Why Dogs Make the Best Friends - page 2

I was just wondering if there was a relationship between pet type, gender and nursing specialty....Post your responses...... Read More

  1. by   Diana,RN
    med-surg, married, female w/ 2 dogs, boy (1 yr 4 mos) and girl (10 yrs) (yellow lab mix and american fox hound). They keep me sane and moving...love them to death!
    We also have 4 hermit crabs, 13 cichlid fish (very relaxing)... oh yeah... and dust bunnies LOL

    Last edit by Diana,RN on Oct 23, '07 : Reason: forgot my specialty
  2. by   HM2VikingRN
    and critter hair :>>>
  3. by   Jolie
    I forgot to mention that he doesn't shed. My kids are allergic to rodents, so a guinea pig was out of the question. I have a 100lb. dog instead.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I could spin yarn (if the fibers were long enough) from the dog 'tumbleweeds.'
  5. by   agent66
    i work cardiac, I am female, my pets are mixed.

    3cats: 2male and 1female

    1dog, mix collie/shepard female who I have big issues with who is the queen of the castle , but she does leave my shoes alone !!

    1rabbit, think he is a he, the kid at the petstore said so but I haven't checked and don't really care.

    and i am bad, they all sleep whereever whenever
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    Female critical care nurse. Two dogs, one cat.
    We used to have two cats.
    We had chickens until a few years ago. When I was a kid I even taught a hen to do tricks one summer.

    I will have a dog and cat on the bed with me. DH will not have animals in the bed.
  7. by   DutchgirlRN
    Female, RN, Medical Imaging, 6 Italian Greyhounds and 1 mutt.
  8. by   leslie :-D
    female, hospice, 1 bassett hound, 2 german shepherds, 1 cat, 1 kitten.
    i am w/o a doubt, a die-hard, dog-lover.
    i have cried tears of joy as well as grief, for them, to them and with them.
    i love them more than most people.

    leslie
  9. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from earle58
    female, hospice, 1 bassett hound, 2 german shepherds, 1 cat, 1 kitten.
    i am w/o a doubt, a die-hard, dog-lover.
    i have cried tears of joy as well as grief, for them, to them and with them.
    i love them more than most people.

    leslie


    :yeahthat::yeahthat::yeahthat::yeahthat:
  10. by   nyapa
    female, grad RN, acute surgical. One cat. One dog.

    Cat - female, 6 years old. Definitely not aloof. Rides on my shoulder, walks on a leash, and talks +++. Everyone who hates cats loves her, don't know why...
    Dog - female, 14 years old. Blue heeler (I think you call them Australian Cattle Dogs). Very affectionate.

    And we just had to put our other 14 yr old dog to sleep, severe arthritis. Always swore I'd never ever do that, but he was in so much agony and would fall over...
  11. by   dria
    female, case manager, 3 boston terriers (1 breeding pair which has had 3 litters and 1 6 month old male pup from the last)
    they run the house...not uncommon to find at least one not only in bed with us, but under the covers....
    we also have a dsh cat with a major case of role confusion...
    and since i cant resist the chance to show them off...here is frankie, bella, and guido...

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=541171934

    eta: and here is what the cat really thinks...
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...6&id=541171934
    yes...shes on a leash...outside...so what?
    Last edit by dria on Oct 23, '07
  12. by   bethin
    I wish I had the time for a dog. I love them. I treat them like they were my children. I'm allergic to cats but I despise them anyway. They want affection (rubbing around your legs anyone?) but are so moody and aloof as one poster said.

    I had a mixed border collie and springer spaniel when I was a kid. Named her Millie. I loved coming home from school and seeing her wag her tail and get all excited to see me. And somehow she knew when I was down, because she would always come sit next to me and lay her head on my shoulder as if to say "it'll be ok, you have me."

    I'm moving into an apt that allows dogs but I work full time and go to school full time and I don't think it's fair to leave a dog inside all day in a small apt.

    I love all dogs but my favorites are bulldogs, pugs, and labs. There is one breed, can't remember the name of it, maybe begins with a p, has lots and lots of folds and is very short haired. I really like them but I hear they have lots of skin issues with their folds and live short lives.

    Personally, I pick my dogs from the Humane Society. I don't want some pure bred that has been bred solely for money. Not that all do that, but my experience has been that.
  13. by   bethin
    Here's the dog I was talking about, a shar pei:

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/sharpei.htm

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