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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meet our new addition ... Lexi

Meet Lexi our new addition to the Jarrah Jungle household


Lexi's a Rottie x Staffie and 1.5 yrs old. I wanted a Rottweiler as I had 2 pet Rotties growing up on the farm and they are such smart confident dogs and Mr P likes Staffies, so Lexi was a perfect mix of both.

Lexi is our first child in the house ... she cries by the backdoor when she hasn't seen us for a while, she chews everything in sight and especially likes my garden supplies, she is learning how to fetch the ball and bring it back, not to mention needing constant affection love and attention. If that's not training for kids I don't know what is!

 
Lexi was found wondering the streets and taken in by the RSPCA last month. She was most likely mistreated as she's scared of men and pretty shy and timid. Mr P and I have visited the RSPCA a few times looking for a dog to rescue. Lexi was cowering in the back of her kennel and wouldn't even come forward for treats. We took her for a walk to see how we would bond with her and then asked to put her on hold so we could think about it a bit more.

The lovely ladies at the centre told us she would need lots of love and patience to become confident again and we had to decide if we were up for the challenge and responsibility ... being first time parents and all it was a very big decision to make.


Yes Lexi was going to be a bit of work but we knew that she would absolutely love our big backyard and we could give her a fantastic life. So we doggie proofed the backyard (or so I thought!), fixed fences, mowed the lawn, bought her a big bed and blankets, food, toys, collar, lead, etc you name it!

We went back the next day to pick Lexi up and $500 later took her home with us. Then we had our Lesson No. 1 in patience .... it took us well over an hour to coax her out of the car! Thankfully some leftover Xmas ham did the trick eventually!

 
Lexi is a real girly girl and absolutely loves women and on her first trip to the park this weekend she went trotting up to all the girls which Mr P thinks is a fantastic pickup charm ... if only he was single!

Only 1 week on and Lexi already has a list of doggie dates lined up.

Lexi you're going to be a real heart breaker xx

 
 [All images my own]
 
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17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new addition - Lexi is very cute!

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  2. SO CUTE! You don't even know how jealous I am - I'm having mad puppy fever!

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  3. Oh what an absolute sweet face! I am sure she thinks she has died and gone to heaven finding your house and love.

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  4. So happy for your new addition! :) She looks precious!

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  5. She's beautiful...good luck with all the training. She just needs lots of love I'm sure! Oliver is still learning the ropes and he turned 3 last summer! xo

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  6. Lexi is adorable! So glad she's found a wonderful home with you x

    Having had a puppy and now I baby, I can tell you it's good training! In some ways puppies are harder work than babies!

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  7. Gorgeous love that she is a rescue dog. Very cute.

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  8. congrats congrats!! she is beautiful!! we got our $500 dog from the shelter too...and we all just love him back. good luck!!

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  9. It looks like she has a very happy and loving home! Rescue dogs are the best =) I think they really know that you save them. I love the very last picture. Very cute!

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  10. She's gorgeous! And what great parents you are, knowing she would be hard work but she will love you so much.

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  11. Aw thats so great you took her in from the RSPCA! There are so many pups there that need love, it's a big commitment but you've done a good thing!! Shes gorgeous!

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  12. Hello Lexi!! So nice to meet you. You are one lucky lady.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  13. She is adorableeeeeeee! God, I LOVE rotties! We used to have a neighbour with one that would come up to my dad every night (when he got home from work at midnight) and just be there by his side! It was the sweetest thing!

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  14. She is beautiful! Love her story and the love you two are pouring into her :) Yay for puppy parenthood! I cat wait to read more about your sweet girl!

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  15. What a lovely addition to your family and household - she will bewell loved I'm sure!! x

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  16. Welcome to the family Lexi! Gorgeous photos and I bet you are racing home each day after work that little bit quicker to have play time with your girl now!

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  17. Oh she is just GORGEOUS!!! Hope you're all very happy together xx

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