[FLUFF] She gives me a reason to wake up in the morning via /r/dogs

[FLUFF] She gives me a reason to wake up in the morning

…even though she hates mornings and would prefer to stay in bed all day. I adopted my shy sweet girl Brit exactly one week ago and now it’s 5:20am and she is asleep with her head on my shoulder. We’ve come a long way from the jumpy, whale eye giving, anxious pup she was when she came home with me, though we still definitely have work to do.

Usually I get hit with seasonal depression around this time and tend to sleep a lot more than usual, but since I’ve had her I’ve been up bright and early. She grows, learns, and gains so much confidence each day and it makes me excited to get out of bed, even if it means lying next to her while she snores or walking her in 30 degree weather before the sun comes up. I love my girl 🙂

Submitted November 14, 2018 at 05:22AM by luxintenebrislucet
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Special circumstance cleaning dog smell suggestions please? [HELP] [TW:RIP] via /r/dogs

Special circumstance cleaning dog smell suggestions please? [HELP] [TW:RIP]

Two days ago one of our dogs died in our apartment. We are grieving. But the event has left behind a particular odor, which isn't helping us settle. We've already tried steam cleaning the rug with a commercial rented steam cleaner, and as it's 39 deg I can't really open up the windows and air out the apartment because I have plants I'm still trying to keep alive. Please help us.

Submitted November 14, 2018 at 06:33AM by BubblegumAndEvil
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[help]Having to bring my dog everywhere and it’s getting really annoying via /r/dogs

[help]Having to bring my dog everywhere and it’s getting really annoying

So my dog(toy poodle) cannot be left alone at home or she'll start barking. And for example whenever my parents send me to school, they always have to bring her in the car because she cannot be left at home or she'll wake up the neighbours in the morning barking and crying. I've never heard of anyone having to bring their dog everywhere because of how noisy they are, I don't even know how my friends with dogs are able to keep them so quiet at home. And honestly, its getting really annoying. Anyone else with the same issue and how you guys get around it??

Submitted November 14, 2018 at 03:25AM by xiaoming1
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[Fluff] I find it amusing when people with dogs like labs or goldens say: ‘Your dog looks exactly the same as mine!’. via /r/dogs

[Fluff] I find it amusing when people with dogs like labs or goldens say: ‘Your dog looks exactly the same as mine!’.

I think it's pretty cute. I see this all the time on dog posts on reddit.

It just makes me laugh though. Labs of the same colour all look the same 😛

Yes, there are differences more so that an owner can spot, but they are supposed to be bred to specification and look the same 😛

Submitted November 14, 2018 at 03:27AM by derawin07
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[discussion] My Mexican Street Dog via /r/dogs

[discussion] My Mexican Street Dog

The RV park consists of a large population of retired expats from Arizona.

It is an island of mostly white, non-Spanish speakers that cluster together to dine, play games, go on outings, and sometimes gossip.  If something happens in the park, everyone will know about it before the day is up.

One day after returning from a walk on the beach with my dogs, there was talk of a puppy in the RV park.

As the story unfolded, I learned that there were complaints from the residents about some guard dogs the RV park had on site. There was a stray dog with a litter of puppies hanging around. And the dogs barked all night long.

The RV park managers caught the female dog and her litter, I’m not sure what happened to them. But I heard the guard dogs were taken out and shot.

The only problem was this one feral puppy no one could catch. She became the topic of the week and acquired the nickname Rocky.

The day after I heard about all of this, I saw her.

She was small, about the size of my dog, Taylor. But she was skittish and fast, you could see in her eyes how scared and broken she was.

It was hard to look at her, not because she was fast, but because she was horrifyingly thin. It was obvious that she was starving.

Out of pity, I joined everyone else in the RV park and tried to feed her.  People tried to give Rocky food from their hands, thinking it would be easy to grab her when she came over to get the food. But she never came close enough to be fed or caught.

I put out a bowl of food for her on the patio of the vacant trailer next door.  I put it there because I didn’t want her to get attached to me and my dogs. I already had two dogs and I didn’t need a third.

The only food I had was for my older dogs, not quite what a growing puppy needed, but better than nothing.

Every morning, the bowl was empty.  My reward for feeding Rocky was a shoe delivered to my door in the dark of night.  Not my shoes, but shoes left out by other people on their patios before they entered their trailers.

I hung the stolen shoes out over the fence so they could be reclaimed. People stopped by to chat about Rocky and with a laugh collect their missing shoes. It was through the shoe conversations that I learned how much everyone was invested in Rocky and hopeful someone would catch her and keep her.

Rocky started following me during my morning walks with Sam and Taylor.  I could hear her little feet pattering behind and feel her sharp teeth nip at my heals. They were razor sharp and left my heels bloodied after every encounter.

If you want to read more of this story about the dog I rescued, please click the link.

Submitted November 14, 2018 at 01:14AM by Bettynellandme
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