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Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by J's crew, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. J's crew

    J's crew New Member

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    I am falling more and more in love with my neighbors dog. I have talked to his owner and she doesn't really seem that interested in giving him the attention he needs, let alone the food/shelter/medical care, although she would never admit it. So, he spends 99% of his time at my house where I do all I can for him. Her loss, my gain. I just wish she would go ahead and give him to me so I don't have to worry about him roaming free all the time. :(

    I've posted pictures of him before but I got a few that I thought were really pretty. His name is Shep.

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  3. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    wow he's gorgeous. Have you thought about asking them if you could keep him? I know it's probably a long shot, but worth a try maybe.
     
  4. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    I agree with Amber, its a long shot but try it.
    He is very stunning.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    WOW, what a lovely GSD! I say ask if you can keep him... maybe even offer her a bit of money to seal the deal!
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I agree. It doesn't hurt to approach her about it. He looks like a sweet dog.

    My neighbors have two dogs, Patches and Elway, that up until recently spent nearly every day here... For 4 years. I never spoke to the owners about giving me the dogs since they more or less live here, anyway. I wish I had asked. They seem to have moved and I don't know where my buddies are, and I worry about them. :(
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Oh he is gorgeous...

    and I agree with the others... I would at least ask...
     
  8. J's crew

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    I've talked to her before about my concerns. Other neighbors have said they have almost ran him over because he sometimes sleeps in the middle of the road. It's a out of the way country road with only about 10 houses but my stomach still churns every time I catch him in the road.

    He also has been catching skunks, at least he's been sprayed by skunks lately. I told her I help with getting dogs vaccinated in case he didn't have his rabies shots and she was pretty snotty and said she has her own vet, thank you very much. :(

    Another thing is he barks at my neighbors horses. That neighbor told my husband that one day he may shoot him......All of this has been relayed to his owner yet she hasn't done anything about it.

    I have kind of hinted to her more than once that I would love to have him. Maybe it's time to come out and offer to buy him.

    Thanks guys. :)
     
  9. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I say go for it. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I think I would approach it in such a way that you aren't saying she doesn't take care of him and should just give him to you....

    Perhaps say something along the lines of how much you love having him over at your house and if she would ever consider selling him you would love to take him in. Or soemthing along those lines lol... I'm not exactly the most tactful person
     
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    Thats a good idea. I'm not the most tactful person myself when it comes to someone not caring for their animal, lol. :)

    I guess I just have to keep remembering you catch more flies with honey.....but believe me, inside I feel like realllly telling her how I feel. ;)
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    that's true. hmmm do you think using the words "I'd like to adopt him from you" rather than "I'd like to buy him off you" might come off better. It's really pretty much the same thing... but the word choice might make a difference? or not lol
     
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    Oh I love him ! and those pleading eyes scream " Can I live with you ??"
     
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    Yeah now is the time to employ tact even though she really doesn't deserve it. If you imply that she's being a bad owner and you could do better for him she might get pissy and keep him just to hurt you. Imply that you really want a GSD and love this guy, and even though you know she loves him (yeah right) you were wondering if she was willing to sell. Something along those lines
     
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    Thanks for all the ideas guys. :) I will do my best and be as sweet as sugar. ;)
    At least I know he is getting good food and lots of love. If she says no I wonder if she would notice if I took him in to get neutered one day. :lol-sign:
     
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    I know! Every once in awhile I will be inside playing with my dogs and I look out the window and see him looking in with such a sad look on his face.

    I used to not let him in the house because I was worried I would start something with my male dogs. Outside they all mark the same spots over and over but I guess I didn't give my dogs enough credit. They know marking in the house is a no no and have been good so Shep is coming in more and more.

    He's just such a comical dog. I am in LOVE with those ears! :D
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    You know, it might not hurt to have the neighbor with the horses call her and tell her that not only is he going to shoot the dog, but that she is financially liable for any damage to his horses caused by HER dog chasing them ;)

    Offer to adopt him, then if she says no, get the horse owning neighbor to give her a call ;) She might be THRILLED to let you have him then.

    Or you could see if someone from animal control - who can be trusted - would pick up an "at large" GSD . . . and you go adopt him.
     
  18. bnwalker2

    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    He is gorgeous!
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Thats not a bad idea Renee, chances are if he did get picked up its not like she'd go to get him back.
     
  20. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    I'm in the same situation with my neighbors lab. I love the dog to death. He is here all the time. If I could take him in I so would. It's not possible. Even though I can't afford him I asked them anyways. They aren't willing to let him go. Which is silly seeign if he isn't chained up he is over at my house or running around.
     

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