Lets Meet the Other Kids

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Hey guys, so I know a few of us own other dogs besides Dobermans and I thought I'd just open a thread up for us to share a little bit about them.

People have heard me refer to my little men, especially after Miles' tumble and all the panic that generated.  Don't mind the shirts... sorry for the curse word.. their grandma bought them them.

I got Miles as a puppy out of a laundry basket.  He was the only tri colored little chihuahua of the litter and I picked him!  He has turned out to be one of those dogs that just makes his way through the world making a difference.  He got me through a messy divorce, some family rough patches, and has often paved the way for me to make friends.

I've never treated him like a chihuahua.  He's gone on motorcycles with me, he's gone rafting with me, he's gone hiking, swimming... but my favorite thing he's ever done was be a therapy dog to a little girl who needed him

Laila lost her dad at 4 years old to very aggressive cancer and he died in hospice care at home.  She had a lot of problems resulting from his death, most of which were anxiety and fear related.  I started nannying her and her sister shortly after he passed away and I and their mother agree that Miles' bond with them helped them the most.

He will let them dress him up, take him down slides, drag him through the park by the leash, cuddle with him on the couch, sleep on the floor with them... anything they ask, he'll do.  He's a puzzle champion, the winner of all the card games.

And then there's my old man Harry.

He is the most annoying dog I've ever worked with, but I love him.  He is what happens when you own a dog and never work with them or take proper care of them.  He spent 12 years of his life in a backyard on concrete.  He's never been neutered or trained.  He has a major skin issue from untreated thyroid for years and years.  His owner grew up with an animal hoarding family and didn't know what he was doing was wrong and his wife couldn't take the pressure of it anymore so when they were going to have a baby of their own, Harry was going to be euthanized.  I stepped in.

I used to have more animals, but I've sized down over the years as my connections in the vet community are older and less people call me in a panic with, "I found this dog running around! there's this kitten on my porch!"

Okay -- share! :)

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Jesh, they are so cute, here are some pics of our other fur kids.

AFFIE

LIZZIE

ASHA

LOREN

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Oh, I love this topic!   Thanks, Jes, for starting it.


I have three other dogs besides Ziva, and they are all little-bitties.  Here is Lucy (laying across Ziva's butt) and Lilly on the couch with Z.  They all get along so great.  Both these guys are rescues. Lilly came from a neglectful home where she was tied out on a cable, day and night, with not even a dog house.  We got her when she was not quite 6 months old.  Lucy was being sold at a yard sale, so I consider her a rescue, also.  I swear, some people should never have dogs.

 

This is Lucy and Bo  (BIG Indianapolis Colts fans, BTW)  Bo came from a shelter where he was scheduled to be euthanized the very same day we went to get him.  Some friends of mine from a Rat Terrier group sent me his photo and bio and said "You better hurry, he is on death row right now"....so I drove 120 miles one way to go get him.  He is only 7 lbs, and is the sweetest little guy.  He's the only male in my dog pack.

 

Just a shot of Bo and Ziva playing in the snow together.  Ziva is right at 80 lbs and Bo is 7 lbs, but they think they are the same size.

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Great idea Jes!  You all know mine but here's pics.

Buster

Mystic

my 22 year old cockatiel "Stupid"-- I didn't name him

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Oh my dog, I love seeing all the kids!!! Thay are precious!! Makes me feel better that some of y'all have "littles" too. Loren, the Min~Pin is our only male, everyone is spayed and neutered except Affie. She has a severe heart murmur, and can't be sedated. It's never been a problem though, she will be 8 in June, and was only in heat about the first 3 years of her life.

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This is Remy (the yorkie) and Mocha(shih tzu)...our other kids.

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Jess.. what a great thread... love the Miles story.. what a wonderful little guy!

Everyone.. your little ones are just adorable!!!! Talk about "Cuteness Overload"

Thanks for introducing more members of the family!!

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The outfits -- I love them!!

Stupid is a great name for a cockateel, I had one once and apparently I give off bad bird vibes or something it was a very big hate-hate relationship.  Though I'm sure your guy is a cutie!!

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Nupe, my brother's name was Remy.  You don't see that name much.

Jes, he's a really cool bird.  He flies around the house and lands on me when he's having a good day.  He's awful old now tho.  He used to talk and sing alot, not so much anymore except an amazingly LOUD wolf whistle.  OH, and he does the "calling the dog" whistle.  It's funny.  My collie used to come to him everytime cause he sounded just like me. LOL

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It's great to meet all the other pooches in our lives.

It's just me and Ella now. But my best friend Justin may move in with me. (a whole house and yard is hard for a girl to keep up with by herself!) He has a 2 year old pit named Clyde so Ella will have a buddy. And maybe when Ella gets older, I'll be ready for another pup.

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Love this thread!  All the little pups are so cute...Do they get little dog syndrome ever?  I know Lucy does!

This is Lucy:

Lucy is a Shih Poo, I think she's about 12 lbs and 3 years old.  She was supposed to be my younger sister's dog but I ended up being the one to feed her, walk her, take her outside, etc etc...not to toot my own horn but I am definitely her favourite when I go home to visit and she listens to me the best :)  (Unless Ray is with me, then he's the favourite - she has a very obvious hierarchy lol)

Lucy with long hair - totally different dog you would think, and it affects her personality too!  This was the first winter we had her, now my family keeps her hair cut like in the first pic.
 

Lucy at the window, her typical "lookout" spot

Lucy as a puppy was sooo tiny!  She was the runt of the litter and could fit in the palms of my hands when she was 12 weeks...I still call her "puppy" and I think I probably always will.  She's not technically "mine" anymore but I still will always love her like she is!  :)

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So cute!!!

Miles was the size of my shoe when I got him, 1.2lbs!! To think Steve was 22lbs when we brought him home!

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What kind of dog is Miles?  I was trying to figure that out...looks like a long-haired chi maybe??  That's my best guess anyway lol.  He's so cute! 

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Miles is the chihuahua with the kid! And Harry (the ugly one with the ??? For breed for everyone) is Pomeranian though he has no fur. I think "ewok" is more fitting

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I've never had a little dog.. they are just so so cute. Little pocketbook babies.. I grew up with collies, had an Olde English named Mille who used to 'help' me seal greeting card envelopes, and a couple of Irish Setters. ( not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree but Oh so GORGEOUS!!) My daughter had a Newfoundland for 12 years named Panda who was one of the most incredible dogs I had ever met. Now we have Sofia..

Each one was ( and is) so very special.. they  just complete a home.. there's a saying on the OTHER forum

"Every dog needs a home, and every home needs a dog.."

I love it!

Thanks for all the pictures.. they are so precious.

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Whups Harry was the one I meant to ask about lol.  Miles is such a cutie!  I love how you take him everywhere, I used to do that with lucy too, even 5 k runs around the block and she would keep up no problemo!

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Haha I figured as much sweetpea! :)

Miles has bad knees so he can't go on runs anymore (7 years old in April.. I'm throwing him an over the hill party... ahah...  I will have to share pictures ) but he still looks affronted every time I leave the house and don't take him with me.  

And Kate -- Miles was my first little dog, outside of my mom's border terriers (think Something About Mary and the dog...) and I was determined not to raise a "little dog".. I got him right when Paris Hilton made dogs fashion items.

I'm hooked now, and probably will always have one little squirt running around the house.

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This is my stepdoberdaughter GypsySue -She is about 13 and boy is she all dobie - she tolerated the kids the couple times she met them - but she can't visit anymore- getting too old  (poor girl) Josh found her in the woods when she was 6 months old- they think she has some shepard in her - not sure but vet said definately dobe...

And this was my boy who I loved more than anything- My first dog that was totally my own- my akita wyatt- we had to put him down at 8 due to a bite issue... :( still miss him and think he would have loved the kids - his first best friends were Killian the dobe and a rottie whose name Koda.

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I see Shepherd in those ears...

Wyatt's story... sometimes we are asked to make the worlds hardest decisions.. I swear.  :/

I personally think Akitas are the cutest puppies

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Her coat is shepard like too- but all dobertude!

I love akita pups as well - they are these fuzzy little chubby things and then they turn into bears!!! He was american Akita so he was taller and leaner than the japanese. He was about 110 lbs and looked so much bigger because all of his fur... I miss him tons but it was the right thing to do- He had a good life and he was getting old and cranky and mean - So we did what we felt was best for everybody in the situation.

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 Did you see the akita at the Westminster this year? The markings were spectacular!!

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yes i did! I still watch and root for them to place... Love that breed no matter what though dobies have stolen my heart and soul again akitas always hold a special place in my heart...

http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2011/results/breed/akita.htmlc

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this is my eevvvvviiiiillll kitty, lolz. He is Skye's bff... till he jumps out of reach and takes her toy with him!!! lolz

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Haha! They are the same size almost!

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So great to meet everydoggie...and kitty!!

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lolz... jess, this was when we first got her... is the only pic i found... gonna havta get another one...lolz!!!  she is like twice as big now!! they are soo cute... he will rub his ace on her and she'll just stand there and take it when he bullies her... she's a good girl.

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heres a pic i took last night!! sry...  crappy phone cam!!