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Old 08-22-2012, 10:43 AM
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Um yeah JunoPuppy made me absolutely miserable and I couldn't wait for her to be an adult. That was a long 18 months.

However, it does not change the fact that I still want another puppy.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:52 AM
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I love puppies. But I do not like adolescents. Once they hit about 8-10 months old I really, really want them to just hurry up and grow and get a brain back. I especially wished that for the Dobermans.

Dance never went through a real puppy stage. She was incredibly good and trouble free for a puppy. She's 5 years old now and behaved the same way then as she does now. In fact, I think she's brattier as an adult than she was as a puppy, haha. The only reason during her puppyhood that I wanted her to grow up was basically because I wanted to see what she'd look like as an adult. But I enjoyed her puppyhood very much and as much as I wanted her to grow, I also wanted her to stay a puppy forever.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:41 AM
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I want a baby Mal boy so bad. Doesn't help that I keep having puppy dreams and our clicker trainer lady said last night, "Gee its too bad you don't have a pup for the upcoming puppy class!" LOL

Though seeing how the GSD girl we train with has darkened up (she's red sable) and is starting to fill out a little now that she's two is making me yearn for an asshat GSD baby boy a little bit so I could enjoy the bizarre color changes and have an awesome sable trifecta. There must be something wrong with me to want a gator or sharkie baby so bad, haha.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:14 PM
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I don't know...

Yoshi is 7 and she's lost her crazy puppy tendencies. She's still freaking smart and super active but she's ready at the end of the day to cuddle. I LOVE how she is right now because she can go go go all day still but can appreciate a cuddle day when all I want to do is play on the computer or read.

But at the same time I'm sad my pup is all grown up :'(
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:20 PM
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I love puppies, love the naughty teenage phase as well. Hell all five range from 18 months to 8 years and they all bounce around, "yell" at me, and are crazy mischievous miscreants. BUT, that could be because I somewhat award for it lol.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:33 PM
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I love puppies and I miss having a puppy. Raising Mia was... an experience. Compared to a lot of dogs I see, Mia is still very puppy in behavior at age 3. She's still very wiggly and bouncy-happy. Still loves her tennis balls and full of energy. But she's matured a lot these days and while I appreciate it sometimes- like when I was sick and did nothing for days and she was fine- sometimes I miss that little ball of crazy she used to be.

Summer is 8 now and just lazy as can be. Wonderful, sweet girl. But lazy.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:34 PM
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Yes, you're the only one!!! Lol. But I seriously wish Fozzie was a puppy again. All of the health issues, grumpiness and lowered activity/playfulness make me sad. Of course while he was a puppy I wanted to strangle him at times. The grass is always greener!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:42 PM
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I may be a freak but I am a huge fan of the 6-9 month old range, actually. Squash is the only dog I've ever gotten younger than that and I never really thought of myself as a puppy person.

Having said that, I loved his wee puppyhood. And hated it. I hated house training and the constant supervision that went with it SO MUCH but in my defense he was a bit of a challenge to house train. In retrospect, I do miss wee Squash, though. I would do it again, god help me.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 PM
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I love having puppies...

Menchi was such a sweet little jellybean. She was one of the easiest puppies ever.

Watson was a sweet puppy boy...but a really hardheaded teen.

I really do not mind all the work
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 PM
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Yes. I love my dogs as puppies/adolescents but I ADORE them as adult dogs. I love going all gooey over puppies and getting puppy cuddles and helping friends out with socialisation etc, but I love to go home to my lovely adult girls. They are far from perfect or boring and they keep me on my toes, but I just love the feeling that we know each other so well...

I had some issues with Missy Ab during adolescence, truth be told, discovering her reactivity and trying to come to terms with it and work through it. A bit of an emotional time and it still can be hard, but we are at a good place now in terms of our relationship. Grace was always an 'easier' dog, even when she went through her destructive adolescent stage.

Honestly, if the right adult came along I'd skip the whole puppy thing. But I wouldn't rule out a puppy in the future either because I would like to raise another at some stage. My next dog? No idea at this stage. We'll see.
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