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Created on December 18th, 2010

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GT Bulmer
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Dec 18th 2010 at 21:08 PM

Hello, Friends:

This group is for sharing your dog stories! I know several of us have told some of our dog stories in a few of the other discussion groups already, but why not create a group especially for the purpose?

Here's my first story. It's about Sandy, a stray dog that one day appeared at our doorstep on our acreage years ago when our kids were, well, just kids (They are grown adults now and have given us five grandkids ... so far.)

Sandy appeared and immediately acted like this was her natural home and we were her family! We asked around town and posted posters about her, but nobody called or came to claim her, so we suspected that she must have somehow got separated from her family (or tossed out of a vehicle!) and ended up at our place.

She was the ideal family pet: friendly, playful, doting and obedient. (She quickly learned that our cat, Muffins, BELONGED here, so don't try to chase her away! Muffins remained cautious, but tolerant of Sandy, once she realized that Sandy was generally respectful towards her.)

Here's the story part of this story: One day we were having a picnic/wiener roast in the yard, complete with hotdogs, snacks and even an apple pie for dessert!

Sandy was very obedient in keeping her nose out of our food, but after a while, we felt guilty, so my wife and I "tried" to give Sandy a couple of wieners to eat. Apparently, Sandy did not recognize wieners as one of the food groups she was willing to accept.

Not wanting to be disrespectful, she would hold the wiener in her mouth and look up at us with an obviously guilty expression. We soon found out why. When we weren't looking, she would run to a different part of the yard, scratch in the dirt a bit and try to bury the wiener! LOL. We saw her do this twice and then realized that wieners were a waste on this wonder dog.

Pies, however, were a different story! Several pieces of apple pie were still sitting on the little table when we were cleaning up and on one trip coming back from the house, my wife and I happened upon Sandy as she was helping herself to a piece! LOL. Again, she looked awfully guilty, but we let her finish the piece she had already started sampling.

Sandy was an awesome adopted dog.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Dec 21st 2010 at 23:49 PM

We never allowed Sandy to come into the house. When I say "we" I mean my wife and I. I suspect the kids allowed Sandy in the house a few times when we weren't home! (We laugh at the thought now.)

But Sandy was smart. When the family came home one extremely rainy evening, and when I ran through the rain to the door, unlocked and opened it and yelled, "Everybody in the house, NOW!" Sandy was the first to obey! Like a shot, she was in the house. I felt so bad when I had to chase her back out into the rain. But she had a dog house and we had a number of out buildings she could go to for shelter.

What a dog.

GT :-)


Dee Westcott
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Dec 22nd 2010 at 8:58 AM
That is a cute story about Sandy not eating the wieners
I had heard the story about the Rain .. and Sandy coming in first and I still giggle when I read it..
Thanks for Sharing..
Will try to post up some stories of our Dogs here soon
Great Thread
Happy Holidays
Dee


GT Bulmer
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Dec 22nd 2010 at 12:23 PM
Hello, Dee: I'll watch for and look forward to your Dog stories.

Here is a Sandy tale for people with a sense of humour (and it reveals the nature of my own sense of humour).

You know how dogs just love to dig! And we have often heard stories of the things they find and like to bring home.

Well ... we live on an acreage that is still within town limits, but kind of in the country. When Sandy was living, the 10-acre plot to the north of our property was still all in trees and forest (since cleared for a housing development!)

Sandy enjoyed free rein to go exploring wherever and whenever she wanted. She was a good dog, so she never got into trouble (that we are aware of!)

Since we were mostly surrounded by trees and bush, and since the area was populated by wild creatures like deer, moose, rabbits and other animals, it wasn't uncommon for Sandy to come dragging home some old bone she had dug up somewhere. No problem, right?

Except ... it just so happened that down the road about half a mile ... was the town cemetery! lol

We never ever had any reason to believe that any of her "treasures" were discovered in that particular location ... but it always made us wonder. (And it was always a good story to tell family and friends! LOL)

GT :-)


Brenda Crofoot
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Dec 22nd 2010 at 19:46 PM
OMG! What a thought GT... I'm thinking Not, but you never know!

When you brought up digging it reminded me of when Maja was a puppy. Jim let her escape one morning and he left without realizing that she'd gotten out. Well, I hadn't gotten up yet, but Jim returned home and found Maja digging to get back into the backyard. She knew which side of the fence was hers.. she needed to be with her brother and he was standing there as if to say... What the H*ll did you do? Naturally, dad let her finish getting back in and then went out and had a discussion with her about... I guess you'll never do that again! And all I could do was stand there and laugh!


Nellymary Tanase
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Dec 22nd 2010 at 21:25 PM
I love dogs too, I have 2 dogs myself, Coddy the father and TJ the son. They are adorable and very smart dogs.
Coddy is doing the same, when we are in the patio and he already had the meal, the bone will go somewhere in the garden or in other corner, he wants to be sure that nobody will find his bone.
Coddy will be 5 in Jan 3rd.
He start to play with the ball the time he was very young. He came one day with the ball and want me to do something.
For the first time I didn't realized what he wants. He started to make a specific noise, like a child when he's crying for some toy. I took the ball and I throw it far in the yard. He ran after the ball, bringing back to me and asked me by his specific noise to throw the ball again.
I did that numerous times until Coddy was tired and went to drink some water.
I have to do this exercise with him every day after his meal.
But in every other concerns, Coddy is very intelligent dog, he's living inside the house with us, he's a very happy dog.
We are very happy having dogs, I can even imagine how the life will be without dogs.
I will come back with more little stories.
Merry Christmas and God Bless!



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GT Bulmer
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Dec 22nd 2010 at 22:16 PM

@Brenda: We are very certain that Sandy never brought anything home from the cemetery that she shouldn't have. Our town is small, so if a grave had been dug up, we would have heard about it, lol. But like I mentioned earlier, when family or friends were over and if Sandy had a bone, or there was one laying around, I would say to the guests (with a straight face), "I don't know for sure, but that might have come from the cemetary." (Just my weird sense of humour! LOL)

@Nellymary: Thank you for your dog stories. Dogs do love to play and they do try to communicate with us. I think it's only the "smart" humans who recognize it and learn to understand their dog's expressions. I am looking forward to more of your stories.

GT :-)


Brenda Crofoot
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Dec 27th 2010 at 8:29 AM
GT, I love your sense of humor. Just wish I could be there to see the look on others faces. Too funny!


Doug Abney
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Dec 30th 2010 at 5:15 AM
I love dogs, and have always had them. I used to have just two dogs, Desi and Harry. (Still have Desi- an old black lab). A neighbor of mine had a lab that would frequently escape and come to my house to see Harry. (Harry was a Bernese Mountain Dog). One day my neighbor just up and moved and left their lab behind. She showed up at my gate as if to say let me in- so we took her in and named her Scout. Scout and Harry got along great. I made an appointment to have Scout fixed but before I could she ended up pregnant by Harry! She had six puppies and was a wonderful mother even though she was really still a puppy herself. Shortly after, Harry had a stroke and died. Gave away three pups and kept three, Boomer, a now huge black lab, Tater, a blonde lab mix, and Barney, who looks just like his dad Harry, only a different color. And that is how I came to now have FIVE large dogs! But I love them all.


Brenda Crofoot
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Dec 30th 2010 at 9:47 AM
You have a wonderful family... It grew, but those babies love you! So, I can tell you are really love your dogs... anyone that participates in this discussion can relate to your story. I have a real problem with people that strand their animals... Glad Scout knew where to go!


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