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Posted on 08/03/2011 6:56:46 AM PDT by Immerito
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If anyone on this thread thinks that dogs arent mans best friend.... Try the following test.....
Lock your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car for one hour....
After the one hour is up, open the trunk and see whos happy to see you....
Read “ City” by Clifford Simak. One of my top 5 Science Fiction books. Dogs rule !!
I have a Sheltie/Beagle Mix, a Border/Golden Mix and full blood Border. I KNOW the Border and the Border mix understand what I am saying and my body language. Dogs ARE smarter than we believed.
I have a pit/border mix. She is so smart, she herds our other golden/lab mix around plus the cats, its funny to watch she is very affectionate with our daughters new babies.
Probably a stupid questions but will your doggie “herd” the baby when he/she is a toddler? Like a “canine play-pen?”
I know just how you feel. My dog is 14 years old. She doesn’t eat as much anymore and has lost a lot of weight. She has her days where she just doesn’t seem right and won’t eat. Then the next day or next few days she seems to be fine. I love my Honey I hope she lives as long as my old cat did, 22 years.
There are stories the old timers tell about when one would escape and the sirens would blow calling all of the young boys to get out of school to come help capture the fox. I can't imagine breeding foxes until they become tame and then turning your "pet" into a coat. The descendents of the fur farm family operate a pet food factory now -- a business that grew out of the fur farm. My dog eats their food -- Fromm -- which is shipped all over the world and sold in high quality pet stores. They also make mink food and I don't know what else.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, I am not sure I want to go.
I miss our girl a bunch. Thanks for ping.
Please keep eyes open for Black and Tan Doberman that needs a good home :)
My youngest would SCREAM BLOODY MURDER if she was put into a play pen. There were just times that I needed to load the washing machine or go to the bathroom without fear that she would fall down the steps, pull a wire.. you know, kid stuff. I truly needed a pooch that I could say “herd!!”. I would have had a ton of biscuits for him as a reward!! Canine Mother’s helper!!
Michael: Anyone who does not like dogs is not fully human.
Abdullah: But we Mooosluuums do not like dog. We tink dogs are vile and fillllty.
Michael: Well, Abdullah, you seem to make my point for me.
My dogs, I have 4, certainly talk to me. They have a greeting, “yea, you’re home” and a “hey mom a car pulled into the drive way” and a “stranger at the door”. But the most distinctive is “there is a rabbit in the yard!”. I hope I never have to go without my pup children.
What the Narrator left out is this:
Dogs are Beloved all over the world EXCEPT in muslim countries.
They’re basically like 3 year olds - not a lot of complex thought processes, but thought processes just the same. Any dog owner could tell you this.
I just watched this on Netflix yesterday, excellent documentary!
We had a toy poodle when my daughter was born. She would beg to be put in the playpen when the baby was in there. They would cuddle and go to sleep. The poodle lived to be 19.
A lengthy transcript of a PBS show (”Decoding The Dog”) that’s just full of fascinating and fun facts for those of us who are owned by dogs. Worth the read when you have a little bit of time.
All herding dogs do that without a command. It’s just natural. The child does not always appreciated it, however.
When I lived in TX, my next door neighbor had a couple of teacup poodles — those little white, fluffy dogs that look like they’d break. Their college aged daughter brought home a Sheltie puppy that looked like a miniature Lassie. I’d look out my upstairs window and watch that Sheltie herding those poodles and their cat too. I’d just crack up.
Now, we had a strict leash law in that town, and I was not too happy when the Sheltie herded the whole shebang over to my yard and the dog catcher tried to give me a ticket!
I liked that post so much that I emailed it to my wife at her office.
We don’t own a car with a trunk-that is good for me.
We do own a backhoe that I know how to drive and 5 acres-that is not good for you.
Give Falco a bath.
Two 14 year old BC’s bro & sister, mom & dad from Wales, one two year BC from Miss,they herd any and everything. Old male works counter clockwise, female herds clockwise. Have to put them up after about 30 minutes when grand kids are in the pool, or they will run until pads on feet are bleeding. Female was for grand kids in New Orleans, no running room, so
I brought her back to Alabama with me,when she was 3 years old. We took her back down to stay with grand daughter for a couple of weeks. As we started to leave, she jumped thru open window into my wife’s lap to avoid getting left.
My X sister in law used the playpen for her christmas tree. Kept the kids from playing with it..
Life without our dogs just wouldn’t be the same. They enrich our lives so much.
I had a Border Collie/ Newfie mix who lived to age 16.. I have a 11 month old BC/Sheltie mix now.. Borders are the BEST.. Prayers and Hugs for your sweet dog.
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Adorable!! Your child had his/her very own living doggie to play with... I know many dogs are very protective and like to be near their “puppy”. I say “their” since our Cairn would leave my youngest child’s side and I would joke that she was “his puppy”. LOL!
“... the dog catcher tried to give me a ticket”.
He was probably thinking, “just how many critters do you have?” LOL. I did know one friend that had a Sheltie who would try to “herd” snapping turtles. He would drag the dog back to the house for fear that the turtle would give him a good old snap on his snout.
“... used the playpen for her Christmas tree.”
Not a bad idea... especially since little ones have to “touch” something so pretty, shiny and new. Always better to prevent an accident! Sometimes all it takes is a turn of the head or putting on a new paper towel onto the holder and you hear the... CRASH! Somehow kids can get anywhere in the house in a very short period of time.
I don’t think I’d recommend a Sheltie for small children, however, unless you know the dog really well. Some of them can be snappish, even though they are cute as the dickens.
Joe 6 Pack has the Doggie ping list.
Ha! Your wife has a good sense of humor!
LOL... After 40 years together, we both do. LOL
She just might Lol!
That’s a good idea.
I would do whatever the nice lady says......
OMG! What a horrendously torturous read!
Darn you. I went to that site and found a pair of 7 year old Choc Labs...a brother and sister that need to be adopted. Now you got me feeling like I need to save them...
I send a pox on you!
Join the crowd! It’s fun! Several weeks ago, we adopted a 9yo Australian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees and a 3 yo Gordon Setter mix from a local foster program that uses petfinder. We went for the older one, but he had been in foster care so long we were afraid he would be disoriented with no other dogs around, and the younger one had been in foster care about 9 months and really needed a ~big brother~ to show her the ropes.
Older labs are a joy to have around, they are through the puppy chewing, look-at-me stage, and into the wonderful young adult stage. You won’t regret giving them a home.
Thanks Immerito. Blam’s told me that before, and I always forgot. I just saved a clipping for addressing posts, and labeled it, so that will help me.
Border collars are beautiful dogs. I bet you have quite a few good stories about Mindy.
Yep, playful, expert-cat-annoying three-year-olds. :-)
Give in, look into their sweet, big, trusting eyes and adopt them.
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