Sunday, October 14, 2012

Meet Elmo

We have a new furry friend in our home.
As my regular readers know, we had a new dog named Dudley....well, he did not work out....we gave it our best effort, but...
every single person who walked in here had to be scared for their lives. He tried to bite almost everyone. It started out, just men were his targets but the longer we had him, he started turning on women as well. I was the only person he seemed to like.
So, we made arrangements with the rescue we got him from to take him back. We told them the history of the three months that we had him. The foster mom assured us he would be assessed before they would relist him. We returned him on Monday night. By Friday night, he had been relisted. We are not happy. They are using this aggressive dog as a money making project....ok, that is our words, but it sure seems that way!!!!
Anyway, I started searching again. I found several that interested me, but this one stood out the most. I showed my husband the picture & he thought he looked like a good one too!
We made arrangements to go meet him yesterday. The lady had called while we were on the way down. He had somehow hurt his nose & she was worried that would bother us. I said we were half way there, we would continue to come. She felt so bad about it, she reduced his adoption price, incase I have to take him to the vet. I think it is healing well already..
Anyway, we knew almost immediately that he was a good fit. He LOVES my husband...that is a huge plus...he loved taking a walk with us...that is huge! He was very good with all the people around their house. neighbor kids, neighbor teen boys, her one year old boy, etc...
We said we would take him! He has done SUPER!!!! He fits right in....we are certain he is a keeper!
I guess I haven't said his name, other than in the post title. His name is Elmo & we are going to keep that his name. She said when they brought him into their rescue, her baby had just learned the word Elmo, so that is what they named him.
You can see his boo-boo in the pictures, but the scab is already gone, so he is healing up.
Sitting Elmo

Smiling Elmo
I am working on 2 projects, but really haven't done enough on one to show it & I want to finish the other before posting a picture.

19 comments:

Vicky said...

He looks happy, he knows he is home :)

Parsley said...

I love him! Congrats! Can't wait to see more fun posts about him.

Renee said...

He's so cute!!!! I think you have found the right fit for you guys and for Elmo!!! How sweet!!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Welcome to Elmo. He is such a cutie.

Yvon (jioya) said...

50he looks adorable, i hope you'll have fun with him.

Hugs Yvon.

Julie said...

He's a handsome chap.

Sandi said...

Welcome Elmo. He is adorable. You can see how happy he is in the pictures, he is smiling. I'm so happy for you and your husband !!

cucki said...

he is looking so happy..
kisses xxx

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Elmo is so beautiful and he has such a relaxed posture, I am very happy for you, here's a dog who will bring you so much happiness.

As far as dear Dudley goes, my goodness, you and your husband did everything possible to make his life with you work out. There was nothing more to be done to help him and at the same time be safe. Shame on that rescue for reposting him immediately.

Have a fun day with Elmo, he is simply grand!

Barbi said...

Elmo looks like such a sweet, happy dog! So happy you found a baby that's a good fit!

Denise said...

Looks like Elmo found a for ever home. He looks like a very happy dog, enjoy!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Linda said...

Elmo is a cutie.

Linda

WendyCarole said...

He looks lovely.

Mylene said...

Looks like he feels at home!!
Do hope he's really the one that stay. Happy for you both!!

Maggee said...

What kind of dog is he? Looks like some poodle in there, but the tail...I don't know... Have fun with Elmo! Looks happy! Hugs!

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
His name says it all he seems as he is a happy dog and laughing!!!! Well have a nice day!!!

Nancy M said...

I am so glad that you gave Dudley back....I know that I could not have been relaxed when he was around the grandkids!!! This one already seems so relaxed and if he likes everyone, that's a plus!! Looking forward to many more happy posts about Elmo!!

rosek1870 said...

Congrats on Elmo! He looks like a sweetie! We had one that was a biter years ago. It was such a worry. Now we are dealing with a new puppy. The other dogs want to like him but Max is bigger than they are and a little to playful.Good luck with Elmo.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry Dudley didn't work out, but hopefully he will find a home somewhere... Elmo is adorable--he looks like he has settled right in, Shari :)