Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Harmonic Convergence Has Occurred...

Delilah has decided that the thus far "no-name" puppy girl is okay. Given that Delilah is a card carrying alpha female there was some concern that she might reject another female dog, however the sweet nameless one is so itsy-bitsy (though spunky) that she does not seem to pose any threat to Delilah's reign.

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  1. AWW!! That is excellent!! She looks like she's so protective of the baby!

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    1. So far, so good! Delilah seems to spend a good deal of time putting the baby in her place, but she does play with her. This was definitely a rare and quiet moment! xx

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  2. I didn't realize you had a Delilah! Might I suggest sticking with the biblical theme and name the new sweetie Rachel? =)

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    1. Wow what an Old Testament knock out team that would make!! Or Judith and I could give her a doll's head to carry around-- or better yet to wear around her neck! ;) All kidding aside-- Rachel is a great name!

      I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! xx

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  3. YAY Delilah! She appears to have a good nature so they will work things out in their doggy fashion:)
    Puppy NEEDS a name now!Something that goes with Delilah?
    Why don't you just give her a sex change and call him Samson?
    Daisy goes with Delilah & she looks like a Daisy:)

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    1. I know-- I'm so happy that Delilah is being such a good girl about the "intruder!" I know-- we are just having such a tough time finding a name that suits her character!! Daisy is such a very sweet name!! LOL-- maybe when the vet spays her we can have a sex change done so that the name fits! Plus she has hair- not fur-- so it would be pretty cheeky each time she got a hair cut! xx

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    2. Not to mention that calling a tiny cute thing like that 'Samson' is very amusing!

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  4. Oh, that is so sweet! I quite like Samson too. Our girl yorkie/poodle mix ended up answering to Rambo instead of her real name (Anva) as my brother thought it would be funny.

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    1. Thanks, Grace! Samson would be hilarious for a little female dog!! I love that you call Anva (a lovely name) Rambo-- especially since she's a yorkie/poodle mix! :)

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    2. She was a gorgeous dog (she was a childhood pet) and looked very much like little Miss No Name Yet, except she was black. It was very funny when my Dad called her name out in the park :)

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    3. It sounds as though she was delightful!! I can only imagine how incredibly funny it was when your dad called her name out at the park-- people must have always grinned ear to ear when they witnessed her coming to that name! :)

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  5. That's great news! The puppy will learn her place early and it will make for a harmonious household. That's the beauty of bringing baby pets into your life. :)

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    1. And nothing short of a tremendous relief!! There were a few minutes of concern when Delilah snapped at her in a way that was just starting to cross the line into aggression and contempt! You are right-- that is the beauty of bringing a baby into the mix of animals. When the cats and Delilah feel the need to put her in her place I have to take a step back and try not to interfere. I have interceded before with catastrophic results that ended up making one of my beloved cats odd man out permanently :(

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  6. Fortuntely the fluffy little nameless one isn't aware of this sinister plot or she'd be heading out the back door by now:))
    More names:-
    Abigail - Hebrew -Source of Joy
    Guinevere - Celtic - White or Fair
    Grace - Latin - Blessing from God
    Shino - see the beauiful Shino Mori http://national.ballet.ca/thecompany/corps/Shino_Mori
    - the name means 'of faith'

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    1. What a gorgeous assortment of names, Buggsiebee! Much more food for thought!! xx

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    1. I have always loved that name!

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    2. We had a real character of a pet duck called Sam.
      Officially Samantha Cuddle Duck.
      When she arrived she was just a fluffy yellow ball and we settled on the name Sebastian but at some stage much later she laid a HUGE egg so we had to give the name a re-think:)

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    3. OMG Samantha Cuddle Duck is one of the cutest names that I have EVER heard!! That is such a sweet story. Sebastian was the name of my kitty who died 2 years ago-- he was 15 and one of the great loves of my life!!

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    4. I'm sorry:( I could not think of a life without pets but it hurts sooooooooo bad when they die. The absolute worst feeling is having to have them put down. It doesn't matter how much I know it puts them out of their misery, I feel like a traitor.

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    5. I know, it's the worst feeling ever!!

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  8. Josephine - Josie?
    Bonnie, Cupid .....Hercules???
    Not giving up yet:)

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    1. All supper cute names!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe how difficult it is to name one 3 1/2 lb. fluff ball!

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  9. Delilah looks so much like my dog Millie it's scarey!

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    1. REALLY???! Is Millie also a lab/pit bull mix?

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    2. No, she's suppose to be a collie mix but they look like they could be twins!

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    3. It's probably something in "the mix" that makes them doppelgängers!

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  10. OMG, friggin adorable! This made my day. I so wish my Lady could have a friend, but her distant niece came to live here for a few months a while back and she did NOT react well :/

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    1. I'm just so relieved that Delilah has allowed her to live with us!!! Maybe Lady just doesn't care for her niece-- not another furry family member per se!

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    2. Yeah maybe...I just think she's a spoiled brat :P She's never taken kindly to other dogs, least of all not in HER house! It's my fault though, I didn't start having her play with other dogs until she was well into 5 or so years old :/

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    3. Lady might just need to be an only dog-- or she hasn't yet met a dog that she really loves to be with!! xx

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  11. More names....
    Madeleine
    Faerydae

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  12. Your dogs are so adorable together, looks like Delilah's nurturing side came out for the pup. We want to get another dog, but our old dog is a handful for us already:) You are doing such a good deed:)

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    1. Thanks, Rola!! I think that the timing was right-- Delilah turns a year old next month- so she is still basically a puppy herself. The new baby is only a little over 2 months old and weighs a mere 3 1/2 lbs. so she poses no threat to the cats, and isn't trying to challenge Delilah's status as a full-fledged alpha female. We always feel so good about rescuing animals. Though truth be told this little baby wasn't going to be headed for the shelter, but she did need a good home- which thankfully we were able to provide. It's also nice to know that my friend adopted her sister-- so they can have play-dates with each other. Your dog may surprise you, if you brought home someone with a good disposition who wouldn't threaten her. Half of the reason that we got this one was because Delilah is a bit of a handful and she needed a playmate. :)

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  13. OMG! This is such an adorable pic. So happy to hear that Delilah is adjusting to her new little sister. She reminds me of my baby boy King Solomon. He's a 4 y/o American Pit Bull Terrier. I had a sweet baby girl Queen Makeda, she was also an American Pit Bull Terrier but she passed away in May. I miss her every single day. I've been thinking about getting another girl. It's not the same just having one dog. I feel like my balance is off when we go to the park because I always had one on each side. I'd love to hear how everything turns out with your new furry baby. Good luck with the names. :-)

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    1. Hi LeRenda!! Thank you-- I'm so relieved that Delilah has taken to her new baby girl. Delilah is an alpha pit (mix we think- though she acts more like a pit than anything else) and it could have gone either way with her. She's turning a year old next month-- so is basically still puppy-like in many ways, but she's also a pretty territorial pitty, too! I'm so sorry for your loss-- do I ever know how badly that hurts!! Queen Makeda was lucky to have had you as her human mom, and King Solomon as her brother/playmate. I lost two kitties to cancer two years ago (Sebastian and Luca) and I still cry about the depth of my loss regularly. The cruel and sad part about loving animals is that our lifespans and theirs are so different-- making their losses even more significant because we don't get to enjoy them nearly long enough. :( I will keep you posted on Delilah and the unnamed ones progress!! Again, I am just so sorry for your recent loss! xx

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    The eyesight of this dog, so strange, so it just look at you take photos?

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    1. She was sitting and watching me work- so I decided to capture pictures of the momentous event of her tolerantly snuggling with the new puppy who had only just arrived in our household!

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