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    Live like a dog !

    We have a puppy. He's part Aussie Cattle dog, and part SuperBall. Exuberant, just doesn't cover it. This guy is on the gas from 5 AM till 10 PM. Then all night long, he does escort service, to and from the bathroom. incredibly smart, too.

    He spends part of his day collecting sticks, and pine cones in the yard. When Wife comes home from work, they are all neatly piled by the back door... ready to throw.

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    Live like a dog !

    Live simply.
    Love generously.
    Care deeply.
    Speak kindly.
    Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
    When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
    Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
    Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
    Take naps.
    Stretch before rising.
    Run, romp, and play daily.
    Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
    Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
    On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
    On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
    When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
    Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
    Be loyal.
    Never pretend to be something you're not.
    If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
    When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
    Enjoy Every Moment Of Every Day
    "Life IS mystical! Its just that we're used to it." - Wolf, the movie
    "Dad, if God is everywhere then, when he's in a piece of paper, is he squished?" - My daughter, age 7

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    Good stuff, Fred!

    If I may add to your list of canine canons to abide, love like a dog!

    Do it doggystyle!


    Pax

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    You should post a pic of your dog, Fred

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenci View Post
    You should post a pic of your dog, Fred
    Dog ? as in singular? LoL !!

    Wife and I have been together 31 years. We've always had at least two.
    They're like our kids (except they don't sneak boys in their room, or take off with the car).
    At one time we had:
    5 dogs,
    3 cats,
    and a horse. (Thank god we were on 1/2 an acre!)

    Sorry these are grainy. took 'em in haste with phone.

    This is Jasper (Woogie):
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    We've had him since b4 he was weaned. This June he turned 19!

    Newest addition is Buddy:
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    Buddy came to us about 2 months ago. He's about 8 months old.
    He's part Aussie Cattle Dog, and part Super Ball.
    Energy? He goes from 5 AM to 10 PM, every day.

    Ever wonder why, after you name a dog, you also give them nicknames?
    Curious, huh?
    Fred
    "Life IS mystical! Its just that we're used to it." - Wolf, the movie
    "Dad, if God is everywhere then, when he's in a piece of paper, is he squished?" - My daughter, age 7

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    Cute dogs. They like to make themselves comfortable too.

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredkc View Post
    Ever wonder why, after you name a dog, you also give them nicknames?
    So true, I gave my daughter's cat a nickname, "Stupid", it's very appropriate, too.

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenci View Post
    You should post a pic of your dog, Fred
    Thanks Fred!

    But Jenci, PLEASE don't ask Zook to post any pics! LOL!
    Harley

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    You jumped all over that one, Harley

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    2 of our previous kids:

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    On the left is Panda. My personal buddy.
    On the right is Balor. We took him in to help out my daughter. he was
    only 3 at the time, and weighed 190 lbs.Part St. Bernard, part Mastiff,
    and truly a "Gentle Giant".
    "Life IS mystical! Its just that we're used to it." - Wolf, the movie
    "Dad, if God is everywhere then, when he's in a piece of paper, is he squished?" - My daughter, age 7

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    Re: Live like a dog !

    Last one, promise. After a hard day of watching Wife paint:

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    Count 'em! Five! + a cat.

    Oh... and a wife.

    Left to right, that's:
    Wifely Unit, Purdy Cat, Panda, Balor, Boogie, Gracie, and Jasper.
    Circa 2010.
    I guess you'd call us "critter people".
    Fred
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    "Life IS mystical! Its just that we're used to it." - Wolf, the movie
    "Dad, if God is everywhere then, when he's in a piece of paper, is he squished?" - My daughter, age 7

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