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by thepennywhistle
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gossip and Oya
Replies: 92
Views: 27573

Re: Gossip and Oya

[quote="Horace's Mum" It is all about reading her body and facial expressions, reducing the pressure if she gives me stress signals and moving forward a little at a time as she is ready.[/quote]

Well done! I personally consider this type of training to be the most fun in the world.
by thepennywhistle
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shamelessly begging for sympathy and cookies
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Shamelessly begging for sympathy and cookies

Oh owie! I'm so sorry to hear about your crash. I know firsthand how much face/nose injuries hurt, and it's worse than almost anything else on the body! Yes, go curl up and stay quiet, take care of your self, and I hope you heal quickly. Oh, and though i'm sure you already know this, the doctors ove...
by thepennywhistle
Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: will your dog come to you when....
Replies: 47
Views: 8828

Re: will your dog come to you when....

My dogs are convinced that anything I have or might be doing is far more interesting that what they've got going on, so yes, mine will come if I call, no matter what. It won't be a fancy recall, with lovely straight approaches and proper square sits, but they'll come. And if I'm moving around away f...
by thepennywhistle
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas for dog walker gifts?
Replies: 21
Views: 5044

Re: Any ideas for dog walker gifts?

This will probably be a dissenting view... But should one get a cleaning lady a new mop for Christmas? I would go with a bottle of wine, especially for a male dog walker :lol: I'd guess that it depends on how well you know your dog walker. As the dogs are the area of overlap, I tend to stay in that...
by thepennywhistle
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emaciated rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: Emaciated rescue

I used Nutri-Cal. It's a high calorie supplement that comes in this smelly paste that creatures just love. I used it for starving kittens so that they got the calories without the volume. It can be found at PetsMart and other such places. Congrats on giving this little girl a new life for Christmas :D
by thepennywhistle
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dylan's way of greeting me....cute but what does it mean??
Replies: 10
Views: 2152

Re: Dylan's way of greeting me....cute but what does it mean??

My sister had a Golden Retriever who did this throughout his lifetime. He lived during the era of Star Wars action figures, and those were his absolute favorites to parade with. Almost every photo of him has some poor character with head and arms sticking out under one lip, looking like they are wav...
by thepennywhistle
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
Replies: 759
Views: 206096

Re: The Funnies Thread...

Anyone here not yet familiar with Talewaggers Doggie Carols? They can be found here: http://www.talewaggers.com/carols.html My favorite is Hark! the Joyous Doggies Call (to the tune of "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing") Hark! The joyous doggies call Mama’s returned from the mall Let us greet her joyful...
by thepennywhistle
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Back to the question of 2nd dog (hounds)
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: Back to the question of 2nd dog (hounds)

Seriously, about the group outings -- it might work out. We used to have what we called Greyhound Run Night back east. We'd rent this huge indoor riding arena for a couple of hours once a month, close the gates and turn everybody loose. They'd run like crazy, have informal races with each other, and...
by thepennywhistle
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Back to the question of 2nd dog (hounds)
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: Back to the question of 2nd dog (hounds)

Nettle wrote:They could have an outing to the zoo - look at the lions - :mrgreen:
Oh, you are wicked! And very funny :lol:
by thepennywhistle
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas for dog walker gifts?
Replies: 21
Views: 5044

Re: Any ideas for dog walker gifts?

It was 14 degrees when we went out this morning, and I'm still trying to thaw out,
so my biggest vote at this moment would be for hand warmers! However, as the
earth does turn and it will be hot again, Dog Walker t-shirts and sweat shirts
are always good and on topic
by thepennywhistle
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Im off...
Replies: 15
Views: 2973

Re: Im off...

Sounds like the new year is going to be a really good one for you, OH, creatures, and the purple "Zoom Cart" as my father and I called his. Take care in the physical end of settling in, and enjoy the new beginning! We'll be waiting to hear about the excitements (good and bad) of the new life out the...
by thepennywhistle
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gossip and Oya
Replies: 92
Views: 27573

Re: Gossip and Oya

That sounds like wonderful progress with Oya! Wonder if she is shy of competing with your pocket pony Gossip for attention? Either way, her trust in you seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, and that must feel great. Hope your dodging skills are good with your little boy's naughtiness. I'm glad y...
by thepennywhistle
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gossip and Oya
Replies: 92
Views: 27573

Re: Gossip and Oya

ooh, you do have a princess, don't you :lol: It's early days yet, and she's been through so many changes in what, a month? If big brother keeps getting all the attention and the goodies, she'll soon realize she's missing out and you're not so terribly scary, I bet. The very fact that she's realized ...
by thepennywhistle
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
Replies: 759
Views: 206096

Re: The Funnies Thread...

Nettle wrote:The hygiene police would have forty fits, but I thought that was lovely :lol:
You mean having parrots help themselves to your dinner isn't normal? :oops:
by thepennywhistle
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any advice for breaking up pit bull fighs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Any advice for breaking up pit bull fighs?

Thank you, everyone, for all the good advice regarding this mess. I have talked to social services, and they cannot help, especially as the children are not there all the time. Apparently Dad has primary custody, which I was unaware of, though they seem to be there a lot. They are concerned, but unt...