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Forum topic by KelleyCrafts posted 06-22-2017 09:45 PM 630 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KelleyCrafts

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06-22-2017 09:45 PM

I wonder how many of you all have a shop dog? I have always had a dog in my life. I’ve had a Rottweiler and have trained and participated in the Maricopa county search and rescue with that dog years ago. I’ve had a Great Dane. My latest buddy was more of a shop dog. She went everywhere with me. She was a Boston Terrier. She was ugly like they all are but she was my buddy. She had a bed in the shop and would lay in there everyday with me. If she wanted the sun she would duck under the door and lay under the mesquite trees. She passed away about a month ago. Didn’t realize how much I would miss having her around and maybe I asked her for her opinion on design more than I thought. Either way, she’s missed.

Today my wife took me to the pound and I picked out another girl they say is two years old. She’s smaller like my Boston which is what I wanted for the shop. I need to figure out a name. Maybe a new post for that?? Shop dog names if you reply to this?. Trying to think of woodworking related female names.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 06-22-2017 10:02 PM

My buddy is always by my side… and if not, this is his preferred activity:

He is mostly Catahoula with a little bit of other stuff thrown in for good measure.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 06-22-2017 10:16 PM

Cute pic.

He has that look that says, turn down the A/C and bring me a biscuit will ya!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 06-22-2017 10:43 PM

How about some derivatives of AZ wood names?
Casey
June
Skeet
Olive
Rosa
Rose

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 11:35 PM

Myrtle (came to mind as myrtlewood is lovely!)

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KelleyCrafts

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#5 posted 06-22-2017 11:41 PM

Nice Brad! Not sure I could picture myself without a dog. We actually have a pit mix that I fostered but he kept coming back due to behavior. He listens to me but we aren’t buds. He protects the house and loves my kids dearly. He’s a good dog but not a “buddy”.

Gene, those are great names. I’m leaning toward Olive now.

BB1 I like the Arizona wood idea because that’s almost exclusively what I use. Not sure if myrtle wood is even in AZ. I’ve never worked it. Thank you though.

I’ll post a pic tonight. I adopted her on my lunch hour and the wife is off picking her up now. I won’t be home for another hour and a half roughly. Then I’ll have to do a meet and great with the other dog. I’ll get one up soon.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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EricLew

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#6 posted 06-23-2017 12:37 AM

I just perused the wood database

http://www.wood-database.com/

and was surprised how many wood species could be used as dog names, besides the many that end in “A” there are several others as well.

Sounds like a fun task

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#7 posted 06-23-2017 11:06 AM

I’ve had a couple of dogs in my life. Not in the last 20 years or so though. I guess I’m a heartless bastard but I see dogs kinda the same way I see kids: They’re cute and fun to play with for a few hours every now and then. But I don’t want them underfoot 24/7. I have a severe aversion to anything that cost me money and convenience and takes any of my time. I have enough of that.

That being said, I know how it feels to loose a dog after having it for years. So, I’m not so horrible a heartless bastard that I can’t empathize. I didn’t know you lost a friend so recently so you have my condolences. And you have my congrats on the new buddy! Definitely give us a pic. I’ll reserve name suggestions until I get a look at the gal!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 06-23-2017 11:51 AM

Here are my shop dogs… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 06-23-2017 02:17 PM

<<<<<<<<<There she is, my go everywhere buddy. She leaves when I start a power tool, (does not like the sight of blood) but comes right back when the noise stops. Wife named her the first time she picked her up, at 8 weeks old, Precious.

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KelleyCrafts

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#10 posted 06-23-2017 03:19 PM

Well here she is.

When I went to find a dog there were two dogs I was interested in based on size for hanging in the shop and cruising around with. The other dog they called Frank at the pound. Well, when my wife went to pick up the girl she decided to go ahead and adopt Frank too. He will come home today. They had to neuter him before release so he’s going through that today. He’s a few months old compared to her being two.

We will probably keep Frank’s name because he’s a dachshund so it fits.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#11 posted 06-23-2017 03:24 PM

Gonna call him Furter? LOL Good looking dogs!

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#12 posted 06-23-2017 03:28 PM



Gonna call him Furter? LOL Good looking dogs!

- papadan

Ha, first thing that came to my mind too. Stein and Beans are also possibilities. :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 06-23-2017 03:48 PM

they better then some people I know …but they break your heart to much …when they leave us way to soon ….sorry for your loss …... CUTE PUPPYS :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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KelleyCrafts

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#14 posted 06-23-2017 03:51 PM

Thanks Tony. It sucks for sure.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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