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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from a new(ish) member

Hi,

I just though I would introduce myself, although I have been lurking for a month or so. I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts and seeing such supportive, family-like people. I am also happy to see that there are other people out there who know it is impossible to own just one havanese.

I am a mother of 3 kids aged 4 (boy),6 and 8 (girls). I have a 11 year old german shorthaired pointed (my first baby), two 2 year old havanese, a 5 month old havanese and a 6 month old rescue toy poodle. I grew up in the Northwest Territories, Canada with anywhere from 15-19 sled dogs and dog sledded through the long winters. I learned a lot about natural (pack) dog behavior this way.

I hunted with (or mostly trained to hunt) my GSP until my first kid came along and would not stay in the backpack for the hours that I needed. So I left that life behind and devoted most of my energy to my growing family.

Fast forward to two years ago when I knew I wanted another dog and knew I could not give a big dog puppy the attention and exercise it needed. Enter - the Havanese. I found myself so much in love with my first -Walter Toast a cream with apricot, and knew a buddy puppy would make my life so much easier -enter Harriet Pepper a black and tan except now she is silver and tan.

These dogs have brought so much joy to our lives. They are friendly, sometimes to a fault, and love my kids. Next, because it had been so long since we had a puppy, the kids and I were surfing the net for havanese puppy photos ... we could not resist a photo of a black and white tiny puppy and 4 weeks later Floyd Norman Oreo came home. He was a HUGE challenge because he was by nature a very dominant and wild dog. He was so small compared to my 90lb GSP we spent a lot of time in high alert mode but in the end it paid off and now he is the sweetest dog.

Just before Christmas came Mollie Yetta a 6 month old rescue toy poodle who's owner could not seem to understand the concept of making sure a 2 lb dog ate often enough. It took me a month of trying to convince the lady Mollie needed help but finally it was a hypoglycemic episode that convinced her and... she is here with us. It only took me 3 weeks to add half a pound to her tiny frame and now she is a healthy, happy, energetic 3 lb poodle.

I look forward to reading about your dogs and learning from your collective knowledge.

Thanks,

Meeka
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Your furballs are adorable.

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Welcome to the forum.
Your canine family is beautiful.

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Welcome to the forum!

So you have three havanese right? And a toy poodle... on the tiny side and one bigger dog? Did I get the correct! Forgive me, I'm still on brain stall after a very hard weekend at work!

We love photos just so you know!

Wait a minute, is the black and white a toy poodle? She looks just like a puppy havanese! Your pointer is also beautiful!

I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
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Hi Linda,

Yes, that is right... one german shorthaired pointer, 3 havanese and one small toy poodle. I forgot to post a photo of her. She actually looks like my gsp just fluffy.

Here she is feeling very much in the holiday spirit. Her eyes are not normally that wild, I promise

Thanks to all of you for your welcome.

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Welcome to the Forum! Are you still in Canada?

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Hi and welcome to the forum, Meeka! Welcome to your large pack too, human and canine. lol Are you Canadian? What area are you living in now? I'm from near Montreal, Quebec.

Love the pictures of your dogs! The two Havs together are too stinkin' cute!! I really like the names you've given them too. Very unique! Did you get your Havs from reputable breeders, or online? Boy, you are quite spoiled, to be surrounded by so many lovely pets. They are beautiful. I'm sure your kids are thrilled to have so much fun with them all.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your pack via the forum.




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Meeka, welcome to the forum! I admire your dedication and energy. I always dream of having 3 kids and many dogs, but it will most likely h=just remain a dream, LOL. I'd love to see your latest addition too. And like Linda said: we LOVE pics around here, keep them coming!

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Welcome all.
The doggies are soo cute-love that first photo!!! They have great, distinctive names.

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