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Minor problem, but does anybody else have a problem with "he/she", "good boy/good girl" statements about and to their dogs when you have several? Tonight I found myself saying "good girl, no good boy, oh what they heck are you....good dog!" :doh: Feel like an idiot. No wonder Chance pees like a girl!

Also (kind of scary for our educational system) I have kids coming up to my dogs who roll over to have their tummies rubbed and the kid (8 to 10 years old) ask if it's a boy or a girl :uhoh:
 

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Having two males I don't make the mistake myself. On walks most people assume Oakly is a female and Caue is a male just because of their builds. I call them both by the wrong name daily.
 

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Yupp, just got a male puppy & I do that, plus I go through the list of names including our Golden who died over a year ago.
That's OK, I go through the list of my kids names for my 3 boys until I get the right one too.
 

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Oh, the names things I've accepted some time ago. I call them by the names of friends, family, dogs who crossed the bridge decades ago. I just feel that I should be able to get it right when I only have two options!
 

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When I had a house full of my own dogs (4 of them) plus a foster, I would say "you, the black one" (Jasmine), "you, the short one" (Maddie), "you, the boy dog" (Jasper), "you, the old lady" (Tess) because I was always confuddling up names.
 

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Minor problem, but does anybody else have a problem with "he/she", "good boy/good girl" statements about and to their dogs when you have several? Tonight I found myself saying "good girl, no good boy, oh what they heck are you....good dog!" :doh: Feel like an idiot. No wonder Chance pees like a girl!

Also (kind of scary for our educational system) I have kids coming up to my dogs who roll over to have their tummies rubbed and the kid (8 to 10 years old) ask if it's a boy or a girl :uhoh:
That's because if we teach them about anatomy, they'll start having sex. :confused:
Hopefully the sarcasm comes through, it's always tough when it's text.
 

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Happens around here all the time.


Also (kind of scary for our educational system) I have kids coming up to my dogs who roll over to have their tummies rubbed and the kid (8 to 10 years old) ask if it's a boy or a girl :uhoh:
Well I am afraid it is not just the kids! :uhoh:
When I was whelping my first litter I had a good friend who was on the phone with me coaching me. After the first puppy was cleaned and weighed she asked if it was a boy or girl. I said let me look. I told her it was bay but his "thingie" was more centrally located than I thought it shoud be. :confused: After a couple of seconds of silence, making me concerned there was something wrong with the pup, she blurted out "You dope that is the umbilical cord, look further back!" as it turned out the first was a girl. :doh:
 
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