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Old 10-18-2019, 07:11 PM
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Share The Happy


No, not like that, that's not the sort of happy I meant. You people are incorrigible!

There is enough stress and negative energy in the world generally, and I've not been totally happy for a bit now, but coping. Still, sometimes the little things can be the big thing that puts just the right mood lightening touch on the day.
So lets spread the wealth because sometimes, just sometimes, the small joy can transfer over to people who are completely uninvolved.

Share a happy thought or experience from your day today. Give as much detail as you can please.

This afternoon as I pulled into my driveway, all the neighbor kids came zooming up and gathered around my car to ask if the Vaderling was home yet and can he come out and play.
It was almost Rockwellian, with the three boys and one girl, all of them on scooters sort of circled around with me half in and half out of the car, a bag of groceries in one arm and clutching the mail and my keys with my other hand. With the sun coming from the south, lighting the right side of my face, I looked pretty handsome too. In my work uniform, small tattoo just peeking out from under my left sleeve as I smile and explain that Vaderling won't be home until Sunday as he is going to Pojos Nickel Arcade with Gma this weekend.

I dunno, it was just one of "those moments" yanno?
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:23 PM
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This morning as I was wandering about the apartment procrastinating going to work my gaze fell upon my recently acquired stupidly large and expensive lego set.

Leeeeegoooo seeeeeeet.

(Honestly, I'm not sure how much more detail I can give. You kind of have to have been there.)
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:37 PM
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Y'all know my love of Corndogs. I'll skip that.
I sent a package to a person and they recieved it. It was junky sentimental things. I didn't even consider insuring it. It made me so happy knowing they had the stuff in their hands.
Another one:
I have a sheet of heavy glass over a desk top in my art room for using an Xacto knife on. Underneath the glass I've put mementos. I cleaned off that desk yesterday and saw a little note my Daddy had written and inserted into a letter he'd written. It says nothing of import. His handwriting just made me feel joy.
Thanks for this thread, DorkVader. It also makes me alittle happy to know this board is here and nice people are on it.

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Old 10-18-2019, 07:50 PM
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Today has been hard. I'm not feeling well. Despite that, I take joy in my dog. Akiko always makes me smile.
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:28 PM
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This morning as I was wandering about the apartment procrastinating going to work my gaze fell upon my recently acquired stupidly large and expensive lego set.

Leeeeegoooo seeeeeeet.

(Honestly, I'm not sure how much more detail I can give. You kind of have to have been there.)
Heh heh heh, YESSSSSSSS!
Legos, I totally get it.

Beck, your story about your Daddy's note made me smile.
And ty for the look see at my test thread experiment.

Sunny, I hope the weekend brings you rest and recovery and I'm glad you have Akiko to help with that. What sort of dog is she(he?)
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Today coming home on the Metro there were two little girls playing "Patty cake" in the seat across from me. The older one (maybe 4 or 5) said most of the lines until the little one (maybe 3) excitedly exclaimed "MARK IT WITH A B!!!" with such joy and enthusiasm that I had to smile to myself.
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I just had Catfish Simmered in a Clay Pot at Tank Noodle, a Vietnamese restaurant in Chicago. I ate it over rice with a side dish of pickled vegetables. It was mmmmmgoody good good.

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I was apprehensive about having a group of 7th graders and another group of 8th graders in the library today. The 7th graders especially, since it's a very big group. They were actually a lot of fun. A class of 1-3rd graders who have vexed me this year had a good 45 minute library time. A second grader remembered exactly how to check out books (including not letting anyone's total number of books checked out exceed four). The times last year when I made her repeat "I am smart, I will figure it out" a jillion times paid off.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:17 PM
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Today has been hard. I'm not feeling well. Despite that, I take joy in my dog. Akiko always makes me smile.
This year has been hard. Hell, the past two years have been hard. Life has gotten worse in so many ways. I don't have my own dog anymore. But I do love seeing a dog in someone else's car with his/her head hanging out the window, ears flapping in the breeze. Such simple and pure joy. That always makes me smile.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:57 PM
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I've got a hip replacement coming up in a month. Not happy about that.

But, I have all my ducks in a row, I can afford it. And work is cool with it.

I have a loving supportive Wife that will help in every step of the way.

Two good dogs to keep me company while I'm home.

I am among the fortunate.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:03 PM
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Sunny, I hope the weekend brings you rest and recovery and I'm glad you have Akiko to help with that. What sort of dog is she(he?)
Akiko is my Japanese Akita, whom the Dopers helped me name. She is training to be my service dog.
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DC, a cat-lap is always happy, love the pics.

Sunny, is yours, as snuggly cuddly as she looks? I just looked up a little info on the breed, and wow, great dogs but sounds like you really have to be on top of things to be a successful owner of one.
I can't help it, they just look so snugglable, I'm picturing you curled up in bed all weekened with her and a book and a cup of hot tea.

Loving the stories everyone. It seems like a pretty good start to the weekend, for me anyway.
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Hash cat on my lap. Thirteen years old, going on fourteen. Utterly good-natured, unnaturally well-behaved. His brother Scrubby, as good a beast*, snoozing on the bed.
Hot cup of coffee at my elbow, warm with a bit of sun coming in the window, thinking about how good my life is.

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I got my hair cut today! I wear it super-short, and I love it. My regular hair cut person is in SCal, so when we go to AZ for a while, I get pretty shaggy. Mr VOW and I made a quick, one-week trip to SCal so we can go to the memorial for my cousin tomorrow. It was nice to squeeze a hair cut appointment in.

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I looking at exactly 8 milk duds I get to eat tonight. Yay!
One at a time.....
Veeeerrrrryyyy slooooowly.

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Yesterday I went to see a possible apartment, did take it. The building manager happens to be from Spain like me. The flat is nice; expensive, as it's all-inclusive and serviced, but on the long run still cheaper than staying in hotels and flying back and forth all the time, both for my wallet and my health. It was my nephew and godson Mark's birthday; the church next to the apartment building is St. Mark's.

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... The times last year when I made her repeat "I am smart, I will figure it out" a jillion times paid off.
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Today is raining, so we'll stay in, get stuff done, light a candle (first one of the fall), do some baking and have a cozy day. I like the rain, and because it's raining I can't working in the garden. Oh darn.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:49 AM
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I live with my daughter and grand kids. My job security has been precarious lately and I've been depressed. On Thursday my daughter was retrenched from HER job. Fnark.

So the only thing was to do a roadtrip. We've got a swish villa in a town called Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It's bloody nice.

We head back to reality tomorrow, but in the meantime, it's been a wonderful escape.
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I am on vacation until a week from Tuesday. I have all of my annual medical checks set for Monday. Wednesday I will put an 8 lb pork butt on the smoker and while it is cooking I will pack for the trip. Thurday through Sunday, I will be waist deep in the White River near Eureka Springs, AK with my trusty fly rod in hand....
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:56 AM
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I am on vacation until a week from Tuesday. I have all of my annual medical checks set for Monday. Wednesday I will put an 8 lb pork butt on the smoker and while it is cooking I will pack for the trip. Thurday through Sunday, I will be waist deep in the White River near Eureka Springs, AK with my trusty fly rod in hand....
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:25 AM
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Today coming home on the Metro there were two little girls playing "Patty cake" in the seat across from me. The older one (maybe 4 or 5) said most of the lines until the little one (maybe 3) excitedly exclaimed "MARK IT WITH A B!!!" with such joy and enthusiasm that I had to smile to myself.
Your picture and user name give off vibes of a dark, cynic who would rather eat small children than smile at their antics, so this juxtaposition gives me some happy. Also, my sister and my nephew and his fiancee are visiting this afternoon. I haven't seen them in several months, so I'm happy about that.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:14 PM
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I came home to a pleasant surprise. The new Miss Roomie had been busy cleaning the house. Makes me happy. At the end of the month, I will have the joy of explaining to her and her boyfriend (Mr. Roomie) that I am going to cut some amount off the rent. Yes they will argue, but it wasn't their mess and I didn't hire a maid(not on purpose anyway). If she is going to work in the home for all of us, so that we have to less, I will compensate her somehow, and with a glad heart.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:26 PM
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Dixie the dog just had surgery and was very bummed out, hiding in her box. I had to go to town, and the weather is cool, so I asked her if she wanted to go for a ride. She immediately perked up and bounded out of her box and trotted right out to the truck with me and hopped in. Made me feel so good to see her get back to her happy, little self.

I also recently came into a real cool Dachshund sticker to put in my Jeep. Looks just like my girls, and is very pretty! Gives me warm fuzzys when I see it.
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How often do you get books, CDS and DVDS for so little AND get to support a great cause?

AND on Wednesday the film for seniors series is showing the original The Wizard of Oz.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:32 PM
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The garlic's in the ground
The garlic's in the ground
Heigh-ho, I'm merry-o,
The garlic's in the ground.

-- context: 1) Garlic's one of my (relatively) major crops. (I grow and sell a small amount each of a whole lot of different things.) 2) Garlic's planted in the fall, grows roots through the winter whenever the ground's above freezing, comes up aboveground in early spring. Target planting date in my area is mid-October, though you can get away with somewhat later. It's day length dependent and will bulb up starting at summer solstice no matter what size/number the leaves are, so if it hasn't had time to make good growth by then there won't be a crop to speak of. 3) The new climate around here includes long periods of soggy wet weather. I have significant clay in my soil, so attempting to work it or even to plant into it when it's overly wet is likely to cause it to turn into clay pots which the plants can't get their roots out of. 4) In the fall of 2017, things were so wet that I wasn't able to plant until well over a month behind schedule, and then in soil not properly prepared and still overly wet. Result was a small crop with mostly undersized bulbs in 2018. The fall of 2018 was even worse: my fields were straight out mud from midAugust until midJune of 2019. I wasn't able to field plant garlic at all. I have strains that are not replaceable; I planted garlic in late November 2018 in pots in an unheated greenhouse. This produced enough to save the strains, but I had to keep all the halfway decent sized bulbs (there were no really large ones) for seedstock, had only smalls to sell and not many of those, and didn't have anywhere near as much seedstock as usual. I had to buy some, which is expensive and despite precautions risks bringing in disease, and means that I don't know how well the strains will do here; and still was able to plant only about a third as much field as usual.

But this fall, garlic got planted exactly on schedule, in properly worked up and fertilized beds, which are raised beds that should protect the crop against possible excessively wet weather over the coming winter and spring.

The rain started up again about two hours after I finished. But the garlic's in the ground!
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A happy farmer is good for everyone, me thinks.
I was going to do a final mow on the front yard and harvest the weeds in the back today, but old Zeus, he tossin them thunderbolts and Apollo drivin that damn chariot back and forth over that bronze bridge and poor Ceres, she mourning her daughter's return to Hades something fierce today. So I'm spending the day lazing abed
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The garlic's in the ground
The garlic's in the ground
Heigh-ho, I'm merry-o,
The garlic's in the ground.
I planted a bunch and went out yesterday to discover the quail had gotten in the beds and managed to uncover almost all of them.

Damn Quail!
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:47 PM
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I'll add to the dog stories. My Australian shepherd mix Reno eagerly lets visitors (especially some of the Merry Maids) to the apartment play with her, so I've started telling people I meet on the street that they can pet her if they like.

Today, one little boy was too scared to touch Reno, but did wave at her and look into her eyes. Towards the end of the walk, a woman sitting on a bench exclaimed "OOH! PUPPY! Can I pet him?" I replied, "Well, her, but go ahead." She proceeded to stroke Reno's fur for about twenty seconds, then thanked me for the opportunity.

Actually a few days ago, but I'll add the account of the woman walking hand-in-hand with another female who saw Reno and asked me, "Is he friendly? I normally only pet poodles, but he's so cute!" As she placed her free hand on Reno, I reflected on how dogs generally couldn't care less about race, age, sexuality, or other characteristics that so needlessly divide humans. As long as you're friendly, that's all the canines ask.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:25 PM
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Damn, yalls is makin me think I need to get a dog
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:30 PM
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This year has been hard. Hell, the past two years have been hard. Life has gotten worse in so many ways. I don't have my own dog anymore. But I do love seeing a dog in someone else's car with his/her head hanging out the window, ears flapping in the breeze. Such simple and pure joy. That always makes me smile.
Going back through, this reminds me of something you would have loved and probably laughed at, I did.
About 3 weeks ago, I saw a convertable drive by with a BIG german shepherd sitting dead center of the back seat, higher than the windshield. Probably not the safest thing but just so unexpected and funny
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At the bank drive thru the other day in the lane to my left was a SUV, of some sort. I glanced over and 3 white, furry faces* were looking me. I said "hello", and all 3 tongues came out and they smiled at me. Did my heart good to see that.

*bichons, I think

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Old 10-19-2019, 07:57 PM
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Yesterday I had to run to town for a quick errand. It's about 25 miles away.

My closest friend here recently endured a very painful bout of cancer treatment and while she is substantially out of the woods re mortality concerns, she is suffering pain almost continuously and will for a few more months (long story). Understandably, she has been sad. I invited her come along with me to enjoy the ride and lunch after.

We're having rainbow weather here just now, one of our more spectacular seasons. Periods of drizzly rain interspersed with sun breaks, gobsmacking cloud formations and rainbows, together with fall foliage colors so brilliant they'll make your heart ache. The dogwoods, burning bushes, Japanese maples, liquid ambers all interspersed with our usual dazzling green fir forests and rolling grass acreage -- then plant a rainbow or two right in the middle of it all for jaw-dropping effect.

My friend and I reveled in our drive, shared this eye-popping scenery that could launch a thriving postcard concern along with many good laughs. I ran my errand. We slipped along to lunch and each ordered something bad for us we'd been craving. Then we headed home and rubbernecked for more vistas.

We were literally chasing rainbows, and to hear my friend's frequent laughter was better than any concert.

That's a pretty good day.
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After a few weeks of business travel, I got home yesterday, and went to the Santa Fe Comic-Con. I got to meet, shake hands, and get an autograph from Angus_MacInnes!

The fellow with Angus at the booth says, "He was Gold Leader in Star Wars." I replied, "Better than that, he's 'Rosey!'" I shared a Call of the Great White North with Mr MacInnes, and got an autogaphed picture for my Pop for Christmas.

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:48 PM
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Going back through, this reminds me of something you would have loved and probably laughed at, I did.
About 3 weeks ago, I saw a convertable drive by with a BIG german shepherd sitting dead center of the back seat, higher than the windshield. Probably not the safest thing but just so unexpected and funny
Years ago we were driving behind a sports car with what we thought was a teenage girl sitting in the passenger seat. Passed the car only to see the passenger was actually an Afghan!
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I'll add to the dog stories. My Australian shepherd mix Reno eagerly lets visitors (especially some of the Merry Maids) to the apartment play with her, so I've started telling people I meet on the street that they can pet her if they like.

Today, one little boy was too scared to touch Reno, but did wave at her and look into her eyes. Towards the end of the walk, a woman sitting on a bench exclaimed "OOH! PUPPY! Can I pet him?" I replied, "Well, her, but go ahead." She proceeded to stroke Reno's fur for about twenty seconds, then thanked me for the opportunity.

Actually a few days ago, but I'll add the account of the woman walking hand-in-hand with another female who saw Reno and asked me, "Is he friendly? I normally only pet poodles, but he's so cute!" As she placed her free hand on Reno, I reflected on how dogs generally couldn't care less about race, age, sexuality, or other characteristics that so needlessly divide humans. As long as you're friendly, that's all the canines ask.
That reminds me of the time a few years ago when I was walking our Australian Cattle Dog Beagle mix Ginger. We encountered a group of homeless people sitting on the curb, and she went up to them and let them pet her and gave kisses to those who wanted them (she has an uncanny ability to tell who wants to be licked).
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[thorny locust goes anxiously out to check her planted garlic beds, despite the fact that in over thirty years she's never had a problem with creatures getting into the garlic][they're fine]

If they're only uncovered, Gatopescado, just stick them back in the ground, and they ought to be OK. Then you can be happy about your garlic again.


-- This thread makes me happy. I've been missing the snopes Little Things That Make You Happy thread, and wondering whether I should start one. Now I don't have to start one, because this one is here.
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Went out for a trail ride, leaving the barn at 7:30 with my gf and three dogs. The horses love this time of year; it's cool, there are no bugs, and yet there is still some grass to graze. We saw a few deer, and the dogs did not give chase. After 2 1/2 hours in the saddle, I dismounted and was not in too much pain. Life is good.
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While I was just having a breakfast beer in the front yard, one of our hens, (a lace winged Wyandotte) named Abby, went running by with a peanut in her mouth.
  • Running chickens are hilarious.
  • I have no idea where she got the in-the-shell peanut.
  • I have no idea how she got out of the fenced area where they live.
  • Why was she running?

If I didn't know better, I'd think someone had slipped something into my beer.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:36 AM
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I know it's not the sort of happy that you meant, but...I'm going to have to go there because it's the first thing that popped into my head. When one of my nephews was around four years old, he discovered "Mr Happy." Not wanting to give her kid a complex, my sister said nothing...at first.
Time goes by, my nephew and his new friend have many happy times, sometimes on the couch in the living room watching Power Rangers, etc., while my sister, myself, and my nephew's two siblings are in the house. My sister decides she must have a talk with him. Again, not wanting to give him a complex, she told him what he's doing is okay, but it's a private thing.
My nephew would go off to his room frequently throughout the day. Sometimes, his little sister would wonder what he was doing in there and go in. One time, my nephew hollered, "MOM, K IS BUGGING ME!" My sister and I go in, he's under his toddler bed on his back, and his little sister is bent completely upside down doing the peekaboo routine.
Later that day, she had another talk with him just out of curiosity. You know the drill (not wanting to give him a complex), she said what he was doing was okay, but she wondered why he did it so much. His response...

SPOILER:
It's the only way I can tickle myself.



This activity petered out soon after.

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^That looks terrible. I tried to go back and put spaces between the paragraphs, but I was too late. Sorry!
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Actually, Saucy, that story is ok, it's funny and sweet and as a Dad of 4 boys...I totally get that story

And your name with that story is perfect if I had meant dirty stories and jokes
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:58 PM
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Damn, yalls is makin me think I need to get a dog
Every Rockwellian scene needs a good doggo!
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:14 PM
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Sunny, is yours, as snuggly cuddly as she looks? I just looked up a little info on the breed, and wow, great dogs but sounds like you really have to be on top of things to be a successful owner of one.
I can't help it, they just look so snugglable, I'm picturing you curled up in bed all weekened with her and a book and a cup of hot tea.
Akiko is a Japanese Akita, which is a different thing than the American ones. I love them too, but unfortunately they are prone to dog aggression. Anyhoo, Japanese Akitas are more responsibly bred, which is why I got one. I can report that "Yes!" she is very soft and cuddle-able, and she loves pets, and meeting folks. She likes to bring toys to people, and to new dogs.

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Dixie the dog just had surgery and was very bummed out, hiding in her box. I had to go to town, and the weather is cool, so I asked her if she wanted to go for a ride. She immediately perked up and bounded out of her box and trotted right out to the truck with me and hopped in. Made me feel so good to see her get back to her happy, little self.

I also recently came into a real cool Dachshund sticker to put in my Jeep. Looks just like my girls, and is very pretty! Gives me warm fuzzys when I see it.
Glad Dixie doing better! :skritches:

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The garlic's in the ground
The garlic's in the ground
Heigh-ho, I'm merry-o,
The garlic's in the ground.
If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? Near Gilroy?

DorkVader I really like this thread. Thank you for starting it.
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I finally made a pot-lid rack for my kitchen. Just looking at the free space on the counter makes me happy.
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