Mans best friend - aka a doggie thread

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by brewfish, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. brewfish

    brewfish New Member

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    Cats are cool but dogs will always rule! Dog’s are truly mans best friend. I’m not knocking all of the cat loving people in the world but there is a special bond that seems to exist between a man (or woman) and their dog that you just won’t find anywhere else in the world. Dogs love you unconditionally and most wouldn’t even think twice about giving its very life to protect its home and family.

    I have never had the opportunity to hunt with a dog but I remember my dad telling me stories of how excited the dogs would get whenever he pulled the gun out of the closet. They knew what was coming and would get so exited that their whole back of their body would shake like jello because their tail was wagging so furiously with delight. That’s got be a great feeling, doing one of things that you love doing (bird hunting for me) and then on top of that having your loyal companion out there with you doing what they were bred to do and in all honestly, probably enjoying it even more than you are.

    I wanted to get a large dog like a black lab something along those lines but didn’t have the place to keep one at the time. I ended up getting a miniature pincher that has turned out to be the best little dog a person could ask for, not a yapper, smart as a whip, and no one ever surprises me at my front door or is able to sneak around my yard. Last year she ended up having a love child with an unknown breed that has also matured into a fine not quite so little dog. At first we didn’t know what to do with the little guy and then my parents retired and he was just the companion they needed to keep them from being all alone in the house since both I and my sister moved a long distance away.

    I guess the lord does work in mysterious ways and I shouldn’t question him quit so much.

    Well that’s my dog story. So let’s see your loyal companion(s) and here any good stories that might go with them.

    The picture attached picture has moose with my dad on the left and Angle with my wife on the right.

    Tight line,
    Joe
     

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  2. Menth

    Menth New Member

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    Me and my wife also have a miniature pincher. She is really smart i can teach her a trick in 30 mins if i have enough food/treats. And she will usally remember it.:big_smile:
    She can do the strangest things some times. It is so funny to watch :tounge_out:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Joe thanks for sharing a good story about your dogs. Enjoyed.
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Yep. Dogs are some of the most loyal companions a person can have. I have big goof ball of a rottie named Duke. He's a little hard headed every now and then but he ALWAYS happy to see me or someone else in the household. he doesnt bark much at all but when he does...it sounds like a dang lion:ah:!
    He's a great dog with alot of energy!
     
  5. mmuckleroy

    mmuckleroy New Member

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    I have a 4 1/2 yr. old Beagle. His name is Sticky because if you come to the house he will great you with a stick. I dont hunt with him. But we do spend a lot of time i the woods. He loves the woods and snorts like a little pig while he is in the woods. He spent 3yrs on the road with me before I retired. He loves to ride my 4 wheeler, motorcycle,boat, anything that I ride. I dont thank he knows he is a dog. OH he also has his own goggles. :cool2:
     
  6. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Here's a little story about the dog we owned. Her name was Ginger. An English Springer Spaniel. She was my wife's best companion, besides myself. Ginger went everywhere with her. She loved to go swimming in our pool, car rides to the cabin " our weekend getaway". She had the best personality of any dog I have owned. She acted like a kid right up to the day she passed away. I took her hunting, and watching her spring over the weeds, chasing pheasants was simply awesome. My wife Kim and I miss her very much. She still gets emotional when I talk about Ginger. Someday, when my 2 boys get older we'll plan on getting another English Springer Spaniel.:wink::wink:
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I have a 7 yr old beagle mix,Her names Belle,smart and loving,knows a few tricks and is great with any who come to the house ,she lets us know if any intruders are around outside tho. I also have a 3 yr old chiuaua,his name is BIT cause he is so small he's a corker ,smart and he spins around every time we come home. its funny to watch him play with our tomcat ,they have been friends since we got the cat at 6 weeks.
     
  8. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    I have always had a dog since I was just a kid but my best friend was when I was in the Air Force and I was a Law Enforcement Specialist with the K-9 Division. He was a Full blooded German Shepard that I trained myself and was with me even when I got out and was hired on at our police dept.
    One night we were involved in a drug raid and my dog was shot and killed in the line of duty. I have no pics that I can share of him since this was quite a while back. He was more than just a friend, he was my family.
    Now I have 2 german shepards but not in the police dept.
    Here are some pics of them.

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    The black shepard is Bandit and the other is Nugget.
     
  9. Wabash River Bear

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    Yup, dogs rule as faithful companions and a good line of defense. As we live out in the sticks and I use to work swingshift, my wife needed some security. We have three, there's Blue our German Shepard, he lives outside, gaurding his domain (no, he aint chained, but is contained by an electronic invisable fence to keep him on his two acre outpost and out of trouble). Then there's Shadow, my wifes Norwegein Elkhound, he lives inside and is the ruler of the house, aint nobody comin in he dont want in. For a medium size dog, he has a big dog attitude, lol. And last but not least, theres Maverick, my RottenDobie (Rottwieller Doberman mix, both parents are registered pure breeds). A beautiful combination of the two best looking black & tan breeds. He is a horse, 9 months old, 100# amd still growing. He lives inside too. He's pretty much the clown of the bunch right now. He's a big ol loveable baby, but he has a look and bark that would scare any would be intruder into the next county. He's Shadow's apprentice, learning how to que off of Blue's alert from outside.
     
  10. poisonpits

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    i got my first dog at age 4 a screw tailed bull dog,aka boston terrier,with the exception of 4 years in the army ive had dogs ever sense.i now have 9 dogs a mountain cur,3 feist,a 1/2 italian grey hound 1/2 pitbull,1 black and tan hound,a boston terrier,a rat terrier,and a french bull dog.5 of these were brought in to the vets where i worked to be killed.they now live with me.of them all my best is the mountain cur.shes my friend and hunting copanion.
     
  11. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I have 4 pit bulls,Psycho is our kid inside dog,and I have three of her offspring in the yard.Scrappy-mo and lizzy,I am amazed ay how smart they are.....
     
  12. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    THANX FOR SHARING !great story
     
  13. Catgirl

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    Well, only one cat here and four canines; so you can see where my heart truly lies. I have Blossom, she's 14, her son Sweet, he's 9, and her grandson Shoney who is 3. They are all golden retrievers, and yep, they're smart and are terrific dogs. But my chow mix Coale is the sharpest in the bunch.....you may be talking to one of the other ones, giving commands; he'll just go ahead and do whatever you're saying even if you're not looking at him. The vet said he is mostly chow, but the look of his coat/tail is like a cross between a golden and a chow. I don't know, he's a road puppy - solid black with an almost entirely blue tongue, has one tiny pink spot.

    Shoney, the youngest, thinks he's a human I suppose. I know he must believe I'm his mother :big_smile:. He is too big for the breed standard - gets called Bubba and Slewfoot a lot :smile2:. Beautiful dog though. I had to take him away from his mother at a l'il less than 2 weeks old. She killed the rest of them, methodically it seemed to me, the females went first. I'm not positive about that, because she was a big dog and most were crushed/smothered. When I found Shoney, the last one, rolled up in the rug in her box I said NOPE. This one's not gonna be lost; he learned to lap puppy formula from a l'il dish almost immediately, and soon after I started mixing in some Puppy Chow I'd ground in the food processor. At three weeks we started going outside to the bathroom. He never did #2 in the house after that day. His REAL mom had been put back in the big dog lot, and she would see us out there and bark and whine. He would not have anything to do with her, although he has always been friendly to his dad and grandmother.

    I have been contemplating writing a story for y'all about one of the dogs my grandaddy had back in the day, Old Joe. He was an army trained Doberman. Grandaddy also had a Norwegian Elkhound at one point Barry, his name was Old Earlie. Don't know why the adjective old was used in both their names, but that's the way the stories were always told to me.

    Anyway, here's a neat link you folks might enjoy. The second part, "Your Dog", made me tear up a l'il bit thinking about Blossom and how old she's getting. The "Doggy Dictionary" is cute, and I really related to the third one "If I Didn't Have Dogs.....".

    http://www.aaahelps.com/en/talking_tails.html

    The picture at the beginning IS an actual photograph, but the story isn't correct. Here's the snopes link regarding it.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/gratitude.asp
     
  14. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I have a Pug thats 7 now. She's my best friend.
     
  15. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    My baby girl and my P-Mutt .......
     

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  16. jlingle

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    I've got 6 dogs. 4 purebred catahoulas (Pepper, Dan, Ann, and Nelson) 1 Patterdale demon dog (Zip), and 1 catahoula/black mouth cur/pit mix named Max. The 4 catahoulas and Max are all hog dogs. Zip would be a hog dog if he could ever get along with other dogs.

    4 of my catahoulas are the typical blue merle coloring, and one of them is colored much like a rottweiler. They're pretty dogs. One of the catahoulas, Pepper, is actually a housedog who refuses to be left at home while I hunt. She wants to be a hogdog worse than anything in the world, so I take her. She's actually turning out to be quite the hunting dog, so I don't mind. If she could quit chasing deer, rabbits, armadillos & such and just concentrate on hogs, she'll be a good one. She's learning.

    Here's a couple of pictures of Pepper. One of them, she's snoozin' in the floor and the other picture, she's watching out the window just waiting for the kids to get off the bus.
     

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  17. bluejay

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    Got one of those next door to me. Love her light blue eyes. Does yours have eyes like that?
     
  18. jlingle

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    None of my cats have light blue eyes, but all of htem have white "glass" parts in them. I have had 2 different catahoulas that had light blue eyes though. One of them was named Snake & he had all light blue eyes, and was jet black in color. He was pretty freaky looking, and his disposition didn't improve anyone's confidence in him. That sucker tried to bite me twice the first day I had him. He warmed up to me though, a bunch of oscar meyers will do that to a dog.:roll_eyes:

    Catahoulas are fantastic dogs. They're smart, loyal, and tough as nails. Pepper is the sweetest dog, but Lord help any other unwanted dog that wanders up... I can sick her on just about anything. It's kind of strange, that she can be so aggressive towards other dogs at times, but my kids can climb all over her and play chase with her in the house, etc. She seems to just know what I want, and she does what she can to please me. We were hog hunting the other day & wandered up on 2 stray dogs on the property, both without collars. She looked back at me, and before I could say anything, she tore off after them. I called her off immediately, but the landowner who was with me said he wished I'd let her get 'em. She was on her way to do just that, but I didn't want her getting hurt. We had plenty of other things to do that day, besides worry about stray dogs.
     
  19. Little Luey

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    I have a cople of dogs myself, my crazy mut is Fifi, (half australian shepperd and german shepperd I believe). She is a little over a year. She likes to ride in the truck or the bed, likes to swim and could chase a ball or a stick all day long; sometimes we have to stop trowing the ball because her nails start to bleed after she runs on the cement or the street for long.


    My other dog is a shi-su and he is just a cool old man, he is 4 and was born on Christmas day, his previous family had a new baby and the mother and baby develop alergies so they had to give him up.

    Both of them greet me at the door every time I come in, and even if I walk outside to take the garbage out they want to go with me. We take them hiking and for walks, they love that.

    I could not find a picture of Max, have to search for it so fo not it is just Fifi as a puppy and then grown.
     

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  20. Little Luey

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    Well, let me try again, here are my dogs:
     

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