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Our rescue boy

This year has been rough on my family. We lost our old man, a boxer named Bobb. He was with us since my son was 2 years old, Zak is now 13. You can imagine how sad we were.

But in our family we have a rule. When one life passes we honor that life by saving another. We donated food and covers to our local shelter. I had hoped to find another boxer there but instead I found a Ricco. A tiny 9 month old matted Ricco mop. At 1st I was worried a small dog wouldnt be a good match for our new baby {I was 8 months along at this point} I heard horror stories about bites and jealous issues and so much more.

My husband and I decided to see how Ricco would do with our 3 cats 1st. Simply put...amazing! Well a few weeks later we had my youngest son. Once home from the hospital we sat down on the couch and showed Ricco HIS new baby brother. I can only say what I saw made me cry. This dog gently sits on my baby's lap, puts his head on his toes and hugs. I was in love <3

I can honestly say rescuing Ricco was one of the best things we ever did.[ATTACH]005.jpg[/ATTACH]
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 02:47 PM
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That is just great! Ricco is awesome!
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Wow, what a great story, Ricco is beautiful a keeper.
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We did have one odd question. I saw most Haves have full tails. For some reason the crappy former owners docked Ricco. We had no idea what breed he was at 1st, a friend of mine breeds mini pins and happened to google and ask around. So any reason hed be docked or were the former owners just stupid {in my book stupid for putting him in a shelter!}
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Welcome to the forum and what a moving story! Rocco looks amazing and I am so glad he is now with you and your loving family

I dont know much about tail docking but the stupidity and cruelty of others never ceases to amaze me so it is possible that there was an intentional docking. Or possibly an injury that required amputation?

Anyway, I look forward to hearing (and seeing more photos) of your family and Rocco.
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Such a sweet story. Sorry to hear about Bob the Boxer, but I couldn’t help and think your 13yr son had a champion growing up and now, your new baby boy will have his own dog as he grows up. Sounds like you and your family were meant to find Ricco. He has a lovely face and looks very happy with your family. Thanks for sharing your story.

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Welcome! I love the 4th picture of Rico; his big furry paws, the twinkle in his eyes, and his adorable smile.

My Hav, Emmie, is also great with cats. She stayed at my sister's last weekend and played well with her new cat. Phew.

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Thank you all we do love our little mop boy lol. He so needs a bath tomorrow before more pics...he decided to roll in the mud yesterday =.= Both my boys love there puppy, even my odd cat {we call him big black evil...} loves to play with Ricco. He is such an amazing baby doll. Am so blessed to have rescued him!

Rocking with Ricco, Zak and Quinn. My fluffy and non fluffy boys <3
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Awww, sweet story, he is such an adorable boy.

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congratulations and koodos to you for rescuing. There are a number of reasons for docking , all of which are lame. Some countries have banned it but it still is practiced.

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