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Old 11-07-2009, 10:34 AM
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no, that IS what I want to hear. And I actually know that. but its soooo soo hard not to get a puppy!

but I do know better. I have two fruit cake dogs with issues as it is. And I dont see a terrier being buddies with three rabbits either.

so yeah, i know better. but its still hard!

I think i should just wait until Ruckus passes. Hopefully that will not be for at least another 10yrs. I will be 32 then!
I think you are being wise, I didn't realize that you had a dog with issues (the redirecting) or that you had loose bunnies in the house. Sometimes it is better to wait.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:25 PM
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but its soooo soo hard not to get a puppy!
there was somebody carrying around a baby border collie puppy at luce's trial last night and even though stevie is only 13 months old, holy crap did i have puppyitis.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:32 PM
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And also, you may not have to wait until Ruckus is gone. With the work you're putting into him, maybe down the road he'll improve, and then you can get your Westie and have a good role model for him to learn from.

I feel your pain ... I'm dying to add another dog, but can't bring in another while my old guy is still around because Malcolm would simply die of pouty jealousy if I did!
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Every time I see a bc I get terrible bordercollieitis, BUT it's not the right time. It's been a lot better since having Mia. Right now I sure as heck don't want another pup like her especially if it's 5 times her size!
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:28 PM
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we must have self control!
See, I am a dog groomer. And I have a really hard time not wanting to take all of the dogs home with me. Wait till after xmas. I will be grooming so many xmas puppies that I will be sooo sad that I cannot have one.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:28 PM
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Didn't read the whole thread.

But they are obnoxious

I was bummed at first Sofie will only be having a singleton, then realized did I REALLY want to deal with more than one? LOL
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:25 PM
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If they have fur like the maltese. Grooming
can be a pain. And get dirty very fast.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:31 PM
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None of the westies I groom have fur like a maltese! and I find them very easy to groom, they are actually my fav. breed to groom.

the white does get dirty fast though!
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:27 PM
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If they have fur like the maltese. Grooming
can be a pain. And get dirty very fast.
They are a hard coated breed, so easy to keep clean IF their coat is worked properly (throw corn starch or chalk and brush out). If clippered then yea, they get soft and dirt sticks moreso. Stripping can be a pain though. For show dogs, their jackets are groomed/trimmed once a week, pets every 3 months (if stripped, wripped down to undercoat and by the time 3 months rolls around the one layer can be pulled down again).

I've decided to try clippering and raking with my bitch. You can tells she's clipped, but she's retained some of her hard jacket. I pull furnishings here and there when she gets her weekly bath (because that's when I also trim them and her head as well).

So no, nothing like a maltese
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:36 PM
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in my experience clipping doesnt soften the coat a whole whole lot.
We dont even hand strip, we clip. If I had a westie I would clip it too. no hand stripping for me LOL
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