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  1. New Mom

    Re-introduction!

    Hello all! I originally joined this site in 2005, after Jesse (now 7 1/2) became part of our family. It has been a few years since I've visited this site. Life tends to get in the way of things. The name "new mom" doesn't really fit but when we got Jesse, I couldn't think of anything else...
  2. New Mom

    Love Birds Anyone?

    I have never had a bird but have always wanted one. I now have the opportunity to acquire a pair of love birds. One of the vets where I work told me that in vet school they used to refer to them as "hate" birds and that they bite alot. Of course, she now has me scared... Do any of you...
  3. New Mom

    Guinea pigs anyone?

    When I first stated working at our vet's office, I was jokingly told that almost everyone there ends up taking critters home with them. So far, in the seven months I have been there, I've added a third dog (A Boston Terrier) to our household and am about to bring home a baby guinea pig. Or...
  4. New Mom

    Update on baby Joey

    Well...we have had Joey now for a few weeks. He is almost 11 weeks old. This is my first experience with Bostons and am now calling him a Boston TERROR! This puppy is wild. At first I was worried about Jesse hurting him. Jesse is a big boy at 90 lbs and not the most graceful creature...
  5. New Mom

    New baby has arrived!

    Well, we did it. Saturday night we got our little Boston Terrier, Joey. I never thought I'd have a Boston but...here we are. He's only 3 or 4 lbs, just shy of 8 weeks old by a couple of days. All Jesse wants to do is lick him. The only problem is his licks get somewhat enthusiastic and...
  6. New Mom

    Bella

    Last Friday at my job at the vet's office I had my first total emotional breakdown. A while back, I met Bella...a gorgeous 15 year old fawn baby with mast cell tumors. I personally, have never known of any boxers that old. Being a boxer person, I "clicked" with these people and Bella. I...
  7. New Mom

    Need some Boston Terrier advice!

    It's been awhile since I've been able to come here to Boxerworld but I knew this would be the place to come to for advice... DH and I are getting the gift(?) of a boston terrier puppy. I really don't know much about them other than that they are really cute and seem to be pretty wild. I'm...
  8. New Mom

    New job at vet's office

    Some of you may remember my post from a few weeks ago about leaving the insurance business (after 30 years) and going to work at our vet's office. For the first time in a long time, I can honestly say that I love what I'm doing! It took some adjustment (and pain!) physically...from sitting...
  9. New Mom

    Carlos Mencia

    It's only fairly recently that I have even heard of Carlos Mencia, the comedian. Now, I've gotten hooked, lol. He has a tv show on Comedy Central. He put on a show last night at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville that was so funny that I was in pain from laughing. I suppose some people...
  10. New Mom

    Mid-life career change

    After 30 years in the insurance business, I am taking the plunge by doing something different and going to work at our vet's office. I lost my "real" job in April due to management changes and went to work for a local State Farm agent very close to my house. It's boring and I don't like...
  11. New Mom

    Kayla

    At 6:00 this morning we lost our little alpha girl, Kayla. For four months we've been fighting against kidney failure...giving her daily sub cutaneous fluids, watching her diet, etc. Her situation was complicated by diabetes and it's basically been a roller coaster ride the past few months...
  12. New Mom

    sad anniversary

    Five years ago today, my Jake crossed the bridge. He was almost 10 years old and had cancer. It's hard to believe how much time has passed and how drastically my life has changed in those five years. I've divorced, moved from NY to TN, new job, new marriage...a whole new life practically...
  13. New Mom

    Vibes needed for Kayla

    Since Kayla is diabetic, we get her glucose checked periodically and get a complete blood workup annually. She was not due until next month for the complete blood work but the past couple of days she has not been eating as well as normal. I had her at the vet's this morning for her glucose...
  14. New Mom

    Boxers are on the "bad" list

    I saw this article this morning and was totally surprised to see boxers are on the "bad" list for homeowner's insurance companies. As an insurance agent, I was aware of certain breeds being a problem, but never boxers! This upsets me because obviously, the "powers that be" are really clueless...
  15. New Mom

    Finally!

    It makes me feel really guilty to admit this but I've been a little disappointed with Jesse. DH bought him for me because he knew how special my Jake was to me and what a big impact he had on my life. Jesse has not been very affectionate, doesn't like to cuddle and would rather bite than give...
  16. New Mom

    Need help teaching "down" command

    We have been taking Jesse for obedience training and until this weekend he was doing great. He knows "heel", "sit" and "stay". This weekend though we started on the "down" command and it was as if he were a different dog! He completely resisted, wrestling with his leash and rolling around on...
  17. New Mom

    Jesse is home alone for 1st time

    Jesse is home alone today for the first time and I am stressing over it. This morning, Kayla and Spottie had to be dropped off at the vet's for grooming and shots. When I put on their halters and leashes, it was cute at first. Jesse had ahold of the leashes and pulled them around the house...
  18. New Mom

    Hi All

    Hello. After reading some of the posts, I am getting nervous! I do have past experience with boxers...I had my Jake for 10 years until he succumbed to cancer four years ago. I now have a 6 week old puppy, Jesse. (as well as two "middle aged" miniature schnauzers.) I guess I forgot the...
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