barely been going out for long at all. 2 months is not long enough, IMHO. Statistics are against her. I fear for the puppy.
     
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    Yep! Good luck! :)
     
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    Why is it that " kids " feel that they either need a puppy or a baby these days ???? not enough love at home ????
     
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    Selfishness. Not enough accountability for when things go wrong. Plus they don't seem to care about how to plan for the future.

    It seems to me like no one takes into account what could happen, they want what they want and they will get it at all costs. Then when it goes wrong they blame others. Or their situation, when if they would've looked at it before getting the dog (or having a baby) they would've seen they weren't in the right place to be getting a dog (or having a baby) anyways.
     
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    Agree ^^^^ . When these urges set in ,,, think ahead five years ..... where will you be , what will you be doing ....who will you be with ???
     
  19. I totally agree with everyone here. This dog has the odds stacked against him and he's only 6 weeks old :(

    Well, we'll see how it goes. Maybe he won't end up like the other 4 she's had to get rid of.
     
  20. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Another point, do you realize how difficult it is to find a place to live with a Pit Bull Terrier? I've had people refuse to rent to me because I have a border collie! Honey, don't bank on your boyfriend being there to support you in the future. Make your own life and allow him into it, but you're not doing yourself any favors by relying on someone else for everything!!

    To everyone in this thread: I agree with you guys but at this point why don't we try to offer Cowgirl some advice and support for raising her new puppy? Even if he doesn't spend his whole life with her, the work she does with him now will make all the difference in how he acts when he's older.
     

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