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Sarah83
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meet Spencer

Post by Sarah83 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:29 pm

We have acquired a Labrador called Spencer. Just a chance enquiry on a facebook group and I am no longer dogless :shock: Spencer is a year old, not neutered, good with children, adults, dogs and horses. His previous owners have had to give him up due to being rushed back to the UK. He needs a little training, almost yanked me over on the walk back here (they live just around the corner!) but that's no big deal. A Lab certainly suits us much better than the husky pup would have!

Don't have any particularly good pictures, he doesn't stay still long enough!
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by JudyN » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:42 pm

Wow, that was sudden! Congratulations on your new boy - he's a very lucky dog!
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by Sarah83 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:49 pm

Tell me about it! Wasn't expecting one quite so soon myself. Especially not at half past 9 at night.

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Re: meet Spencer

Post by Ari_RR » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:59 pm

Great news! Happy for you guys!

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Re: meet Spencer

Post by Suzette » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:27 pm

I love yellow labs and Spencer is one handsome fellow! Congratulations! :D :D
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by Sarah83 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:32 pm

Thank you. I felt so, so awful walking off with him when his family were so clearly upset at having to part with him. I know how devastated I would feel in their shoes :cry:

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Re: meet Spencer

Post by ClareMarsh » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:46 pm

Oh my gosh :shock: So happy for you and at least they know he's gone to a good home :D
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by PikiPiki » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:14 pm

So glad you've found a new friend! Your home will feel less empty <3 And he looks so sweet! (More pictures please :])

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Re: meet Spencer

Post by MPbandmom » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:25 pm

Yippee! A new dog for Sarah. Sky would approve of the yellow lab look. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by jacksdad » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:25 pm

Sarah83 wrote:Thank you. I felt so, so awful walking off with him when his family were so clearly upset at having to part with him. I know how devastated I would feel in their shoes :cry:
I hear you, but they and Spencer were VERY fortunate to find you.
Sarah83 wrote:Spencer is ...... good with children, adults, dogs and horses.
heard that one before...here is hoping it's true this time....or maybe not :twisted: Just kidding. I am hoping it's true. it would open up training opportunities you wouldn't possibly get with a fearful dog.

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Re: meet Spencer

Post by Sarah83 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:30 am

Lol, yeah, I'm hoping it's true too Jacksdad. He lived with small children and was actually very gentle around them from what we saw so that's one good thing. Apparently has a thing for dirty nappies though! He also lived with guinea pigs and made no attempts to eat them. No signs of fearfulness yet, he seems a happy, confident guy so fingers crossed he stays that way!

I woke this morning to find myself sharing a bed with one Labrador, 2 Kongs, 4 tug toys and a tennis ball. Apparently he found where I'd put Ruperts toys and figured they needed to be in a nice comfy bed rather than in a pile on the floor.

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Re: meet Spencer

Post by wvvdiup1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:18 am

Spencer is one lucky dog! :D What a beautiful labrador! :D
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by WufWuf » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:12 am

Phew So I can uncross my fingers now right? :wink:

I really happy for you and for Spencer. It sounds like he will be lots of fun
Sarah83 wrote:I woke this morning to find myself sharing a bed with one Labrador, 2 Kongs, 4 tug toys and a tennis ball. Apparently he found where I'd put Ruperts toys and figured they needed to be in a nice comfy bed rather than in a pile on the floor.
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by emmabeth » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:13 am

Excellent :D:D
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Re: meet Spencer

Post by minkee » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:36 am

Really pleased for you :) And we are definitely going to need pics and updates!

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