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Why I Love My Dog

Updated on February 7, 2014
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Why do I love my adorable Rat Terrier?

Valentine's Day is around the corner... Let's show our pets some LOVE!

I love my dog Chase mostly "just because"! Just because he is a member of my family, just because he has been around through all of our moves and changes in our lives. Just because he traveled with us to so many places in the country...

I love my dog for no reason at all!

Chase's "action" shot.
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In fact I love him so much I have to tell you more about him!


  • He sleeps in the crate, and when he wakes up, from his nap or in the morning, he runs around the house like mad. He grabs a toy from the crate and tosses it around, running back and forth.
  • My dog loves to cuddle. He pushes his face against mine, for the longest time. Sometime I think: "Geez, are you trying to wipe your face on me???" I wouldn't be surprised, if that was little stinker's idea of cleaning his face!
  • He divides his attention evenly. When my husband and I hug him together, he divides his kisses to both of us. It is very sweet. I feel like he really tries to be fair to both of us!

My dog is playing "pull my toy" game!

  • He likes to play the “pull my toy” game: we have to pull it, but he won’t let go. If I stop pulling, he will bring it closer to me, just so I grab it and pull it again. Funny game, it’s like he says: “Here, I brought you my toy”, and then: “I was just kidding!”

  • He stares at me when I do chores. It is too funny! Every time I look at him, his eyes are right back at me. He seems to be really paying attention.
  • My dog is afraid of the vacuum. He stays away from it as far as he can. He sort of waits until is all over!

  • Chase loves to play in the snow. I have to kick it, and then he digs in the place I kicked. It is hilarious. He walks backwards right in front of me to make sure I kick the snow for him. And when I do it, he makes the weirdest noises, sort of like a bark mixed with squeaking. It gets loud at times! People usually think I am hurting him!

Chase is playing in the snow!

  • His favorite game is playing ball. I know most dogs like it, but he absolutely loves it! If he could he would play all day long!

  • Often I have to coach him to eat his meals. He loves being invited, and I always have to tell him his food is "ready". He loves getting ovation, after he finishes his meal (and often he pretends to be done!). Sometimes he is not in the mood to eat, just like all of us, but he will eat if, I feed him piece by piece. Now, can you tell he is spoiled?
  • He is in heaven when we celebrate somebody's birthday - he gets very excited over presents. He "thinks" they are all for him! You can imagine, how much he enjoys Christmas morning every year!

  • He is not a fan of taking a bath, although he is behaving himself and letting me wash him, but he really likes "baby wipe bath". I never knew he actually enjoyed it (I just though he was putting up with it), until we lost electricity this fall during the Hurricane Sandy. My husband and I were using baby wipes for ourselves, and Chase kept coming to us, putting his had under the wipe! This is what we call high maintenance!

I got so many more stories about Chase! This article would have no end!

I think we all love our pets, and we all have little stories about them. I just wanted to share mine!


I don't have children, so this "kid" is really getting spoiled!

© 2012 Aga

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    • Monis Mas profile image
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      Aga 3 years ago

      I never had to give away a pet, but I had a dog, who passed away. I was a little kid then, but I still think of him!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I loved my dogs and had given them the best of care when I left SA I had to leave them too that was my hardest part and still do think of my precious pets now with different owners.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Yes, I do love this little stinker, I can't hide it :-)

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! Your love of your pet really comes through ( and ' Chase ' being quite an apt name :), and I'm sure he gets spoilt rotten by his doting parents.

      Have a lovely weekend,

      R.Q.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Thank you so much, such kind words. I am a total animal lover!

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      I have three dogs and am equally as fond of them. I can tell by your writing here that you really love your dog! Such a sweet story!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Sometimes I think how different my life would have been, if we never got a dog... It definitely would be easier, but also way less fun :-)

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      Aga 4 years ago

      You should, Anita! Thank you for stopping by and such kind comment!

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      Anita Saran 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Heartwarming hub, Monis. Voted funny. I have 5 doggies, one of them is almost 16 years old. I should write about how to look after old dogs!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      This is such a heartwarming story, it put tears in my eyes, dear Amy Becherer... You are a lovely person, for adopting little Scottie! My dog was adopted from a nice family, so I never had a problem like yours, however he was always very skittish, and didn't trust strangers. It took him about 5 years, before he warmed up to my in-laws. I am sure it is going to be hard, and it will take even more patience (also your neighbor's) to make her feel safe. I am sure you will do a great job, and she will pay you back by being your best friend for life. Good luck, dear Amy, and all the best for your little Scottie!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I lost my beloved Scottish Terrier, MacGregor, in July 2012 to bladder cancer. He was just shy of 9 years old. I miss him more than I can say. About 3 weeks ago, my daughter discovered a 4 year old Scottie who had been rescued by a local vet from a Potosi MO puppy mill. Despite living all 4 years of her life in a cage, she is very sweet, sensitive and now reacclimating to life outside a cage. She put her feet in snow for the first time about a week ago and leaped like a lamb for sheer joy. She already knows how much I enjoy watching her 'terrorizing' the toys Mac used to do the same with! It amazes me to still see her proud Scottie spirit having survived the bleakness of her existence until now. Her physical health is improving with proper, loving care. As I live in an apartment, I worry that her barking and howling when I leave for short periods, due to anxiety over abandonment (for a short time according to my downstairs neighbor) will take longer. From one dog lover to another, do you have any suggestions, other than time, on making her transition into trusting humans any easier?

      Thank you for a beautiful piece expressing your love for Chase and his for you. It is a heartwarming look at unconditional love in an often cruel, cold world. Bless you and Chase!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Thank you so much DrMark1961! I like to think so! But My husband and I are probably even more lucky that we found him!

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      Dr Mark 4 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

      You listed the best reason of all-just because he is a member of my family. That is definitely a great reason! He sounds like a lucky kid.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Four dogs - that's a lot of work, but also a lot of love! Thank you for your comment!

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      Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      So cute, I can see why you love him so much. I have 4 dogs. Now that my kids are grown, they are my kids.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      That is too funny! I guess they think vacuum is a some kind of noisy monster! Thanks for stopping by!

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      ptosis 4 years ago from Arizona

      My little dog attacks the vacuum and I have to put him in the other rooms when I use it.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Dear Colin, your comments are the most thoughtful. I am so honored and fortunate I met you here on HubPages. Thank you for your warm wishes, and I am sending you the same, and more from the bottom of my heart!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well my dear friend you write like Dr. Seuss here and that is a very good thing because Dr. Seuss was a genius and he wrote in the most simple language but effectively cut to the proverbial chase of his pure beautiful heart (like you do) and conveyed the most basic of all human emotions - the art/the act of love - yes I love my two cats as much as you love your dog and I will send a lady who just happens to be a brilliant writer (like you) over to check out your magnificent hub presentation.

      Sending you warm wishes for your continued health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family in the new year.

      lake erie time ontario canada 9:07am and yes it must be Mozart playing in the background

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Minnetonka Twin, thank you so much for taking your time and coming back to my hub to watch the videos! That means a lot to me!

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Just watched the videos-they are darling! thanks for getting them working. That Chase is so precious :-)

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Minnetonka Twin, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I had my videos set up on private, now they are available! Goofy me! The videos are short, I will have to make some better ones, and post them.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww, I loved reading about your baby. I tried to get into the videos and it said it was private :-( I was so excited to see Chase playing the kick the snow game. I have two black lab mixes that I got from the Humane Society. They are my kids too just like your Chase. Thanks for sharing your sweet story and tribute to chase.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Thank you, Bill! So your rat terrier lived for 22 years?? That is so awesome! You just made my day! I hope Chase will be with us for so long too!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Growing up I had a rat/toy terrier mix...I got him for Christmas when I was five and he finally died when I was twenty-two. Greatest dog I have ever owned. :) Love your hub about your dog.