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post #151 of 165 (permalink) Old 09-14-2015, 11:45 PM
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Jessie has a few.
1) The only time she will bark is if she's really in the mood to play and we haven't noticed. She'll woof at us to get us to play with her
2) She still has a hard time with separation anxiety and will chew paper if she's alone and not in her crate
3) She HAS to be everywhere I am. She will even follow me into the bathroom. She'll only follow my husband the same way she follows me if he's the only one home
4) She mauls me with kisses when I come home from wherever I have been that day, regardless of how long I've been away
5) She HAS to give kisses to my Step-Daughter when SD goes to bed. There is no escaping Jessie's kisses
6) There are two Golden Retrievers in our area that she is close with. One lives across the street from us (female), and the other lives one street over (male). When she sees the female GR, she pounces on her and engages play mode right away. When she sees the male, she will lie down where she is and wait for him to come up to her before she will play with him
7) She will go swimming, any time of the day. I've had to stop her from trying to swim under the pool cover before we open the pool many times
8) When we get home, she HAS to greet us with a toy in her mouth. If she doesn't already have one in her mouth, she will go find one before she says hi to us. She also has to say hi to everyone coming in. If a group of people walk into the house, she will run around making sure she said hi to everyone.

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Bella has a few,
1) anything out of place in the back yards, neighbor's or ours, gets a machine gun alarming bark. Can be a strange car in drive way, squirrel too close to the fence, or piece of plastic blown by wind on recycling day.
2) face rub after evening meal, has to rub her face on floor mat by the patio door, or even the hardwood floor on adjacent living room, right after eating & drinking at night.
3) refuses to go out in the morning, until after she gets a morning treat in kitchen from from my wife.
4) stuffed toys: not in our house, non survive. She tears & rips the stuffing out of them.

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On my goodness there are so many! They are the things I love about all of my dogs. Like people they all have wonderfully different personalities. Bailey for example frantically spins in circles before he is told to stay and his food is set down for him to eat. I become dizzy just watching him! Who knew a bowl of puppy food is so tasty? He also MUST check all of the other dog's bowls to make sure they didn't forget to finish their food (as if THAT is going to happen!). He has his favorite stuffy "Miss Piggy" who must be nearby at all times when he is indoors. We once forgot Miss P when we took him up to our lake place. He cried most of the weekend for her. In the car he must have my old sweatshirt to lie on. None of the other dog's is permitted to be on it. Barking occurs should Gracie, my flat coated retriever cross, or Jack, my coonhound, dare to lie on Bailey's personal property. I live with and love his quirks. And I hope he feels the same about us
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Faron: when playing fetch, if there is any water around, like a cooler, pool, or puddle, he will dunk his ball or whatever he is fetching before bringing it back. He'll dunk it and swish it around and then bring it back sopping wet. Every time.
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He loves a head prop of some sort. Like laying on the front porch with his head propped up on the lower rail between two spindles. Too cute!!
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And then there is the after dinner in your face burp. Bob's way of saying that was very tasty, thank you very much.
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Murphy like to ride in the back of our jeep and grab leaves from small tree branches as we drove down the trail. Great dog, missing her more each day.
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Sipsy seems to think I forget things. If I leave the den she brings me the remote or tablet or whatever I was doing before I got up. If I go into the office she brings me throw pillows off the sofa, like I'm not comfortable?
When I do laundry she will get into the washer and retriever all the little stuff and put it into the dryer. Once they are dry she reaches into the dryer to hand me all the socks and wash cloths for me to fold. At 10 wks. she had to completely crawl into the washer/dryer to reach stuff, now it's just the front half.
She brings me the food bowls after the two girls eat. I always wash their bowls so if I happen to leave them for just a minute she brings them to me.
I keep the leashes draped over a hook by the door. When she wants a walk she will bring me a leash and reminds me where the door is. Then she carries her leash while we walk. She is so silly.
I tried to use this self retrieve since she enjoys it so much, now she finds my keys... my glasses... slippers & shoes. They are a little wet but never damaged.
She likes to watch tennis and dog TV (directv channel)

She is only 9 months old and can't wait to see what she will do next!
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Carmen likes to always find the best looking mountain of pillows on the couch to scale and sit down ontop of

my dog makes my day, every day
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What a wonderful question!

Which golden? I've had 2, counting two 1/2 goldens and 1 purebred. I'll give one or two for each:

Lupo, 1/2 Golden, 1/2 Lab

I swear this dog had a sense of humor. He loved to "help" my wife drink. He'd nudge her glass, on the bottom, when she wasn't expecting it, pushing the glass up higher and depositing liquid all over her front. Never did this with me.

When Lupo laid down, almost invariably one paw would rest behind his head, near his ear.

Fenris, full Golden

Loved to lay on his back and work his toys with his paws. I swear he thought he had hands.

Insatiable swimmer and retriever of sticks.

Bagheera, 1/2 Golden, 1/2 Lab

Whenever he settles down to chew, a rawhide, a bull pene, a bone, he prefers to lay it and his front paws on something. Anything, even a nearby foot or leg of the closest human.

Loves to pick up and cart shoes around the house. Never chews them up, just moves them. Makes getting dressed for work interesting to say the least.
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