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Old 01-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I like your rescue post
I hope you are able to find him a wonderful home and that his new owners keep you updated on him.
Kudos to you for doing what's right for Bobo even though it is probably breaking your heart to do so.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I can't imagine how hard this is for you, but I commend you for doing the right thing for Bobo. Great rescue post! It's a shame how your parents feel towards Bobo and the labs, but unfortunately some people just don't view dogs as part of the family like we do.


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Old 01-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Bobo is a very handsome boy! You are very brave to do what you are doing for him and considering his best interest at heart. It is very selfless and I commend you for that, I cannot imagine how hard it must be for you to have to make the decision. You did all you can and your act of selflessness shows just how deeply you love him. Stay strong for Bobo and know that he will end up in a home that will love and care for him and pray that they love him as much as you love him. How can they not?!?!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Keep us posted on how the posting goes and if he finds a great home.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I wish I were closer. I'd take him. I just lost my senior rescue. I don't mean to pry, but is your dad around. Maybe he can help. Other family. I agree the animal control is put. Anybody on here from the area and know of a boxer rescue?
My dad lives in Utah. He's currently training his new Husky puppy and they already have a senior Boston Terrier. They have a small backyard and the weather conditions there are even more harsh than here. No, they wouldn't be able to handle potty training an adult dog. :/ If I gave him to my grandpa, Bobo'd also be an outside dog there too, and on a chain in a small radius at that. Even worse than the shock collar for a Boxer in my opinion. I could ask around to my friends, but the only friend I know of who has a big enough yard and might consider taking him has cats. Bobo chases cats. I have never seen him attack, though. Every time he gets close he just stares at it, but there's a time for everything.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #36 (permalink)
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This is so heartbreaking. I admire your love for Bobo and I hope you can find a family who would take care of him. In the meantime, I hope you try to keep your doggies as warm as possible like giving them extra blankets and such. Please keep us posted.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:04 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Hello all! I just got another idea... that might not only allow Bobo to stay with me and be an inside dog, but also have other dogs and a loving family. I have been thinking about moving to Utah to live with my dad for years. They do not believe in outside dogs and believe that dogs are truly additions to the family, like kids. I love my family in Utah just as much in my family in Illinois, and I do not have many ties here that I would be giving up. As long as Boxers can stand to be in 90ish degree weather for a long enough time for a walk, and then immediately cool off in freezing cold air conditioning inside (they do keep it cool in the house in the summer), and be able to go for walks when there's snow on the ground (they keep it warm in the winter), I think this could work. My family in Utah has been begging me to move in for ages, and I've wanted to, I just never got that extra push. There are actually many job opportunities for teenagers there that would allow me to work short hours and pay for everything Bobo needs and still be able to save a little on the side for myself. I can't believe I didn't think of it before. I wouldn't be moving just because of Bobo, I'd be moving for us both. I actually have a tragic past, to be quite honest. My mom has an ex husband... let's just say he gets out of jail this summer and leave it at that. I want to get away from that as well. A lot of people know about it. It's not a large town. Everyone knows everything. It does get uncomfortable when people ask me about it. And they do ask. I have people at school here who hate me for trivial things such as not doing their homework for them, and they punish me for it daily. So, really, you can see already why I might move. I'm telling you all of this stuff so that you know more about the situation at hand so you can really decide if it's for the best or not. In Utah I would be living with my dad, who travels a lot for work, but is still around, my stepmom, who loves having me around to talk to. We get along well. My stepsister, who is obsessed with me. Every time I leave my dad tells me that when they head out close to the airport, she asks if they're going to pick me up. My stepbrother, he's 14, and is a bit of a problem child. He's not very kind to his sister sometimes, everyone agrees on that, even him, and he never does anything without asking why or complaining. I... am the opposite of that. I do everything without even needing to be asked. (Honest, lol, not just bragging) I think he could use an example. And my stepmom's cousin, who just moved in January 5th. I would try and wait until summer to move in... Bobo would have a Husky brother and a Boston Terrier brother. The Boston is old, but as I said, the Husky is fairly young and very playful with other dogs, just like Bobo is. By summer I assume the Husky will be big enough to hold his own with Bobo in a play fight, so that should be fun for both of them, right? Oh!!! And my stepmom is a stay-at-home, meaning she watches the dogs. So she could help me house train him. I would love your opinions here, very much.
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If your dad is up for you moving in and bringing Bobo and your mom is up to letting you go and you are up for it, then I say ......Go for it !

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Sounds like a great idea. I love Utah! One of my favorite vacation destinations. Lots of snowboarding and skiing. I believe they also have good colleges as well I am told. I don't know how well boxers do in the cold but I'm sure that if you eat him a jacket for when y'all go outside he will be fine. Glad you don't have to take him to a shelter, that would be heartbreaking. sorry you have to go through this, but you're doing a great job looking at all your options. Just go with your gut feeling and do what you think is right.


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Old 01-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Okay I will talk to my dad and see what we can do. (: Fingers crossed...
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