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    Happy Birthday Gustav. Newf that is a great story and it's good to know that there are responsible breeders out there.

    Bogie had a littermate with a cleft palate. Hardest thing I ever had to do was take that little thing to the vet for euthanisa. But he could not eat. The vet examined him and said besides the cleft palate, he also had other problems, so it was for the best, but still.

    You and GUstav enjoy your day.
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    What a great story Newf. Happy birthday Gustav!
    Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens. J.R.R. Tolkien

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    Thanks for sharing Newf. I love to hear stories about responsible breeders and loving pet owners. Gustav have a Happy Birthday !
    and let's hope Josey doesn't turn the oven on again to try and cook you both a Birthday Supper
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    Gustav! Newf, give your birthday boy a big hug from all of us!
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    Happy Birthday, Gustav, from the kitties and me. Ringo wants to know if there is ice cream...
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    VANILLA BEAN ice cream

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    Re: For animal lovers

    Happy Birthday Gustav!




    So months ago I mentioned I was going to be a foster home for english mastiff's. So yesterday I finally get my first rescue. Oh my gosh. It's like being a mother to a 69 lb. toddler.

    First clue-69 lbs for a mastiff is tiny. As in starved. Normal weight should be about double that.

    So Button's story is that she is from a puppy mill. She has lived all her 2 1/2 years in a tiny fenced in area. For some reason she never had puppies (yes!) and her "owners" surrendered Button, her sister and her mother, plus another female. Apparently there was a job loss involved and they could no longer afford to feed these animals, which is why Button came to be 69lbs.

    Button has never lived in a house, is not potty trained or very well socialized. She is not aggressive in anyway actually is very loving and sweet. But she does things like get into the trash, countersurfs, tries to eat anything that moves, constantly moves around in a circle or just stands motionless for hours! She just needs a lot of work.

    We'll make it through. The other animals are pretty upset with me..and I've heard a couple of mutterings of rebellion from the crew. Presenting Button- or Buttons as petfinder calls her..

    Adopt a Mastiff: Buttons: Petfinder
    I very much believe in rescuing animals, not buying them.

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    Bless You and please give Button a hug and some ear skritches for me and Joey.

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    Bless you for taking her in, livin4. That poor dog is probably desperate for food. My English Mastiff was 45 pounds at 3 months. I hope she gets better and there is a special place in hell for people that treat dogs like that.

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    What an awesome deed you are doing, livin! I wish you and Buttons lots of luck. Please keep us updated on her progress.

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