My dogs - Opal, Onyx, and Marble

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My dogs - Opal, Onyx, and Marble

Post by Erica » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:05 pm

Firstly, here is my German Shepherd Opal running in slow-motion - I'll have more videos of her later. She's a camera hog, haha...so active and pretty! :)

Lunging Opal in slow-mo

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Our Onyx...he's about 12 now - got him at Thanksgiving in 1999. He's some kind of mutt - no idea which breeds - but he's the sweetest dog ever. If he were at all motivated, we could do some INTENSE obedience or something...he's really intelligent. He just has no energy! Haha. :)

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Here's the Alaskan Malamute I dogsit for, named Amadeus. He's intelligent, too, and learns quickly - it's getting him to listen that's the trouble. ;) I've target-trained him, and am thinking of what to do with him next. Right now I'm getting him to appreciate grooming. I can get a bowling-ball sized ball of dense fur in about 10 minutes off of him...or I could, if I hadn't groomed all the easy areas. Now what remains are his armpits and belly, which he's apprehensive about me brushing thoroughly. More cheese is in order!

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And Zeus, who lives with Amadeus. He's slow to learn, but not completely hopeless. It just takes a LOT of repetition, and making sure you don't move to fast. He was target trained as well, but doesn't understand that he might have to move more than his head to reach the target. Ami's up to obstacle courses...heh.
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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by wvvdiup1 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:49 pm

Your dogs are gorgeous! :D
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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by Erica » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:01 pm

Thank you! Only the first two are mine, but still. :)
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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by Raichyrae » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:19 am

Gorgeous dogs, we have the squeaky stoat (that's in the second picture) but a cream coloured version, one of the pup's favourite toys. Love the names of your dogs by the way x

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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by Erica » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:34 pm

Oh yes, that squeaky is one of Opal's favorites too. :) Her absolute favorite is her rope (not a short one, about 6' long and used like a flirtpole, also like in the second video), her next favorites are her food toys (not a normal kong, but a Wobbler and another brain-food toy), and then her purple hot dog (at least, that's what we call it! :) ).

Thank you! We like having nice names for our pups. :)
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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by Erica » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:14 pm

http://youtu.be/BvG3-IUwrEk

"Where's your rope?" :3
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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by Ari_RR » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:57 pm

I just love those huge ears.. Especiallys when she tilts her head left and right, looking up.. awesome :)

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Re: My dogs - GSD (videos in slow motion), mutt, and some others

Post by Jindo » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:48 pm

xD Haha, I had to laugh at the second picture of Opal.
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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by Erica » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:14 pm

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This has got to be the funniest picture I've ever gotten of either of them. Just...their faces! I saw it and started laughing. :)

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The girls playing out in their playpen.

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Then we came inside because it got too dark. :)

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Marble likes to wiggle around on her back.

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I caught the bumblebee mid-flight!

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Playing with the bee that's inside the dinosaur.

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More playing.

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Snarly face!

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I have a toy and you don't!

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All three of us with the same toy. That lasted for about one second. ;)

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Marble is reaaalllyyy lazy.

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Opal wants me to play with her. <3

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Onyx chilling out by the shed.

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More of the teddy-face puppy. <3

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His ears are indecisive. Sometimes up, sometimes down, sometimes half-prick....

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Onyx is just such a sweet teddy bear. He's allowed out by himself because all he does is lay under either his bush, his other bush, those other bushes, or by that one stump. If the next-door kids (a pair of 1 year-old twins, so accompanied by their parents) see him out there, they'll come over and sit by him...they don't always pet him, just sit by him and watch what he's watching.

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Here's Marble looking noble. :)
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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by Erica » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:21 pm

Just a few choice pics from this month:
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Marble makes herself comfortable.

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Opal...umm, dunno if you can call that comfortable. ;) Completely adorable and rather funny, of course!

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Marble on the couch again. :)
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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by minkee » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:23 am

You have such gorgeous dogs :D I want to see more of Onyx! He looks like a regal old soul.

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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by bendog » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:43 am

I agree, love the close up pictures of Onyx!

But Marble is a sweetie, and have always had a soft spot for German Shepherds :D

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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by Erica » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:29 pm

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Playtime! All the others were blurry though. D:

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Marble being adorable...

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That's one of my favorites. :)
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Played around in Photoshop a bit...think it'd work better when there aren't leaves on the ground. xD
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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by wvvdiup1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:34 pm

Your dogs are so adorable! I like the one picture where the one dog (I think is Marble) is sleeping with part of its head under the chair; it's like its saying "No pictures now, I'm sleeping!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My dogs - Opal, Onyx, Marble, Ami, and Zeus

Post by Erica » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:28 pm

That was probably Opal; she loves to be enclosed when she sleeps - corners, crates, or if she can't manage those she'll just stick her head under something. x3
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