Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Your sign off says it all.
She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader.
She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.
- Author Unknown
When I saw that at our vet's office, it spoke to me. I took a pic of it with my cellphone so I could write it down when I got home and I try to live it.
I do, too. Zipper was the first Dobe I had with a long show crop, and I honestly thought it had been done as a crappy home-job, and I felt so sorry for her. Then I realized, ALL of them looked like that. I'm getting used to it, but I still prefer a shorter ear, with a bell. Don't hate me.
One caveat: Mocha could have ANY kind of ears at all (even bunny ears, LOL!) and she'd be gorgeous!
I know, that's great, isn't it? Every time I read one of his posts and see that at the bottom, I get all misty, and sometimes weepy. Zipper loved me like that, and it surpassed any amount of trouble she ever caused me, because she LOVED me with every cell of her body. And I her.
I love Mocha's crop although I think I stopped posting just a tad too early, her ears tend to stick out at the 11 & 1 or 10 & 2 position when she's alert vs standing almost straight up although that could just be the crop itself? The vet our breeder used was well-known, and I think he did a great job.
Mocha is the most loving dog I've ever owned, and I've had a few (she's my first Doberman although my Mom had one when I was young). We have such a close bond, it's really something. Every day when I come home from work it's like she hasn't seen me in a month. After I pull in the garage and turn off the car, I can already hear her crying upstairs because she knows daddy is home and once I walk through that door, it's a welcome home party and honestly, I'm just as happy to see her
. We're together every second of every minute I'm home and if possible, she's gotta be touching me in some way, even if it's laying against my legs or feet while I'm at the computer. If I sit or lay down on the couch, she'll come and stand there and lay her head on my lap or chest and then stand there, with sighs of contentment. And it goes both ways, while she's laying down beside me, I have one hand on her head or neck. We're two peas in a pod. And honestly, aside from my wife, Mocha is my best friend and I talk to her more than I do to most people LOL
I've wondered if it's actually possible to get too close to your dog and I mean from a human standpoint because I already know when her time comes, it's literally going to tear me apart.
My idea of heaven? Me being able to retire NOW so Mocha and I could just go hiking in the woods every day LOL