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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:37 pm 
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Whatever you do, don't get a dog from a pet store.


My family currently has a cockapoo. She is the happiest dog I have ever seen. She runs up to everyone who comes to the house tail wagging furiously. Gives them kisses, runs around in circles, jumps playfully on them. She is not a barker. In fact for a couple days when we first got her we weren't even sure if she could bark. She is an absolute joy and a we couldn't be happier.

Funny thing is we got her from a pet store that was shut down soon after we got her for conducting shady business. But, you wouldn't know it from how our puppy acts. Sure, she runs around in a circle when she gets excited and that is likely from being in a cage for a lot of her young life. But, she is out of the cage now and she is a beautiful animal with much love to give.

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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:39 pm 
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northway wrote:
Whatever you do, don't get a dog from a pet store.


My family currently has a cockapoo. She is the happiest dog I have ever seen. She runs up to everyone who comes to the house tail wagging furiously. Gives them kisses, runs around in circles, jumps playfully on them. She is not a barker. In fact for a couple days when we first got her we weren't even sure if she could bark. She is an absolute joy and a we couldn't be happier.

Funny thing is we got her from a pet store that was shut down soon after we got her for conducting shady business. But, you wouldn't know it from how our puppy acts. Sure, she runs around in a circle when she gets excited and that is likely from being in a cage for a lot of her young life. But, she is out of the cage now and she is a beautiful animal with much love to give.


I'm not so much commenting on the dog as on a type of business that you shouldn't support.

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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:00 pm 
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northway wrote:

Whatever you do, don't get a dog from a pet store.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:01 pm 
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northway wrote:
MikeH wrote:
northway wrote:
Whatever you do, don't get a dog from a pet store.


My family currently has a cockapoo. She is the happiest dog I have ever seen. She runs up to everyone who comes to the house tail wagging furiously. Gives them kisses, runs around in circles, jumps playfully on them. She is not a barker. In fact for a couple days when we first got her we weren't even sure if she could bark. She is an absolute joy and a we couldn't be happier.

Funny thing is we got her from a pet store that was shut down soon after we got her for conducting shady business. But, you wouldn't know it from how our puppy acts. Sure, she runs around in a circle when she gets excited and that is likely from being in a cage for a lot of her young life. But, she is out of the cage now and she is a beautiful animal with much love to give.


I'm not so much commenting on the dog as on a type of business that you shouldn't support.


And you got lucky that she wasn't sick. Not to mention the horrible conditions the puppy mills are.

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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:37 am 
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I have had dogs for mostof my life, ranging from a standard poodle when I was young (dumbest dog I have had, but nice, very nice), to my katie, a black lab mix that I adopted from North Shore here on LI 14 years ago. We just put her to sleep a month ago, and I got another dog 2 weeks ago, a "shichon", a little poofy dog, from a breeder, because I didn't want to be without a dog, and even though my preference is big dogs, I was overruled by my wife and 2 young kids.

To me, having a dog is so much more than just having a pet, its a lifelong thing, companionship, love, everything that is good about it. They are about as pure a friend as you can get.

When choosing a dog, take a few things into consideration:

Shedding - are you allergic, is anyone you want over allergic? Are you ok with a house full of hair? I was, with the black lab, but it drove my wife nuts.

Temperament - do some research, some dogs are great with other dogs and kids, some are not.

Grooming - some dogs need it constantly, others dont

Health considerations - big dogs get hip and joint issues as they get older, smaller dogs dont, but certain specific breeds have very specific health issues. Big dogs (st bernard, bernese mountain dogs, newfoundlands, mastiffs, and great danes) do not live as long, in general, as smaller to mid-size dogs.

I will have dogs as long as I am on this planet. Life without them is not the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:58 am 
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Just lost my 16 year-old Corgi/Corgi mix (found him loose, brought him to the SPCA, then adopted him as a three month old puppy).

Absolutely the smartest and funniest dog I have ever been around. Loved everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:27 pm 
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Sorry for your loss JD :(


I just adopted a dog about a week and half ago, that I found on Petfinder via a local rescue. He's the first dog that is "my dog" since I live alone and not the family dog and I already feel like he is my child lol. I love dogs and am so excited to finally have one again. The previous place i had been living the past couple yrs contained an annoying roommmate who didnt want a dog.

The doggie I have now is actually originally from Louisiana, and rescued from there and brought up northeast where he had been staying in a foster. He's a small terrier, possibly part Schnauzer and around 3 years old. My apt had restrictions on dog size as well, not wanting anything more than 25 lb, and he's about 15 lbs so he is a good fit. I am actually taking him to the vet today, maybe he'll be able to better determine his age/breed, but so far so good. He's so cute, loves to play, loves to cuddle and just loves being around people. He follows me from room to room and basically doesn't let me out of his sight ..which is good b/c I don't trust enough yet to let him out of mine lol. I feel like a mom and her kid, and worry about him anytime I have to leave him.

As far as other dogs, I've had two "shephard mixes". One adopted from North Shore back about 20 yrs ago and then a year or so after she passed we adopted another from a shelter in Islip adopted 10 yrs ago, she's still alive and kicking. Both dogs were/are awesome, sweetest dogs. We think the first one was part G Retriever and the current one might be part lab. The current one can be a bit of a loudmouth, and doesnt always seem to like other dogs (will be interesting when I bring my guy to go visit the parents) but the sweetest dog, never once have I seen her bite, growl or any of that. She's also a Mets fan ;)...and will lift up her paw for a nifty "high five" if you tell her "the Mets won" or say "Lets go Mets"

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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:34 pm 
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MetGirl5 wrote:
Sorry for your loss JD :(


I just adopted a dog about a week and half ago, that I found on Petfinder via a local rescue. He's the first dog that is "my dog" since I live alone and not the family dog and I already feel like he is my child lol. I love dogs and am so excited to finally have one again. The previous place i had been living the past couple yrs contained an annoying roommmate who didnt want a dog.

The doggie I have now is actually originally from Louisiana, and rescued from there and brought up northeast where he had been staying in a foster. He's a small terrier, possibly part Schnauzer and around 3 years old. My apt had restrictions on dog size as well, not wanting anything more than 25 lb, and he's about 15 lbs so he is a good fit. I am actually taking him to the vet today, maybe he'll be able to better determine his age/breed, but so far so good. He's so cute, loves to play, loves to cuddle and just loves being around people. He follows me from room to room and basically doesn't let me out of his sight ..which is good b/c I don't trust enough yet to let him out of mine lol. I feel like a mom and her kid, and worry about him anytime I have to leave him.

As far as other dogs, I've had two "shephard mixes". One adopted from North Shore back about 20 yrs ago and then a year or so after she passed we adopted another from a shelter in Islip adopted 10 yrs ago, she's still alive and kicking. Both dogs were/are awesome, sweetest dogs. We think the first one was part G Retriever and the current one might be part lab. The current one can be a bit of a loudmouth, and doesnt always seem to like other dogs (will be interesting when I bring my guy to go visit the parents) but the sweetest dog, never once have I seen her bite, growl or any of that. She's also a Mets fan ;)...and will lift up her paw for a nifty "high five" if you tell her "the Mets won" or say "Lets go Mets"


I feel like pictures are in order.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:09 pm 
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I just got a Shiba Inu puppy today. I'm in love.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:46 pm 
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"Wright is greedy" is easily the worst take in the recent history of Mets fandom, and there have been some bad takes in Mets fandom.

Rich Coutinho wrote:
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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:30 am 
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Those dogs look so happy!


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
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dalek wrote:
I just got a Shiba Inu puppy today. I'm in love.


Such a beautiful breed.


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