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Spike - First impressions – Wow! Granted I just met Spike recently and have not spent months with him. My first and some say the most important impression is still, Wow. If you are looking for a hot wired racing machine, keep looking. However if you are looking for a relatively calm companion with some of life’s experience to his credit, you may want to read on- Spike is a gentleman. He is house broken, crate trained, knows some commands and has a steady approach to life. He has lived with small dogs, big dogs, kids, and grumpy old people. His former owners report no problems with any of his house mates. When Spike visited our house he adjusted to it quickly and soon won everybody’s endorsement. He is an adult and has settled into life’s rhythms. Spike is not wild and out of control. On his first visit, he seemed calm, attentive and in control of his wants and desires - being satisfied just to be with you. He is the type of dog that makes you feel good to be around him. He is not demanding of your time or space. He adds to your home with the stability and completeness that we all crave. Of course it doesn't hurt that he is photogenic and seems to know how to do cute things when you're watching. While puppies have been known to pee on the floor or eat your sofa, Mike would rather snuggle in the corner of the sofa and well --- pee outside. Life is not always warm and fuzzy. Spike has obviously been loved and well cared for but will find himself homeless in just a few days. Spike is not a jumper, licker, or a nipper. He is a lover, with warm gentle eyes and a heart that is waiting for a special family to share their home with him. Spike has been a great companion and deserves an opportunity where he can again be part of a family. Do you think Spike could help you make your house a better home?
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