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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 10:10 PM
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Re: Considering getting a dog to replace wife

American bulldog. They are the best. Mine is an unbelievable chick magnet, attracting woman my age down to college girls at a beach. (yes, really) Rescued from a shelter, drug home before that. I have had many people driving by just stop in the street and tell me my dog is good looking. I don't get it. I wish I was as good looking.

It is great that you are getting a dog. Someone (yes SOMEONE) to love and someone to love you back. Make sure you get a rescue dog.

Make sure you walk him/her often. And I am not kidding about the ability of certain dogs to attract high quality people to you for conversation and more.

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Get one that does not remind you of your wife.

Let me expound on this:

One that has soft fur not bristly.

One that has a cool nose and a warm heart, opposite of your soon to STBXW.

One that wipes their feet on the throw rug at the back door, not on you.

One that licks your face when it greets you, not tearing a chunk out of your ear with sharp teeth, raspy tongue and un-baited breath.

One that is grateful, wagging it's tail continuously, not forever waving a red nailed finger.

One that yips, does not bark and growl at you like STBXW.

One that pees in the backyard, not on your parade.

One that is behaved, does not hump your neighbors leg when no one is watching.

One that is trustworthy, does not bury other men's bones in her backyard.

One that cleans her own privates, does not lick any other dogs junk.

One that while being walked enjoys the journey, not one that sniffs out POSOM's and beats feet to their lair.

One that is happy to be at home with their walker, not one that noses their way out the screen door late at night, digging under the fenced boundary, running after the wild pack, and howling at the moon... how unfair life is.

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Your thread title made me laugh. Dogs love company, so second the get-2 comment. If you value your shoes/walls/carpet etc. and their happiness. If I didn't already have cats I'd get a dog. Dogs have an uncanny way with people going through a tough time, which is probably why therapy dogs are way more fun than therapists. Hope yours bring you comfort and kindness.
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A family member had a ****on frise and he was really nice. He wasn't clingy like I thought he would be, but did like attention. Not sure if that's the breed or just him. I think two is better than one when they have to be alone. There are few dogs who can thrive at home alone. Maybe there are none.

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American Pitbull Terrier.

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Oh I heart pibbles.

Yes, get a shelter dog. I don't know where you located, but in my neck of the woods the shelter is full of pitbull mixes. But yeah, they are pretty sweet dogs and loyal.

And you know, my animals have gotten me through some of the worst tragedies, including my divorce. I really don't think you can go wrong with getting a pet. I don't think you will regret getting a dog.
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As some know, I filed for divorce, and we're not separated. I am thinking about getting a dog to replace her. I like dogs, and feel the mess and maintenance would be about the same. The only thing is I need a dog that is hypoallergenic. Any suggestions? My allergies can get bad, so what would be the safest breeds?

I'd prefer a medium sized dog and that it will live long. I had a dog when I was a kid. The death of the dog was hard on me.
I would rather my dogs than my husband anytime!
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Labrador retriever. Grew up with one. Unless you have the availability to give to more than one dog... may want to stick with one. I have one, a H57 stray. Had a pound pup from 2002-15.... still miss him. But I'm in the country... neighborhood dogs socialize often, stop by, lap some water, play... then move along. I toss 'em a treat or two... but like a grandparent, glad to see 'em stop by but glad to see 'em move along too.

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