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Dear Barnaby At The Bridge..... Your Forum Doggie Agony Uncle!

Hi, Barnaby here, I thought it might be fun to start this thread, I asked my mum and she said it would be ok. I often have fellow goldens ask me for advice, particularly as I am known as a very wise senior boy. So if anyof you dawgies have a dilemma, a troublesome cat causing you problems or need some tips on how to get into that awkwardly positioned laundry basket I will be more than happy to help. Unfortunately mum says that I can't really give too much advice on health issues, so it's probably best to consult your veterinarian about those. I look forward to reading all your letters!.


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Dear Baranaby,

I am about as perfect as a dog can be. I am adorable, funny, kind, sweet, smart and hard working. Yet my parents WILL NOT give me an allowance. What do you suggest?

PS I tell my parents I want the allowance to buy them gifts but in reality I really want it to buy more treats and toys.

Thank you!
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Dear Barnaby:

I love to eat droppings, but my Mom picks them up before I can get to them--how do I make her stop?

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Dear Baranaby,

I am about as perfect as a dog can be. I am adorable, funny, kind, sweet, smart and hard working. Yet my parents WILL NOT give me an allowance. What do you suggest?

PS I tell my parents I want the allowance to buy them gifts but in reality I really want it to buy more treats and toys.

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Dear Sadie,
Thank you for your letter. Here is what I suggest, try to work out the value of your treats and convert them into whatI call Doggie Dollars. For instance if you think you have been particularly good ask them for maybe three dollar's worth of treats. A subtle tilt of the head may earn you more doggie dollars which you could use to get higher value treats like toys. Good luck and let me know how you get on. Barnaby x


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Dear Barnaby:

I love to eat droppings, but my Mom picks them up before I can get to them--how do I make her stop?

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Dear Brinkley,
I had the same problem the other day. Try to distract your mum by maybe persistently barking at something, when she turns to see what you're barking at go in quick and grab a mouthful , it works for me. Let me know how you get on, I will try to come up with some other suggestions. Barnaby x


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This is such a cute thread.
I have no doubt that you can give some very good advice!
You have a great and loving Mom, you know!!

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Dear Barnaby,

This letter is from me and my doggy sister. We have a dilemma. We are very good dogs. Mom says we are sweet and cute and that all the neighbor dogs are jealous. We are very well behaved, most of the time. However, when people or dogs walk by the fence in our back yard, we run to the gate and bark at them. Mom and Dad call us back. About half of the time we come back and lay down. The other half we just stay and bark and bark and bark.

Yes we see mom coming to get us and yes we hear her telling us no, but we can't seem to pull ourselves away. You see, we think our yard extends as far as we can see. That means past the fence, across the street and even further into the neighbors yard. We have learned not to bark at the neighbors, or their company, who share a fence with us. But seem to be having a rough time with the passers by on the road.

We really want to be good girls. It makes us sad to see the disappointment in mommy's eyes when we don't come away from our little bark fest and we don't like being put in the house for a time out. We always get to come back out, but for that small fraction of time we are separated from mom and dad and we don't like it. How can we be really good girls at the fence?

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What a wonderful idea! An advice column from a Golden heart!

Dear Barnaby,

My brothers and sister get on my nerves.

CeeLo wants to play - all of the time! He's big and he's clumsy and he slobbers all over me. I know he's young but he really needs to practice self control. I am far too dignified and beautiful to wrestle with him all day.

Pedro has multiple personality disorder. Mom tried giving him medication but it didn't work. He's old and grouchy most of the time, and then, when I am too tired from CeeLo's shenanigans, Pedro wants to play. What's up with that?

Gracie is my only sister. I have been spayed, but Gracie has not. Gracie can get very hormonal at times. This week, she has stolen Pedro's one and only favorite toy, and is carrying it around in her mouth, crying. Pedro is following her around, crying. Gracie hides her face every time Mom gets out that big yellow skillet that she uses to fry bacon in - she says it's because Mom always sets off the smoke alarm. I don't understand why anyone would hide when bacon is frying - if you stand right under Mom's feet and don't get out of the way, she will give you a piece. There must be something wrong with Gracie.

Please help me figure out how to cope with these siblings of mine!

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