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Old 02-12-2012, 06:35 PM   #561
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Yep, our old girl barks in her sleep occasionally too,
I hope it doesn't wake up your dog.
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I am snake guy. I have been keeping and breeding snakes since 1964. For the last 20 years I have specialized in Rainbow Boas. This one is a Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Epicrates cenchria that was born here in november. She is lighter and brighter colored than typical for this species.


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Good for you for adopting an adult dog. It's so hard to find homes for them. Plus black dogs are not popular for adoption. I don't understand this. IMHO, black cats and dogs are beautiful. Here's a list about the benefits of black dogs:

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Dog



9. Black dogs absorb heat...perfect for cozying up to on a cold winter night.


6. Black dogs never look dirty.



AND THE #1 REASON TO ADOPT A BLACK DOG ... A BLACK DOG IS JUST AS LOVING, LOYAL AND TRUST WORTHY AS A WHITE, BROWN OR RED DOG, BUT THESE GUYS ARE THE MOST OFTEN OVERLOOKED. BLACK DOGS NEED HOMES TOO.

Many people do not realize that black dogs especially large ones are the hardest dogs to adopt out. Generally a deaf, blind, and old small white or brown dog will be easier to adopt out then a perfectly healthy black lab. So when you choose to bring another dog into your family, please don't forget the dogs that are so used to being forgotten.

(source: Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Dog or a Black Cat | Facebook)
I agree with the above. Mine is a good bed buddy on a cold night. And I certainly don't bathe him nearly as often as my old golden retriever. Just doesn't need it.

It is hard to figure why black dogs are over looked in adoptions. To me, they are just as good looking as any other color.

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Purron I am surprised that black dogs are harder to place, I prefer them. I think black dogs are beautiful but then so are all the other colors tho I prefer black!
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I am snake guy. I have been keeping and breeding snakes since 1964. For the last 20 years I have specialized in Rainbow Boas. This one is a Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Epicrates cenchria that was born here in november. She is lighter and brighter colored than typical for this species.


jclarksnakes, that snake is spectacular! What a beauty.
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Purron I am surprised that black dogs are harder to place, I prefer them. I think black dogs are beautiful but then so are all the other colors tho I prefer black!
Two of the three dogs we've loved in our home were black. I heard somewhere that black is the most common color of dogs so maybe statistically they are more difficult to place because there are more of them.
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Two of the three dogs we've loved in our home were black. I heard somewhere that black is the most common color of dogs so maybe statistically they are more difficult to place because there are more of them.
I think part the reason black pets are not popular is because of superstition. Especially with black cats. This wikipedia article addresses the "luck" issue with black cats. Interesting they're considered good luck in some cultures such as Japan and Great Britain. Black cat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I hope it doesn't wake up your dog.
That's mean, but more importantly, it's funny...
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I take it back on the bathing. I took him for our normal walk at the local state park today and he found a dead fish to roll on top of. Before that...... some horse manure. He's clean now, but I'm not.
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I take it back on the bathing. I took him for our normal walk at the local state park today and he found a dead fish to roll on top of. Before that...... some horse manure. He's clean now, but I'm not.
Maybe he was just ready for a bath...

I'm really glad that my labs (past or present) have never shown any interest in rolling on anything stinky -- Coal will sometimes roll in the grass on his back, I assume to scratch an itch, but so far has managed to stay out of the nasty stuff.
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You haven't lived until you've had a dog that likes to roll around on dead skunks.
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Maybe he was just ready for a bath...

I'm really glad that my labs (past or present) have never shown any interest in rolling on anything stinky -- Coal will sometimes roll in the grass on his back, I assume to scratch an itch, but so far has managed to stay out of the nasty stuff.
Your lucky. My old golden retriever did the same thing. Oh well......I've been known to roll on top of my empty med cans.
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I take it back on the bathing. I took him for our normal walk at the local state park today and he found a dead fish to roll on top of. Before that...... some horse manure. He's clean now, but I'm not.

Dogs are wonderful and loving souls. But they sure do love some stink

I'd post "Stink Foot" by Zappa here if it wasn't so naughty. "Here Fido".
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I haven't had a dog in 40 years, but if my fading memories are correct the toy poodle I had back then never seemed to get into stinky stuff and seemed to like smelling fresh, sweet, and civilized. She only went outside on a leash, so that probably helped.

If I ever got another dog, it would be a toy poodle! They are so sweet and loving.
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I haven't had a dog in 40 years, but if my fading memories are correct the toy poodle I had back then never seemed to get into stinky stuff and seemed to like smelling fresh, sweet, and civilized. She only went outside on a leash, so that probably helped.

If I ever got another dog, it would be a toy poodle! They are so sweet and loving.
Yeah, but I admire a dog who isn't afraid to take on some stink.
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I'd post "Stink Foot" by Zappa here if it wasn't so naughty. "Here Fido".
Ah, nothing like the smell of wet dog
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or a wet dog that was sprayed by a skunk any time in the past year or two...
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Our dogs only get sprayed at 2 in the morning when it is 20 degrees outside.
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Our dogs only get sprayed at 2 in the morning when it is 20 degrees outside.
The only way to top that is if you were camping and living out of your tent / car. After the tomato juice we hung out in the campground restroom with near the hand dryer. This was in 1984.
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Ah, nothing like the smell of wet dog

Brings back old memories.

We once had a lab mix with an undercoat so thick that she never really dried out (ever) and took on a musty smell. My nephew named her "stink weed".

What do you do with a dog that likes to roll in dead skunks? Yuk!
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