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    DefaultI think I get it now.

    I have been a member of this forum for years and have read/listened to people talking about their "heart dog" and I didn't get it. As long as I can remember I've always had more than one dog in my life and I couldn't imagine loving one more than the other, or just feeling more strongly towards one. In my adult life I have had Peanut and Baloo, who are about as different as two dogs could get, completely incomparable in pretty much every way, from size to personality to trainability.

    And I love them both, with the fire of a thousand suns. But since rescuing Monster, I think I finally get the "heart dog" thing. There's no doubt that he is completely a part of me, right down to the core of my soul. Love doesn't even do the feeling justice, I don't think.

    And in trying to describe it, I think I've realized why I didnt get it before. It's totally one of those things that you can't understand through any other medium than raw emotion. Interesting.
    Kate
    Baloo - 5 year old black lab
    Peanut - 7 year old minpin
    Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
    We're Superdogs!


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    Just for fun, my heart dog and boyfriend, cruisin.



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    Baloo - 5 year old black lab
    Peanut - 7 year old minpin
    Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
    We're Superdogs!


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    For those who understand, no explanation is necessary
    For those who do not, no explanation will suffice

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    Yes, all of a sudden - it's happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeys dad View Post
    For those who understand, no explanation is necessary
    For those who do not, no explanation will suffice
    This^

    Libby is certainly my heart dog. I've had many pets throughout my life, but none that hit that place in my heart. Even Willy who is my funny, little snuggle bug, he cuddles with me at night, and seeks me out to play in the day, even he whom I love so very much, is at that special place that Libby is. I know when she is gone, it was her, it will always be her. You just know when it happens.

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    That's cool. I'm happy for you.
    (I guess I don't really "get it" yet. I love Bella and she's my first dog, but I don't think I quite feel that intense connection with her that equates to "heart dog".)

    Bella

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    I think you know it when it happens. You know when you have one. I also think you can have more than one. I never thought that could be true....but it is.

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    Your post made me smile. Baloo is so handsome and Peanut is so cute but all I can think of is that line from an old Lovin' Spoonful tune when it comes to Monster: "and your heart gets stolen by some mousey little girl".

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