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Dogs rule!


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    #801 3 years ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    I am without a doubt getting a dog. I never have owned one. But I grew up around pit bulls. My dog will be a pitbull likely.
    I am recovering from a stroke and three brain surgeries. But I have no yard. And I can't walk. I have a chair and walker right now.
    Eventually. I will be walking, fully. It could be another year though.
    I know a dog would help a lot right now. But I have to use my head I guess. I feel like a good home is coming for a dog, but not here yet. California real estate. Ug.
    But my new dog. I am really looking forward to it. I'm thinking spring.
    Patience. My new virtue.

    If you get any "pitbull" breed, it is essential that they get proper training or you .and the dog are screwed. They must be taken for a minimum of 2 walks a day minimum 30 minutes, with a strong "pack leader". way more on this subject. Most people with pitbulls IMO should NOT have them, unless they know proper care and mental health. Public service announcement complete...

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    #802 3 years ago
    Quoted from Blenderhead:

    If you get any "pitbull" breed, it is essential that they get proper training or you .and the dog are screwed. They must be taken for a minimum of 2 walks a day minimum 30 minutes, with a strong "pack leader". way more on this subject. Most people with pitbulls IMO should NOT have them, unless they know proper care and mental health. Public service announcement complete...

    Pitbulls are a HUGE liability.....IDK why anyone owns one. Vicious breed

    #803 3 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Pitbulls are a HUGE liability.....IDK why anyone owns one. Vicious breed

    You're about to get shit. Be more informed.

    #804 3 years ago
    Quoted from neverahighscore:

    Lost both my Danes within 2 months. 1 suddenly bloated and the other hurt both his legs to the point of not being able to stand up any more. The one with the leg issue was 10 and the vet and I didn't think there was a point to let him suffer with the pain. Just a awful time. I still get sick thinking about losing my best friends in the world. Worse part of animal ownership. Too many times to count for my wife and I. I miss them all so much.

    Sorry to hear about your dogs, that really sucks and they were beautiful. I love Great Danes. Isn't their life expectancy kind of short, like 8 years or so?

    #805 3 years ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    I am without a doubt getting a dog. I never have owned one. But I grew up around pit bulls. My dog will be a pitbull likely.
    I am recovering from a stroke and three brain surgeries. But I have no yard. And I can't walk. I have a chair and walker right now.
    Eventually. I will be walking, fully. It could be another year though.
    I know a dog would help a lot right now. But I have to use my head I guess. I feel like a good home is coming for a dog, but not here yet. California real estate. Ug.
    But my new dog. I am really looking forward to it. I'm thinking spring.
    Patience. My new virtue.

    Move back to Detroit , things are happening and the real estate has not caught up yet!

    #806 3 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Pitbulls are a HUGE liability.....IDK why anyone owns one. Vicious breed

    I'm sorry but you are wrong. Pits are vicious when they are taught to be vicious. They started out as nanny dogs because they will protect you with their life. They are very sweet in nature but of course they are very strong and have the ability to tear you to pieces. They get a bad rap because pieces of shit teach them to be vicious and/or abuse them, treat them like shit or whatever. If you love on a pit you will have the sweetest, kindest best friend you could ever ask for that will protect you to the death. A friend of mine lets his sleep with his young daughter. You would be a fool to mess with that girl.

    #807 3 years ago

    I love pit bulls.
    They are the dobermans of the 70s. Remember how feared that dog was.

    (Perhaps unjustly)

    But I agree- that little girl. No one will try touch to hurt her. No one with a brain.

    Every little girl should have one, watching over them.

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    #808 3 years ago

    My Mom has cancer. Doctor gave her 2-6 months to live ... but here we are 10 months later. She claimed to be never much of a dog person, but since moving in with us after learning of the bad news my boys (Oscar on the left, Dexter on the right) have been very close to her. She finds comfort in their company, talks to them like a loving mother, and takes time to chill with them on our patio. My little friends don't know how much joy they bring to our lives. I am so very grateful.

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    #810 3 years ago

    Prayers sent for your mom, pinster. You're a good son

    #811 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinster68:

    My Mom has cancer. Doctor gave her 2-6 months to live ... but here we are 10 months later.

    My aunt (godmother) was given weeks to live, (weak heart & blood vessels)
    and here it is 12 months later and still hanging in there, at 88;
    the unfortunate thing is she also suffering from Alzheimer's,
    Can not remember things hours or days ago,
    but still can remember things from years and years ago.
    My wife's niece's grandmother in law was on weekly dialysis
    but at 90 decided to go off it as it was too much trouble and painful,
    doctors said she would only last a couple months,
    well it took her 5 yrs before she finally met her maker,
    and lived those final years fairly comfortably without dialysis.
    Tells you how much doctors may or may not know.

    Most important factor is having loving family around you.

    #812 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinster68:

    My Mom has cancer. Doctor gave her 2-6 months to live ... but here we are 10 months later. She claimed to be never much of a dog person, but since moving in with us after learning of the bad news my boys (Oscar on the left, Dexter on the right) have been very close to her. She finds comfort in their company, talks to them like a loving mother, and takes time to chill with them on our patio. My little friends don't know how much joy they bring to our lives. I am so very grateful.

    So sorry to hear about your mother......so sad. I honestly believe that Oscar and Dexter will make her life better and you never know, those two dogs may make her keep hanging in there also. Prayers go out to your mother and your family.

    #813 3 years ago

    Well me and my brother were told that my aunt Minnie should be put in a hospice at the age of 98. The doctor told us she was only going to last a couple of weeks. We just gave her a 103rd birthday party and she does not look like she is going anywhere to soon.

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    #814 3 years ago

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    #815 3 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Pitbulls are a HUGE liability.....IDK why anyone owns one. Vicious breed

    You can teach any dog to be mean!
    Pits get a bad rap, they are just like any other dog.

    #816 3 years ago

    My boys

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    #817 3 years ago

    Still pining for my first dog.

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    #818 3 years ago

    My dog is only 9 months old..he went to his 1st drive in last Friday nite..he didn't really say anything about the movie, but enjoyed the popcorn. Yesterday, I took him to work..here he is w the homeowners dog Gus...

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    #819 3 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Pitbulls are a HUGE liability.....IDK why anyone owns one. Vicious breed

    You would be correct... you do not know why anyone would one one. I happen to know how to train dogs. I dog just happens to do everything I say, doesn't pull on the leash, loves people, loves other dogs....behaves better then 98% of the other dogs I run across

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    #820 3 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Pitbulls are a HUGE liability.....IDK why anyone owns one. Vicious breed

    Sadly, they have a reputation for being vicious. This seems to attract a certain type of owner who wants a guard dog. Hence, you end up with vicious bull breeds. It's got very little to do with the breed. It was Rottweilers and Dobermans when I was growing up. Now it's bull breeds.

    That said, bull breeds do tend to be incredibly solid, well build dogs with wide heads. They tend to be intelligent and loyal to their pack to a fault. So they do have some special needs. eg. They can be hard to keep contained with fencing that would stop a lot of other dogs, they need to spend a lot of time with their owners and they tend to have high energy levels and high drive.

    My boys, Maxwell and Bronson are brothers from the same litter. According to their DNA screening, they are 5/8 Amstaff, 1/8 English staffy, 1/8 Rottweiler and 1/8 Bitsa. We don't know exactly what happened to them in the 4 months before we got them, but tall men, hi-vis clothing, beards and hats are all bad.

    When we rescued them, they started off small and adorable: PuppiesMaxwell
    And are now ~21kg each: Cafe dogs
    They are the most intelligent and loyal dogs I've ever known. All they want is to be with the rest of their pack:The shirt reads 'I just want to drink beer and hang with my dog'Maxwell helping me hang out the rags
    This is where Maxwell sits while he waits for my wife to get up on the weekend:How long can she sleep?
    They do not like it when I go away for work:Please take us
    Now, that's not to say they don't get up to mischief sometimes... I often think only people that haven't had smart dogs say "I want a smart dog" because they don't understand how much work they are: Muddy mud mud
    But part of having smart dogs is finding things for them to do. Whether it's helping in the garden:If I fit, I sitSafety first
    Or doing some training:Target work
    Or playing games (For scale, I'm ~6'2"):Bronson doing a high touch
    Or sometimes even performing for a crowd:Can be hard to keep up with themMaxwell jumps different to Bronson
    If you keep them entertained, they spend most of their time like this:Zzzzzz...ZZZZzzzz...
    Though sometimes they opt for less conventional poses:That does no look comfortableThis does though
    So while we've had some teething issues (literally - they chewed power point off the wall outside for instance), I do not look forward to the day that I no longer wake up to this:Please may I have a pat?
    Or have to have my Sunday afternoon naps by myself:Post training naps
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    #821 3 years ago

    This post was glorious! Thank you for that.

    I encourage any "bully breed" owner or rescue advocate or any human being, actually, to check out the Stand Up For Pits Foundation and specifically their "Stand Up For Pits" comedy events held across the country. Schedule below, also on the Foundation's page at http://www.standupforpits.us/ - these shows feature 4-5 comedians, including SUFP's founder Rebecca Corry, and they are fantastic events. If you're near one of these areas, go. Indianapolis is Sunday night!

    NEW YORK, NY APR 30TH
    BALTIMORE, MD MAY 7TH
    ARLINGTON, VA MAY 14TH

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUL 23RD
    RALEIGH, NC SEPT 17TH
    PHILADELPHIA, PA SEPT 20TH
    BUFFALO, NY SEPT 24TH
    ST. LOUIS, MO OCT 15TH
    CHICAGO, IL OCT 22ND
    HOLLYWOOD, CA NOV 5TH
    SPOKANE, WA NOV 19TH
    TACOMA, WA NOV 26TH
    PORTLAND, OR DEC 3RD

    The work they do to help "pit bull type" dogs, educate the misinformed, prosecute dogfighters, fight Breed Specific Legislation and to end the abuse and discrimination that these dogs face daily is tireless and inspiring. Rebecca organized the One Million Pibble March in Washington, D.C. in 2014, an event that my wife and I attended and found profoundly life-changing. We've since attended the NYC "Stand Up For Pits" shows every year and will continue to do so, though we look forward to the day when they're not necessary.

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    #822 3 years ago

    Who, ME?

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    #823 3 years ago
    Quoted from Blackjacker:

    This post was glorious! Thank you for that.
    I encourage any "bully breed" owner or rescue advocate or any human being, actually, to check out the Stand Up For Pits Foundation and specifically their "Stand Up For Pits" comedy events held across the country. Schedule below, also on the Foundation's page at http://www.standupforpits.us/ - these shows feature 4-5 comedians, including SUFP's founder Rebecca Corry, and they are fantastic events. If you're near one of these areas, go. Indianapolis is Sunday night!
    NEW YORK, NY APR 30TH
    BALTIMORE, MD MAY 7TH
    ARLINGTON, VA MAY 14TH
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUL 23RD
    RALEIGH, NC SEPT 17TH
    PHILADELPHIA, PA SEPT 20TH
    BUFFALO, NY SEPT 24TH
    ST. LOUIS, MO OCT 15TH
    CHICAGO, IL OCT 22ND
    HOLLYWOOD, CA NOV 5TH
    SPOKANE, WA NOV 19TH
    TACOMA, WA NOV 26TH
    PORTLAND, OR DEC 3RD
    The work they do to help "pit bull type" dogs, educate the misinformed, prosecute dogfighters, fight Breed Specific Legislation and to end the abuse and discrimination that these dogs face daily is tireless and inspiring. Rebecca organized the One Million Pibble March in Washington, D.C. in 2014, an event that my wife and I attended and found profoundly life-changing. We've since attended the NYC "Stand Up For Pits" shows every year and will continue to do so, though we look forward to the day when they're not necessary.

    Damn you for putting this on here. I was in a decent mood and now I have a large lump in my throat. I find pits to be the sweetest loving dogs and would love to have one but I have enough dogs already and my wife is afraid of them. I think those drooling, snoring, farting chunks of love are make the best friends one could have. Maybe I could get a mini pit. Oh BTW, anyone who fights dogs should get the same penalty as torturing a human as far as Im concerned. I cant stand tree huggers but there is no excuse for abusing innocent animals that cant defend themselves.

    #824 3 years ago

    I'm not sure I mentioned this I had a stroke be three brain surgeries in the last year and a half. Health getting better but I should have died. There must be some reason I'm alive.

    I'm finding it.

    Anyways I want a pitbull but I have to wait to get anything. Still in a wheelchair and renting. No back yard. Difficult mobility.

    I want to get a dog for the first time but I have to wait. Probably until next year. Maybe I will get one for Christmas. I hope.

    #825 3 years ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    I'm not sure I mentioned this I had a stroke be three brain surgeries in the last year and a half. Health getting better but I should have died. There must be some reason I'm alive.
    I'm finding it.
    Anyways I want a pitbull but I have to wait to get anything. Still in a wheelchair and renting. No back yard. Difficult mobility.
    I want to get a dog for the first time but I have to wait. Probably until next year. Maybe I will get one for Christmas. I hope.

    That would be an awesome Christmas present. I hope you get a dog real soon.

    #826 3 years ago

    Our rescues, Lacie, a Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix who was abused and emaciated in the shelter when we found her, and River, who was a tiny pup when we found her in the shelter. Lacie is a registered therapy dog, and works with my wife in her job at a traumatic brain injury rehab center. Lacie loves riding in vehicles, river is a cuddle buddy....

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    #827 3 years ago

    That dog looks like he is up to something or he knows something he isn't telling you.

    #828 3 years ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    That dog looks like he is up to something or he knows something he isn't telling you.

    Reminds me of this dog:

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    #829 3 years ago

    I've been working from my office in New Orleans this week. Megatron has been coming up to work with me and staying in the hotel with me.

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    #830 3 years ago

    Give your dogs an extra hug for me. Had to put my beloved Winston down after 14 years, last week... Miss him terribly. He was one great dog.

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    #831 3 years ago
    Quoted from Noobee:

    Miss him terribly.

    I'm sorry you lost a loved one.

    LTG : (

    #832 3 years ago
    Quoted from Noobee:

    Give your dogs an extra hug for me. Had to put my beloved Winston down after 14 years, last week... Miss him terribly. He was one great dog

    Major condolences. Very sorry to hear you lost your friend.

    #833 3 years ago

    What are yalls thoughts on dog hair dye? I'm thinking of dying Megatron's ears pink in October for beast cancer awareness month. Good or bad idea?

    Here is the hair cut Megatron got yesterday. I think he looks cool:

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    #834 3 years ago

    Sheared him like a sheep!

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    #835 3 years ago

    Monday Aug 7th we had to make the excruciating decision to put our beloved Ratchet to sleep.
    It was about 5pm he looked a bit bloated by 10 he was whimpering and it was off to the emergency animal care. His stomach had just twisted shut and that rarely happens in smaller dogs. Surgery was a small glimmer of hope but given several factors probably not the best call for him.
    By 1 am it was done he had passed on and I was just basically in shock. Such a tough call!!!Was it the right decision plays on my mind more than anything which I am sure is normal.
    Almost 2 weeks later I am at a bit of peace with it but it totally sucks!
    This guy sat at my feet through most playfield builds and kept me company all day long .I couldn't even look at a picture of him until today.
    11 Awesome years Ratchet you were the absolute best!

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    #836 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    11 Awesome years Ratchet you were the absolute best!

    I'm sorry Chris.

    LTG : (

    #837 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    11 Awesome years Ratchet you were the absolute best!

    So sorry Chris.

    #838 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    11 Awesome years Ratchet you were the absolute best!

    I share your grief, Chris. Remember the good times!

    #839 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Monday Aug 7th we had to make the excruciating decision to put our beloved Ratchet to sleep.
    It was about 5pm he looked a bit bloated by 10 he was whimpering and it was off to the emergency animal care. His stomach had just twisted shut and that rarely happens in smaller dogs. Surgery was a small glimmer of hope but given several factors probably not the best call for him.
    By 1 am it was done he had passed on and I was just basically in shock. Such a tough call!!!Was it the right decision plays on my mind more than anything which I am sure is normal.
    Almost 2 weeks later I am at a bit of peace with it but it totally sucks!
    This guy sat at my feet through most playfield builds and kept me company all day long .I couldn't even look at a picture of him until today.
    11 Awesome years Ratchet you were the absolute best!

    I feel you're pain brother. I lost my little girl about a year ago. Had her for 16 years and she was amazing. I still haven't been able to hang the picture up of me and her that my mom had made for me. Our other one is 16 and we know he will probably not be with us for too much longer. They are awesome to have but it hurts to let them go.

    #840 3 years ago

    Wow, I feel for you guys that just lost your dogs, it's terrible. It's been around two months since I lost my dog and I swear I am still just devastated over it and I don't think it's ever going to get better. I can honestly say that losing Buddy is the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my life.

    #841 3 years ago

    Our dog buddy's are better than most humans. To all who have lost a furry mate, you are not alone.
    Your next journey with a new buddy will ease some of the pain. Chin up and be happy in knowing you loved them enough to let them go in their time of need.
    This is my my 3 year old foster fail Kumo Clarence ( after the cross eyed lion ) hopefully put a smile on your dial.
    Yes he is a slightly cross eyed German Shepard x Labrador, smart and stupid all in one.
    Andy

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    #842 3 years ago

    Here is my son luring Megatron in with the promise of an orange ball but then mounting him like his war steed.

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    #843 3 years ago

    Our current foster Gromit:
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    Husky x staffy... I call it a Huffy.

    #844 3 years ago

    Picked up this girl from a couple last week. Their 8 month male German shepherd was treating her like a toy. Soda is now getting along with my 2 dogs and rapidly putting on weight so life is looking up so far.

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    #845 3 years ago

    Thanks for the condolences.
    After two weeks we decided the void Ratchet left behind is bigger than just the sadness of it all and really needs to be filled so we secured this guy.
    He just opened his eyes Saturday and can't leave mama for another six weeks but there is some excitement slowly taking place of grief.
    This will be our third Shih Tzu.

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    #846 3 years ago

    what is the pups name?
    or u waiting until he gets home.

    #847 3 years ago

    It looks like an EWOK to me

    Here's my niece Tinsley's dog Bambi. I sometimes take care of Bambi while they are filming RHONY. She's really sweet!

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    #848 3 years ago

    My weekly Megatron photo:

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    #849 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    This will be our third Shih Tzu.

    Congrats on the new family member Christopher!

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