Have it cunts
Three German Shepherds!
Bet his hands never get cold.
Bet his hands and house stinks though Stu.
Guess with all the dog talk I better give mention to " Big Dog" RIP, nearly 3 years now but still miss him like mad, he had a bit of a dickhead streak with other non sterilised male dogs but to every other kind of dog, big or small, kids and the rest of humans he was epic, came to work, super smart, ruled the carpark at the beach, mates with everyone, spent 6k finding out what he didnt have and cried like a child sitting in the hole I dug for him in the end. Brutal.
How many dogs do you have room for in your lifetime? They just dont live long enough thats for sure. Still not ready for another one yet.
"If you're not happy single, you wont be happy married.
Happiness comes from dogs, not relationships"
Mike ive had exactly the same emotional feelings as yourself,said never again until the family put the pressure on and another furball walks through the gate but dogs add so much to you and your families life that makes it totally worth the emotional attachment that comes from it.Where would be without dogs?
+1 there Simba
Unconditional love, and endless joy and fun.
Pets are awesome, especially for kids- they teach us so many life lessons without even being aware of them. Responsibility, love, empathy, boundaries, tolerance, how to deal with grief and many more I guess.
I reckon if you don't have an animal as part of your family, you're kinda missing something.
btw, this thread has taken a nice little breather.
Always have had a dog great for us all especially the groms.Always have chickens as well.Went through the rabbit and guinea pig stage with them teaches them about life and death quite quickly.Had a goat once but that's another story
Totally, Zen and Fraser.
We got our dog after seeing our eldest boy having a few difficulties. We'd been chatting about it for a while, but then an older mate told me how a dog calmed his boys down, and finally my wife, just by chance, saw the movie Backtrack Boys.
Got Maxy Walker the very next week.
Dogs or not, if you've got boys and they're having a tough time of it, Backtrack Boys is an unreal film to watch.
Dogs at the beach froth out, as soon as my mutt sees a wet suit or board he’s by the Ute( he’s getting a bit old to jump straight in now).
And where we live if you pull up on the beach with the crew you know and all the associated dogs, they love it. Strictly unleashed
Just watching that trailer and i realise how lucky and blessed I've been in my life. And also probably how selfish too.
When you're bombarded everyday with just how bad people are, or labelled, or self-inflated or whatever, you realise that there really are some top people in the world.
Bloke who runs the program is a friggen champion. Straight up. There's a variety of reasons for watching the film but seeing how he operates is up there at the top.
Been wanting to post this but been on the road last 24 hrs ........
As the owner of labs .... so true.
Agree with comments about BackTrack Boys so thought I’d post this link to a Conversations interview with Richard Fidler a year or so ago.
When guys like Bernie can achieve such good outcomes with limited funding it makes me wonder why there aren’t more programs like it around the country.
Just got home from work, was a bit sick mon-wed, that’s why I had time on my hands yesterday,stoked to see for a day and a half we changed the tone of this thread. Nice work gentlemen .
Haven’t watched the trailer yet but I’m onto it after I’ve done the domestic duties. Just me the grommet and the hound tonight. Heaps of quality surfs lately, forecast is looking good, faaaaark yeah! Life goals!!!
yeah soggydog.. re the aging old hound being capable to jump into/onto anything higher than a hatchback usually leaves the muts owner first questioning if the flea bag is just taking the piss, and if 'dog years' is actually a thing . Sadly the latter is often true..
Reminds me of a tune from Neil Young.. "Old King" ..
Another dog song -this by JJ Cale.
Given the broad appeal of dogs and how awesome they are as companions, I've sometimes wondered why over time they've been associated with bad things, such as:
"That was such a dog act" or "you dog!" or "such an such has gone to the dogs" etc
Is it because they do seemingly strange/hideous things at times like eat other dog's shit & even human shit (any shit!) if given the chance and do things like furiously lick their genitalia then lick your face etc? :-)
Three dog in bed with flea make warm sleep and cold babushka.
Speaking of dogs this is pretty cool
At the start they show a dog/wolve pup that was discovered in permafrost that is eighteen thousand years old, and its still in pretty good condition. (only 20 seconds in to video)
According to this video dogs diverged from wolfs between 4,000 to 27,000 years ago.
Thats crazy, i thought it was much more recent, amazing really.
Secret spot with farmers permission required, Goat track down the cliff next to the waterfall. Mid winter UK. Mate's new Boarder Collie puppy 'Brimmy' in the van with windows cracked.
Get back to the van puffing steam in the cold air from the cliff climb. Brimmy has shit on the passenger seat. Suddenly spots us and jumps up at the window. Paw lands on door lock and central locking clicks all entries shut. Begins doing laps around the cab at 100mph dragging shit absolutely everywhere while we stand stupefied outside.
Hour long drive home with broken quarter light window, mild hypothermia and gag reflex working overtime.
Haha! Big call leaving a puppy in a vehicle for an extended period. Don't think that was ever gonna end well :-)
Sorry, but that's hilarious.
That is gold, crying with laughter
This is the 4th video in the adventures of Mabel and Olive
Funny stuff mugsy.
@GS gold cartoon mate.
Today I was watching the surf when a couple turned up with their dog. I'm no expert but from what I could tell this dog was neither puppy nor master dog, more like a teenager. Nevertheless, for the young couple, the dog, and their ball, the beach was their playground for a while. And for a short while I could vicariously share their happiness.
Soon enough old mate turns up with his two dogs, both as happy as a puppy let out of their car who's busting for a poo....(haha) They run around pretty close to the owner and soon enough the 2 dogs are spotted by the yet-to-be-obedient teenage dog.
Who, totally ignoring the owners' vocal commands, starts barking and running up towards them like he is claiming the beach for himself and with the intent to show them what for. I'm thinking that it was going to be on in some way or another......and it was.
In true dog-greeting-bum-sniff style.
Some time later, I didn't see what happened, but I heard it, the teenager suddenly starting yelping and bee-lining for his owners. Must have tried taking that greeting a bit too far, and in true 'dog' style, put in his place. I had a bit of a chuckle.
All good though, lesson learnt.
Now back to why they went to the beach in the first place.
More Mabel and Olive
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
See ya Blindboy
Ok what happened to that other interesting stuff thread? Don’t you knuckleheads ever learn?
It got a new name...again.
Not sure what the Australian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Indian , Philippines ,South Korean and Japanese governments are concerned about ?
"Blindboy’s resurch told him that China isn’t an aggressive military threat ! If his word is good enough for the crew on Swellnet , it should be good enough for the United defence experts of the Asian Pacific region."
Taking it in here, cant be bothered with Facto's crap threads, now it seems that changing profile names isn't enough, he changes the thread names..FFS dude clearly has issues he is like a chameleon..
Interesting how people just write off defence spending, few comments yesterday here and there, i guess thats the result of us living in a world where most of us havent been affected by war etc like others in the past or those in other countries. (western bubble mentality)
I wonder if this recent spending was a long term plan or one that has come up as a result of events of the last few months, and I'm sure a lot we don't know about.
Interesting, very interesting...
Boring, so boring.
“pseudo-event” involved in "manufacturing outrage" - either the LA Times does a nice line in irony or has zero self-awareness.
Twiggy .....you are truly a piece of shit.
The road moved , now he can build freestyle all over the dunes and the foreshore ......environmental best practice, eco something something, conservation mumble mumble....it turns out that Lighthouse Bay environment , it’s native inhabitants and those who enjoy natural places will be far better off now that Twiggy is going to build three story bullshit in full view of the water just so some fucken Chinese tourists can take their Instagram photos.
God knows , Twiggy needs the money he will make after permanently rooting one of the most special parts of Australia.
Agree Blowin, and he's got the state and federal government to pay for it, maybe that's why he wants to build rest/bar down on the rocks
From the halls of Montezuma...
Wow blowin. One second you're crying about the ALP prioritising "neo-liberalism", and then the next second you're crying about them nationalising the hotels. Both statements are idiotic and the complete opposite of each other.
I've noticed your first posts for the day are even more stupid than your last posts when you've been on the piss. Maybe you should have a second or third coffee before you brain fart on Swellnet in the morning? Just trying to help.
No blowin, the hotels weren't nationalised. You're just talking out your arse again.
You do realise the government is actually paying the hotels for quarantine. And it's happening when hotel occupancy rates are awful. The government isn't taken ownership of hotels, and they aren't forcing hotels to accept returnees. If hotels are accepting returnees, it's because they've put their hands up for the contract.
It's actually hilarious you crying about a non-existent nationalisation of hotels, and then the very next comment is bitching about private security companies.