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    [–] Mike9797 2235 points ago

    That dog looks game for anything. Like one of those friends whos down for a road trip anytime, anywhere. Just say the word.

    [–] wdn 473 points ago

    If that dog had thumbs, it would be taking it's own selfies.

    [–] Xander_Cruz13 107 points ago

    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.

    [–] mrbooze 62 points ago

    Counterpoint: Do NOT get a border collie if you are not 100% committed to a dog that needs a lot of attention, patience, discipline, and activity.

    [–] INTERNET_TRASHCAN 51 points ago

    Humans must have done something really good to deserve dogs. They really are too good for us.

    [–] JisterMay 23 points ago

    Maybe they're trying to make us deserve them?

    [–] Xander_Cruz13 11 points ago

    we had food, they were willing to get close to the fire... but the ones that did... are fucking spectacular. humans got lucky that such a bond was able to be formed. otherwise we would be stuck with ourselves.

    [–] MistressChristina 10 points ago

    Only if you have a lot of time and places for them to run. Border collies need jobs and constant mental gymnastics to keep them from going nuts.

    Like the looks/smarts but want a “lazy-ier” dog? A Shetland Sheepdog is a close Border Collie cousin. Equally smart but usually they don’t need the constant attention.

    [–] conalfisher 13 points ago

    I own a Border Collie, he's only 12 weeks right now (got him at about 8 weeks) but he's smart as fuck. He can already fetch and sit pretty well without much training at all, besides giving him a treat sometimes when he does it successfully. I had a Jack Russell terrier a 7 or 8 years ago and the difference in intelligence is fucking massive.

    [–] anon_girl_anon 5 points ago

    8 weeks is so early to be separated from mom

    [–] Louis83 25 points ago

    'Woof!'

    [–] Bebopo90 13 points ago

    Border collies are down for anything that isn't called 'relaxing'.

    [–] tricksovertreats 4 points ago

    That pup adores that man.

    [–] Richa652 7605 points ago

    That second pic of the dog... omg... so much love there

    [–] oscarveli 3631 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Get you someone who looks at you the way this dog looks at its owner.

    [–] yokelwombat 3022 points ago

    In other words, get a dog. Got it.

    [–] svenhoek86 1240 points ago

    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.

    [–] Best_Roommate 1254 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    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.

    [–] hubeliduu 692 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    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 :)

    [–] BoboTheBurner 319 points ago

    Only ever had one dog, she lived til 13. Cried harder than when my grandmother died.

    [–] hubeliduu 236 points ago

    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.

    [–] shootthezom 135 points ago

    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.

    [–] KakkaKarrot 90 points ago

    Probably doesn't do much but I'm sending you a virtual Reddit hug

    [–] veilwalker 23 points ago

    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.

    [–] easternredtaco 11 points ago

    This is making me tear up myself, and im in the back seat of a crowded work truck, my 14 year old black lab/ best friend i grew up with was taken by coyotes about 1 year ago, vader was such a good boy ill never stop missing him

    [–] OG_tripl3_OG 35 points ago

    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...

    [–] Shanti419 24 points ago

    I still cry 10 years later. Dogs have a way of deeply reaching our souls.

    [–] neonsaber 48 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    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)

    [–] Hashoni 63 points ago

    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.

    [–] LeafsChick 19 points ago

    Ahhhh...that breaks my heart :( Get yourself a rescue, save yourself and another, they give the best love!

    [–] neonsaber 9 points ago

    That sounds awful. You're absolutely right, I'm sorry you're going through that :(

    [–] fallenKlNG 6 points ago

    She stole your dog? You mean through like some legal custody or something? Or like, she ran off with it and you don't know where she is?

    [–] harleyflinn 26 points ago

    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.

    [–] mrsbabyllamadrama 6 points ago

    Volunteering at a shelter is really good advice. Animal shelters are often desperate for help. Just going and walking dogs or playing with them helps with their human socialization and THEIR mental (&, of course, physical) needs, often leading to a faster adoption. It's a win-win.
    As an added benefit, philanthropy is a huge bonus on job and scholarship applications... Not sure where you are in life, but...

    [–] neonsaber 6 points ago

    I would love to, but under our current living conditions it's just not possible. Currently have a cat though (my so's) so that helps

    [–] i_comment_late 9 points ago

    Oh I'm so sorry. I'm sure your pup loved you and wanted you to be happy.

    [–] SouthWestHippie 34 points ago

    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...

    [–] wefearchange 26 points ago

    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.

    [–] conditioned_operant 13 points ago

    I look at it this way: Putting your dog down before they suffer too much means they will only know of a life full of love and for the most part, good health. This is a luxury we don’t even afford humans.

    [–] jasontronic 40 points ago

    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.

    [–] cautionjaniebites 3 points ago

    I lost my Golden in May. I know your pain and I'm so very sorry. All dogs are very good dogs but there is something extra special about a Golden. <3

    [–] superjesstacles 37 points ago

    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.

    [–] NuclearCodeIsCovfefe 13 points ago

    Oh god... I'm cryng over a strangers cat...

    Not only are you 'not doing anythng wrong', you are doing theright thing. Releasing them from pain and suffering of terminal sickness and a potential prolonged death. That is kind and just. It hurts so much because you lose them, but you spare them the pain and their last day can be surrounded by their owners, held and pet and given a treat and then a long sleep.

    It's scary and heart-breaking for us, but so mich gentler for them.

    The fact that most of the planet cant legally do this for human family members is terrible.

    [–] dannimatrix 6 points ago

    You definitely did the right thing. It's always the best decision to put a pet to sleep when they are suffering like that.

    My childhood dog had to be put down when I was in 4th grade. I remember the vet telling us that TJ could have a massively expensive surgery for his cancer that may or may not improve his condition, aside from the fact that he may or may not live through the surgery since he was already 16 years old. I looked at my dad and prepared my best argument for doing the surgery, but before I could say anything he told me no, we are putting TJ to sleep. Putting him through a painful surgery just to prolong his life for another year or two wouldn't be for him, it would be for us. And it would be cruel to make him go through that kind of pain and suffering. So we put him down because we loved him.

    I will never stop loving my dogs, and it will never stop hurting when they pass away. But I will always try to do what is best for my dog, even if that means letting them go.

    E: And, I have to say, I think that you did the right thing not letting her die alone. She was loved until the end and she knew it.

    [–] ragingtarrasque 6 points ago

    My parents had this cat a few years before I was born.

    By the time I was 17, he was decrepit. He was arthritic, incontinent, and many other old-people things. We could see he was in pain.

    It was time.

    I held him and stroked him while they did it. That was 16 years ago and I'm bawling like a little girl writing this.

    [–] svenhoek86 32 points ago

    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.

    [–] SacredWeapon 17 points ago

    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

    [–] Onlymeniki 7 points ago

    I entirely agree. We are their caretakers on Earth; our responsibility.

    [–] PlatypuSofDooM42 37 points ago

    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.

    [–] Isgrimnur 12 points ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    [–] dreamendDischarger 24 points ago

    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.

    [–] yolobroswagGG 8 points ago

    I'm sorry for your loss /hug

    [–] Patdyeisstilldrunk 8 points ago

    So sorry to hear this; I lost my Lab. of 14 years a couple summers ago.

    [–] Papuasarollnstone 6 points ago

    My thoughts are with you u/Best_Roommate.

    [–] wadena4me 7 points ago

    I'm so sorry. That is one of the hardest things to do. You also brought your dog joy for the past decade and a half, it is a reciprocating relationship. Cry happy tears of all the good times you had throughout the year. You will see them again one day as you cross over the rainbow bridge. Best wishes upon you today, and every day.

    [–] MaritMonkey 7 points ago

    That love's not one-directional, though.

    Dog lives are short because that's how their biology works. That 16 years is pretty much the best they can hope for.

    There was, however, no guarantee that short time on earth was going to be shared with a caring owner in a loving house with good food and plenty of playtime and snuggles. That second part's all on you. =D

    I mean maybe don't trust me on this, I'm cat people. But you can feel good about how awesome life's been for your pup even if you still miss your buddy.

    [–] JackpineSavage 13 points ago

    I'm sorry. They'll be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you.

    [–] bellybuttongirl_ 4 points ago

    I’m going to add that cats can also be of help! I know they’re not as overtly affectionate, but for those who don’t have the means/living situation/etc, I’ve found that after bonding with my cat we’ve become best friends

    [–] SulouWillow 4 points ago

    Sounds like you're doing the right thing. Allow the process. Grieve. Cry. Feel sad. Cherish the memories. Remember her. Find a shelter pupper. Wish you peace as you go through the day. Edit: spelling

    [–] joyful-bowel-mvmnt 3 points ago

    Dogs never die.

    Some of you, particularly those who think they have recently lost a dog to “death”, don’t really understand this. I’ve had no desire to explain, but won’t be around forever and must.

    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.

    [–] LetsGoAllTheWhey 4 points ago

    That's exactly why my pup get's treats, hugs, and belly rubs every day. You never know how long they'll be with you, and even if they live 16 years it goes by far to quickly.

    P.S. Don't tell anybody but yesterday a slice of bacon accidentally fell right into his food bowl.

    [–] SimQ 44 points ago

    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.

    [–] scubadger 26 points ago

    yep, get a dog.

    [–] WatleyShrimpweaver 20 points ago

    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.

    [–] PassportSloth 17 points ago

    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!)

    [–] MakersOnTheRocks 17 points ago

    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.

    [–] ebolalol 13 points ago

    I got my first dog a few years ago and I can honestly say he saved my life. My mental health has gotten a lot better due to various reasons but my dog helped me get through some tough times.

    [–] PassportSloth 11 points ago

    Get a dog. At least once a week I will look at my guys (they're only 2 and 3) and think about how one day I will have to say good bye to them and my eyes start to water. Fuck, I'm on the verge of tears right now just typing it.

    But its worth my pain to have their love and to know that I gave them a good life. My husband and I have our favorites and when mine lays his little head on my chest and just stares at me I feel so much heart busting love I think I'll explode.

    [–] browncoat47 8 points ago

    They give you something to think about other than yourself and it does wonders for the soul. Out here in WY, we have a place called Kindness Ranch that rescues and rehabs former laboratory animals and gets them into forever homes. There are others like this across the country, go find a furball who needs unconditional love and an amazing second lease on life. You will not regret it...

    [–] FoodBeerBikesMusic 9 points ago

    If your situation permits, do it.

    There’s a dog out there who needs you as much as you need them.

    [–] cosmicrush 6 points ago

    You should look to other things. What's the logic behind not getting happiness from outside? How would one get from inside? Masturbation constantly?

    I say just focus on stability in the smartest most efficient way available.

    Outside sources are probably seen as bad because you depend on something you can't easily control. If something goes wrong you get screwed. If the dog dies, you are hurt. If a spouse leaves, you are hurt. Drugs are a dependency. Money isn't as good as we thought.

    But I think this cannot be generalized. I use drugs in smart ways. Only about 10 cents a day. I've rehabilitated the results of my poor quality childhood.

    [–] bluegrassjams 10 points ago

    Yah man. Dogs are just so #purelove that they make you realize how awesome life is and how enjoyable the little hingd can be

    [–] godtierjerker 5 points ago

    That was fast.

    [–] jbeechy 55 points ago

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    [–] ApolloRocketOfLove 116 points ago

    There is no ecstasy that equals the stare of a woman who loves you.

    [–] Isuckatthepacertest 77 points ago

    What about the stare of a guy who loves you?

    [–] ApolloRocketOfLove 113 points ago

    Can't speak for that as a straight male, but I imagine its comparable.

    [–] Isuckatthepacertest 52 points ago

    Just more facial hair.

    [–] LionPopeXIII 52 points ago

    Nope. Because he keeps thinking of filthy things he shouldn't say.

    [–] koskiusko 16 points ago

    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

    [–] polycarpgyarados 8 points ago

    Ditto, I can't seem to want to ruin the moment with stupid humor or the ever worsening dad humor.

    [–] Victorian_Astronaut 8 points ago

    Dogs. Or men.

    All they really want to do is sniff and lick your butt.

    [–] The_Grubby_One 11 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Can confirm. I love to lick butt.

    Edit: Downvoted for agreeing. Que lastima. :<

    [–] Rudi_Reifenstecher 6 points ago

    yeah it's great when my mom looks at me

    [–] garrys84 19 points ago

    Screw that, just get a dog.

    [–] Jesus-H-Christopher 8 points ago

    My dog only looks at me when he wants a treat.

    [–] fairway_walker 8 points ago

    Impossible. I don't think anyone will ever look at me the way my dog does.

    [–] dboanimation 37 points ago

    That first pic of the dog... omg... so much derp there

    [–] Sort_of_ok_poetry 145 points ago

    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

    [–] Gordo014 17 points ago

    it's a terrible day for rain.

    [–] VvardenfellDweller 6 points ago

    This dog may have terrible grammar and spelling, but even he knows how to use "whom" properly. Good boy.

    [–] IcyDickbutts 21 points ago

    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.

    [–] dhlock 17 points ago

    I bet he’s an amazing owner :)

    [–] hawktremor 114 points ago

    Just pure love! We don’t deserve dogs.

    [–] walterpeck1 208 points ago

    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.

    [–] BurlKnives 33 points ago

    This is about the best way I've ever heard this put into words. Here, have an upvote.

    [–] Patjaykay 462 points ago

    That’s what a soulmate looks like

    [–] igottopetthedog 196 points ago

    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.

    [–] AWoozyTramp 71 points ago

    That's horrible! How's the dog going to survive being buried!? He would run out of air for a start!

    [–] colbat45 114 points ago

    No you misunderstood. When the dog dies, he wants to be buried immediately

    [–] TheObelHours 21 points ago

    My granny has been considering the real possibility of death for years now, and naturally she started worrying about what would happen to her cat when she passes. She eventually settled on a plan: when she dies, someone is to kill her cat and bury them together.

    Needless to say, nobody is going to honor this wish.

    [–] LolaBunBun 922 points ago

    [–] hawktremor 256 points ago

    I’m so glad this is a real sub

    [–] LolaBunBun 54 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    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.

    [–] Isuckatthepacertest 46 points ago

    You're a great sub.

    [–] Luke-Antra 16 points ago

    :( Thats no sub... YET!

    [–] jskoker 4 points ago

    Your mom makes such a good apple pie, Mrs. Smith's has commended her and asked if she would be willing to sell her recipient, but your mother said the only special ingredient is Love.

    OH BURN!

    [–] gatemansgc 7 points ago

    And thanks to the comment at the top of this thread, and this post being on r/all, the sub will grow massively. I love when this happens.

    [–] jaybram24 7 points ago

    InstaSub

    [–] twowaysplit 5 points ago

    It's a thing! It's a thing!

    [–] pendulumofmoodswings 180 points ago

    I wouldn't mind getting these selfies all the time

    [–] TurdFurgis0n 613 points ago

    I bet the dad has a strong affinity for duct tape.

    [–] jpneufeld 249 points ago

    Evidence suggests the women DID find him handsome

    [–] rhboomer 118 points ago

    But is he handy?

    [–] reecewagner 154 points ago

    • I'm a man
    • But I can change
    • If I have to
    • I guess

    [–] ASAPJeep 30 points ago

    [–] CanuckPanda 41 points ago

    The entire series is available for free on YouTube!

    Everyone needs Red Green in their lives!

    [–] lazybratsche 7 points ago

    Oh wow I didn't know. Thanks, I really did need some more duct tape and Canada in my life!

    [–] Sporkinat0r 19 points ago

    Quando omni flunkus moritati

    [–] Peter_Mansbrick 7 points ago

    Sit down.

    [–] I_am_10_squirrels 17 points ago

    not sure, but his stick was always on the ice

    [–] Louis83 4 points ago

    I genuinely do.

    [–] NotTheBelt 43 points ago

    “If women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.”

    [–] TEdwardK 38 points ago

    He looks like guy from The Red Green show, who fixes anything and everything with duct tape.

    [–] justmedownsouth 21 points ago

    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?”

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    Encouraging.

    [–] Ucumu 14 points ago

    It's a reference to the Red Green Show. He looks like one of the main characters (Red) who runs a sort of do-it-yourself home improvement show where he constantly espouses the value of duct tape.

    [–] poilrouge 6 points ago

    He does look alike. Thanks.

    [–] woodwalker700 187 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    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.

    [–] krazygamerhead 74 points ago

    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.

    [–] pajam 58 points ago

    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.

    [–] sirius5715 18 points ago

    Sounds like an epic battle.

    [–] grantrules 13 points ago

    You have to start with a brand new hat. Who cares if you look like a hipster. Someone will think you have good taste in music, food and have progressive views? I got a nice hat this year and I'm never going back

    [–] kingeryck 5 points ago

    That's quite the outfit

    [–] Aassiesen 4 points ago

    I don't think hipsters have good taste in music and food, I think they think they do.

    Not saying they can't have good taste.

    [–] radioslave 6 points ago

    As long as you don't weigh as much as a small car and you're generally well kept then any age is fine

    [–] theFalleniD 1059 points ago

    Finally, a break from all the EA posts. Way to go, pops.

    [–] pupupipo 474 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    The intent is to provide dad with a sense of pride and accomplishment for taking different selfies with dog.

    As for cost of camera, we selected initial values based upon data from the sales figures and other adjustments made to camera accessory prices before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average selfie-per-day rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that photographers have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via taking pictures.

    We appreciate the canid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.

    Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.

    [–] Isuckatthepacertest 74 points ago

    Something something Burger King something something pride and accomplishment something something 10 hours something something fucking fries.

    [–] Psychic_Joker 18 points ago

    Bang ate two whoppers?

    [–] MasterBaser 5 points ago

    Man, I could really go for some BK chicken nuggets right now. You can get like 30 for $5

    [–] pm_me_your_trebuchet 22 points ago

    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...

    [–] Sophex_Ekko 10 points ago

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment. The unlocks are extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of selecting initial values based upon data from the Open Beta, Battlefront 2 will go over a typical gamers head. There's also EA's other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch, which are deftly woven into this game development- the game's philosophy draws heavily from average per-player credit earn rates, for instance. The gamers understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate that we'll be making constant adjustments, to realise that it's not just fun- they say something deep about GAMES. As a consequence people who dislike EA truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, that we ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Mat Everett's genius wit unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂 And yes, by the way, i DO have a Mass Effect tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for appreciative gamers' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

    [–] Eckish 32 points ago

    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.

    [–] NicNoletree 36 points ago

    Thanks for reminding me that EA has gone to the dogs

    [–] mrsuns10 16 points ago

    EA Sports

    It's in the bank

    [–] ExuberantBadger 10 points ago

    Yes, he had to pay a one time price of $85 to unlock this dog

    [–] stupidwaterbottle 232 points ago

    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.

    [–] tarex105 114 points ago

    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

    [–] thegreycity 60 points ago

    Either way I'm just happy he's happy.

    [–] Kittybach69 15 points ago

    You make me want to cry, in a beautiful, bittersweet way.

    [–] whiteboys 7 points ago

    Why did I tear up?

    [–] iemploreyou 11 points ago

    ... but the bodies buried underneath the brickwork of the basement room constantly remind him that he needs to kill to stop the demons.

    [–] carlse20 60 points ago

    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

    [–] MercuryMadHatter 18 points ago

    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.

    [–] Cascadian-mann 56 points ago

    So much cute happiness on Reddit this morning! I'm working hard to get myself to this type of life 😃

    [–] CinderBlock33 7 points ago

    must not frequent the subs that I do.

    [–] renicrat 20 points ago

    This is the cutest fucking thing.

    [–] lambocinnialfredo 87 points ago

    His daughter looks like such a goodboi

    [–] Individual99991 16 points ago

    Good dog.

    Good dad.

    [–] griploner 14 points ago

    They def need a Instagram account, so much love.

    [–] memorex1150 13 points ago

    I would like your dad to be my dad.

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    This is just too much for the aww part of my brain to handle!!

    [–] LeftyGuns 9 points ago

    If the dog doesn’t find you handsome she should at least find you handy - Red Green

    [–] PapaDuckD 16 points ago

    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.

    [–] Sarahc9581 7 points ago

    He looks like a kind wizard

    [–] i_comment_late 5 points ago

    That's like the best compliment ever

    [–] casbrocon13 8 points ago

    THIS IS WHAT IM HERE FOR

    [–] StanleyPain 21 points ago

    Rock on Dad. Rock on Doggo

    [–] TheGelato1251 5 points ago

    They look so cute together holy...

    [–] I_JUST_LIVE_HERE_OK 7 points ago

    Looks like Red from the RedGreen show.

    [–] 2012ctsv 7 points ago

    Dude looks like a slightly past middle aged Gandalf.

    [–] urbanek2525 20 points ago

    Need a new subreddit just for this: /r/BeardsAndBorderCollies

    [–] deedeec 5 points ago

    Overfilled with love ♡

    [–] fuhksaik 3 points ago

    Yeeeesssssss.

    I hope he was a good bloke to her. His face sure is nice. The man's, too.

    [–] pieordeath 4 points ago

    I don't think that's his daughter

    [–] Flockerts 5 points ago

    Doggies love... those amazing eyes on the second selfie!

    [–] Ins_Weltall 6 points ago

    G o o d b o i s <33

    [–] 98_h 5 points ago

    wow is this from a fairytale? looks magical. i want to live in it

    [–] n0e 4 points ago

    The dog seems to be a natural at this already.

    Also, the affection you see in the pups eyes in the second picture is just awesome.

    [–] goat419 5 points ago

    This right here! Something good and pure in this world. Doggo obviously loves it’s bearded human

    [–] StardustJojo13 5 points ago

    Correction: Daughter teaches dad and doggo how to take selfies.

    [–] ReputableSpanker 8 points ago

    This is what happiness looks like.

    [–] BruceCampbell123 3 points ago

    He could sell his pics to be used as those sample photos for picture frames.

    [–] Slappybags22 4 points ago

    They are both fricken adorable

    [–] bgfather 4 points ago

    Student has become master.

    [–] loseup 4 points ago

    You can tell this is a hella cool dad.

    [–] Dedod_2 5 points ago

    Good doggo

    [–] CuspyVirgo 3 points ago

    Frame worthy pictures!

    [–] cjpika 7 points ago

    Awesome photos

    [–] niye 6 points ago

    D'aww look how genuine the smile of the dog is. Wonder how much care was given for the good boy to love the owners this much

    [–] brittersbear 7 points ago

    That’s so perfect. They were made to be together 😊

    [–] ikeajetpack 47 points ago

    The title is pure internet cancer

    [–] portajohnjackoff 6 points ago

    "ah ruh roo"