Mr. Archer

by mssinglemama on August 15, 2011

I don’t write about him enough.

Archer. My dog, my best friend, my boyfriend. Really, I joke about the last one. But I seriously feel like he is my boyfriend. He’s absolutely and completely devoted to loving me unconditionally, and he always forgives me when I’m in a lousy mood. And he’s so handsome. I mean, just look at him.

Also, take note cyber-stalkers (I have learned there is actually someone using my images in Second Life, yeah, super creepy) – if any of you come to get me in real life, Mr. Archer will be eating you for a late night snack.

Don’t let this face fool you.

He is a 68 pound lean, mean, cyber-stalker eating machine.

Do you feel safe living alone? What do you do to keep your home safer? I honestly got Archer in large part for protection (falling in love with him was an unexpected surprise). But, I do feel much safer with him around. And seriously ladies, he fills a spot in my heart I never knew could be filled… I wish I could clone him for you.

(These photos are from a Cement Marketing office photo shoot the other day. Beautiful pictures of the office and my team here.) And thanks to @jaredlangston for the photography.

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Amy August 16, 2011 at 12:27 am

My hubby is gone 4 out of 8 days. I have 3 dogs that alert me to danger (or in the case of one of them anything that moves in our yard or outside of it), an alarm system and good lighting at night. I keep a phone by my bed with 911 programmed.

Thankfully in this house I feel safe, my sister lives next door and am friendly with all my close by neighbors :)

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nicola August 16, 2011 at 3:32 am

I’m generally not a fearful person and I’ve never ever lived in a home with an alarm system (I’ve also never lived in an area I’d consider at all dangerous). But when I decided to take a 6 month road trip to Mexico with my kids (15 and 12 year old boys), I also decided to get a second dog to take along with us. It was something I’d been considering for a while, but the added protection was a big factor in choosing our new fella from the rescue organization – a big handsome brute who looks something like your Archer. Best decision. Ever. Dogs aren’t for everyone, and yes, it’s a considerable time/energy investment to train, exercise & care for the beasts, but the payouts cannot be quantified. I am so, so grateful for my dogs.

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Stac August 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

I wish we had a dog, but we don’t. I generally feel safe though because we live in a condo and I’m assuming if I scream loud enough the neighbors will at least call 911. Even when I was single and living with just my little one, I lived in a three unit house, and again felt safe because of the closeness of neighbors. And please don’t tell me that there is no guarentee that the neighbors would help….I like my feeling of safety when the man works third shift :) Though I do bolt the door behind him when he goes to work for the night. And I do still investigate any noise I’m not familiar with, all horror movie like (“wait….what’s that noise, stay here, I’ll check” yea yea I know what usually happens next lol). But I’m a mama, and if my baby (not so baby anymore) boy is in the house, I’m pretty sure I’d at least leave my mark on anyone attempting to hurt us….I’ll take them down with me before I let anyone hurt my child.

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Stac August 16, 2011 at 8:57 am

Oh and I think I just fell in love with Archer after seeing the second pic! oh so adorable! Definately let me know if you find a way to clone him :)

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SingleMama August 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

Archer is quite handsome! I have a large pitbull/lab mix (around 95 pounds). He actually thinks he is a lap dog, but his bark tends to keep people away. That and I live in a small-er town that has hardly any crime.

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Alison August 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I have Sadie, a 55lb, brown lab-boxer mix. She will eat the face off anyone trying to get into the house that shouldn’t be there, but is playful and loving to friends and family.

She’s my loyal companion (as I lovingly call her). I can’t imagine life without her.

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Melissa August 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I just inherited a 4 year old yorkie. He is five pounds of pure bad-ass! He is the funniest little dog ever. His owner was a a friend of a friend’s mother who recently passed away. He was shuffled around between homes for a few weeks until he landed in my lap. Its been just me and my kids for 7 years…it was time for a dog. And we could not have gotten luckier. He is the most well trained smarty pants dog ive ever met! He fit instantly into our little family. I wouldnt say hes much for protection…but im sure he would try! I joke that he is the only man allowed in my bed! lol. I am sooo not a dog person, but its almost like i dont even consider him a dog…he is my little man!

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Rosalyn August 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I don’t feel completely comfortable living alone. I have considered getting a dog…..I haven’t found one yet though. What is second life?

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Speedgirl September 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I rescued a dog 4 years ago, and I too feel that he fills a void in our home. Toby is a fantastic mutt. Great with the kids, loves to go in the car, and has a frightening bark when people are in the yard or the door bell rings. I feel much safer with him around! Another perk: when the door-to-door salesmen see 90 pounds of dog running toward the window, they think twice about bothering me :)

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Jenna Trentwood September 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I keep a few guns in my house. I have been trained to use them in crisis situations and I have a license to carry one concealed as well. I don’t personally believe that a dog will stop a determined home invader. They’re usually armed and often under the influence of mind-alterting substances as well. Not a good situation.

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Carl September 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Leaving in a peaceful area in Stockholm (the capital of Sweden), it sounds really strange that someone in a civilized country like the us, should have to be armed to feel safe at home. Do you really think there is a actual risk that someone would break in to your home? Instead of getting dangerous dogs and guns, it’s more rational to focus on avoiding health risks like fat food and overconsumption of alcohol.

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sherlyoo September 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Oh~~ I love this guy, I love dogs, I also want to have one.

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