"They rescued us," he told me.

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Eugene, Oregon
June 25, 2017 4:22pm CST
Taking along a camera on my long morning walks seems to attract things to take pictures of. The gentleman holding these cute dogs gets them out several times a day for walks. He said one was a Lhasa Apso and at least on of the others is Shih Tzu (I think). He said they were all rescue dogs, adding, "They rescued us." Anne and I have been dogless since the Woof (Papillion) died almost three years ago. There is the grand-dog Chihuahua who visits from time to time, but my daughter thinks we should have one too. They are great companions, but limit the things you can do and places to stay as well. Do you have any pets?
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@nanette64 (11274)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Jun
13 cats and 3 donkeys @JamesHxstatic . And that don't count the 18 raccoon's, stray dogs, stray cats....the animals run my life.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun
That is a whole mess of animals you have. It keeps you busy I'm sure.
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@nanette64 (11274)
• Fairfield, Texas
27 Jun
@JamesHxstatic You can call me The Critter Whisperer. lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Jun
@nanette64 That sounds perfect!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
25 Jun
No I have no pets now James, not anymore. I had a dog but that was a very long time ago.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jun
In many ways, we would like to get another dog, but it is a hard decision.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
26 Jun
@JamesHxstatic Yes it does limit things.
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@sallypup (17487)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jun
Adorable photo. Do I have pets? Is the Pope Catholic?
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun
I know, you have a little menagerie, right?
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@sallypup (17487)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Jun
@JamesHxstatic I share life with delinquents. Some are furry and some are feathered.
@mandala100 (17123)
• Hong Kong
25 Jun
Those are really nice looking dog. Nope we don't have although my daughter wants to have one.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jun
Kids always do want pets. I did too, but never got one then.
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@mandala100 (17123)
• Hong Kong
30 Jun
@JamesHxstatic Ok my friend.
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@Jessicalynnt (48170)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Jun
we have a cat now, I still miss my dogs though
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun
I miss Woof a lot too!
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@Corbin5 (65299)
• United States
25 Jun
Those are two adorable dogs. We have Molly now, but she will be our last in a long line of rescue dogs and one cat. If something happens to us, or one of us become ill, we do not want to add the burden of caring for a dog to a family member.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun
Yes, there is that. At our age, a dog could easily outlive us.
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@Kandae11 (19768)
25 Jun
Those are really very cute. Sadly I don't have the time to spare which would be needed to devote to a pet.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jun
I understand. My daughter thinks she needs two Chihuahuas now to keep each other company while she is at work.
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@teamfreak16 (30167)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
25 Jun
We have four cats. That's enough.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jun
I know you have several.
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@PatZAnthony (11502)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Jun
We have several and you are right @JamesHxstatic in that these pets limit us in what we can do. The trip to Europe in the fall can't happen unless we have someone here taking care of things. Who are we kidding? We won't be going to Europe again this year anyway. .
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@jaboUK (48866)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
We had a dog for 16 years and loved her to bits, just as you did Woof, but our lifestyle isn't suitable for having one now. We travel too much.
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27 Jun
Oh I remember Woof. Gosh, can't believe it has been 3 years. Yes, sometimes you forget about how much they can tie you down.
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@DianneN (49809)
• United States
27 Jun
I have my son's cat when we are not in Florida. I have always had pets growing up and when our sons lived at home. They bring such joy, but we travel a lot. Even our weekend in Boston required much rigmarole to get him looked after and taken care of.
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• United States
28 Jun
what cuties! i say if'n ya don't wish the constant responsibility 'f a critter, 'tis most oft best fer all to jest walk 'way. i'm critter nuts, though don't call any 'f my brood pets coz they'd be family. e'en the feral cats (surprise! we've 4 kittens) 're like family 'n i so enjoy learnin' their personalities. the hubs'n i aint been 'way together'n nearly 16 years outside 'f my hospital stint some years back. thankfully the daughter tended the critters'n our absence.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Jun
We would have to hire it done or take the critter with us or take it to Portland to stay my daughter and her Chihuahua (she wants another one too).
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• United States
28 Jun
@JamesHxstatic the folks 'round these parts ainit very reliable 's we found out 'fter the fact. since the daughter's moved to nevada, we jest don't worry 'bout gettin' 'way, not e'en fer the day.
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@LadyDuck (103437)
• Switzerland
26 Jun
I remember Woof and I cannot believe it's already three years. Do you plan to have a new pet? We have no pets.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun
I always think about it, but probably not, except for the visits from my daughter's Chihuahua.
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@LadyDuck (103437)
• Switzerland
27 Jun
@JamesHxstatic Woof was a lovely dog, you cannot replace a pet, just like you cannot replace a human.
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@jstory07 (57207)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jun
Right now we just have one cat Patches and that is all that I want.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Jun
One pet is enough for me if I ever have another.
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@Freelanzer (5444)
• Canada
27 Jun
Yes we always had dogs and yes they can limit your activities, even though they are great companions.
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@JudyEv (88084)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
Herc in a way is the ideal pet, supplying affection is his own funny way and allowing us to pamper him. However he is easy to leave behind really and not much trouble for someone else to look after. More and more people seem to take their dogs on holiday now but there would often be a few problems involved occasionally. We've chosen not to have a cat or dog. A cat would disrupt our bird life too.
@FayeHazel (7238)
• United States
29 Jun
"They rescued us" - that is beautiful. I hope that you and Anne are able to get another dog, you're right animals are great. I hesitate myself (cat person here) -- because I admit I'm scared of the responsibility. What happens if it gets sick (vet bills I might not be able to afford) or the emotional investment (we all know - eventually our animal friends leave us)... :-(
@Tampa_girl7 (20043)
• United States
29 Jun
We have one cat and a dog