My buddy at the shop

@TheHorse (54674)
Pleasant Hill, California
March 26, 2016 12:35pm CST
The other day, I drove down to a fellow audiophile's shop to return some stuff I'd refinished for him and pick up some stuff to work on. It's pretty chaotic at the shop, and everything takes longer than it should, but I got to viisit with the shop dog, who is always excited to see me. Sometimes I take him for a walk. This time he greeted me at the door, got a good back scratch, and then proceeded to climb back into his chair, where he fell asleep. Do you tend to visit with your friends' and acquaintances' pets? I'm a sucker for cats, dogs, and even cockatiels.
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@Corbin5 (85122)
• United States
26 Mar 16
I love visiting the pets of friends, family and neighbors! Our pup Molly has a posse of dog buddies and love seeing them too at the dog park.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
Do they run around and play togeher?
@sharon6345 (105362)
• United States
26 Mar 16
If they have dogs I stay away from them. cats I love for all time. I don't trust dogs what so ever.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
How come? Did you have a bad experience with dogs?
@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
@sharon6345 A lot of people around here have pit bulls to "look tough." I've had good experiences with them, but I don't fully trust that breed. I think they're very sensitive to their owners' personalities.
@sharon6345 (105362)
• United States
26 Mar 16
@TheHorse Well I think I am right on your side with that one. Never take a chance with that dog ever.
• Cebu, Philippines
27 Mar 16
I am a dog person. I recently rescued a little puppy that was abandoned. His body is full of mange. He's comfortable and is playing with me. Good to see the little bugger finally happy after spending unknown weeks outside eating whatever he can eat to survive.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
Are you going to keep him?
• Cebu, Philippines
27 Mar 16
@TheHorse Absolutely. I've been helping dogs for many years now. Did few rescues on local dogs and gave them a new loving home. I can't keep all my rescues with me as my job isn't a high paying one. There was even one time local media caught wind of my rescues and i was featured on a local news outlet. I';m not bragging, of course.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
@ghostie2472 My brother also adopts dogs. He lives near Boston Mass.
@vandana7 (57722)
• India
27 Mar 16
No. But my uncle's second dog really liked me. It was a labrador and even when he was puppy he would suddenly turn stand up almost straight put its paws on my shoulders, lick me all over the face and run away...dogs can be so affectionate.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I enjoy a good lick. Labradors tend to be sweet.
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@vandana7 (57722)
• India
28 Mar 16
@TheHorse ..Yeah..they are extremely affectionate. :) When it was a small pup it used to climb my lap, and we were playing a lot in the yard. :)
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 16
@vandana7 I imagine you were friends for life. Dogs are faithful.
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@Marcyaz (36017)
• United States
26 Mar 16
OH yes and they like to visit with me also. Today a friend stopped by and Honey went out to say hello then when she came in BonBon went out and said hello to him. I wasn't sure how BonBon would react as she doesn't often get to meet people but she was just fine as she has such a sweet personality. Our guest just wanted to sit outside and talk so that is what we did.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
Did everyone get some ear scratches and other good things?
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@Marcyaz (36017)
• United States
26 Mar 16
@TheHorse Oh yes all kinds of ear scratches and even a treat he carries with him.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Life is good. What makes some of us suckers for pets?
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@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 16
I too really l ike dogs and cats and haved vixited a few times wiith their ptets also
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
I even like birds, probably because I had a parakeet when I was young.
@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 16
@TheHorse ll liked parakeets til my sister had one and she wanted me to pet it.I did and oh my goodness that parakeet bit my hand and hit hard I was so surprised so I never wanted to be around one again.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
@Hatley I'd imagine cockatiels can bite even worse. Sorry to hear of your traumatic parakeet experience.
@SIMPLYD (75881)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
I like to look at cute dogs and cats , though i don't like them as pets . I don't taking care of them that's why .
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 16
Taking care of a horse was easier than many people think. I haven't had a dog or cat since I've been on my own.
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@SIMPLYD (75881)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
@TheHorse Really ? I thought it's so much harder since that' a big animal on the first place .
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD If you get a breed that doesn't break down often, they're easy to keep.
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@teamfreak16 (37040)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Mar 16
Oh yes, I love my friends' pets. More than I love my own! Kidding, of course.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
Well, you don't have to take care of your friends' pets.
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@teamfreak16 (37040)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Mar 16
@TheHorse - That's true. It's like other people's kids, I guess.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
@teamfreak16 I was thinking the same thing. Great minds...
@nanette64 (14684)
• Fairfield, Texas
27 Mar 16
Always @TheHorse . Sometimes I like the critters better than the people.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I think I prefer critters to humans overall.
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@nanette64 (14684)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Mar 16
@TheHorse Me too. At least critters don't: lie, cheat, steal....
• United States
27 Mar 16
I used to long ago when I had lots more local friends. But now, we are all pretty scattered and tend to visit in public places, rather than at each others' homes.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
That's true with my friends from previous places. But I get to visit the homes of friends here in CA.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
@TheHorse That's cool. I wish I still had a bigger circle of local friends for long ago, but people move away.
@amadeo (51219)
• United States
26 Mar 16
OH!he is a cutie there.Nice.I am sucker for dogs only.Lo siento
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
Dogs are more faithful and excited to see you than cats.
@amadeo (51219)
• United States
26 Mar 16
@TheHorse yes,they are.I love cats.But not for me.
@sjvg1976 (15751)
• Delhi, India
26 Mar 16
I don't have pet. But I love my friend's pets.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Mar 16
I used to not like cats so much. But the barn kitties kind of changed my tune.
@sjvg1976 (15751)
• Delhi, India
26 Mar 16
@TheHorse hmm..in india people keep cats as per they prefer dogs.
@norcal (3264)
• Nevada City, California
28 Mar 16
I love dogs. Usually, they are very interested in a guest anyway, and make themselves hard to ignore. I don't usually mind though, I have always had dogs.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 16
Once you talk to them and give them a good head rub and butt scratch, you've got a friend.
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@PainsOnSlate (19678)
• Canada
27 Mar 16
I love my friends pets and I do enjoy visiting with them.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
They probably can sense this and find you.
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@zebra2222 (4889)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I feel like resting sometimes just like the dog.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I better get out cycling on this lovely day, or I'm going to wind up looking like him.
@allknowing (56796)
• India
27 Mar 16
I am not comfortable when it comes to befriending animals that do not belong to us. Preiti our pet loves people and many visitors have a nice time with her.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I think it's just like being human and having a friend. There's family, and then there's friends.
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@celticeagle (114504)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Mar 16
I am too. I don't care for the cockatiels though. Those birds can be mean and they make me nervous.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I speak cockatiel. That helps. They can be like the French. Kind of snippy if you don't speak the language.
@rina110383 (24253)
27 Mar 16
Yep, sometimes my brother's friends bring their big dogs here if they'll be going somewhere else. Their pets play wth our dogs.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
Sounds like a party!
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@crossbones27 (15462)
• Redlands, California
27 Mar 16
You wore the poor guy out. Must have been his nap time. I always make it a point to visit all people's pets if they are around. You never want to be on their bad side. Cool story and pic.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I'm not sure if this guy has a bad side!
@Dena91 (3795)
• United States
26 Mar 16
What a sweet dog. I bet he looks forward to your visits. I'm sucker for my friends pets too. They are sweet creatures. Have a blessed evening
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
I always enjoy visiting with him. I wonder if doggy brains actually look forward to seeing people, or if they're just glad when their favorite humans are there.
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