Why Dogs Make the Best Friends - page 7

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

  1. by   Poi Dog
    My Chihuahua Bobby aka Bunda is the BEST greeter in the world. I look forward to opening the door and having him give me doggy kisses. He does not care if I look like a hot mess and smell like carrion .
  2. by   sevensonnets
    Mine's not much of a greeter. An open door means escape to a basenji. But she's the best junk mail shredder in the world. She thinks that's her JOB!
  3. by   Bella'sMyBaby
    Female, MDS Coordinator, 1 Chihuahua, 4 Cocker Spaniels, 1 Turtle & Fish. :heartbeat
  4. by   darren_callcareer18
    Quote from Spidey's mom

    I like animals outside though . . . .no cat and dog "tush" on my furniture or bed. This only happened as I grew up - as a kid, I slept with all my animals.

    My oldest son's cat had kitties in his bed . . . that was memorable.

    Wow!!I do sleep with my dog too. I thought I was the only one doing this stuff
  5. by   OkieeRN
    I have two dogs, a Lhasa Apso and a Shih Tzu. My boys make coming home from work a joy! I work in home health full time and peds PACU part time.
  6. by   caryrey02
    Quote from Marie_LPN, RN
    Female, OR nurse, 1 Black Lab, 1 Chocolate Lab
    Chocolate labs are beautiful
  7. by   PrisonPsychRN
    Female Psych/ Corrections

    1 17 yr old Jack Russell Terrier. DH got him for me for Mother's day 11 years ago. We adopted him from Pet Finder. Cooper is my velcro baby! He follows me everywhere when I get home. He wakes me in the middle of the night to go potty.

    2 cats both are rescue: 1 girl Vera ( my son named her for the Pink Floyd Song) who just turned 1 in June. 1 boy Syd ( named for the lead singer in Pink FLoyd (Syd Barrett) who will be 1 in November .

    2 Russian Tortoises Fred & Imber

    1 Snowflake Morray Eel (Eelbert Einstein ) he is about 8 years old and numerous saltwater fish!

    2 guinea pigs Karma (5 yrs) & Rosco (9yrs) they were both rescues as well!

    The cats and dog all sleep where ever they want. Although admittedly, Cooper gets help into and out of bed. He cries terribly if I go to bed without him! . So he sleeps with me.
  8. by   chrisman10
    Dogs are amazing creatures. Let me tell you a story about a German Shepard. A man somewhere in the Unite States lived a very rural part of town, one day his house caught on fire. The man was virtually stuck in between the debris and fire , so his dogs starts running towards the fire department and suddenly encounters a police car trying to find a way to the man house and guess what happens next.. the shepard starts to guide the cop car towards the house because this house was located very far from town and the cop was having difficultly finding the house. The dog got a medal or something.

    Here is the full story on


    it was on the NEWS

  9. by   Chixie
    Female Ortho new grad! Ive got a goldfish, a ratty (last from our previous gang) and a ferret (getting two more soon)

    I am also the proud owner of a 7 year old border collie/black lab mix-id be lost without my Jet. She has just started to get a gray chin,other than that she is totally black

    and we also have a beagle/spaniel mix Mimi who is 6 this week

    My girls together,
    Nothing beats coming home after a hellish shift to the wondrous sound of yodels and yelps as im trying to put my key in the front door.
  10. by   BevRN
    I was a vet tech for 15 years before going into "human" nursing. Can't help it, but the furry patients are still my favorite!
  11. by   ashleyisawesome
    one black cat and two dumbo rats!!!!!!
  12. by   Roy Fokker
    Ain't nothing else in the world like the unconditional love of a dog

    Heck, it's the only reason I want to buy a house - so I can have doggies!
  13. by   DutchRN09
    Female, Ambulatory, PACU - 1 miniature schnauzer