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Post by simoninwales on Wed Aug 29 2012, 22:01

If anyone wants to read how this started then this link will get you there https://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/t23065-dilemma-i-need-to-make-a-decisionnothing-bad

Teddy is home!

Came home with me tonight for the first time.

All seems OK, he has been for a walk with me and my next door neighbour, shown him where the garden is, had some dinner and he is now crashed out on my fleece dressing gown on the sofa next to me.

He is absolutely mesmerised by the TV, not sure he has ever seen one and I have a very large Plasma screen on the living room wall.

I will post some pictures once he has settled in.

Still got a waggy tail when I talk to him so I don't think he is too stressed by the change of home.

Just got to sort out tonights sleeping arrangements next

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Post by janey on Wed Aug 29 2012, 22:06



Congrats to you and your new addition Big Grin
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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 29 2012, 22:10

well done Simon , really hope Teddy gives you the best experience ever and I am 100% sure he will, but please hurry up with those photos it's been 9 minutes now hurry up!

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Post by Kathy on Wed Aug 29 2012, 22:26

Well done Simon, I'm sure he will be fine once settled in. You may find that he will need a little space to just be by himself and explore his new home.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 29 2012, 22:27

Hope everything goes well

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 29 2012, 23:16

Congrats. Hope it all goes well. My Lexi loves the TV, she likes emmerdale!

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Post by simoninwales on Thu Aug 30 2012, 09:04

We made it through the night.

We watched a great programme on BBC4 about Hippos before we went to bed and he sat bolt upright ears scanning when the hyenas were on. Do Staffies speak Hyena?

Quite why anyone would imagine he would want to sleep on a dog bed when he can sleep on my bed is beyond him.

Oh and he snores like a pig, makes odd noises and runs in his sleep.

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Post by tass on Thu Aug 30 2012, 09:10

Congratulations! Must admit I shed a few tears about your story with Teddy. I'm so happy for both of you! The boys like nature programmes.

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Post by simoninwales on Thu Aug 30 2012, 09:20

tass wrote:Congratulations! Must admit I shed a few tears about your story with Teddy. I'm so happy for both of you! The boys like nature programmes.

It's going to be a slow long road I think, I have his adoption report which was more for prospective owners than for me as I am there a lot of the time and it is not good.

Oh god if I have got you blubbing over Teddy then I am not going to tell you about my best friend Buster.

Someone on another dog forum once said to me "It's the ones you have to work that little bit harder with that touch you the most" How true this is.

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 30 2012, 09:48

Congratulations Simon. I just know you and Teddy are going to be so happy together.

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 30 2012, 09:53

Well, it's great he's home with you & all that, but really.........it's been 12 hours since you posted & we've only had 1 pic!

It's really not good enough! Laughing

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Post by jshrew on Thu Aug 30 2012, 12:54

Great to see Teddy settling in Ledger also likes any shows with animals and gets upset if someone on screen cries or screams

I sorted two beds for Ledger when I rescued him but he ended up with me from night one his beds have since gone and I ended up with a new pocket sprung mattress so I don't feel him as he makes sure he sleeps on every patch of free mattress at some point during the night



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Post by Kathy on Thu Aug 30 2012, 12:59

I am so very pleased to hear that Teddy has setteld in well and is impressed with your choice of TV program.

Rocky also loves to watch nature programs, along with snuggling up to me under the duvet, as he did last night. He hasn't done it for a while, it must have been a bit cooler last night than of late I guess.

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Post by Jellytot on Thu Aug 30 2012, 16:24

simoninwales wrote:Oh and he snores like a pig, makes odd noises and runs in his sleep.

HAHAHA! Ralph does all the above!

I am gutted though, I try to take him to bed with me - but he just won't have it. Likes his crate better!

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Post by *Karen* on Thu Aug 30 2012, 16:24

Congrats on giving teddy a lovely new home!! Sounds like he's settling in well and showing you who is boss!!

Can't wait to see more pics!!
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Post by simoninwales on Thu Aug 30 2012, 17:24

Simon took me to see the most biggest puddle you have ever seen in your life.



I wanted to chase the seagulls but he wouldn't let me but I did go for a paddle.



I posed for this one for you all, this is now my sofa

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 30 2012, 17:35

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Post by simoninwales on Thu Aug 30 2012, 18:29

Had a quite afternoon relaxing. Played him Animals by Pink Floyd because track 2 Dogs has, well dogs barking in it. He stops dead in his tracks everytime no matter what he is doing. He doesn't respond at all to a video of the collies from work which has barking in it.

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Post by Nosipho on Fri Aug 31 2012, 11:07

Bless him! He looks really relaxed glad he seems to be settling in. He probably doesn't respond to the one with the collies cuz hes sick to death of hearing their voices!
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Post by Kathy on Fri Aug 31 2012, 13:17

He looks like he has made himself at home anyway Laughing

Wow that is one big puddle, wouldn't be the sea by any chance now would it Laughing
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Post by simoninwales on Sat Sep 01 2012, 12:19

kathytake2 wrote:Wow that is one big puddle, wouldn't be the sea by any chance now would it Laughing

Nah. It's a puddle, really really big puddle and it doesn't taste nice when you drink it.

Anyone with any doubts that he has made himself at home and is now stress free and relaxed should look at this



Taken while we were watching F1 practice 3 on Saturday morning

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Post by spike123 on Sat Sep 01 2012, 17:14

awwwwwww that last pic got my emotions going, so cute and they settle into your life so easily :-) loving it
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Post by simoninwales on Sun Sep 02 2012, 12:16

I am knackered.

He wakes me up at 8:45am and makes me go out in the garden which was wet by the way.

He doesn't share his coffee or any of his breakfast with me.

Then he makes me go for a walk in the rain, in the rain I tell you! and it's that really fine wet sea fog type rain, I was soaked!

Then he drives me to the supermarket where I have to stay in the car and he comes back with a chicken which he says he will share with me if I am good. I can't be anything but good I am knackered!

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Post by taramartynandbuster on Sun Sep 02 2012, 14:03

hey awesome story. well done on the rescue, we rescued buster and i must say it's the most rewarding thing i've ever done. Big Grin

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Post by simoninwales on Tue Sep 04 2012, 13:42

Well Teddy has been here a week now and his little personality is starting to show through.

He has been totally clean in the house.

Knows the command “on your bed” one end of the sofa which he has claimed as his.

Goes mad when I pick up his lead but will do “sit” while I put it on.

Made friends with all the neighbours especially Mark next door who he loves, Mark has had Staffies before.

Knows when it’s bedtime and that it is sleepy time and not bounce around all over the bed time.

He has started a new game which he initiates, run across the living room and launch himself at the sofa and me then engage in some playful biting which he will stop if told to.

Got him a football which he will chase around the garden like a mad thing.

Not had any bad confrontations with other dogs yet but I am being very careful knowing his history. My friend where he came from would prefer I muzzle him but I have not been using it as I hate the message it sends out. I can see we will have to at some stage when I start trying to get him used to other dogs but for walks up the lane we are in open country and hardly see anyone.

He would love to go and play with the sheep in the fields up the lane, the sheep seem a little reluctant. The cows were much more interested but he didn’t seem bothered.

He will have bed sores and square eyeballs if he sleeps any more than he does watching TV from his comfy spot on the sofa.

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Post by janey on Tue Sep 04 2012, 13:44



Sounds like Teddy is has really settled in with you, thanks for the update, now where are the updated pics.............................. Big Grin
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Post by Kathy on Tue Sep 04 2012, 14:45

Sounds like Teddy has settled in very well. Yes some more pics would be great please.

You're quite right, they do have their own little personalities dont they and it's fascinating finding out about them.

Thanks for the update.
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Post by simoninwales on Tue Sep 04 2012, 14:50

If you follow this link and turn the sound up you might hear him snoring

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simoninwales wrote:If you follow this link and turn the sound up you might hear him snoring

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Great video Simon , he's quite loud bless him Love Struck Just for info I have edited your post as hidden links aren't permitted on the forum

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Post by simoninwales on Tue Sep 04 2012, 20:16

OK Dave

I only filled in the two boxes in the drop down tag for video. Will remeber for next time

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Post by Kathy on Tue Sep 04 2012, 20:32

Laughing Love that sound of him snoring, brilliant Love Struck
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Post by micheled on Fri Sep 07 2012, 22:23

Teddy you're a great writer Smile Strong work on taking over the couch, I think your Simon is a softie
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Post by simoninwales on Sat Sep 08 2012, 16:01

Pictures from my regular morning walk up the lane which takes us about 1.5 miles to the phone mast on the highest point and back again so approx 3 miles and we get to say hello to the cows and the sheep and there are always new smells to investigate.

It was a glorious day this morning, When the weather is good here in Pembrokeshire it is really good but believe me when it gets rough, well I expect you can guess.



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Post by Kathy on Sat Sep 08 2012, 16:04

Wow looks like Teddy is really enjoying his walks, what a beautiful place to walk. i'm sure it's the start of many more to come
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Post by simoninwales on Sat Sep 08 2012, 16:05

micheled wrote:Teddy you're a great writer Smile Strong work on taking over the couch, I think your Simon is a softie

I think Simon lets one small dog get away with far too much Big Grin

He has now discovered the single chairs and spends his time alternating between one of those and the sofa

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Post by simoninwales on Sat Sep 08 2012, 16:11

kathytake2 wrote:Wow looks like Teddy is really enjoying his walks, what a beautiful place to walk. i'm sure it's the start of many more to come

From the top you are looking out into the Irish Sea and down into the port of Goodwick where the ferry goes across to Rosslaire. From the back bedroom window you get a good view up the coast.

The lane is ideal for dog walking as it's all just open country although I think I am the only walker who carries poo bags judging by the amount of dog poo up there.

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Post by kaztaz on Sat Sep 08 2012, 16:55

thanks for sharing your story very moving and well done for rescuing a staffy you will see the differance from other dogs the love you get back is amazing Big Grin he is a stunner Love Struck
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Post by Guest on Sat Sep 08 2012, 17:44

What a quaint and lovely place to live. And good job with the poo bags. Personally, I think using poo bags is essential for being a responsible dog owner.

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Post by simoninwales on Sun Sep 09 2012, 00:30

*Lynne* wrote:What a quaint and lovely place to live. And good job with the poo bags. Personally, I think using poo bags is essential for being a responsible dog owner.

I agree and in any case here you can be fined for allowing your dog to foul in a public place, just seems that out in open country here no one bothers.

If we go down to the beach in Goodwick there are some strict rules about where you can and cannot walk your dog. The dog walkers get the really manky end of the beach but this is where you get the most sea gulls so it's more fun. The middle bit is on lead only (and lead cannot be more than 2M long) from May until end of Sept. The nice end where the childrens playground and the tea rooms are, are no dogs allowed although we are allowed on the perimeter paths. The sea wall which goes out into the harbour is unrestricted although for the dogs safety a lead is a good idea.

We have a field around the corner which is used as a football pitch. I have only done one walk down there and the pitch was clean but I noticed some dog mess around the edges.

Given that there are lots of things available these days for making picking it up easy and hygenic I think it is something we should all be doing.

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Post by Galadriel on Sun Sep 09 2012, 07:24

Don't know how I've missed this thread; so pleased for you and Teddy! Big Grin

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 09 2012, 08:52

Looks great Simon and Teddy is of course looking fantastic Big Grin

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Post by Kathy on Sun Sep 09 2012, 11:30

When my hubby and me took Rocky out this morning we noticed a heap of dog poo in the middle of the playing field, this is where children are always playing. Why do people just leave it, I always clear it up after Rocky has been, it's not exactly rocket science is it ??? And there is a heafty fine too, but I've never seen anyone check if it has been cleared up.
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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 09 2012, 16:14

How am I only just reading this? This is brilliant, great stories and pictures (need more, btw Big Grin) and it's fantastic that Teddy has settled in so well. He looks so happy, carefree and relaxed. Loki is the only dog I've had that wasn't a rescue dog, and I've always been amazed at how quickly they settle into a new home and become these loveable additions to the family Smile

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Post by mickgill on Sun Sep 09 2012, 17:31

Great story and great pictures teddy has found a wonderfull home with a caring owner , all the best to you both Smile
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Post by Keith on Sun Sep 09 2012, 19:26

kathytake2 wrote:When my hubby and me took Rocky out this morning we noticed a heap of dog poo in the middle of the playing field, this is where children are always playing. Why do people just leave it, I always clear it up after Rocky has been, it's not exactly rocket science is it ??? And there is a heafty fine too, but I've never seen anyone check if it has been cleared up.

Foster dog pulled a fast one today - she had a doo-doo in the back yard, then went walkies very soon after.
I didn't bring a poo bag as she'd only just flushed the chain in the back yard.
Of course, she then had to perform a follow-up in the mini-park where everyone was stood about.
Cue me looking for something to scoop it up with - ended up using a stick Laughing and making multiple trips to the poop bin.
Odd stares all round.
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Post by simoninwales on Sun Sep 09 2012, 20:03

Foster dog pulled a fast one today - she had a doo-doo in the back yard, then went walkies very soon after.
I didn't bring a poo bag as she'd only just flushed the chain in the back yard.
Of course, she then had to perform a follow-up in the mini-park where everyone was stood about.
Cue me looking for something to scoop it up with - ended up using a stick and making multiple trips to the poop bin.
Odd stares all round.

That will teach you, never go out without a poo bag Laughing

Teddy will not poop in the back garden although he was more than happy to do 4 down at the beach when I only had 3 bags in my pocket. Que my friend Mark holding on to him while I make a mad dash back to the car to find some kind of bag.

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Post by Kathy on Sun Sep 09 2012, 20:06

I always have poo bags in all my pockets of everything I happen to be wearing. I also take one of those little treat pouches with me that has a holder for poo bags in it too. Very handy in a crisis.
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