The dog musing/vent thread

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

  1. Red.Apricot

    Red.Apricot Active Member

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    I really, really love my dog.

    Yesterday we were taking a neighborhood walk, and she poked my knee to tell me there was something amiss. I told her she was being silly, and she poked me again and then pointed with her face (because I'm a dunce). I looked under the bush she was pointing at, and thought, "Gosh, that's a funny color for a rabbit."

    The 'rabbit' bobbled out onto the neighbor's lawn, and was actually a puppy, probably about nine weeks old. I told Elsie to 'down' on the sidewalk, told her to stay, and enticed the little puppy over to me. He was super friendly, and honestly looked relived to see someone. I picked him up, and then called Elsie over to me.

    THEN I realized I hadn't even thought about whether she would break the stay or not, because I knew she wouldn't. I went to the door of the house associated with the lawn where the puppy was and before I knocked I heard the following conversation:

    Him: The puppy isn't in the backyard.
    Her: Yes he is.
    Him: I'm telling you I checked, and he's not.
    Her: WhaAAAAT?

    I knocked, and she yanked the door open said, "WHA--that's my puppy!" Then she looked at Elsie and said, "... That's not mine." I laughed and gave her the puppy, and we went on our way. She seemed really grateful to get him back; he'd slipped under a loose board in the back where they didn't think he could fit.

    Anyway, I was super impressed with how calmly Elsie handled everything, and how insistent she was that I see what she was trying to point out without being a pest about it. I really love her.
     
  2. Flyinsbt

    Flyinsbt New Member

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    What a good girl! Give her a cookie from me.
     
  3. *blackrose

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

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    Abrams was being an idiot and playing with the empty water dish when he should not have been. And he took the empty water dish into the bathroom, which he should not have done. Then, being an idiot, he knocked the full size mirror I have leaning against the wall down upon himself, because he is an idiot.

    The mirror is cheap and didn't break. But it scared Abrams half to death and my bathroom and my dog now reek of anal glands.

    Lovely. Just lovely.
     
  4. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    I found a free skateboard up for grabs on saturday, and nabbed it while being like 'YES I CAN TEACH MY DOG TO RIDE ONE!!!' ...what have I become?
     
  5. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    AAAAAAHHHHHHHH! Somehow in all this mess, Blossom has decided she can **** inside pretty much whenever. Unless we're shut in my bedroom, then she'll get me up. But everywhere else is fair game.

    She just pooped twice inside in a matter of minutes while I had my back turned. And of course it's like horse poop because she's eating kibble. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!! And I lost my temper and yelled, "Blossom, WHAT THE ****?!" when I saw the SECOND poop, mostly because I turned around and not only was there **** but Keeva was EATING it. AAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!! *rage flail*

    The kibble is going down fine but is obviously messing with her "schedule." And the poop is like unbearable compared to raw poops (especially when I'm picking up INSIDE). I just... don't know what else to do. I figure she needs complete nutrition if possible right now so doggy pellets it is. I didn't expect this complication. And it seems like when she needs to poop, it hits her like, OMG I HAVE TO DO THIS RIGHT NOW, which is weird (even though the poop is fairly firm). And she just... goes.

    Now I get to keep 50 lbs of insanity tethered to me all the time. Well 42 lbs, I guess that's one upside. -_- I'm just so frustrated. I didn't foresee this side effect and as shallow/selfish as it seems, it is just really gross and upsetting to be constantly picking up poop inside from an adult, formerly housebroken dog.

    ETA: And what is this business with the pooping once and then pooping again 5 minutes later?! HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE. ONE POOP, BLOSSOM. That's all I ask.
     
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    The group that I was fostering for had a yahoo groups network that they used to talk to everyone at once and send things out- After asking her about it, I never saw an email go out about the possibility of someone taking my foster in- this was how they always asked in the past. So I waited a week and asked her if she'd made any progress. She said she hadn't been able to talk to anyone about it yet. >.< Never did see anything go out and I didn't ask again.

    Of course this turned into nothing and he was never placed in another foster home, he stayed with me being crated a rotated for a few more months on top of the 6 months he had already been there and ended up pts through the rescue. I knew it would be hard to find him another foster home without dogs or with minimal dogs and I didn't have a timeline, but an effort would have been nice, at least. :/
     
  7. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Bloo does this, too. Her shits are absolutely FOUL, no matter what she's on. I feel your pain.
     
  8. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Phelan is a two poopers. I loathe it.
     
  9. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    IT'S SO FRUSTRATING.

    And she's never done this before.
     
  10. Shai

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    Kim is both a two-pooper and a walking pooper. And I swear she plots her poop locations to be as far as poosible from the nearest trashcan so I have to carry the baggie forever. Unless we pass a police car...then she simply has to poop next to the police car.

    She uses poop as a weapon of mass annoyance. A fecal terrorist.
     
  11. Dagwall

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    If Jubel just goes out in the backyard to poop it's a one and done deal. On walks he can poop anywhere from zero to 4 times, on average it's 1-2 poops.
     
  12. Sekah

    Sekah The Monster.

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    I was walking the dogs off leash yesterday along a path. It was a gorgeous day, so there were loads more people out than normal (ie, I normally don't see a soul while walking this path). I'm wrapping up the walk and Cohen disappears into the underbrush. I wait a minute... she doesn't emerge. I call her... she doesn't emerge. I'm starting to get worried. I can hear her tag jingling, and then I hear *crunchcrunchcrunch*. I start pushing into the bushes at the last place I saw her.

    What do I find? TWO BUCKETS OF RAW MEAT.

    Pig hooves. Chicken quarters. 2 gallon plastic buckets. Meat looks newly placed. No flies. Cohen is nowhere to be seen, but I know she's eating what she's scavenged nearby.

    I stand by the buckets and eventually she comes by. I'm trying to exude calm but I'm freaking out. "WHO THE **** LEAVES MEAT IN THE WOODS? WHAT THE **** IS IN THIS MEAT??" I leash her up and we leave.

    Cue me worrying about her being poisoned for the rest of the night. She seemed fine. I woke up this morning and she seemed fine. Dog is probably fine.

    But who the **** leaves buckets of meat out in the forest? I think I even saw the guy who left it there in the distance as I was leaving. I'm just furious.
     
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    If that had happened here it would have been the happiest day of Gambits life
     
  14. ruffiangirl

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    Bear hunters do that, but usually there is sweet high calorie stuff mixed in as well. Wolf hunters will set up bait stations, and will occasionally use buckets, is this a place in the city?

    Last week in Toronto someone found hot dogs stuffed with pills.
     
  15. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Panzer has started air humping Teagan. Oh goody. I think he sticks to air humping because he knows if he physically humped her he would get bitten in the face really hard.
     
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    Sekah The Monster.

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    It's in the bluffs in Scarborough. Don't think there are bears. Plenty of coyotes, foxes, raccoons, etc though.

    Didn't help that earlier in my walk I'd come across the body of a dog. It looked like someone had buried their pet, and something else had dug it up. Ugh. It had been there a long while.
     
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    Got home for lunch and Auggie had been super sick in his crate. And not just in one part of the crate... but all over it. I let him out and he had been laying in a pile and it was stuck all over his hip. I didn't want to pick him up since he had puke stuck to him so I just directed him outside by holding around his chest, then grabbed the garden hose, apologized profusely, and soaked him down with the garden hose.

    Poor guy. He gave me this look like "Why are you doing this to me?!" Because you had puke stuck on you, buddy.

    He was in good spirits once I was done hosing him off, ran off and had a nice solid totally normal poop, then lay on the deck in the sun smiling at me. So he's probably fine. Just randomly needed to void the entire contents of his stomach.


    I wanted to give the dogs a bath this weekend but DIDN'T want to because I didn't want my back to hurt. And it's not like they desperately need a bath, they're just getting to that point of "could use a bath." And now Auggie desperately needs a bath, because just rinsing him off isn't going to do the job. He's going to smell later. And if I'm giving Auggie a bath I guess I might as well do the other dogs. Sigh.
     
  18. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Talon is learning scent discrimination and is doing pretty well :)
     
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    I was going to enter an Agility trial with Dance in November due to (friendly) peer pressure from a friend. Then I realized I never actually sent in her AAC registration form. Oops. And it takes a while to process, so I can't enter her in this trial. This was the entire reason I filled out the form a while back... so that I'd never be stuck in this predicament haha. But I guess filling it out and not actually sending it in doesn't do any good. Procrastinating. Not once did it ever get anybody anywhere.

    But at least this gives us a bit more time to practice!

    ETA: Scratch that. Apparently there might be a way to enter her after all with a pending number or something. Busy having a mini panic attack now haha. Agility sounds good in theory, but we're far from pros! Hopefully we'll be more than just comedic relief.
     
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  20. MandyPug

    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    Do it and just write pending where the number goes and write a note with your form and send the number as soon as you get it. It usually only takes like a couple weeks to get the number. I like the november trial, the fezdome is a nice indoor venue, Izzie and I should be there :)
     

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