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    Found out why Kavik won't swim

    All of them can instinctively swim--but some of them (like my piglet) do it as if their life depended on getting out of the water :lol: I think that if they're afraid of being in the water, the fear must overcome whatever instincts they have... who knows?
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    what to feed??

    [quote name='TDG']you can stick with the bland diet if you like, but if you plan on feeding it for a while, it needs to be balanced for a proper calcium-phosphorus ratio because meat without bone has by far more calcium than phosphorus. [/quote] Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you mean that the meat has more phosphorus than calcium, and calcium is the one that should be supplemented. At least that's what I understood from some of your earlier posts, TDG :D
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    Pet Abortion

    [quote name='Crested']But when it's just a misstake and the expected life for the child would be good then I vote NO. [/quote] But you're talking of financial things here, Crested. Don't the kids also need love, and time, and caring? Even if the family is well off, but they wouldn't love and care for the child, then I don't think the child would be any better off than in the first situation you described.
  4. I'm sorry to hear about Holly--she'll be waiting for you and Boomer at the bridge...
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    Dog legal problems! Help!

    I really feel for you, Noah... I have seen idiots picking up their dogs at the dog park (the screaming would also help :x )--and pretty much any other dog around goes insane. They're not trying to kill the lil dog and if the dog is put back down, they'd leave it alone. So I'm 100% sure that your dog isn't "vicious", and really I don't think you'd have any reason to worry about her around other dogs (with normal owners). Unfortunately, I don't really have advice--what I would do is try to talk to the animal control guy again and ask if there is anything you can do to reverse their decision (eg. would letters of reference from other dog people at the park help? would neighbour's letters help?). Good luck to you...
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    Went to the dog beach today!

    can't wait to see the pictures... I wish they allowed dogs in retaurants (outside, I don't care where) here too, I'm so envious... We only got to take Hippo on a patio once at a festival, and that was only because one of the waiters really liked her--otherwise we would have all died of thirst :lol: anyway, I think beaches are lots of fun, I take Hippo to our beach too, and just like your Zebra, she doesn't wanna swim... she tries to drink all the lake up instead.
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    pig ears & bones

    I wanted to report great success with lamb bones--she loved them and they were small enough for her to be able to eat. Unfortunately, there is nowhere I can buy just the bones, so she'll be having them only when we (or her) have lamb. I bought her frozen beef bones and gave her one--she licked it all around and pulled the meet off it, but now she deserted it. What exactly are they supposed to do with these big beef bones anyway--eat them completely? I don't think she can do that, as she can't get her mouth around them properly...
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    Dog teeth earrings anyone?

    the ear rings seem pretty freaky to me, but the story of the poor sheltie is heart-breaking :cry:
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    I didn't get a shar-pei, obviously, because I never do :cry: So I started playing with the choices trying to get a shar-pei :D Eventually it occured to me that there are some choices there that if you clicked, the answer should be: NO dog, get a cat, or a fish. So I say: I'm not able to keep a dog securely on my property, I'm infirm, with small kids, my dog wouldn't excercise at all, I'll be spending under 5$ a week for food. And I get: ITALIAN GREYHOUND PUG WHIPPET BOSTON TERRIER Now there is something wrong with that!
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    Can dogs tell if another dog is "bad"?

    I think dogs would read the signals of other dogs much easier than we can. To give you an example--my Hippo loves to meet all dogs and if she sees one coming she sort of pulls on the leash towards the dog (and if the onwer says it's ok, then they meet). But once in a while (and it happenned a few times!), she sees a dog anddoesn't try to approach it. Whenever this happenned, the other dog would start barking and snarling as we were going by! So before anything happens, she's able to tell that she shouldn't go there. So to come back to Bracy, she might have sensed the other dog wasn't friendly and warned him off first, or even more likely--maybe the other dog was a male or it wasn't fixed and that's why Bracy didn't like him. There are all kinds of factors that could have set him off. So I guess yes, dogs can tell if a person or dog is "bad" and I think they base their knowledge on body signals and smells that we don't have access to.
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    Places to go, things to do...

    we go to the park for Hippo to meet her friends, have 3 petstores within walking distance that we visit :lol: , bookstores, bank, clothing stores (only if Hippo isn't slobbery :lol: )
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    Meet our new puppy

    she's so beautiful... I want to see pictures of her and Indy now... please :wink:
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    pig ears & bones

    Thanks, cassie. I didn't know samonella is one of the dangers of pig ears :o Samonella is the main reason why I'm afraid to give her any raw chicken necks or pork bones. And then with the beef bones, I'm afraid of the mad cow disease. Lamb bones I never seem to find fresh--it seems all lamb is shipped frozen from New Zeealand. It must be so wonderful to know all your meat and bones come from... Somehow I don't worry as much when it comes to what I eat :-?
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    sniffing on walks

    I would put this guy in the "idiot" category--he's the kind of person who'd make sure to roll his dog over every day and yell at him just to make sure that the dog knows who's in control. Dogs are not people and they should be allowed to behave like dogs--if Buck does something he enjoys, like sniffing about, it doesn't mean that he doesn't think of you as alpha, it just means that he's reading his pee mail :lol:
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    Need some help regarding clothing!

    If I were you, I'd take him to the pet store and just try on different sweaters, different sizes--see what fits :wink:
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    What was I thinking!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I don't see any way out--just pray for the batteries to run out faster :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  17. I just noticed I have 497 posts and I think at 500 I'm getting another paw, so I figured I'd make the rest of the posts here and get it over with :evilbat:
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    I am SOOO angry...and sad....

    Hey, why would you care what those dummies think? You know you're helping Laurel, that's all that matters.
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    slowly but surely... pei is getting another paw!

    [quote name='drjeffrock']In the spirit of things, I am far away from 500, so I better get to posting. :B-fly:[/quote] Well, I joined about a year ago, so it was time I was recognized as a maniac :evilbat:
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    slowly but surely... pei is getting another paw!

    nothing happenned? :cry:
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    We're back from Crufts!!

    congratulations. I need to see pictures, because I can never figure how to read the tv guide (not a big tv fan), so I don't have any hope of watching you on tv :cry:
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    Dumb questions about your dog from the general public

    "Is that a pit bull?" With all them wrinkles and that meaty mouth sure looks like one. "That's a shi tzu, right?" Yep, starts with "sh", might as well be shi tzu :lol: "this isn't a pure bred, right?" Me: "yes, she's a shar-pei." "But she doesn't have any wrinkles on her body--is she gonna grow more?" Me: "They're not supposed to have wrinkles all over--what you saw in pictures are probably puppies." "Are you sure?" "You have to clean her wrinkles with q-tips, you know" Foolish me, I've just been bathing her like any other dog! To her: "why do you look so worried?" And they think they're being original when I'm hearing this for the 100th time!
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    I need your help/advice

    I wouldn't gte rid of my dog for something like that... I think most dogs would get scared if something (people or object) suddenly fell over them. Also it is instinctual for dogs to "attack" (some will bark, some will pull on your clothes) if you've suddenly fallen down--I'm not sure about that, but I believe it has to do with the pack rules: if alpha is suddenly hurt, they need to assume control... Why I wouldn't get rid of Zoey is because I think she just bit out of fear--if she was really aggressive, she could have done a lot more damage to your husband's face... And the fact that she plays taough with Cody doesn't mean anything.. many dogs do, it's just doggie behaviour.
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    Solid Gold WolfCub

    I wouldn't give her any yoghurt until her stomach is ok--I know from myself that yoghurt is diuretic :oops: