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    Wink Closer to My Heart -one Step at a Time-

    I have two Schnauzers and I was very reluctantly getting the first because I feared I don't know enough about dogs and was paranoid that I might be allergic to dogs afterall.

    So I kept my first standard at arm's length. He lived outside, slept in the shed and I spent lots of time outside in an outdoor room with him.
    We slowly got used to one another. He kept coming closer.
    His injuries and lots of tick checking got us in close physical contact.

    My dog had a lot of confidence in me.

    It took about a year, a major flood even on the mid north coast and a severe cold (one I had and one my hubbie had) to move closer to us.

    And I still remember the day, when something negative happened, he was at my feet, I gave him a hug and felt instantly good.

    He now sleeps in the house every night.
    When we need him, he is allowed up on the couch and he groans and sighs with pleasure!!

    Someone in a German Schnauzer-Pinscher Forum has a saying in his signature: Dogs may dirty the sheets, but clean the (human) soul.
    He is right.
    I have become a dedicated and mostly confident dog owner.

    I love my Schnauzers.
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
    www.rightnowyoga.blogspot.com
    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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    Lovely story!

    I grew up with dogs, but it was very different to have my own dog. My first dog was indeed my best friend and the most loyal companion I'd ever had for 10 years. When she died I was heartbroken. But I immediately started looking for another dog because I just could not imagine a life without a dog anymore. They really do give you unconditional love.

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    Nice to hear you have such a good friend. Its an amazing bond. I feel sorry for people who say they arnt dog people. They are missing out on somthing amazing.
    Im dogless at the moment and have no one for doggy hugs, please give them both one for me.

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    Thats a Great Story!! Thanks for sharing, and yes I know about the dirty sheets!
    Rubylisious


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    Dogs may dirty the sheets, but clean the (human) soul.
    That is so true. When I was living in a group house in Canberra, we had a hot plate saying: my house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.
    I love my Schnauzers
    I love my minis,too. I love shih tzu and other dogs...
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Thanks guys for dropping in and reading my story...
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
    www.rightnowyoga.blogspot.com
    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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