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  1. I'm curious if a dog will remember their littermates after time has passed?
  2. Bindi is still coughing but not as much as yesterday and she hasn't coughed up any flem. But, her eyes are really red and crusty. Her nose was warm and dry this morning but she feels normal tonight. I've kept her close to me most of the day and even kenneled her for a couple of naps throughout the day. I don't know if it's doing any good. I always feel better after a nap so I figure she will too. I hope this passes soon. I was planning on taking her with us on her first camping trip to the ocean over Labor Day weekend.
  3. Thanks for the info AK dog doc. She's still hacking this morning so we are going to try for a slow and calm day. It's raining too so she probably won't be outside much. I have to work so hopefully hubby will keep her calm. I hope this passes soon. I feel just as bad as when one of my boys is sick.
  4. Thanks Erin. I just googled it and I'm pretty sure that's what she has. She has been vaccinated for it but it sounds like dogs can still catch it. She's resting quietly in her kennel right now. I'll keep tabs on her and re-evaluate tomorrow.
  5. Bindi has been hacking tonight and I'm wondering if maybe she has caught kennel cough. The only place I can think of her getting it would be at the dog park. Is that possible? Also, if a dog has kennel cough would they be coughing up foam? She is doing that as well. Any ideas or recommendations?
  6. Good points on keeping tabs on Bindi. She gets away from my sight, which sounds like a not ok thing. I'll fix that next time we go. But DANG she's fast. This park is a couple of acres and she just runs the entire thing. FWIW: that guy was just plain crabby. I was fairly close to the dogs when his dog told Bindi to back off. I said in a firm voice, Bindi Stop while I was moving towards them. She did but his dog listens better than mine so he was able to get his leash on first. I was still walking around him in circles trying to get Bindi to stay. I don't like making people angry - it's one of my good/bad personality traits. It bothers me that he didn't say anything. I think of it as a courtesy thing. You don't have to say it's ok, just acknowledge that I apologized. So, do people bring their dogs to the dog park just to run? I mean should I expect there will be people that don't want their dogs played with by my dog or any other dog?
  7. This is a brand new dog park - just fenced in last weekend. There are garbage cans and people have left a bag full of plastic bags at the entrance. There is no reason you should leave poo but I wouldn't be surprised if I miss Bindi doing her thing one day. She is running all over the park and I can't keep up with her. Plus, I like to visit with people and hear about their dogs so I'm not always following her around. No, they are ice blue. It's hard to get a good picture of them. This was the day we brought her home. It's the best picture I have of her eyes.
  8. We went again tonight and there was a different bunch of dogs. All in all, it went well. Bindi ticked off an old guy with a Irish Setter. They were playing great and running around like crazy and then the Setter started getting tired. Bindi, as usual, didn't recongnize the signals (growling and snapping) so I tried to get her back to me. Meanwhile the old guy got his dog back on the leash and left. I said I was sorry and that she doesn't always read signals and he didn't respond - didn't even look at me. That's ok though - he was crabby. Earlier he was picking up abandoned poo piles and complaining that the people that left them should be lined up a shot. Whatever. I pick them up when I see them and figure it's part of the experience. I know people do there best and sometimes poo gets left behind.
  9. Thanks to Freckles' people I decided to try a dog park that actually had dogs in it. It went awesome. Bindi was so excited the minute she got out of the car. We couldn't even see the dog park at that point. How did she know where we were going??? Anyway, I met a really nice lady with a golden retriever on my way in. Her dog was just over a year and full of energy like Bindi. They hit it off great. I started out with Bindi on the leash and we were in an empty part of the park. Once I saw that they were going to play nice I let her off. She met a ton of nice dogs and none ate her, which I was worried about. And!!!! she came to me when I called her. I was so proud. This is Luna. She is a bulldog/staffie mix and my new best friend. I had cookies in my pocket and she was attached to me most of the time we were there. I would have taken Luna home with me if her person had let me. She is an awesome, sweet dog. I HEART Luna. Waiting for the frisbee. The big black dog wouldn't let anyone else get to the frisbee though. It was really funny. All in all, a great experience. We are definitely going to go back.
  10. We did it and it went awesome. I'll start another thread but wanted to thank you for the encouragement.
  11. Freckles looks so happy! That's what I want to see from Bindi. Hopefully it will be a good experience.
  12. Thanks! I didn't think about keeping her on a leash in the beginning. I'm pretty sure she will only be submissive. She is never anything but that at doggy daycare. She is very social though too and sometimes doesn't read signals the right way. To Bindi all signals = play with me. I'm going to try it again tomorrow afternoon. Maybe we will catch a few people after work.
  13. I'm feeling a little braver with Bindi and her recall (she is all about the cookies!) and want to try a dog park. What is the best way to introduce her to a park that has dogs in it? My boys and I took her to a dog park yesterday and it was empty. She spent the time sniffing everything and didn't want to play at all. Then I read about Freckles going to the dog park and it has me wondering if we should have a plan.
  14. I would be interested in knowing this as well. Bindi is shedding like crazy even when I brush her. One good thing about shedding though - I can tell when she's been on the couch. Bad doggy!
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