There are no Ugly Dogs

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   Posted 8/30/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
A friend just called and and despite the fact that she has never been inclined to have a dog because of allergies, her hubby brought one home anyway.  She tells me it's the ugliest dog she had ever seen...then continues to describe him.  He sounded precious to me.  I love them so much...all of them...there are no ugly dogs.  When we got Dylan, I was walking through the pound with the intention of picking one out for my son...Dylan stuck his paw through the wire cage and latched onto my pant leg.  Honestly, I never even looked at his physical appearence that much.  That was that...I took him home for myself despite the fact I lived in a condo and already had a dog.   No medication on the planet can make up for the comfort and love our pets give us.  They sense our pain and kiss away the tears.  They are all beautiful!
The moral of the story...Just say 'Yes' to pets!  

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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, you're right about ...there are no ugly dogs and I will add the same about
cats too!  I love my" boys", Frankie and Charlie!  Our fur babies are definately loved
and they love us.

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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I so agree. I love all animals but I admit that dogs are my favorite. I like cats too but am so allergic to them. I have high blood pressure which is controlled by meds but it shoots up at the doctor's office. I think about petting my dog while they take my reading. It works. Recent readings have been good.
And on the eighth day God created Golden Retrievers.

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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd be lost without my dog.  I do feel sorry for your friend but perhaps her "ugly" pup will worm it's way into her heart.  They always do!  Then she will have learned a great lesson from her dog.
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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, there are no ugly dogs!  We have a Dylan dog too, Donna!  He is a sweetie.
Going in to Walgreens just now, I noticed a boy intensely engrossed in something on the cement.  He was obviously messing with something he shouldn't be.  I figured I'd have to give him my usual spiel (sp?) about not hurting living creatures, but a young woman beat me to it!!  How refreshing to not be the only one!  (Sure enough, he was trying to light a grasshopper on fire with a magnifying glass.)  I wish I'd told her how great I thought that was, but instead I concentrated on the boy, saying, "Oh, don't do that!  They have feelings, too!"  He just smiled and will probably do the same thing next time, but that's something I CANNOT be quiet about.  It's against my religion!

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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I absolutley agree with you Donna, I love my dogs and a I have a dylan too. She is an ugly mutt but the sweetest dog I've ever owned. But she can't take the place of my bella(my yorkie pup)-she rules the roost at my house. Pet's are wonderful for people with chronic pain; they lesson your stress and there's nothing like puppy kisses :)
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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a total sucker for animals. Currently I have three dogs. We just became foster parents for a rescue group for Golden Retrievers. We were asked if we would consider becoming long-term/hospice fosters and we said yes. Jake has been with us for almost three weeks. He is a 3 year old Golden with a congenital heart defect, epilepsy and newly diagnosed with lymphosarcoma. His family gave him up, just couldn't deal with his medical issues. The rescue group is paying for his medical bills and his food. We supply the love. He's simply the sweetest boy with so much love in his eyes

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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Mt Lady, When I keep A Shepherd here I usually get a pretty nice tax write off, it doesn't cost them anything. I do not vet them but I do buy all the food.

I love my dogs, I love my horses, I love my ............(maybe not so much) chickens who are hiding their eggs again.
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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Since I've been sick my cat PJ has been so lovey to me and will come up and lay next to me for hours on end. I love PJ and my other cat Scout even though he's only a kitten and still in the get into everything phase. i miss getting to see my horse daily I just cant make it down to the ranch daily but yeah I love my furbabies too

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   Posted 8/31/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness...I don't know what I'd do without my dogs!  I have a dachshund/poodle mix, and a rottweiler/golden retriever mix.  They are wonderful.  They comfort me so much.  When I take a rest, they rest with me, or when I'm up and about, they are at my feet.  :)  The doxie mix "Baxter" was a so-called "mistake" with a breeder...a "mistake" that was an answered prayer for me!  And...the rottie mix "Zeb" came from the animal shelter.  I couldn't resist those brown eyes!  I picked him up, and he laid his head on my shoulder and instantly fell asleep.  I knew he was mine.  :) 
God has blessed us with these furry critters...and they are a joy!  :)  They have "licked" away plenty of tears, and brought alot of laughter when I was beat down.  Gosh...I can't go on enough about how important they are. 
"Until one has loved an animal,  a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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   Posted 8/31/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I know i am bias, but I happen to think my Lexi is the cutiest thing I've ever seen!!!! She too knows that when I come home and go to my bedroom, she will come and sleep as close to me as she can. She watches for my every move, as long as I am in my bed, unless she can't wait any longer and has to relieve herself, she is right next to me.

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   Posted 8/31/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
"Just inside the gates of heaven, where clouds form an endless path to paradise, sits a dog...waiting for his master to come home"
I believe this will all my heart.

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   Posted 8/31/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree wholeheartedly, Donna! I love my dogs, although I sometimes think that they are out to do me in (lol). They are always wrapping themselves around my legs when I am walking them. The Chocolate Lab constantly steps on my feet, and is always jumping onto my lap when I am hurting. She has even crawled on top of me when I was sleeping. We call our Beagles the "hooligans" because they are so onery. Despite all of their shenanigans, I love them, and wouldn't trade them for anything. They have been an important part keeping me moving during recent months. They have gotten used to being walked each evening. It is impossible to ignore the whining and pleading eyes, no matter how bad I am feeling. Once I start walking them, I find that I don't feel so bad after all.
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