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    There are moments in sharing lives with dogs, that are truly sweet and make my heart sing. Yesterday was one of them. I guess i have raised my kids with dogs, and this first birthday demonstrated to me, how 'part of the family' all the dogs are. Firstly, my dogs got their own personal invitations to the party. It was signed off with the humans and their dogs names.

    NB. The party was held at our house, as easier than my son's house which is small.

    Each party guest, that i had never met, arrived saying things like 'this must be pohm?' or 'bernie' They knew of my dogs. Clearly they form enough of a part of my son and daughter in laws conversations, that guests knew a shepherd n rottie would be there. That was nice i thought, it made me smile.

    Each guest was greeted, sniffed over for treats, and put into the party room by bernie a herding dog, trapped at a kids party! Nirvana for bernie.
    Pohm took pride of place by birthday boy. Coz he was dropping all sorts of food from the high chair down on the floor. Pohm, the perfect waitress, would ensure that any mess these babies made, she'd clean up immediately, dont want anyone tripping up on the inside of his party pies my grandson was shaking to death over the room. Stone floors, 2 dogs, not a problem.

    The babies were crawling, the unsteady on feet 1yr olds, meandering, and slowly slowly, bernie would approach the walking toddler, they grab a handful of his fur, and he was leading them back into the room.
    And what i noticed, is he was far more gentle with the stranger babes, than he is with my grandson, who now knows, to tuck his head in, when they knock him over lol

    Each of the toddlers got to give bernie and pohm a party pie. with them doing "gently" command. Proud again.

    Down stays for duration of present opening 100%- through cheering, clapping, squeels of delighted kids. proud again
    Put the wrapping paper in the bin 100% for each pressie by bernie

    Then be put outside, whilst kids running loose everywhere part.

    Then Bernie going "OFF" high whining pitch barking/howling, spinning on spot. 'what's that lassy?' moment you get with dogs. And sure enough, one of the little tuckers, has crawled half way through the dog door, and is stuck, with pohm washing the kids face on one side, and kicking torso visable on my side of the door LMAO. My house is not kid proof, just dog proof.

    Then my dogs got cuddled, bitten, stroked/poked under supervision, by babies for a bit before they all went home. After they left, bernie cried, he'd had a lovely party! herding them down the hall, incessantly for 2hrs of 'duty'. A job - that's all a shepherd wants after all. He loved that self appointed party job!
    And when all guests left, and a very tired baby was put in his cot for a late arvo nap, Pohm's babysitting task complete, she was under that cot and snoring in seconds. Kids huh, exhausting.

    Today, im dog happy. They are great, i love me to bits.
    Tomorrow, one of them will of put half a tree in my laundry through the dog door or something, but that's tomorrow. Today im pround.

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    Its a great feeling, to see how "responsibly" your dogs have been raised, and behave. And a great example for everyone.

    Your story reminded me of a trip back to town I lived in during my teen years for a funeral. Lots of faces not seen in years. Most people who reintroduced themselves started- I remember you and your dog...

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    that's a lovely way to be remembered strange fruit.

    And just to get an even perspective in my dog haven.
    This morning, i awoke to to the smell of excrement. 3 full baby nappies, emptied, and scattered over the dining room floor, ready to be cleaned up!
    i guess that's her way of 'grounding me' to the perils of pride coming before a fall lol

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    I was stoked they remembered my dog!


    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    that's a lovely way to be remembered strange fruit.

    And just to get an even perspective in my dog haven.
    This morning, i awoke to to the smell of excrement. 3 full baby nappies, emptied, and scattered over the dining room floor, ready to be cleaned up!
    i guess that's her way of 'grounding me' to the perils of pride coming before a fall lol
    LOL. I know mine are just waiting for me to forget a nappy. I found my older girl with one of the babies jumpsuits in her bed, so will have to remember them too.

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    When my dog was little - she got bitten by the flip top bin lid so she's been a bit wary of it since, but I'm also more careful not to put smelly tempting things in there... I think if I had stinky baby nappies - they'd be going in the sulo immediately and that would be going the other side of the gate to my dog.

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    Best post ever!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    And just to get an even perspective in my dog haven.
    This morning, i awoke to to the smell of excrement. 3 full baby nappies, emptied, and scattered over the dining room floor, ready to be cleaned up!
    i guess that's her way of 'grounding me' to the perils of pride coming before a fall lol
    Love it !

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    "Grounding' as only our pups that know and love us well - know how to !

    ETA - How come she could get 3 'filled' nappies so easily ?
    Last edited by RileyJ; 07-28-2015 at 05:38 PM.

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    How 3 nappies accessable to a dog? How indeed!!!!!!!!!
    my kids, put them straight out the front into our wheelie bin, the other side of a gate.
    The new parent guests that accompanied the babies, are less well trained, and popped them in the bathroom bin for me to find. its the guest bathroom, its generally never used, i dont check it.

    YOu'd never of had this issue in my day, with terry nappies!

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    terry nappies still have to go anywhere but I think my mum had a bucket full of smelly chemicals (and poopy nappies) and after the washing machine exploded (quite literally), she got something called "stork nappy service" that picked them up and returned nice clean nappies ready to go.

    What is it with people who use bins that clearly never get used... Definitely need to remove that bin...

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    Bin removed! thanks Hyacynth, id still left it in there, empty, all set up for a repeat offense!
    manage the environment, not the behaviour rule now in force here.

    At the time, i was eating porridge so my kids could eat nutritious food. So a laundry service would of been out of the question financially, but wow, what a luxury id of used if i could for my 2 babes in nappies. Your right about the bucket of napisan solution soak. But never had a dog want to go near the messy nappies, because of the napisan solution smell. So safe to soak for 24hrs pre boil washing in your twin tub. lol how things have changed eh

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