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bnoland 02-09-2014 12:46 PM

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Hello to all,
My name is Blake and I am from Memphis, TN. I am a former police officer now, mostly, a stay at home dad. I do have a part time job but it is very part time. I spend most of my time with my daughter at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital for her treatments for A.L.L. Luekemia. When I am not there for her I also serve on an advisory counsel to help improve patient care for the hospital.

We have alwags been a dog family. At one point having 3 dogs at once. We are down to one now. We down sized, give two of our 3 to family to prepare for our daughter. Shortly before she was diagmosed we were considering getting a puppy she could vall hers and work with so it would be more if her dog. Our pit/boxer mix loves her but we wanted a second one again and that seemed like a good excuse!

That brings us to current. While we werent actively seeking a dog we came across a deal we couldn't pass on. The daughter of a lady my mom grew up with just had pure bread Shepherds. We will be picking ours up on the 21st. I would like to get involved with Schutzhund. Not so much for the competition though it looks like a blast so that is what may end up happening. I am more interested in the high level of obedience and protective skills it would develop for him. We have decided he will be named Riddick and can't wait to meet him and welcome him to our family.

Loneforce 02-09-2014 12:55 PM

Welcome Aboard and congratulations on your new furry family member Riddick! "I am sorry to hear about your daughter. Prayers for a full recovery."

Mary Beth 02-09-2014 05:32 PM

:welcome: Riddick sounds like the best therapy for your little girl and you.

bnoland 02-09-2014 07:35 PM

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Thanks, I agree. We try to keep the mood happy all the time. Nothing like a new puppy to bring the level up even more!

nxzemagrl 02-10-2014 03:21 PM

What a sweet pup! Hopefully he is the happiness she needs. :-)

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FirefighterGSD 02-10-2014 04:30 PM

Welcome to the forum! Prayers for your daughter and thank you for your service with the police department! We're a Fire Department family :)

bnoland 02-10-2014 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by FirefighterGSD (Post 4999474)
Welcome to the forum! Prayers for your daughter and thank you for your service with the police department! We're a Fire Department family :)

Thanks! You guys get all the love! Lol. I have personally been taken care of a few times after fights, I love the firefighters too.

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