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Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 PM
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If I could just have Elsie for the rest of my life, I'd do that in a heart beat.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:10 PM
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A big resounding yes to both my dogs. Even with Mia's bad knees. she is hands down the best dog I've ever known. We are made for each other. She has taught me so much both about dogs and about life in general. She's my little hooligan and my best friend in the truest sense of the word. I would never have missed out on my soul dog for any dog, even if they had fantastic knees.

And Summer is such a dear dog. She is so nice and sweet. She was the perfect dog to start my adult life with. She's been the perfect introduction dog for dog sports. She's been my rock when I needed her most. Summer has seen me through the darkest times of my life and been a faithful companion for me always.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:12 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.
Ever read "A Dog's Purpose"? That always pops into my mind when I think about Romeo And I know several cases similar to yours, some of my Mom's dogs, too. Sometimes they're in our lives as a transition to where they're meant to be <3

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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!
This is me and Maddie Minus the picture in the classified ads She is perfectly perfect for me and while there are things I would've changed, like going to a dermatologist sooner and stuff like that, we've grown up together and I can't imagine my life without her


As for Bailey, she's the poster child of getting the dog you need vs. the dog you "want". With all of her quirks, she has been perfect for me. And an unexpected learning curve. And a weird sort of dependent relationship that goes both ways <3
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:12 PM
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Logan is EXACTLY what I was looking for in a dog. I would pick him again a million times over.

Gavroche isn't what I expected him to be, but he's what I needed. I do wish I could have got him as a puppy, because I think that would have prevented most of his behavior issues. I also would have tested/started him on thyroid meds sooner. I really think he was hypothyroid for AT LEAST a year before I tested him, based on pictures and the way he recovered. The hypothyroidism certainly didn't help his behavioral issues. He's on Prozac now for his tooth grinding, but it's also helped him in many other areas. I might consider medicating him sooner. But in the end, yes, I would still have chosen Gavroche. After all, he is my heart dog.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:13 PM
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I had to stop and think about it for a second with Ivan. Don't get me wrong I love him dearly and I would get him again IF I could use what I've learned with him. Now thats not to say I want another butthead dog like him. He is totally not a family dog at all and part of that is my fault and partly his. He is not the kind of dog to have out with friends over, he isn't really the dog to just hang out with other family members. He is just too busy of a dog for them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 PM
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I would....

I had issues with Cinnamon and still If I knew then what I do now... I'd say in a heartbeat! she was my perfect dog even with her issues . She changed my life and that's something I will always treasure.

Luna, she's brought so much light into my life and so far has had no issues, I knew she was special the moment I saw her at the shelter. So yep. I'd pick her a million times over.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:11 PM
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Hmmm...Nia turned out a lot less outgoing and dog reactive than I had thought when I got her.

But she's also the absolute sweetest and most sensitive little dog. The easiest dog ever, and she just tries to be so so good. So absolutely!! I would pick her again and again and again and again.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:47 PM
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Yes X1000000 to all three, including Charlie. The zois are mine. Charlie wasn't picked by me and took some adjusting to get used to, but once he was in my heart he never left. Not even when he passed away. I still wish things happened differently that day, that he was still with us. He was so unexpected and brought so much fun and joy wherever he went.
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yes...no...yes...no...yes....no....dammit, I can't decide!!
Are we the only ones here horrible enough to say no?

I love my dog. So much. He's awesome. But he's not what I want. And I'm committed to him for the next who knows how many years.

If someone else would have taken him and given him a great home, I would have passed.

If there was no one else to rescue him, and he looked forward to life on a chain, I would take him again a thousand times. He doesn't deserve that and he really is wonderful. It's not his fault that he's nearly everything I don't want in a dog except "friendly." I can find unconditional love with basically any dog, and there are probably hundreds I'd be happier with, but I couldn't leave him where he was. Ever. And no one else was jumping to take a tick-covered, high energy, high-shedding, drooly, ill-mannered mess of a dog.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:42 AM
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Are we the only ones here horrible enough to say no?

I love my dog. So much. He's awesome. But he's not what I want. And I'm committed to him for the next who knows how many years.

If someone else would have taken him and given him a great home, I would have passed.

If there was no one else to rescue him, and he looked forward to life on a chain, I would take him again a thousand times. He doesn't deserve that and he really is wonderful. It's not his fault that he's nearly everything I don't want in a dog except "friendly." I can find unconditional love with basically any dog, and there are probably hundreds I'd be happier with, but I couldn't leave him where he was. Ever. And no one else was jumping to take a tick-covered, high energy, high-shedding, drooly, ill-mannered mess of a dog.
I'm torn, Saga is my heart and soul, but, she isn't any of the things I wanted in a dog, other than the fact that she loves me so much and she is great with everyone. She's an amazing pet, but I never wanted a pet dog, I wanted a dog that I could do something with, and Soggy doesn't really like to do anything except watch Netflix and cuddle. That would be fine for most of the population, but I wanted a performance dog. In the shelter, she seemed to have the energy and the drive, but at home she was a totally different dog. So knowing now what I didnt know then, I'm unsure if she would have been my pick. On the other hand, we have been through SO much together and she has just weathered the storms with me... You would have to pry her out of my cold, dead hands.

Nico? He is everything I have ever wanted out of a dog, period, so there is no question on whether I would make the same choice again.
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