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Old June 30th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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My dog taught me how to be a mom

May need tissues for this:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle1571264/
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Old July 5th, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Definitely need tissues for that one.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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A wonderfully written real life story about a wonderful little dog,yes,tissues needed
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Old July 5th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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What a lovely story.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 12:17 AM
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A beautiful story and so nice for her that she got the photo of Lily with the baby. This was a particularly nice thought.
When Elijah gets old enough to understand, we’ll show him the photos of him and Lily, and tell him that for a few days he had the best dog a boy could ever want.

I did laugh at this though
Now the routines of dog walks and vet visits have given way to diaper changes and pediatricians (whom, embarrassingly, I have referred to as “vets” a couple of times, though thankfully not to their faces).

A dog breeder/exhibitor friend, who also was a registered nurse, amused everyone when, at the change of shift, she told them that the patient, Mr whoever, had such and such thing wrong with his hind leg. Complete silence for a minute then they all burst out laughing, telling her she'd had dogs too long.
You'd be proud to call that woman a friend and I think Lily is gorgeous, I actually prefer oldies to pups.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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Beautiful! I wish more people would read that and take it to heart.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:25 AM
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What a beautiful story
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I did laugh at this though
Now the routines of dog walks and vet visits have given way to diaper changes and pediatricians (whom, embarrassingly, I have referred to as “vets” a couple of times, though thankfully not to their faces)
Me too

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My dog was my baby. She taught me that a slobbery, stinky creature could pee on my shoes, poop everywhere, complicate my life in a million aggravating ways – and at the same time inspire so much love that my heart felt like it would burst with happiness
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:38 AM
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I have to agree, oldies are sweet natured , I don't think I could start over with a pup again at my age....what a sweet story.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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I just adore their dear old grey faces and how knowing they are. That was a lovely passage you quoted , Golden Girls, I think we can all relate to it.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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A wonderful story from wonderful people. To actually take the time out to write about how an animal can enrich your life is affirmation that having a child does not mean to get rid of your pet.

Lovely writings.
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Oh, how true! I've strarted mixing up my 12 year old daugther's name with the dog's name What!?! They're both my black-haired little girls!!!
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