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hahahaha. Ginnie Springs? That place is the spot. You get a lot of UF students go there too, so seeing hot chicks is the norm. You just have to deal with toothless Red Necks, but they are no harm, just throw them a natty light or some dip and you are thier best friend.

HAhaha yep Ginnie Springs lol yea they are harmless plus since my Aunt manages the Corner sotre up there she basically knows the whole town i would like to live up there one day. its a nice break from the city that for sure

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It's called Napoleon complex! Further compounded by lazy owners who don't bother training or exercising (physically or mentally).

Ha! There's a Boston Terrier over here named Napoleon. My friend's Yorkie is named Tyson because he wants to fight everything despite looking for all the world like a featherduster.

That I cant help you with. I'm a single dude and dont see that changing any time soon.

As far as the couch thing, you just have to keep them confined to an area of the house until they are able to be trusted with the entire living quarters.

Yeah, confining a dog to one area of this apartment isn't happening. It would amount to locking him in the guest bedroom and that wouldn't be fair to anybody. That's another reason I'm waiting to get home and get the house.

Either way is fine as long as you plan on training both to respect one another. But having a baby and a puppy at the same time would be a nightmare in terms of your stress level, though. Ideally, one should be out of baby stage before introducing the other. JMHO.

Yeah, I'm not doing both at once. That's for sure. My wife will probably be happy to take on most of the work with the kids, but I'm sure the dog will be my problem. I just remember hearing different things about the jealousy of dogs when children are born. Looks like it's going to be kids first because I'm getting too old to wait much longer!

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HAhaha yep Ginnie Springs lol yea they are harmless plus since my Aunt manages the Corner sotre up there she basically knows the whole town i would like to live up there one day. its a nice break from the city that for sure

What? Which corner store? The one right before the camp grounds or the one in town before you go down the road that leads to the springs. How ironic, I've probably bumped into her cuz we used to go there all the time back in school.

Definitely a nice break from the city...a bit too slow paced for me....but thats why I live in Jax...you can get the best of both worlds.

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What? Which corner store? The one right before the camp grounds or the one in town before you go down the road that leads to the springs. How ironic, I've probably bumped into her cuz we used to go there all the time back in school.

Definitely a nice break from the city...a bit too slow paced for me....but thats why I live in Jax...you can get the best of both worlds.

Im not sure really i havent been up there enough to really know my way around.. but it the one right by the train tracks before you get into the Main Road i guess.. but its the one that has a pizza place attached.. my aunt is Tall with short hair and really loud and out going like all other red necks lol

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Good chance I'll be going through a rescue. There are blue weimaraners that are supposedly unwanted because the color is a "fault" in the US.

cool thread. we have 2 purebreads (small & pricey) and a big dog my son picked out from the shelter 14 yrs ago. Bruno is an absolute amazing dog. Old & slow like me so he's a great running companion. we go at 5:30 & he comes in & nudges me awake if I oversleep. when we get to the front door he's like a lil pup.

No stranger can get too close to my wife or kids. he doesn't bark but stands between them & stares. it's pretty intimidating.

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Dogs are great. I have two, always interesting. I don't really know what either one is. One is supposedly a Beagle, but he's way bigger, I think he's a beagle and hound mix or something. My other dog is a "shep mix" but has to have some pit or great dane in him too. He looks like a mini great dane so that's why i say that. Both are on the bigger end of the medium sized dogs. Now they have those DNA tests though, which I'm going to try at some point soon.

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cool thread. we have 2 purebreads (small & pricey) and a big dog my son picked out from the shelter 14 yrs ago. Bruno is an absolute amazing dog. Old & slow like me so he's a great running companion. we go at 5:30 & he comes in & nudges me awake if I oversleep. when we get to the front door he's like a lil pup.

No stranger can get too close to my wife or kids. he doesn't bark but stands between them & stares. it's pretty intimidating.

Thats awesome. I love stories about dogs ability to be so scheduled. Knowing exactly when you get home or when you go running. That stuff is awesome.

When I was a kid and we lived in Long Island, we had a Sheltie that used to bring my dad the paper to the kitchen table for breakfast. He'd also bring my father his shoes. That was pretty cool. Pops would have him go upstairs to his room and keep bring pairs down untl he got the right one.

Dogs are great. I have two, always interesting. I don't really know what either one is. One is supposedly a Beagle, but he's way bigger, I think he's a beagle and hound mix or something. My other dog is a "shep mix" but has to have some pit or great dane in him too. He looks like a mini great dane so that's why i say that. Both are on the bigger end of the medium sized dogs. Now they have those DNA tests though, which I'm going to try at some point soon.

Sounds like two interesting combo's. Some mix dogs I've met have amazing personalities. They seem to be more diverse, where pure have that specific mentality.

I'm more of a pure bred kinda guy, but there something to be said about finding a super cool/cute mix.

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Sounds like two interesting combo's. Some mix dogs I've met have amazing personalities. They seem to be more diverse, where pure have that specific mentality.

I'm more of a pure bred kinda guy, but there something to be said about finding a super cool/cute mix.

They are interesting to say the least. My one dog Andy, the shep mix, has eyebrows. He also has a personality I've never encountered before. Here's Andy and like I said all I know is that he's a "shep mix". Some breeds I think are in him are husky, boxer, pit, great dane.. something of that nature. He is more of a larger medium sized dog but looks huge here:

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I've never had a pure bread.. just mixes and they are awesome. I hear they are healthier too. Nothing against pure breads by any means, I will own a German Shepherd and plenty of other cool ass breeds by the time my life is over.

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They are interesting to say the least. My one dog Andy, the shep mix, has eyebrows. He also has a personality I've never encountered before. Here's Andy and like I said all I know is that he's a "shep mix". Some breeds I think are in him are husky, boxer, pit, great dane.. something of that nature. He is more of a larger medium sized dog but looks huge here:

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I've never had a pure bread.. just mixes and they are awesome. I hear they are healthier too. Nothing against pure breads by any means, I will own a German Shepherd and plenty of other cool ass breeds by the time my life is over.

That's a cool looking dog. My neighbors had one that could have been his brother. The pound told them that Boomer wasn't going to get much bigger, but he blew up to over 100 pounds.

That's the one problem with pound puppies, sometimes they try to tell you what you want to hear to get you to take the dog. My cousin adopted a brindle pit bull of some sort. The people at the shelter swore up and down she was a Lab. This dog had no Lab in her. None Even after he signed the papers they wouldn't admit it.

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That's a cool looking dog. My neighbors had one that could have been his brother. The pound told them that Boomer wasn't going to get much bigger, but he blew up to over 100 pounds.

That's the one problem with pound puppies, sometimes they try to tell you what you want to hear to get you to take the dog. My cousin adopted a brindle pit bull of some sort. The people at the shelter swore up and down she was a Lab. This dog had no Lab in her. None Even after he signed the papers they wouldn't admit it.

Thanks Dom. He weighs in the 60s max. That photo makes him look huge. But yeah they will never include that the dog is a pitbull or anything close. Pretty sure my guy has shepherd in him because i can see it in his face at times but it doesn't help the fact that I really have no idea what he is haha. His temperment is great.. he never barks (but he'll speak) and is the most chill dog ever. He just wants to relax and be pet.. and eat ice pops. He's a quirky one though.. every morning at 2 am he has to go out. The Beagle pup type dog i have is more of the energetic, cuddler type and the barker so i have ying and yang as dogs.

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Thanks Dom. He weighs in the 60s max. That photo makes him look huge. But yeah they will never include that the dog is a pitbull or anything close. Pretty sure my guy has shepherd in him because i can see it in his face at times but it doesn't help the fact that I really have no idea what he is haha. His temperment is great.. he never barks (but he'll speak) and is the most chill dog ever. He just wants to relax and be pet.. and eat ice pops. He's a quirky one though.. every morning at 2 am he has to go out. The Beagle pup type dog i have is more of the energetic, cuddler type and the barker so i have ying and yang as dogs.

He's awesome and that picture makes him look much bigger than 60lbs. Those eyebrows are killer. When dogs have that, they really have different faces they can make.

Definitely see the shep in him, maybe lab, ridgeback or retriever?

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He's awesome and that picture makes him look much bigger than 60lbs. Those eyebrows are killer. When dogs have that, they really have different faces they can make.

Definitely see the shep in him, maybe lab, ridgeback or retriever?

Yeah he has so many faces haha. I've thought about lab and ridgeback too. I had a shep/lab/husky and he was a big guy so I don't know if Andy could have that many big dogs in him. Definitely a possibility, and eventually I'm going to do that DNA thing to really find out.

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I don't like shaggy furry sheddy dogs.. don't care if they're mutts or pures.
My 10 yr. old Coon Hound/Dobie/Husky mix is short-haired and sheds ten times worse than my ancient Husky/Sheltie mix.

Bela and Luna, but that was purely incidental. Luna has health issues, and she's cost me the price of a good used car. Bela is my boy, Bela as in the male form. He was named after Bela Lugosi. And I just know that dog would have a Hungarian accent if he could talk. :P

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My 10 yr. old Coon Hound/Dobie/Husky mix is short-haired and sheds ten times worse than my ancient Husky/Sheltie mix.

Bela and Luna, but that was purely incidental. Luna has health issues, and she's cost me the price of a good used car. Bela is my boy, Bela as in the male form. He was named after Bela Lugosi. And I just know that dog would have a Hungarian accent if he could talk. :P

I'll rephrase. Short coats with minimal shedding are my favorite. Dobe, Dane, Ridgeback, Vizsla etc.

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I'll rephrase. Short coats with minimal shedding are my favorite. Dobe, Dane, Ridgeback, Vizsla etc.
Gotcha.

My boy Bela is wicked cool. He doesn't howl, he screams. Yah, screams. The Coon Hound in him. I watch his profile when he opens his yap, and it's pretty cool, but dude, shut up. He was a street dog, tethered on a short leash in '99, and it amazes me to this day that he survived the Winter. It was brutally cold, but he made it somehow.

I still have his papers.: "Abandoned. Euthanasia, 12/30/99." I stopped it. He had no socialization, wasn't housebroken, ate my furniture, and enriched my life. Dogs are awesome.

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Gotcha.

My boy Bela is wicked cool. He doesn't howl, he screams. Yah, screams. The Coon Hound in him. I watch his profile when he opens his yap, and it's pretty cool, but dude, shut up. He was a street dog, tethered on a short leash in '99, and it amazes me to this day that he survived the Winter. It was brutally cold, but he made it somehow.

I still have his papers.: "Abandoned. Euthanasia, 12/30/99." I stopped it. He had no socialization, wasn't housebroken, ate my furniture, and enriched my life. Dogs are awesome.

Our dog was a hurricane dog...not sure what happened to his owners

Got him in rescue..best dog we have ever had....very humanlike...sleeps

on his back and loves his toys

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My 10 yr. old Coon Hound/Dobie/Husky mix is short-haired and sheds ten times worse than my ancient Husky/Sheltie mix.

Bela and Luna, but that was purely incidental. Luna has health issues, and she's cost me the price of a good used car. Bela is my boy, Bela as in the male form. He was named after Bela Lugosi. And I just know that dog would have a Hungarian accent if he could talk. :P

Great names! Sounds like a interesting mix.

Our dog was a hurricane dog...not sure what happened to his owners

Got him in rescue..best dog we have ever had....very humanlike...sleeps

on his back and loves his toys

Dogs that sleep on their back are hilarious. They just look uncomfortable, but nope, happy as can be.

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Those are some good looking dogs!
I know. :P

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^ This is another one that I love. Couldn't find it earlier. 35mm.

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I'm convinced Luna was older than presented, but that's OK. She was found roaming, and her owners never did the homework to find her. She was a 'pisser', had health issues and pretty much got dumped, beautiful as she is. Her bladder surgery cost me a mint, and the antibiotics she needs when infection kicks in costs an arm and a leg because she has a specific bacterium. The things we do for love.

She came home with me on 01/28/98 and pregnant. "Still want her?" "Of course." I brought her back the next day, had her spayed and her pups were taken. Eight in there. Just eight more dogs that wouldn't find a decent home. She whined for a month because she was starting to lactate and was all confused about what to do. She was too small to go full term anyway, but I know I did the right thing either way.

She's deaf now and has a cataract. I call her my Doggie Amoeba, sometimes Amoeba Dog, other times Ghost Dog. Older than dirt, she is. God love her.

EDIT due to disappearing image. Ghost Dog, alright. ;)

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