Early Morning Open Thread: Buddies

From commentor Bruce J:

First image is Cicely (L), and Katie ( R ). Cicely was a two-time loser at the Humane Society; we speculate that someone tried to train her to be a gun dog, because the was utterly terrified of thunder, fireworks and similar loud noises…during storms she’d run into the bathroom and hide in the bathtub, shivering uncontrollably. She also barked at running water, like streams. Never DID figure that one out…
We got her at about a year old and she immediately became an integral part of the family for another 11 years.
Katie was a puppy at the county animal shelter, who got take home by the simple strategem of walking between my legs and sitting down, and being unbelievably cute. She’s figured, ‘Why ruin a good thing by changing it’ and for 8 years has been the sweetest, dopiest 80 lb lap puppy.
A couple years later we got Hunter, here seen hogging the spotlight from Katie in the background, another 2-time loser from the Humane Society. Her intake info there stated “Owner’s new husband didn’t like the dog.” Well, my and my wife’s immediate reaction was “Well, in that case it wouldn’t have been the DOG who left!”…but we’re biased that way.
All three, by the way, were advertised by their respective shelters as “Husky Mixes”.
Sadly I don’t have any pictures at hand for Koi, the 6-week old kitten that literally stumbled into our house one day and ruled our hearts for 7 years until we lost her to cancer all too soon.

15 replies
  1. 1
    something fabulous says:

    Aww, big dogs! Sweet. Do you still have all 3? That’s a lotta dog!

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    Arclite says:

    Cute Dogs.

    Any Idahoans out there? I came across this article about how Idaho residents are protesting Exxon.


    I figured most in Idaho were pretty much conservative, support-big-business types. Can someone explain what’s going on? Is this just a case of NIMBYism?

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    PurpleGirl says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwww. They’re nice.

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    stuckinred says:

    Sweet pups!

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    You know how to pick ’em.

    Or is it the other way around?

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    Cat Lady says:

    First image is Cicely (L), and Katie ( R ).

    Am I the only one who immediately thought “how did they find out that Katie’s a Republican?” Which makes Cicely a Libertarian, I guess.

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    Just saw this: drug sniffing dogs for hire.

    I thought parents were supposed to snoop in their kids things when they’re out… bringing in a police dog in just seems gauche. Though I suppose if one of your kids has a serious drug habit this would cause them to keep their drugs at a friend’s house.

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    Kristine says:

    ::puppy love::

    Thank you for posting.

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    Tata says:

    Love the mutts. Love ’em!

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    Hunter might be (at least partly) a Swedish Lapphund. We had one for three years before we figured out what she was. They are bred to herd reindeers, and while they are intelligent they are very independent and hard to train. Once our Dax got it straight where she fit in the pack (at the bottom), she was very sweet and loving, but liked to play hard.

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    Svensker says:

    She also barked at running water, like streams.

    We had a dog that did that. When we went to the ocean she nearly lost her mind – spent the entire day chasing waves and barking at them. She was a nervous, exhausted wreck by the time we went home.

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    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    Bozo only barks at the UPS truck because he obviously remembers that’s the cause of his missing leg.

    Of love these posts.

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    SIA says:

    @Cat Lady:

    Am I the only one who immediately thought “how did they find out that Katie’s a Republican?” Which makes Cicely a Libertarian, I guess.

    No you’re not the only one, but I took the (L) for Liberal!

    Bruce J, you and the missus will have a special place in heaven fer sure. Taking the ones that have been rejected a few times gets you extra points. Our Angel was a 2-time loser, and I wouldn’t give him up for anything. I love your wife’s take on who would have to go if the husband “didn’t like the dog”. Heh.

    Love these posts Anne Laurie.

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    2wrongs says:

    without seeing the rest of him, I’m pretty sure that the shaggy black dog is a belgian shephard of the Groenendael breed.

    I had one. He was very smart, well behaved, alpha who was very active until the end. I had to walk him on average about 3 hours a day sometimes more.

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    Aw! All these babies are so beautiful. I love these threads!

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