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Re: rethinking getting a puppy
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2017, 09:47:12 PM »
We have two dogs and have been full time for about three years.  The dogs are no real problem when traveling.  The only down side is we cannot be away from he motorhome for extended periods of time, overnight, unless we are willing to pay for a kennel.  The pleasure of the dogs outweighs the travel restrictions.

I have a potty patch for my dog... at home I had a 'porch potty', I had that outside on the patio... they're big enough for multiple dogs but they have to be able to get to it... I cut the screen so she could go in and out as she pleased and wasn't on the ground floor... and a smaller patch indoors which she never used/uses unless I found myself away longer than normal... I still work...


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Re: rethinking getting a puppy
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2017, 07:34:20 PM »
Dogs accept you the way you are,,,cats demand to see a resume!!>>>Dan
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Re: rethinking getting a puppy
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2017, 02:03:30 PM »
We have a jack russell terrier never had a problem and you know what they say about Jacks.🙂
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Re: rethinking getting a puppy
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2017, 12:08:03 AM »
   OP here.  We got our puppy.  We picked her up on October 21st. 

  We live in northern California.  Very early morning on October 9th my Search and Rescue pager went off.  We were activated to assist with evacuations from the wildfires that ended up destroying nearly 9 thousand structures, in 3 counties.  Once the evacuations were done, we started work on finding the remains of unaccounted for persons.  A thoroughly exhausting job.
  My son had evacuated to a town about 3 hours away (His girlfriend's parent's house).  He called and asked if we were still interested in a puppy.  His GF had seen a puppy that needed a home.  I called down and the owner/breeder agreed to keep her until I could come down and check her out.  We immediately bonded and we took her home.  I'm not sure if she needed us, or if we needed her.  Anyway. she is now learning her manners and her place in the family.  We have taken her on a couple of weekend trips already.  She's going to be a great dog!


BTW, we will be going full-time in May.  So... she will be, mostly, a companion.  Of course, we will play games that will prepare her for search duty, if we decide to go back to a "sticks and bricks" house.


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Re: rethinking getting a puppy
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2017, 04:27:25 PM »
Greg, we no longer live in California but still have family in both north and south.  They were all close to the evacuation zones in Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Oceanside.  I just want to say thank you for all you and the others did to help save lives and homes.  A yeoman's job for sure!  And a particularly difficult one when looking for remains.

I hope you and your new puppy will share many good times together.  Yep, you need one another!

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