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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Jan 20, 2021 09:01PM Micmel wrote:
lol @ that face
Jan 20, 2021 09:50PM Sunshine99 wrote:
MOmmyof2, I can't stop laughing at that picture! I had to copy and share it. Thank you for the laugh!
Jan 21, 2021 10:20AM Sunshine99 wrote:
MOmmy, please send her a BIG thank you. She brought A LOT of laughter to a lot of people by sharing that one.
Feb 5, 2021 10:58PM JACK5IE wrote:
Thought I'd give you all a smile.
Feb 6, 2021 04:44AM Rah2464 wrote:
Jack5ie what a sweet puppy! Those eyes
Feb 6, 2021 10:56AM Sunshine99 wrote:
Oh, MOmmy I'm so sorry to hear abut your friend's dog. It's heartbreaking.
Feb 6, 2021 11:01AM MCBaker wrote:
Mommy, tell your friend that I send her virtual hugs. Tippy alerts me to a lot of stuff I would otherwise miss because of my hearing loss, He eases my loneliness and depression. I can't understand the depth of losing a friend like a Seeing Eye dog, but I can imagine it.
Jackie, I love that tee. That is one of the sweet nothings I tell him.
The blinker road rage dog is so much like some people.
Feb 6, 2021 11:24AM Micmel wrote:
I’m sorry for the loss of a pup. That is so hard to do. Ugh! My heart still hurts over tag. It’s been almost 5 months .
Jack~super cuteness checking in there !
Feb 6, 2021 07:22PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
My friend’s dog Alma was at least 12 years old. She had been retired from being a guide dog for a few years and was more of a companion in the end. My heart is breaking for my friend.
Feb 6, 2021 09:59PM JACK5IE wrote:
MOmmyof2...so sorry for your friend's loss.
Thank you all for your comments on my puppy and his new shirt. We keep looking at the pictures and cracking up...can't stop laughing at them! I swear this dog is human.
Feb 7, 2021 04:50AM Rah2464 wrote:
Mommyof2 so sorry for your friend's loss. That is just awful.
Mar 22, 2021 03:32AM PebblesV wrote:
Hello fellow paw parents,
Been awhile since I checked in but so nice to catch up on some adorable paw pics. And sending hugs to paw moms and dads whose little ones crossed the rainbow bridge. They are probably playing with our Kit Kat and Tucker now.
Domino and Finley are doing great and just got groomed! It’s a lot of furry cuteness right now. Hope everyone is well.
Mar 25, 2021 09:03PM PebblesV wrote:
M0mmyof2 - love that! And LOL on #6. I tried to find something similar for Pomeranians but only found this...
Mar 26, 2021 09:11AM Betrayal wrote:
My DS's dog is a beagle-dachshund mix who is a bit of a butterball due to her hoovering and food aggressive behaviors. She is a rescue so we feel that her first home was in part responsible for her food behaviors (yes, she has a speical food bowl). I took her for basic command training and the instructor would always single her out for her poor "sit". She has the dachshund body so with her very short legs her "sit" was different than that of her long legged classmates. Finally one of the other owners chimed in and said "well, from where I am, she is sitting" and the instructor finally got the message. When you are as round as a sausage, have short legs and a big butt, there is not much space between standing and sitting!
Mar 26, 2021 09:33AM MCBaker wrote:
Tippy has started begging for music. He is taking his first nap with Celtic Woman channel on Pandora. Lots of high-frequency stuff. Just not happy unless music is on. I think I have finally gotten the right kind of "brush" for his shih-tzu coat. The previous grooming business kept telling me he was matted, without giving me any feedback on what was needed to prevent mats. I now have a mobile groomer, and I think it is a gentler technique. I enjoyed holding his head so we could cut the hair from around his eyes. She told me exactly what he needs.
Mar 27, 2021 04:24AM Rah2464 wrote:
MC isn't that interesting? I guess should be glad his test in music doesn't lean towards heavy metal!
Mar 27, 2021 09:33AM MCBaker wrote:
Rah, particularly when I have a nasty headache.
Apr 1, 2021 06:16PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Nugget gave his mommy lots of comfort today. Got news a friend who I graduated from high school with had passed away last night. Nugget jumped right into my lap and let me hold him and cry
Apr 2, 2021 05:25AM Rah2464 wrote:
I am so sorry for your loss Mommyof2 - thankful you have Nugget to comfort you.
Apr 2, 2021 10:24AM Micmel wrote:
I’m sorry mommy. For your loss.
Apr 2, 2021 10:29AM Sunshine99 wrote:
Oh, MOmmy, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend. Nugget, thank you for being there for your mom!
Apr 2, 2021 12:14PM JACK5IE wrote:
So sorry for your loss MOmmyof2.