Love Me, Love My Puppies...  

clevergirl4U 58F
1461 posts
5/4/2006 10:34 pm

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5/6/2006 4:48 pm

Love Me, Love My Puppies...

I am a dog-person.

Actually, I BECAME a dog-person a few years ago.

I am the parent who has killed off far too many gold-fish, mice, turtles, gerbils and guinea pigs, and then tried to slip replacements into the aquarium/terrarium, or cage. It NEVER worked and my son developed serious "trust issues" with me.

By the age of ten, my son had cultivated a pet cemetary in the back yard. I began to find his mastery of pet eulogies and pet funerals disturbing.

I believed that every boy should have a pet, so I decided to move higher on up the food chain and find something that I could keep alive. There had been far too many "deaths in the family."

A good friend bred dachshunds, and they had always amused and entertained me when I visited her. Six years ago, she gave me the pick of a litter for my birthday. And I fell unabashedly in love with dachshunds.

The two dachshunds in the photo are mine.

I am a package deal. Love me...love my dogs. I have learned to never trust a man who doesn't love a dog

Are you a dog-person, or god forbid, a CAT-person?


rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/4/2006 11:20 pm

Lifelong dog person but have learned to appreciate cats as well. I get a kick out of their independence. Dogs are kinda needy, yeah? Nevertheless, I am a dog person at heart, even though I love them both.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


ArtisticTwist75 41F
2505 posts
5/4/2006 11:42 pm

Lifelong puppy person too. I have two and if you are in a relationship with me, you have one with my dogs.

Artistic


elysianpleasure 47M

5/5/2006 3:33 am

Definitely a dog person... this is the first time in my life I have been without one. I miss having that unquestioning love and happy greeting everyday. Nice post.


rm_tucker2626 60M
8 posts
5/5/2006 6:17 am

Dog person. How can you resist that unconditional love from them when you come home? They are always happy to see you. I prefer females to males. They just seem to be more sedate and loving.


Northerncomfort2 66M
120 posts
5/5/2006 7:27 am

I just love animals. Period. ALL animals!

They are, perhaps, the only creatures with which we can interact that are completely without sin. Any aggression or misbehavior they may display has been ingrained in them by human training or by environment- by intentional conditioning, by abuse, or by neglect- as a matter of "survival"...

But wait a minute...

Isn't that true of humans, as well?

Thanks, Clever...


norprin5 55M

5/5/2006 8:26 am

i love both cats and dogs...we currently have a little longhaired chihuahua - she's not quite 2 yrs old, and a real cartoon!

luv ya

King Nor XVIII


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:26 am

    Quoting rm_valleyrat4:
    I can be both. Whichever diplomacy dictates at that moment.
Yes...but unlike men, women can TELL when a man is "faking it!"


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:37 am

    Quoting rm_tucker2626:
    Dog person. How can you resist that unconditional love from them when you come home? They are always happy to see you. I prefer females to males. They just seem to be more sedate and loving.
This has been my first chance to compare male vs. female. Jackson, the chocolate, is my first male. All dogs have a unique personality, but these two are as different as night and day.
The female is tiny, energetic, affectionate and the more intelligent of the two. Jackson is "laid back" personified...his nickname is "Bubba" and although he is twice the size of the female, SHE is the alpha.


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:42 am

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    I have both..a miniture doberman named Lola and a cat named Boobalah.
I LOVE those mini-dobermans.

I have had a couple of bad cat experiences. In both cases, I rescued kittens that were taken from their mothers when too young. As a result, they were incredibly clingy and dependant...every time I sat down they would climb all over me and wouldn't stay out of my bed...kinda like a MAN, I guess


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:45 am

    Quoting norprin5:
    i love both cats and dogs...we currently have a little longhaired chihuahua - she's not quite 2 yrs old, and a real cartoon!

    luv ya
Those long-hairs are SO adorable!


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:48 am

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    Lifelong dog person but have learned to appreciate cats as well. I get a kick out of their independence. Dogs are kinda needy, yeah? Nevertheless, I am a dog person at heart, even though I love them both.
I think I love my dogs devotion...they are ALWAYS thrilled to see me...can't say that about too many people


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:53 am

    Quoting elysianpleasure:
    Definitely a dog person... this is the first time in my life I have been without one. I miss having that unquestioning love and happy greeting everyday. Nice post.
They are so much a part of my daily life that I would miss them terribly...they really are members of the family...maybe you should think about getting another one and increasing the daily affection quota in your life?


clevergirl4U 58F

5/5/2006 9:55 am

    Quoting ArtisticTwist75:
    Lifelong puppy person too. I have two and if you are in a relationship with me, you have one with my dogs.

    Artistic
Yup...they are just like kids


rm_xxx1on1xxx 63M

5/5/2006 10:10 am

<~~~~ would be a dog person. I grew up with dogs in the house. I began raising Labrador Retrievers at 17 and bred Labs for many years. Puppies fill the house with love. I had a relationship with a male Lab I KNOW was God's finest work......and could not have Labs after. I now have Golden Retrievers....and bred just one litter from which we kept a male who has more love in his heart than any 10 people I know....

As I continue to read your blog I understand the feelings I have...of being drawn to your IQ and warmth...and yet feeling kept at bay......it's an interesting dance.....never change.


swlaman1 65M

5/5/2006 11:49 am

You BECOME a dog person when a dog picks you. People who claim not to be a dog person are just too embarrassed to admit that no dog has ever selected them.

I write this under the watchful eye of a German shepherd, my third. As I have said before, I have only been lonely in those periods between dogs.

For the ultimate feel good dog story read, “One Door Away From Heaven” by Dean Koontz. It’s an easy read, with a great surprise ending.

Peace.


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
5/5/2006 11:58 am

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    I have both..a miniture doberman named Lola and a cat named Boobalah.
That's funny Mzhuny....I have a lhasa named Lola! Anyways, I'm a dog person. I like cats okay.....as long as they are someone elses. The picture of your dogs is adorable....and you are right to be a package deal....if your dogs don't love him...somethings wrong.


MARRIEDBORED59 57M
657 posts
5/5/2006 4:14 pm

Well before I go into the dogs, I would have ever thought that a man could ever think about much less pull off faking it when it comes to sex! From a personal perspective, there is no way that I could nor would I want to. Kind of takes the fun out of it.

As for the dogs, I have two goldens and watch my parents pom quite often. More of a big dog person myslef as long as they are retreivers. Had a cocker spaniel once but it didn't like kids so had to give her away to a friend with no chilren.


TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
5/5/2006 9:19 pm

I do like dogs (by the way, yours are adorable) but have never owned one. I guess with my kids and all I just didn't want to take on the extra responsibility at this point in my life. I do have a cat. He's pretty independent but cuddles with my at night and likes lots of affection. I think I will get a dog some day, because I know how much love they give you.


clevergirl4U 58F

5/6/2006 6:14 am

    Quoting rm_xxx1on1xxx:
    <~~~~ would be a dog person. I grew up with dogs in the house. I began raising Labrador Retrievers at 17 and bred Labs for many years. Puppies fill the house with love. I had a relationship with a male Lab I KNOW was God's finest work......and could not have Labs after. I now have Golden Retrievers....and bred just one litter from which we kept a male who has more love in his heart than any 10 people I know....

    As I continue to read your blog I understand the feelings I have...of being drawn to your IQ and warmth...and yet feeling kept at bay......it's an interesting dance.....never change.
Both labs and retrievers are such beautiful animals! I know how heart-breaking it can be to lose a dog, and yes, they add a lot of love to a home.

Thank you for the compliment I think that is a pretty good assessment. I am both intelligent and warm, but don't let people too close very easily. At least for now, I am pretty content with the status quo and not looking for anything more than a few new friends


clevergirl4U 58F

5/6/2006 6:17 am

    Quoting TheRealThing655:
    I do like dogs (by the way, yours are adorable) but have never owned one. I guess with my kids and all I just didn't want to take on the extra responsibility at this point in my life. I do have a cat. He's pretty independent but cuddles with my at night and likes lots of affection. I think I will get a dog some day, because I know how much love they give you.
THANK you for admiring my "babies"....I felt as if I had whipped out a photo of my grandkids and no one said "Ooohhh....how cute!"

You are right not to take on a dog right now. They reqire both a lot of care and expense...wait until your life is more settled


clevergirl4U 58F

5/6/2006 6:21 am

    Quoting swlaman1:
    You BECOME a dog person when a dog picks you. People who claim not to be a dog person are just too embarrassed to admit that no dog has ever selected them.

    I write this under the watchful eye of a German shepherd, my third. As I have said before, I have only been lonely in those periods between dogs.

    For the ultimate feel good dog story read, “One Door Away From Heaven” by Dean Koontz. It’s an easy read, with a great surprise ending.

    Peace.
Thanks for the book recommendation...I'll look for it Yes, it is amazing how a dog can take the edge off loneliness!


clevergirl4U 58F

5/6/2006 6:25 am

    Quoting Northerncomfort2:
    I just love animals. Period. ALL animals!

    They are, perhaps, the only creatures with which we can interact that are completely without sin. Any aggression or misbehavior they may display has been ingrained in them by human training or by environment- by intentional conditioning, by abuse, or by neglect- as a matter of "survival"...

    But wait a minute...

    Isn't that true of humans, as well?

    Thanks, Clever...
I think you may be on to something there!

Have to say, I prefer some animals over others...my son kept reptiles for awhile and they jsut didn't give me a warm and fuzzy


kyplowboy22 61M

5/6/2006 6:38 am

Have a dog, a bird dog. Have a herd of cats, farm cats. Ducks and chicken (1) too. Yes, thats right, one rooster. Had more til the other day when my nieghbors dog killed the rest. I keep my dog up....I have a dog....my nieghbor doesn't. It's the rules.

kpb


clevergirl4U 58F

5/6/2006 8:58 am

Sorry to hear about the chickens...know that you blame the neighbor and not the dog

Dachshunds were bred as hunting dogs...long and lean to get into burrows after badgers.


mycin62 54F

5/6/2006 2:54 pm

Well, actually both. We have two cats and three Bassett Hounds


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