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Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:59:10 pm »
Hi,Everyone!

I am really very excited to have found this forum!  I am so very, very proud to be the mommy of a wonderful, incredible new family member, Balthazar!  We call him Balthie for short. :)

We adopted Balthazar from a rescue organization that practices no-kill care for animals in need. Our Balthie, young pup as he was, had been through 3 or 4 temporary homes in his short little lifetime already before he finally settled on adopting US as his loving forever home!  The rescue organization we worked with (Animal Action Rescue of Atlanta, Georgia...a WONDERFUL group) was fortunate enough to gain a clear background history to SOME extent on our sweet Balthie.  He is half Newfoundland (dad) and half Great Pyrenees (mom), and PURE LOVE I tell you! :) Balthie had no behavioral or other issues or problems...his only problem was being impulsively selected by the original family who did not have the time or commitment to tend to a giant doggie!

He is now about 17 weeks old and he is absolutely GORGEOUS, vibrant, fun loving, and tender hearted. Can you tell I am in love with him?  My husband jokes that I'm going to replace him with Balthazar! LOL  We have two other VERY SMALL dogs, and a bunny who thinks he is our fourth dog, LOL!  Sorry to ramble on...I'm just very excited to have found a place where I can talk and learn and enjoy sharing about BIG dogs! :)  I very, very deeply appreciate the fact that dogs for sale are not allowed on here...with so many beautiful, friendly, incredible animals in need of loving homes to save them from shelters, this is important!

Love and Puppy Breath,

Jen, "BalthiesMom" :)
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 07:09:55 pm »
Welcome to the board and congrats on Balthazar.  Sounds like he is a sweetheart.  Can't wait to see pics of him.  My crew is listed below and I'm Kat.
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 07:16:12 pm »
Hi, Kat!  Thanks so much!  I am actually trying to upload a pic of Balthazar as my avatar (and also the signature quote) but it doesn't seem to be working. I followed instructions. Sigh...I'll figure it out...I've got tons of pictures to share! :) Thanks again for the prompt welcome! :)

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Jen
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 07:59:03 pm »
That was it, thanks! :)  The avatar fits now that it is sized down...there's Balthie! It's lovely to meet you and I am LOVING the pictures of everybody else's dogs so much! What cute fuzzbutts you all have! :)

Love,
Jen
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 08:12:34 pm »
He is such a cutie!!!  Welcome and enjoy!
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 08:19:27 pm »
What a cutie and a great mix- Pyr and Newf!  Welcome and enjoy BPO- it's a great place. 
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 08:25:10 pm »
Hi! Welcome to BPO. Your little Balthie is a doll. I'm Jaime- mom to Mr. Bear.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 09:03:58 pm »
He's such a cutie!  I also have a 17 week old puppy (Maddox) that we adopted and he looks kind of like Balthazar, but without the white on his legs.  Can't wait to see more pictures  :)
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 09:12:31 pm »
Thanks, guys! Looks like we'll have to celebrate some birthdays together, Willowtree (love that name)! I'd love to see pics of your superbear, too!  And Jaime, I *almost* named Balthie "Bear," along with a few other close winners!  In the end, I call him my big bear anyway along with Balthie, Balthazar, superbear, big giant, etc.!
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 09:32:40 pm »
Welcome!  What a great little guy you have!  You both sound so lucky to have found each other!  Enjoy the puppy breath--it's amazing how quickly they grow!!! 

Oh!  And I'm the proud momma of Winston and Champ!! 

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 10:01:06 pm »
Welcome!!    ;D

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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 01:05:26 am »
Welcome Jen & Balthie!  I'm so excited to see a Pewfy puppy!  Naw, not like pew, like Newfy but with a "P".   ;) :D  My hubby & I have talked about adopting a Pewfy someday ourselves.  In fact, we looked for one on Petfinders before we found our Sammy & Cassie.

Balthie is adorable, thank you so much for adopting a rescue pup.  I just know that he'll be a wonderful addition to your family and I'm looking forward to watching him grow.  Again, welcome!

 
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 01:14:49 am »
Welcome! Balthie is adorable. I'm mom to two lab mixes: Kentucky and Derby - that's Derby in my avatar.

You'll love it here, but we'll only let you stay if you post more pictures of Balthie (just kidding, sort of).

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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 03:18:49 am »
He's adorable,I love his front socks!!!! Welcome to BPO,I'm Michelle Mom to Butt and Tub the ever so Saintly boys ;)
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Re: Jen and Balthazar are new here, Hi! :)
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 08:07:32 pm »
Welcome, welcome to BPO!! I'm Jennifer, and I have an adopted shelter dog Golden Retriever/Sheltie mix named Tipper, who's been the love of my life for 6 years now and Jenny, who is my rescue Pyr and my newest love as I adopted her this past October. I also have 2 cats, and last, but not least, twin 4 year old daughters. This site is so great, I'm sure you will love it here. Balthie is absolutely adorable and I'll look forward to getting to know you both more!  ;D
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