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Uncle Dog... Lookin' for dog
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Swimmin' today, I'm thinking dog dog dog... knowing somehow 'out there,' right now, there The Dog. At last I become an honest man, writin' about dogs, but not (currently) owning one. Looking for mature, well-trained, 2 - 7 years old, not too large, got all his / her shots, dog that's been around the block, intelligent, mellow, not overly needy, no drugs (no dogs on Prozac or other anti-depressants), self-sufficient, willing to bear with sedentary owner who spends hours at the computer... dog gets benefit of living next door to dog park, socializing with other canines and their owners, etc. Small or medium-size poodle, boxer maybe... then again, maybe not. Maybe don't get a dog. Fearful of committing and then the responsibility and read somewhere that cost of owning a dog averages (with health care) $13,000 over a (dog's) lifetime. And we're on social security. Then again...

 

 

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dogs on prozac

a psychiatrist friend was proudly telling me how she had gotten her dog to stop obsessively licking a paw to the point of making a sore by putting the dog on prozac. Meanwhile I was looking out the window to the dog's outdoor water dish with three neat little blue pills lined up beside it--even dogs can learn to cheek their pills!

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"Cheek their pills..."

Catherine,

Great story! This weekend, BTW, we had friend's Catahoula Leopard Dog as overnight guest. Wonderfully calm, stately, self-contained... an animal that, over the years (he's 10 years old) has had lots and lots of loving attention. No need for little blue pills...