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    Thought I would lighten things up a little and dedicate a thread to our four legged family members. We have three, a Cocker Spaniel (Alley), Yellow Lab (Ghillie) and an Australian Shepard/Beagle Mix called Sonny. Alley was my wifes when we met, Ghillie was mine and since we've been married we adopted Sonny from an abusive owner.

    Ghillie is my best friend, shed hunting partner, therapy dog and our protector all rolled into one. Sonny is the comedian and can hear an intruder a mile away.

    Alley is the old lady who keeps to herself and is now having heart problems.

    I find dogs simply amazing and couldn't imagine not having one. I swear to God if people were more like dogs we would be better off. They live in the moment, they don't hold grudges, and they don't feel sorry for themselves.

    Our most loved was K.C. a rescued Boxer/Pibull mix who passed away two years ago.

    Our next will be 2 Cane Corsos strickly for protection of family and property. Not only are we worried about the wrong people, but wolves have become an issue in our area killing numerous domestic dogs.

    So let's see your best friends.
    Last edited by Snow Walker; 06-06-2011, 11:56 PM.

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    theNibbler, best dog Ive ever had. abandoned during a hurricane evacuation with five other pups. shes a full blood American pit. MY best bud.



    Nibbler and Peanut. Peanut is one of Nibblers pups. calmest dog Ive ever had.



    The little guy, a rescue dog. love the little guy. after three years he finally loves being petted and doesnt flinch when you move fast around him.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TennOutdoors View Post
      theNibbler, best dog Ive ever had. abandoned during a hurricane evacuation with five other pups. shes a full blood American pit. MY best bud.



      Nibbler and Peanut. Peanut is one of Nibblers pups. calmest dog Ive ever had.



      The little guy, a rescue dog. love the little guy. after three years he finally loves being petted and doesnt flinch when you move fast around him.
      My wife and I have alot of experience with dogs and hate the reputation being given to the Pit Bull. They are wonderful dogs!!!!! I love Nibbler's war paint on the face. Our K.C. had that also.

      Thanks for joining in.

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      • #4
        Alas, SkyOwl and I are alone at the time.

        All of your family members pictured here are wonderful. The very first pic on the page - that guy has the most beautiful face.

        We decided when our last 4 legged family member passed away that we'd wait until one of us retires to get more so that they'd have guidance and companionship during the day.

        When we get our friends we'll probably get two dogs. We love Labs, SkyOwl loves German Shepherds. Our best dogs have been "found". We adopted 2 we found running along the highway, one in NC, one in AZ. We've had lots of animals, including ferrets over the years, but those 2 dogs stick out in our minds.

        The NC dog, Tippy, was part terrier of some kind, was red, short-haired, and had a black tip on the end of his tail. We called him the LRD - little red dog. He was the horniest dog on the planet, I believe. Yes, the yard was fenced, he was adept at climbing chain link. He impregnated the neighbors pure-bred Peke - twice. Puppies were so ugly they were cute. I found him humping the other neighbors Lab who was so much taller than him, he was hitting about her knee. When that lab would go into heat, he'd stand at the back door and moan and hump the damned curtains while looking at her. Kind of doggie porn? I found him in a playpen someone had put outside for their female something-or-other snuggling her AND her puppies. Lordy, he was a trial.

        The AZ dog was a champagne Cocker Spaniel we called Honey. That dog was dumb as a bag of hammers. She'd go into the back yard and bark at rocks, I swear. But, Lord, don't get between her and SkyOwl, she was devoted to him. We were going to visit SO's parents in NM and stopped out in the middle of nowhere so she could run and do her business. We could see her diving and rolling and wallowing. Too late, we discovered we'd turned her loose in a cow pasture. The rest of the way up, she happily sat stinking between us in the truck. Several years later, we found her dead when we got home from work, laying peacefully in the laundry room. That's when we decided to not get another until we could be around all day.
        "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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        • #5
          Between mrs oldsoldier and myself we've had a German Shepherd, Border Collie and 3 Cocker Spaniels. All have passed except our current Cocker Spaniel, Calamity, and her name tells it all except she's buff and white with reddish freckles on her face and back.

          I think dogs are the most spiritual species on earth. No person can love the way they do and maybe God gave them to us to show how things could be. This comes from a guy who was an atheist for 35 years.

          Sooner or later I'll get some pictures up and running and show our girl either in action or her angelic mode. Man can she work me over for a treat batting her big Cocker eyes at me then resting her head on me as she looks and waits. It's just not fair I tell ya.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Skyowl's Wife View Post
            Alas, SkyOwl and I are alone at the time.

            All of your family members pictured here are wonderful. The very first pic on the page - that guy has the most beautiful face.

            We decided when our last 4 legged family member passed away that we'd wait until one of us retires to get more so that they'd have guidance and companionship during the day.

            When we get our friends we'll probably get two dogs. We love Labs, SkyOwl loves German Shepherds. Our best dogs have been "found". We adopted 2 we found running along the highway, one in NC, one in AZ. We've had lots of animals, including ferrets over the years, but those 2 dogs stick out in our minds.

            The NC dog, Tippy, was part terrier of some kind, was red, short-haired, and had a black tip on the end of his tail. We called him the LRD - little red dog. He was the horniest dog on the planet, I believe. Yes, the yard was fenced, he was adept at climbing chain link. He impregnated the neighbors pure-bred Peke - twice. Puppies were so ugly they were cute. I found him humping the other neighbors Lab who was so much taller than him, he was hitting about her knee. When that lab would go into heat, he'd stand at the back door and moan and hump the damned curtains while looking at her. Kind of doggie porn? I found him in a playpen someone had put outside for their female something-or-other snuggling her AND her puppies. Lordy, he was a trial.

            The AZ dog was a champagne Cocker Spaniel we called Honey. That dog was dumb as a bag of hammers. She'd go into the back yard and bark at rocks, I swear. But, Lord, don't get between her and SkyOwl, she was devoted to him. We were going to visit SO's parents in NM and stopped out in the middle of nowhere so she could run and do her business. We could see her diving and rolling and wallowing. Too late, we discovered we'd turned her loose in a cow pasture. The rest of the way up, she happily sat stinking between us in the truck. Several years later, we found her dead when we got home from work, laying peacefully in the laundry room. That's when we decided to not get another until we could be around all day.
            If more people had the outlook you guys have about wanting to wait until you have more time, dogs would be alot better off. Our shelter dog Sonny was abused and locked up most of the day.

            I know exactly what you mean by devotion in regards to the whole Cocker Spaniel thing. Alley is the same way with my wife as Honey was with SkyOwl.

            Then there is your horny Tippy. lol Once we got Sonny's true colors to start showing again we found out what a "horn dog" he is. I need not go any further on that!

            When K.C. died my Lab Ghillie went into a MAJOR depression. He wouldn't eat, didn't want to play, developed seperation anxiety and on and on. After about 6 months we found Sonny and decided to take him in. Ghille was back to normal just like that!!!! They are best buddies now, but Sonny did aquire a hole in his nose when he figured it was ok to hump Ghillie...wrong answer there!

            It's pretty neat hearing about your dogs and the similarities.
            Last edited by Snow Walker; 06-07-2011, 09:12 AM.

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            • #7
              Here are some pictures of our new little girl. Here name is Pixie, named by my 5 year old daughter. We have had Pixie since Feb; she is about 7-8 months old. She is a Louisiana Catahoula that we had shipped up from a Louisiana dog rescue, she was found out in a swamp by some hunters. When we saw her picture we had to have her. She was very malnourished and had demo mange and worms, lucky for us we have a great vet in she now has a clean bill of health. This little pup can scent, find and track any thing any where. I am training her to find moose and deer sheds. So far she found moose, deer and cow skeletons and lots of bones that I am not sure of. She is a great watch dog and sleeps in my daughter’s bed every night. For a southern dog she sure loves the snow and we can not keep her out of the ocean.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by oldsoldier View Post
                Between mrs oldsoldier and myself we've had a German Shepherd, Border Collie and 3 Cocker Spaniels. All have passed except our current Cocker Spaniel, Calamity, and her name tells it all except she's buff and white with reddish freckles on her face and back.

                I think dogs are the most spiritual species on earth. No person can love the way they do and maybe God gave them to us to show how things could be. This comes from a guy who was an atheist for 35 years.

                Sooner or later I'll get some pictures up and running and show our girl either in action or her angelic mode. Man can she work me over for a treat batting her big Cocker eyes at me then resting her head on me as she looks and waits. It's just not fair I tell ya.
                I couldn't agree with you more! Since my time in Iraq Ghillie has done so much for my spirits. I swear he knows what I'm fealing without me saying a word! You are so right.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Omegaman View Post
                  Here are some pictures of our new little girl. Here name is Pixie, named by my 5 year old daughter. We have had Pixie since Feb; she is about 7-8 months old. She is a Louisiana Catahoula that we had shipped up from a Louisiana dog rescue, she was found out in a swamp by some hunters. When we saw her picture we had to have her. She was very malnourished and had demo mange and worms, lucky for us we have a great vet in she now has a clean bill of health. This little pup can scent, find and track any thing any where. I am training her to find moose and deer sheds. So far she found moose, deer and cow skeletons and lots of bones that I am not sure of. She is a great watch dog and sleeps in my daughter’s bed every night. For a southern dog she sure loves the snow and we can not keep her out of the ocean.
                  She is a BEAUTIFUL one!

                  That's one thing about shed hunting...antler is bone and I have to praise Ghillie even when he brings a leg bone. A bone is a bone is a bone.

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                  • #10
                    No pics ready to post of Mingo- my old cur. He looked a lot like Pixie, less brown coloring. He was big for a cur- 83# is hard shape. He was very smart, very tough, and game as hell. I miss him a lot.

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                    • #11
                      I forgot to say that pixie is a stone cold killer of TP.

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                        Here are 2 of the girls watching tv with our wolf-hybrid female. Her name is Boo. She is 3 years old and a great dog. We also have a Chinese Crested that Boo is jealous of. If he jumps up in our lap then she thinks that she can too. There is a lot of difference between a 12 lb. and an 80 lb dog while they are on your lap.
                        " If you want to live, treat me good " Peter Tosh

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                        • #13
                          Here are a few of my "kids".

                          O.W.
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                          Things are seldom what they seem.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 10eckid View Post
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                            Here are 2 of the girls watching tv with our wolf-hybrid female. Her name is Boo. She is 3 years old and a great dog. We also have a Chinese Crested that Boo is jealous of. If he jumps up in our lap then she thinks that she can too. There is a lot of difference between a 12 lb. and an 80 lb dog while they are on your lap.
                            My Uncle has a wolf hybrid, beautiful dog 10eckid!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
                              Here are a few of my "kids".

                              O.W.
                              I,d say they look like rather spoiled member of the family Oscar. My wife says I'm the reason ours are spoiled. :rolleyes:

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