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Old 01-16-2008, 07:02 PM   #11
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How sweet and comfy he looks. I would never let Aspen roam. I love her too much. I guess these guys are pretty street smart, or you live in a slow (street wise) area. A main road runs about 100 yards from my building. She'd get hit in a second. I love boxers. They love to snuggle and be near you.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:15 PM   #12
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Expatgirl, you reminded me of an email I just got:

An old, tired looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, resumed his position in the hall, and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks.

Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar:

"He lives in a home with ten children--he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:27 PM   #13
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How sweet and comfy he looks. I would never let Aspen roam. I love her too much. I guess these guys are pretty street smart, or you live in a slow (street wise) area. A main road runs about 100 yards from my building. She'd get hit in a second. I love boxers. They love to snuggle and be near you.
We live pretty much in the country. Our [gravel] road dead-ends, so the only traffic is people who live here, their friends, and delivery people.

Our last dog, a medium-sized beagle mix, had to be kept outside because he refused to be housebroken. He broke his chain now and then and would run off, but he always came back. Until my birthday in 2006. We think he was after a girl (he had just gotten to the age that he would do that) and someone picked him up.

I have let Cubbie run loose for a short time late at night, to give him more exercise, but now I'm afraid his buddies will get him into too much trouble. He always came back right away before, but he's like a teenaged boy--when he is with his friends he doesn't want to listen to me. If he does manage to sneak out, if I act like I'm going somewhere in the car he will come back.

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P.S. Whenever we pass a house that is for sale, the first thing out of my mouth is often, "Too close to the road for dogs and cats," or "That would be a good one for pets." LOL
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:13 PM   #14
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Expatgirl, you reminded me of an email I just got:

An old, tired looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, resumed his position in the hall, and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks.

Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar:

"He lives in a home with ten children--he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"

Barbara
Haha!! Yeah, we couldn't understand why Liono was putting on weight---I had two active kids, too, and he probably was looking for peace and quiet and a loving "grandma"---she really became a great friend as Liono brought us together.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:07 PM   #15
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Your pup looks just like Daisy my boxer mix she is really smart I taught her to ring a wireless door chime at her level in one night.Your pup is displaying alot of intelligence as well she or he already knows where the good life is.We finally fenced in our back yard with cattle panel fence 5x16 foot long we ran it all around the yard and behind the two sheds so the dogs could run in a big circle around the yard.Then we filled the yard with gravel. We have a covered back porch with their dog houses two are heated one with a plastic pad which puts out a minimum of heat the other is a large tin coffee can rigged with a orange electric cord that has a light socket in it with a 60 watt bulb for heat. Those are just for the day in the afternoon they come back in the house unless its really cold.My point is if you can build a good fence you dont need to worry about the dogs getting loose. If you look around you can get the fencing for nothing we just picked up ours around the ranch it might be harder where you are but these things are available.
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Oh my gosh that is just too cute !!!!!
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:30 PM   #17
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My point is if you can build a good fence you dont need to worry about the dogs getting loose. If you look around you can get the fencing for nothing we just picked up ours around the ranch it might be harder where you are but these things are available.
We would love to fence our yard (we have an acre) but can't afford it right now (we are both out of work and even cheap is too much right now). One of these days we will. I would love to let Cubbie run loose in the yard. He stays in a lot, but in the mornings, or when we go somewhere and he isn't with us, we have to hook him up outside. LOL I don't have to hook him up in the mornings, but I put him out to get some fresh air and to play with his buds. He probably won't be out there in the morning though, as we are supposed to have a rainy, sleety, snowy night and early morning. I hope it sticks around long enough for Cubbie to see it, as he has never seen snow. But it is supposed to turn to plain old rain by afternoon.

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:44 AM   #18
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Love him up. Just like you would a real kid. Everyone needs a safe haven.


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Old 01-17-2008, 08:37 AM   #19
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How good of you to shelter him when he comes to your house Barbara L.! And he looks so comfy and warm.... bless his heart! And bless your's too!!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:37 AM   #20
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Have had countless shared animals in my life. I came home one day several years ago to my new house to find one of my neighbour's cats curled up on my bed and my three girls huddled underneath it! She was trying to escape a stray and her bunk mate but they both followed her over. I ended up feeding everyone and kept the stray. He was one of the cats that came with the house. The other one after a year or two here, started to come inside and curl up behind the lounge chair. i would leave him there until I had to go to work and then would walk him home - or at least what I believed was his home. It wasn't! He has been a permanent fixture with me in my home now for several years. It turns out his original owner walked out on her husband and left the cat with him. He was/is very bitter and went out and bought a doberman, so the cat was homeless. He told his kids that he ran it over. I believe he probably did at one point too as this cat has the skinniest unhealthiest tail you have ever seen (that doesn't have mange). Three others of my current lot have all slowly migrated to Chez Bilby.

At least the dogs have all been able to be sent home again.

I am also glad that fish can't get to my house as I have no river thru my property cos I seem to feed everything that crosses my threshold!!! LOL
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