Puppy requests

  • Profire

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    Apr 09, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
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    1. My life is shorter than yours, and time more keenly felt - any separation from you is always painful.

    2. I am simple and do not understand things as you do - please give me time to understand what you want of me.

    3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

    4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

    5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

    6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

    7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

    8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

    9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

    10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
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    Apr 09, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    Do you want to make me cry?
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  • Profire

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    Apr 09, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.


    This is my favorite line.
    It really made me think of how much time we spend with family, friends, work, etc yet how little time we spend walking the dog, playing fetch, snuggling with the dog, etc.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 09, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    Awesome!

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    Apr 09, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    My baby looks just like the one pictured except shes chocolate.. she is my world and she lets me live in the big house I bought for her.. she's kinda cool that way!
    She's spoiled rotten, as it should be!

    Thankfully her bed is next to mine (she just HAS to be close).. but not in it!
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    Apr 09, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    I'm holding my dog right now as I read this. I like #4 as well; it's not something I think about.
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    Apr 09, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    I have 4 Boston Terriers 12, 12. 10.5 and 9 all rescued from shelters.

    When my oldest Roccoe was 5 some guys broke into my truck and stole him at a Home Depot leaving the two girls behind. Long amazing story but he was gone 14 months before I found him and got him back. They cracked his scull just before giving him back to me and I didn't thing he was going to make it but he did. He made it and he is on my lap as I type this. But that's background to my point.

    I visited every shelter in the East Bay at least twice a week for those 14 months. I ran across a Woman and her two preteen children at one shelter that was dropping off her 13 yr old female Boston. I over heard the conversation with the shelter worker that she had the dog since it was 6 months old and she wanted to make sure they found her a good home. Her reasoning for giving up the Dog was she was getting Old and would be causing old age problems and she didn't want to deal with them.

    I went ballistic and confronted her. Telling her she was teaching her children there was no value in growing old and that one doesn't deal with difficulties one just walks away. Her look was priceless when I told her she hadn't experienced problems yet just give the preteens two more years. I asked her if she had a home picked out for them when they started to be a pain in her ass. Then I told her if she made it through with them they are going to dump her ass off in a home when she gets old and bothersome.

    The great part of the story is I found a great home for the 13 yr Boston with one of 500 people that where helping look for Roccoe.

    Like you I think Dogs are amazing as are boys up through the age 60's and beyond. If you find a great one treat them well and keep them even as they grow Old!
  • Webster666

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    Apr 10, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    Sooooooooooo sweeeeet.
    Why are doggies more adorable than men ?
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    Apr 10, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWhy are doggies more adorable than men ?
    Because doggies are still happy to see you even if you went out and got laid after work. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 10, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    Webster666 said
    Why are doggies more adorable than men ?


    Doggies aren't flakey dishonest bastards.

    <3
  • BardBear

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    Apr 10, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Dogs treat you like a god and are nice even after you are harsh to them. And since we lack a uterus, they tend to become our kids, in a fashion.

    Peace to you, PenelopeLou (she's the corgi in my profile pic)
    Bardy
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidDo you want to make me cry?
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    Here, this will help.

    We have a cartoon on the fridge.

    The caption is:

    How Dogs Pass On Knowledge

    A puppy has torn up the house. There's reams of toilet paper from the bathroom piled up in the entrance to a hall, and the pup has just ripped the garbage under the kitchen sink into a jillion bits and the kitchen is covered.

    He's wagging his tail at an old dog who says....

    "Good. Now go poop in the livingroom."


    Our Emma (our youngest (brown dog w/Bill in a profile pic) was given a bright red ball yesterday. Hours later, she was on the bed, just sitting there. I talked and cajoled but she was not getting off.

    Dog becomes Chicken.

    She was sitting on the ball keeping it warm. O.o

    Bill cracked up.


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    Apr 10, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Easily the post of the day!icon_biggrin.gif Love it!
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Awwww, Profire- thanks for posting this!!

    I am babysitting a dog, and am in the process of getting one in the next few months. It's really on my mind right now.
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    10. The last was the hardest. I took my companion of 12 years on that final journey and held her as she gently went to sleep for the last time. It hurt like hell to say that last Good Bye to her but I'm glad I was with her at that moment to let her know she was loved completely. My tears are always close when I think of her now but so are the wonderful memories of the great times we had together.
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    men are flakes, dogs never flake.

    dog>bf
  • laguna07

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    Apr 10, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    God...why can't they live longer...they are here for such a short time and give us sooo much love and joy...they are such a blessing! A lot of us experience loneliness in our lives at times, but having a dog or dogs helps fill that void so much. I never feel alone (maybe when they are at the groomer...lol).
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidAnd they try to participate even when they are tired...LOL




    I WANT TO HUG IT AND EAT IT THEN HUG IT AGAIN
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    Ariodante - u r a sweetheart. I'm very surprised ur single!
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    Thank you for this!!! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    God Damn it I need to learn how to read...I thought it said Puppet Requestsicon_sad.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Apr 10, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Cooper is enthralled with WHISTLING PUPPY. He is now pawing at the laptop to make me play it again and again.

    When I first read the post, I called him up into bed, held him very close and teared up, and now he's looking at me as if to say "what is wrong with you dude? let go and play the video again. Yeesh. Clingy much? Play the puppy, play the puppy!!!!"

    Coop is now 4, and has a very distinct "love me when I want to be loved, play tug and let me chase squirrels and stop embarrassing me in front of other dogs" attitude. He is a great greeter, an impatient and detached independent bone chewer, a ridiculously absurd squirrel hunter (who has now taken to attempting to climb on the hood of the Saturn to get that much closer the overhanging Magnolia limb where they perch and taunt him) and when sufficiently sleepy a great cuddler (but he'll deny it at the dog park.)

    On laundry day, this
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    is his "really? you have to make the bed right NOW, while it's still daylight outside. Yeah, I don't think so" face.

    This behavior:
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    was taught and encouraged by my ex, and so the Coop now invites himself to the dinner table every night with great anticipation of what's being served. The departure face when gently reminded it's not his dinner if it's not in his bowl, is similar to unmade bed face.

    I love him so much it actually hurts.
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    bazungu saidAriodante - u r a sweetheart. I'm very surprised ur single!


    It's because I'm a psycho sweetheart <3

    But thank you! =D
  • joarky123

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    Apr 10, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    i just melted. now i need to find me a puppy and live up to all of this...
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    Apr 10, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidAnd they try to participate even when they are tired...LOL




    OMG! ..... this is ... aaaaaaahhh!, haha, the cutest thing EVER!

    ooh, about the #10:
    10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

    This is the hardest one. Even more so if you saw him growing up and getting old with you. My last dog, i had him since he was 3 months old and he was with me until he was 10 years old ... that I had to put him to sleep because he had a tumor in his bladder and an hernia too .... and they'd have to remove his bladder and ... he was such a hyperactive and sweet dog .... But I was there for him until the very last minute ....
    hard times, amazing memories icon_smile.gif