Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mister Darcy

I am back from vacation and ready to share my news! Today this little man (lm) became part of my family...
We met a couple of weeks ago at the Humane Society where I volunteer. It was pretty much love at first sight. After some mis communication I finally find out the following about him (mostly today when I went to get him). The folks who brought him to the Shelter only had him a couple of weeks - they found him as a stray. Unfortunately he was a biter with their children so they surrendered him to the Shelter - so he was actually on bite quarantine his first ten days. Not much is known about him - his coat was in very bad shape when they found him so they had him groomed properly. He is some kind of terrier mix - possibly a Schnoodle which I hope to confirm with the vet next week.
What sad sack eyes! He has had a check up already and appears to be in good health, approximately 2 years old and a whopping 11.5 lbs! Since he is a stray I have no idea if he has been crate trained, house broken or good with other dogs - so going to be a learning curve for both of us. He is absolutely exhausted and has been resting a lot since he got here - I suspect he is still recovering from his "nuts removal"...which had to be done as well as getting micro-chipped...
As for his name (which is not what I had originally planned), I did a Pride and Prejudice marathon with Colin Firth while on vacation and have decided to go all Jane Austen on him - hence the name Mister Darcy (or Darcy if you are inclined). He is definitely "dark and handsome" (okay down right cute) but yet to determine "broodiness" or propensity if any to jump into estate ponds LOL...
...speaking of which did you see this? OMG how dreadful.... 
...at least you can see the real deal again on YouTube - that Colin really was such a slurpee as Mr. D....Enjoy! Jewels (definitely more pics to come when lm is more energetic)

10 comments:

  1. Mr Darcy (I LOVE his new name!!) is adorable and so lucky to have gone home with you. I wonder what his story was before he was taken in by the couple that found him, although it is his life with you that matters now.

    Welcome to your new life, Mr Darcy! Enjoy.

    xxxx
    ps Please give him a kiss and a hug from me and Rosie Mae :)

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  2. He's adorable - just I wanted in a dog, right down to the color and the mustache. Lucky (both of) you! Can't wait to see him bouncing around. So glad you got another dog.

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  3. Yay! Everybody should have a dog! Carson is cheering, too.

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  4. Awwww My Darcy is lovely...and so lucky to have been rescued by you :)

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  5. I would take mister darcy in any shape or form, either one -man or dog, mind you!! I am so happy for you jewels, he looks like quite a cutie. I hope you have a good weekend getting to know each other! congratulations!

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  6. Welcome Mr Darcy! How lucky he is to have found a forever home with you Jewels. He is a lovely looking fellow. Hopefully he will learn to trust you and biting will be a thing of the past.Our Cheby still sometimes nips when excited.Good luck with the training. I am sure Mr Darcy will respond quickly. Enjoy getting to know each other.

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  7. Welcome Mr.Darcy. You sure are cute! Good for you Jewels. You are both lucky dogs. That's what happens with love at first sight. Hugs and kisses from bb and Duffy.

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  8. Oh Jewels he loks adorable! I truy hope he is a friendly type and not prone to p'ing everywhere and if so, that you can train him lickety split, lol. After all, good looks can only afford a fellow so many free passes ;) I lok forward to hearing how you are both getting along :0) Mo x

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  9. Oh Julie, Great news, The doctor that will help your heart must be a sign that his initials are M.D. The doctor of love and is he cute!!!! Puppies as you will remember very soon are a lot of work, but oh so much fun to have around. I am so happy for you and your growing family. Elle thinks that you should name the M.D.'s playmate (lol) Elizabeth. Dogs are easier in twos, don't you know. lol

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  10. So very happy that Mr. Darcy has become a member of your household and taken his place in your heart! He is just adorable, Julie! What a lucky little fellow to be brought home to live with you. And I am so glad you have found him! Sounds like a wonderful match!! Carol

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