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Sunny and Me

December 9th, 2007
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How many of you would guess I have, arguably, the world’s cutest dog? His name is Sunny. He is a Bichon Frise. We got him when he was a pup. His grandfather won best-of-something at the Westminster Dog Show several years ago. He weighs all of 12 pounds, sopping wet. He is the most intelligent dog I’ve ever been around. And I’ve been around dogs my whole life. This is the first small dog I’ve ever had. I grew up with big dogs. This one I can carry in one arm. He doesn’t shed. He doesn’t smell. He only rarely barks, though he is very expressive with all sorts of little sounds. He can: shake, high-five, sit, lie down, stay, come, fetch, and roll over, and over, and over. His record is fifteen in a row. He "goes" on command, morning and evening. He was a challenge to house train, but my wife, the absolute queen of positive reinforcement training, won the day. OK, there. Now you know one of my secrets. I have a wimpy dog. What can I say? I’m just a big softie ok?

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  1. December 10th, 2007 at 07:29 | #1

    I have come to really dislike “masculine” dogs. In my neighborhood dogs are status symbols and are used to guard crack houses. I am unable to see pitbulls and rottweilers in a good light. I don’t think they are cut out to be pets. They are only a few steps away from wolves. I have nothing against wolves. I can easily see the beauty of Rotteweilers. But I think we should leave them on the nature preserve or as working dogs. I’d prefer to not have them in a neighborhood full of children. Men want dogs that project power. That is always dangerous. I think it also almost always a little abusive of the dog. It uses the dog in a way that is not healthy. I even think that is true of German Shepherds.
    Hunting dogs are another story. I don’t think people use labs, poodles, beagles, and retrievers as status symbols or to project power.
    Anyway, as much admiration as I have for any working dog, I think “wimpy” dogs make the most sense for pets. You are not trying to get anything out of your dog or be seen with him. You just love him.
    That being said, I should admit that I don’t really get pets. I like cute. I just don’t like poop, hair, arranging kennels, vet bills, etc. I have children. Why do I need pets?
    How is that for an unsolicited opinion?
    Dave

  2. Monte Meyer
    December 10th, 2007 at 12:56 | #2

    Dave, I have to disagree with you on hunting dogs projecting power.
    Maynard, my English Springer Spaniel – my new pheasant dog – has a t-shirt which says “I Bite Liberals”…

  3. William Weedon
    December 11th, 2007 at 18:16 | #3

    I can’t decide which one looks more ferocious – the Bichon-Frise or the Pit Bull. I kind of have a soft spot in my heart for both. ;)

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