Dogs are Great!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by d barham, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    So... I’m in a local farm supply store that allows dogs and what-not.
    I’m in line and I get that “cold chills up the back.” I turn around and my mind starts trying to make sense of what I see?
    Pig?
    Calf?
    Warg?
    Pig?
    Calf?
    Warg?
    It was leashed to the biggest retired Marine I have seen in a while.
    Astonished... I rudely asked him...
    What is that!?
    In a deep voice, he answers...
    It’s an Australian Mastiff.
    Not a flabby friendly dog...
    I’m telling you it looked like a straight up Warg! Maybe a Pitbull/sow cross?
    Straight up chilling!
    I have a follow up:
    I was in about two weeks later looking for air compressor parts. An elder associate was helping me. He said, “let me tell you something.” I agreed.
    He said “I was in this aisle the other night and I thought a guy had a horse in here.”
    He continued that he approached the man and his animal. I asked, “was it a big military guy?” He replied quizzically... “yeah.”
    He said the guy told him the dog weighed 210 lbs.
    I tell you, he had noting in his persona that he ever had any reason to tell anything other than truth.
    I’ve seen Timberwolves and they have nothing on this thing.
     
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  2. Collin D Plonker

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  3. TheGoodTexan

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    Douglas is 8 months old. 66 pounds.

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    I've had pet dogs, and hunting dogs most all of my life. I thought though when I lost Toto that I'd never have another dog. Old habits die hard. I find myself with having Alex. It's not like having Toto, but it is pretty good. Alex is just kind of like having an adult friend around instead of a kid. I got Toto when he would fit in the palm of my hand, for all practical purposes, he never knew anyone but me and momma, and then little Bella when we got her. Now they're both gone, and Alex has some pretty big shoes to fill which is not really fair to him. He's a different kind of dog, one we for all practical purposes rescued. It was my idea to go get him, and I'm sticking to my end of the bargain. Actually, my son suggested we get an adult dog that needed a home. We've probably come about as far as we can on each end in having a relationship. He's a good dog, and deserves a place to live. He's kept us walking a mile and a quarter every evening for going on two years. Momma and him have come to get along very well.

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    Hell yeah !
    No two are alike . The Moose is very vocal to the point that she taught her mom and my male to howl at the fire siren . Before the Moose , they were both silent for any sirens .
     
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    Absolutely true.
     
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    Yes, yes they are!

    Our Sadie is the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. She loves everyone.

    Hanging with Mommy:
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    Having a tea party...
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    Dressed up, waiting for her human brother to arrive on a train:
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    ...And this week, recovering from bladder stone surgery:
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    I often walk around a nearby lake that is a popular spot for people to take their dogs.

    One day I noticed that I would say "Hello!" to the dogs but not the owners. LOL.

    I'm apparently a dog magnet, as they all seem to want to play with me.
     
  9. Skydog1010

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    No matter what, it's all love, in both directions.

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    I will be totally lost without her, my wife too (in both regards). I'm crazy nuts over Blondie.
     
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    Had to put down my dog a couple weeks ago. One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Best friend a man can have.
     
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    Anatolian?
     
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    Dogs are great.

    The problem is, life is not all fun. And pups have no patience for the parts of their human's lives that are no fun.

    We could call getting past this "training" but it isn't obvious, as to who is training who.

    I think I have finally figured this out: If there's work to be done, the Dog's job is to prevent you from getting this work done. As long as you just accept this, things get simpler.
     
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    "Get a cat!" they said.
    "It will be fun", they said.
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    Here's my current fur ball, Reinie (short for Reinhardt).

    I just snapped this, and he was snoozing and doesn't like cameras.

    We think he is a Leonberger, although we got him at a shelter so we're not sure on that. We think he's about 9, around 120 pounds, and sweet as can be.

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    Cheers,
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    Great Pyrenese/Sheppard
     
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    reminded me of an Anatolian.

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    The cow dog
     
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    My Sister just bought this mutt puppy! I want some input as to what his ancestors might be. A couple people said Lab, Beagle, and German Shepard. What a great pup! His name is Tag.
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    Ain't no-one like Bruno...
     
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