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July 10, 2013

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Peggy

Oh, doesn't your heart just melt when you see those big, beautiful creatures? I'll take two, please. But someone else needs to actually walk them; I'm with you, Benita! They're like grandchildren--spoil them rotten and then send them home with mom and/or dad!

MelD

LOL I love dogs, too, especially big ones (Leonbergers, anyone?!) but after dealing with my crossbreed Hamish in old age (I wouldn't have been able to pick him up in an emergency) I will be sticking with smaller dogs, now, I think - like my cute English Cocker, such a diva!
My daughter adores your kind of athletic dog (is there a name for "Windhund" in English?! I don't even know!!), she loves the long thin snouts; collies, too! They are such beautiful and elegant dogs, I (short/dumpy) would look funny walking one... ;) My spaniel is easy, she is just as happy in the garden and coming along most places I go as she is if we take a long hike, she is such a merry character, always cheerful, which is a great mood enhancer!
Loved the rather unusual collection of doggie goods in this store Houndworthy <3

Amycapdet/May

Thank you, Benita! :)

Cookie

Aww Benita, dont deny yourself the companionship of a wonderful dog. What about a small breed that doesnt need all that walking, an inside dog, it would certainly suit your climate.
...Cookie xx

Andrea

Oooh my boyfriend will hate you for this post, Benita ;) Everybody mocks me because I buy so much stuff for my baby (https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408451_590133307668355_1963259791_n.jpg that's him, Prince Hamlet of Denmark)
Though I know what you mean about walking them etc. I'm glad Hamlet is such a tiny thing, he's good with two 20min and one longer walk per day. Plus the occasional 1-2 hour walk. He's actually more of a cat ;) Sleeping all day, playing, eating...

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Andrea - What cutie :)

L

Lovely! Didn't know about the store, but I dearly love Greyhounds (had 400 once -- raised racers)! I have a Lab at this time; she's what keeps me on my walking program: 30 minutes every morning, sometimes after work, too. I don't have to walk her in the rain, because we have a large fenced yard. Thanks for the post!

Anya

I love Salukis they were my University mascot. They do need lots of walking however so its cats for me as well. Thanks for the shop link, lots of goodies for non-canine folks as well.

Sandy (USA)

Thanks Benita! I love getting things for Simon our shih tzu! One can easily spoil their pet like a child whether it be a dog or cat. I LOVE animals! I've had cats growing up (one that resembled Bonus very much)but for whatever reason, now that I'm older, I have the biggest allergic ugly reaction to cats and dogs (Shih Tzu's are hypoallergenic dogs so I'm good). Dogs give you sooooo much love. They never get mad at you, always there for you AND they go with the flow when you decorate, redecorate, move things around and never complain of the changes! :) Hope you're enjoying your vacation!

Missy

I met a little Italian Greyhound who used a litter box. I was amazed.

Marjorie | One Parade

Thank you for sharing! Italian Greyhounds are so beautiful.

~Michelle

I love little doggies. You know you can litter train the small ones, right???

Here in the USA only city apartment dwellers (like me) have to walk the dogs. The vast majority of dog owners have a yard and it's fenced in so they just let the dog in and out 2-3 times a day. It's an option!

Sage

Benita, the names of your (8 !) childhood dogs are amazing and so creative - LOVE them all. I shall save the list for next time I'm in need of a cat name!

We lost a (2nd) Dalmatian a few months ago at 14 and a previous one about ten years ago and before that had West Highland White Terriers. We still have an older Tibetan terrier and many cats who live with us, plus I feed quite a few healthy but homeless kitties. I always name the homeless ones too and they know their names so they come when I call them if they are nearby.

If you have photos to go with the great names would love to see them!

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Sage - The long names were actually breeder's names. Most of the doggies were adopted because they needed new homes so we just called them something similar so as not to confuse them too much :).

jja

I also had dogs before and I love them so much!

I don't like the option of having a dog and not walking him (I even think this is so sad), then just letting him hang around in yard, so thats why better no dog then bad keeping habits.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

jja - I have to say I agree with you.

Jamie B.

My mom fell in love with Salukis when she was a young woman so we always had at least one and as many as ten at a time. She showed them too but only for fun, nothing hardcore. However I grew up on a property of five acres that was fenced, I couldn't imagine owning a hound like that without somewhere for them to run off leash, it just doesn't seem fair. And I'm exactly like you, when it's -20 and I'm watching people walk their dogs I'm so grateful I have a cat, lol.

Ledda Larcher

I always had dogs, all my life. Now I have with me the sweetest Rottwieler in the whole world, her name is "Calma de los Glaciares" and "Canela" a medium size one, rescued from a highway (literally there to die, near a month born & abandoned there... in middle of roaring cars on a cold rainy day.. poor thing). My old cat crossed the rainbow bridge last week, we`re still mourning him. I`m glad you stated your respect for all kind of animals, since many people stand either as "cat people" or "dog people". Thanks for your example, Benita. Hugs and kisses

Rachel

Love my miniature dachshunds, Penny and Foxy (12 lbs of attitude each), and Pembroke Welsh corgi, Fergus (25 lbs of clown). One 30 minute walk a day is fine. Otherwise they love to sun themselves in the back yard and Fergus loves to play with the football - he is a Brit afterall - and 'fetch' with a tennis ball, especially the ones that squeak!

wienerdoglove

PS, if you dislike the idea of walking dogs, you can always train them to do this (I got such a kick out of their happy tails!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AKoLrQPdfQ

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