Anthropomorphized my Dogs

I got to wondering what my dogs would be like as people.  This is what I came up with.

Ben is a Great Pyrenees and the laziest dog I have ever seen.  I think Ben would be a mid-level office worker that spends all his free time watching T.V.

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Blue is an Australian Cattle Dog.  He would make a wonderful drill sergeant, because he loves barking out orders and telling everyone where they should be going.

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Joey is a Labrador/Pyrenees mix.  He is hyperactive, stubborn, and goofy.  I can picture Joey as an excellent high school P.E. teacher.

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Norton is a terrier mix.  He may be the smallest dog in our family, but his brothers never mess with him.  He has a big attitude.  I think Norton would be a successful politician.

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Buddy is a Rottweiler/Beagle mix.  He is all about fairness.  In fact, if Buddy sees one of his brothers being mean to another brother he will jump into action and defend the one being wronged.  That’s why I think Buddy would be a social worker.

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Australian Cattle Dog by Hilary Lewis

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Hilary Lewis describes Australian Cattle Dogs as loyal, tenacious, intelligent, independent, active, hard working, protective, courageous, possessive, suspicious of strangers, aloof, stubborn, and as having a dominate personality streak.

Australian Cattle dogs are great, but before you decide to adopt one you need to know what to expect.  They are not easy dogs.  Without proper training, an Australian Cattle Dog can wreak havoc in your life.

If you are considering adopting an Australian Cattle Dog, I highly recommend this book.

I have an Australian Cattle Dog, so I was laughing and shacking my head the whole time I was reading it.

 

Traveling With Dogs

Whenever I am traveling, I like to take my dog Blue with me.  Blue is not the only dog I have, but he is the only one that travels with me on a regular basis.

Why do I often leave the other dogs at home?

The answer is not based on favoritism.  Instead, it is based on the personality of the dog.

Blue enjoys traveling and is not easily frightened by new experiences.  Blue is also obedient and has excellent recall, which makes it safer to travel with him.

Before you decide to travel with your dog, consider if the dog will enjoy the trip.  How will the dog react to something they have never seen or done before?  Also, what is the training and obedience level of the dog?  How reliable is the dog when being recalled?

Don’t base your decision to travel with a dog on your desires.  Base it on the safety and well being of your dog.