How do you think of your dog? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
View Poll Results: How do you feel about your dog(s)?
He's the center of my universe! 39 27.66%
He's a beloved family member. 99 70.21%
He's an employee. 0 0%
Geesh, get a grip, he's just a dog. 3 2.13%
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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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How do you think of your dog?

I'm just trying to get a better sense of how people on this forum feel about their dogs. You can only vote for one choice so choose wisely and feel free to explain your choice.

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I'm missing something?

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"She's the center of my universe"

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Be patient, I type slow.

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I put down a beloved family member, but I could have put the center of my universe too. Even Odessa, who I have not had two months yet, has wormed her way into this status. She stands or sits on her cot next to me, as I sit looking into the whelping box with my arm around her.

They are like my children, my friends, my subjects, and my customers all wrapped into one. They have personalities, and needs, and I love to make them happy. Watching Milla put Micheal Jordon to shame, or seeing Odessa sneak all Cupcake's toys and take them outside, or seeing Joy playing with Dolly, or giving Tori a scritch as she jumps up asking for her neck to be scratched, or watching Babsy hog all my pillows.

Love them.

It is the closest we as mortals can come to unconditional love in this world.

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I put down a beloved family member, but I could have put the center of my universe too. Even Odessa, who I have not had two months yet, has wormed her way into this status. She stands or sits on her cot next to me, as I sit looking into the whelping box with my arm around her.

They are like my children, my friends, my subjects, and my customers all wrapped into one. They have personalities, and needs, and I love to make them happy. Watching Milla put Micheal Jordon to shame, or seeing Odessa sneak all Cupcake's toys and take them outside, or seeing Joy playing with Dolly, or giving Tori a scritch as she jumps up asking for her neck to be scratched, or watching Babsy hog all my pillows.

Love them.

It is the closest we as mortals can come to unconditional love in this world.
Dang Selzer, there is absolutely nothing I can possibly add to that.

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As a single person with no kids whose hobbies are all dog related... very much that.

Diabla is my loyal squire, she goes with me everywhere and share all the activities she is allowed to share. Too bad they don't allow dogs at the cinema, but well...

She has won her own place just by being who she is, you can say you love someone when you love her defects as much as her virtues and that is the case with Diabla.

Akela is my little boy, he is so cuddle and huggable and pretty much all I asked when I got him. I hate terms like "furkid" and "furbaby" and all those humanizing terms, but he does bring to surface whatever little mother instincts I may have. That being said with Akela the love is growing up. I am that way, it takes years before I call someone "friend" instead of acquaintance. I wouldn't be honest if I say I love him as much as I love Diabla, beyond his pedigree and how much I am (still) paying for him. I am still at a point where if a genetic disorder showed up that prevented him to be a working dog I'd return him to the breeder. Since that is very unlikely I can see him becoming my soul dog once he grows up, though Diabla set the bar so high that it's going to be very difficult for him to carry my shield

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I put "beloved family member". But really, my family is the center of my universe (along with my faith). So really, my dogs are both

And like Catu said, I'm single, no kids....so my dogs and their activities take up the vast majority of my time. So how about, they are major components of the center of my universe!

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Actually I would say beloved member of the family ,but the rest of my human family would say I am obsessed lol especially with the GSD and GD. If it wasn't for the dogs I would be a full blown OCD nut case as my husband calls it. So I am thankful for the distractions.
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I put beloved family member because he is, and a huge part of our lives-- but still he retains a bit of 'dog' status. He's not allowed on carpeting, furniture, I don't kiss him but human family members enjoy those privileges.
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