This is a discussion on My dog loves me within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by Slippy Our Border Collie was one of the best memories that we have as a family. But she was not easy! Our ...
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I have had dogs for about 50 years now.
30 years ago, I married a "dog woman" who had two when we got hitched.
Since then we have rescued dogs from the pound (two on the very day they were to be put down), from the side of the road (we call 'em Ditch Dogs), and sadly, when evil people dump their dogs out here in the country.
We have had as many as 8 at one time, right now we have 4. A Black Lab, a Chocolate Lab, a black long haired mix of undetermined type, and a Border Collie/hound mix.
My wife had done some volunteer work at our county animal shelter which included interaction with the very large, nearby, Jacksonville animal pound. One day she got a call from one of the ladies down there who was desperate. She was frantic about this one who was to be euthanized that very day. Could we help? Would we at least look at the dog?
She brought the dog, in her own car, to meet us at Tractor Supply.
This dog, a female Border Collie/hound mix, had been deemed "unadoptable" because of her personality.
Of course, she went home with us. Poor girl had been abused and was traumatized, most likely by a man because she was deathly afraid of me.
It took about 6 months of patient work on my part before she would allow me to just touch her. Now, 5 years later, she is daddy's dog. She gets so excited when I come home she actually sings. I have had dogs glad to see me before, but NOTHING like this.
And like @Slippy , this dog is crazy, too.
I do not know what the "other" mix in her is, but she has an unstoppable prey drive. Once she gets in her zone she becomes too focused on killing to even hear me, let alone stop.
Armadillos, fox, rabbits, feral cats - ANY animal that does not belong on her territory is killed. Sad, in a way, but that's the way she's programmed.
No pictures here, simply because I'm too computer illiterate to do it, but those who are my Face Book friends can see them in my photos there. Along with our rescue horses.
ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!!! DOGS ARE DYING FOR A SECOND CHANCE!!
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They are by nature a helper to people but if need be they can be dangerous to the wrong person. They seems to know when to just bark and be a warning system and when to eat.
The he is comfortable around firearm. He is not a city Dog. He needs room, freedom and a place to mark out as his own and he will protect it. They are not for everyone. My last one was a Sheltie Healer and Australian cattle dog mix he was a sweet friend to have around and worked right up to the last day of his 17 year life.
New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.
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I define unconditional love the following way:
Open the trunks of two separate cars. Put your dog in one and your wife in the other, Close the trunks and walk away for a few hours, When you return open both trunks and see who is happy to see you< The one that is happy is expressing unconditional love,
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WHEN Mrs S and I finally come to visit, you better check Mrs S's side of the truck, I just showed her the pics of the "two idiots" and she squealed something unintelligable and sounded like a gaggle of 7th grade happy girls, so I suspect she would attempt to dog-nap those two dogs in a heartbeat!
My shep mix doesn't play with strangers. He's mostly all bark but will go straight for the groin if he feels the stranger's a threat. All the while the little guy's will be just like, "meh, time for a nap."
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Cleo...7 years young.
My 3rd dog. I got her from the SPCA when she was 4 months old. Constant companion. Would rather be in the backseat of the pickup than any where else in the world.
Smart as they come but just as stubborn.
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