The dog musing/vent thread

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

  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Mia got laughed at at the park by some bicyclers. It was kind of funny though, I admit. They were bathed on Friday (er.... yesterday) and Summer looked impeccable and was trotting along behind me. Mia was solid mud up to her elbows and had sticks and leaves all in her hair and was flat out sprinting like a lunatic past the two of us.

    The biker laughed and said, 'Haha looks like that one is having some fun.' Maybe a little too much fun....

    Today was the first day in a long while that I was up to a nice long walk. She pretty much ran the entire two hours chasing bunnies and squirrels.

    Mia got another bath and I still need to brush some of these seeds out of her hair. Her hair is like a magnet for that stuff.
     
  2. *blackrose

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

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    Bleh.

    I don't think Cynder is tolerating the 4Health food as well as I had hoped. Which, I suppose makes sense, as it has a very "sticky" consistency. Watering it down this evening didn't help. When I got home from work this afternoon she had pooped in the house (twice!) which is COMPLETELY unlike her and there were three regurge spots as well. She's been acting "off" ever since I stopped feeding the ProPlan and tried other foods...so I'm hoping it is just the food. The food I can fix.

    So I'm going to pick up another few cans of the Proplan tomorrow and hope that she gets back to her normal self. If that means I have to feed Proplan...then there are worse things that could happen.

    If switching food doesn't fix in...then that means she's gotten worse. Which is no good.
     
  3. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    While out walking with Malakai and Fozzie, a veryyyy young Mom passed us and screamed to her friend on the phone, "they DO exist!!!"... I was confused. She asked if Fozzie was a Corgi x Husky mix, and I said "yeah, how did you know?!" well she had seen the internet famous mix. (I think it's this one)

    She asked me how much he cost, what breeder he's from, and if he was going to *make babies*!!! Well, he's a little mutt who I adopted as a puppy for $80. She gasped, and said she thought they were super expensive. Dang, I should've cheated the rescue and kept Fozzie intact. I would be rich by now! LOL

    That made me curious, so I googled Siborgi breeders, and I found a litter for sale in my town. It made me very sad but also I want one. :) If you're going to breed random designer mutts, this is a good one! At least better than the seemingly identical run of the mill "doodle"... then I read a bunch of posts stating that this mix would be a NIGHTMARE and have tons of physical and behavioral issues. If only they met Fozzie, they'd instantly change their mind!
     
  4. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    LMAO! I caught that milkshake reference... I want a Pug like Izzie.
     
  5. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Haha that's like my guys and Kimma. Kimma is the one in the dirt and water while the others are "too good" for such things. Even Jari isn't a fan. So she always looks like a drowned rat when we go to the parks near here with water access (no matter the temps!), and the others are their usual fluffy selves.
     
  6. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Yesterday Talon amazed me with his self control! He has motion issues (who would've though? lol) and we went to the park to train some stays, sits, downs, recalls, and basic obedience. Halfway through our training session, I have him in a sit stay, turn and walk away, then suddenly a four people come running across the field. My first though was "oh god, This isn't going to go well" but he sat there and didn't even flinch! :hail:

    I think it was either a running club or a class, because there was about 40-50 runners in total in groups and singles. I decided he was doing so well we would take the time to continue to train some stays, and he was such a good boy! He made it through all of the runners without so much as breaking a sit! We even had some jerks run right at us and then split to either side, but Talon took it well! ^_^


    Since I now got the good news out of the way, does anyone want a border collie? I can ship him today! He must go now or I'm throwing him outside to fend for himself ;)

    For the past 3 nights he's been waking us up every 3-5 hours because he had to poop. It's been solid poop and mostly he just seemed like he wanted to play, so finally I got sick of not sleeping and tonight we told him to hold it for at least 7 hours (we took him out immediately before we went to bed and it was solid). Of course I woke up at 7am to take him out and he had diarrhea poo all over his crate, himself, and the carpet. REALLY!? The only night that he doesn't have solid poop has to be the night we make him hold it a little longer. Argh!

    It seems like this happens at least once a month and I'm really getting tired of it. T_T
     
  7. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    Took Wesley and Feist to the beach with Wes's owner/my sister, they were so good. Practiced lots of recalls and had lots of fun. Feist was brilliant, would recall right off Wesley while they were running together. Wes is such a good boy. Now they're both curled up asleep on my bed. Also, Feist may have no idea what 'down' means, but she knows how to jump in a suitcase and lie down. WINNING.
     
  8. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    With our adult cats, the dogs always used to chase them. But they will play nicely with the kittens.

    WUT.
     
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    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    Wesley was stretching, like downward facing dog type, and Feist just..tried to run up him like a ramp.
     
  10. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Thy are doing a barn hunt workshop at my club!!! Only problem is I already said I would take my grandmother to the airport during it. :(
     
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    Paviche Duuuuude.

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    You know you're a crazy dog lady when... you spend so much time researching what food to switch your dogs on to (once our Go runs out) that you end up dreaming about a warehouse full of food, and comparing ingredients, prices etc in the dream.

    I also regret not naming Riff "Tigger"
     
  12. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I thought I was the only one who did that, now I don't feel so bad.
     
  13. *blackrose

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

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    Abrams is snoring at my feet and it is cute.

    And, his coat quit doing whatever weirdness it was doing with the patchiness and the odd texture and is now once again coming in thick and beautiful. I love it. I don't think I can go back to having a dog with just a normal smooth coat now.
     
  14. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    My house is loud this morning. They are all psychos. Luckily I was the last one to wake up today so I can just let them run around and play.
     
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    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Looking at sheltie classifieds the other day. I've been keeping my eyes out and seeing what's out there and who might be looking for a match in Payton.

    Anyway, I can't stop myself from looking at the puppy listings. It's always fun to find relatives. Payton and Pepper's dads are somewhat popular so right now there's four different relatives (one to P, three to Pepper.) I sometimes find Auggie relatives too. The weird part is I can always tell from a photo that I'm looking at a relative, especially with Auggie and Payton. Pepper's relatives don't always look so similar to her looks, but Auggie and P relatives are quite typey and I can tell.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Cynder pooped in the house again. Twice. Once was overnight, and she didn't even TRY to wake me up to ask to go out!!!!! It isn't even like it is diarrhea. It's just loose stool. Which isn't normal for her, but COME ON.

    Guess who is now either going to be locked in the bathroom or put in a crate while I'm gone? :madgo:
     
  17. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    General puppy socialization FREAK OUT right now. So much less time to plan than I was expecting.
     
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    Muttkip LABRADERP!

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    I'm regretting EVER teaching Beau to speak on command....WORSE. THING. TO. TEACH. A. BEAGLE. EVER!!
     
  19. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Not paying attention. Turn around and Mia is drinking my Sprite. Great.
     
  20. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Don't freak out. Just take your puppy everywhere and set it up for good experiences when you do. It will be fine. Trying to micromanage the puppy's upbringing will just make you crazy.

    Even though I understand the urge to micromanage too. LOL
     

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