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  1. My girl has been getting a lot of "ear-itations" (sorry) lately. There's some red-brown gunk accumulated that I removed using cotton pads with a little oil on them. I've had to do this 3 or 4 times in the past couple of months, but it doesn't seem to have come back after the last cleaning. I assumed it was from swimming, and maybe the subsequent scratching. Wondering now, after the thread with the anal glands.

  2. I live in a small apartment, and yes, the XL plastic airline crate takes up a lot of room, but my dog likes it and hangs out quite a bit there of her own accord (door open). I shut her in there for the ocassional time-out, but also for when work is being done around the place. As a renter, I have little to no control over when that will happen, and the handyman/plummer/construction workers don't deserve having a dog harassing them while they work (the electrician, on the other hand... <_< )

  3. Here's the forum thread where the rescue was initiated, if you're interested:

     

    http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36893

     

    edit: it's a very long thread - 46 pages, you know how things get - and the actual rescue occurs around page 17 or 18.

     

    http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36893&start=204#p440131

     

    edit edit: here's where the owner chimes in:

    http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36893&start=252#p440312

     

    edit edit edit (sorry): more pictures http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36893&start=372#p440514

  4. Interesting way to construct an argument:

     

    The lawyer for Elena Zakharova, Umka's owner, argues that "Pets must be recognized as living souls, not inanimate property," and that under New York State's Uniform Commercial Code, a buyer should be able to return a dog at any time up to four years later provided it can be show to be a "defective product."

  5. I don't get into the "friend" thing here but there are a couple of old, inactive people that I "friended" and would like to remove, but I don't see that option. Any thoughts or advice on how to do that?

     

    I've yet to figure out what the "friend" feature on here is for, but when I checked the friends page, there were three icons next to each friend, and one of them is remove/add. For some reason, I only have the option to remove two of three listed friends, though.

  6. When we got Dave at about 3 1/2 months old, he and his tail were pretty sparse. He too is a mix of Border collie mom and unknown male. He will be three in January and as you can see, he fluffed out quite nicely...

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    Mike

     

    That's a really nice one of Dave. Could be a shampoo commercial.

  7. I have a similar situation: six foot wooden fence, so I leave my door open and let my dog hang out in the garden while I work inside. Like CindyfromRiley, I have no fear of my dog being stolen - though there is the possibility of someone trying, losing a hand and then suing. There are also the urban legends reported incidents of dogs being poisoned by tainted meat, or shot by police. There are so many awful things that could happen, but I guess you have to weigh that against the likelihood that it would, and benefits of letting your dog have the use of your yard.

     

    I have a doggy door, so there are times when my dogs are outside while I'm working inside. But I have a six-foot wooden privacy fence surrounding my yard, and all three gates are padlocked. (However, since the back fence is adjacent to an alley, one of my fears is that someone will throw something over the fence into my yard that could harm them. There's always something to worry about, I guess :unsure: )

  8. The photos show exactly how many of us house our dogs while at trials.

    Depending upon how many spectators, competitors, and parking arrangements at the trial there could be many people walking past our crated dogs in vehicles.

     

    Yes, but virtually everyone at a dog trial is a dog owner, which is not typically the case for a public street or bar. I'd certainly be worried about people harassing those dogs, even with her keeping an eye on them from inside the bar.

  9. Sharon: too funny!!! Now where do I get myself one of those t-shirts?

     

    My Mom bought it for me from one of the vendors at the Finals. I don't know which one, but I can ask. (She said they were doing brisk business; some of their customers were 2 or 3 dogs overdue for one.)

  10. I just got a new job as a kennel helper and apprentice trainer for hunting labs. I'm so excited! My boss gave me a whistle yesterday and I have been on cloud nine ever since. They also have puppies that I've been put in charge of. It's like a dream come true lol.

     

    Now I love labs and many other breeds, but my border collies are always number one! I'm soooo getting puppy fever! My border collie, Cash is now 5 years old. I can't believe it. My dogs are 5, 6, 11, and 15. The 11 year old is actually my sister's, but somehow I ended up with her... :rolleyes: I also foster for a rescue. I really don't need another dog, but I feel the neeeeeeed for a border collie baby! I think I've lost my ever-lovin mind.

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  11. I just got a new job as a kennel helper and apprentice trainer for hunting labs. I'm so excited! My boss gave me a whistle yesterday and I have been on cloud nine ever since. They also have puppies that I've been put in charge of. It's like a dream come true lol.

     

    Now I love labs and many other breeds, but my border collies are always number one! I'm soooo getting puppy fever! My border collie, Cash is now 5 years old. I can't believe it. My dogs are 5, 6, 11, and 15. The 11 year old is actually my sister's, but somehow I ended up with her... :rolleyes: I also foster for a rescue. I really don't need another dog, but I feel the neeeeeeed for a border collie baby! I think I've lost my ever-lovin mind.

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