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   Posted 8/9/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had to share this.  I had a really bad day at work, the heat index here is 103 degrees, I'm trying not to worry about my edoscopy/colonoscopy Friday and I'm sort of feeling a flare coming on.......When I came in and brought the doggies in this evening all the bad in the day just went away.  They were so glad to see me how could I think about all the junk of the day??? They are truly so healing.  They are laying down right now right by me as if they know how I'm feeling.  Sam is our Golden Retriever, he is just a big, hairy ball of love and protection and Libby is our Basset Hound, she is so funny and loveable- a true lap dog and Mommy's girl.  They just comfort me so much all the time, but especially when I'm feeling bad/down.  Gotta love em'. 

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   Posted 8/9/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Libby, your dogs Sam and Libby sound sweet and lovable. That's where you got
your display name!

Our pets are our furbabies and they seem to always know intuitively when something
is wrong or when we are having a bad day. My cats always seem to know when I
could use some extra lov'n. Charlie and Frankie may be mischevious at times but
they are babies and I sure love them!

Try to get some extra rest in and don't worry about Friday. It will go fine!

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 8/9/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
They are amazing. We just have to slow down enough to appreciate them.
I wish sometimes that my dogs were more like yours - they are more aggressive breeds (esp. our Cattledog mix) and lately he and the Husky mix have been actually fighting. I just stand back unless the cat (the magic cat) decides to get involved. Then I HAVE to intervene! Ouch!

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   Posted 8/9/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay Libby, I have to ask. you said when you brought them in...they weren't outside while you were at work, in that heat, were they??? Sorry, I'm an animal lover and it's making me a little nuts...but I don't need much help, LOL
I just found out tonite that we are going to be blessed with another DH and I decided to become foster parents for a rescue group that we adopted one of our Goldens from. This began about a week ago, with some questions and by today, we went from fosters to longterm care/hospice. They have a 3 year old Golden that was relinquished by a couple when they learned the dog has cancer. He is now considered longterm care by the group which basically means they continue to pay for his medical bills, all of them, chemo, no matter what. We provide the home, the TLC, the trips to the vet and we pay for his food. I am so thankful that my husband understands the need for homes for these dogs; not many will do this, espeically when they are old. This one, Jake, is only 3, but he has a heart condition too, so it is doubtful he will live a very long life. I'm looking forward to getting him home and giving him lots of love,

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   Posted 8/9/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Animals are so wonderful, aren't they?  I'd be lost without mine.  They surround me many times and I feel like Dr. Doolittle.  My dog is never more than a couple of feet away from me and, yes, they sure do know when you don't feel well.  I'm glad you have your babies.
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   Posted 8/9/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
We are so lucky to have our furry family members. They don't care if we limp, can't remember stuff, seem sleepy or depressed. They love us no matter what.
Miriam, I think it's wonderful that you and hubby are going to foster. I actually thought about doing that before I got my golden girl.
Libby08, I have a golden and 2 of her friends are Bassets. They play so cute. My dog is big but she crouches down to their height, I guess to not intimidate them. She does this with all shorter dogs.
Debbie, years ago I had 3 big dogs and it scared me when they started fighting. It usually sounded worse than it actually was.
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