mean old man
- Oct 3, 2012
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- Sterling, VA
Working from home is a definite plus but in any case a rescue dog will give you endless gratitude for making them part of your family. All of our 4 dogs have been rescues and they have been great.We were watching my in-laws dog (a goldendoodle, for those keeping track) for most of a week a few weeks ago. Had a good time, except for walking him in lousy weather. Though we all got our step goals that week...
Mrs. JRGTR42 has always been kinda ambivelent towards getting a dog (I've wanted one for ages, and the kiddo does too,) but since the fuzzball went home, she's been looking on the rescue sites for available dogs to adopt...
I'm under no illusions to the work it takes, though I do work from home 4 days a week, so it's not like he/she would be home alone all the time, I think Mrs. would be able to take him/her to her work that 5th day.
Been fostering this little guy for almost two weeks now.
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He was found wandering someone's farm with two other beagle/bassett mixes. Not really sure exactly what he's been through, but he still seems pretty overwhelmed and kind of intimidated by the big scary guy who feeds him and takes him for long walks on the nearby flood plain. He loves the walks, but hasn't quite figured out that he has to leave the house first.
Edit - BTW, his name is Bayou and he is definitely a classic
sorry your last dog ownership experience left you so bitter... arthritis by year 7 = VERY breed dependent. my 11 year old NSDTR is going strong with no arthritis.I won't have a dog because they get around 5 good years and then sicken and die. The first year, you have a puppy that poops everywhere and chews on things. Then in year 7, things like arthritis pop up. Soon, you can't jog with your dog because he can't keep up. Then you're going to the vet every month until he dies.
I had a cockatoo for 30 years, and if he hadn't caught an infection, he would still be here, and he would still be young.
Someone needs to breed a 40-year dog.
Bayou is a great pooch in many ways, but the little bugger pulled the leash right out of my hand and ran away last week. It was a miracle that we actually found him two days later. And he's no worse for wear. I'm not sure he's ever going to get over the fear of large male humans with deep voices and he's probably always going to be a flight risk, so we're hoping that he gets adopted by some woman with a lot of land and a really good fence.My old dog Lionel was an exact replica of him. Exact coloring and "breed"
Great pooch, miss him every day
Nobody does, but the continuous joy of living with a dog greatly outweighs the brief but intense sting when they leave.I'm not bitter. I just don't enjoy watching pets die so often.
Photo of my dog Lionel from 2016. He was 10 at the timeBayou is a great pooch in many ways, but the little bugger pulled the leash right out of my hand and ran away last week. It was a miracle that we actually found him two days later. And he's no worse for wear. I'm not sure he's ever going to get over the fear of large male humans with deep voices and he's probably always going to be a flight risk, so we're hoping that he gets adopted by some woman with a lot of land and a really good fence.
edit - and in the meantime, from now on he gets two leashes on all walks; one in my hand and one attached to my belt.
And who will give her homebrew then?I love dogs too but here's my buddy Roxy. Got her as a baby, she's 22 now. Will probably outlive me.
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