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Devil Doc

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I've always liked dobermans. Told my wife I'd like to get one but she said she was bitten by one as a kid and vetoed the idea.

I've told the story of finding and taking in Chesty, the recently retired Marine Corps mascot. I'll see if I posted it here or recently and maybe tell the story again.
 

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I've always liked dobermans. Told my wife I'd like to get one but she said she was bitten by one as a kid and vetoed the idea.

I've told the story of finding and taking in Chesty, the recently retired Marine Corps mascot. I'll see if I posted it here or recently and maybe tell the story again.
I had never been around them. They are literally 'velcro' dogs. Best cuddlers ever, so affectionate.
 

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I posted this a year and a half ago about Chesty, the retired Marine Corps mascot.

"Years ago in a land far away, well, actually on Plymouth Road in Alexandria Virginia, Buster and I were walking home from Fort Hunt Park. When I retired from the World’s Greatest Navy, I moved from Ft. Belvoir housing to a house in the best neighborhood I’ve ever lived in. The house was old and had some issues but the rent was affordable and my son could finish his last two years of high school from there. All the old, original houses on that road today including mine have been replaced by mini-mansions that go from three to six million dollars. The ‘hood is less than 10 miles from DC and sits on George Washington’s River Farm.

Back to the day when Buster and I were walking from the park. We were strolling up the quiet street and suddenly a bulldog came waddling up to us. My dog Buster was doing social distancing a long time ago and he really doesn’t like other dogs and people now at almost 13 years old. This bulldog had no collar but was friendly and so ugly he was cute and followed us to my house. I got Buster settled with a snack and put a collar and leash on our new friend and we started back down he street. I for sure figured a neighbor would be out looking for a lost little ugly dog. Nobody. He and I went up and down the street and on the way home I noticed an open door and went up and knocked. A lady came to the door and said, “Oh, that’s Chesty.” Huh, I said. She said, yeah, that’s Chesty, he retired from the Marine Corps yesterday.

Chesty had been the mascot of the USMC and literally had a retirement ceremony the day before at Marine Barracks Washington. The nice neighbor lady lived next door to a married man and woman who were members of the President’s Own, the US Marine Band. They had been the care takers of Chesty XII and were now his forever owners. She told me that Chesty got out of the fence often and she would take care of him until the owners got home. I said OK and left him there. Later that day the male member of the couple showed up at my door and gave me back the collar I had put on his dog. He said thanks for taking care of Chesty and I said you’re welcome and he went home.

I’ve met and seen numerous celebrities, famous people, athletes, and government leaders in my 22 years in Northern Virginia and DC but my few minutes with that dog is one of the highlights of that time."

 
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I posted this a year and a half ago about Chesty, the retired Marine Corps mascot.

"Years ago in a land far away, well, actually on Plymouth Road in Alexandria Virginia, Buster and I were walking home from Fort Hunt Park. When I retired from the World’s Greatest Navy, I moved from Ft. Belvoir housing to a house in the best neighborhood I’ve ever lived in. The house was old and had some issues but the rent was affordable and my son could finish his last two years of high school from there. All the old, original houses on that road today including mine have been replaced by mini-mansions that go from three to six million dollars. The ‘hood is less than 10 miles from DC and sits on George Washington’s River Farm.

Back to the day when Buster and I were walking from the park. We were strolling up the quiet street and suddenly a bulldog came waddling up to us. My dog Buster was doing social distancing a long time ago and he really doesn’t like other dogs and people now at almost 13 years old. This bulldog had no collar but was friendly and so ugly he was cute and followed us to my house. I got Buster settled with a snack and put a collar and leash on our new friend and we started back down he street. I for sure figured a neighbor would be out looking for a lost little ugly dog. Nobody. He and I went up and down the street and on the way home I noticed an open door and went up and knocked. A lady came to the door and said, “Oh, that’s Chesty.” Huh, I said. She said, yeah, that’s Chesty, he retired from the Marine Corps yesterday.

Chesty had been the mascot of the USMC and literally had a retirement ceremony the day before at Marine Barracks Washington. The nice neighbor lady lived next door to a married man and woman who were members of the President’s Own, the US Marine Band. They had been the care takers of Chesty XII and were now his forever owners. She told me that Chesty got out of the fence often and she would take care of him until the owners got home. I said OK and left him there. Later that day the male member of the couple showed up at my door and gave me back the collar I had put on his dog. He said thanks for taking care of Chesty and I said you’re welcome and he went home.

I’ve met and seen numerous celebrities, famous people, athletes, and government leaders in my 22 years in Northern Virginia and DC but my few minutes with that dog is one of the highlights of that time."

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I was working elsewhere in the house, and returned to this room to find the boxers resting peacefully in the sun. What you can’t see is absolutely every toy from the basket on the hearth strewn about the room. They gave me the “who, us?” look.

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I never got around to shoveling the rest of the deck. Figured it would melt by now but it's 28 degrees today.
We are on the same Solor Shovel Plan, with similar results. Maybe tomorrow.
 

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My dog did the same weird stuff. When it was the hottest Summer day she would sit on the part of the deck in full sun when fully half of the deck would be in shade. In the Winter - she would lay on the deck wherever the snow was - in the shade.
 

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My dog did the same weird stuff. When it was the hottest Summer day she would sit on the part of the deck in full sun when fully half of the deck would be in shade. In the Winter - she would lay on the deck wherever the snow was - in the shade.
I have a child that does this. Shorts all winter and then jeans/long sleeve in 95 degree July. At least my dog has the sense to jump on every chair until she finds the one with the most sun.
 

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I’m glad to see this thread still is growing.

Yesterday I had a total shoulder replacement done. The pups won’t leave my side ever since I came home from the hospital. Junie the Black and Tan girl has been on high alert looking for whatever hurt me. Amos the sable boy just wants to be petted and since my arms are off-limits he chooses to tangle within my legs. Dogs are amazingly empathetic creatures.
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I’m glad to see this thread still is growing.

Yesterday I had a total shoulder replacement done. The pups won’t leave my side ever since I came home from the hospital. Junie the Black and Tan girl has been on high alert looking for whatever hurt me. Amos the sable boy just wants to be petted and since my arms are off-limits he chooses to tangle within my legs. Dogs are amazingly empathetic creatures.
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Love this. DH had some shoulder work done, and he had port and starboard boxers, one under each arm, on the sofa. They know when a pack member is in pain.
 

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Sweet hospital socks with the grippers. Don't know why the grippers are on the top, but I'm going to write it off to you not having the use of one of your arms. If I had to be stuck at home recuperating, I would want those two to be with me.
 

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Sweet hospital socks with the grippers. Don't know why the grippers are on the top, but I'm going to write it off to you not having the use of one of your arms. If I had to be stuck at home recuperating, I would want those two to be with me.
The grippers go 360 around the sock so old people like me don’t have to think about it 😉.

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I’m glad to see this thread still is growing.

Yesterday I had a total shoulder replacement done. The pups won’t leave my side ever since I came home from the hospital. Junie the Black and Tan girl has been on high alert looking for whatever hurt me. Amos the sable boy just wants to be petted and since my arms are off-limits he chooses to tangle within my legs. Dogs are amazingly empathetic creatures.
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Those are hospital socks for sure. Hope things went well.
 
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