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#21 caroline

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    Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:13 AM

    "2 people in my life can get to me one is dad..."

    Oh my! How true is that!

    #22 Emily&Matt

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      Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:06 AM

      I think it sounds like your dogs have a great life. They don't have to worry about their next meal and they have company (each other and you). Not all dogs can be in the house, especially 70 lb dogs and wouldn't animals rather be outside if possible? My dogs are inside, but I can see why many should be outside.

      Maybe the main point here is that you feel you are doing your best and you should ignore other people's opinions. Maybe they have too much free time and should mind their own business. Say thanks, I'm doing the best I can and I think it's enough.

      #23 Mandy

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        Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:33 PM

        I grew up in the country, and my grandparents all live on a farm. There are just some dogs that don't belong inside. Of course they were always brought them in for tornadoes or ice storms or hot days, but the dogs hated it! Plus, some of the dogs preferred to hang out with the cows. Now our Boston Terriers, on the other hand, were inside dogs all the way. It really depends on the dog and the situation.

        #24 jajajaja

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          Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:03 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Mandy
          I grew up in the country, and my grandparents all live on a farm. There are just some dogs that don't belong inside. Of course they were always brought them in for tornadoes or ice storms or hot days, but the dogs hated it! Plus, some of the dogs preferred to hang out with the cows. Now our Boston Terriers, on the other hand, were inside dogs all the way. It really depends on the dog and the situation.
          Exactly. My grandparents always had sheep dogs- they slept with the sheep and guarded them from predators. They loved the outdoors and when they had to come in for anything, you could see they longed to be back out with their "flock." I think they really enjoyed doing their job.

          I don't think your a bad mom at all. I personally have inside dogs, but I couldn't imagine anyone would leave their 4 lb dog out at night. :) I always wanted pets I could bring in the house, so that's more of a reason for us to have our smaller breeds. However, I think you are considerate of your babies so I highly doubt they are being mistreated. You can tell when animals are upset and if yours seem happy, I'm sure they are.
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          #25 FYB87

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            Posted 01 July 2008 - 09:53 AM

            I don't think it makes you a bad mommy. Everyone is different. I have two dogs and I just couldn't leave them outside. But, some people think I'm strange. I built a 4-bdr house a couple years ago for my son and I. My dogs (cockerspaniel and a lab/border collie mix that looks more like a lab) have there own room with a queen size bed and tv! I leave the tv on the animal planet or cartoon network when I leave the house. Some may say that is going to far!! Oh well!




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