One Year Ago Today...

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  1. StillandSilent

    StillandSilent New Member

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    So, there I was surfing 1800saveapet.com at 2 am. There may or may not have been some mojitos involved. Ok, yeah, there really, really, were. Then I saw it. The cutest puppy in the entire world. Never mind that it looked a little bit like an overripe banana. His name was Jonathan. Yes, Jonathan.

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    So, naturally, I fired off an email to a shelter 5 hours away, based on one picture of a dog I could already tell was a little...crazy. I mean, look at those eyes! But I thought I deserved a christmas present from myself, and Grandma had sent an extra $75 with the chrismas check, the exact adoption fee. Fate, right?

    Sure enough, he was still there. They were thrilled at the thought of getting him adopted, and sent an updated pic.

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    Not quite as cute, huh? They also failed to mention that this was the first time he had ever worn a leash or left his pen in six months. Oops.

    But I soldiered on, and went to pick up my treasure. He couldn't make eye contact, didn't know how to walk on a leash, and had to be carried everywhere for two weeks. Also, he still wasn't very cute. Bad, dull coat, no energy, looked chubby even though he wasnt. Of course, when you eat beneful, what do you expect?

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    Fast forward one year, in which there was a lot of trauma, quite a bit of crying (both him and me), and the unfortunate discovery that Daddy was not the aussie I was told he probalby was, but a coyote.

    This is Gambit today.

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    See, guys, he does exist!
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    He DOES exist! He's not just a figment of your imagination :D

    And he's a handsome divvil, too. A lot of intelligence in those eyes.

    But :( the first pic is just a teeny blue box for me.
     
  3. Taqroy

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    YAY Gambit pics!! His markings are really beautiful. Happy gotcha day Gambit!
     
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    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Oh, YAY!!! He looks happy in several of those photos too, LOL!
    Happy gotcha day Gambit!!
     
  5. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Happy Gotcha Day, Gambit!!! I love your dog. Seriously. He's the cutest thing ever! I loooove the updated pic the shelter sent you. His eyes are so sweet. :) He's really lucky to have found you, he looks so happy and healthy now! :)
     
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    His coloring is so cool! I love the transformation you've helped him achieve.

    Happy Gotcha Day, Gambit :)
     
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    I looove him. Such a handsome boy and you can definitely see his personality and intelligence in his eyes. It's been quite a year for both of you - happy gotcha day!!
     
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    Well, his actual gotcha day isn't until the 31st. This is more of a saw'ya day. I about exploded waiting a month, so I don't know how those of you who see your puppy at birth and can't get it until 9 or 10 weeks do it. I would be a a twiching fetal ball by week six!

    I don't know why his baby picture isn't showing, it does when I preview? Let me try again.
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    Renee- he is quite smart, and a very good problem solver. Between him and Argon, I have baby locks and ties on everything even remotely edible. He can open gates, doors, you name it. And then, there was a few days ago, when he got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar. :lol-sign:

    Also, if anyone knows where I might be able to purchase a toy exactly like the yellow and orange on in the last pic, let me know. Our dollar store quit carrying them, and no other toy will do. It has rope loops on each end and a stretch middle. Even toys that are very similar are rejected. Stubborn devil!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I made up my mind about Victor by one pic as well. The heart knows when the heart knows. Happy Gotcha day Gambit you handsome boy you.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Why on EARTH don't you post more pictures?????? I demand more!!
     
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    I was ridiculous excited to see this thread, I REALLY wanted to know what Gambit looked like. His story is really interesting, and he is gorgeous.
     
  12. oakash

    oakash Kat/Oak AKA The Nice One

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    YAY! Gambit is even more interesting looking then I imagined! I love his eyes, they look like they finally know they are home, even if he may make you want to tear your hair out :p

    And you know what, he actually reminds me of a Pyrenees Shepherd, for some strange reason. He's adorable!
     
  13. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Happy Gotcha Day Gambit :)

    Love the name by the way!
     
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    He looks amazing now! In awesome shape! Wow I love his tail, it's so different from most dogs' I see. Although I've never see a coyote mix before.
     

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