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Hello Everyone!

My name is Violet and I'm in PA - just joined the forums. We basically live in a zoo.

I have a room full of reptiles and tarantulas, a 3yr old Chinese Crested (Powder puff), one very large and kind of annoying cat, a parrot, and a domestic skunk.

Later this week we will be welcoming not one but two Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies. Normally I wouldn't dream of taking on two puppies at once because of Littermate syndrome but there are kind of special circumstances behind it.

The breeder had an accidental litter (hey it happens when you have small children) but unfortunately the accident was between a Merle and a Merle carrier. We put down a deposit on the one female puppy in the litter. Only to find out a few weeks later that her brother is deaf.

Now my wife had already become emotionally attached to the little girl but we have experience with deaf dogs. We have shared our home with two deaf herding dogs one Aussie and one Border Collie - sadly neither are still with us.

So we waffled about it for a couple of weeks and then the breeder found out that he also has some vision difficulties. At that point we decided that we would take him as well since we do have some experience. We are hoping that as they get older his sister will take on a "guide dog" type role. Though obviously we are prepared if that doesn't happen.

So on Thursday we make the five hour drive to Ohio to pick them up! Crates are bought and set up, toys are stock piled, a vibrating collar has been picked out - now we are just impatiently waiting.

Look forward to getting to know people and sharing all the hair ripping frustrations of having everything you own peed one or chewed up!

Violet
 

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Congrats on choosing to bring home a "defective" dog.馃お
I had to stop looking at Craigslist many years ago because I was just looking at pictures and saw Sara and knew I couldn't leave her there.
Lethal White Aussie squinting up into the camera, out in full sun with her delicate eyes, being offered as rare white Aussie, ready to breed in six months!
While I went to get her, assuming she was blind and or deaf, somehow she is neither.
Wasn't looking for a new dog at the time, greatful for her everyday.
Enjoy your new kids, it's gonna be fun! Please send lots of pictures.
 

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Oh, and would love some skunk pics. We had one for a year, loved him greatly, but the dogs would not accept him, no matter what we did. He gave the best hugs! Loved to watch him eat globe grapes.
He rehomed him to an awesome lady and even got to go visit him in his new home.
 
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