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But hey, even with the peeing problem, it's nice to have a dog around again.

Congratulations! Don't forget we need peectures!

I don't have anything like a real website yet, but here:

These were both taken in North Carolina. He's bigger than that now!
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But hey, even with the peeing problem, it's nice to have a dog around again.

I don't have anything to add about the peeing, but I can tell you one advantage of a black dog: it's easier to see their hairs in the butter.

Heh. We learned that with Fidget!
Sounds like a sweetie - I hope you enjoy him!

I'm sure we shall.

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LOL..Only a true dog lover can state this.. one advantage ... then my place isn't where you want to be. Celeste

With two goldens, there are always little drifts of blond undercoat floating about. Even minutes after vacuuming. But at least you can see it and pick it up. Those short little black lab hairs weave themselves into everything..not to discourage you or anything!

We used to have a black dog and a white dog. We figured the two would cancel out, but no such luck...instead, the black fur migrated toward the lighter colored things and the white fur migrated to the darker colored things. I guess there's balance in the universe...
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David took the dog to the vet to have him ... around 40 pounds, so he's probably going to be huge.

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Holy cow! I sure hope you like sweeping & vacuuming. A huge & hairy black dog, especially a Lab, is no fun to live with if you want a tidy house.
Gave up on that a long time ago! We just leave the vacuum out so it looks like we were just about to vacuum (got that suggestion on this group a while back, can't remember who said it but I love it).
But hey, even with the peeing problem, it's nice to have a dog around again.

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As Janet suggested, use a keyword. To kickstart things, and assuming you aren't terribly grossed out by this, try to ... is a bit like putting up a large billboard saying Potty ->HERE Kevin Michael Vail Bright eyes/how can you close and fail? > (Email Removed) How can the light that shone so brightly > . . . . . . . . . . Suddenly shine so pale?/Bright eyes > . . . . . . . . .
Do the tethering (or crating, if you can't watch him) thing in the house and take him outside often. OFTEN. Eventually you will catch him going outside and then give him many yummy treats.

I keep hoping!
Fly basically didn't pee for three days after I got her because everywhere in the city seemed "wrong" to her. ... a boy, but strongly prefers foliage to hide and poop in, which can be hard to find in a city.

There is a kind of plant that looks like a clump of spiky grass that several dogs in this neighborhood poop in or under. When Toby went outside, and needed to poop, he would stand in one spot, sort of in the position, and spin around until he was ready. It was hysterical to watch. But if we walked by one of these plants, he would just back up to it and go.
Part of Buddy's problem is that everything is new to him...the people, the vehicles, the plants, other dogs, it's all very distracting. He doesn't seem stressed out at all, just really really interested.
Hang in there, and congratulations!

Thanks!

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Not actually following myself up, but wanted to keep this in the same thread David is thinking about changing Buddy's name to Virgil (he's a southern dog, it's a southern name, is the logic). He's only been called Buddy a week, so changing it shouldn't be a problem. But Virgil?? I keep thinking of Vera Carp's son in the Greater Tuna trilogy. I may have to point this out.

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Not actually following myself up, but wanted to keep this in the same thread David is thinking about changing Buddy's name ... Virgil?? I keep thinking of Vera Carp's son in the Greater Tuna trilogy. I may have to point this out.

My dad's middle name is Virgil. That is the name he chooses to go by, but only because his first name is Archie. All the love he has for his parents has not been able to erase the spot of hatred for landing him with his name(s), if that helps your decision. By the way, my grandparents were not southern, they were originally from Canada. They also used the names Homer and Racine without endearing themselves to those sons, so you might want to avoid those names as well.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
I don't have anything like a real website yet, but here: These were both taken in North Carolina. He's bigger than that now![/nq]
Oh, he's cute!!! But judging from those ears that look like he's ready to take off, I'd guess only part black lab. The part that makes them pointy and trying to stand up looks like something else.

FurPaw

"Don't believe everthing that you think."
- Seen on a bumper sticker
To reply, unleash the dog
Not actually following myself up, but wanted to keep this in the same thread David is thinking about changing Buddy's name to Virgil (he's a southern dog, it's a southern name, is the logic).

I'm not sure about his logic on that. Since I've been a southern dweller I've not met anyone with that name. I did, however, know of several Virgils in California.
Having said that,how about Bubba?
He's only been
called Buddy a week, so changing it shouldn't be a problem.Buddy->Bubba= easy transition.

Terri

Is there any proof that English borrows words?? I mean, have we ever given one back? Do we pay for a replacement if we break one? How does this work?
Matthew
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