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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Skidboot - incredible dog

This is kind of old.. My Dad sent it to me like a year ago...

In any case... THis is one of those incredible heart warming videos I just had to post

(after all the negative posts I'm about due.. right?)

I am trying to type this with my dog crawling across the laptop and ..now she keeps dropping a ball on the keyboard...

In any case.. watch the video.. This dog is incredible.

apologies if it is a repost since it is old.. I didnt see anything when I searched for it.

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Well..When I last heard of this the dog was still alive..
I just looked it up... Skidboot passed 3/25/07
14 years...
Such a shame...
Wish that dogs could live as long as we do...
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awww what a story
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I always found those people who said dogs dont think, or care about anyone/thing, or the uberreligionazi's who say people have souls but dogs dont...

(i shit you not i heard someone tell their balling child that their dog who just died didnt have a soul and couldnt go to heaven) - not that i am religious.. but.. wtf.. i am sure this same person told their kid about santa claus... talk about rubbing salt in.

in any case...
i think we can learn a lot from them..
dogs are living charisma...
they tend to be stinky, have absolutely 0 tact, can poop and pee on your floor right in front of you, keep you up, wake you up, never ever say a word... all that, and you can hang out with your dog all day and never get bored of them.... and you will love them more than you can say... just because they are who they are... wish i had that ability
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I have only had one dog...a beagle...Pico...who passed 6/20/07, I still grieve for him...he was my best friend, I don't think I could ever find a replacement for him, which saddens me

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I always had at least 2 dogs at all times growing up. Wish I could have one now but being away from home for 12 hours a day doesn't make it to feasible.

Hell I still miss my very first dog.

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Fantastic Story. That the kind of smart dog I wish I had when I was a kid. Granted, losing him would have broken my heart, but what a fantastic dog that was.

Rick, I had a friend who felt as you do. He had some dog he loved to pieces, and he swore was the smartest dog ever...said she knew 58 different words (much like Skidboot). He thought he'd never find another dog he could love as much and (I kid you not) he's had some DNA frozen so he could clone this dog when the technology gets to that point!

That said, he's got two dogs now...not nearly as smart as his original, but he loves them none the less. Like family.

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Damn, good story man. Reminds me of my dog Buddy. He was a mutt (mostly Doberman) that licked my leg in the dark when I went to the end of the drive to throw out the trash. I was living in WV at the time and I had been praying every day for a dog. He was just a little puppy then and scared silly. I nearly jumped out of my skin when he licked my leg because I was a city boy still new to country life and it was dark outside. He was unusually smart and knew what I was thinking even though I didn't say a word. He grew very attached to my mother even though she thought he was stinky and didn't like to pet him much. Every day when she left for work in the morning that dog would run 2 miles alongside her car at 25-30 mph with his tongue hangin' out then stay at my friends house down the "holler" all day till she came back. This dog knew the sound of my mom's car from a mile away and would wait for her to pass in anticipation at the side of the road then run back the same way he did that morning. Every single day he did this no matter what he was doing (chasing skunks, racoon and what not). We moved to Georgia and he got old and didn't do it as often (I again had a friend about a mile down the road) but boy was he the most loyal dog ever. He even defended me by biting the kids down the road that I didn't get along with when I'd get in a scuffle with them. Buddy loved going "hunting" with me in the woods and loved chasing down anything that moved. When it would snow he would do this silly thing where he would jump really high into the air in order to see above the deep drifts of snow we would get in the winter just to get a view of the ground around him. He eventually started digging holes around the property in search of some mystery animal that was never there and my mom and grandparents believed that it was a sign that someone in the family would pass away soon so they put him down. He was also starting to become really aggressive with any passing neighbors. Now I'm not one to cry but I was living in Chicago at the time and my dog was in GA and when I got the call from my mom I was infuriated by their stupid superstition and ignorance and failure to talk with me first before they put him down. I cried like a little bitch for days and still hold a grudge against my mom for doing that.
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I have only had one dog...a beagle...Pico...who passed 6/20/07, I still grieve for him...he was my best friend, I don't think I could ever find a replacement for him, which saddens me
Rick,
Your dog died on my birthday man... I'm sorry.
I know how you feel... Last dog I had before Izzy, was a puppy when I was 5... I had her for 19 years... When she finally was about to go I took the week off work (unpaid) and stayed with her the whole time... Spent most of the week holding her (she was a little 4lb yorkie... my mother used to breed them... I held her when she was under 5 minutes old till the moment she died)

There is no replacing them...

It was so strange having a puppy again after all that time.. but aside from when she was sick... Having a puppy around the house again was one of the happiest times of my life.. It's amazing how everything they do can just be absolutely adorable
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Awesome story. First time hearing it.

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heartwarming... thanks for posting
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