Bubba (Buddy)

INDY ALERT!!!!!!!!! - 28 Dec
--- INDY ALERT - update - 30 Dec
--- Indy Rescue - update - 31 Dec
--- Buddy-Indy rescue - 31 Dec
Buddy in Indy now known as Bubba - 2 Jan
Bubba - Snip snip today - 18 Jan
--- Bubba and the snip snip - 19 Jan
bubba IMPS - 28 Jan
--- Bubba was adopted as I cry in my beer - 31 Jan
Bubba the Jan. Indy Rescue - 2 Sep
More pics of Bubba (Indy rescue) - 4 Sep

INDY ALERT!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 28 Dec 1998 16:43:37 -0500 - from Kara

I just talked with the lady from Humane Society here. They have a minpin, which is supposedly the one that was given up after the owner contacted us and gave us only 9 hours to do anything. Anyway, he has been through behavior testing and is food-bowl aggressive, but is very sweet otherwise. He has no problem with being handled. He is B&T, 14 pounds and a little oversized, but is purebred. It is recommended that he be placed in a no-dog, no small children home. She is going to check out IMPS, since she has not dealt with them before. Apparently she deals with another minpin recue group, which confused me since there is no organized group in Indiana that I know of. But they refused to take him because of the food bowl agression. She is supposed to get back with me, and if everything checks out, then I am supposed to pick up the dog tomorrow. I can foster, but we'll need a permanent home.

Wed, 30 Dec 1998 10:22:55 -0500 - from Kara

-----Original Message-----

<<Yes, there is a breeder friend of mine who does a lot of rescue in Indiana and she did turn this dog down as he is quite aggressive. This could be one of the tough calls, it is hard enough to place a dog that is easy to live with but I for one will not deal with aggressive dogs as the liability issue is far to great. Not only do you take the chance of one of your dogs being injured but a very real and very expensive possibility of being sued if the dog bites and injures a person.

Judy Peters
PJMin Pins

I didn't get your post until after I'd already gotten him. He's really very affectionate and well-trained with humans. He's better trained than my dog (which may not be saying much since Lexus pees anytime and anywhere he wants to), but for now I'm pretty much keeping him away from my dog. I definitely always feed them in separate rooms just to be safe. The only time I let them out together is late at night when they're both pretty calm, but then he's only been here one day. I don't know, as I don't have much experience doing this, but I think he would be excellent in a home with no other dogs, and pretty good if there were larger dogs in the home. He thinks he can intimidate Lexus because he's bigger (he's also right).

When I had him out last night by himself he curled up next to me on the couch and fell asleep. He's very affectionate, but looks very undernourished. I don't know if that's part of the aggression or not. He follows me around the house everywhere I go, like he's afraid to let me out of his sight. I think it would be a good permanent placement if he went somewhere where he was the only dog and could get all the attention.

I guess this is the 3rd time his owner has let him get out of the house. He's already microchipped and heartworm negative. I really think he needs to be neutered soon. His name could be Horny Boy the second.

Is your friend with a rescue organization? I didn't know anyone else in Indiana was doing rescue for minpins besides Pam and myself. Maybe we could coordinate stuff with her.

Thu, 31 Dec 1998 18:28:39 EST - from Pam

I met Kara and picked up Buddy.....geez is he a big one but boney. My fun ha ha has begun as he is dog aggressive. Stopped at the pet shop people petted him he has allowed me to handle him, my husband absolutedly no problem. Brought him in and put in the crate as he immediately growled and was aggressive immediately with my minpin and other male....not with my female mutt. Currently no one is growling they are eyeballing one another esp. Doucie and Buddy but Buddy is in crate. We are slowly trying to introduce them. If things don't get better will need an immediate home. I see NO PEOPLE AGGRESSION. This pet shop I sometimes frequent is pretty sharp on training and knowledgeable about dogs and they could not see any signs of aggression. Although we all agree he is way tooo large for the breed. His coat is not in good condition....very flakey. Kara had bathed him and he is as she said very loveable. At this time no way would I send him to a home with another dog. He is not neutered and will call my vet. He is not as hyper as Doucie. This is a sweet dog with people but a not with other male dogs. I can use all the suggestions the list can give......Pam N Friends plus Buddy our foster child

Fri, 1 Jan 1999 16:03:30 EST - from Pam

Whew all dogs out together now in the same room.....it has taken time and patience but we are here and not that I am not really watchful. Jake and Buddy had a confrontation earlier...I grabbed Buddy and got bit not anything worth much.....that has been only human thing and that is my fault for getting in the middle....but Jake is very strong and it scared me something would happen. He went to the store with my husband and is now in his lap snoozing....so maybe once neutered the male thing will stop as he and jake continue from time to time to have to work this out.
Wendy you are right they do work it out and I am such a worry wart that I overly react probably....Happy New Year to the Best.....Pam N Friends

Peeing contests a new way to housebreak

Fri, 1 Jan 1999 17:31:09 EST - from Pam

Jake pees, then Doucie pees where Jake peed then Buddy pees where Jake and Doucie peed, then Buddy pees and then Jake pees where Buddy peed then Doucie pees where Jake and Buddy peed......and the saga goes on. Buddy diagnosed as food bowl aggressive just shared food with Doucie but did have a grumbler when hubby gave out pieces of boiled chicken....we are surviving and the first day everyone is alive and no one is bloodied......this is a nice dog so far. Keep your fingers crossed that he continues to discredit his reputation.....Happy New Year as I brace for a snow storm.....Pam n Friends

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Buddy in Indy now known as Bubba
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Sat, 2 Jan 1999 05:05:20 EST - from Pam

Bubba is The Indy Alert dog that Kara had and I am now fostering. Some our original info. may be changing as he is adjusting to our home....he is doing better with all the dogs including the Blue Heeler male. We are in a snow alert but will be trying my luck at emailing pictures....this is one huge minpin reminds me of Vince and Nancy's Lucky story but not that big......thanks for your hard work....Pam Newton N Friends

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Snip snip today
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Mon, 18 Jan 1999 09:11:58 EST - from Pam

Bubba goes in this afternoon for neutering...his prayers for more snow just didn't work this time. Wish us well and hopefully he will be back home in the morning a little sore and ready to play very soon......Pam n Friends

Tue, 19 Jan 1999 18:11:01 EST - from Pam

Bubba is home and happy to be here. Had his neutering done and hubby picked him up this AM. Said he had been in his lap much of the day. When I got home from work he was a jumpin jack so I would say he is ok. My husband is really getting attached to this guy I might add.....He was so well behaved at the vets and around other people...he just doesn't like bigger male dogs. I am hoping that with the jewels gone he might be a little less challenging with other bigger male dogs.....well it is a done deal and the guy is doing great. Had him updated on shots thaat the shelter had not done...rabies I can't figure that one.....Pam n Friends

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bubba IMPS
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Thu, 28 Jan 1999 11:10:48 EST - from Pam

Ron is going to North Carolina Feb 21st it would be possible to transport Bubba if we have a home in that area. No small children or large male dogs. In a way hope there isn't as I have gotten attached to this fella. He loves to sit on the upper deck that is fenced in to chase squirrels off the railing as they come to raid my bird feeders. However this little clown gave me a heart attack he climbed on the picnic table to the railing and was walking on the rail that is 20feet from the ground. About the time I think I have minpin proofed a place they find some way....go figure....Pam n Friends

Sun, 31 Jan 1999 20:01:58 EST - from Pam

I met the Turners in Indianapolis today and turned over Bubba. I will tell you my heart is breaking. I know these are great people and he will be terrrific with an 18yo. They have taken in other rescues so I feel they will be prepared and use the patience needed to allow him to adjust to new surroundings. I guess you feel like you trick them....he thought oh boy oh boy a car ride and he did get to go to a big Italian Birthday party with treats and everything before we met so he had a good time. I hope to see them on the list and I will send the $35.00 they reimbursed me for his neutering to Imps as a farewell gift to my friend, Buddy.....Rescue the bitter sweet work...but say prayers for Bubba that he is home at last.....Pam N Friends

Sun, 31 Jan 1999 20:15:50 -0800 - from Rie

Pam - knowing that their Manchester rescue died of old age at 14 (they didn't get her until she was 8) should help ease some of the emptiness. These people really, really wanted a min pin, so I would say that he is in his forever home. Good Job!!!

Rie Shields

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Bubba the Jan. Indy Rescue
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Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:27:48 EDT - from Pam

Pam and Bubba - first rescue

Think I can now scan....this is Bubba rescued Dec.31,1998. He had a farewell party and this is the picture when the new owners called to meet me for his pick up...Note the tears in my eyes...Pam


This was a large handsome boy.....Pam

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More pics of Bubba
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Sun, 5 Sep 1999 15:39:53 EDT - from Kara

Some pics from Bubba's first foster Mom!



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