That second pic of the dog... omg... so much love there
Get you someone who looks at you the way this dog looks at its owner.
In other words, get a dog. Got it.
That dog looks game for anything. Like one of those friends whos down for a road trip anytime, anywhere. Just say the word.
I haven't had a dog since mine died 6 years ago. My cousin has one and we live together, but man, I've had some rough times lately and everything in my brain is just telling me to get a damn dog already. I know you shouldn't look to other things to make you happy and all that, but fuck, no one ever says that about dogs. Dogs are a net positive for mental health everytime.
Dogs are a 100% mental health benefit. I’m a wreck today because I have to put my 16 year old dog down tonight, but she has brought me nothing but joy for the past decade and a half. Get a dog, and cherish him/her.
Edit: Thank you for the support everyone. It’s over.
Finally, a break from all the EA posts. Way to go, pops.
I've had to put 3 down, and while it's the worst thing in the world to do, if you compare it to the happiness they have given you over the course of 16 years it's so worth it. PM me if you just need someone to talk to. It is really really hard no matter what.
edit: My gold virginity has been taken. Thanks whomever you are :)
I bet the dad has a strong affinity for duct tape.
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That’s what a soulmate looks like
If that dog had thumbs, it would be taking it's own selfies.
Only ever had one dog, she lived til 13. Cried harder than when my grandmother died.
I’m so glad this is a real sub
Evidence suggests the women DID find him handsome
A family member is a family member. I had to put my last dog down over a year ago, I still cry from time to time.
I bet that guy has a nice little piece of land with a lake, where he fishes a few times a week. He looks forward to the smell of burning hickory logs in the wintertime, while he practices a few songs he knows on his guitar as the snow silently falls outside the window. He has missed his wife the last 4 years but knows she's in a better place. Sometimes he says her name out loud in those windless quiet moments around dusk as Millie runs away after the geese on the shore.
Of course we do! Everything dogs are comes from us. From the first wolves that dared to venture close to the fire to keep warm and eat our scraps, the lost puppies in the woods that needed help, we shaped and molded them into what they are today. We owe them and they owe us. It's why we have such vitriol for people that abuse animals, but dogs especially; we made them into what they are and that abuse is a huge violation of that social contract.
My dad doesn't talk about death much, but he did tell us he wants to be buried with his border collie, Ruca. Not my mom, not his kids, but with his dog. I find it funny and sweet.
How old do I have to be before I start wearing that hat? I feel like if I wear it now it looks like I'm just a hipster. I want to protect my neck!
EDIT: For reference, I'm 31, but not a dad. Also, I kind of AM a hipster, proudly, but I think the hat is a little much. I have one that I use for hiking, I'll keep it to that use.
I wouldn't mind getting these selfies all the time
I'm a man But I can change If I have to I guess
I had to put my first (personal, not family) dog down almost 6 years ago. There are still random things, like this post, that make me cry thinking about her. I have two dogs now after her and I dread the days I have to do that with them.
Mi naem is pooch Dis hooman, he The bestest fren Ther ever be He iz the wun Hoom I ador He bestest fren Forever moor
Just pure love! We don’t deserve dogs.
But is he handy?
There is no ecstasy that equals the stare of a woman who loves you.
Can't speak for that as a straight male, but I imagine its comparable.
plot twist: He's a criminal defence attorney and he's freed over 20 big time mexican cocaine mafia leaders. He looks forward to a good snort at the end of the day and a nice lap dance from Glitter, his personal favourite stripper at the night club
No you misunderstood. When the dog dies, he wants to be buried immediately
His daughter looks like such a goodboi
Probably doesn't do much but I'm sending you a virtual Reddit hug
What about the stare of a guy who loves you?
Screw the hipsters if you coordinate it properly and rock it with an 'I know my hat is ridiculous and I don't care' mentality you'll be fine. It's how I rock my bright orange jeans I found at a Goodwill.
Something something Burger King something something pride and accomplishment something something 10 hours something something fucking fries.
That's horrible! How's the dog going to survive being buried!? He would run out of air for a start!
The toughest challenge of my life has been getting over my ex-wife stealing my dog. Knowing my boy is out there, wondering when I'm going to come home every day, has been brutal. A human can understand why relationships don't work out sometimes and can move on, but an animal that you've pledge to love forever will never understand why you left and never came back.
I don't know if I'll ever get over this.
So much cute happiness on Reddit this morning! I'm working hard to get myself to this type of life 😃
Just more facial hair.
My sister and I did the same thing with my parents. Over half the pics I get from them now are them in random places with their dog. No regrets
Me too! It's one I recommended a while back but didn't know was real until I clicked my own comment link. I was happily surprised! Such a great sub.
Either way I'm just happy he's happy.
Nope. Because he keeps thinking of filthy things he shouldn't say.
Only had one dog, put her down when she was 8. She really was family. I was a teenager and that set off the downward spiral of depression to where i am now.
** I would love to adopt another pup, but current living conditions dont make that an option. Currently have a cat, and they help (when they want attention at least). The dog isn't really why I'm depressed now, i think. I've learned to accept their passing. But looking back, when we had them was the only time i can remember being genuinely happy on a day to day basis. (I know, i should totally see a therapist and talk things out)
Coordinating it properly is the biggest difference between hipsters and neckbeards.
A hipster would wear that hat with flannel workwear and such (just like the dad in this pic) and it will coordinate. Although it might still look out of place if you are younger since this style gets more accepted the older you get. A neckbeard would wear that hat with a graphic tee and cargo shorts, and it will look out of place no matter what.
That being said, a try-hard hipster may add something like suspenders and a handlebar mustache, and a try-hard neckbeard will add a trenchcoat and katana. I'm debating which look is better after that point though.
get a border collie. They will literally do anything for you. I have a border/aussie mix, only one in her litter to be born without a tail. she can read my facial expressions. over 50 commands she responds to. I have to watch my language so she does not respond... smartest damn dog I have ever owned. will never very breed.... also they are like a kid... you need to have time for them or they grow restless.
You're a great sub.
“If women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.”
You're not getting the dog just to make yourself happy, you're getting the dog to make the dog happy ☺ Giving happiness feels much better than just receiving it.
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Everyone needs Red Green in their lives!
The title is pure internet cancer
Thanks for reminding me that EA has gone to the dogs
We lost our golden two weeks ago, I know what you're going through.. I guess eventually I will stop wondering why he isn't at the door or constantly laying outside the door waiting for me to trip over him.
They're all good dogs and they are somewhere out there laying on the biggest couch having the best naps.
That first pic of the dog... omg... so much derp there
Sorry for your loss, but just know if your dog is going through a lot of pain, you're not doing anything wrong by her. Had a cat that had a lesion on her brain. Vet said tests, treatment, and surgery would be $10,000+ and would leave her in a semi vegetative state. If he'd have said $10k would have put her back to normal, I'd pay it. But semi vegetative is no life for any animal. We decided to put her down and it was the hardest thing I've ever done. I was struggling with the decision I'd made and the vet looked at me and said "I just heard you think it through out loud and you clearly love her very much. She knows that and you're not doing wrong by anyone, especially her." I broke down. I held her little head while he did it because I didn't want her to die alone.
I went from cheesy smiley from looking at the pics to sad hearing everyone's stories on having to put their dogs down. My dog (technically my sister's) is still alive and kickin', but I feel sad now...
It is a good thing we have you to make sure we don't forget about EA in a completely non-related to EA post.
He looks like guy from The Red Green show, who fixes anything and everything with duct tape.
We lost a 10 yr old greyhound to bone cancer in July. We made it two weeks without a dog, ended up at the humane society adopting a 3 month old Jack/Chi female puppy. I try to be the man she thinks I am...
I am glad she was in your life.
This piece of writing helped me when my gizmo passed away 2 years ago.
I did not write this. But if you keep reading you will cry.
Dogs never die. They don’t know how to. They get tired, and very old, and their bones hurt. Of course they don’t die. If they did they would not want to always go for a walk, even long after their old bones say:” No, no, not a good idea. Let’s not go for a walk.” Nope, dogs always want to go for a walk. They might get one step before their aging tendons collapse them into a heap on the floor, but that’s what dogs are. They walk.
It’s not that they dislike your company. On the contrary, a walk with you is all there is. Their boss, and the cacaphonic symphony of odor that the world is. Cat poop, another dog’s mark, a rotting chicken bone ( exultation), and you. That’s what makes their world perfect, and in a perfect world death has no place.
However, dogs get very very sleepy. That’s the thing, you see. They don’t teach you that at the fancy university where they explain about quarks, gluons, and Keynesian economics. They know so much they forget that dogs never die. It’s a shame, really. Dogs have so much to offer and people just talk a lot.
When you think your dog has died, it has just fallen asleep in your heart. And by the way, it is wagging it’s tail madly, you see, and that’s why your chest hurts so much and you cry all the time. Who would not cry with a happy dog wagging its tail in their chest. Ouch! Wap wap wap wap wap, that hurts. But they only wag when they wake up. That’s when they say: “Thanks Boss! Thanks for a warm place to sleep and always next to your heart, the best place.”
When they first fall asleep, they wake up all the time, and that’s why, of course, you cry all the time. Wap, wap, wap. After a while they sleep more. (remember, a dog while is not a human while. You take your dog for walk, it’s a day full of adventure in an hour. Then you come home and it’s a week, well one of your days, but a week, really, before the dog gets another walk. No WONDER they love walks.)
Anyway, like I was saying, they fall asleep in your heart, and when they wake up, they wag their tail. After a few dog years, they sleep for longer naps, and you would too. They were a GOOD DOG all their life, and you both know it. It gets tiring being a good dog all the time, particularly when you get old and your bones hurt and you fall on your face and don’t want to go outside to pee when it is raining but do anyway, because you are a good dog. So understand, after they have been sleeping in your heart, they will sleep longer and longer.
But don’t get fooled. They are not “dead.” There’s no such thing, really. They are sleeping in your heart, and they will wake up, usually when you’re not expecting it. It’s just who they are.
I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs sleeping in their heart. You’ve missed so much. Excuse me, I have to go cry now.
Mine lasted to 18. 7 to 25. I barely remember times without her before she died.
I will never feel the pain I felt when putting her down from an animal again. My mom and immediate family will be worse I'm sure but that's it. In some ways that's kind of relieving. Knowing I won't ever have to feel that again when the next one dies.
Sorry for your loss man. I'm sure you've heard it, but everyday gets a little better. Just not today. Today you just embrace the pain and let it run its course. Don't fight it and try and stay strong.
This is about the best way I've ever heard this put into words. Here, have an upvote.
yep, get a dog.
That's one way of looking at it. But, it's also one of the best things you can do. Hear me out. It's the hardest, unquestionably, but you aren't putting your best friend to sleep because it's fun, you're doing it because they're suffering, because they're in pain and are miserable. Dogs have a lifespan, just like we do. If you've ever watched someone die from cancer or something similar, it's hard to be really sad (for me anyway) when it's over because it's so fucking awful. There's a peace to there being no more suffering, no more pain. It's hard as fuck to let go when we love them so much, which is why it's one of the best things you can do- it's selfless, it's being their best friend. It's sad because we'll miss them, it's sad because they're gone, but it's wonderful they're at peace and arent in pain anymore. I'm saying this as someone with cancer and who's had to put a few dogs down myself over the years. Yeah, it's hard to let go, but there's a time and it's the right thing to do and the best thing to do.
Be at peace, friends.
I’m by no means in a position to offer somebody else advice on depression, but have you considered getting another dog/volunteering at a shelter?
Got our first dog a few months back and the mental health benefits have done more in the last few weeks than I’ve managed on my own in years. Just a thought, although I’m sure it’s already occurred to you.
i hate to get involved but did you hear they reduced the price of dogs by 75%? of course, your salary was also just cut but the same amount...
I still cry 10 years later. Dogs have a way of deeply reaching our souls.
Duct tape is a modern miracle. When I worked for an airline, they used to fix airplanes with a similar tape!
Pilot to maintenance: “The flaps are loose”
Maintenance: “Be right there”
Pilot: “Bring speed tape. I want to get home today”
Maintenance: “Of course! What else would I bring? Tools?”
Rock on Dad. Rock on Doggo
I always struggled with the idea of getting a new dog after a beloved dog passes on. Some people seem to be able to get another dog pretty fast afterwards. I my first dog lived for almost 16 years and died a few months after my 15th birthday, she was in the family before I was.
It took me over 20 years before I was able to get another dog. Maybe I am doing it wrong.
Need a new subreddit just for this: /sub/beardsandbordercollies
I'm sorry for your loss. We had to put our 18 year old girl down a bit over a month ago and the house feels so empty without her.
We're thinking of adopting another rescue in the 1-2 year old mark now. Just need to find a good fit.
But I still miss her. That day was incredibly difficult and I cried a lot. Give your dog an extra hug on my behalf.
My beloved dog died at the end of 2013. Got a new one in the middle of 2015.
You never forget them.
Your heart always has more room.
Ahhhh...that breaks my heart :( Get yourself a rescue, save yourself and another, they give the best love!
it's a terrible day for rain.
That picture made me tear up. The obvious love that these 2 have for each other is astounding. It brought my Sheltie, Maggie, back to the front of my mind. I miss you girl. I hope you're thinking of me too up in doggie heaven.
Bang ate two whoppers?
Screw that, just get a dog.
I bet he’s an amazing owner :)
Sounds like an epic battle.
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I will never feel the pain I felt when putting her down from an animal again.
i honestly hope that you open yourself up to the next dog enough that you do
they're worth it
Disagree with that, im married and have a small child, its still constant sexual innuendos and jokes, no holding them back, im doing her head in with them :p
It's kinda like how money can't buy happiness, but money can buy a jet ski and people don't frown when they're on a jet ski.
This is the cutest fucking thing.
A while ago i read something similar to that sentiment.
You should never feel like you're replacing your old pet. That pet made your heart grow and allowed for more room for a new one. (Or something like that!)
not sure, but his stick was always on the ice
:( Thats no sub... YET!
You make me want to cry, in a beautiful, bittersweet way.
It's in the bank
Wiggle butts love fiercely and without reservation. Those are some pretty awesome pictures of that.
What it doesn't capture is the dog's sincere questioning of why the man is playing with the little toy and not the dog.
"I am right here, human that I love. Put that toy down and let's play." They're like Hobbes, in dog form.
I introduced my mother to reddit. She made a account just to post pictures of her cats... she was very proud to have made it to number three on tuckedinkitties the other day.