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(6,001 posts)
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:41 PM Jan 2013

haven't talked about My baby Buddy Guy in a while

Love my Budster.Ever had a dog who you understood better than most people?That's my budster.Ever since I got him back been kind of private with him but what the hell.

The CowGod is at 204 lbs now.We were monitering him when he weighed 192 in Virginia but our vet here says now that he is an adult he can carry up to around 220 without issues...the Budster gets to eat again and lord can he eat.ANY amount is fine as long as he is happy and my baby is happy.

Ever love a pet so much it hurts to leave him alone?That's me and my Budster..I love my dog so much.

Will get some updated pics later when I get out of bedrest.

God I love this animal.

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haven't talked about My baby Buddy Guy in a while (Original Post) backwoodsbob Jan 2013 OP
I can't wait to see the pics! LeftofObama Jan 2013 #1
Wow, that is a lot of canine love. Denninmi Jan 2013 #2
yeah he's a bernard backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #4
I understand the love you feel for your dog. RebelOne Jan 2013 #3
I know that pain backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #5
One of the best therapy dogs I ever knew was a massive Irish Wolfhound. nolabear Jan 2013 #6
Love the cockatiel story! I'm glad Gobney didn't gobble up his 'barf' as dogs are wont to do! marzipanni Jan 2013 #8
Nothing better than the love of dogs 2theleft Jan 2013 #7
There's a reason dogs lower our blood pressure and make us happier in life. Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #9


(6,001 posts)
4. yeah he's a bernard
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:20 PM
Jan 2013

have some old pics when he was a pup floating around....will see if I can rustle a few up


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3. I understand the love you feel for your dog.
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:19 PM
Jan 2013

I had a wonderful Rottweiler that was my big baby and the greatest dog in the world. She was 13 years old when I had to send her to doggie heaven in 2010. She had inoperable bone and liver cancer. She was at the point that she could not walk any longer. It just about killed me to let her go, but I could not stand seeing her suffer any more. I am choking up now writing this post.



(6,001 posts)
5. I know that pain
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:52 PM
Jan 2013

sorry for your loss.

I had a full blooded arctic wolf in Michigan named Majorhe was my baby...we were unseperable.He had a stroke at 15 and had to put him down...it killed me.

I have had stalls for our no kill rescue in Virginia...have dealt with literally thousands of rescue dogs since Major,but never had a connection like major..until the Budster came along.

He was the pitiful big ox at the rescue no one wanted when I found him.4 months and close to 100 lbs already.I took him to the play area out back and it was obvious we were meant for each other.We have been best friends ever since.

I just have fun here with him.We have a playground for dogs at the complex but the only dogs that will play with him are the small ones...the sheps and labs are scared to death of him but the little dogs love him.


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6. One of the best therapy dogs I ever knew was a massive Irish Wolfhound.
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:43 PM
Jan 2013

His name was something Gaelic that sounded like Gobney but had about 75 letters in it. He was incredibly easygoing and specialized in abused very small children. His owner would take him to the childcare program where they worked and he'd lie flat out on the floor and grin while they clambered all over him. He clearly loved the attention and he was so damned big that he was like furniture. More than once I saw him passed out on the floor with three or four tiny little kids passed out in a pile with him.

Of course he also tried to swallow his owner's cockatiel whole in a brief loss of control, but she literally grabbed him and Heimliched the poor thing right back out of him. The bird shook itself and went on, but she was much more careful about letting it run around the house without careful supervision.

Glad the Budster is thriving. Makes me miss Joe, my once-in-a-lifetime dog. I don't know what it is about the big galoots but though I love my small dogs they just don't have that wonderful, well, galootness.


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8. Love the cockatiel story! I'm glad Gobney didn't gobble up his 'barf' as dogs are wont to do!
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:27 PM
Jan 2013

Have you seen the story of an Irish wolfhound named Gelert, given to Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, in 1210?



(1,136 posts)
7. Nothing better than the love of dogs
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:21 PM
Jan 2013

No judging, just sweet, sweet love. I'm looking over at my two now napping on the sofa. 120 lb Dobie/Hound mix and a 70 lb boxer.

The big boy makes the boxer look like a tiny baby.

Each are so special in the own ways. My first dog I got an adult at 21 went to the rainbow bridge 1 year ago in March. I still miss her every day.

I'm so glad you have your buddy back. Give him doggy hugs from me. And, since he's a SB, maybe a big slobbery kiss, too.


(37,648 posts)
9. There's a reason dogs lower our blood pressure and make us happier in life.
Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:54 PM
Jan 2013

My dogs are not my child substitutes, as some people think. It's true that I don't have children. But that only means I spend more time & money on them than I would if I'd had children. Otherwise, no effect. I've loved dogs all my life. One of the early pics of me is as a toddler barely able to stand, cuddling a puppy.

I adore dogs, even though they are little predators and prevent me from having some other pets.

Speaking of which...it's time for din-din. Gotta go.

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