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    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Awww this brings back memories of my dog, I never got to say goodbye to her because she got really sick when I was up in Canada and they had to put her down. Sucks a lot.



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    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    I've had dogs all my life-- just put my last one to sleep this January. My favorite was Jes, a yellow lab I got as a wedding present from one of my hunting partners. She had a great nose for pheasants, and loved to duck hunt. She would retrieve ducks well, but really didn't like them in her mouth, so she'd always grab a wing.

    One time I took her on a camping trip with a bunch of buddies. She went around the fire and "accidently" knocked over people's beers, then lapped them up.

    But the best thing about her was how she acted with our girls. My oldest used to ride her like a horse when she was little.

    She developed a disease called mega-esophagus (I think), and it got to the point one night that I watched her drink a bunch of water, throw it all up, and go right back to the bowl for more. I put her to sleep the next day, and bawled like a baby on the way home. She was 12.


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    Molly! She is the sweetest dog, everyone's friend no matter what, and will never stop chasing the ball so long as you keep throwing it.




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    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

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    Molly! She is the sweetest dog, everyone's friend no matter what, and will never stop chasing the ball so long as you keep throwing it.

    This is like the dog version of senior pictures.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    This is like the dog version of senior pictures.
    My cousin does photography as a hobby/part time job on the side



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    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    April. She was a cocker spaniel mix (thinking dachshund) who was the mascot of my fraternity in Rolla. Adopted from the local animal shelter as a puppy in 1996 (presumably born in April), she lived to the ripe old age of 16. She retired a year before she passed. April was truly man's best friend, loyal and smart as hell. She was loving referred to as "The Girl" as she was in the only female living in a house of 40 young men. She is missed.


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    Posted this here before but this is Mike the dalmatian that used to ride on top of my dad's truck. Damatians, not just for riding on old firetrucks!




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    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Rufus, Duffy, Chester, Emma (all West Highland White Terriers) and Corky (Cairn terrier). Dogs are simply THE BEST. If treated well, unconditional love.



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    Re: Who was your greatest dog ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    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.
    Is your next dog going to be named Ned to keep with the Three Amigos! theme?

    I've only had one dog - growing up, we were cat people. Wife had a beagle/heeler mix named Redrum. He's still trucking along, about 8-9 years old or so. No barking or howling, just lots of shedding. Not sure if we'll get another one when he moves on - he came pre-trained by somebody who knew what they were doing, so it's been pretty easy to take care of him.



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    I am more of a cat person-said no man ever



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    I had a dog (Dusty), when I was in high school, that I trained to wave goodbye to me whenever I left in my car. Shortly after that, the operant conditioning principle of stimulus generalization took effect - whenever I came home she started up with the waving again. As I drove up the long lane to our farm house, I'd notice Dusty waving to me and she didn't stop until I had parked the car in the driveway.


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    Now I want a dog... Damn you all


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    Little bit of trivia...maybe interesting, maybe not. I don't know how much y'all know about A&M (other than they jumped ship) but their mascot is a collie named Reveille. I'm not sure what number they're up to now, but the original Reveille was a border collie mix that arrived on campus during the early 30's. She was considered the highest ranking cadet in the corps...back then it was an all-male school, and almost all of the students were in the corps. Reveille was allowed free reign of the school, dorms & classrooms, and if she wanted your chair (or bed), she got it...and you slept on the floor. She was still there when my father was there ('39 & '40) before he enlisted and left for WWII. One of her favorite napping spots was the kneehole under his desk...she spent a lot of time there. Sadly, she died before he returned to A&M in '46 to finish his degree. He told us all kinds of stories about her when we were younger.



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