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Author Topic: Another First  (Read 839 times)

dgies9156

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Re: Another First
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2022, 04:42:11 PM »
My 15 year old Cocker Spaniel is an incredibly good hound. He sleeps too much these days but he always has been loyal and has a knack for knowing when someone has had a bad day.

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« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2022, 04:52:39 PM »
How does the mutt get along with the support ostrich?

The mutt is the support ostrich. He's terrible at his job.
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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2022, 04:55:41 PM »
Unless you have a specific need for a specific breed, please just get a rescue dog. We’ve had three and have fostered in the past. There are so many good dogs out there that needs homes.
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Re: Another First
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2022, 05:04:58 PM »
Unless you have a specific need for a specific breed, please just get a rescue dog. We’ve had three and have fostered in the past. There are so many good dogs out there that needs homes.

We agree here.  I have a beagle/shep mix that I got at a local shelter.  Gatsby is such a good boy but he was a little sklddish of elevators for about a year.  The one good thing about COVID is that there have been more rescue dogs that have found families.

I will say that having a Newfie as a kid makes you super spoiled.  Especially when you don't really have to take care of them!!  I still have no idea how my mom did it with 3 kids, they are ridiculously high maintenance.  I still miss Zeus terribly though.  He was 175 lbs and thought he was a lap dog.  They're really a special breed.  :(
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Re: Another First
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2022, 05:05:33 PM »
Unless you have a specific need for a specific breed, please just get a rescue dog. We’ve had three and have fostered in the past. There are so many good dogs out there that needs homes.

Agreed. Our last 3 dogs were rescued and all were absolutely wonderful additions to the family.

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Re: Another First
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2022, 05:36:34 PM »
Ok, I’m speaking up for the other side. Duncan the Dog came from a small cocker spaniel breeder in Western Illinois. They do about one litter per Evwey two years or so.

Their dogs are in strong demand and are very loving, energetic canines. They are careful and anything but a puppy mill.

If you are going to a breeder, check them out carefully ahead of time.

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« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2022, 05:55:17 PM »
Never trust a person who doesn’t like dogs
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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2022, 05:55:52 PM »
I know I don't trust people like that.
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Re: Another First
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2022, 05:59:11 PM »
Never trust a person who doesn’t like dogs

No truer words have been written.

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« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2022, 06:46:59 PM »
Ok, I’m speaking up for the other side. Duncan the Dog came from a small cocker spaniel breeder in Western Illinois. They do about one litter per Evwey two years or so.

Their dogs are in strong demand and are very loving, energetic canines. They are careful and anything but a puppy mill.

If you are going to a breeder, check them out carefully ahead of time.

We were looking at rescue dogs and found one we really liked online. We called and they required 300 down non-refundable deposit before the dog would be shipped from Louisiana. I would never adopt a dog I have not seen in person and the drive to the rescue was an hour and a half from where we live; so we declined.

My daughter found the two Lab pups online from a breeder in PA just over an hour from home. They were only 6 weeks old when we saw them but had to wait until they were 8 weeks to bring them home. They're 8 months old now and weigh about 65 pounds each; Tucker is probably 70 pounds slightly smaller in stature than Ollie but more muscular. Tucker is more retriever whereas Ollie is more search and rescue.

Oh yes, Jack is our 14 year old Golden Retriever and keeps the two pups in line.
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2022, 06:56:26 PM »
We were looking at rescue dogs and found one we really liked online. We called and they required 300 down non-refundable deposit before the dog would be shipped from Louisiana. I would never adopt a dog I have not seen in person and the drive to the rescue was an hour and a half from where we live; so we declined.

My daughter found the two Lab pups online from a breeder in PA just over an hour from home. They were only 6 weeks old when we saw them but had to wait until they were 8 weeks to bring them home. They're 8 months old now and weigh about 65 pounds each; Tucker is probably 70 pounds slightly smaller in stature than Ollie but more muscular. Tucker is more retriever whereas Ollie is more search and rescue.

Oh yes, Jack is our 14 year old Golden Retriever and keeps the two pups in line.

Nice!  65 lbs and 70 lbs?  Those pups may hit 85-90 in a month! 

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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2022, 06:58:18 PM »
We have had many different breeds

German Shepherds,  Golden Lab, Pugs ( fawn and black), Jack Russell .

 They have all been great dogs.

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2022, 07:23:08 PM »
My sister has an Italian greyhound.  She got it largely due to their size given her apartment living in NYC, as well as their ability and reputation as emotional support animals.  She went specifically to a breeder known for it in Missouri, and Blu is a truly remarkable animal.  Incredibly loving but with a high emotional intelligence and just reads my sister's moods and down spots in a truly unique way. 

On the other end, my friends got an Aussie from a breeder in Texas that was recommended to them.  He's a nut, but as he's grown he's looked far stockier than most Aussies...They did the doggie DNA test...turns out he's a 31 flavors mutt that, while 30% or so Aussie, he's actually more German Shepard which is hilarious.

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Re: Another First
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2022, 06:07:11 AM »
Unless you have a specific need for a specific breed, please just get a rescue dog. We’ve had three and have fostered in the past. There are so many good dogs out there that needs homes.

And even if you do want a specific breed, there are often rescues for that breed, even high dollar breeds.

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« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2022, 08:16:19 AM »

Can we all at least agree that anything less than 40 pounds still a member of the cat family?
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« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2022, 09:22:28 AM »
Can we all at least agree that anything less than 40 pounds still a member of the cat family?
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LOL.  I have a cat that's an eating machine and thinks he's a dog.  He will head butt anyone who comes into my apartment and expect immediate belly rubs for hours.  I'm surprised he still has a decent vert and can get his fat ass off the ground.. 

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« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2022, 09:36:15 AM »
Can we all at least agree that anything less than 40 pounds still a member of the cat family?
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LOL.  I have a cat that's an eating machine and thinks he's a dog.  He will head butt anyone who comes into my apartment and expect immediate belly rubs for hours.  I'm surprised he still has a decent vert and can get his fat ass off the ground..

Oh, I doubt that he thinks he's a dog. He would consider that a demotion. Remember, dogs have owners. Cats have staff. A dog will happily let you be the boss.  A cat will review your resume' and then shred it.
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« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2022, 09:39:56 AM »
Oh, I doubt that he thinks he's a dog. He would consider that a demotion. Remember, dogs have owners. Cats have staff. A dog will happily let you be the boss.  A cat will review your resume' and then shred it.

Touche. 

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« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2022, 01:31:47 PM »
All of our friends who have cats praise them by saying, “Oh, he’s great. He’s just like a dog.”
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