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    Alpha!

    As many of you know, Katie/SunshineWalker and I lost Banning two years ago and Bailey a few weeks ago. We were down to 3 small and older male dogs. Well, we've been considering adopting and chose to go to an adoption fair last weekend, just to check out a local rescue. We met 40 dogs and fell in love with the last dog we met, a female mutt named Alpha. We were not expecting to find a dog. We did.

    We were supposed to pick her up Wednesday, after introducing our guys to her, and assuming everything went well.

    Long story short, I am immune suppressed from my kidney transplant and got very sick Tuesday night. I ended up in the ER Wednesday early morning and was admitted. I am okay now, but had Sepsis, and will be on antibiotics for a while. It's a long story.

    Anyway, Wednesday was a no-go and the rescue group doesn't hold dogs. In a show of good faith, Katie went with our pups Wednesday anyway and it went great. Even though they are small and can be bossy, Alpha (who is 55 pounds) is very submissive and sweet and they got along fabulously. Due to extenuating circumstances, we were able to complete the adoption process, but pick Alpha up today.

    Everyone, meet our 15 month old little girl (well biggish girl), Alpha! We are in love. We also think it was meant to be.


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    Oh she is SO adorable!* But I could have TOLD you that there's just no "looking at 40 dogs" without finding "one"! (at the very least...)

    She's going to give your "older guys" quite a "run for their money". (*Full disclosure, I'm a fan of black dogs! I have TWO of them myself, lol.)

    Look at those feet! I think this (55 lbs) is the least she'll ever weigh- you've got yourself a "wrestling partner". She really looks like a fun dog!
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    Re: Alpha!

    She's so Nice Dave. Love her colours

    Glad your feeling a bit better.
    I'm so glad Katie was able to fetch her home she's going to be a fantastic addition to your family.
    Look forward to seeing pics as she settles in

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    Re: Alpha!

    She is such a cutie!! Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Hope you get to feeling better soon too.

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    Just a quick question about her name though...does this mean she's already been promoted to "head of household"?

    ("David, Fetch me my dinner!")
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 06-05-2021 at 03:05 PM.
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    Re: Alpha!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Just a quick question about her name though...does this mean she's already been promoted to "head of household"?

    ("David, Fetch me my dinner!")
    Ahahah... yeah pretty much already has him wrapped around her little paw pad...

    Actually the name is what she came with, but since she knows it and responds to it we decided to keep it for her for her.

    She's such a good girl! Dave really knows how to pick them.

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    Re: Alpha!

    Congratulations Dave and Katie! Im happy that Alpha has found a wonderful forever home where she will be loved lavishly! Im glad youre feeling better too brother Dave. Hang in there Champ! Wishing yall all the best!
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    What a cutie pie! Glad you were able to get her and she does so well with your dogs. Hope you are good as new soon, that sounds like a rough thing to deal with.
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    Re: Alpha!

    Alpha is doing great. She is a very sweet girl. We are working on some basic commands and she is doing great with house breaking and crate training.

    Here she is cuddling with her new Dad.


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    Re: Alpha!

    Alpha is really settling in. She's pushing boundaries a little, but overall, is an incredibly sweet girl.

    She starts formal training soon, but we've been doing a lot on our own and she's pretty receptive.

    Of course, she and Katie adore each other and are best friends already. I couldn't be happier.




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