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by WendyM
Mon May 18, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: My Black Lab needs to shed some weight!
Replies: 23
Views: 6222

Salistra wrote:Rabbit? ugggg
I don't understand.
MaiasMom wrote:I avoid store brand dog food like it was poison.
Sadly for many pets it has turned out to be poison.
by WendyM
Mon May 18, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boy's best friend
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

He was not a fighter, he got on very well with the neighborhood dogs but he must have known that that dog was going to harm my girl. We learned later that the visitors dog had bitten other children, even it's own children. They know things about other dogs and people long before we do. When I was a...
by WendyM
Mon May 18, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is your best "ah that is so cute" story?
Replies: 32
Views: 7610

No not skunk, skunk smell is baaaaad. Besides they are completely differently shaped and have a black and white color scheme. We have those too and I'm all too familiar with that smell (fortunately I have never been skunk sprayed personally but they do have a way of leaving their particular cologne ...
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is your best "ah that is so cute" story?
Replies: 32
Views: 7610

Sounds like you scared the poor thing. :shock: I know they can be pretty freaky when they hiss and tick (and their teeth are very pointy) but they do that right before they "drop dead" (along with releasing a foul musk) its really quite repulsive and completely involuntary.
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Heavy mouthing and biting: how to approach the problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Of course Nettle! I think I borrowed it from a friend who probably borrowed it from a friend :D Ruth, I don't have any experience using pens for time outs so I can't answer that for you. But I wanted to assure you that 90% of the time (unless you have a very sensitive dog that startles easily and do...
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Heavy mouthing and biting: how to approach the problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Stop holding his jaw shut and telling him no. Actually, I'm not a big fan of the word "no" being used unless its an actual command (we teach our dogs that "no" means "stop, sit, look at me") Yelp loudly when he nips, move away and ignore him for 6-10 seconds (puppies don't have long attention spans-...
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to report?
Replies: 23
Views: 5775

Re: My neighbors and the ducks

MaiasMom wrote:Now onto the cat food they put out for the feral cats that draw the racoons.
You might want to casually drop in conversation that the raccoons they are attracting increase the likelihood of rabies unless they take the time to catch vaccinate and neuter all those cats.
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw food is better
Replies: 38
Views: 9949

Glad its not just my dogs who occasionally get to go to the 'magic food window'... Here, doggies order a cheeseburger (they like the pickles), which is terrible of me... But the rest of the time they eat raw...and mostly they eat from their own bowls rather than my food off my plate... cos we would...
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I forgot I had that toy...
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Gut response to this whole discussion:

Awwww, how cute!
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw food is better
Replies: 38
Views: 9949

I like doggies :D I have to go with the all things in moderation, including moderation system as seems to work for my animals. While I don't think kibble is the root of all evil, I also don't think that one kind of food with absolutely no variation is going to do a body good. My kids like pizza and ...
by WendyM
Sun May 17, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is your best "ah that is so cute" story?
Replies: 32
Views: 7610

The opossum around here are pretty docile in general, but even under the stress of being moved-- she didn't mind Greta (or anyone for that matter) being near her or the babies. Edited to add: BTW I'm in the Mid Willamette valley of Oregon, so our opossum are the not the same kind that you'd find in ...
by WendyM
Sat May 16, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw food is better
Replies: 38
Views: 9949

Esprit64, the conspiracy theories make you sound psychotic. I'm always up for a good conversation where I can learn something new, but I have to quit when the plot hatching comes out. If you'd like to make your point using actual facts please continue, otherwise I need to go somewhere else and play ...
by WendyM
Sat May 16, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog aggressive towards cats
Replies: 17
Views: 9596

unfortunately both sides of me and my husband's family have long standing traditions of not knocking lol. obviously that's not conducive to the situation we have now with Levi. This is a part I can actually make a helpful suggestion :D Lock the door, or better yet, install a new door knob that stay...
by WendyM
Sat May 16, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to report?
Replies: 23
Views: 5775

LOL let's remember these moments when we are the mother in laws so that our son's wives shall always be in our good graces.
by WendyM
Sat May 16, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Walking and Leash training?
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

You can also take a kitchen spoon (wood or plastic) with some peanut butter on it (or wet dog food, or liver pate but peanut butter will give you a longer time window) snap on the leash and keeps the spoon right over Gunners nose, allowing him to get just a scant taste of the good stuff now and then...