The dog musing/vent thread

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Laurelin, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. SpringerLover

    SpringerLover Active Member

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    Bailey had a recheck with the vet that did her dental and nose stuff. I really, really like this vet and have used her for "non-routine" things in the past. Super down to earth, super friendly, and knowledgeable. I didn't need to go to the appointment with my mom and Bailey, but I wanted to.

    First, I swear Bailey has turned back time. She looks younger than she did last time I saw her! She's moving better, she's more muscled, and well... she can hear again. During her dental/nose stuff they checked her ears and found wax plugs... uhhh...?! They were able to remove/dislodge/whatever you do with those and now Bailey has a significant amount of hearing back. So very odd!

    Second, I seriously can't get over how much Clonidine improves her ability to not just cope with, but enjoy life. She worked the vet and tech over at her appointment so thoroughly I had to ask if this was really my dog?! Then we went to my work so she could get her post-dental adjustment where she just wagged her tail the whole time our just-learning-spinal-manipulation vet felt her neck a bajillion times. And then she chin targeted her beloved Dr. T (repeatedly, just in case Dr. T was ignoring her on purpose or something), because what dog doesn't love Dr. T?

    Third, I am so relieved that my dog is so happy and so healthy. I couldn't have asked for anything better when I asked my mom if she would be willing to let Bailey live with her permanently.

    My heart is so happy today.
     
  2. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    When I went for a run two of my dogs got out (Buddy & one of my parents dogs) like ... They peeled the fence back a couple of feet when they couldn't ip out under the gate fence (there is a cactus in the other side).

    When I came back they were running around the pieces of old farm equipment chasing something ... I think a rabbit ran through the yard or something.

    Grrrrrr ... Those assholes, as soon as I yelled at them, they high tailed it back where they got out. So instead of doing the yard work I WANTED to do, I had to spend two hours repairing a fence ... Grrr Rawr :wall:
     
  3. Jenne

    Jenne Ball Thrower

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    My dog has officially reached creeper status. He's laying on his back next to my foot alternately staring at me and sloooowly licking my foot.
     
  4. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Note to self. Remember there may be no puppies entered in the show, so you're straight in the ring!!! Bad planning on my part today! Walked right in from the car park, into the ring with literally no seconds to spar, someone cello taping my number to my arm as I go lol = not a productive performance from Fred and I = 5/5 lol. I faffed with him, and he wouldn't stand straight and I was all flustered, and it was generally poor!! His brother took 2nd though :)

    Live and learn!!!
     
  5. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I tried doing conformation with bear but he didn't like it lol, he never would "stack with enthusiasm" so I didn't make him do it. Conformation isn't the only thing a show dog can do anyway
     
  6. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I don't think it's Fred's first love. I certainly didn't get him to show!! But he's from very successful show stock, and thought it can't hurt to have a go!! We've only done 4 I think to date. I'm more excited about starting agility in October. There's literally NOTHING dog training wise near me, so my options are very limited. And I have a busy life, so even fitting in regular sessions on a weekend are hard... I like a week evening, but there is noooooothing, and everything there is is faaaaaar away. It takes me an hour to get home after work as it is, plus an hour to get back to somewhere to train.... It's just not realistic :(

    Makes me REALLY REALLY wish I was able to set something up myself... But obviously I'm not dog trainer!!!!
     
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    Billy had 20 some teeth pulled today, on top of the 16 he was already missing...

    He has 5 teeth left. :yikes:

    I guess I'm going to the store to pick up a ton of wet food tonight. :p
     
  8. sojello

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    Why do dogs have to roll in poop right after being nicely groomed? A nice, fresh, steaming pile of fox poo :rolleyes:
     
  9. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    That's so awesome it makes me happy just reading it! :)
     
  10. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Went to the dog park on a whim since it was a nice day. There is this giant red ball that Talon is somewhat obsessive about. It's been there a long time but he just now realized it was the most awesome-ness toy in the whole wide world! lol

    Anywyas, I put the ball on the table after a while so he'd go play with other dogs, but then a BC mix came in, jumped on the table, and pushed the ball off. That dog was NOT happy when Talon went "OMG the ball yay!" and flew over to push it around with him. O_O

    I didn't think it was possible after seeing Talon with that ball today, but I've found a dog that is more obsessed with that ball than Talon. Of course the owner just threw the ball for the dog, even though that dog was so far obsessed with the ball to the point of guarding it from everything (dog or it's owner). I called talon to play with a tennis ball instead, which other than a few glances at the red ball he did happily.

    Yay for a not having an overly obsessed border collie! :D
     
  11. Taqroy

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    Mu, I love you dearly and your persistence is fascinating and amusing but the Chuck it is on a METAL table. You can't get through the bottom and I will keep yelling at you for trying to get on the top. We're done playing ball. Let it go.
     
  12. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Pretty sure I'm going to kill Mia.

    I was getting my groceries out of my car and I happened to glance out the rear window only to see Mia ACROSS THE STREET in someone else's yard!

    :yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes:

    I yelled and she went sprinting across the road and back home. I about had a heart attack.

    My dogs just DON'T door dash. And we often work weaves and stuff off leash in the front yard without problems. Yeah that's over for her now. I don't know what the hell she was thinking. I'm still shaken. She has never done anything like that before.
     
  13. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    On a happier note we had a really great park trip and my dogs are loving the cooler weather.

    *still fuming*
     
  14. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Do puppies normally go through coat changes? Abrams used to have a nice, thick, curly/wavy coat. Just over the past few days I've noticed that it less thick, more brittle, and has lost the curls and waves. Now its just fuzzy and ugly. Lol

    I'm concerned, but I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be...so tell me its normal, please?
     
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    Oh yes, they do!

    Recon went through "soft puppy fuzzball" straight into "wtf is wrong with your coat/hot mess/ugly" and he's finally evened out into "oh you're a border collie there's your coat!"
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Good. Because right now he looks like he's lacking some form of vital nutrient that is making his coat do weird things. It's like he is all ratty undercoat and no top coat. Like I shaved him and then it grew back funny. Ew. Lol
     
  17. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    Quinn took off on my mom last night after a wolf. Ran him full tilt down our 25 acre hayfield before she came back. Apparently she was right on his tail - like maybe a foot apart. That's when they usually stop and fight back. I am so thankful he didn't do this, and so thankful that he didn't turn around and come back at her when she quit chasing him. And so thankful that there weren't
    more hiding - she ran him right into the woods.

    Jeez dog you're supposed to be hurt! Curse your English Shepherd guardian instincts lmao.

    She is being ultra snuggly. We are cuddling in bed for like the third time today.
     
  18. AmberH

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    Sorta dog musing/venting I guess. I can't remember if I posted about it or not but I was searching for an active yorkie group on FB. Found one the other day and the people on there are crazy! Of course they are all BYB but I just cannot leave. The drama! It's like a soap opera. I'm sure that I'm going to get booted soon. lol This one lady is boasting about her American Bully breeding with a female yorkie. She posted pictures of definite mutt puppies but I'm having a hard time believing he was the sire. I guess it could happen. There's more to that story but I'll just leave it at that. Might be considered cross-forum drama. I don't know.
     
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    Tess just killed a possum in my living room. I take it all back. No more terriers.
     
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    Miss my boy,Titus,so bad.
     

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