I'm definately thinking about a getting a dog... ;-D
Golden Retrievers are wonderful, loving and friendly, but I don't think they are the brightest. My girl, snoops way too much and never learns. This past week, the second time this summer, she came across a bee hive, and would not leave it alone until it was too late. We both where chased up the road, with a swarm of bees stinking us. The next day, she wants to go back to the same area to see how things are
“It’s like you got yesterday, today and tomorrow, all in the same room. There’s no telling, what can happen”.... Billy, "I’m Not There"
Post by janetcatbird on Aug 28, 2005 14:51:56 GMT -5
Golden retrievers are very sweet, best assistants a babysitter can have. I've only had cats, but families I babysat for had them. They are so great with little kids, as are labs. Of course, good old mutt dogs from the shelter also have great potential.
Aiy, school. Tons of reading, and everybody in the dorm is coming down sick with something. Plus, the stipend which I thought was going to be a personal check turns out to be paid into my student account, so no pocket money for Catbird.
For anybody in the path of Katrina, best wishes and know we're thinking of you. I remember how bad Floyd hit us six years ago, I can only imagine what this is going to do. Be careful.
"If it's dangerous to talk to yourself it's probably even dicier to listen." --Jim Hightower
I'd love to get a retired or training school dropout guide dog or police dog. You know one of the dogs selected but maybe slightly deficient in some way so they couldn't pass the the training. It would likely be a GR, lab or German Shepherd: all very intelligent and good temperaments.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2005 17:35:21 GMT -5 by Sirenna
Sirenna: Congrats on the new place! that is very exciting. My father being in the air force & then hooking up with an isolating/abuseful ex - has kept me moving all my life until last year - Now I own a home - small also like you say - but it leaves me a great feeling of belonging and security.
Now you can have fun decorating - painting the walls in odd ways because you don't have to answer to anyone else. Have fun.
As far as dogs - sounds like you are set on a larger dog ... but a beagle sized dog may fit into your life-style and space better. I suggest an older dog from the pound - but, you may get a great dog 85% of the time and a dog that has had such a hard life he will be staining or spoiling your new home - so choose carefully. Whatever you get - share pictures!
Post by BegToDiffer on Aug 29, 2005 10:29:25 GMT -5
Sirenna, best to you on the new place. Small is good. Less to clean!
Take your time deciding about the dog. And yes, please consider a Secondhand Dog. Sometimes, shelters will let you take a pet on a trial period. Also, smaller groups may even use foster homes, and these folks know best what a dog will be like in a home setting.