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Charles Schulz was right:
Happiness is a warm puppy

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/12/2019 12:31:36 PM

What can you say about a man who waited 71 years to get his first puppy? It took me that long, but I maintain that the result is that the joy is all the more intense. What have I been missing all these years? As I write, asleep at my feet is the newest member of the family, a 10-week-old Goldendoodle puppy, the result of a pairing of a miniature poodle and a “real” Goldendoodle, half golden retriever, and half miniature poodle. Her name is Fawn, and the happiness she has brought in the 7 days

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/12/2019 12:56:16 PM     (No. 11890900)

What a sweet story about a sweet puppy. We have always loved Goldens. Had several, raised one litter to where we kept one, one went to #1 Son, who was the midwife, and the remainder of the litter was donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind where they went to be raised to the proper age by 4H young people, then to training and hopefully to owners who would need and love them. Wonderful dogs.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/12/2019 12:57:17 PM     (No. 11890902)

PS. “Happiness Is A Warm Puppy” was the boys’ favorite book when they were little. It is a charmer.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 1/12/2019 1:03:47 PM     (No. 11890908)

Delightful.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Shells, 1/12/2019 1:33:01 PM     (No. 11890948)

I was just behind a gentleman in a wheelchair on line at the supermarket and he had with him the most beautiful doggie. Color of a golden but actually looked like a terrier of some sort. He proudly showed me some of what this dog could do for him. Carrying grocery bags, tossing his receipt in the trash, etc. And also explained that he was “home schooled.”
I love, love, love my rescue dog but he is dumb as a box of rocks.
Did I mention I love him anyway? I’m going to go hug him now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: vrb8m, 1/12/2019 1:55:14 PM     (No. 11890969)

Awww... makes me feel like flowers are blooming in my chest.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/12/2019 1:57:38 PM     (No. 11890972)

A house isn´t a home without a pup.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Corndoggies, 1/12/2019 2:27:47 PM     (No. 11890987)

I love puppies like some women love babies which is how we ended up with 10 dogs. I saw “fosters needed” on a fb page and solved my addiction. We always have a puppy or three running around the house and don’t add to what I call the dogpile.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/12/2019 2:29:48 PM     (No. 11890988)

Kittens are nice as well.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 1/12/2019 3:04:11 PM     (No. 11891021)

Poodles are ultra smart, don´t shed and love retrieving, and swimming.

The standard size are a bit large for my taste, but the miniatures are just right. The tiny ones, somehow have been bred to be yappy and brainless, a sad thing for a noble breed.

As to the golden retriever...well, 1/4 shouldn´t hurt much, but they are also strong swimmers, great retrievers but a bit dimbulb in my experience.

Dogs are wonderful, I sure wish they lived longer, the grief of parting comes way too soon.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/12/2019 3:40:44 PM     (No. 11891052)

Our Flower, a Blue Heeler rescue who let us share her house for six years and was the smartest animal I ever saw and arrived with impeccable house manners, succumbed to throat cancer last month. We miss her terribly.

But the thought of house-training a puppy again makes me want to lie down with a wet cloth on my forehead.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: vegasgrump, 1/12/2019 3:56:28 PM     (No. 11891072)

A 7 lb Maltese allowed us to live with him for nearly 15 years until he died of heart disease on Labor Day. We agreed there would be no more dogs. That lasted for about 2 months. Then we decided on getting another dog but didn´t want it to remind us of Dexter. Enter a 7 week old black Lab puppy named Sophie who arrived at our house on Veteran´s Day weighing 6.3 pounds. Two short months later, she weighs 30 pounds and is less than half grown. She is the sweetest little girl I´ve ever met, but housebreaking has been a challenge. When she poops, it is the size of a cow pie. I am waiting for the light to go on and I hope it´s soon. But I don´t regret it for a second and she surely doesn´t remind us of Dexter.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Corndoggies, 1/12/2019 4:09:40 PM     (No. 11891087)

#10, shelters are full of house broken adult dogs. People surrender them for the stupidest reasons.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tank, 1/12/2019 4:10:18 PM     (No. 11891088)

I´m a 58 year-old man who got his first dog about a year-and-a half ago. Always had cats (and for 8 years, the coolest rabbit ever). I, too, wonder how I went so long. We rescued her from the shelter and she´s a blessing. I´m convinced if I could look inside her, I´d find nothing but heart and saliva.

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