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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:32 PM

Ok I just have to ask


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Mutt
16 (84%)
Pedigree
3 (16%)
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Reply Ok I just have to ask (Original post)
dsc Feb 2013 OP
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #1
Walk away Feb 2013 #9
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #10
2theleft Feb 2013 #2
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #3
dsc Feb 2013 #4
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #5
dsc Feb 2013 #6
hamsterjill Feb 2013 #23
grantcart Feb 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #11
dsc Feb 2013 #13
grantcart Feb 2013 #14
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #15
Walk away Feb 2013 #8
newfie11 Feb 2013 #12
jtuck004 Feb 2013 #16
TorchTheWitch Feb 2013 #17
wildeyed Feb 2013 #18
get the red out Feb 2013 #19
kdmorris Feb 2013 #20
dsc Feb 2013 #21
Phentex Feb 2013 #22
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #24
retrogal Feb 2013 #25
Freddie Feb 2013 #26
ellisonz Feb 2013 #27
Progressive dog Feb 2013 #28
Lurks Often Feb 2013 #29
Texasgal Feb 2013 #30

Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:46 PM

1. I voted mutt, but....

I don't know that you call a cat a mutt. I just know that Sammy is no pedigree.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:59 PM

9. I would not call my Cat a mutt if I were you....

You may never be forgiven if he ever finds out!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:01 PM

10. Oh, he is worshipped sufficiently.....

and if you don't tell him what I said, I won't.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:48 PM

2. Both

I have a shelter pup rescue (hound/dobie mix) and a boxer dog.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:57 PM

3. All of my pups except two have been mutts.

I just love me a little mutt.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:01 PM

4. Mine is a mutt

I have had some pedigree but never a show quality dog. My mutt is the smartest of the three I remember well. But one of the Pedigrees was the absolute sweetest, if really, really dumb.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:13 PM

5. My vote: Rescue Dog

I would also add "used" dog. An owner surrender. A pet from a person who can no longer care for it, a dog who otherwise finds itself unhomed.

We have a mostly Border Collie mutt, and pure German Shepherd, and a pure Shih-Tzu.

The Border Collie was actually a rescue my son took in. When he found himself circumstantially unable to keep her, she became ours.

The GSD was an Owner surrender that my other son took in but knew he couldn't keep her long term. He found a home for her but that didn't work out. We fostered her but within a week decided to keep her.

The Shih-Tzu was a dog we intentionally sought from a small dog rescue organization.

Each one of them is "The Best Dog In The World."

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:16 PM

6. Mine is a found dog

no shelter involved but still a rescue. I doubt I will ever get a dog that isn't either found or rescue again. As much as I loved Christie, a bought pure bread, both Porky (found pedigree) and Hershey (found mutt) have been great and it feels good to save a dog.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:00 PM

23. Great post! Thank you!

Exactly!

The better statement is "don't buy while shelter pets die". There are many purebred rescues, and there are many purebred dogs and cats that are owner surrendered at kill facilities.

As for me, I've always found that "they" choose "me" much more often than "I" choose "them"... In other words, an endless supply of dumped pets when people have moved, etc.

And above all, everyone - - - please be responsible and have your pet - ANY pet - spayed or neutered. Thank you in advance for contributing to a "no kill" world!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:17 PM

7. I have an absolute weakness for Golden Retrievers.


But I am self aware enough to acknowledge that this is a character defect on my part.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:17 PM

11. You and me both....

but wish I could handle more than one at this stage of life.
Simply cannot imagine life without a Golden.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:02 PM

13. they are lovely dogs

but big for an apartment dweller.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:10 AM

14. Just put down Champ last December. In about 6 months we should be able to get another one.



Wife gets weepy when we go into In n Out (he loved the french fries)

Gets pretty quiet when we walk through the pet section of Costco.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:43 AM

15. Ohhh no....huge sadness, I am so sorry.

There are people who do not get how attached we become with our fur children.
And with some pets I have had, I could handle the loss "normally"
But Goldens sneak into your heart and own it from day 1, as you know so well.
Our guy is 7 now, still in good health.

Happy to know you will have room in your hearts for another Golden.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:57 PM

8. I am the other. As long as Dogster is adopted off the street or....

out of the pound then he/she is perfect!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:46 PM

12. Both

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:14 AM

16. x6

Oklahoma Lacey, Idaho Shelby, Christmas Charlie, Boudreaux Boudreaux, Adam, and Eve.

Elway, the cat, really doesn't care to be labelled by mere humans

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:27 AM

17. Pedigree

Though I'm really not sure what the question is since you skipped that part.


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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:20 AM

18. Both.

Both rescues too.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:42 AM

19. Mutt

But everything about her screams BORDER COLLIE, so we figure somebody's pure bred had some fun on the wrong side of the fence. She's a shelter mutt though, and the best dog in the world.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:03 AM

20. All 4 of our animals are rescues

Brandy - 12 years old - got her at 5 months from a kill shelter in 2001. She is the biggest mutt ever - we think Black lab (face), Collie (she's got the mane), Chow-Chow (black tongue and Chow fur on her hindquarters), and I'm sure a bunch of other stuff. She is the most loyal, grateful dog ever. According to her medical history, she was picked up on the street as a stray at 3 months.

Tabbie - 14 years old - Cat - I'm not sure what kind of cat breeds she might be mixed with. We got her in 2001 from a no kill shelter and it was apparent she had been feral at some point. It took probably a year to get her to trust us and not run every time we turned over in bed. We got her medical records from the shelter and saw that they had given her an abortion and spayed her at 5 weeks gestation or so - pretty close to term for a cat. I think that fucked her head up somehow and was kind of mad that they had done that to her.

Sunny - 9 years old - got her from a rescue organization at 3 months. I think she might be Golden Retriever, German Shepard... who knows? She never lived on the streets like Brandy did and is a little more picky in her food choices LOL.

Loki - 4 years old - He's definitely got Siamese in him - blue eyes and brown/cream coat and quite the "talker". He was the son of a feral cat (we don't know what happened to her). My daughter found him and his brother and sister at about 3 weeks old under a hedge. Before I could counsel her to leave them there because the mother may come back, she had picked them all up and brought them home. We tried to find the place she got them from, but she "couldn't remember" (sigh). His mother may have died, so we couldn't be sure that returning them was the right thing to do anyway. So, we bottle fed the three of them and kept them alive. Loki was very lethargic when he came here and I really didn't think he would make it. He wasn't able to or was unwilling to suck from a bottle, so we had to use an eye dropper effect from the bottle... squeezing a little bit at a time into his mouth. He truly thinks that I'm his mother. Tabbie hates him, so he picked up most of his mannerisms from the dogs. He will sit when we give them treats and generally acts like he thinks he's a dog sometimes.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:19 PM

21. wow

interesting to see the breakdown. Guess mutts do rule the world.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:58 PM

22. rescue mutt!

I don't think there's anything wrong with any of the options. But I have had friends pay thousands for A dog when a local mutt or rescue would have been possible. One of them bought a dog (flew to Europe to get it!) and THEN found there was a rescue group for the same breed (Picardi Shepherd) and got another one that way.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:53 AM

24. Shetland Sheepdog---She was going to be for show, but the breeder

felt she was going to be too "leggy." She ended up perfect (she would have been anyway ) I will add that my breeder is responsible, only breeds once every 3 or so years, and only sells after extensive prospective owner checks with a signed spay/neuter contract.


That said, I LOVE them all.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:38 PM

25. Rescue mutt dog

Part Bassett Hound and part Beagle

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:16 PM

26. 3 mutts (cats)

Freddie and Riley are from a cat rescue org., Samantha was an informal rescue (daughter's friend's cat had kittens). Riley could pass for a Maine Coon except for his size, too small.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:07 AM

27. Mutt!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:40 AM

28. From a GSD rescue

Avatar is picture of my best friend. He was just over one (best guess) then and almost seven now.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:41 AM

29. Pedigree, but she was a shelter rescue n/t

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:46 PM

30. Pedigree

both rescues.

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