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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / I've missed you guys!
« on: January 25, 2006, 03:08:45 pm »
I have been having continual internet issues, but I think (I hope) it's back to normal now! I've missed you guys and have been having some BPO withdrawal  :-X  How is everyone and their dogs?

Taz is doing great! We've been going to the dog park a lot, and he made a Great Dane friend there. The Great Dane is 9 months old, and he's huge, and Taz took him down while they were playing, and I was shocked   :D Wish I had my camera that day! Anyway, I'll be posting some pics of him in the Siberian section.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I'm happy to be back!

Anything Non-Dog Related / Sorry for my absences!
« on: November 28, 2005, 04:30:12 pm »
I thought I'd just post this before I started catching up with everything I missed, so you guys don't wonder where the heck I came from  :D I've just been having computer problems that I hope *crosses fingers* are resolved now! Anywho, it looks like there's a lot to catch up on and I have a few pictures to post. I'm glad to be back, I missed it here!

But doesn't "Curb Your Dog" mean pick up after your dog? Because I just got in a big fight with this woman on my block about that, and she's telling me that means to walk my dog in the middle of the street.

I was doing the usual nightly walk with Taz, and of course, a dog's gotta go when a dog's gotta go. So, he went, not even on her property, it was on the grass by the curb, and she pulls up as I'm cleaning it, which I ALWAYS do, I always take responsibility in that. And she's starts going on about how he's going on her property, which technically, it's not considered that, but I won't get started on that, and I said that to her and I asked her what does she think I'm doing squatting toward the ground with a plastic bag right after my dog just went to the bathroom, and she says that I'm supposed to curb my dog, and I asked her what does she think I'm doing squatting for my own health, and she told me I'm supposed to be in the middle of the street with my dog?! No way, not with the way people around here turn down these blocks. And she starts going on about how she's seeing a lot of poop lately or something, and I told her that I'm not the only one who walks their dog on this block, why does she think I'm carrying a plastic bag if I just leave the dogs stuff around the neighborhood. And she's all like next time I see him poop, I'm gonna follow you home and leave it on your doorstep and see how you like that, and I'm sitting there like what is wrong with this lady. I told her how is that possible if I clean up after the dog? You're gonna leave some other dog's business at my doorstep? And some other things were said, as it ended I was calling her profane things, and she finally went in, and on the way back  as I passed by I yelled some more profane things because the adrenaline was pumping LOL.

But I don't know, she pissed me off really bad and I hate people sometimes. I really want to know now, does curb your dog mean walk in the middle of the street? I really don't think so, because in the signs around the neighborhood, its not someone walking in the street, it's a little guy picking up doo doo  ::)

Siberian Husky Pictures / Husky Talk
« on: October 24, 2005, 04:23:26 am »
Not really a picture, but a video of Taz doing his Husky Woo's  :P

Siberian Husky Pictures / Off-leash romps in the woods
« on: October 18, 2005, 01:49:42 am »
I am SO proud to say that I have a Siberian Husky that is good off leash! I've been practicing with Taz  (considering when we're at the dog park, he doesn't let me out of his sight, so I thought I'd give this a try) off leash at a local preserve, and he is doing so great! He doesn't go that far ahead of me, and if he does, he'll stop and wait for me, or I'll just tell him to wait (he knows that command thank goodness!). He gets a little off track sometimes if he sees a bird or a squirrel, but I just call him and he comes back on to the trail. I have been blessed with a Siberian whose an exception to the rule, I got really lucky! I'm not sure if I'll ever get this lucky with a Sibe again LOL. I totally trust him, but of course I'm still cautious, I would never let him off leash out of an area that's not enclosed.

Later on, I'm going to take him to a bigger and better preserve and see how he does. I can't wait! I'm really glad he's like this, because I don't have a fenced in yard (phooey) and I don't have a car, so I can only get to the dog park so much. So, I'm glad this is another option to get him out and running!

Here are some pics, actually most of them he's waiting for mommy's slow butt to catch up with him  :D

Siberian Husky Pictures / Taz and his friend, Bruno
« on: October 10, 2005, 12:35:33 pm »
Hey everyone! Just thought I'd share some pics of Taz and his new friend Bruno. Bruno is an English Bulldog I sit for, and this is his first time back since August, therefore Taz's first time meeting him :D

Please excuse my camera's crappy quality, and what the flash has done to their eyes in a majority of the pictures. They look pretty psycho in a few of them LOL. But yeah, this is them playing, watching squirrels at the door, and some shots of Tazzy. :)

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Need help with a begger
« on: October 04, 2005, 02:34:29 am »
In Taz's previous home, he was constantly fed tablescraps. And since he is 9 years old, this could have been going on since he was a puppy, so it's been hard to curb him of this habit. When I am eating dinner, he is constantly putting his face almost on my dish, crying for food, and doing that typical Siberian "woo woo" while I eat. I'll admit, I love the wooing and it's adorable, but not while I'm eating my food. Sometimes, I'll catch his tongue licking the edge of my plate. I know this is the stuff he's used to eating (and came to me overweight because of it), but I was wondering if anyone has any tips for me? I like to have him around, and would rather not have to put him in a room or something by himself, because of his seperation anxiety due to his previous neglectful owners. I would love to have him hang out with me while I am eating, but was wondering how I can stop his constant begging. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Taz's first vet visit is tonight :\
« on: October 04, 2005, 02:05:15 am »
..and boy am I a nervous mommy! I always hate going to the vet's office. Even though vet's know what they're doing, I can get very protective and antsy. And Taz is my first dog, which makes me even more touchy. I got Taz about a month ago, and recently started to notice that his ears are causing problems for him and seem to be in a lot of pain. Everytime I try to look in them, he doesn't want me touching them and shakes his head, and when he scratches his ears, he cries. Finally, the other day, we were outside and he was looking up at me and I could see inside his ears in the canal, and they are TERRIBLE. There is so much buildup, and I swear, I don't think his previous owners EVER cleaned his ears. They were neglectful as it is, so I highly doubt they paid attention to his ears.

Just curious is anyone else has had a dog with bad buildup like that where they're in the amount of pain that he's in.. is it most likely an infection? Is it something that is easily treated or is it complicated? I ask because I have a friend with a senior dog and her ears have been similar for years and she's always in pain, and I would hate for Taz to spend his last couple of years with me in that similar pain, and I just want him to be as happy and healthy as possible, since his previous owners didn't take the best care of him, and he deserves a decent life with whatever is left of it.  :-\ Thanks, and I appreciate any help, tips, suggestions, or even just good lucks in advance!

Siberian Husky Discussions / Hi Husky People!
« on: September 26, 2005, 10:42:51 am »
Hello! My name is Jackie. I just joined Big Paws Only yesterday, posted an intro in the introduction forum, and thought I would pop my head in here! I joined because I have been a Husky lover for as long as I can remember, and I finally got my dream dog, Taz, 3 weeks ago :) He's a 9 year old male Sibe. I am very pleased with him, and we're so attached to each other already. He is a rescue, was very neglected and the owners threatened to put him to sleep because they could no longer keep him. Terrible isn't it? Why not try and find him a nice home?

Well, anyway. Sometimes I don't believe he is a Husky, because I know the breed's instinct is to run and they are master escape artists, and I took him to the dog park only the 4th day I had him with a big open area, and he was glued to me like a shadow! I wanted him to run and get all that Siberian energy out, but he would only run if I ran with him! I found it odd, because I thought I'd have to chase him everywhere to get him back at the end of the day! LOL. But I guess it's because he never really had someone to love and was always abandoned and I showed him compassion and warmth, and I guess that's why he stuck by me. I swear he isn't a Siberian, until he does that adorable "Woo Woo" howl :D

Well, I'm rambling here, I just wanted to shout out to all the other Husky owners out there, and I'd love to see pictures of your babies! I don't have many of Taz yet, since I just got him, but there will be plenty more to come!

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Hi, new here! :)
« on: September 25, 2005, 01:43:49 am »
Hi everyone! Our names are Jackie and Taz, and we're newbies to this wonderful looking community! I'm Jackie, and I am almost 19 years old, from Long Island, New York. I have been a big Siberian Husky fanatic since I was 8 or 9 years old, and my dream finally came true a couple of weeks ago when someone from NYC rescued this wonderful dog and drove him out to me, and ever since then I have been blessed with Taz, a 9 year old GORGEOUS Siberian Husky! He is so well mannered, gentle, sweet and has nothing but love to give. I couldn't believe his owners were threatening to put such a wonderful dog to sleep, instead of trying to find him a nice home! You all can see a picture of him in my profile. I'm glad I found this community, it looks real nice! Look forward to the discussions and chatting with everyone :)

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