"Qui me amet, amet et canem meum."  

clevergirl4U 58F
1461 posts
5/6/2006 9:48 am

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"Qui me amet, amet et canem meum."

Translated..."Love Me, Love My Dog" and was written by St. Bernard in 1150 A.D. He considered it a "rule for life."

<----------------Yes, these are mine, but I PROMISE that this is the ONLY time I have ever dressed them up :D

Haven't been in the mood lately to write about love, sex, relationships, younger men, married men, or even camels (yes, I recently wrote a post on camels) But I promise, my dachshunds will not become a series of posts...honest.

Interestingly, when I wrote my last post about my dogs, many wrote comments about the companionship and love their dogs added to life, so maybe I am writing about an important kind of love afterall

A few dachshund facts:

* they were bred as hunting dogs...to hunt and draw badgers

* ancestors of the breed are sculpted in reliefs on Egyptian tombs

* Napolean loved dachshunds passionately, had his portraits painted with two of his favorites, and had his remaining dachshunds buried within the feet of his sarcophagus when they died. The term "napolean complex" did not derive from the man himself, but the dachshund he named
"Napolean". His little dog was known throughout the island of Corsica for its fierce, unprovoked attacks on large dogs. Maybe aascrompn would like the pick of my next litter

* Queen Victoria loved and bred dachshunds in the royal kennel throughout her reign. They became a favorite companion to many ladies of fashion to parade around Hyde Park and at court.

* 14th, 15th, and 16th century popes kept hundreds a dachshunds kenneled to serve as "altar dogs" in Catholic ceremonies.

* Both General Patton and Dwight Eisenhower owned dachshunds.

* The oldest breed was a Jura Bruno crossed with a pincher. Schnauzer and terrier were later mixed into the breed.

* Qualities include: confidence, courage, energy, independence, affection, and fierce loyalty, to the point of jealousy. (the final quality requires that a man win both MY heart AND the heart of my dachshunds.

* They will bark if a squirrel sneezes a quarter mile away This can be trained out of them. I haven't. They are my security system

* mine are minis. They make great house pets, but need plenty of exercise.

So, for those of you who are dog lovers, tell me something about YOUR dog


MARRIEDBORED59 57M
657 posts
5/6/2006 12:00 pm

My dogs are so special in too many ways to describe. The old guy is my best friend and the younger lady is a character into herself. Can't go anywhere in the house without the caravan following. There are times that I will get up and walk around just to see how long it will take for them to wonder where I am. That takes a whole 20 seconds even if they are sleeping. They definitely make great alarm clocks and health monitors. I have a health condition that is not serious but at times I need to lay down. He knows well before I do when that time is at hand and nudges me turns and points to the bedroom and I have learned to follow without question. The young lady has caught on but she isn't as gentle. Well she she talks, not bark, talks which is something to see. Wouldn't know what to do without them.


somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
5/6/2006 12:36 pm

Indeed, you've rather a nice way with words, clevergirl, my liege, could I perhaps borrow a few?

Cinco de Mayo all over again, huh? ………. Eh? ……….

But ah, the mood is fickle, my liege, ...

fickle as a pickle in mayo in heat …

pubertian symbiosis


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/6/2006 1:43 pm

i'm a cat person as i have no yard but both are equally wonderful creatures


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


mycin62 54F

5/6/2006 2:57 pm

I'm the same way, love me, love my dogs. Our bassies are our babies!!


TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
5/7/2006 7:28 am

Well, I found this quite educational, so thanks A friend of mine has a mini like yours, and a huge sheep dog. It is SO funny to watch them play. I think you've persuaded me on getting one when I am ready to make the leap to be a dog owner.


bardicman 50M

5/7/2006 9:36 am

I love Dalmations.

I used to raise them. They are like little kids with their attitudes and stuff.



I am not dead yet


norprin5 55M

5/7/2006 10:31 am

my little baby-dog is way too small to be a guard-dog...but she's a great alarm system! she's extremely territorial - other dogs (or anyone, for that matter) can't even walk down our street without her goin off!

King Nor XVIII


clevergirl4U 58F

5/9/2006 10:59 am

    Quoting bardicman:
    I love Dalmations.

    I used to raise them. They are like little kids with their attitudes and stuff.
Now THAT's a breed I don't know much about...our local fire department has two Dalmatians


clevergirl4U 58F

5/9/2006 11:01 am

    Quoting MARRIEDBORED59:
    My dogs are so special in too many ways to describe. The old guy is my best friend and the younger lady is a character into herself. Can't go anywhere in the house without the caravan following. There are times that I will get up and walk around just to see how long it will take for them to wonder where I am. That takes a whole 20 seconds even if they are sleeping. They definitely make great alarm clocks and health monitors. I have a health condition that is not serious but at times I need to lay down. He knows well before I do when that time is at hand and nudges me turns and points to the bedroom and I have learned to follow without question. The young lady has caught on but she isn't as gentle. Well she she talks, not bark, talks which is something to see. Wouldn't know what to do without them.
It seems that you have some GREAT companions there! I had a dog who talked...it was SO funny!


clevergirl4U 58F

5/9/2006 11:06 am

    Quoting rm_need4fun2469:
    I waited over a year and a half to get him. He was a brindle colored Bull-mastiff. He is a true gentle giant. When it comes to the kids, he is the best dog I have had. When people would come to the door, they would take a step or two back when they saw him on the other side. Unfortunately someone left the gate open. He never returned. He never wondered far from the house. I think someone picked him up.
Those are both beautiful AND impressive dogs. I wouldn't be a bit surpised to learn that he had been snatched. Sorry


clevergirl4U 58F

5/9/2006 11:09 am

    Quoting TheRealThing655:
    Well, I found this quite educational, so thanks A friend of mine has a mini like yours, and a huge sheep dog. It is SO funny to watch them play. I think you've persuaded me on getting one when I am ready to make the leap to be a dog owner.
The smaller dogs work best for me because they are in the house for part of the day...my son wants a chocolate Lab, but things are too "up in the air" here right now to take on that commitment


clevergirl4U 58F

5/9/2006 11:11 am

    Quoting papyrina:
    i'm a cat person as i have no yard but both are equally wonderful creatures
That's OK I've just had too many bad cat experiences...I think that humans are tempermentally more suited to one or the other


clevergirl4U 58F

5/9/2006 11:13 am

    Quoting mycin62:
    I'm the same way, love me, love my dogs. Our bassies are our babies!!
I just LOVE bassett hounds! Such expressive faces!]/color]


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