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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Niki's surgery completed, she's ok
« on: October 31, 2006, 10:32:20 am »
Niki had her stitches taken out yesterday.
He labs for the lump came back a level 2
So no further follow up unless another lump appears.
I was really worried about this whole thing.
Thank you all for well wishes, prayers and
helping me through this.

I am so shocked, it just happened.
Mozart never bothered cats when he got here.
He didn't bother cats at his foster home.
My other dog taught Mozart to chase cats.
I have been disaplining both.
Just now I hear commotion and a cat screaming, Mozart had
her in his mouth and was carrying her off.
I had to actually smack him to
get him to let her go and his nose is all bit and scratched up and bleeding. Goofy dog.
He's deaf so he can't hear me yell.
I have him in his crate, he knows he did wrong.
Any suggestions what to do at this point ???   ???   ???
I am so shocked. That BIG BRAT

Been getting down to 30's and 20's here.
Need a Dane and Pit coat.
Anyone out here know of any or make them?

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Anxiety Meds/St. John's Wort?
« on: October 31, 2006, 09:12:26 am »
walks, walks and more walks.
When I have a nervous dog I walk them.
When it's potty time, I walk for 5 to 10 mins instead of just letting them out and getting them back in.
And a 15 minute brisk walk in the morning
and a 20 to 30 minute brisk walk before bed.

Also licking is a habit that took time
to be a 'habit'
It usually takes 6 weeks to make a habit
and 6 weeks to break one.
I'd try the rescue remedy.
I'd give walks more often till the dog mellows out.
And I'd use a collar so she can't lick and chew.
For up a few weeks.
Not 24/7 but at times you see her lick, put it on, walk her
and then take it off.
Breaking old habits will drive the owner as batty as the dog but in the end it's worth it.
Exercise seems to really help when nervous, upset, etc.
Best wishes

What would you pay for a pet puppy from a breeder?
Just curious to see what folks think is to much and
what is ok.

I'm talking about puppies from a breeder who tests and
shows but pups that cannot be shown.
Pet pups of a litter. I know it costs big bucks $
to show, test and vet bills.
What has me  ??? is with all the purebreds
in shelters out there and all needing rescue,
how can some breeders get big bucks for pet
quality pups?

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Big Dog calluses
« on: October 31, 2006, 07:38:10 am »
Is there any oil or lotion one can
put on a dogs elbow calluses?
My Dane came to me with some (not to bad)
Since he has been here and doesn't sleep on any
hard surfaces they are starting to grow hair
back (Most likely cause he's so young (16 months)
Does anyone know of anything I can
put on them to help them along?
I'm tickled they have hair growing back.

ahhhhhh there's my boy.
He sure is looking great.
Both look so much better.
You're a saint Miss Paige.

I was due to meet bigdog to get Garrett
while in Utah, however due to illness and business
I'm putting off Utah till spring.
He's in Texas.
Is anyone heading north, west or northwest
in the next couple or three weeks?

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: a... blue-le-quin...????
« on: October 28, 2006, 07:27:28 pm »
I myself am the proud mommy of a "Fawnequin", if you will,

O O O O (jumps up and down)
I wanna see your fawniquin.
I've only seen a pic of one, they're so
puuuuurdy  ;D

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: a... blue-le-quin...????
« on: October 28, 2006, 06:15:00 pm »
Around here so many advertise
So I assumed she may of been from such a litter.
Thanks for setting me straight dog healer.
It's so silly the way folks advertise their badly bred Danes around me. (Tacoma/Seattle area)
It may not be with this girl.
But many around me are not breeding in
what one may consider a reputable manor.
Trying to come up with weird colors
and what's amazing is they are big sellers these
mixture of none recongnised colors.

Hope she finds the perfect forever home.
She is a pretty dog.

Great Dane Discussions / We have a new addition to our family
« on: October 28, 2006, 05:54:12 pm »
We have a little boy Great Dane
who was born a couple weeks back.
I wasn't looking, that's for sure.
Someone sent me pictures of their
new litter and I fell in love with a
sweet and beautiful mis marked mantle.  :D
My poor kitties will be so ticked off at me
Garrett gets here, but really really ticked
when the new baby comes home at 8 weeks old.
As soon as I can figure out how to get an email
pic downloaded to photobucket, I'll
post a picture of him.
He is so different. Half of him looks like
a heavily marked Harl and the other side mantle.
His name will be Caleb.

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: a... blue-le-quin...????
« on: October 28, 2006, 11:03:57 am »
Just remember folks, this is most likely
the result of back yard breeding.
Mixing of colors to make
unrecognised colors and then give them exotic names.
(ie: fawniquin, merlequin, blueiquin, etc.
Then to advertize them as rare colors
instead of mistake colors that they truly are.
I just hate it when folks try to give exotic names
to bad breedings.
I also hope she finds a wonderful home.
Sure hope she's spayed or will be spayed before she is

I didn't say monthly
I said during the month of Novemeber.  ;)

I understand the whole thing.
I understand they don't ask all the time
and that they pay a lot out of their own pockets.

I am deeply saddened by the turn that post took
yesterday. I seen sides of people had you been my kids
you'd be rubbing your backsides still today  >:(   ;)

1) If anyone wants info on a request for help,
what is so wrong with that??????
To me that is being a good steward of your money.
It doesn't make one a trader or accusing.

2) There is also nothing wrong with not wanting to give out certain info. Maybe they PM it to those who ask.

Now that being said, I also personally know running a web site is  LOT OF WORK and we're talking hours and hours a day. I know, I've run one and it wasn't a 1/10th amount of action this site is and it was to say the least overwhelming at times. When you run a site like this there is no day off. And you spend a lot of time trying to referee adults that act less mature than most kids we all know.

Also free web sites don't allow folks unlimited hits and
bandwith or whatever they call it.

I find this site wonderful, full of information and help.
Look at just the other day someone was going to need to board their dog a month and already has kind folks willing to keep the dog in their home rather than see it go to boarding.
How many times do you see people offering encouragement, help, transportation and more?
Pulling dogs from shelters for each other?
My favorite is if I see someone who is whining or
acting silly I can bluntly say so and admin doesn't get on my case for it.
All the above issues are the makings of a great cyber family support group.
Let's not ruin it ok?

Now with that being said heres more  ;D
Even if 100 of us sent $10. that is only 1,000
and I don't know anyone who can fatten their wallets
on a mear 1,000 a month after paying web site costs.
Heck my rent alone is close to that let alone food, utilities, auto payments, insurance, etc.
So fattening wallets I don't see as even a close issue here.

What I would personally like to challenge folks here to do,
now that I have an idea of an approx amount it cost to keep this site going per month.
I will match the first 25 donations of $5. DURING the month of Novemeber.
Not much but it is what I can do.
So if up to 25 of you donate $5 support to this site, I'll in turn double that $5. donation up to 25 times.

I am truly impressed with this board.
I've never seen so many willing to jump up and help
each other.


Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Prayer request for Sanctuary owner
« on: October 26, 2006, 02:59:07 pm »
Permisson and request to cross post this:

There is a gentleman in Alabama who
being retired military served our country approx 27
years. Now he serves 4 leggeds.
He has what I'm assuming is a serious medical
condition cause
1) He is turning his sanctaury over to a new person.
2) He has some sort of treatments coming up after

Between his military service and his service and devotion
to his dogs, this man must have an amazing heart.

I'm requesting prayer for Mr. Bob Hudson.
For the right person to continue his work
so he can concentrate on getting
better and not having to worry about his dogs.
And prayer for a successful medical treatment and
healing so he may continue his work.
Please pass this on to all the dog lovers you know
and sites you belong to. Please add him to
church prayer lists and circles.
Let's all lift this man up in prayer.
Thank you

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