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Old 06-27-2010, 10:11 PM
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Just some Mia rambling.

Rhonda was over today to help with some house work. Mia was her usual PITA to Rhonda. She follows her around glaring at her (literally) and then when Rhonda turns to face her starts barking/growling at her. She would side step Rhonda in the hall and give her just the NASTIEST glare. I had Rhonda feed Mia dinner. Mia ate it then started giving Rhonda the most nasty looks again. Rhonda played ball with her. Mia played then would glare at her. It's kind of frustrating but kind of amusing too.

Now the good news is at the end of the day when Rhonda left, Mia let her pet her and gave her a very small lick on the hand. So that's good.

I was just thinking Mia is hands down simultaneously the most frustrating and yet most rewarding dog I've ever owned. She's finally taken to my dad after yes a month of living with him. He's become very smitten with her too and told me he was going to steal her. He even said she was really sweet once she decides she likes you- which she definitely is. It just takes her a long time to decide to like someone...

Mia is SO hard to describe in words but she's just not like the other four at all. She's an experience all her own. She's just so not... DOGGY compared to them. She's more like dealing with a child and all the complexities that come along with it. It's like she understands so much more than the others. (Her problem solving skills would seem to confirm this). In ways it's frustrating and yet so rewarding. Summer is so much simpler to understand. Mia has these mood swings and this deviousness to her... Summer is simple and sweet. She greets everyone with that blind, almost stupid trust you'd never see out of Mia.

I guess my point is this: Why is it always the hardest ones that steal your heart so bad? The ones you have to work to open up to you? The ones that are constantly keeping you on your toes and challenging you? And what did I ever do without her? LOL

Have you had 'that' dog? That one that just drove you up the wall and yet was just so amazing?
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:22 PM
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Yes - Brawt is that dog for me.

He is so difficult but, I don't know what I'd do without him. He is often too smart for his own good, he challenges me, and it probably doesn't help that he is my special needs boy. I often look at him and think, "If someone else owned him (outside of Chazzers) they would have either dumped him or had him PTS (special needs) because of being who he IS." However, I look at him and the word, "blessed" comes to mind.

Sorry for the ramble.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:24 PM
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Haha if you rambled I don't know what I did.

I just love hearing about everyone else's handfuls too. There is really something great about that relationship that comes from having a handful of a dog.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:28 PM
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My relationship with Abby sounds similar (yet of course different).

All the frustrations, all the tears... and yet I can't begin to describe how special she is to me.

Seriously, she has her difficult moments, especially for me as a novice owner. But I wouldn't change a thing. Without being too corny about it, I feel that it is only Abby that has taught me and will teach me about being a better dog owner and a better person. I'm sure all my dogs will teach me things too, but...

It is so hard to explain. I'm a little teary...
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:26 PM
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I have a feeling Rage is going to be this dog for me... I'll let you know when I decide if I like her
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:33 PM
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Haha if you rambled I don't know what I did.

I just love hearing about everyone else's handfuls too. There is really something great about that relationship that comes from having a handful of a dog.


Thankfully, the other 3 (or 4 in your case) aren't the same way. I think I would run away if I had Brawt times 4. Yikes!
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:37 PM
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Izzie and i are so close because of the frustrations she causes. She's taught me to step away from things sometimes to find a different approach... Then usually gives me a great big "Eff You" but that's the fun of it!
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:40 PM
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Lincoln, is my Mia.
Recently again he is starting to show some affection, which I admit he gets extra cuddles and kisses and such, but he's been the only dog that isn't always in-your-face.

He is still as curious as over, and makes me laugh everyday. It's a good thing he's so darn cute!
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:41 PM
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I just put a photo of Auggie on a shelf in my bedroom and lined up my shot glass collection in front of it, and afterwards, I was saying "It's kind of like a creepy Auggie shrine or something. Including shot glasses. Actually that's... oddly appropriate."

I honestly don't think I'd like him as much as I do if he weren't an enourmous brat. It's so much more fun this way.
I mean, being driven to drinking is totally fun, right?
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:58 PM
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It can be frustrating at times, but it's just so wonderful to see your dog's personality. As my puupy got older, I saw him develop all of these quirks and habits. I've nicknamed him "the old man" because he's so slow in doing everything, kind of like an old man set in his ways.
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