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Red_34
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   Posted 6/2/2008 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
This is so very off topic but I know that many of us have pets.  So I had to share a story of my idiotic dogs.  tongue
 
We have a 15'x24' oval pool and last year when we were getting ready to winterize it, we put the cover on and my large black lab decided she was going to try and walk on water.  The cover wasn't anchored yet.  As soon as she jumped on the cover, she had a look of pure horror on her face.  It was pretty comical!  So my hubby had to drag her off and haul her 90lb body over and onto the deck. 
 
So here is another funny incidence that happened just today.  I also have a Jack Russell/Beagle who is terrified of water.  She can't even swim so especially when we go out on the boat, she has to wear a doggie life vest.  Yeah, a funny sight to see and in fact she gets alot of attention and laughs from the other boaters - poor dog.  tongue    So I'm sitting out on the patio, reading and having my morning coffee when both my dogs decide to scout out the deck.  It's been closed off all season so when we opened it the dogs are probably thinking - Cool a new place to explore!  Well I just happened to look up from my reading and what do I see? My Jack Russel taking a flying leap onto the solar cover!  I threw down my book and ran up the stairs to the deck.  My poor Jackie was acting like she was standing on ice and afraid to move with a look of like - OH NO! Mommmmm help me!!!  So I had to drag the solar cover back to the deck and rescue my idiotic dog!
 
I just think it's so funny when our dogs, cats, birds etc lose their judgement and they have such human emotions run across their features.  Have you any stories to share?  smurf
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   Posted 6/2/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
lol that is funny, dog wearing a life vest!!!

I had to pick tick off my cat the other day and of course it's on his chest, not an easy area to get him to let me find the tick, move all the fur around (plus I am squeamish) and when he sees those tweezers he starts batting at me w/his paws and nipping at me (not breaking skin or hurting at all, but definitley a msg to me to back off). And so here I am trying to explain to him that I am helping him and saying, "Do you really want a blood sucking tick on you, no you don't!"........needless to say he did not understand.

So I told him that was fine that he was just going to have to wait until his father got home to hold him and then we would get that tick off, so he had to wait inside for a few hours and he was not happy.........ah well. I gotta get that Advantage again.
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expecting226
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   Posted 6/2/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
We also have a 90 pound black lab. Her name is Maggie. She is 12 and 1/2 years old. She has pretty bad arthritis, but whenever we visit the pond in our development, she completely forgets how bad her legs hurt. She loves, loves, loves to swim!

Anyway... one day last summer, my husband walked her over to the pond to cool her off with a swim. Well, once Maggie got in, she refused to get out! She just kept swimming farther and farther away from the edge... and farther away from my husband. There is a little floating deck in the middle of the pond for the ducks. Maggie climbed herself right up there and proceeded to fall asleep in the sun. My husband had to go in after her... swim across the pond... pull her down... and bring her back to shore. Suffice it to say, he was NOT happy.

I was watching all of this from the kitchen window and was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face. The hubbie wasn't too happy with me, either, once they got back home.
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   Posted 6/2/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
My boyfriend and I have two pretty nutty dogs, and very expressive. Sometimes we sit on the patio and watch them and make up things that we think they would be thinking as they are sniffing around the backyard together. My boyfriends dog (a cream retreiver) loves water too, and when my boyfriend turns the sprinklers on, he knows each station and when the next sprinkler will pop up so he can go and bite at the water. It's funny to watch and the expression he gets when he is biting the water is hysterical. Of course my little cocker spaniel prefers to sit on the side line and watch the goofy retreiver...she just won't partake in that nonsense. :-) She'd much rather take the toilet paper and run through the house with it. Makes me giggle just thinking about them.
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   Posted 6/2/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Expecting, now that is funny! I think I would be laughing my tush off too! We had our boat out once on the river and my lab thought she would swim out to meet us as we were coming back. She didn't take into account that this river is large (luckily no current). She started tiring out halfway to us so my hubby had to gun the boat to her and as he reached down to lift her out of the water, she just stopped helping! At the time she was overweight so my poor hubby had to reach down and grab this 110lb soaking wet lab and lifted her about 3 feet to the deck of the pontoon.

Beth, I tend to talk to my animals too like I think they can understand me. Non pet lovers probably look at us like were nuts!

Carol, do you have a video recorder? You should tape the retriever doing the river (spout) dance!
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   Posted 6/2/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
My hounds provide me with hours of entertainment. We moved to a place with a pond and lately the girl dog has been spending hours in the pond. We think she's hunting tadpoles - she just walks around in the water and snaps at it...

She's finally starting to figure out why we won't let her in the house after one of these escapades... she's soaking wet!
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ediekristen
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   Posted 6/2/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Aww hahaha these stories are great :) I could go on forever talking about my dog. I too have a black lab named Sage; she's a 5 year old 85lb baby. We adopted her last year in Iowa and she had never been to the beach and this year we moved back to Florida... needless to say, she LOVES the water!! I have some videos of her fetching her frisbee in the ocean, I'll have to get the links later and post them here. She likes the dog park too- we didn't have any where I lived in Iowa so we like to take her to the one here a lot... They have this watering area with a hose and a bucket filled with water... And of course the area around the bucket is just all mud. Well I was trying to get her to drink and she started bending like she was going to, but instead she laid flat in the mud, kicked her back legs out, and started digging her front legs in, pulling more mud around her. It was SOOO hilarious but at the same time I was thinking "Oh man, I really should've brought a towel for the car!" Everyone around us was looking at us with this look like "that sucks for them" and David and I were in tears laughing, I couldn't even stop laughing long enough to get her out of the mud, she just looked so content. :D

Oh, I have another funny story that relates to the pool ones..... My parents have a hot tub on their back porch and usually they have a cover on it, and their goofy basset hound thinks she's SO cool because she can jump on top of it and she prances around like "look at me!" It really is quiet amazing that something with such short legs can jump so high. Anyway, one day my dad was in the hot tub and when he got out he forgot to put the cover back on, so she decided she was going to jump on top and instead when plunging into the water. She was so shocked and I couldn't stop laughing, she just paddled to the side with this look on her face like "help! get me out of here!"

I am definitely a dog lover... When I was preparing to move to Florida we were having a difficult time finding an apartment complex that would allow us to have a large dog, and everyone I knew up there said "You should just get rid of her"!!!! Just get rid of her?!? That would be like telling someone they should give their child up for adoption because the apartment they wanted didn't allow kids. It doesn't work that way! I made a commitment to her when I adopted her and I'm so in love with her, I could never abandon her like that. So now we're living in a smaller, more expensive place than we could've been living in, but we have our baby so I'm happy.
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   Posted 6/2/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a little Yorkshire Terrier. My toddler terrorizes her. He got a new dump truck. He pushes it around the house like a maniac. The second he gets it out...Deacon (the doggy) runs and hides in the closet behind our laundry basket. When I go to check on her she gives me this look like "I was so much happier when I was an only doggy child!"
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   Posted 6/2/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Good stories, I have a long hair chihuahua, who thinks he is human. He wont eat his food if I put the bowl on the floor he has to have it on the coffee table. And he sets on the couch to watch tv. But not like a dog he sets like a human does on his bottom with his back proped up on the back of the couch. I exspect anyday to come in and find him reading the paper and smoking a pipe.
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   Posted 6/2/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Rona as long as he's not hogging the toilet you should be good :)
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   Posted 6/2/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Colby (my lab) loves pools so we have to be careful taking him anywhere around pools. We took him to a friends house for a cookout and he took off and took a leap right into their pool. I was so embarrassed! Jasmine (my cat) won't even think about water. If I hold her and run the faucet I will end up with scratches all over my body. Such dramatic creatures they are!!!! tongue
 
(At least her habit of unrolling the toilet paper faded!!!!!)
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   Posted 6/2/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I had three dogs until a week ago. My 9 yr old black lab/chow mix died and besides her Dad and I being sad, her two siblings don't know what to think. My youngest is a 4 yr old lab shepherd mix. He still thinks he is a puppy even though he is 63 pounds. He has decided since his sister passed away he was going to try and play tuggy toy with our Lhasa Apsa. She and her 12 lbs of attitude want NO part of that! So..this morning I found my big pup hanging over the edge of my pool staring and barking at a SPIDER on the surface of the water..he wanted that spider so bad! He also has decided he wants to jump in my lap whenever I am trying to inject Humira..this could get funnier. He likes to raid my purse and eat my mint gum. I found out that Houdini likes to jump 6 ft fences, so putting my purse 'out of reach' on the counter is a joke!
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   Posted 6/2/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Mellie - so sorry to hear your furbaby died. It's probably the hardest part of owning a pet. Thank goodness they give us such joy!

Make sure your gum does not have xylitol in it - it's EXTREMELY toxic to dogs.

Love all of the funny stories!
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   Posted 6/3/2008 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
These are some funny stories!

Our pets can be like our kids and when one of them dies, it can be devestating so I'm so very sorry Mellie. I had to put down 2 of my dogs about 5 years ago - one of which I had for 15 years. It was NOT an easy thing to do but she was old and in pain.

My black lab is determined to give me gray hair because boy I could go on and on about the mischief she gets herself into. A few things that come to mind is that she got into some algae killer (for my pool) when she was a pup - animal emergency room, then she sliced her paw open while chewing on a glass bottle that was in my back yard - animal emergency room again.......yeah, sometimes she is worse then my kids!
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   Posted 6/7/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
A cute visual story of my Jack Russell (Russell Terrier) 2.5mb flash video that I made of our dog a few years back:

http://www.rounsevell.com/eadie/themovie.htm

Enjoy

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   Posted 6/7/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My dog Kirby is a rescue dog. We know he's a Border Collie-Spaniel mix, with a bit of something thrown in just to give him short legs. He has a busy Border Collie brain, so he has piles of stuffed toys to keep him occupied. He puts them in the basket and takes them out, moves them from place to place and rearranges them. All pretty typical BC behavior. But after watching him for nine years, I not absolutely convinced that he purposely sorts his toys. Sometimes he'll have all the ducks in one place, the bunnies in another, etc. Other times each kind of toy will be in a separate line. One day we came home and his hippo was in the middle of the room, with his bunnies arranged in a rough circle around it, then his ducks in a larger circle around that.

We always say if Kirby had thumbs, the world would be a very different place.
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   Posted 6/7/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Rouns, love the video!  The shades are the best on the dog!

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