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  1. hmmm Nancy... Reminds me of a cat I promised to take care of for a bit while my friends moved..... I let him inside and then I let shelby in.... and from across the room (while Shelby was ignoring him) he FLEW over and attacked her!! really attacked her. I ended up kicking him off her then throwing him out side. BUT when I went to leave... he was guarding the stairs. and I couldn't get Shelby outside with out him attacking her..... I ended up carrrying a Hissing scratching cat by the scruff down stairs and walking a dog on a leash that was very interested in the cat.... *sigh* cats
  2. Opps! just saw this post! Just wanted to chime in that, my parents Golden had BOTH hips replaced / reconstructed before he was 6 months old. he is now 7 years old and doing great, they just have to make sure to keep him a little on the lean side to help his hips out a little, it is promised that he will have bad arthritis when he is older, but for now he is a happy pooch running around as much as possible. I am sure that she will be fine! Let us know how it goes!!
  3. Lionol is sure cute!!! But with the hand in crate thing.... I did that... and it only made things worse!! I became a enslaved to keeping my hand in the crate, or else my lil miss would start crying again. the crate was next to my bed. SO, that wasn't going to work, Then we put the crate in the living room and ignored her. THAT worked. and when she would stop crying. I would give her all sorts of praise. she figured it out pretty quick. over time her crate became her safety/relaxation place. and she loves it now. ETA: We didn't even tell her NO!, just completely ignored her. no attention at all went her way if she was crying. I also put a blanket over the crate, that seemed to help make her feel a little more at ease. you might try leaving something in there that REALLY smells of you. I took a stuffed animal and left it in a dirty hamper for a week and gave that to her.
  4. Well, the heartworm stuff I always used has been digested. just curious on how well it works, but withen 22 hours its killed off all the fleas and she seems a little more back to normal
  5. Shelby has been having issues with the sentinel my vet insists on giving. Its makes her vomit and have dihrhha. this has only happened twice, and both times the vet has waved it off like nothing and said not to worry about it. BUT I did worry about it... and it seems my worry was good!! Shelby got fleas!!! She is suppossed to not get fleas with this stuff. SO since I moved I took her to a new vet and they do Revolution. its topical. I am nervous about it. what do you think?
  6. Yeah... My parents dogs get their anal glands expressed every time they get groomed.... so once every few months
  7. alright so Sunday.... meet near the hotel and figure out from there? what time should we all meet up?
  8. All good advice Mine is.... Don't crate him so long and make the crate smaller
  9. And (not trying to harp, just share wisdom learned the hard way...) Don't expect him to change, because he won't unless he wants too..... I spent 2 years trying to get my ex to change... after 3 years.. I figured out that he wouldn't.. BUT Good for you for helping her out, if you can keep you man in line ( i suggest a shock collar) you should continue on slowly but surely!
  10. sounds a little like Shelby.... if there is a ball out... forget about her playing with other dogs
  11. Its true, I would never allow that man near a child...... (not the OP's, but my EX), his idea of punishment (dog or child) was to hit it, yell, and scare.....
  12. Ummm I would look at that good and hard..... My ex finace undermined everything I did with the dogs, and because I finally saw that, i got to "see" that he was really a jerk. if your bf really really does care he'd stop being so immature and respect that fact that you have done so well instead of *break down* the trust that she gives him, and disregard your wishes.
  13. What makes me nutso..... 1. I try my hardest to not go anywhere without my dog. 2. My friends quickly add "bring Shelby" when inviting me anywhere. 3. I spend nearly all(99.9%) of my free time with my dog or for my dog. 4. I am choosing my life career because I love my dog. (going for a BA in Bio. then trying for a DVM program!!!) 5. I talk about my dog.... ALOT 6. I miss my dog when I am at work. 7. My screensaver is of my dog 8. same with my cell phone. 9. My freezer is full of bones.... for my dog. 10. I like others don't understand people who don't have dogs. 11. I go out in the rain/snow/overall crappy weather so my dog can play while I get drenched. 12. I sleep around my dog, and use her as a pillow after she steals mine!! 13. I smile when she wakes me up with a "punch" to the face or a ball dropped on me! 14. I have spent more on her in the past year then I have on myself in the past 2 years!! 15. I have well over 4k pictures of my dog...... and I have been told by my bf that I am no longer allowed to store them on his comp!!
  14. Ummm..... From my personal experience.... they aren't that durable, not that you want shadow chewing up anything now anyways..... but if they do get chewed (IN MY EXPERIENCE) they don't last all that long.... My Shelby is a very picky ball dog and will only bring back the Air Kong Squeaky Balls, she doesn't care if they squeak or not, just that she can squeeze them in her mouth.
  15. Its really fun to run into a BC that will play with others!! for a long time I really disliked BC's because the ones I saw were "snobs" and only wanted to play with their ball, rarely left their owners side (unless getting the ball) and refused to play with other dogs. Shelby is non discriminative about her play mates, but when she finds a playful BC, Boy its great, very fun to watch
  16. I'm all for getting out there earlier, the man and I were planning on camping the night before anyways!! Waaahoooo!!
  17. Well if we leave by 10, we should get there noon latest...... what if we meet around 1ish at a place and Raising River, You have to go!!! River and Shelby need to play together!! :D
  18. I can't believe that it's been nearly a year that I got my little girl!! I meet her a year ago, and brought her home about 2 weeks later. She was born on July 15th 2006 She was miserable to be with for about a month (ahem make that 4)! and half the time I wanted to send her back, she poo'd she pee'd she cried every time I walked out the door. she tortured that cat and nipped at my heels, WOULD not pee or poo outside and the first time she did, it was on my sandaled feet. and she was afraid of EVERYTHING!!! Men could not go near her (save a few) and anything that flopped about would send her into a frenzy! And well, she wouldn't touch a ball for the life of her! it's amazing to see how much she's grown up this past year, and I have to tell you, I don't miss the puppy in her, she was not a dog for a first time BC(mutt) owner!! But we got through it together, and she has turned out better then I ever imagined. I wouldn't trade her for the world. To see her eyes light up with happiness when I see her, makes ups for the new leather boot turned chew toy, and the pee on the feet and the endless nights of crying. She makes everyday better, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Then Now
  19. So we still doing this?!? if we are!! YES!!!! if no, I am going anyways
  20. I'm thinking I might shell out to pay for a room and stay the night on saturday!
  21. I see quite a few of the tibitans around here, for some reason, there is a breeder that comes into the bark park from time to time, they are sweet gentle dogs (most of the time )
  22. it won't be for to long of period of time, just when I am at work in the morning, for 2-8 so six hours, but she is normally sleeping then. and while I am at school she will be in the back yard, and on rotating days she will be spending time with my friend who also lives int he same town who has two dogs Shelb's has known since 10 weeks old for play dates. Crating her is the only way that my grandfather will even consider letting her be in the house without me, and I had to beg to even let her sleep inside with me. he is under the belief that dogs should be outside all the time!!! *grumble* but I think that once they see how well behaved she is, all issues will be resolved. but while I am at work, I think its best she be crated. she feels more secure that way and I feel better also knowing that my grandparents won't feed her anything or freak her out.... (old people freak her out>they move weird< ) Thank you for the suggestions!!! I will check them out! and while she is outside I will be buying her a kennel to stay in.... something about jumping fences scares me!
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