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by Ari_RR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !

Almost 8 weeks, pictured here still with some of his siblings, but coming to his new home next weekend. We are still not 100% certain on the name, but "Mr Wonderful" will definitely be one of the nicknames. Maybe he will even be registered with AKC this way, unless we decide on his real name soon. P...
by Ari_RR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Fairwell my friend

Oh, we miss him, big time, every day. So many pictures, so many memories, my boy was by my side for 8 years. A lot of adventures, good times. Human memory is a funny thing, has a way of retaining good parts, I don't really remember many dark days, although I know we've had our share :-) I wasn't kee...
by Ari_RR
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: board and train
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: board and train

I am of the opinion that training is a constant, every day thing that never ends or stops. Because there is infinite number of circumstances and situations, and each one is a training opportunity. That said - i see all kinds of dog training schools and classes as classes for humans to learn how to t...
by Ari_RR
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would solid wood be better?
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Would solid wood be better?

We have solid hardwood floors.
Both animals - 110 lb dog and 8 lb cat- no problems walking, but slipping and sliding when running.
by Ari_RR
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483609

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Great to hear about the cats, our tiny fluffy Himalayan girl is only 9. She doesn’t seem to miss the big boy too much, and jumps on Ari’s bed from time to time, which I still can’t put away. I think the bed will just have to stick around until we are ready for a new puppy. Happy Holidays, everyone!
by Ari_RR
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dottie Monster
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Dottie Monster

Very sorry to hear. The pain of losing them turned out to be a lot worse than I could ever imagine...
Hugs.
by Ari_RR
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Fairwell my friend

Thank you, everyone. This was probably the easiest possible way for my boy to leave us - he was his usual happy and mellow self all the way up until last night, thrilled to see me as always when i got back from work, we took a short walk before settling in..... I am sure it's a good thing we were co...
by Ari_RR
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Fairwell my friend

My boy Ari suddenly died this morning, 8 y.o. There were no indications until very later last night. It turned out cancer which didn’t bother him until is spread to his heart, and when that happened he was gone within several hours. The shock and pain and sense of loss I can’t even describe. For eve...
by Ari_RR
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

For what it’s worth, IMHO any reaction to jumping/nipping is rewarding for the puppy, even if meant to be discouraging... not only she got to jump and nip, she also got her human huffing and puffing :-) So, no reaction was the way to go for us, when outside. Long sleeves help. I would just have to f...
by Ari_RR
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483609

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Ari the 7.5 y.o. RR lost a bit of weight lately, and regained some of his good looks... muscles are visible again, which coupled with his size, low energy during the summer, and aloof demeanor (just slowly walking by people without even looking at them) turns heads again. “Wow, did you see that dog?...
by Ari_RR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 4694

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

“They are quiet, sweet, affectionate with their owners and enjoy being petted by others but they're not demonstrative. They won't jump over anyone or fawn over strangers, simply stand calmly beside them inviting pats. They're very clean and quiet in the house and although they love to zoom outside ...
by Ari_RR
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ranches
Replies: 12
Views: 1795

Re: Ranches

How about this dog rescue - 1,000 dogs on 378 acres!
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/phot ... of-strays/
by Ari_RR
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483609

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Ari is not necessarily lazy, but definitely adverse to even minor inconveniences... like wet, or cold, or snow, or pretty much anything, so in order to get a good walk we have to drive somewhere (to the nature park, or to downtown), then he is full or energy, moves fast. But walks around the neighbo...
by Ari_RR
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483609

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Ari The RR of weighed in at 115 lbs at the vet a couple of weeks ago, definitely gained weight during winter... the vet was not thrilled (to put it mildly), so the boy is on a diet again. At least supposed to be on a diet. My mother, the great self-discovered animal advocate, believes that dogs suff...
by Ari_RR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483609

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Shalista wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:21 pm
love game of thrones! true to the books for the first season or so, then strays radically. can be a bit slow, lots of violence and sex
After the first season there was a surge in people acquiring Husky puppies... resembling GOT wolves... followed shortly by a surge of abandoned Huskies