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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Ear? (medical)
« on: January 13, 2009, 08:58:55 am »
I have noticed the past couple of days the Phoebe has been shaking her head and it is not something she has done in the past her ears look fine, no discharge, not smelly, just pink and clean.  I was wondering if I should take her in, if she maybe has the beginning of a ear infection?
OR maybe all her barking has finally taken its toll on her ears too. HEHE!

I took these today Phoebe loves to smell the flowers on my porch. 

We just came back from a weekend of camping with Phoebe.  I noticed that she is very picky about who she allows to approach and pet her.  She loves the kids and other dogs but she seems to be more cautious when it comes to adults mostly men and teenage boys.  She will back away and bark not a aggressive bark she doesnt bare her teeth.  There are some women she will do this with like my husbands sister who was with us she was very leary of her all weekend I dont get it!  I know not to nurture it so I ignore it other than a simple NO BARK! or I just keep walking.  I try and tell the people the no touch, no look, no talk..but that never seems to be followed by the humans.  Phoebe hates to be looked in the eyes and approached she feels threatened is all I can conclude.  Any suggestions I know socialization is huge and this was her first weekend in the camping environment and I need to take her on more trips to the pet store and parks. Sorry so long.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Pictures of Phoebe's trip to the cabin.
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:42:33 pm »
We took a trip up to my parents cabin this past week and Phoebe had a ball.  I was actually able to get her in the lake not all the way in to where she actually was swimming, but in the lake non the less.  The springer is my parents dog Lucy, Phoebe loves to pester her and Lucy has no patience for that.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Phoebe looks naked!
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:15:37 pm »
Phoebe had a grooming yesterday and she looks like she lost about 20lbs.  This being my first spring with a pure Pyr. I have to ask is it normal for them to lose that much of their undercoat?  She looks naked!!!


I was grooming Phoebe tonight and I think she is beginning to blow her coat.  Does the fur ever stop coming or do Pyrs always have alot of fur, she doesnt stand still for nothing and I bet I could spend hours on her.  I dont have a table for her any suggestions on how I can groom her successfully with out one.  I am thinking about just taking her to the groomer again although she was just there  5wks ago.  I know bathing her frequently is not necessary.  I was one big white ball of hair, I guess black sweats wasnt the best choice. 

Tomorrow Phoebe will go in and be spay, does anyone have any tips for me for her recovery.  I expect everything to go smoothly.  I am still unsure if I should chip her.  Are there any special questions I should ask the vet?   

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Phoebe has gotten us in trouble!!!
« on: January 24, 2008, 11:20:46 am »
We got a letter from the City yesterday stating that they received a complaint of nusiance barking, not my darling Phoebe!!!!  I have been really good about bringing her in as soon as I hear her bark but apparently not good enough for some people, so now we need to start keeping her inside more which it too bad because she really love to be outside laying in a snowbank.
The city ordinance states"it is unlawful for any person to keep or harbor a dog which habitually barks or cries.  Habitual is defined as barking for repeated intervals of at least 5min with less than one minute of interruption."
I have to say that never has she barked for repeated intervals of 5 min. ever.  So goes the great barking debate.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Phoebe's food aggression!!!! HELP!!!
« on: January 13, 2008, 11:32:56 am »
It all actually started when she was just 10wks or so and she got sick and was on a prescription diet canned soft food.  She would growl when the kids or myself would be by her while she ate, had the kids take the bowl from her and pretend to eat it and sit by her to try and get her used to it. Well now that she is 70+ lbs it has got me worried if she has a rawhide etc. she is just so focused on that food and if the kids even go near her she growls at them.  I know its a dominance issue but the boys are just too young for me to be comfortable with them reaching in and taking the treat from her.  My husband and myself are definately the Alfa and she doesnt growl at us.  I have just resorted to not giving her any bone type treats anymore she acts like she hasnt eaten in a week when she gets them.  I could crate her when she eats them but that does'nt solve the problem. 
Does anybody have any input on this.  She is the sweetest thing ever but give her a bone and she goes nuts.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / New Pictures of Phoebe 1 week shy of 7mos.
« on: January 09, 2008, 11:24:30 pm »
I took some pictures of Phoebe with her big brothers today.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Phoebe just LOVES perfume!!
« on: December 10, 2007, 01:08:56 pm »
I have recently discovered that Phoebe loves perfume.  It started one day when I was laying on the couch and she came up to me and started sniffing me and rubbing her face on my arm and neck I thought she was nuts.  I mentioned it to a friend of mine and she said her dog loves perfume too she save the perfume samples in magazines and he rolls all over them, so I now do the same and she just go crazy over them I rub them on her bed and she is in heaven rolling around its just hilarious. She is such a dork.  We just love her to death.

We live on a pond and the past couple of days have been really bad we have so many geese that come into our yard.
Phoebe likes to eat the droppings Molly always ate them too.  It grosses me out!!!  I send her out to scare them away and she does a great job I really hate them in my yard I try to keep her away from it will it harm her?

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Phoebe has a marble sized lump!!!
« on: October 18, 2007, 03:25:45 pm »
Its on her right hind leg its up high like where the starts.  I felt it the other day and tonight when I was petting her I felt it again.  I am worried.  It is marble sized and firm.  I will make a appt. for the vet on mon. to have it checked out any thoughts?

FAQs about puppies / How many teeth total do puppies lose??
« on: October 12, 2007, 04:26:51 pm »
Phoebe is losing her baby teeth I was wondering how many they lose??

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Phoebe is 4months!!!
« on: October 10, 2007, 06:15:11 am »
Phoebe had her second trip to the groomer yesterday she is not too fond of baths.  She is all nice and white and fluffy I mean she was.  She thought she should go play in the wet sandbox this morning while I worked on these pictures.  BRAT!!!

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