Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
Posted on: Mar 10, 2016 01:38AM
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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Sep 23, 2020 12:24AM magiclight wrote:
Too funny only because I'm looking back a few short years ago when my little poodle mania was a pup. Up down, up down, in out and in out. Even with crate training, they are energetic.
Sep 23, 2020 05:39PM MCBaker wrote:
I thought I posted this thought (rephrased) yesterday. Dogs were here before man ever thought of physical therapists.
Sep 24, 2020 06:24PM Castigame wrote:
Nugget is so precious!!!
Sep 28, 2020 12:51PM Castigame wrote:
We have a 10 or 11 yr old girl beagle. She likes to eat out with us. Her thing is making us clean up after her after we finish dining out and walking back to our car. So if I get this straight hoomans pay for her meal and than gladly pick up. Hoomans ain't the master dogi is.
Sep 29, 2020 08:21PM Micmel wrote:
every commercial, every where I go I can’t shake missing my Tag. I hate death. It’s just so awful that I can’t kiss and hug my best buddy. I am missing him terribly. This really sucks. I can even pet another puppy . My other dog is still sad and sleeping on his brothers bed a lot. He isn’t as jovial as they we’re together. Breaks my heart
Sep 30, 2020 10:18AM Rah2464 wrote:
So sorry Micmel, I know your Tag was just simply your best boy ever. ((Hugs))
Sep 30, 2020 02:51PM - edited Sep 30, 2020 02:52PM by M0mmyof2
Nugget is doing really good. Hardly any accidents in the house! He's lost his lower canine fangs and now sleeps on his dog bed during the day. It is cute to see him sleeping with his belly in the air.
Sep 30, 2020 04:16PM MCBaker wrote:
Tippy has adjusted well to returning to the kennel during the night. He has been retreating to the far back of the kennel when I put him in. I also have a blanket over it. He has been playing on my bed, burrowing under the blankets. Probably looking for the best of both worlds. I wish I could get into the kennel with him.
Oct 3, 2020 12:52PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Nugget had his first bath in our home. He didn’t like it very much but he got one. Think I am going to have to get a throw blanket for his crate. It’s getting pretty chilly here at night.
Oct 3, 2020 06:54PM PebblesV wrote:
Micmel my heart goes out to you. We know how much you loved Tag and how much you were struggling with when is the right time. Please be comforted knowing he had a long and happy life with you where he had so much love. I know exactly how you are feeling though. My husband and I finally got Tucker’s paw print back so we did a vigil for him where we lit incense and we still miss him so much. It’s a different chapter without him and never the same.
Mommyof2 - Nugget is the cutest thing ever! He looks like he is going to be a delight. Please continue to keep us updated and post pics. He looks like a handful in a good way!
Spookiesmom what a great idea with the collar!
To Rah, MCBaker, Castigame, Magiclight, doggrooming and others - hope all is going well with you and your pups too and it’s nice to see the updates and check ins.
So our new chapter of a paw family is Tucker and Kit Kat together across the rainbow bridge (maybe they are meeting up with Tag) and Domino and Finley here with us in this world. Finley has started puppy play dates with other pups his age (he’s a whole year old now) and Domino turns 14 this week and I just hope she can live forever.
Domino and Finley:
The “original” paw family - Domino is now the last surviving member of the original pack:
Oct 3, 2020 11:10PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Nugget is crashed out on my lap giving his mommy some comfort. Had a bad day and I needed a few puppy cuddles. With it getting colder here and him having a short coat, we got him a nice warm throw blanket for his crate or to put over him in his doggie bed when he crashes for a nap until we turn the heat on. He loves it! Today was the first day that we tested him on being out of his crate when we were out running errands. When we came home, I was so pleased to see that he had been such a good boy while we were out! He got lots of love and a treat for being so good!
Oct 4, 2020 10:50AM Rah2464 wrote:
Spookiesmom I agree! That is an adorable pack of fluffs!
Pebbles thanks for thinking of my doggos they are doing well. We are enjoying the cooler weather which is easier on arthritic bones for a short period until the true cold sets in. My boys turned 14 (!) a couple weeks ago. Hard to imagine.
Mommy so glad you have that Nugget for cuddles.
Oct 4, 2020 11:48AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Nugget on his new blanket. This morning when I took him out for his wake-up potty call, he had a huge surprise. He got to see his first bunny rabbit. He tried bolting after it, but mommy was faster than him!
Oct 4, 2020 12:52PM MCBaker wrote:
I recently got a no-pull harness for Tippy. PT recommended working on that behavior, because he could make me tip over, especially in snow and ice. I know he is only seventeen pounds, but he is strong. This is more effective. The loop for the leash is in the front of his chest, so he is pulled around to face me if he bolts. It works.
Oct 4, 2020 06:18PM PebblesV wrote:
Finley has a harness that we call his “adventure vest” because he gets all excited when we put it on. To him it means going outside for playtime.
Rah - my Domino is turning 14 this week!
Oct 4, 2020 07:52PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Well Nugget is all set for when it is colder than it is now and I want to take him for a walk. We got him a doggie hoodie and his harness. When I can get him in his harness and hoodie, I will get a picture.
Oct 5, 2020 09:47AM Rah2464 wrote:
Oh! The cuteness! Happy Birthday Domino! I am sure your Mommy is planning goodies to celebrate!
MC great idea about the harness.
I had to walk my boys on a lead when they were puppies. Now they only get leashed when going to the Vet or to be boarded. We live on a farm so they roam around freely. Although I have noticed now that they are older they stay close to the house and only go into the woods when we walk them. They get two big walks a day. Hubbs does the first one in the AM, I do the second in the late afternoon. We don't walk them as far as we used to now, they get too tired. Haha so do I.
Oct 5, 2020 01:55PM Micmel wrote:
Happy Birthday Domino..... you special dog you!
Oct 6, 2020 12:45AM PebblesV wrote:
Awwww go Nugget! And thank you Micmel, Rah for the birthday wishes for Domino and SpookiesMom for the smooch for Domino.
Here is the birthday girl - tomorrow is her "official" birthday. She still has a baby face!
Oct 6, 2020 01:01AM Micmel wrote:
My heart still hurts over Tag but had to wish Domino a Happy Birthday! Welcome to nugget...... adorable and full of energy. !
Oct 6, 2020 04:08PM PebblesV wrote:
Thank you so much Micmel and I know from these boards how much you love Tag and how special he was too you. Also what a wonderful life he had with you!
Today’s the day - here is our birthday girl Domino who is 14 years old today! I thought I would attach a pic of when she was a puppy to all grown up now so you can see what a little hamster she was - I had no idea she’d grow up so perfect and pretty!