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    Well, our pup Reed has been gone with a pro trainer (He is in Texas while we are home in -40C) for a little over a month and the house is awful quiet. My question is what does everyone do to pass the time when our four legged friends are away?

    Andrew

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    Hmm... I don't know... I haven't been without a dog in a long time... sorry I couldn't be more help
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    I'm in the same boat mine is in Texas also. You can do what I did get another pup lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ottis View Post
    I'm in the same boat mine is in Texas also. You can do what I did get another pup lol.

    Good idea!
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    Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtrema-2 View Post
    Well, our pup Reed has been gone with a pro trainer (He is in Texas while we are home in -40C) for a little over a month and the house is awful quiet. My question is what does everyone do to pass the time when our four legged friends are away?

    Andrew
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    My question is what does everyone do to pass the time when our four legged friends are away?

    Get a life???? I'm sorry couldn't resist.....I'll put myself in time-out......
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    I am there with you. My dogs are in Texas also. Just have one 11 year old hanging out with me in the cold. Not really in the cold as neither one of us likes it at all! The boring days of winter.

    What helps me is I call friends who I havn't seen in a while, read RTF posts more than usual and obviously post more than usual. Read more dog magazines helps too.

    Thinking about the volunteer animal shelter, working more hours or getting part time side job... Wish I could be more helpful, I will hopefully read more suggestions from this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    Get a life???? I'm sorry couldn't resist.....I'll put myself in time-out......
    Ouch! Haha, there is only so much ice fishing a guy can do! Plus being in trade school isn't the most exciting ways to spend the days!

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