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    Will be picking Lucky up today and burying him under his favorite spot. I thought I was doing well but the call sucked. My wife has been pretty emotional about him and how much she misses him. It has caught her by surprise. But this will be the closure we all need. Plan to get a little memorial stone over his spot.

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    sorry about lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    sorry about lucky.
    Guess he didn't live up to his name.

    Too soon? Sorry brock, I honestly feel for your family. (Maybe get a new puppy when the time is right?) I just think it's funny that his name was Lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    Guess he didn't live up to his name.

    Too soon? Sorry brock, I honestly feel for your family. (Maybe get a new puppy when the time is right?) I just think it's funny that his name was Lucky.
    We named him Lucky because we saved him, and we were Lucky to have him.. It was fitting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    We named him Lucky because we saved him, and we were Lucky to have him.. It was fitting..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    We named him Lucky because we saved him, and we were Lucky to have him.. It was fitting..
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    PetCo now sells a line of gourmet pet treats. I picked up some dried kangaroo tail yesterday and my dog is crazy for them. They also sell crocodile bones, freeze dried New Zealand mussels, pork trachea, chicken hearts, chicken tails, beef and kiwi fruit mix, salmon fins, and salmon tails. The gourmet pet food movement is toward 1 ingredient only, so the kangaroo tail treats contain just kangaroo. I think this movement was driven by the Chinese pet treat scandal, as people pay close attention to A. What ingredients are in the treat, and B. The country of Origin. Petco no longer sells any treats sourced in China, and they wont even use sources with supply chains running through China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Petco no longer sells any treats sourced in China, and they wont even use sources with supply chains running through China.
    Good.
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    ESAD, dog lovers. You make me sick.

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    I let my dog come in the house - in a crate - when the temp falls below 10 degrees. I'm not sure if that makes me a dog lover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    I let my dog come in the house - in a crate - when the temp falls below 10 degrees. I'm not sure if that makes me a dog lover.
    Our dog rarely sees the inside of our house. We let her in tonight for about 20 mins, which is highly unusual. Some dogs just belong outside. Ours is a Jack Russell and she's one that belongs outside. She prefers chasing squirrels, birds and lizards more than sitting on cold tile.
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    I hope that you outside dog owners provide shelter and lots of warm blankets for them. (If you're in a cold climate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I hope that you outside dog owners provide shelter and lots of warm blankets for them. (If you're in a cold climate)
    Her doghouse hovers between 60-70 degrees and she's got the run of the entire backyard including a covered porch, plenty of grass and unlimited entertainment between the wildlife and the automatic pool equipment.
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    It's been a little over a year since everyone in the NWC household (except me) went puppy crazy. We got our first dog 9 years ago, when she was about 10 months old. At the time, we thought it was the best of both worlds; she was still puppy-ish, and we didn't have to go through all the hassle of having a real puppy. But Mrs. NWC wanted to give the kids the experience of having a puppy. I know, crazy.

    Our first dog, Star, really has been about as good as we could have hoped for. She's pretty mellow, and content to do her own thing most of the time. She's been a great trail dog too. So when my wife started looking for a new dog, it was natural to think that another Wheaton Terrier would be like Star, right? We put in our order for the same breeder that we got Star from. The two dogs would even be kind of related. We thought we had planned pretty well. We would have two low maintenance dogs who would be content lying next to each other and not make much of a mess. I think we had the same flawed thinking that most of us have when we decide to have a second kid...

    I have to admit, he was a very cute puppy. Our youngest had naming rights. We suggested staying with the celestial bodies theme, so she picked Apollo:
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    It didn't take long for Star to realize her days of being Queen were numbered. It was interesting, and sad, to see her change emotionally. She really didn't know what to do. Apollo adored Star, but the feeling wasn't mutual. Star has accepted him and tolerates him. Although they have gotten closer, I think most days Star would have preferred living out her days as an only child.

    Apollo learned the ropes from Star:
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    But then it was very interesting how much he quickly he diverged from Star. Again, we were expecting to have a 'Star Jr.' with him. Star gives us little drama, she rarely barks, and pretty much keeps to her own. Apollo? Pretty much the opposite of everything I just said.

    Very early on he quickly attached to us. He always wants to be near us, which is endearing. But then again, he ALWAYS has to be near us. We were just not used to that. And, he barks. Not a lot, but enough to now get Star barking more than she ever did

    But even though he is a pain in the ass, he is a very sweet dog. The kids love him, I love him (begrudgingly). He is now a little older than when Star was when we got her. He's lost his cute puppy fur, and looks a lot like Star. He's even bigger than her. And Star has learned to accept his intrusion into her life.
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    Well, it has been 3 years since we lost our dog Lucky. Putting him down was one of the hardest things I had to do. I still get emotional about it. However, my kids have begged and cried to us to get another dog. I love dogs but was leaving this up to my wife. If we were to get a new dog I wanted her to pursue it and get the dog so she would be fully invested in it.

    Well, my kids finally wore her down and she began browsing around looking at dogs. I told her if we were going to get a dog, I wanted a little one as I end up doing all the cleaning after it.

    Well, she surprised me last Friday with emails of a dog she wanted that she found. He is a Applehead Chihuahua. He is about 2 months old. She drove 2 hrs. Friday to pick him up and ring him home.

    We surprised the kids that afternoon and they are so excited! They are already attached to him as well as my wife. He is a little lap-dog and needs lots of work as a new puppy. But my wife is "All-in".

    I am also starting to get attached to the little fella (Champion, Champ for short).

    My 6 year old daughter named him and his name is fitting for sure.

    It is nice to have a dog in the house again. No matter how scared to death I am he might get hurt (Weighs 2 pounds right now, and will get to 7-9 pounds at full growth).





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    I really want a dog and plan on buying on in the next few months. Have had my eye on the english golden. We grew up with a golden/lab mix. I am trying to look at other ideas as well. Do not have a yard right now, so I am looking for an inside dog, and I will get one that is already trained, at least potty trained.

    Are ksl classifieds the best way to find dogs, or are these puppy placces around utah pretty good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    I really want a dog and plan on buying on in the next few months. Have had my eye on the english golden. We grew up with a golden/lab mix. I am trying to look at other ideas as well. Do not have a yard right now, so I am looking for an inside dog, and I will get one that is already trained, at least potty trained.

    Are ksl classifieds the best way to find dogs, or are these puppy placces around utah pretty good?
    You're back in Utah? I thought you were in Buffalo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    You're back in Utah? I thought you were in Buffalo.
    Trajectory:

    Grad school in Raleigh -> Buffalo -> Chicago -> Buffalo -> Raleigh -> Utah.

    All within....2.5 years

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    Sheesh.

    Welcome home.
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    That applehead is adorable, and good news- they live like, 20 years.

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    Just about the time I start thinking the dog isn't that bad, she goes out and samples some cat poop in the rain.

    Disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    It's been a little over a year since everyone in the NWC household (except me) went puppy crazy. We got our first dog 9 years ago, when she was about 10 months old. At the time, we thought it was the best of both worlds; she was still puppy-ish, and we didn't have to go through all the hassle of having a real puppy. But Mrs. NWC wanted to give the kids the experience of having a puppy. I know, crazy.

    Our first dog, Star, really has been about as good as we could have hoped for. She's pretty mellow, and content to do her own thing most of the time. She's been a great trail dog too. So when my wife started looking for a new dog, it was natural to think that another Wheaton Terrier would be like Star, right? We put in our order for the same breeder that we got Star from. The two dogs would even be kind of related. We thought we had planned pretty well. We would have two low maintenance dogs who would be content lying next to each other and not make much of a mess. I think we had the same flawed thinking that most of us have when we decide to have a second kid...

    I have to admit, he was a very cute puppy. Our youngest had naming rights. We suggested staying with the celestial bodies theme, so she picked Apollo:
    IMG_3722.jpg

    It didn't take long for Star to realize her days of being Queen were numbered. It was interesting, and sad, to see her change emotionally. She really didn't know what to do. Apollo adored Star, but the feeling wasn't mutual. Star has accepted him and tolerates him. Although they have gotten closer, I think most days Star would have preferred living out her days as an only child.

    Apollo learned the ropes from Star:
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    IMG_3993.jpg


    But then it was very interesting how much he quickly he diverged from Star. Again, we were expecting to have a 'Star Jr.' with him. Star gives us little drama, she rarely barks, and pretty much keeps to her own. Apollo? Pretty much the opposite of everything I just said.

    Very early on he quickly attached to us. He always wants to be near us, which is endearing. But then again, he ALWAYS has to be near us. We were just not used to that. And, he barks. Not a lot, but enough to now get Star barking more than she ever did

    But even though he is a pain in the ass, he is a very sweet dog. The kids love him, I love him (begrudgingly). He is now a little older than when Star was when we got her. He's lost his cute puppy fur, and looks a lot like Star. He's even bigger than her. And Star has learned to accept his intrusion into her life.
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    IMG_5397.jpg
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    Champ was in the dog house last night. Took him for his 2am potty break (Dude cannot hold it yet as a puppy), and then decided it was time to get up. He whined and growled the best a little pup can do. Tried everything to get him to stop, but come 4:30am, I just took his cage and placed him in the guest room and shut the door..

    Now I am drowsy at work and it is going to be a long day with a wrestling meet and Reed has scouts tonight where he is teaching.

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    This weekend the local rescue shelters offered free adoptions. Saturday night we brought home the newest member of our family. A fox wired terrier mix. Last night I attempted to put him in his kennel at bedtime. 8 stitches later I’m no longer a dog lover.
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    We need a "Not so fond of dogs" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    This weekend the local rescue shelters offered free adoptions. Saturday night we brought home the newest member of our family. A fox wired terrier mix. Last night I attempted to put him in his kennel at bedtime. 8 stitches later I’m no longer a dog lover.
    Yikes! How did that little loveable dog do so much damage?

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    If they didn't:

    pee
    poo
    shed
    grow nails that need to be clipped and require other regular grooming
    require shots and regular vet care
    require care when you're on vacation

    then dogs would make awesome pets!

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    We've acquired a second dog - my daughter adopted a female beagle/cocker mix, named Ruby. She didn't adapt to her apartment, to noisy - she is now defacto ours. Otis (our first dog) is not quite sure what to make of her. It kind of cute watching them - kind of like a older brother who doesn't want anything to do with a little sister and the little sister just wanting to be with the big brother

    Also she has not quite got the idea when I take her for a walk, we are going for a WALK not an explore the neighborhood stroll. It takes her about a mile or so to settle in to the routine.

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    Our second dog who was with us for the past 15 years developed a tumour causing internal bleeding and had to be put down in early October. After a lot of pleading from my children, we have a new dog. Meet Mandi—a rescue from Manitoba. She's a mut. We know her mother was some sort of chocolate lab mix, and the father is likely an English Shepard or ... :







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    Cute puppy. Those eyes are really striking.

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