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Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2006, 12:21:24 PM
Just thought I would start a thread for all of the animal lovers here.
This is the first time I have ever started a thread, so I hope it works.  :wink:

To start, I thought I would post a link to the new website for the Rabies Challenge Fund. This group is trying to establish scientific proof that the rabies vaccine is not needed every 3 years, and certainly not every year.

The rabies vaccine can have serious adverse reactions. I believe that my sweet little Hannah was such a case. She had severe muscle wasting and neurological problems in the year after her last rabies vac. She also developed a malignant tumor at the site of her vaccine.

Here is the link to the new website: http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2006, 12:29:04 PM
Here is a very interesting website.

It lists the known genetic diseases associated with 148 purebred dog breeds.

http://www.dogbiz.com/dogbiz-genetic-disease-guide.html#86


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2006, 12:34:13 PM
Post your fur-kid pictures here.  :D


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on November 20, 2006, 12:40:08 PM
oh golly memphis, you and my daughter need to get together, and Anna has some great thoughts too regarding what's truly necessary as it relates to vaccinations.

These are the adults, please note there are two of Big Red the dog, NOT two dogs  :lol:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/petmosaic.jpg)

I need to get new photos of the kittens Sophie and Wiggles, but here's the last one I did for primetime  :lol:
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/mosaic77e9f2baab26999b659d2daca0b5d.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2006, 08:54:59 PM
What cute kids!  :P

Does that make seven?

Love that smiling face of Big Red's.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2006, 08:57:50 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/santa.jpg)

 :lol:

It's an old picture. Both of mine are in heaven now.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2006, 09:08:03 PM
more...

This is Holly and a baby Hannah....

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/scan0005.jpg)


and this is Hannah...

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/8775a766.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/hannah020.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mrs. red on November 20, 2006, 09:15:05 PM
My vet told me since my "boys" are all indoors that they don't need the vaccines as frequently as other kids... I think they are at a 3 year interval...

unless it's Dobee, and he has to get shaved every year.... for whatever reason, he doesn't like having his long hair, he thinks he is a stud muffin when he gets his lion cut...


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LouiseVargas on November 20, 2006, 10:07:52 PM
Hi Memphis, Did you ever get the chicken soup for your cold? I love all the pics that have been posted, especially pics of your beautiful Hannah.

Mrs. Red, I've never had any of my cats vaccinated. They do not go outdoors. Of course, they are always spayed and neutered and tested for feline diseases.

Whew, Nonesuche, you have a lot of pets!  

Here are mine:

My Romeo, age 13 1/2 ... weighs 13 lbs.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/LouiseVargas/DSC00775copy.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/LouiseVargas/DSC00933copy.jpg)

My Guinevere, age 7 months ... weighs 10 lbs.
She is growing up. Compare pic at bottom.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/LouiseVargas/DSC01224copy.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/LouiseVargas/DSC01229copy.jpg)

My Guinevere, age 2 months ... weighed 2 lbs.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/LouiseVargas/DSC00883copy.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/LouiseVargas/DSC00875copy.jpg)

Klass pointed out that Guinevere looks like an Egyptian Mau. My Vet says she's a grey tabby. I looked up the characteristics of the Mau and Guinevere has the Mau voice, which is more of a murmur that sounds like "mau." Of course when I've taken her to the Vet, she says MEOWWWWWW!!!!!!

Thanks, Memphis, I'm enjoying this thread.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on November 20, 2006, 10:19:46 PM
Memphis- Hannah and Holly are or were so pretty, are they both gone now? Daughter's first puppy was a collie, we named him Lucky but he was dognapped from our backyard. I love collies so much !

Actually it's six, one dog and five cats - daughter and mr none are responsible for four of that six too! Two is about all I can handle ! Daughter graduates soon and I expect Red and several of the kitties will go with her  :(

Louise - such pretty pretty kitties you have! Guinevere looks like a starlet !


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 22, 2006, 11:22:13 AM
Quote from: "mrs. red"
My vet told me since my "boys" are all indoors that they don't need the vaccines as frequently as other kids... I think they are at a 3 year interval...

unless it's Dobee, and he has to get shaved every year.... for whatever reason, he doesn't like having his long hair, he thinks he is a stud muffin when he gets his lion cut...


I'm glad to hear your vet doesn't insist on the yearly vacs.

Vaccines have saved lives, but there has been vaccine overkill (no pun intended). Experts believe there is prolly lifetime immunity after the first yearly vaccines. We don't get vaccinated every year for the rest of our lives, why should our pets?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 22, 2006, 11:27:02 AM
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
Hi Memphis, Did you ever get the chicken soup for your cold? I love all the pics that have been posted, especially pics of your beautiful Hannah.

Mrs. Red, I've never had any of my cats vaccinated. They do not go outdoors. Of course, they are always spayed and neutered and tested for feline diseases.

SNIP

Klass pointed out that Guinevere looks like an Egyptian Mau. My Vet says she's a grey tabby. I looked up the characteristics of the Mau and Guinevere has the Mau voice, which is more of a murmur that sounds like "mau." Of course when I've taken her to the Vet, she says MEOWWWWWW!!!!!!

Thanks, Memphis, I'm enjoying this thread.


The soup didn't make it.  :(  I think someone intercepted it and ate it.  :wink:  

Guinevere has grown! She definately has a beautiful exotic look. Thanks for posting and I bet yours are perfectly fine since they are indoors.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 22, 2006, 11:32:59 AM
Quote from: "nonesuche"
Memphis- Hannah and Holly are or were so pretty, are they both gone now? Daughter's first puppy was a collie, we named him Lucky but he was dognapped from our backyard. I love collies so much !

Actually it's six, one dog and five cats - daughter and mr none are responsible for four of that six too! Two is about all I can handle ! Daughter graduates soon and I expect Red and several of the kitties will go with her  :(

Louise - such pretty pretty kitties you have! Guinevere looks like a starlet !


Thanks None. Yours are all beautiful and healthy looking. Yes, both of mine are gone. I hope it's not morose that I posted them.  :wink:  I am starting to put out feelers for another. Maybe after winter. I don't relish the thought of trying to housebreak a puppy when it is really cold outside.  :lol:  I did that twice.

Holly was a little genious and my soul mate. I lost her at age 7 to the hideous c-monster. Hannah was just a sweet, gentle soul. I lost her this past June at age 15.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 22, 2006, 11:34:32 AM
Post your fur-kids pics here!

SunFreak? Anna?  :D


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Carnut on November 22, 2006, 02:22:30 PM
Ok, here's my very camera shy Shadow:

(http://carnut.com/pets/shadow2.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Frijole on November 22, 2006, 03:40:37 PM
Hopefully I can do this without blowing margins too bad!  It is so much fun to see everyone's lovely furry babies...

Here are mine... Haley will be 13 in a few weeks... Annie is 10.  They are schnauzers and they rule the roost!   :lol:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/kfrijole/AnnieandHaleySept2006copy.jpg)



(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/kfrijole/IMG_1573.jpg)
Annie is on guard at all times.  

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/kfrijole/AnnieChilling2006.jpg)
Life is rough....
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/kfrijole/Haleys12thbirthday.jpg)
This is nice but I'd rather have some food (Haley's 12th birthday)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LouiseVargas on November 22, 2006, 10:01:06 PM
Oh Wow, I'm so enthralled with your pet pics.

Carnut, your shy Shadow is absolutely beautiful. How old is she/he? Looks like a young one because there are a lot of toys to play with.

Friole, I love your Schnauzers.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LouiseVargas on November 22, 2006, 10:03:52 PM
Memphis,

I'm sorry about the chicken soup not reaching you. If you could send your email address to Klaas and authorize her to forward it to me, I can send you chicken soup directly.

With love, Louise


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Carnut on November 22, 2006, 11:25:37 PM
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
Oh Wow, I'm so enthralled with your pet pics.

Carnut, your shy Shadow is absolutely beautiful. How old is she/he? Looks like a young one because there are a lot of toys to play with.

Friole, I love your Schnauzers.


Shadow was 1 or 2 in that pic, that last good pic I've ever been able to get of her.

Shadow is about 12 1/2 now.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Frijole on November 23, 2006, 09:34:04 AM
Quote from: "Carnut"
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
Oh Wow, I'm so enthralled with your pet pics.

Carnut, your shy Shadow is absolutely beautiful. How old is she/he? Looks like a young one because there are a lot of toys to play with.

Friole, I love your Schnauzers.


Shadow was 1 or 2 in that pic, that last good pic I've ever been able to get of her.

Shadow is about 12 1/2 now.


 :lol:  :lol:
Well she is very pretty I am sure.  Best wishes to you and Shadow for a great Thanksgiving Carnut.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 26, 2006, 12:38:19 PM
Quote from: "Carnut"
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
Oh Wow, I'm so enthralled with your pet pics.

Carnut, your shy Shadow is absolutely beautiful. How old is she/he? Looks like a young one because there are a lot of toys to play with.

Friole, I love your Schnauzers.


Shadow was 1 or 2 in that pic, that last good pic I've ever been able to get of her.

Shadow is about 12 1/2 now.


Awww Carnut, any man who has a 12 yo black lab named Shadow must be a good guy.  :D

And why am I not surprised that her name is Shadow? It's such a good, solid name.  :D


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 26, 2006, 12:50:37 PM
Frijole, your schnauzer girls are adorable! I recently acquired two schnauzer friends. They are very smart dogs.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 26, 2006, 12:51:44 PM
Need more monkey pet pics!  :D


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Carnut on November 26, 2006, 05:55:41 PM
Quote from: "memphis"
Quote from: "Carnut"
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
Oh Wow, I'm so enthralled with your pet pics.

Carnut, your shy Shadow is absolutely beautiful. How old is she/he? Looks like a young one because there are a lot of toys to play with.

Friole, I love your Schnauzers.


Shadow was 1 or 2 in that pic, that last good pic I've ever been able to get of her.

Shadow is about 12 1/2 now.


Awww Carnut, any man who has a 12 yo black lab named Shadow must be a good guy.  :D

And why am I not surprised that her name is Shadow? It's such a good, solid name.  :D


Awwwww shucks, anywho, I think I got the name Shadow in thinking that a black dog following me around would kinda look like a shadow behind me.

Talk about ultra reasonings of a nerd.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on November 26, 2006, 08:25:19 PM
None~ I want Big Red! He looks so happy!

Memphis~ I'm sorry that your babies are gone.  :cry: Emily was the "pet love of my life". I had her for 15 wonderful years. I don't have a scanner, so I can't post a pic of her, but I'll look around on the net for one that looks as she did. I do have a pic of Milo, the fat little rascal. When I first got him, I expected him to be just like Emily, and he was not. It took awhile, but he managed to worm his way into my heart, and now I love him for himself.

Milo:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/justinsmama/Picture1.jpg)

Louise~ I've loved black and white cats for ages! Guinnie sure has grown!

Car~ Shadow is beautiful! Such glossy fur! Is it still that sleek?

Bean~ Those schnauzies are so cute! Give 'em a kiss from Auntie Justins!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on November 26, 2006, 08:29:57 PM
Here's a pic of a cat that lookes a lot like Emily did:

(http://www.thecatgallery.com/images/black-and-white-Stella.jpg)

She was truly my little baby girl. I called her frog face sometimes. She was a prissy little thing! Had her for ten years before Justin was born, and I honed my maternal instincts with her. I'll miss her terribly until we are reunited on the other side.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on November 26, 2006, 08:33:49 PM
This cat looks like Puddy, who I had from the time I was 15 years old. We got her as a kitten, and had her for 11 years, until FIP took her. She was very spoiled. The only humans she loved were my mother and me. She barely tolerated the rest of the family. LOL!

(http://www.thecatgallery.com/images/black-and-white-tummy.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Frijole on November 26, 2006, 09:31:31 PM
Quote from: "memphis"
Frijole, your schnauzer girls are adorable! I recently acquired two schnauzer friends. They are very smart dogs.


ah thanks.... they are too smart sometimes... they totally run my household I can assure you!   :lol:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Carnut on November 26, 2006, 10:32:16 PM
Quote from: "justinsmama"

Car~ Shadow is beautiful! Such glossy fur! Is it still that sleek?


Well, Shadow is still black and glossy from the ears on back.

Her eyes and mouth have grey rings around them and her chin is really grey now. Has some speckles of grey on the top of her head.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on November 26, 2006, 11:26:34 PM
Quote from: "Carnut"
Quote from: "justinsmama"

Car~ Shadow is beautiful! Such glossy fur! Is it still that sleek?


Well, Shadow is still black and glossy from the ears on back.

Her eyes and mouth have grey rings around them and her chin is really grey now. Has some speckles of grey on the top of her head.


The grey is expected. The sheen is a sign of health. You must have taken good care of her all these years. When Emily had the stroke, I took her to an emergency clinic. The vet was surprised that she as old as she was. She said that Em did not look as though she were a geriatic cat. She was the best cat there ever was.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on November 27, 2006, 12:41:35 AM
the pet photos are just wonderful !

Memphis - I hope you find just the right puppy this spring, I'll wish for that. I don't think it's morbid at all to miss and honor wonderful pets that added greatly to our lives. We have Sassy, Coco, and Pokey that we still remember and keep photo albums for too.

Carnut- Shadow looks pretty regal in that phone, few labs are that slim which is also good for their health.

Bean- Your babies are so cute  :lol: I just love the bed photo !!!!

Justins- mr none had a calico cat named Phoebe he adored like you do your Emily, I've thought so often it's a comfort to know she's with him again, she passed away a year before we met. Red is a very happy dog, he's a rescue mutt but he's ours and we do love him!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on November 27, 2006, 08:12:46 AM
none~ Does this mean that I can't have Big Red?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on November 27, 2006, 12:12:56 PM
This is my 13 1/2 yr old dog Liza.  She is a springer spaniel, who is the most loving"high needs" gal, I've had the pleasure of being "owned" by....She was diagnosed with cancerin February, so has had it a bit rough, but she's still hanging in there :wink:


(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/msdarthvada/liza.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on November 27, 2006, 06:59:01 PM
This is Teddi, my 8 month old Havanese pup.  First dog I've ever had, and boy do I have a lot to learn about dog care and training!  I could sure use advice from all the doggy experts here.  
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/1121/tedrw5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on November 27, 2006, 10:42:39 PM
Quote from: "justinsmama"
none~ Does this mean that I can't have Big Red?


 :lol: I'd be happy to share him? Daughter would never forgive me if I did more than that, she and mr none pulled a tag team on me when they found him at the rescue adoption center, so Red is pretty close to our hearts.

Msdarthvada - I LOVE springer spaniels, I so hope Liza continues to battle off that cancer for I know you want her healthy and happy.

Bobo2 - my brother and SIL just got a havanese also, but between you and me, your Teddi looks cuter  :wink:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on November 28, 2006, 06:40:51 AM
Quote from: "nonesuche"


Bobo2 - my brother and SIL just got a havanese also, but between you and me, your Teddi looks cuter  :wink:


Thanks nonesuche.  Warn your brother and SIL they can get matts in their fur really quickly.  My dog likes to rub her face on the carpet and I just had to have her partially shaved. :cry:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on November 28, 2006, 10:18:36 AM
None

Thank you,  we sure do love her.

Your dog is beautiful too. I just love those ears!  what breed?

I most definately love your white persian/ragdoll?
 I have a flamepoint himalayan with big blue eyes :wink:  Bailey  is so sweet.

and then.....I have this big fat orange tiger cat, who has claimed me as his own.  He weighs 23 pounds!  I'll see if I can find a pic of him.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on November 28, 2006, 12:27:15 PM
bobo2-
I will tell them, thanks for that tip. Our persians tend to get matts too, but on their little chests? FYI, go to a dog show near you, the breeders have booths with "grooming combs"...those work so well and we found one for $12 which is far less than you can find them online? We have far fewer matts now.

MsDarth-

Red is part chow and part Carolina Walking Dog? His ears make him look like a dingo but we also think he looks a lot like Scooby Doo  :lol: He's got his personality too.

A 23 pound cat ???  :shock: I guess he goes wherever he wants?  :lol: I do want to see photos !

My first non-shelter cat was himalayan, named Coco, sweetest cat ever. We lost her however to a genetic heart defect, our first experience with breeders who aren't so reputable  :(

I think our family might just like pets too much  :?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on November 28, 2006, 03:38:46 PM
This is my big baby
He is stretched out from my lap to my ankle!  Isn't his head huge compared to my hands (and I am not a petite person)



(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/msdarthvada/tubbymakai2.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on November 28, 2006, 03:41:31 PM
My Hubby always had this saying

One wife,  One kid,  One Dog and One Cat, is all a Man needs!


HAHA,  Guess I showed him, when I got the second cat :wink:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on November 28, 2006, 03:45:38 PM
None,
 I am so lucky my cats have never had mats.
 my himalayan loves to be brushed, which is a good thing.

except  outside,  My kitties are indoors because of the wild animals out in the woods up here.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on November 28, 2006, 07:38:36 PM
Quote from: "Bobo2"
Quote from: "nonesuche"


Bobo2 - my brother and SIL just got a havanese also, but between you and me, your Teddi looks cuter  :wink:


Thanks nonesuche.  Warn your brother and SIL they can get matts in their fur really quickly.  My dog likes to rub her face on the carpet and I just had to have her partially shaved. :cry:


Don't you just hate that?! Puddy (the loghair we had) hated to be brushed, and had matted fur at times that required buzzing off.  :x She always looked so bizarre that way. One of my neices was even more askeered of her then.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on November 29, 2006, 08:37:04 PM
MsDarthVada- I LOVE your big tabby, he's so handsome !  :D

Justins - we had to take the clippers to Sophie tonight, she yowled too, her chest matts just won't go away  :?

Bobo2 - My daughter wanted me to post a link for you, along with some advice. She says Havanese are very bright and particularly agile dogs, that they do well with agility training? She said to ask your vet for some referrals for trainers, that there are good quality programs that you can invest in for like $100 for 6 - 8 week training tracks? You go with your puppy one night a week, that you will learn a lot as will your puppy!

This link is for grooming supplies and she says it's the source for all at Pet Smart too, but that you can find the best you need here cheaper:
http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/default.asp?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 29, 2006, 08:48:53 PM
Justins ~ I understand how you feel about Emily. :(

They just don't live long enough - that's the hard part.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 29, 2006, 08:55:02 PM
Quote from: "Ms.DarthVada"
This is my 13 1/2 yr old dog Liza.  She is a springer spaniel, who is the most loving"high needs" gal, I've had the pleasure of being "owned" by....She was diagnosed with cancerin February, so has had it a bit rough, but she's still hanging in there :wink:


(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/msdarthvada/liza.jpg)


MsVada, I'm so sorry. What a sweet face. Is she getting any treatment?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on November 29, 2006, 11:24:55 PM
Quote from: "nonesuche"


Bobo2 - My daughter wanted me to post a link for you, along with some advice. She says Havanese are very bright and particularly agile dogs, that they do well with agility training? She said to ask your vet for some referrals for trainers, that there are good quality programs that you can invest in for like $100 for 6 - 8 week training tracks? You go with your puppy one night a week, that you will learn a lot as will your puppy!

This link is for grooming supplies and she says it's the source for all at Pet Smart too, but that you can find the best you need here cheaper:
http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/default.asp?


None, thank you (and your daughter) so very much!   I'm sure that link will be very useful.  Our community is opening a dog park in the spring which will include an agility course.  I'm so happy to hear Havanese are good candidates for agility training.

Its off to the vet for us tomorrow.  Ever since getting her ears shaved Saturday, Teddi has been shaking her head and I could not get her to stop.  Now she has apparently broken blood vessels in her ears and is getting hematomas.  This whole ear matt problem started after wearing the e-collar when she was spayed.  I'm hoping this won't require more surgery - and another e-collar.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on November 30, 2006, 03:06:04 PM
Memphis

Thank you,  This type of fibrosarcoma stays in the same area.  Meaning she has hers on her back leg.  They have removed about75% of the muscle but if the tumors keep coming back (and they will) they create spider legs that attach itself to more tissue,  they have to remove them and eventually will amputate her leg.  Sad Iknow.  There is no real treatment we can do.

She's too old and too much of a "high needs baby" to put her through the trauma of amputation  The loss of muscle on her hind end also makes it harder for her to hold in heat, and it gets cold up here in Maine.  It also makes it harder for her to come up the stairs outside and inside our home.  

We just try to make her comfy, as long as she's not in pain, she'll be here with us.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: hubbylove on November 30, 2006, 04:44:36 PM
Hi Monkeys
you can check out my puppies on the link in my sig line.  those pics are from 3 weeks ago and they are so much bigger now!  I'll try and post some new ones soon.  We are starting puppy preschool tonight with Ace and Jazmin will be going on Saturdays.  They are getting pretty close to conquering potty training and we are so proud!!  They are so much fun and we just love them to death!
It's great seeing all the other monkey's pets!
Take care all and I'll post more pics in this thread soon!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LouiseVargas on November 30, 2006, 10:23:37 PM
I have been seeking another kitten to add to my family of Romeo (13) and Guinevere (7 1/2 months). I went to a shelter near my Vet and picked up an orange kitten who clawed my arm to death. I have been monitoring the kitten adoptions at the local pet store where I found Guinnie. Sunday I found a very cute teensy orange kitten named Harvey. I liked him but he didn't like me. So I'm continuing the search.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 03, 2006, 09:35:23 PM
Quote from: "Carnut"
Ok, here's my very camera shy Shadow:

(http://carnut.com/pets/shadow2.jpg)


Carnut, where's Shadow?  :shock:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 03, 2006, 09:44:17 PM
Quote from: "Bobo2"
This is Teddi, my 8 month old Havanese pup.  First dog I've ever had, and boy do I have a lot to learn about dog care and training!  I could sure use advice from all the doggy experts here.  
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/1121/tedrw5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Bobo, Teddi is so cute!  :D  

What do you need help with? I think you can teach a dog just about anything. Someone was complaining to me that they hate that their dog licks them constantly. I told her that I taught mine "no lick" from puppyhood. Neither licked me. Of course, some people like to be licked. That's just an example. I also have a fail proof method for stopping jumping up. Then again, that is not usually a big concern if you have little doglets.

I'm rambling now, but if you need help with something, post it here


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 03, 2006, 09:45:12 PM
Quote from: memphis
Quote from: "Carnut"
Ok, here's my very camera shy Shadow:

Carnut, where's Shadow?  :shock:


Never mind. Was getting a little red x and thought you removed her picture.  :oops:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 03, 2006, 10:06:58 PM
Quote from: "Bobo2"
Quote from: "nonesuche"


Bobo2 - My daughter wanted me to post a link for you, along with some advice. She says Havanese are very bright and particularly agile dogs, that they do well with agility training? She said to ask your vet for some referrals for trainers, that there are good quality programs that you can invest in for like $100 for 6 - 8 week training tracks? You go with your puppy one night a week, that you will learn a lot as will your puppy!

This link is for grooming supplies and she says it's the source for all at Pet Smart too, but that you can find the best you need here cheaper:
http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/default.asp?


None, thank you (and your daughter) so very much!   I'm sure that link will be very useful.  Our community is opening a dog park in the spring which will include an agility course.  I'm so happy to hear Havanese are good candidates for agility training.

Its off to the vet for us tomorrow.  Ever since getting her ears shaved Saturday, Teddi has been shaking her head and I could not get her to stop.  Now she has apparently broken blood vessels in her ears and is getting hematomas.  This whole ear matt problem started after wearing the e-collar when she was spayed.  I'm hoping this won't require more surgery - and another e-collar.


Here are a few links for e-collar alternatives:

Soft-e-collar (http://www.bonafido.com/page6.html)

Bite Not (http://www.bitenot.com/)

 Inflatible collar (http://www.funstufffordogs.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1132167446)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on December 03, 2006, 10:12:30 PM
Yup, memphis, they do do not live long enough to suit us. I was so heartbroken after she died that I swore I would never have another pet again. Because, after all, they just die and break your heart down the road. It hurt so badly and for so long that I did not want to experience that depth of pain again. Well, got Milo now. And I did have 15 wonderful years of love and companionship with Emmers. That snot nosed brat Milo chewed on me this weekend, and I now have abrasions on both lower legs and one arm. Grrrr.

Memphis~ You are so cute, how about if you be our next pet?! :wink:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 03, 2006, 10:17:43 PM
Hi Justins!  :D

It's worth the pain.  


More monkey's pets needed....


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Katysmom on December 04, 2006, 01:01:28 PM
katy-did-it (a.k.a. Katy)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/burymeinvegas/unsorted%202000%20to%202002/katydec2001.jpg)

Way-to-go-Sherlock (a.k.a. Sherklock, Sherk, Bubba)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/burymeinvegas/unsorted%202000%20to%202002/sherlockintent2001.jpg)

Straight-Shooter (a.k.a. Shooter)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/burymeinvegas/unsorted%202005/ShooterFri9-16-05.jpg)

Little Bit (a.k.a Bit, Bitster)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/burymeinvegas/unsorted%202000%20to%202002/LITTLEBITJULY62001.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on December 05, 2006, 12:54:18 AM
katysmom-

they are so cute !!!!! So is Katy ! what a precious family you have !!

Daughter took this photo of Sophie this week, this one could be avatar material  :lol:  :lol:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/DSC00930.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on December 05, 2006, 07:33:11 AM
Katydidit looks just like an Ewok!

LOL @ nonesy kitty!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on December 05, 2006, 09:17:20 AM
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
I have been seeking another kitten to add to my family of Romeo (13) and Guinevere (7 1/2 months). I went to a shelter near my Vet and picked up an orange kitten who clawed my arm to death. I have been monitoring the kitten adoptions at the local pet store where I found Guinnie. Sunday I found a very cute teensy orange kitten named Harvey. I liked him but he didn't like me. So I'm continuing the search.


Hi Louise

Kitten hunting huh?  I don't know if you knew this or not, but Orange Tiger kitty's tend to have "attitudes" they can be very loving, but on their terms only, and a bit fiesty.  I love my orange cat but the rest of my family, well thats another story.  He has claimed me, and is only affectionate towards me, not my husband.  My Mom comes by for visits, and "Makai" will hiss and spit at her and swat at her if my Mother goes anywhere near him.  Its the weirdest thing.

Best of luck on your kitten hunt.

MsDV


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on December 05, 2006, 04:49:27 PM
OMG, too funny!  She's beautiful and so much personality!  :lol:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on December 05, 2006, 08:56:27 PM
She's high maintenance, meows for attention like some little lost whatever but yep, we love her  :lol:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Katysmom on December 05, 2006, 10:32:09 PM
Quote from: "justinsmama"
Katydidit looks just like an Ewok!

LOL @ nonesy kitty!


she does!  You should hear Sherlock; he sounds exactly like a gremlin when he talks or sings.  Honest, he can talk!  Ask him if he wants a spankin' and he says: "no no no". Ask him who he loves and he says: "mama".  He hates my singing.  When I do, he'll try to howl but ends up sounding just like a gremlin.  We are deathly afraid to feed him or get him wet after midnight.  I'm a sucker for any animal!  Love them all!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on December 05, 2006, 11:00:03 PM
Quote from: "nonesuche"
She's high maintenance, meows for attention like some little lost whatever but yep, we love her  :lol:


Poor Milo is luckily low maintenance. He was meowing to be let out into the garage. Justin would not let him out. Said that Milo needed to learn that he can't always get his way!  :shock:


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Carnut on December 05, 2006, 11:03:05 PM
Quote from: "justinsmama"
Quote from: "nonesuche"
She's high maintenance, meows for attention like some little lost whatever but yep, we love her  :lol:


Poor Milo is luckily low maintenance. He was meowing to be let out into the garage. Justin would not let him out. Said that Milo needed to learn that he can't always get his way!  :shock:


Gee, kind wish Shadow would learn that. Talk about a demanding lady.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on December 05, 2006, 11:10:42 PM
Poor Milo gave up rather easily.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on December 11, 2006, 07:02:52 PM
Little None took a photo of Big Red in antlers, doesn't he look happy?  :lol:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/shahanee%20kitties/reindeerred.jpg)

Our breeder friend also sent us these kitten photos today, she has two little male 3 month kittens, both red tabby persians. I think she's looking for homes for them, I don't know what she's charging but I did tell her I would pass along their photos and can post her website if anyone is interested.

I think I just like kittens way too much !  :shock:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/shahanee%20kitties/HPIM1851.jpg)  (http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/shahanee%20kitties/HPIM1859.jpg)
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k101/daisysistah/family/shahanee%20kitties/HPIM1852.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LilPuma on December 16, 2006, 11:40:34 PM
I see the dog in the antlers and think, Hmmm, this is why dogs bite people.   :lol:  I see the Persian kittens and wonder how people can harm animals.  But mostly I remember a poem I had posted on my bulletin board at work for the longest time.  

My fears for the plight of the planet subside
In spite of the struggle and strife,
When I see a man big and brawny who can
Make room for a cat in his life.  
No knight in shiny white armor for me,
The man I am seeking instead,
Was hugging his pet on the way to the vet
And planted a kiss on it's head.  

 :)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 22, 2006, 12:23:40 PM
well...ha ha...so much for waiting til spring to housebreak a puppy.

the local sheltie rescue acquired nine shelties from a puppy mill in missouri. they had them all altered except one female, who had a terrible ear infection. when her ears were healed and they took her to the vet for spaying, they found out she was expecting. she delivered five healthy pups three days before thanksgiving.

pics are of mom and one-day-old pups...

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/2.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/3.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/untitled.jpg)

i haven't even seen them in person yet, but got the email as i was perusing the net for puppies. they are calling them the miracle pups, cuz if mom hadn't had that ear infection....well, there would be no pups. this might be one of those God things. :0) i'll keep you posted.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on December 22, 2006, 01:23:17 PM
awww Memphis the babies, how precious  :D

thecuz is a huge Sheltie fan too, are you going to adopt one of the pups?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 22, 2006, 08:41:35 PM
Quote from: "nonesuche"
awww Memphis the babies, how precious  :D

thecuz is a huge Sheltie fan too, are you going to adopt one of the pups?


I'm feeling weak none, very weak.  :lol:
If I go see them, I'm a gonner.

I didn't know thecuz was a sheltie fan. I'll have to ask her about it.

btw, adorable kids pic ^^^


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on December 22, 2006, 10:36:47 PM
Memphis,

I say this from my heart to your heart. If not for our kitten Wiggles I think I would have never gotten through this fall, from the first night Rick was gone, she would perch on my pillow at night and nuzzle my face.

Be a goner, you had a tough year too, those pups need loving homes and you have a lot of love to give  :D


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Appeals on December 23, 2006, 06:53:35 PM
Dear Monkey Friends:

Please say a prayer for my very much adored Terrier, Jazzy.

About 2 months ago, she became horribly sick suddenly and I thought I was going to lose her before I could get her to the vet.  Turned out she had a raging liver infection.

After 3 weeks of antibiotics, her white cell count came down to normal, but her liver blood work showed a lot of damage to her liver.

Put her on a low protein diet, a 400 mg. Vit. E daily, and milk thistle, an herb that supports liver function.  She just went back for more blood work this morning and the vet called me to say her bile acid which was 140 is now 68, but normal is 5 to 15, so she has made significant progress, but he is still very concerned.  I am bypassing liver biopsy at this time and electing to continue with keeping her quiet (for her), being rigid with the diet and supplements, and just praying that she is young enough her liver will recover fully in time.

Anybody that has a moment to keep us in your prayers would be very much appreciated.  She is my "mental health" dog and I am so afraid I'm going to lose her.

TIA


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Appeals on December 23, 2006, 07:00:32 PM
Quote from: "LouiseVargas"
I have been seeking another kitten to add to my family of Romeo (13) and Guinevere (7 1/2 months). I went to a shelter near my Vet and picked up an orange kitten who clawed my arm to death. I have been monitoring the kitten adoptions at the local pet store where I found Guinnie. Sunday I found a very cute teensy orange kitten named Harvey. I liked him but he didn't like me. So I'm continuing the search.


Louise, my favorite cats of all time are Maine Coons!  I had a Maine that was a huge orange cat that used to sleep curled up in the crook of my arm every night.  He was the most loving, intelligent cat I have ever had.  They have a very different kind of personality, and I found myself thinking of him as human, not feline.  I had him for five years and miss him to this day.  (I think my ex disposed of him because he knew how much a loved that cat)!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LouiseVargas on December 23, 2006, 11:29:09 PM
Oh Appeals,

You wrote: "My favorite cats of all time are Maine Coons."

Mine too! They have a very vivid presence and in my opinion, they are the most luxuious cats to cuddle with.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: justinsmama on December 24, 2006, 12:45:07 AM
Appeals~ You and Jazzy included in my prayers.

Nonesy~ Our pets are very good for our soul! And I still want Big Red! He's adorable!

Memphis~ You'll have at least one of those babies. Just go ahead and accept that reality!


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on December 26, 2006, 12:17:23 AM
Appeals ~ Jazzy didn't get her vaccinations right before the liver problem did she? Was she taking anything at the time?

I will definately keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Appeals on December 26, 2006, 12:27:48 PM
Quote from: "memphis"
Appeals ~ Jazzy didn't get her vaccinations right before the liver problem did she? Was she taking anything at the time?

I will definately keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


No, her vaccinations were back in April, 2006.  She got so sick so fast 6 months later.  Thank you for your kind concern.  She was not on any meds at that time.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Anna on December 27, 2006, 10:08:40 AM
Appeals,
I assume you have discontinued any flea prevention stuff on your dog as
well?  I would do as you are doing and follow a conservative course of treatment with lots of time for healing.  She has already made so much progress that I think you can feel pretty sure more will continue.

Sometimes the treatments we give our pets are worse than the ailment they are to treat and now that she is on the right course, that's always the way to go as far as I am concerned with mine.

.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Appeals on December 28, 2006, 01:08:13 PM
Quote from: "Anna"
Appeals,
I assume you have discontinued any flea prevention stuff on your dog as
well?  I would do as you are doing and follow a conservative course of treatment with lots of time for healing.  She has already made so much progress that I think you can feel pretty sure more will continue.

Sometimes the treatments we give our pets are worse than the ailment they are to treat and now that she is on the right course, that's always the way to go as far as I am concerned with mine.

.


Thanks.  She has not been on any flea treatment for a long time.  She never had fleas, so I discontinued it a long time ago.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Appeals on December 28, 2006, 01:10:32 PM
Here are Jazzy's New Year's Resolutions:


I will not play tug-of-war with Daddy's underwear when he's on the can.


I will remember the garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff.


I will not suddenly stand straight up when I'm lying under the coffee table.


I will not roll my toys behind the fridge.


I will shake the rainwater out of my fur BEFORE entering the house.


I will not eat the cat's food before or after he eats it.


I will stop trying to find new places on the carpet when I am about to throw up.


I will not throw up in the car.


I will not roll on dead things.


I will stop considering the cat's litter box as a cookie jar.


I will not wake up Mommy by putting my cold, wet nose up her bottom end.


I will not chew my human's toothbrush and not tell them.


I will not chew crayons or pens, especially not the red ones, or my people will think that I am hemorrhaging.


When in the car, I will not insist on having the window rolled down when it's raining outside.


I will not drop soggy tennis balls in the underwear of anyone who is sitting on the can.


We do not have a doorbell. Therefore, I will not bark each time I hear one on the television.


I will not steal my Mommy's underwear out of the laundry basket and then dance all over the back yard with them.


I will remember the sofa is not a face towel and neither are Mommy's & Daddy's laps.


I will remember my head does not belong in the refrigerator.


I will not bite the officer's hand when he reaches in for Mommy's driver's license and car registration.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: pdh3 on December 28, 2006, 01:22:12 PM
I'd like to show that list to Rudy, my Golden Retriever. He could use some of those resolutions himself.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on January 05, 2007, 01:52:50 PM
Those resolutions are really cute Appeals.

I have said my prayers for your baby.  I hope all is well.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on January 11, 2007, 12:48:41 PM
Appeals, how is Jazzy?


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on January 11, 2007, 02:33:15 PM
I haven't seen Appeals here since New Years Eve......I sure hope that things are good.  Maybe they are just too busy in everyday life to post.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on January 11, 2007, 10:11:49 PM
I fell in love today with this adorable little havanese puppy.  The last thing I need is a 2nd dog, but she is so adorable!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o215/bbush726/_Picture007.jpg)


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mrs. red on January 11, 2007, 10:48:22 PM
Quote from: "Bobo2"
I fell in love today with this adorable little havanese puppy.  The last thing I need is a 2nd dog, but she is so adorable!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o215/bbush726/_Picture007.jpg)


OMG... I want her!!  How adorable...


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on January 11, 2007, 10:57:23 PM
Quote from: "mrs. red"


OMG... I want her!!  How adorable...


I know, I know!  Can't sleep trying to decide and I know she will be snatched up by the week-end.  It would be so much harder to walk 2 dogs, we shouldn't spend the money so soon after the holidays,  but I WANT HER!!

Hubby says no.  :(


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on January 12, 2007, 12:58:05 AM
Quote from: "Bobo2"
Quote from: "mrs. red"


OMG... I want her!!  How adorable...


I know, I know!  Can't sleep trying to decide and I know she will be snatched up by the week-end.  It would be so much harder to walk 2 dogs, we shouldn't spend the money so soon after the holidays,  but I WANT HER!!

Hubby says no.  :(


Oh Bobo2, please don't buy her if she is from a pet store!! PLEASE don't buy her even if she is absolutely adorable. Dogs in pet stores come from puppy mills. ALL dogs in pet stores come from puppy mills, regardless of what they tell you. NO reputable breeders will sell to a pet store.

Even if you got your first one from a pet store, and I'm not in any way condeming you if you did, please don't do it again without some research on puppy mills. Even if you think you are rescueing this one, buying him/her perpetuates the suffering of many more - 100's of thousands more.  :cry:  Plus, this one most likely was taken from it's mom at only 4-wks of age, is poorly breed, may be hyped up on antibiotics to keep it alive for the trip from puppy mill, to distributor, to pet store, but will cost you much more than you would pay for a quality pup from a reputable breeder. You will not get what you paid for.  

Please goggle puppy mills. The state of Missouri is notorious for puppy mills and so is Lancaster County, PA. Yes, Lancaster County....the Amish.
The Amish consider dogs livestock. They are treated horrifically. Not only are the living conditions horendous, they even do such things as ram steel rods down dogs throats to debark them. It's a standard practice. Cross my heart!

PLEASE DON'T BUY ANY DOG FROM A PET STORE!!!!!!

Hope I wasn't unclear.  :wink:

Disclaimers:
1. If you were not at a pet store, please disregard, but still look do some research on puppymills.
2. I am not a tree-hugger - this is some very bad stuff - very very bad.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on January 12, 2007, 12:59:55 AM
Petco, etc., sold puppys and kittens in the past. They no longer do. There is a reason for that change.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on January 12, 2007, 08:52:09 AM
Memphis,
Yes, my first puppy came from a pet store.  

I took a lot of c**p from people about it.  I also was criticized for shopping for a dog online.  Apparently people were only going to be happy if I got a rescue dog.

There was so much guff being thrown my way that I started to feel guilty.  When her papers arrived the address of the breeder was given, in a small community about 60 miles away.  It just so happens I pass throught this area twice a month in my business travels.  So, the next time I was in the area I cruised by the address.

I found a neatly manicured Amish farm at the address with a swingset and lots of clothes drying on the line.  I wanted to stop, but wondered how I would be received.  There was a garage sale going on next door so that provided an excuse to stop there.  I told the neighbors about my dog and how I was "searching her roots."  They summoned the breeder family, who were a delightful young family with bunches of kids.  They were gracious and the kids were especially excited to see the pictures of the growing dog I always carry in my purse.  It seemed the children spent lots of time with the puppies and I do believe that is why my dog loves children so much.

Do I think the dog breeding was their main source of income? Absolutely not.  I left there feeling good about my dog's beginnings.  I feel she was loved from birth by her human family.  Why do they sell the dogs through a pet store?  I don't know, I didn't ask.  I speculate they are private people who did not want people coming to their home, but I am not sure.   Not sure they were thrilled about me intruding either, but like I said they were gracious.

Before I located my dog I did contact a breeder who was referred to me as reputable.  I wanted a specific breed and did not find a whole lot of breeders.  When I inquired about a puppy via email,  I received back a questionairre.  The cover letter said if I was not willing to spend minimum $2500 not to bother to reply.  For my minimum $2500 I would receive a show quality dog that I was NOT permitted to show, that I MUST neuter or spay or she would sue (I of course planned to do that anyway, but did not appreciate the threat of lawsuit).  I could not pick the dog - she would assess my living situation and determine which of her dogs I could adopt.    I won't even go into the questionairre, but I should have had to fill out such a thing when I had children.  Not to adopt a dog.

Now, I know there are good breeders out there (hi SunFreak).  I just didn't find one for the breed I wanted that didn't have a waiting list for dogs that were not even conceived yet.  And I do not feel my dog came from a puppy mill; you may disagree.  But my dog is healthy, happy and has a sweet personality.  She may not be show quality, but I do not give a hoot.  She is a great pet.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on January 12, 2007, 04:02:17 PM
Memphis,
In re-reading your message there is one thing that concerns me:

"they even do such things as ram steel rods down dogs throats to debark them. It's a standard practice. Cross my heart! "

Never having had a puppy before I did not notice anything unusual about my dog.    After having her a few weeks we went away for the week-end and left her with my SIL, who has lots of dog experience.  When I returned she commented my dog was the sweetest puppy and loved the fact that she was so quiet and did not bark like other breeds.  I was not aware most puppies barked due to my inexperience with dogs.  At 10 months of age she is just now starting to bark.

I feel ill.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nonesuche on January 20, 2007, 09:05:03 PM
poor Bobo, the way to look at it is that you rescued her and she's yours and quite loved now. I know my daughter is like Memphis about the pet stores and puppy mills but it's an industry that I cannot understand isn't more regulated? I place the blame on governance first and foremost?

I saw this tonight and we just laughed, how funny this was with all the snow the midwest is getting at least it would be a distraction to build a snowcat and not a snowman?

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Snow-Cat


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bobo2 on January 20, 2007, 10:51:33 PM
thanks none, my daughter would love to make a snowcat.  If only we would get some snow!  We have had nothing more than a few frosted windshields in the morning.  

We are saving that link and hope to get to try it out.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 11, 2008, 10:26:20 PM
My Jack Russell Pearl

(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Pearl.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on October 11, 2008, 10:53:54 PM
Very cute Jack Russell, Dolce!! 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 12, 2008, 11:30:59 AM
Very cute Jack Russell, Dolce!! 
Thanks Muffy.  We visited my younger brother at his townhome for college and she just kept running and taking over his recliner and "posing".  She is not spoiled or anything...HA!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 09:53:33 PM
This is my other Jack Russell...his name is Leonardo (Leonard) ... we call him Leo for short.  He is a HAM!

(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Leo.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 09:58:22 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:07:19 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 10:12:39 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
Is he a water dog? He is adorable. What exactly does that breed do, besides be a sweetheart?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:16:33 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:16:58 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
Is he a water dog? He is adorable. What exactly does that breed do, besides be a sweetheart?
What bread do you have Joes?  He is adorable too.  He has some very pretty coloring too.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: txlisa on October 17, 2008, 10:18:29 PM
This is Abby, my Old English Sheepdog:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a162/princess110473/october2008-1014.jpg)

She is almost eight years old and a bit arthritic, but still loves to chase a ball now and then.

Lisa


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:20:20 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Awesome!  He weighs as much as I do!  LOL  I have 3 younger sibs, 4/7/9 and they LOVE my guys, but jacks can be mean sometimes and snippy.  Grissom sounds like he could be a good fit. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:20:46 PM
Here is another pic of Grissom at the dog park next to a guy so you can see his size.

(http://i38.tinypic.com/2s187dg.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 10:21:42 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Wow, 107 lbs. And he gets along with cats. AWESOME. He is pretty


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:21:48 PM
This is Abby, my Old English Sheepdog:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a162/princess110473/october2008-1014.jpg)

She is almost eight years old and a bit arthritic, but still loves to chase a ball now and then.

Lisa
AW!!!  Fluffy doggy!  CUTE!!  She looks soft and cuddly too.  I love animals!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:23:14 PM
Well darn, that was huge! And I put it through tinypics!

I'll try with a different pic.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/2h6g7qs.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:24:46 PM
Well darn, that was huge! And I put it through tinypics!

I'll try with a different pic.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/2h6g7qs.jpg)
Very cute!  My guys love the park, and the beach!!  They love to chase the crabs..LOL
They swim in the pool here at the house, but something about the beach just makes them crazy.  LOL


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 10:24:48 PM
Here is another pic of Grissom at the dog park next to a guy so you can see his size.

(http://i38.tinypic.com/2s187dg.jpg)
Is the tail docked or does it grow short?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 10:26:19 PM
This is Abby, my Old English Sheepdog:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a162/princess110473/october2008-1014.jpg)

She is almost eight years old and a bit arthritic, but still loves to chase a ball now and then.

Lisa
AW!!!  Fluffy doggy!  CUTE!!  She looks soft and cuddly too.  I love animals!!!
Adorable. I always wanted one of those when I was a kid, because of there was one on cartoons and the Brady Bunch, but theirs wasn't as pretty as yours!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:28:00 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Wow, 107 lbs. And he gets along with cats. AWESOME. He is pretty

Yeah, he grativates toward the little dogs in the park that might need protection. They love him too. When playing with the cats, he trys to make himself small by lowering the front end with his bottom in the air and lets the kitties slap at his nose (they don't hurt him, just having fun!). They can be expensive, I went through the Spinone rescue and ended up finding Grissom up here in Michigan not more than an hour away! I've only had him 1 year and he is 6. Some breeders are now doing payment plans with the economy being so bad. If you want info on rescue, let me know and i will get it for you.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:30:28 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Wow, 107 lbs. And he gets along with cats. AWESOME. He is pretty

Yeah, he grativates toward the little dogs in the park that might need protection. They love him too. When playing with the cats, he trys to make himself small by lowering the front end with his bottom in the air and lets the kitties slap at his nose (they don't hurt him, just having fun!). They can be expensive, I went through the Spinone rescue and ended up finding Grissom up here in Michigan not more than an hour away! I've only had him 1 year and he is 6. Some breeders are now doing payment plans with the economy being so bad. If you want info on rescue, let me know and i will get it for you.
Do you think he would be too hot in a South Florida climate?  Yes def info on rescue please.  My email is in my profile.   TIA!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MSE on October 17, 2008, 10:31:43 PM
This is Precious


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 10:36:00 PM
This is Precious
How sweet Who's baby is that?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on October 17, 2008, 10:37:03 PM
Aw!! Precious is definantly precious!  So many cute babies!!!  LOVE EM!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:40:41 PM
Aw!! Precious is definantly precious!  So many cute babies!!!  LOVE EM!!

Oh soooo cute! Precious is aptly named!



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Wow, 107 lbs. And he gets along with cats. AWESOME. He is pretty

Yeah, he grativates toward the little dogs in the park that might need protection. They love him too. When playing with the cats, he trys to make himself small by lowering the front end with his bottom in the air and lets the kitties slap at his nose (they don't hurt him, just having fun!). They can be expensive, I went through the Spinone rescue and ended up finding Grissom up here in Michigan not more than an hour away! I've only had him 1 year and he is 6. Some breeders are now doing payment plans with the economy being so bad. If you want info on rescue, let me know and i will get it for you.
I wish mine would gravitate to dogs or cats. He just wants to herd them away from me. He is quite evil when it comes to other animals, whether it be ducks, doves or geese. He goes to daycare and his vet/daycare providers have sent the dog whisperer letters trying to get him help because of his fixation on me. He thinks anyone that he doesn't know is going to hurt me. So I guess that is a good thing.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:46:54 PM
Dolce, Florida is just fine! In fact one of Grissom's brothers live down there along with 3 other spins in the same family! We get pics at the Blue Water Spin club all the time of them lolling around the house then going out to their back yard for a swim in their pool!! Their parents dress them up for the holidays and everything!

This is Patti Johnson's email, she's the one that got me Grissom!  indiana.spinone@verizon.net

Please let me know if you need any more info on this wonderful breed or you get one!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 10:51:36 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Wow, 107 lbs. And he gets along with cats. AWESOME. He is pretty

Yeah, he grativates toward the little dogs in the park that might need protection. They love him too. When playing with the cats, he trys to make himself small by lowering the front end with his bottom in the air and lets the kitties slap at his nose (they don't hurt him, just having fun!). They can be expensive, I went through the Spinone rescue and ended up finding Grissom up here in Michigan not more than an hour away! I've only had him 1 year and he is 6. Some breeders are now doing payment plans with the economy being so bad. If you want info on rescue, let me know and i will get it for you.
I wish mine would gravitate to dogs or cats. He just wants to herd them away from me. He is quite evil when it comes to other animals, whether it be ducks, doves or geese. He goes to daycare and his vet/daycare providers have sent the dog whisperer letters trying to get him help because of his fixation on me. He thinks anyone that he doesn't know is going to hurt me. So I guess that is a good thing.

That's his breed! Cattle dog right? It's his life's blood to herd whether it's animals or children. Have you thought of joining a fly ball team to burn some of that energy off. I find that breed clubs are an absolutely wonderful wealth of information. Grissom has abandonment issues too. But I am now able to leave him at day care w/o him freaking out. You can't undo what a dog was bred to do, but you can work with it and get through to him what you want! Fly ball or other organized dog activities like that help the dog focus and give him purpose. Check it out and a breed club, I'm sure you two can work this out.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on October 17, 2008, 10:54:28 PM
Dolce

My three babies are great for people with allergies especially the hairless ones (dogs).  I have chinese cresteds and they do well in florida, with the exception of the lighter colored ones.  They do good too but you must put sunscreen on them all the time or dress them.  They get sunburned really easy.  My black one, I never put sunscreen on her and she runs nekkid all summer long.  I would post a picture, but I tried once before and I could not figure it out.  I will see if I have some in my photobucket account I can share.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 11:05:38 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
I still think he looks like a snuffaluffacuss!!  SO CUTE!!  Does he shed much?  Is his fur similar to that of a poodle?  Do you have to shave him ever? 
I have a sister who wants a dog so bad, and my dad wants to get it for her, but she has allergies.  She is 7 and she likes your avi.  I just emailed them your photo of Grissom as a possible idea for her b-day. 

Spinone's or Spins as we call them are absolutely the best dogs in the world. Can run at the park and be a couch potato too. Not a lot of room is needed inside, just a walk or two or a trip to the dog park. His fur is wirey on top and soft underneath, not alot of grooming is needed. He's kinda got that Elvis waterfall thing going for him. He does shed, but not like a Labrador. He gets a good brushing once a week. My baby is on the large size for a male, he's 106 lbs but can manage to curl up pretty small when he wants to. They are the best with kids and even smaller animals like cats. I have 7 cats who were afraid of dogs, thanks to my chow/corgi mix, but they all love Grissom.  I think he would be perfect for a 7 year old!
Wow, 107 lbs. And he gets along with cats. AWESOME. He is pretty

Yeah, he grativates toward the little dogs in the park that might need protection. They love him too. When playing with the cats, he trys to make himself small by lowering the front end with his bottom in the air and lets the kitties slap at his nose (they don't hurt him, just having fun!). They can be expensive, I went through the Spinone rescue and ended up finding Grissom up here in Michigan not more than an hour away! I've only had him 1 year and he is 6. Some breeders are now doing payment plans with the economy being so bad. If you want info on rescue, let me know and i will get it for you.
I wish mine would gravitate to dogs or cats. He just wants to herd them away from me. He is quite evil when it comes to other animals, whether it be ducks, doves or geese. He goes to daycare and his vet/daycare providers have sent the dog whisperer letters trying to get him help because of his fixation on me. He thinks anyone that he doesn't know is going to hurt me. So I guess that is a good thing.

That's his breed! Cattle dog right? It's his life's blood to herd whether it's animals or children. Have you thought of joining a fly ball team to burn some of that energy off. I find that breed clubs are an absolutely wonderful wealth of information. Grissom has abandonment issues too. But I am now able to leave him at day care w/o him freaking out. You can't undo what a dog was bred to do, but you can work with it and get through to him what you want! Fly ball or other organized dog activities like that help the dog focus and give him purpose. Check it out and a breed club, I'm sure you two can work this out.
Yep you can't undo what a breed is intended to do. The only problem is he is almost 10 years old and was attacked by coyotes when he was younger so he can't jump for flyball. That also makes him have a fear of other dogs. I know it sounds like a bunch of excuses, but he attacked an unleased dog one time and I got between them. It wasn't pretty. I was stupid and got between them. Dummy that I was. I didn't know at the time he would protect me from a dog.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on October 17, 2008, 11:08:18 PM
K, lets see if this works


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01133.jpg)


powderpuff  (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC00844.jpg)


Lizzy   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01274.jpg)



and here is what they love to do   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/th_MOV01293.jpg) (http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/?action=view&current=MOV01293.flv)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 17, 2008, 11:15:39 PM
K, lets see if this works


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01133.jpg)


powderpuff  (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC00844.jpg)


Lizzy   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01274.jpg)



and here is what they love to do   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/th_MOV01293.jpg) (http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/?action=view&current=MOV01293.flv)
They look like they are singing in the last picture. Too cute.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 11:15:43 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
Is he a water dog? He is adorable. What exactly does that breed do, besides be a sweetheart?

The breed is a hunting dog, like duck. They love the water and will break ice to get to the water in the winter time.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on October 17, 2008, 11:48:33 PM
K, lets see if this works


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01133.jpg)


powderpuff  (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC00844.jpg)


Lizzy   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01274.jpg)



and here is what they love to do   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/th_MOV01293.jpg) (http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/?action=view&current=MOV01293.flv)
They look like they are singing in the last picture. Too cute.






Actually that is a video of them "singing" to daddy, they do that every day when he comes home from work.  Click on it to hear it. ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 17, 2008, 11:52:04 PM
K, lets see if this works


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01133.jpg)


powderpuff  (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC00844.jpg)


Lizzy   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01274.jpg)



and here is what they love to do   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/th_MOV01293.jpg) (http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/?action=view&current=MOV01293.flv)
They look like they are singing in the last picture. Too cute.






Actually that is a video of them "singing" to daddy, they do that every day when he comes home from work.  Click on it to hear it. ::MonkeyWink::

OMG!!! So cute!!! I love the video!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on October 17, 2008, 11:57:20 PM
K, lets see if this works


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01133.jpg)


powderpuff  (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC00844.jpg)


Lizzy   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/DSC01274.jpg)



and here is what they love to do   (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/th_MOV01293.jpg) (http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o17/jomama899/?action=view&current=MOV01293.flv)
They look like they are singing in the last picture. Too cute.






Actually that is a video of them "singing" to daddy, they do that every day when he comes home from work.  Click on it to hear it. ::MonkeyWink::

OMG!!! So cute!!! I love the video!




THanks they are my babies, I love them as you do yours I am sure ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on October 18, 2008, 05:55:38 PM
This is my dog Grissom! He loves going to the dog park.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=314wk9l&s=4
Is he a water dog? He is adorable. What exactly does that breed do, besides be a sweetheart?
What bread do you have Joes?  He is adorable too.  He has some very pretty coloring too.
Sorry Dolce, I just read this post. He is an Australian Cattle dog. Thanks for saying he has pretty coloring. I think he is pretty special.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 19, 2008, 11:36:13 PM
Here is a pic of Grissom from today's Howlween party at the dog park.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 19, 2008, 11:40:38 PM
Howleen at the dog park with Hannibal Lector, Penny the ice skater, princesses, Dr. Barker and Grissom!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on October 23, 2008, 09:51:35 PM
Here are my boys...Felix and Oscar.  They are Havana Browns.  My friend's granddaughters call them "Monkey Kitties"!

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub4/DSCF0004.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub4/DSCF0103.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: alleycat86 on October 23, 2008, 11:22:35 PM
Here are my boys...Felix and Oscar.  They are Havana Browns.  My friend's granddaughters call them "Monkey Kitties"!
i love your cats! remind me of my kitty especially the one in the box! what an expression so cutee  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on October 24, 2008, 11:07:00 AM
Here are my boys...Felix and Oscar.  They are Havana Browns.  My friend's granddaughters call them "Monkey Kitties"!
i love your cats! remind me of my kitty especially the one in the box! what an expression so cutee  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyWink::

Thanks AlleyCat...they are the loves of my life.  These photos don't show it, but they are chocolate brown...and the breed is described as "as close to a dog as you can get in a cat"..they love people, love to ride in the car, follow me everywhere, etc..ahhh, my boys!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on October 27, 2008, 03:00:50 PM
This was emailed to me by Mytime, it's soooo cute ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mytime on October 27, 2008, 03:10:10 PM
This was emailed to me by Mytime, it's soooo cute ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html



This is really cute - tell the puppy to sneeze and see what he does!
TYPE IN a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead etc. and... it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized.. .!! Make sure you type in 'Kiss' too, but do it last!!



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mytime on October 27, 2008, 03:15:08 PM
This was emailed to me by Mytime, it's soooo cute ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html



This is really cute - tell the puppy to sneeze and see what he does!
TYPE IN a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead etc. and... it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized.. .!! Make sure you type in 'Kiss' too, but do it last!!



P.S.  I have 5 yorkies but none of them are this well trained. LOL


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on October 27, 2008, 03:19:30 PM
This was emailed to me by Mytime, it's soooo cute ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html



This is really cute - tell the puppy to sneeze and see what he does!
TYPE IN a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead etc. and... it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized.. .!! Make sure you type in 'Kiss' too, but do it last!!



P.S.  I have 5 yorkies but none of them are this well trained. LOL

I have 2 yorkies, and they have ME well trained.   ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 27, 2008, 08:17:22 PM
This was emailed to me by Mytime, it's soooo cute ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html



This is really cute - tell the puppy to sneeze and see what he does!
TYPE IN a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead etc. and... it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized.. .!! Make sure you type in 'Kiss' too, but do it last!!


hehe
Well, I typed in "kiss" before I read your post Mytime. Very cute!

I'm teaching my sheltie to work. She will bring me the remote and the phone (if it's not making noises), and she knows close the door. Next on my list is picking up her toys and putting them back in the toy basket, then making the bed and doing the laundry.
 ::MonkeyWink::
I'm serious.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 27, 2008, 08:20:42 PM
Is anyone familiar with siamese puddy tats?

I have a new kitten and my vet said today he thinks she has a high percentage of siamese in her.

I will post a pic, but have to charge my camera batteries.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 27, 2008, 09:12:48 PM

This is the bug, also known as Haleigh.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02020.jpg)

(I apologize, but I can't seem to resize it)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mytime on October 27, 2008, 11:47:12 PM
This was emailed to me by Mytime, it's soooo cute ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html



This is really cute - tell the puppy to sneeze and see what he does!
TYPE IN a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead etc. and... it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized.. .!! Make sure you type in 'Kiss' too, but do it last!!



P.S.  I have 5 yorkies but none of them are this well trained. LOL

I have 2 yorkies, and they have ME well trained.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: Yes - mine do to.  I heard before yorkies can read your mine, isn't that the truth?  LOL


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 01:26:05 AM

This is the bug, also known as Haleigh.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02020.jpg)

(I apologize, but I can't seem to resize it)

Well she's beautiful!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 01:49:36 AM
These are my 'girls' Isabella & Sasha
They are just a little spoiled.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on October 28, 2008, 01:50:35 AM
Beautiful kitties!  Don't let Always1 see you stole her relatives  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 01:50:36 AM
Thank-you Klaas...evidently it doesn't show in the preview..but it uploads with the post...Sigh


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 01:51:08 AM
Beautiful kitties!  Don't let Always1 see you stole her relatives  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I am very jealous of her avatar!..And thank-you!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on October 28, 2008, 01:52:50 AM
Beautiful kitties!  Don't let Always1 see you stole her relatives  ::MonkeyHaHa::
I am very jealous of her avatar!..And thank-you!

Next time I see her I'll tell her to look over here, LOL  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mytime on October 28, 2008, 02:17:16 AM
Thank-you Klaas...evidently it doesn't show in the preview..but it uploads with the post...Sigh

awww they are so cute!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 02:21:17 AM
Thank-you Klaas...evidently it doesn't show in the preview..but it uploads with the post...Sigh

awww they are so cute!!
Thanks Mt, now I want to see your Yorkies!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on October 28, 2008, 01:27:26 PM
Is anyone familiar with siamese puddy tats?

I have a new kitten and my vet said today he thinks she has a high percentage of siamese in her.

I will post a pic, but have to charge my camera batteries.

Hi Memphis...my boys are Havana Browns..the breed is 1/2 Siamese and 1/2 Black Domestic Shorthair.  I can't wait to see a picture of you new little one.  I posted photos on this thread too.  I'll check back. ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on October 28, 2008, 01:31:50 PM
These are my 'girls' Isabella & Sasha
They are just a little spoiled.



Such beautiful kitties...I bet they bring you lots of pleasure.  Isn't it great having two?
I had one for many years, but after his passing decided to get two kittens.  They are 2 1/2 years old now and I can't imagine only having just one.  As someone once told me, "get two, that way you'll always have at least one in your lap"!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 02:35:03 PM
These are my 'girls' Isabella & Sasha
They are just a little spoiled.



Such beautiful kitties...I bet they bring you lots of pleasure.  Isn't it great having two?
I had one for many years, but after his passing decided to get two kittens.  They are 2 1/2 years old now and I can't imagine only having just one.  As someone once told me, "get two, that way you'll always have at least one in your lap"!
Thank-you number. Yes, I love having two. That was good advice from your friend. Twice the love, and together they entertain with their antics. Plus they have each other and never have to be alone.  Mine are both rescues and not related. I didn't plan on two. But as a friend once told me. You don't choose a cat, they choose you.
Speaking of two..I love your avitar!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 515angel on October 28, 2008, 02:38:49 PM
Numbers, I just checked out your boys and they are gorgeous!!!!!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on October 28, 2008, 04:03:35 PM
Numbers, I just checked out your boys and they are gorgeous!!!!!  ::MonkeyDance::


Thanks 515Angel!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nikkibnurse on October 28, 2008, 10:06:29 PM
Kitten and Harry....My babies!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w74/sylvieann49/Sept08Kitsphotoshoot008.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 29, 2008, 02:07:50 AM
Well she's beautiful!

Thank you, angel. She's my poorly bred, extremely intellegent, special needs girl from rescue.   ::MonkeyHaHa::

Your girls are quite beautiful, also. They look exactly like your avitar.  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 29, 2008, 02:20:06 AM

Hi Memphis...my boys are Havana Browns..the breed is 1/2 Siamese and 1/2 Black Domestic Shorthair.  I can't wait to see a picture of you new little one.  I posted photos on this thread too.  I'll check back. ::MonkeyDance::

Numbersgirl, they're beautiful! An Havana Brown would look good with the bug.  ::MonkeyWink::

Thanks for your help on ID. I love to figure out dog breeds, so now I get to try my hand at cat breeds.
I had a hard time getting a good picture, and I'm not sure I've captured the 'exotic' features. She's b/t 6 & 7 months of age, and is very small (barely 5lbs) with a longgggggg body, a small, wedge-shaped head and big ears. She is very affectionate, loves to be picked up and held, is very talkative, and very sweet natured. All of which I believe are Siamese characteristics. She looks similar to Snowshoe Siamese and has the inverted "V" on her face, but she doesn't have blue eyes, and she has too much white on her legs, so I doubt that she's 50%.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: mytime on October 29, 2008, 02:32:27 AM
Kitten and Harry....My babies!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w74/sylvieann49/Sept08Kitsphotoshoot008.jpg)

Oh Nikki, they are sooooo cute.  I have a picture of all 5 of mine together.  I have to get my digital camera back so I can post them.

How much do they weigh?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 29, 2008, 02:39:32 AM


Am I Si-a-me-ese, if you ple-ase?




Introducing Audrey....


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02438-1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02437-1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02439-1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02440-1-1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02442-1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/memphi/DSC02449-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on October 29, 2008, 02:48:50 AM
Kitten and Harry....My babies!!!!!!!!!!!!

nikkib, Kitten and Harry are adorable.

So many Yorkies.... ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on October 29, 2008, 10:03:54 AM

Hi Memphis...my boys are Havana Browns..the breed is 1/2 Siamese and 1/2 Black Domestic Shorthair.  I can't wait to see a picture of you new little one.  I posted photos on this thread too.  I'll check back. ::MonkeyDance::

Numbersgirl, they're beautiful! An Havana Brown would look good with the bug.  ::MonkeyWink::

Thanks for your help on ID. I love to figure out dog breeds, so now I get to try my hand at cat breeds.
I had a hard time getting a good picture, and I'm not sure I've captured the 'exotic' features. She's b/t 6 & 7 months of age, and is very small (barely 5lbs) with a longgggggg body, a small, wedge-shaped head and big ears. She is very affectionate, loves to be picked up and held, is very talkative, and very sweet natured. All of which I believe are Siamese characteristics. She looks similar to Snowshoe Siamese and has the inverted "V" on her face, but she doesn't have blue eyes, and she has too much white on her legs, so I doubt that she's 50%.

Oh Memphis...the bug is gorgeous (btw..bug is my youngest brother's nickname!) and your Audrey is just precious.  She seems to have most definite Siamese characteristics.  My boys are quite small too...but with very long legs.  Felix is about 8 lbs and Oscar is about 6.5 lbs...I don't wish to frighten you, but please watch Audrey's teeth and gum health.  Many Siamese develop problems, but with proper care, they are fine.  My vet told me it seems to be genetic and Oscar has had quite a bit of trouble. This past summer I took him to a veterinary dentist who recommended extracting all his teeth.
I know this sounds awful...but we were able to save the canine teeth, and he is doing great!  Please keep us updated with photos of your babies.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 29, 2008, 04:31:48 PM
You guys have got to see this one, it's so beautiful it had me crying by the end. Such love and dedication, please take the time to watch it!! It will be worth every minute!

Skidboot the Amazing Dog! 

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=4732e88fa6&view=att&th=11d3e4aaf43bd6e5&attid=0.1&disp=attd&zw


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on October 29, 2008, 04:41:47 PM
You guys have got to see this one, it's so beautiful it had me crying by the end. Such love and dedication, please take the time to watch it!! It will be worth every minute!

Skidboot the Amazing Dog! 

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=4732e88fa6&view=att&th=11d3e4aaf43bd6e5&attid=0.1&disp=attd&zw


Your link is bringing me to a google log in screen?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on October 29, 2008, 05:17:14 PM
You guys have got to see this one, it's so beautiful it had me crying by the end. Such love and dedication, please take the time to watch it!! It will be worth every minute!

Skidboot the Amazing Dog! 

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=4732e88fa6&view=att&th=11d3e4aaf43bd6e5&attid=0.1&disp=attd&zw


Dog gone it!! Try this one!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5249518974978628334



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 29, 2008, 07:51:42 PM
I love that video.I had two dogs like Skidboot for several years.One Died and then the other one literally grieved herself to death.These dogs were quite brite,but not like Skidboot.Made me cry. ::MonkeyWaa::I love dogs.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: LilPuma on November 02, 2008, 04:14:26 PM

Dog gone it!! Try this one!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5249518974978628334



How can anyone doubt that animals like Skidboot are truly gifts from God or that we will see these little angels again when it's our time to go  home.  Thanks for sharing that BooMonkey. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: memphis on November 08, 2008, 11:49:55 PM
Oh Memphis...the bug is gorgeous (btw..bug is my youngest brother's nickname!) and your Audrey is just precious.  She seems to have most definite Siamese characteristics.  My boys are quite small too...but with very long legs.  Felix is about 8 lbs and Oscar is about 6.5 lbs...I don't wish to frighten you, but please watch Audrey's teeth and gum health.  Many Siamese develop problems, but with proper care, they are fine.  My vet told me it seems to be genetic and Oscar has had quite a bit of trouble. This past summer I took him to a veterinary dentist who recommended extracting all his teeth.
I know this sounds awful...but we were able to save the canine teeth, and he is doing great!  Please keep us updated with photos of your babies.

I swear I typed a reply a few days ago and posted it.  ::MonkeyEek:: 
I'm going to have to pay closer attention.

numbersgirl ~ you are very sweet, and thanks for taking a look. Audrey has a long body but short legs. Ummm...it's not her best feature.  ::MonkeyRoll::  Must be the mutt kittie in her.

Your boys are gorgeous. I found this website that has some interesting pictures of cats in Thailand. The pics are from a Siamese breeder's visit. http://home.earthlink.net/~sarsenstone/thailand.html
I'm developing an interest in Siamese now. I even like the "extreme" show types.

So sorry to hear about Oscar's teeth. Didn't you say he was only two? At the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I'll confess that I feed a raw diet. I'm not a diehard, and don't believe that it's a cure all, but it is supposed to keep the teeth clean, and it's so nice not to have any smells coming from the litter box. Just that tells me that it agrees with her.

The bugs nickname evolved from ladybug.  ::MonkeyWink:: Did I say she was a mess?

Thanks for taking a peek. Why don't you post more pictures of the HBs?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on November 09, 2008, 09:26:37 AM
Hi Memphis....what is a raw diet?  I'm intrigued.  I'll post some more pics soon.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MsVada on December 05, 2008, 02:07:42 PM
This is my 13 1/2 yr old dog Liza.  She is a springer spaniel, who is the most loving"high needs" gal, I've had the pleasure of being "owned" by....She was diagnosed with cancerin February, so has had it a bit rough, but she's still hanging in there :wink:


(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/msdarthvada/liza.jpg)

I never realized how long ago this thread was started.  2 years later and we just had to put Liza down.  Her tumors were coming back and causing problems.  15 years old and a wonderful life.  RIP Liza, we'll miss you forever.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nikkibnurse on December 16, 2008, 06:22:41 PM
Kitten and Harry....My babies!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w74/sylvieann49/Sept08Kitsphotoshoot008.jpg)

Oh Nikki, they are sooooo cute.  I have a picture of all 5 of mine together.  I have to get my digital camera back so I can post them.

How much do they weigh?
Hey MYTIME..I just now saw this!!

Kitten is 7 pounds, Harry is 9...LOL......


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 19, 2009, 07:04:50 PM
Ok, here's the scoop! I have a great friend that is a wonderful dog behaviorist. She has a special place in her heart for those dog's who have "issues". I told her about the Scared Monkeys and I KNEW JSM would have some questions for Josef!! She said no problem. Her email is down right now, but you can email me at deadnotsleeping@ymail.com and I will pass any questions or concerns on to her until she can answer you directly!
  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: wendiw8780 on January 19, 2009, 07:05:12 PM
Kitten and Harry....My babies!!!!!!!!!!!!

nikkib, Kitten and Harry are adorable.

So many Yorkies.... ::MonkeyWink::

Memphis, are you really in memphis? i am really close.

wendi


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 19, 2009, 07:08:53 PM
Here's my boy doing water therapy.  He has bad hips.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: wendiw8780 on January 19, 2009, 07:09:05 PM
Boo, besides the biting me on the butt, he is a great dog. i am pretty sure he was abused because anytime my husband or raise our voices or there is a loud noise, he runs & hides. the vet thinks he is part beagle/part german shepard. not sure, after we move, i am going to order a DNA kit. it doesn't matter, but think it would be interesting to know.

wendi


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 19, 2009, 07:10:19 PM
Here's my boy doing water therapy.  He has bad hips.



Aww Today, he is so lucky to have you for a mom!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 19, 2009, 07:11:38 PM
Boo, besides the biting me on the butt, he is a great dog. i am pretty sure he was abused because anytime my husband or raise our voices or there is a loud noise, he runs & hides. the vet thinks he is part beagle/part german shepard. not sure, after we move, i am going to order a DNA kit. it doesn't matter, but think it would be interesting to know.

wendi

Wendi - he is sooo adorable!  I have a german shepherd and he does resemble one.  Yes, it is always nice to know.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: wendiw8780 on January 19, 2009, 07:12:47 PM
everyone, your babies are precious!!!!! i would have lots more if i could. 4 dogs, 5 cats, & about 20 fish! how do you post pics? mine are on the computer under the kodak icon. tia.

wendi


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 19, 2009, 07:13:57 PM
Ok, here's the scoop! I have a great friend that is a wonderful dog behaviorist. She has a special place in her heart for those dog's who have "issues". I told her about the Scared Monkeys and I KNEW JSM would have some questions for Josef!! She said no problem. Her email is down right now, but you can email me at deadnotsleeping@ymail.com and I will pass any questions or concerns on to her until she can answer you directly!
  ::MonkeyCool::
Thanks Boo. He is looking at me right now like he wants to bite me! I will email you in a bit, he needs to go outside.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: crazybabyborg on January 19, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
Hey Boo!!!!   ::MonkeyDance::

I hear you've gone to the dogs!

Congrats on your new job!!!   ::MonkeyWink::

Don't let it interfere too much with Monkey time; we don't have enough good and sharp smartazzes, and you're still the queen!!

Seriously, I hope it works out just great for you!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 19, 2009, 07:53:46 PM
My boy came from a rescue that does disability dogs.  His lab mother was taken when pregnant and they were hoping for dogs which could be trained for disability work.  Well out popped three like mine, huge hound mix and three smaller dogs, from a different father.  Yes, I know, my dogs mother was a bitch LMAO.  Once the rescue has a dog, that dog has a home for life, either adopted, foster or at the rescue.  They coordinate with the prison and the prisoners train dogs to make them more adoptable. 

Before finishing his prison program, my boy was adopted.  My guess is that this big boy was quit a handful, so he was returned to the rescue.  He spent the next year and a half at the rescue and in foster homes until we spotted him on the rescue web site.  Off we went to me him and we brought him home that day.  He is now 4 yrs.

He recently pulled his ACL and when we had x rays done we found that he has hip dyspepsia and bad knees.  He has seen a surgeon but since he shows no pain and had no problems getting around, no surgery needed.  This is a good thing, the recover is 6 months for each hip (they do one at a time) and the cost requires a second mortgage on the house (approx. $8,000 per hip). 

We have done water therapy to build his rear leg muscles and reduce his weight.  Doing water therapy for life is cost prohibited.  We are lucky that there is a dog chiropractor very close and should he start having some pain issues, this is one avenue we can try.  We were giving him a Glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, however the surgeon suggested Dasuquin and we have seen a difference in him, he stretches all the time now -- a very good sign.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 19, 2009, 08:04:39 PM
Okay so how do i post a pic of Leroy.  he is on my desk top but it opens thru Kodak???



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 19, 2009, 08:05:49 PM
Boo, besides the biting me on the butt, he is a great dog. i am pretty sure he was abused because anytime my husband or raise our voices or there is a loud noise, he runs & hides. the vet thinks he is part beagle/part german shepard. not sure, after we move, i am going to order a DNA kit. it doesn't matter, but think it would be interesting to know.

wendi

Yep, these abuse issues can possibly stay with them for their whole life, BUT you can work WITH them and find ways to deal with the problem. Biting is never OK in any situation. The gal I work with goes about dealing with this stuff with positive reinforcement. Dogs are pretty smart, if biting gets you to do what they want, they see it as a weapon in their arsenal. If you change YOUR behavior, it will change theirs. I will ask Donna about your situation and let you know as soon as possible what she says. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 19, 2009, 08:07:22 PM
Hey Boo!!!!   ::MonkeyDance::

I hear you've gone to the dogs!

Congrats on your new job!!!   ::MonkeyWink::

Don't let it interfere too much with Monkey time; we don't have enough good and sharp smartazzes, and you're still the queen!!

Seriously, I hope it works out just great for you!!!

LOL, I AM GOOD, AREN'T I???


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 19, 2009, 08:07:38 PM
My boy came from a rescue that does disability dogs.  His lab mother was taken when pregnant and they were hoping for dogs which could be trained for disability work.  Well out popped three like mine, huge hound mix and three smaller dogs, from a different father.  Yes, I know, my dogs mother was a bitch LMAO.  Once the rescue has a dog, that dog has a home for life, either adopted, foster or at the rescue.  They coordinate with the prison and the prisoners train dogs to make them more adoptable. 

Before finishing his prison program, my boy was adopted.  My guess is that this big boy was quit a handful, so he was returned to the rescue.  He spent the next year and a half at the rescue and in foster homes until we spotted him on the rescue web site.  Off we went to me him and we brought him home that day.  He is now 4 yrs.

He recently pulled his ACL and when we had x rays done we found that he has hip dyspepsia and bad knees.  He has seen a surgeon but since he shows no pain and had no problems getting around, no surgery needed.  This is a good thing, the recover is 6 months for each hip (they do one at a time) and the cost requires a second mortgage on the house (approx. $8,000 per hip). 

We have done water therapy to build his rear leg muscles and reduce his weight.  Doing water therapy for life is cost prohibited.  We are lucky that there is a dog chiropractor very close and should he start having some pain issues, this is one avenue we can try.  We were giving him a Glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, however the surgeon suggested Dasuquin and we have seen a difference in him, he stretches all the time now -- a very good sign.


Oh you are a super monkey for taking that baby in as your own. I am glad what you are doing is getting him better. Labs/Lab mixes are known to have hip problems. Is he overweight? Please don't be offended for me asking, but my Joe was having problems because he was 40 lbs overweight. Once he lost weight, he became like a puppy again. My vet started him on RD from science diet, he wouldn't eat it so I had to hand feed it to him. He loved it. Lost 40+ pounds. Changed him for the better.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 19, 2009, 08:10:49 PM
My boy came from a rescue that does disability dogs.  His lab mother was taken when pregnant and they were hoping for dogs which could be trained for disability work.  Well out popped three like mine, huge hound mix and three smaller dogs, from a different father.  Yes, I know, my dogs mother was a bitch LMAO.  Once the rescue has a dog, that dog has a home for life, either adopted, foster or at the rescue.  They coordinate with the prison and the prisoners train dogs to make them more adoptable. 

Before finishing his prison program, my boy was adopted.  My guess is that this big boy was quit a handful, so he was returned to the rescue.  He spent the next year and a half at the rescue and in foster homes until we spotted him on the rescue web site.  Off we went to me him and we brought him home that day.  He is now 4 yrs.

He recently pulled his ACL and when we had x rays done we found that he has hip dyspepsia and bad knees.  He has seen a surgeon but since he shows no pain and had no problems getting around, no surgery needed.  This is a good thing, the recover is 6 months for each hip (they do one at a time) and the cost requires a second mortgage on the house (approx. $8,000 per hip). 

We have done water therapy to build his rear leg muscles and reduce his weight.  Doing water therapy for life is cost prohibited.  We are lucky that there is a dog chiropractor very close and should he start having some pain issues, this is one avenue we can try.  We were giving him a Glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, however the surgeon suggested Dasuquin and we have seen a difference in him, he stretches all the time now -- a very good sign.
He is blessed to have  you in his life!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 19, 2009, 09:26:15 PM
My boy came from a rescue that does disability dogs.  His lab mother was taken when pregnant and they were hoping for dogs which could be trained for disability work.  Well out popped three like mine, huge hound mix and three smaller dogs, from a different father.  Yes, I know, my dogs mother was a bitch LMAO.  Once the rescue has a dog, that dog has a home for life, either adopted, foster or at the rescue.  They coordinate with the prison and the prisoners train dogs to make them more adoptable. 

Before finishing his prison program, my boy was adopted.  My guess is that this big boy was quit a handful, so he was returned to the rescue.  He spent the next year and a half at the rescue and in foster homes until we spotted him on the rescue web site.  Off we went to me him and we brought him home that day.  He is now 4 yrs.

He recently pulled his ACL and when we had x rays done we found that he has hip dyspepsia and bad knees.  He has seen a surgeon but since he shows no pain and had no problems getting around, no surgery needed.  This is a good thing, the recover is 6 months for each hip (they do one at a time) and the cost requires a second mortgage on the house (approx. $8,000 per hip). 

We have done water therapy to build his rear leg muscles and reduce his weight.  Doing water therapy for life is cost prohibited.  We are lucky that there is a dog chiropractor very close and should he start having some pain issues, this is one avenue we can try.  We were giving him a Glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, however the surgeon suggested Dasuquin and we have seen a difference in him, he stretches all the time now -- a very good sign.


Oh you are a super monkey for taking that baby in as your own. I am glad what you are doing is getting him better. Labs/Lab mixes are known to have hip problems. Is he overweight? Please don't be offended for me asking, but my Joe was having problems because he was 40 lbs overweight. Once he lost weight, he became like a puppy again. My vet started him on RD from science diet, he wouldn't eat it so I had to hand feed it to him. He loved it. Lost 40+ pounds. Changed him for the better.
Overweight in dogs is something most people don't understand.  Most dogs that are of proper weight people look at them and think they are malnourished.  You should be able to feel the ribs and backbone, very scary to most people.  So was my boy overweight, yes 3 - 5 pounds, doesn't sound like much, but for a dog, especially with hip problems, it is.  He has lost 4 pounds and I hope he will lose more this summer, when he can run at the dog park.

This 116# boy eats 3 cups of food a day.  I feed Innova, which is a non filler food, so equivalent to about 5 cups.  He loves frozen green beans and gets 1 cup a day, but can have extra for treats (very few calories) and then he gets 2 tbl of pumpkin or other fiber vegetable (he has gland elimination problems LOL).  I am very careful about giving him treats.  During the winter we do stair master, I stand at top of stairs and throw his kibble down, he runs up and down stairs about 40 times every day (he lives to eat, will do anything for food). 

We are considering getting him a treadmill since he did well with the water treadmill (it did take 4 times before he would do it).  I can't wait to take him to the retail store to try out the treadmills.  I am surprised at the stores that will allow you to bring your dog if you ask LOL. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 19, 2009, 09:48:22 PM
My boy came from a rescue that does disability dogs.  His lab mother was taken when pregnant and they were hoping for dogs which could be trained for disability work.  Well out popped three like mine, huge hound mix and three smaller dogs, from a different father.  Yes, I know, my dogs mother was a bitch LMAO.  Once the rescue has a dog, that dog has a home for life, either adopted, foster or at the rescue.  They coordinate with the prison and the prisoners train dogs to make them more adoptable. 

Before finishing his prison program, my boy was adopted.  My guess is that this big boy was quit a handful, so he was returned to the rescue.  He spent the next year and a half at the rescue and in foster homes until we spotted him on the rescue web site.  Off we went to me him and we brought him home that day.  He is now 4 yrs.

He recently pulled his ACL and when we had x rays done we found that he has hip dyspepsia and bad knees.  He has seen a surgeon but since he shows no pain and had no problems getting around, no surgery needed.  This is a good thing, the recover is 6 months for each hip (they do one at a time) and the cost requires a second mortgage on the house (approx. $8,000 per hip). 

We have done water therapy to build his rear leg muscles and reduce his weight.  Doing water therapy for life is cost prohibited.  We are lucky that there is a dog chiropractor very close and should he start having some pain issues, this is one avenue we can try.  We were giving him a Glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, however the surgeon suggested Dasuquin and we have seen a difference in him, he stretches all the time now -- a very good sign.


Oh you are a super monkey for taking that baby in as your own. I am glad what you are doing is getting him better. Labs/Lab mixes are known to have hip problems. Is he overweight? Please don't be offended for me asking, but my Joe was having problems because he was 40 lbs overweight. Once he lost weight, he became like a puppy again. My vet started him on RD from science diet, he wouldn't eat it so I had to hand feed it to him. He loved it. Lost 40+ pounds. Changed him for the better.
Overweight in dogs is something most people don't understand.  Most dogs that are of proper weight people look at them and think they are malnourished.  You should be able to feel the ribs and backbone, very scary to most people.  So was my boy overweight, yes 3 - 5 pounds, doesn't sound like much, but for a dog, especially with hip problems, it is.  He has lost 4 pounds and I hope he will lose more this summer, when he can run at the dog park.

This 116# boy eats 3 cups of food a day.  I feed Innova, which is a non filler food, so equivalent to about 5 cups.  He loves frozen green beans and gets 1 cup a day, but can have extra for treats (very few calories) and then he gets 2 tbl of pumpkin or other fiber vegetable (he has gland elimination problems LOL).  I am very careful about giving him treats.  During the winter we do stair master, I stand at top of stairs and throw his kibble down, he runs up and down stairs about 40 times every day (he lives to eat, will do anything for food). 

We are considering getting him a treadmill since he did well with the water treadmill (it did take 4 times before he would do it).  I can't wait to take him to the retail store to try out the treadmills.  I am surprised at the stores that will allow you to bring your dog if you ask LOL. 
Stair Master, that is funny. It's good you give him lots of exercise. My Joe came from living on a farm to an apartment. He gets little to no exercise. I didn't know stores would let you bring your dog in to try out a treadmill. That is awesome. You are awesome. I think dogs are great and hate it when people say "you spend too much money on your dog".


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on January 20, 2009, 05:44:51 PM
Is this a "dog only" place?  If not can someone please explain why my 4yr old neutered male indoor/outdoor kitty insists on biting me when I pet him?  He purrs like he's enjoying it then all of a sudden he'll bite my arm & kick w/his back legs all while purring.  Does he need a kitty psychiatrist? or is this a type of male domination?  TYIA, Lovin.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 20, 2009, 08:09:33 PM
Is this a "dog only" place?  If not can someone please explain why my 4yr old neutered male indoor/outdoor kitty insists on biting me when I pet him?  He purrs like he's enjoying it then all of a sudden he'll bite my arm & kick w/his back legs all while purring.  Does he need a kitty psychiatrist? or is this a type of male domination?  TYIA, Lovin.
The cat I had as a kid did this to a neighbor and tore his arm up.  It was a male, neutered cat.  That's all I can remember. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on January 20, 2009, 08:53:40 PM
Is this a "dog only" place?  If not can someone please explain why my 4yr old neutered male indoor/outdoor kitty insists on biting me when I pet him?  He purrs like he's enjoying it then all of a sudden he'll bite my arm & kick w/his back legs all while purring.  Does he need a kitty psychiatrist? or is this a type of male domination?  TYIA, Lovin.

This reminds me of a cat I once had named Gypsy.  She was about 5 years old, and part Manx.  One day I was sitting on the couch with Gypsy next to me, and she was purring.  I reached over to pet her and she turned and bit my hand and kicked and clawed.  She started doing this when I would pet her  and  so I took her to the vet.  I found out cats also purr not only when they are content, but when they are in pain.  It turned out my Gypsy was sick and in pain.  http://www.professorshouse.com/pets/cats/why-do-cats-purr.aspx  You might want to do some research or maybe even check with your vet.  I'm not sure if your cats behavior is excitement or if perhaps it has some kind of pain.  I hope for whatever reason your cat is biting and scratching, you will find a solution. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: GabbyG on January 20, 2009, 09:06:24 PM
Hi everyone! Im so glad to have found this thread for our fur babies! The story about my lab Emmy is interesting. I had face and sinus cancer about 4 years ago, and after having several surgeries including reconstruction it happened that my hearing was severely affected from damage to some of the nerves in that area while reconstructing the sinuses. I have lived alone for many, many years and have never been afraid but I found that after losing my hearing I became afraid to go to sleep at night because I knew I wouldnt be able to hear someone breaking in. It was becoming such a problem that my kids got me a lab puppy to be my ears at night. My DD and SIL have some close friends who raise labs and when they had the next litter they invited me to come over and pick any puppy I wanted...SUCH a beautiful gift, and SO thoughtful! I chose a beautiful blonde female, and when she turned 8 weeks old I was able to bring her home with me. I named her Angel because for me that's what she was. The first night I slept with her on my chest, so she wouldn't be so frightened being away from her mama and siblings. 

Well she was wonderful of course, and SO smart and loving. When she got right at 4 months old one day out of the blue she started having a lot of vomiting, quit eating or drinking, and I called the vet. He said if not better by the next day to bring her in. The next morning she was worse, had gotten very lethargic. When I took her to the vet he examined her and said she had swallowed something pretty big, he could feel it in her abdomen so he wanted to take x-rays and do surgery to remove it which of course I agreed to. He told me it would be after office hours before he could do the surgery so for me to go home and he would call me when it was done to let me know how she was doing, with expectations of bringing her home the next day. He called me later that evening and told me that she hadn't swallowed anything, that what he had felt was one of her kidneys, very enlarged, and the other kidney was already atrophied. He said she was in the process of shutting down and the kindest thing I could do for her was to put her to sleep. With a broken heart I agreed, and he told me to come on up to his office so I could tell her goodbye. My daughter went with me, and needless to say it was a very sad situation, for all of us. After our goodbyes he gave her the shot and she went to sleep. My daughter and I just kind of slid down the wall in the room, and sat there on the floor crying. And our vet is such a kind caring man, he came over and sat there with us, and even had tears in HIS eyes. He said that was one of the saddest things he had ever had to do.

Well, to make a long story longer, my daughter of course told the friends who had given Angel to me what had happened, and within the next 48 hours they gave me a call. They said that one of Angel's sisters had been brought back because the people who had taken her were living in a camper while they waited for a new house to be built, and the pup they had taken was just too active to live with them in the camper. She was 4 months old and needed a home again. The owners of the litter called me to ask if I would want to take her and see if we could bond. I thought it over for a while and decided hey, here I am needing a puppy and companion, and there is a sister of Angel's needing a home, so I said yes and went to get her. Her name was Emmy. I took her to the vet for a checkup because of course I was concerned about the defects that Angel had had. He did x-rays, blood work, etc. and said that he couldn't find anything to be concerned about and in his opinion was very healthy. Needless to say it didnt take long to fall in love with her and although I would never forget my precious Angel, I did grow to love my Emmy very much. Me and my kids believe that she was a gift from God, that when I lost my Angel he created a situation where I could have another just like her to fill the hole in my heart. Anyway, she turned 3 years old this month, and she is the best friend I have ever had. She IS my ears at night, I sleep peacefully now because I know she is watching out for us. She has her own window in the hallway where she can see everything that's going on out front. She barks at strange things during the night and also barks when someone pulls into our driveway to let me know we have company because I cant hear anyone when they knock. She has a huge fenced back yard to run in, and of course oooodles of toys. She is very large for a lab, the vet says she is the biggest lab he has ever seen. She is very very smart, and we have words that are cues for her such as "that's all Em, I have to work now", she knows that means Im done playing and have to get busy so she goes to do her own thing, eating, napping, looking out the front door, etc. and leaves me alone. At bedtime all I have to say is night night baby, Mama will see you in the morning, and she gets up on the couch and settles in. And she doesnt pester me for anything until I come out of the bedroom the next morning. She isnt allowed to go into the bedroom because of my cat Kittygurl. She is 13 and I have a baby gate up at my bedroom door so that she can have a place all for herself without Emmy chasing her and wanting to play. She can go over the gate when she gets tired of playing and can rest without being pestered. Emmy loves to romp with her. Also when I give her a dog biscuit I can say that's all, no more for a while and she wont come mooching for another one, she actually understands not to.

So my furry baby story went from very sad to having a very happy ending! I am guilty of spoiling her but at the same time we have rules that she has learned to abide by. The only question I would have for Boo's psychologist friend is this: Every time Emmy goes out when she comes back in she always goes and gets a toy and brings it to me, then puts it down when I pet her and goes over to her snack jar and paws it. Every time without fail. I am curious about why she gets the toy first, why doesnt she just go directly to the snack jar? Sorry this was so long, but I just wanted to share Emmy's story with my Monkey friends who are also pet lovers. I will have an avatar made with her picture as soon as I am able to get the pictures uploaded to my puter.
Thanks for listening!



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on January 21, 2009, 12:16:07 AM
Hi Gabby~

That's a heartwarming story. I'm glad you have the comfort of having Emmy with you now. She sounds like a great dog!

Not sure about the toy-then-snack routine, but I'd hazard a guess that YOU taught her that "trick" even if you didn't mean to   ::MonkeyWink::

Somewhere along the line she learned that she could "trade" you a toy for a treat and she's been doing so ever since.  Every time that you give her a treat you reinforce the behavior. Labs are pretty smart, but they absolutely excel at figuring out how to get treats.  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: GabbyG on January 21, 2009, 03:58:27 PM
Hey Brachiate, hi there!   :2waver:   Thanks so much for your comment!  You know, I had about decided just exactly what you said in your post, that I had somehow led her to think that a toy will get her a treat, but I can't really justify it because there are many many times that she and I play on the floor with her toys, or out in the back yard, where no treat is associated with it. When we are playing and I get to where I cant go any farther (she is SO big she almost beats me up..haha) I just say "ok, that's enough" and she knows we are done and she will stop and go do something else, or lie down. If we are outside she just lays whatever we were playing with down. At those times there is no treat connected, so I have just about decided that's not it. HOWEVER, somehow I cant get past the idea that somehow I HAVE taught her that unknowingly, it's almost obvious actually. I'm thinking that what I need to start doing is after she brings me the toy just love on her and then go do something else, quit giving her a treat at that point, and start giving them at other times such as when she is looking out the front door, just laying quietly on the floor, etc. It's not really an important issue anyway, just rather a curious habit.

She weighs 105 pounds and I have some restricting health issues (fibro, arthritis, etc. PLUS my darn age   LOL) so our playing can be pretty tiring but I do it anyway because there are so many things she should be enjoying but can't because of MY limitations. I do have a very large fenced back yard so she can get in some serious running (what a riot to watch!) I know we've all seen our dogs do it...take off running around and around at full speed...she runs the entire perimeter of the back yard over and over at top speed, almost sideways, dodging trees, jumping over things, etc. When she starts that I quickly get my chunky fanny over to the steps..I DO NOT want to get in her way because she puts so much power and strength into it  LMAO  Watching her run is fascinating, she can run so fast!!
I also have a child's pool, one of those bigger ones but made of hard plastic, for her to play in, about 18 inches deep. Not like a real lake of course but at least she does get to enjoy the water a little bit. It's one of her favorite things too.
Anyway, thanks so much for your comment, and I agree that it's something I have somehow taught her inadvertently.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: JOLfan on January 21, 2009, 04:14:22 PM
Is this a "dog only" place?  If not can someone please explain why my 4yr old neutered male indoor/outdoor kitty insists on biting me when I pet him?  He purrs like he's enjoying it then all of a sudden he'll bite my arm & kick w/his back legs all while purring.  Does he need a kitty psychiatrist? or is this a type of male domination?  TYIA, Lovin.

Lovin...My 12 year old female does the same thing, usually when she is relaxed and I am playing with her and petting her for awhile.  I think she just gets so excited she can't control herself. LOL.  When she starts to get antsy I stop petting her because I know my hand is about to be attacked.  Another weird thing she does is if you scratch her body she licks herself.  If you pet her head she is fine but at soon as you touch that body she's a lickin' maching.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 21, 2009, 07:07:11 PM
I enjoyed your story about Emmy.  Thanks for sharing.   


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on January 22, 2009, 01:33:51 AM
I know we've all seen our dogs do it...take off running around and around at full speed...she runs the entire perimeter of the back yard over and over at top speed, almost sideways, dodging trees, jumping over things, etc. When she starts that I quickly get my chunky fanny over to the steps..I DO NOT want to get in her way because she puts so much power and strength into it  LMAO  Watching her run is fascinating, she can run so fast!!

GabbyG's post snipped by me...

I know EXACTLY what you mean about getting out of the way when your dog is having a "zoom".

My guy is #140 Great Dane and if he bumps into me at speed..... well, let's just say I have learned to hug the fence.

His name is Cyrus and among some other genetic defects, he's deaf. Yelling "whoa" doesn't work. We haven't figured out a hand signal for "slow down" and I'm not sure it would work anyway because when he's running for the thrill of it he's not really paying attention to much else.

I like looking at the pics of other member's pets. So I figured I'd share mine. And, yeah, that's me too. There's been a small debate in the Caylee forum about the wisdom of posting one's own picture. I'm not concerned about "being tracked down" but I'd rather not get into the debate about personal security. So I'll sneak in a post over here....  ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Brachiate   

   


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 22, 2009, 07:51:49 AM
Cyrus is gorgeous.  Maybe you could use a flag to get him to slow down.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on January 23, 2009, 10:33:20 AM
Thank you all who responded.  TJ is a stray that I've taken in so I wasn't sure if maybe it was something from his past. 

Muffy, good insite on maybe something wrong.  I will make an appointment w/the vet.  He's indoor/outdoor and likes to get mice & chipmunks (ICK!) and also has been know to tangle with a few strays.  I know sometimes bites get infected and sometimes you don't even know that they are there. 

Thank you all for sharing the pix!  Love them all!

Lovin


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on January 23, 2009, 10:41:11 AM
Hi GabbyG!  I said "hello" to you in musings when you said you were trying to add SM more to your life.  I am glad to see you posting and so happy that you found such a wonderful dog to help you thru life!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: GabbyG on January 24, 2009, 12:00:40 AM
I enjoyed your story about Emmy.  Thanks for sharing.   


Hey Today, hi!  And thanks for your comment! My Emmy is a darling for sure!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: GabbyG on January 24, 2009, 12:20:59 AM
I know we've all seen our dogs do it...take off running around and around at full speed...she runs the entire perimeter of the back yard over and over at top speed, almost sideways, dodging trees, jumping over things, etc. When she starts that I quickly get my chunky fanny over to the steps..I DO NOT want to get in her way because she puts so much power and strength into it  LMAO  Watching her run is fascinating, she can run so fast!!

GabbyG's post snipped by me...

I know EXACTLY what you mean about getting out of the way when your dog is having a "zoom".

My guy is #140 Great Dane and if he bumps into me at speed..... well, let's just say I have learned to hug the fence.

His name is Cyrus and among some other genetic defects, he's deaf. Yelling "whoa" doesn't work. We haven't figured out a hand signal for "slow down" and I'm not sure it would work anyway because when he's running for the thrill of it he's not really paying attention to much else.

I like looking at the pics of other member's pets. So I figured I'd share mine. And, yeah, that's me too. There's been a small debate in the Caylee forum about the wisdom of posting one's own picture. I'm not concerned about "being tracked down" but I'd rather not get into the debate about personal security. So I'll sneak in a post over here....  ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Brachiate   

   

Hey, hi again! I love that ... "having a zoom"...Love it! and says it all doesnt it   hahaha
Your Cyrus is beautiful Brachiate, he's awesome! And you know what? This will sound crazy I know, but you are an identical twin for my dearest friend in the world, her name is Delores. We go back about 20 years, and if I had just seen your picture somewhere I would have sworn it was her...small, small world isnt it?  Terrific pic of you and Cyrus, thanks so much for sharing!! Did he have any kind of obedience  training? You are brave taking him on a leash..I dont dare with Emmy. I couldnt afford obedience training and just didnt realize that as a pup I needed to teach her about staying at my side, not walk in front of me. We took walks every day until she got big enough to be the boss   LOL  One day we were in the yard, she was on her leash getting ready to walk and a squirrel scampered by. Emmy took off after her and drug me across the yard like I was a feather and Im a chunky gal. That was the last time we were able to try that, and I miss it and I know she does too. I dont know now how to train her properly for the leash and cant afford any kind of training.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on January 24, 2009, 03:10:50 AM
Hiya GabbyG!

I've never been anyones doppelganger before. Please tell Delores I said "Hello"  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I adopted Cyrus from a Dane Rescue group. He was a bit over 1 year old at the time. He was full grown at #130 but a bit skinny. He had been rescued from a so-called dog trainer after she was cited for animal cruelty for trying to train him by using 2 shock collars, one on his neck and one on his 'boy parts'. The rescue fostered him out to several different homes and he was returned to the rescue each time for "behavior problems".

When I adopted him he was a behavioral nightmare. He had HUGE anxiety and fear issues. Wasn't completely housebroken. Has a long list of health issues that hadn't been diagnosed or treated due to cost. Didn't have a clue how to behave inside a house. Yikes!

Quite the mess I fell in love with  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I've done a bit a dog training, so I knew what we were up against but I'd never worked with a deaf dog. It was a learning curve for me first, then him. But, seriously, it was way easier than I thought it might be. Once he felt safe and secure and understood the 'routine' of my life, he learned how to be a house pet really quickly.

It'll be one year in March since I adopted him. We've been thru puppy and basic obedience classes. And we're currently in the intermediate class. We live with 4 cats. When the weather isn't freezing we go to the dog park. He goes to doggy day care one day per week when I work a double shift. He goes just about everywhere with me. He has "house manners", and "public" manners, and "dog class" manners, and yes, indeedy, he knows the difference  ::MonkeyHaHa::

As far as not pulling or dragging me around, I found this approach worked very well for us, if the human on the end of the leash doesn't mind looking like a fool for a few days....

I put his leash on his collar and walked out the front door. The second he hit the end of the leash and started pulling, I stopped cold. Eventually he turned around to see what the hold up was. When he moved in close enough that the leash had slack in it, I stepped forward. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. The first day, we never even made it out of the yard. The neighbors thought I was loony. But by day three he figured out that the only way forward, where he wanted to go, was to keep the leash slack.

After we started training classes, we worked on bringing him in closer and now he knows a formal "heel" position walk and a casual "no-pull" walk. His life would be much different and a lot less fun, if i wasn't able to walk him safely and sanely. So the few days I invested in looking like a fruitcake on the front walk was well worth it.

I wouldn't suggest you try this with Emmy unless you felt sure you could keep her from pulling you over the first few times she bounced into the end of leash. Do you have anybody that could help you with Emmy? Doesn't have to be a paid trainer or class, just somebody she can't pull around? Somebody that could teach her that she gets fun walks and treats if she doesn't pull?

I know Boo is working with a real trainer in her new business. Maybe she has some ideas?

The picture I posted is of the 2 of us at an arthritis foundation fundraiser called the "Arf-ritis" Walk. Thanks for noticing 'cause I think he's pretty awesome too  ::MonkeyDance::   

Brachiate


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 24, 2009, 10:05:59 AM
Brachiate great story about your big guy.  My trainer taught turning and walking in the other direction when pulled.  Easier to control a bounding dog by turning than trying to stop and keep him from advancing.  Its another method to try.  My big boy loves food and hates running water (water squirt bottle -- well it includes running tap water but that is another story), so good and bad are pretty easy to show him LMAO.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 24, 2009, 10:06:58 AM
Boo update on the job ---- please.  Can't wait to hear.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: GabbyG on January 24, 2009, 12:49:20 PM
Hi GabbyG!  I said "hello" to you in musings when you said you were trying to add SM more to your life.  I am glad to see you posting and so happy that you found such a wonderful dog to help you thru life!


Hey Lovin, hi there!   :2waver:   Im so sorry I missed your post in musings! With all the excitement and stuff to read the past couple of days I havent checked back, I will do that right now and thank you or your post and your kind and caring words!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: GabbyG on January 24, 2009, 12:51:43 PM
Hi GabbyG!  I said "hello" to you in musings when you said you were trying to add SM more to your life.  I am glad to see you posting and so happy that you found such a wonderful dog to help you thru life!


Hey Lovin, hi there!   :2waver:   Im so sorry I missed your post in musings! With all the excitement and stuff to read the past couple of days I havent checked back, I will do that right now and thank you for your post and your kind and caring words!

Corrected to say thank you FOR your post!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 24, 2009, 10:10:07 PM
Boo update on the job ---- please.  Can't wait to hear.

The job is going great. We are still under construction, but will be open in March! Here's a link to some pics in my  photobucket of the place as it looks now.

http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 24, 2009, 10:16:15 PM
Overweight in dogs is something most people don't understand.  Most dogs that are of proper weight people look at them and think they are malnourished.  You should be able to feel the ribs and backbone, very scary to most people.  So was my boy overweight, yes 3 - 5 pounds, doesn't sound like much, but for a dog, especially with hip problems, it is.  He has lost 4 pounds and I hope he will lose more this summer, when he can run at the dog park.

This 116# boy eats 3 cups of food a day.  I feed Innova, which is a non filler food, so equivalent to about 5 cups.  He loves frozen green beans and gets 1 cup a day, but can have extra for treats (very few calories) and then he gets 2 tbl of pumpkin or other fiber vegetable (he has gland elimination problems LOL).  I am very careful about giving him treats.  During the winter we do stair master, I stand at top of stairs and throw his kibble down, he runs up and down stairs about 40 times every day (he lives to eat, will do anything for food). 

We are considering getting him a treadmill since he did well with the water treadmill (it did take 4 times before he would do it).  I can't wait to take him to the retail store to try out the treadmills.  I am surprised at the stores that will allow you to bring your dog if you ask LOL. 
Good for you! Innova is really a great food. I highly recommend it for any dog. The treadmill are a great idea for any dog in a small area like an apartment. Even setting it to the lowest still gives them a work out needed to be healthy. We are going to have treadmills at Bark A Bout!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on January 24, 2009, 10:23:32 PM
Stair Master, that is funny. It's good you give him lots of exercise. My Joe came from living on a farm to an apartment. He gets little to no exercise. I didn't know stores would let you bring your dog in to try out a treadmill. That is awesome. You are awesome. I think dogs are great and hate it when people say "you spend too much money on your dog".
Since cattle dogs are normally so active, I would consider getting a treadmill for Joe! You need to wear that boy out. Though I know going to daycare usually does the trick with most dogs. Regarding Joe biting you when you are dropping off at daycare. You need to work with the employees there to help this situation. He is obviously having a separation anxiety with you. You need to let him know that YOU are in charge, not him. You don't have to be mean to do this. Letting him know that his behavior is not acceptable can be as simple as turning your head away when he looks you in the eye. You are not being submissive, but giving him the cold shoulder so to speak. If they have a trainer there, ask her for help. You need hands on training with this boy!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on January 25, 2009, 03:28:46 AM
Cyrus is gorgeous.  Maybe you could use a flag to get him to slow down.

Hiya Today!

Thank you! I think he's a fine looking chap myself. I might be biased  ::MonkeyWink::

If I really wanted to,  I could probably figure out a signal for "slow down", but he spends so much of his life being "under control" (don't run in the house, watch out for the coffee table, don't bump into humans, walk very very slowly on icy sidewalks with mom, don't chase the cats, don't bounce on bed .... etc etc etc) that I don't mind getting myself out of the the way when he has the chance to run full tilt.

Your comments about turning and walking the other way to stop pulling on the leash are quite insightful. Much easier than trying to stop the forward momentum of a big dog. Where were you last spring when I needed that advice  ::MonkeyTongue::

Brachiate


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on January 25, 2009, 03:31:03 AM
Boo update on the job ---- please.  Can't wait to hear.

The job is going great. We are still under construction, but will be open in March! Here's a link to some pics in my  photobucket of the place as it looks now.

http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/

Is that a swimming pool?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 25, 2009, 08:19:22 AM
Boo what a great place.  I wish it was close to me, but since I haven't heard about it, I'm sure its not.  We have one daycare. Well actually two, but second doesn't count since they don't watch the dogs, they just turn them loose to cough, cough play together.  I have heard of several injuries.  The real day care is wonderful as far as watching the dogs, but the area is so small they are with a vet.  I wish they were bigger, but its what is available and it is very well managed. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 25, 2009, 10:03:06 PM
Hey Monkeys!  I wanted to get some advice from you regarding rawhide treats.  Leroy is really into chewing right now and I have read to many horror stories about giving dogs rawhide.  Do any of you give your dogs an alternative to rawhide such as pork hide, pig ears, etc.??  TIA


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on January 25, 2009, 10:35:30 PM
All three of my babies love pig ears.  I don't give rawhide much as they just don't care for it unless it is the shredded and then pressed kind and I don't know that that is very good for them.  Also hooves are wonderful for their chewing and at our meat department you can ask for soup bones or sometimes they have already dried and wrapped them for you.  Check in the fresh meat departments.  I also dry my own chicken strips and they love those.  The other thing that some of my forum members do for theirs is giving frozen, raw, chicken wings and that keeps them busy for a while.  I guess when they are fresh and not cooked they do not splinter like they do when they are cooked.  They swear by them.  I am not brave enough yet and besides I have a doggy door and if I kicked them out to eat them, they would just drag them back inside with them and make a mess on my carpet.  Seems like they don't feel they have to follow the rules of not eating out of the kitchen, lol


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 25, 2009, 11:24:23 PM
All three of my babies love pig ears.  I don't give rawhide much as they just don't care for it unless it is the shredded and then pressed kind and I don't know that that is very good for them.  Also hooves are wonderful for their chewing and at our meat department you can ask for soup bones or sometimes they have already dried and wrapped them for you.  Check in the fresh meat departments.  I also dry my own chicken strips and they love those.  The other thing that some of my forum members do for theirs is giving frozen, raw, chicken wings and that keeps them busy for a while.  I guess when they are fresh and not cooked they do not splinter like they do when they are cooked.  They swear by them.  I am not brave enough yet and besides I have a doggy door and if I kicked them out to eat them, they would just drag them back inside with them and make a mess on my carpet.  Seems like they don't feel they have to follow the rules of not eating out of the kitchen, lol

Thank you so much for replying.  Leroy really like the pig ears but he eats them so fast it makes me nervous. I am definetly going to try the frozen chicken wings.  I need something that he wont devour in 2 minutes...lol.  Also, he is only 6 months old so I wasn't sure about the bones from the meat department...do you think that is too young for him to have?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on January 26, 2009, 11:57:00 AM
judging by your picture and his size, I don't think he is too young for bones from the meat section at all.  The may last a little longer too.  Did you try the hooves.  I know gross, but they really love them.  They are only about a dollar a piece here, don't know about where you are though.  It takes my babies a little while to get through them.   ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 26, 2009, 12:52:19 PM
My big boy loves to hide raw hide, so no danger there. For a dog that lives to eat this is strange. His favorite treat is green bean ice cream LMAO.  I blend green beans, a little dry milk, a little vanilla and freeze in the reusable throw away snack cups.  He just licks it until its gone (guess dogs don't get brain freeze). This is an almost 0 calorie treat.  It's the only treat that lasts longer than 30 seconds.  He eats so fast he has a special bowl to slow him down LMAO.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/xnrgv4.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: nomorenekkiddogs on January 26, 2009, 04:05:54 PM
well that sounds yucky, lol.  I guess maybe he likes it heh.    ::MonkeyNoNo::  I also forgot to tell youaobut he busy bones .  They are a dental bone that have ridges kinda like a flower and my dogs love them.  It takes them forever and freshens their breath too.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 27, 2009, 02:45:32 PM
judging by your picture and his size, I don't think he is too young for bones from the meat section at all.  The may last a little longer too.  Did you try the hooves.  I know gross, but they really love them.  They are only about a dollar a piece here, don't know about where you are though.  It takes my babies a little while to get through them.   ::MonkeyShocked::

Thank you all for the ideas and replies.  I went today and got some hooves so I'll let you know how it goes.  Thank you again.

I may try the green bean ice cream next...LOL.  Whatever works!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 30, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NewfieMonkey on January 30, 2009, 06:41:16 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))
Aw ... I'm so glad he's okay!  Marley sends him Dog kisses & hugs!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on January 30, 2009, 06:44:53 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))
That is great, and just like a kid, you bring them to the doctor, fever is gone, no coughing and you look like the crazy mother insisting something is wrong. Zoe and I are glad he is doing better. ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on January 30, 2009, 06:46:49 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))

That's good.   I was thinking about him.     He has a good momma.     ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 30, 2009, 06:47:49 PM
Good news on Josef.  Thanks for keeping us up to date.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 30, 2009, 06:47:58 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))
Aw ... I'm so glad he's okay!  Marley sends him Dog kisses & hugs!
Thanks Newfie, he is asleep right now, but I will give him hugs and kisses when he wakes up from Marley. Your ape man is scary, he looks like my ex husband. Go back to the puppy avatar!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Garden Gnome on January 30, 2009, 07:02:42 PM
So glad Joe has some medication and will be on the mend!

I didn't even know this thread was here!

Here are our fur babies:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/Cold%20Weather%20Plants%20and%20Dogs/ColdWeatherPlantsandDogs003.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/Cold%20Weather%20Plants%20and%20Dogs/ColdWeatherPlantsandDogs006.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/Cold%20Weather%20Plants%20and%20Dogs/ColdWeatherPlantsandDogs002.jpg)

One teacup chihuahua missing from here, have to chase him down and get him on photobucket.  Not sure if I have any kitty pictures in pb.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 30, 2009, 07:16:55 PM
So glad Joe has some medication and will be on the mend!

I didn't even know this thread was here!

Here are our fur babies:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/Cold%20Weather%20Plants%20and%20Dogs/ColdWeatherPlantsandDogs003.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/Cold%20Weather%20Plants%20and%20Dogs/ColdWeatherPlantsandDogs006.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/Cold%20Weather%20Plants%20and%20Dogs/ColdWeatherPlantsandDogs002.jpg)

One teacup chihuahua missing from here, have to chase him down and get him on photobucket.  Not sure if I have any kitty pictures in pb.
They are beautiful GG! I love puppies, I want to see more and kitty pictures too!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on January 30, 2009, 07:57:53 PM
Great pics Garden Gnome.   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on January 30, 2009, 09:02:23 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))

That's great news JSM...I hope you are feeling better.  There's nothing worse than when our fur babies are sick.  Please give Josef a kiss between the ears for me!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 30, 2009, 09:21:15 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))

That's great news JSM...I hope you are feeling better.  There's nothing worse than when our fur babies are sick.  Please give Josef a kiss between the ears for me!  ::MonkeyDance::
I will kiss him between the ears. He is tired now. Just gave him a benadryl. He hasn't coughed since we got home!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on January 30, 2009, 09:28:29 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))
That is great, and just like a kid, you bring them to the doctor, fever is gone, no coughing and you look like the crazy mother insisting something is wrong. Zoe and I are glad he is doing better. ::MonkeyDance::
  ::MonkeyDance:: Thanks so much. He is so much like a kid. The doctor looks at him, then looks at me like I am crazy. Thank the Lord the girls at daycare have heard him coughing! I really would've looked like an idiot! I really feel goofy carrying his bag of meds to school like a mama does their baby. Hugs to you and Zoe.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Anna on January 31, 2009, 12:05:02 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/AnnaBlueSkies/Dogs%20of%20Mine/HPIM2222.jpg)

They get on their backs like little turtles and can't turn back over they are so fat.

My little polar bears!

Anna



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Anna on January 31, 2009, 12:05:57 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/AnnaBlueSkies/Dogs%20of%20Mine/HPIM2221.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 31, 2009, 08:58:24 AM
GG and Anna awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
There isn't much more to say.  I love animals.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on January 31, 2009, 09:34:15 AM
Here are my boys...Felix and Oscar.  They are Havana Browns.  My friend's granddaughters call them "Monkey Kitties"!

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub4/DSCF0004.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub4/DSCF0103.jpg)

I'm bringing this forward to tell you all that my boys are turning 3 on Sunday!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on January 31, 2009, 10:39:55 AM
Here are my boys...Felix and Oscar.  They are Havana Browns.  My friend's granddaughters call them "Monkey Kitties"!

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub4/DSCF0004.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub4/DSCF0103.jpg)

I'm bringing this forward to tell you all that my boys are turning 3 on Sunday!
They have beautiful coats.  awwwwwww


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: da sparkenator on January 31, 2009, 08:33:04 PM
Hi Monkeys. Today wanted me to come here and give an update on Josef. He saw the vet this afternoon and of course never coughed in front of the vet. He gave me antibiotics and told me to keep giving him Robutussin. He doesn't think it is kennel cough, but more like an upper respiratory infection. It could have been brought on by the cold weather we had earlier this week. The vet said as long as he is eating and drinking and acting crazy, there is nothing to worry about.  ::cartwheel:: Thanks for all your prayers and concern. (((HUGS)))
I'm glad Josef is ok!  I love that boy of yours!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on January 31, 2009, 09:10:47 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/AnnaBlueSkies/Dogs%20of%20Mine/HPIM2222.jpg)

They get on their backs like little turtles and can't turn back over they are so fat.

My little polar bears!

Anna



Oh my gosh, they remind of Leroy when I first got him!!  What kind are they??


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Garden Gnome on February 02, 2009, 05:02:51 PM
What are those little white furballs?  God, they are so freaking cute. 



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 04, 2009, 05:09:55 AM
aww I just found this thread.  I will post some pics of my babies, sadly my best friend (we were truly soul mates passed away on valentines day 2 years ago)  Jessie, god it broke my heart, she died suddenly from heart failure.  I have her daughter jade.  Jade is my protecter, she would die to protect me, she is so funny   ::MonkeyHaHa::
Anyway, here is a great tip that works.  I bath Jade once a week, cos she sleeps with us,  ::MonkeyLaugh::  I hated using flea drops on her, and my vet told me this remedy.  In a half a bucket (about 4.5 litres) add a cup of bleach.  After bathing your dog, rinse them with this, but be careful not to get it near their eyes.  Now, I didnt like to do this, but I tried it, and it works.  Fleas gone, so was a skin rash she had.  And it didnt bother her a bit.  My vet told me this was safer than any flea product on the market.  It is also good for dogs who have skin problems due to allergies. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 04, 2009, 05:17:57 AM
This is my angel Jessie  (I miss her so badly)
(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr323/Lucindainoz/jessiemydear.jpg)

This is Jade my protecter
(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr323/Lucindainoz/jessiesbabyjade.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on February 04, 2009, 11:52:48 PM
Lucinda - your fur babies are very cute! 

I would have never thought of using bleach water....but I guess since Leroy is white it would serve two purposes!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:02:21 AM
I have cats.

This is Gladys

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/cats/704541712107_0_ALB.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:06:08 AM
This is Tripper, enjoying some packing peanuts.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/cats/704541712107_0_ALB.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:07:13 AM
This is Tripper, enjoying some packing peanuts.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/367767ff.jpg)

quoted to get the right picture! ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:14:17 AM
This is Banshee

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/IMG_4305.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:16:17 AM
This is Red.  I inherited him from my MIL, who had him for years.

He is ten years older than dirt.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:17:08 AM
This is Red.  I inherited him from my MIL, who had him for years.

He is ten years older than dirt.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/IMG_4100.jpg)

Quoted to actually add the picture


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on February 05, 2009, 12:24:34 AM
Jane ~  thank you for sharing.  They are all just lovely!  You are owned by quite a cast of characters  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Lucinda ~  Your Jessie had such soulful eyes and wonderful ear flaps.  You must miss her terribly.  Jade doesn't miss much, eh?  Protectors are l like that.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: TURBOTHINK on February 05, 2009, 12:43:05 AM
Saw the link to this thread and wanted to post my babies here too.  You can see my big baby as my avatar, but I have others too.

This is Boots who just passed in January. He was 15 years old

(http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp150/TURBOTHINK/DSC00677.jpg)

This is Casper

(http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp150/TURBOTHINK/dec06090.jpg)

This is Smokey - She is a full blooded wolf

(http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp150/TURBOTHINK/Smokey-2000.jpg)

This is Kyria - A Basenji  (barkless dog - and very strange one too)

(http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp150/TURBOTHINK/DSC01952.jpg)

This is the baby - Skip - Chihuahua

(http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp150/TURBOTHINK/DSC00392.jpg)

And a cute one with Kyria's head in Casper's mouth

(http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp150/TURBOTHINK/dec06123.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:50:32 AM
Great pics, turbo!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: TURBOTHINK on February 05, 2009, 12:52:28 AM
Great pics, turbo!

Thanks...........I love the one where Kyria has his chain choke collar in her mouth and Casper has her entire head. LOL


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:53:48 AM
Quinn (my avatar) when he was a tiny kitten.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/cats/907428612107_0_ALB.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: janetruth on February 05, 2009, 12:57:10 AM
This is an old picture.  I can't remember the tortoiseshell's name, but the grey one is Bear.  If you look closely, inside the blue shell is their pet rat, Chomper.  These belonged to my husband before we got married.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s291/CoraLynns/cats/421678445107_0_ALB.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on February 05, 2009, 01:03:09 AM
What an assortment of dogs you have Turbo.  They make for an interesting pack.  I fostered a Basenji for a time, but he was brown and white.  Very unusual dog.  Your little Boots looks a lot like my mother's chi "Mabel", who is 17.  I'm sorry your Boots has passed, but honored him with showing us his pic.  Your wolf looks like...like a WOLF!  Quite handsome, with a wild, ruggedness.  Casper is gorgeous!  Little skippy-cute!  Thank you for sharing, Turbo.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: TURBOTHINK on February 05, 2009, 01:11:26 AM
What an assortment of dogs you have Turbo.  They make for an interesting pack.  I fostered a Basenji for a time, but he was brown and white.  Very unusual dog.  Your little Boots looks a lot like my mother's chi "Mabel", who is 17.  I'm sorry your Boots has passed, but honored him with showing us his pic.  Your wolf looks like...like a WOLF!  Quite handsome, with a wild, ruggedness.  Casper is gorgeous!  Little skippy-cute!  Thank you for sharing, Turbo.

Thanks, we even have one more, but she seems to turn around every time I try to get a picture. She is a 17 year old Pit Bull. We also have rabbits, and birds. The frog finally bit the dust, and the turtle ran away. LOL

My previous Chihuahua "Baby" lived to be 21 years old and like Boots just laid down and passed in her sleep when their earth time was up.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on February 05, 2009, 01:18:57 AM
What an assortment of dogs you have Turbo.  They make for an interesting pack.  I fostered a Basenji for a time, but he was brown and white.  Very unusual dog.  Your little Boots looks a lot like my mother's chi "Mabel", who is 17.  I'm sorry your Boots has passed, but honored him with showing us his pic.  Your wolf looks like...like a WOLF!  Quite handsome, with a wild, ruggedness.  Casper is gorgeous!  Little skippy-cute!  Thank you for sharing, Turbo.

Thanks, we even have one more, but she seems to turn around every time I try to get a picture. She is a 17 year old Pit Bull. We also have rabbits, and birds. The frog finally bit the dust, and the turtle ran away. LOL

My previous Chihuahua "Baby" lived to be 21 years old and like Boots just laid down and passed in her sleep when their earth time was up.

Sounds like one big happy family  ::MonkeyCool::  I currently have 3 salukis, 2 yorkies, 2 cockatiels and one parakeet.  We've had tortoises, red eared sliders, gerbils, white mice, an iguana, 100 gal. marine aquarium, and kept and helped find homes for a Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, a Chattering Lory, and such, and we've always had dogs, and for the first time in my life, we dont have any cats.  I love animals, birds and fish, and I can see you do too  ::MonkeyHaHa:: 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 04:26:05 PM
Here's my Sassycat and her kittens.

(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/Sassyandkittens-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 04:28:02 PM
Here is Baby Girl and a couple of kittens.  I think these kittens belong to Sassycat - even though Baby Girl had some, too.  They took care of each other's babies.

(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/BabyInBedWithKittens.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 04:29:43 PM
This is Baby Girl and my stud Rocky.

(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/RockyandBabyGirl-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 04:32:14 PM
This is Murphy - he is one of Sassy's kittens - with his best buddy Sammy.   They live at my daughter's house now.

(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/SammyandMurphy-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 04:34:45 PM
This is my old cat, Mittens (aka Kitty).   He is 14 years old and is getting in bad shape.  It will be a sad day when he passes. 
  (http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/Kitty-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 04:41:47 PM
Finally, this is BoBo.   He likes pizza.   

(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/BoBo-1.jpg)

(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/BeerPizzaandCats-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on February 05, 2009, 04:49:59 PM
Thanks for the photos everyone....I love to see everybody's fur babies. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 04:54:36 PM
What some nice looking pets.  ::MonkeyDance::
I'm gonna have to pictures up too when I pick some out.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: always 1 on February 05, 2009, 05:24:51 PM
I just went to the store and this lady was trying to sell a litle baby weinie dog.   Cutest thing you have ever seen, so I had to decide, hmmmm, do I want to live in a cardboard box with a darling dog or do I still want to live in my nice home with my RM ---------yeah.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 05:36:25 PM
This is Taco.He growls at me when I feed him and when he gets his meds.He will not sleep with anyone but me at night.Other than that he is a sweet boy and loves kids.
He is 61/2 yrs old and he owns me.(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Picture005-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 05:38:29 PM
OMG.  ::MonkeyShocked:: Muffy I didn't mean for that picture to be so big.Can you make it smaller?  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Anna on February 05, 2009, 05:40:11 PM
This is Oscar wearing a sweater I knitted several years ago.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/AnnaBlueSkies/252315006tXldDt_ph.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: always 1 on February 05, 2009, 05:40:37 PM
OMG.  ::MonkeyShocked:: Muffy I didn't mean for that picture to be so big.Can you make it smaller?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Oh, it is so cute like that.  I love those liittle dogs.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Anna on February 05, 2009, 05:42:14 PM
Oh, Wow!

A beer drinking pizza eating cat!

Now that's my idea of some cat!

 ::MonkeyDance::

All these pets are so beautiful.  I want every one of them!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on February 05, 2009, 05:43:14 PM
This is Oscar wearing a sweater I knitted several years ago.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/AnnaBlueSkies/252315006tXldDt_ph.jpg)
OMG Anna, that has got to be one of the cutest things I've ever seen!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on February 05, 2009, 06:02:17 PM
I'm going to try to post some pics, don't have photobucket so bear with me!  Here are my 3 kitties.  TJ and my son are 2 peas in a pod and this is the one that BITES me  ::MonkeyNoNo::.  Mercedes is Sierra's mom.  It looks like I only like tabbies.  I love all animals, these are the ones that have "chosen" to be in our lives (ie arrived @ our doors step as strays).


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 06:56:15 PM
OMG.  ::MonkeyShocked:: Muffy I didn't mean for that picture to be so big.Can you make it smaller?  ::MonkeyHaHa::
Oh, it is so cute like that.  I love those liittle dogs.

Thanks A1.He is not like Digger(20 lbs of devil)Taco loves to sit right with you under a blanket and snuggle.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 06:57:25 PM
Lovin, that cat is beautiful.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 05, 2009, 07:35:34 PM
This is my baby Grissom! He's a 6 year old Spinone Italiano!

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub5/009.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 05, 2009, 07:37:26 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh:: Honestly!! He's not as big as a house in real life!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 05, 2009, 07:39:24 PM
Oh, Wow!

A beer drinking pizza eating cat!

Now that's my idea of some cat!

 ::MonkeyDance::

All these pets are so beautiful.  I want every one of them!

I know Anna!    I can't go to pet stores anymore, because I want to buy every one!   And, I always leave the store with tears in my eyes when I can't have them!

I love all the pictures here!   Great looking HAPPY pets!     ::MonkeyDance:: 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on February 05, 2009, 07:40:14 PM
EVERYBODY - i love seeing the pics of your fur babies....they are the best!!

I need to get more of Leroy but he just does not like to sit still!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on February 05, 2009, 08:01:42 PM
Lovin, that cat is beautiful.

Thx Trimm but it is actually 3 different cats!  The middle one, Mercedes, she's fat & my son calls her "Big Pimpin'"!

Take care,
Lovin


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on February 05, 2009, 08:04:54 PM
::MonkeyLaugh:: Honestly!! He's not as big as a house in real life!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::

Boo!  LMAO!  that is one adorable pooch you've got there!  I'm glad your new job is going well even though we MISS YOU! 

Lovinlife


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 08:12:07 PM
::MonkeyLaugh:: Honestly!! He's not as big as a house in real life!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::

What do you feed him?  ::MonkeyHaHa:: j/k. He's a cutie


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2009, 08:13:18 PM
Lovin, that cat is beautiful.

Thx Trimm but it is actually 3 different cats!  The middle one, Mercedes, she's fat & my son calls her "Big Pimpin'"!

Take care,
Lovin


Yes,I meant they were all pretty,but Pimpin is cool.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on February 05, 2009, 08:26:57 PM
I came by to see some more doggies & kitties.  It warms the heart.  Thank you all for sharing.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on February 05, 2009, 09:30:42 PM
EVERYBODY - i love seeing the pics of your fur babies....they are the best!!

I need to get more of Leroy but he just does not like to sit still!!!
Looking forward to seeing some, boy how he has changed since your first avi!  I can imagine getting him to sit still is difficult & those EARS!!!! too cute!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 05, 2009, 09:41:07 PM
Lucinda - your fur babies are very cute! 

I would have never thought of using bleach water....but I guess since Leroy is white it would serve two purposes!

Hey Leroy, try it and see how it works.  I forgot you need water in that bucket too  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Leroy is beautiful.  I only have one fur baby now, jessie passed away 2 years ago, but some days I see Jade playing with "nothing" and I think its jessie comeing back for visits.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 05, 2009, 09:44:57 PM
aww everyones fur babies are so beautiful.  Turbo, sorry about Boots, he reminds me a bit of my Jessie.  And Im blown away by Smokey, I never knew wolves could be pets.  I collect wolf pictures, she is absolutely amazing.  How did you get her? 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 05, 2009, 10:42:50 PM
I have dog behavior handouts, if anyone is interested. Just email me at deadnotsleeping@ymail.com. I can send them all to you in a zip file.

The subjects are:

Adding to the family
Barking, whining and howling
Breeding your dog
Canine Teenager
Chewing
Discipline
Dominance
Ears and nails
Fleas and Ticks
Grooming
Guarding the Dish
House Training
Kids and dogs
Mouthiness and biting
Noise sensitivity
Running with your dog
Separation Anxiety
Spaying and Neutering
Submissive Peeing
The Older Dog
 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: TURBOTHINK on February 05, 2009, 11:19:12 PM
aww everyones fur babies are so beautiful.  Turbo, sorry about Boots, he reminds me a bit of my Jessie.  And Im blown away by Smokey, I never knew wolves could be pets.  I collect wolf pictures, she is absolutely amazing.  How did you get her? 

I was traveling around  Tellico Mountains on horses, and an old man I had been talking to in a store asked me if I wanted a dog as it came running up to me. He said it was his litter and the last one.  It was the prettiest little gray fur ball you have ever seen. I should have known it was not a dog when my horse kept going nuts after I put him on the horse with me. 

I put him in the truck to go home and he threw up berries which should have been my second clue. LOL  Anyway, she was a strange animal, and living in the mountains one night I heard howling of a wolf on the hill behind the house. Went running up there to see it and it was my Smokey. Still I dismissed it, but when I took her to the vet to get her rabies shots he being a country vet, said " no need to give this one rabies shots as it is a wolf and they don't get rabies."  He gave her the shot at my insistance, but some to find out rabies vaccine is toxic to wolf kidneys and she has had kidney trouble ever since.

She and my Basenji have the same temperment. They are loving and wonderful animals but are never truly tamed. They have their own will and will do anything you ask as long as it does not interfere with their will.  She has had  3 litters and it is so interesting how they train their pups.

I went back to see the old man at the store a couple of years later, and he just laughed and laughed.  He said " I knew you had a wild streak and you and her would get along just fine, as it takes a certain type of person to raise a wolf and I had been praying for that person to come along."


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 06, 2009, 12:37:46 AM
I have dog behavior handouts, if anyone is interested. Just email me at deadnotsleeping@ymail.com. I can send them all to you in a zip file.

The subjects are:

Adding to the family
Barking, whining and howling
Breeding your dog
Canine Teenager
Chewing
Discipline
Dominance
Ears and nails
Fleas and Ticks
Grooming
Guarding the Dish
House Training
Kids and dogs
Mouthiness and biting
Noise sensitivity
Running with your dog
Separation Anxiety
Spaying and Neutering
Submissive Peeing
The Older Dog
 

Thats nice of you Boo.  My girl Jade is pretty good, unless someone pushes me, or she smells a mouse, and she wont gie up till she finds it (all night even) cos she knows I scream when I see one  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Have you heard of the bleach in water rinse that I posted about for fleas and skin probs?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 06, 2009, 12:41:02 AM
aww everyones fur babies are so beautiful.  Turbo, sorry about Boots, he reminds me a bit of my Jessie.  And Im blown away by Smokey, I never knew wolves could be pets.  I collect wolf pictures, she is absolutely amazing.  How did you get her? 

I was traveling around  Tellico Mountains on horses, and an old man I had been talking to in a store asked me if I wanted a dog as it came running up to me. He said it was his litter and the last one.  It was the prettiest little gray fur ball you have ever seen. I should have known it was not a dog when my horse kept going nuts after I put him on the horse with me. 

I put him in the truck to go home and he threw up berries which should have been my second clue. LOL  Anyway, she was a strange animal, and living in the mountains one night I heard howling of a wolf on the hill behind the house. Went running up there to see it and it was my Smokey. Still I dismissed it, but when I took her to the vet to get her rabies shots he being a country vet, said " no need to give this one rabies shots as it is a wolf and they don't get rabies."  He gave her the shot at my insistance, but some to find out rabies vaccine is toxic to wolf kidneys and she has had kidney trouble ever since.

She and my Basenji have the same temperment. They are loving and wonderful animals but are never truly tamed. They have their own will and will do anything you ask as long as it does not interfere with their will.  She has had  3 litters and it is so interesting how they train their pups.

I went back to see the old man at the store a couple of years later, and he just laughed and laughed.  He said " I knew you had a wild streak and you and her would get along just fine, as it takes a certain type of person to raise a wolf and I had been praying for that person to come along."

OMG Turbo, that is the most amazing story I have heard.  Thanks so much for posting it.  It was meant to be, you were meant to have Smokey, but the old man shoulda told you, maybe he thought you wouldnt take her if he did tell you tho.  I hope her kidneys will be alright.  I love wolves, they are the most awesome wild animal.  I loved the movie "Dances with Wolves" too. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 06, 2009, 07:51:47 AM
Boo,I love Grissom.  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 06, 2009, 05:17:34 PM
This is my angel baby "Bama".He lived to be 14 yrs old.
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/PhotoImpression4.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 06, 2009, 05:21:09 PM
This is Digger.(20lbs of trouble)
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Picture003.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on February 06, 2009, 05:26:37 PM
This is my angel baby "Bama".He lived to be 14 yrs old.
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/PhotoImpression4.jpg)

Awww.  What a great lookin' weinie dog Trimm.  Have you heard about the Buda Weiner dog races?  http://technorati.com/videos/youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D90ci8lWZ82M 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 06, 2009, 09:12:35 PM
Thanks for the link Muffy.I would have a house full of Doxies if I could.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 07, 2009, 09:44:09 PM
I have not heard of bleach water, but I looked it up on the web and it seems a lot of people swear by it. But I'm a little leary of putting bleach on my dog, he has sensitive skin.

For fleas, I would recommend washing your dog with Dawn dish soap, it's made with animals in mind (they washed the animals from the Exxon oil spill in this) and it doesn't strip the oil out of their coats. Start by washing the head first, make a ring of soap around their necks and up behind their ears. The fleas, once they figure out a bath is coming will run to the head and the butt area to "hide", then come back later. Dawn will soften their shells and kill them. I also recommend doing a final rinse with a 1/3 water, 1/3 baby oil and 1/3 Listerine. Listerine kills fleas and is an antiseptic for any itchy skin. This mixture is awesome to use on Hot Spots too. Spray the mixture on his bedding too.

You can buy a very cheap flea collar, snap it to activate, cut it into pieces and put it in your vacuum bag. That way, when you vacuum the fleas up, they will die in the bag.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 08, 2009, 07:09:53 AM
I've used this on Grissom with great results!! Much cheaper than the constant trips to the vet. Follow directions EXACTLY.

Dog Ear Cleaner Recipe
__________________________
Ingredients:

White vinegar
Powdered boric acid
Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
Betadine antiseptic (or the generic version, known as Povidone-Iodine Solution)

Please note:  do not use "Betadine Scrub", use "Betadine Solution"

Directions for mixing the solution together:

Pour 6 ounces of isopropyl alcohol in to a plastic applicator bottle.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of boric acid powder.  Be careful not to get any boric acid on your skin or clothes.  If you do, wash it off immediately.
Add 2 ounces of white vinegar.

Shake the solution extremely well, until the boric acid powder is fully dissolved.

Once the powder is dissolved, add one teaspoon of the Betadine antiseptic, and shake it up some more.  Be careful not to get any Betadine on your skin or clothes.  If you do, wash it off immediately.

Squirt the solution inside your dog's ear until the ear canal is completely full.

Massage the outside of the ear to help slosh the cleaning solution around inside.
Hold the dog still for about a minute. 

If you get any of the ear cleaning solution on your skin, wash it off as soon as possible.

Be sure to shake the solution up really well before each and every time you use it.
The boric acid has a tendency to settle at the bottom of the bottle.
Store at room temperature.

Use the cleaning solution daily until you start to see some improvement.

Gradually cut back to once per week when you are happy with the condition of the ear.
When the ear seems completely free of infection, you can go two weeks between treatments.

Warning:  Do not use this ear cleaning solution on dogs with ruptured ear drums, or on dogs with open sores or wounds in the ear area.
An ear exam by a veterinarian is recommended prior to beginning treatment with this ear cleaning solution.

This recipe came to you from Jim & Kellyn Zimmerlin

www.zimfamilycockers.com


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 11, 2009, 10:32:19 AM
WOW had been away on vacation and I loved coming back and seeing all the fur babies. 

I think the bleach solution is probably safe.  Restaurants use a weak bleach solution of lettuce to keep it from turning brown and you eat that. 

My fur coat spent a week at what we told him was winter camp.  He got to spend the day in day care with the other dogs.  When we picked him up, he was glad to see us but not overly so.  He came home, sniffed everything out and then proceeded to go to his room away from us.  I was so glad that he was not upset by the experience. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: QuietMonkey on February 12, 2009, 09:35:13 AM
  ::MonkeyDance:: Hi Boo, I'm here!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: QuietMonkey on February 12, 2009, 09:41:26 AM
  ::MonkeyDance:: Hi Boo, I'm here!

BOO?????


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 09:42:27 AM
OK, we are talking about shedding!! Dogs generally shed twice a year, spring and fall. BUT there are those dogs who seem to be never ending. Unfortunately, short hair dogs shed more than long haired ones. The difference being that the long haired ones will shed and it will ball up, easily seen and easily picked up. The short hair ones are more difficult to see and end up weaving itself into your furniture and clothes. Pugs are NOTORIOUS sheders.

The best thing I can recommend is first using a de-shedding shampoo like: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-deShedding-Shampoo-Dogs-Cats/dp/B00164S1ZK

Read directions! This shampoo will loosen that dead hair up and a lot will go down the drain. Once the coat is completely dry, use a tool called the Furminator: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Large-Yellow-deShedding-4-Inch/dp/B000FSN0A4/ref=pd_bxgy_k_img_b choose the right size for your dog. This tool takes out the undercoat and you will get a ton of fur off! Now, you don't have to use that shampoo to use the Furminator. Make it a practice to groom your dog daily, even if it is for 5 minutes. Brushing stimulates the oils in the skin and gives your dog an overall healthy coat. The older dog is going through changes too. His coat won't be as healthy as a puppys. So grooming is a must to find bumps, sores, fleas or any type of problems that would indicate a change in his health.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 09:48:45 AM
In my daily general assault of love on my dog Grissom, I have found a few lumps lately. Spinone's are a worrisome breed, so I'm hoping they are stress knots in his muscles. I've scheduled him another massage on Monday and will let you know what she says. I had her massage Grissom after an event I put on last year, where Grissom was with me in a hot parking lot from 7am to 7pm for 2 days. The boy was totally worn out. Those lumps weren't there last June, so I'm hoping she can just work the kinks out and I won't have to worry about him. Otherwise it's a trip to the vet for him! Massages aren't as expensive as you might think, I'm paying $30 for over an hour of time for him. Not bad for my babys health, and if it saves me peace of mind and a trip to the vet, well worth it.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: QuietMonkey on February 12, 2009, 09:52:04 AM
OK, we are talking about shedding!! Dogs generally shed twice a year, spring and fall. BUT there are those dogs who seem to be never ending. Unfortunately, short hair dogs shed more than long haired ones. The difference being that the long haired ones will shed and it will ball up, easily seen and easily picked up. The short hair ones are more difficult to see and end up weaving itself into your furniture and clothes. Pugs are NOTORIOUS sheders.

The best thing I can recommend is first using a de-shedding shampoo like: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-deShedding-Shampoo-Dogs-Cats/dp/B00164S1ZK

Read directions! This shampoo will loosen that dead hair up and a lot will go down the drain. Once the coat is completely dry, use a tool called the Furminator: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Large-Yellow-deShedding-4-Inch/dp/B000FSN0A4/ref=pd_bxgy_k_img_b choose the right size for your dog. This tool takes out the undercoat and you will get a ton of fur off! Now, you don't have to use that shampoo to use the Furminator. Make it a practice to groom your dog daily, even if it is for 5 minutes. Brushing stimulates the oils in the skin and gives your dog an overall healthy coat. The older dog is going through changes too. His coat won't be as healthy as a puppys. So grooming is a must to find bumps, sores, fleas or any type of problems that would indicate a change in his health.

 ::MonkeyDance::  Thanks for taking the time to help me Boo! You're an awesome dog grooming Monkey!!  ::MonkeyDance::

::MonkeyDance:: THANKS BOO!!  ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 09:57:40 AM
OK, we are talking about shedding!! Dogs generally shed twice a year, spring and fall. BUT there are those dogs who seem to be never ending. Unfortunately, short hair dogs shed more than long haired ones. The difference being that the long haired ones will shed and it will ball up, easily seen and easily picked up. The short hair ones are more difficult to see and end up weaving itself into your furniture and clothes. Pugs are NOTORIOUS sheders.

The best thing I can recommend is first using a de-shedding shampoo like: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-deShedding-Shampoo-Dogs-Cats/dp/B00164S1ZK

Read directions! This shampoo will loosen that dead hair up and a lot will go down the drain. Once the coat is completely dry, use a tool called the Furminator: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Large-Yellow-deShedding-4-Inch/dp/B000FSN0A4/ref=pd_bxgy_k_img_b choose the right size for your dog. This tool takes out the undercoat and you will get a ton of fur off! Now, you don't have to use that shampoo to use the Furminator. Make it a practice to groom your dog daily, even if it is for 5 minutes. Brushing stimulates the oils in the skin and gives your dog an overall healthy coat. The older dog is going through changes too. His coat won't be as healthy as a puppys. So grooming is a must to find bumps, sores, fleas or any type of problems that would indicate a change in his health.

 ::MonkeyDance::  Thanks for taking the time to help me Boo! You're an awesome dog grooming Monkey!!  ::MonkeyDance::

::MonkeyDance:: THANKS BOO!!  ::MonkeyDance::


Thanks, I don't deserve that praise.....  ::MonkeyHaHa:: shades of Nancy Grace!! hee hee hee. But Today brought up a very good point. Nutrition changes for dogs as they grow older. My friend has Shepherds and Shepherd mixs and just changed them over to Eukanuba German Shepherd Adult Dog Food. Her dogs are older and she has seen a big difference in them. Just a suggestion. I love Innova personally. I think it's complete.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on February 12, 2009, 09:58:54 AM
Boo - so your recommended dog food is Innova?

Leroy has always been on Purina Pro Plan for Large Breed Dogs...but the one for puppies.  Vet recommended it.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 10:05:35 AM
Boo - so your recommended dog food is Innova?

Leroy has always been on Purina Pro Plan for Large Breed Dogs...but the one for puppies.  Vet recommended it.

Vets are paid by companies to recommend their products. Unfortunately, it's just a part of business. If you read the ingredients, Innova is very holistic and was never on the recall list. My boss is a dog nutritionist and her favorite is Solid Gold. Do some research on it and find what is best for your dog. Once our website is up and running, she will have a nutrition column going.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 12, 2009, 10:17:51 AM
Hi Boo was taken away.  I love hearing your insight.  Can't wait for more pictures.  I would love to open a doggie day care.  There is only one in my area that actually watches and takes care of the dogs.  It's very small, about the size of a living and dinning room combination.  They are on a busy street and have no outside area for dogs to roam.  Potty is in a concrete fenced area.

I actually looked at a building which had been a library.  Perfect as 2nd floor would have rooms for a vet.  But they want 1.6 million and its not on the main highway to anywhere.  I'm too old for that kind of investment LMAO. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 12, 2009, 10:21:54 AM
Boo - so your recommended dog food is Innova?

Leroy has always been on Purina Pro Plan for Large Breed Dogs...but the one for puppies.  Vet recommended it.

Vets are paid by companies to recommend their products. Unfortunately, it's just a part of business. If you read the ingredients, Innova is very holistic and was never on the recall list. My boss is a dog nutritionist and her favorite is Solid Gold. Do some research on it and find what is best for your dog. Once our website is up and running, she will have a nutrition column going.
  I hope you will be including information about canine byproducts that are in a lot of foods.  One of my big gripes.   

My dog really enjoys vegetables.  He came that way LMAO.  It's great because they are so low calorie and great for those anal glands.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 12, 2009, 10:27:39 AM
Another product I recommend anyone to look into is Dasuquin, for joints.  I have seen a big difference in my dog, who has flat ball and socket hip joints.

When we had him see a surgeon, she recommended this product.  She was pregnant and was taking the human version (not out yet) herself.  This said safe to me. 

I have also used Syn-flex.  This is a human grade product and I also took it.  I did not see the improvement that I have seen with Dasuquin, but my dog's hip problem is severe. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 10:35:19 AM
Another product I recommend anyone to look into is Dasuquin, for joints.  I have seen a big difference in my dog, who has flat ball and socket hip joints.

When we had him see a surgeon, she recommended this product.  She was pregnant and was taking the human version (not out yet) herself.  This said safe to me. 

I have also used Syn-flex.  This is a human grade product and I also took it.  I did not see the improvement that I have seen with Dasuquin, but my dog's hip problem is severe. 

Wow, I will check into this. Grissom is 6 years old and a large breed (106 lbs) and I have noticed him moving slower in the morning. A week or so ago, he missed jumping in the back of the Jeep and actually fell on his back! So I am very concerned about joint care!! Thanks for the info!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 10:39:03 AM
Hi Boo was taken away.  I love hearing your insight.  Can't wait for more pictures.  I would love to open a doggie day care.  There is only one in my area that actually watches and takes care of the dogs.  It's very small, about the size of a living and dinning room combination.  They are on a busy street and have no outside area for dogs to roam.  Potty is in a concrete fenced area.

I actually looked at a building which had been a library.  Perfect as 2nd floor would have rooms for a vet.  But they want 1.6 million and its not on the main highway to anywhere.  I'm too old for that kind of investment LMAO. 

Wow, that's too bad! I think doggie day care and a place for them to run is important. I sit on a dog park committee and think it's essential to their well being to be able to full out run once in a while and have social interaction with other dogs! We have quite a few over here in my part of Michigan. The place I'm working at now will have everything a dog could need. This woman has done over 6 years of research on dog boarding etc. and I'm so impressed with her!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 10:42:22 AM
Boo - so your recommended dog food is Innova?

Leroy has always been on Purina Pro Plan for Large Breed Dogs...but the one for puppies.  Vet recommended it.

Vets are paid by companies to recommend their products. Unfortunately, it's just a part of business. If you read the ingredients, Innova is very holistic and was never on the recall list. My boss is a dog nutritionist and her favorite is Solid Gold. Do some research on it and find what is best for your dog. Once our website is up and running, she will have a nutrition column going.
  I hope you will be including information about canine byproducts that are in a lot of foods.  One of my big gripes.   

My dog really enjoys vegetables.  He came that way LMAO.  It's great because they are so low calorie and great for those anal glands.

ITA!! If people really knew what those by products were they would never feed it to their babies!!  They are so unnecessary and are just put in there for bulk, cheapness and to line executive pockets!! You would be better off feeding table scraps than some of the crap that is out there!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 12, 2009, 01:14:16 PM
Boo - so your recommended dog food is Innova?

Leroy has always been on Purina Pro Plan for Large Breed Dogs...but the one for puppies.  Vet recommended it.

Vets are paid by companies to recommend their products. Unfortunately, it's just a part of business. If you read the ingredients, Innova is very holistic and was never on the recall list. My boss is a dog nutritionist and her favorite is Solid Gold. Do some research on it and find what is best for your dog. Once our website is up and running, she will have a nutrition column going.
  I hope you will be including information about canine byproducts that are in a lot of foods.  One of my big gripes.   

My dog really enjoys vegetables.  He came that way LMAO.  It's great because they are so low calorie and great for those anal glands.

ITA!! If people really knew what those by products were they would never feed it to their babies!!  They are so unnecessary and are just put in there for bulk, cheapness and to line executive pockets!! You would be better off feeding table scraps than some of the crap that is out there!!!
Dogs are not meant to be cannibals.  Some of these food producers are ridiculous.  Don't even get me started on what is out there that is fed to kids.  In addition to other things I think the increase in autism and other conditions can be traced to our food supply.  I think we will hear more and more, not only problems from China, but problems at home (like a child's staple: peanut butter).


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on February 12, 2009, 06:27:46 PM
So I ordered the large size Furminator today from Overstock.com....with shipping it was only $46!!!!  Best deal I found and I cant wait to get it!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 06:49:45 PM
Please read the list below for your pet's health. It's the latest pet food recall!!
The following items manufactured by American Nutrition, Inc. are subject to this recall:
 
American Nutrition Vita Bone Flavors Large Dog Treats (48oz. box)
UPC 0 12623 73480 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
American Nutrition Vita Bone Flavors Medium Dog Treats (24oz. box)
UPC 0 12623 73241 1, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
American Nutrition Vita Bone Flavors Small Dog Treats (24oz. box)
UPC 0 12623 73240 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
American Nutrition Vita Snacks Peanut  Butter (3oz. plastic bag)
UPC 0 12623 81315 8, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Farm Style Small Assorted Dog Biscuits (5 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 78601 90205 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Hill Country Fare Small 5 Flavor Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41220 52080 0, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Hill Country Fare Small Peanut  Butter Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41220 17538 3, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Integrity Small Assorted Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 64237 14639 8, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Northwest Royal Small Dog Biscuits Assorted Flavors (5 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 71357 00337 2, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Mill Creek Premium Large Assorted Dog Biscuits (20 lb. box)
UPC 0 78601 95106 9, Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Mill Creek Premium Small Assorted Dog Biscuits (20 lb. box)
UPC 0 78601 95105 2, Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Premium Smarty Dog Biscuits Assorted Flavors Small  (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41512 04609 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Springfield Prize Multi-Flavor Dog Biscuits (26 oz. box)
UPC 0 41380 14169 3, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Springfield Prize Multi-Flavor Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41380 13965 2, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Western Family Biscuits Multi-Flavor (10 lb. box)
UPC 0 15400 06229 9  , Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Western Family Biscuits Multi-Flavor (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 15400 06408 8 , Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Western Family Biscuits Multi-Flavor (18 oz. box)
UPC 0 15400 03886 7, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Next Gen Pet Products Small Assorted Biscuits (30 lb. box)
Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Small Assorted Dog Biscuits-Bulk (1/25# box)
Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Western Family (Canada only) Small Dog Biscuits 4 Assorted Flavors (2 Kg. plastic bag)
UPC 0 62639 29585 1, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Yeaster Small Assorted (30 lb. box)
Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Consumers who purchased the recalled items should discontinue use immediately and return items to the store location where they were purchased or destroy any remaining product.
 
No other products other than those listed above are part of this recall.  For more information on Salmonella, please visit the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/salmonella.
 
Consumer safety is important to American Nutrition, Inc.  The company sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers.  For additional information, please contact American Nutrition at 1-800-257-4530 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, Mountain time.
 
For a list of other company recalls and more information on FDAʼs ongoing investigation, visit FDAʼs website at www.fda.gov.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: FL Beagle Mom on February 12, 2009, 07:33:33 PM
Thanks for the info Boo!  I'm enjoying reading your tips. I have 3 dogs...

one Golden Retriever named Sandy, she's 12.  She has a lot of those fat deposit lumps on her. The vet tested the lumps and they have that oily stuff in them.

Sandy:

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff139/ramags/Sandy/princesssandy2sm.jpg)

Sam:  german shepherd (mix? prolly has something else in her)  we adopted Sam from a bad home situation

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff139/ramags/Sam/061229_sam.jpg)

then the beagle Murphy. I got her for my husband for Father's Day 5 years ago...she's our baby. Very funny and animated.

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff139/ramags/Murphy/beag1.jpg)

Everyone has such neat pets... it's good to see them all...being the animal lover that I am



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: pixiecat on February 12, 2009, 07:42:29 PM
I didn't even know that we had a four-legged friends section!   

I have 5 cats (I promise, I'm not that stereotypical crazy cat lady).  We live in a condo without a yard, so the kitties are all indoors.  I'm also a dog lover, but without a yard, our home isn't ideal for a dog.  When we move to a house, my hubby and I plan on adding a dog to our large, four-legged family.

4 out of my 5 cats are on my avatar. 




Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 12, 2009, 07:49:39 PM
Boo, I thought they reported that dogs don't get salmonella.  Another lie?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 08:04:07 PM
Boo, I thought they reported that dogs don't get salmonella.  Another lie?

Not exactly a lie. A healthy canine stomach with healthy natural stomach aren't nearly so effected by salmonella and e.coli, it's when we feed them sterile dried food and starve their natural stomach juices that they begin to have problems with lower level bacteria. Keep in mind that YOU or your children are also handling these contaminated treats and if you don't wash your hands directly after handling, you could be effected by them too. I don't want to feed my dog anything that I know is contaminated with this dangerous bacteria. Take any of the listed treats back to the store and demand a refund, also demand that they take them off the shelf, so no one else gets hurt. Too many pets died in the last recall. Many many more than what was reported. A lot of them elderly or sick to begin with. Some pets have sensitive stomachs and these treats will set off a chain reaction you don't want to have to pay for!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 12, 2009, 08:05:09 PM
I didn't even know that we had a four-legged friends section!   

I have 5 cats (I promise, I'm not that stereotypical crazy cat lady).  We live in a condo without a yard, so the kitties are all indoors.  I'm also a dog lover, but without a yard, our home isn't ideal for a dog.  When we move to a house, my hubby and I plan on adding a dog to our large, four-legged family.

4 out of my 5 cats are on my avatar. 

Your not crazy, try 7!! And I'm not even the crazy cat lady!! My sister is!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 12, 2009, 08:54:43 PM
I didn't even think about people handling contaminated dog treats.  We really need to stop poisoning the food supply.  Thanks for the information, very interesting. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on February 13, 2009, 07:06:37 AM
I have not heard of bleach water, but I looked it up on the web and it seems a lot of people swear by it. But I'm a little leary of putting bleach on my dog, he has sensitive skin.

For fleas, I would recommend washing your dog with Dawn dish soap, it's made with animals in mind (they washed the animals from the Exxon oil spill in this) and it doesn't strip the oil out of their coats. Start by washing the head first, make a ring of soap around their necks and up behind their ears. The fleas, once they figure out a bath is coming will run to the head and the butt area to "hide", then come back later. Dawn will soften their shells and kill them. I also recommend doing a final rinse with a 1/3 water, 1/3 baby oil and 1/3 Listerine. Listerine kills fleas and is an antiseptic for any itchy skin. This mixture is awesome to use on Hot Spots too. Spray the mixture on his bedding too.

You can buy a very cheap flea collar, snap it to activate, cut it into pieces and put it in your vacuum bag. That way, when you vacuum the fleas up, they will die in the bag.

they are great tips thanks Boo.  I dont know if Aussie dawn is same as usa.  I think our dawn here is real concentrated, but when in usa, your dawn is different.  The listerine is a good tip. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 13, 2009, 10:42:56 AM
I didn't even know that we had a four-legged friends section!   

I have 5 cats (I promise, I'm not that stereotypical crazy cat lady).  We live in a condo without a yard, so the kitties are all indoors.  I'm also a dog lover, but without a yard, our home isn't ideal for a dog.  When we move to a house, my hubby and I plan on adding a dog to our large, four-legged family.

4 out of my 5 cats are on my avatar. 

Your not crazy, try 7!! And I'm not even the crazy cat lady!! My sister is!!

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: It's good to know that other people attract cats.Not only do I have digger and Taco,I also have a motley crew of semi wild cats that are here every morning.I'm not even sure how many there are now.So far there is Billie,Bobbie Rex,Baby Drew,Babie,and Ghost(part russian blue),and the rest don't have names.  ::MonkeyTongue::They live in the caves off the bluff.We also have 2 occational foxes.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 13, 2009, 10:45:39 AM
I didn't even know that we had a four-legged friends section!   

I have 5 cats (I promise, I'm not that stereotypical crazy cat lady).  We live in a condo without a yard, so the kitties are all indoors.  I'm also a dog lover, but without a yard, our home isn't ideal for a dog.  When we move to a house, my hubby and I plan on adding a dog to our large, four-legged family.

4 out of my 5 cats are on my avatar. 

Your not crazy, try 7!! And I'm not even the crazy cat lady!! My sister is!!

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: It's good to know that other people attract cats.Not only do I have digger and Taco,I also have a motley crew of semi wild cats that are here every morning.I'm not even sure how many there are now.So far there is Billie,Bobbie Rex,Baby Drew,Babie,and Ghost(part russian blue),and the rest don't have names.   ::MonkeyTongue:: They live in the caves off the bluff.We also have 2 occasional foxes.

Boo,what are the best non irritating cleaners for kennels?My Taco has sensitive feet.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 13, 2009, 10:56:32 AM
Boo,what are the best non irritating cleaners for kennels?My Taco has sensitive feet.

I'm not sure about kennels, but for those looking for something for their homes, I use vinegar.  I use it on my hardwood, tile and vinyl.  It kills germs and bacteria.  My 4 leg house resident is not sensitive on feet so don't know if its helping that.  But is cheap and effective for cleaning and when dry the vinegar smell goes away.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 13, 2009, 01:00:22 PM
Boo,what are the best non irritating cleaners for kennels?My Taco has sensitive feet.

I'm not sure about kennels, but for those looking for something for their homes, I use vinegar.  I use it on my hardwood, tile and vinyl.  It kills germs and bacteria.  My 4 leg house resident is not sensitive on feet so don't know if its helping that.  But is cheap and effective for cleaning and when dry the vinegar smell goes away.

Thanks Today.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 14, 2009, 12:21:33 PM
I didn't even know that we had a four-legged friends section!   

I have 5 cats (I promise, I'm not that stereotypical crazy cat lady).  We live in a condo without a yard, so the kitties are all indoors.  I'm also a dog lover, but without a yard, our home isn't ideal for a dog.  When we move to a house, my hubby and I plan on adding a dog to our large, four-legged family.

4 out of my 5 cats are on my avatar. 

Your not crazy, try 7!! And I'm not even the crazy cat lady!! My sister is!!

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: It's good to know that other people attract cats.Not only do I have digger and Taco,I also have a motley crew of semi wild cats that are here every morning.I'm not even sure how many there are now.So far there is Billie,Bobbie Rex,Baby Drew,Babie,and Ghost(part russian blue),and the rest don't have names.   ::MonkeyTongue:: They live in the caves off the bluff.We also have 2 occasional foxes.

Boo,what are the best non irritating cleaners for kennels?My Taco has sensitive feet.

For kennel cleaning, a very good one is called H20 Orange. http://www.h2orange2cleaning.com/

The Wysiwash system is also good, but not in a house that doesn't have drains in the floor!!  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 14, 2009, 03:06:31 PM
This is my old cat, Mittens (aka Kitty).   He is 14 years old and is getting in bad shape.  It will be a sad day when he passes. 
  (http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/4Siamese/Kitty-1.jpg)

Today is that sad day.   I had to put my sweet little Mittens down this morning.   Its not been a good Valentine's Day for us.  He liver was failing quickly.   He hadn't been eating much this week, and started stumbling around last night.   We got him in this morning - but the vet didn't think she could really help him.       ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyWaa::

The little box they put him in had this poem attached.   

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 14, 2009, 05:22:37 PM
Today is that sad day.   I had to put my sweet little Mittens down this morning.   Its not been a good Valentine's Day for us.  He liver was failing quickly.   He hadn't been eating much this week, and started stumbling around last night.   We got him in this morning - but the vet didn't think she could really help him.       ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyWaa::

The little box they put him in had this poem attached.   

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

I am so sorry, I'm sending a hug your way.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 15, 2009, 09:01:04 AM
I am so sorry, I'm sending a hug your way.

Thanks Today.    He was such a good kitty.   Always purring and lovable.    When I posted his picture 10 days ago, I knew he wasn't doing that well, but I had no idea that I'd have to put him to sleep so soon. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on February 15, 2009, 09:25:02 AM
Sassycat....I'm so sorry for what you're going through.  I'm sure your Mittens knows how much you love him.  These little creatures walk into our lives and leave their pawprints on our hearts.  It's so hard to say goodbye.  (((((Sassycat)))))


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 15, 2009, 10:23:44 AM
Thanks for the info Boo.  ::MonkeyDance::

Sassycat.......  :smt056


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BabsKats on February 15, 2009, 07:56:06 PM
 The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.


         Dear Dogs and Cats:

    The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. All of the other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not make it your food and dish, nor do I find it aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

    The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

    I can't buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. Also, sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

    For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline assistance is not required.

    The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

     Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
 
 TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:

 (1) They live here. You don't.

 (2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
 
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they

(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don't smoke or drink,
(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ...


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 16, 2009, 10:26:27 AM
Thanks Numbersgirl and Trimm!

BabsKats - that is pretty good, and true!    Especially the "fur"niture part.   LOL.    At my house, the top of the frig holds two lint brushes - which everyone grabs to use - as they are heading out the door.   With four cats in the house, hair is everywhere!    But, we like it that way!     ::MonkeyWink::   

I, too, like my cats more than I like most people.    ::MonkeyTongue::   

     


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 16, 2009, 10:44:13 AM
Babs thanks that was so true.  Have forwarded to some friends.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: pharlap on February 16, 2009, 12:45:08 PM
Please read the list below for your pet's health. It's the latest pet food recall!!
The following items manufactured by American Nutrition, Inc. are subject to this recall:
 
American Nutrition Vita Bone Flavors Large Dog Treats (48oz. box)
UPC 0 12623 73480 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
American Nutrition Vita Bone Flavors Medium Dog Treats (24oz. box)
UPC 0 12623 73241 1, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
American Nutrition Vita Bone Flavors Small Dog Treats (24oz. box)
UPC 0 12623 73240 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
American Nutrition Vita Snacks Peanut  Butter (3oz. plastic bag)
UPC 0 12623 81315 8, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Farm Style Small Assorted Dog Biscuits (5 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 78601 90205 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Hill Country Fare Small 5 Flavor Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41220 52080 0, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Hill Country Fare Small Peanut  Butter Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41220 17538 3, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Integrity Small Assorted Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 64237 14639 8, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Northwest Royal Small Dog Biscuits Assorted Flavors (5 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 71357 00337 2, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Mill Creek Premium Large Assorted Dog Biscuits (20 lb. box)
UPC 0 78601 95106 9, Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Mill Creek Premium Small Assorted Dog Biscuits (20 lb. box)
UPC 0 78601 95105 2, Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Premium Smarty Dog Biscuits Assorted Flavors Small  (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41512 04609 4, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Springfield Prize Multi-Flavor Dog Biscuits (26 oz. box)
UPC 0 41380 14169 3, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Springfield Prize Multi-Flavor Dog Biscuits (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 41380 13965 2, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Western Family Biscuits Multi-Flavor (10 lb. box)
UPC 0 15400 06229 9  , Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Western Family Biscuits Multi-Flavor (4 lb. plastic bag)
UPC 0 15400 06408 8 , Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Western Family Biscuits Multi-Flavor (18 oz. box)
UPC 0 15400 03886 7, Best Before: All Dates prior to JAN 18 10
 
Next Gen Pet Products Small Assorted Biscuits (30 lb. box)
Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Small Assorted Dog Biscuits-Bulk (1/25# box)
Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Western Family (Canada only) Small Dog Biscuits 4 Assorted Flavors (2 Kg. plastic bag)
UPC 0 62639 29585 1, Best Before: All Dates prior to 01/18/10
 
Yeaster Small Assorted (30 lb. box)
Lot Codes: 001A7xxx to 018A9xxx
 
Consumers who purchased the recalled items should discontinue use immediately and return items to the store location where they were purchased or destroy any remaining product.
 
No other products other than those listed above are part of this recall.  For more information on Salmonella, please visit the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/salmonella.
 
Consumer safety is important to American Nutrition, Inc.  The company sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers.  For additional information, please contact American Nutrition at 1-800-257-4530 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, Mountain time.
 
For a list of other company recalls and more information on FDAʼs ongoing investigation, visit FDAʼs website at www.fda.gov.

Holy crap there's a lot of them............
Tks so much for this list............

I have 2 yellow labs..........
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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 16, 2009, 06:34:46 PM
Pharlap,those are great looking labs.   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 17, 2009, 08:05:20 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2al3mh.jpg)

Great picture thought I would share


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on February 17, 2009, 09:39:51 PM
I am so sorry, I'm sending a hug your way.

Thanks Today.    He was such a good kitty.   Always purring and lovable.    When I posted his picture 10 days ago, I knew he wasn't doing that well, but I had no idea that I'd have to put him to sleep so soon. 

Sassy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it's so tough. But you did the right thing. Sometimes being a good Mama is the hardest thing to do! When the quality of life is gone, it's up to you to make it right for them. I know I will have to make that decision in the near future. I have a old blind chow/corgi mix named Bailey. I have renicknamed her pinball b/c she keeps walking into walls. But health wise, she's still doing OK. She can't hold her pee anymore and can smell a damn thing, so I have to put her food directly in front of her. But if she starts to wobble or show any other signs of being in pain, I will be in your shoes. The wrong thing to do is let them suffer b/c we can't bear the pain of doing what you did. That's not helping them at all.

I'm sure you will cherish the memories he gave you and you both will meet on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Hugs from us to you!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 18, 2009, 09:21:50 PM
I am so sorry, I'm sending a hug your way.

Thanks Today.    He was such a good kitty.   Always purring and lovable.    When I posted his picture 10 days ago, I knew he wasn't doing that well, but I had no idea that I'd have to put him to sleep so soon. 

Sassy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it's so tough. But you did the right thing. Sometimes being a good Mama is the hardest thing to do! When the quality of life is gone, it's up to you to make it right for them. I know I will have to make that decision in the near future. I have a old blind chow/corgi mix named Bailey. I have renicknamed her pinball b/c she keeps walking into walls. But health wise, she's still doing OK. She can't hold her pee anymore and can smell a damn thing, so I have to put her food directly in front of her. But if she starts to wobble or show any other signs of being in pain, I will be in your shoes. The wrong thing to do is let them suffer b/c we can't bear the pain of doing what you did. That's not helping them at all.

I'm sure you will cherish the memories he gave you and you both will meet on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Hugs from us to you!

Thanks Boo.   I appreciate your kind words.   I knew it was coming - and it still hurt something terrible.     My girls grew up with this cat - and it was even worse on them.    He had a good life - he was spoiled rotten - and ruled the house.    He always had to sleep in the bed with us - never was happy on the floor!     We have lots of pictures of him - and lots of great memories.

 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 21, 2009, 12:14:22 PM
My boy has a play date today.  Life is good.

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Wyks on February 21, 2009, 01:46:28 PM
For the doxie lovers out there..

YouTube of a doxie trying to walk in new boots.  Looks like a drunken ballerina.  And this is exactly what my doxie looked like when he tried out his new snow boots.   ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hbZMNZnj_A&eurl=http://dailydachshund.blogspot.com/2008/01/these-dachshund-boots-arent-made-for.html&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hbZMNZnj_A&eurl=http://dailydachshund.blogspot.com/2008/01/these-dachshund-boots-arent-made-for.html&feature=player_embedded)



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on February 21, 2009, 05:18:12 PM
For the doxie lovers out there..

YouTube of a doxie trying to walk in new boots.  Looks like a drunken ballerina.  And this is exactly what my doxie looked like when he tried out his new snow boots.   ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hbZMNZnj_A&eurl=http://dailydachshund.blogspot.com/2008/01/these-dachshund-boots-arent-made-for.html&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hbZMNZnj_A&eurl=http://dailydachshund.blogspot.com/2008/01/these-dachshund-boots-arent-made-for.html&feature=player_embedded)


Too funny.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on February 25, 2009, 05:31:41 PM
Sassy ~ I'm so sorry for your loss.  I had a cat named Mittens too.  He had seven toes on each front foot.  We grew up together and he's been gone a long time.  I hope he's waiting with your Mittens at the foot of Rainbow Brige. 

Lovin


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on February 26, 2009, 10:30:36 PM
Sassy ~ I'm so sorry for your loss.  I had a cat named Mittens too.  He had seven toes on each front foot.  We grew up together and he's been gone a long time.  I hope he's waiting with your Mittens at the foot of Rainbow Brige. 

Lovin

Awwww.    Thanks!       I love cats.   Sometimes, I treat them better than my hubby!    ::MonkeyHaHa::     I still have my siamese (including Sassycat) to keep me company.    Sassycat is the oldest - and she is only 5 years old - so I shouldn't have to say goodbye to another one anytime soon, God willing.     Hugs. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Garden Gnome on March 01, 2009, 04:58:42 PM
My daughter teaches in a night school and the other night some little 12/13 y/o punk comes in and tries to sell a puppy.  A four week old puppy.  His eyes are barely open and he can't walk steady yet.  My daughter tossed the kid $40.00 and brought the pup home.  We are now hand feeding him around the clock, much to disgust of our other four dogs!

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/NewPup003-2.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/wing5602002/NewPup002-1-1.jpg)

We don't even know what kind of pup he is!  Looks like he has a little lab in him. 

We just keep repeating to ourselves "we can't have another dog", "we can't have five dogs" but this fellow is just adorable.

Any guesses on what breeds he may contain?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on March 01, 2009, 05:23:14 PM
GG~ that puppy would have made his way into my home too!  What a cutiepie!  I don't have a guess on the bloodline although I do agree there's some Black Lab in there somewhere!

Lovinlife


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Garden Gnome on March 01, 2009, 08:42:40 PM
I was cooking dinner tonight and put "Brady" (new pup) in my bedroom to keep the other doggies away from him.  Well, I peeked in and he was asleep in my slipper!  I took a quick pic and went back to the kitchen.  A little while later, I started feeling uneasy about him in the slipper and I went to check.  There he is, upside down, way, way down inside the slipper.  He couldn't get out!  Thank God, I checked, the poor little guy was huffing and puffing, he was so stressed!  God, it is like having a newborn baby in the house...  ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on March 07, 2009, 04:26:19 PM
I'm going to try to post some pics, don't have photobucket so bear with me!  Here are my 3 kitties.  TJ and my son are 2 peas in a pod and this is the one that BITES me  ::MonkeyNoNo::.  Mercedes is Sierra's mom.  It looks like I only like tabbies.  I love all animals, these are the ones that have "chosen" to be in our lives (ie arrived @ our doors step as strays).

Awe LovinLife....what a beautiful family you have!  I totally get what you're saying...I love all animals too.  I just happen to have two little kitties because I live in a condo and work a lot of hours.  I couldn't give a dog the time and attention he would deserve.  I do have my nephew Curby though.  He's my brother's Border Collie and I just love him (and I think he loves me too) hehe.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: KCJackie on March 12, 2009, 12:25:36 PM
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door

Dear Dogs and Cats:  The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
 
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.  Racing me to the bottom is not the object.  Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
 
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
 
For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.
 
The proper order for kissing is:  Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt.  I cannot stress this enough.
 
Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS...

1. They live here.  You don't. 

2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.  That's why they call it 'fur'-niture. 

3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. 

4. To you, they are animals.  To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
 
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
  1.  eat less,
  2.  don't ask for money all the time,
  3.  are easier to train,
  4.  normally come when called,
  5.  never ask to drive the car,
  6.  don't hang out with drug-using people;
  7.  don't smoke or drink,
  8.  don't want to wear your clothes,
  9.  don't have to buy the latest fashions,
10.  don't need a gazillion dollars for college  and
11.  if they get pregnant, you can sell their children...


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: chi-monkey on March 15, 2009, 06:45:09 PM
KCJackie ...  I loved your post.  I'm a total newby and have 3 chihuahuas who previously lived with friends of mine, plus one poodle, a sweet little guy, who has had to accept the new roomies.    They fill my life with love and adventure.
javascript:void(0); ::MonkeyLaugh::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on March 17, 2009, 09:45:08 AM
Does anyone here know anything about cushings disease in dogs.  Blood test show that my dog may have it.  Wendy is about 8 1/2 years old.  She lost 30 lbs in the last 3 months.  I am just sick over this.  She seemed to go downhill so fast.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Today on March 17, 2009, 11:30:27 AM
Does anyone here know anything about cushings disease in dogs.  Blood test show that my dog may have it.  Wendy is about 8 1/2 years old.  She lost 30 lbs in the last 3 months.  I am just sick over this.  She seemed to go downhill so fast.
Boo Monkey might be able to help.  I sent her a nanner.  So hopefully you will hear soon.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on March 17, 2009, 01:06:53 PM
Does anyone here know anything about cushings disease in dogs.  Blood test show that my dog may have it.  Wendy is about 8 1/2 years old.  She lost 30 lbs in the last 3 months.  I am just sick over this.  She seemed to go downhill so fast.
Boo Monkey might be able to help.  I sent her a nanner.  So hopefully you will hear soon.
Thanks Today,  I just got back from the drug store.  My vet consulted with another vet and now they believe that she is diabetic and I have to get her on insulin immediately.  ( Immediately to the vet means that she took her good old time calling the perscription in, then she has to break for lunch, so I can take Wendy in at 2:00 so she  can teach me how to give her insulin shots.)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on March 18, 2009, 09:30:05 PM
Does anyone here know anything about cushings disease in dogs.  Blood test show that my dog may have it.  Wendy is about 8 1/2 years old.  She lost 30 lbs in the last 3 months.  I am just sick over this.  She seemed to go downhill so fast.
Boo Monkey might be able to help.  I sent her a nanner.  So hopefully you will hear soon.

I'm so sorry, I just saw this post! Suzyinpgh, I found this link, I hope it helps http://www.vetinfo.com/dcushing.html I hope your vet is working with you on this. It states that dogs w/ cushings can live another 2 years. 30 lbs in 3 months is way too fast. I hope and pray your Vet can bring your baby some relief.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on March 19, 2009, 07:00:50 AM
Does anyone here know anything about cushings disease in dogs.  Blood test show that my dog may have it.  Wendy is about 8 1/2 years old.  She lost 30 lbs in the last 3 months.  I am just sick over this.  She seemed to go downhill so fast.
Boo Monkey might be able to help.  I sent her a nanner.  So hopefully you will hear soon.

I'm so sorry, I just saw this post! Suzyinpgh, I found this link, I hope it helps http://www.vetinfo.com/dcushing.html I hope your vet is working with you on this. It states that dogs w/ cushings can live another 2 years. 30 lbs in 3 months is way too fast. I hope and pray your Vet can bring your baby some relief.

Boo, thanks for getting back to me.  Actually after further testing, it was determined that she is diabetic.  She has already perked up a little since we have her on insulin.  I feel really stupid for not seeing signs earlier.  When we had her to the vet 3 months ago, the vet told us she had to lose weight.  So we cut down on her food.  (We were really feeling like we were starving her.)  But, she was loosing weight, so we figured we were doing the right thing. 

Thanks again for your concern.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Wyks on March 20, 2009, 12:02:40 AM
KCJackie, I am laffing sooooo hard at what you posted!!  It's so OMG true!!   ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Wyks on March 20, 2009, 12:04:20 AM
Dear Dogs of Mine,

It seems that lately things have gotten a smidge slack around here. I feel it is time to remind you of the rules that heretofore we have operated under. You are both cute dogs, but your continued cuteness in no way negates our previous agreement. Let me remind you of a few details of this agreement.

1. In exchange for room and board, you are to guard the kingdom. That would be guarding the kingdom from any and all bad guys, robbers, serial killers, etc. Feel free to bark maniacally at any of those that should appear in the yard. Guarding the kingdom does NOT include barking maniacally at bunnies, squirrels, cows, sheep and invisible things that only you can see, especially between the hours of 5am (when I stumble out of bed to let you out) and 8am (when I actually have to be out of bed to get to work).
(And let me take a moment here to remind you that the pizza guy is a potential bad guy. He is not your friend. Just because he comes bearing food does not allow him free and easy access to the kingdom. He is potentially way more dangerous than the bunnies that you threaten to tear limb from limb.)

2. All of the stuff that lives in the toy basket is yours. Everything else is mine. Yours includes squeaky balls, random bones, partially unstuffed stuffed animals and chew ropes. Mine includes any and all shoes on the floor (especially the expensive leather ones), underwear that missed the hamper, bras, socks, dishtowels, the remote, the cell phone, the legs of my grandmother's antique chair and the vacuum. Did I mention shoes? ALL the shoes are mine. They come in pairs, not quads, for a reason.

3. The cat gets to sleep on the bed. You do not. You each weigh 50 pounds. The cat weighs 12. You sleep smack dab in the middle of the bed with all four feet spread out covering approximately 12 square feet apiece. The cat sleeps in a neat little ball covering about 2 square feet. The cat does not bring fleas into the house. You do. You, dogs, will never be allowed to sleep on the bed. Quit sneaking up when you think I'm not looking. Your 50 pounds of dogginess negates your stealth superpowers. I know you are up there!!

4. Speaking of the cat- when he hunkers down into that little mound, lays his ears back, squints his eyes and growls way back in his chest, HE IS NOT A HAPPY KITTY. Leave him alone. He does not want to play with you. What he wants to do is poke your eyes out and shread the skin around your face. He can do that, you know. Five of his 6 ends are really sharp and pointy. He has previously shown very little restraint. Clearly he enjoys smacking you upside the head with a paw full of claws. Do not aggrevate him. When he takes your head off after you have cornered him, I will let him. You have been forewarned.

5. The cat is mean. He will lead you down a path to destruction. He likes to tear around the house winding you up. He does this knowingly and intentionally. When you chase him, I will only yell at you for careening into walls and furniture. He knows this. Quit falling for it.

6. If you find something in the garbage can, assume that I intend for it to be there. Plastic tampon shells are not chew toys. Don't eat them.

7. Also not for doggy consumption- anything you find in the litter box. This is why you no longer get to kiss me.

8. You are allowed to sleep on the furniture. You are not allowed to eat the furniture.

9. Yes, I have to leave every day to go to work. No, you cannot go with me. That's why there are two of you, so you can entertain each other. The cat gets to stay in the house. You both have to stay outside while I'm gone. The cat does not chew things up. You do. Quit whining about it. Your porch is air-conditioned. It's just like inside the house minus the sofa. If you'd quit chewing up dog beds, it would be just like inside the house. You have made your own proverbial bed by destroying two very expensive dog cushions.

10. I have opposable thumbs. This is why I get to be in charge. I can open cans, doors, and bags of treats. I am the only one in the house that can operate the hose sprayer. I'm also the only one with a driver's license and a car. I win. Being cute is no match for opposable thumbs.

While I in no way wish to suppress your rightful dogginess, I feel that these very simple guidelines will allow us to continue to co-exist in peaceful harmony. Please know though, that should you choose to continue in willful violation of these rules, I WILL PUT THE CAT IN CHARGE. He has just been itching for a position in management.

Much thanks,
The Human


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: perriwinkle on April 03, 2009, 02:41:00 PM
I posted my guy in musings but I am so proud I had to drop by and post here too!

I just rescued a new cavalier king charles - his name is Caramel Macchiato or "Mac".  He is 11 weeks old and soooooo sweet!  Even our 9 year maltese Theo thinks he's pretty fun!  I am so happy we found him when we did!

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: perriwinkle on April 03, 2009, 02:42:16 PM
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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: perriwinkle on April 03, 2009, 02:43:35 PM
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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: perriwinkle on April 03, 2009, 02:44:50 PM
Sorry about the huge pictures.  In a way I was practicing here since it is not as busy as in the missing forums.  SOrry about all the "tries".  I just have begun using the photo bucket accounts so there you have it.  I am still learning.  Thanks for understanding!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 03, 2009, 03:07:42 PM
Sorry about the huge pictures.  In a way I was practicing here since it is not as busy as in the missing forums.  SOrry about all the "tries".  I just have begun using the photo bucket accounts so there you have it.  I am still learning.  Thanks for understanding!
Sweet puppies.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: perriwinkle on April 03, 2009, 03:23:16 PM
Thanks JSM!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: k9ohana on April 09, 2009, 01:01:51 PM
What a great thread, thanks muffy bee for posting the link!
We have 3 dogs and two rescue dogs currently. We run a rescue out in CA that specializes in Rat Terriers. Any who....here are our dogs:
This is Goose, our 2 yo Lab  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Balmontefamily/l_be513aeae5ba1028420c137b42683e00.jpg)

This is Charlie AKA Charlie the wondermutt who is a 15 year old mutt:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Balmontefamily/112106-2.jpg)

and Monty our 3 year old Boston Terrier / Rat Terrier mix:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Balmontefamily/31009-2.jpg)

Last but not least our two fosters and their back stories:
Jordie is a 4 year old sweet heart. She was rescue today 3/5/09 out of a breeding situation where she has been bred for the past 4 years.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Balmontefamily/jordi3509-3.jpg)

Troop AKA Super Trooper On 4/5/09 we drove out to the middle of know where to meet with a "breeder" and I use the term loosely to pick up two dogs.
The first dog we brought home is Troop. He is a 7 year old Rat Terrier who has been used as a stud dog for the past 7 years. As a stud dog he was confined to a kennel for most of his life. He was not let in as part of the family he was a money maker. As Troop aged he was challenged from time to time on the rare occasion that he was out of the kennel and as a result he has many scars from battle past trying to maintain his stature in the "pack".
Recently when he was let out to roam the property he was housed on he was attacked by a much younger and more dominant dog who tore open his ear and wounded his leg leaving it swollen and useless to him.
Troops "owner" unwilling to take him to the vet decided to staple his ear up with an office stapler (generally used to staple paper together) causing even more pain and harm to an already ugly, infected wound.
The leg appears to have gone wholly untreated save a penicillin shot he was given just today. He is unable to bear weight on the leg and is no doubt in constant pain.
In his hay day Troop was a sight to behold, majestic and simply stunning. Today he looks like a broken old man with little fight left in him. We aim to change that for him.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Balmontefamily/3509-1.jpg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Balmontefamily/troop4509-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on April 09, 2009, 01:41:33 PM
Aw what precious little babies!!!  I love fur babies!!

I am happy to report that our 3 dogs have not tramatized our fish to death.  My 5 y/o brother decided he wanted a fish so he took Rufus aka Willy Wonka home with him, leaving my husband fishless again.....so he went out and got himself a very cute bug eyed black and gold goldfish, which I named Hamlet.  He is a cute little guy and the dogs enjoy watching him swim around.  Now if I could just get my husband to stop calling him Sushi all will be alright!

Keep posting the pics of the fur babies!!

Boo I want to see doggie hotel updates!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on April 09, 2009, 01:59:34 PM

k9ohana ~  Great pics and posts.  Thank you so much for coming on over here and showing us your dogs.  You do a great service rescuing, fostering  and homing dogs.  Thank you! 

(http://bestsmileys.com/dogs/1.gif)



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: k9ohana on April 09, 2009, 02:22:36 PM

k9ohana ~  Great pics and posts.  Thank you so much for coming on over here and showing us your dogs.  You do a great service rescuing, fostering  and homing dogs.  Thank you! 

(http://bestsmileys.com/dogs/1.gif)


Thanks Muffy Bee. It can be very challenging at times dealing with fosters BUT it is so rewarding. Thankfully I have a husband who supports my dreams and rescues right along side me.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Leroy on April 09, 2009, 10:03:40 PM
k9ohana - Love your pics!  And what a sad story...i'll never understand how people can treat animals so bad.   ::MonkeyWaa:: 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: k9ohana on April 10, 2009, 05:10:58 PM
k9ohana - Love your pics!  And what a sad story...i'll never understand how people can treat animals so bad.   ::MonkeyWaa:: 
Neither will I Leroy, neither will I.
Troop is on the mend now and I suppose that is the most important thing. Though I would love to go put a staple or two in his previous owners ear just for good measure.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 14, 2009, 10:20:34 PM
k9ohana - Love your pics!  And what a sad story...i'll never understand how people can treat animals so bad.   ::MonkeyWaa:: 
Neither will I Leroy, neither will I.
Troop is on the mend now and I suppose that is the most important thing. Though I would love to go put a staple or two in his previous owners ear just for good measure.

Bless you K9ohana for the work you do!! I'm in the pet resort business and we are putting on events to raise money for all local rescues. You guys are all that and a bag of chips!!   ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 14, 2009, 10:22:07 PM
Dolce, updated resort photos will be coming soon. The finishing touches are being done within the next week or two. I would hate to show you pics of painters with ciggies hanging out of their mouths, empty taco bell cups and butt cracks of electricians!!  ::MonkeyRoll::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: KCJackie on April 15, 2009, 11:37:49 AM
(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/funny/image011.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on April 20, 2009, 08:08:42 AM
aww perri and k9, what great pics.  Guess what I scored tonight?
From the pet store owner who is sweet on me a lil  ::MonkeyTongue::
nah only cos he loves my son and he knows Im taken, just j/k wif yas  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Anyway, he brought around 30 kilograms(which is equal to 66.14 pounds) of human grade turkey mince, and he had it flat frozen in 30 individual bags.  Im going to make loafs out of it and freeze for my fur baby Jade, and my mums dog Jack.  The poor guy ordered 100 kgs, and they sent him a tonne by mistake, so he had amples to spare.   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on April 20, 2009, 08:22:06 AM
Dolce, updated resort photos will be coming soon. The finishing touches are being done within the next week or two. I would hate to show you pics of painters with ciggies hanging out of their mouths, empty taco bell cups and butt cracks of electricians!!  ::MonkeyRoll::

LMFAO  Boo, you crack me up  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 20, 2009, 08:42:36 AM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on April 20, 2009, 09:26:22 AM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm

Oh Missiontoconvict, I am so so very sorry for your loss.  I am crying here, what a tragic awful thing to happen to your precious and beautiful, and beloved Zee. 
You are very brave to post this info so soon after his death, god bless you, you just want to warn people, and I never heard of this before either.  Oh, you poor hurting monkey, that is such sad and tragic events you have been thru, no words can I say to make you feel better, but I will say a prayer for you, your family and also for your Zee.  That is so sad, and so very brave of you to be posting this warning, god less you sweety.  You will be with Zee again in heaven, as animals have souls, and they are waiting for us.  (((Hugs))))




Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on April 20, 2009, 04:31:42 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm


I am so very sorry for your loss.  I fear the day that my 4 legged babies will have to say goodbye.  I can not fathom what you are going through, but please know that I will keep you in my prayers.  I thank you for this information as well.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 20, 2009, 06:46:52 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm


Mission, what a beautiful dog. I am so sorry for your loss. I have heard of this in horses, but not in dogs. Thanks so much for the info and I am crying for you as I am typing. No words can help you right now, just no that I am saying a prayer for you. JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 20, 2009, 07:47:03 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm

Missiontoconvict I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen the devastating effects of bloat, it happens so quickly that most people haven't a clue anything it wrong. We in the pet industry have gone over the symptoms time and time again in an effort to recognize the signs. One thing people can do is make sure that dogs rest after meals, a minimum of 2 hours to chill out and relax for their food to settle before engaging in any activity. Its best to feed two small meals a day instead of one large meal. Meals should have more meat, less grain. Also don't let them drink tons of water during exercise, yes have water available, but to gulp it down could be dangerous. Watch for the drooling, pacing and descended stomach.

The larger breeds are more prone to bloat but it can happen in ANY breed. There is a surgery that you can request that is relatively simple. The Vet can actually tact an edge of the stomach to the inside of the dog so that the stomach can't twist and bloat.

I'm sure this doesn't help your situation, the loss of a pet is close to losing a family member. Your heart breaks, there was no time to prepare. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BooMonkey


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 20, 2009, 08:05:59 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm

Missiontoconvict I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen the devastating effects of bloat, it happens so quickly that most people haven't a clue anything it wrong. We in the pet industry have gone over the symptoms time and time again in an effort to recognize the signs. One thing people can do is make sure that dogs rest after meals, a minimum of 2 hours to chill out and relax for their food to settle before engaging in any activity. Its best to feed two small meals a day instead of one large meal. Meals should have more meat, less grain. Also don't let them drink tons of water during exercise, yes have water available, but to gulp it down could be dangerous. Watch for the drooling, pacing and descended stomach.

The larger breeds are more prone to bloat but it can happen in ANY breed. There is a surgery that you can request that is relatively simple. The Vet can actually tact an edge of the stomach to the inside of the dog so that the stomach can't twist and bloat.

I'm sure this doesn't help your situation, the loss of a pet is close to losing a family member. Your heart breaks, there was no time to prepare. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BooMonkey
Thanks for that info Boo. Josef only gets ice cubes after we come from our walk. That way he can't gulp down his water. I'm so sorry for Mission though. I can't imagine what she is going through right now. My heart is breaking as I type this.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 20, 2009, 10:02:41 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm

Oh Missiontoconvict, I am so so very sorry for your loss.  I am crying here, what a tragic awful thing to happen to your precious and beautiful, and beloved Zee. 
You are very brave to post this info so soon after his death, god bless you, you just want to warn people, and I never heard of this before either.  Oh, you poor hurting monkey, that is such sad and tragic events you have been thru, no words can I say to make you feel better, but I will say a prayer for you, your family and also for your Zee.  That is so sad, and so very brave of you to be posting this warning, god less you sweety.  You will be with Zee again in heaven, as animals have souls, and they are waiting for us.  (((Hugs))))



Thank you Lucinda your kindness and words have made me feel better you are a special person.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 20, 2009, 10:07:16 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm


I am so very sorry for your loss.  I fear the day that my 4 legged babies will have to say goodbye.  I can not fathom what you are going through, but please know that I will keep you in my prayers.  I thank you for this information as well.

Thank you for your prayers Dolce you are so kind, losing a pet is more painful than I ever could have imagined - I appreciate your thoughts and you take good care of yourself and those precious babies you will make a wonderful loving mother, I look forward to their arrival. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 20, 2009, 10:10:57 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.

On Thursday evening we noticed our Zee was not himself - rather lethargic and quiet.  He was constipated (which has happened before but quickly passed) of course we watched over him and thought it would be ok. On Friday afternoon he was not better - still quiet but was drooling so we wisked him to the vet - they ran tests and xrays - he had a fever but blood work was negative for anything - they did notice his small intestine was enlarged and instructed us to get to the pet hospital 30 miles away that he would need surgery.  They called ahead and they were waiting for us unfortunately our boy died minutes from arriving at the hospital - needless to say we were and still are devastated. 

He was a happy healthy dog one day and the next he was dead, this condition is life threatening and takes your dog FAST.  We have shed tears for days now and can't seem to wrap our arms around this loss - we are in terrible pain and our hearts are broke.  I encourage you to read up on this and be aware as knowledge is power.  I have listed a few links for you and pray this will never happen to anyone.

http://leerburg.com/bloat.htm
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/bloat.htm


Mission, what a beautiful dog. I am so sorry for your loss. I have heard of this in horses, but not in dogs. Thanks so much for the info and I am crying for you as I am typing. No words can help you right now, just no that I am saying a prayer for you. JSM

Thank you JSM - evidently this does happen to horses too I was so surprised by this condition I was not aware of it - I hope by sharing it will help someone else someday.  Thank you for your support you have no idea what it means I am heading to Caylee's thread now to read your posts as they are sure to make me laugh and smile. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 20, 2009, 10:22:14 PM

From Boo Monkey

Missiontoconvict I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen the devastating effects of bloat, it happens so quickly that most people haven't a clue anything it wrong. We in the pet industry have gone over the symptoms time and time again in an effort to recognize the signs. One thing people can do is make sure that dogs rest after meals, a minimum of 2 hours to chill out and relax for their food to settle before engaging in any activity. Its best to feed two small meals a day instead of one large meal. Meals should have more meat, less grain. Also don't let them drink tons of water during exercise, yes have water available, but to gulp it down could be dangerous. Watch for the drooling, pacing and descended stomach.

The larger breeds are more prone to bloat but it can happen in ANY breed. There is a surgery that you can request that is relatively simple. The Vet can actually tact an edge of the stomach to the inside of the dog so that the stomach can't twist and bloat.

I'm sure this doesn't help your situation, the loss of a pet is close to losing a family member. Your heart breaks, there was no time to prepare. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BooMonkey
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Wow Boo so you are familiar with this condition - it certainly is devastating it is comforting to hear you say there was no time to prepare because we questioned what we did wrong.....I thank you for all of the wonderful info you posted and it will help us as we are seriously considering taking in another Shepherd who is 11 mos old that needs a home - this info definitely helps especially tact procedure you talk about - we would want to do whatever it takes to prevent this from ever happening again.  Thank you for your prayers during this sad time they mean alot.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BabsKats on April 20, 2009, 11:59:57 PM

From Boo Monkey

Missiontoconvict I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen the devastating effects of bloat, it happens so quickly that most people haven't a clue anything it wrong. We in the pet industry have gone over the symptoms time and time again in an effort to recognize the signs. One thing people can do is make sure that dogs rest after meals, a minimum of 2 hours to chill out and relax for their food to settle before engaging in any activity. Its best to feed two small meals a day instead of one large meal. Meals should have more meat, less grain. Also don't let them drink tons of water during exercise, yes have water available, but to gulp it down could be dangerous. Watch for the drooling, pacing and descended stomach.

The larger breeds are more prone to bloat but it can happen in ANY breed. There is a surgery that you can request that is relatively simple. The Vet can actually tact an edge of the stomach to the inside of the dog so that the stomach can't twist and bloat.

I'm sure this doesn't help your situation, the loss of a pet is close to losing a family member. Your heart breaks, there was no time to prepare. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BooMonkey

Wow Boo so you are familiar with this condition - it certainly is devastating it is comforting to hear you say there was no time to prepare because we questioned what we did wrong.....I thank you for all of the wonderful info you posted and it will help us as we are seriously considering taking in another Shepherd who is 11 mos old that needs a home - this info definitely helps especially tact procedure you talk about - we would want to do whatever it takes to prevent this from ever happening again.  Thank you for your prayers during this sad time they mean alot.

[/quote] So very sorry for your loss.  I know alot is said about replacing a pet immediately after your loss.  We lost our big guy about a year and a half ago.  Actually was suffering with cancer thruout, had gone the surgery routine, but he was suffering so, anyways hubby and I made the finally decision and took him to our vets to have him put down.

Well hubby was outside with our big huggable 150 pound "Bear", I was in taking care of paperwork, an older couple had their litter of puppies in for 1st shots, etc., 4 short hair chi's and a long hair bundle of fluff............I couldn't help it, between tears picked up "HUGGY BEAR", called my big crying hubby in and handed the fluff ball to him, "Hugs" washed the tears off that were streaming down his face.

That was it, kissed our big Love dog good bye, had him buried at our local Pet cemetery, he will forever be in our hearts...........and this 5 pounds of fluff(with a mindset of a 200 lb Rott) has been the center of our family, like we've had a choice!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on April 21, 2009, 10:13:33 AM
Mission - your dog was beautiful.   I'm really sad about your loss.   Thanks for sharing the info with us.


Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Cappuccino on April 21, 2009, 10:57:29 PM
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Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Cappuccino on April 21, 2009, 10:59:58 PM
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Oopsies, Fl Beagle this is for you with warm huggs

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Title: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Tevye on April 21, 2009, 11:00:04 PM
This is for all of us with pet issues. I know soon our eldest (17? 19? no one is sure) will be crossing over...
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

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Title: Re:Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Fanny Mae on April 21, 2009, 11:02:57 PM
This is for all of us with pet issues. I know soon our eldest (17? 19? no one is sure) will be crossing over...
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Oh Gawd, You and Capp have me in a puddle. Thank you to both of you sweet monkeys.

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: ChihuahuaMom on April 21, 2009, 11:03:44 PM
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I dont know how to post stuff ( plz for give me ) but can you find the RAINBOW BRIDGE poem and post it??

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Tevye on April 21, 2009, 11:05:39 PM
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I dont know how to post stuff ( plz for give me ) but can you find the RAINBOW BRIDGE poem and post it??
You missed it by a page:

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: ChihuahuaMom on April 21, 2009, 11:12:02 PM
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I dont know how to post stuff ( plz for give me ) but can you find the RAINBOW BRIDGE poem and post it??
You missed it by a page:

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

after I posted I saw it, and thanks so much. As one in the dog showing world, the RB poem is a nice gift when a heart has fallen heavy from a pet passing

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Cappuccino on April 21, 2009, 11:13:50 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/mslaitte/GREETINGS/SYMPATHY/SYMdogWhiteDOG.gif)

I dont know how to post stuff ( plz for give me ) but can you find the RAINBOW BRIDGE poem and post it??
(http://www.2galsfarm.com/RainbowGraphic.gif)
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 22, 2009, 08:33:42 AM
From BabsKats

So very sorry for your loss.  I know alot is said about replacing a pet immediately after your loss.  We lost our big guy about a year and a half ago.  Actually was suffering with cancer thruout, had gone the surgery routine, but he was suffering so, anyways hubby and I made the finally decision and took him to our vets to have him put down.

Well hubby was outside with our big huggable 150 pound "Bear", I was in taking care of paperwork, an older couple had their litter of puppies in for 1st shots, etc., 4 short hair chi's and a long hair bundle of fluff............I couldn't help it, between tears picked up "HUGGY BEAR", called my big crying hubby in and handed the fluff ball to him, "Hugs" washed the tears off that were streaming down his face.

That was it, kissed our big Love dog good bye, had him buried at our local Pet cemetery, he will forever be in our hearts...........and this 5 pounds of fluff(with a mindset of a 200 lb Rott) has been the center of our family, like we've had a choice!!!



Thank you for sharing - while reading your post I felt you and your husband's pain but then a smile came to me to know that your new 5 pounds of Fluff brought you some renewed love and joy.  Thanks again


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 22, 2009, 08:34:57 AM
Mission - your dog was beautiful.   I'm really sad about your loss.   Thanks for sharing the info with us.

Thank you Sassycat your avi makes me laugh and smile.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: califmom on April 22, 2009, 03:00:01 PM
This is for all of us with pet issues. I know soon our eldest (17? 19? no one is sure) will be crossing over...
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...




This is just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this.

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: FL Beagle Mom on April 23, 2009, 07:50:10 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.



Mission, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking losing a loved pet. Zee is beautiful. Thanks for the info on the disease.

We lost our golden retreiver to a brain tumor yesterday.  We knew she had hip dysplasia, but then her front paws were knuckling under and she couldn't walk at all. We took her in and the vet said  not much we can do for her. We had her put to sleep and are getting her ashes next week.

Here she is...she was the best dog

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In all the crying yesterday, i fell asleep and my husband woke me up to go get a beagle baby. I always said that I wanted another beagle. He thought a new one would keep me busy, and she has. Here is Dixie

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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on April 24, 2009, 10:06:10 AM
Missiontoconvict, I have been thinking about you a lot, and I have only just got back online.  How are you feeling now?  I know its a heartache when you lose a beloved family member, and yes, dogs, cats , birds are all family members to us pet lovers. 
Calimom, Im, so sorry for your loss, and god bless Dixie for coming into your life. 
I taught Jade a new trick today, called "Head up and sing"  ::MonkeyLaugh::  and she took an hour to train her to do it.  She is so smart, she does the "sit"  "hunt"  stay, drop, all that, but I always knew she could sing up  ::MonkeyDance::  and she does.  Takes me cheese bits I cut up small as a reward, cos thats all she would work for  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Her mother, Jessie, (my angel)  I could never train, she had her own mind, and was a real mother.  She guarded my baby chickens like they were her own babies, she drank water from her bowl, while my budgie, Peter, drank too.  She frolicked with my cat, winky, and made winky lick/wash her ears, she was a real "mother hen" was my beloved jessie, wouldnt kill a mouse.  Jessie even helped me look after my son's tamagotchie when he was eight, lol, she would run to me every time the friggin thing beeped LOL.  On the end, when my son tired of the tamagotchie, jessie stole it, and started "mothering it" till the day she died.  I carry that same tamagotchie, teeth marks and all, everywhere I go.  Jade, her daughter, is a hunter, and will kill mice.  She is so funny, wont let me get up thru the night for a drink of water etc, till she has "checked the place out"  I am blessed to have Jade, altho she is totally opposite to her mum Jess, she is her own persona and the love I have for her is unreal. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BabsKats on April 27, 2009, 12:54:15 AM
A Note to Pets....

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door..
 
Dear Dogs and Cats:  The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
 
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.  Racing me to the bottom is not the object.  Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
 
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
 
For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.
 
The proper order for kissing is:  Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt.  I cannot stress this enough.
 
Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
 
To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like To Complain About Our Pets:
 
(1)  They live here.  You don't. 

(2)  If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.  That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. 

(4)  To you, they are animals.  To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
 
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,

(2) don't ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) normally come when called,

(5) never ask to drive the car,

(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;

(7) don't smoke or drink,

(8) don't want to wear your clothes,

(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,

(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and

(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ....

 





Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Searching on April 28, 2009, 04:27:35 PM
Hi, I got a new baby yesterday. She is 6 months old.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on April 29, 2009, 07:28:35 AM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 29, 2009, 07:47:14 AM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

Suzy I am in the exact same position. I talk of Grissom, but I also have Bailey, a BLIND chow/corgi mix who is over 10. She went blind within the last 1 1/2 years and it was quick. MY critieria is Does she still have quality of life? In my case, yes. She sleeps most of the time, pees on the floor several times a day, bumps into walls, but still enjoys her life. Yeah I gotta clean up all the time but I took her as a puppy for Better or Worse. She still has the better. Yeah it's inconvenient for me, but that's not what our relationship was ever about. She loves me unconditionally, as I do her.

They will get used to the bumping into things. She is using the walls, tables, etc. to test where she is. She knows EXACTLY where her food dish and water bowl are. She still gets all the lovin she can possibly handle. I've changed her nickname to Pinball.  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Just don't move the furniture, guide her up and down the steps, watch her outside and she will be just fine.

I also got an older, larger dog. This was luck of the draw that they hit it off cause Bailey has always been dog aggressive in her life. But she loved Grissom immediately (he wasn't a bouncy puppy). So now if she gets "lost" in our back yard, Grissom goes and gets her. Just kinda stamps his feet or barks so she goes in the right direction. She stands under him in the rain and he allows her to eat first before entering the kitchen. I don't always advocate getting a 2nd dog, but an older more quiet dog has helped Bailey out quite a bit. She has allowed him to take over "protecting" us while she snoozes away. It has taken stress off of her. It's a decision only you can make and you know your dog best.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 29, 2009, 07:50:16 AM
Suzy, get a baby gate for the stairs. You can pick them up cheap at any Salvation Army store. Bailey has fallen down steps and I don't want that to happen again. So treat her like the baby she is and get the gate. I also got a waterfall water bowl, she can hear where her water is.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 29, 2009, 07:56:07 AM
Be sensitive to her fear issues. Like when someone or something new comes into the house. Introduce her by touching her and having her meet the new thing. You have to put yourself in her place. It's been her job to protect you, so they can be upset when something new is happening and they can't see to judge whether it is good or bad. So bring her up to the person, speak calmly to her (no high squeaky voice) and if it is an object, place it and don't move it (if it goes on the floor). She will get used to it more quickly.

I did notice that Bailey has lost much of her sense of smell too now. So her treats have to be strong smelling in order for her to want them. Little changes, but dogs are so adaptable, she will accept her new life and make the correct changes for her to move forward in life. Dogs are remarkable that way.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on April 29, 2009, 08:00:30 AM
It was really quick with Wendy too.  I just had her to the vet 2 weeks ago and she asked me if I noticed her bumping into things.  At the time she wasn't.  But now she's bouncing off everything.  She just really scared me this morning when she almost walked off of about a six step drop into our living room.  ( the last six steps are open - I don't know how else to explain it) The vet told me that dogs usually do pretty good at home as long as you don't move the furniture. 

She was diagnosed with diabetes about 2 months ago.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on April 29, 2009, 08:05:02 AM
Boo, thanks soo much for talking to me.  I really appreciate you taking the time.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 29, 2009, 08:24:03 AM
Boo, thanks soo much for talking to me.  I really appreciate you taking the time.

Not a problem!! I'm glad you asked me! Here is my throw away addy if you ever need it.
deadnotsleeping @ ymail.com

As for your wide stairs, you might see her using the wall or some sort of barrier to guide herself of where the stairs are. Or you can use some sort of barrier to at least give her a heads up they are there. She is going to be disoriented for a while. But eventually she will know where everything is.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on April 29, 2009, 08:57:18 AM
Boo, thanks soo much for talking to me.  I really appreciate you taking the time.

Not a problem!! I'm glad you asked me! Here is my throw away addy if you ever need it.
deadnotsleeping @ ymail.com

As for your wide stairs, you might see her using the wall or some sort of barrier to guide herself of where the stairs are. Or you can use some sort of barrier to at least give her a heads up they are there. She is going to be disoriented for a while. But eventually she will know where everything is.

I did notice her hugging the wall outside and on the steps too. 

You've been really helpful.  I was feeling so down this morning but you gave me some hope.  I think I can cope now.  Thanks so much.  ( I will keep your e-mail address handy just in case.)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: goodnmad on April 29, 2009, 01:42:11 PM
Boo or any other smart monkey ... my Charlie Brown pees his bed. He'll climb up on the couch and pee and lay in it. He doesn't raise his leg or squat, so I don't realize he's done it until too late.

I know he's just a pup and we're working to train him. He probably didn't live inside before we got him and I'm sure conditions at the pound were not cleanly. 

Any ideas on why he does this and how it can be helped? For now, I've wrapped the couch cushions in plastic and covered it with blankets and I am not allowing him to lay on the furniture. Doing lots of extra loads of laundry.  ::MonkeyTongue::

Oh, the vet put him on antibiotics for kennel cough. He has been taking them since Saturday and seems to feel much better now. Any tips on an easier way to give him cough medicine???? He is little but scrappy and holding his mouth open doesn't work too well. 

I am full of questions ... Lucy and Charlie are my first doggies. And my hubby primarily cares for Lucy. So, Charlie is in my hands.  ::MonkeyWink::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 29, 2009, 06:53:24 PM
Boo or any other smart monkey ... my Charlie Brown pees his bed. He'll climb up on the couch and pee and lay in it. He doesn't raise his leg or squat, so I don't realize he's done it until too late.

I know he's just a pup and we're working to train him. He probably didn't live inside before we got him and I'm sure conditions at the pound were not cleanly. 

Any ideas on why he does this and how it can be helped? For now, I've wrapped the couch cushions in plastic and covered it with blankets and I am not allowing him to lay on the furniture. Doing lots of extra loads of laundry.  ::MonkeyTongue::

Oh, the vet put him on antibiotics for kennel cough. He has been taking them since Saturday and seems to feel much better now. Any tips on an easier way to give him cough medicine???? He is little but scrappy and holding his mouth open doesn't work too well. 

I am full of questions ... Lucy and Charlie are my first doggies. And my hubby primarily cares for Lucy. So, Charlie is in my hands.  ::MonkeyWink::


GnM, I don't know what to do about the peeing in the bed. But go to the vet and get a syringe if you don't have one. Open his mouth really wide and squirt it in all at once all the way down his throat, then clamp down on his snout, while you are doing that rub his throat, that will get him to swallow cough medicine. I had to do it with my Josef. I hope that works, it worked for Joe. Good Luck. JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 29, 2009, 06:55:09 PM
Hello to all my Monkey Friends,

This past weekend we lost our beloved German Shepherd Zee to a condition that has completely turned our lives upside down. I want to share with you some information about this deadly condition that afflicts larger dogs and seemingly German Shepherds are hit hard. This condition is has several names but in laymen's terms it is called Torsion or Bloat, Intestinal twist or stomach twist.  The symptoms of this condition are rather ambiguous as dogs will develop them and they aren't symptoms you would think require a visit to the vet but if this ever happens to your loved one act fast and without reservation....trust me every single minute is crucial and could save your pets life.



Mission, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking losing a loved pet. Zee is beautiful. Thanks for the info on the disease.

We lost our golden retreiver to a brain tumor yesterday.  We knew she had hip dysplasia, but then her front paws were knuckling under and she couldn't walk at all. We took her in and the vet said  not much we can do for her. We had her put to sleep and are getting her ashes next week.

Here she is...she was the best dog

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff139/ramags/Sandy/goldensandy0903_5.jpg)

In all the crying yesterday, i fell asleep and my husband woke me up to go get a beagle baby. I always said that I wanted another beagle. He thought a new one would keep me busy, and she has. Here is Dixie

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff139/ramags/marley/PIC-0179.jpg)
Pretty golden and sweet puppy. I'm sorry for your loss FLBeagle. JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 29, 2009, 06:55:51 PM
Hi, I got a new baby yesterday. She is 6 months old.
I like your puppy Searching. She is very pretty.  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on April 29, 2009, 07:31:46 PM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

I'm very sorry your dog Wendy has gone blind.  I have a friend that had a yellow lab named "Jack" that lost his sight through illness and through using different strategies, they were able to help provide him with a good life.   Here is a website that might help:

http://angelvest.homestead.com/
"Littlest Angel Vest-the white cane for blind dogs. These can be ordered from this company. There is also an area at the link I've given you for "Hints for living with a blind dog"
http://angelvest.homestead.com/hints.html which I think will be helpful for you.




Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: always 1 on April 29, 2009, 07:48:54 PM
What a cute puppy.  And I am so sorry about the dog going blind.  I am the only seeing person in my family.  I would say to keep the dog in a small area where she cannot get hurt.  Try not to give her a lot of directions at one time, and only let one person talk to her at one time.  She will adjust.  My sister cannot tolerate being in a strange place, but her sense of hearing and smell are very acute.  My Dad is 86 and blind, as long as he is in his element (his home or his shop) he is fine, but if you take him out of it, he becomes agitated.  Im sure it will be the same way with your dog.  When you take her out, make sure she knows you are close,  it is very scary to be in a large area and not know where someone else is.  Please know, I love my family dearly and I am just suggesting this because I have been around them for a very long time. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on April 29, 2009, 08:30:55 PM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

I'm very sorry your dog Wendy has gone blind.  I have a friend that had a yellow lab named "Jack" that lost his sight through illness and through using different strategies, they were able to help provide him with a good life.   Here is a website that might help:

http://angelvest.homestead.com/


"Littlest Angel Vest-the white cane for blind dogs. These can be ordered from this company. There is also an area at the link I've given you for "Hints for living with a blind dog"
http://angelvest.homestead.com/hints.html which I think will be helpful for you.



Muffy Bee, thanks so much for the info.  The link you sent was very helpful.  I think I was a little overwhelmed this morning.  Thanks again.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: suzyinpgh on April 29, 2009, 08:40:08 PM
What a cute puppy.  And I am so sorry about the dog going blind.  I am the only seeing person in my family.  I would say to keep the dog in a small area where she cannot get hurt.  Try not to give her a lot of directions at one time, and only let one person talk to her at one time.  She will adjust.  My sister cannot tolerate being in a strange place, but her sense of hearing and smell are very acute.  My Dad is 86 and blind, as long as he is in his element (his home or his shop) he is fine, but if you take him out of it, he becomes agitated.  Im sure it will be the same way with your dog.  When you take her out, make sure she knows you are close,  it is very scary to be in a large area and not know where someone else is.  Please know, I love my family dearly and I am just suggesting this because I have been around them for a very long time. 
Always,  thanks for the tips.  We are trying to keep her confined to just a few rooms.  I am so sorry about your Dad and sister.  You and your family will be in my prayers.  Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my post.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: always 1 on April 29, 2009, 08:53:05 PM
What a cute puppy.  And I am so sorry about the dog going blind.  I am the only seeing person in my family.  I would say to keep the dog in a small area where she cannot get hurt.  Try not to give her a lot of directions at one time, and only let one person talk to her at one time.  She will adjust.  My sister cannot tolerate being in a strange place, but her sense of hearing and smell are very acute.  My Dad is 86 and blind, as long as he is in his element (his home or his shop) he is fine, but if you take him out of it, he becomes agitated.  Im sure it will be the same way with your dog.  When you take her out, make sure she knows you are close,  it is very scary to be in a large area and not know where someone else is.  Please know, I love my family dearly and I am just suggesting this because I have been around them for a very long time. 
Always,  thanks for the tips.  We are trying to keep her confined to just a few rooms.  I am so sorry about your Dad and sister.  You and your family will be in my prayers.  Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my post.
Thank you.  I will pray for your dog as well.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 29, 2009, 11:04:20 PM
Boo or any other smart monkey ... my Charlie Brown pees his bed. He'll climb up on the couch and pee and lay in it. He doesn't raise his leg or squat, so I don't realize he's done it until too late.

I know he's just a pup and we're working to train him. He probably didn't live inside before we got him and I'm sure conditions at the pound were not cleanly. 

Any ideas on why he does this and how it can be helped? For now, I've wrapped the couch cushions in plastic and covered it with blankets and I am not allowing him to lay on the furniture. Doing lots of extra loads of laundry.  ::MonkeyTongue::

Oh, the vet put him on antibiotics for kennel cough. He has been taking them since Saturday and seems to feel much better now. Any tips on an easier way to give him cough medicine???? He is little but scrappy and holding his mouth open doesn't work too well. 

I am full of questions ... Lucy and Charlie are my first doggies. And my hubby primarily cares for Lucy. So, Charlie is in my hands.  ::MonkeyWink::



OK, first how old is he? Little dogs are notoriously hard to potty train. It's not like they don't want to, their bladder is just smaller and more difficult to control. The big dogs can hold it longer. Little ones should be let outside soon after eating and any rousing playtime.

You also might try putting bells on the front and back doors. Everytime you take him out, ring the bell. Eventually he will ring the bells when he wants/needs to go out. The bells on the front door are b/c you can't alway hear the back door and he can ring the front ones and then run to the back.

As for the meds, if liquid, JSM gave the best advice. Get the syringe, shoot it in the back of the mouth and close his mouth and pet his throat. If pills, hide it in a piece of hot dog. Most don't know they even ate it. They also make these nifty treats called pill pockets. There is a hole in the middle, put the pill in and close the hole. They are soft and dogs love them.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: goodnmad on April 30, 2009, 10:20:48 AM
JSM and Boo -- Thank you!!!  ::MonkeyTongue::

He is about 7 to 8 months old and a "pound puppy." He was likely living outdoors before.

I will try the bell -- good idea! And get a syringe for his cough syrup.

He is at the vet getting neutered.  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Mtnmom on April 30, 2009, 08:59:16 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on April 30, 2009, 09:16:05 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

Mtnmom I am so sorry to hear that about your fur babe - where is Boo when you need her she is so knowledgeable about dogs - I am not certain on this but I thought I read somewhere that Mylanta works but I am not sure.  Does the vet have an after hour number you can call and ask - if so go for it.  I hope she feels better soon.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 30, 2009, 09:16:37 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?
I'm not sure about giving her anything until you know why she may be throwing up. Did she chew up a toy or eat a plant? I'm not real good about dealing with little dogs throwing up. I know that Joe would eat a stuffed animal and I didn't know it and go throw up in the corner. I am sorry I can't be of help. Usually if they have a belly ache they will eat grass and that will settle their tummy. Try and keep her hydrated, ice chips work well and call the vet if you have one. I'm really sorry I can't help. I will pray for your baby. JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Mtnmom on April 30, 2009, 09:22:13 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

Mtnmom I am so sorry to hear that about your fur babe - where is Boo when you need her she is so knowledgeable about dogs - I am not certain on this but I thought I read somewhere that Mylanta works but I am not sure.  Does the vet have an after hour number you can call and ask - if so go for it.  I hope she feels better soon.

She didnt eat the whole day after her run away episode but she ate last night and this morning but then erpped it up in 3 episodes. About 5 hours went by and now weve had two episodes of stomach acid. I know she ate at the house she stayed at because they have dogs. Ive just offered her water with a touch of baking soda and she drank a little. I dont know if the vet has an after hour number but Ill give it a try. Thanks


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 30, 2009, 09:33:11 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

You can give Peptic A/C to settle her stomach. Is this a reoccurring problem? If it continues, def. take her to the Vet. If it is a digestive problem,  canned pumpkin should do the trick. Google for amount, but for her size i would guess about a teaspoon with her meals. Meals should be split into 2 meals a day, morning and night.
You might want to check the quality of her food too. With so many being on the recall list you can never be too careful. The Wellness line, Innova, Solid Gold are good and haven't been recalled.

The great thing about the pumpkin is that it can be used for diarrhea and constipation. It's a good thing to add on a regular basis.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 30, 2009, 09:37:19 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

Mtnmom I am so sorry to hear that about your fur babe - where is Boo when you need her she is so knowledgeable about dogs - I am not certain on this but I thought I read somewhere that Mylanta works but I am not sure.  Does the vet have an after hour number you can call and ask - if so go for it.  I hope she feels better soon.

She didnt eat the whole day after her run away episode but she ate last night and this morning but then erpped it up in 3 episodes. About 5 hours went by and now weve had two episodes of stomach acid. I know she ate at the house she stayed at because they have dogs. Ive just offered her water with a touch of baking soda and she drank a little. I dont know if the vet has an after hour number but Ill give it a try. Thanks

Well, she definitely could have eaten something she shouldn't have. Do the pumpkin and see if it continues. If she ate at the "other" house, she had an abrupt change in diet, which doesn't set well with most dogs. She may have a sensitive tummy you didn't know about before. Be strict with anyone watching her or if you use Daycare, bring her own food and treats, clearly marked.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on April 30, 2009, 09:48:13 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

Mtnmom I am so sorry to hear that about your fur babe - where is Boo when you need her she is so knowledgeable about dogs - I am not certain on this but I thought I read somewhere that Mylanta works but I am not sure.  Does the vet have an after hour number you can call and ask - if so go for it.  I hope she feels better soon.

She didnt eat the whole day after her run away episode but she ate last night and this morning but then erpped it up in 3 episodes. About 5 hours went by and now weve had two episodes of stomach acid. I know she ate at the house she stayed at because they have dogs. Ive just offered her water with a touch of baking soda and she drank a little. I dont know if the vet has an after hour number but Ill give it a try. Thanks
Boo knows more than me, but it could be her drinking dirty water while she was away.

If your vet doesn't have an after hour number, try another vet. Good luck and listen to Boo, she knows more about these things than I do. I can and will pray for your baby, that's about all I am good for. Hugs JSM 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Mtnmom on April 30, 2009, 09:51:02 PM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

Mtnmom I am so sorry to hear that about your fur babe - where is Boo when you need her she is so knowledgeable about dogs - I am not certain on this but I thought I read somewhere that Mylanta works but I am not sure.  Does the vet have an after hour number you can call and ask - if so go for it.  I hope she feels better soon.

She didnt eat the whole day after her run away episode but she ate last night and this morning but then erpped it up in 3 episodes. About 5 hours went by and now weve had two episodes of stomach acid. I know she ate at the house she stayed at because they have dogs. Ive just offered her water with a touch of baking soda and she drank a little. I dont know if the vet has an after hour number but Ill give it a try. Thanks

Well, she definitely could have eaten something she shouldn't have. Do the pumpkin and see if it continues. If she ate at the "other" house, she had an abrupt change in diet, which doesn't set well with most dogs. She may have a sensitive tummy you didn't know about before. Be strict with anyone watching her or if you use Daycare, bring her own food and treats, clearly marked.

Thanks Boo. I had the pumpkin and she ate it right up. I only gave a little to start with and she liked it. We only feed her the beneful, with salmon and veggies because she not supposed to have red meats due to thyroid issues. No lamb and no rice.I have no idea what she ate at the peoples house when she ran away. I do know that I havent seen her eat anything at home that shes not supposed to because I got my eye on her every second lol.
Thanks I will keep everyone updated.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Babybear on April 30, 2009, 09:51:55 PM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

Suzy, I just want to tell you about my Yorkie who had diabetes and went blind.  She adjusted very quickly and knew where everything was.  As long as I didn't move anything, i.e. a piece of furniture, she was fine.  It bothered me a lot more than it bothered her, I think.  She knew where her water dish was in the kitchen.  She was on a special diet and when I called her, she would come to the kitchen, stick up her little butt for a shot of insulin and then eat her meals.  She lived that way for about five years.  I would tell her, "Time for bed," and she would go into her crate and settle in for the night.  Her diabetic condition worsened, and the end came slowly, so I took her to the vet and he put her to sleep as I held her in my arms.  She was buried in a pet cemetary with a tombstone which said, "My brave little girl."  Now my dog Charlie has diabetes.  He was diagnosed about a month ago and he takes insulin shots too.  We are having a bit of trouble getting him stabilized but I think it will work out.  I do know, though, if he becomes blind, he can handle it and so can I.  And so can you and your fur baby.  Love.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Babybear on April 30, 2009, 09:56:18 PM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

Suzy, I just want to tell you about my Yorkie who had diabetes and went blind.  She adjusted very quickly and knew where everything was.  As long as I didn't move anything, i.e. a piece of furniture, she was fine.  It bothered me a lot more than it bothered her, I think.  She knew where her water dish was in the kitchen.  She was on a special diet and when I called her, she would come to the kitchen, stick up her little butt for a shot of insulin and then eat her meals.  She lived that way for about five years.  I would tell her, "Time for bed," and she would go into her crate and settle in for the night.  Her diabetic condition worsened, and the end came slowly, so I took her to the vet and he put her to sleep as I held her in my arms.  She was buried in a pet cemetary with a tombstone which said, "My brave little girl."  Now my dog Charlie has diabetes.  He was diagnosed about a month ago and he takes insulin shots too.  We are having a bit of trouble getting him stabilized but I think it will work out.  I do know, though, if he becomes blind, he can handle it and so can I.  And so can you and your fur baby.  Love.

I think I've told this before, but the day my Yorkie became so ill, I held her most of the day but when I had to go to the bathroom, etc, I would put her in a box with her blankie.  My dog Charlie would lie down by her box as if to keep her company while I was gone.  Now he has diabetes, too, but we'll make it.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on April 30, 2009, 10:06:01 PM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

Suzy, I just want to tell you about my Yorkie who had diabetes and went blind.  She adjusted very quickly and knew where everything was.  As long as I didn't move anything, i.e. a piece of furniture, she was fine.  It bothered me a lot more than it bothered her, I think.  She knew where her water dish was in the kitchen.  She was on a special diet and when I called her, she would come to the kitchen, stick up her little butt for a shot of insulin and then eat her meals.  She lived that way for about five years.  I would tell her, "Time for bed," and she would go into her crate and settle in for the night.  Her diabetic condition worsened, and the end came slowly, so I took her to the vet and he put her to sleep as I held her in my arms.  She was buried in a pet cemetary with a tombstone which said, "My brave little girl."  Now my dog Charlie has diabetes.  He was diagnosed about a month ago and he takes insulin shots too.  We are having a bit of trouble getting him stabilized but I think it will work out.  I do know, though, if he becomes blind, he can handle it and so can I.  And so can you and your fur baby.  Love.

I think I've told this before, but the day my Yorkie became so ill, I held her most of the day but when I had to go to the bathroom, etc, I would put her in a box with her blankie.  My dog Charlie would lie down by her box as if to keep her company while I was gone.  Now he has diabetes, too, but we'll make it.

Oh Babybear, I'm so sorry. It's so tough to watch our little ones get old before our eyes. Their time here on Earth is never enough. They do so much good while with us. Helping us through our times of trouble. I will pray for Charlie. Glad you two came to grips with it.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Babybear on April 30, 2009, 10:35:42 PM
I need someone to talk to me about my dog, Wendy.  She has gone blind.  It is breaking my heart.   She walks into everything and I'm so afraid she is going to fall down steps or something when I'm at work.  I just want to cry for her.

Suzy, I just want to tell you about my Yorkie who had diabetes and went blind.  She adjusted very quickly and knew where everything was.  As long as I didn't move anything, i.e. a piece of furniture, she was fine.  It bothered me a lot more than it bothered her, I think.  She knew where her water dish was in the kitchen.  She was on a special diet and when I called her, she would come to the kitchen, stick up her little butt for a shot of insulin and then eat her meals.  She lived that way for about five years.  I would tell her, "Time for bed," and she would go into her crate and settle in for the night.  Her diabetic condition worsened, and the end came slowly, so I took her to the vet and he put her to sleep as I held her in my arms.  She was buried in a pet cemetary with a tombstone which said, "My brave little girl."  Now my dog Charlie has diabetes.  He was diagnosed about a month ago and he takes insulin shots too.  We are having a bit of trouble getting him stabilized but I think it will work out.  I do know, though, if he becomes blind, he can handle it and so can I.  And so can you and your fur baby.  Love.

I think I've told this before, but the day my Yorkie became so ill, I held her most of the day but when I had to go to the bathroom, etc, I would put her in a box with her blankie.  My dog Charlie would lie down by her box as if to keep her company while I was gone.  Now he has diabetes, too, but we'll make it.

Oh Babybear, I'm so sorry. It's so tough to watch our little ones get old before our eyes. Their time here on Earth is never enough. They do so much good while with us. Helping us through our times of trouble. I will pray for Charlie. Glad you two came to grips with it.

Thanks, Boo.  I know you are fond of dogs, too.  My Charlie is a great dog.  He was thrown out by the side of the rode about 100 miles from where I live and rescued and taken to a no-kill shelter.  I found him on the internet and arranged to have him brought to me.  I was told he weighed 12 pounds, but that was when he was found.  He was about six months old I think when I got him because he was losing his baby teeth.  He now weighs 45  pounds!!!! I thought it would be a good idea to get a mixed breed because full blooded breeds seemed to have a lot of health problems.....Now, here he is with diabetes.  But I wouldn't trade my little buddy for the world. I had his DNA tested and he is part wire-haired terrier, part English Spaniel and a lot of other things.  But, he's just my Charlie.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Foggy Dew on May 01, 2009, 12:04:57 AM
my little pom has thrown up 5 times today is there something I can give to settle her stomach?

MtMom,

I wouldn't feed your little dog anything except boiled chicken and rice until you talk to vet tomorrow...but make sure she gets plenty of fluids. 

Vet may advise rest tummy/digestive system for a period of time, then possibly (?) introduce boiled chicken and white rice as a mild re-introduction of food to your dogs "system"--but in much smaller meals offered more frequently. 

With all due respect, introducing pumpkin to a wee dog who who has never eaten it might aggravate the situation which is yet undiagnosed.

Pumpkin is a wonderful addition to dogs who lack roughage in their diet, but myself I'd be cautious about offering it in your pup's case until your vet hears some details about your wee girl's feeding/habits/how the vomitus appears and under what circumstances/what you are feeding (including treats), how much fluid intake and anything else you can think of that I forgot to mention.  :2thinky: 

Poms are prob my fave little dogs.  I hope and pray your little darling feels better soon.

Last but not least, please call your vet about your pup asap.  She is a young, small breed and things can downhill quicker than an avalanche w/young, toy breeds.

I'm not even going to the possibility that she has a blockage.  If there is any indication that she might be blocked, seek out emergency care

In the meantime keep a diary of the oopsing (aka vomiting)and elimination.  Note everything about your Pom's day.  A good vet can gloss over stuff that isn't remarkable, but details are important when seeking the root of the problem.

Foggy



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: goodnmad on May 01, 2009, 09:28:30 AM
Just wanted to say Charlie Brown was neutered yesterday and all went well. He tested negative for heartworm.  ::MonkeyDance:: and has gotten his shots. He also gained .4 pounds this week -- which is good he is a little too skinny.

And wanted to say I am so impressed with JSM Boo Foggy Dew and all of you ... I am a doggie novice and I'm sure I'll be back often with questions.  ::MonkeyTongue::

Well, while I'm here -- any advice on leash training? Lucy hasn't quite gotten the hang of walking on the leash. I'm sure she'd love it once she gets the hang of it and we can go on longer walks.

Charlie doesn't like the leash at all but he's getting better. I've been using a harness on him to avoid pulling on his little neck. Any tips would be appreciated.  ::MonkeyWink::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Mtnmom on May 01, 2009, 01:04:32 PM
Scooby kept the pumpkin down all night and seems to be feeling better this morning. She ate more pumpkin this morning and we observed her doing her potty duties this morning so we know shes not constipated .
Shes not vomited since last night .We are just keeping an eye on her. shes in better spirits and is resting now.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 01, 2009, 06:42:56 PM
Just wanted to say Charlie Brown was neutered yesterday and all went well. He tested negative for heartworm.  ::MonkeyDance:: and has gotten his shots. He also gained .4 pounds this week -- which is good he is a little too skinny.

And wanted to say I am so impressed with JSM Boo Foggy Dew and all of you ... I am a doggie novice and I'm sure I'll be back often with questions.  ::MonkeyTongue::

Well, while I'm here -- any advice on leash training? Lucy hasn't quite gotten the hang of walking on the leash. I'm sure she'd love it once she gets the hang of it and we can go on longer walks.

Charlie doesn't like the leash at all but he's getting better. I've been using a harness on him to avoid pulling on his little neck. Any tips would be appreciated.  ::MonkeyWink::


GnM, I am so glad the heartworm test was negative. The treatment for heartworms is horrible. I went through that with Josef.

As far as the leash, until moved into my apartments Joe was never on a leash. I had the hardest time with a collar. Finally went to a choke chain. It sounds horrible, but it's about the noisy of the collar, not so much choking him. A TSA bomb dog handler taught me how to use it and it works well with Joe.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on May 02, 2009, 10:31:52 PM
I Rescued A Human Today

Author:Janine Allen CPDT

I rescued a human today.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels
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. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.

I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

 ::MonkeyWaa::  ::MonkeyWaa::  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: goodnmad on May 04, 2009, 09:05:47 AM
Boo monkey ... aww I'm tearing up. That was lovely. Thanks for posting it.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Shell on May 05, 2009, 03:52:10 AM
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/srix71/House/HungryBentley.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Shell on May 05, 2009, 03:55:51 AM
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/srix71/House/gracie1.jpg)



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on May 05, 2009, 09:24:38 AM
How cute Shell!  One of our neighbors has 2 poms and they are so cute and smart!  I love both your puppies!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: goodnmad on May 05, 2009, 10:24:58 AM
Aww Shell -- both cutie pies  ::MonkeyWink::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: goodnmad on May 05, 2009, 02:21:54 PM
Reminding us of good days ... hope you have a good day today friends.

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x280/kyonitraci/beagleart.jpg)



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 06, 2009, 08:26:09 PM
I am here JSM. I about broke a fingernail getting here! Are you ok?? Is it Josef??


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 06, 2009, 08:29:21 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 06, 2009, 08:33:38 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::
I will say a prayer for Joe, I'm sure he will be fine, try to relax and have a good evening.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 06, 2009, 08:35:26 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::

Oh, JSM. I know you love Josef so much and he is lucky to have you. Just keep on trying to be positive and give you worries to God. Josef is God's precious, precious creature. I know you take care of him better than you take care of yourself. We will all be here for you and I feel that if Josef isn't having any symtoms now, It may not be Cushings at all. I will pray for you both. Please don't be sad. I just knew there was something the matter with you. I don't like to see JSM sad.
Your friend,
Fanny Mae


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on May 06, 2009, 08:59:27 PM
JSM,I am going say a prayer for Joseff right now.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 06, 2009, 09:03:20 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::
I will say a prayer for Joe, I'm sure he will be fine, try to relax and have a good evening.
Thanks No Rose, is Zoe doing well. I don't think it is anything big with Joe, I just got worried. I emailed Boo, she is like the Dear Abby of Animals. I think Josef will be fine.  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 06, 2009, 09:07:48 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::

Oh, JSM. I know you love Josef so much and he is lucky to have you. Just keep on trying to be positive and give you worries to God. Josef is God's precious, precious creature. I know you take care of him better than you take care of yourself. We will all be here for you and I feel that if Josef isn't having any symtoms now, It may not be Cushings at all. I will pray for you both. Please don't be sad. I just knew there was something the matter with you. I don't like to see JSM sad.
Your friend,
Fanny Mae
Thank you Fanny, this dog has been through hell and back. I have probably spent over the years at least $10k on him(about $5k was with a discount) and I wouldn't ask for a dime back in return for the love he has given me. Thanks for your prayers. Funny story, I can't take him to the Blessing of the Animals on St Francis day at church, he tries to eat the ferrets and cats.  ::MonkeyDevil:: Thanks for your prayers Fanny.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 06, 2009, 09:09:30 PM
JSM,I am going say a prayer for Joseff right now.
Thanks Trimm, tell Digger Josef says hey! Has he gotten any dove yet? I think there is a dove nest or opposums in my roof. Some kind of critter is crawling up in there. Bring the digger to my rescue!  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 06, 2009, 09:15:01 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::

Oh, JSM. I know you love Josef so much and he is lucky to have you. Just keep on trying to be positive and give you worries to God. Josef is God's precious, precious creature. I know you take care of him better than you take care of yourself. We will all be here for you and I feel that if Josef isn't having any symtoms now, It may not be Cushings at all. I will pray for you both. Please don't be sad. I just knew there was something the matter with you. I don't like to see JSM sad.
Your friend,
Fanny Mae
Thank you Fanny, this dog has been through hell and back. I have probably spent over the years at least $10k on him(about $5k was with a discount) and I wouldn't ask for a dime back in return for the love he has given me. Thanks for your prayers. Funny story, I can't take him to the Blessing of the Animals on St Francis day at church, he tries to eat the ferrets and cats.  ::MonkeyDevil:: Thanks for your prayers Fanny.
::MonkeyHaHa::
You snuggle up with Josef tonight and don't let those bad thought keep you from sleeping. I have told my cranky old cat about Josef and how lucky she is to be an indoor cat and not living in Texas. She is staring me down right now. She wants me to go to bed so she can snuggle up with me. ::MonkeyRoll::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 06, 2009, 09:19:28 PM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::

Oh, JSM. I know you love Josef so much and he is lucky to have you. Just keep on trying to be positive and give you worries to God. Josef is God's precious, precious creature. I know you take care of him better than you take care of yourself. We will all be here for you and I feel that if Josef isn't having any symtoms now, It may not be Cushings at all. I will pray for you both. Please don't be sad. I just knew there was something the matter with you. I don't like to see JSM sad.
Your friend,
Fanny Mae
Thank you Fanny, this dog has been through hell and back. I have probably spent over the years at least $10k on him(about $5k was with a discount) and I wouldn't ask for a dime back in return for the love he has given me. Thanks for your prayers. Funny story, I can't take him to the Blessing of the Animals on St Francis day at church, he tries to eat the ferrets and cats.  ::MonkeyDevil:: Thanks for your prayers Fanny.
::MonkeyHaHa::
You snuggle up with Josef tonight and don't let those bad thought keep you from sleeping. I have told my cranky old cat about Josef and how lucky she is to be an indoor cat and not living in Texas. She is staring me down right now. She wants me to go to bed so she can snuggle up with me. ::MonkeyRoll::


I will snuggle with him, except he doesn't snuggle anymore. He lays his fat arse at the end of the bed like he is the Polka King. I think his crown has gone to his head.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Your cat is lucky to have you and doesn't live in Texas. I swear if the wind blows cat smell his direction he will find it. Go to bed. Thanks for listening to me be a crazy dog lady!  ::MonkeyHaHa:: And also thanks for being my Fanny Mae friend. Monkeys are WONDERFUL!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Scarrlett on May 07, 2009, 06:49:42 AM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::


This sucks. I can't beleive this Vet would say such things like he THINKS? it may be Cushings!!  AND we will see him in 6 months??!!   ::MonkeyShocked::  So nice of him to allow you to worry for 6 months and I just KNOW you will worry to pieces.

Has Josef ever been on prednisone??  Does he drink water like a mad dog?? Does he NEED to urinate frequently??

Wait...This link is good and it tells you way more than I can.   And like people do; Josef can get a second opinion. I wouldn't fool with this and how old is Josef?

BTW..Never got your e-mail addy.  If Klaas is listening would you please give JSM my e-mail.   ::MonkeyWink::
Thank you.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Scarrlett on May 07, 2009, 06:53:14 AM
Might help to include the link...You think??

http://www.kateconnick.com/library/cushingsdisease.html


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 07, 2009, 09:02:39 AM
My Josef had blood work done today. I don't know if I should be worried, the vet said one of the liver tests came back higher than it was before. He thinks it may be Cushing's disease, but wants to check his blood in 6 months. He said Joe has no other signs of the disease. Mom mom's scotty has atypical Cushings and now that I have heard my mom's dog's symptoms I am thinking Josef has it too. I know I am being a dog hypochondriac, but if you can, please keep my JoJo in your prayers. It is probably me just freaking out about things, but he is my life. TIA JSM  ::MonkeyWaa::


This sucks. I can't beleive this Vet would say such things like he THINKS? it may be Cushings!!  AND we will see him in 6 months??!!   ::MonkeyShocked::  So nice of him to allow you to worry for 6 months and I just KNOW you will worry to pieces.

Has Josef ever been on prednisone??  Does he drink water like a mad dog?? Does he NEED to urinate frequently??

Wait...This link is good and it tells you way more than I can.   And like people do; Josef can get a second opinion. I wouldn't fool with this and how old is Josef?

BTW..Never got your e-mail addy.  If Klaas is listening would you please give JSM my e-mail.   ::MonkeyWink::
Thank you.
Scarlett, his test came back really high once before and he was on prednisone at that time. He hasn't been on any type of steriod since last summer I believe. He doesn't drink water like he did when he was on the steriods and he doesn't really urinate like he did when he was on the steriods. Back then we would be up four or five times a night.

Josef is either 10 or 11, no one really can remember. I was just shocked and I didn't know what questions to ask, but I trust this vet more than any other Josef has ever seen. He loves old Joe as much as I do. I will check out the link and talk to the vet again on Friday.

Oh and Scarlett I asked Klaas to give my email to you a while back, too.

Thanks again JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 07, 2009, 09:08:53 AM
Might help to include the link...You think??

http://www.kateconnick.com/library/cushingsdisease.html
  ::MonkeyAngel:: Scarlett, thanks for the link. That helped me a lot! After reading the symptoms, Josef has none of them. Maybe that is why the vet is wanting to wait 6 months to check again.  ::MonkeyAngel:: You are truly a blessing for this info.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Blumonkey on May 08, 2009, 12:10:56 AM
JSM,I am going say a prayer for Joseff right now.
Thanks Trimm, tell Digger Josef says hey! Has he gotten any dove yet? I think there is a dove nest or opposums in my roof. Some kind of critter is crawling up in there. Bring the digger to my rescue!  ::MonkeyHaHa::

JSM,
 I am praying for your handsome Joe for I know how special he is to you. I always enjoy your stories about him. God cares about all of His creation so try to not worry too much about him. I just know you will have many more happy times together.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on May 09, 2009, 04:48:18 PM
JSM,I am going say a prayer for Joseff right now.
Thanks Trimm, tell Digger Josef says hey! Has he gotten any dove yet? I think there is a dove nest or opposums in my roof. Some kind of critter is crawling up in there. Bring the digger to my rescue!  ::MonkeyHaHa::

JSM,
 I am praying for your handsome Joe for I know how special he is to you. I always enjoy your stories about him. God cares about all of His creation so try to not worry too much about him. I just know you will have many more happy times together.
Awww, thank you blumonkey. God does care, thanks for your prayers.


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: BooMonkey on May 15, 2009, 09:59:29 PM
I'm here!

So is Ruby, taking a break from all the fun she had today!
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/032-2-1.jpg)


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 15, 2009, 10:01:26 PM
I'm here!

So is Ruby, taking a break from all the fun she had today!
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/032-2-1.jpg)

No wonder you love your job!


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: joesamas mama on May 15, 2009, 10:07:02 PM
I'm here!

So is Ruby, taking a break from all the fun she had today!
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/032-2-1.jpg)
Are y'all hiring Boo? I would leave Texas for Michigan to work with dogs right now. Minimum wage. No problem. I truly would sleep in my car with Josef after the day I had today. TIA JSM

PS Just kidding if any of my bosses are looking here, I just had a bad day today and went home crying. JSM


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: BooMonkey on May 15, 2009, 10:16:16 PM
I'm here!

So is Ruby, taking a break from all the fun she had today!
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/032-2-1.jpg)
Are y'all hiring Boo? I would leave Texas for Michigan to work with dogs right now. Minimum wage. No problem. I truly would sleep in my car with Josef after the day I had today. TIA JSM

PS Just kidding if any of my bosses are looking here, I just had a bad day today and went home crying. JSM

Oh JSM, I'm so sorry you had a bad day. I've gone home crying too, too many times. When we are hiring again, I'll let you know! You can stay in the Geriatric room, or Old Friends as we like to call them. Here is a picture of the Old Friends room. Yes, they have a fireplace and overstuffed furniture to climb on. When you get up there in age, you should be able to do what you want!! That's my boss and her dog Zeta (Grissom's girlfriend)
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/015-1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 15, 2009, 10:18:01 PM
Those pups sure have a lot more fun all day than I do. ::MonkeyEek:: What a nice place for the animals.

Maybe that is what we need NoRose. A daycare for us with a swimming pool, and our own spa with people to cater to us, stroke our egos and feed us our favorite treats. Maybe then we wouldn't be sad bloggers....sigh....


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 15, 2009, 10:19:44 PM
I would like an Old Friends room in my house, that looks so comfortable, I think that's a great idea. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 15, 2009, 10:20:45 PM
Those pups sure have a lot more fun all day than I do. ::MonkeyEek:: What a nice place for the animals.

Maybe that is what we need NoRose. A daycare for us with a swimming pool, and our own spa with people to cater to us, stroke our egos and feed us our favorite treats. Maybe then we wouldn't be sad bloggers....sigh....
  ::MonkeyLaugh:: I would spend most of my day in the Old Friends room.


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: BooMonkey on May 15, 2009, 10:23:18 PM
Those pups sure have a lot more fun all day than I do. ::MonkeyEek:: What a nice place for the animals.

Maybe that is what we need NoRose. A daycare for us with a swimming pool, and our own spa with people to cater to us, stroke our egos and feed us our favorite treats. Maybe then we wouldn't be sad bloggers....sigh....
  ::MonkeyLaugh:: I would spend most of my day in the Old Friends room.

I keep trying to sneak in there, but they keep finding me!! Today I worked from 6am to 3:30 with no lunch and one cigarette! It was super busy! But I felt sick on my way home. But it was a good day with lots of smiles and puppy breath.


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: joesamas mama on May 15, 2009, 10:30:38 PM
I'm here!

So is Ruby, taking a break from all the fun she had today!
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/032-2-1.jpg)
Are y'all hiring Boo? I would leave Texas for Michigan to work with dogs right now. Minimum wage. No problem. I truly would sleep in my car with Josef after the day I had today. TIA JSM

PS Just kidding if any of my bosses are looking here, I just had a bad day today and went home crying. JSM

Oh JSM, I'm so sorry you had a bad day. I've gone home crying too, too many times. When we are hiring again, I'll let you know! You can stay in the Geriatric room, or Old Friends as we like to call them. Here is a picture of the Old Friends room. Yes, they have a fireplace and overstuffed furniture to climb on. When you get up there in age, you should be able to do what you want!! That's my boss and her dog Zeta (Grissom's girlfriend)
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/015-1-1.jpg)
I will even endure the snow in Michigan and become a Pistons, Tigers, Lions and oh god Red Wing fan! Thats awesome old dogs have a place too. Josef doesn't know it but the pizza man will be here at 10:12 too bad the documents won't follow along.  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: joesamas mama on May 15, 2009, 10:32:29 PM
Those pups sure have a lot more fun all day than I do. ::MonkeyEek:: What a nice place for the animals.

Maybe that is what we need NoRose. A daycare for us with a swimming pool, and our own spa with people to cater to us, stroke our egos and feed us our favorite treats. Maybe then we wouldn't be sad bloggers....sigh....
  ::MonkeyLaugh:: I would spend most of my day in the Old Friends room.

I keep trying to sneak in there, but they keep finding me!! Today I worked from 6am to 3:30 with no lunch and one cigarette! It was super busy! But I felt sick on my way home. But it was a good day with lots of smiles and puppy breath.
I'm glad you are happy Boo Boo. JSM has missed you.


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: BooMonkey on May 15, 2009, 10:37:51 PM
Here JSM, Frodo has a smile for you!!

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/054-1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: Dolce on May 15, 2009, 10:39:45 PM
Boo it looks like your job is amazing!  How fun!!


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: Sassycat on May 15, 2009, 10:43:20 PM
Here JSM, Frodo has a smile for you!!

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/054-1-1.jpg)

I wanna hug that dog.   


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: joesamas mama on May 15, 2009, 11:00:30 PM
Here JSM, Frodo has a smile for you!!

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/054-1-1.jpg)
Sweet. I needed that. Thanks Boo.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on May 19, 2009, 09:57:11 AM
I didnt kmow whether to post this in here or prayers, but our lovely sweet member Mary Ann had to put their 15 year old Golden Retriever down  ::MonkeyAngel::  He was 15, which I know he had a wonderful life with such a sweet "mommy" as dear mary ann Love lucinda  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on May 19, 2009, 09:58:41 AM
I will post in prayers too, she will be feeling very sad now. 


Title: Re: MOVING to lounge
Post by: goodnmad on May 19, 2009, 12:04:32 PM
I'm here!

So is Ruby, taking a break from all the fun she had today!
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/gossamerwings7/Bark%20A%20Bout/032-2-1.jpg)

She is a stunning lady.  ::MonkeyWink::

I wish I could bring my doggies to work. At least one of them would behave ... well maybe.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lucinda on May 21, 2009, 02:16:14 PM
JSM, big hugs, I read yiur post to me, an thank you so much for your kinest words, you are always in my prayers  ::MonkeyAngel::
goodnight from australia.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on May 25, 2009, 07:13:29 PM
May 25, 11:36 AM EDT

Dying bulldog saves owner from Grand Rapids fire


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man's decision not to end his terminally ill bulldog's life has ended up saving his own.

Scott Seymour said his dog, Brittney, awakened him with her barking early Saturday in time for both of them to escape from his burning house in Grand Rapids.

The fire came two weeks after a veterinarian discovered the 9-year-old American bulldog had several cancerous tumors.

The vet said the dog might not survive surgery, and Seymour ruled out chemotherapy, believing it would be too hard on Brittney.

Seymour said he could have had Brittney put down, but instead decided to give her medication to blunt her pain until death comes naturally, probably within a few weeks.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DYING_HERO_DOG?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 11:43:35 AM
After 16 years of companionship and playing with 4 kids, our beloved dog passed yesterday.  I have not chatted about him as we have been struggling with his heath and the fine line between being compassionate and not letting go.  We finally had to take him in yesterday as he could no longer walk and he was gently put to sleep in my arms.  16 is an amazing age to reach for a husky and I am sure he can finally chase rabbits and caribou with no pain, something he has not been able to do for a few years now.

Here is a puppy picture of him guarding one of the holes he dug, as well as a picture from a few years ago.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 26, 2009, 01:44:12 PM
Northern Rose, what a beautiful animal, I'm crying, and I know there aren't any words I can say to help you, but please believe me, I know. My Zoe's tumor is bigger, and nothing can really be done, new medicine may help not to let it grow anymore. I feel like I'm dying a little everyday with worry, she is my best friend, I will pray for you and your family. Please take care  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: cece on May 26, 2009, 01:45:27 PM
Northern Rose, I am so sorry for the loss of your companion.  I have been there & know that pain.  Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics of him.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: cece on May 26, 2009, 01:48:04 PM
Norther Rose, I am so sorry about my post above!  I tried to give you a hug & the wrong pic went in.  (I should have previewed it!)  I am so, so sorry.  I'll try again.  Please forgive me.   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww328/seasidecece/EMOTIONS/hugbig4u.gif)

It's fixed.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 01:54:12 PM
Norther Rose, I am so sorry about my post above!  I tried to give you a hug & the wrong pic went in.  (I should have previewed it!)  I am so, so sorry.  I'll try again.  Please forgive me.   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww328/seasidecece/EMOTIONS/hugbig4u.gif)

CeCe no offense taken.  It actually made me giggle which is nice as I have done my share of crying and still am.  I love silly emoticons.  The hugs are very much appreciated as well.  I am really having a hard time today especially going out in the back yard and seeing his toys etc.  We have another dog that was his buddy.  He woke me almost every hour throughout the night last night wanting to go out as he is so confused right now.  Your picture made me giggle as that was him every hour trying to tell me he wanted out.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Cappuccino on May 26, 2009, 01:54:13 PM
Awws...I am so sorry for your loss, I know this has had to be very difficult for you.   My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time, remember your furbaby fondly.  He's looking down smiling with gratitude for the love he received & will always be with you in spirit & in your hearts.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/mslaitte/GREETINGS/SYMPATHY/SYMshisTuDOG.gif)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 01:57:03 PM
Northern Rose, what a beautiful animal, I'm crying, and I know there aren't any words I can say to help you, but please believe me, I know. My Zoe's tumor is bigger, and nothing can really be done, new medicine may help not to let it grow anymore. I feel like I'm dying a little everyday with worry, she is my best friend, I will pray for you and your family. Please take care  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you  no rose.  They are like our children and I have been praying for your Zoe.  I feel so bad as I read your post about him but because of what was going on with our dog felt my pain would overtake my compassion for you if I posted.  Please know I have been thinking of you and Zoe know what you are going through.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: cece on May 26, 2009, 02:01:02 PM
Norther Rose, I am so sorry about my post above!  I tried to give you a hug & the wrong pic went in.  (I should have previewed it!)  I am so, so sorry.  I'll try again.  Please forgive me.   ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww328/seasidecece/EMOTIONS/hugbig4u.gif)

CeCe no offense taken.  It actually made me giggle which is nice as I have done my share of crying and still am.  I love silly emoticons.  The hugs are very much appreciated as well.  I am really having a hard time today especially going out in the back yard and seeing his toys etc.  We have another dog that was his buddy.  He woke me almost every hour throughout the night last night wanting to go out as he is so confused right now.  Your picture made me giggle as that was him every hour trying to tell me he wanted out.

Oh Northern Rose, you are such a classy person.  Thank you for being so kind.  I'm just mortified that the wrong pic went up.

I'm sure his buddy is lost without him & will grieve along with you.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 26, 2009, 02:22:16 PM
Northern Rose, what a beautiful animal, I'm crying, and I know there aren't any words I can say to help you, but please believe me, I know. My Zoe's tumor is bigger, and nothing can really be done, new medicine may help not to let it grow anymore. I feel like I'm dying a little everyday with worry, she is my best friend, I will pray for you and your family. Please take care  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you  no rose.  They are like our children and I have been praying for your Zoe.  I feel so bad as I read your post about him but because of what was going on with our dog felt my pain would overtake my compassion for you if I posted.  Please know I have been thinking of you and Zoe know what you are going through.
Thank-you so much, that is one reason why I don't visit this thread very often, but again I'm thinking of you and your family during this terrible time. I always think of you as the Queen of Links, you are always there with a link and article which I very much appreciate  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: monkalicious on May 26, 2009, 03:20:59 PM
Northern Rose, my heart hurts for you more than I can say.  My beloved Chance died a year ago.  He was 14.  We had scheduled the euthanasia because he had pancreatitis and while my husband and I were in the waiting room at the vet's, he died in my older son's arms as he carried him in.  I know that you did the right thing, but it still hurts.  We still walk around the spot where he laid, (which of course is right in the center of our house traffic!)  My prayers are with you.  He was so beautiful.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: monkalicious on May 26, 2009, 03:24:00 PM
Could a mod help me?  I can't edit this post and my picture is gargantuan!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: theboyzmom on May 26, 2009, 03:40:26 PM
Northern Rose - I am so sorry about your dog. 16 is a long time to love and enjoy - you were blessed


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brandi on May 26, 2009, 04:06:49 PM
Northern Rose,

I, too am terribly saddened by your loss. I hope some day, looking at this image I made for you and Max will bring good feelings of the wonderful experiences you and he shared.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/max.gif)

With sadness and hugs,
~Brandi


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Magic Eyes on May 26, 2009, 04:19:49 PM
Dear Northern Rose,

My heart is just breaking for you.  Some people don't understand the love between our pets and us but I can feel your pain from here.  My beloved Poohfur died in my arms, due to a stroke from diabetes at age 13.  We now have an 8 yr old named Casper and there is still not too many days that I don't think of Pooh and miss him.  Time will help and Max is no longer in pain but playing beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

Hugs, Magic  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Missiontoconvict on May 26, 2009, 04:58:37 PM
Northern Rose my heart goes out for you, the pain is tremendous not to mention the sadness when your companion dog is gone, no doubt even more difficult having to finally make that decision.  Having just lost our dog to a sudden death in April I understand what you are going thru right now - my thoughts and prayers are with you.

I want to share this poem with you.....

 
IF IT SHOULD BE

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand.

For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears,

You'd not want me to suffer so,
The time has come to let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me until the end.

Hold me firm and speak to me.
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see,
The kindness that you did for me.

Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve it must be you,
Who has this painful thing to do,

We've been so close, we two, these years
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.

For I am now in a better place,
And will be waiting to see your happy face.

So when you cross that final bridge,
Look for me...
I'll be standing at the fridge.

Author Unknown

[/b]


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BluesyGram on May 26, 2009, 05:08:06 PM
Northern Rose,

I, too am terribly saddened by your loss. I hope some day, looking at this image I made for you and Max will bring good feelings of the wonderful experiences you and he shared.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/max.gif)

With sadness and hugs,
~Brandi

Brani... This picture you made is absolutely beautiful.  I was holding up pretty well reading till I saw this.  Thank you.

NorthernRose...My heart breaks for you.  How wonderful that you had 16 blessed years to enjoy and accumulate your beautiful memories of Max.  He was gorgeous.   Wonder if he can catch the caribou now?  Hugs.

 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: twocents on May 26, 2009, 05:21:58 PM
Northern Rose - I am so sorry to hear about your Max. Just believe that you did the right thing for him by not allowing him to suffer. I too had to have my yorkie put down. It was one of the worst days of my life. I still think of her every day and keep her picture on my desk. I will keep your family in my prayers.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 05:25:28 PM
Awws...I am so sorry for your loss, I know this has had to be very difficult for you.   My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time, remember your furbaby fondly.  He's looking down smiling with gratitude for the love he received & will always be with you in spirit & in your hearts.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/mslaitte/GREETINGS/SYMPATHY/SYMshisTuDOG.gif)

capp thank you for your touching words and heartfelt thoughts.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 05:29:00 PM
Northern Rose, my heart hurts for you more than I can say.  My beloved Chance died a year ago.  He was 14.  We had scheduled the euthanasia because he had pancreatitis and while my husband and I were in the waiting room at the vet's, he died in my older son's arms as he carried him in.  I know that you did the right thing, but it still hurts.  We still walk around the spot where he laid, (which of course is right in the center of our house traffic!)  My prayers are with you.  He was so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your story of your companion and your warm thoughts.  I caught myself today walking around where he used to lay in the yard just as you mentioned you still do. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 05:31:56 PM
Northern Rose - I am so sorry about your dog. 16 is a long time to love and enjoy - you were blessed
Yes 16 is incredbible for a Husky. Our vet said he is the oldest Husky he has seen and that was due to good genetics and lots of love.  He was loved and babied these last few years and though I knew the day was coming that the decision had to be made, it is still so difficult.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 05:39:41 PM
Northern Rose,

I, too am terribly saddened by your loss. I hope some day, looking at this image I made for you and Max will bring good feelings of the wonderful experiences you and he shared.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/max.gif)

With sadness and hugs,
~Brandi

Brandi I am deeply touched by the thoughtful and touching image you made.  He absolutely loved water, almost more than the snow.  No idea how you knew that but wow.  When we lived further up north it would not be uncommon for him to take himself to the lake for a swim and to scare the pants off any poor outdoorsman that happen to be around fishing or hunting.  Most thought he was a wolf because of his dark markings and steel blue eyes.  When ever I heard a shot in the woods I would always call him and be relieved when he came.

When we moved into a more populated area he would get out of the acerage and take himself to the neighbours for a swim in their pool.  Most times it was ok, once he jumped the 6 foot fence around their pool only to find one of them floating in it before he dove in.  They do not like us so much.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on May 26, 2009, 05:56:05 PM
Northern Rose, your family is in my prayers. I feel your pain. You are right, she is chasing rabbits and having a great time! Hugs to you!  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 05:57:16 PM
Dear Northern Rose,

My heart is just breaking for you.  Some people don't understand the love between our pets and us but I can feel your pain from here.  My beloved Poohfur died in my arms, due to a stroke from diabetes at age 13.  We now have an 8 yr old named Casper and there is still not too many days that I don't think of Pooh and miss him.  Time will help and Max is no longer in pain but playing beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

Hugs, Magic  ::MonkeyAngel::

Magic I am sure there will not be many days when we don't think of Max and all the we did together.  He was a loyal companion to us and confidant to four children that told him all their secrets and went to him when they were going through their childhood and teenage pains.  Amazing how much better they always felt to talk to him and hug him when parents just wound not understand.   I am so sorry to hear about Poohfur.  Casper is very wise and lucky to have picked you for his family.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 06:04:26 PM
Northern Rose my heart goes out for you, the pain is tremendous not to mention the sadness when your companion dog is gone, no doubt even more difficult having to finally make that decision.  Having just lost our dog to a sudden death in April I understand what you are going Thur right now - my thoughts and prayers are with you.

I want to share this poem with you.....

 
IF IT SHOULD BE

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand.

For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears,

You'd not want me to suffer so,
The time has come to let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me until the end.

Hold me firm and speak to me.
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see,
The kindness that you did for me.

Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve it must be you,
Who has this painful thing to do,

We've been so close, we two, these years
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.

For I am now in a better place,
And will be waiting to see your happy face.

So when you cross that final bridge,
Look for me...
I'll be standing at the fridge.

Author Unknown

[/b]

Mission thank you for sharing the poem.  I made it through 3 lines and then could barely read through tears.  The words are all true but my heart is stronger than my head right now. I know time will change that.  I am so sorry to hear about the sudden death of your dog.  I truly believe there is a heaven where dogs all play and I am sure ours are up there right now.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 06:07:20 PM
Northern Rose,

I, too am terribly saddened by your loss. I hope some day, looking at this image I made for you and Max will bring good feelings of the wonderful experiences you and he shared.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/max.gif)

With sadness and hugs,
~Brandi

Brani... This picture you made is absolutely beautiful.  I was holding up pretty well reading till I saw this.  Thank you.

NorthernRose...My heart breaks for you.  How wonderful that you had 16 blessed years to enjoy and accumulate your beautiful memories of Max.  He was gorgeous.   Wonder if he can catch the caribou now?  Hugs.

 
Blues thank you.  I am sure he is giving them a good run.  I was the same when I saw the picture Brandi made.  It is so touching.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 06:13:08 PM
Northern Rose - I am so sorry to hear about your Max. Just believe that you did the right thing for him by not allowing him to suffer. I too had to have my yorkie put down. It was one of the worst days of my life. I still think of her every day and keep her picture on my desk. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Thank you twocents.  Doing what is right is not easy at times and yesterday was a horrible day, today is not much better,  but I know it was time.  I am so very sorry that you had to make that same decision with your yorkie.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 06:18:18 PM
Northern Rose, your family is in my prayers. I feel your pain. You are right, she is chasing rabbits and having a great time! Hugs to you!  ::MonkeyAngel::

Thank you Boo.  I know how much you love animals so it means a lot. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sassycat on May 26, 2009, 06:24:23 PM
Northern Rose - I'm really sorry about the loss of your dog.  He was beautiful.  Hugs and prayers to you and your family.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: CarolF on May 26, 2009, 06:36:19 PM
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful pet Northern Rose. I know it is so very difficult to have to put your pet down.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: numbersgirl on May 26, 2009, 06:50:06 PM
Dear Northern Rose,

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Max.  Bless you for having the courage to make the most difficult decision.  Please know that you're in the company of many Monkey Friends who have walked in your shoes and know the pain and sadness you are feeling today.  Some day soon, the emptiness you feel will be replaced with joy and gratitude that God chose you and your family for His beautiful creature, Max.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Your friend,

Numbersgirl


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Dolce on May 26, 2009, 07:15:46 PM
NR so very very sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in my prayers.  It seems that Max certainly knew he is loved.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 08:17:53 PM
Northern Rose - I'm really sorry about the loss of your dog.  He was beautiful.  Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Thank you so much sassy.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 08:18:46 PM
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful pet Northern Rose. I know it is so very difficult to have to put your pet down.

Thank you for your kind words and thoughts CarolF.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 08:21:56 PM
Dear Northern Rose,

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Max.  Bless you for having the courage to make the most difficult decision.  Please know that you're in the company of many Monkey Friends who have walked in your shoes and know the pain and sadness you are feeling today.  Some day soon, the emptiness you feel will be replaced with joy and gratitude that God chose you and your family for His beautiful creature, Max.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Your friend,

Numbersgirl

Numbersgirl your words heartfelt are comforting.  I know other monkeys have gone through this and will go through this.  I hope I can be of some comfort to them as they have all been to me.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 26, 2009, 08:24:23 PM
NR so very very sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in my prayers.  It seems that Max certainly knew he is loved.

He was definitely loved and spoiled but he gave so much back to us as well.  Thank you for your prayers.  We are very grateful for all the prayers.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on May 26, 2009, 09:05:33 PM
NorthernRose,There is nothing I can say to take your pain away.
It is so very hard to lose a beloved fur baby.I still look around for my little Bama sometimes.
I just want you to know I am thinking about you and praying for you.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Northern Rose on May 27, 2009, 12:23:21 AM
NorthernRose,There is nothing I can say to take your pain away.
It is so very hard to lose a beloved fur baby.I still look around for my little Bama sometimes.
I just want you to know I am thinking about you and praying for you.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Trimm thank you so much.  My heart goes out to you about Bama.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: always 1 on May 27, 2009, 12:30:23 AM
NoRose, I am so sorry about your beloved pet.  I have only had one dog of my own.  When I got married, I left him with my Mom until my hubs and I could get a place.  He died shortly after.  My Mom said he died of a broken heart, and I believe that is so.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Deenie on May 27, 2009, 04:57:43 AM
Northern Rose,
I have to tell you that when I was a little girl I had One best friend who I loved and adored with all my heart. His name was Max, just like your baby. He was my dog. He was a mutt and he was everything to me. He loved me. My brother used to torture him and make him do things that would cause him to be aggressive and my Mom always yelled at Max. Was not Max was my Brother.
Max was my first dog. My Grandparents lived about an hour away from us and they had a lot of land and were Dog lovers - so when we went we would take Max with us. My Grandpa always had dogs " all loved and cared for". He had a great love for his dogs.
I was about 6 yrs old and we always went to my Grandparents for Thanksgiving. We went that year the night before and spent the night. Woke up that morning early - My Grandma up since 4 am or so ..cooking. Was the only Holiday she celebrated so it was always " Hers" and she loved it. I went out side with my Grandpa that morning about 7 am or so ..out for walk on the property. Him and Me and Max ..He and I would go and putz around and look for Bunnies and talk .. pick at his fruit trees. Walk through the apple orchard. Max was so happy and running around free as a bird that morning. Within a moment a huge black stray dog shot thru the cornfield within the side property and started attacking Max. My Grandpa ran to his barn and grabbed his rifle. I was screaming and Max was being torn apart right in front of me. My Granpa aimed his Gun and Pulled the trigger. I think his first thought was to Scare the Black Dog away and yet Max was being torn apart - and My Granpa went into another zone and SHOT at the black Dog.
The Crack sound I will never forget. I was Staring within that sound " And I watched the Black Dog Run back into the Corn Field and I watched Max drop to the Ground" ....... I ran towards the House and My Grandfather ran to Max. I was hysterical screaming at my Grandma that Grandpa shot Max. I was 5, 6 yrs old. My Mother was in the Kitchen and she practically killed herself tripping down the stairs getting outside to figure what happened. My Mother Found her Dad standing outside the door with Max limp in his Arms and he was sobbing. My Mom put Max in my Grandpa's Pick up truck and she and I took him to the Vet.  He had three in and out bullet wounds - all passed thru his body. HE Lived.
Max was my first dog. I am 43 and I still have his fave toy - Its a squeeky toy " white kitten with pink tipped ears". Max a year later was again back at my Grandparents property and he was in a dog run next to the Barn .. and he jumped the fence and was hit by a car at night. Prob chasing rabbits.
I see your Max ..and it reminds so because for Xmas that same year that Max died. My Dad gave me a Big Box with a huge Red Ribbon on Top and the Box had holes in it - and it was Moving ..and I pulled the top off the box -and it was a PUPPY. A Alaskan Malamute.
One Silver Eye, One Blue Eye - I named him Topper. That is yet another story.
I loved My Max with all my Heart and I feel your pain Northern. Not that I knew your Doggy - But I know the Love that a Max can Give.
And its AWE  :smt049
I Hug You Northern
K


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Deenie on May 27, 2009, 05:04:50 AM
NoRose, I am so sorry about your beloved pet.  I have only had one dog of my own.  When I got married, I left him with my Mom until my hubs and I could get a place.  He died shortly after.  My Mom said he died of a broken heart, and I believe that is so.
Always1 I believe that - One day ~many years from now .. You and He will reunite. All God's Creatures go to Heaven. xoxo Me.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: always 1 on May 27, 2009, 02:29:57 PM
NoRose, I am so sorry about your beloved pet.  I have only had one dog of my own.  When I got married, I left him with my Mom until my hubs and I could get a place.  He died shortly after.  My Mom said he died of a broken heart, and I believe that is so.
Always1 I believe that - One day ~many years from now .. You and He will reunite. All God's Creatures go to Heaven. xoxo Me.
Thank you for that Deenie. Hugs.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on June 11, 2009, 07:26:57 PM
Boo Monkey I have a question. Is there a pill or something besides benadryl I can give Josef for anxiety during thunderstorms? Last night about did him in, there are storms to the south and he is panting like crazy. I hate to dope him up, but it seems if there is a storm anywhere in a 30 mile radius he goes crazy. TIA JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on June 11, 2009, 07:57:29 PM
Boo Monkey I have a question. Is there a pill or something besides benadryl I can give Josef for anxiety during thunderstorms? Last night about did him in, there are storms to the south and he is panting like crazy. I hate to dope him up, but it seems if there is a storm anywhere in a 30 mile radius he goes crazy. TIA JSM

You can go to your vet and get a prescription for a Xanex type medicine. The vet will know how much to give him from his weight and medical background. Some breeds are more sensitive than others. I know you don't want to dope him up but animals can really work themselves up into a tizzy and that's bad for their health too. Consult your vet for information.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on June 11, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
Boo Monkey I have a question. Is there a pill or something besides benadryl I can give Josef for anxiety during thunderstorms? Last night about did him in, there are storms to the south and he is panting like crazy. I hate to dope him up, but it seems if there is a storm anywhere in a 30 mile radius he goes crazy. TIA JSM

You can go to your vet and get a prescription for a Xanex type medicine. The vet will know how much to give him from his weight and medical background. Some breeds are more sensitive than others. I know you don't want to dope him up but animals can really work themselves up into a tizzy and that's bad for their health too. Consult your vet for information.
Thanks Boo, I had to call this morning to the daycare and ask them to give him a benadryl. They thought I was crazy until they saw him in his cage they said dancing back and forth. They gave him one and he was fine. He was on clomacalm, but that was for separation anxiety and it didn't help. I didn't even think about asking the vet for something for him. Thanks so much. I will see him tomorrow and ask him for some pills. Last night I thought I was gonna have to give him my xanax to keep him from having a heart attack. Love you bunches Boo. TIA JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on June 12, 2009, 10:06:11 PM
I'm here JSM  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on June 12, 2009, 10:08:46 PM
Boo, they prescribed ACE? whatever that is. Is that okay? I didn't think that he would need anything tonight because it was supposed to be calm weather. Do you know what that is? Will he be okay if he takes it? TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on June 12, 2009, 10:15:05 PM
Boo, they prescribed ACE? whatever that is. Is that okay? I didn't think that he would need anything tonight because it was supposed to be calm weather. Do you know what that is? Will he be okay if he takes it? TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

ACE is a tranquilizer just like Xanex, it will be fine as long as you follow the directions. I'm not sure how long it takes to take effect, but if there is notice of a storm, give him is dose so he doesn't have time to work himself up into a tizzy. Here is a link on the medication so you understand more about what you are giving him.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dog-medication-acepromazine-vets-advice-on-dog-medication-acepromazine/page1.aspx


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on June 12, 2009, 10:18:23 PM
Boo, they prescribed ACE? whatever that is. Is that okay? I didn't think that he would need anything tonight because it was supposed to be calm weather. Do you know what that is? Will he be okay if he takes it? TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

ACE is a tranquilizer just like Xanex, it will be fine as long as you follow the directions. I'm not sure how long it takes to take effect, but if there is notice of a storm, give him is dose so he doesn't have time to work himself up into a tizzy. Here is a link on the medication so you understand more about what you are giving him.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dog-medication-acepromazine-vets-advice-on-dog-medication-acepromazine/page1.aspx
Thanks Boo. He worked himself up so bad today and the storms didn't even hit here. They went around us. I hate doping him up, but he was about to have a heart attack. Poor baby had four benadryl's and won't wake up for a week. I will probably sleep on the floor next to him just to see if he is breathing. THANKS SO MUCH MY BOO. HUGS TO GRISSOM. TIA JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on June 12, 2009, 10:32:27 PM
Boo, they prescribed ACE? whatever that is. Is that okay? I didn't think that he would need anything tonight because it was supposed to be calm weather. Do you know what that is? Will he be okay if he takes it? TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

ACE is a tranquilizer just like Xanex, it will be fine as long as you follow the directions. I'm not sure how long it takes to take effect, but if there is notice of a storm, give him is dose so he doesn't have time to work himself up into a tizzy. Here is a link on the medication so you understand more about what you are giving him.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dog-medication-acepromazine-vets-advice-on-dog-medication-acepromazine/page1.aspx
Thanks Boo. He worked himself up so bad today and the storms didn't even hit here. They went around us. I hate doping him up, but he was about to have a heart attack. Poor baby had four benadryl's and won't wake up for a week. I will probably sleep on the floor next to him just to see if he is breathing. THANKS SO MUCH MY BOO. HUGS TO GRISSOM. TIA JSM

I know what you mean JSM, Grissom can work himself up at work if he hasn't seen me in a few hours. He gets so distressed that he's panting and his eyes are bloodshot! It's ridiculous! Better to have him a bit mellow than to blow his heart out!! You are such a good mama!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on June 12, 2009, 11:09:26 PM
Boo, they prescribed ACE? whatever that is. Is that okay? I didn't think that he would need anything tonight because it was supposed to be calm weather. Do you know what that is? Will he be okay if he takes it? TIA JSM  ::MonkeyAngel::

ACE is a tranquilizer just like Xanex, it will be fine as long as you follow the directions. I'm not sure how long it takes to take effect, but if there is notice of a storm, give him is dose so he doesn't have time to work himself up into a tizzy. Here is a link on the medication so you understand more about what you are giving him.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dog-medication-acepromazine-vets-advice-on-dog-medication-acepromazine/page1.aspx
Thanks Boo. He worked himself up so bad today and the storms didn't even hit here. They went around us. I hate doping him up, but he was about to have a heart attack. Poor baby had four benadryl's and won't wake up for a week. I will probably sleep on the floor next to him just to see if he is breathing. THANKS SO MUCH MY BOO. HUGS TO GRISSOM. TIA JSM

I know what you mean JSM, Grissom can work himself up at work if he hasn't seen me in a few hours. He gets so distressed that he's panting and his eyes are bloodshot! It's ridiculous! Better to have him a bit mellow than to blow his heart out!! You are such a good mama!
Thanks again Boo, we had those bad storms on Wednesday and they came again on Thursday and I called daycare to see if they could give him a bendadryl. The last time they said he was fine, Thursday he was clawing his cage. I hate to see him panting and freaking out. Same as you with Grissom. Thanks again for your advice I really wish I had gotten his prescription today instead of waiting. Oh well he is sleeping like a baby right now. See you in the morning Boo. Hugs from JSM and Josef.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: KCJackie on June 15, 2009, 02:40:31 AM
Knock, knock, GE are you here? ::MonkeyTongue::  Just wanted to see if you would like to head over to the games thread - it's way past your turn. ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on June 27, 2009, 05:04:33 PM
http://www.clickorlando.com/family/19878305/detail.html#story
Boxer Mix Crowned World's Ugliest Dog

POSTED: Saturday, June 27, 2009
UPDATED: 9:33 am EDT June 27, 2009
PETALUMA, Calif. -- Pabst, a toothy Boxer mixed-breed stole the show at Friday’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Marin-Sonoma Fair, defeating a former world champion Chinese crested named Rascal to take first place.

The former shelter dog fetched $1,600 in prize money, a modeling contract and a table-full of collars, leashes and toys, KTVU-TV reported.

Pabst’s victory was an upset of sorts. The awkward-appearing Chinese crested breed has dominated the contest for over seven years, and represented over half of this year’s entries.

His owner, Miles Egstad, said he named his dog for his “bitter beer face.”

The annual contest started back in 1976. This year’s judges included Jon Provost, who played Timmy on the television show “Lassie" and Karen "Doc" Halligan from “Groomer Has It,” “Dog Tales” and “Animal Rescue 911."

Slideshow.http://www.clickorlando.com/family/19878305/detail.html#slide_show

God didn't make any ugly fur babies.  ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on June 27, 2009, 05:10:21 PM
Boo,If you come through here,I need your opinion on a good bed for my little Taco.He is 7yrs. old and he naps a lot now.He is a Chihuahua.About 6 lbs.
He sleeps with me at night,but during the day I'd like for him to have a cozy bed.  ::MonkeyAngel::

And by the way,the recipe you listed a while back for conditioning the skin after their bath is good.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on June 28, 2009, 10:14:58 PM
Boo,If you come through here,I need your opinion on a good bed for my little Taco.He is 7yrs. old and he naps a lot now.He is a Chihuahua.About 6 lbs.
He sleeps with me at night,but during the day I'd like for him to have a cozy bed.  ::MonkeyAngel::

And by the way,the recipe you listed a while back for conditioning the skin after their bath is good.  ::MonkeyCool::

Well, there are a lot of good beds out there. You probably need something like orthopedic bedding which will help his little bones no matter what the size. Now if he gets cold easy there is a cool new bedding that is self heating! A little dachshund came into our place with it. It has that foil looking "space blanket" inside of it and uses the dogs own body heat to reflect back to the dog. Just google "self heating dog bed". Someone said they got a good deal at Walmart for theirs. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on June 28, 2009, 10:41:58 PM
Thank you so much Boo.  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Gizzie on June 29, 2009, 12:24:05 AM
Oh gosh, I'm sitting here, crying, reading all these beautiful, and terribly sad stories about everyone's beloved pets. I only have a bird, and unfortunately, have never had a fur baby, but I am so very touched at how much your babies are loved.

JSM, your Josef is so lucky to have you as his momma. I can tell how much you love him just by your words.

NorthernRose, I am so very sorry for your loss of Max. She was a beautiful dog! And my heart breaks for you!
                                                                     

                                                  ::MonkeyAngel::  ::MonkeyAngel::  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BooMonkey on June 29, 2009, 07:47:53 PM
Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share this with the monkeys. I stumbled across this test when the "food scare" happened a few years back and it has now been posted on several reputable websites and blogs about food. Several foods have been pre-scored but it tells you exactly how to score the food that you are feeding your animals if it is not listed. I have fed my furry kids lots of different foods but never felt totally confident in what I chose. I used this information when I went on the search for a new food. Since we all want what is best for our four legged family members you might find this as interesting as I did.

BooMonkey

"How to grade your dog's food: (Some brands are done at the very bottom]

Start with a grade of 100:
1) For every listing of "by-product", subtract 10 points
2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or "poultry", meat meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points
3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points
4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific grain source, subtract 5 points
5) If the same grain ingredient is used two or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. "ground brown rice", "brewer's rice", "rice flour" are
all the same grain), subtract 5 points
6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than two
meats in the top three ingredients, subtract 3 points
7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points
8 ) If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points
9) If corn is listed in the top five ingredients, subtract 2 more points
10) If the food contains any animal fat otherthan fish oil, subtract points
11) If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points
12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points
13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isn't allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points
14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn't allergic to beef), subtract 1 point
15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point

Extra Credit:
1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points
2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add 5 points
3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points
4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points
5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points
6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points
7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points
8 ) If the food contains barley, add 2 points
9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points
10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point
11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point
12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one, count "chicken" and "chicken meal" as only one protein source, but "chicken" and "" as 2 different sources), add 1 point
13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point
14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point

94-100+ = A
86-93 = B
78-85 = C
70-77 = D
69 = F

Here are some foods that have already been scored. If you don't see your dog's food here, ask and someone will score it for you.

Dog Food scores:
Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+
Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F
Canidae / Score 112 A+
Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+
Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F
Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B
Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+
Dick Van Patten's Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+
Foundations / Score 106 A+
Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 73 D
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D
Innova Dog / Score 114 A+
Innova Evo / Score 114 A+
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+
Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B
Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F
ProPlan Natural Turkey & Barley / Score 103 A+
Purina Beneful / Score 17 F
Purina Dog / Score 62 F
Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F
Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+
Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+
Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A
Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F
Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F
Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+
Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A" 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on June 29, 2009, 09:21:35 PM
Thanks Boo.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 10, 2009, 02:00:26 PM
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/assortedphotos034.jpg) This is Rani.She is about 15 yrs. old.She whistles the Alabama fight song  every morning around 6:30.  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on July 10, 2009, 02:04:38 PM
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/assortedphotos034.jpg) This is Rani.She is about 15 yrs. old.She whistles the Alabama fight song  every morning around 6:30.  ::MonkeyDance::
She is pretty, I find birds to be not only fascinating but they make me happy watching them. Right now we don't have any pet birds, but I feed the wild birds, and the nest with the three babies, sparrows, are so fun to watch. They are getting so big, and watching the father and mother bird come feed them is so cute  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: da sparkenator on July 17, 2009, 12:08:42 AM
After 16 years of companionship and playing with 4 kids, our beloved dog passed yesterday.  I have not chatted about him as we have been struggling with his heath and the fine line between being compassionate and not letting go.  We finally had to take him in yesterday as he could no longer walk and he was gently put to sleep in my arms.  16 is an amazing age to reach for a husky and I am sure he can finally chase rabbits and caribou with no pain, something he has not been able to do for a few years now.

Here is a puppy picture of him guarding one of the holes he dug, as well as a picture from a few years ago.



No Rose

God Bless you . . . as you probably know I had to put my dog Rudy asleep a few weeks ago.  He was only 11.  I know you gave your boy a wonderful life.

I am sorry I didn't see your post sooner . . .

I hope your heart is healing!

Karen


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: da sparkenator on July 28, 2009, 05:05:30 PM
Hi everybody

I have already shared my the events of the last month on the board but this is probably a better place to do so.

I had to put Rudy, my 11 year old fire fox terrier, down about a month ago.  I was so heart broken.  I stayed with him until the end and this is the first time I have ever done anything like that.  The second day was the worse, I was totally despondent. 

I'm a woman of faith and I started healing slowly even within the month.

I knew God had something in mind for me . . . to learn from what happened and perhaps there was a blessing in the future.

That blessing turned out to be a five year old wire fox terrier that needed a new home.  His name is Buddy and he is soooo full of energy.  He hasn't replaced Rudy (I still think of him often) but he sure has given me a lot of joy.

Brandi made the avatar of Buddy (isn't it precious)?  Since he pants a lot, I think she really capture his essence!  And although i haven't taken him to a body of water yet, I know he likes swimming so the avatar is especially appropriate!

Here is a picture of Buddy . . . I say he is laughing at me but he was actually panting.

Thanks for listening and thanks to all those that prayers for me during the dark time after Rudy passed.  I just wanted to share something positive for a change!

Karen/sparky



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 28, 2009, 06:21:12 PM
Sparkenator,how sweet..   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Fanny Mae on July 28, 2009, 06:54:10 PM
Oh Sparky, I am so happy for you and for Buddy. You both need each other. You will never forget Rudy, but Buddy is a living, breathing afirmation of life for you.  ::MonkeyDance::  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Magnolia on July 28, 2009, 08:21:37 PM
Hi everybody

I have already shared my the events of the last month on the board but this is probably a better place to do so.

I had to put Rudy, my 11 year old fire fox terrier, down about a month ago.  I was so heart broken.  I stayed with him until the end and this is the first time I have ever done anything like that.  The second day was the worse, I was totally despondent. 

I'm a woman of faith and I started healing slowly even within the month.

I knew God had something in mind for me . . . to learn from what happened and perhaps there was a blessing in the future.

That blessing turned out to be a five year old wire fox terrier that needed a new home.  His name is Buddy and he is soooo full of energy.  He hasn't replaced Rudy (I still think of him often) but he sure has given me a lot of joy.

Brandi made the avatar of Buddy (isn't it precious)?  Since he pants a lot, I think she really capture his essence!  And although i haven't taken him to a body of water yet, I know he likes swimming so the avatar is especially appropriate!

Here is a picture of Buddy . . . I say he is laughing at me but he was actually panting.

Thanks for listening and thanks to all those that prayers for me during the dark time after Rudy passed.  I just wanted to share something positive for a change!

Karen/sparky



He looks like a Soft Coated Wheaten...both terriers, I guess.
He is adorable.
Congratulations on your new baby.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on July 28, 2009, 08:23:57 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel:: Sparky, Buddy is beautiful. I am glad you are healing from the passing of Rudy. I was truly heartbroken to hear about him, but I am really glad you got a BUDDY that loves you. He is PRECIOUS!! JSM


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: da sparkenator on July 28, 2009, 09:28:14 PM
I just love you guys . . . thanks!!!

One more picture?  Sure.  (I know, nobody asked.)  I entitle this one "Does this couch make my nose look long?"



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on July 28, 2009, 10:11:53 PM
Buddy is so cute!!  Thank you for sharing Karen.  Is he settling in well in his new home? 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: da sparkenator on July 28, 2009, 11:13:29 PM
Buddy is so cute!!  Thank you for sharing Karen.  Is he settling in well in his new home? 

He is doing just great!

I also have a redheaded dog (part red chow) that I found in my driveway years ago.  Amber is her name, and she has always had Rudy as a companion.  When Rudy died, it was awful for her as well. 

Here is a picture of the two of them after their first walk.  Finally settled down, and after only half a day!



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bearlyhere on July 29, 2009, 02:55:22 AM
I just love you guys . . . thanks!!!

One more picture?  Sure.  (I know, nobody asked.)  I entitle this one "Does this couch make my nose look long?"



Sparkles,

I am not sure where he was all this time, but I know God was holding this cutie somewhere special just for you!  What a wonderful dog.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Bearlyhere on July 29, 2009, 04:06:54 AM
Buddy is so cute!!  Thank you for sharing Karen.  Is he settling in well in his new home? 

He is doing just great!

I also have a redheaded dog (part red chow) that I found in my driveway years ago.  Amber is her name, and she has always had Rudy as a companion.  When Rudy died, it was awful for her as well. 

Here is a picture of the two of them after their first walk.  Finally settled down, and after only half a day!



 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: da sparkenator on July 29, 2009, 03:46:55 PM
I just love you guys . . . thanks!!!

One more picture?  Sure.  (I know, nobody asked.)  I entitle this one "Does this couch make my nose look long?"



Sparkles,

I am not sure where he was all this time, but I know God was holding this cutie somewhere special just for you!  What a wonderful dog.



Hi Bearly

Buddy was dropped off at a friend's house 10 months ago "temporarily" because the owner got a divorce and moved back home.  After taking care of Buddy for 10 months and realizing the owner was showing no interest in getting him back, they put an ad in several places.  One place was a company newsletter that my ex boyfriend saw and forwarded to me because he knew Rudy passed away.  I called the temporary owners and they said I sounded like a wonderful fit (because I am such a wire fox terrier lover and understand their level of activity, etc.)  Then at the last minute the original owner wanted him back.  The deal fell through early Friday but by Friday evening they managed to convince the owner that Buddy was going to a better home.

The temp owners live in a condo and already had two dogs and a cat.

So, everything does happen for a reason . . . and I feel truly blessed!!!

XOXOXOOXOXOX

Karen


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Blonde on July 29, 2009, 05:55:25 PM
HELP
Sheba is in HEAT again because Shadow is very loving but a dumb a$$ and doesn't know where to but it.
He thinks the top of her tail looks fine enough for him  SO he's happy and Sheba is NOT any ideas.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b104/Blondeonahd/Personal/LOVE.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Blonde on July 29, 2009, 05:56:42 PM
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/assortedphotos034.jpg) This is Rani.She is about 15 yrs. old.She whistles the Alabama fight song  every morning around 6:30.  ::MonkeyDance::
::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on July 29, 2009, 06:14:40 PM
No ideas Blonde but those are the most beautiful cats!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 19, 2009, 03:54:03 PM
This is Digger treeing a squirrel a few minutes ago, down in the shady hollow behind my house.   ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/assortedphotos011-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on August 19, 2009, 04:06:28 PM
Digger is just the greatest, I love hearing stories about him  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Lovinlife on August 19, 2009, 04:13:20 PM
Digger is just the greatest, I love hearing stories about him  ::MonkeyCool::
Me too!  Love the name, friends of mine has a dog named dozer.  Digger & dozer, that is so cute.  Oh & Taco, can't forget little Taco!!!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: no rose colored glasses on August 19, 2009, 04:22:00 PM
Digger is just the greatest, I love hearing stories about him  ::MonkeyCool::
Me too!  Love the name, friends of mine has a dog named dozer.  Digger & dozer, that is so cute.  Oh & Taco, can't forget little Taco!!!!
Taco is a little cutie also.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 19, 2009, 04:23:35 PM
Digger is just the greatest, I love hearing stories about him  ::MonkeyCool::
Me too!  Love the name, friends of mine has a dog named dozer.  Digger & dozer, that is so cute.  Oh & Taco, can't forget little Taco!!!!

Taco opted out of this photo shoot.He was in the cool house.
Digger is the adventurer.     ::MonkeyCheer4::  He is my sweetie.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: joesamas mama on August 19, 2009, 06:13:06 PM
This is Digger treeing a squirrel a few minutes ago, down in the shady hollow behind my house.   ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/assortedphotos011-1.jpg)

Digger is so cute Trimm.  ::MonkeySlide::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on August 19, 2009, 09:29:14 PM
Great pic of Digger.   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on September 01, 2009, 08:30:12 PM
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_WORLDS_OLDEST_DOG?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US
Aug 31, 10:54 PM EDT

World's oldest dog dies in NY at 21 _ or 147

(http://hosted.ap.org/photos/3/3a9e5cfd-0d08-4a82-b790-6df59cdd1421-small.jpg)



By VIRGINIA BYRNE
Associated Press Writer


NEW YORK (AP) -- A wire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog and celebrated its last birthday with a party at a dog hotel and spa has died at age 21 - or 147 in dog years.

The dog, named Chanel, died Friday of natural causes at her owners' home in suburban Port Jefferson Station, on Long Island.

Chanel, as stylish as her legendary namesake, wore tinted goggles for her cataracts in her later years and favored sweaters because she was sensitive to the cold, owners Denice and Karl Shaughnessy said Monday.

The playful dachshund was only 6 weeks old when Denice Shaughnessy, then serving with the U.S. Army, adopted her from a shelter in Newport News, Va.

Along with her owner, Chanel spent nine years on assignment in Germany, where she became adept at stealing sticks of butter from kitchen countertops and hiding them in sofa cushions in the living room, Shaughnessy said. She also liked chocolate, usually considered toxic to dogs, Shaughnessy said.

"She once ate an entire bag of Reese's peanut butter cups, and, you see, she lived to be 21, so go figure," Shaughnessy added.

Karl Shaughnessy nominated Chanel for the title of world's oldest dog after noticing the Guinness World Records book had no record.

Guinness World Records officials presented Chanel with a certificate as the world's oldest dog at a Manhattan birthday bash hosted by a private pet food company in May.

Chanel loved the party, especially the cake, which had a peanut butter flavor and had been made for dogs, Denice Shaughnessy said.

Chanel exercised daily and ate home-cooked chicken with her dog food, but good care wasn't entirely responsible for her long life, said her owners, who attributed God.

"Dogs are God's angels sent here to look out for us," Denice Shaughnessy said.

A dog from New Iberia, La., named Max, is vying for the record of world's oldest dog. Owner Janelle Derouen said Max marked his 26th birthday on Aug. 9. She said Guinness World Records officials were reviewing documents to authenticate his age; a Guinness World Records official in London didn't immediately answer an e-mail from The Associated Press requesting confirmation of that.

When asked the secret to her dog's long life, Derouen said she was shocked he's still with her.

"I have five kids, and all my kids are grown and gone," she said. "Now my grandkids are playing with this dog."


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on September 16, 2009, 03:44:21 PM
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/pawprintpost/post/2009/09/tennis-balls-for-pets-get-bad-marks-from-watchdog-group/1

Sep 16, 2009
Tennis balls for pets get bad marks from watchdog group

HealthyStuff.org posted its data base today on more than 5,000 products, including pet products.

One half  of the tennis balls tested had detectable levels of lead. Tennis balls intended for pets were much more likely to contain lead. Sports tennis balls contained no lead.

That's important consumer info because we know how much dogs love tennis balls. To find out more about the ratings for balls check the website.

Another popular item, catnip toys, got better rankings.

One quarter of all pet products had detectable levels of lead, including 7% with levels higher than 300 ppm – the current Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard for lead in children's products.

For tips on reducing and managing lead exposure in pets, visit  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

HealthyStuff is a nonprofit environment research organization.

READERS: Pet beds can also be full of contaminants. Who knew?


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: SuzieQ on October 05, 2009, 10:37:42 PM
Had to post a picture of my daughters dog(that I baby-sit everyday). Her name is Missy or Miss Thang and she is a Pom-Poo. I have a Maine Coon cat that is bigger than her.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/100_7782-1.jpg)





Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on October 06, 2009, 10:55:15 PM
Missy aka Miss Thang is a real cutie, SuzieQ.   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on October 24, 2009, 11:11:39 PM
Happy Halloween! Woof! Woof!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NickandNora on October 26, 2009, 02:39:28 PM
That halloween costume is cute! lol.

We adopted a mixed breed a little over a month ago from the shelter. She's a wire haired dachshund. Lots of energy, cute as a button, so much character. Poor thing was at the shelter for 2 weeks. She goes in tomorrow morning early at the vet's to get fixed. She's about 6 months. The vet has told us what to expect when we bring her home but...you know how vets can be such doctors...just the facts mam' kind of explanations. Can other "mommies" here fill me in on what to expect? I owned a wonderful dog years and years ago...she was a stray we took in and had her fixed, but as an adult. Hubby wouldn't let me keep her inside at all and my memory ain't what it used to be. This was more than 16 yrs ago. Is it not much different for pups? This doggie gets to stay inside...she's a pampered poochie as much as I can pamper her.

I'm worried she's going to think we've "dumped" her back at the shelter or something. We can't pick her back up until wednesday afternoon!  ::MonkeyWaa:: I'm worried.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on October 26, 2009, 08:50:47 PM
That halloween costume is cute! lol.

We adopted a mixed breed a little over a month ago from the shelter. She's a wire haired dachshund. Lots of energy, cute as a button, so much character. Poor thing was at the shelter for 2 weeks. She goes in tomorrow morning early at the vet's to get fixed. She's about 6 months. The vet has told us what to expect when we bring her home but...you know how vets can be such doctors...just the facts mam' kind of explanations. Can other "mommies" here fill me in on what to expect? I owned a wonderful dog years and years ago...she was a stray we took in and had her fixed, but as an adult. Hubby wouldn't let me keep her inside at all and my memory ain't what it used to be. This was more than 16 yrs ago. Is it not much different for pups? This doggie gets to stay inside...she's a pampered poochie as much as I can pamper her.

I'm worried she's going to think we've "dumped" her back at the shelter or something. We can't pick her back up until wednesday afternoon!  ::MonkeyWaa:: I'm worried.

Hiya Nick and Nora and Asta, too!

Your little one shouldn't have much trouble with the spay. She'll have sutures in her abdomen and you will have to prevent her from licking and/or chewing at them. She may not bother them at all... or she may need to wear a child's tee-shirt. In the worst case scenario she'll need an E-collar.

You will need to keep her calm and quiet for a week or so. That's the hardest part! No jumping, no stairs, no "zoomies" running. The idea is to keep her from putting stress on her incision/sutures until the body wall has sealed back up.

She can eat whatever she's used to and will probably be hungry. She may sleep a lot the day you get home.

You need to watch her suture line for redness, swelling, discharge etc (signs of infection) and you need to watch to make sure they are holding the skin edges together. There will be another layer of sutures under the skin that you can't see. Those sutures will be holding her body wall together. That layer of sutures is far more important than the skin sutures.

Your vet may send her home with medication for pain relief. Some vets choose not to do this because they think some discomfort keeps the patient quiet while they heal. I think that's nonsense, personally. You may have to ask for pain meds to take home.

She cannot have a real bath until the sutures are taken out, but she can have a "wipe-down" if she needs one. The vet will put some sort of ointment in her eyes while she is under anesthetic to protect her eyes from drying out. So she may have a goopy face. And she will have a endotracheal tube placed to administer the gas anesthetic. Since this tube goes down her trachea (airway) she may have a bit of irritation. If she coughs for more that 24 hours, take her back for a recheck.

If you have any other questions I'd be happy to try to answer them. Let us know how things go for her.

     


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NickandNora on October 27, 2009, 09:01:00 AM
Hiya Nick and Nora and Asta, too!

Your little one shouldn't have much trouble with the spay. She'll have sutures in her abdomen and you will have to prevent her from licking and/or chewing at them. She may not bother them at all... or she may need to wear a child's tee-shirt. In the worst case scenario she'll need an E-collar.

You will need to keep her calm and quiet for a week or so. That's the hardest part! No jumping, no stairs, no "zoomies" running. The idea is to keep her from putting stress on her incision/sutures until the body wall has sealed back up.

She can eat whatever she's used to and will probably be hungry. She may sleep a lot the day you get home.

You need to watch her suture line for redness, swelling, discharge etc (signs of infection) and you need to watch to make sure they are holding the skin edges together. There will be another layer of sutures under the skin that you can't see. Those sutures will be holding her body wall together. That layer of sutures is far more important than the skin sutures.

Your vet may send her home with medication for pain relief. Some vets choose not to do this because they think some discomfort keeps the patient quiet while they heal. I think that's nonsense, personally. You may have to ask for pain meds to take home.

She cannot have a real bath until the sutures are taken out, but she can have a "wipe-down" if she needs one. The vet will put some sort of ointment in her eyes while she is under anesthetic to protect her eyes from drying out. So she may have a goopy face. And she will have a endotracheal tube placed to administer the gas anesthetic. Since this tube goes down her trachea (airway) she may have a bit of irritation. If she coughs for more that 24 hours, take her back for a recheck.

If you have any other questions I'd be happy to try to answer them. Let us know how things go for her.

     

Hi Brachiate. I guess our little puppy is kind of an Asta...a short one and brown. Lol. I'll try to include some pics of her.

Isabelle looked very pitiful today, same as last time she was at the vet. This was worse today because of course we had to leave her. I wish there were some way we could communicate with animals.

I hate to think she may wonder if she's getting dumped at another shelter. Time is going by so slowly!

Thank you so much for the insight. I've compiled a list of things to ask the vet about tomorrow.

No zoomies is going to be a challenge!  ::MonkeyLaugh::

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 27, 2009, 01:37:02 PM
Oh,what a sweet fur baby.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NickandNora on October 28, 2009, 11:22:09 AM
Oh,what a sweet fur baby.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyKiss::

Thanks Trimm...your Digger is so cute....so many cute furry faced pictures to look at here, ya'll. The Pom-poo is adorable...my daughter saw it and now wants one!

I talked to the vet's office on the phone and they told me Isabelle's surgery went great and she's been resting well... we pick her up this afternoon... ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on October 28, 2009, 03:41:03 PM

I talked to the vet's office on the phone and they told me Isabelle's surgery went great and she's been resting well... we pick her up this afternoon... ::cartwheel::


Isabelle is a real cutie! Are you sure she's a dachshud? She has legs!  ::MonkeyDevil::

I'm glad the surgery went well. Let us know how she is doing when you get home. 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NickandNora on October 29, 2009, 01:58:40 PM

I talked to the vet's office on the phone and they told me Isabelle's surgery went great and she's been resting well... we pick her up this afternoon... ::cartwheel::


Isabelle is a real cutie! Are you sure she's a dachshud? She has legs!  ::MonkeyDevil::

I'm glad the surgery went well. Let us know how she is doing when you get home. 

Hi Brachiate...lol...that's what they tell me. The shelter said she's a WH dachshund mix breed and the vet says "oh you guys lucked out, she's a WH dachshund alright." and he kept pointing out the importance of the shape of the roundness of her back legs for some reason. I have no idea.

I think she looks like an Isabelle to me.

I'm sorry to say, I'm not so impressed with the vet's after yesterday. We go to pick her up and they just brought her out to us in a hurry...no vet, no vet tech to talk to, not even papers with info about after care, just told to bring her back in 10-14 days for removal of her stitches and if she swells or we see any pus or redness to let them know. And she started to run off. And this is a big place FULL of workers all the time so it just seemed weird.

I started to ask questions and she just kept backing away from us repeating what she had already said and was gone. Isabelle seemed fine when she gave her to us and we waited around to make sure before we went home.

Thanks again for filling me in about what to expect. It has been a big help!

She spent the night trying to mess with her stitches but not too bad. She's being a pretty good patient. She wants to run around like usual and we keep her from it...she doesn't like that. She'll lay down and look depressed for a while and nap or will fuss for a while unless we can get her distracted. Everything seems normal other than her wanting to mess with those stitches now and then. She keeps scratching her muzzle more than usual. Her eyes weren't goopy when we got her although she had a few black eye boogers, sorry for the graphics. I wonder if something they used irritated her skin maybe and her skin is irritated.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 30, 2009, 09:42:04 AM
I love that photo.    ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on October 30, 2009, 10:28:42 AM
I love that photo.    ::MonkeyCheer4::

Me too  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on October 31, 2009, 01:47:17 AM
It's great that Izzy's surgery went well and she is home now!

It's too bad that your vet's office didn't take the time to give you adequate information when you picked her up.  ::MonkeyShocked::

Give her an extra skritch for me.  ::MonkeyDogWalk3::

 


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NickandNora on November 07, 2009, 11:32:46 AM
It's great that Izzy's surgery went well and she is home now!

It's too bad that your vet's office didn't take the time to give you adequate information when you picked her up.  ::MonkeyShocked::

Give her an extra skritch for me.  ::MonkeyDogWalk3::

 

Hi everyone. Hi Brachiate...I gave Isabelle quite a few skritches actually...she's been so itchy!

Can we talk about fleas?

The sample of advantage we were given last month didn't help her flea problem entirely and I think not being able to bathe her for 10 days due to the stitches made things worse. We made sure to wait a couple of days after the advantage treatment before we bathed her again, but the advantage just didn't seem to help. It's been a battle and not being able to bathe her due to the stitches, I think, helped them populate even more. We've treated her favorite sleeping spot...the couch. We do live next door to a cow field and a farm of various animals so "fleas galore" I'm sure...so maybe she's just picked up new ones from time outdoors. But if they bite her they should die right?

I've been trying to do some digging on flea control and, as with many topics in life...there are so many opinions on it!  ::MonkeyConfused:: What does everyone here use? I'd love to hear what the pet mommies here use and how well it works for you all.

At her stitch removal yesterday, HURRAH!, the vet suggested we try Comfortis. So we gave her that yesterday with some of her food. She tolerated it well. No vomiting or anything. Within 20-25 minutes we could see fleas moving around on her and oh the poor baby was really scratching big time from the activity. It was the one time she didn't mind us brushing her!!!Today she is still scratching but I can't tell if it's because of fleas...it's in thick patches of fur, like on her back and you know how fast fleas move. I'm not seeing any like when we gave her the treatment so I guess that's good? But then the treatment's effectiveness could be fizzing out? There's less fur on the insides of her legs, another place she scratches, so I think that's just irritation she's biting at there. But again, fleas are so fast. It's hard to tell. We put the comb through her fur and find nothing. She's definitely scratching less but I'm thinking she shouldn't have any fleas left? It's supposed to kill them all within 4-5 hours. lol. That's what it claims. Unless there are some still alive that haven't bitten her yet, news ones that should be dead after they bite her, or it's irritation and she needs a good soothing bath.

There are so treatments for that too. Lol...I'd love to hear opinions about that also from ya'll. What are some good soothing skin treatments for dogs that you've used? We've been using baby shampoo for her baths but as itchy as she's been she needs something much more soothing.

There's a sweet little gal at the pet store I ask these questions...but she's on vacation and the other lady there is a pushy rude person that only suggests the expensive stuff so...lol.

Thanks.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on November 08, 2009, 02:59:04 AM

I've been trying to do some digging on flea control and, as with many topics in life...there are so many opinions on it!  ::MonkeyConfused:: What does everyone here use? I'd love to hear what the pet mommies here use and how well it works for you all.


Yay! No more sutures. Good for Izzy!  ::cartwheel::

I use Frontline Plus on Cyrus. It's a "spot-on" topical that I apply once per month. It works great. We do not have fleas. Actually, it works well enough that I just treat the dog and do not treat the cats and the cats do not get fleas either. We live in a rural area with a large population of raccoons, squirrels, etc, that keep the fleas happy and abundant. But we also have sub-zero winters giving us a die-off period every winter.

I loathe Hartz and all their products. Bad enough, they just don't work. Worse, they can be quite toxic. And I mean seizures, coma, death, TOXIC.  ::MonkeyMad::
Please protect Izzy from Hartz.           

I have seen ancedotal comments on a Dane specific forum that some flea control products are not working well in 'warm-year-round' areas. The suspicion seems to be that fleas are becoming more resistant to the active ingredients in the commonly used products. I don't have any factual information about this 'trend' or what specific products are working or not working. (This entire paragraph wasn't much help was it? <G>)

I am not familiar with Comfortis. Is that the long acting form of Capstar?

About Izzy specifically -- She may have Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). When a non-FAD animal gets bitten by a flea, they have an itchy red skin reaction at the site of the bite. Many fleas means many bites and the animal can be covered in sores. But each sore is still an individual localized skin reaction.

FAD animals have a systemic, whole body, allergic response to a flea bite. Which means they can have itchy splotchy sores all over even if they only receive 1 flea bite. If it's FAD, Izzy's vet may prescribe an anti-histimine and/or an anti-inflammatory to help with a systemic allergic response.

I hope you find a safe and effective product for Izzy. Scratching and hair loss is no fun at all. Oatmeal based shampoo may help reduce her skin irritation until you win the War on Fleas.

I'm curious to find out what is working (or not) for the rest of our pet Moms (and Dads).  ::MonkeyDogWalk3::
         


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: NickandNora on November 11, 2009, 09:32:14 AM
Thanks for your input.

I didn't know hartz is toxic...I know they're worthless but not toxic. Wow!

I've been doing some more digging and there's concern that fleas are growing tough to certain kinds of treatments/preventatives...and not just with fleas but other creepy crawlies...eeek. It makes me think of all those mutant movies I watched as a kid that I shouldn't have.

So you like Frontline Plus. I've seen the ratings for it online and it appears that one is top of the line of them all. If Comfortis doesn't work out, we'll try that next. But so far, so good. The only itching Issy has is from her skin still healing from the itchy experience. The vet said we could give her half of a benadryl. I gave her less than that at first to see what would happen and then built up to half. We only give it to her at night because she can stay distracted by us during the day and we can keep her from making it worse. Time is a healer too so... if we can keep her from scratching and biting...

So of course she's been sleeping much better and the skin is healing. She's a happier doggie.  ::MonkeyCheer2:: Her skin looks much better! She never has lost any fur thankfully. Just so itchy.

We did try a hypoallergenic oatmeal shampoo by magic coat and that seemed to soothe her skin some... and we tried allercaine on the worst places but I wish we hadn't. A guy at the pet store suggested it, since she's so miserable, with the thinking that the hydrocortisone creams wouldn't be much help for that level of misery. I think the allercaine irritated the problem... maybe it stings when applied before it helps to relieve? She did leave those places alone after about 3-4 minutes, but she'd still go back to the places later, licking and biting so... it wasn't much help and I think made it a little worse, maybe dried the skin out too? It may be a good product for wounds. It just didnt' work well for Isabelle's itchies at all. Bad idea.

The only thing that's helping is the benadryl and letting her body heal itself, keeping her from scratching and biting. It looks ten times better than it did and every day she's less itchy.

Does this subject make you itch? Lol. My back keeps itching while I'm typing. Maybe I'm having sympathy itches.

I have no idea if Comfortis is affiliated with Capstar. But so far, I'm impressed with Comfortis.

FAD is a nightmare for animals...how awful to be an animal that's allergic to flea bites! I've been reading more about that since reading your post. I'm thinking back to when we got her and brought her home...she had fleas but wasn't scratching like this so I wonder if maybe she had a reaction to the drug they used on surgery day. After surgery is when things got so bad. Or maybe the allergy just got worse with time? Allergies are often so hard to pin down! How do you determine if a dog has FAD? I'm thinking even if you get the flea problem under control, what if she/he comes into contact with something else entirely that causes a reaction... but you can't tell if it was a flea bite? Are there allergy tests for dogs for FAD? I'm going to look into that and ask the vet about it if we need to go back in before the usual time to go in. But thankfully, she's relieved and healing.

I appreciate your thoughts and the info Brachiate. Issy does too.  ::MonkeyDogWalk::

Has anyone used the oatmeal shampoos with flea control in them? I'd love to hear some opinions about that too.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: TiskTisk on November 20, 2009, 02:00:35 PM
Meet Riddick!!! he is the best kitty ever!!! I was never a fan of cats,more a dogie lover. Until I met this guy  ::MonkeyKiss::He some how broke his Jaw about 7 months ago and it had to be wired back together.After that he has been  a lil goofy :) which makes him so funny.He tends to miss judge distances when jumping and gets a bit cross eyed at times LOL  <3


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: crazybabyborg on November 27, 2009, 02:43:59 AM
Hiya, Brachiate!! Are you going to post a picture of your furbaby?   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: crazybabyborg on November 29, 2009, 04:47:34 PM
Brachiate? I'm trying to track you down!   ::MonkeyHaHa:: Your Christmas avi has been waiting on you!!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on November 29, 2009, 04:51:01 PM
Hey Issy!

How are doing with the "itchy's"? Did your Mom find a good shampoo for you? Having fleas bites! 

Mom said she was really busy and she wished Cyrus could read her forums & email. But he'd break the keyboard. So I jumped in to help. Cat's rule, dog drool. Plus I like paying with the mouse.

Mycroft

The cat that owns Brachiate.  ::MonkeyCat::
     


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Brachiate on November 29, 2009, 04:59:19 PM
Pleased to meet you Riddick!

How did you break your jaw? You look like a rough and tumble sort. Did you lose a bar fight?  ::MonkeyDevil::

Don't let anybody give you any grief about being a touch cross-eyed. I'm prone the that too and my humans say it makes me unique.

Mycroft



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on December 04, 2009, 07:07:51 PM
http://www.kvue.com/news/consumer/Cat-food-recalled-over-thiamine-deficiency-78225772.html

 Cat food recalled over thiamine deficiency

by The Associated Press

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON -- Diamond Pet Foods recalled select bags of dry cat food Tuesday after 21 reports of health problems in cats.

Select bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball could lead to gastrointestinal or neurological problems for cats, because they do not contain enough thiamine, an essential nutrient for cats.

If cats fed these foods have no other source of nutrition, they could develop thiamine deficiency. If untreated, this disorder could result in death.

Initial symptoms of thiamine deficiency include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. Later, neurological problems could develop including, bending the neck toward the floor, wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures.

The company has confirmed 21 cases of thiamine deficiency in New York and Pennsylvania.

The recalled bags of food were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

For a full refund, consumers can return the recalled cat food to the place it was purchased. For more information call 800-977-8797.



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Wyks on December 23, 2009, 08:52:54 PM

Just wanted to share my Neiko with y'all.   He's actually staring at a bee, probably trying to figure out whether or not to take a bite.  Hehe.  Glad he didn't!   ::DancingSantaMonkey1::



(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq117/Wyks_/Family/Neiko_flowers_270x196jpg.jpg)






Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on December 24, 2009, 06:27:20 PM

Just wanted to share my Neiko with y'all.   He's actually staring at a bee, probably trying to figure out whether or not to take a bite.  Hehe.  Glad he didn't!   ::DancingSantaMonkey1::



(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq117/Wyks_/Family/Neiko_flowers_270x196jpg.jpg)






Neiko is very, very handsome  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Wyks on December 26, 2009, 12:28:09 AM

Neiko is very, very handsome  ::MonkeyCool::

Thanks Muffy!  Hope you and your loved ones had a great Christmas! 



Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Nut44x4 on September 11, 2011, 02:11:52 PM
Not 'mine', but wanted to get this in here:  --I hate to snip this, but I know the rules...

Canine heroes: Intelligent, courageous, all heart -- search and rescue dogs have what it takes

September 11, 2011 12:56:00 AM
"Check!" Kathy Doty commands, and R.I.P. is off in a blur of buff and black fur. The 20-month-old Belgian Malinois runs straight toward an agility ramp, his sensitive nose already on scent. He circles the wooden structure, sniffing continuously. In two efficient leaps, the dog is at the ramp's apex, beading in on the "source," hidden there earlier by Doty. He gently touches the find with his paw, assumes the platz (down) position and makes steady eye contact with his human partner.

"He's giving the 'indication,' the sign he's found it," explains Doty, his biggest fan. She moves forward to deliver a verbal "good dog," a welcome scratch behind the ears, and the ultimate prize -- an orange rubber octopus, R.I.P.'s favorite toy

His "mom" throws it far into the mown field at her home in rural western Lowndes County. Her good dog, who just found a short PVC pipe filled with human bone, is after it in an ecstatic flash. It's the reward he's been waiting for.

snipped

Specialized work

Doty's dogs are trained for HRD -- human remains detection.

"My dogs would go in looking for deceased people," she says. "Air scent dogs are trained more for live finds, like someone with Alzheimer's who may have walked away, or someone who's gotten lost in the woods."

The dog lover had begun training her first canine for search and rescue about a year before the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001. Watching coverage of the tireless animals and handlers work among the devastation had a profound impact.

"Watching all those first responder dogs and cadaver dogs working 9/11 sites inspired me, because they were in there for months, going through the rubble," stresses Doty, who is usually found working at Biddy Saw Works, beside her husband, Buff.

snipped

"Between Mississippi and Alabama, we probably get called out to an average of six cases a year," she shares.

In addition to R.I.P., her other most active dog is Lakota, a 6-year-old female Malinois (pronounced ma-lin-wa) that has notably located the remains of a young man missing 23 years, and another missing three years in other parts of the state. As somber as the work can be, Doty is convinced of its importance.

"You really want to bring closure to a family and all of the loved ones any time you can."

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Ready to roll

Like their owner, the dogs are on call 365 days a year, eager to head wherever they're needed. Most recently, that was to Smithville and to Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the Homeland Security Task Force II after April's devastating tornadoes.


snipping
Training

After more than a decade of training seminars and workshops, Doty does most of the work with her own dogs at home. Not every dog will have the aptitude or attitude, but with a suitable prospect, the process generally takes about 18 months. Requirements include intelligence, agility, perseverance, dedication and, above all, courage.

"We do follow a circuit of seminars in the fall; you can go for a week at a time. You're in the field every day, learning all the ins and outs," the dog owner remarks. For the past three years, she's been invited to be an instructor herself. She also helps, free of charge, with several local owners and their dogs, who are candidates for search and rescue work.

While she's worked with gifted German Shepherds, Retrievers and Labradors, in her own kennels the breed of choice is the Belgian Malinois.

Often mistaken for German Shepherds, this alert, lighter-boned herding breed is hard-working, intelligent and well-suited for police or military canine units. (Doty was the first person in Columbus to have a Malinois, and the first in the state to have one certified for search and rescue work.)

For training sessions, her "sources" (of scent) are bits, small and large, of human bone or tissue.

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http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=12970


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Sister on September 12, 2011, 09:48:42 AM
Not 'mine', but wanted to get this in here:  --I hate to snip this, but I know the rules...

Canine heroes: Intelligent, courageous, all heart -- search and rescue dogs have what it takes

September 11, 2011 12:56:00 AM
"Check!" Kathy Doty commands, and R.I.P. is off in a blur of buff and black fur. The 20-month-old Belgian Malinois runs straight toward an agility ramp, his sensitive nose already on scent. He circles the wooden structure, sniffing continuously. In two efficient leaps, the dog is at the ramp's apex, beading in on the "source," hidden there earlier by Doty. He gently touches the find with his paw, assumes the platz (down) position and makes steady eye contact with his human partner.

"He's giving the 'indication,' the sign he's found it," explains Doty, his biggest fan. She moves forward to deliver a verbal "good dog," a welcome scratch behind the ears, and the ultimate prize -- an orange rubber octopus, R.I.P.'s favorite toy

His "mom" throws it far into the mown field at her home in rural western Lowndes County. Her good dog, who just found a short PVC pipe filled with human bone, is after it in an ecstatic flash. It's the reward he's been waiting for.

snipped

Specialized work

Doty's dogs are trained for HRD -- human remains detection.

"My dogs would go in looking for deceased people," she says. "Air scent dogs are trained more for live finds, like someone with Alzheimer's who may have walked away, or someone who's gotten lost in the woods."

The dog lover had begun training her first canine for search and rescue about a year before the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001. Watching coverage of the tireless animals and handlers work among the devastation had a profound impact.

"Watching all those first responder dogs and cadaver dogs working 9/11 sites inspired me, because they were in there for months, going through the rubble," stresses Doty, who is usually found working at Biddy Saw Works, beside her husband, Buff.

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"Between Mississippi and Alabama, we probably get called out to an average of six cases a year," she shares.

In addition to R.I.P., her other most active dog is Lakota, a 6-year-old female Malinois (pronounced ma-lin-wa) that has notably located the remains of a young man missing 23 years, and another missing three years in other parts of the state. As somber as the work can be, Doty is convinced of its importance.

"You really want to bring closure to a family and all of the loved ones any time you can."

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Ready to roll

Like their owner, the dogs are on call 365 days a year, eager to head wherever they're needed. Most recently, that was to Smithville and to Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the Homeland Security Task Force II after April's devastating tornadoes.


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Training

After more than a decade of training seminars and workshops, Doty does most of the work with her own dogs at home. Not every dog will have the aptitude or attitude, but with a suitable prospect, the process generally takes about 18 months. Requirements include intelligence, agility, perseverance, dedication and, above all, courage.

"We do follow a circuit of seminars in the fall; you can go for a week at a time. You're in the field every day, learning all the ins and outs," the dog owner remarks. For the past three years, she's been invited to be an instructor herself. She also helps, free of charge, with several local owners and their dogs, who are candidates for search and rescue work.

While she's worked with gifted German Shepherds, Retrievers and Labradors, in her own kennels the breed of choice is the Belgian Malinois.

Often mistaken for German Shepherds, this alert, lighter-boned herding breed is hard-working, intelligent and well-suited for police or military canine units. (Doty was the first person in Columbus to have a Malinois, and the first in the state to have one certified for search and rescue work.)

For training sessions, her "sources" (of scent) are bits, small and large, of human bone or tissue.

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http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=12970
Nut, thanks so much for sharing this article -- how awesome!


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: klaasend on August 29, 2012, 09:38:10 AM
 ::HelloKitty:: ::HelloKitty::


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Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on August 29, 2012, 12:06:46 PM
Very cute kitty!!   :cat: :cat:


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 4 Donks on August 29, 2012, 05:31:16 PM
x property of Michael Vick now in news.

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/crime/pepperspray-stun-gun-found-at-shelter
August 28, 2012 (Edit to add article publication date.  MB)

 ::snipping2::

SURRY, Va. (WAVY) - According to a search warrant conducted at an animal shelter Monday, dogs were pepper sprayed and stun-gunned on a regular basis.  

The search warrant was conducted at a dog shelter housed at what used to be the home of Michael Vick. Dogs Deserve Better's owner T amira Thayne was served with a cruelty warrant. Animal Control has received numerous complaints about the property.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: spayneuteryourpets on August 29, 2012, 06:38:35 PM
I love that cat!  So glad she has a good home.  Does anybody remember her name?

joan+20 ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on August 29, 2012, 07:09:53 PM
I love that cat!  So glad she has a good home.  Does anybody remember her name?

joan+20 ::HelloKitty::

The kitty's name is Venus.

http://animaltracks.today.com/_news/2012/08/29/13546539-two-faced-cat-is-drawing-double-takes-across-web?lite
August 29, 2012
Venus the cat may look two-faced, with her dramatic fur and different colored eyes, but she's as sweet as can be and getting lots of love on the Internet with over 600,000 hits on YouTube. Her owners talk about their beloved pet's newfound fame.
 ::snipping2::






Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: flutter1 on August 30, 2012, 09:58:45 AM
x property of Michael Vick now in news.

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/crime/pepperspray-stun-gun-found-at-shelter
August 28, 2012 (Edit to add article publication date.  MB)

 ::snipping2::

SURRY, Va. (WAVY) - According to a search warrant conducted at an animal shelter Monday, dogs were pepper sprayed and stun-gunned on a regular basis.  

The search warrant was conducted at a dog shelter housed at what used to be the home of Michael Vick. Dogs Deserve Better's owner T amira Thayne was served with a cruelty warrant. Animal Control has received numerous complaints about the property.

Somebody needs to get that place exorcised.   ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: BabsKats on August 30, 2012, 12:32:04 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/08/police-say-texas-mayor-killed-in-donkey-attack/
August 30, 2012 (edit to add publication date of article.  MB)


A Texas mayor was found dead after police said he was attacked by a male donkey on his ranch.

Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke was killed by his 500-pound donkey in an apparent attack  Monday, said Chief Deputy David Soward of the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. Soward said the donkey remains on the ranch and an exact cause of death is pending.

“They [donkeys] can become very aggressive, very mean, sometimes triggered by a female in heat,” Soward told the San Antonio Express-News. “We’ll probably never know what triggered it, but it was evident that this particular donkey was involved, based on the evidence at the scene and what we saw on this donkey.”

Soward would not comment if Bohlke was kicked or trampled, saying, “We can just surmise, based on the evidence that we have, all of that.”

Bohlke, 65, was elected mayor of  the south Texas suburb, north of San Antonio, in May. It was his first run for public office. He retired from the Air Force in 1990 after a 20-year career, according to the paper


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: 4 Donks on August 30, 2012, 12:59:26 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/08/police-say-texas-mayor-killed-in-donkey-attack/
August 30, 2012 (edit to add publication date of article MB)


A Texas mayor was found dead after police said he was attacked by a male donkey on his ranch.

Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke was killed by his 500-pound donkey in an apparent attack  Monday, said Chief Deputy David Soward of the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. Soward said the donkey remains on the ranch and an exact cause of death is pending.

“They [donkeys] can become very aggressive, very mean, sometimes triggered by a female in heat,” Soward told the San Antonio Express-News. “We’ll probably never know what triggered it, but it was evident that this particular donkey was involved, based on the evidence at the scene and what we saw on this donkey.”

Soward would not comment if Bohlke was kicked or trampled, saying, “We can just surmise, based on the evidence that we have, all of that.”

Bohlke, 65, was elected mayor of  the south Texas suburb, north of San Antonio, in May. It was his first run for public office. He retired from the Air Force in 1990 after a 20-year career, according to the paper


My goodness...Hobbs is a mammoth and weighs about 1000 lbs and the smallest weighs about 500 lbs. All intact jacks can be unpredictable and can be dangerous that's why all my jacks have been gelded. So sad that this happened.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: flutter1 on August 30, 2012, 01:09:14 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/08/police-say-texas-mayor-killed-in-donkey-attack/
August 30, 2012 (Edit to add publication date of article MB)


A Texas mayor was found dead after police said he was attacked by a male donkey on his ranch.

Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke was killed by his 500-pound donkey in an apparent attack  Monday, said Chief Deputy David Soward of the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. Soward said the donkey remains on the ranch and an exact cause of death is pending.

“They [donkeys] can become very aggressive, very mean, sometimes triggered by a female in heat,” Soward told the San Antonio Express-News. “We’ll probably never know what triggered it, but it was evident that this particular donkey was involved, based on the evidence at the scene and what we saw on this donkey.”

Soward would not comment if Bohlke was kicked or trampled, saying, “We can just surmise, based on the evidence that we have, all of that.”

Bohlke, 65, was elected mayor of  the south Texas suburb, north of San Antonio, in May. It was his first run for public office. He retired from the Air Force in 1990 after a 20-year career, according to the paper


My goodness...Hobbs is a mammoth and weighs about 1000 lbs and the smallest weighs about 500 lbs. All intact jacks can be unpredictable and can be dangerous that's why all my jacks have been gelded. So sad that this happened.

That is horrible!  I love my donks and I hate that donkeys have a bad reputation.  However, they are still animals and as 4Donks said, can be unpredictable.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: spayneuteryourpets on August 30, 2012, 09:08:52 PM
I need advice from all the cat people here.  I've had cats for 50 years and this is the first time I'm having trouble with neutered male aggression.  I have a 20 cat sanctuary and have seen my share of spits, hisses and growls.  Usually I just divert/distract or they work it out.  But Charlie wants to murder Tinker.  The vet gave him a hormone shot over a week ago and I'm putting Rescue Remedy in his food twice a day.  Right now Charles stays in the cat room from 6pm to 9am.  And poor Tinker has to hide under the kitchen counter in a cupboard from 9am to 6pm.  I am waiting for "be nice" medicine that's coming in the mail.  I think it's some kind of tranquilizer prescribed by our vet.  Anybody have any advice?
joan+20


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: WhiskeyGirl on January 25, 2013, 08:52:45 AM
Five Out-of-Fashion Dog Breeds This Vet Misses
By Dr. Marty Becker | November 15, 2012

 The popularity of a dog breed can change faster than you can say “Yo quiero Taco Bell.” One day Chihuahuas are feisty, fun little dogs you’d see only occasionally; the next day (or so it seems), you have three of them back-to-back on your appointment calendar, and your local shelter is running a special on Chihuahua adoptions because there are so many looking for homes.

I see a lot of Chihuahuas over the exam room table these days, along with Labradoodles, Pit Bulls, Bulldogs and the eternally popular Labrador Retriever. I love them all, but I have to admit I do miss seeing some of the dogs who used to be in my waiting room, pets I rarely see now that they’ve lost the cache they once enjoyed.

 ::snipping2::

read more here - http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/five-out-of-fashion-dog-breeds-this-vet-misses?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_11515840 (http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/five-out-of-fashion-dog-breeds-this-vet-misses?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_11515840)

The dogs listed include Irish Setters, Scottish Terriers, Collies, Brittanys, and Cocker Spaniels. 

I would have to agree.  I've always had mutts.  I do miss seeing all these amazing dogs.  The only ones I do see on the list are Cockers.  For some reason, in my area they are still popular.


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on January 25, 2013, 10:59:41 AM
Five Out-of-Fashion Dog Breeds This Vet Misses
By Dr. Marty Becker | November 15, 2012

 The popularity of a dog breed can change faster than you can say “Yo quiero Taco Bell.” One day Chihuahuas are feisty, fun little dogs you’d see only occasionally; the next day (or so it seems), you have three of them back-to-back on your appointment calendar, and your local shelter is running a special on Chihuahua adoptions because there are so many looking for homes.

I see a lot of Chihuahuas over the exam room table these days, along with Labradoodles, Pit Bulls, Bulldogs and the eternally popular Labrador Retriever. I love them all, but I have to admit I do miss seeing some of the dogs who used to be in my waiting room, pets I rarely see now that they’ve lost the cache they once enjoyed.

 ::snipping2::

read more here - http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/five-out-of-fashion-dog-breeds-this-vet-misses?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_11515840 (http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/five-out-of-fashion-dog-breeds-this-vet-misses?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_11515840)

The dogs listed include Irish Setters, Scottish Terriers, Collies, Brittanys, and Cocker Spaniels. 

I would have to agree.  I've always had mutts.  I do miss seeing all these amazing dogs.  The only ones I do see on the list are Cockers.  For some reason, in my area they are still popular.

I haven't seen a cocker spaniel in a long time in my area.  I see Collies or shelties (must be the TX A & M influence  ::MonkeyWink:: ) a few Irish Setters and Scottish Terriers. 

When I was a little girl, my family had a red cocker named "Rusty".  We lost him for a time after he escaped from the yard.  The neighborhood kids found him about half a mile away, tied up in someone's backyard.  Even though he had tags and we put up signs and etc., they wanted to keep him.  They swore up and down he was their dog. ::MonkeyNoNo::  Rusty got to be known at the local A & P store, because they had automatic doors and he liked to come inside for a visit.   It was hard to keep Rusty in the yard, I guess with so many kids in and out the gate, but I think he was part Houdini and also very, very social.   :smt054 dogs, no matter their lineage. I've had purebred and mutts.   ::dogwag::






Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: Red on October 26, 2014, 07:45:32 PM
Larry McHale Scumbag, POS of the Week: Arrested for Animal Cruelty After Throwing Chihuahua Against a Starbucks Window

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2014/10/26/larry-mchale-scumbag-pos-of-the-week-arrested-for-animal-cruelty-after-throwing-chihuahua-against-a-starbucks-window/

(http://scaredmonkeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Starbucks_puppy.jpg)

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The dirtbag, scumbag, piece of sh*t of the week goes to … Larry McHale.

46 year old Larry McHale was arrested earlier this week for animal cruelty after he threw a little four pound Chihuahua against a Starbucks coffee shop window. WTF!!! The pup suffered a broken back leg,  head injuries and was bleeding from the ears after the attack. It was reported that McHale appeared to be intoxicated. McHale is being held in the Harris County Jail on a $15,000 bond. He was due in court Friday.

What kind of a sick bastard does something like this to a defenseless little animal? Mr. McHale, you are very lucky that I was not present when this heinous act occurred as I would has tossed your useless carcass through the Starbucks window.

The dog now suffers from a broken back leg and needs pins and plates to fix it. The surgery is estimated to cost about $1,000. If anyone would like to donate to Starbucks’ recovery, you can do so on the Frisky Paws Rescue website. Also, the little 4 pound doglet named “Starbucks” by the techs at the Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility will also need a forever home after she is healed.
::snipping3::


Title: Re: Our Four-legged Friends
Post by: MuffyBee on October 27, 2014, 07:42:56 AM
Larry McHale Scumbag, POS of the Week: Arrested for Animal Cruelty After Throwing Chihuahua Against a Starbucks Window

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2014/10/26/larry-mchale-scumbag-pos-of-the-week-arrested-for-animal-cruelty-after-throwing-chihuahua-against-a-starbucks-window/

(http://scaredmonkeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Starbucks_puppy.jpg)

Quote
The dirtbag, scumbag, piece of sh*t of the week goes to … Larry McHale.

46 year old Larry McHale was arrested earlier this week for animal cruelty after he threw a little four pound Chihuahua against a Starbucks coffee shop window. WTF!!! The pup suffered a broken back leg,  head injuries and was bleeding from the ears after the attack. It was reported that McHale appeared to be intoxicated. McHale is being held in the Harris County Jail on a $15,000 bond. He was due in court Friday.

What kind of a sick bastard does something like this to a defenseless little animal? Mr. McHale, you are very lucky that I was not present when this heinous act occurred as I would has tossed your useless carcass through the Starbucks window.

The dog now suffers from a broken back leg and needs pins and plates to fix it. The surgery is estimated to cost about $1,000. If anyone would like to donate to Starbucks’ recovery, you can do so on the Frisky Paws Rescue website. Also, the little 4 pound doglet named “Starbucks” by the techs at the Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility will also need a forever home after she is healed.
::snipping3::


Aww.  How in the world can someone be so mean to a little doglet?  How cruel!  The picture of the little chi brought tears to my eyes.  ::MonkeyTears::   I hope "Starbucks" heals well and has good furever home.   As for McHale?  I'm not sure there is punishment enough for what he did.   ::MonkeyNoNo::