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Mar 13, 2011, 10:10 AM
 
His name is Rio. He's about 8 weeks old and a veritable bundle of joy! We're taking him for his first dip in the ocean this afternoon. Can't wait to see him splashing around. I forgot what a calming effect dogs have. I think my blood pressure dropped 10 points the minute I saw him. Looking forward to many years of doggy happiness. I've had Goldens before and they make such wonderful pets.

     
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Mar 13, 2011, 10:24 AM
 
He’s adorable!

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Mar 13, 2011, 10:26 AM
 
Awww...Who's a good boy? YOU'RE a good boy!
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 10:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Awww...Who's a good boy? YOU'RE a good boy!
LOL... So far he's been a good boy but I'm sure those razor teeth of his will do their fair share of damage. He has a great temperament... totally laid back. I put his first collar and leash on yesterday and he didn't fuss at all.
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 12:34 PM
 
sweetness!
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 03:13 PM
 
Congrats on the pup... what kind of chair is that in the background? It looks sweet.
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 03:32 PM
 
*cutenessoverload*
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 03:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Congrats on the pup... what kind of chair is that in the background? It looks sweet.
Don't know... that was at the home of the breeders.
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 04:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
Don't know... that was at the home of the breeders.
Hey now, that’s offensive, they’re heterosexuals!

     
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Mar 13, 2011, 04:40 PM
 
Just when I thought that cute puppies were gay...

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Mar 13, 2011, 04:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Hey now, that’s offensive, they’re heterosexuals!

Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 05:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Hey now, that’s offensive, they’re heterosexuals!

LOL ... I was wondering if anyone was gonna catch that
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 05:57 PM
 
What a cute puppy. Congrats!
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 11:13 PM
 
I guess you can always blame it on... nm.

Cute pup.
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Mar 14, 2011, 06:50 AM
 
Thanks for sharing the picture. One of the few dependably positive things in the world is still a cute puppy, especially a Golden Retriever.

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Mar 14, 2011, 02:28 PM
 
Lovely puppy.

I can tell it's DR because of the floor and the doors. So characteristic of Dominican houses!
     
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Mar 14, 2011, 04:05 PM
 
Cuuuuuute dog. You're definitely right: one of the absolute best breeds. Such awesome personalities, super loyal...

Love it!
     
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Mar 14, 2011, 04:29 PM
 
¡¡ Precioso !!
     
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Mar 14, 2011, 04:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Hg2491 View Post
Lovely puppy.

I can tell it's DR because of the floor and the doors. So characteristic of Dominican houses!
Blast from the past! Long time no see.
     
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Mar 14, 2011, 10:44 PM
 
Cute!!!! Congratulations! ^-^

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Mar 15, 2011, 08:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Hg2491 View Post
Lovely puppy.

I can tell it's DR because of the floor and the doors. So characteristic of Dominican houses!
It was in Atala in Santo Domingo. Just up the street from the Presidente factory. Made for a long day trip from Punta Cana.
     
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Mar 15, 2011, 11:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
It was in Atala in Santo Domingo. Just up the street from the Presidente factory. Made for a long day trip from Punta Cana.
That's close from where I live!
     
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Mar 15, 2011, 11:56 PM
 
and you guys didn't meet up?
     
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May 18, 2011, 09:18 AM
 
Río is growing like a weed. Over 30 pounds already. Here he is with an ear-to-ear smile:

     
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May 18, 2011, 10:30 AM
 
Cartoon dog! Sweet.
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May 18, 2011, 10:34 AM
 
Adorable, and gorgeous location too.

<looks out window at rain>
     
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May 18, 2011, 11:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Adorable, and gorgeous location too.
I think the, er, location is gay, so don't go swooning too hard, now.
     
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May 18, 2011, 12:13 PM
 
Holy cow, that is the cutest puppy ever.
     
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May 18, 2011, 12:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Holy cow, that is the cutest puppy ever.
He's pretty smart too. At 4 months he's totally housebroken and knows all the main commands (sit, stay, down, come, off, etc). We certainly lucked out. My last Golden was a little short in the brains department. I think he must have been dropped on his head once or twice.
     
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May 18, 2011, 03:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
He's pretty smart too. At 4 months he's totally housebroken and knows all the main commands (sit, stay, down, come, off, etc). We certainly lucked out. My last Golden was a little short in the brains department. I think he must have been dropped on his head once or twice.
I used to say that 99% of it is up to how well the owner(s) train the dog, but I've been proven wrong several times -- individual dog's personalities and intelligence absolutely make a difference. You might've lucked out a bit, and I'm definitely certain we lucked out with ours.

Rio is absolutely beautiful. Keep posting some pics from time to time!
     
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May 18, 2011, 04:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I used to say that 99% of it is up to how well the owner(s) train the dog, but I've been proven wrong several times -- individual dog's personalities and intelligence absolutely make a difference.
Absolutely. Our last dog (‘our’ referring here to me and my parents, when I lived at home) was very much in the slow department. Slow, lazy and stubborn, he was, and with the intelligence of a gnat in heat. But sweet when he wanted to be, and never mean.

The one my parents have now, on the other hand, is highly energetic (for a Newfie, that is) and quite smart, too. And not so bloody stubborn all the time, so you can actually train her!
     
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May 18, 2011, 04:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I think the, er, location is gay, so don't go swooning too hard, now.
There's something about palm trees and blue sky that appeals to anyone, regardless of persuasion.
     
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May 18, 2011, 04:13 PM
 
Thanks to Oisín being the last one to post in this thread, I made an interesting mental connection: my sister-in-law named her puppy Oisin.

Though you'd all be fascinated to know that.

[edit: clearly Andi's post wasn't there yet when I wrote this...]
     
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Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Thanks to Oisín being the last one to post in this thread, I made an interesting mental connection: my sister-in-law named her puppy Oisin.
Dare I ask, somewhat off-topically, if she knows how to pronounce it, too?

And what kind of puppy is it? Good name for a puppy, but only if it’s fawn.
     
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May 18, 2011, 04:20 PM
 
Awww so cute. I just picked up a pair of baby Rats that are 5 weeks old. So far they are scared of the cat and the dog lol. All babies are cute and lovable. If I didn't live in a apartment I would get another dog but as a puppy so my current one would have something to play with.
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May 18, 2011, 05:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Dare I ask, somewhat off-topically, if she knows how to pronounce it, too?

And what kind of puppy is it? Good name for a puppy, but only if it’s fawn.
Well, she speaks Irish Gaelic (to some extent, at least) so I'm assuming her pronunciation is good. (Roughly like 'ocean', or at least that's how it sounds to me.)

He's a mutt, not sure what breeds are in there, but I think fawn would probably be a good description of his coloring.
     
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May 18, 2011, 05:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Well, she speaks Irish Gaelic (to some extent, at least)
Indeed?! That’s a rarity. Tell her from me that tá ainm an-deas ar fad ar a coileán madaidh.

(Roughly like 'ocean', or at least that's how it sounds to me.)


(Too many people tell me my nick is said like Oy-zinn or something. It ain’t! ‘Ocean’ is a good rough approximation of a southern pronunciation; my [northern] pronunciation is pretty much like ‘machine’ without the m)

He's a mutt, not sure what breeds are in there, but I think fawn would probably be a good description of his coloring.
Yeah, if she actually speaks the language, I’d expect that. ‘Oisín’ is a diminutive of os, which means a doe or a fawn.



Edit: Sorry about the derailing, folks. Let the puppiness continue!
     
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May 18, 2011, 05:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Indeed?! That’s a rarity. Tell her from me that tá ainm an-deas ar fad ar a coileán madaidh.
Yeah, she's a bit of an odd duck. (In a good way! )
     
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May 18, 2011, 05:52 PM
 
Okay... just one more. I love his goofy smile!

     
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May 18, 2011, 06:15 PM
 
Awww. I wish I had a puppy.

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May 18, 2011, 06:17 PM
 
Has Doof ever mentioned the fact that he likes puppies?
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May 18, 2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Has Doof ever mentioned the fact that he likes puppies?
How can anyone not like puppies? Although oddly enough, here in the DR the majority of people are terrified of dogs... even little puppies. It's kind of funny to see grown men run scared from a 20 pound ball of fluff and drool.
     
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Okay... just one more. I love his goofy smile!

Aww, bless his little cotton socks … err, nose.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
There's something about palm trees and blue sky that appeals to anyone, regardless of persuasion.
I was referring to the arms.
     
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May 18, 2011, 07:21 PM
 
I love the sand on his nose, bloody lucky dog
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May 18, 2011, 09:13 PM
 
Don't show him this, it will ruin him for life.
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May 19, 2011, 12:46 AM
 
If you ever decide to sell Rio for some ridiculous reason, please consider how happy he'd be romping around northwestern Louisiana with a potential buyer.
     
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How can a city romp around ?
     
   
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