My Dog Lightning

Clarence SchreiberStarred Page By Clarence Schreiber, 16th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/16aox08a/
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This article is about my dog, Lighting. Lighting is a Border Collie/ Australian Cattle Dog mix. I hope that you enjoy this.

When We Got Lightning

My wife and I went to the Wisconsin Human Society and was looking for a dog. By this time we already had three cats. First we saw a couple of dogs in one room and check them out. They weren't the dogs we were looking for. But his brother was in the next room and decided to look at him. Lighting (was name Sandy) was very calm and very polite. Lighting is a Border Collie/ Australian Cattle Dog mix. So we decided to adopt him. We had gotten all the things needed from the pet store at the shelter.

Lightning Loves His Toys

Lightning always enjoys playing with his toys. His favorite toys are squeaky one. His favorite past time is playing tug. For him toy is considered a tug toy. What ever if it is a tug rope, a Frisbee or any of his toys, all are considered a tug toy. But lately he does enjoy playing with balls. And at times he wants me to play fetch with him.

Taking Lightning To Places

When my wife and I still had a car we enjoyed taking Lightning places like pet stores that allows us to bring him into the store. It was one way to get him to socialize with other people and other dogs. He enjoyed going to them. We also like to take him to dog friendly parks, especially the one where we can leave him off the leash. The dog park was fenced in so we didn't mind leaving off the so didn't take off on us.

We also took Lightning to places like Sonic Drive In. He enjoyed his time time there. He ended up getting a puppy ice cream. He had most of it, but had to finished it home later.

Getting Along With The Cats

He tries to get along with the cats. Once in a while he tries to herd them and Stormy the one in the picture usually takes exception to it and expresses his opinion about being herded. Lightning usually expresses his thoughts back at him, by barking at him. It is all good though.

My Final Thoughts

As I look back over the last four years since we have gotten Lightning, he has been a very good dog. Sure there was bad things that he did like ripping the inside of my wife's shoe and taking food off one our plates when we weren't looking. But overall he is a very good dog. And Lightning is one of the biggest couch potatoes there is. He is one big daddy's boy. We love him as much as loves us, which is a whole lot.

Lightning is my big boy and I love him very much.

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Australian Cattle Dog, Boarder Collie, Dog, Dog Story, Dogs, Lightning

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
I work full time in a local grocery store. I am happily married for six years. I am also an online writer. come checkout my website at http://clarenceschreiberarthour.weebly.com for all my work.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you for introducing us to your dog Lightening. He looks very smart and playful. I am sure he would like to get together with Denise O's Dogs Bugg and Sweet Tea for a doggy play date.
And mostly thanks for adopting and saving a life.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Yes, he is very smart and playful, Mark. We are happy to have him into our lives. And your welcome. We got all of our pets from the Wisconsin Humane Society. They are good place to adopt animals.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Yes, he is very smart and playful, Mark. We are happy to have him into our lives. And your welcome. We got all of our pets from the Wisconsin Humane Society. They are good place to adopt animals.

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author avatar Retired
16th Dec 2011 (#)

lightning with blue bolt of eyes

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Dec 2011 (#)

So great a doggie story..love it....

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author avatar Jerry Walch
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Great job! Well deserved star. Ditto Mark's comments.

Happy Holidays!

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author avatar Buzz
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful, my friend. Great star page.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
17th Dec 2011 (#)

Loved it. My wife says dogs are here to model uncondirtional love for humans. I think she's right.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
17th Dec 2011 (#)

wonderful article Clarence Schreiber

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author avatar ppruel
17th Dec 2011 (#)

A rare dog with blue eyes. Congrats. You made it. Good to tweet.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
17th Dec 2011 (#)

Clarence: I love people who love dogs. Lightning is obviously a cute dog and I am so glad he found a good home.
My little dog is nearly 12 years old. I hate to go out and not be able to take him; he is my constant companon. Loved your story. Thank you, Clarence.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful, thank you Clarence...

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author avatar Denise O
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Awww lightning is a sweet heart. Bugg and Sweet Tee would welcome him any time in their playground. I would like to say, thank you for rescuing this lovely animal. It just warms my heart. I find, we might lose some things a long the way, like shoes and what nots but, the pleasure these wonderful dogs give us, are sure worth it all. Thank you Mark for the mention. Very nice read. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carol
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Lightening is beautiful. I love to read doggie stories, Well done on the star page

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author avatar Melinda Bocook
6th Jan 2012 (#)

I just really like the story. Your dog is just beautiful. Good job on capturing the spirit of your friend lighting.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
6th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Melinda. I am glad that you enjoy the story. He is the greatest dog and a greatest friend that I ever had.

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author avatar Songbird B
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Such a wonderful Star article, Clarence, and a real pleasure to meet Lightning. My dog is a rescue too..

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author avatar Songbird B
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Such a wonderful Star article, Clarence, and a real pleasure to meet Lightning. My dog is a rescue too..They give so much back..

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author avatar Teila
28th Oct 2012 (#)

Nice read!

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author avatar Teila
28th Oct 2012 (#)

Nice read!

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