DOGS ARE FAMILY
As I had told in previous article, Einstein was a very quiet dog. He would approach people without barking or growling. His being stealthy did cause some concern for me. I never worried about anyone breaking into my home, but with Einstein`s trait of not barking a lot, my concern was he would introduce himself to the unwanted guest before he would wake me up.
Once I had a couple of friends from California that came to Tucson for work one weekend. Instead of staying at a hotel they asked if they could stay at my place. One used the guest bedroom and the other crashed on the couch.
The second night about two in the morning I was awakened by noises coming from the living room. Hearing crashing sounds, I started to get out of bed, when Einstein came trotting in the bedroom and laid down on the opposite of the bed. Everything went quiet, so I went back to sleep.
In the morning, I asked my friend what had happened. This is what he related to me.
He said that he stayed up late watching a movie, finally turning off the TV about 1:30 in the morning. Falling asleep shortly afterwards, he awoke because he could not breath. When he opened his eyes, he saw was two eyes and a nose about two inches from his face. Einstein was sitting on his chest and had his front paws pinning down his shoulders. That when he jumped up Einstein and he crashed into the coffee table. I guess Einstein was just checking out who was sleeping in the living room.
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Using less nutritious products to start with along with the process to produce dry dog food. The result is that most of the nutrients are missing. To fortify the product, they chemically add nutrients. The altered product, proteins and nutrients, can contribute to many food allergies or other harmful medical problems to your pet.
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Dog owners love their dogs. Most people consider them as family or their children. Having own many dogs during my life time, I found like most people I had one dog that was my all-time favorite.
My favorite dog`s name was Einstein. I acquired Einstein from a private party. Don`t remember why but I got to choose the first pick of litter. The mother was a shepherd with brown and black markings. All the pups had her color markings except one. This male was a blonde color.
Watching the pups nurse, I saw him grab one of the other pups and pull them off, so he could eat. Right then I knew which dog I wanted. Selecting the blonde one, I named him Einstein.
The father was a fence jumper. They never saw him and weren`t sure what type of dog it was. But as he grew up it was concluded that dad was probably a coyote. Einstein was an amazing dog. He had some unique traits.
First, he was very quiet. If he barked, it meant someone was standing at the door. People could walk down the street. People or other animals could even walk up the sidewalk or driveway and Einstein would not make a sound. But when they got to the door, he would bark just one time to alert me that someone was there.
As an owner of dogs, I always believed in open feeding. Making sure they always had food and water, when ever they wanted it. Einstein normally ate around one or two in the morning never during the day.
Another characteristic he had was his eyes, his nickname was dead eyes. Usually with dogs, you can look at their eyes and get some kind of reading on what they are thinking or how they are feeling. But Einstein`s eyes were the same all the time. When he looked at you it was as if he was looking through you. When people first met him, they would be very cautious. People could not get reading on what he was going to do. Einstein would just look at them and go lay down someplace just across the room or down the hall. Out of the way, but close enough just in case.
Breeders are an excellent option on acquiring a dog. There are several reasons you would consider this option. First, would be you are looking for a specific breed of dog. Looking for a pure breed or certain cross breeds designed to give you a specific set of traits. These would include body size, hair, color or temperament. If you are planning on becoming a breeder or getting a male for stud services. Another reason in buying from a breeder if you want to get into competitive dog shows.
There are a lot of breeders out in the market. When searching for breeders, do your due diligence on checking out the breeder. Things to consider would be are they AKC registered, believe it or not, not all breeders are registered. If you plan on investing on spending a large sum of money on your new family member find out if you will receive papers on your dog. Also, research their dog’s lineage, this way you learn not only the parents but also the grand parents of the dog. When purchasing the dog, is the dog going to be intact or fixed? In purchasing a female, if the female is not fixed at time of purchase, are you going to be able to breed the dog if you so choose. What this means if you did not get the rights to breed you won`t be able to register the litters.
Another crucial thing to find out from the breeder is the litter number that your dog is coming from. This is very important because responsible breeders limit the number of litters, they allow a female to have. Over breeding a dog can cause issues with the litters. Another thing to find out is the age of the female when she had the litter. Just like humans, older dogs could have complications with their off spring.
Dogs have feelings too as we do. When you get a dog or puppy it should be considered as
part of your family. Every dog will listen to you and would be willing to be trained if treated correctly.
Dogs can be stubborn just like humans. None of us are perfect. No dog should be put in
an arena to be a fighting machine. Dogs are not born to do that. Just like people use Pit Bulls
this is so wrong! I have met so many Pit Bulls over the last few years. People think Pit Bulls are
such vicious dogs. The majority of them are love bugs. It’s not that the dog is vicious, it is how the
dog is treated and raised. Any dog can be vicious if treated or raised badly.
Dogs are such wonderful companions for an individual or family. They can be a guardian dog
to help protect livestock from predators. They can be used for search and rescue in water or on land.
Some dogs are trained for therapy dogs which these dogs go into hospitals and go visit patients
young and old to help calm them down while in the hospital on some circumstances and then some
patients have anxiety of just missing their own pets.
Least but not less are the dogs that are trained to be service dogs. These dogs have a lot of responsibility
and are used to help the blind get around on their daily lifestyle, helps people that are wheelchair bound and
retrieving things for them and even for the Military either while in service or help our Military men
and women cope with the world once coming home.
All in all, dogs are just exceptional animals and if treated properly, they are the best animal to have in an individual’s
life or a family’s life. Just need to find the right dog for the perfect fit that is needed for that family.