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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Newbi Here!
« on: March 08, 2008, 10:51:01 pm »
Hey there, Those are deffinatly some beautiful danes!!  Very cute they are :)

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: HELP! Dog fight
« on: March 08, 2008, 10:46:16 pm »
Hey there,

Yes a fence would be the best, but I understand where your coming from with the costs not being reasonable.  Brutis my dane has also chewed through chain link fencing.  And if he can't get through it he will climb over it.

I wouldn't reccomend getting a gun for this purpose, that could be just as dangerous for Jake or Audrei.  You could invest in a cattle prod?  The farmers hardware store here sells them.  It will give the dog a rather large shock, that might stop him.  Animal control uses them sometimes.  Just DON"T touch the end youself or on anything else you don't intend on hurting.  I'm sure they wouldn't kill a pit just stun it a bit. 

Hope your puppers keep safe and you too :)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Newbi Here!
« on: March 08, 2008, 05:15:37 pm »
Hi there and welcome!

I am also pretty new around here.  I am slave to Brutis a 9yo Harliquin Dane (with albinoism) and Pharoah a 10yo black german shep.  Plus my many other critters in my signature.

Hope you like it here and DEFFINATLY want to see pictures!! 

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: HELP! Dog fight
« on: March 08, 2008, 05:05:49 pm »
I'm sorry this has happened to Jake and that it had previously happened to Audrei before.  Did you report it when it happened to Audrei?  Every time an animal is attacked by another animal even if nothing major happens it should be documented by either the vet or an authority.  This attack could have ended up much worse for Jake, and ultimatly for the two of you.  I mean you can't hate a breed of dog, its all in the way they are raised.  I have met both extremes of pits, as well as other breeds of dogs. It is just very unfortunate that he didn't take his dogs actions into account before it got so out of hand.  That dog would have been put down after it killed that other dog.  You think that would have prompted him to get rid of the dog to the country somewhere or put it down.  I'm not a big fan of putting any animal down, but when it puts other animals lifes and humans lives at risk that is more important.  As how far will the dog go next time?  What if you wern't outside right when he got out?  It could have been so much worse for Jake.  I would have also protected my dog and have in the same situation with bulldogs not pits and at a public dog park.  In your own yard would be so much more scary.

I hope your neighbour realizes that he is the one at fault and this needs to be taken care of.  Here you can be charged  for the actions of your pets. Well in my county anyway.  (in  Ontario Canada we still have different county's) I also hope he is willing to pay for the vet bills for Jake, its only fair since his dog inflicted the wounds.  Are you on antibiotics for your own bite wounds?  Even if it was from Jake?  And in the heat of the moment I don't think you could actually be sure of that dog gave you the wounds, I'm just glad you wern't seriously hurt, your friend also.

Could you put up a fenced in yard?  I know it won't help from the neighbours dogs if he gets rid of them, but it could help ward off any other problems that could happen from any other hazards.  Its a hard situation.  Sorry if I didn't help ya out any.  But really glad that you guys only substained minor injuries.  Give Jake smoochies from Brutis & Pharoah!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: I'm a little scared...
« on: March 08, 2008, 04:12:49 pm »
Hi there,

I have a dog with the same potential problem yours might have.  My GSD Pharoah (posted under GSD photos)will kill most things that are smaller than her.  Opussoms, raccoons, birds, rats, rabbits, she has a very strong preditor instinct.  We have tried to break her of that habit but it hasn't worked in the 10 years she has been on this earth. 
I dog sit a small chiuawa (can't spell!!) and once she accidently ran into Pharoah's chain length and Pharoah tried to kill her.  As soon as I yelled she let her go.  But the potential was there.  Just took one second of not watching the little puppers and the outcome could have been a lot worse.  Not all dogs can be taught to deal with something smaller than them if there kill instinct is strong, even though a lot of people say you can.  Every dog in the world hasn't been tested against it.  She also hated Brutis when he was a puppy, she growled at him, raised up her hair but never put him in her mouth like she did to that small dog.  Small as in maybe 3lbs.
I would do the lattice thing to keep the small dog out.  Lattice isn't that expensive and if your neighbour chuckled about your dog attacking her small dog, I'm sure she won't pay for it either. But deffinatly your dog will look like the bad guy if anything does happen.  It all depends on if it happens and if she wants to push the issue.  In Canada I've heard of people suing another person if there dog enflicted wounds that required vet care to another animal.  I guess the courts see that you are responsible for the actions of your animal, that could get very costly.  I can't believe she chuckled about it.  Even if she is a great neighbour and a good person, that isn't responsible dog ownership.  You were trying to be a responsible dog owner stating the fact that something could happen and she blew it off.
I guess thats the simplist thing to do.  I have tried to introduce Pharoah to other small dogs including puppies, let her smell them and the whole deal, but when your not there you can't predict what Kana will do.  I'd hate for Kana to look like the bad one in this situation.  Hope I helped a bit

German Shepherd Pictures / Re: Phaorah at the park :)
« on: March 08, 2008, 03:38:53 pm »
She is gorgeous!  Where in Ontario are you?

I live in the southern most tip of Ontario if you look at a map.  Windsor is the closist big city to me

Anything Non-Dog Related / My Zoo! LONG POST WITH PICTURES!!
« on: March 02, 2008, 07:45:13 pm »
Hey everyone, Since I am new you peeps saw my signature and wanted to see pictures of all the other critters around here.  So here are some pictures of them.  I will say what they are, who and age.  Most of them are rescues also.  Some in a lot worse shape than others.  :)  They are quite the animals....

Caterpiller is 6 years old, he is a male african pygmy hedgehog and is not a rescue :)

Komatsu is a 2 year old female, african pygmy hedgehog and is also not a rescue.

Myrtle - Red Ear Slider turtle.  She is 15 years old.  She was bought for a little boy 13 years ago (when I got her 2 years ago.)and he kinda out grew having a turtle.  I felt sorry for the poor girl as she was kept SOLEY in water and had shell rott as a result of it.  Never allowed to dry off or have any UV source.  I keep her outside in the summer months in a baby pool with smooth stones in the middle that she can climp on to sun.  I cover half of the pool so she can't get to hot.  She really enjoys being outside to.  She gets brought in every night so nothing happens to her when we are asleep.

She also had pyramiding of the shell because of a bad diet and no uv lighting. (her shell isn't smooth and rounded like a normal turtle)

KooKie is a green iguana who I rescued 2 years ago at almost the age of 1.  He will be 3 this year.  He was fed a diet of only fruit and had no uv lighting either.  At the age I got him he should have been bright bright green, if he was healthy.  After a few months his color turned around and he is bright green.  As males get older they start to turn more orange to make themselfs more attractive to the chicks.  LOL.  He is a deffinate handful as he hates everyone and doesn't even trust me after 2 years.  I got a good bite from him a few days ago.
When I got kooKie in 2005

KooKie a few months later..

Baby is a female green iguana that is 16 years old this year.  She was left to me when her mom passed away suddenly of a diabetic coma in Cleveland Ohio.  I met Baby the first time in California when I drove her and her sister and mom to Ohio to live.  IT WAS A LONG DRIVE!!  lol  but well worth it.  Baby has adjusted well to life in Canada, I'm sure she wondered what the heck all the white stuff outside is and wonders why she can't go outside all year long like she could in California.  She is one of the sweetist girls you'll ever meet.

Rockzilla is a female green iguana.  She was and is my worst rescue case to date.  She was severly miss treated and fed a diet of dog food.  She was givin no UV lighting and kept in a dark basement with one 60 watt light bulb.  I'm suprised she even survived with the advanced stage of metabolic bone disease she has (mbd-is like bone cancer in humans)  Her spine has been broken at least 2x and her tail once. She has fusing of the bones which doesn't allow her bone joints to bend on most of her spine, back legs and tail.  She is partially paralyzed and gets around great on her front legs.  She has the greatist spirit for an animal that has lived such a miserable life.  She is my girl.  She is roughly around 6 or 7 years old.  No one knew exactly how old she was when I got her and I've had her for 2 years.
A few days after she came to me... notice the discusting colors...

Before picture.... At 2.2lbs and she should weigh 7 at her size and age if she was healthy.

A more recent picture of her now :)  She is around 3.8lbs as too much weight would be to hard on her back now and she wouldn't be able to pull herself around.

Sweet Pea, is a female veiled chameleon.  She was the female to my breeding pair that never did breed.  She just turned out to be too small.  But she is very shy and likes to be left alone.  She is a very tiny female.

The size difference between my male (Flick passed away in 2006 of old age) and Sweet Pea

My cats are Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd.  Sabbath will be 11 in October this year.  She was also a rescue and was shoved in a small box with 5 other cats shoved between the duel wheels of a cement truck.  I guess someone was hoping he wouldn't do his circle check and accidently run them over.  She was approximatly 4 weeks old and needed to spend a few days in the hospital.  Now she is a big suck and loves me and needs to always be around.  She is deffinatly an abnormal cat.  She comes when she is called and has her own seat at the table.  She CAN NOT touch the table though.  Just feels it is necessary for her to sit there with us.  Even if were not eating. 

Pink Floyd will be 8 years old this year.  She is also a rescue that I stole from my brother.  She was very sick with an infection of anything you could think of and could barely breath or see.  My brother said I couldn't take her and if she was ment to die she could.  So I couldn't live with that and I sole her from his house.  He didn't notice till hours after I left.  I couldn't let this kids loose there kitten.  And she still lives with us and has grown very attached to my dad after my mom passeed away 2 years ago.  She is part mainecoon and something else.  Her mom was a total white cat with one ear. 

And my fish I guess I could post pictures of them some day!  Fish arn't really photogenic!  LOL

SO this is my longist post ever!  Hope you enjoyed the pictures :)

Blog Feedback & Discussion Board / Hound photos?
« on: March 02, 2008, 07:01:57 pm »
Hey there,

I just wondered why the Hound section doesn't have a photos board.....  I had some to post shortly and was just looking at where they are supposed to go. 

TY :)

Great Dane Discussions / Re: I dont want my puppy anymore....
« on: March 02, 2008, 12:35:21 am »
Hey there,

I'm new and I just wanted to know what Chloe had? 

Great Dane Discussions / Arthritis?
« on: March 02, 2008, 12:12:04 am »
Hi there :)

  Does anyone else's dane have arthritis?

Brutis started getting arthritis when he was probably 7.5 years old after he bumped his his knee off a running board on our semi truck.  He had a small tumor type thing removed off his hip like a month before.  He had gotten an injection over his back end for an infection he had and got a bump after that wouldn't go away.  So I assumed it was his hip. 

He has been on metacam since then and it works for the most part.  We only have him on 10ml in the summer and 20ml in the winter.  Was just wondering is anyone elses dog has arthritis or if they are on metacam to.  If not metacam what do you all do to make things easier for them? Supplements, food, bedding? 

Hope to hear back :)

Great Dane Pictures / Pictures from Brutis's 9th Birthday
« on: March 01, 2008, 11:47:50 pm »
Hey all,

Here are some pictures of Brutis on his birthday! His birthday is February 19th. He had a little bit of cake that I made for him.  Cherry Chip with Vanilla frosting.  Only a small piece though. 

And a picture of the two of us on his b day :) 

German Shepherd Pictures / Phaorah at the park :)
« on: March 01, 2008, 11:28:26 pm »
Hey everyone,

Since I didn't see toooo many german shep posts then here is Pharoah once again :) 

On our way to the woodland park where we walk.

At the park in the snow. 

She is getting whiter and whiter!

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Dane tattoos?
« on: March 01, 2008, 10:28:48 pm »
Hey there :)

That is a beautiful dane tattoo! 

Jo why didn't we touch up yours when I did your last one?  MMM we'll have to do it next time :)

The other tattoos on the pages are great to :) 

I have 2 tattoos, a scorpian and a pink butterfly.

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Elli May update and another question
« on: March 01, 2008, 10:18:56 pm »
Hey there,

Brutis doesn't get the flaky skin, but when he is stressed out he sheds.  Sheds all over not in chunks or anything like that.  As he gets older it has slowed down a lot. 

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: New to BPO
« on: March 01, 2008, 09:52:26 pm »
Hi and Welcome to the site :)

That is a very attractive dog you have there.  I love the color he is! 

My sister has a red bone coonhound and she is around the same color. 

Welcome once again!  I'm sure the dog and ferret would get along as long as when they are together they are SUPERVISED, or the dog may end up hurting or killing the ferret and we wouldn't want that to happen.

Love to see more pictures soon :)

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