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  • I want a puppy.

    I can't have one, I know. I have four adult dogs, and work fairly long hours. Plus, I think hubby would leave if I brought home another dog.

    I just miss having a pup around the house. My youngest dog is five, so it's been a while. I can't say I miss the house training, but there's just something about having a pup around the house. Makes the world seem a bit better place, ya know?

    I think the spring weather is making me baby mad.
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    I sympathize.

    My last apartment had a no-dogs policy, so I got a cat. When said cat went nuts, I got cat #2 to play with him.

    My new place does allow dogs.

    Unfortunately they have a 2 pet limit policy.

    I told my cats that we were going to play Survivor and I was going to vote one of them off the island. Sadly I love them both too much to do that.

    I do drive past the dog park like a creeper periodically to look at other people's cute doggies. That's not weird at all, right?

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    • #3
      We brought home our new puppy today - maybe you can get a little fix with the pics

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      • #4
        Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Odin is so cute. Congratulations!
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        • #5
          Hey if you were on this side of the pond, I'd lend you my 6 mo old Caucasian Ovcharka "Sanda" for a puppy fix when ever you like, LOL! She is a BIG armful - actually TWO armfuls! - of fluffy puppy hood at this point, and sometimes it causes patience overload hehe.

          There is nothing like a giant breed bouncy six month old puppy to wear one out LOL, so I'm always looking for victims, cough, I mean friends to help wear out the fluffy puppy!

          Seriously though, thanks for posting this -

          You reminded me to appreciate having a bouncing fluffy puppy in my life - one only has so many puppies, and it's best to appreciate the joy instead of focusing on the chaos and extra work involved in "puppydom"

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          • #6
            Lord, how could you miss house training.. Sadly I have done it 2x in the last 2 1/2 years... into to horses, crate, people, puppy class(s), now nose work and obedience, learning how to retrieve, not counter surfing, not eating my shoes or stealing my clothes... really? You miss all of that...LOL

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            • #7
              A friend raised working border collies and he needed puppy raisers, because he didn't start training them until they were older.
              He did work with them and took them in his house from the kennels, but not as much as one raised in a household.
              I did get to raise several puppies for him.
              You just have to keep reminding yourself they will be going on with their lives without you eventually.

              You could try to find a breeder that doesn't sell puppies right off and so has some that need raising and socializing and you may offer your services.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kookicat View Post
                I can't have one, I know. I have four adult dogs, and work fairly long hours. Plus, I think hubby would leave if I brought home another dog.
                How much do you like Hubby??????
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                • #9
                  When you are a dog person it is hard to resist puppies. I found baby pics of Bisous the other day and could suddenly remember what it felt like to squish him when he was a little guy. Puppies are precious.
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                  • #10
                    I just want a puppy FIX, not, actually, a puppy at HOME.

                    The boys declined to get up when I got up for work. It is pouring and cold. Knowing they are paper trained, and there are grain bags down for just such events... I let them lay in the warm bed.

                    Got dressed, left for work, they didn't even raise their heads.

                    Got 1/2 mile down the road and realized I'd forgotten my cell phone. Returned.

                    Grabbed cell, but peeked into the bedroom. Malarkey was still sacked out.

                    Eamon was ON THE BOOKCASE eating the cat food.



                    They're Eight this year. You'd think they'd almost be good dogs.

                    But I could use a good whiff of puppy breath. Just for a bit. That I could send home later...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pintopiaffe View Post
                      Eamon was ON THE BOOKCASE eating the cat food.

                      If it makes you feel any better, one of my cats loooveeesss make up brushes. He has also developed a real fondness for the fish oil supplement (capsules) that I've been taking.

                      He has taught himself how to open my medicine cabinet. Has also taught himself how to unzip my makeup bag to steal my makeup brushes and eat them. And most recently, he figured out how to take the top off the fish oil capsule bottle (which I was about 80% sure required thumbs ).

                      I came home the other day to find fish oil EVERYWHERE (he popped a bunch of the capsules), and 3 pretty expensive makeup brushes eaten.

                      The makeup and fish oil now live on the top shelf in my linen closet. I'm just waiting for him to figure out how to build a ladder.

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                      • #12
                        You could be a puppy raiser for a Guide Dog school.

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                        • #13
                          That is why I foster. My youngest dog (of 4) is 5. For the past 3 years, I have been fostering dogs and pups from my local animal shelter. It is so incredibly rewarding!

                          I mainly foster Lab pups. We have soooo many down here and our pound is very "high kill" so even cute puppies aren't safe. The groups I am with pulls them for Lab Rescues up North but we have to find local fosters until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered and can travel up to their forever homes. I work with them on crate training, potty training and basic puppy social skills. Most of my dogs love it and I love it! The pups really brighten our household while they are here. I have lots of videos on my youtube page...link is in my signature.

                          If your hours are longish, then sign up as a foster for pregnant or nursing mothers. Momma will do all the work and you and hubby will just give her and the babies a safe place with lots of TLC until they are old enough to be adopted. You get your puppy fix and do a good thing in the process!
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                          • #14
                            My one prolonged exposure to puppies was when I babysat a litter of Irish Setters. I made the crucial mistake of letting them loose in a 2-story house. There were 7, but it seemed more like 37. Puppy here, puppy there, puppy over there... I was so glad to get out of that house, and go home to my nice, sane, adult dog who did not smell of milk and pee, did not insist on teleporting from place to place, and had a sense of relating with humans based on something more than a handy place to teethe!

                            They are cute, though.

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                            • #15
                              I have a friend who breeds Aussies and in her last litter was a red merle male that was going to look EXACTLY like my male. I live in a little house (less than a thou square feet) and almost half of it is devoted to my business. 2 dogs is enough, I know that, but I really wanted that puppy.

                              I spend lots of time cuddling the little squirmy creatures when she has a litter (which isn't very often, every 18 months to 2 years). It helps.

                              Have you looked into fostering the guide dog puppies? Or what about the SPCA?
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                                I would love to foster pups in need, but because of my job, it's not going to happen. I'm out of the house by eight most mornings, and I don't get back before six usually. My adult dogs do just fine- they come out with me on a morning, then go back into the house and nap until hubby gets in from work. He feeds and exercises them at lunch time before he goes to bed (he works nights), then they nap again until I come in at six-ish. I can't see any way of it working with a pup in the mix.

                                And I really think my hubby would be upset if I got another dog. He loves our four, but asked me not to add to the number. I have to respect that.
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                                • #17
                                  Can you got to a local rescue and volunteer? I know one of our local places welcomes people who want to get the dogs out of their kennels and play with them for periods of time. Maybe you could take a day here and there to go play with the shelter pups to get your fix?
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                                  • #18
                                    try petfinder.com you could foster or something...

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