DracoSpectrum wrote:Very nice looking dog, my mum used to do rescue work with Boxers and before she had to stop I adopted one myself. Do you know how old yours is? Boxers (like many dog breeds) go through a naughty stage at about a year to a year and a half old but with work can grow out of it without any bad habits. They are also a breed that cant really be stereotyped, some will be happy to just sleep in a warm spot all day waiting for you to get home from work/school, many need a lot of attention and aren't very tolerant of being left alone (my parents dog is like this). I'm lucky with Turbo (my Boxer) as he is very self-sufficient, he will spend all day playing with sticks or hiding his toys and then finding them latter. He is also very low impact when I am at home (for instance he is under my bed right now hiding his toys) and his worst habit is dropping toys at your feet at inconvenient moments.
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The vet estimates based off his teeth he is around 1 to 1.5 years old. We don't know for sure considering he was just dumped off at the county park and left there to die. Roscoe does not play with things. He has bones, he won't chew on them or do anything with them. He just lays around most of the day, plays with my two little dogs, and waits for me to go outside so he can lick me to death. He has calmed down immensely since I got him though, so that's good.
Well, I have no idea how, but something (not human) opened the bird cage while dad had his parakeets sitting out on the front porch. Mom was cleaning and we had to get the animals out for a few hours, so we set them on the table. No people were around, which is what's weird about it. We were out at the horse barn unloading feed! Either way, our male got out and mom found him dead on the porch this morning, the cat got him. Now the female is alone with 2 eggs in the nest. We aren't sure about getting a new male until the eggs hatch, I'm not sure how 'territorial' birds are when it comes to babies. Just sucks and is really weird. I can't imagine he opened it himself, I mean we've had them for almost 4 months and they've never escaped before.