do you have an imaginary dog, if so who, what is s/he?

(23 Posts)
Wordsaremything Mon 25-Jan-16 22:30:15

I'm lucky enough to live in the country and have two fabulous dogs, both scruffy working types and getting on a bit now. As a child I wasn't allowed pets, so had imaginary ones insteadblush

I find I still fantasise and sometimes dream about other dogs I may one day have though ( then feel awful).

Here's the thing. I'm a bit obsessed with poodles and have no idea why. I can imagine owning two standard poodles called Percy and Valerie. ( not clipped, obviously)

DixieNormas Mon 25-Jan-16 22:34:04

I would like a bearded or border collie, I'm a sad so and so who checks out all the local selling sites and coos at cute puppy pictures

Wordsaremything Mon 25-Jan-16 23:02:51

Oh me too. ! I have a bc - from working stock in Wales. But he's a blue merle - grey and white with blue eyes and shepherds tend to avoid them. Super clever and soppy as anything.

I also love cats and look at cpl websites as other people do porn or dating sites. I am so sad.

Petradreaming Mon 25-Jan-16 23:09:42

I have two dogs I adore. My very elderly Rottwieler and my Stafford. I love them both but I dream of a liver & white springer named Archie. Me and Archie have spent endless happy days wandering around the beaches in the western highlands. ...some day I will meet my Archie.

DixieNormas Mon 25-Jan-16 23:10:22

sounds lovely, we had a rough collie x growing up. She was the loveliest dog. We have just moved somewhere we can have a dog so are just trying to decide when would be the best time, this year or next.

TrionicLettuce Mon 25-Jan-16 23:14:48

A sloughi bitch, sand with a black mask. I'd call her Chani after the character in Dune and my whippet boys would all be absolutely besotted with her. I've clearly thought about this too much blush

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 25-Jan-16 23:20:35

My husband and I had an imaginary dog for years. We made up songs about her and discussed what she would sniff and roll in on our walks. An unexpected tax rebate turned her into a real dog (same name and same songs). She's better than when she was imaginary but she smells a lot worse now.

CaptainKit Mon 25-Jan-16 23:25:56

I have two real dogs who are more than enough for me, and then a third, imaginary dog. She's a Samoyed named Ripley and obviously I have enough time, money and land for the three of them to run around together, not to mention the grooming she would require.

TheABC Mon 25-Jan-16 23:28:52

Rufus the red setter. Until we have the time to give a dog the attention attend companionship they need, we are sticking with an imaginary friend.

Lokibuddyboo Tue 26-Jan-16 03:24:17

If I had the money I would like to get my ddog Loki a little doggy brother he would be a chihuahua called Thor.
But I also don't think my ddog would like a little brother as he's spoilt and would hate to share.
So thor will have to remain imaginary.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Tue 26-Jan-16 03:29:00

Oh, totally.

A black Labrador Retriever named Olive.

A Dalmatian named Kevin (he's a nutter!)

And a Pug named Roscoe.

feesh Tue 26-Jan-16 05:06:10

Oh yes! I'm so glad I'm not the only one. He's a scruffy, bearded collie cross type of grey thing called Bertie. He has massive paws.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 26-Jan-16 07:34:49

Oh yes! I'm so glad it's not just me. They're called Henry & Zeus. Henry is a very studly St & Zeus is gorgeous brown Newf. I think they'll always be imaginary though as I don't like spaying my bitches & I don't want any surprises either!

Wordsaremything Tue 26-Jan-16 19:56:06

petra if you're ever At apple cross with Bertie, I'm sure he'd love to play on the beach with Percy and Valerie ( and our current, real dogs)

So glad I'm not alone with this smile

CatThiefKeith Tue 26-Jan-16 20:04:58

A boisterous boxer called Bruiser. Based closely on my favourite childhood dog sadly I don't have the room or time for a boxer puppy at the moment, but one day. smile

RoosterCogburn Tue 26-Jan-16 20:28:50

I too have an imaginary poodle (nothing like the breeds I own)
The poodle is called Ianto and is quite naughty - but not as naughty as my (real) JRT.

Yoghurty Tue 26-Jan-16 20:43:32

Oh yes. As a child, not allowed a dog, so me and my dad had 'Rufus'- a shaggy eared cross breed smile

Now I'm an adult, I have 2 real dogs, but DH and I have a third imaginary one, a chihuahua. We 'carry him round and stroke him' gringringrin

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Tue 26-Jan-16 22:05:54

My DD (who is 3.5yo) for the last 4 months has had an imaginary dog called Timothy like the dog George has in the Famous Five (we are reading her the famous five stories). He goes everywhere with us, she never EVER forgets to put on his collar and lead before we go out, she makes sure he is strapped in in the car and she feeds him every night when she finishes her tea. From her description, timothy is smallish, brown with big ears.

We are now looking for a puppy as the continued emotional battering is too much for me! Timothy first appeared after our old boy (who was around her entire life and was devoted to her) was sadly pts last year. The last few months he has become a huge presence in our lives!

Wordsaremything Tue 26-Jan-16 22:53:24

Oh * yoghurty* that's made me cry. Real big tears too, not just the something in your eye sort, lovely Rufus.

Wordsaremything Tue 26-Jan-16 22:55:05

Realised I'm picking people out and I shouldn't really. Because I have Found My Tribe!

EssentialHummus Tue 26-Jan-16 23:01:15

I imagine have a large, soppy Rottweiler called Moishe who sticks his nose in my ear first thing in the morning like my dog used to do. DP will never allow anything larger than a daschund in the house grin

DixieNormas Wed 27-Jan-16 16:40:16

There are some border collie pups for sale local to us. I'm just awww

AnUtterIdiot Thu 28-Jan-16 13:06:09

My DPs had a beautiful Malinois girl who had to be rehomed after a house move. At the time I was living in a flat with no garden and couldn't take her or I would have done. She is very happy with a fabulous new owner who I'm in touch with, and I have a beautiful graceful greyhound with a delicate pointy nose. But I still occasionally fantasise about her somehow becoming my dog again, even though I wouldn't actually wish it as (a) there is no way this could happen and (b) she would totally destroy the house if left on her own.

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