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07-03-2014 12:36 AM
VTGirlT This is cheesy.. But its the best way of saying what is!

To lose everything, WOULD BE losing Zelda. I love animals and Zelda is an animal i have a very intimate relationship with and I love her dearly. (even with all her problems.. and that doesn't mean i dont think about putting her in a free box every once in a while!)

If basically you mean to lose where i live and everyday structure. It would be a living ****. BUT i do like camping so in the summer i would camp it out.. Bring her to work and put her in a crate somewhere or board her while im at work and pick her up. It would be a living ****.. BUT i could manage for a short period of time.. Not much into winter camping.. So i dont know about when winter strolls around.. that would be where it gets tricky.
07-02-2014 11:04 PM
Juliem24 If I were homeless, I'd keep him with me if I could feed him. If not, since I don't have family, I'd try this forum and hope.
07-02-2014 09:46 PM
Freestep Been there, done that. When I was in college I was evicted from my rental cottage, and lost my job, so for about a year I lived in a broken-down van with 3 cats and a dog. Sadly, only one of the cats survived the whole ordeal. The dog probably saved my life, however.

I'm not delusional enough to think I couldn't lose it all again. But now I have much more to lose. I'd have to find homes for my goats and poultry, but that's pretty easy. I would do everything I could to keep my dog and cats. But another great benefit of buying a pet from a reputable breeder is that, if it came right down to it, you have breeder support. I know my dog and cats' respective breeders would take them back if I ever found myself in a dire situation.

After the fire, when I was out of work for about a year, I had to part with my horse as I simply couldn't afford to feed him anymore. Since I had gotten him from a rescue, the rescue was willing to take him back, which was a huge relief for me... but I still felt awful about it.
07-02-2014 09:19 PM
Pax8
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Hmmmmmmmm... I think if that happened, my dog would truly give new meaning to working dog.

SuperG
Lol, yes. I've never thought about taking Kaiju hunting, but he has a nose on him for small animals. He'd probably be decent at flushing out rabbits, doves, or quail!
07-02-2014 09:18 PM
SuperG Hmmmmmmmm... I think if that happened, my dog would truly give new meaning to working dog.

SuperG
07-02-2014 09:17 PM
ken k
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I'd live in my truck with them
I`d live in my Van with my pups
07-02-2014 09:16 PM
KaiserandStella
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Very true, background can make a lot of difference in these situations. Those who have grown up in the city may not have as much experience if trying to do the living in the car/tent thing with a dog. Those who are used to the outdoors will probably be more comfortable trying a tent situation.

As for me, I did plenty of camping when I was younger. I would never leave my dog in my car, but I'm confident that I could either crate my dog in the tent with a fan hooked up to my portable battery or I could rig some sort of shaded outdoor run by the campsite.
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I'm still confident that I could construct a secure kennel of some type to hold him while I was gone. As for food, I've lived without refrigerators and freezers before, and I know my way around my cast iron camping dutch oven very well. I've built fire pits and fires. I know how to store food and preserve meat. I've skinned squirrels, rabbits, deer, prepared birds, and foraged for bird eggs, berries, greens, and roots. And I'm a pretty good shot with my rifle. I think I'd be OK.

And the battery you just charge through a normal outlet. I've sat in a Starbucks for a half hour and let it recharge before.
I like the way you think. :-) Where there is a will (and some skill/ingenuity) there is a way.
07-02-2014 08:44 PM
Susan_GSD_mom Been there, done that...

Last spring (2013) our house flooded irreparably. My disabled sister and I and our 3 male GSDs moved into our other sister's house with her, her jerk husband, and her 4 grandsons that she had to adopt to keep them out of foster care.

My poor disabled sister had to sleep on a terrible sofa sleeper in the livingroom, me and the dogs slept in the basement, all of us on a futon, often awaking in the middle of the night to brush off creepy crawlies. I can't go into ALL the horrors of the six months we were there, suffice it to say that 3 weeks before we finally left, my sister had to go into a psychiatric hospital until after I closed on our new home. We were blessed that we had flood insurance, it enabled us to get a new home with 1/2 acre fenced lot.

Don't get me wrong--we will be forever grateful to our other sister for helping us. Her first words when we knew the water was coming were "You two get out of there NOW and bring the dogs. You know you can stay here as long as you need to!" None of us realized it would be for so long, or be so stressful on all of us.

Her help enabled me to keep the promise I make all my dogs--that as long as I have a home, they have a home, no matter what type of 'home' that may be.

Susan
07-02-2014 08:38 PM
Pax8
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I'm sure I'd be fine too, people can adapt to a lot. I don't want to wish this on anyone but I'd love to see what people would really do and compare to what they wrote.

If I learned anything it's that you don't know what you'd do until you live it

ETA see how welcome you'd be at Starbucks after sleeping in the woods)))))
Lol, Starbucks was just the first one I remembered. I've done the same thing at Walmart. Maybe I'd be a little more under the radar there with a week or so of nature smell on me?
07-02-2014 08:28 PM
lalachka E
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I'm still confident that I could construct a secure kennel of some type to hold him while I was gone. As for food, I've lived without refrigerators and freezers before, and I know my way around my cast iron camping dutch oven very well. I've built fire pits and fires. I know how to store food and preserve meat. I've skinned squirrels, rabbits, deer, prepared birds, and foraged for bird eggs, berries, greens, and roots. And I'm a pretty good shot with my rifle. I think I'd be OK.

And the battery you just charge through a normal outlet. I've sat in a Starbucks for a half hour and let it recharge before.
I'm sure I'd be fine too, people can adapt to a lot. I don't want to wish this on anyone but I'd love to see what people would really do and compare to what they wrote.

If I learned anything it's that you don't know what you'd do until you live it

ETA see how welcome you'd be at Starbucks after sleeping in the woods)))))
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