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When you’ve made the decision to turn your life into a 17 year long running episode of Green Acres, dogs are a given.
Yes, this city girl, who’s been properly countrified, owns three yellow labs, two catsm, and chickens (well, up until just a month ago – sigh). Goats made quite the impact too, and if you’ve read my blog for any number of years, they definitely had a part in the bedlam portion of my blog name.
Lately, our 180 pound yellow lab has gone through a serious identity crisis because I am pretty sure he assumes he is a lap dog. You know the kind that cuddle on your lap or throw in your own personal bag for errands. This precious guy is the sweetest dog ever imaginable, but he is one large individual and a prominent spot on my lap is not what I desire when ever I sit down, but how do we let him know his true identity? 🙂
Feeding that incredible large animal, as well as his family, is always a challenge, so when ALPO® contacted me about trying their new wet dog food line, I knew my babies would be thrilled. They would pretty much think they had arrived.
Now, they haven’t tried it yet. I will definitely let you know what I think in another post, but if you have canine buddies, check out ALPO’S HOMEPAGE .
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When dogs are such a huge part of the family, I am always looking into new things for them and have enjoyed following along at ALPO’s Facebook Page. They share some hilarious pictures and fun dog facts.
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So, am I the only one with a larger than life “lap” dog?
Honestly, that is just about my worst nightmare! I am uncomfortable with dogs and I especially hate it when big dogs jump all over me. I’m sure yours is sweet but I would not be okay with a 180-lb lap dog. 🙂
HAHA!! No worries. I understand and we have been working hard on breaking that habit, but I had to chuckle when those pictures were taken. 😉
You are definitely NOT the only one. We have a 60 pound dainty black lab and a 140 pound great dane that truly believes he’s an itty bitty. He sits on my lap all the time!
Forget the lap dog part–I’m still thinking about the 180 lb. part!!! We have a yellow 1/2 lab, 1/2 golden retriever, but I think he probably weighs half what yours does. But my dogs (4 of them, as well as two cats) jockey for position on the couch every night. It’s musical chairs from dinner time to bedtime. If one gets down, someone else takes the spot. And I love it.
Bonnie – I am there with you. We have two other labs that are half his size. Crazy. 🙂
Oh my…180lbs…I’m afraid I can’t quite identify with a dog of his size but I totally understand him thinking he is something he is not…a real lap dog. My little guy, a 4 1/2lb toy poodle falls into the category of “lap dog” and believe me takes full advantage of it. The problem we have with him is he pictures himself the size of your dog (like a standard poodle) and thinks he is a “hunt’n dog”…lol! We adopted him almost a year ago and he was about 1 year old. He was really quite well behaved except for separating anxiety…another story. Since we live in a gated community they have a rule of no fences. This didn’t seem to cause a problem as he stayed very close to us when we went outside. About 3 weeks after getting him I had him outside for “business” and all of a sudden I looked up in time to see a 200lb + full rack, buck, standing in our driveway. About 40 min. later after running across our busy road, through two neigbbor’s property, soliciting a neighbors help, who said “Yes, I saw a small white ball of fur on the heels of a buck going up the side of my property, disappearing through some bushes!” He and I then proceeded across a quarter mile of golf course where a women yelled from up a hill, “Are you looking for a little white poodle?” Since he had succeeded in chasing the deer away he decided he was ready to return to his home…but not without a few side trips! By the time I had him in my arms, walking the remaining way to home, he no longer looked white but was a ball of black mud. I, on the other hand, was shaking with delayed fear and adrenaline rush. He kept trying to lick my face as if to say, “Thanks, Mom, for the great time. I’m a great hunt’n dog and I’ll keep our property free of any varmints!” Need-less-to-say, we kept him on a leash while outside until obedience school, but not before Dad had the privelage of chasing with him on another deer hunt’n trip! : )
Oh ruth – thanks so much for sharing that story. I can just imagine that little guy making you proud. 🙂
Love the lap dog pics! And the goat pic is adorable!