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post #46 of 67
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
a 3 day weekend would often throw her off and she'd be all lethargic on the third day from all of the activity around the house.

+1 If we stay home all day she runs upstairs to take a nap.
post #47 of 67
I've got a greyhound, 74 lbs, and he pretty much sleeps all day. If I'm home during the day, he sleeps. If I'm at work, he sleeps...in his crate. Really doesn't seem to make much difference to him, he's happy as a clam as long as he's not in there for more than about 10 hours.

My wife had never had a pet before this dog, not even a fish. The first couple weeks were rough, but she loves that dog like crazy dog, and loves ALL dogs now. It's been fun to watch.
post #48 of 67
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
I have good news for you - you and your partner are now able to legally wed in the state of California. Congratulations!



The way I see it, a man who loves cats is a surefire hetero.

A man who loves handbag-dogs is teh ghey.
post #49 of 67
GDL you've got to look for a low energy dog. Something that doesn't need to be played with every 3 hours or it will tear up your furniture. There are both small and large dogs that fit the criteria.
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post #51 of 67
^ Lunch.
post #52 of 67
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
Hung out with a huge Rhodesian Ridgeback over the weekend. Huge like 90lbs but trim, not fat, huge. Makes me want a big, loyal, lovable, smart, and laid back dog. *edit* forgot to mention that while the ridgeback was huge, it was still a beautiful dog with great proportion, coat, and has a perfect ridge (not always a given).
they hate rain. my brothers ridgeback is about 110 pounds and is great with his 1&2 year old.....tolerates them jumping on him....pulling ear/tail....will sleep under the 1 year olds crib on occasion.... will be 9 or 10 this year.....the last 2 years with cancer.
post #53 of 67
without a dog right now.... will be getting another one of these.... when the time is right. giving up that dog was the worst feeling in the world.
post #54 of 67
I want a Dalmation. Unfortunately, not possible.
post #55 of 67
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Originally Posted by Sherman90 View Post
I dislike dogs, but have been told by some of my wiser friends that this is simply because I've never owned one. I'm completely open to the idea.

FWIW, I walked a dog only once. It was a larger breed. Not surprisingly, I found the experience of being dragged around by a dumb, foul-smelling beast quite disagreeable - having to pick up after it was icing on a shitty cake.

I definitely love cats.

walking was the only thing about the dog i liked - walking the cat would sometimes take forty five minutes. personally i never liked the dog, didnt like the hand licking, petting it didnt feel as good as petting the cat, it knew less games than the cat. but walking was cool
post #56 of 67
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Originally Posted by Britalian View Post
I want a rhodesian ridgeback. Unfortunately, not possible.
fixed this for myself
post #57 of 67
I felt compelled to share a few pics of my dog:



post #58 of 67
Getting a chocolate lab is like having a son who will never ask for money, do drugs or talk back to you while being the best wingman I've ever had at the park.
post #59 of 67
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
+1 If we stay home all day she runs upstairs to take a nap.
+2. I have a Welsh Terrier that is full of energy, but sleeps all day. The morning walk tires him out completely and after he awakes when we get home, the evening walk calms him down. Weekends and trips leave him completely exhausted.

During my dog's first year he went to doggy daycare, but I had to stop due to him catching every illness under the sun from the other dogs. At first I felt guilty about leaving him home alone all day, but soon realized that even when I was at home he preferred sleeping. On occasion I would stop home at lunch to let him out, only to have him look at me with bed head as if to say, "wtf are you doing bothering me." Once outside he would simply curl under the tree and fall asleep rather than playing or even peeing. Now I feel no guilt whatsoever leaving him, he likes it that way.
post #60 of 67
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Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post
they hate rain.

my brothers ridgeback is about 110 pounds and is great with his 1&2 year old.....tolerates them jumping on him....pulling ear/tail....will sleep under the 1 year olds crib on occasion....

will be 9 or 10 this year.....the last 2 years with cancer.

I noticed it did not like being sprayed down when we gave it a wash.

It was also up around 115 but was put on a diet. He ate so much food during the weekend he was easily back up to 100 but has since pooped most of it out.

It's a really tolerant dog. The kids were riding on it, playing with it, he just takes it all and doesn't mind. He loooooves sleeping with the kids or adults. This one is 8 and as far as we know is ok health wise. Great dog but too large for a Manhattan apartment...GF thinks a Viszla would be a bit better as they're a bit smaller and has wanted one for a while.
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