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Tomorrow is Fathers Day, So Happy Fathers Day to all you fathers out there. =D> Since you are all dog guys, do you get dog stuff on Fathers Day ? I remember the old Cosby joke about Mothers Day presents being good & Fathers Day presents being basically dog crap, so I was wondering, what kinds of stuff do you get for Fathers Day? Any great, funny or terrible presents or stories about Fathers DAy
 

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Either dog stuff or tools. Gift certificates to book stores are always a good one too.
I try not to make a big deal over FD cause, IMHO, it's the moms that are the real heart and soul of the familys.
I took them fishing, nature walks in the woods, coached ball teams, etc, but it's always been mom who got them through their teen years. Many a night I chased them off the end of the bed when they came in after a date and talked with mom about it.
:eek: "HEY! Go talk in another room! I don't wanna hear that stuff"! :eek: :lol: :lol: Mean old dad! :wink:
 

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Bob Scott said:
Either dog stuff or tools. Gift certificates to book stores are always a good one too.
I try not to make a big deal over FD cause, IMHO, it's the moms that are the real heart and soul of the familys.
I took them fishing, nature walks in the woods, coached ball teams, etc, but it's always been mom who got them through their teen years. Many a night I chased them off the end of the bed when they came in after a date and talked with mom about it.
:eek: "HEY! Go talk in another room! I don't wanna hear that stuff"! :eek: :lol: :lol: Mean old dad! :wink:
My own dad always wanted book store certificates or tools. Dogs were pets..... no "stuff." But tools.........

Your mean old dad story reminds me of my dad, who never answered the phone. He had seven kids, and six of us are girls. There were times when he had four or more teenagers at once. So why should he answer the phone? "It's not for me!"
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Bob Scott said:
Either dog stuff or tools. Gift certificates to book stores are always a good one too.
I try not to make a big deal over FD cause, IMHO, it's the moms that are the real heart and soul of the familys.
I took them fishing, nature walks in the woods, coached ball teams, etc, but it's always been mom who got them through their teen years. Many a night I chased them off the end of the bed when they came in after a date and talked with mom about it.
:eek: "HEY! Go talk in another room! I don't wanna hear that stuff"! :eek: :lol: :lol: Mean old dad! :wink:
My own dad always wanted book store certificates or tools. Dogs were pets..... no "stuff." But tools.........

Your mean old dad story reminds me of my dad, who never answered the phone. He had seven kids, and six of us are girls. There were times when he had four or more teenagers at once. So why should he answer the phone? "It's not for me!"
:lol: sounds sooooo familiar! We each had 10 mins for a phone call. Any longer and there was no warning. He just walked by the phone and hit the button. If you didn't want to be embaressed by a quick disconnect, you dern well watched the clock.
I must have traveled in his footsetps a bit. I had to walk home (2 miles)in a heavy rain caused the car broke down and I couldn't get through AFTER walking half the distance to a phone booth.
Yacky Jacky (#2 Daughter, had the phone tied up cause I wasn't home and wouldn't know :roll: :lol: .
When I walked in the door, soaked to the skin, Jackie got this real wierd look on her face. Then, with my less then patient temperment, I ripped the phone off of the wall and tossed it out the back door. :oops:
We got the call waiting service the next day.
Now I'm just a nice old grandpa! :D :D :wink:
 

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That is SO FUNNY!!! LOL!

I used to drag the phone into the hall closet and hide in there so I could exceed my 10 minutes. My father also would just hang it up if we were on too long, and he happened by.......

All our boyfriends were afraid of him.

I look back and think "Holy cow....... imagine having six daughters all at once with the usual entourage of teenage-boys-in-heat" !!

One of my clearest memories: his voice saying "You aren't going out of this house dressed like that."
 

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Of course I see them more now then when they were at home. Since Jackie has the most to pack up (3 under 4yr :eek: ) we'll be going to her house for FD. :wink:
 

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Bob Scott said:
Of course I see them more now then when they were at home. Since Jackie has the most to pack up (3 under 4yr :eek: ) we'll be going to her house for FD. :wink:
Is there CAKE? I like celebrations involving cake.

Luckily part of this trip to the other coast involves a two-year-old's birthday party. CAKE! :lol:

My daughter's house is like yours, with a 3.5-year-old, a just-turning-two, and a 2-weeks-old. And it's a brownstone, three floors....... much unavoidable exercise happens in that house.

From there to the Border-Terrier house for a few days! :lol:
 

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There was lots of cake and BBQ.
Turns out it was a combo of FD, daughteer and son-in-law's annversary and s-i-l's birthday. My wife clued me in on all this on the way over there. :lol: :lol: :wink:
 

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Bob Scott said:
There was lots of cake and BBQ.
Turns out it was a combo of FD, daughteer and son-in-law's annversary and s-i-l's birthday. My wife clued me in on all this on the way over there. :lol: :lol: :wink:
:lol: :lol:

Well, that sounds great to me.
 

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Susan, I actually got something fun and useful (eventually) this father's day. Moose skin mukluks (boots native americans wear in the snow that you "strap up"...big in dog sledding ( at least old school dog sledding! ;-)))! You may laugh but they are just the thing for minnesota dog enthusiasts....at least from november to march!

My wife outdid herself...for the first time, she bought me a gadget that I neither expected nor will return. Hah! A breakthrough moment in our marraige.
 

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oh I love mukluks. When I lived in Tahoe I had some. Not a big need for them here in so calif., unfortunately it's way too hot already. :x
 

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I'm an avid woodworker. For years I've always told my sons, when asked what I wanted for Father's Day, "a woodworker never has enough clamps". So over the years, I've assembled a considerable collection. This year however, my sons and I had a great trip to an exciting fight, spent a night at a casino, walked down Beale Street, where they enjoyed an adult beverage. We just had a great time. Couldn't have asked for a better Father's Day.

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David, It sounds like your kids are very thoughtful. You sort of cracked me up with the phrase "adult beverage". Spoken like an officer! I think it's nice that you give them an idea of what you want, that way, they feel good about what they give you, & don't have to resort to ties or soap on a rope.
 

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David Frost said:
I'm an avid woodworker. For years I've always told my sons, when asked what I wanted for Father's Day, "a woodworker never has enough clamps". So over the years, I've assembled a considerable collection. This year however, my sons and I had a great trip to an exciting fight, spent a night at a casino, walked down Beale Street, where they enjoyed an adult beverage. We just had a great time. Couldn't have asked for a better Father's Day.

DFrost
Ditto on the clamps! My second daughter wont by them anymore though. She says their to boreing. :lol: :lol: wimmins! :roll: :wink:
 

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My husband got cards and calls from the kids and the house to himself....yes, I was out dog training.

The LEO who was working with us, just had his first son. We asked him if he wanted to be home and he said "Its my day and I want to train dogs" so we accomadate him. (But he won't do that when the boy is old enough to remember)

Now we just have to find a kid size bite sleeve :) [seriously any kid related K9 handler stuff would be fun to give him next year so let me know if you know of anything]
 

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susan tuck said:
David, It sounds like your kids are very thoughtful. You sort of cracked me up with the phrase "adult beverage". Spoken like an officer! I think it's nice that you give them an idea of what you want, that way, they feel good about what they give you, & don't have to resort to ties or soap on a rope.
My 3.5-year-old grandson MADE his dad a tie. This is cardboard, sequined, colored, "monogramed," and stunning. One holds it on with an elastic band (the kind on a halloween mask) under the shirt collar, so no actually tying even required.
 
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