Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Doggonit do you get one?

What makes a dog a good dog for your home?


I don’t believe that they need be published as Miss Shadow was in YOUR PUREBRED PUPPY A BUYER’S GUIDE (Shameless bragging is what that is)


It all depends on what you’re looking for in a dog.


Do you want one that will love your other dogs?
Do you want one that will get along with others like Miss Shadow Voted the number one therapy dog before retirement before she came to live with me?(Shameless bragging noted)



Do you want one that will suffer the consequences with you?




How about one that can protect you?



Lap dog anyone?



I think they need to tolerate what the owners do to them.

Dogs are dogs they bark, chew stuff up, jump on you, and can make huge messes.


You have to find the right fit for you.


Don't forget to water them

All of the photographs are Milly’s and may not be reproduced.
All the dogs lived in my home. The puppy playing with Shadow was foster puppy Panzer who went to live in California.
All three of the dogs have passed away.

7 comments:

Danny Kaye said...

Hey! 'Zat you in the top photo, Mil-Gurl?

And give me 2 dogs. One big one that I can call "Jake", and one little Pomeranian that lacks the "yip-yip" feature!

Milly said...

Yep that's Mil-Gurl

Danny Kaye said...

Well then it's great to finally put a face to the name!

Happy to know ya'!

And what about my dogs? When should I expect them?

Anonymous said...

Hey you can't be all bad if you love dogs :)

Milly said...

Danny,
For the big dogs you'll need to shell out a hefty amount of money. I can once in a while find one that just needs a good home. All of the dogs that have stayed with us needed us. These dogs are the big black and silver German shepherds, not like the ones you see most of the time. As for the pom those are chew toys for real dogs. If you are looking for a dog you need to decide what you want so that when you talk to a breeder, make sure it’s a reputable one, you can let them know exactly what you are looking for. I’m not too fond of the puppy stage because of training them not to chew on stuff and the poop on the floor. Panzer the puppy never did get out of line and would go right into his crate when he was tired. Most aren’t that easy. Nikita would chew in her sleep, she was way too high drive for me. Even as a puppy, a large one, she could really nail me, I have a scar to prove it. She went to live in a home where all she had to do was eat and sleep. The dog I have now is has a hair trigger and will pounce on you when she can. She love five people and only five everyone else looks like an enemy. That’s why she’s here.

byevad said...

We've got a 95 lb Boxer/Lab mix (or so we were told by the NHSPCA). We think he might have a bit of Mastif in him.

Shakey is a sweet dog that has been very good to the girls. We adopted him at the age of 4 a couple of months before the eldest daughter was born.

He's gettin' old but still thinks he's a puppy and a lap-dog wanna-be.

I agree Milly, puppy stage isn't fun... cute, but not fun. That's why we opted to adopt a bit older!

Milly said...

byevad,
You have to post a picture of that dog.

Bay is over weight at 100 lbs last weigh in.