MAC

🐾 Great Pyrenees mix 🐾 🎄 12/25/15 🎄 📺 Macgyver 📺 ⚠️ In Training ⚠️ Handler: 💕KATE 💕

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"He's so fetch!" 💕
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•This task is helpful for me for when the pain is overwhelming and moving at all in the slightest makes it even worse ☠️
•Bottle retrieval is mainly used for when I need a drink to take medicine but can't manage the pain to get one💊
•Mac is still learning so we will start a new "series" of progression videos to show his learning and skills 🙌
•Retrievals are Mac's favorite tasks, he has several: medication, phone, bottle, keys, I.D., etc. 📱
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I am sorry for my inability to explain things and for my horrendous camera quality/skills. I am hoping to be able to get a camera chord so I can actually use my dslr for Mac's account here 🤞 More importantly though...who got the refrence/joke in my caption? 😂💕

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•Handler- Katlyn ☻
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•Reason for SD- ASD, H.O.H., SPD, Chronic pain 🆗
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•I have had all of my issues since birth and will have all of my issues til death 🏥
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•I am currently 19 going on 20 🔞
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•Mac's most used tasks are: DPT, alerts to oncoming (psych) episodes, retrievals, guide work, and light mobility work ♿️
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•I personally struggle with SPD the most 👍
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•Mac is almost 90lbs and *insert height here later* 🐶
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•I can't go anywhere without my bandana (my "lovie") 🛑
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•I plan to move back to South Africa with Mac once I've graduated from college 🇿🇦
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•Fun Fact•
When I was 3, my doctor put me in a mental hospital because I showed characteristics of being a sociopath at an early age🤷‍♀️
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🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
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Follow our mates: @paws.or.tails @tales_oftheo @sherlocktheservicepup @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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🐶🥄Day in the life of a SD 🥄🐶
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🔥 CRPS/RSD Awareness month 🔥
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💔NOT SO FUN FACT💔
•CRPS is also nicknamed 'suicide syndrome' because of the unbearable never ending pain people have makes them just want to end their lives. •Could you imagine being in THAT much pain, all day, everyday? With NO cure or help? Please help, donate if you can, show support, wear orange, talk and spread the word. Let's try to fight this and find a cure! (Mildly annoyed there is no orange heart emoji). Sending love, prayers, good vibes, social media hugs, and whatever else, to the people suffering from this unhappy issue. I'm here for you ❤️💛 (red+yellow=orange heart) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(**Also, here are some blooper pictures that I didn't think were the best, but please enjoy them, his shirt says 'creep it real' 😊**)
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#crpsorange crps #rsdawareness #rsd #wearorange #crpsorangeday #colortheworldorange #findacure #helpinghands #supportsystem #crpsorangefleash #fightforacure #allpainnogain #alldayeveryday #nervember #November #bloopers #assistancedog #disabled

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🔥 CRPS/RSD Awareness month 🔥
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•I didn't know what CRPS was not too long along. I still don't fully understand it. I struggle with Autism so I don't understand people's thoughts, feelings, actions, or reasons why they do or think things. I don't understand why people cry or laugh. I don't have the ability to feel genuine anything for anyone most of the time. But today, Nov. 6th, 2017, I felt something because of @sirius.service.dog , I felt sad..? I saw her crying because of the pain she's enduring and it made me want to hug her (and I dont like physical contact with people). Imagine how much pain she'd have to be in to cry about it, she seems like one of the strongest people I've gotten the opportunity to admire and follow, and she cried because of the pain she goes through everyday because there's no cure. We are on this earth to help one another, we need to stand together to help end #CRPS/RSD or find a cure! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
(**side note**)
Uhm, I'm sorry to Desiree ( sorry if I spelt that wrong) if I offended you by mentioning your life in my post. Also, don't feel obligated to acknowledge me, I really don't feel like I deserve to have such a great person/team talk to me in anyways 😅 but if this annoys you I will delete it 🙇‍♀️
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#crpsorangeday #colortheworldorange #rsdawareness #crpsawareness #nervember #crpsorangefleash #wearorange #November #findacure #helpinghands #supportsystem #orange #allpainnogain #lovebuddies

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🔥 CRPS/RSD Awareness month 🔥
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•It's not a new medical issue, its been documented ever since the civil war when veterans were complaining of a "fire type burning sensation" and "pins and needles" all over their bodies. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
•It's not as rare as some people make it seem, there are over 200,000 cases of possible CRPS a year, just in the U.S. That also doesnt account for all the people who haven't documented it because of lack of awareness. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#crpsorangeday #crpsawareness #crps #rsd #rsdawareness #November #colortheworldorange #findacure #helpinghands #supportsystem #crpsorangefleash #wearorange #

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🔥Its CRPS/RSD awareness month 🔥
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•Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. (It's not a mental disorder!)
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•Known to be one of the most painful expiriences a human can endure, this medical problem unfortunately doesn't have a cure. 😭
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•People with this syndrome are often cold to the touch but in reality the person themself usually feels as though they are on fire, so try not to touch them. 🚫🔥❄️
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•My friend Tyler has this, and he describes it as "the worst sunburn you could ever get and never goes away. " 🌡️
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#crpsorangeday #colortheworldorange #crpsawareness #crps #rsd #rsdawareness #cprsawarenessmonth #crpsorangefleash #nocure #november #helpinghands #supportsystem #orangeistheneweverything #wearorange

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🌈COLOR F.A.Qs🌈
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❤️ Is that his natural color? No. 😧
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💛 What did you use to dye him? Depends. Manic panic, artic fox, kool aid, etc. 👍 (Animal safe, vegetable based hair dyes.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 💚 Is it permanent? Nope. It fades and gives me the chance to explore more colors. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~💙 Does it hurt him? No. Its animal safe but I do an allergy test with any new product just to keep him as comfortable as possible 💯
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💜 Does he like it? Uh, I don't think he cares. But ya never know. 💭
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💖 Did you bleach him? No. Never. Why would I bleach my dog? Unsafe. 🚫
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❤️ My dog is black, is there anyway I could dye it? I've seen animal safe paint type of products in white you could maybe put alittle on it, then possibly put a different color over top, so it shows up? Honestly, I don't 100% know. 🤔
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💛 Is your dog Gay? Maybe...? 🤷‍♀️
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💚 Can your dog still be a SD now that he's colored? Since when does color matter? Yes. He's still tasked trained. If someone dyes their hair, does that make them any less capable of doing the job at hand? No. 😒
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💙 Why pink? If he's a boy...? Because I like pink. He likes pink. What does gender have to do with color preference? Please don't try and force your gender roles onto my puppy 💗
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💜 Don't you think dying him is silly and unprofessional? I don't think looks define anyone's abilities. It's not the 1920s, please move along with your old school mindsets. ☮️
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💖 Can I take a picture? I really appreciate the fact you asked. But, I don't know you or your intentions for taking said picture... 😫
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🌈 Why do you dye him? Because Mac is here to help me. If I can use him as a creative outlet then why not? Also, it keeps him safer. (That will be a future post.)

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That face you make when people say your dog is a #fake service dog 🤷‍♀️👍 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(**PSA FOR THE PUBLIC**) ✔️The only criteria able to be used to determine if a SD is real or not is it's training. ✔️My SD is cute but he is still working. You probably noticed him doing an anger/anxiety response task while you're nagging me. 🚫No. From now on I will not allow people to take pictures of Mac unless I decide otherwise. I have a "fan". I also have no idea what you'd do with a picture of (myself and) my dog anyways. Sucks. People might believe you when you tell them you saw a pink dog. Idk. Idc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Follow our awesome mates: @tales_oftheo @paws.or.tails @sherlocktheservicepup @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd
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#servicedog #intraining #learning #halloween2017 #clifford #stressed #blessed #stalker #dontouch #pinkpuppy #redpuppy #red #dog #greatpyrenees #germanshepard #anatolianshepard

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♡♡♡Throwin in back ♡♡♡
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Follow our mates: @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd @paws.or.tails @sherlocktheservicepup @tales_oftheo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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I'm a cotton headed ninny muggins 🎄
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October/Halloween is our favorite of the year but now that it's over. Christmasssssss 💚❤️💚❤️ This human has more Christmas outfits for me than a halloween store has costumes 🤷‍♀️
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Follow our mates: @wetnose.luna @the.lady.and.the.hound @paws.or.tails @rowdy_the_pit @sherlocktheservicepup @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd @tales_oftheo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#servicedog #intraining #working #learning #mixedbreed #greatpyrenees #germanshepard #anatolianshepard #christmas #November1st #present #pinkpuppy

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Happy Howl-o-ween 🎃 (Will be posting a video later)
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(Pictures showing a sit stay with increasing distance and distractions.)
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Follow our mates:@paws.or.tails @sherlocktheservicepup @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd @tales_oftheo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#servicedog #intraining #working #learning #mixedbreed #greatpyrenees #germanshepard #anatolianshepard #halloween2017 #autism #disabledbutstillable #workinprogress #puppy #pinkpuppy #farm #unnecessaryhashtags #colored

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Guess the news is out! I'm mentally ill. Shocking, I know 🤷‍♀️ My dog's fur is a mood detector 😂 I blame trained and maintained for the beautiful inspiration 💕

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Amidst all the doctors appointments, hospital visits, and pharmacy stops, Mac continues to prove that love isn't something you can train a dog to do, but sometimes it's what you need the most ❤️ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Follow our mates:
@paws.or.tails @tales_oftheo @sherlocktheservicepup @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(**ALSO**)
I know Mac isn't tucked in the video. I let my dog spread out as long as he's out of the way. This wasn't a waiting room this was a private room so I try and have as much of a relaxed environment as possible. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#servicedog #servicedogcommunity #servicedogintraining #workingdog #puppywithapurpose #learning #mixedbreed #greatpyrenees #germanshepard #anatolianshepard #weirdo #sillypuppy #fall #october #servicedogvest #bigpuppy #bigbreed #assistancedog #disabled #autism #A.S.D #BipolarDisorder2 #B.P.D.2 #lotsofotherissues #letsnotgettoopersonal #thegooddoctor #randomtagsforfollowers #sociable #thatlasttagwasajoke

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Mac is taking a nice break til the new year. Occasional PA training, the rest of the time its puppy playtime.

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#100day2thlesschallenge ~Day 1 ~ Basics~
~~~Mac just woke up and isn't used to not going on a walk first thing in the morning 😅~~~ Also the lighting isnt great but hes more peachy pink after his bath but his butt is still pink pink~~~

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Poodle pink 🐩 or piggy pink 🐖
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Follow our mates: @paws.or.tails @sherlocktheservicepup @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd @tales_oftheo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(**DISCLAIMER**)
•Mac is peachy pink. It is temporary. It is animal safe. It will be washed out within a couple of weeks. My dog. I can do whatever I want with. His looks don't affect his abilities or job. Obviously us Spoonies should know that best of all. I genuinely don't care if you don't like it. Me and Mac love Halloween and we go all out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Adventure time ✔️
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Follow our mates: @paws.or.tails
@sherlocktheservicepup @tales_oftheo
@gypsythegreat_pyreneessd ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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🔴🔴🔴THE BASICS🔴🔴🔴
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⚕ FIRST AID KIT⚕
•Tweezers (not pictured)
•Muzzle (emergency only)
•Nail Clippers
(•Clicker)
•Paw guard
•Liquid Bandage •Super Clot (stops bleeding)
•Gauze (not pictured)
•Allergy relief
•Dog Asprin •Antimicrobial and Inflamation cream
•Pill container/ crusher
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(**Disclaimer**)
This is just what I carry for my dog. You might carry more or less than me, that's fine. Be prepared. Be cautious. Read labels and directions. Call a vet, even for little things, better safe than sorry.

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♡♡♡♡Ya know what I love?♡♡♡♡
When someone with NO DEGREE in anything thinks they can tell you that you don't have anything wrong with you. 👍okay👍
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Follow our mates: @tales_oftheo @paws.or.tails @wetnose.luna @rowdy_the_pit @sherlocktheservicepup @the.lady.and.the.hound @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
#servicedog #intraining #working #learning #mixedbreed #greatpyrenees #germanshepard #anatolianshepard #puppy #autismspectrumdisorder #bipolardisorder2 #disabled #spoonie #dogsofinstagram #cutedog #workingdog #hospital #fallforfall #cutepuppy

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🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴THE BASICS🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴
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♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡GROOMING♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1ST BUCKET:
••••••••••••••••••💙Dawn soap💙•••••••••••••••••••••••• its gentle and good for sensitive skin, plus it doesnt have a strong smell therefore sensory friendly
•••••••😅OUT Easy spray shampoo(oatmeal)😅•••••
Spoonie friendly except when wet
••••••••••🚫Flea and tick shampoo🚫•••••••••••••
This is personal preference, Mac is on a pill but its just nice for me to feel he's double guarded from it
•••••••••••••🙌Conditioner🙌••••••••••••••
Mac is double coated amd the top coat isn't as soft as the bottom so we use conditioner just to add some umpf

2nd BUCKET
••••••••••••🐎 Horse brush🐎••••••••••••
It's a nice To-Go Brush
••••••Dual sided metal rake type brush•••••••
Works super good for double coats
••••••••••••💲Furminator💲•••••••••••••
Eh, it works fairly well
•••••••••🐑Wide tooth comb/dematting comb🐑••••••••••
Dematting, trimming with scissors, etc?
••••••••••••••••••••💅Nail clippers 💅••••••••••••••••••••••••
Necessary for any and all dogs, don't forget those dewclaws too
••••••••••••••••••••👂Ear rinse👂•••••••••••••••••••••••••
After every bath, rinse ears, cotton ball them, and happy puppy is happy again.
••••••••••••••••••••✂️Scissors ✂️••••••••••••••••••••••
Well, can't brush everything out 😧 gotta trim the show pony to make him look good

3rd "bucket"
•••••••••••🤷‍♀️Clippers? Shaver? Whatever 🤷‍♀️•••••••••••••
Sometimes its easier to shave down certain areas, like the pads of his feet🐾 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴
(***SIDE-NOTE: supplies will vary depending on breed and fur type, you may have something for your dog that I didn't mention and that's fine, it's all about what works best for you and your dog***)
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(**ALSO** Even if you take your dog to a groomer, it's still nice to have your own grooming stuff handy)
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This. Is. Halloweird. 🎃
#day2 #getready #halloween2017
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Follow our mates: ---------------------------------------------------------- *NEW* @tales_oftheo *NEW*
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@gypsythegreat_pyreneessd @sherlocktheservicepup @the.lady.and.the.hound @paws.or.tails @rowdy_the_pit @wetnose.luna ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

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🆒🆒🆒Fun Facts 🆒🆒🆒
1. Mac's full name is Macgyver 📺
(based off the old tv show)
2. Mac's favorite things are: tennis balls 🎾, his Maui (moana) doll 🏝️, and antlers 🦌
3. Mac's biggest weakness is pools 🏊‍♂️
4. Mac loves Disney World 🎆
5. Mac only weighs 86lbs 😦 (but he's gaining more weight with his diet 💪)
6. Mac is NOT a Golden retriever 😱 (G.R. mix, Lab (mix), or Afghan (mix), etc.)
7. Mac is the most forgiving dog 😔💙
8. Mac is balanced trained. (I only use treats when he is learning SD skills and tasks.) 👍👎
9. Mac is a miniature horse 🐎
10. Mac's super power is Napping 💤
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♡♡♡Wanna be mates/pawtners? Send us a DM!♡♡♡
Follow our mates: @rowdy_the_pit @paws.or.tails @wetnose.luna @sherlocktheservicepup @the.lady.and.the.hound @gypsythegreat_pyreneessd ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
⚠️⚠️⚠️Go follow 🔴 @sdit.malice 🔴because who wouldn't love to see a gosh darn cute dog and ideas that I happened to borrow lol 😂 ⚠️⚠️⚠️

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What's everyone gonna be for Halloween? 🎃🖤

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