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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dog

Theme A/Z I'm sharing about me
 
D - Dog



I'm more of a dog person than a cat person.  I never had a cat as a pet, but had several dogs.  Many of you know our last dog we had.  Many of you followed his adventures.  Many of you know he succumbed to cancer 12/23/2014.  Still miss that silly Koda corgi puppy, but at this point in our lives, this is the best pet for us (as seen on walks within our neighborhood).
 
This dog doesn't bark and sits when told to sit.  I love how his leash is attached though we know he's not going anywhere.
 
The jury is still out whether we will get another dog or not. I loved Koda dearly, but I do enjoy being able to come and go without having to check in with a dog.  We agreed to wait a year before we would even consider another pet, though I have to admit both of us occasionally look on the net for puppies...... So who knows? We have a few months to go, do stay tuned......
 
Do you currently have a pet?

(Happy Easter, He is Risen)

79 comments:

Kate said...

Happy Easter. He is risen indeed!

Rhonda Albom said...

No pets for us, we travel. Waiting a year seems like a solid plan.

Misha Gericke said...

I have five cats. I don't even want to think how I'd feel if I lost one of them.

LuAnn Braley said...

We have both cats and dogs. They get along fairly well...well, for the most part.

Happy Easter.

Sophie Duncan said...

I have a dog and a cat, both getting to be fairly ancient now. The dog thinks he's a cat and the cat rules the roost - love 'em both dearly.
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Jacquelineand.... said...

We have four dogs and a cat named Connelly. Connelly pretends to have a limp to garner sympathy... and extra food. When food appears, the limp vanishes, lol. The dogs (by size) are all characters, and all but the first one are rescues.

1. Lily the Goldendoodle
2. Abby, the dainty gold pitbull. The only thing dangerous about her are her belches, which are deadly.
3. Buddha, the Boston terrier. He's my special wee boy; he'd been badly abused before we took him in; it's such a joy to see him be such a trusting and loving wee soul now.
4. Geraldo, who is a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix that just turned a year old.

Jeff Bushman said...

I have two big labs and they are a handful. If I only had a 1/4 of their energy I would be superman. They are my best friends.

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Pat Hatt said...

Yep, it is easier to come and go without pets. But then who needs easy? haha although even the cat would like that dog.

Wendy said...

No pets here. We had a cat before our first child was born, and afterwards I became allergic. I like dogs but don't want a pet. I guess I'm too selfish - I want to be able to come and go as I please.
~Visiting from AtoZ

Maria Zannini said...

We currently have 3 dogs. We lost our big rottie, Tank late last year and that still hurts the heart.

Animals are a lot of responsibility. It's hard to travel when you have to plan so far ahead for their care and boarding. They go to better hotels than we do. 😃

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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Life is easier without having a pet around. I've had cats and dogs in my lifetime and loved them all. I've accepted the fact that I can no longer have one. They are expensive and we never know what kind of care they might need. My budget just doesn't allow for any extras. I miss their companionship, but I don't miss having to walk the dog in the wintertime. That little dog in your picture is a cutie!

Sheethal Susan Jacob said...

Not a pet person... but I loved this dog. :D

Suzanne Sapsed said...

We have been pet free for a number of years. I've had 5 cats in my lifetime, one was killed my an attack from a dog! One run over, one old age, one my ex-husband kept, and the last found living with 3 boys of under five too much to handle and moved into the neighbours LOL!
I've always said if I ever had a dog it would be a Newfoundland :)xx

Bijoux said...

I've only ever had fish.
He is risen indeed!

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D Sucarichi said...

Cute! Husband says pets are too expensive in his experience and we like to go when we want to go. AND...I can barely keep a plant alive. But I still have a part of me that longs for a little cuddly dog! Sorry for your loss but hope you have a Happy Easter!

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

We have cats, but sometimes they are very doggish - we have Savannahs and they are very clingy, more like a dog than a cat. I think my husband would have liked a dog, but we just didn't think it would be fair, because at the time we thought about it we were both out all day. My parents have a white Alsatian and he is lovely. Sorry to hear about our doggy's passing - it is hard to lose them.
Happy Easter.
Tasha
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Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

We have one dog that we rescued from the city pound almost 12 years ago. He was abused before we got him so he doesn't like new people but he love us and the people he knows. He is a good pet for us and it won't be easy when he goes to the big dog park in the sky one day.

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Trudy said...

We had pets when the kids lived at home. Now, as empty-nesters, I think the only kind of dog we would go for is the type you have photographed here.

Linda said...

Similar situation to my brother and his wife, but they enjoy dog sitting for friends. Will see a long haired wiener dog there on Sunday. Hubby's brothers, don't think they even waited a year. I look forward to my daughter and sil's vacations, then I get to cat sit!

Wishing you a blessed Easter, too! Saw on the news, a boy and his farm family have bunnies they rent and foster out so people don't end up buying and then selling a couple months later. Idea came when they saw the hundreds up for sale shortly after Easter.

Joanne Noragon said...

Years ago my uncle installed a large dog statue on his front porch. He kept seasonal bandannas around its neck. "Why the dog?" we asked and he said it followed him home.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

We have two cats. I love dogs but I don't want all the responsibility. I want to come and go as I please, and go away on a weekend at a moment's notice.

jack69 said...

Next to my dog Ace from my childhood, I imagine Koda has made more impression than any. He was the first Corgi I ever met (or heard of). We always enjoyed the Blog entries about Koda. Also he name was special.
Sweet entry...
Happy EAster to you also...

Eileen T said...

I don't have a pet but I'd have a dog if I didn't work all day. Maybe when I retire I'll be able to have one.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I want a dog so badly. My husband and I are going to the pound to adapt one as soon as we get a house!

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Debra McKellan said...

He is Risen!

I've always been a cat person, but dogs love me. I'd love a puppy.

Birgit said...

Pets are so special and I have heard many people say they will not get another animal and then....They just give so much love and happiness that, in the end, we don't mind that we are having to think about them whenever we go somewhere. I miss my Katie so much and she passed away in 2012. I would love to get another Black lab but there is the cost thing. We have our Wallace-our rescue dog who will always hate the outside(who knows what he went through before we got him) and we have 4 cats. It's a handful especially the fur! I just wouldn't want it any other way. Koda looked like a sweetie in the pics. I love that dog tied up though:)

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

A few months after Peppy died, we adopted a dog from the animal shelter. It was one of the best decision we could have made in helping us deal with the grief of losing our constant (and needy) companion of 12 years.

Later, we also gave a home to a a puppy, one of eight that were abandoned. I bet you'll have another dog. Maybe you'll even consider giving an abandoned pup a forever home as a companion to the corgi I am sure you'll have one day. ♥

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

...and Happy Easter to you, my wonderful friend.

Melanie said...

We still have our 2 cats and 1 dog right now, though our oldest cat is getting pretty frail. She'll be 14 this summer.
I'm sure you'll know if/when the time is right for another pet. We've always been partial to the pound pets. They're so pitiful looking in those little cages. We got Lilly in 2009, and she is such a great dog.
Happy Easter!

Mevely317 said...

Ya. More times than I'd like to admit, I've fantasized about being pet-free.

After Caraleigh passed I'm pretty sure something died a little inside me; and I vowed I'd never allow myself to love so strongly again.
Getting Macie and Gracie was really more for Tom's benefit - and I do credit them in large part for his recovery.
They're just so darn cute and loving, it's hard to keep them at arm's length!

I suspect you and your hubby will instinctively know when the right one comes along. Lucky pup! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is Risen Indeed!
I feel we will always have a dog. It took me about 8 months before I was ready after our last dog passed away.
That is when we got Skye who is now six.
Debby

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I love dogs and cats, but the nudge goes to dogs. I love my cat, but my dogs love me. I mean seriously, if my dogs were humans, we'd have to get restraining orders.

susie said...

Spiders and Squirrels.

Happy Easter, Betty.

Jennifer Hawes said...

I have three children (two of which are teen boys:) so we don't have pets. Haha! I've heard a lot about corgi puppies!

Jo said...

When our last dog died, hubby swore never to get another. We haven't, but these days we live in an apartment and I think it is unfair to an animal to confine them that way. I very much miss having a dog though. I think I might get a cat if it weren't for hubby who doesn't like them.

Chatty Crone said...

Well when Kelly moves = she will take Disco - so we will be petless - kind of sad, but has to be - at least we will see him.
Have a blessed Easter.
Sandie

J E Oneil said...

I'm definitely a cat person. I love my kitties more than anything! But dogs an be fun and cute, too.

I'm sorry about your dog.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm a cat person and have four of them, but I love that dog! :)

Cindi said...

kitteh gurl!!! we have 3 too many..lol Po'boi recently moved out so no more Stella. She luvs her new digs, we miss her lil ornery ways around here. happy Easter!!!

Lux G. said...

I'm a dog person myself.

Happy Easter!

Stephanie Faris said...

My parents got a new corgi puppy--he was just a couple of months old. Training him has been tough. He was the pack leader, the dominant male in his group. The corgi they had before was very laid back and easygoing. So it's been an adjustment. They had to get a trainer to help them but after two sessions (and getting him fixed), I think he's doing better. It just takes a few months to bond with a new dog, especially when you had one die recently. I think it may be a good call on your part to wait. Their dog looks just like the one Stephen King got around the same time--almost the same age! He's constantly posting pics on his Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/stephenking

Danielle L Zecher said...

We have four cats (I have some crazy cat lady tendencies) and two dogs. I can't imagine ever not having at least one pet because I've always had at least one. I do think you're smart not to rush into getting a dog after losing Koda. If/when the right dog comes along you will know it.

Michael D'Agostino said...

I kind of know how you feel because I used to have two blue heelers when I was young that we had to give away. I've wanted another pet since.

TARYTERRE said...

Love your pup sitting in the garden. So sweet. I had a dog as a child growing up, and then when I was newly married. But since then I have been a cat lady. You can come and go as you like without worry. HAPPY EASTER. Have a wonderful day

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy Easter to you. We've always had a cat and a dog but lost them both over the last two years. They lived long, good lives. Our children are grown now, so we're saying same as you. No more. I can't stand the sadness of losing them.

Kathryn McKendry said...

We succumbed to our kids' badgering for a dog two years ago. We got a beagle puppy and he's adorable and so sweet, but it has put a damper in our travels.

Quanie Miller said...

Happy Easter! We don't have a dog now but plan to get one. And I wasn't a cat person either until I house sat for some friends and fell in love with their little kitty.

Megan Whitson Lee said...

He is risen indeed! I do see another dog in your future, but you're right to give yourselves time to heal...

rmslil said...

I have always had a cat. I cant imagine life without a cat. Cats are so much easier to care for except cleaning the litter box. The positive to a cat is you dont have to check on them. Just leave enough food and water. The negative is they are hard to walk outside unless you train them well. Happy Easter!

Name Name said...

Happy Easter! He is risen indeed. I'm more of a dog person too. My dog is a chihuahua mix and she's quite old now. She's going to be 17 this year! And yet everyone thinks she looks like a puppy, lol. I like your dog though. It's well behaved and there's no mess. :)

Lynn Proctor said...

Awww I know the feeling of missing them-I too am more of a dog lady

Lanise Brown said...

Whoops. I was not signed in. But... Happy Easter! He is risen indeed. I'm more of a dog person too. My dog is a chihuahua mix and she's quite old now. She's going to be 17 this year! And yet everyone thinks she looks like a puppy, lol. I like your dog though. It's well behaved and there's no mess. :)

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yaya said...

Happy Easter! I love this holiday. We have a cat but I will never have another one. I rescued her 14 yrs ago
but she's never been a warm fuzzy kitty! When our son lived here he had Eddy and they visit weekly...that's enough pet for me!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

We currently have only one house dog, Lucy. I don'think I really want another inside dog when Lucy is gone. At least not for a while. But I probably won't have much say in it...just as I didn't when he got Lucy. Outside, we have entirely too many animals. Horses, chickens, dogs, cats, hogs.

MS said...

Another thing -- this dog doesn't make any messes!
He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Mary

Heartprints Pets said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Koda. Your current dog looks very well behaved. I have two and I can't imagine my life without them. My last two passed within 6 mos of each other and I was waited almost two years to adopt.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I've had birds and gerbils; nothing currently. Thinking about another bird, but I hate to see them caged. (smile)

Liz A. said...

No, no pets. Not at the moment. But I'm more of a cat person, so it'll be a cat if I ever get to the point of getting one.

Keith's ramblings said...

Not a pet person myself but I think I could cope with that dog! Thanks for dropping by my A-Z

Nick Wilford said...

We have four dogs. I told my wife that's the limit, because I can't walk any more at a time! They're all rescue dogs and she's always on the rescue Facebook pages - I told her to unfriend them but I know that's a bit harsh. I love the dogs and can totally see the advantages over cats (more loving) although I grew up with a cat!

Greenpatches said...

We've two dogs: an elderly BFDB and a little rescue bichon, and a rather grumpy ginger cat. I sometimes wonder why we do it as empty-nesters; bang go spontaneous days out, stays away, we spend a fortune in kennel fees and one of us always has to cover if the other is away more than a couple of hours. I think I could cope with that dog in your picture, but ah well...unconditional love and all that...If you come in from a bad day, they're always so pleased to see you!

Zannie Shaman said...

no pets, tho I used to foster rescue dogs...and to do with the title of your blog- I have a bench overlooking the ocean..have to climb up cliff road to get there but its worth it...

Mildred said...

So sorry about the loss of your Koda. We recently lost our 14 yr old mini dachshund. We never have enough time with them, do we? I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Happy Easter! I love both cats and dogs, though I've only ever owned a cat. I'm allergic to both now, so no pets for me! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to visiting yours again, too! Cheers!

sterlingsop said...

He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

We don't have any furry pets but we have become the adopted "parents" to my daughter's terrapin who is called Terry. She bought him when he was the size of a 50p piece and now he is bigger than my handspan. She left him behind when she moved out to university and has no intention of taking him back. She assures us terrapins only live for about 40 years...!

Hollie said...

Koda was a precious guy!!! Maybe at some point you will want another. We have two as you know that stay inside. They are a handful, but I can't imagine a day without them.

storytreasury said...

No pets! Not sure I want that commitment.

Big Mark 243 said...

...never had a pet... closest I ever came to having one was through the stories of a virtual corgi..!

Big Mark 243 said...

...never had a pet... closest I ever came to having one was through the stories of a virtual corgi..!

Sarah said...

This is the kind of pet my parents want - so much easier for traveling!

Intense Guy said...

Happy Easter!

I have adopted four other peoples dogs... i dog sit them when their people need to go away. This gives me my dog "fix" when I need one. I can visit the dog next door whenever I wish.

winsomekaty said...

Happy Easter! I love that we both wrote about dogs for the letter 'D'! I am sorry for your loss. I have not had to feel that hurt of losing a pet yet. Juice is 7 and hopefully has 7 more years (or so). I love Corgis and would consider getting one someday. We'll see.

Funny in My Mind said...

I miss your pictures and stories of Koda so much! Your new dog is lovely and it doesn't shed.
We have 4 dogs- a Corgi/Jack mix, 2 Germans and a Jack Russell.

Sophia Camaya said...

I have a dog at home and I love her to death. I am very excited to have her with me at college next fall! I'm more for dogs than for cats. Kitty claws scare me so much!

netablogs said...

Happy Easter, Betty! Currently I have no pets, but I do look after my son's cat Loki sometimes. Which gives me my pet fix. We used to have a lovely dog - a beagle/retriever cross, who can never be replaced, I'm sure. Most recently we have owned a cat - my Buddy - but no longer (long story). I am glad for this time of no pets, although I do check the dog rescue site now and then..

Veronica Lee said...

Dogs and cats are not allowed in the condo where we live. We have a very cute guinea pig.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Yes, I understand I didn't want to touch a cat after one of ours passed away back in 2010. But i guess I had to move on since there were still a bunch of little kitties that needed love and attention.

Maybe y'all should adopt a cat?

Haha, just kidding! : )