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BTW, I didn't mention this in your other post, but Teddy sure is looking handsome!  :-* :-*

I agree...he is a beautiful boy!  

HOLY SHEEP!!!   :o  Poor Teddy...he wants to play!  I have no doubt that mine would do the same thing. 

My saints will both bark at children in the neighborhood like they are ready to tear them up.  I have found that some of these kids are nuts and still want to come over and "pet the doggies".  I sit with my girls and pet them and let them know it's ok, and the kid comes over and pets them.  They do seem a little skidish at first but have never tried to bite.  They end up licking all over the kids with tails wagging.  I had an American Bulldog that was the same way.  The only dog I ever had that when he barked at kids he really meant it was a Great Dane.  Loved my kids but not any others.  He would lunge at them, even bit a couple of them. I could tell it was not safe for kids to be around him even before he I guess it all depends on how much your dog is trustworthy.  Do you feel that you could sit with her and hold her and let her know all is ok and THEN have the child come and pet her.  You would have to be in control of the dog because she is protecting her territory. You have to assure her that you don't need protecting "at this time".  I like the treat idea too...first you give her one for being good and then have a child give her one.  I think she just needs reassurance from you that everything is ok...and not just with words but with interaction with her. Bend down, sit with her, love her and let her know it's ok to let a kid walk by her or pet her.   

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Re: Hello all you saintly people!!
« on: March 11, 2009, 02:20:33 am »
Welcome to you and your precious gems. They are both beautiful. I have to admit though, after 4 decades of owning Saints, I have become partial to the easy upkeep on the smooth coat variety! :)

I couldn't agree with you more.  If I ever get another one, I have already said it will be a smooth.  Seems like Jade picks up everything from a cookie crumb to a candy cane in her coat.  And when the two of them play, Jade is the one who always comes out full of slobber...and she is the one usually on top!  She sheds in clumps...unlik e Ruby who always seems so groomed and pretty.  But I love her to death and wouldn't trade her for the world.  They certainly keep life interesting. 

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Re: Hello all you saintly people!!
« on: March 10, 2009, 11:10:41 am »
Ruby a few weeks ago with the ferret....just before the big jump on the head and run down the back!

Both of the girls!

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Re: Hello all you saintly people!!
« on: March 10, 2009, 11:04:30 am »
Let's see if this picture thing works!  This is one of my girls only one day old.  Ruby. 

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Hello all you saintly people!!
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:46:56 am »
I am new first post.  I have 2 saints, Jade and Ruby and they are GREAT.  I got them when they were nearly 7 weeks old and they are pushing 5 months now.  Yes, they are sisters.  They are a lot of fun and very, very loving.  I take them both out for a walk at the same time.  They do not pull the leash. In fact they are so excited to go out that I just hold up the collar and they come and put their head right in it.  One is a rough coat and one is short.  I would post pictures but I am at work at the moment.  It's been amazing watching them grow and learn....and how quickly they do learn and how eager they are to please.  We also have a cat who absolutely loves the puppies.  you would think he (yes he) was in heat every time we take the puppies out for a walk and he can't be with them.  They all three eat out of the same bowl at the same time...(dogs & cat) even though the cat has her own food and bowl, he has to be with the dogs.  We also have a ferret that Ruby & Jade like to lick.  Rat (ferret) was on the couch one day and Ruby walked over there and she jumped right on Rubys back....but it was even funnier when she jumped on the cats head from the couch.  So there is my farm in a nutshell.  And oh, did I mention, I also have my daughter, her husband, their daughter with another daughter on the way due the end of next month?  Yep....I really should be insane by now, but honestly, my doggies keep me stable.

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