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Old 05-09-2013, 10:17 PM   #231
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Mine can hear me unwrapping butter or taking the lid off the butter. Not only that, they can tell if it's me or Shrek...they don't show up for Shrek.
Beagle can tell the difference between an ice cube and a piece of fish/meat/ cheese, etc. dropped in her dish. From miles away. The nose knows.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:32 AM   #232
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Addie, what kind of dog do you have?

My old guy (pictured in my avatar) would go crazy when he heard the bag of carrots being opened. He loved his carrots and yellow peppers. I really miss my little guy.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:01 AM   #233
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Addie, what kind of dog do you have?

My old guy (pictured in my avatar) would go crazy when he heard the bag of carrots being opened. He loved his carrots and yellow peppers. I really miss my little guy.
Teddy is a pure Maltese. He is my son Spike's dog. He brings him up here to see me every night. It is my son's excuse to check on me each day. I just love that dog. I can't have a dog due to financial and physical limitations. I am a strong believer that if you can't afford to take care of a pet, then you shouldn't have one. So I get my enjoyment from my son's dog. And in the winter I could never take him out for daily walks. I can't even take myself out for a daily walks. Ever sinice Spike's wife died, Teddy has become a therapy dog for both of us. He has given my son a purpose in life.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:37 AM   #234
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Teddy is a pure Maltese. He is my son Spike's dog. He brings him up here to see me every night. It is my son's excuse to check on me each day. I just love that dog. I can't have a dog due to financial and physical limitations. I am a strong believer that if you can't afford to take care of a pet, then you shouldn't have one. So I get my enjoyment from my son's dog. And in the winter I could never take him out for daily walks. I can't even take myself out for a daily walks. Ever sinice Spike's wife died, Teddy has become a therapy dog for both of us. He has given my son a purpose in life.
I, too, after working for a vet, believe that if you cannot care for a dog for any reason (physical, time-wise, or financial), please don't. I love it that you and your son have found a solution to that. It just cracks me up that you call your son Spike and that was the name of my sister's maltese! Little dogs need tough names!
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I'm an insomniac. So there I was, at o'dark thirty (I think it was around 4 a.m.) and ... a bat starts flying around the room. My first thought was, is it a bat or a bird, but it didn't take long for my sleep-deprived brain to realize of course it was a bat.

My house is an old house, shot-gun-style. My husband was upstairs, dead asleep. But my dog was with me. I was just waiting for her to go crazy. But she was eeirly calm. She just looked at it as it fluttered and soared around the house. I thought to just prop open all the storm doors and hope it would just fly out, but we have problems with racoons and feral cats (the latter aren't a problem, really, I like them) and didn't want any outdoor animals setting up housekeeping inside. I didn't want to wake husband to help me, and doggie was just an observer.

Eventually, bat made it to the kitchen, and I think (I was leaning over to prop open the door) I think it flew out over my head.

But it just cracks me up that Rosebud didn't bark once, and didn't get excited. There is nothing she loves better than to chase birds, squirrels, and feral cats in the yard. She just looked at this creature with puzzlement, as in, what in the heck is going on in this house.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #236
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Addie, I'm so sorry about the loss of your son's wife but I'm glad the two of you have that little doggie to help bring some enjoyment to the two of you.

Smokey is a puppy mill dog and she costs a lot of money with her health problems because of it but I think I do a great job at keeping her as healthy as possible. Considering I lost her brother a few months ago at the age of 7 1/2 years, I don't know what will be in stores for her. I hope she lives a long time but if she's suffering I will do what's best for her and let her go. Losing her is going to be the toughest one ill ever endure.

For years I always had bats hit me in the back of my head while we were having fires in our pit out back. I learned to start wearing a hat so they won't get tangled up in my hair. That's a huge fear of mine!

My hubby had one land on his chest, wings fully opened, a few years back and I never heard him scream like a little girl before that but even as I type this I can't help but to bust up laughing about it!
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I'm an insomniac. So there I was, at o'dark thirty (I think it was around 4 a.m.) and ... a bat starts flying around the room. My first thought was, is it a bat or a bird, but it didn't take long for my sleep-deprived brain to realize of course it was a bat.

My house is an old house, shot-gun-style. My husband was upstairs, dead asleep. But my dog was with me. I was just waiting for her to go crazy. But she was eeirly calm. She just looked at it as it fluttered and soared around the house. I thought to just prop open all the storm doors and hope it would just fly out, but we have problems with racoons and feral cats (the latter aren't a problem, really, I like them) and didn't want any outdoor animals setting up housekeeping inside. I didn't want to wake husband to help me, and doggie was just an observer.

Eventually, bat made it to the kitchen, and I think (I was leaning over to prop open the door) I think it flew out over my head.

But it just cracks me up that Rosebud didn't bark once, and didn't get excited. There is nothing she loves better than to chase birds, squirrels, and feral cats in the yard. She just looked at this creature with puzzlement, as in, what in the heck is going on in this house.
It's just possible Rosebud didn't want the bat to notice her...I'd hunker down and be quiet, too! Kitchen towels work on birds and bats that get in the house.
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Addie, I'm so sorry about the loss of your son's wife but I'm glad the two of you have that little doggie to help bring some enjoyment to the two of you.

Smokey is a puppy mill dog and she costs a lot of money with her health problems because of it but I think I do a great job at keeping her as healthy as possible. Considering I lost her brother a few months ago at the age of 7 1/2 years, I don't know what will be in stores for her. I hope she lives a long time but if she's suffering I will do what's best for her and let her go. Losing her is going to be the toughest one ill ever endure.

For years I always had bats hit me in the back of my head while we were having fires in our pit out back. I learned to start wearing a hat so they won't get tangled up in my hair. That's a huge fear of mine!

My hubby had one land on his chest, wings fully opened, a few years back and I never heard him scream like a little girl before that but even as I type this I can't help but to bust up laughing about it!
Yup, that's a story you will have to remember forever... and re-tell as often as possible.
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Years ago, when I bartended at a large restaurant with high ceilings, we kept several tennis racquets around for the sole purpose of bat-herding.
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Yup, that's a story you will have to remember forever... and re-tell as often as possible.
Oh, trust me, I do!!!
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