Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
Posted on: Mar 10, 2016 11:38AM
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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Mar 22, 2020 01:38AM MCBaker wrote:
I just got some advice from a breed-specific page, so hopefully I can get him trimmed around his eyes with special scissors.
Mar 22, 2020 03:11AM CeliaC wrote:
Looks like a cutie. Love those black curls!
Mar 22, 2020 03:31AM MCBaker wrote:
I love him, even though he may not be a true Shorkie. I don't know how to elide Shi-Tzu/ Schnauser. May be impossible.
Mar 22, 2020 09:28AM MCBaker wrote:
He pulls his bed out of his kennel on a daily basis. It is his girlfriend, if you get my drift. He has been working on a rawhide bone for most of the day. He has persuaded me to walk 8,000 steps today.
Mar 22, 2020 07:35PM Rah2464 wrote:
He is handsome! Looks like you are doing a great job with the grooming!
Mar 23, 2020 02:45AM JACK5IE wrote:
Mar 23, 2020 03:14AM magiclight wrote:
MC; I too get in plenty of outdoor steps with my furry friend. Mostly seeing the same folks walking in my neighborhood, however, more kids are out and about - dusted off bikes and skate boards. My 6 foot leash keeps us at least that distance apart but am a bit nervous about having people pet him as I could pick up virus from his collar when I take it off. Anyone else concerned about that situation?
Mar 23, 2020 11:58AM MCBaker wrote:
I would rather tell them that I am not comfortable with that. It might be a superabundance of caution to others, but the anxiety of a possible exposure, however slim is something you can do without. Or just tell them to not touch the collar. My boy uses a harness because they tend to have trachea problems.
That aside, I went to the hospital last night with high blood pressure. Mostly an anxiety issue. But my anxiety was for the world, Italy, the economy, people in the middle of chemo with extremely fragile immune systems, my 93 year old aunt, my brother in California, whatever I could get myself worked up over. I saw a number of people with obvious respiratory problems.
Mar 23, 2020 06:11PM Rah2464 wrote:
Jack5ie - What a sweet pic! Looks like you have a great cuddler there.
Mar 23, 2020 11:40PM - edited Mar 24, 2020 03:57AM by Micmel
Hi Rah! How are you doing ? Tag is still with us!! He's amazing. Trucking along. Back legs weakened more everyday.
Mar 24, 2020 02:07AM JACK5IE wrote:
Rah2464...thank you and yes he certainly is!
Mar 24, 2020 10:28AM Micmel wrote:
Norman I wish you luck !
Mar 25, 2020 08:37AM Micmel wrote:
thank you mommy. Tag says thank you. He’s trying to keep up the legs.
Mar 25, 2020 08:42AM Micmel wrote:
Mar 25, 2020 07:55PM Rah2464 wrote:
Mommyof2 I love that! We were lucky enough to adopt an elderly husky and he lived with us for two years. He still lives in my heart. I would love to have that whole roomful !
Mar 25, 2020 07:58PM Rah2464 wrote:
Micmel I am sorry I thought I answered you yesterday but must not have hit the post button duh! I am doing well trust you are also! So wonderful to hear that Tag is hanging in! I think of you and him. He is lucky to have you for his mommy!
Mar 26, 2020 03:05AM Micmel wrote:
I’m so sorry