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Dog Name: Sadie
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Submitted by: Doug W.

My Dog is Almost Human

I grew up with dogs all my life and always LOVED them and had no trouble bonding with them when I was younger. For some reason, however, once I owned a dog as a parent I had a hard time bonding. My wife and I had searched through the various dog breeds and really felt that a lab would be best.

Well we bought Sadie as a new born and wow she was a terror! In some ways she reminded me a lot of the dog in the movie "Marley and Me" because she was a terror for the longest time! For the longest time I really didn't even like her and at times would just count all the dollars she was costing me in disgust.

Well she is older now and last night I was trying to get her to do something she didn't want to do and she literally was acting like a human child! She was avoiding me and hiding under "mommy's" (my wife) legs stretched up on the coffee table as if that was a safe place. Well, wouldn't you know it I felt a tug at my heart strings and I gave up on what I wanted her to do. I think she was happy about that and I realized I have finally bonded! :)

She is always so happy to see you and just loves to be around you, touch you, and be close to you. In so many ways the Lab breed are made for families. Sometimes when I look her in the eye I really do feel like she is "almost human."



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