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Dog thread

Post by DGA » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 pm

Let's talk about dogs.

I have two of them, both mutts. They are pretty great. We let them sleep under the covers with us at night because we are indulgent and bad, but also because we like to be warm.

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Re: Dog thread

Post by Motova » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 pm

My dog is named Chevy. He's a border collie, Australian shepherd, and Brittany spaniel mix. I think he is 13, he is a little over weight, has a lot of warts on his face and head and body, sometimes he shakes like he has a minor seizure while standing, and he is very sensitive and smart.
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Post by Mantrik » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm

In my life I have shared my life with and trained quite a few, as well as run a branch of a now-defunct dog charity called Pro Dogs. All dogs seem to like me; even the wild dogs in India would bring me their puppies or come to me to die. Guess I'm part canine.

Dogs in my life:

As a kid:

Border Collie cross Cocker Spaniel - Candy

As an adult:

Border Collie - Sally
Dalmatian - Stella
Golden Retriever (an agility champion) - Sandy
Lurcher (part fox I swear) - Bruno
Working Sheepdog - Samson
Dalmatian - Danny
Lurcher - Claude
Weimaraner/Collie cross - Max (aka Maximilian) curently with me and sitting with his 33Kg on my neck, like a scarf, as I type. :)
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Re: Dog thread

Post by boda » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm

Our new pup Red. Australian Shepard, and quite the rascalian.

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Re: Dog thread

Post by shaunc » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 pm

As a kid, a kelpie x cattle dog = Sharon
As a teenager, a whippet = shillbe
As an adult; a whippet = diamond
As an adult, a greyhound = Lucy
As an adult, a whippet = smokey
I've always liked short haired sight hounds.

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Re: Dog thread

Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:40 pm

When i was a little kid we had a HUGE Boxer. His name was Maharaja. We called him Raj. He ate out of huge mixing bowls.
That's all i remember.....
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Re: Dog thread

Post by DGA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 am

boda wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Our new pup Red. Australian Shepard, and quite the rascalian.
Perfect name for a blue-eyed dog.

My brother-in-law has an Australian Shepherd and she's among the top five smartest dogs I've ever met. Great family dog. SO MUCH FUR

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Post by DGA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:37 am

shaunc wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 pm
As a kid, a kelpie x cattle dog = Sharon
As a teenager, a whippet = shillbe
As an adult; a whippet = diamond
As an adult, a greyhound = Lucy
As an adult, a whippet = smokey
I've always liked short haired sight hounds.
One of mine is some kind of whippet mutt. She has the body of a whippet but the snout of a beagle and a big square noggin. She was badly abused as a pup before we rescued her, and she gets outsmarted by the cats, but she's the sweetest and most sincere creature in our household.

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Post by DGA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:39 am

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm
In my life I have shared my life with and trained quite a few, as well as run a branch of a now-defunct dog charity called Pro Dogs. All dogs seem to like me; even the wild dogs in India would bring me their puppies or come to me to die. Guess I'm part canine.
Dogs know who their friends are.

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Post by DGA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 am

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:40 pm
When i was a little kid we had a HUGE Boxer. His name was Maharaja. We called him Raj. He ate out of huge mixing bowls.
That's all i remember.....
My spouse grew up with a boxer who was a little undersized due to a heart condition. She was a very intelligent and devoted dog. I think she was bored a lot of the time because she would devise games to play. Example: today I will gather one shoe out of every pair I can find and hide them under the dining table

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Re: Dog thread

Post by boda » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:42 am

DGA wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 am
boda wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Our new pup Red. Australian Shepard, and quite the rascalian.
Perfect name for a blue-eyed dog.
We his aunt has ghost-eyes, white irises. Trippy looking.

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Re: Dog thread

Post by DGA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:42 am

Motova wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 pm
My dog is named Chevy. He's a border collie, Australian shepherd, and Brittany spaniel mix. I think he is 13, he is a little over weight, has a lot of warts on his face and head and body, sometimes he shakes like he has a minor seizure while standing, and he is very sensitive and smart.
Of course. He's a good dog!

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Re: Dog thread

Post by Jesse » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 am

What's not to love about animals? I tend to like cats more though, well maybe about the same. My favorite thing about animals is their honesty. Outside of a few tricks they learn to get food, and attention they are pretty much purely honest creatures.
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Re: Dog thread

Post by TharpaChodron » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 am

I have a penchant for dogs. Perhaps partly due to being an only child whose dog, a sweet little Sheltie, was my closest companion. My mother married a man, and one day I came home and my little friend was gone. My step-dad didn't care for her and so they gave her away, while I was at school, and never told me of their plans. I was totally gutted.

Fast forward to me as an adult, I have three dogs right now. I love all animals, but I'm partial to pups for their loyalty, wonderful charm and upbeat attitude.

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Re: Dog thread

Post by Wayfarer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:45 am

@Boda - Beautiful pup. Piercing blue eyes!

I have a 'sheltie cross' called River (co-incidentally!) 'Sheltie' is 'Shetland sheepdog' but they're a smallish breed, our guy is a medium dog, we think he might be a kelpie cross. Rescue dog, nine years old, totally devoted to his owner (i.e. me); generally very well-behaved but hates being left alone. Terrific (and constant) companion.
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Re: Dog thread

Post by krodha » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:20 am

I don't like dogs. Ha

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Post by Mantrik » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:55 am

Blue-eyed or white-eyed dogs here are sometimes called 'Wally' ( usually means 'Idiot') as the term used for the condition is having a 'wall eye'. Give a dog a bad name........

See, Max was a demon as a puppy... :

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But he grew up OK:

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Re: Dog thread

Post by Mantrik » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:24 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 am
I have a penchant for dogs. Perhaps partly due to being an only child whose dog, a sweet little Sheltie, was my closest companion. My mother married a man, and one day I came home and my little friend was gone. My step-dad didn't care for her and so they gave her away, while I was at school, and never told me of their plans. I was totally gutted.

Fast forward to me as an adult, I have three dogs right now. I love all animals, but I'm partial to pups for their loyalty, wonderful charm and upbeat attitude.
What a sad story. Glad you've made up for it now!
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Re: Dog thread

Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 pm

Beautiful dogs everyone. ....
I've always been especially attracted to Afghan's. I've moved around so much, the thought of having a pet escaped me...maybe in my next life...I'm also a horse lover & love cats ....life is amazing all the beautiful creatures.. :heart:
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Re: Dog thread

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:55 pm

More of a cat person, but I've had some great dogs. Right now we have an eight year old rat terrier we got from a shelter. She has one of the most unique dog personalities I've seem, different than what I expected for my first little dog.
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