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Old 01-11-2014, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Grab View Post
Jealous. Brooks doesn't sit still long enough to snuggle
Yeah, Wesley wasn't really big on cuddles when he was a puppy, and even now it is very much on his terms. Feist, on the other hand, slept sort of perched on my head and shoulders through an entire movie yesterday.

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Oko View Post
Yeah, Wesley wasn't really big on cuddles when he was a puppy, and even now it is very much on his terms. Feist, on the other hand, slept sort of perched on my head and shoulders through an entire movie yesterday.
He likes attention and lovins, but there is!
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:34 PM
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Goose is going to be so happy. One of the treats in her SS box were a specific type of Natural Balance treat. She thinks they are the best thing ever invented. Ever. We ran out and her sadness was great. She'll certainly eat and enjoy other treats, but not with the same joy, lol.

So, I thought I'd just run out and buy some. I did not know how many Natural Balance treats there are Shelves of Natural Balance brand treats, but none were the ones I was looking for. I was resigned to ordering online (I'm lazy..this is a lot of work) but then discovered that I can order them at work. Joys!
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:47 PM
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Lol you are better to your dogs then I am xD, I just give mine milkbones ... Unless I am training, then I use freeze dried liver or some other super smelly thing ... But if I am feeling cheap, Oscar Meyer hot dogs also are a hit when training
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:49 PM
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Generally I don't have treats on hand...I never think to buy them. But, Goose is so damned cute when she likes something

I am also planning to use her love of the treats to teach her to sit up like a teddy bear
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:01 PM
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My dogs are amazing and my dog friends are amazing. <3 Seriously though today was a complete blast and though I may be crazy for scheduling training classes from 9 am to 1:00 pm we had so much fun doing tricks, agility, and nosework. The next 5 weeks should be FUN.

And plus my classes include every single person from my original agility class, some of whom I haven't seen in forever (summer was stoked), my old trainer was there too. Quite a few new people and then some people I've met a few times or trialed with or taken classes in the past with. So it's great.

I'm excited. Now we are off to the park. My dogs should sleep forever after today, haha.

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Old 01-11-2014, 02:46 PM
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Today's park trip was....eventful.

I went to the off-leash hours for the first time and Astro was having a blast, except for when I recalled him to me and a Corgi came busting out of nowhere and started aggressively herding him around, keeping him away from me, etc. Astro is very tolerant, and just went wherever the little thing pushed him with a worried look on his face, but I was sort of miffed that the Corgi's owner didn't recall her dog away so mine could get to was very obviously a herding-dog-being-jerky-with-the-herding-thing moment that should've been redirected; Astro wasn't having fun but he couldn't get around the little sucker, and he's a gentle soul, he never corrects anydog for anything. She finally came up and got her dog, Astro came flying over to me, all was well.

Then I met someone who had this big, red dog and I was thinking "that looks like a Tosa, but it can't be, right?" I ask what he is and yep, he's a Tosa. I'm thinking, I know there are exceptions, and I don't know a TON about Tosas, but...should a giant fighting breed really be off-leash with a bunch of other dogs running around, especially when his recall seemed to be 50/50? Well, fortunately the park is huge (it's not a thunderdome-style dog park, it's a big park that has off-leash hours in the morning), so I was able to keep Astro out of the dog's berth just in case.

Then, when I was just thinking "he seems fine with other dogs," the Tosa ran up to a leashed pitbull walking politely with his owner and attacked him! It was a brawl between two legitimately huge, powerful dogs - something I've never witnessed before - and the Tosa's owner grabbed him and pinned him on the ground, hard-stared into his eyes, told him to NEVER do that again, etc.

On the plus side, I met a lady with a Malinois puppy that Astro ADORED. He and Astro raced around like mad puppies, and they were roughly the same size and speed and just "got" each other instantaneously in their play style, so maybe I can work out playdates with those two. I feel bad, a big group of people invited me to do a "pack walk" with them every weekend during the off-leash hours, but the Tosa is part of that group...yeah.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:32 PM
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Just found out that a sister and a brother of Keira and Ripley were both recently diagnosed with DCM. I'm not really sure what to think. I'm not surprised. I had a feeling this day was going to come eventually, based on health history of other relatives. But at the same time, as much as I'm not surprised, it's still a little bit of a shock. So far oddly the older litter (the one Keira's from) isn't affected (yet), so I guess that's good. These two dogs with DCM are both Ripley's litter mates; 4 1/2 years old. But it was a repeat litter, so while I'd like to hope these are the only two dogs that will be affected, I don't think that's realistic. So yeah... kind of surreal a little bit. I guess whatever happens happens. I just wasn't expecting to hear that tonight. I feel so bad for their people.

And Dance is off to a bad start this year too. She's having some super severe food allergies, and whatever doesn't cause her skin to break open and get infected just causes major digestive upset instead. Ugh. And she keeps trying to eat fabric which is probably going to cause an obstruction, and it's impossible to keep her away from all fabric ever, as hard as I try. And I'm pretty sure she's doing it because her stomach hurts, and I don't know how to help her or what to do. I am just at a loss with her. I love her to death for her goofy, happy, adorable little self... but I am so frustrated with the health and temperament issues I've had with her since day one. I don't talk about it very much, because it's just been kind of a normal way of life with her. But it just never ends. It's been almost 7 years of this stuff. :-(

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:52 PM
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Took Joey back to the vet for a SNAP test. Tested negative on all accounts.

He does seem to be a little better today. His eye looks better and he actually ate his dinner. But now he will not stop whining when I'm trying to sleep. I let him sleep in my bed the past few nights because I felt bad as wanted to snuggle him. Bad idea I'm now regretting because now he doesn't want to sleep in his crate and has been whining the past two hours.

I should add I have to be up at 3 for work.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:23 PM
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I leaned forward just slightly to grab something from the table, Talon apparently thought I wanted a back stall and came running and tried to jump on my back. Unfortunately I wasn't expecting it and I wasn't forward enough so he went up, hit my back, and fell on his side hard on the floor! Scared me so much. He just got up like it didn't happen, but he was lifting his front left paw. He only lifted it for a few seconds so I'm hoping it was shock from the fall. I pushed and pulled all over his leg and he didn't bat an eyelash at all, but he's so stoic I don't really know. He is walking fine on it now, and I think I might do crate rest tomorrow just in case and see how he is than.

Argh, sometimes I wish he wasn't so ridiculously self destructive and stoic.
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