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really I'm not, 2 puppies can be that bad can it? lol I kind of adopted Gem's sister today, she came in seperate from a different person, but is clearly her sister, she has been sitting in the shelter for over a month, I have been watching her for a while, and she wasnt going anywhere, I was pushing her to every dog person I knew and I have a LOT of connections, but nobody was interested, then I started having nightmares about her, and I was loosing sleep over her, finally went down there today, I was going to sponser her but they said procedure was the same for adopions even if they are free, and that bothered me, because I have never seen them so much as LOOK at an application before completing adoptions, and that scared me if I made her adoption free, it didnt sit well with my mom either despite their assurences about it. so we said to heck with it and adopted her ourselves lol

I am naming her Gypsy, and like Gem she is a 5 month old Heeler X GSD, she is a fair bit smaller then Gem though, she will be more Heeler size grown up, Gem is going to be GSD size.
 

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She is seriously cute, dude :3 Congratulations!
 

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Awwwe ... she is really adorable ... I cannot believe she was sitting there so long without anyone wanting her. Congratulations on her! :) Good luck with the two pups. I raised two pups together ... it is extra everything ... but in the end it is all worth it IMO. :)
 

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God, so cute!
 

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Awwwe ... she is really adorable ... I cannot believe she was sitting there so long without anyone wanting her. Congratulations on her! :) Good luck with the two pups. I raised two pups together ... it is extra everything ... but in the end it is all worth it IMO. :)
lol I dont get it! I always hear about black dogs being the hardest to get adopted, and there was Gypsy, bright orange and adorable sitting in a sea of black dogs and puppies and ONLY the black dogs were getting adopted! poor thing has been growing in a small concrete cage, and her bones are starting to warp a little as a result :( her legs are looking a little wonky, so hopefully we can get her straightend out ASAP, my mom definatly did not want another dog, but even she could see what spending a very formulative time in those conditions have started to do to her and wanted her out.

I have to go shopping now though lol, I dont have stuff for a 6th dog, I am gonna need another crate and what have you lol
 

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Cute pup for sure! As long as you're prepared to the possibility of same sex aggression down the road (Crate & Rotate) and the type of separation that is needed to properly raise littermates, I guess you're not crazy. Although I suppose being prepared for such things seems crazy to some :)
 

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Yes, Leeo and Blu Boy are littermates. I raised them doing most everything separately except for eating together side by side and some walks together now that they are older ... such as in going on 6 years old. I taught them to share and take turns. They had separate places to sleep and separate crates for 1 year. I have only ever seen them have a tift and that was at 7 months old over a treat. I put an end to that immediately and it has been good ever since. There is a thread around here somewhere about raising littermates ... I cannot seem to locate it. I remember it well. I know either I did a good job raising them or got lucky ... I would like to think I did a good job! Lol! :) The boys have no syndrome that I can see.
 

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lol I keep a house of all females(and one boy) so same sex aggression would be a possablity weather I adopted her or not :p

the girls will have seperate crates(I just gotta go buy one for Gyp lol) and seperate training..this will be easy since I have had Gem 2 months longer so she is waaayy ahead in training level. I am going to have to work out a schedual though for seperate out in public training.
 

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Aww good on ya - and good luck! I just about brought home Thumper's sister too when I picked him up, she was the most beautiful pup in the whole litter, and like the rest looked like a purebred Kelpie, but she had that really pretty fawn or blue/tan, silver colored coat with tan markings like Thump.. and the blue eyes.. gosh she was so pretty, the runt of the litter and she was the first pup to run up to me and give me kisses. But something drew me to Thumper..i've only had males so I was hesitant about a female, and I knew that the LAST thing I needed was a brother and sister kelpie/border collie/aussie shep pups growing up in my house. I would have been insane to attempt to raise them both... I was insane enough getting Thumper lol.
 

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lol packmomma, given that I have 2 border collies, 1 Toller, 1 JRT x, and now 2 ACD X German Shepherds,you post officially make me feel crazy! but what can I say, I LIKE crazy, energetic smart dogs :p Gem is perfect, exatly what I was looking for, high energy, playful, friendly, brilliant..why not have have 2 of her? lol
 

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lol packmomma, given that I have 2 border collies, 1 Toller, 1 JRT x, and now 2 ACD X German Shepherds,you post officially make me feel crazy! but what can I say, I LIKE crazy, energetic smart dogs :p Gem is perfect, exatly what I was looking for, high energy, playful, friendly, brilliant..why not have have 2 of her? lol
Haha well, chances are your're lifestyle might be better suited to a bunch of dogs like that - mine.. not so much, unforunately. I really LOVE the change of pace of having an energetic, playful, affectionate pup, in comparison to my laid-back, low maintenance, not so energetic Shiba.. they're both incredibly smart and I enjoy them both because they are so different, but living in an average-sized house, with an average-sized yard in the suburbs, us being the kind of couple that travels a lot, work a lot, etc I just don't have time for more of them like Thumper. I could easily handle 3 Shibas - no problem, just because of how low maintenace they are, and I do hope to add another Shiba to my crew in the next few years once Thumper is matured and settled down a bit..but Thumper eats up a lot of time and energy every day so I would be crazy to challenge myself more with raising two or more hyper energetic dogs at a time LOL. If I wasn't gone at work 10 hours a day, and travel as often as I do, I would gladly dedicate my time and energy to having more dogs, I really do look forward to them each and every day, but I gotta admit I enjoy having a break from them occasionally too lol.
 

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lol I work 10 hours a day as well, but its at a doggy daycare/kennel.. my dogs come with me and play all day, plus walks before work, and tricks to the dog park on weekends..and in the summer, trips to the dogpark before work, my dogs dont understand the concept of not being with mom everywhere..the little they are home, they are passed out lol
 
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