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I have really enjoyed this thread. I am amazed that so many of you have so many dogs in your houses. My wife never had a dog in the house while growing up neither did I.  So we have just never had one in our house. Had a great blue heeler while the kids were growing up.  We live at a busy cross road , house is 30 ft from the road so we don't have a dog now.  Not going to have a dog if I have to keep it locked in a pen. 

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19 minutes ago, hickory said:

I have really enjoyed this thread. I am amazed that so many of you have so many dogs in your houses. My wife never had a dog in the house while growing up neither did I.  So we have just never had one in our house. Had a great blue heeler while the kids were growing up.  We live at a busy cross road , house is 30 ft from the road so we don't have a dog now.  Not going to have a dog if I have to keep it locked in a pen. 

Hickory 

Well hickory when you get a dog,  name him dickory and let him run when you go down to the dock!

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2 hours ago, hickory said:

I have really enjoyed this thread. I am amazed that so many of you have so many dogs in your houses. My wife never had a dog in the house while growing up neither did I.  So we have just never had one in our house. Had a great blue heeler while the kids were growing up.  We live at a busy cross road , house is 30 ft from the road so we don't have a dog now.  Not going to have a dog if I have to keep it locked in a pen. 

Hickory 

There are some pretty amazing houses on here. Real show places. Maybe not dog friendly.

Ours not so much. It is a place to eat and sleep and keep the rain off our heads 

But mainly, dogs have been a part of my life since my memories start.             

They are part of the family. 

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I grew up with 100 pound black lab, and then his 80lb son after he passed away . They each spent all of their time wherever the people were. If you were in the barn he was in the barn. If you were in the garage he was in the garage. If you were in the house eating, he was in the house eating. We slept inside, so did he.  
I never knew I could enjoy a small dog so much until I met my wife who is highly allergic to dog and cat dander. Our oldest daughter is as well and therefore we need to find a hypoallergenic dog if we were going to have one. -He’s one of the best things we’ve ever done. If I am not home, he knows he is in charge home defense. Protect the ladies. He hears everything and responds appropriately, when needed. (Not a single bark when not). If I am home , he knows he can turn the canine security system down and then he spends most of his time sitting on a couch.  I’m pretty proud of him. He “sounds” like a much much bigger dog when he barks and growls.  Not “yippy” or “ankle biter” at all. 
*this mornings photo enlarged to show texture 

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On 7/18/2021 at 11:10 PM, hickory said:

I have really enjoyed this thread. I am amazed that so many of you have so many dogs in your houses. My wife never had a dog in the house while growing up neither did I.  So we have just never had one in our house. Had a great blue heeler while the kids were growing up.  We live at a busy cross road , house is 30 ft from the road so we don't have a dog now.  Not going to have a dog if I have to keep it locked in a pen. 

Hickory 

We always had good livestock dogs growing up but they came and went as they wanted around the house. It was just a really old farmhouse and we didn't think anything of it except on the occasion when one of them would go for a roll in the hog lot.

Two things stick with me, a border collie that would bar me from the gate when I was a toddler and the border collie that stayed in my lap for days I think when Mom died. [ I was 5 }

I prefer dogs over people most days, but I have had to restrain dogs for their own well being. 

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3 hours ago, junkandcattle said:

We always had good livestock dogs growing up but they came and went as they wanted around the house. It was just a really old farmhouse and we didn't think anything of it except on the occasion when one of them would go for a roll in the hog lot.

Two things stick with me, a border collie that would bar me from the gate when I was a toddler and the border collie that stayed in my lap for days I think when Mom died. [ I was 5 }

I prefer dogs over people most days, but I have had to restrain dogs for their own well being. 

I love this.

Two different dogs?

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47 minutes ago, KWRB said:

Two different dogs?

yep The one that kept me out of hog lot was an old girl when I was born

The other one was probably a pup when I was born because we lost her when I was around 11 or 12

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Poor Emma,  was playing frisbee and she wasent watching where she was going but watching the frisbee instead , took a shortcut under the back of the truck  and hit the trailer hitch. Sure hope the hair grows back. I gave her a Kolache to make her feel better. 1AE33338-FFA5-40E8-BB40-3728C46F9699.thumb.jpeg.5564e66624bec72aed0e543941925be3.jpeg

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Years ago I had a German Shepherd that loved to chase a flashlight beam. He would chase that spot on the floor forever. One time I wasn't paying enough attention while he was paying too much, and I ran him into a metal trash can. When he got up, he looked at me like "who put that can there??????????"  Not the sharpest tool in the box, but he sure was a lot of fun to have around.

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2 hours ago, lorenzo said:

Poor Emma,  was playing frisbee and she wasent watching where she was going but watching the frisbee instead , took a shortcut under the back of the truck  and hit the trailer hitch. Sure hope the hair grows back. I gave her a Kolache to make her feel better. 1AE33338-FFA5-40E8-BB40-3728C46F9699.thumb.jpeg.5564e66624bec72aed0e543941925be3.jpeg

Nobody offers me anything when I bang a hitch 😀

But she should have some wound spray or salve on that if you haven't already done so

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31 minutes ago, junkandcattle said:

Nobody offers me anything when I bang a hitch 😀

But she should have some wound spray or salve on that if you haven't already done so

Took her to see the Doc . Cleaned it real good and I’m keeping flys off it. A6F14EA7-302B-4194-B3F5-62AE8DC84405.thumb.jpeg.1559736c75c7d7ea3e3f974d7933459f.jpeg

 

Bag Balm would be good too , I have it also.

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4 hours ago, lorenzo said:

Poor Emma,  was playing frisbee and she wasent watching where she was going but watching the frisbee instead , took a shortcut under the back of the truck  and hit the trailer hitch. Sure hope the hair grows back. I gave her a Kolache to make her feel better. 1AE33338-FFA5-40E8-BB40-3728C46F9699.thumb.jpeg.5564e66624bec72aed0e543941925be3.jpeg

Kolaches have magical medicinal healing properties. 

Healed many a booboo on me as a wee one. 

I'm sure that is all she would have needed but don't hurt to throw your vet a bone once in awhile either😉

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Our new family member got "repaired" today. He got sent home with a cone of shame but he shouldn't need it. They cautioned no licking but he can't reach his anymore than I could mine 😀

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7 hours ago, junkandcattle said:

Our new family member got "repaired" today. He got sent home with a cone of shame but he shouldn't need it. They cautioned no licking but he can't reach his anymore than I could mine 😀

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I’ve had a problem recently with a skunk or coon getting the food (handfull  of cat food in a bowl) out of a trap like that without tripping the pan. I’ve caught 5 this year, and the trap seems good, but last few tries I’ve been unsuccessful. Any tips? Thought about it tying food to the back wall so they have to fight for it  

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