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Our Dog Duchess

She is our furry daughter. We are happy to say, we have had her 5 years this month. We went to a breeder in a town called Glen's Ferry, Idaho. They had about 50 or 60 adult sheperds and maybe a dozen or so puppies.

The grown dogs were roaming around free. They had ponds to swim in, and plenty of room to run. The pups were in a large building with kennels. In seperate kennels were dogs in heat.

When we drove on to the breeder/owners land, it was like driving in the middle of a herd of cattle. Big sheperds were everywhere. There were all colors, dogs with sloped hind quarters, and regular squared hind quarters. They had rescued dogs, strey dogs, and Mixed breeds too.

We got out of the car, and walked amoung all those large dogs. That was quite an experience. Not one dog ever jumped up on us or acted agressive toward us.

We met the owner/breeder and he took us to the building where the puppies were kept. There were white puppies, and black one and silver/black puppies. They were all so adorable. They were all trying to be noticed. One puppy was sittine in the middle of a very large feeding dish.

One black and silver pup was sitting on Tony's foot. Another pup climbed up on to his lap. We must have been there 1 or 2 hours. It is so hard to pick just one puppy. Needless to say, one puppy is more than enough to adopt. It is a big responsibility and a large expense to raise a puppy. It's like raise a child that never grows up. For this you get love, comfort, loyality. and joy.

Duchess has been a blessing to us, but especially for my husband. He is very ill, and he has regained alot of strength. She has been such good medicine for him.

She is a handful for us old folks. Duchess is a very strong, beautiful dog. Our vet loves her, she has been going to the same vet all her life. She boards there when we go away.

Her favorite activity is to chase tennis balls. Four times a day we throw 30 tennis balls for her to chase. We play fetch with her again in the evening. Needless to say, these are the very best times for her..except to eat.

When we have hamburgers, she has hamburger. When we have chicken, she has chicken. She is our child, after all.

Well I think that's it for now. See you soon?


Street Talk

aww, please post a picture Sharon! Dogs can really be Medicine to us humans!

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  about 5 years ago

I'll try, that's the thing I have a hard time getting the pictures on Shawn I'll try again thanks

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  about 5 years ago

I know just where you are talking about in Glenn's Ferry along the Snake River in Idaho! What a great place. We have visited there as well! I used to live in Hansen, ID. Guess it is a small world after all! Love German Shepherds! They have great personalities and are very loyal! Love the way you paint the picture with words, Sharon

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  about 5 years ago

Nothing like a doggie daughter to keep your spirits up and brighten life! I agree with Shawn - my breed is Newfoundlands and whenever I visit the breeder I want ten Newfies, not just one! Nice article.

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks Lisa

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  about 5 years ago

Thank You for reading it.

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  about 6 years ago

I would want to take them all home! great article Sharon. Sometimes love is the best medicine!

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  about 6 years ago
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