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Dogs, dogs, dogs!

cuddyclothes
cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
edited March 2023 in Furry friends

When I saw the post cats, cats, cats, I simply had to create this one. I've had two dogs. My first was a miniature pinscher named Bucky. He'd been thrown out of a car (!) and ended up on a corner where I got off the bus. He was one year old, and eventually became my psychiatric service dog. The difference between that and a therapy dog was that Bucky had actual tasks to carry out. Such as pawing at my leg to bring me out of a dissociative state.

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The second picture is an expression we used to call The Face. When he saw something he wanted. Food, toy, you name it.

Bucky died abruptly of congestive heart failure at nine. That was over five years ago, and I'm still heartbroken.

I got a puppy, another miniature pinscher, named Fletcher. He is an adorable bundle of energy, and neurotic as the day is long! EVERYTHING scares him! He's a rescue who spent his first four months in a cage by himself at a puppy mill. Five years later, Fletcher is a sweet, loving dog. But a real mess. He didn't even know how to be a dog. He still doesn't greet like a normal dog; he's happy to see me, but darts out of reach if I try to pet him. Other than that, he loves to cuddle. And he has a loud, shrill bark, as these dogs do.

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  • Pawprint
    Pawprint Member Posts: 354
    edited May 2016

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  • Pawprint
    Pawprint Member Posts: 354
    edited May 2016

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  • Pawprint
    Pawprint Member Posts: 354
    edited May 2016

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  • cive
    cive Member Posts: 265
    edited May 2016

    You need Cesear Millan.....

  • LRGO2016
    LRGO2016 Member Posts: 75
    edited May 2016

    As long as i breathe, my house will always have room for rescues!

    My current fur family:

    Meet Meg:

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    And Jake...

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    And his sister, Storm...

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    There is not a "hair free" spot in my house, and no room for sadness either! What a gift they are!

  • cuddyclothes
    cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
    edited June 2016

    Everyone is so CUTE!!

  • sensitivehrt
    sensitivehrt Member Posts: 310
    edited June 2016

    imagewater day at the dog park

  • cuddyclothes
    cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
    edited June 2016

    I love it! Fletcher doesn't drink water when we're outside. During hot weather, I take him to the dog run and hose him down. After he shakes a few times, he clearly feels much better!

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    Here he is meeting a Manchester terrier. Manchesters have much thinner faces and whiplike tails that aren't cut. Their ears also stand up naturally, unlike miniature pinschers (who are also terriers).

  • boricua_63
    boricua_63 Member Posts: 7
    edited June 2016
    • This boy, I'm so glad I have him. He is my therapy and companion. I love my Zeus!!
    • I love him so much.



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  • cuddyclothes
    cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
    edited July 2016

    What a gorgeous dog!

  • boricua_63
    boricua_63 Member Posts: 7
    edited July 2016

    cuddyclothes, thank you. He is German Shepherd mix with Anatolian shepherd/hound, And he is the best therapy a girl can have.

  • JustJean
    JustJean Member Posts: 170
    edited July 2016

    I have 3 dogs and 4 cats. The dogs and two of the cats are seniors. The two youngest cats wil eventually move out with my son.


    Here is Effe:


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    And Duke (aka Spooky Dukey)


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    And then there is Cocoa, a Boykin Spaniel mix.


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    JJ

  • LindaE54
    LindaE54 Member Posts: 1,379
    edited July 2016

    imageMy dog, Praline

  • bounce
    bounce Member Posts: 215
    edited July 2016

    Why would any animal lover cut a dog's tail off?


  • Keepongoing
    Keepongoing Member Posts: 30
    edited July 2016

    My sweet Daisy 🐾image

  • boricua_63
    boricua_63 Member Posts: 7
    edited July 2016

    So many cute dogs and cats!! They are the best.

  • Mominator
    Mominator Member Posts: 1,173
    edited July 2016

    This is S'more: he's a Shih Tzu and Lhasa apso mix.

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    Resting in the magnolia petals.

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    Resting on a hot day.

    He's a good pal who loves to snuggle.

    Mominator

  • boricua_63
    boricua_63 Member Posts: 7
    edited July 2016

    Mominator

    What an adorable pup!! He seems so happy!! I'm sure he is a great therapy for you, I know mine is.


    Hugs!!

    💕💕

  • cuddyclothes
    cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
    edited July 2016

    So many wonderful dogs!!

    Bounce, unfortunately, for several breeds it is considered de rigueur to crop their tails: miniature pinschers, Doberman pinschers, boxers...the thought is that it looks "sleeker". Same with ear cropping. Unfortunately, the tails are cut off before they're three days old.

    Justjean, nobody looks more exhausted when they relax than greyhounds! :)

  • narsf
    narsf Member Posts: 3
    edited July 2016

    My baby, Ginger!

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  • cuddyclothes
    cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
    edited July 2016

    AAAAAaaaaaw!

  • boricua_63
    boricua_63 Member Posts: 7
    edited July 2016

    Awee, how adorable!! Dogs are the best therapist!!

  • JustJean
    JustJean Member Posts: 170
    edited July 2016
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    Sweet Effe after a tiring day of napping.


    JJ

  • freak4fiber
    freak4fiber Member Posts: 1
    edited July 2016

    imagelove my girl Jersey she is a rescue

  • flaviarose
    flaviarose Member Posts: 249
    edited July 2016

    imageme and my boy henry

  • flaviarose
    flaviarose Member Posts: 249
    edited July 2016

    imageHenry and melody

  • LRGO2016
    LRGO2016 Member Posts: 75
    edited September 2016

    here's a funny photo from a friend of ours, what NOT to give to your furry friend....

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    Must tell her that caffeine is bad for dogs.... but I bet the look on his face already told her that!


  • cuddyclothes
    cuddyclothes Member Posts: 98
    edited September 2016
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    Me and Fletcher, Central Park, August. I lay down on a towel and he immediately claimed me!

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,688
    edited September 2016

    Here's a picture of my grand-puppy, Stella and me hanging out. She's a mini Schnauzer, and lucky for me, her owner, my DS, lives in town so I get to doggy-sit whenever I want!

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  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,688
    edited September 2016

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