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Forum topic by Don K. posted 05-11-2009 07:36 AM 1149 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don K.

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05-11-2009 07:36 AM

Who here has a “Shop pet”? This is a picture of “Ottis” my shadow and best friend, he goes EVERYWHERE with me from the shop to the lumber yard to the monster in-laws house I mean mother in-laws.

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Unfortunately, my desk top crashed and is in the computer shop, or I would post a more recent picture of him, I really hope they can save it, or at least the 1000’s of pictures that are on it (Also explains why I have not added any of my past project pictures).

He follows me out to the shop every day and has his own pillow he lays on. Of course when I am doing anything that may endanger him (Finishing work/putting dust in the air etc) I push him out the door and then have to listen to him whine out side. I even installed a doggy door in the shop the other day so he can come and go as he pleases. (I just have to remember to lock it when I kick him out)

So who else has a “Shop mascot” ??? If so, post a picture.

-- Don S.E. OK


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#1 posted 05-11-2009 07:39 AM

Wow there’s a real killer. all he needs is spiked collar

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 07:42 AM

Jim,
He is one heck of a guard dog….all bark, no bite. Anyone tries to steal my tools..and they may be licked to death.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 07:44 AM

My shadow passed away about a year ago. She was too big to have in while working. 95# Newfie, Knocks too much stuff over and off just wagging her tail :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 07:56 AM

Sorry to hear about your shadow/buddy. I have had several dogs through my life…but I have told my wife…After Ottis, no more..he is one of a kind !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 08:08 AM

We have only had three since we’ve been married. The best one lived 3 days short of being 18. The last one was 15. The other was the kids puppy my wife’s sister got them. Stupidist dog ever born!! :))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 08:17 AM

I have had a “Dumb” dog before. Ottis is the smartest dog I have ever had, also my first Pug, thinking I would get him a play mate, I got another little pug….dumbest dog I have ever seen, when she pooped on the wifes pillow and would not stop no matter how hard we tried to train her, she found another home pretty fast lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#7 posted 05-11-2009 08:53 AM

I’ll have to admit, that is dumber than Brownie as dumb as he was!! My cousin wasn’t suposed to have kittens in the house, but she did :-)) One cold winter night, my uncle went to bed, pulled the covers up around his ears and rubbed cat poop all over his fave :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 05-11-2009 11:31 AM

I have Callie a Louisiana Catahula Lepard Cur. When I get a new tool she is just wagging her tail.

She just lays there when I use power tools, she even follows me as I cut my grass.

I never have seen a dog get so happy over tools.

She is 95 pounds has one blue eye and is my shop dog.

My other 2 dogs a 75 pounder American Bulldog/Boxer and a Shepard/Lab puppy could care less.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#9 posted 05-12-2009 06:34 AM

Hi Don,
That dog is so cute I want to dognap him! How old is he? So many pugs I see are overweight and he looks like a puppy or very fit.

Mike,
I’d never heard of a Catahula. I looked them up. What a handsome breed. I love merles.

I have a Choc. Lab and 2 pomerainians. The lab is 6 and her name is Delta, after the tools of course and the brown mississippi. She is smart, sweet, and my ‘mini-me’. The poms are both male. One is smart as all get out and the other is dumber than dirt. He is very sweet though and so loving that you just have to love him back. But he sure can try your patience. My shop is only 12×18 so there is no way all 3 could hang with me. I don’t trust the dumb one. He tries to get into things, so I don’t let him in the shop. The other pom likes to lay in there sometimes when it’s hot and if I’m not doing much I’ll let him, same way with Delta. I don’t have good dust collection so for sanitary reasons I discourage them from coming in. If I have the door open I’ll just block in with a baby gate and lay a blanket down on the decking outside the shop for them to lay and watch. It’s safer for all of us that way.
Vicki

I wanted to send pics, but it seems I can only do that via websites.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 05-12-2009 06:39 AM

wow, great dog! I have a 6 year old yellow lab, but he won’t stay in the shop when it gets loud.

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#11 posted 05-12-2009 07:04 AM

Thanks Sean and Blondewood, those are his puppy pictures, he is now about four and a half, but I know what you mean about being “Overweight” but Ottis is in great shape, big chest, small waist. The biggest problems with pugs is that they are beggars, and have “BIG” brown eyes that just say “Feed me”. We have fought that temptation (most of the time anyways) and he has stayed in shape.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#12 posted 05-12-2009 08:57 PM

Nice looking pug. I had a bloodhound for my shop dog. When I ran the biscuit joiner she would sit and try to catch the shavings. She like chewing on the wood so she wasn’t allowed in the shop without me being to far away. But she never chewed on anything finished.

-- Dustmaker, Kansas

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#13 posted 05-12-2009 09:01 PM

I have two Elvis bobble-head Stitch’s and a Kung Fu Panda guarding my shop… ;-)

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#14 posted 05-12-2009 09:08 PM

I had a black Lab that was with me every time I was in the shop. She died about a year ago. I really miss her inspecting the new wood. Two Schnauzers stay in the house. The Boarder Collie comes thru just to make sure I know she is still around. But that darned cat….. ya just can’t hear that dude coming. He sneaks around sniffing mice until I open some type of finish. Then, he’s right in front of my face daring me to wipe, or spray. The only thing that makes him run is the compressor.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 05-12-2009 09:17 PM

What a great topic!
Say hello to Ottis, beautiful Pug….
I left my dog with mom in Colombia, a smart standard schnauzer, he passed away a couple of years ago, and I really miss him!

“Zuzo”
1993-2005

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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