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(10-08-2019, 05:46 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:35 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 01:26 PM)Lily Wrote: Our dog picked us. we were looking at other dogs but this one puppy was just making a fuss trying to get our attention. We held him and when we put him back in his cage he made a racket. He choose us because he seemed to know that we needed him. He was our first small dog but he is perfect for us. He brought us happiness and companionship we needed. I do believe our home is healthier because of him.

That is how I acquire most all of my animal family. They come out of nowhere and claim me and never leave my side!

I even acquired a parakeet and a parrot that way.. The parakeet landed on the trunk of my car and then ran over to my Aunt and climbed up her shirt and started doing parakeet talk and kisses to her. He was AMAZING. So smart.. and Pablito had flown into my courtyard in Guatemala and climbed down the tree and waddled really fast across the ground and used his beak and feet to climb up my jeans, shirt, and then onto my shoulder. I hated leaving him there..but the quarantine was six months back then...I bet he is still alive. that was 1988.

Jesus, you are like the animal whisperer. Maybe they approach with the intention of nesting in your freakishly hairy legs or in your beard?? 1dunno1 Chuckle
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(10-08-2019, 05:52 PM)Wings of the Same Bird Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:46 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:35 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote: That is how I acquire most all of my animal family. They come out of nowhere and claim me and never leave my side!

I even acquired a parakeet and a parrot that way.. The parakeet landed on the trunk of my car and then ran over to my Aunt and climbed up her shirt and started doing parakeet talk and kisses to her. He was AMAZING. So smart.. and Pablito had flown into my courtyard in Guatemala and climbed down the tree and waddled really fast across the ground and used his beak and feet to climb up my jeans, shirt, and then onto my shoulder. I hated leaving him there..but the quarantine was six months back then...I bet he is still alive. that was 1988.

Jesus, you are like the animal whisperer.  Maybe they approach with the intention of nesting in your freakishly hairy legs or in your beard??   1dunno1  Chuckle

The lady I am doing a stone wall for right now called me that the other day... Chuckle

She was on the verge of tears of joy when she said it..

It was hard for me to stand there in her awe.. Chuckle
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(10-08-2019, 05:45 PM)Wings of the Same Bird Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:30 PM)Bubbles Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:29 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote: MUTT!

I’m into designer pets.. call me shallow..

Woof..
Chuckle
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If frigg wants me to bark i can be his Australian Shepard.

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I prefer pedigrees.

Mutt fans don't realize that some of us are looking for a specific personality, traits, and abilities. So...no mutts around here. We're picky for...reasons...including looks.

You get your pup right after they're weaned and you end up being all they ever remember knowing.

You suffer through the shark teeth and various other things that the babies come with at that age. Some are fun, some are not.

I do believe my girl would kill someone for me, but she also knows I'd do the same for her. I didn't pick her, she picked me.

I don't approve of mutts (they're the result of irresponsible dog ownership, IMO). Not to mention the hoops these nutters at dog rescues want you to go through to "adopt" a pet and in the end you end up paying too much for a mutt. It's ridiculous really. I'm just not into shelling out cash for a dog that isn't a pedigree.

I have a blue Weimaraner.

I am a dog snob and I am not ashamed.
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I have to bribe Peter to like me.
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(10-08-2019, 05:30 PM)Bubbles Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:29 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 05:28 PM)Bubbles Wrote: Get a pure bred..  Cheer

You like you Aussie dogs..

MUTT!

I’m into designer pets.. call me shallow..

Woof..

I searched for the pet thread so new peeps could post pics of theirs in it if they wanted...

I was going to post the link to the thread, but when I clicked on last page someone had quoted @Bubbles and Scream1

Chuckle

https://the-fringe.com/thread-i_love_my_...#pid851957
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(10-09-2019, 07:48 AM)Meat Wrote: I have to bribe Peter to like me.

That picture says otherwise... Chuckle

...he looks like a real ham!

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.
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(10-09-2019, 07:27 AM)Ravenage Wrote: I prefer pedigrees.  

Mutt fans don't realize that some of us are looking for a specific personality, traits, and abilities.  So...no mutts around here.  We're picky for...reasons...including looks.

You get your pup right after they're weaned and you end up being all they ever remember knowing.

You suffer through the shark teeth and various other things that the babies come with at that age.  Some are fun, some are not.

I do believe my girl would kill someone for me, but she also knows I'd do the same for her.  I didn't pick her, she picked me.

I don't approve of mutts (they're the result of irresponsible dog ownership, IMO).  Not to mention the hoops these nutters at dog rescues want you to go through to "adopt" a pet and in the end you end up paying too much for a mutt.  It's ridiculous really.  I'm just not into shelling out cash for a dog that isn't a pedigree.

I have a blue Weimaraner.

I am a dog snob and I am not ashamed.

We used to be dog snobs...Our main Newfie was worth more than I care to post. He was, however, a BEAUTIFUL example of phenomenal genes. He lived more than twice the average age expectancy of Newfies and never even had gray hair. He lived to be sixteen and one day he just faced me with blankness in his eyes and laid down and let everything go and died. It was beautiful in it's power. There was no warning. No sign. He just laid down and let go.
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A fine hunter, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is ferocious in the hunt, but in the home it is a calm, gentle, obedient, good dog. It is good natured, but some do not do well with small children because they may play too roughly and knock them down. They are intelligent, skillful and straight-forward dogs that are loyal to the family. They are brave and vigilant. Can be reserved toward strangers, so socialize well. They possess considerable stamina and without enough mental and physical exercise they can become high strung and unmanageable. This breed needs a firm, confident, consistent pack leader who can provide rules the dog must follow and limits as to what it can and cannot do. Meek and/or passive owners, or owners who treat the dog like a human rather than a canine will have a hard time controlling this breed and may also cause them to become combative with other dogs. When given what they need as the canine animal they will be excellent companion dogs, but are not recommended for most people, as most do not have the time nor energy to put into them. Ridgebacks react best to an extremely consistent and firm but calm approach to training. They are intelligent and learn quickly, but will be stubborn and willful if they are stronger-minded than the humans. Training should be gentle, but firm and should start young while the dog is still small enough to manage. They are also very good watchdogs, but not suggested for guard dogs. They are very protective of owners. This has to be addressed during their early training. This breed can be more destructive than a Lab if not given enough exercise and is not convinced the humans are his authority figure. Do not overfeed this breed. Provided this dog meets cats and other pets when it is young, any potential problem will be prevented. Ridgebacks make excellent jogging companions.

My last Dog was a Rhodesian ... I rescued her and she was the most amazing dog.

That dog could kill a bear... or give it one hell of a go anyway! Chuckle

I have no idea how many possums she killed... many.

DID NOT like kitties but I will socialize my next one while it is a puppy. I got her when she was already 3 years old. Tough as nails.. Swam like a duck (webbed toes) never bothered by heat or cold.. She was a force of good dog breeding.

Super sweet and well behaved... unless she didn't like you or "sensed" you were not a good human.

Then.. Unbelievably fierce. You just had to see it.

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My Spazzy girl looked very close to this one.


When she was onto something...

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Just chillin...

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Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.
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Blue Heeler or Australian cattle dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is a loyal, brave, hardworking, herding breed. One of the most intelligent breeds, it is not the kind of dog to lie around the living room all day or live happily in the backyard with only a 15-minute walk. It needs much more exercise than that and something to occupy its mind daily or it will become bored, leading to serious behavior problems. It needs action in its life and will do best with a job. This alert dog is excellent in the obedience ring and will excel in agility and herding trials. Can be obedience trained to a very high level. Firm training starting when the dog is a puppy and a lot of daily leadership, along with daily mental and physical exercise will produce a wonderful and happy pet. Protective, it makes an excellent guard dog. It is absolutely loyal and obedient to its master. It is sometimes suspicious of people and dogs it doesn’t know. It can be very dog aggressive if allowed to be pack leader, for its dominance level is high. Teach your Australian Cattle Dog that you are alpha and you will not tolerate him fighting with other dogs. Well balanced Cattle dogs are good and trustworthy with children. Some will nip at people's heels in an attempt to herd them; an owner needs to tell the dog this is not acceptable behavior. If you are adopting a pet, avoid working lines, as these dogs may be too energetic and intense for home life. Australian Cattle Dogs are very easy to train. Problems can and WILL arise with meek owners and/or owners who do not provide the proper amount and type of exercise. This breed does best with a job to do. If you do not have time to extensively work with and exercise your dog, or do not fully understand canine instincts and their need to have leadership, this is not the breed for you.


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Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.
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