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  •  I love the way you say that (1+ / 0-)
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    Animals adopt us. They are teachers, sometimes hard to understand what they are saying. We have had so many dogs and cats, I can't tell you. My first dog, Dan the Man, was a large Black Lab, who we had for 15 yrs. As soon as he met my future wife, he knew the first day he met her, he was HER dog. Loved that guy.

    A hooded sweatshirt can make an innocent teen look like a criminal. Just like a suit and glasses can make Geraldo Rivera look like a journalist." ---Stephen Colbert

    by sankaty on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:50:13 PM PST

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    •  That wisdom came from my father. (0+ / 0-)

      He always said to me that you don't pick the dog, the dog picks you. The puppy that went looking for you, the one that ignored everything else to be by you, the one that fell asleep on you instead of its litter mates, the one that cried because you were not there, that was the one that chose you. You were his or her human and that was that. There were several times that We went looking at pups and came back empty according to dad's rules.
      Don't get me wrong, the only marginally controlled five year old in me loves all puppies, and labs most of all, and thinks, no, knows that happiness can be found being under the puppy pile still follows my father's wisdom and thus far it has never failed.

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