Pooch Of The Month chat thread.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:36 pm

As we have now got underway, I may as well start a chat thread lol.

Thank you Roy for such an adorable Pooch as our first submission :thumbup:
That's an excellent picture, such a shame they can't stay with us for longer.
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Postby EAO » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:50 pm

Hello Guys,

All beautiful dog's. They say that the best way to honor a past dog is to bring a new one into your life. Since we make our livelihood on caring for pet's, I would have to agree with that saying. Upon the loss of our last Shepherd, we said we'd wait before jumping back into the fray. After all, we have 4 buildings full of boarders, and we can bring any of a number of our favorite, regular client's dogs up to the house. That lasted less than three weeks! :/ $3,000 and 800 miles later we had Boje and Freya. We also said we'd never do another puppy, let alone litter mates! :wtf: These are the first dog's that we didn't rescue. Since our first dog Cain, was a solid black long hair, we had to have at least one running around in order to honor his memory (actually only one of our Shepherd's was a short hair, and except for Lilli and Boje, all solid black). Since it's a very recessive gene, we had to pay to add one to our home. :lolno: This also explains why my Wife, who's constantly looking at rescue websites, snatches up any and all solid black, long hair GSD's she sees! :crazy:

Years ago, after losing our first dog Cain, I was looking through an issue of Guns and Ammo when I stumbled upon this quote. It's the best way I've ever heard of summing up our lives with our four legged companions.

"The perfection of a life with a dog, like the perfection of an Autumn, is disturbing because you know, even as it begins, that it must end. Time bestows the gift and steals it in the process." Anonymous.

Wow, now I'm all bummed out! :'( I just may cry like a little bi#@h with a skinned knee! Probably not, but I'm going to go out in 10 degree weather to play with the dummies just in case! :D

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Postby Jimster » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:52 pm

That’s a great quote my friend!
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Postby EAO » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:24 pm

:thumbup: :wave:

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:02 pm

Interesting idea, sadly this is one that may prove difficult for me to enter, my idiot dogs won’t keep still long enough for a not blurred photo, plenty of the horses though. Past and present

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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:13 pm

Great idea. Found it a little difficult having only lost our beloved pooch in November.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 pm

Can't leave you lot alone for five minutes.

Such a fantastic collection of dogs, and so very sad when they have to leave us :(

I only take in rescue or unwanted pets, I've even had a pet Jay, that when very young was abandoned/lost on a building site for a whole day, sadly he had some issues, which was probably why he was abandoned.
Because they are rescue, it helps me deal with their passing, but I still get haunted from guilt from time to time when I've had to do the humane thing, no matter how many years later :(
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Postby EAO » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:48 am

Hello Gents,

43rdRR,
Midgie was unbelievably adorable! She must of captured a lot of hearts I'm sure! :angel:

Ludwig,
Ah, Merlin. Trouble....who me? :shifty:

Herr Dr.,
Citelle the Beauceron. Now there's a powerful, if somewhat fairly obscure breed! She looked like a real sweetheart! Chicory seems to have an accomplished groomer too! Very nice. :thumbup:

FredtheFrench,
Urus looks very innocent. The look he's giving under the table is priceless! Seems to be saying "love me, or I'll eat the children, and the siding off the house"! :D

Mick,
Sandy looked very sweet! You'll go somewhere special in the end for your devotion to these needfully, rescued animals. Speaking of birds, my Grandfather had a pet raven as a young man. He named it Poe after his favorite author. It spent the days outside, but came inside the house to roost at night. If you were missing anything shiny (car keys, watch, coins, ear rings, necklace, etc.) it could be found in his "nest" on top of the china hutch! Grandma was less than pleased, but put up with it! :clap:

Exhibitedbrute,
Very nice pair of "toughs" there! :thumbup: What's the other's name? You can't leave him out of the game! :haha: See, they sat still just like the perfect pair they are! :lolno:

Ad Lav,
Ellie was a sweetie from the looks of it! I'm a huge sucker for old dogs! I'm also very fond of dressing dogs up in human clothes! :/ When we had our first dog Cain, he went Trick Or Treating with one of our friend's daughters. She was Little Red Riding Hood and he was the Big Bad Wolf. Hajo also loved playing dress up! He used to wear my "Certified Dog Trainer" sweat shirt a lot! Alright, that sounded a little weird!? But trust me, it was all in good fun! :wtf: Sorry for your loss!

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:37 am

Haha that photo took several attempts and in the end bribery won. The other one is called ozzy

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:22 pm

Thinking about the quote brings the song 'Autumn leaves' to mind'
Yes, when leaves fall from the trees, they can't be put back- that's where others want to be. :think: Life's cyclical and, as Bob Dylan put it:
"Temporary, like Achilles'. But there's nothing that can be done about it, except to enjoy it, and them, while we're here, ... but...to the absolute limit!! Yay.
Beautiful creatures. I now have three (westies) under monuments in my garden- and yet, they're still with me. But two, bubbling with life, on my sofa. Ooops- their sofa :thumbup:

Speaking of loss, I have to attend a 'virtual' funeral next Tuesday, of an old school friend who got Covid for Christmas.
So...here's a timely reminder to all: don't just look after those lovely pooches, but yourselves too!! The bug is so, so sneaky.
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Postby FredtheFrench » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:48 pm

A lot of nice dogs. I love Boje and Freya!!!

Ad Lav, it is so sad, but maybe you think to have a new little puppy? It will fill a big gap that you have had since the disappearance of Ellie.

For Exhibitedbrute, it's like "okay take your photo, but only if we can have a little treat. :D
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:49 pm

FredtheFrench wrote:A lot of nice dogs. I love Boje and Freya!!!

Ad Lav, it is so sad, but maybe you think to have a new little puppy? It will fill a big gap that you have had since the disappearance of Ellie.

For Exhibitedbrute, it's like "okay take your photo, but only if we can have a little treat. :D


Yes, I think you are right. My wife and I are in discussion about a rescue puppy :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:01 pm

Rescue puppies make the bestest puppies :D
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:10 pm

Oh dear Mr Trora, so sad they can't stay around longer :(

How can I turn this into a competition with so many lost best buddies entered :( they all deserve first place for making our lives that bit special.
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Postby FredtheFrench » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:34 pm

Ad Lav wrote:
FredtheFrench wrote:A lot of nice dogs. I love Boje and Freya!!!

Ad Lav, it is so sad, but maybe you think to have a new little puppy? It will fill a big gap that you have had since the disappearance of Ellie.

For Exhibitedbrute, it's like "okay take your photo, but only if we can have a little treat. :D


Yes, I think you are right. My wife and I are in discussion about a rescue puppy :)




Really happy to read that. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:14 pm

Eric, Freya may need a place riding in the back (or front) of my Kubelwagen! I can add a barking sound through the Benedini board! I’ll check out Shapeways for another German Shepherd. It just seems like the right thing to do.
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Postby FredtheFrench » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:39 pm

Jimster wrote:Eric, Freya may need a place riding in the back (or front) of my Kubelwagen! I can add a barking sound through the Benedini board! I’ll check out Shapeways for another German Shepherd. It just seems like the right thing to do.



:D :D :D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:39 pm

Just ordered a 1/24 scale sitting German Shepherd from Shapeways! Should be just right for a puppy. I’ll paint it using images of Freya. This is the stuff that makes things more fun for me. I already have new barking sound files ready to load onto my Benedini thanks to a certain Jedi Master.
Okay, time to end my thread hijacking.
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Postby EAO » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:40 pm

Jimster,

That would be too cool! Both of the dummies immortalized on your RC creations! :D And of the two, she's quite the barker! :lolno: She's much smaller than her brother, but she's got the bigger voice! :/

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Postby EAO » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:57 pm

Ralf,

Sorry to hear about Peng. :( 14 years is a good run though. We love French Bulldogs! Big dog in a small dog package, and pure bulldog! We just had two puppies here. Man, talk about action! :crazy:

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