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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / anatolians
« on: June 27, 2009, 03:16:28 pm »
I was just wondering if anyone knows much about anatolian shepherds. Lucy has some of the physical attributes of the anatolian, longer body and narrower muzzle.  When she goes to Africa I am trying to figure out if I shouldn't look into the anatolian. My family has had pyrs for 30 years, but I don't know much about the anatolians.  I would appreciate any info.


Just wanting to know how your babies are doing? It is so stressful when they aren't feeling well.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: The Youngsters!
« on: June 20, 2009, 10:46:19 am »
Beautiful babies!!

I am turning 50 today and am now a Northwest stereotype. A slightly older  ;) woman driving around in a slightly dinged up saab convertible with a big dogs head hanging out the window.   

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: UH OH!!!
« on: June 20, 2009, 10:00:31 am »
  :D :D  Sorry to laugh, but I will be going through the same thing this weekend. My mother is coming today with 2 of her pyrs and she and I have a different..... .how do I say this?  My mother is the worst house keeper I know. All her dogs drink out of the toilet -  ever seen a bathroom that 5 muddy pyrs and a bernese mountain dog have slobbered all over day after day - without ever getting cleaned? [/u] My house is almost 100 years old and the plumbing is a little sluggish, so playing in the toilet is not an option. :P :P :P Lucy will also be staying with my mother when I go to take care of my dad after a knee replacement, so I have been thinking of a way to retrain Lucy when she comes back home. Going to child proof the toilet ;D ;D

Your poor baby, a broken tail and bloody nose - no wonder he was stressed. My pyr has been being groomed since 4 months ever 4-5 weeks.  When lus first came to me from my daughters I took her to a groomer that cost $60 and she gave her razor burns behind her ears.I had her groomed today at a new groomers and when I came to pick her up she was just hanging out lose in the shop looking sparkle plenty. She had water, been out to pee. Happy to see me but not frantic and certainly not bleeding. Lus was bathed, nails done, bum all clean and clipped so relieving herself won't get messy, without looking too thinned down and and totally dry with a lavender bow, all in 4 hours for $35.  I found the groomer on angies list. I hope you can find someone good... your poor guy - I am really baffled by the bloody nose.. a drying can really do that ??? :(

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Big white dog for!
« on: June 19, 2009, 08:18:21 pm »
The only way I can get rest in the day time is to bring all the dogs into the TV room, turn on the tv, close the curtains and basically become a vampire for around an hour. In fact that is where I am right now.  :D My dogs sleep in the bed room with us. ::)
wooooof woof wo wow wooof woooof

Oh my gosh we have one!  I rescued him in TN he was 4 and had never been an inside dog and chased cats. Gus now lives with my mother and all her pyrs, cats and to many other critters  to list.  He's wonderful and really beautiful. I think I might have some pictures saved on my other computer. He is a beautiful red color - so pretty that we would get stopped all the time by people who wanted to know what kind of bread he was. He's around 10 years old now, weighs about 80 pounds. Still loves to play for hours with the younger dogs and smcaaarrrrt oh my goodness he is smart and the only dog I've had that really knows how to kill rats!! ;D have fun!!

I just wanted to say that our pyrs tend to go off their food a bit when it is hot.  My mother has 5 pyrs and bernese mountain dog and she has to make sure they are cool inside to get them to eat. Are they having any other signs of not feeling well, diarrhea or vomiting? I'm no expert in the least just wanted to let you know our big dogs have issues eating in the heat.  If they aren't even eating something they would usually go crazy over - you might want to go to the vets. They could have gotten into t poop got my jack really sick.... she's got better just fine though. Will be keeping good thoughts. :)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: lucy pic...I hope
« on: June 18, 2009, 03:31:14 pm »

Sorry it took my husband to show me how to do this and I just wanted to try another, make sure I had it down. And yes, they are all in the bathroom.  Thats where the little ones stay while we are out of the house.  There are 5 beds and they all piled onto this one before I could drag it out. :-[

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: lucy pic...I hope
« on: June 18, 2009, 03:20:24 pm »

I finally got it to work! This was making me crazy, can't stand it if I can't figure something out. Photobucket!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / lucy pic...I hope
« on: June 18, 2009, 03:12:51 pm »

I totally agree with you.  I think I know what happened with the man who mows the lawn.  Lucy had only been with me for 2 days, had been in a kennel almost 12 hours coming from DC when my daughters health kept her from keeping her for a while. She was not adjusted and is really just getting her guard instinct. I was able to control her once I got her to listen to me. She has no problem with children running up and wrapping their arms around her. But when I thought about it after the post, I realized this is the problem: Lucy is going to be going back to live with my daughter after she's married and is going to be living in a very dangerous country.  Lucy's job is to protect my 5'2" daughter and make it so she will be able to leave her house. Lucy naturally looks serious and alert on walks, without making mothers grab their children and run. And to be honest, there are people here I do not want thinking she is a push over. We live in a city, with 4 prisons and the state mental hospital that houses violent patients.  We are in an obedience class now and I think I'm going to find a trainer who is experienced in training family guard dogs.

I am almost sure that Lucy would not bite anyone, but I still don't feel comfortable letting some people pet her. You just never know what they are going to do. We have an airbrush business at a mall in a kiosk and I see really crazy stuff all day. One lady was walking her sweet little long haired chihuahua puppy and a mother asked if her little girl could pet the puppy, the woman with the pup said yes and the girl went up to the pup and slapped it with all her might. The mother started to laugh - I sort of let the mother know what I thought.  But you never know what people are going to do, or really know what your dog might do. Heck, I got my nose rearranged by the grandson of Lasie when I was ten.  Lucy hates the guy that mows the lawn and he loves dogs. Even when the the two terriers were falling all over themselves to get him to pet them, Lucy was trotting around him in a wide circle growling. I was so shocked. He is the only person I have ever seen her not like, she isn't even bothered by the people mumbling to themselves on street corners. I feel mean when I don't let people pet her. I'm just curious what others think or do.

Fleas don't like lavender or ceder. I've bought 5 large dog beds and they were all really cheap $19 from costco and they have ceder chips.  They are large enough that my pyr is comfortable on them. This is the first summer my jack russell hasn't been infested with fleas (her kidneys are weak so I'm afraid to use anything strong.) Don't really know if the ceder is why we aren't having fleas. As for the lavender, some people say it works. I have been spraying down my husbands and my bed with lavender once a day and Tia sleeps in the bed too???  good luck

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