Dec 20, 2017 02:18AM LilacBlue wrote:
Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
Posted on: Mar 9, 2016 08:38PM
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.
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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Dec 20, 2017 02:18AM LilacBlue wrote:
Dec 22, 2017 08:01PM rpoole1962 wrote:
Micmel. What a love!!!!!!!
Dec 23, 2017 03:20PM Sopho wrote:
My husband moved a bed down stairs so he could sleep next to my recliner. The dogs immediately thought this was an excellent idea.
Dec 23, 2017 07:48PM Micmel wrote:
Sopho~adorable!!!!!!! Love the doggies!! So much. Here's my hound for Christmas 🎄
After he got into the powdered sugar!!! Wanted to help bake cookies!!
Dec 24, 2017 04:18PM rpoole1962 wrote:
Sopho, Thats beyond precious!!!!!
Micmel, The lights are a great addition!!
Dec 24, 2017 08:19PM Micmel wrote:
poole~ he is the photogenic one! He is a poser which cracks me up. He got into some stocking stuffers and he isn't feeling to great today at all. Lots of trips outside to the back yard. I feel sorry for him, his belly for sure isn't too great! Merry Christmas ! ~M~
Dec 24, 2017 08:21PM Micmel wrote:
Here is the latest pic of my grand puppy with his daddy(my DS' bf) he is getting huge everyday he gets bigger. I love him though. ~M~
Dec 24, 2017 10:23PM rpoole1962 wrote:
Micmel, Oh no!! My dogs once ate one of those huge hershey bars from Cracker Barrell. I took them to the Vet and they put charcoal down their throat and I think perozide. They did vomit the chocolate bar thank goodness. I hope your little guy feels better.
And who is the huge teddy bear!!!
Dec 24, 2017 10:58PM - edited Dec 25, 2017 11:35AM by Micmel
That is Chief!!!! He's my grand puppy. I take care of him twice a week and I adore him. He's growing like a weed. But he's precious and magnificently beautiful! Heart melts around the babe! ~M~
Dec 25, 2017 06:19AM LilacBlue wrote:
Simply adorable, love that sweet face and soulful eyes of Chief!
Dec 25, 2017 11:48AM Micmel wrote:
........this is Chiefs mommy. She is very special to me. She is DS bf GF! They own Chief together !! They are wonderful. This is the day they brought him home. The day I started watching him! I adore him ! Much love ~M~
Here is his pose for Christmas and how much bigger he has gotten!
Dec 26, 2017 05:46AM - edited Dec 26, 2017 05:47AM by notinuse
This is Ini (Indiana) a male Flatcoated Retriever born 5th May 2007. He was literally my best friend, we had been through so much together. I'd be here all day telling you about our antics, but we did everything together. He died 20th February 2017 whilst my husband and I were in Ottawa, Canada. We got news he had took a turn and they took him to the vets, scanned him and diagnosed him with cancer of the spleen, liver, nodes and stomach. So in my hotel room, I decided that he should be put to sleep there and then. Being an ex vet nurse, I knew he wouldn't have long left due to the cancer being in his spleen. And I was told he had tired in the time we were in Canada. So I let him go xxx
Dec 26, 2017 12:16PM moth wrote:
Hi, I used to have 3 big dogs (all rescues; I foster and do some other stuff for rescue. Well *did*, not so much anymore)
Bear the newf x died in 2016, Daisy the malamute x died in spring 2017. They were both very good, and very old dogs when they passed. We had good times.
Darwin, my field English Setter is 14 so he's nearing the end too. I'm considering bringing another dog into the family now....
I like training, participate in seminars, online classes & workshops, some of my guys did recreational agility, others did nosework, and all liked doing tricks. Daisy titled in rally obedience.
I love this thread & seeing all the dogs! Some of these pix are giving me some serious puppy cravings :D
Dec 26, 2017 08:11PM Spookiesmom wrote:
What a good helper!!!
Love the pic of the setter!!!
I did obedience and agility with my Aussie. We earned a few titles. Tried rally, he thought it was boring. The looks he gave me😂
Spookie is horrible on leash, just spins in circles. She’s gonna kill me, so we never made it out of kdg. But that’s ok, I’m not up to it now.
Dec 27, 2017 08:54AM Micmel wrote:
that's adorable!!! Omg! I love love doggies!! Christmas and Halloween poses lol he puts up with us. But he secretly hates being dressed up in anything. Some dogs like it. Some not so much !
Dec 27, 2017 11:39AM moth wrote:
Micmel, he's gorgeous. Does he like having his ears rubbed?
My Darwin goes kind of zoned out stoned looking & makes little moaning noises of happiness when you rub his ears lol....
Dec 27, 2017 01:12PM Micmel wrote:
Moth~lol yes he does actually. Lol have you been in our house? Lol or do you own a hound dog. He loves it. Translike and hypnotized! Lol lol at the stoner comment. That also applies yes. He's a howler. He howls at the ups truck everyday. He can hear it for miles. It's truly hysterical. Every year the township brings the fire truck into the neighborhood, and he howls the entire time. This year they stopped with a biscuit lol. Santa knows he's a howler! But he's also a cat in a dogs body! Wants you To pay attention, when he is ready! But if you want to pet him, I think it will have to be on his terms. Lol ~M~
This is my grand puppy and apparently he will be going back to puppy school! He's a big one !
Feb 4, 2018 09:43AM Micmel wrote:
our older dog is not doing well at all. He is slowly fading. Our bigger dog is very worried. He watches constantly and always offers toys for him to play with. He just can’t understand why his best friend isn’t playing!!......here he is sharing his toy, placing it on his back. Offering to play. So precious they are ! ~M~
Feb 4, 2018 10:17AM moth wrote:
oh micmel, how precious! he brought him lambchop to play ....
It's hard when the oldies start fading. I had 3 dogs and now I'm down to 1.
Feb 4, 2018 10:23AM Micmel wrote:
yes they love lamb chop!!!! I am sorry for your loss of your precious pups. It just breaks my heart! Hugs ~M~
Feb 4, 2018 05:05PM Micmel wrote:
my not so little grand puppy!! He just wants to chew on wood...his feet are huge and he is only 6 months old ! His massive head still growing. I want my baby back! ~M~
Feb 5, 2018 07:21AM bikefam wrote:
Lost our sweet Afton a couple weeks ago. 14 years 4 months. She ran the length of the continental divide with us in 2006. Will miss her.
Feb 5, 2018 07:51AM Micmel wrote:
Bike~How could you not miss that face? Perfect little puppers. I always just get so happy when I see a dog that had a perfect forever Home. Warms my heart that dogs know how much they are loved!! I am sorry for the loss of your little pal! Hugs ~M~
Feb 23, 2018 08:00PM Micmel wrote:
I am posting this in honor of my friend Robin!!!! Who is feeling better and kicking some cancer butt! Missed you strong woman!! Here is my NOT so little Grand puppers! I missed you around. You're a special person Robin. I'm glad you're back! ~M~
Feb 25, 2018 11:19PM rpoole1962 wrote:
Micmel, Thanks for posting in my honor!!!! How much does your little grand puppets weigh? He looks like a big huggable teddy bear!!! So darn Cute!!!
Feb 25, 2018 11:21PM rpoole1962 wrote:
Bikefam, So sorry for your loss of your sweet fur baby. I second what Micmel said about a pet having a long term forever home. Not all animals are as lucky to have mom's like us!!!