Thursday, September 30, 2010

Introducing Mr. B

I got a call last week from my dad telling me that they are now a "Two dog family".  Otis has a new brother, Mr. B.  My dad was at a local end of summer festival and they had a bunch of dogs from shelters they were showcasing in hopes of finding them homes.  For whatever reason it was decided that Mr. B should become part of the family.  But it was not that easy, it was a 4 day mission trying to track the dog down after the festival.  But he was found.

Apparently, Mr B was picked up from a shelter, a few days before he was to be put down.  He was then taken to a no-kill shelter for a few months, and was moved to another no-kill shelter for another month.  And then he was showcased at the festival.  He is a black lab mix.

He is not in perfect health.  He is very overweight.  He is between 90 and 95 pounds and should probably be between 60 and 70 pounds.  He is about 8 years old.  He will be going on a diet and going on many walks to get to a healthy weight.

He is sweet around people, but he seems somewhat defensive and on edge around other dogs.  He is ok, with Otis, since Otis is so mellow, (although I was told he growled and snarled at Otis a couple of times).  But he was a bit on edge around Lola and her energy level and went at her a couple of times.  We put a stop to that very quickly.  But we think it will take sometime for Mr. B to be comfortable around Lola and her energy level.    Lola was fine and just left him alone after he went at her.  I think she knew and sensed what was going on and knew it was better to just let him go to sleep on the couch.

There will be more updates on Mr. B's new life (and diet).  We hope that once Mr. B is at a healthier weight and adapts more to his new home he will be more comfortable around other dogs.  I think he has had a rough life the past year, (and perhaps longer) and just needs to learn that everybody around him just wants to love him, (Lola and Otis included). 


  1. Awww that's awesome that Mr. B has a new life. More people should adopt shelter dogs. Thanks for sharing.


    Minnie Moo and Lincoln too

  2. Thats great to hear that about Mr B. I know that he will live a long life and I am so glad yall are willing to work through his problems. Congrats on the new family member Lola :)

  3. Welcome, Mr. B! Hopefully he'll chill out some around Lola.

    Elyse and Riley

  4. Mr. B was lucky to find you and I am sure he will settle down and relax with his new family members. It will be tough at 1st but he will adjust in no time!
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  5. Yay fur Mr. B!!! Mom and me is happy dat youz dad adopted hims. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS I am sure dat he will learn to luv Lola too!

  6. You guys are the best. Welcome Mr. B
    Benny & Lily

  7. Hello Mr.B-you are quite handsome!!!
    We look forward to learning more about you:)

  8. He looks so nice, and I'm sure he will be happy to be with you! Is his name really Mr. B? Or is that a nickname?

  9. Yay for Mr. B! He has a really good forever home now :)

    Paws up to Mr. B!

  10. What a lucky boy to find a good home where his little weight problem will be addressed and his health will be improved.

    Perhaps once he's more comfortable and secure in his new surroundings, he'll relax a bit with Lola.

  11. I'm sure glad Mr. B found a great home! Sounds like he's going to get wonderful care. My mom and I are sure once he adjusts to his new home he is going to have a blast with Otis and Lola! Congratulations on your new family member!


  12. Thanks for stopping by the blog! We hope to see you in the future! We will be adding you to our blog list! Welcome Mr. B to your family