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As a lot you know im sure I take Sarge to Mc Donalds for double cheese burgers some times. Tonight my wife had to work so I decided sarge and I would go to Mc Donalds for super. I go through the drive through and get our food, then pull around and park while we eat.

Im feeding sarge his cheese burger ( i hold it for him while he takes bites). As I start to feed him this man walks by with his son who looks like hes about 6. He stops and is watching sarge eat his buger. I didnt think much of it because it happens all the time. Sarge finishes the burger and the man says, thats a beautiful dog you have there. I thanked him and we started talking.

I explained about sarges history and what a good dog he was. Sarge is now getting courious about this guy (now that the burger is gone) and he steps across my lap and sticks his head out the window. The man asked if he could pet sarge. I told sarge it was ok so the man gave him a little pet. Then the little boy wanted to pet him too.

So he steps up on the running board of the jeep and him and sarge are getting aquainted. So I talk to this guy for about 10 minutes or so and then the little boy says to his dad...dad...I want that dog!!!

He looks down at his son and says...we'll see. Right away im thinking...WE'LL SEE??? What the blank does that mean!!!

Then the guy says, would you be willing to sell the dog??? I kind of smiled and said this dog is not for sale. He says, everything has a price. I said, I would agree with you in most cases thats a fact, but not everything, this dog is a perfect example of something that has no price.

He says, I know their expensive dogs, Ill give you 500.00 cash and take him home for my son. Im like...what is wrong with this guy!!! I said..I told you, this dog is not for sale at any price. Aparently this guy is pretty much used to getting his own way, and Imagine the boy is too.

He says...ok..you name a price!!! I said, look friend, heres a plan for you, go inside and eat, then go find your son a dog someplace else!!! He says...whats the big deal...its just a dog.

If that little boy hadnt been there it would have gotten really nasty about right there. Im not one to create a scene in front small children so I told him in a nice way. Hes more then just a dog, and if you cant understand what I mean by that I certianly feel sorry for any dog you might end up with, but it sure as **** aint goinna be this one.

He takes his son by the hand and storms off!!!

I looked over at sarge and he had that look that said, thanks pal for not selling me!!! lol
 

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It takes all kinds, doesn't it!

I feel sorry for any animal that lands in this guys hands. Sadly, the boy will probably turn out the same way.

On a side note, glad to see Sarge got another night out with dad at McDonalds.
I am taking Jake tonight for icecream!
 

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Oh Lucky pups. Rocky will be eating kibble tonight LOL

Butch, obviously you have done an awesome job training Sarge and it shows through in his behavior. Which I have no doubt of. So in a way it is your fault that the guy wanted to buy your pup LOL J/K about that part.

Second way is the guy is just an *** and used to getting anything he wants. And as you said I am sure his kid is to. The last thing they need is a dog because the dog will be cool until the kid gets tired of it, or until it poops in the house.

Sarge would of ran away anyways and came back to you. Who else would share nightly snacks and take him to Mickey D weekly? LOL
 

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something similar happened with my horse, people are unbelievable sometimes. dont they realize thats like someone asking you to sell your child to them?? (although i know some people that would have no issue selling their skin kids!!!) but for him to get RUDE over it....i have no words for him. hes lucky his young son was there!!
 

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He was one of those, new car, nice clothes kind of guys, no doubt had plenty of money and bought what he or his son wanted. Sadly the only thing him and his son were lacking was probably the most important thing of all, To know what it is to truely be a pet owner.

Like the man said, everything has a price, and im sure he believed every word of it.
 

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I was going to say good for you, but frankly based on your previous posts I doubt you would part with Sarge for a million --- so now good for you.

Of course the guy that tried to buy Sarge was a moron.

So what do you think, should I start taking my fiorever dog, Timber, and my recently adopted GSD, Paris to McDonald's for lunch.
 

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Timber Definitely. Rocky got his first Mickey D's because of Butch and Sarge on Saturday and he loved it.
 

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Srge is reading over my shoulder and he says he recommends it highly!!! Double cheese burger plain.( no mess involved), its on the dollar menu, How can you not give that much fun and excitement to Timber and Paris for a buck!!!

Heres another idea, Dairy Queen!!! Small cup of vanellia, child size!!! Thats a huge hit too!!!

And your right about the million, no amount of money would by sarge.

Thats an interesting idea for a thread though, How much money would it take to buy your dog.
 

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Butch, I think you taught the kid a little lesson that Dad probably never learned himself- the world does not revolve around an individual and no one's a "special snowflake" who'll get whatever is wanted. Can't believe you experienced it, but I'll echo the previous comments and say that I feel very bad for the unlucky animal that ends up in that household.
 

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why are you feeding Sarge so much McDonalds??? why are you letting Sarge ride in your car with his head hanging out of the window?? McDonalds, that stuff is no good for you or Sarge.
 

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LOL, what was that dude thinking?


That little boy makes me think of the character in the movie Willy Wonka (Bianca was her name?), where it was daddy I want this, buy me this, I WANT IT NOW!!!

I'm with you and couldn't sell my dogs for any price.

Now if someone offered me 500 for my husband...............
 

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Originally Posted By: doggiedadwhy are you feeding Sarge so much McDonalds??? why are you letting Sarge ride in your car with his head hanging out of the window?? McDonalds, that stuff is no good for you or Sarge.
Oh look, big brother has joined the thread.


Laugh a little DoggieDad, it's good for you. Lighten up and do the happy boogie.
 

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Originally Posted By: doggiedadwhy are you feeding Sarge so much McDonalds??? why are you letting Sarge ride in your car with his head hanging out of the window?? McDonalds, that stuff is no good for you or Sarge.
So, tell me, how often do I take sarge to Mc Donalds?? I know I talk about it a lot to other people but how many times a week would say we go there???

As for the window problem, yes Sarge rides in the passenger seat of my jeep with his window down. Im well aware of the problem of too much air entering the ear canal. I live in a small town and when we are toolin around town its at a very slow speed.

Come to think of it, I already answered your questions in another thread, go check that out for further imformation about this and other useful imformation you might like.
 

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Butch! you missed your chance! You should have told the guy that for 500 dollars a shot, you'll bring Sarge over for a visit! Look at the little guy, and ask in a happy, upbeat tone:

"Wouldn't you like to have Sarge come over for a visit, lad?" and of course the boy would say YES!!! I WANT I WANT I WANT!!! Then you set up weekly (or daily?) 500$ visits.

But I'm just shaking my head at this guy. 500 dollars?? What an insult!!! If you want my dog, let's talk at LEAST a thousand!
 

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Good idea, I could have sarge come over, do a few sits, a few stays, a little fetch the ball. Maybe hop in the pool for a spell, collect the cash from dad and hit the road!!! lol

Good idea!!!
 

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Butch you are just such a bad influence. LOL Rocky loves Mickey D and we will get going to dairy queen. He will be riding with his window down and his head sticking out. He will also love every minute of it.

Now if you decide to do the doggie visits, you gotta pay Mamagoose a commission for coming up with the idea. LOL

MCDonalds might not be good for anyone, but it sure does taste good.
 

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Seems fair to me!! Ill just have to charge more to cover my overhead..


Ill even bring the scooper for an extra fee!!!


He will love the DQ.
 

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I know he loves orange sherbert. LOL

Hey Lisa, is gonna owe me cause after all it was my idea for her to get paid. See how this works?
 

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once that guy said everything has a price, i would have said, okay then how much for your kid? then when he realizes the connection there, i would have said, see what i mean? although, someone that stubborn and thoughtless would probably never see dogs as family members...so sad...glad you and sarge got a good laugh!
 

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I found the whole thing funny except he hit a bit of a nerve when he said...its just a dog...like it was something to be tossed away or something. Other then that it just funny.
 
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