Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs – sooo true!!!

The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. 😉

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.

Our doggy two years ago!

Our doggy two days ago!

I’ve spoiled her. A LOT! ;-))))

I have done that, and that’s the only thing I’m really not so upset about… When I met her for the first time she was soooo devoted to her Master 😉 It was incredible. I’d never met a dog that was so trained and obedient before. She would pee, poop, sit up, lay down (etc) on command. She would sleep, and spent most of her days laying in a kennel until she would be told “ok” what means “ok, you can come out”. Such a great dog.

After a month of living together she would come out from her kennel late at night when we were asleep, she would lay down on my side of the bed and sleep there until we wake up. Then she would go back to the kennel. My lovely husband said that she can do that, it isn’t a big deal. The big NO NO he wanted me to be persistent with her was SLEEPING ON THE BED!!!

O yeah!!! This is where the fun begins.

I let her to do that a few times (when he wasn’t watching), and after that I would wake up in the middle of the night with NO HUSBAND in bed instead a doggy… cuddling  me.

She wouldn’t jump on the bed when he was somewhere around… And I thought that she’s actually doing it because she wants to lay with me… But my husband straightened my train of thought. He used to say: She is sleeping on the bed when we are not thereIt’s not like she wants to be on the bed with you, she likes to be on the bed with nobody around, too. She is just spoiled. You did that to her. She hears our car or motorcycle parking outside, and she jumps down. Believe me!!! I was like: No way. She’s not like that

So, one day we came back from a motorcycle ride. He’d parked the motorcycle far away from our apartment and very carefully and quietly we walked up to the front window. We both peeked through it and there she is Miss LAYING ON THE BED alerted with her ears up like she wasn’t sure if she hears something suspicious… Should I jump off? Are they here!? Is this what I hear!? We were laughing our butts off. She got her ass whooped, and I didn’t let her jump on the bed ever since … She did that a few more times anyway…

She still sleeps on my side of the bed, and when she doesn’t I feel betrayed.lol

Another NO NO when I moved in was: NO DOG IN THE KITCHEN!!! Guess what. Right now when I get tired of her standing on the kitchen floor and looking at me like the most starved dog on this planet and I tell her: kennel, SHE GROANS at me! Can you imagine! It’s not an angry growl, it’s more like: goddamn you woman! She turns around and goes to her kennel but before she lies down she groans again just to show me how disappointed and offended she is!!! Crazy dog!!! My husband makes fun of me that I got what I asked for.

When I was pregnant there wasn’t a better psychologist/therapist like her licking my feet or my back! Yes, my back. She would go with me to the bathroom every single time (she still does that), she would stand or sit very close to the bath tub, and while I was inside she would lick my back. Most of the time she would just sleep on the floor waiting for me to be finished with a bath or shower.

(photo by Joanna)

(photo by Joanna)

(photo by Joanna)

April 21st, 2010. We thought we lost her. Just days before our daughter was born she fell down and stopped moving. She would just look at me like she is in big pain, but she didn’t even groan… nothing… she was just laying there, barely breathing… I called my husband, crying. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH DI. COME HOME RIGHT NOW. PLEASE!!!! We moved her on the bed. We pet her, and talked to her, and I cried, and cried, and cried… She wasn’t moving at all, she was just looking at us, and sometimes it seemed like she is going away but we’d start talking to her: Di stay with us. Don’t leave us. Not now. I told her that a new puppy is gonna be here anytime soon, and she needs to stay with us to see it… She opened her eyes… and when I said: Good doggy she waved her tail. Just a bit, just so we could barely see it, but she did… . We wrapped her in a towel and a blanket and I spent the rest of the day with her in bed… petting her, and talking to her. She is a hunting dog. She’s got her favorite toy that looks like a pheasant. She can play with it very rarely because it’s more like a training toy… SHE LOVES IT. She would do anything for that toy!!! We gave it to her, and she kept it in her mouth for the entire time she spent with us in bed.

After a few hours she started moving little by little… By the dinner time she was crawling. By after dinner time 😉 she could jump off and on the bed by herself… We still don’t know what the hell got into her that day, but she scared us!!! A LOT!!!

These days I feel kind of bad because from the most spoiled girl at the house she became a bit rejected, pushed away girl… Whenever I talk/play with Miss Poppy Pant, Di thinks I talk to her and she jumps with energy and excitement just to be pushed away. I say kennel more often, or get out of my way doggy. Just recently I yelled at her. I wouldn’t do that before… despite all that…  she still follows me every step I take.

She sits where I’m sitting. She wants to be pet all the time, and if I forget about her she has her ways to remind me that she is still here. She likes to play with our daughter and she loves to lick her…

… and she groans more often… just like me… 😉 They aren’t dangerous or angry groans. They sounds more like a spoiled dog… very spoiled dog… saying that this world is not fair… 😉

 


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10 thoughts on “Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend”

  1. Awww, she’s so sweet! Dogs are amazing. When my parents moved away (too far to take our family dog), I was the one who took him in. He was old. Well over a decade old and a pedigree. He died within a month and I swear it was from a broken heart. It was one of the saddest moments of my entire life… I hope you are blessed with many more amazing years with her. And don’t worry, within a year or two, it gets much easier with a child in some ways. Then, you will be able to be closer to the dog again.

  2. Now that’s beautiful story. You dog is exactly like our dog was and her name was Juno. Absolutely loyal, lovable and she belonged to the retriever class with that Cocker Spaniel look. You can’t beat dogs in love and loyalty. I believe Dolphins come closest to dogs in being a man’s best friend. When your Dog was licking your little daughter I could see the tenderness in the dog’s face. She had that protective and loving look. Your post was poetry. Beautiful…

  3. By the way, I love animals and so my Gravatar has a Tiger’s pic. Tigers are endangered species. A beautiful animal killed for its skin. Sad. Even Dolphins are cruelly killed and they are gentle and lovable creatures.
    Have a great day. Wish your doggie a long and healthy life. Our dog lived for 14 years and that’s equivalent to 80 years and above on a human scale.

    1. Our doggy is almost 8 years old, and I wish to be with her many more years!!! I love her a lot, and I appreciate her loyalty. Just right now we’ve got some rough times when the baby came… but I hope for some improvement in the future! Our dog hasn’t had a puppy herself so I think that she thinks of our baby as her puppy, somehow. It’s really cute to watch them playing together 🙂

  4. First of all, beautiful pics. The bed part, well i used to say to my girlfriend not to let Ice come to bed, because we would never leave, and she said no, just while he’s a baby, he needs attention and protection. Ok, I said (Ok, I said means: he’ll end up sleeping with us 4ever) Now there’s 4 sleepping in one bed, Me and my girlfriend, Ice and Ervilha, and thank god Sapsi (our big dog 55Kg) isn’t there. And believe me we are the ones that take up the most room in the bed. but in warm night they choose to sleep on the floor and then we spend half an hour calling them back to bed. I guess we feel betrayed too.
    Love the photo of her eye with the reflexion on it, she beautiful.

    1. I hear you Brun! My brother used to have a rottweiler, and she would sleep with them all the time. Somedays when he and his wife were gone for a few days I would stay at their home to take care of the dog, and the place… She (the dog) would sleep with me, and believe me she would’ve had almost the entire bed for herslef. She would turn, and kick, and push me away all night long. IT WAS TERRIBLE!!! I couldn’t make her to go down, because she didn’t listen to me. She was my brother’s dog, and she was obedient only to him…!
      At the other hand I used to have a small dog myself. When I was a teenager. He didn’t want to be cuddle, he didn’t want sleep on bed no matter how hard I was trying. Sometimes he would lie down on bed but far away from anybody… He was a crazy dog…, friendly yes, but in a different way.

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