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Old 07-29-2014, 11:57 AM   #381 (permalink)
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$80 per session. Can't do it. Too expensive. That is through our parks and recreation center. I'll have to look for something else.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:31 PM   #382 (permalink)
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Last Saturday my neighbor called to say that while she was walking her dog a fox attacked them. She was not bitten, but her dog (a sweet old Golden) was. A few hours later my dogs cornered it under my shed. My hound went under after it and when it ran out my shepherd grabbed it by the back of the neck and killed it (in dramatic fashion, I'll add.) I stood there with a stupid look on my face.

Health Department called today and confirmed it was rabid. Neither of my dogs were injured, but taking them to the vet tonight for a rabies booster for safety.

What an amazing act of service for my family. Dogs are cool.

My heroine.
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Non, that's a great dog

Please keep my new Beagle Lucy in your thoughts and prayers. We found out yesterday she has coronavirus. She was hospitalized and given fluids to rehydrate her, as well as a shot for nausea. The vet said it would be a week long stay in the hospital :-( I asked him how likely she'd survive this... he only said he'd seen worse cases brought in that survived. So that is my only hope I guess. I am so sad about this. I pray she makes it home.

Please keep us in your thoughts.
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Oh Jennie, I'm sorry to hear Lucy is ill. Sending my prayers for a swift and complete recovery.
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Did you get her from a pet store? Might have been a puppy mill dog if that's the case. I pray she recovers fully and quickly.
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Least, we bought her from a woman who placed an ad on Craigslist. She claimed her dog wasn't getting along with the puppy, so one had to be kept outside and one inside (I don't know where Lucy was kept). And so she placed the ad when she realized the puppy would have to go. That is all I know. The puppy has been vomiting since arrival, actually since riding in the car on the way home. I figured it was just stress from the switch in ownership. So we waited a few days. Then I realized it wasn't going away, in fact, it was getting worse. I took her in to the vet yesterday.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:13 AM   #387 (permalink)
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Jennie , i hope sweet Lucy recovers well . Thinking of you both
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Snoozy... she is recovering! She will probably be back home on Monday I can't wait!! I was bracing myself for the worst, but she is proving to have a strong immune system and disposition. I am so thankful.
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I've been watching dog training videos... I know how I'll train her My husband's uncle raises and trains German Shepherds so we've chatted with him about some commands, hand signals and such... I told him what I'd learned on the vids and he says it's right on. So for now I'm going to spend about two 15 min sessions with her per day... she was able to learn sit pretty quickly. Now to get it down consistently, and then I'll move on to stay, and so forth.
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You are really invested in this dog Jen ;-) Lucy's a lucky dog .

Everything's gonna work out just fine xxxx
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Snoozy... she has gotten comfortable finally and now she's going nuts on me. She is wide open and I just can't keep up. I lost my temper with her today pretty bad. She is out in the garage right now while I get my head back on straight.

She found a way to open her crate door so we are going to have to get a new crate that locks.

She doesn't like the food we've been giving her, and wants the cat food.

So it's a food issue and wanting to constantly be walked in the front yard and neighborhood. She doesn't want to be put in the backyard because it's boring to her now. She beats on the back door windows and I am afraid she is going to break the glass. So I had to shut her in the garage where the door is strong and has no glass.

I feel pretty distraught. I know there's a way out of this and I'll figure it out but right now I am pretty upset.
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Update: I've resorted to spraying her gently in the face with a water bottle and that worked wonders. Oh my god, I feel so mean. But it has worked. She finally calmed her butt down, is lying outside in the sun, drinking her water, eating her food... she is no longer banging and beating on the glass paned door.
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I had a dream that I had started drinking again, which is not that uncommon. My mom sat me down to talk to me about it. She was very calm and measured, which is her way, but she kept kicking the toe of her shoe under my chair and giving me a sharp kick in the butt. Very unlike my mother to do.

That's when I woke up to discover my hound Abbey had crawled into bed in the night and was apparently dissatisfied with the amount of space she had been allotted. She was, in fact, trying to move me with her feet.
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Too much wrestling in the house gets you a time out!
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Lol , this is Bear ;-) . Just chillin' :-) image.jpg
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Good morning! Not my dog but looks just like my schnauzer, Erma.

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Cute picture of a good-looking dog, RB!

We used to have a lab/greyhound mix named Simon who would sit on a chair at the table w/his tail hanging down behind and drink coffee out of a cup if you set it in front of him. We did nothing to start this; he thought of it all on his own. We simply walked out of another room of the house one AM to see him sitting in my hub's chair, drinking what was left of his coffee! Once we knew he would do this, we got him his own chair and cup.

We actually have photos of him doing the coffee thing, but they are old-fashioned film photos, so can't post one.

What a hound that hound was....sure do miss his bony old slab-sided long-legged self!
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AWWWWW honey he sounds gorgeous . I have alwYs had greyhounds . My last one -Kenny died last year :-(


Best dogs ever . I've never had a mean greyhound. Goofy loveable pets they are xxx
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And that describes our Simon dog to a T!! He was Mr. Personality and wanted to meet EVERYONE when we were out for a walk. Once we left the screen door unlatched by accident and he got out. Luckily, the road out front was not 4 lanes then, and there were way fewer houses. We figured he'd go into the new subdivision behind us. We drove back there to look for him, and I said to my hub "look and listen for a group of kids playing, b/c that's where he'll be."

Sure enough, we heard yelling and laughing, drove over that way, and here's our big black dog sitting in the middle of a group of kids, tongue hanging out in that goofy grin of endless goodwill while they petted him and talked to him. He was wearing a bandanna on his neck and a bracelet on his front leg, totally in his element and overjoyed to meet all these people!

What a dog, what a dog....

I always stop to pet greyhounds when I meet them, Snoozy. They have such kind and gentle faces and such soft fur.
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For all dog lovers or anyone who has wondered what a dog was thinking and feeling. There's a good book called How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns about doing MRIs on dogs to map their brain and figure out how they think. It's fascinating and easy reading. It only took me two days to read it and I could hardly put it down.
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