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I Think Dogs Are Truly Our Best Friends

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    Me And My Best Friend

    When I was younger I got a boxer puppy for my birthday. Me and her become very close, if i moved she moved, if i went to the store she tagged along. She slept in the bed with me and had to have her own pillow, a teddy bear to snuggle and lots of covers. As i got older we got...
    lilred25 lilred25 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    Love My Dog!:)

    I have a dog that we rescued from an abusive owner. Whenever I would cry from the horrible things happening at home, my dog would push open my bedroom door and comfort me. She would sit down infront of me and smell my eyes and I would just hug her.
    cantmakeupmymind cantmakeupmymind 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    My dogs are my best friends,

    they don't judge me, they're there for me when I need them, and they love unconditionally.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    SmileyJrx SmileyJrx 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Life Without My Dogs Scares Me

    I am disabled and spend most of my time at home. If I go somewhere it is usually just to get groceries or go to the doctor. I have two dogs, Hope, my 7 year old Boston Terrier and Zoe, my 1 year old Chihuahua. These 2 are not only my best friends, they are also my sanity! I talk...
    luvinmydogs luvinmydogs 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    I got three poodle since i was three.

    Every time i feel lonely after school, i sat next to them and talked with them. I think they understood and tried to cheer me up by licking my hand and hopping on my lap cheerfully. They were on my side and never left me.
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Never Let You Down...

    I love my dogs. Today I made my very first video of them.Kelsi the black dog was adopted three weeks ago, she was found starving and homeless. Shaggy is a two and a half year old Golden Retriever.They are always there for me.
    BigBearLittleBear BigBearLittleBear 41-45, F Apr 13, 2013

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    My dog, Rizzo, has been a wonderful friend

    and companion for the past 13 years. He came to our family as a rescue, after having been abused and neglected.He has always been a fighter, though! We discovered that he had been hit by a pickup truck shortly after we got him, when he lunged with all of his 18-pound fury at any...
    slver slver 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I Let My Dog Down.

    Two years ago,we went to NZ-New Zealand to visit my daughter and her family.My son was too far away to look after our dog, so it was with a heavy heart, and lots of assurances from the Vet and many friends, that she would be fine,dogs dont have any recollection of time, and other...
    jemmy60 jemmy60 66-70, M 5 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Dogs...

    I have always had a dog or even 2 at some stage of my life and welfare and rescue dogs (often refferred to as 2nd hand dogs) give 1st class love 24/7 , I always say the more people I meet the more my love grows for my PatterJack, Charlie (11 month puppy) and Jericho (10 year old...
    VickyGold VickyGold 22-25, F Jul 20, 2013

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    Milo, My Black Lab...

    I have been in a valley for weeks... I think I'm finally getting over it... It always takes time you know... My depression lingers almost undetectably around in the back of my head. But there are a couple of times when It will just erupt in my life and be this consuming self...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M Nov 5, 2013

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    They're the Best Listeners.

    I have three dogs and love them all so very much. My husband recently left us, and my puppies know I'm sad.  People would probably think I'm crazy because I talk to them like I do.  But I swear, they look at me like they understand!  They're they best listeners...
    chloetoo chloetoo 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    A Request From Our Friend's

    Shortly after I had to have our HollyMae put to sleep I ran across this in our local paper. I dont think I could say it any better then this. I had never seen it before but would like to share it with you. It helped me to know that I did the right thing...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Jul 21, 2010

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    Snigglefluffy Snigglefluffy 46-50, M Jul 9, 2013

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    My Dogs

    I really don't know too many humans that I like more than my dogs. It seems like there are a lot of people out there that are very difficult to deal with, and even some that really want to purposely hurt others. I'm not sure exactly what those types of people get out of making...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    I love my dogs often more

    than family and friends. They always know the right words to say. It kills me they do not live longer. My dog had two cancerous tumors removed- thank God in the early stages. Been changing her diet to no pet store dog food to meat, vegetables, and fruit. Did you know that starch...
    NightOceanBreezes NightOceanBreezes 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I Love My Best Friend!!!

    My best friend is the sweetest thing I know. She's only a 1 year old Yorkie. She barks when she around me (try to protect me). She follows me everywhere I go. I took her out for walks. Don't forget....she eats everything she sees. Last night, the weather is very strong storms...
    mysticvictoria mysticvictoria 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    I Know They Are Because

    My friend has two labradors, a black one and a yellow one. I was at his house one time and I was really stressed out and broke down crying. the black lab, jasmine, came up to me and licked me and she let me put my arms around her neck she also layed down in my lap. she knew...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Daisy15951 Daisy15951 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    In My Experience It's Not A Question- It Is The Real Answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That picture brings tears to my eyes. Less than 2 yrs. ago, my beloved Bichon had to be put to sleep in his 17th yr. He had developoed Cushing's disease for nearly 4 yrs., yet was my BFF from 13 wks. of life. He saw me through about 6 surgeries, includsing my spinal cord...
    lone1 lone1 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    blnk blnk 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    My old dog. Her name is Minnie,

    12yrs old. She ve bad tumor on her hand has skin alittle blood. She is in peace. My best friend w Minnie:(
    banesa35 banesa35 31-35, F Feb 25

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    That Looks Like Teddy!

    Seriously, that looks exactly like my dog! He's a great little guy, and I love him dearly.
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 8 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Love My Animals!

    My dogs are just so loving and amazing. I would do anything for them. Last night, I had a nightmare that my dog ran away, I was devastated and it is still bothering me a bit because we just got a new kennel today and I'm afraid that means he might break out of it.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2011

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    My Little Lily

    I love our dog. We adopted her from our local shelter when she was just 6 weeks old last July. She was found in someone's yard alone when she was only a few days old. We have no idea what breed she is (can definitely tell she has black lab in her, but no clue what else she is...
    digitalgirl78 digitalgirl78 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    My Best Friend and Animal Lover

    My dogs name is Sparky and i found him in the news paper from a lady that i was told that is called puppy mills she lived on a farm and rescued Sparky the smae day i went and got him.When i got there he looked so sad and raggedy lookn and i was able to see his ribs and spine he...
    babygirl431232007 babygirl431232007 31-35, F Aug 26, 2008

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    My 5 year old mutt is a sweetheart.

    I don't know what I would do without him. He has a lump on his chest. I am waiting to find out from the Vet the lab results to see it he has cancer. I am really nervous be it seems so silly to tell someone you are worried that your dog has cancer. Don't know what I will do...
    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    My Dog Is Dying And I Am Sad Beyond Words.

    My dog is dying and I am so sad that I just do not know what to do at this moment except write. Cloe is my best friend and angel, she came to my front door in 2003, six days after I lost another one of my dogs to heart cancer....... Cloe showed up lost and confused and very...
    angelcloe angelcloe 36-40 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    Honey Bear, the Pug, to the Rescue

    My mother lives in Alaska, almost 4000 miles away from where I live.  She basically lives alone...that is except for her pet Pug, Honey Bear. I recently visited my mother in Alaska.  During my week there it became very evident that Honey Bear, Mom's Pug, was the perfect dog for...
    nanawinq nanawinq 56-60, F Dec 22, 2010

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    My Dog Is My Best Friend.

    My dog Odie is very special little dog. He is my best friend and Angel. He is so sweet and loving. There is a story behind him. Like to share with y'all. Why he is so special. Well here it goes. He came to us two Wks before my dad passed away in 2004. It was Mother's Day 2004. My...
    lilshooter lilshooter 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    Dogs give us love unconditionally that's

    why I love them. My Irish Wolfhound is my world!
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Feb 25

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    They Have It Backward.

    Whoever "they" are.  (Don't you just love it when people refer to "they" or "them".)   "They" say Dog is man's best friend.   It should be God is man's best friend.  "They" just spelled God backward...
    HealedHeart HealedHeart 46-50, M Apr 28, 2009

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    Sampson

    I used to volunteer at a shelter regularly as a trainer. I worked with a variety of dogs. Several pitbulls, a german shepherd, a doberman, etc, and a pit/ shepherd mix Sampson. Sampson was special. He was a highly intelligent dog that absolutely loved life. He learned his basic...
    khound23 khound23 31-35, M Apr 15, 2013

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    I Have To Leave Them.

    I have to leave my dogs. I won't have a place to keep them when I move so now they have to stay with my boyfriend that won't take that good care of them. It makes me so sad to think how they will be treated and that they will be forced to stay in their kennel all day and get...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    My Dog Knows When I Need A Friend

    I think dogs are our best friends too. Whenever I feel alone or had a bad day at college, my dog always seems to know. She comes up to me. I pet her head a few times. Then, I put her up on my bed to sleep. She finds her spot and sleeps right next to me as I do my school work. She...
    DJsand DJsand 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    mrsrossi46 mrsrossi46 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Lost White Terrier Dog - Fairfield CA

    In case you are searching for your lost white terrier in Fairfield California I hope this finds you. At about 7:15PM today I noticed some kids on the side of the road hunched over an object. As I drove by it was apparent the object was a little white dog. Not a puppy, but an...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 4 Responses May 23, 2013

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    SmileyJrx SmileyJrx 18-21, F 26 Responses Feb 23

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    What Happened To The Dog?

    This is a very short story but a memorable one.As a cab driver, I was driving along an interstate highway. Along the way believe it or not, I see a dog in the middle of a 5 lane highway. The unbelievable question is how does a dog end up in the middle of a high way? So what...
    fatemastermind fatemastermind 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Sad News

    Another great icon of the entertainment world has passed on. The Pillsbury Doughboy died Saturday from a yeast infection and trauma complications from being poked in the belly numerous times. He was 71. Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, and three children, John Dough...
    hotdoggie hotdoggie 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2011

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    Of Course They Are

    They want nothing but to be loved and offer so much in return. Unconditional love, loyalty, companionship.  They are eternally happy, so joyous just to spend time with us.  Whether it is a walk, a ride in the car, or sitting on the couch watching TV. They will also...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    Precious

    There is nothing more enjoyable than to have your animal meet you at the door everyday to welcome you home. Animals are truly loyal and love unconditionaly with out prejudice. MY little dog is my best friend and he goes everywhere with me. I am never alone because he is...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Aully.

    My dog is my only friend, it feels like. Nobody has loved me better than him. He gets excited to see me whenever I come home, no matter how long (or short) of a time I've been gone. He is a pitbull mastiff, and most definitely a big goof ball. He keeps me laughing. He was my...
    nickeew nickeew 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    Doesn't matter what u tell them,

    doesn't matter what u say,doesn't matter if ur sad or happy they will always be ur best friend in the whole world! A dog is only in ur life a short while but u r his whole life!so treasure ur pooch whoever u r cause they really are the best by far!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 13 Responses Mar 10

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    Peedee the Clown

    This past week has been full of emotional upheavals for me.  The realization and acceptance of my Beloved Aunt Murr being taken of life supports and her passing. A sometimes selfish and over bearing sister, who wants people to follow her...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    My dog truly is one of my best friends.

    She loves me unconditionally!
    mmgirl22 mmgirl22 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    My Dog Saved My Life

    Bella is 4 years old. She is my best buddy. Every time I see her she makes me so happy, she has sat with me through everything. She has alerted people when I am having seizures, which she hasn't been trained to do. She comforts me after seizures, and never leaves my side. I...
    Shz93 Shz93 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Love My Little Girl

    I adopted our dog from the local shelter 2 years ago. Having grown up with dogs all my life I knew the joys and responsibilities of owning a dog. As soon as I saw her starring back at me with those big sad eyes I knew I found my match. She's a shepherd beagle mix. Right from the...
    Duran386 Duran386 31-35, M Feb 17, 2013

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    My Best Friend

      Harley is my best friend,she's my 10yr.old dog & has been there for me.She's been here when my mom died 5yrs. ago & just rescently w/my fiance almost 2yrs. ago.I talk 2 her I cry 2 her & it's like she understands.I know she does because when Reis died she...
    strawberrysstang2 strawberrysstang2 41-45 1 Response Aug 24, 2008

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    Most Certainly They Do.

    Not a doubt in my mind that that my dogs have been my best friends. That cute little guy in the group logo...that's my lil' Pumpkin. He was the best dog I ever had & he was most certainly my best friend. He passed away this last Oct. at the age of 17 & it's been really...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    So one day while I was camping at the beach

    with my family I felt completely ignored. No person would listen to me, everyone was at each other's throats it was a vacation gone wrong. I felt alone and saddened so I took a long walk along the beach and talked to God. While I was talking I was asking him to please "send me a...
    PencioliaLuna PencioliaLuna 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I recently moved to a new state and started my freshman year of high school. I tried to tell myself going into the school year that I would no longer put up with abusive...
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    I hate my 'best friends' they're so ignorant and selfish. They never listen to me, and always push me away when I'm walking with them. They were never there when I'm sad, they...
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    I feel totally retarded now... Why'd I fall for him out of all the people? We're totally opposite, but still best friends and he means the world to me, but I had never thought it'd...
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