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post #26 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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2 days in and I feel like I won the flipping lottery with this boy.

He is the cuddliest, most affectionate lover-boy. He’s already mastered the doggie door, having no experience with one before. He happily lets himself in/out for his business. He seems to genuinely enjoy the cats hanging on him, without a bit of prey drive. No reactive behaviors, no food aggression, sleeps peacefully all night. He’s still crated at night, but happily so. He’s just made himself right at home!

The only thing weird is he seems to be absolutely terrified of the leash. He runs, hides, goes limp - just petrified. I took out a measuring tape yesterday for his new sweater order and he ran for the hills. Even something remotely leash-like scares him. So who knows what that’s all about. I don’t know much about his previous owners or experience, his breeder was lucky to just get him returned as it was a bit of a fight. I can’t imagine anyone being rough with him, he is such a gentle soul.

In any case, he’ll learn soon enough that leash = fun times!

Still working on names. Hubby wants something Bourbon related. Remy was named after a Cognac. We’ll see where it leads...

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I'm glad it's working out so well. As for names... you and your family will know. If you want some input though, since his name is currently Brooks, something similar and masculine and also unique would be "Rook"- like the chess piece.
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I so happy this is working out great for you Hilary !

Greenie is right - the name will come to yeah -
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Reading this thread from start to finish really cheered me up and made my heart so happy - your new boy is so handsome and has such a kind eye!
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Reading this thread makes me so happy. My family and I are actually going through an experience that's very similar to yours, Hilary. We lost our 3.5 year old dobie, Alpha, two weeks ago and we are all so devastated. It was due to peritonitis, which we assume was caused by adhesion in the stomach. The vet didn't find any foreign objects in his body and said there could be thousands of reasons that Alpha could've gotten sick. There were no signs until it was too late so everything happened very quickly. He was way too young and it was way too sudden for all of us. My guess is that it was probably from sticks that he found while we both roamed the forest in our neighbourhood. Obviously, I feel responsible as there must've been something I could've done to prevent it but everyone's telling me that it's not my fault. I can hear it but it's really not how I feel.

Anyway, we are so heartbroken right now that we're not sure that we can ever have another dog, let alone another dobie. But it's great to see that your family have welcomed "Brooks" into your new home and it shows that maybe one day, we can do the same.

Another interesting tidbit is that Alpha's dad was named Remy as well. Alpha's litter also had a whiskey theme. One of his sister's name is CC (Canadian Club) and another brother is named Jamie (Jameson). Just some ideas for you if you decide to keep the whiskey theme!
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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Reading this thread makes me so happy. My family and I are actually going through an experience that's very similar to yours, Hilary. We lost our 3.5 year old dobie, Alpha, two weeks ago and we are all so devastated. It was due to peritonitis, which we assume was caused by adhesion in the stomach. The vet didn't find any foreign objects in his body and said there could be thousands of reasons that Alpha could've gotten sick. There were no signs until it was too late so everything happened very quickly. He was way too young and it was way too sudden for all of us. My guess is that it was probably from sticks that he found while we both roamed the forest in our neighbourhood. Obviously, I feel responsible as there must've been something I could've done to prevent it but everyone's telling me that it's not my fault. I can hear it but it's really not how I feel.

Anyway, we are so heartbroken right now that we're not sure that we can ever have another dog, let alone another dobie. But it's great to see that your family have welcomed "Brooks" into your new home and it shows that maybe one day, we can do the same.

Another interesting tidbit is that Alpha's dad was named Remy as well. Alpha's litter also had a whiskey theme. One of his sister's name is CC (Canadian Club) and another brother is named Jamie (Jameson). Just some ideas for you if you decide to keep the whiskey theme!
AlphaDobie, I am so very sorry. I thought I got ripped off losing my girl at 6, you really got a raw deal at only 3.5 years with your boy. All I can say is - take your time and welcome another pup when the time is right. Each of us grieve a different way, I could've gotten another dobe the next day. My grief was so fierce and intense, I would've welcomed any kind of distraction from it. My husband, on the other hand, could've gone a year (or years!) without a dog - and he especially was wary of getting another doberman with their numerous health issues. He was in so much pain that he could've put off having another dog, and the threat of feeling this terrible again, for a long long time.

When Brooks came along, we just couldn't agree as a family. Some of us were ready, some weren't, Some wanted another doberman, some didn't. We were all over the place. But I covertly went to meet Brooks on my own, trusting in my pretty stellar gut instinct that if he wasn't the right dog for us, I would know immediately and not feel bad passing on him. Well, he was wonderful and put the hard sell on me. I left feeling without a doubt this was our dog. I told my husband what I had done the next morning. I told him, "I'm not asking for this dog, I'm just asking you to meet this dog." He agreed to meet him that afternoon and the rest is history.

So take your time to grieve and only move when the time is right. An opportunity my present itself to you that you never saw coming.

And we did stick with the whiskey/bourbon theme! His name is now Bulleit (pronounced like bullet but named after Bulleit Bourbon).

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Still basking in the happy ending of this story. Love the name!
Send more pic's when you can.

Alpha, I am so sorry for your pain. I have no healing words to give you, as I know how heartbreaking it is. I hope the memories shared in those short years give you comfort.
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Thank you Hilary and Cressrb for your kind words. Hilary, the mixed emotions of what you're describing is exactly how we're all feeling. It's only been two and a half weeks but it has seemed like an eternity. I actually read your original post from August about Remy and it's like you were saying exactly how we're feeling right now. The inability to eat, sleep and the pain of a clenching heart has really blurred the difference between emotional and physical pain. The guilt and endless questions of how and why this happened to Alpha will also haunt me for the rest of our lives.

I apologize for hijacking this post as this is a happy thread. I'm so glad you and your family has found Bulleit! Please do keep us all updated on your new pup. I'm not sure how active we'll be on this forum now that Alpha is gone. We were just browsing to research if anyone else has been through something similar to what we went through with Alpha. Thanks again for all your support. Hopefully one day, we'll be able to move past our pain and possibly welcome another dobie into our family.
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Oh Alpha, so many of us on this forum have been through this pain. It isn't any easier with any breed, but something about these Dobermans, that embed themselves into your heart and when they leave us a piece of the heart is missing,too and it hurts so much. Don't beat yourself up over what you may not have done. It won't help and I doubt you did anything wrong. You loved your dog and he knew it. You have to dwell on that as hard as it is.

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Thank you Hilary and Cressrb for your kind words. Hilary, the mixed emotions of what you're describing is exactly how we're all feeling. It's only been two and a half weeks but it has seemed like an eternity. I actually read your original post from August about Remy and it's like you were saying exactly how we're feeling right now. The inability to eat, sleep and the pain of a clenching heart has really blurred the difference between emotional and physical pain. The guilt and endless questions of how and why this happened to Alpha will also haunt me for the rest of our lives.

I apologize for hijacking this post as this is a happy thread. I'm so glad you and your family has found Bulleit! Please do keep us all updated on your new pup. I'm not sure how active we'll be on this forum now that Alpha is gone. We were just browsing to research if anyone else has been through something similar to what we went through with Alpha. Thanks again for all your support. Hopefully one day, we'll be able to move past our pain and possibly welcome another dobie into our family.
Oh please do not apologize!! This forum, and the many beloved members here, were such a source of strength and encouragement to me during one of the darkest, most miserable times in my life. Nothing would please me more than to be able to pay it back in some small way by encouraging another who is going thru the same feelings of despair.

If you haven't already, please post a new thread to tell all about your experience with Alpha. A new thread may get more looks based on the title than this one will, and hopefully draw out others who may have gone thru something similar to you.

And you would not be the only dobe-less member here, so please stick around! Even if you don't get another dobe, this forum is one of the best out there for dog-related topics.
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Excellent advise Hilary !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I totally agree !
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