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Post by Aljc434 on Tue May 15 2018, 08:11

8 MOnths ago, I adopted a little friend, called Tanner, an abused staffy who needed a home. I always wanted a dog but was never really confident enough to go for it but I made the move with a local charity and they paired me up with a dog they thought would match me.

He came and I thought Tanner didnt suit him so I renamed him Smudge. The first while was a little bit of trial and error - very much me getting used to him and his routine, when  he liked to go out, pee, poo, eat etc. after a couple of mishaps all is fine.

He was always a little shy slightly withdrawn but after around 5/6 months he changed, much more confident, more playful and the dog walker told me the same - he had even become leader of his pack!

Now, he is the best dog I could ever want, we have almost full blown conversations, I had no idea how vocal staffies were, hes hilarious sometimes, chases a rawhide chew around the house, jumping and throwing, looking to me all the time for encouragement!

He makes me laugh every day and I love him to bits - how people can mistreat these lovely lovely dogs I will never get. (first pic soon after I got him - second, last week Smile




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Post by Mistys Mum on Tue May 15 2018, 10:05

Welcome from misty and I. Wow what a happy ending, we love hearing about rescues! Isn't Smudge a little star. He is ridiculously cute with those ears and that beautiful colouring. So lovely to hear about the happiness and love you bring each other!

Can't wait to hear more and see more pics.


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Post by LizP on Tue May 15 2018, 12:06

What a difference between those two pics, the first very nervous and the second just beaming with contentment! He's obviously in the right place!



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Post by Aljc434 on Tue May 15 2018, 12:15

Aw thanks! Kind of you guys!
He has changed so much, im now used to the different barks for different things and his little ways - people that say these dogs are daft really dont know them at all hes a smart wee cookie! I am SO glad I had the chance to bring him into my life!
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Post by Nifty staffy on Tue May 15 2018, 18:49

Hey there, welcome back.
Smudge is looking absolutely great, lovely photos.
A picture of health and oozing confidence, a real credit to your hard work thumbs up


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Post by gillybrent on Wed May 16 2018, 08:05

What a difference! He's looking so happy, healthy and confident.

Yes, they're quite a vocal breed & have loads of different whines & howls - it can be hilarious!

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Post by -Ian- on Fri May 18 2018, 08:45

Just goes to show that all they need is love and attention, great pics too Big Grin


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