Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Laurelin, Jul 11, 2013.
Rhys is going through a growth spurt or something and acting like demon spawn lol.
A few nights ago we had a big party at our house (a friend's birthday combined with my boyfriend's band's CD release party). So the whole band was up in our living room, including full drum kit, and probably 25+ people and various visiting dogs, big potluck dinner, and even a bunch of filming gear.
So pleased with Onyx! She just took it all in stride. Spent most of the time just sleeping on the couch. Good girl.
Jasper is totally used to this of course so it was old hat for him, and Yarrow just hid in "his" bathroom upstairs (that's where he goes whenever someone he doesn't know comes over). Onyx had never experienced that much action at our place before, so I wasn't sure how she'd handle it (especially the drum kit, sooo loud). So I was super happy!
My musing is the actual pronunciation of that name in unpronounceable to anyone who isn't welsh. I can't pronounce it lol.
You have to hock up the back of your throat and roll the R. The Y is more of an uuuuh noise, then obviously the s is an s
I would pronounce it Reese. Which is actually spelt Rees in Wales (that's not pronounced ree's, which I would probably say not being welsh!). And basically it's not pronounced Reese so that is incorrect. Although being English I've only heard it pronounced incorrectly as we can't pronounce it correctly!!!
So that's my factoid for the day!
Eta, it kind of sounds like chrusss. Kkkcccrrrusss.
I want to do more things with The Pup but working until 8pm every other week makes it hard to do any sort of class.
Pre-register for DockDogs London next weekend and force myself to figure out logistics or wait and play it by ear? Hmmmm.....
ALLERGIES ARE EVIL.
Seriously. Cynder is scratching and licking and chewing. I bathed her last night and her coat looked great even before bathing. No dandruff, nice and shiny, no excessive shedding. When I blew her out I found three extremely tiny red spots that looked like either a pimple gone wrong or a small bug bite that may have been causing her itchiness, but the rest of her skin looked perfectly healthy and she doesn't even focus on those spots when she scratches.
Abrams has been scratching and chewing, too. His skin and coat also look healthy, and besides one healing spot on his leg (where the skin doesn't look irritated at all) there are no spots of irritation. I don't even know what his boggle is, unless his new adult coat/shedding is making him itchy.
WTH. They're on fish based, grain free foods, their coats look awesome, I bathe them at least once a month in either Allergroom or Allermyl, and they are STILL driving me batty with scratching. They don't have fleas, either, although I haven't put a preventative on them in a few months.
I forgot to give Cynder her Hydroxyzine last night before bed and she woke me up this morning scratching and licking. GAH.
Go away evil environmental triggers. Please, go away. Why do both of my dogs have to be so susceptible to you?
And then poor Gracie is still having problems. My mom lives out in the country and Gracie can't even step outside without breaking out. Mom doesn't really understand how to dose the Temaril-P effectively based on symptoms, but she's trying. She's bought her wipes for her belly and T-shirts to wear when she's outside in the tall grass. She cleared up for a bit, but when I was out there on Friday she was back to having a skin infection again and mom's going to have to start her on another round of antibiotics. So frustrating, especially since she's only 5 years old and I really don't want her to have to stay on steroids for the rest of her life. But she's miserable otherwise. *sigh*
I have a Welsh friend who makes fun of us about it :rofl1:
We just keep it simple and pronounce it Reese. Mostly I just chose the spelling for uniqueness, and we are friends with a family whose last name is Reece, so we wanted it to be a little different.
Mia has barked for 2 hours straight for no reason....
It kind of amuses me that if we see ONE dog while going for a walk in our neighborhood, Juno totally zones in on it and wants to flip out.... but when we go for a walk around a very crowded trail and pass inches away from dozens of dogs, she completely ignores their existence?
It makes me look too good. My sister commented many times "she walks so nicely!" Yeah she generally does but these sorts of walks also generally include stares and raised hackles lol.
Unfortunately at the end of this walk, we walked to a Starbucks and I sat outside with Juno while my dad and sister went in to get coffee... and Juno sat at my feet trembling the whole time I felt like a horrible person for only having a couple treats on me. She's made a lot of progress in a lot of areas but I knew a crowded street corner in the city was likely going to be a bit too overwhelming for her. The only upside is that she at least chose to just sit at my feet instead of trying to make an escape.
I love my puppy. He is a big dumb annoying derp face, but he is MY big dumb annoying derp face. And he loves to learn, and play, and have fun and be stupid.
Both my trainers... are trying to talk me into a border collie for Nextdog.
It's an easy sport dog, you could go far and be very happy.
I have found that taking pictures of Jet is rather difficult. Apparently pulling out my phone (my camera is broken and I need a new one) to try and capture a shot, is a silent cue for "Come over here and try to climb in my lap and try to meld your body into mine so any attempts of picture taking result in a distorted blur!"
My trainer swears she will have nothing else now.
Why don't you want one?
I do want one.
(I also want several other breeds too. But a BC will definitely happen one day)
It's a nice vote of confidence though to hear people in real life think they'd be a good match.
Ahhhh you'll have fun!
Practice yesterday, heard an offhand comment on sighthounds being "bad agility dogs" (don't think I was meant to hear it.. I hadn't seen the person before). Granted, we're not super far along, but Mimi put on a grand show of how 'awful' they are. Easily the fastest dog in class, loves the jumps, too. Novice dog learns quickly. Novice handler needs to get her butt in shape and get out of the way!
Also, front crosses performed by an inexperienced handler with a inexperienced blazing fast dog can result in amusing situations.
So much puppy fever. After Byron passed we did not get another dog and I just feel like I don't have a dog now blitz is 100% Chaz's dog. He listens to me and if its just us will be right by me. But Chaz comes home and he's right by him and hangs on his every word.
Baby is coming in February and I figure I should try to hold out till its at least twoish. So two years to plan dobe puppy. I don't know how ill make it though!