It Is Not Going To Be A Big Dog Mom!

Macy - Macy is part chow and part collie.
United States
July 14, 2007 1:51pm CST
Our entire family are the biggest pet lovers in the world. We have bunnies, birds, a puppy, cats and we feed too many wildlife animals to keep count of. Both our daughters were away at college. We had rented an apartment for them as it was cheaper than having them live in a dorm. They both lived together in this apartment. One day the girls called home and said “there is a free puppies to give away. We are going to go look at them.” I said “Do not go look at them! Do you hear me? Do not go look at them” They said “We are not going to get one, we are just going to look at them.” I repeated my warning “DO NOT GO LOOK AT THEM” I knew that if they looked at it they would want it and they would get it. They were and are pet lovers. About an hour later, the girls called back. I could hear a puppy in the background. The first thing they said was “Mom guess what??” I said “I told you not to go look at them” “How did you know?” they said I did not say a word and they continued “Mom it is not going to be big. It is going to be a small dog. We can keep it in the apartment. It is part Chow and Part Collie. We named her Macy. Mom are you and Dad mad?” Well, some weeks later they brought the puppy home for us to keep for them. It was getting bigger than they thought it would and they were not allowed to have pets in the apartment. So now we have a dog to care for that we did not want. LOL To this day, I can still hear them saying “Mom it is not going to be big. It is going to be a small dog. We can keep it in the apartment. It is part Chow and Part Collie” We raised this dog until our youngest daughter and her husband purchased a home with a large yard. Our youngest daughter came home and got the dog. She took it to the vet and it weighs over 100 pound. LOL These words keep echoing in my mind “Mom it is not going to be big. It is going to be a small dog. We can keep it in the apartment. It is part Chow and Part Collie” Do you go look at puppies and kittens when they are free??
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
14 Jul 07
Macy is sweet and BIG..that is a very funny story...What part of, "Do not go look at them." didn't they understand?...LOL That is why I can't go look, because I will bring them home...You are wonderful pet people..I am so glad the animals have good people to take care of them..I was just telling my husband that I want another dog..We have a male Akita, 125 pounds, and a Boxer who is 50 pounds..I want to get a female Akita puppy and my husband thinks it is a great idea...Part Chow and Collie, yep, 2 big breeds, makes for one big dog...I do wish I had 100 acres for lots of animals....you just gotta love them kids..
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• United States
14 Jul 07
My oldest daughter got me an Eskimo Spitz and he just turned one year old today. He is such a wonderful addition to our family. He is spoiled rotten.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
14 Jul 07
Mine are spoiled beyond repair..Yoshee is 3 1/2 and Halo is 2 1/2 years..We found Halo, nobody claimed her so we kept her..she was thin when we found her but now she looks really good..I can't stand people who do not care for their pets properly..
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 07
Lol yes I do but I can only have one small Dog in my Flat and I do not think that Gissi would be impressed at another one taken the Attention lol My Kids are the same though, my Son has a dog now and he wants another one, his Partner and his Sister are saying no lol so when I went to see them I told him he can't because Cookie (his Dog) is Daddy's Girl so she would be very jealous, I think that worked he has not mentioned it since. And she is all for my Son, she cries when he goes out lol
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I have a real big soft spot for animals. I too have many animals including many wildlife ones that I feed. I try hard not to look at free puppies or kittens because I am sure I would be trying to bring one home.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
14 Jul 07
That is too funny, I always end up with the animals my kids and sometimes the grandkids bring home. I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird. One of the cats is going to have babies, more animals for me to take care of. I have also over the years had a menagerie of critters. I become their momma, no matter who they supposely belong too. I remember a bunny that was supposed to be a dwarf bunny, yeah right. There was nothing dwarf about him. I became his mamma too. I can't imagine how many critters I would have if I lived in the country, probably to many to count.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jul 07
No I dont and thats the reason I dont. I cant because I would come home with one. Or maybe two.LOL Thats a really cute story Im also a pet lover. I think you know that.LOL I use to work for a vet. years ago and I had to quit because I would come home crying. It was so sad. I wasnt cut out for that job.LOL
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@dhouston (417)
• United States
14 Jul 07
No. I don't like them. I am allergic to dogs, cats and other hairy animals.
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• Canada
11 Aug 07
NEVER NEVER NEVER Its the worst thing any animal lover can do , especially if their not ready for one ... My cat is constantly pregnant , I can`t find a way for her to the vet still...
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Lol…. I bet the dog brought you and your husband much enjoyment- Nope I don’t go look at animals when they are free—You kidding me- My daughter would beg to bring them all home- we have 2 dogs and 1 cat- that is enough! I’m glad she hasn’t asked for a hamster or guinea pig yet- I’m afraid it would be a no- A small dog- lol 100 pounds!
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Sometimes. Kristen is working at the vet's office, and we right now have a "foster puppy". (I didn't realize there was such a thing.) His name is Tyson and he is full-blood lab. He's a darling little thing now, but he's only 5 weeks old!
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
15 Jul 07
LMAO!!! That is too funny! I have to say I've never heard of a little Chow or a little Collie, so it is no wonder this dog got to be over 100 lbs! LOL I've looked at both puppies and kittens when they are free, though I don't go looking for it. These critters are usually in front of store building like Wal-Mart and PetsMart. There was even a time I looked at some kittens some older girls were selling in front of Wal-Mart. The kittens looked just like my last cat (a siamese type) and I was SO tempted to get one. It didn't help that my youngest son was with me and wanted one as well LOL, but I had to think of our pets that we already have and I passed on getting one, even though it cuddled on my shoulder. Darn thing was just so sweet and didn't want to let go! One of the girls helped me get the kitten off and my son and I walked into Wal-Mart...
• United States
15 Jul 07
Ha! I did this to my parents once. I was at summer bible camp and the st. Bernard had puppies that were just old enough to leave mama... I called home and told them about the puppies and how cute and well behaved the one I wanted was... My mom and dad said yes! I was so excited, then one of the counslers called my mom and let out the "secret" about it being a Saint Bernard. I still miss that puppy dangit.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Chow mix - How can they think that it wouldn't get big? Chows and collies are not huge but they aren't small.
I have said that to my parents before. I have also said that to my husband. I told him that with my little hound/pit mix. She was the runt of the litter and then she got too big to be in the house. I had a dog from the time he was a puppy that was 1/2 black lab, 1/4 chow and 1/4 husky. He was a great dog. I am glad that you were able to watch it for your daughter until she found someplace. I always look at puppies and kittens when they are free but I have learned to look then go on. I always stop and look at the cats for adoption at petsmart. If I had the money and all the land I could find I would adopt so many animals it would not be funny. lol!
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Not normally. Sometimes that have critters at the church sales we go to and then we will stand and enjoy them and ache for the want to take them home. We are pretty good and only go out for animals when we have the room and ability to care for them. Fortuanately we have some experience with this and I think that they kids will be good. It won't matter if I get property again. The more the merrier then. Wish us luck. Did the vet say what kind of dog this was?
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
15 Jul 07
haha, that is one big dog =) and what a great and cute story to go with it. I wish my mom would have let me have a dog when I was a kid, but she probably knew that she would end up with the responsibility and that she did not want =)
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Bunny & Rollo - Bunny & Rollo: The last two dogs who found 'doggie world', and joined the permanent pack.
Hello Villageanne, What a delightful story. Thanks for the chuckle. I only laugh because I'm one of those people who has to absolutely forbid myself from looking. I could also never volunteer at the local animal shelter, for the same reason. The funny thing is, I don't need to go looking to end up with a new dog. They find us. I think they smell 'doggie world', and naturally gravitate toward our home. You see, we live out in the sticks, between two small cities. So, we live in a 'drop-off zone'. As maddening as it is, people bring their dogs and puppies out to the country, and drop them off when they no longer want them, or can no longer care for them. Hence, the reason why most everyone who lives in my area has multiple dogs. We've also fostered a good many dogs, until we could find them a permanent home. And, most of the dogs that stayed with us were rescue's. I even had a pup follow me home, (about five miles) when I was out for a bike ride. I've attached a pic of our two most recent additions. They've each been with us for a little over a year and a half. Fortunately, the dogs who we've fostered since Bunny & Rollo came to join the pack, were lost dogs, whose humans we were able to locate. It's always heartening when a dog shows up, and their humans respond to the posters/signs that we post as having found them. It's a far cry better than the alternative; another unwanted pet. I'm glad that your youngest took the Chow/Collie mix into her own home. Hopefully, as she buys the big bags of kibble, she is reminded of those now infamous words: "... it's not going to be big.", and gets a chuckle of her own. Thanks for sharing this funny story Villageanne.
@GardenGerty (97918)
• United States
15 Jul 07
No, I do not. Unfortunately, the kittens come find me. Or they find my son and husband, and they find me. They put little orphaned defenseless animals in my lap, after I tell them for three days "We do not need another cat." That is how I got my last two cats. I avoid pet stores, I do not watch the humane society pictures on local television. These cute babies need care for years and years. I do not remember the last time I chose an animal to own.