Originally Posted by Devilscreekw
.Actually I lost all three this winter..all due to cancer. Ages 10, 11, and 13.
First time without a Pointer in almost 50 yrs. Hope to change that by this fall.
Very sorry to hear about your loss. That pain kept me from having dogs for quite a few years after losing my two black labs.
Then one day this one walked in our driveway;
But, sad to say, we could not keep her from running off. She would jump fences, break collars, what ever it took. One day (6/11/12) she took off, we could not find her. Next day we got the call no pet owner ever wants to get.
So that was it, no more. No more heart ache, no more feeling like you didn't provide good enough care, no more tears shed.
Then this past June 12th, this guy came in that same driveway;
No collar, no tags. Ribs showing through. Even with his ribs showing, he was over 90lbs. Took him all around the nieghborhood, no one had lost him. Took him to get scanned for micro chip, sure enough, he has one. Took two days to get a response from previous owner, but they didn't want him anymore.
So now the chip is in my name, we changed his name from "Cooper" to "DIESEL", he rules the roost and has taken over hearts.
Hopefully the electric fence will work with him, I think it will, he does not run away like the Siberian Husky did.
He just wants to play tug of war. He's hell on garden hoses!
Vet says he's Mastiff, and Boxer? Less than (2) years old. (great big baby!)