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  1. SpaceMutt

    How long would your dog survive a zombie apocalypse?

    Polly would do pretty well I think, not just in a zombie situation but just in general if the world fell apart and she had to live on her own. She's fast as anything so she could outrun the zombies and other hungry dogs, and she's also got high prey drive and could catch her own food for...
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    Chaz puppies of 2016

    Yay puppies! I can't wait to see this year's group. Nothing official on my end because I'm applying to grad schools, but to be honest, I may fold - a couple of whippets that I absolutely adore are being bred this year. One of them is related to my girl and I always said I'd jump at the...
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    Petfinder Want Thread

    I'm bringin' it back! Tiny. Wrinkly. Pei-faced. [/URL][/IMG] Can't happen, but man, that face. Clear up that skin and what you have is the world's cutest face. Side note, one of the dogs I posted here like a year ago is STILL up for adoption. They have all sorts of requirements...
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    Naming help for future puppy

    First off, yay more pointies on the forum! Secondly, what about Fuji? I know that's unisex all the way, but I actually think it'd be a really cute name for a female Grey, personally. I know it's sort of similar to Kili but you could just shorten it to Fu. Other things that came to mind...
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    Let's Be Controversial

    Huh, interesting! Maybe I've just had weird luck? I fully admit that I've only been heavily invested in dogs for a few years, I'm sure my experiences will fill out and change, but yeah, up to this point in both the NYC and the DC area, I've encountered a LOT of people winding up with dogs that...
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    Let's Be Controversial

    Why not come out of the woodwork for this one? :p My big one that's been building for awhile is that I feel that more dogs should be bred for pet qualities. Specifically for those qualities, and not as an offshoot to other goals (like conformation, or sports, or work). Things like: zero...
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    Describe your dog(s) in 3 words

    Astro: Conflicted, loyal, ham (not as in meat, as in show-stealing clown!) Polly: Hunter, sensitive, diva
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    Living far from family

    My family is a wandering family, so this topic is right up my alley! My maternal grandparents live in the south of the U.S., all my paternal relatives live on the west coast, I went to school in Maryland, then England, then I moved to New York City. Right now my mom lives in Italy and I'm in...
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    Spin off: have you ever adopted/kept a dog using your heart exclusively?

    Well, this could get depressing fast but Tulip was sort of that dog for me. And we all saw how that worked out. She was just such a love in the shelter, all our meetups with her went so well that my heart kinda got me to forget the logic (she's a herding breed - do I even like herding breeds...
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    The one that got away?

    I don't have a pic of him unfortunately, but there was a Shar Pei X Golden Retriever (yes, he looked as ridiculous as you're imagining) at a nearby rescue that I was super interested in. He is the only male dog I can think of that Astro has ever really liked - they were best buds from the first...
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    What made you get into dogs?

    I've been an animal person my whole life but for the first 15-20 years was more into horses (and reptiles to a lesser extent) than anything else. I didn't really get into dogs specifically until I got divorced, got Astro out of devastation and a need to care for something, and he turned out to...
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    What are you Working on? 2016

    Too much, is the real answer :yikes: For the whippet: Try out barnhunt (not entirely committed and won't be broken hearted if she doesn't do well, but it'd be fun to try) Start dock diving practice in April Get her feet wet with racing - just bring her out a few times and put some...
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    Those with multiple dogs...

    All the time. They had some kinks to sort out at first (mainly that Polly's version of play initiation is to leap on a dog's shoulders - yeah, she's had to learn that not everybody enjoys that...), but now they play at least once a day. I make them keep it toned down because I don't want...
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    What does your family think of your dogs?

    Oh you're a special kind of evil :D I'm always tempted to do the same thing with a friend who hates drool but comes over to my house and wants to love on Astro constantly...don't go into the droolface-den if you can't handle some slobber! Scared of the retaliation though, I absolutely loathe...
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    So I did somethin'

    Thanks again guys! She really does bring something so different to the table, Astro and I are kinda the same (grumpy reactive jerks who guard their food :rolleyes:), and she's just...HAPPY. She is singlehandedly teaching both of us to lighten the heck up.
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    What does your family think of your dogs?

    My dad loves loves LOVES Astro. The funny thing is that Astro isn't that enamored with men and I wouldn't be surprised if Astro would pick my mom over him, and my dad's way of interacting with dogs is too roughhousy for Astro's taste. My dad has a tough time with Polly because she is definitely...
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    So I did somethin'

    Thanks! :) I saw you got your own pup while I was off the forum, he's darling!
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    So I did somethin'

    Yay whippet world! They are such funny critters, I catch myself thinking of myself as having 1 dog + 1 whippet, as if they're not the same species. She does indeed make the weird warbling scream! She legit sounds like she's being tortured, I brought her to work and my boss (who hears...
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    So I did somethin'

    Thanks iriskai :) Your girl was actually one of my original inspirations for looking at whippets by the way, hope that's not weird to admit! I don't know why it didn't occur to me sooner than it did (want smaller and soft and sporty but still independent, hmm what could that be?!). Will PM you...
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    So I did somethin'

    Hey all, I know I haven't been on the forum in awhile. After having to return Tulip I was pretty devastated. It all worked out, Tulip got adopted, but I had to do a lot of thinking about what kind of dog could fit into my home (if any) with Astro, and how my wants in a general pet (independence...