Dogs - classic or dud?

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There are countless "dogs vs cats" threads and various threads about canine laughter and so on and so forth, but not a straight-out "Dogs - classic or dud?" thread.

Emma and I went for a walk in the woods yesterday afternoon and we were about the only people without a dog. Or lots of dogs. Several dogs came and said hello to us, which was nice.

I can't think of any of my friends who own dogs. This strikes me as unusual.

When I was a kid we had, at most, three dogs (plus three sons and two cats at one point too!), but my last dog died in 1999 and I've not had one since.

I kind of want a dog again.

Do you have a dog? What's your favourite dog? Does having a dog keep you fit? Why do we keep dogs?

Talk of dogs here.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 23 January 2006 10:47 (fourteen years ago) link

computer, desk, dog

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 January 2006 10:50 (fourteen years ago) link

I was remarking to Mister Monkey yesterday that the people who walk their dogs on the beach during the week are a lot more doggy than the people who walk their dogs at the weekend. I think this is because they're at home more and they're better bonded with their dogs because they're not out at work all day long. So they tend to be a bit more relaxed about people coming up and talking to their dogs, about my dogs interacting with their dogs and so on. Sometimes the weekend dog-walkers freak out when my dogs run over to say hello to their dogs. Guys, it's a beach! Your dog wants to run on the beach with other dogs!
Of course, my dogs are two neutered males who've been playing with other dogs their whole lives, so they are very accommodating.
We met the most adorable Rottweiler yesterday. She stomped all over us, but in the loveliest way.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 23 January 2006 10:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Oooh, I want a dog. Sigh. Dogs are just so great. CC Pirate and I were talking about this yesterday, that if you want unconditional love, you should get a dog. Dogs are just devoted, they know when you're unhappy and come and put their head on your knee. They know how to have fun, they're easy to please, they get so OVERJOYED if you just take them to the park and throw a stick for them.

Trying To Resonate Concrete (kate), Monday, 23 January 2006 10:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, we always had dogs and I love them to death and everything, but they are at heart creatures most base. Horrible furry fart machines.

NickB (NickB), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Dog breath, dog slobber, dog fart. Ugh.

NickB (NickB), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:03 (fourteen years ago) link

dogs are great, but there's nothing worse than listening to dog owners talking about dogs. STFU!

the kit! (g-kit), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Oi, Kitten, what are you doing on a thread about DOGS if you don't want to hear people talking about them, eh?

Trying To Resonate Concrete (kate), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Dogs, undoubtedly CLASSIC.

My gran, then my mum both bred and rescued chihuahuas (before they were fashionable handbag dogs) so I grew up with many dogs. My mum has owned over ten different breeds at various times but chihuahuas were always our thing.

It's always been a right doggie family. I'd love to own a dog again but working commitments rule it out. Bah.

Rumpie (lil drummer girl parumpumpumpu), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I used to think I hated chihuahuas until I actually met one and then I fell in love! He was a great combination of crazy and cuddly. I would definitely consider getting one now.

Mädchen (Madchen), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:51 (fourteen years ago) link

i meant in real life. i have to listen to SO MANY dog owner conversations. it's very zzzz.

the kit! (g-kit), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:53 (fourteen years ago) link

A girl in my work calls her dog her son, and refers to any dogs she meets at the park as her sons friends, and their owners as 'mummies and daddies.'

Yeah, there is such a thing as taking it too far...

Chihuahuas aren't the nasty wee ankle biters people think they are, they have such sweet trusting natures.

Even the rescued dogs my mum took on (one battered within an inch of his life, he came to us with NO HAIR) they took a while to come to trust people again but never snapped or bit.

(How could anybody mistreat a tiny helpless little animal?)

Rumpie (lil drummer girl parumpumpumpu), Monday, 23 January 2006 11:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Conversely - how could anyone breed them to be tiny helpless little animals?

NickB (NickB), Monday, 23 January 2006 12:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Sorry - pre-lunch crankiness. I'm turning into my Dad.

NickB (NickB), Monday, 23 January 2006 12:06 (fourteen years ago) link

All domestic dogs (with the possible exception of the spitz breeds) have been bred into something specific.

The only kinds i object to are those such as bulldogs who have been bred in such a way that their health suffers badly for it.

Rumpie (lil drummer girl parumpumpumpu), Monday, 23 January 2006 12:10 (fourteen years ago) link

The good people of ILX helped to name my dog. So classic, then.

Hello Sunshine (Hello Sunshine), Monday, 23 January 2006 12:48 (fourteen years ago) link

it's very zzzz.

I would rather listen to people talk about their dogs than Celebrity Big Brother. At least dogs are funny.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Oooh, I want a dog.

A chihuahua?

Anyway -- we've always been a dog family, and there have been three family dogs in my lifetime. Lexie will likely be the last -- she's getting on a bit, and my parents have decided not to get a new one after her.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:39 (fourteen years ago) link

so cute!

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:41 (fourteen years ago) link

dogs are outstanding!

ZR (teenagequiet), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:49 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't like those really small ones, or those really big ones.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I think I'm turning from a cat person into a dog person. In general I still think cats>>>>dogs, but when I think about specific breeds of dogs, I get a warm fuzzy that I don't get with cats.

Tracy's having a good winter, much more perky and active than she was around her cancer surgery of last spring.

truck-patch pixel farmer (my crop froze in the field) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Ned, quitting dogs is something parents always say they will do and never wind up doing.

After spending three weeks in Mpls with my family dog, I want one here and I'm working on my mom because she's found the right poodle breeder (ie. the one where we got our current clever and well-behaved small miniature/large toy) and HOORAY no quarantine hassles to the UK any more.

Poodles also get a crap name because of a certain kind of owner with lapdog fetish. But they don't shed or fart and can be trained to do daft things in exchange for food.

suzy (suzy), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:59 (fourteen years ago) link

the kit OtM, dogs are so dud

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Poodles are cool. Foofy poodles are just the victims of dopey owners.

My parents won't get another dog since Layla died, but they are mad about my dogs. My mother's new way of asking me if I'm coming to dinner on Sunday is to phone and say "should I keep these leftover sausages for the dogs, or should I throw them out?" If I arrive at their house without the dogs, the disappointment is obvious. If I had actual human children they wouldn't be as popular with my folks as the dogs are.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:02 (fourteen years ago) link


elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:05 (fourteen years ago) link

yes that is a great advert for dogs.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Awww, what pretty dogs!

A chihuahua wouldn't be best for me, I'd love to carry on the family tradition etc but I'd like a slightly more heavy duty dog. Perhaps a Cocker Spaniel or a Terrier of some description. I like Dobermans, my uncle had a rescue one Boris, he was chocolate and tan and a big softie. He was afraid of everything and used to shake with fear all the time.

Rumpie (lil drummer girl parumpumpumpu), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Ned, quitting dogs is something parents always say they will do and never wind up doing.

In this case I think it will be true, since my parents want to enjoy their retirement -- ie, more spur-of-the-moment trips without having to worry about what to do with the dog, etc.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:08 (fourteen years ago) link

We're having problems with our springer spaniel, he keeps weeing all over the house.

leigh (leigh), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:10 (fourteen years ago) link


gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Poor dog. Is he old?

My mum keeps saying the two she has are her last, but I can't imagine her being without a dog in the house. It's a huge big house and she's just a tiny wee woman and I like that she's got the security of dogs (even if they do look like a pair of slippers).

Rumpie (lil drummer girl parumpumpumpu), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:24 (fourteen years ago) link

The most gorgeous great dane (white and gray harlequin with ICE BLUE EYES) snuffled me at the Ranch & Home store yesterday! Dogs are classic.

Jaq (Jaq), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:28 (fourteen years ago) link


esp the HUGE ones

i want an old english sheepdog - they look like indie dogs, with the fringe and the shambling and the air of befuddlement and whatnot

i don't like the noises small dogs make

i have never had a pet :(

emsk ( emsk), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:32 (fourteen years ago) link

I have two dogs: one 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel and a 3-year-old blue heeler mutt. Each is totally classic in his own way. Taking them out to poop in the winter while I have the flu: dud.

The Milkmaid (of human kindness) (The Milkmaid), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Classic for other people.

My parents just got a beagle puppy before Christmas (and my brother got one before Thanksgiving), he's cute, friendly, seems relatively low-maintenance when I visit, but dogs just aren't my thing. Too much regimentation, too much responsibility, too much work - and they generally don't smell pleasant.

I could see myself adopting an adult dog some day, when I'm more settled, have a back yard, etc., but I still prefer cats.

Erick Dampier is better than Shaq (miloaukerman), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:36 (fourteen years ago) link

My dad has a harlequin Great Dane called Malcolm but his eyes are deep brown, and he sheds like billy-o.

suzy (suzy), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:38 (fourteen years ago) link

u guys are jinx city, my mate just texted me asking me to come and see her new puppies.

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:45 (fourteen years ago) link

pleasant plains and i have a blue merle great dane named veruca. shes a sugary sweet snuffling nibbling leanin' pony dog.

i dont trust people who hate dogs.

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:50 (fourteen years ago) link

He's a youngster, about a year old. They only got him at the beginning of December from the dog home. He was very skinny but they're gradually fattening him up. We don't know if he was mistreated but he's very submissive and i suspect the peeing might be part of it. My brother's taking him to the vet this week so hopefully they'll be able to exclude anything sinister and suggest ways of resolving his wee problem.

leigh (leigh), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:51 (fourteen years ago) link

i just feel bad for people who dont like cats.

isnt it strange that dog haters seem mean and cat haters just seem insecure?

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

My mother's cat hatred is summed up in two words: "they're SNEAKY."

suzy (suzy), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link


sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

We don't know if he was mistreated but he's very submissive and i suspect the peeing might be part of it. My brother's taking him to the vet this week so hopefully they'll be able to exclude anything sinister and suggest ways of resolving his wee problem.
We have a dog with submissive pee issues too. He is also a rescue dog and pretty young. He is not as bad as he used to be, but he will still wet himself if someone he doesn't know raises their voice to him. Still, as Mam says, rescue dogs usually do turn out to be a little bit broken in one way or another.
I heart my cats and my dogs. But my dogs don't pull my towels off the radiator and piss on them for sport, so they win.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 23 January 2006 17:11 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread reminded me of Thorstein Veblen's classic, extended diss on dogs in The Theory of the Leisure Class. I don't think I've ever read anything quite so filled with disgust at our slap-happy furry friends. Me, personally, I would say classic. But I'm a sucker for fuzzy ears and goo-goo eyes.

Aimless (Aimless), Monday, 23 January 2006 19:00 (fourteen years ago) link

dogs are fabulous and wonderful!

stockholm cindy (winter version) (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 23 January 2006 19:03 (fourteen years ago) link

"submissive pee issues" is the phrase of the year btw

stockholm cindy (winter version) (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 23 January 2006 19:04 (fourteen years ago) link

aw, dogs. I like them, usually, but don't really want one (at this point in my life.) My family dog, Scooby, which became my brother's dog when we all moved away from the family home, just died last week. She was 12, there was nothing to be done for her, sadly. Very hard. But she was great, classic. As is the love of dogs here.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Monday, 23 January 2006 19:21 (fourteen years ago) link

RIP Scooby. S/he looked like a sweet one.

The Milkmaid (of human kindness) (The Milkmaid), Monday, 23 January 2006 19:22 (fourteen years ago) link

A dog, and especially a puppy, just seems like a toddler and a dim one at that.

I disagree. Puppies can be like toddlers, but once dogs get older, they gain a certain dignity. Some of the older dogs I've known have been very dignified and loyal creatures, and haven't seemed dim at all.

Nathan, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 03:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I love my dog. She makes the mornings seem that much less blah.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 18 July 2007 03:39 (thirteen years ago) link

sorry, i'm living with a puppy who I kind of wuv but really I'd rather he wasn't here. he's distorted my view on dogs. it's my roommates dog and it's making my cat miserable.

wanko ergo sum, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 03:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Cats are kind of like warm, purring throw pillows.

If you want a dog with fewer risk factors, probably best to look at some kind of mutt - certain breeds are much more prone to cancers/hip problems/etc. than others thanks to inbreeding (or just the way they've been bred to a certain look - breed wikipedia pages are good for this). 'Working' dogs and very popular dogs (and their mixes) are probably the hardiest - large breeding population, genetic mixing, bred for health and so on.

My family's chow/lab mix basically cost nothing in vet bills (excluding those paid by the woman who rescued him from some asshole's closet where he had been starved) until he was in his teens.

milo z, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 03:42 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

The 10 most irresponsible reasons given to Dogs Trust staff as to why owners could no longer look after their dog are:

1. "My dog doesn't match the sofa."

2. "The dog looks evil and has different coloured eyes, just like David Bowie."

3. "My black dog doesn't match the new white carpet, can we swap him for a white dog?"

4. "My current dog is too old, can we swap for a puppy or younger model?"

5. "My dog ate the Christmas turkey cooling on the work-top."

6. "My pet guinea pig got worried with a dog in the house."

7. "The dog opened all the presents on Christmas Eve."

8. An owner accidentally knelt in the dog's urine while cleaning it up so brought the dog in the very next day.

9. A puppy was bought as a present for an elderly couple with dementia.

10. The owner was paranoid about recent bad press on Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and the dog was given up through no fault of its own.

NickB, Monday, 15 December 2008 16:54 (eleven years ago) link


Alex in SF, Monday, 15 December 2008 17:29 (eleven years ago) link

Pretty much dud.

They smell bad, they eat their own excrement, they are thick and, most irritating of all, they are sickeningly, vapidly faithful.

Sven Hassel Schmuck, Monday, 15 December 2008 17:51 (eleven years ago) link

"My pet guinea pig got worried with a dog in the house."

Haha my mom-in-law got rid of her guinea pig because she thought it was making her dog nervous. (He is a weird old dog with dementia BUT she also projects like crazy.)

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:15 (eleven years ago) link

Also, if you're buying furniture, get it to match the dog, duh! (If your dog was made by Eames be prepared for a bit of an expense.)

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:16 (eleven years ago) link

Heavens to Murgatroyd! Shall we next be seeing a "Human Beings: Classic or Dud?" thread? Dogs are intelligent and emotionally complex creatures - so they are both unclassifiable and unfuckwithable.

Aimless, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

I have a mild distrust for people who dislike dogs. (Unless they are terrified of dogs because a dog attacked them, that one makes sense.)

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:28 (eleven years ago) link

some real sad sacks on this thread

ººººº‰ (dan m), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

I should have searched first: Human Beings: Classic or Dud?

Aimless, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

I walked my little guy to the convenience store the other day and brought him in. The clerk (who is a nice, chill guy) came out and started feeding my dog Jack Links jerky sticks. After the fifth jerky stick, I was like, "He's gonna get spoiled!" (meaning 'plz quit feeding my dog 600-calorie treats'), but I am glad my little guy brightened his morning.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

How do you know when it's time to get a new dog after your old dog passes on? I don't want the poor new dog to be the object of subconscious derision for not being Mr. Snitter, but on the other hand, the house feels so empty and wrong without a dog around that it's just breaking my heart every day.

mascara and ties (Abbott), Friday, 27 November 2009 19:10 (ten years ago) link

Abbott, I'm sorry you lost Mr. Snitter, but if you're asking and you're a dog person, the time's drawing near (also you'd probably be going to a shelter, right, so some little guy gets friends and a home before Xmas). In my family, it sometimes seemed like our poodles were auditioning to be the drummer in Spinal Tap: apart from the one that bit me when I was three and had to go 'live on a farm', we had two killed by cars and one killed by another dog - all male dogs. The only one to die of old age was female and her last six months were shared with the puppy my cousin sprung on my mom - Willie will be 10 in March. My mother has had a black poodle on call since she was 16 and every time we came back to an empty, dog-less house it probably only took two weeks TOPS for her to get motivated and send for reinforcements. So, basically, as soon as she had the cash we had a new dog. The thing with dogs is that we don't really resent a new one as replacement, because IT'S A PUPPY and they imprint from the second they interact at the breeder/shelter. The only other thing I can pass on is that puppies who don't get mad when you squeeze their paws grow up to be the best-tempered adults.

The BFD (suzy), Friday, 27 November 2009 19:34 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I didn't think it was right, but I got a new dog right away after my dog died. I thought it might be disrespectful, but dogs bring a warmth and sense of safety to a home and once we brought our new dog home we didn't feel like we were "replacing" the old dog. The new dog seemed to know that an old dog had been in the home before him. I would recommend getting a dog that is completely different from the older one, unless you fancy a particular breed.

US EEL (u s steel), Monday, 21 December 2009 11:44 (ten years ago) link

We ended up getting another dog pretty soon after, too, about one week. I still miss my old dog a lot but the new dog, Mandy, is really sweet and affectionate. She makes things a lot easier. She has a pretty different personality than my old dog, who kind of had dog aspergers. She came with a kennel cough, though, so she hacks and has a gross runny nose even after two weeks of antibiotics, poor thing.

profilgate means prodigail (Abbott), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

What a boss little face he's making.

two weeks pass...

They are fascinating, but I ultimately find them annoying. Their barking sounds ugly, especially when it comes from the small ones. I don't like their unpredictable aggressiveness (especially with other dogs), or excessive jumpiness. I wouldn't want to put up with their potential destructiveness (after hearing, for example, "my dog ate my laptop" type stories), although cats are probably worse on that account. Would not want to live with one, and prefer not to live near them if they bark much at all (again--mostly the little ones with the piercing cries).

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 24 May 2010 04:10 (ten years ago) link

Once I saw a friend's mother pick up a dog and use it to wipe away her tears, hardest moment of my life trying not to laugh in her face

boxedjoy, Monday, 24 May 2010 12:45 (ten years ago) link

What is a good dog toy for a dog whose favorite thing to chew on is paper towels, toilet paper, tissue paper, Q-Tips, etc – paper products?

breaking that little dog's heart chakra (Abbott), Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:21 (ten years ago) link

Classig generally but dud when they go out and roll in shit (like our filthy creature did this morning)

dead flower :( (Pashmina), Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:22 (ten years ago) link


dead flower :( (Pashmina), Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:22 (ten years ago) link

omg I need to know the paper question too. Benson thinks paper is the most amazing thing ever.

Aqua Backrat (ENBB), Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:23 (ten years ago) link

I thought chewy rope toys would be good, but she chews them up so fast, and makes such a mess with them, that it feels kind of pointless to buy them. (This might be a weird attitude – I feel this same way about cantaloupes. "Why pay $3 for this thing when I'm just going to eat it all right away?")

breaking that little dog's heart chakra (Abbott), Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:26 (ten years ago) link

I usually just let my dogs have cereal boxes or other bits of cardboard that I'm finished with, but you still have to clean them up.

Have you tried withholding some portion of your dog's faily food allowance and using it to stuff a Kong? If you mash up a banana, add it to the kibble, then freeze it and give it to her, it'll give her something to do. Being hungry stops her from giving up when it's difficult.

trishyb, Sunday, 30 May 2010 09:39 (ten years ago) link

I have a huge strong dog and used to have a (dear and smart) cat. The cat was eighty thousand times meaner and more destructive to property and used to scratch visitors to boot. My dog's biggest crime is giving hugs to strangers and guests.

I am a huge dog lover, but to me that means admitting that some dogs frankly suck and I feel guilty that I think this. My dog thinks this too. Some dogs are just dumb.

Band Fag X (u s steel), Sunday, 30 May 2010 14:06 (ten years ago) link

Dog that lives next door to me needs to chill the fuck out and shut the fuck up.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Sunday, 30 May 2010 14:23 (ten years ago) link

Shouldn't this dog have a scarier face?

Band Fag X (u s steel), Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:09 (ten years ago) link

I was at the greyhounds last night, and would definitely have bet on that fucker if it had showed up. That's not actually real, is it?

ailsa, Sunday, 30 May 2010 17:33 (ten years ago) link

That's a "bully whippet" –

breaking that little dog's heart chakra (Abbott), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:22 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

Douglas has developed this habit of finding either the longest stick or the heaviest log and stubbornly trying to bring it back to the house. He's such a competitive type if I try take it off him he will fite me to the death for it!

calzino, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:36 (seven months ago) link

fs the size of that thing. pmsl what a good boy

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:56 (seven months ago) link

he gets huge long sticks as well and becomes a marauding pikedog on narrow paths, trying to knock old folks over who've just recently had hip replacements!

calzino, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:00 (seven months ago) link

I demand a clear photo of Douglas carrying an enormous stick, captioned "branch manager" as is traditional with photos of this kind.

trishyb, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 08:49 (seven months ago) link

lol that's his current job title alright!

calzino, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 08:50 (seven months ago) link

I lost my archive of pics of Douglas with huge fuckoff sticks when my last phone got drowned unfortunately because I had pretty funny ones, but this is from half an hour ago!

calzino, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:27 (seven months ago) link

Douglas is best <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:28 (seven months ago) link

damn I did it from my phone and just realised it doesn't really capture how amazingly handsome he is!

calzino, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:58 (seven months ago) link

xxp aaaaah I’m dying he’s perfect

hyds (gyac), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:03 (seven months ago) link

as a scotsman I approve of dogs called doug

||||||||, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:25 (seven months ago) link

I can hardly ever get a good photo of him, it's almost like he's got some preternatural ability to move or it always is blurred cos I'm rushing to take it before he does move!

calzino, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:35 (seven months ago) link


Ste, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:53 (seven months ago) link

douglas i love u

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:15 (seven months ago) link

this is the first result for "dud dog" on google, poor fella

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:31 (seven months ago) link

Douglas is classic.

My dog, who I had to shove up my jumper yesterday to get him to stop crying because he was cold because he won't wear the jumper I knitted for him, is a dud.

trishyb, Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:12 (seven months ago) link

sounds classic to me

||||||||, Thursday, 13 February 2020 07:50 (seven months ago) link

He is the Tom Haverford of dogs.

trishyb, Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:42 (seven months ago) link

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