Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 43
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 100,621, Level: 98
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 429
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pourcyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,522
    Points
    100,621
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 819
    Given: 517

    Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Mine was Lucky Lee, a border collie. Great cow dog and he wouldn't let my brother ride my bike or use the sled when I wanted it.




  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 673,013, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 48.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,343
    Points
    673,013
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,853
    Given: 539

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?





    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 132,102, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    8,040
    Points
    132,102
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 989
    Given: 2,120

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    My first childhood dog was a boxer named Chance. She was awesome.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 266,189, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 83.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    20,530
    Points
    266,189
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,110
    Given: 4,206

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Probably our border collie/beagle mix that we got as a pup right after we moved to our farm. He was always getting into trouble on his own and with us kids. The last time I was home, the two much younger dogs gave up coming with me on my run, but old Stanley kept trucking along. He would stop my mom from walking in areas that probably had wolves/coyotes/cougars and used to ride along in the tractors or trucks.

    He was supposed to be a cowdog, but he much preferred just riding on the 4-wheeler with me and then jumping off if I really, really asked him nicely, haha.

    He passed away about a month ago, just about to his 14th birthday. Our other two current farm dogs are great and I hope to have a dog of my own someday, but Stanley will always have a special place since he was our first "real" pet.


    new signature ideas needed; inquire within

  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 129,837, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,592
    Points
    129,837
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 772
    Given: 732

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    We've had three dogs since we've been married and of course I love them all but we have a Beagle right now named Stella that can just do no wrong in my eyes. She is the sweetest, most lovable thing on the planet! And she doesn't bark or howl like a lot of Beagles do.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 787,764, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    53,948
    Points
    787,764
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,570
    Given: 2,493

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Phoebe, my beagle who passed away last year. Just the kindest dog. When we got a kitten, she would cuddle with it. She caught a squirrel once and didn't try to kill it, but did laying on it (I think it might have had a heart attack).

    When I got married, my wife's dog was an only child and really shy of other dogs. He would nip her from time to time when she got too close, and take toys away from her (even though she was 30 lbs and he was 8 lbs), and she would never retaliate. All she wanted was to be near him. Just a great dog.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 246,691, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    17,889
    Points
    246,691
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,545
    Given: 136

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    I've resigned to the fact that I'm not a dog person. I don't mind them, but I have no desire to really own one.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 177,663, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 57.0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    ImJustKCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    12,937
    Points
    177,663
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,263
    Given: 6,018

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Scamper, a red standard dachshund. He is one of my earliest memories. We got him when I was three, and I remember sitting at the kitchen table deciding on a name for him while he scampered around the back yard. He tangled with prickly pears in Texas, successfully hunted the rabbit our next-door neighbors bought for their daughters one Easter (ooops...), tiptoed with his gut sucked up as high as he could when he had to pee in the snow, and slept in a basket beside my bed. He was pretty old by the time I got to high school. He had cataracts which impaired his depth perception. The one-inch difference in height between the front walk and the driveway must have looked like a cliff to him...he would stand at the junction and shiver, then take a mighty leap only land much quicker than he expected, and plow forward on his chest. I think he was learning impaired, because he made that same leap over and over...

    He had gastronomic issues that made his stomach rumble, loudly. He also farted...a LOT. Fortunately, little odor associated with that. Freshman year when I came home at Thanksgiving, I found out that my parents had taken him in and had him put down (he was 16). They thought it best not to tell me until I came home. I disagree with that choice; always have.

    Funny thing - I could sleep just fine in a frequently noisy environment in my dorm. I don't think I slept much at all during that break. My bedroom was too quiet.



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 163,899, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocialOverdrive
    cmjh10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Iowa Falls
    Posts
    11,267
    Points
    163,899
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,699
    Given: 6,531

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    All of them

    Even the worst dog is better than most things.


    ***Official Unofficial Spokesman of Cyclone Fanatic.***

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 56,099, Level: 73
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 951
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    5,115
    Points
    56,099
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 616
    Given: 95

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    We currently have a golden retriever named Jack (Trice) and I can't imagine a better dog. Loving, loyal, kind to every animal and person, spunky amd caring. A couple of weeks ago one of my wife's day care kids was missing his parents since they had been out of town that week. They boy just laid on the floor crying at naptime and Jack just went and laid down right next to him.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 266,189, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 83.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    20,530
    Points
    266,189
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,110
    Given: 4,206

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Scamper, a red standard dachshund. He is one of my earliest memories. We got him when I was three, and I remember sitting at the kitchen table deciding on a name for him while he scampered around the back yard. He tangled with prickly pears in Texas, successfully hunted the rabbit our next-door neighbors bought for their daughters one Easter (ooops...), tiptoed with his gut sucked up as high as he could when he had to pee in the snow, and slept in a basket beside my bed. He was pretty old by the time I got to high school. He had cataracts which impaired his depth perception. The one-inch difference in height between the front walk and the driveway must have looked like a cliff to him...he would stand at the junction and shiver, then take a mighty leap only land much quicker than he expected, and plow forward on his chest. I think he was learning impaired, because he made that same leap over and over...

    He had gastronomic issues that made his stomach rumble, loudly. He also farted...a LOT. Fortunately, little odor associated with that. Freshman year when I came home at Thanksgiving, I found out that my parents had taken him in and had him put down (he was 16). They thought it best not to tell me until I came home. I disagree with that choice; always have.

    Funny thing - I could sleep just fine in a frequently noisy environment in my dorm. I don't think I slept much at all during that break. My bedroom was too quiet.
    My parents did that with one of my pet cows. I'm still not sure how they thought that would go over well. I was there when she was born, I damn well could have been there at the end.


    new signature ideas needed; inquire within

  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 41,691, Level: 63
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,259
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    ThatllDoCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,151
    Points
    41,691
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 426
    Given: 573

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    My current Border Collie Cassidy. Just an incredible dog for a lot of reasons. She has a huge heart, and has endeared herself to nearly everyone she meets. If they like kisses anyway.


    “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
    Alan Wilson Watts

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 176,793, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    9,540
    Points
    176,793
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,276
    Given: 772

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Notice how in most favorite threads, it's either your first (or early childhood nostalgia for non-first things), or current things.

    So here it's either your first dog, or current dog, for the most part.



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 51,352, Level: 70
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 1,198
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    stormchaser2014's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,947
    Points
    51,352
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,594
    Given: 1,275

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    I've only had one dog in my life, Jack the JRT. We had to put him down because he bit someone. But he did run 3 coyotes out of town


    When you find that one show that connects you to the world, you become someone different. Someone better. When that show is taken from you, what do you become then?

  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 100,621, Level: 98
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 429
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pourcyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,522
    Points
    100,621
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 819
    Given: 517

    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Notice how in most favorite threads, it's either your first (or early childhood nostalgia for non-first things), or current things.

    So here it's either your first dog, or current dog, for the most part.
    Actually, my dog Lucky was preceded by Dusty.

    But Dusty was grouchy and he once killed a cat at the cat dish right in front of my four-year-old eyes. So, he was not my pal.

    Don't have a current dog. We have enough trouble keeping the neighbor dogs off our property. Wouldn't do to have to tie ours up while others ran free and came over to taunt him.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM