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Old 12-24-2012, 11:02 AM
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With all the threads about what breeds you'll want someday, etc., I thought it might be nice to reflect on dogs of our pasts.

Whether they were your dogs, family dogs, or another dog who meant a lot to you... who were they? What do you remember best about them?
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:07 AM
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My ginger would crawl through fire for me. I miss her still and it has been years. I am crying typing this.

My first lab Abby set the tone for me loving animals. She meant a ton to me. Would let us do anything to her.

Our husky Tawny just died, I still haven't said anything. I haven't wanted to talk about it. She didn't care for us, only my brother. And he just got to Afghanistan. I sent him a message and don't know if he knows. What a Christmas.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:11 AM
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Our husky Tawny just died, I still haven't said anything. I haven't wanted to talk about it. She didn't care for us, only my brother. And he just got to Afghanistan. I sent him a message and don't know if he knows. What a Christmas.
I'm so sorry.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:21 AM
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I'm Just glad she made the choice for us. We were going to take her in the next day to put her down. Her and my brother were so attached and I feel so bad thinking of him getting that message. But I tried to get him to put her down when he was here, she perked up before he left though. She always stops eating though when he leaves and that was it

Not talking about it is how I deal and I didn't even talk about ginger dying I think for two years after she did and still cried. I'm going to go to work all puffy eyed and crazy.

I have her county dog tag I think I may turn into something for him. I just can't imagine being overseas and hearing that and I cry harder. They were so close. But he knew it was close.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:43 AM
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We had some dogs growing up I barely remember. First one I really remember was our GSD mix, Shack. He was a cool guy. Very protective and gorgeous. He was supposed to be a purebred but grew up to have a long coat and floppy ears. We figured some sort of golden retriever snuck in with his mom, who was an AKC reg GSD. He was my buddy growing up. I was always looking through dog books and was sad there was never a Shack in the dog book, so I drew in a picture of him. He was a goof, pulled like mad on a leash, was severely thunder phobic, escape artist, protective like no other dog...

Rosie was our first sheltie, unfortunately she died young. She was so spunky and awesome. Everything a sheltie should be. She was 'my first dog'. I loved her so much. I wish I had her longer. I found a video of the two of us playing a while back and it reminded me of why I love shelties. She was a MESS.

Then there was Nikki.... oh boy. She was all Rosie was with a major attitude problem. Nikki was MY girl. She was opinionated and bold. Quirky as all get out. As a youngster she loved to tug and play ball. We had a rope toy and we'd get in trouble for dragging Nikki around the house because she was so into tugging. I taught Nik lots of tricks like jumping over a hurdle or through hoops. Her quirks- fear of tongues, bubble gum, party blowers, and fart noises. She attacked the vacuum with a vengeance. She would mimic words we'd say sometimes. She'd howl along with A Very Merry Unbirthday from Alice in Wonderland. When she got older, she got grouchier. She and I would have arguments when I'd want her to do something (like go outside) and she didn't want to. I swear that dog would cuss you out on the way out. Poor old girl hated the young papillons. They all thought it was a hoot to mess with her then run away. There were much too fast for her. I am fairly sure she and Mia would want to kill each other. They are too much alike.

I picked Nikki out myself. 5 weeks old. Newspaper ad. The people that owned the parents warned me that 'that one was mean'. We did everything wrong but she was a great dog. But not a good dog by any means.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:48 AM
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And of course next came Trey. We got Trey from a coworker of my dad's. She bred shelties and would bring her dogs to work sometimes. He came home one day talking about how well behaved this one sheltie she had was. A few months later that well behaved sheltie came home to do a trial run with us. Emily had wanted a dog (a chihuahua, actually) and my parents decided she could get a dog, but it would have to be another sheltie. Trey came in and his first thing to do in the house was to take a running leap over the couch. Trey was a good dog but very odd. Very devoted and quiet. Just a little bit off. Timid and shy, but gentle. No common sense whatsoever. He followed Nikki around like she was his idol. I am not sure Nikki even ever noticed Trey was there. Trey was probably the most devoted dog I've ever seen. His people were his world and all that he knew.

Then there were Harry and Hiro our little papillons that were gone too soon. I miss them and wonder what they would grow up to be. Harry was a kind, gentle soul. Very Nard-like in mannerisms. Hiro was so ridiculously smart. And he was a mess.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:52 AM
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Oh and I forgot -- Pictures are more than welcome! I'm hoping to get a couple pictures at a family get together tomorrow and will post then
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:58 AM
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Nikki:


DSC_0247 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

Trey:


Trey in the Fall by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

Always breed confused

The pack by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr


DSC_0502 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

The young Nik and Trey:



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I'll have to dig more for the others.
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My very first dog experience was with my dad's Wolf hybrid Bear. That dog was amazing. I loved him. I used to crawl all over him, he escorted me around in my walker and was just a wonderful,wonderful dog. He was something special. He raised 2 kids before we lost him at 13 to prostate cancer. He was a family dog.

Bear's buddy was a GSD named Lady. Gorgeous dog and very protective. I remember her being a really active dog and she used to follow me everywhere. She was a gorgeous blakc/tan. My parents had to rehome her after she went after someone in their house. She was a family dog.

Then came FattyFatty. He was technically my first dog. I was 3 years old. He was the only surviving puppy from a litter between Bear and Lady. He died when he was 10 weeks old due to a heart issue, congenital defect.

The next dog we got was Crush, our first Rottweiler, he was 2 days older than my little sister was. We got him after Bear died. He was such an amazing dog. I feel lucky to have had him and played with him. Such a nice Rottweiler. Great temperament and stable. We lost him at 13 due to old age. He was a family dog.

My little brother got his first dog, Molly, a Rottweiler. She wasn't quite right in the head from the time we got her. She came from Crush's breeder who turned out to be one of the biggest puppymills in the PNW of Rottweilers. Molly was a kennel dog until we got her, but being kids and active she went everywhere with us once she came to our house. She lived until she 12 and then died suddenly, we found out she had a tumor inside that burst. Very unexpected as she was healthy and happy.

My little sister got her first dog, Bandit...an Australian Cattle dog/Kelpie/Aussie X. He was so much fun! My sister and I taught him how to play on the swingset and climb ladders and jump things. We had so much fun with that dog. I miss him sometimes still. He was so cool and my first introduction to really training. I was 8. We could get that dog to do anything. We lost him at 15 years old. That dog was something else. Thinking about him puts a smile on my face.
He was 12 here.




Then came my first real dog...a GSD named Bubba. I found him when he was about 5 months old and I was 12. I love that dog. He was so easy to train. We had so much fun together. I lost him when he was 18 months old to Osteosarcoma. It's sad, I have no pictures of him. He was a showline type GSD.

For me, the next dog I lost was Red....my screenname is from her. My avatar is her. I got her when I was 18 with my ex-boyfriend. She was the only good thing to come from that relationship. She was amazing. I miss her everyday. She was/is my doggy soulmate. She had her problems but she was perfect to me. I lost her much too soon to stomach cancer. She was my everything and only made it to 6 years old.
A couple pictures of her. She was 3-4 here.


Hobie and Red.


She's the only dog I know that could walk on water.


5 years old.


The weekend before I lost her.
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Good thread idea, Shai. It's great hearing about everyones' old friends.

Not counting fosters, I technically only had one dog before I got Cricket. His name was Danny, and he was a big rough collie. My family adopted him when he was one - he was living on a farm and was about twenty pounds underweight when we got him. I think I was in fourth grade; we had had cats before but not a dog. My parents surprised my sister and I with him.

He was a wonderful dog. A little wild when we first got him - he'd never lived inside before, and he never really quite mastered the stairs. Once he grew up a little though he turned into a calm, patient, stable dog who loved everyone and would do anything for food. He would have made an awesome therapy dog. Danny was my 4H dog and was the one that got me into dog training - I did a lot of things wrong with him but somehow he turned out fine anyway.

We lost him unexpectedly at 7 - he had a tumor, unknown to us, that ruptured. I still miss him and would love to own another collie someday.


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