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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / saved a little paw
« on: July 03, 2007, 06:00:54 am »
Whoo hoo I was looking at the local pound website, and saw an English setter. my Neighbor just had hers put to sleep last year at age 15. I called her and we went today and bailed him out!!! He was a perfect gentleman in the car, he has scars all over and he acts like he has been abused. She will give him a great home. I am sooo happy.

Anything Non-Dog Related / My other "kids"
« on: June 24, 2007, 10:55:37 am »
Here are a few of the other "critters" that live in our house...
Bonnie, Groovy, Jake, L.B., Stevie:




Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / someone mentioned 501c & rescue...
« on: June 24, 2007, 09:00:04 am »
in another thread this was started, I wanted to throw in my 2 cents...but didn't want to take away from the original post...
I have already spoke to my CPA about it- he will support me and help me in what ever way is possible- and I have enough land. Its a major decision, and not one with out forseeable heartbreaks. I am seriously trying to do the research. I am not sure if financially I could do it on my own though, thats the hard part. In the past 2 weeks I have spent a LOT of money on Zoey and I dont know if I could do that on a regular basis.

I feel the same way. I would love to have a rescue for Danes. The thing with rescue is many people don't plan it out. I know many people that have started parrot rescues...need less to say in a year or 2 they have 50 parrots that aren't really any better off than where they started. A limit has to be set before you start, it is hard, but the most successful rescues I have seen set limits and stuck to them. I occasionally take in birds in need If they come to me, and then make sure they are healthy and adopt them out. I have 5 macaw parrots that are my pets, so I will only take in 1-2 "rescue" birds at a time. Yesterday I gave a Calico Macaw to a woman because she wasn't happy here with the others, I could have sold her for $1000 or more, but I wanted a good home and this person has a daughter in vet school, and she is a manager at a small petshop in town. I know Kyla will be happy with her and she will spoil her rotten.
My problem with taking in "rescue" dogs here is that my older parents live "with" us...well they live in a house on the same land as us. And we share a yard (4 + acres), I don't think they would be happy with dogs that have behavioral issues etc. My mom is a bit scared of big dogs.

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / depression
« on: June 23, 2007, 02:14:08 am »
I thought I was handling the passing of my Dane Tisha. It has been a week and I was starting to not cry every 5 seconds. last nigt I lost it. I don't know if it finally hit me that she is gone or what. I feel like there is this HUGE hole that keeps getting bigger. I am sick of people saying she was "just" a dog, or she was old...blah blah blah. She was my best buddy, I miss her drooly lips and her big white feet. I have pictures of her everywhere, and even her name tag on my necklace. She was my shadow, whenever I turned around she was there. I have been trying to keep busy and spend lots of time with the other animals and my family, but it is killing me.
pictures of my girl...

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / on the news last night
« on: June 21, 2007, 09:16:11 pm »
They busted a lady in Dublin Ohio with a house full of dogs and cats. They were living mostly locked filthy in cages that they said had layer after layer of straw in them. The rescuers all had to wear masks. Many small to Medium dogs, and then I saw a Large Great Pyrenees, very matted and some sort of large wound or sore on his back leg. The worst was a dog that they say probably had his back legs broken at one time (I think it could have even been a birth defect). Anyway he was stuck in a sitting position and shuffled his hind end to move. The ones they can save will be looking for new homes. It seems there has been A LOT of this popping up latly. I just don't understand.  :-[

Wolfhound Discussions & Pictures / New pics of miss Morgayne. :)
« on: June 20, 2007, 03:17:00 am »
I took a few pics. of morgayne today. She is almost 5 months now. Thorne my Fawn Dane is trying to put up with her...although since Sweet Tisha past on, I think he is taking his sadness out on the pup. Her is very gruff with her.

Wolfhound Discussions & Pictures / how many wolfhounds?
« on: June 20, 2007, 02:59:15 am »
How many people on here have IWs? Does anyone live with more than one?

Remembering those no longer with us. / my best friend is gone
« on: June 17, 2007, 10:26:42 am »
I can hardly even write this. My Great Dane Tisha was fine yesterday. She was running around the yard, ate dinner, etc. She even got up and played a bit this morning. Then this afternoon she collapsed. She couldnot stand and couldn't even sit. We tookd her to the vet to find she had tumors on her organs, her liver, bladder, and gallbladder.Sh e was 11years old in April, and operating was not an option. he said one of tumors had ruptured. SHe probably wouldn't even last the night. We decided to end her misery. My poor girl wagged her tail when she heard my voice but couldn't even lift her head. I don't think I have ever felt this much pain. I feel like any minute she is going to come in the room and lay her big head in my lap...

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Vet visit
« on: May 30, 2007, 04:37:28 am »
Last night I noticed my new IW pup dripping a bit of pink blood/urine on the kitchen floor. We went to the vet this morning (I had planned on taking her in for shots today or tomorrow anyway) Well, they did an ultrasound and her bladder wall was thick thick. She has a bladder infection and I had him look at her ears because they were warm...double yeast infection, and she has an umbilical hernia which he said is no problem, it has scar tissue in there and is closed so we don't have to do anything about it. He said cosmetically he can fix it when she is spayed. The breeder I got her from has been breeding and showing for 30+ years...but she raises the pups in a horse stall. I don't think thsy get much d obviously they don't get looked over well. I saw her filthy ears while I was there buying her. I just don't understand how you can have pups and not be responsible for them. :( Nedless to say, we have 3 weeks of Amoxi, and ear cream. and she will go back in 3 weeks for a checkup. Here is a pic of her with My Dane Tisha.:

Food Discussion & Information / questions about dogfood.
« on: May 28, 2007, 10:50:45 pm »
I have fed Nutro Lrg. breed and senior L.B. for years. (I actually did dogfood demos for them for awhile). After comparing labels I switched over to a food at Wlamart...NO it wasn't Ol roy (BLECK!) anyway they have a food called Maxium Nutrition there (almost the exact same contents as nutro max) no by-products no corn, naturally preserved etc.The dogs coats looks great and their poo looks like it should. My female Dane has had a few health issues lately and I was checking into holistic foods for her. I decided to put Tisha on a newer food ( I guess)called Canine Caviar. It was actually created by someone that had a Dane with food allergies and they got sick of trying to find a food for their dog. The say their dane lived to be 17 years old. The food smells great, looks good, it is nice and crunchy for their teeth, plus the ingredients are great. It has antioxidents, omega 3 &6, no corn, wheat or soy. and it is holistic. I am using their special needs blend which says it is for senior and overweight dogs. Has anyone else used this and if so what do you think? I also found coupons on their site. LOL

Great Dane Pictures / My Danes
« on: May 28, 2007, 10:22:15 pm »
I love my Danes and can't imagine life without them.Here are a few shots of them being silly:
Thorn at Christmas 2 years ago...

Tisha also with antlers:

Tisha with my son:


and lastly...I had to have this looks exactly like My boy, goofy ears and all:

Wolfhound Discussions & Pictures / My new baby
« on: May 28, 2007, 10:07:49 pm »
We are still kicking Irish names around...but here is a pic of our new "little" girl. She is 4 months old today. :)
We have had her 2 days and she is so well behaved as far as following me around and coming when called. She is a bit timid, but coming out of her shell. She loves hanging with our 2 Danes. She was raised in a horse stall pretty much, but made herself right at home. Within 15 min of being here she was in my recliner. LOL

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Hi everyone
« on: May 28, 2007, 09:45:57 pm »
Hi. I'm Jodi. Mom to 2 Great Danes, Tisha an 11 year old female, and Thorn a 7 1/2 year old male. 2 days ago we added a new furry friend to the still pending. She is an Irish wolfhound, 4 months old today.
I am also "owned" by 6 macaw parrots, 2 small birds, a min-pin, a min-pin mix, 3 cats, turtles, and fish...(I think that's all of them). Plus 2 great human kids, Kellyn (10) and Brennon (5), and a very laid back patient hubby Dylan  ;D. I love big dogs and can't wait to hear stories and see pics.

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