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New dog in the family

So we have a surprise addition to our family today - and his name is Rotten Ralph.  I kid you not. My sister's boyfriend's father adopted him from the pound maybe a month ago, but went in the hospital with some serious issues.  So they were keeping him for a couple days, and were going to take him to the pound, or try to get him into Providence Animal Rescue League (no-kill). 

But Ralph is so old, and honestly really ugly. One of his eyes is all messed up from when he was a stray, so he's half-blind, and pretty deaf.  I'd say he has to be over 10 years old.  Oh, and he has, like, 2 teeth.  (hence the name, given to him by boyfriend's dad) He's a shitzu, which to me is not the most attractive breed even without all that.  :)

But he is such a sweetheart, oves people and is really mellow.  I knew if he went to the pound he'd get put down - he is so old, and doesn't have a lot of selling points, physically.  So I convinced Rob that he won't be any trouble and deserves a home for his remaining years.  Surprise! Now we're a two dog family. 

Rotten Ralph says hello! :) I don't think anyone is going to want to see a photo.

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Re: New dog in the family

  • Hi Rotten Ralph! And yeah I do TOO want to see a photo :)
  • Well I for one do.  I love ugly dogs...English Bulldogs are my fave, and they're not very pretty.  I also happen to love Shitzu's.  Share Rotten Ralph with us.
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  • Hm, I was able to take the photos, but now my camera is not cooperating.  Rotten Ralph must have broken it.  :) I'll post when I can fix it!

    It's not that he's ugly because he's a shitzu, he is just really rough looking! Plus he's shaved.  And he stinks, even though he got a bath this morning. 

    I'm going to Petco in a few to pick up some things for him. 

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    It took 5 failed IUIs and a failed IVF, but our FET worked!
    My pregnancy after Infertility Blog
    Our baby girl was born on April 27, 2011!
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    It took 5 failed IUIs and a failed IVF, but our FET worked!
    My pregnancy after Infertility Blog
    Our baby girl was born on April 27, 2011!
  • aww hes cute. I love his colors.
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  • Well, hello Rotten Ralph! I don't think he's ugly... just old and bit rough around the edges. Hope your two dogs get along swimmingly! :)
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  • AWWWWWW he's not ugly. ?I'd take him in in a heartbeat! ?He's awesome! ?Smooches Rotten Ralph.
    Pam - Mom to Tyler David 10/23/94, Tristan Hal 3/11/06, Melinda Rose 7/22/07 image image image image image
  • That pic made me laugh out loud. Congrats on your new old man!! I bet he'll be a trip. ;)
  • Awww...just a little love and he'll be good as new!!  He looks like a sweetie.  That is so great of you to do Jill!  Now we really need to set up a doggie playdate in the park GTG one day Dog
  • Oh I love him!! :)
  • awww, he's so cute jill! how is layla handling not being an "only child" in the family?

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  • Just read that book in my school but Rotten Ralph is a cat! 
  • Anyone can adopt a cute dog...it takes someone special to adopt an older dog - especially with his issues!  I bet he is super lovable and you're going to have a great time with him.

    I agree with the PP...get together at dog park??

  • Wow, the vet who saw him before said he's only 7?! Life has not been kind to Rotten Ralph. 

    I'd love to have a doggy get-together!

    And Layla is really pouty about a new dog.  It's so sad, she is such a princess.  I am trying to give her extra love, but she is bummed.

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    It took 5 failed IUIs and a failed IVF, but our FET worked!
    My pregnancy after Infertility Blog
    Our baby girl was born on April 27, 2011!
  • Jerrah, that's too funny.  I was googling good books for toddlers the other day and I saw Rotten Ralph.  I had a little giggle too because Ralph is indeed a cat. 
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