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Life wasn't challenging enough. (new pup)

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bfunk13, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    I hear ya, 2 springer pups. ( what the _____ was I thinking) They are 8 months now. Still a bit of a challenge, but hey they almost have me trained!

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  2. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Experts also say a job for a dog is a good idea. I have thought about how it would be nice to have my new dog help out with moving the wood piles. Earn his keep, if you know what I mean! Here is something along those lines. I would want a little bigger cart. Those big dogs are really strong.

    http://draftcartsfordogs.com/Services.html
  3. Adios Pantalones

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    Hmmm- I don't see any that are shih tzu sized. I'd end up pulling them IN the cart anyway.
  4. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Get small cart, put shih tzu in it. Trailer it behind tricycle. :cheese: That would be cool.
  5. Battenkiller

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    Well, my dad was no expert, but he told me that as well, way back when I was a kid. Also, names with the long "E" sound in them seem to get a better response when you call them.


    Starting from my childhood, all two-syllable names with the long E sound in them:


    Gypsy - our family beagle

    Lady - the sweet black lab on the horse farm I worked on when we got married

    Sheeba - the insane black lab/dobie mix Lady BK got for me at the shelter.

    Ollie - my great male golden who got hit when he was 8 years old.

    Keisha - the dog love of my life for 14 years until she had to be put down. Best little setter in the world, that one.
  6. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    My brother has a golden that was diagnosed today with cancer and it looks like he'll be putting her down. He's a damn wreck. When his daughter was a baby- if she cried this dog would go sit near her and whine and cry all upset for her. Serious sweetheart. Anyway- you can tell a lot about someone by how they treat their dogs. Rambling here- sorry to hijack
  7. Battenkiller

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    Well, I'll continue the thread jack just to say that I think one of the hardest things to face is making a decision to put your dog down. My daughter just had to put her sweet girl down a week ago. Sudden kidney failure, with no hope of survival. When I got the news while I was making dinner, I shut off the gas range and laid down in bed and cried. And I ain't embarrassed to admit it.

    I had a very strong bond with that dog (Evie... another two-syllable, long E name) and we have watched her on dozens of occasions. Never a burden, even though she talked all the time in a weird, whimpering voice. She was a shelter dog (part pit and part, we think, coursing breed), and had signs of serious abuse before they took her in. They gave her all the love she could handle, and she turned out to be a wonderful family pet, with an ever-vigilant eye on the grandkids. Funny how abused kids can grow up worshipping their crappy parents, but dogs just know if you're got a good heart. Treat 'em right and they will have your back in a tough situation, treat 'em bad and they'll never forgive you.
  8. btuser

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    I hate my dogs.

    It used to be just me and the wife. Life was perfect, because I was the baby. Then came the child and I was demoted to #2, then came the fur baby, and then the next fur baby. Lately I find myself curled on the corner of the mattress, barely a sliver of blanket and banished to the cold corner of loneliness. I'm no longer lusted after for my body warmth as my significant other cuddles up with the trotting water bottles. I'm depressed because I'm trapped in 4th place and I've got to wait for the 2 dogs to die, the kid to grow up and move out, move back in and then move out again before I get my spot back.

    I want to be the baby!
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Can that dog pull a plow?!
  10. bfunk13

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    I should have been more specific, only the first photo is actually mine. I added the other two to show the grown up Leonberger. Sorry

    Great posts!
    Not hijacking, go ahead and post whatever you like.

    Backwoods, don't know about a plow but one article i read a guy has his Leonberger pull him around the lake in a small boat.
    They are strong swimmers and are often trained for water rescue.
  11. bfunk13

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    No Sammi is the BC. Brought to our doorstep one night.
    The Leo was a pretty penny, but just the start of it. I have a budget now for dog food.

    Get those kids of yours a pup for Christmas! LMAO

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  12. Gasifier

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    :lol: Damn cute picture. Don't forget about the seperate budget for the veterinarian. His kids have to go to college to you know. :lol: And there will be times when you feel like you are paying their way! I hope not or your sake, but sometimes that's what it feels like if your dog has bad luck.
  13. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    I'm so glad I got Murphy as a puppy. Major depression going on, having put the old dog down @ 13, in September 3 years ago, and looking at Erins old gelding coming to his time soon, I got Murphy in October, at 8 weeks. Glorious and smelled for many years puppy breathe. It was love at first sight :)

    Helped me going through the gelding going down in December. Sucked.

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    Every once in a while, after rescue dogs, passed around dogs, strays (cat included, here !!! ;-) ), you just need a baby.

    Gasifier, get thee a doggie. Life's to easy to be this complicated !!!

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  14. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    If only technology allowed us to have the dog trained through the internet. I could buy dog, you could train it, which would have to include cleaning up after it. And you could have all the discussions with my wife every time she was not happy with cute little puppy. (baby) :lol:
  15. bfunk13

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    I understand, just bustin' your chops.
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    That little guy is gorgeous Eileen!
  17. Gasifier

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    :lol: bfunk. I forgot to identify who I was talking to. That was meant for Dix! :lol: Don't worry about me, you aren't going to hurt my feelings that easy! :lol:

    Dix, when you figure out how you can do that for my pup let me know! :lol:

    P.S. I just started calling her Dix a while ago. I like that name. From Doing the Dixie Eyed Hustle. :lol:
  18. bfunk13

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    Truth is if everyone in the house is not ready or up to having a dog, i would not get one either. You are doing the right thing.
    Nothing like "its your dog" you feed it, clean it, vet it, etc. Maybe the wife will come around someday. Or you could just have that buddy bring one over!
  19. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    TY so much !! Never had a terrier before, totally different kind of dog :)


    Big dog pic :)


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    Gas, most call me Dix (from my avatar), and some many other names, I am sure. It's cool :)
  20. Gasifier

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    She'll come around someday. I just said to her last night that this summer, when her summer vacation starts, would be a good time. Then I for some reason said, either that or a nice used UTV or ATV. I guess for some reason I thought the UTV would be a big help, and with all the kids we have keeping us busy at this time.... I could certainly haul a lot of wood out of the woods with it. I have access to a lot of wood that I can not get to with my truck. (Narrow trails and ruff terrain. And when the wife or kids need me and I turn the key on the UTV to the off position.........

    Just something else for me to consider.
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    Minutes ago i was telling my wife "puppies are a pain in the ass!"
    And they are, this Leo is much different that the BC as a pup. He thinks deer S*** is Alpo.
  22. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    Murphy thinks the same thing. No kisses if eating deer dung, lol !!
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    I would name him Cletus, Jethro, or Lurch.
  24. Mr. Brownstone

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    I have the pet insurance through VPI. It costs about $400 a year for the middle priced package. It covers most of the $250 that her annual checkup costs. So you are paying about $150 for "in case sh!t happens" insurance. Surgeries and hospitalizations are covered about 50-60%. Money well spent with a labrador retriever, that is constantly getting into stuff. Had some big medical bills with our golden retriever that preceded her.
  25. woodmeister

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    i say Leon, as in redbone- distingused name for a proper looking dog

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