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  1. #1
    notbob Guest

    Default [OT] A dog

    I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    the smaller the doodie/duty.

    Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    Plus, they are potential hunters and such. (Mom's poodle abhors
    water!) Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    just a goof. Or maybe a whippet. We've got the room, plus I hear
    (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    potatoes after their daily vent.

    Anyway, what say ye? I'm open to suggestions.


    nb


  2. #2
    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On Apr 30, 5:41*am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > I may be getting a dog. *Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > many spares out there. *I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > having a min poodle. *She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. *Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > the smaller the doodie/duty. *
    >
    > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.


    Haven't you seen all those posts about their fur being too curly?
    >
    > nb


    --Bryan

  3. #3
    Kody Guest

    Default Re: A dog


    "Food SnobŪ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:9da0973f-e6ae-4d[email protected]..
    On Apr 30, 5:41 am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > the smaller the doodie/duty.
    >
    > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.


    >Haven't you seen all those posts about their fur being too curly?
    >
    > nb


    --Bryan

    I vote for a Maltese or a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...



  4. #4
    Joe Guest

    Default Re: [OT] A dog


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:HtyCn.175880$[email protected]..
    >I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > the smaller the doodie/duty.
    >
    > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    > Plus, they are potential hunters and such. (Mom's poodle abhors
    > water!) Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    > just a goof. Or maybe a whippet. We've got the room, plus I hear
    > (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    > potatoes after their daily vent.
    >
    > Anyway, what say ye? I'm open to suggestions.
    >
    >
    > nb


    Most dogs are really tough and stringy, no matter how you cook them.

    Joe
    >




  5. #5
    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On Apr 30, 7:36*am, " Joe" <J...@blow.com> wrote:
    > "notbob" <not...@nothome.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:HtyCn.175880$[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >I may be getting a dog. *Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > > many spares out there. *I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > > having a min poodle. *She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. *Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > > the smaller the doodie/duty. *

    >
    > > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    > > Plus, they are potential hunters and such. *(Mom's poodle abhors
    > > water!) *Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    > > just a goof. *Or maybe a whippet. *We've got the room, plus I hear
    > > (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    > > potatoes after their daily vent.

    >
    > > Anyway, what say ye? *I'm open to suggestions.

    >
    > > nb

    >
    > Most dogs are really tough and stringy, no matter how you cook them.


    No decent Korean restaurants in your town, eh?
    >
    > Joe
    >

    --Bryan

  6. #6
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On Apr 30, 6:41*am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > I may be getting a dog. *Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > many spares out there. *I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > having a min poodle. *She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. *Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > the smaller the doodie/duty. *
    >
    > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    > Plus, they are potential hunters and such. *(Mom's poodle abhors
    > water!) *Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    > just a goof. *Or maybe a whippet. *We've got the room, plus I hear
    > (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    > potatoes after their daily vent. *
    >
    > Anyway, what say ye? *I'm open to suggestions.
    >
    > nb


    Get a mutt. They're the best-tempered, healthiest dogs, in my
    experience.

    Cindy Hamilton

  7. #7
    Michel Boucher Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    "Kody" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:hregm0$b2m$[email protected]:

    > "Food SnobŪ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > ups.com...
    >>Haven't you seen all those posts about their fur being too
    >>curly?
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > --Bryan


    Actually, poodles have hair, not fur, which is why it grows and needs
    regular maintenance, but on the plus side, they are perfect dogs for
    people with allergies.

    > I vote for a Maltese or a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...


    Dachshund. Bright little buggers and tons of fun.

    --

    "When a government starts to cancel dissent or avoid dissent
    is frankly when it's rapidly losing its moral authority to
    govern."

    Stephen Harper, 18 April 2005

  8. #8
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On 2010-04-30, Kody <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I vote [...] a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...


    Now that's one I never heard of, despite being a dog show watcher.
    Had to look it up. Looks like it might have too many health issues,
    but an otherwise nice looking dog.

    nb

  9. #9
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On Apr 30, 6:41*am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > I may be getting a dog. *Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > many spares out there. *I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > having a min poodle. *She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. *Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > the smaller the doodie/duty. *
    >
    > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    > Plus, they are potential hunters and such. *(Mom's poodle abhors
    > water!) *Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    > just a goof. *Or maybe a whippet. *We've got the room, plus I hear
    > (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    > potatoes after their daily vent. *
    >
    > Anyway, what say ye? *I'm open to suggestions.
    >
    > nb


    My vote is for an adult, shelter dog. Rescued greyhounds also make
    wonderful pets, at least the few I've known.

    Be sure to have him or her 'fixed'.

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    Kody Guest

    Default Re: A dog


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:C%ACn.133292$[email protected]..
    > On 2010-04-30, Kody <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I vote [...] a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...

    >
    > Now that's one I never heard of, despite being a dog show watcher.
    > Had to look it up. Looks like it might have too many health issues,
    > but an otherwise nice looking dog.
    >
    > nb


    I actually own one, been healthy and it's the sweetest dog I have ever owned
    but not the brightest of God's creatures



  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: [OT] A dog

    Shelter dogs are always a good idea if they're obedience trainable.

    We had "Annabelle" a pedigree smooth coat jack russell terrier since she
    was hampster-sized. She graced us with her presence for 13 great years.

    Great ratter. Took days of perseverance but she finally caught and killed a
    large rat in the separate garage filled with junk and dropped it at our
    back door as a triumphant gift for us. We were very proud of her. The other
    dogs showed no interest in the hunt whatsoever.

    That and if you need an early UPS truck warning system, that's your dog!

    Andy

  12. #12
    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On 30/04/2010 11:34 PM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2010-04-30, Kody<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I vote [...] a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...

    >
    > Now that's one I never heard of, despite being a dog show watcher.
    > Had to look it up. Looks like it might have too many health issues,
    > but an otherwise nice looking dog.
    >
    > nb


    The worst thing about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is that they aren't
    the brightest dog around. Want something intelligent? Go for a Jack
    Russell Terrier. After you've had a Jack, every other dog seems like a
    dumbo. They need a hell of a lot of stimulation though. They are quite
    full on!

    Krypsis



  13. #13
    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    On 30/04/2010 11:41 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Apr 30, 6:41 am, notbob<not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >> I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    >> many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    >> having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    >> a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    >> the smaller the doodie/duty.
    >>
    >> Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    >> Plus, they are potential hunters and such. (Mom's poodle abhors
    >> water!) Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    >> just a goof. Or maybe a whippet. We've got the room, plus I hear
    >> (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    >> potatoes after their daily vent.
    >>
    >> Anyway, what say ye? I'm open to suggestions.
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > My vote is for an adult, shelter dog.


    I've only ever had stray dogs or shelter dogs.

    > Rescued greyhounds also make
    > wonderful pets, at least the few I've known.


    I've noticed a few "retired" greyhounds being walked in our local park.
    They are really fast, even when they are old!

    >
    > Be sure to have him or her 'fixed'.


    Our local shelter fixes them before releasing them. The buyer doesn't
    have an option there!

    Krypsis



  14. #14
    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: [OT] A dog

    On 1/05/2010 12:44 AM, Andy wrote:
    > Shelter dogs are always a good idea if they're obedience trainable.
    >
    > We had "Annabelle" a pedigree smooth coat jack russell terrier since she
    > was hampster-sized. She graced us with her presence for 13 great years.
    >
    > Great ratter. Took days of perseverance but she finally caught and killed a
    > large rat in the separate garage filled with junk and dropped it at our
    > back door as a triumphant gift for us. We were very proud of her. The other
    > dogs showed no interest in the hunt whatsoever.


    Jacks have the hunt so deeply ingrained in their psyche that it's
    practically impossible to get it out of them. Mine just loves cats ...
    to death! He has even climbed trees to get at cats and possums. Getting
    down, well, that's another story!
    >
    > That and if you need an early UPS truck warning system, that's your dog!
    >
    > Andy


    Krypsis


  15. #15
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    Krypsis wrote:
    > On 30/04/2010 11:34 PM, notbob wrote:
    >> On 2010-04-30, Kody<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I vote [...] a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...

    >>
    >> Now that's one I never heard of, despite being a dog show watcher.
    >> Had to look it up. Looks like it might have too many health issues,
    >> but an otherwise nice looking dog.


    > The worst thing about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is that they
    > aren't the brightest dog around. Want something intelligent? Go for a
    > Jack Russell Terrier. After you've had a Jack, every other dog seems
    > like a dumbo. They need a hell of a lot of stimulation though. They
    > are quite full on!


    I love terriers, but it takes a certain owner to handle them, especially
    Jack Russells. They aren't nicknamed Jerk Russells for nothing.
    You have to have the right temperment for a dog like that.

    nancy

  16. #16
    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: A dog


    "Kody" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hregm0$b2m$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Food SnobŪ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Apr 30, 5:41 am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >> I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    >> many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    >> having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    >> a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    >> the smaller the doodie/duty.
    >>
    >> Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.

    >
    >>Haven't you seen all those posts about their fur being too curly?
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > --Bryan
    >
    > I vote for a Maltese or a Caviler King Charles Spaniel...


    We just got the second shelter dog in two months. The black one in these
    pics was a $15 shelter dog, and the best dog there ever was. Died recently
    of cancer, tho. The one we got right after her is like the white one, just
    gray. Her intake picture looked as pitiful as the white one. Going to
    bathe her again in a couple of days, and trim her some. Have to wait for a
    while because of spaying. She's a loving dog, and they both just come over
    and lick our hands like, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." They are
    buddies, and just roll around and wrestle all day.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deserttraveler/

    Steve

    visit my blog at http://cabgbypasssurgery.com watch for the book

    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.



  17. #17
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: [OT] A dog

    notbob wrote:
    > I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    > many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    > having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    > a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    > the smaller the doodie/duty.
    >
    > Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    > Plus, they are potential hunters and such. (Mom's poodle abhors
    > water!) Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    > just a goof. Or maybe a whippet. We've got the room, plus I hear
    > (Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    > potatoes after their daily vent.
    >
    > Anyway, what say ye? I'm open to suggestions.
    > re321`
    >
    > nb
    >



    IME chihuahuas are neurotic, hyper, loud, nasty little creatures.
    I wouldn't own one on a bet. YMMV of course.

    gloria p

  18. #18
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    Kalmia wrote:
    > On Apr 30, 6:41 am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >> I may be getting a dog.


    >>
    >> Anyway, what say ye? I'm open to suggestions.
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > My vote is for an adult, shelter dog. Rescued greyhounds also make
    > wonderful pets, at least the few I've known.


    Don't they require a lot of exercise?
    >
    > Be sure to have him or her 'fixed'.


    Absolutely.


    gloria p

  19. #19
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: [OT] A dog

    On Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:41:43 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I may be getting a dog. Hopefully from a shelter, there being way too
    >many spares out there. I'd like to get a smaller dog, we already
    >having a min poodle. She's a bitch (literally! -mom's dog) and I want
    >a male to ...er... humble her just a bit. Plus, the smaller the dog,
    >the smaller the doodie/duty.
    >
    >Anyway, I'm actually now partial to poodles, they being so dang smart.
    >Plus, they are potential hunters and such. (Mom's poodle abhors
    >water!) Another thought is a chihuahua, if for no other reason than
    >just a goof. Or maybe a whippet. We've got the room, plus I hear
    >(Dogs 101) they make great house dogs, being natural born couch
    >potatoes after their daily vent.
    >
    >Anyway, what say ye? I'm open to suggestions.


    Get a cat.

  20. #20
    Janet Baraclough Guest

    Default Re: A dog

    The message <3YCCn.7467$[email protected]>
    from "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> contains these words:


    > I love terriers, but it takes a certain owner to handle them, especially
    > Jack Russells. They aren't nicknamed Jerk Russells for nothing.


    :-) I've heard them aptly referred to as Jack Russell terrorists.

    Janet

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