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10 Sep

Wow. I’ve been gone A LONG TIME. Sorry about that. A lot of things changed since then. For one, I moved to America. I was born and raised in Hungary, and never even set foot in the Land of the Free, so this is a big change for me. And what I wanted to write about today is my experience dog-wise.

The first thing I noticed is that almost everyone has a dog. Mostly small ones, but size here doesn’t matter. What matters, is that people who keep dogs here actually love their dogs more than they love themselves. This is such a refreshing thing to see. Happy dogs. Not just happy because someone loves them, but happy because that someone actually loves herself. In most places people keep animals to fill some kind of hole in their hearts. They keep pets, because their not satisfied with themselves, and they’re hoping, that a dog, or cat, or hamster will make them love themselves. Well, guess what. They don’t do that. They’re not made for that.

California is the first place where I saw, that people make themselves happy before they could make a little baby creature happy. I applaud you, people who identify themselves with this! This is the most noble and mature thing you can do, and nothing makes me happier than seeing these pairs.

You see, dogs look up to an owner who is the ultimate alpha dog. Like Cesar Milan. People who are healthy and happy, and know how to keep themselves that way. People who know what they want, and instead of whining, actually get those things. These are the happy, healthy people. The people dogs look up to. If you’re not sure of yourself, if you don’t have a strict schedule, or you’re self conscious, don’t get a dog just to change yourself. If you need a dog to change, then the dog won’t ever be able to change you. Remember that. I fell into that trap.

If you need a dog to change, than a dog won’t ever be able to change you.

What do you look for in a dog? Manners, potty trained, maybe some cool tricks, sleep through the night, be able to walk without a leash, etc… And of course, when you get the 10 week old fluffball, these things are already typed in his genes. As they were typed into yours too. No. It doesn’t work this way. A dog like this needs work. Hard work. So of course, you look at people with big dogs, dogs who wake up their owners at the morning and stuff, and you think ‘I need a dog to build me a routine’. Guess what. A dog does not know what a routine is. YOU have to tech it to him. And guess what. You don’t know what a routine is either.

A dog can change you. But first, you need manners, you need to be potty trained, you need to know some cool tricks, and you need to live according to a strict schedule. Like kids, dogs look up to those, who know all the things that they’re teaching them.

So before you buy a dog, think about who you are. Your goals. Schedule. Friends. Friday nights. Because guess what. A dog changes EVERYTHING.

Hachi

10 Mar

If I may, I’m going to depart from the subject for on post, because a legendary dog, Hachiko died in March 8th, 1935. I would just like to say a few words about him.

Hachiko was born in November 10th, 1923. (He lived 12 years) in Japan, Odate. He is now in Tokyo, National Science Museum of Japan.

His owner was Hidesaburo Ueno. He was an agricultural scientist, mostly known because he was the guardian of Hachiko.

Hachiko was Golden light brown with white (peach white) color on the upper face, which is most common in Akitas.

Hidesaburo Ueno adopted Hachiko as a pet in 1924. Every day Hachiko would wait for his owner at Shibuya Station until May, 1925, when the professor did not return. He suffered from Cerebral hemorrhage (brain problem) in which he died. Every day, for the next nine years, Hachi was waiting for him. At first the people who were working at the station (knew who’s dog he was) weren’t necessarily friendly, but after a while, everybody was bringing treats for him.

Hachiko was found on the street in Shibuya. In March, 2011 scientists found out what the cause of death was. He had terminal cancer and a filaria (worms). There were also for yakitori skewers found in his stomach, but they did not damage his stomach, or caused his death. His monument is in Aoyama cemetery in Minatoku, Tokyo.

In Shibuya’s railroad station, every year on April 8th Hachiko is honored with a solemn ceremony of remembrance. Hundreds of dog lovers honor his memory and loyalty.

Well, thank you, for reading this, and remembering this legendary loyal and cute dog, Hachiko. Whenever you drop by Tokyo in April, or any time, for that matter, please check out Hachiko’s statue.

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Also check out the movie: Hachi. But only for emotionally strong people, because we all know the end of it. I never saw it, I hate movies were dogs (or any animals) die. So I can’t tell you, what the movies about.

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Buddy, the Hero

6 Jan

I found this video on ellen, and she was talking about a true hero, Buddy. Buddy is a German Shepherd who lives in Alaska. Buddy was with his owner when suddenly a fire broke out, and Buddies owner told him “We need help”, and Buddy ran off. Now you can imagine Alaskan roads at night: Dark, snowy, lots of same looking small roads coming out of each other. It was hard to find that house, especially that the GPS froze down! The fire department couldn’t find the burning house! Then Buddy appears at the side of the road waiting for the truck to arrive, and as Buddy saw it coming, he started barking and running, and convinced the fireman to follow him. He ran for nearly 100 yard, and not only that, but he took turns on the way. The firemen were mart enough to follow the dog, because at the end of one road, there they found that house burning. Once the dog was sure that they will do there jobs from there, he ran off again, and did the same action with the paramedics too!

Buddy is a truly amazing and brave dog. And since it is “Big Dogs Week”, I thought I’ll write down one more amazing German Shepherd just for the weeks sake 🙂 .

I couldn’t really find anything more helpful than this: The largest German Shepherd is 32 inches tall, and weighs 160 pounds.

I hope that helped to “stay in the big spirit” 🙂

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The Biggest and Smallest Dog in the World

5 Jan

On february 15th 2010 Giant George broke the Guinness Record for being the tallest dog in the world! George i a blue Great Dane He is three-quarter of an inch taller than the second tallest dog, Titan. But sadly they found a taller dog named Zeus who’s an inch taller than George.

George was born on November 17th, 2005. His owner is David Nasser, who bought the dog wen he was 7 weeks old. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.

His life at home is more than fantastic! He sleeps in a queen-sized bed, and rides around in the neighborhood in a golf court. When he was traveling to Chicago for his 2010 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show George was given a row of three seat all to him self. During the flight George, his owner and his wife Christine had to sit in the bulkhead, because George didn’t fit in the first class!

Now for Boo Boo the smallest living dog. Boo Boo is a long-haired Chihuahua, who’s height is not more than 4 inch, and she weighs 2 pounds! She lives in Raceland, Ky., with her owner, Lana Elswick. Dow at the photos, you can check out a video about Boo Boo. I couldn’t put the video here, so I just attached a link. Sorry…

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/most-outrageous-boo-boo.htm – Here’s Boo Boo! 🙂

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Owner – Dog look alike

19 Nov

It’s a known fact, that many dog owner after about 3-5 years start to look like there dogs. A lot of people (sort of like scientists, but not quite) have proved that not only the owners start to look like there dogs, but the dogs start to look like there owners too! And not only that, but they’ve also have noticed, that the same process is noticeable with married couples too! The reason is, that both of them have different personalities, and as they live together for that long, they start to notice the difference, and they start to be more similar to each other. Now that was only the inside. We haven’t been checking out the outside yet. Some people just go to the hair dresser, and make there hair just like there dog’s. And some people just simply start to dress in the same colors as the color of there dog, or suddenly change there attitude, there taste and there style without even noticing. and after a while they just become one. They act like one, dress like one, feel like one. It’s kind of weird, but in a cute, wonderful way. 🙂
Please comment, if you sort of look like your dog, or if people say so.

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Good to Be Back!

11 Nov

Well, Egypt was GREAT, I had lots and lots of fun! I even found out the topic for this week which is…. Naah, I’m not gonna tell you yet! You’ll see!
The funny thing in Egypt is, there are no dogs! I only saw two dogs on the street! I was very disappointed.
I also started “working”! I am writing newsletters for RROC (Retriever Rescue of Colorado)!
So I’m back, and I will keep writing posts, and do weekly topics, all together: I’m Back!!!

PeeWee and Blade

6 Aug

Their owner past away, and they’re currently at a shelter in Hungary. Penge (Blade) is endlessly gentle, and he’s always going for a “pat”. Blade is more open, but Picur (PeeWee) needs a little more time. PeeWee is a ball maniac, and he’s always defending Blade (even though Blade is much bigger 🙂 ) They need a friendly garden, with a friendly owner, a soft bed, and most of all, they need each other.