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Old 01-29-2013, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok on Saturday I went to get Dante the German shepherd to walk. Then I took him to my house for lunch and to pack up for a hike. Suddenly, Dante kept whining towards me following me everywhere to bathroom, garage, kitchen, bedroom. Then i decided I want to snuggle with him for a bit then 10 minutes later I'm all like time to leave I get up and tell him its time for our walk Dante whines and push me down to my bed with his paw as if he's telling me, "Dude your sick rest up buddy." Then I grab the thermanitor next to my bed stuck it in my mouth and Dante puts his head on my arm. Turns out I had a touch of the flu and a mild fever. I went to walk the neighborhood and a path around the neighborhood anyways and he just walked right by my side as if he knew I was sick and keeping close eye on me. When we got home i decided to take a nap and we snuggled and he jumped off 30 minutes later then jumped back on laid where my pillows were and I used him as a pillow which helped a lot!
Dante is such a great dog I'm glad i get to walk him every Saturday!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We trained dogs for all kinds of things one time, seziers and the downs was hard! Yes, dogs know more then people do sometimes, why do you think people might have a problem with one?.
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My own personal thing is, I still have a hard time going into a hosptial to try and help someone even if I could take a dog. I seen cancer end a kid and that is what" I do not want " (in my heart),.Take a dog to help them, but hard to go thru !! That stinks is all we can take a dog in but we can not save them
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Well as you see there is much work to be done, that I am not cut for.
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That was wrong to say, I will be back someday (only because of the kids)...
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Diesel use to know I was sick or getting sick she would calm down considerably... but she was even better at telling when I was going to have an anxiety attack or when I was getting into a very low state due to my bipolar, she would alert and she was never trained to do this, these dogs are very special
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Diesel use to know I was sick or getting sick she would calm down considerably... but she was even better at telling when I was going to have an anxiety attack or when I was getting into a very low state due to my bipolar, she would alert and she was never trained to do this, these dogs are very special
That's crazy awesome. I don't that i ever paid attention at how Gus acts when I start to have an anxiety attack.
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Dogs are so great at that. If your sad, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, etc they can totally sense it and you feel better. It's funny when ever I'm sad or stressed around my sable German shepherd Lobo he always does something hilarious and I laugh and I'm sad nor stressed no longer! I didn't teach him this!
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Hubby broke his leg and injured his ankle.

Hondo (GSD) is now stuck to him like glue. Always wanting to assist him when he gets out of his chair and onto the crutches. Attempts to walk between crutch and leg. Never blinked an eye with the wheel chair or the crutches.

Lonestar (Lacy) totally avoids the 'black boot'. He actually goes to the opposite side of hubby to jump on his lap. Will sit still for a few minutes on his lap (very unusual for this crack puppy) waiting on hubby. Also, will actually drag the blanket to hubby when he gets off the chair (and he lets the blanket fall).

Maggie (Mini Doxie) although she used to be my dog, she now sleeps with hubby where ever he ends up (to be comfortable).

Tug (Golden) will not go near hubby. Tug is older and has some screws loose, but never has been afraid of either of us. Now, he won't even go near hubby if hubby has high value food to offer. He still comes to me.
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I think some of them do....some, like our Sierra, just aren't wrapped all that tight. If she were, I"m sure she would not jumped directly onto DH's face this weekend as he lay on the couch burning up with fever.
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