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Old 07-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #41
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I think I would always have a dog provided I could care for it adequately. When I think of unconditional love, two things come to mind: My mother, and my dog. I got my "Lucky" from a shelter when he was 5 years old. I am fortunate in that a friend from work keeps him for me when I travel. She hates to travel and has two friendly cats. She found him for me at a shelter and worked on me to adopt him until I gave in. Today she started talking to me about a "Boots", a seven year old corgi who was dropped off by a couple who just had twins. I don't know. I have only ever had one dog at a time. If she starts showing me pictures, I don't know where this will go...

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:39 PM   #42
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Little old lady down the street came by the other day on her golf cart. She was motoring along with this cute little Maltise, just like the one we had and had to put to sleep the first of the year. She stopped for a while and we talked about the dog. She didn't know we had our Lucy put to sleep. The conversation got around to her dog and she told me that it wasn't hers, belonged to a friend. When her own dog died, she decided she didn't want to go through that again so when she needs a puppy fix she asks her friend if she can "borrow" her dog for the day. They have a great time together and then she brings it back. Works good for her and it might be something to consider. Think I'll start a business called "Rent a Dog". Might go over big.

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:46 PM   #43
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WhoDares, the only thing more rewarding than having a dog is having two dogs. You will probably never go back to just one dog after that.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:04 AM   #44
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some believe 2 dogs will be much happier and have fewer health problems, as they have each other when the humans are out.

I have also heard that dogs are inversely trainable according to the number of dogs in the house.

of course, it doubles the visits to the vet
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:29 AM   #45
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I have been pet free since I retired early. I am way too active and travel too much to own another dog (or other pet). I have also noticed that my expense savings of not owning a dog pays for a couple of Elderhostel trips each year.

But, if you are a true pet lover go with your gut feelings. Dogs can be fun if you have the time to spend with them.
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Why Dogs are Better Than Men

Dogs do not have problems expressing affection in public.
Dogs miss you when you're gone.
Dogs look at your eyes.
Dogs aren't threatened by a woman with short hair.
Dogs feel guilt when they've done something wrong.
Dogs don't feel threatened by your intelligence.
Dogs understand what "no" means.
Dogs don't brag about whom they have slept with.
Dogs do not play games with you -- except fetch and they never laugh at how you throw.
Dogs are happy with any video you choose to rent, because they know the most important thing is that you're together.
Dogs understand if some of their friends cannot come inside.
Dogs think you are a culinary genius.
Dogs are nice to your relatives.
Dogs don't mind if you do all the driving.
Dogs don't step on the imaginary brake.
Dogs admit it when they're lost.
Dogs don't weigh down your purse with their stuff.
Dogs do not care whether you shave your legs.
Dogs aren't threatened if you earn more than they do.
Dogs mean it when they kiss you.
You are never suspicious of your dog's dreams.
You never wonder whether your dog is good enough for you.
You can train a dog.
You can force a dog to take a bath.
Middle-aged dogs don't feel the need to abandon you for a younger owner.
Gorgeous dogs don't know they're gorgeous.
The worst social disease you can get from dogs is fleas.

Geared for dogs, but applies well to cats too
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #47
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. Think I'll start a business called "Rent a Dog". Might go over big.
Some hotels provide this service to guests! I think that in the old affluent economy this could be a good business but now in our new downsized economy I think it could be a stretch to make any money. What could you charge for the dog rental? $10/hr? $20/hr? How much is a dog's company worth? I think it's priceless.

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