52 thoughts on “LOYALTY, THY NAME IS DOG

    • Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      When dogs lie, they are only looking for an extra biscuit. As far as I know, my dogs have yet to go online and trash us. Good doggies! Good kids!

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      • Zoolon October 16, 2017 / 12:11 pm

        I miss mine. He died a couple of years back. I wrote him song, and can’t wait until the time is right for getting another one.

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      • omniclassic October 16, 2017 / 3:06 pm

        Fortunately, they have little recall of the last time they lied…, so how about another treat huh, huh?

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        • Marilyn Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 2:18 pm

          It’s really funny when it’s a minute and a half and YOU were the giver. But their minds are happily wiped clean. A new treat? A new day.

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    • Garry Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Zoo, even when the furry kids drive me nuts (a daily occurence), I wind up smiling and laughing amid my sputtering profanities.

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  1. swo8 October 16, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I think you’re both loyal to each other. Just look at the love in those eyes. There’s even a change in Dukes’ eyes. There’s a real look of love there.
    Leslie

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      He broke into the bedroom this morning. To give him credit, he looked around and backed out. I think he thought maybe he’d crossed that line. I don’t want him to know how fragile our doors really are! It could be the end of all hope at home.

      They are loving. Sometimes a bit psycho, too!

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    • Garry Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Yeah, sure, Leslie!! But there’s also a Norman Bates look in those eyes. He’s such a funny whirling dervish of frenzied activity. He may live to see tomorrow.

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      • swo8 October 17, 2017 / 2:24 pm

        But in that latest photo of him I could see a change for the better. The Norman Bates in him was just defensive.

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        • Marilyn Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 2:27 pm

          He IS getting better … with glitches. If I catch him when I can see “intent” in his eyes, I look at him and I say “Don’t do it, Duke. Not worth it. Don’t DO it.” Usually, he doesn’t do it. Usually.

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          • swo8 October 17, 2017 / 4:15 pm

            You can read him Marilyn and he probably understands what you say.

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        • Garry Armstrong October 18, 2017 / 12:06 pm

          Leslie, Duke is a Jekyl-Hyde kid. I was thinking about that around 11:30 pm last nigtht as he lay quietly, stretched out between Marilyn and me on the love seat. I was patting and stroking him softly. I was even lifting his paws up and down. A serene moment.

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          • swo8 October 18, 2017 / 2:19 pm

            He’s definitely bonding. He knows he can trust you.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      And we approve of Dusty T. Duke wants to know if Dog and Dogge are really the same name. If so, maybe they are related!

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      • Martha Kennedy October 16, 2017 / 1:53 pm

        Tell him yes that humans spell their barks rather whimsically

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        • Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2017 / 2:16 pm

          I thought so! Duke is a big league barker. He barks for food. He barks because he wants you to throw that toy. He barks because he wants you to understand his inner dog. Sometimes, he just barks. And barks.

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            • Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

              I’m sure Duke barks in warning too … but I have not yet picked up all the nuances of this barking. He may be barking in more than one language. Perhaps … Chinese or Korean plus good old American street barking.

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    • Garry Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Duke is barking right now, Martha. THANKS!!

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            • Marilyn Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 6:47 pm

              Now that Duke knows he isn’t allowed to stand in front of us while we eat and bark furiously, he lies there and moans. When that doesn’t work, he tries a few barks. Garry looks at him and Duke goes and lies down in the crate. But he will take food — LAST in line and wait while the other two get theirs — and NOT take off my fingers. This is significant improvement. Thank you Dusty!

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              • Martha Kennedy October 17, 2017 / 7:36 pm

                Any time Marilyn! If a dog wants to live with and care for his humans, he has to learn not to scare them or piss them off. ❤️🐶

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                • Marilyn Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 8:08 pm

                  I have explained that to him, but he doesn’t seem to understand that his dinner is the one in the bowl on the floor and not generally served on a table. With a fork. But I’m sure he’ll get it. I think he believe ALL mealtimes are for him. And anytime in between that someone steps into the kitchen … or even LOOKS at the kitchen.

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                  • Martha Kennedy October 17, 2017 / 10:35 pm

                    Dusty’s asleep so he might be sending telepathic instructions 😀

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                    • Marilyn Armstrong October 17, 2017 / 10:46 pm

                      All of ours — well except Bonnie who just woke up — are asleep. Messages are being sent …

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                • Garry Armstrong October 18, 2017 / 11:51 am

                  Is Dusty reading this stuff??

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  2. angloswiss October 16, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I have never ever had a dog. I know they are faithful and everything that goes with it, but when you have never had the experience of having your own dog, you have missed it all. Cats: I, me and myself and the others afterwards, but they know where to cuddle and sleep, although usually the places are where you want to sleep.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      When Garry and I got together, he had two cats and I had one. I had many dogs from childhood on, but not while living in an apartment. Garry had a couple of dogs too … but had given up trying to balance his career and dogs. So, we had cats and we had GREAT cats. Our last cat – Big Guy, a golden Somali – was the best cat … and after that, the last cat. There was no way we could ever get a cat as amazing as Big Guy. He was a cat and a half, at least.

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  3. Covert Novelist October 16, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Dogs are so loyal, even to death. It breaks my heart when I see the mistreatment of pets, dogs who remain out of loyalty to a creep. It’s so gratifying to see a dog with an owner that loves them. back and cares making them a part of the family.

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