Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
Posted on: Mar 9, 2016 07:38PM
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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Oct 6, 2020 01:09PM Micmel wrote:
yay Domino! Such a pretty lil thing. My goodness ! Happy Birthday!
Oct 9, 2020 03:53AM Rah2464 wrote:
Mommy of 2
Oct 14, 2020 08:44PM CeliaC wrote:
Posting this photo from my brother. His caption: Another three dog night. Thought the group would appreciate this.
Oct 14, 2020 08:54PM Micmel wrote:
Oct 15, 2020 04:40AM Rah2464 wrote:
CeliaC your brother has it right! How cute
Oct 15, 2020 01:00PM Micmel wrote:
I love dogs. That is so cute them laying together! Tag and Deeohgee were pals like that as well.
Oct 15, 2020 02:58PM Betrayal wrote:
OMG, I just realized the 3 dog night was congregated on your brother's lap. How funny.
Oct 17, 2020 04:51AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Nugget had me in stitches last night. He was playing with one of his doggie toys and all of a sudden he was rolling over while he was playing. He did this for about 10 minutes nonstop
Oct 17, 2020 09:40AM MCBaker wrote:
Your Nugget was "claiming" his toy by putting his scent on it.
Nov 14, 2020 11:50AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
So far so good. Nugget has discovered that he likes sleeping between Mommy and Daddy under the covers. He sleeps the whole night through unless one of us gets up in the middle of the night for some reason.
Nov 21, 2020 09:39PM Micmel wrote:
Very glad nugget is adjusting. So well.
I’m still wrecked over the loss of my Tag. I feel like I just can’t get a grip. I still cry everyday at some point and I still think sometimes I see a glimpse of his chestnut reddish brown hair. Sigh. When it hits me, that it is not what it is. I hurt all over again. It is honestly like mourning a person. So hurt and missing his little freckled nose. I just want him back. What a terrible feeling. Dogs are so special. I was lucky so lucky to have loved such an awesome dog. The best I’ve known.
Nov 22, 2020 03:21AM Rah2464 wrote:
Micmel I am so sorry, it is such a difficult loss. We lost our sweet Sal dog just a couple of weeks ago and his absence is palpable in the household.
I think maybe your Tag is watching over you, protecting you from afar just like he always did. I know he was a wonderful doggie because you loved him so very much and took such good care of him. Hugs
Nov 22, 2020 10:41AM Micmel wrote:
hello!!!!!! And good morning with mommy.
Nov 22, 2020 02:05PM Castigame wrote:
My beagle is about 10 yrs old. She keeps me company almost every night in my therapy room (flexitouch pump). After each pump usage I get into semi sleepwaking stage from relaxing. As a result I locked her in the room 5 times overnight. She still comes to the room. The other night after I was done, she marched to downstairs to guard the house for the night. This is the same dog who stares down the stairs good 5 mins anytime she has to go down because stairs are hard for her legs.
Nov 23, 2020 04:13AM Rah2464 wrote:
Castigame sounds like you are blessed with a wonderful friend. I love that she gives you such good company.
Nov 23, 2020 10:58AM Micmel wrote:
I want a therapy dog.
Dec 9, 2020 04:37PM Betrayal wrote:
Dec 10, 2020 03:22AM Rah2464 wrote:
Spookiesmom they look so sweet