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Old 01-31-2013, 08:05 PM
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A thousand times, yes.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:13 PM
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All of my dogs, past & present, yes. definitely yes. They may not have been good examples of their breed *cough Earl cough*, but they were perfect for what we wanted/needed at that time.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:42 PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 PM
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Even though casey (the germanshepxlab i used to take care of) wasnt my dog, I would still choose to walk to unchain her everday, and spend every waking moment with her. She was my dog. Through and through. Just because somebody else "owned her" she was still mine. I would choose all the heart break of not being able to save her from her life with her horrid owners. I would choose all the love she showed me. I would choose how much she taught me . I would choose having to go out of my way, just to make sure she got out for her daily runs again. I would do it ALL over again. God I loved that dog. If i could go back to the day before she got hit by that d@mn car and run away with her, i would. She was my dog before I was allowed to have my own and i am SO grateful that i could have her in my life before I got keely. She kept me going and prepared me for my own dog.

Oh how i miss her so

If I could choose to get keely again?
Of course I would. I would walk over hot coals then over shards of glass for that dog. She is my heart dog. I will never have a bond like this with any other dog. Ever. To me, she is perfection.

And the Casey of today. Well, My boyfriend already had her when i met him. She was the hyperactive, always in overdrive, silly black lab pup that liked to chew my arms. She used to drive me nuts. But , she is the dog that I Chose to take full responsibility for. She is without a doubt MY girl. She has been a learning experience in the least. She has blossomed into a wonderful adult dog. She could melt the coldest of hearts with just one stare. So yes. I would choose her. I would choose her everyday if given the choice. I love her.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:05 PM
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Romeo: This was a tough one, because for a while I was just sick with guilt over the whole thing. He was a spoiled happy dog from a great breeder that I got, and my life was shaken up and he went home to my parents and then got attacked and I felt like it was 100% my fault. That he would've been happier if I had never stumbled across him at all.
..but the whole ordeal, I look at it now and think, if not for me, I am happy that Romeo was around because of my cousin who has him.

Here was this little dog who needed constant post-op care, and this girl who had lost EVERYTHING to a natural disaster (both her parents, her grandparents, her home, her country).. and they found each other. Just like that. I was never a believer in fate or whatever, but this pair really makes me believe it. They nursed eachother back to health in so many ways and are inseparable. Even if for nothing else, I am happy to have had Romeo because he went on to find his person and fix a broken heart.

She has told me numerous times that some days it felt like her life was nothing but darkness and she went through some serious lows and she doesn't know what she would've done without Romeo there with her.

That right there is enough for me to say 100% yes, I am happy I got Romeo. Even if he didn't end up with me.

Merlin Yes. Without a single doubt in my mind, yes. Even though I haven't had him for that long.. there is nothing else I want in a dog. Nothing. If I could I would sing his breeders praises 24/7.
I look at my puppy questionnaire and the things I wrote down to "describe my perfect dog" and am amazed by how well Merlin fits.

he is exactly the dog that I wanted, actually, he is more than I could've even though to ask for lol
he is my shadow, my sunshine, my alarm clock, my fuzzbutt,cuddle buddy, smarty pants, wiggle bum..
There is not a single doubt in my mind that this dog is special and perfect for me. I would be a total idiot to say no to him.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:09 PM
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Default, I can't decide!!

But for reals, if someone had told me when I picked him up that he would become the monstrous being that he has....maybe. He just has so. many. issues. I often joke that he has NO redeeming qualities...other than being cute.

But as it stands, I love him to death, I'd never get rid of him, but there are many days where I'd like to throttle him. He has taught me SO MUCH, but he has also made so many things that much more difficult in life because of the issues he has.

So if someone had shown me a video of all the issues he was going to have when I picked him up? No, I probably wouldn't have taken him. If I ever find a rescue dog that has his same issues, HELL TO THE NO I would not sign myself up for that again and adopt him/her!

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:10 PM
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In a heartbeat. Meg wasn't initially at all what I wanted, but she became that dog and made me into a much, much better trainer than any other dog could have.

Gusto is pretty much exactly what I was looking for.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:36 PM
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Yep, definitely.

He's not the dog I'd hope he'd be. He's a bit low drive, has separation anxiety, and his health issues recently are really frustrating, but he's amazing. His pros outweigh any of his cons any day. He's an old soul and my best buddy.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:17 PM
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I can honestly say with 10000% certainty that I would. He's really the perfect dog for me. And I got very very lucky, considering I just chose him based upon a picture out of a classifieds ad. I could've ended up with a dog that did not fit me at all. But it just so happened that he does. He's done anything I've ever wanted him to or attempted to, and he's really just an all around great dog. I just consider myself lucky!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:44 PM
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Honestly it has probably taken me a while to feel that way. Juno was a bit of a hellion and we clashed horribly for a while. After we had put our deposit on Juno, another buyer had backed out and so another female was available, my mom thought well maybe we'd rather have that puppy. I said no. When Juno was between the ages of about 6-18 months old.... I so badly wished we had taken that other puppy. I was convinced we had the demon spawn.

But now? Seriously, I adore this dog. And it's so cheesy and corny but I know I'm pretty much her whole world, too. Oh, she's not perfect, but neither am I. The longer she's around, the more I love her. It's just all the little things about her. The things that I take for granted, but when I'm around other dogs who don't behave the same way... I'm reminded of how spectacular Juno is. Not to mention she has taught me SOOOO much, I thought I knew lots about dogs before but turns out I knew NOTHING until Juno came into the picture.

With Happy, well everything was pretty transparent with her; what you see is what you get. She's actually better than I thought she'd be and I'd definitely pick her again in a heartbeat!

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