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Old 12-08-2007, 07:55 PM
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Well, this is a good point in your life to do things differently - you get to start out fresh. And all the responsibility is yours this time - so, do your very best by little Smokey, and get all the good advice you can from the great APBT people here, along with the members who are experienced with raising puppies.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:57 PM
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I wish you well , gal ! You really are too young to be living alone or with a BF. You and your pup are basically in the same boat . Love each other to death !!! This baby needs the best care . Please get a copy od\f " How to raise a Puppy You Can live With " and follow hwat the breeder should be doing . Vet and make sure you do all shots . Yes , we may be harsh here , but we care !!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:00 PM
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Did you get emancipated? (don't have to answer this if it's too personal) Or living with another family membeR?

Only reason I ask is because if you got emancipated, since you're barely 17, you've got a long hard road ahead of you I'm afraid, if you're living on your own (or even your BF). It's going to be really hard taking care of a puppy. good luck though. The puppy will not only take away time from other things, but also money. I hope you're able to afford him.

Who's puppy is this? Is it yours? Your BF's? Or both? Who will keep it if you guys split? With only going out 2 months, that's definitely something you are going to need to think about, something you should've asked yourself first. But now that it's done, you need to think of this now, while the puppy is still young.

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Well, this is a good point in your life to do things differently - you get to start out fresh. And all the responsibility is yours this time - so, do your very best by little Smokey, and get all the good advice you can from the great APBT people here, along with the members who are experienced with raising puppies.
Maybe, but what about financially? IF her BF is supporting her now, what happens when he's not anymore? Not saying it definitely won't work out between them, but they've barely been going out for long at all. 2 months is not long enough, IMHO. Statistics are against her. I fear for the puppy.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:03 PM
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I wish you well , gal ! You really are too young to be living alone or with a BF. You and your pup are basically in the same boat . Love each other to death !!! This baby needs the best care . Please get a copy od\f " How to raise a Puppy You Can live With " and follow hwat the breeder should be doing . Vet and make sure you do all shots . Yes , we may be harsh here , but we care !!!
Yep! Good luck!
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Why is it that " kids " feel that they either need a puppy or a baby these days ???? not enough love at home ????
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Why is it that " kids " feel that they either need a puppy or a baby these days ???? not enough love at home ????
Selfishness. Not enough accountability for when things go wrong. Plus they don't seem to care about how to plan for the future.

It seems to me like no one takes into account what could happen, they want what they want and they will get it at all costs. Then when it goes wrong they blame others. Or their situation, when if they would've looked at it before getting the dog (or having a baby) they would've seen they weren't in the right place to be getting a dog (or having a baby) anyways.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:18 PM
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Agree ^^^^ . When these urges set in ,,, think ahead five years ..... where will you be , what will you be doing ....who will you be with ???
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I totally agree with everyone here. This dog has the odds stacked against him and he's only 6 weeks old

Well, we'll see how it goes. Maybe he won't end up like the other 4 she's had to get rid of.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:42 PM
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Another point, do you realize how difficult it is to find a place to live with a Pit Bull Terrier? I've had people refuse to rent to me because I have a border collie! Honey, don't bank on your boyfriend being there to support you in the future. Make your own life and allow him into it, but you're not doing yourself any favors by relying on someone else for everything!!

To everyone in this thread: I agree with you guys but at this point why don't we try to offer Cowgirl some advice and support for raising her new puppy? Even if he doesn't spend his whole life with her, the work she does with him now will make all the difference in how he acts when he's older.
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