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

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

Post by Lotsaquestions » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:45 am

Yay Bax! A secret cuddle bum is hiding in there waiting to come out. :lol:

I knew the scent class was a group class, but I was told it was all outside. Merlin can work around other dogs outside really well, even off lead. It is inside he just can't settle. I think the trainer realised this last time and she spaced out the chairs further apart this time, with tables inbetween us. Before Merlin was literally next to a cocker and two labs. :shock:

So we went, and despite me not wanting to my partner told me to at least try going inside since the dogs aren't 'new dogs' anymore. He wiggled and said hello to the cocker he wanted to meet last week (reason why he was SO agitated last week). I put his mat deep into a little corner far away from the other dogs. He was reactive to children who walked past outside carrying sticks (going to karate or something) and also to the karate lesson banging around above us when we went inside at the end (tbh that's just a normal Spitz reaction, wasn't concerned). To dogs he was still unable to settle on his own, he needed LOTS of treats (and I brought the big guns with me - liver cake, beef, duck) but this is the most he reacted to them...

https://youtu.be/KGQZUFk69W8

One teeny tiny small tail wag and grumble to the crying doberman near us. :lol: Proud of him.

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

Post by JudyN » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:16 am

I'm feeling gutted for a friend :( She and her OH are devoted to their dogs. They always have lurchers, but the GSD x lurcher, L, they adopted a few years ago turned out to be more GSD than lurcher once she'd been on some decent food for a while. The female friend, C, had said that L was her 'heart dog', her 'spirit animal', of the many dogs they've had. And now she's been diagnosed with liver cancer which has spread to the lungs. After a consult with Fitzwilliam Oncology she's going to have an operation which hopefully will give her a few months of good-quality life. They must be going through such heartbreak and pain :oops:
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Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Post by Nettle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:19 am

Doesn't matter how many times we go through it - it's always awful.
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Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Post by Lotsaquestions » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 pm

So sorry to hear that :(. It never gets easier, but at least you always have your memories.

I think Merlin's ear infection has destroyed his centre of gravity. He was Mr Clumsy today on his walk. Weirdly since we've been putting these new ear drops in it seems to have gotten worse. He's shaking his head lots, sleeping loads, and is just generally miserable. He perked up on his walk, which was nice to see, but then went back to being miserable once home. Hope these drops clear it up. You can tell which ear it is in the vid, even when he's playing (and being super clumsy about it) he has the bad ear down. Thinking maybe his upset stomach is due to his ear, since I know you can feel sick when you have an infection. :(

https://youtu.be/QIXexDiUohY

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

Post by JudyN » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:09 pm

If there's gunk in his ear, the drops might be making it swell a little and therefore feeling more uncomfortable?
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Post by Lotsaquestions » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:15 pm

JudyN wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:09 pm
If there's gunk in his ear, the drops might be making it swell a little and therefore feeling more uncomfortable?
No idea, these were given to us by the vets so we're going to do the full course. Hope it is a 'get worse before it gets better' type deal.

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

Post by Shalista » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 pm

if the infection is going all the way to his inner ear that 100% would make him dizzy and wack off his balance
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Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Post by Lotsaquestions » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:46 am

Shalista wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 pm
if the infection is going all the way to his inner ear that 100% would make him dizzy and wack off his balance
Well he's definately clumsy lately whatever the cause. He tripped over himself whilst paddling in a lake and ended up on his arse. :lol:

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

Post by ZaraD » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:50 am

Hi all

Not been on in a while if been very busy moving , i sold my home and brought a beautiful 3bed bungalow so that my mom will be more comfortable as she was struggling to get up and down the stairs and a stairlift would not fit so moving was the best option, Sampson has fully recovered now from when he was attacked and him and Lara are thick as thieves :lol: they get on very well and Lara has settled in now and life just feels so happy and complete, to top it all off one of my new neighbours has only just gotten a puppy a female leonberger , she's gorgeous :D , the only worried if had was my Tinnitus which became really loud and started affecting my mood and started feeling really low but Sampson and Lara have helped loads in getting me to be more occupied which is also a plus for them too.

I'm also looking forward to Friday as Avengers infinity war is finally in cinemas this week so I'm super excited , anyone else going to see it in cinemas?

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

Post by Lotsaquestions » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:42 pm

Lovely to hear Lara and Sampson are getting along! I demand pictures. :lol:

I am going to see Infinity Wars, and me and the OH have been watching every MCU film again in order in preparation. Ant Man tonight. :lol:

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

Post by Shalista » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:59 pm

eeee so excited! i hope theres tons of wakanda, i loved black panther!
Baxter (AKA Bax, Chuckles, Chuckster) Rat Terrier, born 01/16/13

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

Post by ZaraD » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:22 am

I'm soooooooo excited I can't wait to see Thanos on screen, finally :lol: , the final battle scence is in wakanda and the fight scene in wakanda apparently is a 25min fight scene in wakanda.

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

Post by ZaraD » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:29 am

The premiere was last night here's the first reactions to the film , this is a non spoiler artical so it safe to read

http://www.nme.com/news/film/avengers-i ... ns-2301420

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

Post by Lotsaquestions » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:21 am

I actually found Black Panther to be really boring. :oops: I think because I went in expecting a fun marvel film after Ragnarok and it ended up being far too serious.

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

Post by Shalista » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:56 am

@lotsa thats actually kidna why i liked it? like it didn't really feel like a marvel movie. the world building was beautiful and i liekd the characters but it didnt really feel liek the others.
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