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12:51 AM on 12/23/2011
well unfortunatly they wont let us hump ladies legs , a dog gets by with that
12:49 AM on 12/23/2011
Oh by the way. I raise Boxers and French bulls and dogs are great!!!!!!!! people not so much!!!!!
11:43 PM on 12/22/2011
17. Poop in the woods, just don't roll in it.
11:39 PM on 12/22/2011
One additional thing I have learned from my nearly thirty different dogs I have owned through the years: in regards to beverages, location and packaging mean nothing. So drink up.
11:08 PM on 12/22/2011
ALL THESE DOGS ARE JUST WONDERFUL. BUT MY FAVORITE DOG IS A LITTLE CANINE PHILANTHROPIST WHO LIVED IN LATE 19TH C. ENGLAND, IN A TOWN CALLED SLOUGH.
There's a lot of Folk TAILS about RAILWAY JIM, the Jack Russel Terrier, whose work for the 2 yrs he lived, was for the welfare of Orphans. During this season of Good Will, Love of Family and time of celebrating a New Yr. we all could take a lesson from a VERY SPECIAL LITTLE DOG WITH A BIG HEART: "Railway Jim" May you all have a Blessed Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or whatever holiday you celebrate. I hope you'll get to visit "Railway Jim" in his glass enclosure some day. Until then, here's a short TAIL of GOOD WILL by a dog who does what all our dogs do, every day--THEY LOVE. Best to ALL: DeeH
Click here: Station Jim If this doesn't open, Google Station Jim or Slough Platform 5, Station Jim.
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houseiowapark
Live and learn
11:12 PM on 12/22/2011
Jack Russels Rule. I have one who is kind hearted and smarter than paint.
10:49 PM on 12/22/2011
My Dog thinks he Owns Me.
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ethelmertzrules
Repetition doesn't make it true
03:21 PM on 12/23/2011
I can relate. My cat KNOWS she does.
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ArChiMi
Skeptic
06:42 PM on 12/23/2011
He does! As mine owns me!
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DSevere
Deviant mind
10:36 PM on 12/22/2011
Those are all cute, but not all valuable lessons from dogs are quite as angelic.

16. Don't let others mess with your toys or your food. Guard your turf. Growling should suffice, but escalate to full snarl if others don't get the message.
17. Against outsiders, always stand up for your pack brothers and sisters, even the ones you fought with about food previously.
18. When you eff up, put on your most adorable face and hope that gets you over.
19. When stressed out. chew on the first available object. Furniture is good.
20. When annoyed at your human, retaliate stealthily by peeing someplace in the closet where they won't find it for a week.
21. Guard your home at all times by barking loudly. Especially at stray cats at 4AM...

(I could go on. I love my 3 rescued dogs, who mostly bring love, joy and fun, but, let's be real here... ;) )
09:38 PM on 12/22/2011
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...
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Willow712
democratic socialst
05:47 PM on 12/23/2011
I love this story about the bridge. However, I had my lab put down this morning so I'm not going to read it.
06:58 PM on 12/23/2011
I'm so sorry. I know the feeling well.
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DJMarian
Rich is having money; Wealthy is having time
07:53 PM on 12/23/2011
Pick him back up
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Alan626
Beliefs are not facts
09:05 PM on 12/22/2011
When I was very young, my grandfather told me, "If your dog or your horse doesn't trust somebody, you shouldn't, either."
In the more than forty years since he said that to me, it has never once proven false.
TomMartin
Freedom and equality.
10:28 PM on 12/22/2011
So how come some dogs trust me and some don't? Dogs do have different personalities after all.
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houseiowapark
Live and learn
10:53 PM on 12/22/2011
you tell us
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Alan626
Beliefs are not facts
11:59 PM on 12/22/2011
Tom,
There IS such a thing as a dumb dog. As to your experience, I will do you the courtesy of not trying to guess which is which.:-)
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houseiowapark
Live and learn
10:52 PM on 12/22/2011
I swear by that. Since I have gotten my Jack Russel eight years ago, he has only growled at two
people. The same two people I don't like either and with good reason. Dogs and horses can sense these things.
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dickn2000b
omnes autem stulti me
09:01 PM on 12/22/2011
Pets are the only beings on earth that love you unconditionally. They don't care if you're gorgeous or handsome or butt ugly. They don't care if you're fat or skinny. They don't care if you have false teeth, bad breath and pick your nose. All they want is your love and a bit of attention from time to time.

And they have the purest souls.
TomMartin
Freedom and equality.
10:30 PM on 12/22/2011
My dog did not love me unconditionally, he resented not having the freedom to roam the neighborhood alone, but I did not want to lose him.
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dickn2000b
omnes autem stulti me
10:56 PM on 12/22/2011
I'm 70 years old. I got my first dog when I was 4. His name was Snoop. He was the most worthless cur I've ever known. When I tried to walk him he'd drag me down the street. If you tied him up outside, he'd chew through the rope and run all over town. But when I called his name he always came to me and licked my hand and look up at me with his big dark eyes. And then one day he just disappeared. I've had many dogs since Snoop, some were pure bred, some were mongrels, but I still miss Snoop.
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01:56 AM on 01/15/2012
Well said.
08:56 PM on 12/22/2011
animals are an integral part of my joyful existence on this earth. i've owned fish, a chameleon, an iguana, a snake, 5 cats and 18 dogs. i only have my old golden retriever now, and she's one of my very best friends. she sleeps beside me at night and sits next to me on the sofa. she greets me warmly whenever i come through the door. i feel truly Blessed to have her in my life.
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bluegnu63
Humor s/b wry, dry, and sly...
10:18 PM on 12/22/2011
Happiest Holidays to both of you girls.:)
04:01 PM on 12/24/2011
Thank you so much! And the happiest of holidays to you, too!
08:47 PM on 12/22/2011
Dogs are the best thing stupid humans ever created. My golden retriever proves that.
09:23 PM on 12/22/2011
I don't think we created them, but other than that, I'll agree with whatever you say, I couldn't live without mine!
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lajoan47
The United States of ALEC We are NOT!
09:26 PM on 12/22/2011
We kind of did, we bred the wild instincts out of them, keeping the ones that showed the genes that they would co-exist with humans. There was a show on how dogs were domesticated I saw but unfortunately can't remember the name of it.
11:26 PM on 12/22/2011
We did create them. All dogs were bred from wolves. DNA has proven this. First the most adaptable wolves came in from the dark and associated with humans. Humans selected wolves with the temperament and adaptability to work with humans. Over centuries humans selected dogs with certain traits that made them suitable for the type of work that needed to be done, be it hunting, herding, trailing game, or pulling sleds/carts.

Smaller individuals were bred down to house pet size and served as companions and to alert their humans to intruders. Dogs with dwarfism (dachshunds and short legged terriers, for example) were bred to go into fox dens and rabbit holes.

In time wolves became dogs, and dog breeds were developed by selective breeding. God made wolves. Man made dogs.
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08:37 PM on 12/22/2011
My FIRST dog ever i purchased four months ago. it's an english bulldog. the ONLY PROBLEM WITH OWNING A DOG is the prices that vets charge. not everyone can afford the medical bills and thus that is a big reason why people abandoned their pets. noone seems to ever mention this, though
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dickn2000b
omnes autem stulti me
08:52 PM on 12/22/2011
Do you know what's even worse? People who have children and can't afford them and end up on welfare, supported bythe taxpayers.
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lajoan47
The United States of ALEC We are NOT!
09:22 PM on 12/22/2011
I don't know if you have one in your area, but I took my Boston to Banfield, normally in PetSmart chains. They have a plan you can buy in for about $100, then fixed payments every month, about $30...covers spay/neuter, shots, free office visits. The first year alone saved me $1700.
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nastynorm
say it the way it is
08:25 PM on 12/22/2011
I love cats and dogs.They are always glad to see you and never stab you in the back.
08:21 PM on 12/22/2011
Why isn't "Be Faithful and loyal(to your partner)" on the list?