03-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Originally Posted by Redwood
Good news .. ish! I was able to find out who the person is that Dad was going to get the puppies from, and talked to them about it. They only live a halfmile away! I told them about littermate syndrome since they didn't know, theirs was mistake litter. After showing them links online from vets and such about it they decided it would be irresponsible for them to sell more than one. It looks like I'll still be raising a puppy, but just one. Dad was angry that I went behind his back, but determined to still get at least one.
So now I guess I'll be spending the summer raising a pitmix puppy. Am I going to have to 'trick' people into helping me socialize him? A lot of people are scared of pits and will back up right away if they see one. Or will the spaniel part make him look not pit enough that people will want to say hi and help?
Nice work! I'm super-happy that you avoided double trouble and I bet your dad will thank you later as well. That took guts, but you avoided a lot of misery for the both of you. He's lucky to have a daughter like you, whether he knows it or not!
The stickies are a very good thing to read in your spare time, on the bus, etc as they are designed just for people like you looking to get info the quick-and-dirty fashion. We're here for you with any answers and advice that you might need, and believe me when I say that a lot of people will be keeping you, your dad and the pup in our thoughts!