We Love Our Dogs So Much

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Well-Known Member
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    ...that we look upon them as Humans with a Speech Impediment.

    Look at the "Evil Eye" that Barbie is giving our just-adopted Jackie! ..... Trixie looks on...

    (Note the "ears back" stance on the combatants.)

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    I have said many times...in my next life I am rasing dogs instead of kids...much easier and very rewarding.
     
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    I see no attraction in having kids.
     
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  4. Hal Pollner

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    Goats do.....
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    Lovely picture Hal...

    Most people here know how passionate I am about dogs..

    We don't have any dogs of our own any more, we stopped having them after my daughter was grown and left home, and we were working full time and travelling. However my daughter is even more passionate about dogs and has 7 of her own,,, as well as owning large boarding kennels and a Cattery, and a grooming studio . She has no children, never wanted any...her life is working with dogs and loving them like they were her children..
     
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    We both love dogs, but financially they can be expensive, just like cats. Vet bills sure aren't cheap. We had a 3 year old Husky when we lived in Colorado.

    After my wife quits her full-time job, and we move, we will be on a limited income. Don't know if we will ever get another dog, but if we do, it will be a Shih Tzu pup.
     
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    LOL>..it won't be a pup for long though..Cody!!
     
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    Yep, but they are small "lap dogs" also affectionately known as "ankle biters".
     
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    Oh yes I know what they are Cody..we've had one ourselves in the past...but they will need grooming, and feeding as an adult dog, and will still need exercised despite being small.


    here's some pictures of our Dogs , some are tiny from a chihuahua up tp a Doberman size .....I'm flying over to visit them very soon, can't wait to see them...


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    Family dogs, not yours personally?

    Keep a Shih Tzu in a “puppy cut”, very little grooming needed. It’s the “Show cut” that really needs a lot of grooming. Unlike big dogs, Shih Tzu’s eat very little due to their size. They also don’t require nearly as much exercise as a “Dobie” or Labadoodle.

    Yes, have done my research on the breed.
     
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    They are my grandfurkids...they all belong to my daughter..but I raised them from puppies for her while she worked very long hours.. and then she moved overseas when they were all around a year or 2 old.. since than she's got even more

    The little black dog in the picture is a Labradoodle..but he's a miniature not very much bigger than a chihuahua..and the big russet brown one is his brother..as is the white one, and they are all different sizes

    We also have a Chihuahua.. she was a rescue..and scared to death when my daughter found her wandering alone on her land..terrified of everyone, she'd been badly treated. Now she's healthy happy, and adores my daughter, never leaves her side..she's 4 years old now.. 20597532_10154500707181261_1035940565270752717_n.jpg
     
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    My life would be empty without mine, yesterday I just noticed my big girl Mica is 10 yeas old, we sure have put on many miles together
     
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    Tex...we have one 14 year old, a 12 year old, 10, 9 and age 8... a 4 year old... and a 3 year old... It seems like just a couple of years ago the elder ones were being born.. in the last 4 years we've lost 3 others..
     
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    Know the feelings, Mica my big girl now, I got her papers out and the 10 years old hit me hard in many ways, the avatar was Maddie we worked together 8 years she lived 12 years, I got her when young due to an officer's wife just did not like her at all and she was re assigned, we bonded in about 1-2 days totally and adopted her after retirement, I took her to visit the previous handler and she refused to let him even get close to her. He was amazed as to her weight gain and great looks and temperament changes. She was 102lb when she left me, her ashes will be buried with me.

    Having issues with new pictures today here.
     
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    th43X0O2D7.jpg Maddie younger with me
    1634746266_588b332f19e23.jpg My Mica at about 5 years old
     
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    I will try a few more
    1147144939_588b332d7ad83.jpg Mica can still do it, loves to play some

    k92.jpg Taken at a recent military funeral of a friend all UNLEASHED walked along side the casket to the grave, this flag was the backdrop at the outdoor service, there was not a dry eye even from the Marine color guards
     
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    I wouldn't mind having a dog but my cats would hate it, and dogs are too demanding. I can leave my cats alone as long as I know they have food, water, and a clean litter box, and they are just fine. Cutie will be mad at me when I return, but that's about it.
     
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    @Ken Anderson , yes, but can your cats defend you from the bad guys? My little Miki runs the bad guys off.:D She lets me know they are there before they ever get near the door.

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    No, but Ella keeps us safe from Martians.
     
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    Bwahahahaha!
     
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    Barbie during one of her "Back Squirms" and Nova lying as he prefers.
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    Three on a stick.....Nova, Barbie, and Trixie!

    Snow in the High Desert? Yeah...it happens.
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    I agree that cats are easier. And I've always had more cats than dogs but my best buddy is my cat/dog Pickles!


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    If you're "flying over" to visit them, and you live near London, then where are your dogs?

    Hal
     
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