Shop Dogs?

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Project by studie posted 10-15-2009 05:25 AM 2923 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maggie was given to me by a neighbor at a house I built in Shoreline WA. She barked at us all day everyday until I bought a box of treats dog bones & such made everyone give her a few. By the end of the job she would single me out and push a bone under the fence to me! The greatest Dog ever!!! Oh, she has mothered 4 kittens from babies & keeps the coyotes, deer and raccoons away too. Unfortunately not skunks!

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 05:39 AM

Shop dogs are cool. I have a Maggie also. She was supposed to be a lab, rotweiler mix. But she doesn’t seem to be getting big enough to be either. LOL. I don’t have a fenced yard around the garage shop, so she doesn’t get to be with me in there. But she has a big back yard to play in and we relax in the evenings together. Your dog looks happy, I hope she is well taken care of.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 05:50 AM

She’s beautiful.

My wife and I are /just/ not in a position to be the kind of dog owner I would /have to/ be, but … we both LOVE dogs.

Scratch her for me, huh?

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 06:19 AM

I Love Dogs!

I see you also read “Dwell.” It is one of my favorite magazines.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 07:21 AM

She’s a beauty! I have a great little beagle buddy. He snores real bad, he stinks even after a bath but he’s a good little fella.

-- Scott, South Carolina

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 07:49 AM

Nothing like a good dog. I used to have some great hunting dogs. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 11:55 AM

Studie, thanks for posting this. She is a wonderful looking dog. I had one of these models for 14 years and, I agree they are the greatest dogs.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 12:18 PM

No better a friend in a workshop.

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#8 posted 10-15-2009 12:18 PM

I have a 6 yr oldChlt Lab named Kaina. When I open the wood shop door she must be the first in there to ensure its ok for me to enter. Dosen’t mind the shop vac but hates when the air hose comes out. My wife laughs when Kaina walks in the house covered in saw dust.

Cool dog you have!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-15-2009 01:29 PM

Would you call her your “pet project”? <chuckle>

I have a couple of shop dogs – one of them likes to “help” brush up the sawdust. The other one nearly rivals my jointer in terms of sheer size….

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#10 posted 10-15-2009 01:35 PM

Yup, you just can’t beat having a good dog around to keep you company.

I think the main difference between a dog and a wife can be boiled down to this: the wife looks down her nose at you, and the dog looks up her nose at you.

Well, that’s one of the differences anyway!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 10-15-2009 02:09 PM

yes sir i love my dogs…the one i have isnt really keen on shop noises…so hes really not a shop dog…but he goes everwhere else i go…he has seperation problems…if i dont take him with me when i go out..or if he knows i leave…the howling begins…and its a mournful howl…...ive always loved my dogs…and i love this one…but ive been really challanged with this one…..ive had to learn patience…...he is a rescue i did for an elderly couple who had to go into a home..none in there family wanted him…and when the pound was mentioned..i couldnt bare to hear or think of that…so he came home with me…..have fun with your shop friend….im sure no problems in loving him…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 10-15-2009 02:19 PM

Dogs are great pals…....faithful as can be. I have a Spaniel mix that spends time with me in the shop, don’t really need a vac system with her there, as the saw dust is attracted to her like flies on a cow patty.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#13 posted 10-15-2009 02:31 PM

Here’s my shop helpers, half the time they’re wearing more saw dust than I am. When I got the one one the right she was slated for destruction due to behavioural issues, the first time she came down into the shop with me, she curled up under the drill press and took a nap while I was working. Definatly a good sign for me. The one on the left I also adopted because of difficulties with behaviour. They’re both doing much better now, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#14 posted 10-15-2009 03:21 PM

Great post! I have a helper too. I have a boxer named Logan. He is great company, but he is definitely a Roy Underhill fan because he is scared of the power tools.

-- Dustin

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#15 posted 10-15-2009 03:45 PM

they don’t care what is going on they are happy to be with you . i usualy have a pair. brian

-- gagewestern

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