... Judy was really hoping my family would be open to adding another dobe. Sadly, we just can’t. Our hearts were shattered into a bazillion pieces and we just aren’t ready for another dobe.
This is an awesome chance to get a beautifully bred dog with an outstanding temperament, and a breeder friend for life. I’m told he is happy-go-lucky, affectionate, good with calm-natured cats, and sleeps in a crate at night.
Hillary- Your last posts in this thread really made us so happy!
Sounds like a Win-Win-Win situation for your family, Judy & your handsome new Doberboy (a.k.a. "Brooks")
Kudos to Ken for planting the trap...errrh...the seed, of the family visit suggestion. Many dogs, especially Dobes, have a way of magically bonding with humans, even when meeting for the first time. I'm finding this out with Spock meeting new students, during his weekly Read With Me school visits.
As far as a new name for you new boy, my DW and I have frequently discussed this subject- what if we were to rename our male & female Dobes?
Some names more appropriate to fit Doberman personalities....
Along a Dr. Suess theme, I suggested "Needy 1" and "Needy 2" for our pair.
Along a Star Trek theme, instead of Spock, new name would be "Clingon" (with a "C", get it?)
Eva's new name could be "T'Pring" who was a real Vulcan Diva, always in control...
Along a Gumby theme, I would go with "Pokey" which perfectly fits Spock or Eva.
And, of course "Velcro" would be a perfect name to fit any Doberman!
Seriously, I'm just having some fun, but I know your family will come up with a perfectly fitting name for your new Dobe.
Looking forward to his into thread and maybe a future play date with our two?