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Online Peter Halle

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Let's talk dogs.  I have two and MacGyver's first nap was in a systainer on a Festool green towel.  We don't have any Rockler stores here so he can't comment on how he feels about them.

Anyone else?

Peter

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 05:02 PM »
I'm definitely a dog fan.  I have two of my own... A border collie and a miniature aussi.

Wait, scratch that....I guess I have 10 right now.... :D
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 05:24 PM »
Congratulations!  Do they shop at Rockler?  [eek]  Have you introduced them to Festool yet?

Not poking fun at you but the other thread.  Cute pups!  Hope Mom is doing well.

Peter

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 05:34 PM »
Rufus. Miniature Schnauzer. So yeah.....he's German. Like my Festools. The guy in the back has just been warned off by this vicious man eating beast!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 05:41 PM »
Rufus. Miniature Schnauzer. So yeah.....he's German. Like my Festools. The guy in the back has just been warned off by this vicious man eating beast!

A+ on Rufus good effort C- on the name more germanic next time please :)

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 05:42 PM »
I have 3 dogs, a chocolate lab, a beagle and a Dogue de Bourdauex (French Mastiff).  To hard to take all 3 to the same place.  One of the woodcrafts the owners dog has free reign. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 05:48 PM »
A 10 yr old Golden, Samantha and a 9 yr old miniature Aussie, Roxie and 3 cats.

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Those puppies are adorable.  [thumbs up]

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 06:18 PM »
Right now, I have a 5.5-year-old, rescued, German Shepherd with an incredible prey drive and a ferocious bark that lets me know when someone visits unannounced.  That aside, he's a very sweet, loving best friend that just loves to hang out in the shop while I work. 

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 06:45 PM »
Though I don't love the tool I always thought Kapex would be a good dog name.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 06:50 PM »
Or Kapon.
Particularly if he was a bird dog.

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 06:57 PM »
My fiancee and I have four dogs a lab/retriever mix (rescue), yorkie (rescue), pomeranian (rescue), and a papalon. All are great and are a blast to have around the house! Annie the retriever mix loves to hang out with me in the workshop!





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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 06:57 PM »
Maybe Rotex, here Rotex, here boy.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 07:05 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2015, 07:06 PM »
Awe, what a face.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2015, 07:13 PM »
Awe, what a face.

Yes, Ms Untidy calls it his Elf expression.

Truth be known, like me he hates having his photo taken.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2015, 07:21 PM »
I have 2 GSD
But no Rocklers near me
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2015, 07:53 PM »
I'll Bite-
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2015, 08:07 PM »
8 year old yellow Lab. 121 lbs from really big English purebred parents!!!

Won't let any strange adult person into our house, if we're are not home. I've had friends drop by to pick up stuff with my permission while I'm not there and it didn't go well (no biting, just a lot of teeth, barking and growling).

But, when he is at the playground and a small child approaches (even babies) he sits down and let's them pet him and loves the attention, will drop his ball at their feet and when they throw the ball, he brings it back to do it all over again. If another dog approaches the child he will get very protective of the child and growl and chase the dog away.
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For the Love of Dogs. At Rockler or anywhere else in the World!
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2015, 08:11 PM »
We rescued a two-month old Terrier puppy (now she's five months old). The rest of the family always wanted a dog and I finally gave in on three conditions. One, I didn't have to walk her at 11pm at night, two, I didn't want a big barker, and three, I got to choose the name.

So now I spend more time with her than anyone else- including the late night walks- and she barks from time to time but at least I chose the name- Pepper.

I take her everywhere, have a list of dog-friendly cafes, and on Saturday we happened to be in Home Depot. I carried her around, but the staff were very friendly indeed.

Truth be told I wish I had got a dog a long time ago. They're great additions to the family.




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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2015, 08:12 PM »

Goldie Hawn - Age 11  Golden / Sheltie Mix.  Daddy's little girl.



MacGyver - Age 5 - British Golden / American Golden.  Truly Unbelievable.

Both spoiled rotten, bed sleepers, Festool Fanatics.

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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2015, 08:17 PM »
Beautiful dogs Peter.

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2015, 08:37 PM »
Beautiful dogs Peter.

Thank you Richard!

I have been blessed over the years.  I have had up to 4 at one time.  Thinking about getting a brother or sister for MacGyver.  But please don't tell my wife.  She has been begging for more than a year.

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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2015, 08:53 PM »
Sophie, our first Newfoundland, didn't know about Festool but she really did like going to the lumber yard and hardware store.
I know she would have appreciated Festools [smile]



Maggie, our current Newfie, definitely likes Festools and being in the workshop.
She even has her own Fog Hat!


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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2015, 09:02 PM »
About three years ago I got rescued by two doggies. Koa is a McNab and Stassi is a maltis/ poodle.
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2015, 09:40 PM »
I have taken my male Dogue's into Home Depot on several occasions. He has since past.  I would take my female but when she sees someone she starts running because she thinks they are there to give her attention.  They both weighed 140 lbs.
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2015, 10:23 PM »
I have taken my male Dogue's into Home Depot on several occasions. He has since past.  I would take my female but when she sees someone she starts running because she thinks they are there to give her attention.  They both weighed 140 lbs.

Don great looking DDB's!  The one on the couch has the same look as mine, but she only likes the couch in winter.  Unfortunately she was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2015, 04:41 AM »
Sophie, our first Newfoundland, didn't know about Festool but she really did like going to the lumber yard and hardware store.
I know she would have appreciated Festools [smile]

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Maggie, our current Newfie, definitely likes Festools and being in the workshop.
She even has her own Fog Hat!

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Is that a miniature pickup or a giant dog? [eek]

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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2015, 07:12 AM »
Congratulations!  Do they shop at Rockler?  [eek]  Have you introduced them to Festool yet?

Not poking fun at you but the other thread.  Cute pups!  Hope Mom is doing well.

Peter

unfortunately, there isnt a Rockler store near me.  However, I have never taken my dogs into any stores.  My two dogs are farm dogs, never been on a leash in their life.  They are VERY well behaved, as I instill manners on all my dogs from a very early age.  They ride in the back of my truck on a daily basis though, and I love having them along for the ride. 

As for the pups, all eight, as well as mom, are doing great so far.  They are almost 5 weeks old.  I have raised animals all my life (cattle, hogs, chickens, rabbits, goats, turkeys......), but this is my first litter of pups.  I have to say, they might be my favorite baby animal of all, and thats saying a lot if you've ever been around baby goats before.
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2015, 07:37 AM »
I can't stand it when people take their dogs into stores.  Seems to me that not too long ago you couldn't do that unless it was a service dog.

Sorry, i don't want to be subjected to your dog when i am trying to buy some lumber or whatnot.


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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2015, 08:41 AM »
I can't stand it when people take their dogs into stores.  Seems to me that not too long ago you couldn't do that unless it was a service dog.

Sorry, i don't want to be subjected to your dog when i am trying to buy some lumber or whatnot.

I think in part it started with the celebrity women on tv that carried their small dogs around like fashion accessories.  As the trend of having small dogs became so popular others thought if Kim Kardashian can take her dog everywhere then surely I can too.  Well that and the shear selfishness of people today. 

Dog owners know that not all people are "dog people".  What they seem to be oblivious to just how many people aren't into your dog.  What they see as a dog owner are the overwhelmingly positive encounters you have when the take your dog out to the store.  What has been missed are the people like Darcy and myself that may go out of our way to avoid you and your dog at the store.

One other thing, you guys are kidding yourselves that your dog is well behaved.  Sure some dogs are, as in a very small percentage are truly well behaved.  I know pretty much everyone of you dogs owner are saying I don't know your dog, because if I did I'd see he is a good dog.  Sure, just like everyone says they walk out of the casino ahead...       
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« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2015, 09:03 AM »
I have no misconceptions that my dogs are not well behaved all the time...just as some people with their children.
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« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2015, 09:39 AM »
I get what you are saying and also agree Warner.

I love dogs and our yellow lab too and I've personally never taken our dog in to any stores, ever. I don't think that stores are the proper place to bring your animal in to and subject others to your animal. Just my opinion and everyone is entitled to theirs, so please don't flame me  [tongue]

Not everyone is in to your dog or mine and many stores here don't allow them due probably to complaints and possibly lawyers looking to their legal liability under the Occupiers Liability Act (Canada).

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« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2015, 09:51 AM »
I am more on the side of not having dogs in the store and I am a big dog lover!  I had English Mastiffs growing up and as much as they are giant dogs, they are generally as gentle as a lamb. But... Not everyone knows that.

Recently I saw two "dogs in stores" incidents...

One person not only brought their dog into a construction recycling store, but they brought in 5 dogs!  5 medium sized dogs who were going anywhere and everywhere.  That was very rude in my book and that person had no common sense.

The other was at HD and I ran in with my two kids to get a few items and this lady came around the corner with her full size poodle and came directly up to my kids and asked them if they wanted to pet her. My daughter looked at the lady and said "no thanks" and went back to looking at "parts for her fairy garden". The lady was obviously taken back and said "she is a real friendly dog" to which my daughter replied, "but she is ugly and has nasty eye boogers around her eyes".

She got huffy puffy and left the isle quickly mouthing "how I raised a rude little girl" and so I shouted that she wasn't the rude one... But she sure is honest!

I think it was rude to assume that all kids want to pet dogs, and try to force yours on my children. They know better than to approach a strange dog but they weren't prepared when the approach was to them.

I loved my 5 year old a little bit more that day.

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« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2015, 10:05 AM »
I have no misconceptions that my dogs are not well behaved all the time...just as some people with their children.

Oh no, here we go again!
You may not know this, but I have tons of google links to prove it, there are some places in Europe, where...

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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2015, 10:40 AM »
I have no misconceptions that my dogs are not well behaved all the time...just as some people with their children.

Oh no, here we go again!
You may not know this, but I have tons of google links to prove it, there are some places in Europe, where...


Yeah, I know - where well-behaved infant children send their ill-mannered parents to play inside with their equally ill-mannered dogs and curmudgeonly contractors, meanwhile waiting to prey on the gentle homeless people...   [big grin]
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2015, 10:59 AM »
Sophie, our first Newfoundland, didn't know about Festool but she really did like going to the lumber yard and hardware store.
I know she would have appreciated Festools [smile]

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Maggie, our current Newfie, definitely likes Festools and being in the workshop.
She even has her own Fog Hat!

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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2015, 11:56 AM »
Stores attrach all sorts.  Dog lovers dog haters and all sorts in-between,

The ones I don't like are the ones that loiter in the middle of the asile way hating with their long lost buddy. or just standing infant of the stuff I came to get not getting the stuff whats directly in front of them and not moving so anyone else can get in there and get there stuff. the maroons who leave their carts full of ply and timber right in the centre of the aisle unattended and get offended if ya move it out of the way so ya can get by with my cart fluff ply and timber..
 
Now no one is asking anyone to interact accept or agree with us who bring our babies into the stores with us. I don't understand what the big deal is, ya don't like them don't pet them interact with them, acknowledged them what ever go get yer stuff pay and get out.

Now about my sweetie
Before she passed ,

I would bring my little girl everywhere with me.

 Im not asking anyone to like my girl, I really don't care if you do or no.

 But if she is allowed in the store she's going in the store.

You don't like it, take it up with the owner, manager or go somewhere else.

As I said about Rocklers, they gave me grief about her so I went somewhere else.  They lost my business and kept those who don't like dogs in the stores.

If you don't like it you don't have  shop there find another place like I did.

no one has to interact with her.

I don't care if anyone thinks she's cute or whatever she's my girl not theirs.

BTW all she did was walk around sniffing things, she was a one family dog, she wouldn't go to you other then a quick sniff and on her way to look around and sniff something else.

She was a cool little thing, Id be in the shop and she'd walk in look at me Id pick her up set her on my MFT shed walk around it sniffing seeing what I was doing, then I put her down and shed walk away tail in the air all happy.

I do miss her so


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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2015, 01:36 PM »

I can't stand it when people take their dogs into stores.  Seems to me that not too long ago you couldn't do that unless it was a service dog.

Sorry, i don't want to be subjected to your dog when i am trying to buy some lumber or whatnot.

I feel the same way about men who wear tank tops or sandals in restaurants.

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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Stores attrach all sorts.  Dog lovers dog haters and all sorts in-between,

The ones I don't like are the ones that loiter in the middle of the asile way hating with their long lost buddy. or just standing infant of the stuff I came to get not getting the stuff whats directly in front of them and not moving so anyone else can get in there and get there stuff. the maroons who leave their carts full of ply and timber right in the centre of the aisle unattended and get offended if ya move it out of the way so ya can get by with my cart fluff ply and timber..
 
Now no one is asking anyone to interact accept or agree with us who bring our babies into the stores with us. I don't understand what the big deal is, ya don't like them don't pet them interact with them, acknowledged them what ever go get yer stuff pay and get out.

Now about my sweetie
Before she passed ,

I would bring my little girl everywhere with me.

 Im not asking anyone to like my girl, I really don't care if you do or no.

 But if she is allowed in the store she's going in the store.

You don't like it, take it up with the owner, manager or go somewhere else.

As I said about Rocklers, they gave me grief about her so I went somewhere else.  They lost my business and kept those who don't like dogs in the stores.

If you don't like it you don't have  shop there find another place like I did.

no one has to interact with her.

I don't care if anyone thinks she's cute or whatever she's my girl not theirs.

BTW all she did was walk around sniffing things, she was a one family dog, she wouldn't go to you other then a quick sniff and on her way to look around and sniff something else.

She was a cool little thing, Id be in the shop and she'd walk in look at me Id pick her up set her on my MFT shed walk around it sniffing seeing what I was doing, then I put her down and shed walk away tail in the air all happy.

I do miss her so


My little girl (of the human variety--just want to make sure I specify that to avoid confusion), had the greatest time just now looking through all the wonderful dogs on this thread.  She found it a perfect opportunity to ask yet again for one of her own.  I would be most happy to oblige her once she is a little bit older and  she can demonstrate that she will take a little bit of the responsibility in taking care of the pet.  For future reference, I asked which she liked best and it was close between a bunch of them, but I think that finally Peter's Goldie Hawn came out on top.  Beautiful choice, I agreed. 

I couldn't help but wonder what would happen if these great and friendly-seeming dogs ALL ended up in the same store together, because of their owners desires to share their precious pups with the other store goers.  I'm sure they would all get along--no worries there.  I can't possibly imagine a downside to that scenario...

We have a close friend who had a great big black poodle.  "Friendliest dog ever", he would say.   Absolutely true; the dog would "love you to death", literally.  At the very least, you would come away from each encounter with a muddied and heavily bruised solar plexus from the dog's insistence that you know that he was ready for play.  Good times...

I wonder if I can train my future dog to run a spell check app on my forum posts.  What I'm assuming the above poster is getting at is that he is much better at getting along with the canine species than the fellow human species.  If that's the case, fair enough, we've all seen plenty of that in life--just put the money in the dog's mouth and let her go in the store alone.  It's a win-win. 

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« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2015, 02:04 PM »
I have no misconceptions that my dogs are not well behaved all the time...just as some people with their children.

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« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2015, 02:17 PM »
This is my shop buddy Dusty. He loves being in the shop with me but is pretty useless when it comes to helping out  [tongue]


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« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2015, 06:09 PM »
I did take it up with the managers at a couple stores, now they have big signs saying only service dogs allowed.

I don't hate dogs, I do hate dog crap, pee and the possibility of getting bit by an animal I have no idea about its health.

I also think you should be ticketed for having a dog on your lap when driving.



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« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2015, 07:10 PM »
...The other was at HD and I ran in with my two kids to get a few items and this lady came around the corner with her full size poodle and came directly up to my kids and asked them if they wanted to pet her. My daughter looked at the lady and said "no thanks" and went back to looking at "parts for her fairy garden". The lady was obviously taken back and said "she is a real friendly dog" to which my daughter replied, "but she is ugly and has nasty eye boogers around her eyes".

She got huffy puffy and left the isle quickly mouthing "how I raised a rude little girl" and so I shouted that she wasn't the rude one... But she sure is honest!

I think it was rude to assume that all kids want to pet dogs, and try to force yours on my children. They know better than to approach a strange dog but they weren't prepared when the approach was to them....

Cheers. Bryan.

I love dogs (and cats, too) and I usually pet them after giving them an opportunity to sniff my hand to see if they'd like to interact with me.  That being said, I think it's insensitive owners that are the real problem.

We have a neighbor with a rather large Lab who used to bring it to the bus stop when my daughter was about 5 or 6.  This neighbor kept trying to force my daughter to pet it when we would be waiting at the bus stop in the morning before school.  As the dog was almost as high as my daughter, I didn't want her to get near for fear of this dog knocking her over necessitating a trip back to the house for a band-aid and maybe a change of clothes thereby missing the bus and making me late to work and my daughter late to school.  The neighbor was more concerned about people liking her dog than controlling it and the dog was not well behaved so I asked her to keep the dog away from my daughter while at the bus stop. 

Well, that did not sit well with the neighbor, who, the next day, enlisted another person with two dogs to join her and her dog at the bus stop.  She then proceeded to have their children bring photos to us showing the dogs playing with them in their house.  I was totally flabbergasted by this bizarre behavior!  This neighbor was so blinded by wanting people to like her dog that she didn't understand that the dog was not the problem, it was her insensitivity to others' feelings and her inability to control her pet and respect my wishes.  From then on, my daughter and I chose to stay in the car until the bus showed up.

Several days later I had a "told you so" moment when the neighbor let her Lab loose to greet another neighbor and the dog jumped up and knocked the older lady over.  I felt sorry for the poor woman who got knocked over, but it did feel good to tell the neighbor with the Lab, "see, that's why I didn't want your dog near my daughter at the bus stop." 

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« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2015, 07:46 PM »
I totally respect that people don't want to be exposed to animals in a business situation.  I would be comfortable inviting anyone to my home and have them interact with my pups on my pups turf.  Mac and Goldie would never do anything here, but taking them out of their environment and then having interaction might cause an issue.  I won't do it.

Mac made one visit to a dog friendly mall when he was a wee pup and I could carry him.  Definitely a chick magnet - LOL.  Goldie made one appearance to a parking lot event to get her runner up prize in a cutest pet contest.  The winner - a cat -  won a day at a doggie spa. (How did that work out?)  Their visits went well but I have seen too many animal behavior alterations caused but things outside the norm that I personally wouldn't risk it.

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« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2015, 01:13 AM »
I also think you should be ticketed for having a dog on your lap when driving.

I'll take it one step further...I think you should be ticketed for having your wife on your lap when driving.

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« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2015, 01:39 AM »
@Peter Halle
I think Mac is a beautiful dog...that goofy retriever devil-may-care smile. What's not to love?

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« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2015, 07:56 AM »
Adding to the excitement of this thread, here in the USA it is National Dog Day today!

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« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2015, 08:43 AM »
I also think you should be ticketed for having a dog on your lap when driving.

I'll take it one step further...I think you should be ticketed for having your wife on your lap when driving.


The wife, yes--but only if she's barking orders.  The law does not apply if it's the girlfriend--the Declaration of Independence clearly stipulates your 'inalienable rights' to the 'pursuit of happiness'...
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« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2015, 09:40 AM »
Well ... this certainly went west!

To my thinking, if you have a pet you choose to take into a place where there's "real live people" .. it's needs to be completely contained. It's simple really - use your common sense.

If you think your animal has the right to roam in public, you need to be put down, along with your animal. Simple!

Back on topic - awesome looking pets in this thread. There's nothing more heart warming than the eyes of a loyal dog [smile]


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« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2015, 10:17 AM »
If you think your animal has the right to roam in public, you need to be put down, along with your animal. Simple!

And now it's going south, by about 6 feet (1.83 meters)...
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« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2015, 04:34 AM »
I did take it up with the managers at a couple stores, now they have big signs saying only service dogs allowed.

I don't hate dogs, I do hate dog crap, pee and the possibility of getting bit by an animal I have no idea about its health.

I also think you should be ticketed for having a dog on your lap when driving.

See there ya go. You excersized your right as a American to complain to the business owner and he acted on your complaint. It was resolved to your satisfaction.

Me as a freeborn American would not go to that store and take my business elsewhere along with my squilla and drip it somewhere else.

Problem solved. What that business owner is betting on is that more people think like you then think like me and others.
If he is incorrect and it effects business then dogs will be allowed back into the store.
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« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2015, 04:36 AM »
Well ... this certainly went west!

To my thinking, if you have a pet you choose to take into a place where there's "real live people" .. it's needs to be completely contained. It's simple really - use your common sense.

If you think your animal has the right to roam in public, you need to be put down, along with your animal. Simple!

Back on topic - awesome looking pets in this thread. There's nothing more heart warming than the eyes of a loyal dog [smile]

I agree pets should not be allowed to roam in public. There are laws on the books about that. However a business is private. So those laws do not apply.

I like this thread.. It's fun to discuss issues like this.
You want to see people get upset, start a thread on pencils say using framing pencils as opposed to regular pencils and mechanical pencils...
Did that once on another forum and was entertained for quite a while listening to folks comment which they like best
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« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2015, 05:24 AM »
Here in Oz we have a lot of people with dogs that actually have a lower IQ than their pets. Take the mother with a pram full of screaming offspring with two enormous dogs on extendable leads that create a scary tripwire on a multi use pathway at twilight!

I have NOTHING against dogs .. I do have issues with stupid and inconsiderate people.

I do have an ongoing issue with our nine year old "pup" that likes to dig holes .. just not where I need them dug [mad]

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« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2015, 07:55 AM »
Well .  .  ..

.  .  .  .  .  .  .It's fun to discuss issues like this.
You want to see people get upset, start a thread on pencils say using framing pencils as opposed to regular pencils and mechanical pencils...
Did that once on another forum and was entertained for quite a while listening to folks comment which they like best


So why not start the discussion in a new thread on the FOG. Could be interesting, informative and I am sure everyone will be nice and considerate.  [smile]

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« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2015, 08:36 AM »
Well .  .  ..

.  .  .  .  .  .  .It's fun to discuss issues like this.
You want to see people get upset, start a thread on pencils say using framing pencils as opposed to regular pencils and mechanical pencils...
Did that once on another forum and was entertained for quite a while listening to folks comment which they like best


So why not start the discussion in a new thread on the FOG. Could be interesting, informative and I am sure everyone will be nice and considerate.  [smile]

@jobsworth

A search shall reveal that there have been several pencil threads here already to peruse.

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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2015, 01:52 AM »
@Peter Halle
I know how you love goldens, and so I thought this may be of interest. There is a group in the Twin Cities known as RAGOM, Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota, they claim to be one of the largest Golden rescue groups in the U.S. Every year they hold an outing free to the public and they put on various dog shows, clinics, events and what-not. The thing I find most intriguing is visiting the festivities and seeing 75-150 retrievers all at the same time. They're all gold and they all have that goofy retriever smile on their face. It's pretty awsome to see so many of the same breed of dog, in the same space, at the same time, all enjoying each other and also the individual owners. They are truly the Walmart greeters of the dog world. A few years back I counted over 500 different Goldens at this outing.

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« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2015, 09:32 AM »
Well, you just had to post those images and tell the story - didn't you.  My wife has already begun the "prelude to Golden puppy talk."

I had to go find an image of our first Golden - Blazer. 

We watched the neighbors behind us put a cardboard box with a side cut out upside down in their yard, pound a stake in the ground, attach a chain to a puppy and place the little guy out in the yard in an ice storm.  For the next 6 months or so we cringed at how he was being ignored. 

One day my wife asked me if the pup became available would we take him in.  I enthusiastically said yes.  The next day strangely the little girl asked me if we wanted him because you were going to let him go in the street otherwise.  She wanted a kitten and Dad said that she had to get rid of the dog first.  I explained that if she did this I wouldn't give the dog back she asked $2 for the dog.  I paid her $5 and told her to save the rest for her college education.

That family thankfully moved away after a couple of more years, but not before going thru many more unloved pets including two mis-treated dobermans that escaped and mauled a very friendly German Shepherd belonging to another neighbor who was also chained in the rear yard.

Blazer adapted to life inside and even had his own love seat.  As his hips wore out some of his loving disposition went away and he became more unpredictable. 

Here is a Costco portrait of him from when he was 8.  Unfortunately I have very few digital images left due to a hard drive crash.  And that toy was his favorite.  He would prance and carry that around for hours, sleep next to it, even place it in his food bowl.  We still have it in a special box next to his ashes.  His Golden soul blessed our lives for 15 1/2 years.

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« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2015, 10:21 AM »
Sad story @Peter Halle...but what a great ending.  [thumbs up]   15 1/2 years is a good long life for any dog that had such a rocky start to begin with. I'll be tickled if our Samantha lives that long!  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

I've always said that there are some people that shouldn't have children, some people that shouldn't have pets and some of those same people shouldn't have either.  [sad]

Not to become morose, but simply to point out the extent of the problem, I recently became aware of the fact that in the U.S., each year, 7-8 million dogs & cats are abandoned and only 3-4 million are adopted. We know what happens to the remainder. [sad] [crying] [mad]

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« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2015, 11:18 AM »
There are many animals out there that are unfortunate.

One of my first customers as a contractor when I went out on my own - and the only customer who had a kitchen built using the panel saw I own - runs a shelter that will accept any dog and seek a home for them.  They have been in business for a few decades, rely on contributions, rely on volunteers, and some of their dogs and cats have been there for approaching ten years.  Once a pet comes in they will be cared for.

Their organization has been one of those that social networking has helped survive (tying this thread into a question I asked in another thread.)

Regarding Blazer and his age, my dogs have historically gotten better medical care than I did before I got cancer and experienced the blessing of the NIH.

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« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2015, 04:03 PM »
We have an 11 month old Golden Retriever who is in love with a very patient cat.

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« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2015, 05:50 PM »
We have an 11 month old Golden Retriever who is in love with a very patient cat.


Looks like a British Short Hair...

Ya, it all starts with a wrestling match but over time it ends like this...

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« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2015, 02:48 AM »
@Cheese

That is amazing, if we weren't separated by 1500 miles or so I'd swear those cats are related.
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« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2015, 10:57 AM »
Our beagle is close to 11 years old and here you see her in her favorite position---snoozing.  We got her about 9 years ago as a rescue of sorts.  The breeder she belonged to had her living in a plywood box in a shed in his backyard. He bred beagles for one reason only---for hunters---and Trudy was gun-shy and wouldn't hunt.  The poor thing was scared of her shadow and it took months before she was able to settle into a comfortable routine where she didn't hide all the time.

We have to keep her on the leash even inside the house because, being a beagle, and  if left to her own devices, she will spend all her time following her nose and getting into "trouble" .

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« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2015, 09:54 AM »
This is Ralf.  He's half golden-half lab.  I'm embarrassed to say he doesn't like water.  Look at his picture.  Is this a happy dog?  ??? ???  What's up with that?  I told him he was going to be drummed out of the lab corp if he didn't learn to like the water but to no avail.  He can swim, we have carried him into the pool on occasion but under duress.  He's a big baby, though.  He does get the newspaper for me every morning so that's worth something.

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« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2015, 03:54 PM »
I lost my best friend Rufus less than a month after posting his picture here. It's like a part of me has been missing ever since. I just saw this in the recents and saw his picture. Man oh man I miss him. Give your best friend a hug and let him or her know how much they mean.
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« Reply #70 on: October 25, 2015, 08:23 PM »
Winter is coming. Already the nights are dropping to around freezing. So it's time to get the fire lit. And the dog has found a new favourite spot.