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Old 11-01-2009, 06:09 PM
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So to sum things up in a long story, this is how it is. I really want another dog. I think that Suzie would love another dog, Our whole family would except my dad and he doesn't have any good reasons. And the world has been testing so much lately.

On Saturday morning, on our walk, there was a loose dog on the road. I had seen him before, in fact this is almost a complete copy of last time he was out. He runs around us wanting to play, follows us home because I am too chicken to knock on their door. It is a huge creepy looking house, with a large overgrown yard. I bring him back with my brother and the owner opens the door. Its probably my imagination, but I just don't like the people there. I mean, when we had found Suzie, the daughter told me she might of lost a dog and that no, she didn't remember what she looked like. I was reluctant to show her Suzie at that point because who knows? what if she claimed it was hers and it wasn't. Anyways, the point of that is to say that I was really naughty and wished I could keep the dog. He was a wonderful dog.

And then, later that day, we were out shopping and we stopped by petco while Adoption day was being run. We saw the cutest most best behaved dog you could imagine. I wanted to take her home then and there, but if my dad didn't agree, then she would end up in a shelter.

So I get home, I am sad because in two days it is my birthday, and I know better to get my hopes up in the chance that my parents decide to relent, so I decide to be sad then not on my birthday. Then, I see a huge dog in my neighbors yard, it turns out they have gotten another dog. He really is a good looker, and I am happy for them, but I am also jealous. I don't want him, I just want another dog.

Then to top things off, we go to the dog park today. There, sitting in one of those entrance things was a little black lab mix puppy. Something was wrong with her legs, and she would just sit down. I let her out, and then went around asking for her owners. We were about to leave when my mom comes up and tells me it belongs to some guy sitting on a bench listening to music. We bring her over and she looks reluctant, and when she reaches him she kinda crouches down, looking scared. Then, he says that the only way he recognized her was a little bit of white on her chest. We had to leave her with him which broke my heart, because I had already planned on bringing her home, vet visits and everything.

Sooo, I am just really sad. I mean, this won't be MY dog like Suzie is because I will be going to collage in 3 or so years. Sorry about it being so long, and congratulations to anyone who finished it.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:15 PM
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I so understand puppy cravings. Hope you get one for your birthday. IF not I hope as soon as you finish college your reward can be to pick out the dog you need.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:27 PM
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I know how you feel, I've been hanging out for another dog for the longest time. I knew it wasn't possible whie living with mum because we just already had too many and it would be too hard. She did tell me she wished we had room for just one more because she knew how much it meant to me.

My dad is so anti-pet its crazy. He doesn't like anything he can't get things back from, he likes his chickens because they give him eggs, he tolerates Buster and likes that he chases the rabbits out of the yard. But he just doesn't get how I can get attached to something, feed it, clean up after it etc etc. I told him its the unconditional love I get that does it for me, and the fact I can sleep soundly knowing I have the best protection I could ever want lieing beside me.

I would love a cat, dad abhores cats so I don't think thats a go. Trying to talk him into rats because they'll be in my room and everything but he's not overly keen.
I just feel so bad for Buster, I really think he's lonley, he's never been an only dog before. I have sort of come up with a plan to just keep shpwing how overley interested I am in dogs and training and if work/study permits next year to possibly get a second dog. We'll see... lol

If not then it will be no more dogs for atleast another 2 years, that kills me.

sorry... long post.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:29 PM
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I understand. I am about to die for another dog, but hubby really really doesnt want another dog.
I want a westie soooooooo bad its unreal.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:58 PM
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Yup, I think most of us go through that from time to time. I keep trying to plan when I would have to start working with another dog to be able to have something else to compete with when Meg is ready to be done agility. And have the right connections right now to get what I really want as well.

It just sucks having such a craving and not being able to fulfill it. But things happen for a reason; THAT dog, the one that is perfect for you, is out there, and will come along when it is really time. I think your parents are justified in not wanting another dog if you will be going to college in a couple of years. That means that they are basically the ones who have to commit to the dog for the next 15 years or so. Which means it gets to be their choice.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:17 PM
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I understand. I am about to die for another dog, but hubby really really doesnt want another dog.
..Which is why I plan on marrying someone as addicted to/more addicted to dogs than me. lol
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:41 AM
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It's hard, but I have to agree with others who've said if you parents don't want another dog, it's best to wait until you've finished college and get your own

It's a big responsibility, you can't blame them if they don't want to take it on.

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..Which is why I plan on marrying someone as addicted to/more addicted to dogs than me. lol
It can get out of control very easy if there isn't ONE of you to put on the brakes! hahahahaha

My husband is the main "brakes" person in this house! I could TOTALLY see us with about 4-5 dogs if he didn't stop me!
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:19 PM
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lol I plan on marrying no-one for 2 reasons.
1. They cant say "no more animals"
2. I don't have to share my animals/number of animals with them.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:20 PM
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I feel your pain.. i really really do.. we are in the same stuation except its my mom that doesnt want another dog.. Dad would care if we had 20 dogs LOL..
My dad and I really want a German shepherd. And weve been talking to a breeder but mom just wont budge. Its very upsetting..
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:48 AM
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Wow, Thank Guys! I don't know, my brother won't be leaving for collage for at least 9 years, and I wanted to get an older rescue dog, but he doesn't agree. Suzie had another dog for a year or so, but she was o old she didn't play much, and then she was snippy. I think she would love another dog.
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