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Hi everybody,

Meet Rhett, the new family member to me and Ari. Rhett is from the SPCA. His owner fell and broke her hip and after a long sickbed she died. I decided to give Rhett a home for his last years. 

Please I need some advice how to introduce him to my two year old Ari.

We already did walkies twice with the two together. At the moment he is at Julies house- she is a foster mum.

Do you think I  must have my head read for adopting an old dog? 

I had to give him a home.........he has such a gentle soul!!!



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Comment by JOANNE on January 12, 2011 at 3:18am
He looks to be a lovely gentle boy. No, You definately do not need your head read. I am sure the two of you will have lots of fun together and make his final years happy. All the best with this lovely boy.xxx 
Comment by Carmel Murphy on January 12, 2011 at 3:45am
Sad and lovely story at the same time, and beautiful dog!! Usually younger dogs have great respect for the oldies! Best of luck with the new boy;o)
Comment by McBIRDY - Jean DUHANT on January 12, 2011 at 6:49am
A happy end for this lovely old boy ! Wish him some more happy years with his new friend Ari !!
Comment by Dee Rance on January 12, 2011 at 10:34am
I hope that you have many years with this lovely red boy, he has fallen on all four feet, Well done you.....;o))
Comment by mrs dee farndell on January 12, 2011 at 2:00pm

This is the most lovely story that has been on here in a long time

I think you are a very special person to take on a very special boy.

I hope you have lots of fun,love and companionship with him

Well done xxx

Comment by Rita Pike on January 12, 2011 at 4:27pm
A wonderfull thing for you to do - I am sure he will soon learn to love Ari. Rhett looks to have been well cared for - a lovely set of clean teeth and bright eyes.  Lots of luck with him and I hope he settles in well. The oldies are so special, his grey face makes me smile xx
Comment by lyn hathaway on January 12, 2011 at 5:35pm
im sure ari will get on with rhett.hes adorable and many thanks for giving him a new home phil.he deserves to be happy and he looks it
Comment by Dixie Cruise on January 13, 2011 at 9:21am
I have adopted older dogs in the past and it is extremely rewarding.  They seem to know that you have rescued them ... and they thank you every single day.  Thank you for your kind heart and I wish you many years of joy.  I adopted a 9 years old golden and that guy lived to be 15, so you just never know how long you get!  None of us do, of course, so lets all go hug them right now!  :)
Comment by Barbara on January 14, 2011 at 3:15am
Hope Ari and Rhett are soon friends. So nice of you that you give him a loving home Phil.
Comment by Alan Marsh on January 14, 2011 at 1:40pm
He looks lovely, will soon settle in.  Good luck and enjoy


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