Big Dogs

United States
July 11, 2019 8:54am CST
Happy Thursday Everyone! it's a rainy day here in my little corner of the myLot world. A little rain is good but we're supposed to get periodic downpours and thunderstorms. We had a nice day yesterday at the birthday party. It's a little weird having a party in the middle of the day on a Wednesday. It kind of threw me off as to what day it is since normally we'd do a party on the weekend. Anyway it was all good except for the dog. My daughter has a huge black lab named Tank. His name fits him perfectly and he's 2 years old. Usually he'll be in the yard when we visit because he's a bit on the rambunctious side. But yesterday was too hot for him to be outside so he was in trouble all day long. Being still in that puppy stage he does't listen very well. He also thinks he weighs about 8 pounds instead of 80 pounds and was constantly jumping and trying to sit on everyone. At one point he stole my flip flop right off my foot and thankfully the kids were able to get it back before it became his lunch. I hate to say it but going there and having to deal with the dog is less than fun. He didn't lay down and relax not once the whole time we were there. The whole day all you heard was "Tank stop" He probably thinks his middle name is stop since it's said so often But, aside from the dog we had a good time and when family is together that's what counts. Do you like small dogs or big dogs?
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@amadeo (97706)
• United States
11 Jul
the dog should have his own play pen there and not to bother. When we have company Ms.Rugy has to go to her room til she settled down and then c ome and visit with us.
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• United States
11 Jul
That's a very good idea Fredo. Unfortunately my daughter let's the dog run the house and he's too big to be obnoxious
@amadeo (97706)
• United States
11 Jul
@Marilynda1225 I see.well I guess do the best there?
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@wolfgirl569 (18166)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jul
I have big dogs and one of them is very hyper.
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• United States
11 Jul
This dog is hyper also
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@wolfgirl569 (18166)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jul
@Marilynda1225 Young dobermans always are. Then to make Jill worse she has a high working drive.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
I like both big and small. We have rescued small, medium, and large dogs. Puppies, thankfully, settle down eventually.
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• United States
12 Jul
Hopefully this dog will get calmer as he gets a little older. He's going through the terrible twos just like a toddler
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
@Marilynda1225 We babysat for our friend's black lab Jo Jo. I have the Wedgewood china my mother bought for me in an open-shelved etagere. I put chairs in front of the etagere because Jo Jo would have destroyed my china due to her being so bouncy. Jo Jo was all over the place, but she sure had such a good time here.
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• United States
12 Jul
@Corbin5 maybe black labs have more energy? I love when you said JoJo is bouncy. Tank is the same. Good thing you protected your Wedgewood china
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@Hannihar (66229)
12 Jul
@Marilynda1225 I had a lab-husky and loved her so much. I love him already. That is the kind of dog I love. We have a small place and the only kinds of dogs I would want for Sophie and myself would be a lab, a husky or golden retriever. They are big dogs. He sounds like a troublemaker. My dog ate a part out of our couch. He is still young and still growing and needs direction. I love dogs and the ones that I mentioned are big dogs and I wish we could have had one of them.
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• United States
12 Jul
My friend had a husky and he was a beautiful dog. My middle daughter has two black labs and my oldest daughter had a golden retriever before this black lab that she has now. Big dogs are beautiful but where I live we can only have small dogs.
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@Hannihar (66229)
12 Jul
@Marilynda1225 I have my cat and that is all the room we have here. Those are the only kinds of dogs that I love so cannot have one here. So it is Sophie and I.
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• United States
12 Jul
@Hannihar I'm sure Sophie is a good companion
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@simone10 (30841)
• United States
11 Jul
I love all dogs but prefer small ones. I wouldn't trade my two for anything.
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• United States
11 Jul
Your two are adorable and look well behaved. I'm so surprised my daughter let's her dog be unruly
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@simone10 (30841)
• United States
18 Jul
@Marilynda1225 yes, they are both well behaved. Every once in a while, Daisy will get a little rowdy but overall she is pretty calm. But, her puppy years just about did me in. I'm getting too old for puppies...lol.
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• United States
18 Jul
@simone10 no more puppies for me either. They have more energy than toddlers
• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul
Lol, sorry about the big baby! We have a Rottweiler and an Australian Shepherd so big dogs suit us quite well. =) Junior is the baby here at just 6 months old although he looks grown and weighs about 60 pounds. Baby Girl (came with the name, lol) is 11 years old-we have had her since she was one! She's about 75 pounds.
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• United States
12 Jul
My friend had a Rottweiler that was very well behaved. I was never afraid of visiting her even though big dogs kind of scare me a bit.
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul
@Marilynda1225 Our Rott is so amazing too and wonderful with little ones as well. =)
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@snowy22315 (70592)
• United States
11 Jul
I prefer small dogs, although Golden's are beautiful dogs. I can't believe how big their heads are.
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• United States
11 Jul
My daughter had a golden retriever before this dog and he was the quietest and gentlest dog ever. When the grandkids were little they would sit on him and ride him like a pony. This dog Tank gallops through the house and thinks he's a pony!!
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@snowy22315 (70592)
• United States
11 Jul
@Marilynda1225 Yes, I think they are good and smart dogs, but I have heard they really like to chew.
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@Susan2015 (24997)
• United States
12 Jul
I can see that would bother some people. They should have a kennel to put him in another room if he doesn't stop doing that. We have one that likes to jump but she's about 25 pounds or so. She eventually stops but does like to sit on laps and will jump right up.
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• United States
12 Jul
She should have a place to contain him but she doesn't. It makes visiting a bit unpleasant at times.
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@JudyEv (164413)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I like dogs but so often they have to jump up on you or be a nuisance. I think that basically they should be kept away from visitors.
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• United States
12 Jul
I agree 100%. There are times when I hate going to my daughters house because of the dog.
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@Juliaacv (44281)
• Canada
11 Jul
I prefer smaller dogs, but not actual lap dogs so much. We have had a couple of labs over the years, and we found that between 2 and 3 years of age they usually settle down and stop with the nonsense that most of us associate with the puppy stage. I hope that happens with Tank. And BTW, I know what you mean about being thrown off by the day of the week, this week I am working my usual days off, and today I got groceries, which is a Friday chore. I'll be glad when I return to my usual schedule in a couple of weeks.
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• United States
11 Jul
Hopefully Tank will settle down as he gets older but right now he's a hand full. Too much dog for me lol I like my routine so I get easily messed up when doing things out of the ordinary
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@andriaperry (83616)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Jul
I like all dogs. I have a 20 pounder and a Tank, lol. Roscoe is as big as me and he is about 4/5 years old and wants to sit on me, however I don`t allow the dogs inside, I am allergic to animals and inside is to much for my asthma. That is why I am outside a lot, sometimes when I will be home all day I let them out of the backyard to roam around the land.
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• United States
11 Jul
At least your dogs have plenty of room outside to get rid of excess energy. I hope Tank calms down as he gets older
@debjani1 (6567)
12 Jul
I love animals but don't want to be my pets.
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@CarolDM (32919)
• United States
11 Jul
I had a Weimaraner growing up, two actually. Then a poodle, and a cocker. I like them all.
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@Tampa_girl7 (31261)
• United States
11 Jul
I like any sized dog.
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@sophie09 (8837)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
i love small dogs, they are cuties
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• Agra, India
11 Jul
I don't like any
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11 Jul
that was funny about him thinking his middle name is stop I use to have a lab & you right they are a big dog to be playing with but they are SO much fun at that age I had 1 named spook & he fit his name too he use to love the go play in the swamp we had & when he ran so fast he would look like a BEAR running. glad you had a great day playing with him.
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@Janet357 (19253)
11 Jul
We have a big dog and i must admit, he is very playful. I used to live with my dad when i was still single and he has two chihuashuas. They are more behaved than my big dog now.
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@JohnRoberts (85212)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul
I dislike all dogs.
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