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Old 03-18-2005, 12:01 PM
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I have a middle sized house with quite small rooms and the only possible place for a dog to sleep would be in the hallway(it's nice, large, warm and cosy. Can you suggested what breed Will fit in my house and be cosy.
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:18 PM
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I live in a tiny house..the size of most people's garage...i have a labrador, and a hyper pointer too. The size of dog, depends on how much of you you have to give. I take Victor for lots of walks so our house size is a moot point..I personally do not like to deal with hair (my vet laughed at me and said isn't it a wonder how many groomers have short haired dogs) (i only groomed for one year and that was ENOUGH OF THAT) anyway i think you should study what your energy level is. I told my Diva daughter that i thought the only dog for her would be a clumber spaniel, or a very very very old dog. What kind of dog sings to your heart? And have you checked PETSAVER.COM?
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Old 03-18-2005, 01:22 PM
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We live in a single wide trailer but we also have a big mutt, Carey prob. weighs close to hundred lbs. But she sleeps in our room on a homemade bed. Like smkie says it all depends on how much you can give. We live in the country so we let Carey out a lot during the day (I stay at home with Maggie)She chases squirrels and birds, and she loves to play fetch. I know a lot of folks can't believe I have Carey inside they figure she is an outside dog, but then the're just not one of the family.
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:35 PM
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This is a tiny little farm house - I mean tiny - and cluttered. In this house are two Fila Brasileiros and a "little" German Shepherd/wolf mix.

Some days the house is smaller than others.
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:41 PM
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Love grows best in little houses?
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:42 PM
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I don't know, Smkie. I miss being in my much bigger, infinitely more comfortable house. Sometimes I think love can get stretched pretty thin in close quarters.
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:48 PM
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I thought 700 sq ft was small but this place beats all..i took a pic yesterday to do a before and after on the garden..when i get it processed i will post..the only place i have to put frames and extra paper is behind and under the sofa..i had to get rid of 75 percent of my closet (which wasn't such a bad thing) taking my dresses to my Mom's. The good thing is my heat bill highest was only 150 dollars this winter and i like to be warm. I look at those huge houses they are building and think granted i would like at least one or two more room, but i would never want the responsibitly of all that.especially heating those vaulted ceilings! Aaron really misses his basement..so do i when this living room fills up with big boys..you can almost feel the oxygen decrease!
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:58 PM
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My old Victorian stays toasty in the winter. Gas furnace - wonderful invention! It doesn't cost much to heat, either. It's cool in the summer - big trees all around and I put in one of those whole-house fans to pull the cool air through. Ten foot ceilings, big rooms, lots of room for artwork on the walls, nice big, soft, comfy furniture. You'd laugh at me; I've got my big king-size bed piled up with two feather beds, a down comforter, and at least a dozen big pillows. Remember the story of the princess and the pea? That's me! Bimmer and Gomez and I used to pile up in the bed and watch cartoons on Saturday mornings . . .

I've got to at least start working there during the day when I'm not out in some courthouse somewhere. I'm going nuts being cooped up.
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:11 PM
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Sounds WONDERFUL..i had a feather mattress before the fire, we did save it, but it was to smokey after that to use and got passed down to a dog bed..much to Victor's delight when he first came home. I miss it..we all need to be princesses at the end of our hard serf days!
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Old 03-19-2005, 06:54 AM
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Thanks for the replies, I really really want a labrador but my mom will not let me. She said I can have on when I leave home. I am not even allowed a guinea pig. Only a hamster and fish. I would want a jack Russell terrier though. They are quite a small breed and need a long walk or a few don't they? We have a large garden. I don't want my dog to live outside. Would anything harm he/she?

More suggestions. xxx
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