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If money and time were no object......

What activities do you dream of doing with your GSD? If you didn't have the limitations, what would you do and why ? Just spend more play time with your dog? Would you have done search and rescue, showing, tracking, schutzhund, agility, fly ball, aqua jump? What would you do if you could do anything with your dog?
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I would fly Mojo to a place where I could learn to be a groomer and train and certify Mojo to be a therapy dog. He has such a wonderful temperament and he's wonderful around kids. Its sad that we dont have such facilities in our country yet and I learn from books and this wonderful board.
 

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I got a small taste of therapy work bringing Sean to a nursing home. But what I would really, really like to do would be to bring him to a rehabilitation facility or a children's hospital. I think that would be so rewarding and I think Sean would love it too. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/paw.gif
 

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If money was no object, nor time, I would set up a state of the art breeding and service dog training facilty. And provide these dogs to the people who need them for free. The prices of these service dogs is so out of reach for some people who really need them!!! It would also have a retirement section for retired dogs until they could find a good home. Good service dogs are so few and far between, there are super long waiting lists and the price is so huge. I feel for the people who need them and can't get the funding to have them. I would hire the best service dog trainers. Ahh my dream!!!

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I would set up a state of the art breeding and service dog training facilty. And provide these dogs to the people who need them for free. The prices of these service dogs is so out of reach for some people who really need them!!! It would also have a retirement section for retired dogs until they could find a good home.

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You have got great heart. What a wonderful idea!

My initial thought was a little more selfish:
I'd LOVE to put my pup in the car w/ me & drive cross country - stopping anywhere I wanted to check out the sites, ride horses, hike, take photos, etc. I'd take my time & spread it out over a whole summer.

Ahhhhh

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/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif excellent plan, Chris. when i win the lottery, i'll set you up!

me, i'd like to have this huge ranch, and provide a place to live for any pet-type or barn-yard animal that needs a home, temp or otherwise. and on this ranch, we'd get us some ducks & sheeps so dylan has something to herd.

back to the question at hand...
if i could turn back the clock a few years and money / time were no object, detection work would be it. he's awsome! and loves to play "look" almost as much as ball.
 

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<font color="brown"> I would buy about 100 acres with a pond, fence it in, build a huge building (about 50'x100' with 2 floors) attached to the house with a double dutch door as an entry/exit so the top can be open while the dogs were not in the house and I could be listening to what's going on!!, central heat and air, tile floors with drains, a few cages that were at least 15x15 for the new rescues that came in that need time to adapt to the other pups and for those that were heartworm + that need to be kept somewhat quiet, kuranda dog beds everywhere, small vet clinic, grooming/bathing stations, and a WELL-PAID staff who love animals and would enjoy helping me with the rescues and getting them ready for their new furever homes, if I could let them go. Remember money is no object, I could afford to keep them all!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gsdpuppy.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gsdpuppy.gif </font>
 

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Ditto on what Geg said!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
I would buy a huge farm and lots of prozac for my husband who would not be so happy with all those rescue puppers running around /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rofl.gif
 

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I guess I would definitely break from the norm on this. I would buy as much property as possible in a very remote Alaskan wilderness. I would move there with my wife, daughters & dogs and simply enjoy God's natural gifts.
The simple life does not appeal to everyone, but I would definitely enjoy interacting with dogs and other animals all day instead of engineers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif
 

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The simple life does not appeal to everyone, but I would definitely enjoy interacting with dogs and other animals all day instead of engineers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif

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Hey we're not all bad /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rant.gif
 

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RobMan,

No offense meant. I am an Electrical Engineer. I know we are not all bad, but I would much rather be outside doing something with my family. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif
 

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I guess I would definitely break from the norm on this. I would buy as much property as possible in a very remote Alaskan wilderness. I would move there with my wife, daughters & dogs and simply enjoy God's natural gifts.
The simple life does not appeal to everyone, but I would definitely enjoy interacting with dogs and other animals all day instead of engineers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif

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I agree with you! I'd rather deal with animals than business people. Animals are more trust-worthy
I was once written up by an employer and he threatened to fire me. He didn't like that I worked at a stable on weekends. His theory was that my weekday job was more important & I could get hurt on the weekend job.
I told him that I'd rather deal with horse**** than bull****.
The next day I faxed my resignation.
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Currently, if I had all the money in the world I would not be living in some shatty dorm without my dog - I miss him so, so much! Next year I am totally living off campus!

Aside from that, though, I have another dream, a long-term one... You see, I want to save the world. And I don't mean that in the conventional sense, I'm talking save the world, one dog at a time. I will explain: I want to put rescue groups out of business. I want to make it so that every dog has a _good_ home, and I want shelters to be a thing of the past! I want to make it so that no dog has to sit behind bars, laying on a concrete floor, skinny and just looking for someone to give him an ounce of love, and oblivious to the fact that in five minutes he will be dead, euthanized, because no one wanted him - he wasn't cute enough, or trained well enough, or was simply the wrong breed at the wrong time. I want the market on homeless pets to disappear, and eradicate the ridiculous notion of "just on litter!" I am going to do anything and everything that I can to make this possible, and I don't care how many people tell me that it's "wishful thinking" - because I fully know it's impossible, but it's such a beautiful thought, that I'm going to **** well try to make it happen! And I know I can't "save them all," but you'd better not get in my way when I attempt to!

It will take a lot of time, and money, and heartbreak, and it probably won't even work, but here's hoping!

..._This_ is why I simply cannot think about deviating from my current pursuit of veterinary medicine. The biology course that I am taking right now is so hard that there have been several times I have thought, "Why didn't I just go with the art major!" But then I walk around my campus and see dogs loose in the street and remember, "Oh yeah, I want to save the world - and I'm going to need all of the schooling I can get to do it!" It kills me that right now I can do so little to help so many dogs and animals that need it - but this in turn drives me in my studies. One day if I get my VMD I will come back here and recruit people to help me, and we can start networking different rescues and buying vast plots of land somewhere... oh God it would be wonderful!

Ha ha, and reading what I just wrote, I realize how much of an idealist and a dreamer I really am. My Mom always did tell me that I'm just a big softy. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

<sigh>...But now I really do have to go and study for a Bio exam...heh heh /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/redface.gif And seriously, look out for me later on though, world, 'cause here I come!



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I also vote for buying property with heated & air conditioner kennels for bringing in rescues. We would have someone in the kennel 24 hours a day plus our own vet. I would like to have about 6 full time trainers to put a little obedience on the dogs before they are adopted. We would also have a groomer.

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It's more a time thing, but if I could afford to quit the day job, I'd be a stay at home mom and go to therapy dog training with Effie. I'd send her to day care more frequently till she got a sibling. (Do not have the time now). I'd rescue a brother for Effie and we'd do Shutzhund. I love working dogs and therapy dogs are an excellent way to help others. Shutzhund is something I'd love to learn more about.

Of course we'd live in Maui and purchase a huge no kill shelter if we won the lottery. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif
 
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