MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

A chance to tell everyone about you and your dog/s.
Post Reply
cobden28
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 pm

MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by cobden28 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:14 pm

I'm 59 years of age, took early retirement from the civil service in 2010 and I keep tropical fish.

My previous dog-owning experience has been with small, fluffy-coated toy breeds (Pekingese) but I've been dogless for seven years now. I have a house move imminent - I'm due to sign the contracts later this week on a first-floor flat with its own private garden and I hope that living in a flat wouldn't necessarily exclude me from being able to adopt from RR in the future. Once I've unpacked the boxes and had 6 ft. fence panels put up all round the garden, that is!

User avatar
Wander Woman
Posts: 237
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:24 am
Location: Hampshire-Dorset Borders

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by Wander Woman » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:24 am

Hello, Cobden. I think I remember seeing you around on the old forum. Welcome! :) The RR homing team and home checkers assess every potential home and family on its own merits and individual circumstances. That way, they can match you with a dog that you will be happy with and that will be happy with you too! I think It's good that you will have a private outside space and that you are planning to make your garden safe and secure. Best of luck with your move. Moving can be stressful! :o
"The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?'" - Jeremy Bentham

cobden28
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 pm

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by cobden28 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:06 pm

It hasn't been easy trying to find a flat with its own private garden, but I found somewhere in the end! The existing fencing is waist high brick walls and any determined dog can easily escape over fencing this low, so until I'm securely fenced I can't consider applying for a dog...but I will, hopefully soon.

There's lots of lovely dog-walking areas within easy reach of my new home, too :D .

User avatar
nina
Posts: 433
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:02 pm

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by nina » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:58 pm

Thrilled for you. I know you have been an avid supporter for many years. Good luck and cant wait to see the outcome !

Ladylou
Posts: 296
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:52 pm

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by Ladylou » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:45 am

Good luck with your move, and also getting a new dog after so long, exciting times. :biggrin.gif:

cobden28
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 pm

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by cobden28 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:23 pm

Fencing contractor due to put fence panels up and a new, secure garden gate some time in November. Then with Christmas coming up soon after, I don't anticipate being able to apply for a RR dog till the New Year. But I'm getting nearer the time, which is exciting :biggrin.gif: :D.

cobden28
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 pm

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by cobden28 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:44 am

Garden now securely fenced, but I have decided after much soul-searching that maybe a lively, bouncy Staffie isn't the dog that would suit me after al :(l - even though I live within easy reach of some prime dog-walking areas of town. I collect china ornaments, have two budgies in a cage so don't think a Staffie would fit in after all :( .

My new dog is therefore a Pekingese, the breed I am most familiar with :biggrin.gif: :D . Ari, my dog, is used to others of his own kind but needs to mix and socialise more with well-behaved, non-bouncy dogs on lead; is there anyone in the Portsmouth area with a non-bouncy dog that would welcome a small fluffy dog as a walking companion occasionally?

This doesn't mean to say I don't like bull breeds or won't be supporting RR in future - of course I do and of course I will!

It would be ideal, though, if there was a non-bouncy, dog- friendly RR dog in need of a walking companion.......

cobden28
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 pm

Re: MY INTRODUCTION (Cobden28)

Post by cobden28 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:13 pm

And a couple of days ago, I became the proud owner of Cherub (Pomeranian), so now I have two dogs :D :biggrin.gif:

Post Reply

Return to “Introduce Yourself”