Feb 7, 2020 08:31AM Micmel 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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Feb 7, 2020 08:31AM Micmel wrote:
Feb 11, 2020 05:24PM MCBaker wrote:
Blind justice smells real good.
Mar 2, 2020 08:26AM - edited Mar 2, 2020 08:35AM by MCBaker
Now there is a joke that will fly over the heads of many. I hope they will google to get it. I love it!!
So last night, about bedtime, I was sitting at my computer, making a last check at my favorite places. Tippy got up on the footstool that I keep beside my chair, and scratched at my arm, requesting cuddles. He always gets cuddles before I put him in the crate for bedtime. So, he got his cuddles; then he got "bedtime". It was so cute, but he still does not go to his crate to sleep. Apparently his previous owner used the crate as punishment, it took us a long time to get to this point. Generally he naps beside me on the footstool or on the sofa.
Mar 2, 2020 08:48AM MCBaker wrote:
Oh, yes. He is really helping me get more exercise. I easily get 5000 steps in a day because of his demands. Except he begs to go outside simply because he prefers to be outside. Yesterday he spent several hours basking in the sun on tie-out. He has been demoted to inside tieout whenever I leave without him.
Mar 2, 2020 09:45AM Micmel wrote:
this is my special deeohgee and my daughter They have this sweet relationship. It makes me smile...
Mar 2, 2020 11:43AM - edited Mar 2, 2020 11:44AM by Yogatyme
Micmel, they are both beautiful and a sweet photo!!
Mar 2, 2020 01:52PM MCBaker wrote:
Micmel, such a sweet kiss.
Mar 3, 2020 05:12AM Rah2464 wrote:
Micmel how sweet (both of them)
Spookiesmom lol that about sums it up!
Mar 9, 2020 05:32PM - edited Mar 9, 2020 05:33PM by Micmel
Mar 10, 2020 06:16AM Rah2464 wrote:
Mar 10, 2020 09:43AM Yogatyme wrote:
I took Dawson (12 yo golden retriever/chow mix) to vet yesterday b/c I found 2 lumps on him. I was so scared I was going to hear he had cancer. Imagine my delight when she said they were just fatty cysts and to leave them alone unless they get a lot bigger or started causing mobility problems (one is right in the front leg joint). I could have kissed her face!! She went on to say all his labs were good, teeth look great, gained 2# in last year but otherwise looks great!
Mar 15, 2020 08:10PM MCBaker wrote:
I spent 135$ for groceries today. I usually get what I want when I need it. Buying groceries for two weeks was painful, but I think I have most of what I need. Tippy isn't panicked at all. He calms me. He is going to the shearing shed late this week. I have a spinner available, but I think I will save what I collect this time for later. Yes, he is my little black lamb.