Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

Margaret Lauterbach (
Tue, 13 Feb 2001 08:51:27 -0700

Alan, each dog has its own personality, unlike other dogs.  There may be 
some breed similarities, but even within a breed, each is an 
individual.  Some dogs like buddies, others want to be the only dog.  You 
will outlive your dog, barring calamity.  It's heartbreaking and tragic for 
each of us when we lose our beloved pals. When we have lost our dogs, we go 
to the humane society and select another pet. It won't take the place of 
the one we've lost, and they are never the same. Each has his own quirks 
and desires, it's just a new dog to care for and love.  Please don't say 
Chip is your "last dog." When you lose him, I hope you'll save a life and 
get another from an animal rescue organization.  Margaret L

At 07:40 AM 2/13/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Chip is my last dog.  I tried getting another pet, a companion for Chip,
>but he wouldn't have anything to do with it.  He was biting the dog and
>drawing blood.  He was very jealous.  So I had to give my child hood
>dream of a Collie up.  I gave the Collie to a lady who lives on a ranch
>with lots of grandchildren and cattle to heard.  He's much happier
>Chip was my baby, I couldn't give him up.  I tried for three months to
>work with them, and stop the jealousy.  His name was Oreo.  But Chip was
>having no part of it.  When I took Oreo to the ranch, I cried literaly,
>all the way back home.  I wanted to be angry with Chip but I couldn't
>blame him.  He just wanted me to himself, and didn't want to share me
>with no one.  Oreo would try to get Chip to play with him, and Chip
>would bite him instead.  I would try to get down on the floor and play
>with both of them, and Chip would go to the back bedroom and pout.  It
>was horrible!  I didn't realize dogs could be that way.
>I had always, my entire life, wanted a collie... I was so bummed.
>Alan        Chandler, Arizona        Sunset Zone: 13
>Over 145 Rose Bushes Planted! 75 Different varieties! Never a dull