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  1. Free looks like Ash's dog (in my sig) Laurel looks like no other dog I've ever seen here...
  2. Free: MAKE MY DAY...... Laurel: did you say food? food? can I have some of yours?
  3. they are amazing, arent they? I see so every day when I hear stories like this. they just KNOW somehow...
  4. Neither of mine growl at me, except Free does when we play rough. but its a wimpy growl at that, and more just a vocalization. mine are not allowed toseriously growl at me for any reason.
  5. my father was abusive. perhaps he is too. no one ever crossed him for fear of being beaten up. sometimes kids, no matter how old, are unable to intervene in what their parents do...I'm just glad both kids and dogs are outta there. hopefully they'll get him good on the child endangerment. unfortunately the laws arent good enough when it comes to pet endangerment. can I have an ...um..."word" with him? about both the kids AND the dogs..... :evilbat:
  6. he's home, on high powered antibiotics, and inhaler and some expectorant to cough up the crap....damn kid....well, his girlfriend knows now and she'll rag him to no end if he does this again. he listens to HER (figures)...... Free is the healer dog. I'm sure her anxiety set Laurel off, and you'd have to be DEAF to sleep thru that bay.... he sounds better already. but I am counting the antibiotics to make sure he takes them all til they're gone. I told him they have to stay in the medicine chest so the dogs wont get them.... :evilbat:
  7. my son is in the hospital. pneumonia, in both lungs. he's had a bad cold and been coughing roughly for 2 days. worked both days tho I said he should stay home. came home from work, took cold medicine, passed out on the couch. I have been ragging and offering to take him to see a doctor, typical male, not necessary. Free woke me up an hour ago. whining, demanding. Laurel was also whining, baying. Kyle was on the couch, shivering, freezing and with a high fever. I just got back from the hospital. He'll be ok, he's on antibiotics and willbe there until tomorrow. If I dont beat him to death for stubborness, he'll live. listen to your dogs. they know more then we do.
  8. and you did see the laughing icons...no harm.,no foul... :lol: :lol: :lol:
  9. docking and cropping had purpose in hunting and guarding dogs that goes way back. the tails were docked to prevent injury, and I have seen hunting dog tails mangled and broken. cropping was done mostly in guarding dogs to prevent the ear from being a point of grabbing by an assailant. today, unless the dog is working, it is not necessary, but I will advocate a dock for a hunting dog that has had problems with his tail in the past. Laurel's tail is permanently kinked, and had been broken while she was hunting. the vet says its ok, just watch the bump, but since she;s not hunting now I see no reason to dock it.
  10. I MAY have to take a road trip to Indiana.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. [quote]LOL No, you're wong! I agree with you! I already knew what you would say. If I ever meet you though, I'll bet I will be the politest guy you have ever met in your life[/quote] ok thats just wrong.....you have a completely wrong opinion of me. I am not aggressive day to day....I actually try to help people with aggression problems...things to do other than kill people...like throw dishes and enjoy the sound of their breaking....relieves stress, trust me... you set up a scenario where my dog (or my kid, or my friends) were snatched. and asked what I would do with a loaded gun at my disposal... I answered what I would do in that situation. thats only one situation. I might not do any of that in a different situation. I might choose to cut off the car, or wait for the police...depends on the necessitty of the situation. there is no perfect answer. all situations require well thought out responses...
  12. if we include things that are not really food, then Laurel takes the cake. she is the countersurfer supreme....I cant leave dishes in the sink or on the counter or they'll be on the floor (broken) in a heartbeat. she has also chewed up cat food cans, plastic pop cups, straws, anything that smells remotely edible... the other nite she grabbed a can of dog food off the counter (that I was going to mix with their dry) that has a pop-top. she pulled the pop-top off and started eating it!!! :o :o :o :o :o
  13. [quote]Oh, a combination, I'd say. People, more and more, seem to want to train a dog to protect their home. Quite frankly, I think this is ridiculous, as most dogs are naturally territorial already. They'll come to your aid if you need them to, without the aggression training. Making them more aggressive is just asking for trouble[/quote] I couldnt agree more with this, and I have been telling people this for decades...they just DONT get it that a guarding breed dog (a dobie, a rottie, to some extent a GSD) will guard NATURALLY upon reaching maturity because thats what it was bred to do....its in their genes already, and unless you are police or military, and need a trained guard dog to help you do your job, there is NO reason to do it. a watchdog and a naturally protective dog is good enough for the average household.... :roll:
  14. I will always want two, and possibly more if I had the money for them, and the space. but I also have cats, so that has to be taken into consideration as well. I would be comfortable with three of each probably...
  15. good article, and what most of us here have been saying like for what? forever now? let me throw something out for suggestion.... why is it happening so much more NOW, then even it did in the 70's and 80's? or is it? are there really more aggressive dogs, or is there more media exposure when an aggressive act happens? I remember when young, hearing about dog bites, sometimes on the news, but mostly from friends-of-friends at achool and at home, so-and so got attacked by a big mean dog out after dark by himself last night.... the common question then was "why was he out after dark by himself?" and "Do they know who the owner is?" or "was it a stray?" if the owner was known, they generally didnt know the dog was out, would pay for the damages, and the medical bills, and the dog would be then more strictly kept inside (sometimes outside as well) or the dog would be euthanized if this was a second or third bite. the law was rarely involved, the biters owner and the bitee's family worked it out themselves in most cases. rarely did I ever hear about maulings, and people being torn to shreds back then....yet PB's existed, rotties and dobies existed, GSD's existed.... GSD's in fact had one of the worst reps back then, as aggressive dogs. my neighbor owned one who got loose and bit my Golden. so what happened in the interim? did the dogs get more vicious, the people get stupider, or the media simply find their newest freakshow to slam down our throats?
  16. you're seting me up. ok Alan.. my TV, VCR, satellite dish and HOUSE are covered by insurance. My DOGS arent...so I would take the gun (and I do own them) and fire two shots. One in each tire. one front, one back....I'm a crack shot by the way....right front, left rear. car would stop, but not be undriveable. I would have already called 911, and the police would be on their way. Alan, you might not like this answer, but if I had to, I would shoot him. in the back of his knee...major damage without fatality...
  17. [quote]oh good dogness, what an afternoon....and naturally its the worst day of the week...wednesday when all bad things always happen! [/quote] but...but...but.... WEDNESDAY is Prince Spaghetti Day!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: glad it all worked out for the best. 8)
  18. Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog its too dark to read. Groucho Marx
  19. I think I'd go with K and be a standard poodle at HF's.....her attitude towards MANY things is very similar to mine. and she would keep my coat shaved down so it wouldnt bother me... just no fru-fru do's, ok HF? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  20. a lot of it would depend on the threat. if it was standing there snarling but not lunging, I might start to back up and look over its head (where I could still see it without staring at it) but if it remained aggressive after that (following or lunging) I would have to yell a stern D*O*W*N*!!!! or SIT!!!! the worst thing you can do is run. If it continued to attack I'm afraid I'd probably kick it, or hit it with a tree branch or something. I dont walk without my dogs. A wielded leash makes a good slap upside the head tool....and I always carry an extra with me just in case something happens, like one breaks or whatever.
  21. Kes is still young though. the instinct to protect doesnt come naturally til adolescence...and some never acquire it depending on breed.
  22. I would call the vet. I cannot take quite a few different antibiotics. some make me throw up, some give me diarrhea....sounds like your pup. :o
  23. I sympathize. people like that twist me up so bad I could do something desperate and illegal, causing pain.... never thought of the grilling forks though.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: although I once told one of my X's friends, who was too touchy/feeley for my taste, that if he didnt stop I would twist his undies in such a bunch he'd be guaranteed to never have offspring..... :oops: anyway, I agree that Snoopy needs a new home. Maybe AC could help.theres no law against getting drunk on your own property, but there are certainly laws against verbal harrassment of the neighbors while in a drunken state. Its called Drunk and Disorderly in most places...
  24. I think its cute! a party to raise money for an unusual event, and it worked. very innovative..... 8)
  25. Laurel has fear issues, so not a good example. It takes a while to get her to warm up to anyone she doesnt know. Free is the psychic (psycho) dog. certain people she will warm right up to....others.....nada. I dont know if her apprehension makes me nervous or vice versa, but either way I stay wide of people she obviously doesnt like. except small kids. she doesnt like any of them. they make her very nervous and she stays away from them. she is the un-labby lab.... 8)
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