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Everything posted by Suprman

  1. I need to be careful on what I put on her for baths... she is allergic to just about everything as far as shampoos. We ahve to give her a prednisone everytime we bath her or she scratches like crazy for 24 hours. We have a standard rack... maybe I'll use it once and see what it does. Thanks!
  2. Hi all, I have a question about grooming... my BCs tail in particular. I use a "Furminator" which does a good job on getting the undercoat out on her body but what should I do about her tail? It looks like she has an undercoat in her tail... is it and should I try to brush it out? Her tail hair is VERY thick right now... not sure if it is standard practice to brush the tail like you do on the body. Thanks!
  3. I like him. I do not think he overly aggressive. He understands that a dog is a dog and they need a certain structure to be happy. Dogs are pack animals and they need to see their owner as the 'boss'. When they don't will become unruly, it's just a matter of time. He teaches a good mix of discipline, exercise and affection. Without all three I believe a dog isn't as happy as he could be...
  4. Just a quick note... I have been search forums on this topic too. Just figured someone new or new info could be posted here.
  5. Hi all, Well, it finally happned... I'm going to be a daddy. A real daddy (I consider my BC as my child=o). My wife is 17 weeks along and her due date is July 29th. We are starting to prepare for the new addition to the family. My questions are tips / suggestions on how to introduce a newborn to a spoiled BC. She has rules in the house, which I think will help, but she will definately be jealous at first. I thought of moving her to the inlaws for the first week or two so the baby gets the 'house smell'. Maybe that will allow Maisie to accept the new addition quicker. I plan on do
  6. Hope she gets well soon. She must have eaten a lot of poison... I heard a 30-40 lb dog needs to eat a good bit to be harmful.
  7. Does OCD concerning a frisbee count? With frisbee in mouth, Maisie will follow me everywhere when we're outside... until I give her the 'Take a Break' phrase, then she'll go lay down someone. She'll also sit and stare at my wife's bunnies for hours. I guess it's a way to burn off some of that energy... mental energy, not physical. PA here, so I guess I'm out of the running...
  8. Maisie is not allowed on the bed or the couch. I believe there are some places a dog should not be. I believe it could lead to behavior issues. She's a dog and I don't want her to start thinking she's a human. Plus I hate dog hair in the bed... it's hard enough keeping my clothes hair free Just my honest opinion.
  9. Caesar is doing well. He chewed through his pen last night but didn't run away. Presley was grumpy at first, but from what I hear he kinda likes Caesar. Caesar has a little bit of BC in him... but not much. He isn't a real handsome dog, but his personally more than makes up for it. We are just about to leave for a walk... should be interesting. There will be six dogs in total on this walk... normally I would say this might be over kill for his second day, but he is really submissive and I don't think they'll be a problem. I'll get some pics posted of our walk asap.
  10. In the rush to update I forgot to thank everyone. I also wanted to mention that she didn't rename this dog... His old owner never gave him a name in 4+ years. He now has a name... Caesar.
  11. UPDATE: "Caesar" is now at my moms! He is soooo happy. He cannot stop wagging his tail. I'll post some pics as soon as I can. PS - The Amish family gave in with a $50 donation. =o).
  12. Oh boy... I mentioned offering $50 or $100 to give this dog a better life. I hope that wasn't in poor taste.
  13. My mother recently lost her female collie "Gabby" after 11 years of happiness. She is left with a tri-colored male named "Presley". Yes, she's an Elvis fan. My mother was very upset over Gabby's death. She keeps asking herself why put herself though this? Why get a dog when you are going to have to go through this pain. We keep reminding her of the 11 great years of love and happiness she gave Gabby. Gabby was a very lucky dog to have the life she did. A couple weeks ago mom said that she isn't going to get any more dogs. My sisters and I tried not to laugh when she said that becau
  14. Welcome to the world of BCs! You'll be amazed at their intellgence, willingness to please and loyality. I think one of the keys to a happy BC is exercise, exercise and exercise. Not only physical but mental. Toss in some discipline to even things out. A BC with lots of excess energy is a time bomb.
  15. Did you call all of the local radio stations asking them to mention this on air? Sometimes they do it for free.... sometimes you have to buy the advertising time... but it's worth it. G'luck and don't give up hope. I once dated a girl who lost her dog... 2 weeks went by with no luck and then all of a sudden the dog showed up on her porch.
  16. Glad to hear she is home! I was going to suggest calling of the local radio stations and see if they would mention it quick. Sometimes they do it for free... sometimes you need to pay the advertising fee. It's usually a good method to get the word out.
  17. Just repeating what both of my vets have told me.
  18. If you always planned on getting her fixed you should have had it done before her first "heat". Chances of her getting uterine cancer are almost zero then. After the first heat it climbs to like 10% of something, and keeps going up each hate she goes through until it levels off. I'd make sure she's fixed before her next heat.
  19. I liked Sky... but my wife over-ruled me when we got "Maisie" Maisie means "Child of Light" in Scottish. So it's cool...
  20. The wife and I took Maisie for her daily walk at a local park last night. We were walking along a field to get back to the car when Maisie heard all of the crickets chirping in field. She went nuts... she was running through the field like a nut, jumping / pouncing every six feet. Looked like a big black and white cat trying to pounce on a rodent. Wish I had the video camera.
  21. Call all of the local radio shows (AM and FM) and ask them to say something quick about it. If they don't do it for free ask to be connected to their advertising department. Hope she finds her way home.
  22. I'm soo sorry for your loss. I know first hand how much it hurts to lose your best friend. It's been almost 2 years since Storm died... and I still get teary-eyed every time I think about her.
  23. Our BC, Maisie, acts so tough when a rabbit or cat walks into our yard. She gets all puffy and growls and barks, etc. She'll run after them, but whenever they stop and confront her she turns around and runs... tail between her legs. However, when we go to Petco or some place similar, she always tries to pick fights with big dogs... like Rotties, Pit-bulls, German Shepards. And she doesn't back down when they want to return the favor. She is strange...
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