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    Hey everyone!* My name is Stephanie and I am from Dallas, TX.* I have 3 dogs.* 1-Boston Terrier (Jaymie), 1-Cocker Spaniel mix (Sadie), and 1-Black Lab mix (Tex).* As much as I enjoy chatting on the Boston Terrier boards, I wanted to also join a Lab forum for any info that I might need.
    We just got Tex unexpectantly and we've had him for almost 3 weeks now.* He is approx 11-12 weeks old.* I was pulling out of the parking garage at my apartments and saw a man parked across the street.* He tossed Tex out of his car, and as soon as he saw me saw him do it, he slammed the door and peeled off down the road.*
    I had no intentions of keeping him because our apartment complex has a 2-dog max rule.* But I took him in and cared for him till I could find him a home.* He was in terrible shape when I found him.* He crawled under a bush in the shade, and as I approached him he weakly walked up to me.* He was about 8 weeks old and what a terrible life his 8 weeks must of been.* He was really malnutrioned and his ribs, spine and hip bones all stuck out like a skeleton.* I thought there was something odd with his fur, so I knealt down to get a closer look, and discovered it was really just fleas crawling in and out of his fur.* They were in his eyes and coming out of his nose.* He was so anemic that while I was giving him his first bath,* he fell asleep, and I kept having to hold him up so he wouldn't go under the water.* It took hours to get all of the fleas off of him.* And we spot treated our dogs too just in case.
    He ate and drank alot, but mostly slept the whole first week.* He was so skinny that he gained 4 lbs in the first week!* Now his energy and personality is bubbling.* The apartment manager was touched by Tex's story and accepted our request to let him stay since I tried for 2 weeks to find him a new home.* So he is finally part of our family.* He went to the vet and got his first shots and dewormed last weekend.* And the vet said he seemed fine accept that he has really knobby knees or ankles which is from the malnutrion.* It doesn' t seem to bother him, but it may when he is older.* He's been absolutely wonderful to have!

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    Welcome to J.L.

    What a sad story, with such a lovely ending. Good on you for looking after the beautiful wee guy. I can never understand how people can be so cruel.

    I hope you enjoy your stay with us and we see lots more of Tex.



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    What an awful story....I can't believe there are people out in the world like that. What a blessing for Tex that you happened to be in the right place at the right time, it sounds like he has found a wonderful family and some great friends to live with! I'm looking forward to watching him grow and hearing lots of fun stories!! Take Care...

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    Welcome to you and Tex. What a great home Tex will have with you.
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    What a lil darlin'. He's very fortunate to have such a loving family. He will add so much to your life!

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    Bless you for saving him, he is so cute, how anyone could treat a sweetie like that so bad I will never understand. :'( Glad to see he found lots of love and I'm sure he'll do great. We are fairly new too, and there is alot of great info on this site. Welcome!

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    Welcome,
    Bless you for your kind heart. That is a most precious picture and it looks professional!
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    Welcome to JL!!

    That was such a sad story, but it has a happy ending.
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    Welcome to the forum from Ontario Canada. So glad you were there to help Tex

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    What a blessing you were there and able to take in that sweet boy.

    Welcome to the forum.
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