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Old 10-29-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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For those of you who wonder what happened to Hobbs, the pitbull/lab mix adopted from a shelter in June of 09--the dog who bit my husband badly in the face the first week: So glad we did not euthanize this poor dog who came from an abusive and neglectful situation and gave him a chance. Hobbs has turned out to be a wonderful pet. He has overcome major issues and now trusts my husband, walks with him, adores the kitten he tried to bite last year and now grooms and play with him instead. Hobbs was great with very young grandchildren when they visited. The latest milestone was being able to get him to ride in the car without having a major panic attack. Now if we can teach 65 lb. Hobbs he is not a little guy who can take a running jump and land in our laps....
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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you changed your screen name!!

so good to read your update.... and delighted that hobbs has found his balance.....
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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What great news! SO thankful you kept on working on him.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Great news indeed!
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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What a happy ending! So glad you did not give up on him and worked with him. More people need to be like you and your husband.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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This is the BEST post I've read all week (maybe all month...or more)!!

Any chance you can share a photo of this wonderful and much-loved dog?
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Woo Hoo. Way to go. That is really great news. So glad you didn't give up on him. That took major determination and dedication on your part. Not to mention lots of HARD WORK.

So again, WOO HOO....WAY TO GO
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Florida
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Wonderful news! That is so awesome that you gave him a chance and he has repaid you with being a terrific family member.
Now, where are the pictures of your sweet dog?
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:17 AM
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Location: El Paso TX
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I love happy endings - so glad everything worked out for your family and Hobbs.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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So glad to hear of someone who didn't jump the gun when a new dog bites. You sound like wonderful people.

We took in a stray dog when I was 10 yrs. old. {I found him.} He bit all of us in the beginning, it was obvious he had been abused.

He was a Brittany Spaniel mix. We figured he ran away/or was dumped by some hunter. If he heard even a faint gunshot, he would tremble.

He turned out to be a great dog for my brother and I to grow up with.......we all loved him dearly. To this day, I have pictures of him hanging in my livingroom, along with my other childhood dog. They were buddies.

He got over his fear biting once he realized we wouldn't hurt him.

By keeping "Freckles", my parents taught us some valuable lessons........tolerance, patience, compassion and kindness.
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