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I have an addiction to dogs.

TobsterMom
December 28th, 2004, 07:02 PM
I know many of you have the same problem. I only own one, and am looking to rescue, but I'm driving myself insane. I can't decide on a breed. I mean I work for a vet, I know alot about different breeds, but everytime I see one that I fall in love with, I change my mind. You'd think working at a vet I would see lots of dogs needing homes, but it's rare for some reason.

Please don't tell me I'm turning into the "crazy dog lady". I'm looking for the perfect dog, but there are soooo many perfect ones out there! One minute I'm looking at Greyhounds, the next labs, terriers, etc etc.

Oh dear lord, I can't stop. I'll end up living alone with a gazillion dogs. :eek:

O.K end of rant.

I know the right dog will come around at the right time. :D

Iggette
December 28th, 2004, 07:18 PM
I'm sure your new addition will find you......maybe I can send my next one to you :p just j/k strays and cases seem to find me all the time

TobsterMom
December 28th, 2004, 07:34 PM
Lol. That's funny ^

My husband seriously thinks I'm losing it. :crazy:

He is so spoiled, but I have room for more, hubby on the other hand, may need to find a new couch. ;)

db7
December 28th, 2004, 09:30 PM
Please don't tell me I'm turning into the "crazy dog lady". I'm looking for the perfect dog, but there are soooo many perfect ones out there!

Take comfort in that at least you're not turning into a "crazy CAT lady"
:D :D :D

TobsterMom
December 28th, 2004, 10:03 PM
Take comfort in that at least you're not turning into a "crazy CAT lady"
:D :D :D

Oh dear...Thank God. I don't think I could live with myself. ;)

Bugsy
December 29th, 2004, 12:49 AM
strays and cases seem to find me all the time

Did you see the duck at the THS? :p


Duck (Peking)
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pitbulliest
December 29th, 2004, 01:53 PM
That's so sad. :( Someone is probably gonna buy it and cook it for New Years dinner...

aww :(

Bugsy
December 29th, 2004, 01:58 PM
That's so sad. :( Someone is probably gonna buy it and cook it for New Years dinner...

aww :(

Shhhh...... :sad:

twodogsandacat
December 29th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Visit the shelters. If you need to go to more than one and go over and over again do it. I'm convinced that the right one will eventually choose you. :thumbs up

TobsterMom
December 30th, 2004, 01:30 PM
Visit the shelters. If you need to go to more than one and go over and over again do it. I'm convinced that the right one will eventually choose you. :thumbs up

They only have one shelter in my vicinity, I HATE going there. I cry each time I leave. How do you choose just one to take home? It's soooo sad.

twodogsandacat
December 30th, 2004, 02:55 PM
Pet them all and give them just a little bit of love. As tough as it is for you it means the world to them. Wait for that one to touch you. My Pointer hugged me and looked straight into my eyes while holding on for dear life. My Rhodesian mix climbed into my coat. Most of all don't feel bad because you can only save one. You can't save them all. Be proud that you have saved one. I lifted this from http://www.pbrc.net/recommendations.html

THE STARFISH

In Maine, they tell of an old man walking along the beach with his grandson. The boy picked up each starfish they passed and threw it back in the ocean. "If I left them here", said the boy, "they would dry up and die. I'm saving their lives."

The old man said, "But the beach goes on for miles, and there are millions of starfish. What you're doing won't make any difference."

The boy looked at the starfish in his hand, threw it in the water, and answered: "It makes a difference to this one."

Adapted from Loren C. Eiseley's,
The Star Thrower

TobsterMom
December 30th, 2004, 03:05 PM
Pet them all and give them just a little bit of love. As tough as it is for you it means the world to them. Wait for that one to touch you. My Pointer hugged me and looked straight into my eyes while holding on for dear life. My Rhodesian mix climbed into my coat. Most of all don't feel bad because you can only save one. You can't save them all. Be proud that you have saved one. I lifted this from http://www.pbrc.net/recommendations.html

THE STARFISH

In Maine, they tell of an old man walking along the beach with his grandson. The boy picked up each starfish they passed and threw it back in the ocean. "If I left them here", said the boy, "they would dry up and die. I'm saving their lives."

The old man said, "But the beach goes on for miles, and there are millions of starfish. What you're doing won't make any difference."

The boy looked at the starfish in his hand, threw it in the water, and answered: "It makes a difference to this one."

Adapted from Loren C. Eiseley's,
The Star Thrower

You are absolutely right! We will make a difference by rescuing 1 dog....but I still can't help crying for the rest :sad:

Thank you the story, it's very sweet :)

meb999
January 2nd, 2005, 12:32 PM
THE STARFISH

In Maine, they tell of an old man walking along the beach with his grandson. The boy picked up each starfish they passed and threw it back in the ocean. "If I left them here", said the boy, "they would dry up and die. I'm saving their lives."

The old man said, "But the beach goes on for miles, and there are millions of starfish. What you're doing won't make any difference."

The boy looked at the starfish in his hand, threw it in the water, and answered: "It makes a difference to this one."

Adapted from Loren C. Eiseley's,
The Star Thrower

what a nice story...thanx for posting that!
I'm the same, I ball my eyes out every time I go to the shelter...or even that petstore. I want to take everyone home with me, the only thing holding me back is my hubbie. If I was living alone, I would definetly be the crazy neighborhood dog lady :D
At the SPCA on the south shore of montreal, they don't want you to pet the dogs, I guess they don't you transfering any diseases to them...it's so sad :sad:
I wish we could save them all.....

Katherine1
January 2nd, 2005, 03:55 PM
Hope you have good luck in finding another furbaby. I am still searching for small furbaby to love our family. I call everyday to our local shelter and they still have no dogs or puppies. It is a good thing for the furbabies but :( sadly not for us. But am not going to give up my search as my son says there is one out there somewhere just waiting for us.