Me as well, lol
The first is to think how you would describe to me in a sentence what a dog in one\'s life is to you?
Companion, a smart, funny animal. Someone to greet me when I come home, but is not devastated when I leave. A dog that would be able to do different activities, and go to different places. I do visit family quite a bit, but do not plan to have kids myself, so social, but does not have to \"enjoy\" getting hugged by youngsters.
The second thing is to name any qualities in a dog that REALLY appeal to you, and some qualities that REALLY grate on you. What makes a dog extra special to you, and what makes a dog something less appealing?
Any dog that is extreme in physical form, for me that is like the dacshund- adored the ones I have met, but the back thing...can\'t do it. The dogs with the squish noses, again, awesome dogs, but not for me. The large ones- I\'d be worried about hips (and my secret wish dog is a big dog, but I think it would break me to loose one). Things like that.
I will be more careful on finding my next permanent dog. Dog/dog agression will be something I will try to avoid, so a more social dog would be great.
Things that appeal to me are more in attitude than anything else. I like to have fun with my dogs, but I also like a dog that will think and ask \"why?\". Grooming is not a big deal, I groom my own dogs.
Comedians are always appreciated.
Dogs in my past have included:
a couple of farm collie type dogs (workers)
a terrier mix (terrier/poodle mix, very smart)
a chi mix (my heart dog from childhood)
a cocker spaniel (adored her, but won\'t do a cocker again)
a pibble mix (the nicest dog ever)
Emma, a wheaten terrier mix. â™¥ her. She has been a great match and wonderful teacher.
Various fosters- wheaten mixes, 2 pure wheatens
Will probably always do mutts, but I would love to explore different breeds. Prefer my scruffy dogs, but I am really wanting to learn different breeds.