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Sat May 1, 2021, 07:21 PM

Say hello to the newest member of the family

Her name is Roxy









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Reply Say hello to the newest member of the family (Original post)
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 OP
Demovictory9 May 1 #1
flor-de-jasmim May 1 #2
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #4
Phoenix61 May 1 #3
QED May 1 #5
ShazzieB May 1 #6
CaliforniaPeggy May 1 #7
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #11
Useless in FL May 1 #13
trof May 1 #17
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #30
slightlv May 2 #57
trof May 2 #59
Retired Engineer Bob May 2 #61
Irish_Dem 18 hrs ago #64
Ka-Dinh Oy May 1 #29
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #8
Useless in FL May 1 #14
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #20
Texin May 2 #49
Retired Engineer Bob May 2 #52
smirkymonkey May 1 #9
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #12
Useless in FL May 1 #15
smirkymonkey May 1 #18
markie May 1 #10
Lochloosa May 1 #16
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #19
Lochloosa May 1 #21
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #23
niyad May 1 #22
Diamond_Dog May 1 #24
SheltieLover May 1 #25
KT2000 May 1 #26
Retired Engineer Bob May 2 #55
mopinko May 1 #27
Dreampuff May 1 #28
liberalla May 1 #31
dixiechiken1 May 1 #32
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #39
Heartstrings May 1 #33
arkielib May 1 #34
mahina May 1 #35
I_UndergroundPanther May 1 #36
calimary May 1 #37
Laffy Kat May 1 #38
bdamomma May 1 #40
Retired Engineer Bob May 1 #41
wendyb-NC May 2 #42
MarianJack May 2 #43
BobTheSubgenius May 2 #44
Wolf Frankula May 2 #45
Retired Engineer Bob May 2 #53
Rhiannon12866 May 2 #46
Aussie105 May 2 #47
dixiechiken1 May 2 #48
Retired Engineer Bob May 2 #56
Retired Engineer Bob May 2 #50
Aussie105 May 2 #60
Traildogbob May 2 #51
lunatica May 2 #54
appleannie1 May 2 #58
Upthevibe May 2 #62
marble falls Saturday #63
Skittles 17 hrs ago #65

Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:22 PM

1. so cute

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:24 PM

2. What a cutie!

It took a moment for me to recognize the popsicle - it looks positively huge!
And the look on Roxy's face when she is on the grass is precious. Enjoy!!

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Response to flor-de-jasmim (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:29 PM

4. She has grown a bit from the popsicle pic

Took her to the vet for a routine visit. At 11 months she’s up to 80 lbs.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:28 PM

3. What a little cutie! nt

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:29 PM

5. Just precious!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:30 PM

6. Cute pupper!

The second pic is my favorite, because you can see her pretty markings.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:31 PM

7. She is gorgeous! I love her markings. What kind of dog is she, besides adorable?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:36 PM

11. Roxy the Rottweiler

She is a handful at times. She has chewed the upholstery off my kitchen chair, took a bite off the corner of our sofa. But we love her nevertheless.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #11)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:46 PM

13. Roxy is Adorable!

I know she loves you, just look at the sweet face looking at you!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #11)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:52 PM

17. Puppies are always a handful. And those sharp little milk teeth.

ouch
She is a cutie though.
We have a rescue Shepwiler, Rosie.
She's old and mainly sleeps and eats.
Got her off of death row about an hour before the gas chamber.

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Response to trof (Reply #17)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:57 PM

30. To rescue an older dog is great

So glad she has a forever home. Enjoy her while you can

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Response to trof (Reply #17)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:48 PM

57. I wanted an older dog, myself

At 65, an older dog would fit us so well, I thought. I'd lost my Leonburger 2 years ago on Xmas day. Ended up rescuing a true Heinz 57 from the pound who's enormous and turned out to be about 2 years old. She'd been abused by males, didn't know how to walk on a leash, wasn't housebroken, and doesn't know how to play with a person. She loves her chew toys and balls... but has no idea how to play ball with a person. We're working on all of it with her. She's a loving goofball who really wants to please you, but isn't the brightest bulb in the pack. I'm open to suggestions on training on any of it, please! Both my Leonburger and my Border Collie were wicked smart. They trained us more than we trained them! This is whole new kettle of fish. During the 2nd walk in the park on a leash, she got distracted, took off running, and sent me flying thru the air holding onto the other end of her leash. I wasn't going to let go; I was afraid she'd get hurt. Instead, when I fell back to the ground, my leg broke in 2 places. My 103 pounds didn't stand against her 77 pounds of pure, unrestrained energy!

I'm waiting for my leg to heal, and then will start looking for a trainer for both Lexy (and myself). Meanwhile, I'm definitely open for suggestions. She's already been adopted and turned back once. I want her to know she has a forever home with us, but there are certain tradeoffs that come with that (LOL)... like don't break Mom's leg!

I'd post a pic, but I don't know how. Can someone explain to this newbie? I didn't see an option in the editing tags...

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Response to slightlv (Reply #57)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:27 PM

59. Our age was also a consideration.

I'm 79 and Miz t. is 76, but I think at least one of us will outlive Rosie.

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Response to slightlv (Reply #57)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:53 PM

61. Many of my friends are older

One of my fears is Roxy’s reaction on meeting folks. She doesn’t have viscous intent to people or other dogs, but the Covid thing has restricted her socializing. She’s good on a leash, and we walk her daily. She does like to jump on folks in greeting, we are working on stopping this behavior.

As far as posting pictures, it took me a while to figure this out. Check out https://www.democraticunderground.com/103659987
For guidance.

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Response to slightlv (Reply #57)

Mon May 10, 2021, 07:45 PM

64. How is your leg doing?

A little over a year ago, I fell and broke my leg and ankle. I had to have surgery to place rods and pins so it could heal.
It was slow to heal, but I am happy to say that I am walking 2 miles a day now.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #11)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:55 PM

29. Roxy the rotten rottie.

Got to love her.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:31 PM

8. Our other dog is a bit smaller

This is Amy, our 8 lb Chihuahua





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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #8)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:47 PM

14. A mini Roxy!

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Response to Useless in FL (Reply #14)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:00 PM

20. The resemblance

Is a freaky coincidence, but other folks have to us the same thing.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #8)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:57 AM

49. I've got a little Chihuahua with the exact same markings.

He's chunkier that your fur baby, though. I'm sure it's my fault. He loves his groceries.

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Response to Texin (Reply #49)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:48 AM

52. Hard not to spoil them, isn't it

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:34 PM

9. OMG! She is the sweetest thing ever!

What an adorable little baby! My sister had a Rottie named Ruby and I just adored that dog more than anything! She looked just like your little Roxy! It's funny, because now she has a 4-year-old Swiss Mountain dog named "Roxy", who is also a sweet gentle giant (I just watched her for a week and 1/2 while they were on vacation).

My favorite thing is the little brown dot eyebrows. They are just so cuuuute!

Thank you so much for posting!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #9)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:43 PM

12. I think I read your post

About issues getting her to relieve herself. Glad you got it worked out.

Dogs are amazing, we really don’t deserve them. I remember the time my husband got a call informing him of the sudden passing of his brother. He cried out in anguish, and our Chihuahua howled along with him. They have more empathy than all Republicans combined.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #12)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:49 PM

15. Awwww .... I think you're right!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #12)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:55 PM

18. They are such amazing creatures.

So filled with love and empathy! I miss my little Roxy girl, but I will see her again up in Maine in another month or so and then over the summer. Also, they just crack me up. They are so funny and they have such adorable, unique personalities!

I am sorry to hear about your husband's brother. I am glad your husband had a little friend (and you) to help him through his crisis. Dogs are just the best. I have always said that Dog is God spelled backward.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:36 PM

10. ...



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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:51 PM

16. Never thought I would want a Rott.

Lily is our rescue...2 years old. She was found on the Interstate eating out of a mcdonald bag.

What great dogs. Smart as a whip

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #16)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:57 PM

19. Amy is a rescue dog

Her human had to go to a nursing home.

Roxy was not. I was nervous about getting a large breed dog with an unknown upbringing.

They are smart, and very stubborn. She is gentle, but I pity anyone who would consider breaking into the house.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #19)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:12 PM

21. They can be stubborn. Kinda like that about her.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #21)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:26 PM

23. Their stubbornness is both good and bad

Once you get them trained a certain way, they stick to it. She has her feeding ritual; the bowl comes up onto the counter and gets filled. She must sit, and give us a paw. Then the bowl goes to the floor. Gobble, gobble, gobble. She is an enthusiastic eater. She is also trained to let us play with her food while she is eating. I think this is important, this is a time where dogs are most aggressive. She continues eating while I stir her food. I do this about every other week, I’m always nervous- it’s like playing with a running chainsaw.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:16 PM

22. Hello Roxy. Welcome to your furever home. You are just adorable.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:32 PM

24. "They have more empathy than all,Republicans combined"

Quote of the day!

Enjoy your lil pup! First days are hard with puppies, but she’ll settle in soon!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:33 PM

25. Congrats!

Beautiful pup!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:41 PM

26. She is so cute!

Is she going to fill up that dog bed?

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #26)

Sun May 2, 2021, 01:50 PM

55. It's getting close

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:50 PM

27. love rotties.

a boxer fan, myself, but wouldnt mind a rottie.
i'll never not have a bully breed dog.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:55 PM

28. Hi Roxy!

She is absolutely beautiful!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:02 PM

31. SO ADORABLE!!!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:24 PM

32. She's a beauty!

Mr. Dixie & I have only ever had rotties. I've had dogs my entire life but my first rottie was the one he had when we first started dating 27 years ago. I am in completely love with the breed. They are very smart and have a wonderful sense of humor.

It's interesting that you mention your trepidation about getting a large breed dog with an unknown upbringing. We were just talking about that the other day and I told my husband the same thing. (Our three rotties all came to us as pups.) The thing about rotties is, they are not your dog, you are their people. My boy takes my whole hand or my forearm arm in his mouth when we're playing but he never hurts me. And I know he won't, either. I trust him because I've raised him from a pup. I don't know that I'd be so comfortable with those teeth if I hadn't. I think your "playing with a running chainsaw" analogy is perfect.

Anyway, your girl is gorgeous! I wish you all, Amy included, many years of love and laughter together.

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Response to dixiechiken1 (Reply #32)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:01 PM

39. Great reply

Roxy likes to take hands into her mouth, not a snap but a gentle mouthing. We are trying very hard to teach her this is unacceptable. Rottweiler bites exceed shark bites in terms of lbs/in (^2). What she is capable of is scary. Any form of biting must be unacceptable.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:26 PM

33. Look at that face!

How adorable! Welcome to the du family, Roxy!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:30 PM

34. Cute puppy!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:14 PM

35. Hi Roxy girl!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:20 PM

36. Roxy is a seriously

Adorable pupper! 😻

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:24 PM

37. Welcome to DU, Retired Engineer Bob!

Look at de widdle puppyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...


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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:46 PM

38. Awwww. A bebe rottie!

Congrats! She is absolutely adorable.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:16 PM

40. too cute

what a face

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:16 PM

41. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful replies

I’m holding off a bit posting in the main forums, but am replying to many.

I can see a few “wasted hours” here per week, but what the hell, I can afford to waste some time. So happy to jump off the rat race.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:04 AM

42. What a cute puppy

She looks like she's comfortable in any setting, playing outdoors, chilling on her dog bed, hanging out with family, and helping them people food.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:11 AM

43. What a sweet puppy.

I wish you many years of love and happiness with her.

PEACE!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:23 AM

44. Roxy is adorable and amusing!

Have a blast, Bob!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 01:40 AM

45. You need nosey kisses

ear scratchies and snuggles. Please don't tell Bowtie the Cat I said that.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #45)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:51 AM

53. Your secret is safe

I promise not to snitch. Please give Bowtie a snuggle for me.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 01:53 AM

46. Awwww! What a little cutie! Congrats to you both!

And I know puppies can be quite a handful, as I read downthread, but that's why they are so adorable at that stage, you can't stay mad for long. She's a lucky pup and so are you...

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:04 AM

47. Love them to bits!

Never took to dogs bigger than a labrador, until I met my grand daughter's Rottie.

Loving, affectionate, your best pal once the boss introduces you, ferociously loyal and protective of their territory and family.
Would snatch food out of your hand, until you gave the 'gentle' command, and he would very carefully, just using his front teeth, take the treat.

Alas, he is no more. Grand daughter is grieving, and so am I.

I gave her money to cover vet bills and get another, but she says, very sadly, in a tiny voice . . . Not Yet.

Enjoy Roxy's growing up and company. She looks a charmer.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #47)

Sun May 2, 2021, 08:16 AM

48. I'm so, so sorry for your & your granddaughters' loss, Aussie.

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Response to dixiechiken1 (Reply #48)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:19 PM

56. Here a photo of Humphrey Bogart

My previous Chihuahua’s were named Chico and Cocoa. The vet stated the names were a little too on the spot. So we named the next dog (white) Humphrey. He’s with Amy.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #47)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:19 AM

50. Losing a pet is difficult

I’ve had to put down three over the years. Sorry for your grand daughter’s loss. Give her some time to grieve, I’m willing to bet she will want a new dog soon.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Reply #50)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:58 PM

60. All good.

Thanks.

Give Roxy lots of hugs from those who would like to, but aren't close enough to do so.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:44 AM

51. Hello Roxy

I have a 56 day old black lab. She is number 6 of labs in my adult life. Trail Trekker Taylor is 10 this summer. She is having joint health issues. Her trail days may be done. I got Mountain Shadow Myah to have her step in as trail buddy. I love all my dogs. Puppy days are tough. Those damn teeth. My arms are ripped to bloody stumps,🤣
Slightly exaggerated, and sleep....what sleep? But, that is the cost of molding a great friend into your life style for years of both way love, that is hard to find in other humans. Best of luck and health to your new puppy. Great pix. And to you rescuers, bless you. My daughter is adamant about rescue animals. This may be my last dog and I just wanted to stick with lab, and train from its earliest days. Dogs are soul savers. Less humans and more dogs would Make America Great. Rotties are beautiful.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:09 PM

54. Roxy is gorgeous!

Congratulations! She looks like a great addition to the family!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:22 PM

58. What a beautiful Rottie. I have had two of them.

They were the most gentle of any dog I have ever known.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:51 PM

62. OMG!

Roxy is precious!

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 06:20 PM

63. Sure its just a lick of a popsickle now. Wait till she discovers cookouts and the refrigerator.

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Response to Retired Engineer Bob (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 09:03 PM

65. "Teh Cute", it BURNS

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