Our 77lbs of Love

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Our 77lbs of Love

Freki (Formally Ronnie)

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After moving into our new apartment we were finally in a place where we could consider getting a dog. Our cat had died a few weeks before and we couldn't bring replace him with another cat. A dog wouldn't bring any comparison. We knew we wanted a shelter dog. We were not in the market for a puppy so definitely something a bit older. After cruising the website close to home without finding anything that called to us we decided to look a bit further out. That is when we saw Ronnie's picture. We fell in love with his face and immediately decided to make the two hour trek down to meet him. After meeting him we were told there was a hold placed on him while we were travelling. We were slightly devastated that we couldn't bring him home immediately but placed a second hold and hoped that we still had a chance. We were informed he was dog reactive and we shouldnt bring him to any dog parks which worried our daughter...but we had faith that a bit of love and training would help him overcome his issues. So when you called us the next day and said the other family had passed on him we came the very next day and picked him up. Once home he settled down pretty quickly and today, only one week from the time we adopted him he played in a dog park with two other dogs happily. When not out on walks Freki is our lap dog. He is quiet and loveable and follows us around the house, sleeping either with us or our teenage daughter. He is by far the sweetest boy and well worth the long drive to get him.

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