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    ABW Ambassador Doc Sawyer's Avatar
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    Parents of my daughter's "best friend" acquired a puppy from the pound. The children in the family and all the kid's friends fell in love with the pup. The only stories that my wife and I heard from from our youngest was puppy stories. She absolutely HAD to visit her "best friend" and her new puppy at least twice very day.

    Within two weeks, the parents of my daughter's "best friend" decided the pup was too much trouble and decided to send it back to the pound. My daughter was heartbroken.

    My daughter came running to my wife and I and asked, "what will happen to the poor puppy?"

    I told her the sad truth and the tears flowed.

    She weeped, " how can anyone save a puppy and then send it back?"

    . . . So that is why 'Hannah' has lived at our house for the past four years. The youngest daughter is in high school now and seems to have forgotten the stand she made for a certain down-and-out-pup. The "best friend" and her family are no longer a topic at all.

    Between you and me, 'Hannah' might be a lot of trouble but She will never be too much trouble.

    Doc

    "Half this game is ninety percent mental." -- Phillies Manager, Danny Ozark

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    I have a cat named Dog, does that count?

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    LOL Connie My parents have a cat named (eggy) Throw that egg... :0) LOL Off topic but Connie's post was to humorous...

    Jason
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    My wife and I have a Husky named Nikita. We're the dog's third family in as many years. (She snapped at our friend's two year old repeatedly one day, and they couldn't keep her.)

    The dog is a "singer" and not a barker. If I say the word "Walk" Nikita starts "singing" and bouncing on her front paws.

    When she sees the leash, she starts "singing" at the top of her lungs and shaking her head back and forth while bouncing. When I bend over to put the leash on, she sits down all quiet until she hears the "click", then starts bouncing and singing again.

    Once we're on the trail, she just about pulls my arm out of the socket, despite weighing only 40lbs.

    She is not only strong, but also fast. Our town has a dog park, where you can let the dogs run loose. (It works since none of the dogs claim the territory as theirs.) She was keeping up with a whippet (for about three seconds and had to stop), I needed a change of underwear.

    She runs "puppy laps" around the back yard, changing direction and stopping on a dime.

    My wife and I watched the obstacle course on "Animal Planet" and decided that Nikita is just as fast and agile as those dogs, we don't have time to train her.

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    We rescued an English Mastiff from a pound in Kansas many moons ago. Hoover was too large for their crates and a mess- so they had no option but to put him down. A great network of rescue systems brought him to our attention 10 hours away.

    When Hoover got to us, he was severely underweight (maybe 80 pounds), indeterminate age, bald on top from fly bites, his fur was patchy. He had a severe joint problem- no cartilage in his sockets which meant very muscular hips with a funny walk. A genetic problem resulted in "parrot mouth" where his bottom jaw was an inch and a half too short. His teeth were completely askew an his tongue hung out too the side because it wouldn't all fit in his mouth (at least three inches out- talk about personality). His first week with us, He was treated for heartworms- a full case of medicine and two broken needles later- Hoover came home where we had to set up a couch for him to lean on because it hurt to much to lay down. He would stand next to one of us until he fell asleep standing and we'd try to catch him before he fell and woke himself up.

    Once that ordeal was over, Hoover developed "happy tail" We had to keep a sock and ace bandage around his tail to pad it from the constant whipping into the walls.

    To my horror- after all of this and completely falling in love with Hoover, I had to take him to a specialist to be neutered (a specialist because of his large number of problems). When the vet walked in, I help Hoover's leash while he snarled and foamed and made the most horrible noises. I had no idea how to stop him. The vet calmly looked at me and said- drop the leash. I was horrified- thinking I'd be responsible for this man loosing a limb. Still, I dropped the leash. Hoover immediately sat on my feet and let the doctor go to work.

    Apparently, Hoover was trying to protect me from the bad experience he had had with vets. The vet was terribly impressed by his backing into me to protect instead of leaning forward. That was the vet's clue as to fixing it my dropping the link between the dog and me.
    After that, he was sweetheart- they took him into classes and used him in experiments. Hoover cried his stuffed animal with him everywhere and we were seen off by at least ten students who had also fallen in love with him.

    Oh- and they found an eye disease that caused Hoov to only have peripheral vision- you have to now imagine this dog only looking at you cock-eyed :-)

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    my dog is my favourite conversation topic
    but I think some of my friends are going crazy with all my stories... so instead of telling the story, I'll just show him to you.

    Here is my baby Chingiz:
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    Mila

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    I had a Saint Bernard that enjoyed martinis. She knew if I was pouring one for myself and would headbutt my knees to pour one for her.

    So, I would make her a martini in a stmmed glass and set it on the floor.

    Maggie, our Saint B would get down on the floor with front leg one either side of the martini glass and CAREFULLY tongue the gin out.

    She never tipped over the stemware...

    ...and when she was done, she would eat the olive.

    "Half this game is ninety percent mental." -- Phillies Manager, Danny Ozark

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    We have two golden retrievers-Casey and Jo Jo. If I am working on the computer and Jo Jo wants attention, he comes and flips my left arm off of the keyboard with his nose. He will continue to do this until I stop and give him several minutes of attention. It is so funny..because If I continue to try and type..he gets more aggressive. Good excuse for typo's

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