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Phil O
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hello from south central indiana

Postby Phil O » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:40 am

Hi, I'm Phil, and if the avatar actually works you'll see my baby girl Roxie. She turned 4 in april ( we celebrate her birthday on tax day). Roxie is a pit/boxer mix that we adopted at the shelter. She was intended to be my son's dog, but she was a bit big for him to control on walks so she became my dog. Now my son is 6'4" and 195# and he has a miniature dachshund - go figure.

I've had many other dogs - all "pound puppies" including: lab, beagle, boxer, lab hound mix, boston terrier chihuahua mix, etc. Roxie is by far the most loving and friendly of them all. We knew when we adopted her that the breed comes with some "baggage". I still have people who will move to the other side of the street to avoid her :frown: . But in reality, she loves everybody. Little kids can climb all over her and she just loves the attention. I tell people that she really likes kids, and not just because they "taste like chicken".

One of our memorable encounters was with 4 little girls (8-10 years old)playing hopscotch. One girl said "your dog's pretty", The second asked " what kind of dog is she", before I could answer the third girl said " oh my god it's a pitbull" and began to back away in fear. Then the fourth girl made my day. She said "I have a pitbull, I love pitbulls" and she ran to Roxie and gave her a hug. Needless to say, I would never recommend running up to a strange dog to try to hug it, but Roxie loved the attention and rolled on her back to get belly rubs.

Roxie has also been my backpacking buddy. she loves long hikes and exploring new places. She's close to retirement though because she's got bad knees. Arthritis in both as well as a repaired luxating patella in one, and a healed acl rupture in the other.

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Postby bethh » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:08 pm

Welcome Phil. Roxie sounds like a happy girl. Would love to see some pics.

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Postby psyho » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:12 pm

:modwelcomeonly3:

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Postby Phil O » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:14 pm

I'm new to posting, so I'm still trying to figure out the picture thing.
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Postby Phil O » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:48 pm

here's some more from the same trip

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Postby Mya&theSiebenDackels » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:25 pm

cute dog!

WELCOME!

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Postby iluvmypithannah » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:33 pm

Welcome to PBF!

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Postby lamom5 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:36 am

Welcome to PBF. Roxie is very pretty. Gotta love a dog that loves to hike.

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Postby cmurray » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:06 pm

:hi
Welcome Phil and Roxie!!!

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Postby JMO247 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:35 pm

great intro, and great story, Thanks for rescuing!

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Postby spammie » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:45 am

welcome, Phil
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Phil O
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bump

Postby Phil O » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:06 am

can we post yet?

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Re: bump

Postby Jorsher » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:44 pm

Phil O wrote:can we post yet?


Sometimes it takes a few days because the admins stay pretty busy, but they won't forget you :)

Welcome!

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Postby Obed » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:42 am

thanks for posting the pics and welcome

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Postby Phil O » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:07 pm

some more pics of my baby


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