It's Still a Bugg's World but Now, his Dog World, is So Much Sweeter!

Denise OStarred Page By Denise O, 11th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/44pkf0fj/
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Bugg is now a 2 year old Dog, no longer a puppy. Bugg is not sad though, Bugg has a puppy to help me train and Bugg loves being the big brother. Bugg knows being strict but also fair with Sweet Tee, is key, in making Sweet Tee the best Dog he can be.

Bugg

Yes I am still living in Bugg's world. I don't mind, I just love his world. Bugg, Sweet Tee and I have been having fun just hanging out. I am having the pleasure of watching these two guys become the best of friends.

Having been the mommy of two other dogs (Boo & Max), where I also had the priviledge of watching them two become the best of friends, over many years. It just warms my heart knowing that these two guys, Bugg and Sweet Tee, will also be life long friends.

When you have more than one dog, you must make both dogs feel loved and secure. They will notice if you give more to the other.

I promise you, when giving treats, they will look and make sure what the other one has is the same size as theirs.

Bugg is much bigger than Sweet Tee and his food intake in much larger. To combat this issue, so Sweet Tee does not get jealous. I cup Bugg's treat in my hand, so Sweet Tee only sees half. In Sweet Tee's mind, they both have received the same amount.

Just as when you give them atta boys and show your love with affection, you must give it to them both, equally.

I know it seems like hard work but, all it takes is a bit of patience, a lot of love and a few treats along the way.

Sweet Tee

Having Bugg around has helped me in so many ways. One way Bugg has helped is by taking a higher role in our pack, over Sweet Tee.

At first Sweet Tee tried to fight it but, Bugg and I were very persistent that he stay in the back of the pack.

For one reason, Sweet Tee is just a puppy, he still needs guidance.

As the months have gone by, Sweet Tee has settled into this position willingly.

Our Two cents

I write about experiences with my dogs so maybe you can learn a thing or two, on how to make this experience a more pleasant one. For both you and your dog/dogs.

I am no expert, I have just been raising dogs for a few decades.

I have learned from my own mistakes and I find, I am a much better mommy to my dogs, by doing just that, learning from those mistakes. I also did some things 'right' from the start.

Just like with people, every dog is different but, they are also the same.

I mean: The basics of raising a dog is the same but, their temperament might be different than Bugg & Sweet Tee's, so you might have to adjust to suit your dog/dogs.

Ahhhh Bugg is 2

November 24, 2011, our Bugg turned 2 years old. The day was Thanksgiving day here in America. Bugg ate some turkey & fixings and of course, Sweet Tee also had his share of goodies.

We didn't get a photograph of Bugg on his birthday, as I was cooking and the others were eating. I know Bugg forgives us. We went into the archives and pulled out last years photograph of Bugg making a wish.

Please take a look at Bugg's first birthday day...

In Bugg's World...Dog birthdays Will be Celebrated!

I do have to admit, the picture where Bugg blows out his candle, on his first birthday, was even more adorable than this one.

No doubt!

Still Just a Pup

Yes, Bugg is now officially a adult male dog, no longer a puppy. You can not tell it by the way this guy plays and I hope he keeps playing like this for many years to come.

Bugg and Sweet Tee just love to play. Having more than one dog is just as good as having more than one child, they entertain each other.

Since we brought Sweet Tee home as a little puppy of 6-8 weeks old (He was a rescue dog), Bugg has been teaching Sweet Tee all he has learned in his two years here on earth.

One thing I love that Bugg showed Sweet Tee is, to have a soft mouth, this is not really a known trait that belongs to a pitbull but, Bugg is 'almost' completely successful at teaching Sweet Tee to use his mouth lightly.

Games begin

One of the toughest job you will have raising a puppy, is making them tired. It might seem easy but, you never know which games will interest your dog,so it will take some trial and error. Like with fetch.

I can play fetch with a stick, Bugg and Sweet Tee will play for a good 30 minutes but, grab a frisbie and all bets are off. Now, Sweet Tee has just about eaten up all of the Alabama frizzbies so, I found this frisbie in the dollar store discount bin, 25 cents. I could not pass it up.

So let the games begin! I throw Bugg and Sweet Tee their frisbie.

Lets go Sweet Tee

From what I could see, both Bugg and Sweet Tee caught the frisbie at the same time.

Oh well, they must work this one out.

I promise you one thing though, I will not get my hands on that frisbie again, that is, until it is time to go inside and both dogs are tired.

Mommy is tired so, I tell Bugg to take his brother for a walk.

Bugg is more than happy to do this and also, Bugg is not ready to hand the frisbie over to this little guy.

We're Off!

Bugg and Sweet Tee walk around the yard, neither one willing to give up on the frisbie.

There is nothing more for me to do, other than to...

Sit back, relax and...

Take photographs.

I vote Stubborn

Bugg will take Sweet Tee for a long walk, they will go all around their playground.

Mind you, that is just a little under two acres, so it is a good walk for them both.

I have yet to figure out if, Bugg and Sweet Tee actually like walking around the yard or, are they really that stubborn. That neither of them wants to give up the frisbie.

Either way, they get their exercise.

After a couple of minutes I notice Sweet Tee is trying to pull the frisbie away from Bugg.

Remember: Sweet Tee is just a puppy and his attention span is not very long.

I can tell, Sweet Tee is thinking, this walking business is starting to get a little boring.

Walk is Done

Bugg notices Sweet Tee is starting to tug at the frisbie even harder, so Bugg yanks the frisbie out of Sweet Tee's mouth. I remind Bugg to be easy on his brother. Bugg heeds my warning.

Bugg was having fun just walking around but, Sweet tee has other things in mind.

Usually Sweet Tee will do as Bugg does but, there are times he just wants to do it his own way.

Sweet Tee is a puppy and he wants to play!

This walking around is for the old guys.

Bugg reluctantly gives in and then Bugg decides that he and Sweet Tee will play another game.

Victory!

Bugg lays on the ground with the frisbie in his mouth, teasing Sweet Tee by place one side of the frisbie into Sweet Tee's mouth.

Sweet Tee is happy because, him and Bugg can play one of his favorite games, tug of war. Sweet Tee grabs the frisbie and starts to tug.

Sweet Tee is pulling with all his might.

Sweet Tee just knows he will beat his big brother today.

Sweet Tee did it!

Sweet Tee has gotten the frisbie away from Bugg.

Not for Long

Bugg was caught off guard but, he will not allow this little puppy the satisfaction of beating him.

Sweet Tee is so proud of himself.

Bugg and Sweet Tee wrestle around for the frisbie.

Sweet Tee gets a little aggressive and accidentally catches some of Bugg's fur and bites down a little too hard.

Bugg is mad, Bugg knows it was a accident but, when it comes to your teeth connecting to fur or skin, it will just not be tolerated!

Grrrrrr

Bugg growls at Sweet Tee, warning him to lay off of the fur, it hurts. Sweet Tee Backs off.

Sweet Tee is doing one of Bugg's maneuvers, laying on the frisbie, so no one can get it.

The only problem with that is, Sweet Tee doesn't have the weight behind him and if Bugg wanted to, Bugg could pick the whole puppy up and grab the frisbie with one paw.

Bugg reaches under Sweet Tee's chin and grabs for the frisbie. Sweet Tee didn't mean to but, Sweet Tee accidentally grabbed a hold of Bugg's side of his face (again) with his teeth.

Nope, this will not be tolerated!

Bugg had already shown Sweet Tee once, that he was not happy with him clamping down on his fur, by growling at him.

Yet Sweet Tee does it again!

Uh Oh!

Bugg did not like this.

Bugg does not mind playing rough with Sweet Tee but, when it comes to actual biting, then Sweet Tee needs to learn his lesson.

Bugg will not tolerate Sweet Tee getting his mouth close enough to a human or a animal,so that he might hurt one of them.

Bugg knows it was a accident but, there is no excuse.

Bugg knows that Sweet Tee has just gotten too excited and he needs to learn that this will not be tolerated.

Once your mouth touches fur or skin, you release and Sweet Tee did not release.

Bugg jumps up and brings Sweet Tee to the ground.

Sweet Tee submits

Now, Bugg did not hurt Sweet Tee, he never would. Bugg is just showing Sweet Tee, he does not like Sweet Tee biting him, nor any other animal. That includes the human animal.

Once Sweet Tee had bitten down on Bugg's fur, Bugg was on him. Bugg did this so Sweet Tee will know exactly what he did wrong. If Bugg waited too long to correct Sweet Tee. Sweet Tee would have forgotten about biting Bugg within minutes of doing so.

Remember: Your puppy has a short attention span.

Once Sweet Tee stops struggling under Bugg's hold and submits. Bugg will then let Sweet Tee go. Bugg might ignore Sweet Tee for a few minutes but, it will be easily forgotten by this big guy. I mean: We all make mistakes.

There are very few times I allow Bugg to do the correcting over Sweet Tee but, I know Bugg will be fair and not a bully by attacking Sweet Tee for no reason at all. I know my Bugg!

Bugg hurts Nothing

Bugg loves Sweet Tee.

Bugg hates when he has to get onto Sweet Tee like this.

Bugg is the big brother and he has to show Sweet Tee, all that he has learned from Mommy and the good things that just comes naturally to Bugg, through his blood line.

Bugg's daddy is a yellow lab and his mama is a white shepherd. Both these breeds have some wonderful traits and very few bad ones. Bugg seems to have gained 'just' the best of both breeds.

So yes, I do allow Bugg to take the lead at times with Sweet Tee. They speak the same language.

Now would I do this, if I had any thought in my mind that Bugg would hurt Sweet Tee?

Never!

I have raised Bugg for 20 months, I know what he is about and also, I am the leader of this pack, I make the limits. I would never have allowed Bugg to take Sweet Tee down in the first place, if I thought there were any danger of Sweet Tee being hurt.

Bugg and Sweet Tee are tired, they want to go inside.

Lessons Learned

Sweet Tee learned his lesson, he knew he did wrong by biting down. Once you touch fur or skin, you are suppose to release. To show Bugg he was sorry, Sweet Tee didn't even try to rush the ice bowl when they came inside.

Bugg laid down and then Sweet Tee laid down behind Bugg. Sweet Tee hugged Bugg as if to say "I'm sorry Bugg.". Bugg realized that Sweet Tee learned his lesson and they both had sweet dreams.

Will Bugg and Sweet Tee have just as much fun when they wake up, of course they will.

As we all know...

It's a Bugg's world!

It's still a Bugg's World! I'm just Glad the Dog lets Us In

It's not the end of Bugg's World. It's just the End of a Dog Day.

Please also take a look at another article featuring Sweet Tee...

Bugg & Sweet Tee... These two Dogs will be the Best of Friends.

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Bugg, Denise O, Dog, Dog Behavior, Dog Biting, Dog Pictures, Dog Story, Dogs, Obedience Training, Puppy, Puppy Pictures, Training Dogs, Training Puppies

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author avatar Denise O
I am a 48 years old housewife whom lives in Alabama, USA. I have raised two kids and countless of others along the way. I am a grammy for the first time, to a gorgeous young man, named Tristan. I am a lover of dogs...We have Bugg aka Buggah and Swee...(more)

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author avatar Buzz
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Wowowieeee, Denise!!! What a wonderful surprise, ho, ho! The great era is back. Love you Denise! A fantastic article on Bugg's World! Congratulations again on your well-deserved STAR!

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Awww Thank you so much my friend. You are too kind. I love being back my friend. I finally have all the hiccups out of my new computer. The keys feel good under these fingers I tell ya. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Buzz, by the way, loves ya back.:)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Seeing you publish and this wonderful page is the very best Christmas gift:0) Denise,welcome home!

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

My dear friend Delicia, that is such a sweet thing to say, you just touch my heart so much. I am so happy to be home, it has just been too long. Great seeing you my friend. Thank you for your kind words and as always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Denise

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

My dear friend Jerry, I so miss you! Thank you so much. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. Please keep in touch when you are able to. Miss ya! As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
13th Dec 2011 (#)

There has been considerable tragedy in my personal life which accounts for my absence. I am not going to post what has happened here because it is very private.If you want to know about it email me at wordsmith1943@aol.com

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

I sure will Jerry. I am so sorry.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Wow Denise what an amazing tale of tails my dear friend. Bugg & Sweet Tee sure are the very best of pals. Thank you for sharing:-))

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you Tranquil for your kind words. They are good boys. I have to say, Bugg seems to love being back to work. He has always been a ham by the way. Gotta love it!LOL
As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
13th Dec 2011 (#)

AWWWW, those lucky, lovely dogs...lol. I loved this...great photos, thanks for the smiles! :-)

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author avatar Denise O
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Any time Bridgitte. I hope all is well with you and yours. Thank you for your kind words and as always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
13th Dec 2011 (#)

Happy Birthday to Bugg, sorry I didn't send a gift. Sweet Tee looks very happy too.
Nice to see you sharing these great dog stories with us again.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Awww Bugg says thanks Mark. You know you are one of his favorite guys. Mark, thank you for putting up with my endless re-publishing. Lordy Mark, some of the tags I was using were just awful. Thanks to you, I have learned a so much since my first pages, a year or so ago. Maybe we can get some more hits now. In this next week, I plan on putting a few more pages through the mill, as I add new ones also. I know this is a pain but, I really feel we will be better off after doing so, in the long run. Thank you for your help, your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Athena
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Such handsome dogs! Your article made me smile, really. Thanks for letting us peek on the lives of your two beloveds. :)

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author avatar Denise O
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you Athena for your kind words. We are happy we were able to make you smile. These two guys make me do that every day, they really are a blessing. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Dec 2011 (#)

I'm delighted to see youi back writing, and what an awesome star page you have given as a great gift to us - all of your wikinut friends. Bugg and Sweet Tea are so lucky to have you as their pack leader, Denise. The photos of your two wonderful dogs are priceless.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Awww Steve, you are a sweetie pie. I have missed y'all here at Wikinut. I am so happy you enjoy my two dogs, as much as I do. They really are great guys. I know this sounds silly but, Bugg actually jumps up and is ready to go outside when I grab the camera. Bugg lost that for a few but, he is glad to be back to work. Steve, thank you for your kind words and for your support you have given me at every turn. You are tops my friend! As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Hello. Denise O. I am so happy to read your page again. I am a dog lover and I enjoyed the pictures of Bugg and Sweet Tee so much. I am the leader of one dog, 3 cats, 2 feral cats amd one rabbit. My pets are a great comfort to me - unconditionsl love alwys.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Hi Ivyevelyn, thank you for reading my page. Darn what a pack you have going on, love it! You know one of the problems I encounter every time I write a page about Bugg and/or Sweet Tee, which pictures to use. I had about 40 good pictures to use for this article alone. I swear deleting pictures of the dogs is about as bad as deleting pictures of my grandson but, in the editing process, you must choose. Yes my dear, their unconditional love still leaves me in awe, even after all these years of having furry friends. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Madan G Singh
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Hi Denise, I love dogs and had a fox terrier. Excellent post

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author avatar Denise O
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Hi Madan, I too love dogs, they are such good companions. I have never had a fox terrier but, I think they are adorable. Thank you for your kind words and as always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Uma Shankari
15th Dec 2011 (#)

Wow, such an endearing account! Star dogs. Love them.

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author avatar Denise O
15th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you Uma for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar ppruel
15th Dec 2011 (#)

Belated happy birthday to Bugg and a warm welcome to sweet tee. They are all cute friend Denise.

This article is commendable. Congrats. Welcome back.

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author avatar Denise O
15th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you my dear friend for your well wishes to Bugg and your welcome to Sweet Tee. I know they appreciate it, as much as I do. It does feel good to be back, I have missed y'all so much. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Brilliantly told. Love the photos too. Well-deserving of the star page, my friend. LOVELY. Love those two dogs to pieces.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Awesome for you getting a star for this. I love the pictures of your dogs. Thanks a bunch for this one.

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author avatar Greenfaol
17th Dec 2011 (#)

An excellent article, Denise, and great that have come back at the same time :D Belated birthday wishes to Bugg, he looks so happy and healthy, as does Sweet Tee. I doubt anyone would ever accuse you of allowing bullying - Bugg was just asserting dominance and telling Sweet Tee off, as you say :D My family pack of dogs are now 3, from 4 and they all have their place in the hierarchy. Also have 2 kits now and they are vying for dominance a lot! Gotta love animals :D A great article Denise, and welcome home xxxx

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author avatar Denise O
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks for your kind words hon. Also thank you for the HB greetings for Bugg. He really is a cutie pie. Sweet Tee is getting easier to shoot. His markings make for some weird photos at times. Bugg, with his colouring, I rarely get a bad picture. Aww your kits are so cute. I know (with your back round) understand that it is okay to allow a 'well trained' animal to correct another, not so trained one. As long as it is done right. I am so happy to see you. I hope Brian is able to write soon. To have y'all back is like a Christmas miracle. You, Brian and Jerry...Gotta love it! After the holidays lets get back to chatting. You do need to send me a email first. When my motherboard (what ever that is <eyeroll>) fried, it wiped all my saved stuff out. I want to show y'all my latest pictures of the grandboy. I am such one of those grandmas that you run from when you see them, you just know they are going to have at least 5 good pictures of the grandchild. You think I am bad though, the hubby is even worse than I am.LOL I also would love a photo of y'alls wedding. Well, any ways, we will get together more after the busy holidays. Y'all have a wonderful Christmas. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar richellet
19th Dec 2011 (#)

When I was reading I felt I was there watching both Bugg and Sweet Tee. What adorable kids you have. I love dogs too. Looking at Bugg's photo with the cake makes me wanna hug and kiss him.

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author avatar Denise O
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Awww what a nice thing to say, thank you. They are adorable. Bugg will take all the kisses and hugs you want to throw at him and he does return them. LOL
Thank you for taking the time out, to stop by and see Bugg aka Buggah & Sweet Tee.:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
20th Dec 2011 (#)

Wow my dear friend Denise, you're back!

How wonderful to read your well written pages! I enjoy them.

I've learnt from your writings that we can create lot many interesting articles from the everyday incidents of our own life.

Also you're just frank enough to tell the world about yourself and your family.

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Well Rathna, I am frank alright.LOL
I think we all have our own little niches here at wikinut. I am just grateful more than my family care what I have to say. Your constant encouraging words is what keeps me going and I appreciate each and every one you have left me. Have a very blessed day my friend. I just read your lovely art work, just breath taking. keep the pen to paper now. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Robb714
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

It is great to see bug's world back online with great pics and perspective! Welcome back, Bugg and Sweet Tee!

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Awww Thank you Robb for your kind words. Bugg is sure glad to get back to work. This is the only dog I know that is a ham, when it comes to the camera. The first day we were able to be back on-line, I grabbed the camera and said to Bugg, back to work. When we went outside, the guy started to do laps around the yard, he was so excited. Funny huh. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message, I really do appreciate your support.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Ah Denise...I was so overjoyed to see you publishing again, only sorry that it has taken me a while to get to you but have been battling with a backlog of pages to get through..This was such a wonderful article, Denise and Bugs and Sweet Tee are so good together, and what fabulous images too! I only have Raff now, but I have had two dogs together in the past as you know, and so much of what you have written here makes so much sense..A Star page that just melted my heart, my friend..So fantastic to have you back her with us again..Hugs!! Xx \0/

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author avatar Denise O
12th Jan 2012 (#)

My dear friend, it is great being back. I have to admit, it is hard getting back to juggling this and the rest of the things in my life but, I will adjust, once again. You know Sweet Tee being a rescue dog, they come with different problems but, our Buggah has done so well with Sweet Tee, that Sweet Tee, no longer has any insecurities. I am sure in time us humans would have gotten the job done but, it sure has been much easier with Bugg helping, with his sweet disposition. Big hugs to Raff. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar krrymarie
25th Jan 2012 (#)

A lovely story of buggs and his new play mate. enjoyed my read as always x

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author avatar Denise O
27th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you krrymarie for your kind words. Bugg really does love his new friend. They are a hoot together. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar gfmas23
27th Jan 2012 (#)

Wonderful! I love dogs!

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author avatar Denise O
27th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you gfmas23 for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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