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On Dogs and pets
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Dieselrider    Posted 01-07-2004 at 17:16:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
This will sound silly to most of you but, with seaj posting about losing his dog it got me thinking.
On fathers day 2003, my wife and boys gave me a puppy. He's a Queensland Red Heeler, and I named him "Diesel"-alot of red in him and that seemed to go along with this handle I started using a couple years ago. Now I've never been a dog fan, I don't dislike them I just always felt that I had enough to do without taking care of a dog. The boys and Marci always had a dog around, in fact we still have Micah's dog "Poe" here as well as Darrell's dog "Johnny". See I really didn't need another "pet" to take care of. Dogs have always seemed to like me and I could never figure that out.
As heelers go he's pretty laid back and not as "pushy" as most I've heard about. Even the vet said to me on his second visit, not to be in a hurry to get him fixed because he has such a good disposition for the breed. He has his moments and you can tell he doesn't always want to do what I want him to and he doesn't like to listen to Marci. Over all though he is very well behaved.
The real problem is that he has stole my heart. I've never in my life seen a dog with this much character. He follows me everywhere. Have you ever tried to run a lathe with a dog sleeping between your feet? He doesn't wonder far from the house, he loves to go with me in the truck and his facial expressions are something else. I swear if he had the right vocal chords he'd speak english. I think I've figured him out now though. I don't think that Diesel thinks he's my dog. I think Diesel believes I'm "HIS" person.
SeaJ, my sympathy for your lose, maybe there is a Diesel in your future. I hope so.

Linda in UT    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:00:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your post isn't silly. My Heeler is just like yours. I know what you're describing.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:16:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
The other day he was riding in the truck with me and we're on our way home. He gets over real close puts his head on my shoulder. When I look over at him he's looking up at me like "I really love you". I couldn't help but bust up laughing. Now if I could just teach that to my wife.

Linda in UT    Posted 01-08-2004 at 00:46:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes! I know that look, too! He doesn't give that look to my husband, though. ;)

Funny, I was just thinking about the time when Boone was still a half grown pup and was riding in the truck with me. I stopped at the bank and they sent out a doggie treat along with my change. I gave him the treat and he promptly dropped it on the seat. I picked it up and told him it was ok, he could have it. He held it pointing forward, I swear with just his lips, and sat glowering at the windshield. I saw him peek at me a time or two and, when he thought I wasn't looking, he flung the treat out the passenger window, then sat there as if he had eaten and enjoyed this horrible thing I had told him to eat. He hasn't changed a bit & he turned 4 years old on Christmas Day.

Wait! You don't mean to tell me you let your Heeler ride in the CAB with you??!! That's sacrilegious! OK, we do, too, but I thought ours were the only ones that got to ride in the cab instead of the back of the truck.

KellyGa    Posted 01-07-2004 at 20:26:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats so true! Tip gives me that look, and then bursts out with kisses all over my face when she can't stand it anymore!

Hogman.A HEELER BY ANY    Posted 01-07-2004 at 17:34:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
other name is still a Heeler. I'm on My second one and She has to go every place I do. If I go off the Place She lays by the Mail Box till I return.
My old Heeler was even more devoted and would have fought a Tiger if He thought it was after Me.Realy, I doubt there is any Dog more devoted "TO ONE PERSON"...The old one would bite My wife if She tried to keep Him from Me. Course, He also bossed Her when She had to feed for Me............but thats another.............

Dieselrider    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:10:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I go anywhere without him he has to investigate any one who comes around. He even figured out the ups driver has treats in the truck and gets in if he can. When I go to the bank he will set very patient looking at thr drive up window because they give him treats. If they are taking too long he'll step right accross me to get close to the window. As if he were saying "hurry up with that order".

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