Jan 06-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: January: Jan 06-05
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Photos by Robert C. Wetton
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Photos by Robert C. Wetton

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 04:31 am:

Exhibiting grace, form and perseverance, Robert Wetton's best friend is one versatile dog! She sits patiently waiting for the next snowball to be formed, then thrown up high for her expert catch while still airborne. Well, maybe not all the snowballs are caught in the air by her, since you can see the trails of some that have rolled back down the snowbank. If you click on over to Robert's gallery, you'll see Daisy performing an astounding summertime trick too - driving a jet ski! Amazing pet tricks on the Pasty Cam! :->

By joe on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 05:07 am:

Good Morning from Brighton

By Bruce, Bessemer MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 05:17 am:

It's nice to see man's best friend in the caring hands of responsible owners. Make a point to visit your local animal shelter to see if there is a possible lifetime friend looking for you!

By Margy, Allen Park MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 06:03 am:

Good Morning All! Happy Thursday from Downriver Detroit -- it's starting to look like a U.P. winter down this way! Naaawwww -- I take that back.......nothing looks as beautiful as the Upper Peninsula in the wintertime! Wish I was there :O(

By smf in troll land on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 06:28 am:

Love the pictures! Good morning all!

By Keith MI. on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 06:29 am:

Got and still have the best dog EVER from a local Animal Shelter. She was 6 weeks old, I was leary, but how glad I am now that I decided to get her.

By Frances Sisk, Georgia on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 06:33 am:

My dog and friend is a German Shepard.

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper - Redford, Mi on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 06:40 am:

Hey Dan;
Too bad that dog's not a German Short Hair!!

By Donna on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 07:00 am:

What a gorgeous dog...and so lucky to have a loving human to take care of her!

Blessings to all who care for our 4 legged friends! And prayers to those who don't..so they may learn how!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 07:11 am:

Beautiful animal. Thanks for the picture

By LZ, SWMI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 07:20 am:

Looks like a smart dog too. We have beagles. Sigh. Luv um, but God gave them lovable personalities to make up for the lack of brains.
Support your local sanctuaries and rescues if you can!

By RCW on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 07:39 am:

I have to add that our son an daughter in law Scott & Kathy are the proud owners of Daisy. She does however spend time with us. Quite a smart pup to say the least.

By John from the prairie on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 07:58 am:

We got the snow you sent down here on the prairie. It was so
nice of the Yooper crowd to send me some U.P. weather. I love
you guys.

My Schnauzer doesn't catch the snowballs as much as she tries
to trap them down to the ground and then give them the terrier
shake until the snowball is defeated.

Dogs are just the best.

By Brenda Lansing, MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:08 am:

We have been getting hit with the snow...just got through cleaning about 3 inches off the car, oh winter definately not my favorite month. I'm looking forward to spending time in the UP in July and at my property in SW michigan. Hope everyone has a great day

By Larry-IN on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:14 am:

Rescued a golden/collie mix after our Dals passed last year. "Harvey" is quickly becoming a solid part of the family apparently very happy his hobo days are over.
He needs a bit more patience than our pups as he is 3 yrs old...but well worth the effort!

By Nancy , VA on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:14 am:

Morning from Virginia, no snow here but plenty of "best friends" here at the Vet school at Va Tech. We got our best friend here... a german shepard who lets the baby steal her food and use the dog as a chair!
Still waiting for snow, 60 degrees and none in sight. Drat! Those snow boards are gathering dust. Should have sent them back with my MTU daughter, she could certainly break them in.
SEND SNOW!!!!!!! (if you have any to spare... hahaha

Wuf Wuf from VA

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:21 am:

Beautiful dog pics, Robert!

We didn't get the 9" of snow that was predicted down here. It seems the big snows that are predicted here never happen. We got just enough of the light, fluffy stuff to make everything sparkle. Very pretty morning!

By Alan, Kansas City MO on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:29 am:

I have 5 dogs. Got the first one from a person whose mama had a litter, but couldn't nurse them. Got the second one from a shelter--greatest dog in the world. The second and third ones showed up at my house as strays--I live in the country and people dump them there all the time--and I couldn't turn them away. Saved the fifth one from going back to the shelter--his owners bought a new house, had a baby . . . and you know the rest. Greatest and most loyal friends one could ever know. Great pics!

By Taana on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:43 am:

I am owned by an eighteen year old lab/beagle mix and a five year old Gr.shorthair pointer/lab mix and wouldn't have it any other way. ;) They are both "pound puppies". I work at the Sturgeon River Kennel and I see more golden's than any other dog. Nice looking "goldie" you have there RCW.

By Sarah, Central WI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:48 am:

What a beautiful dog. The look on her face is priceless. I get that look all the time with my German Shepherd when I have her ball, a cookie, a snowball or anything for that matter. I get the same look from my Dalmatian too, although it's not as intense! Such patient creatures.

By Roger D White MD MN on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:51 am:

These are uplifting messages accompanying these photos. They are especially appreciated at at time when we hear so much about animal abuse. Bruce from Bessemer expresses my sentiments. All those creatures at animal shelters are patiently waiting for someone to come and get them--and love them.

By lisa michigan on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 08:54 am:

a great dane owns me. when i am good he takes me out for my walk. spoiled, yes i am, or so the dog thinks!!

By wifes best friend on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 09:12 am:

Although I have a dog (Manfred), two cats (Mouse and Puppy), and various fish (George, John, Ringo, Paul, Wanda, Keith, Marianne and Anita) and I love each and every one of them. As a man I have got to say that dog is not my best friend. Cat is not my best friend. Horse is not my best friend. Nether is fish, goat, cow, monkey, sea monkey, junk monkey, platypus or lizard. I think my best friend would have to be my wife. In conclusion I have to believe that the guy who said dog was mans best friend had no human contact or was so callus people avoided close contact, or he smelled like milk bone.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 09:22 am:

What great pictures of a good and faithful friend! My black lab Grady loves to catch and eat snowballs, but she's doing no running at the moment. We had freezing rain here last weekend, hard to walk on when your bones are old. She spreads her toes out as far as she can to hold onto the ice. The young hound mix, Tucker Rabbit, runs like he's in powder. It's us old folks who look at ice and see broken bones and torn muscles.

By Mary Ann, WY on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 09:35 am:

What a beautiful dog! Daisy sure has great form catching the snowballs. We have a Cocker Spaniel and consider ourselves fortunate to have her in our life. She also likes to catch snowballs when there is no ball around.

By Wendy, WI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 09:58 am:

The first "major" snow of the season has hit southeast Wisconsin. I think we got about 10 inches overnight. The kids are thrilled with the snow and the fact that there is no school today.

As someone who volunteers at the local animal shelter, let me remind you that most of the animals that are there are there because of no fault of their own. They are wonderful animals who all deserve a loving home. If you are thinking of getting a new pet, please visit your local animal shelter or humane society. You can make a wonderul difference in their lives and I'm sure they will repay you ten fold.

By Greta, Milwaukee on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 10:43 am:

Where would we be without our animal friends to remind us of our own humanity? They truly are a blessing. 2 days before Christmas I had to put down my 15 y/o Siamese, Baby. She gave me "the look" so I knew she was ready, even though I wasn't. I've always had "used" cats but it's not hard for me to care for the older adult cats that other's don't want. It's just hard to put them down when it's their time. Baby was the 5th - and I have 2 sisters (littermates) left that are 10. They've never been apart, so I suppose when one goes the other won't be far behind. Hey, Hey - Heikki Lunta was dancing down this way and I got to use my new snow shovel this a.m. Holy Wah!

By Capt. Paul in Nevada on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 11:06 am:

Good morning from Sin City!!

Looks like man's best friend is having fun playing king on the mountain against an endless supply of snowballs. If Daisy can peform that many tricks, maybe PastyCam will give Letterman's "Stupid Animal Tricks" a run for its money :)

On a much sader note here in Vegas, a little pup is fighting for its life in a hospitol. It seems its prior caretakers, who are yet unknown, poured or sprayed acid into the pup's face, burning most of its head and literally melting its right eye. Since the pup has no appearent owner, people are donating money to the hospitol to care for and hopefully make him well again. The full story should be at www.reviewjournal.com At least if the people are caught they face felony animal cruelty charges here in Nevada. It's hard to believe some people are capable of doing such horrible acts in life!!!!!

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 11:30 am:

awwwwww, the pictures of the Golden catching the snowball made me smile this morning! My dog also loves the snow, she is almost 12 and is at her perkiest when she has a foot of snow to romp thru. (Which we now have here in lower Michigan) My old dog Rebel was a lab mix rescued from the Westland humane society. We had him for 13 years. My cat is a rescue from the Ann Arbor humane society, we got him 15 years ago and he is STILL harassing KodiSue. :) My next dog will be a rescued dog again. It's a good thing to do.

By AA on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 11:36 am:

There is nothing like the love of a good dog.... They never file for divorce

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 11:42 am:

My best friend (besides my hubby) is my 2 1/2 year old cat named Frankie (as a month old kitten was raised with my sisters 3 dogs and now he thinks he's a dog). My niece tricked us saying we each wanted the kitten. 3 weeks after he settled into life with us, we found out neither one of us said we wanted the kitten but it was too late, we loved that little guy. My niece rescued him from a abusive home, unfortunately Frankie's sibling didn't make it but he sure did. Visit your local shelter and give them all a good home. You'll be rewarded for sure.

By animal lover houghton on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 12:25 pm:

Wifes best friend
Maybe your wife smells like a milkbone, thats why shes your best friend. hats off to to everyone that has a dog as best friend.
what i dont understand is my neighbor in houghton her dog is on a chain by her dog house just looking for someone to talk to him.

By Troll, Lower MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 12:54 pm:

Animal Lover Houghton:
Maybe you can talk to that poor neglected dog. I say, why have a dog when all you're going to do is keep it chained up.

By Fred, Three Lakes on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:02 pm:


When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When it's in your best interest-practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm and stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
When scolded, don't pout, go back and make friends.

Applying the above lessons to your life will make it a little less RUFF.
(Author unknown)

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:17 pm:

My animals have all been rescues. Some from shelters, some were strays, and some were dropped off at my house with the threat, "If you don't take it I'm just going to kill it." My life has been filled with happy moments shared with my pets. I've had dogs and cats and horses and all have been loving members of my family. Right now we share our house with three cats: Sika, who watches Clint Eatwood movies; Bob, a drooling cat who thinks everybody is his best friend; and Joe Kidd, a too-smart-for-his-own-good mischevious kitten. When I have a long day at work, when there's just too many term papers to grade, when the mountain of red tape at work seems just too high to climb, when the drive home seems to be dominated by rude people and gridlock, I get home, open the front door, and see my three kitties sitting there waiting for me. Then all is right with the world again. There is nothing like the unconditional love of our pets.

By maijaMi on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:25 pm:

Marsha: You are lucky! I got 4 inches yesterday which I scooped. Woke up today to another 7. Scared me when I walked out to get the paper, because it all crunched. So I guess we got some of the freezing rain that was predicted to only be south of us in Commerce. My house is in a wind pattern, and I always get more snow than my neighbors. Thankfully, I am in a sub with kind kids who will help me out.

By maijaMI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:29 pm:

wife's best friend: That's good. Lucky wife, yours.

By lonesome yooper in NM on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:40 pm:

My hubby rescued a dachshund puppy when he was UP dere dis fall, and brought him back to NM, he's a copper-color yooper weenerdog we named Freddie, and he's wonderful fun! the difference he has from all the weenerdogs we've ever had in NM is that Freddie has thick soft fur under his neck and on his belly, while the NM weenerdogs are practically hairless under their necks and on their bellies! Must be climate adaptation! Hope Freddie will be able to spend enough time in da UP to remain soft and furry!! Wish we had some snow here!! happy healthy new year everybody! and thanks to all youse pasty.com folks for providing a daily dose of da UP for us displaced ones!

By animal lover houghton on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:42 pm:

Troll,lower mi
I do pet him and talk to him, but she got another dog and he's chained up on the other side of theyard and i don't know if he's friendly.It's really sad when its cold and I hear him crying at night.

By Sarah, Central WI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 01:42 pm:

Capt. Paul,

That is so sad. We had a similar incident here in Central WI. A Lab was found on the shores of the icy WI River, malnourished and close to death. For one reason or another they had to operate on him & the vet noticed a lump on it's head. When she cut into it she pulled out....a BULLET! Someone must've shot the dog and knocked it out...thinking it was dead they dumped the dog in the river. They'll probably never find the person but when "they" get to the pearly gates, they will have to explain themselves. I'm happy to say that the dog has a new family. My heart goes out to people who give unconditional love to their animals!

By Marg, Houghton, MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 02:31 pm:

What a great picture of Daisy, I have my own golden who thinks she is a cat. She licks her paws and washes her face with the paws. I had never seen a dog do that before. Amber is 6 years old and enjoys playing in the snow. She likes to bury his nose in the snow. I am sorry to hear about the puppy from Capt Paul. Dr. Nat, so when did you guys get the other cat. You only had two when you left the Copper Country, didn't you.

By Karen P, MN on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 03:22 pm:

wife's best friend: both you and your wife are lucky. Best friends whether 2-legged, 4-legged, finned, or feathered, are just that, the best.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 03:30 pm:

My dog is named Pal. Need I say more. A picture of her is in gallery under Rick Sanchez as the photographer.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 03:31 pm:

With all this talk of dogs and Yoopers, Greg (not my son, but another Greg!) sent this picture of what he says you need to be a true Yooper. It's his son's dog Storm...appropriate name for a Yooper dog too! :->


Lowell MO on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 03:46 pm:

To Marj in Houghton: I have 4 Papillons, that breed are called cat dogs because the have a lot of the traits of a cat. Our use their feet to wash their face and ears. they like to climb up as high as they can. They also hold things between their paws like a cat. They also like to get out in the cold and snow like the dogs in the pictures.
Talk about people not really careing for their pets. We live in a real small town and most of the people just let their cats have litter after litter and the same with their dogs. Too cheap to have the animals fixed.

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 04:04 pm:

Our old (I mean old, she was at least 18 but more likely in her early 20s) cat Morgan did not want to leave the Copper Country and died the morning of July 30, the morning we left Calumet to move to Nevada. It was very hard losing my old friend, so the weekend after we arrived in Vegas, we went to Petsmart, where they provide space for animal rescue groups to have adoptions. We adopted Joe Kidd from a cat rescue group. A few weeks later I was at Petsmart again and saw Bob and fell in love, so he came home, too. Now I think we have enough feline children in the house.

By Mr. + Mrs. Bill on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 04:27 pm:

Mary Drew - Pasty Central

What a face, and look at the size of those paws! Be sure and update this "puppy" as it grows.

By Taana on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 04:28 pm:

Oh! Isn't he a handsome one! He looks like a stuffed animal and his eyes are so blue. I've always been a sucker for puppies. If I had my way, (I live with my parents) I'd have more than two dogs. =)

By Helen, MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 04:34 pm:

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they have invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Be Loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close and nuzzle them gently.
Thrive on attention.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the long term guilt thing and pout, just look sorry, then run back and make friends.
Bond with your pack.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

By Marg, Houghton MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 04:41 pm:

Lowell, MO, I just think that is neat that a dog that is not commonly known for acting like a cat did this.
Dr. Nat, I thought you told me about Morgan at the Ball but I guess you forgot to tell me about Bob and
Joe Kidd. I love the name Bob but could't you be more creative and call it calcite or Jasper. HaHa.
Miss you folks.

By Paul, MI on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 05:47 pm:

I love the animal pics. Great to see a happy dog like Daisy and that gorgeous husky pup! I agree with Taana, if I had my way, (I live in town)I'd have numerous dogs.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 05:52 pm:

Wow! Those sure are some CUTE dog pictures!
I vote for Daisy as the First "Pastycam Dog of the Month"!! (Of course, Cats will have to be included in their own monthly shot.)
I haven't seen this many posts since before you created the What's Up page!
Thanks for the great pictures, sure made me smile!

By flyinSaturday on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 09:38 pm:

I have run a 65 year old Detroit inner city animal shelter for the last 12 years. Goldens are the best....PERIOD.......We deal with about 7000 animals a year and way too many do not make it, but breed rescue clubs have come a long way to help, and the Golden Breed Rescue folks are super.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 09:50 pm:

That pup is beautiful. You know it'll be a life-long friend.

By Susan, Fl on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 12:21 am:

My previous cat, Ralph, was born in Michigan and loved the cold weather. Would let him out for short "walks" (on an even shorter leash) in the snow. When he moved to Florida with me he let me know in no uncertain terms what he thought of the heat. I had to turn the car on and run the air for a good five minutes before putting him inside. And even then he would put his nose right up to the center vent, close his eyes and let the wind blow! The boys I have now (Gilbert and Sullivan) were littermates born out at the county jail. We paroled them and so far (13+ years) they have been on their best behavior! And these guys, born in Florida, really like the heat and let us know bigtime when the house gets too cold for them. I just know they are not going to want to retire with me and move back up north!

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 12:23 am:

to By flyingSaturday... I would love to know more about your animal shelter. Perhaps to come and volunteer there or find another 4 legged running partner. Email me with your info please?

By Sherry, Gulfport MS on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 03:27 am:

Hey!! It's my sister Daisy!!!

By Karen... on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 05:52 am:

Papillions....never saw one before, but he is beautiful. What's the temperment of these guys? Do they like small children?

By Janie, IA. on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 06:19 am:

God Bless all of us loving and responsible pet owners!!!

By Helen, MI on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 07:09 am:

Janie, IA
Amen to that, God Bless all of US loving and responsible pet owners!!! I have always been responsible and have always loved my pets my whole life!! And they love me just as much, if not even more!!

By Janie, IA. on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 09:13 am:

My mother is in a nursing home, and she looks so forward to me bringing in our "boys". Brimley, our Scottie, and Lucky, our Doberman Pinscher. There is a married couple there also who lived in Germany and raised Dobies, so everytime Lucky came to visit gramma, these people would just wrap themselves around Lucky, talk to him in German, and I think Lucky understood their native talk. He really bonded to them, not to mention how much it made these nice folks day! Left me with a wonderful feeling as well!!

By Scott Wetton on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 10:05 am:

Check out my Dads gallery (Robert Wetton) on page 2 to see daisy enjoying her favorite summer activity, riding on the jet ski with me. Her cousin Zak is riding with us. Daisy is on the right, peeking around the handlebars.

By Melissa, Lansing, MI on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 10:52 am:

Great pictures! Our golden loves to "catch" snowballs too, and thinks that shoveling the driveway is really a fun game where we throw snow at him.

By Trish, WA on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 04:22 pm:

I agree, the golden rescue folks are wonderful. We have two
goldens who are friends to all, - one is eleven, the other,
seven. Knock on wood, they are still so full of life, good
health, and love for everyone they meet. Keep up the good
work with your shelter!
BTW, our girl looks like Daisy!

By RCW on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 05:05 pm:

I have to agree also Goldens are a fantastic breed. I wish I could relay all the neat things Daisy does, at times I think she's almost human.Ourselves we have graduated to two small noisy Poodles. Had all the large dogs earlier in our marriage, German Shepards,St Bernards, Dobermans, Irish Setters, and even a Boxer, their all precious

By buckeye gal on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 06:22 pm:

What wonderful pictures! Our pups are so precious to us! One month after losing our beautiful little sheltie "son",Seltzer, we could no longer bear to be dogless and went to our local humane society to see if the wag of another could fill that void. After viewing all the small to medium sized dogs there,none quite felt right so we were persuaded to look at an eight month old labrador mix puppy, even though we were not interested in a big dog. When the adoption volunteer came through the door with the puppy in a 50 pound body we just laughed. But then something magical happened. This wiggling mass of overgrown puppy greeted us like we were his long lost pals. Promptly he sat on our feet, leaning on our legs and looking longingly at us over his shoulder backwards, his big brown eyes said "I pick you, you have no choice". We are now the proud "parents" of our silly "Shammah" who has stolen our hearts (and our couch). Because we have to fight for seating, we have dubbed him our "Laprador Recliner". Although none will ever replace our Seltzer, he truly has brought puppy love and joy back into our home and we are so glad to have given him a family who loves him. We would encourage you to support your local shelter. There is love waiting there for you,too.

By Jack in CT on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 06:33 pm:

We have Smokey, a 90lb black lab mix (he came with my wife when we got married) and Charlie, a 5lb Silky Terrier (he was mine before we got married).
I got Charlie directly from a good breeder. He was the runt and nobody wanted him but I couldn't resist him one bit and took him as soon as I could.
My wife found Smokey in her garbage can many years ago when he was just a puppy. Apparently the previous "owners" took the time to take the bags out, put him in, put the bags back in and put the top on and latch it. She saw it wobbling around when she came home from work that night and when she opened it - surprise! - out popped a mostly black puppy! He's been treated with nothing but the best love ever since then.
They are now best buds and play together quite a bit. They also snuggle up to each other when they sleep. Some people think we spoil them but as far as I'm concerned they are as much a part of the family as the people are.

By Jack in CT on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 06:44 pm:

buckeye gal,
That's so funny! Our Smokey is just like that. He sits on our feet and looks back and thinks he's a little lap dog - which can be painful at times! He also will push us out of the bed when he sleeps with us.
I'm not a big dog person but it hit me just like it did you. It's the way he greets us and rolls around and does puppy things. He also pouts just like a person and has a very obvious personality.
We have a sectional sofa and one half is just for the dogs. It has various blankets on it for their comfort and we squeeze up on the other half.

By Jean Stone , Oregon on Saturday, January 8, 2005 - 02:00 pm:

What a beautiful dog! Aren't we lucky to have them! We lost our 11 year old black lab "Nitro" this last summer, to kidney problems, and I didn't think I'd EVER be able to get over her loss. My son sent me this wonderful website:
"The Rainbow Bridge". It is very good, for those who have lost a pet, and even though you will sob at your computer as you look at it, it does help! We now have a new member of our family, a black lab pup named "Suzy"--she's 6 months old and really a joy! And, the amazing thing is---we live in Portland (Oregon), which is in northern Oregon, and Suzy is from a kennel in southern Oregon--it turns out her father's name is ....NITRO!(He is a yellow lab, but her mother is a black lab) Almost like it was meant to be!
I enjoy dropping in and reading your website! I have Yooper roots (my mom is an Aittama--Gladys! from Bootjack!) Mom and Dad now live next door to us here in Portland, Oregon.

By RLC on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:45 pm:


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