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My Canine Idiot

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This is my mutt Chester, otherwise known as "canis doofus". Sweetest dog I ever met, but not the sharpest tack in the drawer.

Chester is a rescue dog, from the SPCA. He was found running loose with a rope around his neck, and all signs pointed to having been badly abused. He's scared to death of loud, sharp noises, like firecrackers and engine backfires; we strongly think he might have been shot at when he was running loose. When we adopted him, he had two days left before being put down.

This big lump of fur doesn't have a mean bone in his body; you can do pretty much anything to him and he'll go right along with it. Except roll him onto his back; he'll freak.

Chester is also terrified of our cat, even though he's four times her size, ten times her weight (or more), and a fraction her age. Go figure XD
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Ok...THIS is a cute dog. As for the cat fear, I've got a similar situation here. Might be the cat. My Samoyed/Husky mutt weighs about 50 pounds. My smallest cat - 9-10 pounds. She owns him. He is terrified of her. Then again - so are all the others. She feels strongly she is Empress of the Universe and woe to those who defy her wishes. I should have named her Miss Piggy. She's the prettiest girl in all the world and if you don't agree she'll clobber you good.

Vets will tell you that pound for pound the most dangerous critter on the planet is the domestic house cat.
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Chester is a 3-year-old 90-pound yellow Lab/German shepherd cross, at best guess. Casper ([link]) is a 14-year-old, 3-pound diabetic domestic shorthair. Big dog scared to death of little old kitty XD It's always funny watching 3 pounds of cat chasing 90 pounds of dog around the house. When she walks into the living room he'll go and sit with his head in the corner... it's like he's thinking "if I can't see her, she can't see me". He's not much in the brains department, but what he lacks in smarts he makes up in sweetness. He doesn't bite, doesn't bark (unless you get him really wound up), doesn't chew... His worst habit is sneaking under the table at dinnertime and then peeking up at you with the most pathetic look on his face.

Oh, I know how dangerous a house cat can be... You should see my sisters' forearms. I have no idea what they did to piss her off so badly, but both of them have forearms bearing pretty vivid claw scars.
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Your poor dog...I can so see him hiding in a corner. My dog isn't smart enough to hide, but he stops in his tracks and yields the right of way to Moriah. Trouble is, the dog only has 2 speeds - off and Warp 10. If she steps out in front of him on the tile his frantic attempts to stop usually end with him sliding into the wall. He is the sweetest dog ever but he is the poster child for ADHD. All silly, all the time.
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XD Chester can't move that fast in our house... thank goodness for that. Unless she's right on his tail, that is. He's sweet, but dumb. And not overly well coordinated
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Heh...Marcus SHOULDN'T move that fast but he never learns. (Arctic breed - fur on toes...no traction. Air in head - also no traction!) He's fast, he's strong, he's agile, and he's a natural blond. Our 17 year old deaf/blind Collie Shepard mix lands him on his ass every time they play.
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XD Chester is a strawberry blond... still a blond. We joke that the red-gold fur hides the yellow streak down his back. He's not very flexible... wide rib cage and stiff spine. Every time he turns around (or tries to) he whacks his nose off something. He is strong... one winter he pulled a sled with my youngest sister sitting on it, and he didn't even mean to.

A deaf and blind dog? Did you ever see a thing about a seeing-eye cat?
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Heh...your dog sounds so funny! Our blind dog finds her way via her nose, and we try not to put things on the floor in her way. The cats know she can't see and do occasionally swat her nose (claws in) to warn her.
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Chester is a klutz ^^ A cute klutz, but still a klutz. He thinks his nose is an inch shorter than it actually is.
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AWW! He looks like a total doll!
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My dogs are royal morons, but they're friendly.
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Chester is what we call a lovable idiot
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XD Kind of like my furry fools.
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aww he's so cute i don't understand why ppl would hurt a sweetheart like him
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I don't, either. But they did, and thank Primus we have him now
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he'll be much happier with you guys ^_^
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^^ He is. The furface is spoiled rotten
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aren't they always ^_^
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Dae diddums xD *pets your dog somehow* so cute and fluffeh
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^^ Very fluffy. And he sheds like crazy
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mine don't shed, could get a picture of them up one day.
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When we brush Chester, we get clumps of hair rolling around the yard like tumbleweeds
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