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09-08-2012, 02:50 AM
RE: I have a Dog-sized hole in my heart.
(16-04-2012 08:12 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  I've been wanting to get a dog for a while now. I've finally moved into a house with a large fenced in yard, so I'm getting close to making the leap.

I wonder what sorts of tips some of you dog-lovers have. What sorts of breeds are your favorites? What sorts of things should I consider in bringing a dog home?

My favorite breed are pugs. My mom has had one for years and it's just the cutest, sweetest, funniest dog I've ever been around. So I'm partial to pugs, but they're also a bit pricey. We had dogs when I was growing up, but we always just took in strays or were given a dog, so I'm hesitant to shell out the big bucks on an animal. Plus the Vet bills can get high for a pure-bred pug.

So what say ye?

Also, ideas for names are welcome. Big Grin

My wife and I adopted a mut. We absolutely love her very much, but there are downsides. I have to get up in the morning even if I have off to walk her. Even in the dead of winter. I highly recommend adopting one. That being said, I really love birds as pets. The most you can hope for out of a dog is maybe 16 years with a small breed. There are birds of every type possible. For less than 300 dollars, you can get one that will live about 35 years. My grey watches tv. Her favorite show is the one where the chefs compete on the food network. She is about 30 years old, and I can expect to get at least another 30 years if not more out of her. I got her for free and so far she has only cost my 100 dollars in vet bills and that was by choice. Birds are smart enough to understand many things that dogs either don't or take forever to get. I also have a housecat and there is more danger of my grey biting the cat than the other way around.
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09-08-2012, 09:46 AM
I have a Dog-sized hole in my heart.
The resurrection of this thread calls for a Snuffy picture update.

   


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09-08-2012, 11:37 AM
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Erx, she is cute as she can be! So glad you two found each other.

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09-08-2012, 11:58 AM
RE: I have a Dog-sized hole in my heart.
(09-08-2012 09:46 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  The resurrection of this thread calls for a Snuffy picture update.




The rag toy at her feet means it's time to play fetch!

Awwwwww, widdle puppy dog.Hug

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09-08-2012, 12:34 PM
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Gonna do some food coloring for Halloween? Her light hair will probably take it pretty well. She has kind of a little faux-hawk thing going on doesn't she? She could really punk out! Smile

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09-08-2012, 12:37 PM
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(09-08-2012 11:58 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(09-08-2012 09:46 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  The resurrection of this thread calls for a Snuffy picture update.




The rag toy at her feet means it's time to play fetch!

Awwwwww, widdle puppy dog.Hug

Hey, Erx, that was sincere.

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09-08-2012, 12:46 PM
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(09-08-2012 12:37 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(09-08-2012 11:58 AM)Chas Wrote:  Awwwwww, widdle puppy dog.Hug

Hey, Erx, that was sincere.

She does have such a sweet little face, doesn't she? She's got personality! Smile

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09-08-2012, 12:50 PM
I have a Dog-sized hole in my heart.
(09-08-2012 12:37 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(09-08-2012 11:58 AM)Chas Wrote:  Awwwwww, widdle puppy dog.Hug

Hey, Erx, that was sincere.

Haha...Chas, I know puppies are your kryptonite!


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09-08-2012, 03:10 PM
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Kool aid works great if you wanna dye snuffs hair. Our small white dog will be purple this Halloween if my kids have any say in the matter.

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09-08-2012, 03:34 PM
RE: I have a Dog-sized hole in my heart.
(09-08-2012 02:50 AM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  
(16-04-2012 08:12 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  I've been wanting to get a dog for a while now. I've finally moved into a house with a large fenced in yard, so I'm getting close to making the leap.

I wonder what sorts of tips some of you dog-lovers have. What sorts of breeds are your favorites? What sorts of things should I consider in bringing a dog home?

My favorite breed are pugs. My mom has had one for years and it's just the cutest, sweetest, funniest dog I've ever been around. So I'm partial to pugs, but they're also a bit pricey. We had dogs when I was growing up, but we always just took in strays or were given a dog, so I'm hesitant to shell out the big bucks on an animal. Plus the Vet bills can get high for a pure-bred pug.

So what say ye?

Also, ideas for names are welcome. Big Grin

My wife and I adopted a mut. We absolutely love her very much, but there are downsides. I have to get up in the morning even if I have off to walk her. Even in the dead of winter. I highly recommend adopting one. That being said, I really love birds as pets. The most you can hope for out of a dog is maybe 16 years with a small breed. There are birds of every type possible. For less than 300 dollars, you can get one that will live about 35 years. My grey watches tv. Her favorite show is the one where the chefs compete on the food network. She is about 30 years old, and I can expect to get at least another 30 years if not more out of her. I got her for free and so far she has only cost my 100 dollars in vet bills and that was by choice. Birds are smart enough to understand many things that dogs either don't or take forever to get. I also have a housecat and there is more danger of my grey biting the cat than the other way around.

African greys in particular are very smart.

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