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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Bye Bye Rumba Bumba

So today I put Rumba on the Puppy Transport. The first class puppy transport
( aka Lois) (who doesnt take frequent puppy rider miles) is taking him back home to Jan. He was staying with us for a while in order to find his new home. The owner who had him, had a heart attack, and he was sent back.

I honeslty thought he would not be here long at all, he is such a doll baby. But he was.( Well only a month) I learned a lot while he was here. Between Joan and Jan, there were a few home options, but people wanted a "puppy". HE IS FOUR MONTHS OLD! He is a puppy! One person kept referring to him as the "OLDER" dog.

Rumba is tiny. He is close to the size of Stogie when I brought him home.
He is more potty trained than when he got here. So I guess I dont get it.
People want a dog, you usually get to take a puppy home at 10-12 weeks. Which is almost 3 months. But at 4 months, they somehow become an "older" dog? You plan on having a dog for 15+ plus years yet, 3-4 weeks age on a dog puts him out of your league?

He is a puppy! He smothered me in kisses, he hung off the end of my robe every time I walked, he has so much energy and took off running for no reason. A bundle of personality. A PUPPY!

I cant have three dogs, Tom and I travel and we cant fly with three. I am a two dog home or I would have kept him. I wanted to open up the conversation about what is a puppy?
Do other people find it hard to place dogs once they get past a certain age?
I dont get it!

He is the exact reason I have always said I would never have kids naturally, that I would always adopt. I just dont get how little guys get forgotten, and because your not a newborn, your not wanted. Granted I got both of my dogs as small puppies, I was never presented an alternative, or I would have pounced!


This post was NOT intended to advertise Rumba, he has a couple of options that may pan out. It was to say goodbye to my little pal who left today. And since it is my forum, I can do that.
Between watching Rumba and Maverick when he stayed with us, I gain a lot of respect for breeders. Its hard to take care of these guys and then watch them go. Even when it has to be.

BYE RUMBA BUMBA! Ill be watching after you!
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Okay, you made my cry Melissa. Thanks a lot!
I think a PUPPY that already has some beginning potty training would be such an extra BONUS! Rumba is such a cutey poot. I know you and your two fluffballs are going to miss him a bunch. I loved all the photos.
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I can't believe that anyone would mind if the "puppy" was a few months old. I would take an older puppy if I was in the market!
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Salsa says "Bye" Rumba...I know he'll find an extra special home. If he's anything like his sister he's about as close to perfect as you can get. I can't believe more people aren't interested in a slightly older puppy
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I'm in terested, can I say that? And what can I do about it?
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Melissa,
I don't think it is just the fact that he is an "older" puppy, I think people are getting picker too. I think I had 4 or 5 inquiries. People wanted a female, a light colored dog or something very spicific. I think sometimes the timing is off too. Rumba is very nice. He could easily be shown if someone wanted to. I am really picky, right Tami??? I kept two littermates, I love this breeding so much. Rumba has enabled us to talk openly and is our little Ambassador! You made me cry Melissa, but he is being picked up now as we speak. Leslie and Charly Olsen, angels in my book, picked up Finn and Rumba for me and are passing them off to Rich and Cole. Rumba will be waggin' his little tail when he see's them.
Thank you so much Melissa for loving my our little boy....the story WILL have a happy ending.
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Well Rumba is home and such a cutie pie. He licked my face off when he saw me. He is so beautiful and can't wait to get his forever home. Missy in in Michigan and says he is too far away for her to get, so he is still looking. I think everyone is looking for girls, but boys are definetly the cuddlers. Have you all found that. My girls love me but tend to be a bit aloof. Noah is about the lovingest, oh Finn too, Havanese I have ever seen.
Melissa I'll give Rumba a hug and keep your eyes out for him...
Hugs,
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Im sooooo happy! I know he was so glad to see you. He is a very loving boy. Did you get the dog dish I bought for him? I hope it made the trip. Also, he likes flossies and filet mignon.

Stogie is without a doubt more loving than Goldie. Goldie will come and lay with me, but Stogie is a "cuddler" He just comes up and wants to be hugged and petted. Is petted a word? hehe
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We're searching

We are in the application process to rescue a Havanese pup through HALO. Since our mutt Phoebe passed away at 15 years this past March, our fox terrier, Twigs, has been in a funk. Our trainer says she needs a companion. We decided we wanted to rescue a dog. Years ago, I met a Havanese who came to my workplace daily. He charmed the socks off me, so I went online to see if there could possibly be one who needed a home. While searching one day we came across a darling boy rescued from a future life at a puppy mill, and that was it. BUT if for some reason, Barney is already gone by the time we get through the detailed application process, we'd sure be interested in your guy! And, if we get Barney, I'm sure we'll be regular "askers of advice" on this forum. Wish us luck!
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Good luck but I believe Rumba has found a home.
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