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  1. Moth

    2016 Official Secret Santa Thread

    I guess I should have added the usual info: Dog Name(s): Watson and Menchi Favourite toys: Soft, squishy ball shaped toys, kongs, work to eat type toys Disliked toys: tennis balls Favourite treats: Bully sticks, duck feet, bison jerky Allergies or treats they can't have: nothing made in china...
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    2016 Official Secret Santa Thread

    I am here :D
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    Mama's Home

    That is adorable :)
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    What are your dogs' quirks?

    Watson has too many quirks to count... I think it comes from being born a basenji :D He must be covered by a blanket when sleeping even on hot nights. Thou shalt not touch the cinnamon bun tail! Toys must be soft, squishy, and round, or they die instantly. The list goes on... Menchi will not...
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    How is everyone?

    We are good here in the land of cheese and beer. Watson the basenji and Menchi the Shar Pei go on adventures with their friends occasionally and the stories get told on ye ole blog. Soon we will head to the Midwest Chaz Meetup, which is in the Chicagoland area in June. Other than that I...
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    How are dog owners in your neighborhood?

    My neighborhood is pretty good. Our across the street neighbors have a sweet little cocker spaniel that often toddles around the yard with them. He is pretty well trained and they take good care of him. One of my neighbors is a cat lady who has several wonderful cats (I occasionally take...
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    Gorilla Boy

    He such a good looking guy :)
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    Lark's next litter

    Sending puppy vibes!
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    Some stripey dog pics, just because...

    I do love me some brindle dogs :)
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    What is the most common thing you say to your dog(s)?

    "Really, you guys?" is often used. "knock it off" when they are being jerks "Are you a good girl?" and "muffin" (her nickname) are the things I probably say to Menchi most often. "What's up?" is probably what Watson get most often since he will come up and put his paw on my arm or nudge...
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    Let's Be Controversial

    Add me to the people that advocate outcrossing and open stud books. Genetic diversity people learn it, live it, love it! We have genetically bottlenecked pretty much all of our dog breeds outcrossing is the only way to fix some of the sadness and misery we have created!!! I am not a big...
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    Getting to know you 2016 edition

    Nickname/Preferred name: Moth/Misha Occupation: Lab Technician Age: 43 (most of you guys make me feel like an old lady :D) About your dog(s): Watson is a 5 year old basenji. He is my clever boy... so smart, but he loves to use his powers mostly for evil. He is also a champion snuggler...
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    Describe your dog(s) in 3 words

    Watson: clever, pushy, energetic Menchi: sweet, joyous, exuberant
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    Dekka pics

    Happy Birthday to Miss Dekka <3
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    Lark's next litter

    Woohoo...more adorable Lark babies to watch grow. Solo has really grown into a stunning boy :)
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    The level of fanciness varies. I did a nice south of the border style brunch one weekend. Mostly involving breakfast burritos and such...not too gourmand that :D
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    Other than the dogs... My husband and I are pretty avid gamers, both PC and console. We also belong to a couple of tabletop gaming group where we play card and board games, as well as table top rpgs. I love to cook and bake. I will occasionally throw together a menu make it and invite...
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    Your family + your pets

    My husband has become almost as involved with our dogs over time as me. He has taken up part of their care. He is happy to take them for walks and help with the feedings. He has learned how to train them. He will come along when we go to lure coursing events to cheer them on and be my kennel...
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    What made you get into dogs?

    I can not remember a time when I did not want a dog. When I was a wee tot I was asking my parents to get me one already, but because my father was afraid of dogs I did not get one until my teens. Until I had my own dog I spent a lot of time with my maternal grandfathers little poodle. I...
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    I took some more pictures today...

    He has such a sweet expression :)