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post #1 of 16
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I know , I know , this is a cat site . But I also notice we have some dog lovers in here , like me . I never was a dog lover oooops , but then Toby my Boston terrier come in to my life . He sure has caption my heart . I need to say also that he was suposed to pts by the animal control , b/c nobody want him due to his eye being bad . Kids through stones at his eyes and I think a man abused him the way he acts to any man . Toby also had heart worms . But he is all good now and I love him to death . What can I say , he is my dog . I know how a dog can caption a heart and was wondering how did your dog/s steal your heart ? Or why do you love your dog/s ?

I love my dog b/c : First I need to say that I thought he was very ugly for a Boston Terrier , to my shame . But then slowly trying to show him how much love a human can have for him and he slowly start to love me I hmmmm kind of sah him totaly different . I did not see a ugly dog any more , I sah him and his heart . Then come the day when he for the first time lick my feet I almost start to purr like a cat And ever since then I think he has change my heart . Oh gosh , he can melt my heart . Then he has that funny grint where he show his teeth Toby is using that when he is not suposed to do something . He is just like a kid Toby sure has me around his paws

So tell my about your love to a dog or your dogs
post #2 of 16
Oh Hedi - I love my dogs to pieces! My husband and I had 5 dogs once (our cat population was a little smaller then). We lost them one by one to cancer, paralysis and just old age. We went a year without a dog and there was something missing during that time.

Into our lives came Sam (a reddish dog) and Spike (a black dog). Littermates from the Humane Society and even though they are still all puppy (7 months old), they are just the sweetest boys you could want.

I love them because they give you that total look of adoration when you walk in the room, because they wag their whole bodies when they see you, because you can teach them games like fetch, ball, frisbee, and teach them silly commands like "park it", "back off", "rub the belly".

But most of all, I love to see them growing up into unique individuals - Spike the Protector and Sam the Baby Huey. As puppies, they learn so much day by day and while there are times I want to strangle them (when they eat the microwave stand), it is a joy to watch them learning to be great dogs.

And the funniest thing to watch is our cats interact with them. Stumpy put them in their place early on, and taught them to respect cats (we tried but Stumpy really had the effect we needed). They sleep with Shep, play with Spanky, Sage, and Dakota, and get loved by Stumpy.

My boys - I love those fuzzy little guys!
post #3 of 16
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aaaawww how cute . Momofmany your two dogs sound like big great love to me
My Toby also love cats and snuggles with them . Toby even like to play , catch a paw with Snowball . He catches with his mouth a paw ( very gentle) and wait on Snowball to pop him one on the face while Snowball is making that very cute purr LOL , then he lets go and is catching the other paw of Snowball . That is just to cute to watch . Toby also like to clean the cats and sometimes he is holding with one paw a cat and just licking away . The cat is enjoying that and moving around so he can lick the right place This is just so funny and so cute at the same time to watch . I also have seen Snowball licking Toby aaaww just to cute
post #4 of 16
You need to get a video of Toby and Snowball! You could win a prize on Animal Videos! My Stumpy used to play with Jethro like that - best friends and when Jethro died, Stumpy went into a major depression for about a year. I wish to this day that I had video-taped their antics!!
post #5 of 16
Well I guess if anyone didn't know I love dogs as well as cats they really don't know me at all To me dogs makes my life complete in a way that only a dog lover can understand.

When I got Nemo(RIP my friend) he stole my heart at the HS when he Woooo Wooooooo'd me to say I want to go home with you and his ice blue eyes were to die for they was so beautiful

Ceasar my minpin stole my heart when I went to the breeder and took a stroll around the kennels to get an idea of what kind of breeder and breed of dog I wanted. When I say Ceasar's Dad come flying out of the house to inspect me and my sister I knew right then I wanted a Min Pin. When I say Ceasar at the very tender age of 3 weeks I melted. When the breeder finally let me take him home as soon as he was placed in my hand I was so wrapped up in him there was no turning back. He was a total of 9 ounces the day I took him home and I carried him in my shirt pocket

Nakita.....ahhh Nakita, my very first female animal I have ever owned. When I was walking around the HS looking for a companion for Nemo I found her in a cage in the back of the building. She was shy, scared and there was no hope in her eyes at all Since she was an abused dog it has taken me months to gain her trust and love. I have watched her grow from a terrified dog to a wonderful girl that all she wants is love and attention. When Nemo died Nakita regressed back to the dog that I first adopted and wouldn't let me touch her. It was so sad

Here enters Dakota, That crazy boy I found at the HS a week or so after Nemo died. Ken and I decided that Nakita needed another compainion as she was so lonely. When I looked into that cage at Dakota I swear I was looking at Nemo for just a second He reminded me so much of Nemo that I started to cry and adopted him on the spot. I am very glad that I did as he is a wonderful addition to my fur family. He isn't Nemo but Dakota has so many traits that I love that remind me of Nemo. Dakota is such a clown But I also can see the dominance in him just like a true Alpha pack leader. He is going to be a handful when he gets grown but I can handle him.

I love Cats with all my heart and I also love dogs the same. I guess since I can't have children any more they have filled a void that would have been for Ken's and my children. To me all of my fur babies are my children and I wouldn't know what to do without them. Sorry for the really long winded rambling post here
post #6 of 16
Dogs were my first pets (in my childhood years) but when I got my kitties I realized I was really a cat lover. Did not own a dog until I took in Jello whose owner could not or would not care for him anymore. He is not my type of breed. My past dogs were working breeds and Jello is a ShihTzu (toy). But after all these months I admit he has reminded me of how much I enjoyed dogs. Even my girls seem to love him. He doesn't show jealousy when I snuggle with the girls and waits patiently until they leave. He follows me everywhere (which irritates me sometimes) and he is always first to come when I call everyone for a game in the garden (even though I call his name last). He makes me very happy!
post #7 of 16
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You guys touch my with all your story's . Is it not amasing how a animal dog/cat can just come in our life and take our heart over

Blondie , I enjoy reading your post and it was not long at all . I am glad you found Dakota for you and for Nakita Bless you for taking Dakota in .

Yayi , your sweet dog sound like a great dog to me and I am so happy he caption your heart Now he got a good mom .

Momofmany , yea I wish I had a video I am sure other people would enjoy watching that
post #8 of 16
YEA! I get to post about my Watson! MY DEAR WATSON! You can see cute lil pics of him in my siggy!

Zack and I just moved into our home (Feb. 2002) and we wanted a little friend to play with and love! So, we went with my mother, to the Houston SPCA. We looked at the kitties at first, but we were there to get a puppy! We walked and walked...and then Zack screamed out from across the room--Boo! Come look at this one!! Watson--he just stole my heart! He's my fuzzy baby bear!! He is so well behaved and knows when to jump on our bed for a nice petting! He thinks he is a small puppy, but we don't mind all of the 60 pounds in our laps! He's so playful and full of energy! He's the best dog that I have ever been around and I wouldn't give him up even for a million dollars!! The best part is: He loves his Mittens kitty!
post #9 of 16
I have a dog named Gizmo who lives with my mom and dad. Dad got him for me when I was in fourth or fifth grade. I used to spend all my free time playing with him. He loved to play fetch with his tennis balls. He was soooo sweet. He is about 14 years old now and has arthritis. I just saw him yesterday. Even though he has trouble walking with his back legs sometimes he always runs as best he can to me and wants some lovin The funniest thing I remember was Dad telling me how he has to be really good so Mom will let him stay inside the house. I remember taking him to all the places he wasn't supposed to go and spanking him. (I was 11 or so and I didn't spank him hard) I put him on the kitchen table and spanked him, he gave me kisses. I put him on the couch and spanked him, he kissed me again, I brought him to the kitchen counter, spanked him, he kisses me and so forth. Now that I think about it, it's really funny. I remember being so scared he would get into trouble and Mom would kick him out. He was such a good dog, so it must have worked I have a pic of him on my desk and am looking at it now, he so beautiful
post #10 of 16
I love dogs - they've always played a very important part in my life as family members, but I can say the same of cats, rats, squirrels, reptiles, tarantulas, donkeys, etc., etc., etc.. I grew up in an animal-crazy family, and have as much respect/love for animals as I do for people. We're childless, so our pets are very much our babies. All of them have been unique, and loved as such. One thing I've always admired about dogs is their unlimited capacity to love. They don't question - they just show their love, and appreciate the love they receive in return.
post #11 of 16
OMG did you say tarantulas! You had one of those for a pet?
post #12 of 16
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OMG did you say tarantulas! You had one of those for a pet?
My older brother did. Along with boas, iguanas, skunks, toads, ferrets, turtles, hermit crabs and what have you. When I say I grew up in a "zoo", I mean it literally. My parents were never fazed by what we brought home. We had blinded squirrels in the kitchen, and "grounded" pigeons in the living room. My visits "home" are a real experience - 13 blue jays knocking on the door to the deck every morning, expecting their peanuts, and skunks scratching at the front storm door, expecting a meal. My mom, retired and widowed, volunteers at an animal shelter, and we have to keep close tabs on her, because otherwise her house would be absolutely overrun with shelter animals.
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My older brother did. Along with boas, iguanas, skunks, toads, ferrets, turtles, hermit crabs and what have you. When I say I grew up in a "zoo", I mean it literally. My parents were never fazed by what we brought home. We had blinded squirrels in the kitchen, and "grounded" pigeons in the living room. My visits "home" are a real experience - 13 blue jays knocking on the door to the deck every morning, expecting their peanuts, and skunks scratching at the front storm door, expecting a meal. My mom, retired and widowed, volunteers at an animal shelter, and we have to keep close tabs on her, because otherwise her house would be absolutely overrun with shelter animals.
WOW it was not a joke I am sure it was very interesting having all those animals .
post #14 of 16
Wow! That is quite the menagerie! Dinner must have been very interesting around your house, LOL!

Gary and I both thought we were dog people, and we were just waiting until we wouldn't be traveling so much for work that we could get a dog. Before that ever happened, however, this stray cat turned up in our lives.... (but that's a whole other story. )

I love dogs. Of course, now I know I'm a cat person, and living in an RV with 5 cats DEFINITELY precludes getting a dog for now, but I can't imagine we won't have a dog at some point in our lives.

We both grew up with dogs. Gary, of course, just HAD to have a HUGE dog when he was a kid. His parents bought him a German Shephard that he named Bobo. Gary was 7 at the time, and was responsible for walking the dog. Of course that little puppy grew really rapidly, and by the time winter came around, Bobo weighed a LOT more than Gary, LOL! They lived in Chicago, and there was a huge winter storm. Gary took Bobo out for a walk that evening - it was the first time Bobo had ever seen snow, and there was already a few inches on the ground, and he went NUTS for it! He chased the snowflakes, running and romping - and this little seven year old boy could NOT stop him. Gary was NOT going to lose him, however, and hung onto that leash for dear life. The dog apparently pulled him quite a distance - far enough away that they got lost, and Gary didn't know how to get home! They wound up in a park, and Gary wrapped the leash around the bench (so Bobo couldn't keep running) and sat there with him, until, thank god, a policeman came along and found them. They were gone for about two hours! I always laugh with tears in my eyes at this story. Thank god it had a happy ending, but it could have been so scary and dangerous for both of them. What were his parents thinking?
post #15 of 16
Ooops! Sorry! Gary was only five when this happened!
post #16 of 16
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Ooops! Sorry! Gary was only five when this happened!
OMG , I would have bin scared to death for my son . But I am sure that Bobo kept him save and would have protected Gary if needet . I am sure his parents never thought that this could have happen to Gary .

That is also what I like dogs , they will protect you . I know Toby would give his life for me if he would have to . I sure hope this will never happen in my life . I know when Toby was in the hospital over night I did miss him very much and was locking all my doors all the time . I never did mention in this post that I also have 2 outdoor dogs , but they are not as closed to my heart like Toby is . And btw , all of my dogs are rescue dogs and they are so happy that they found a loving home and a great big back yard to run around in
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