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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Wilsonbro11, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. moshi2

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    I love dachshund. Had the short-haired tan/black one as a kid and currently have the red-haired one.

    My dog thinks I'm her pillow. Always sit/sleep on my lap whenever possible (and she has the nerve to complain/growl when I have to move her). Loves to sleep in the middle of my bed and only give me 1/3 of the bed. Always hogs my blanket too! Despite all of this, I still love her so very much *sigh* I guess she trained me pretty well :)
     
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  2. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    In addition to the 24/7/365 blessing of my two Cockers, every year I get a week-long bonus of working in the area where the Eukanuba National Dog Show is held. It just finished tonight and was such a blast to meet all the owners/handlers and all the different breeds from tiny Chihuauas to Bull Mastiffs. A few of them even hopped in my pedicab for rides and, yeah, they stuck their noses out the "window"! It will seem empty going back to work tomorrow without all of them around.
     
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  3. Chivo

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    I always adopt from rescue groups..so my favorite is the Mutt.
     
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  4. stringertom

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    The "mutt" or mixed breed is not all that is available for rescue...many breeds have their own local dedicated rescue groups...fifteen months ago while on the edge of going homeless, I drafted a letter to our local Cocker group. Fortunately, I have never had to hit "send" and I'm rounding the corner towards full luxuries for my pals.
     
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  5. woodrow1029

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    One of our dogs is a cocker spaniel from a cocker rescue agency. We got him when he was 1-2 years old. He's a great dog, but not good with kids. We don't know what happened when he was a puppy in his "first life", but maybe he was smacked around by kids in that family or something. He used to bark pretty aggressively any time we would take him for a walk when a kid would be running or anything. Now he is pretty de-sensitized to it when walking (by using treats or other things to distract him when there was a kid nearby), but we definitely do not trust him to be off leash anywhere there may be kids like a public park or anything yet. Fenced in dog park is the only place we take him off leash, and if there is a small kid in the park, we have to keep a close eye on him, and we let the parents know not to let their child run up to pet him.
     
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  6. Hood_Man

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    Something big and docile. Yappy little things do my head in.
     
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  7. stringertom

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    Great you rescued your pal and sorry you inherited the kiddie-phobia...it's pretty certain your pal was in a home with an impish child that abused the pet. My parents once adopted a Cocker they eventually had to put down due to its irrational aggressiveness...bit my dad several times even when being fed. At least yours is manageable and you're doing all the right things. My boys are excellent with people of all sizes but I too make sure to corral them around really small kids bcoz they can knock toddlers down if they get too exuberant with playful pawing, etc.
     
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  8. athiker

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    Great photos of two beauties...sorry for the loss of Penny.
     
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  9. Seth

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    Thanks, brother. She was a blessing. We adopted Darla three months ago (she's 6) and there was absolutely no adjustment period. It's like we've had her since she was a puppy.

    You haven't lived until you've had a dog (or several).
     
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  10. CCNM

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    WAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I want a dog so badly!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! (Don't have the money or the space for one. Have to get my doggie/kitty fix when I volunteer at the shelter).
     
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    Her parents won't let us.


    - Kerry Blue Terrier
    - Newfoundland
    - Golden Retriever
    - Labrador Retriever
     
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  12. moshi2

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    OP, sorry for posting this on your thread...but it's still dog related & I don't want to make a new thread.

    Anyone here ever have their dog's teeth cleaned? Mine is 6yrs old and the vet told me she needs to come in for cleaning. She quoted me anywhere from $300 (cleaning, anesthesia, the basic stuff if nothing goes wrong) up to $900 (if need tooth extraction). Is this normal basic price or is it way too much? I haven't shop around, but want to check here first. Thanks for your help!
     
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  13. woodrow1029

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    Unfortunately that's the standard price vets charge. The anesthesia isn't really good for the dogs, and some vets don't recommend it. One of my grooming places has a veterinary dentist come one Friday a month. She does cleanings without anesthesia for I think $125. She does a great job, and it's much less stress on the dogs. Obviously if their teeth are really bad and need advanced work, you can't avoid the anesthesia an high prices, but it's not necessary for basic cleanings.
     
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