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I just want to talk about dogs the whole time.

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AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 08-Dec-14 19:40:26

We've just got our first puppy and I just want to talk to doggy people about dogs the whole time. I've even bought myself a fleece gilet for those frequent nips outdoors. wink

Is it normal? grin

NetHuns Mon 08-Dec-14 19:43:11

Completely normal...it's amazing how quickly those little sharks can grow on yougrin

CoolStoryBro Mon 08-Dec-14 19:45:43

Haha! I was exactly the same when we got our first puppy. I used to laugh at people like us too blush

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 08-Dec-14 19:51:04

grin I used think doggy people were lovely but pretty bonkers. And I never imagined I'd wear a fleece gilet . Let alone be a little pleased that it smells faintly of dank dog. <inhales a lungful of puppy asleep on lap>.

It's kind of liberating.

LoathsomeDrab Mon 08-Dec-14 19:51:26

I'm still like that even my youngest is a year old now. I've always been dog obsessed, ever since I was little grin

NetHuns Mon 08-Dec-14 19:51:57

Yep you'd better be careful you don't turn into one of those...dog-peoplegrin

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 08-Dec-14 19:52:16

Bethune, CoolStoryBro grin grin

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 08-Dec-14 19:53:42

Bethune? I meant NetHuns.

EvenBetter Tue 09-Dec-14 01:15:02

Wait till you judge a pair of shoes by their grip for winter/ease of walking in in summer, or examine the quality of stitching in a new harness, or read assessments of dog foods online, or glance disdainfully at other humans out for a walk WITHOUT a dog (how awful their lives must be!)
One time I smelt my puppy on my coat in work and had to stop myself weeping blush

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Dec-14 08:04:38

Come and talk to me! I love talking about dogs. Within a year of getting DDog 1 I'd taken a qualification in Dog behaviour and signed up for Obedience, Agility and Rally-O classes!

Now we have DDog 2 and they have to have their own columns on the calendar to keep track of their activites. Sometimes they have clashes blush

NCIS Tue 09-Dec-14 08:10:39

I spend most of my free time walking/training and talk dogs endlessly. Really want to do a course on behaviour next year.

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Dec-14 08:44:44

NCIS I can thoroughly recomend the Clever Dog Company courses - I started with the Think Dog Certificate.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Tue 09-Dec-14 08:51:57

I'm so glad I'm not alone. grin

LetThereBeCupcakes - grin grin grin

Hakluyt Tue 09-Dec-14 08:54:18

Just be careful. There is a Line. Don't cross it.

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Dec-14 09:11:28

Come over to the dark side....

<waves stag bar enticingly>

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Tue 09-Dec-14 09:15:44

9 year old daughter was saying last night that it's a shame puppies can't go to drama as she thought her puppy would be good and so useful for playing doggy parts. So it's a multi-generational disease.

Hakluyt Tue 09-Dec-14 09:21:18

grin ours is auditioning for the part of Sandy soon!!

Just don't start putting those ghastly dogs are more important than people statuses on FB. And don't, as a friend of ours who owns 7 and fosters more, put FB statuses about illnesses and deaths and funerals where you can't tell whether it's a dog or a human that's ill, dead or being buried.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Tue 09-Dec-14 09:28:13

My puppy would be ideologically opposed to playing the part of a girl who changes in order to get her man. I think she'd be looking more at playing Gwendoline in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda. But good luck with the audition.

Hakluyt Tue 09-Dec-14 09:43:31

Mine isn't experienced enough for cross species roles yet............she's sticking to parts traditionally played by dogs for the time being. She's hoping for Toto at some point....,.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Tue 09-Dec-14 10:08:38

Or perhaps Chekhov's The Lady and the Little Dog? What breed is she? I don't think Labradors can do restoration comedy very convincingly, for example.

Hakluyt Tue 09-Dec-14 10:12:15

No, I think you need spaniels and possibly Setters for restoration comedy. I think an all Labrador Journey's End has potential...........

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Dec-14 10:13:18

Alpha Get her into a Heelwork to Music Class. Then DDog will be ready when her starring role becomes available.

Hak I would love for DDog to play Sandy. He is a black labrador and I think he would be appreciated for the comedy value he would bring to the role.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Tue 09-Dec-14 11:19:26

Is it OTT to ask MNHQ for a Doghouse Style & Beauty topic? I saw someone was asking about a Christmas Jumper for a 3 legged dog. And I worry about the sartorial subtext of a studded collar.

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Dec-14 11:24:30

I definitely think we need a Style & Beauty Secition.

I saw a miniature Schnauzer with a chilli-red mohican the other day.

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