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Medical Conditions & Diseases / can tea hurt peyton?
« on: May 15, 2008, 06:44:41 pm »
peyton just got into the trash and before i could stop her she took out an already steeped tea bag. it was a caffinated tea. the bag ripped open when i took it out of her mouth and since it's tea, it crumbled everywhere all over her tongue! will she be okay?

at the end of the day after all the stuffs in put in their proper burial places, peyton plays with "the skins". :)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Ah.... finally?!
« on: May 04, 2008, 09:24:33 pm »
our house doesn't have a dog smell yet, big yet!, but my parent's does. they use fabric softener sheets ALL around their house. they buy a new box everytime they buy a box for actual laundry. they hide a sheet (for about a week) in baskets, behind the phone, in a drawer of a desk, in the flower thing above the door, in the curtain swag on windows, in the couch, EVERYWHERE you can hide something, one is there! their fave is a lavender scented one. pretty neat huh?! i read it in i think a woman's magazine for a car scent and told them about it and they have used it for about 7 years now!!! we use the fabreeze meadows one in our dresser drawers instead of saches bags.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Ah.... finally?!
« on: May 04, 2008, 09:18:12 pm »
I wonder if those oils are safe for birds?

I have the worst time keeping my house smelling even remotely clean. With anywhere from 17-20 dogs, sometimes more, and 11 birds and 9 cats... it smells like animals. And because of the birds I cant use stuff like febreeze, lysol, plug ins, etc.

So I wonder, does anyone who uses these have birds?

darrin's mom is a fanatic with febreeze and she has two young parakeets and they do fine. i told her that smells and sprays and such can actually kill them, but they are still a tickin. but she also airs out the house everyday regardless of hot or cold too!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: is it normal...
« on: May 04, 2008, 09:03:44 pm »
thanks guys! yeah, she still weighs "heavy". :) this has been happening for about a week now. she has normal poops (big) and is still her self! so i wasn't too worried about it. i only asked cuz she was starting to leave more in the bowl everyday. so tonight i mixed it with some mango and an old banana from our leftover fruit salad. i only scooped out a 1 1/4 this time and mooshed it all up. she wanted more after that and so i gave her the rest of it (3/4 cup) and she smelled it and said "nope, it doesn't have fruit on it, i ain't eatin it mom" and walked away. (yes she really did say that  ;D ) but then when i "wasn't paying attention" she went back and ate it. sneaky girl!

oh i guess this would be another thread, but who else's dog love tropical fruit? peyton LOVES mango and papaya!!! i am sure she would love grapes too if i didn't know better not to give them to her!!!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / is it normal...
« on: May 04, 2008, 03:54:40 pm »
for peyton to not be eating as much as she normally does? her personality and tempriment (sp) is still the same. happy go lucky. but when she eats it a third of what she used to eat and she runs around between bites. and just leaves the rest of it all day. she doesn't pick on it through out the day. it that normal? or i guess do other mom's have that happen too?

i don't think it will make her anti-social. we don't have a fence and peyton stays out 3-4 hours at a time just watching bikers, kids, dog walkers and cars that whole time. we play with her and then she just walks over and flops down when she is done playing. i think she is being more social than we can be with her if she were to be in the house. she barks and gets kinda "meany bark" so we go and investigate. it's usually only because she hasn't meant the people or dogs and so we take her leash and she gets to meet the new "friends". but she'll let us know when it's time for her to go in. and about a half an hour after we let her in, it's time to go out again!!! if you think it will change the way she is, then listen to your instint, but also pay attention to her, if she is changing, then let her out not as long, if it doesn't change her, let her free!  ;D you are a mom, and YOU know what is best for your BABY! all we can do is tell you it will be okay and offer our opionions and stories.  :)

one year and 3 months. in a month peyton will be that age! she still jumps on people when she is excited! heck! did they not realize that dogs in general are hyper?! what idiots! and why in god's name would they think that if they get a younger puppy they can start over? in a year it's gonna be the same family, the same puppy all over again. psh!

recently darrin and i were told of an "oopps" litter with a pure english bulldog bitch and a mystery papa. they had the mama in a "secure" place so that boys couldn't get to her and low and behold, she ended up with some pups! the vet has no idea. at 13 weeks they weighed in 30 lbs. darrin's sister's friend's friend had the litter and was trying to get rid of them. when i hear "rid" i am hearing "free to good home" right? or at worst, pay for vet fees which is TOTALLY understandable . so for 4 weeks now we have been waiting and wondering how much they were gonna be. 3 days ago i find out. one thousand dollars, yes $1,000. crazy right? then it was said that if they don't find them "good" homes, they are gonna take them to the shelter! and not even a no kill shelter, just a shelter. i am all, uh, i can give you what YOU paid for their shots and maybe even a hundred more, but i can't come up with a thousand dollars to keep them out of the shelter. that is unfair right?

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: No! He's a Landseer, Dangit!
« on: April 12, 2008, 12:07:27 am »
i admit, i do wonder about certain breeds. just cuz i only read about them in books, but when i see them in person my first reaction is to blurt out what i think it is. usually i am in the right family...but i never argue about it. people do argue about peyton though. but i can't fight back cuz i don't even know what she is! supposedly she is rott/french mastiff but who knows!i tell them what we were told when we bought her, but sometimes if they have a pure breed dog i ask what they think she could be. its fun learning how people see her, cuz i see her as a little thing. :) she is my puppy and i don't see the long nose with the gowls that hang not as long as danes and i don't see her flat head like a boxer or the shades of a german shepard. recently i had been asked if she is part "pointer", i laughed and i said maybe! she had found a bunny in the bushes behind our house and she was "pointing". foot forward and tail straight back. it was cool! but i do get "who is walking who" alot and well the answer is she is! it's annoying to hear everyday, but it is the truth, unfortunately. but i love her for all her kisses and not all her notches on the breed belt.

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: i think i am way too emotional
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:49:21 pm »
UPDATE: according to the doc, she is fine. it seems to be normal. from what i had told the doc about her and from what he has seen in her before from previous visits, she is just whiney and is emotional too!

he listened to her and felt inside and everything seems to be normal. he thinks its cramps! and that she knows that she'll get loves from us, she milks it. :) and of course when i brought her back home, she was her "normal" self. until daddy came home. then she was all crying and whinning at him and totally ignored me! and after i told him about it all, he looked at her and she barked at him and she hasn't been whinning since! BIG FAKER!

oh, and THANK YOU all for helping with all your input and helpful advice and just plain caring! thank you!

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: i think i am way too emotional
« on: March 30, 2008, 09:33:29 pm »
wow, okay. i will take her in tomorrow. thanks!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Crate training question
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:42:02 pm »
i am no expert on this one, but i would say wait about 5 mins the first time, then 10, then 15 until you get to about an hour. puppies (that i know of) don't really have a sense of exact time, but they can differ from a couple of mins to an hour i am sure. it's just like potty training right? we worked our way up to 4-6 hours from each potty break for them. i am sure it's the same way with kennels. good luck! peyton was the same way, would cry and cry and cry until one day she was fine with it. nights were horrible though. really truly, good luck!

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: i think i am way too emotional
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:34:24 pm »
I wish I could help. Rella came into heat this week as well, but she is still just happy go lucky ::)

if this is what moms to skin kids feel like when they scrape knees, then i am gonna bubble wrap my skin kids when i have them. it sucks! i don't know if it gets better with each heat, if not, then i am definately making her an apt for her to get fixed! i am so sad for her. ~she was happy go lucky until 2 days ago though. so it's not all bad i guess. and i guess she does have moments where she is herself, but this crying thing and i can't help her sucks! i am used to if she crys, she needs to pee or poo, or if she cries i need to put MORE water out, or she is hungry or she just wants me, but i don't know what i can do for her. she gets lots of massages now though! :D

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: i think i am way too emotional
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:20:51 pm »
i am serious. i just reread what i had written and it sounds like i am joking. is there anything we can give her?

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