Yeah, I thought that would have been the killer picture to post, but I love my Lab and don't have a real goat. And then I started thinking about the Led Zepplin tune "Black Dog". "Hey, hey momma say the way you move, gonna' make you sweat gonna make you grove!" That's my car.Clueless said:Hehe, I think it would have been more ironic if you actually owned a black goat (the animal) to go with your black Goat (the car). But, not too many people have goats as pets. Dog's cute. Just watch for her taking her teeth to your Goat's leather.
I couldn't agree with that sentiment more. It broke my heart to drop her off at a professional trainer this morning. With a new goat and all, I can't really afford it, but we live close enough to a road where I don't want her to bolt (she does it with my wife and daughter), and she get's so excited when people come over, she makes kids uncomfortable. Afford it or not, if she comes back as well-mannered as the dogs I met today, we're all going to be happy. All she wants to do is play play play!noz34me said:Black Labs- - have to be the smartest, and best mannered dogs on the planet.
We had one for nearly 15 years; all our kids grew up with her. Couldn't ask for a better dog.
About 6 months after we had to put her down (cancers) we got another black lab mix from a shelter. She had been abused, and unfortunately, I don't think she will ever be normal. After nearly 2 years, she still tucks her tail, and drops her head when approaching us. Give her a petting and a kind word, and then she responds, but it's like that every day.
I'd like to take a club to the guy that made her that way.
Yeah, and much like with a child, when they first come into your life, they do a lot of sleeping and are just adorable. Then....you wish they would sleep more! :lol: But soon after that, you will be rewarded for what you teach them from day one.MoreMoonShine said:Wow....could she be ANY more comfortable??? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
:agree There are some things I will kill unconditonally without remorse...skeeters, ticks, black widows, brown recluses, copper heads, and cotton mouths to name a few. Other than that, I hate to see even a mouse die. I didn't even like when a short time ago, a hognose snake met the business end of my Stihl trimmer.Clueless said:I agree that labs make good pets--especially for kids. Labs and kids seem to go well together. When I was a kid, my grandfather had a black lab, and myself and the other grandkids would often play with that dog. He was always glad to play with us grandkids, and was protective of us, too.
Pets, regardless of type of pet, can be just like family members. Unfortunately there are some people--usually not pet owners--who cannot see that and appreciate that, "it's just a dog" or "it was a bird, what did you expect" if a pet dies or gets injured. But pets can share happiness in their own way, they just don't speak English to tell us. To someone who pays attention, they speak in their own way.