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Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Tue, 9th Dec '08 7:24 PM


For her many friends, i thought I'd pass this along:

I had some sad news. My beloved schnauzer Pawsie was acting lethargic over the weekend. We tried to give him some vitamin supplements, because in the past, he has had some blood problems.

We tried that all day Saturday, and he kept failing. We then tried some Monster power drink, very high caffeine, in a tube down his throat. After a minute or so, that hadn't done anything, so we tried a second can, which, in retrospect, we shouldn't have done. He perked up a bit then, and got a wild, frantic look on his face. I've never seen that look on him. Actually, I've never seen that look on anything.

Our tabby cat was walking by, and he chased her out the open door. I've never seen him move so fast. Unfortunately, he ran into the highway outside, where he was not hit by a car. Now he's been asleep for 14 hours, but he looks happy. Oh and he crapped all over the kitchen, we can't figure out how a 17 lb dog made 19 lbs of liquidy feces.

Actually, not sad news, I'm just bored. Or maybe Smaug made the whole thing up. Nevermind.

Oldcougar  (Level: 230.2 - Posts: 1937)
Tue, 9th Dec '08 7:30 PM

Nice try

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 9th Dec '08 8:55 PM

red BULL?

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 9th Dec '08 10:41 PM

wonder how the turducken went this year

Mplaw51  (Level: 185.5 - Posts: 1580)
Tue, 9th Dec '08 10:54 PM

Good thing her dog lived....Lodi'd come and get you for making it a pawn in your story.

(Does she have a dog?)

The story is pretty inventive and sideways, I gotta admit, good stuff.

1mks  (Level: 221.3 - Posts: 5931)
Wed, 10th Dec '08 12:29 PM

Word is that the turducken was grand as usual.

Diva305  (Level: 153.7 - Posts: 1657)
Wed, 10th Dec '08 12:59 PM

Awwww LOVE your kitty Marsha!

I miss Lodi

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 636)
Wed, 10th Dec '08 4:56 PM

You should worry. We have two podenkos, Spanish dogs descended from the Pharoah Hounds. They are independant hunter dogs, and we dare not let them both off the lead at the same time. Last time, a couple of weeks ago, Barney was running wild when Bianca slipped her collar. This was at 10 AM. They both dissapeared, and came home at 15 mins. AFTER midnight, looking full of rabbit. The wife and I had spent most of the day looking for them.

Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1734)
Wed, 10th Dec '08 5:30 PM

lol what a long story mmm

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Wed, 10th Dec '08 5:41 PM

How much liquid feces can a Smaug monster produce in one day?

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Wed, 10th Dec '08 10:04 PM

Hey Barnie, send out an SOS to Victoria Stillwell or Cesar Milan (the Dog Whisperer). Maybe they can help with your runaway dogs!

Wish I could figure out how to get mine to quit barking so much.

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 636)
Thu, 11th Dec '08 2:38 AM

Let them bark once, then say "Thank you, here" and reward them with a titbit. It was how we stopped our two, after advise from a dog trainer. Once they realise you are aware of what they are barking at, there is no need to continue.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4583)
Thu, 11th Dec '08 6:26 AM

Bill - I LOVE that. It seems like common sense. (Maybe that's why it never even crossed my mind to address barking that way.)

Mine don't bark much at all, and I always just figure some wild animal is close when they do bark here. I've always worried I'd totally miss anything important if they barked at impending trouble.

I'll try this way tonight! Thank you so much for the tip,.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Thu, 11th Dec '08 10:16 AM

Ah, dogs barking. Our two -- a german shepard and terrier mix, happily escort in to the house, any and all complete strangers with so much as a woof, BUT Benjy, has taken to barking at me, when I open the refrigerater late at night, the little rat fink.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4583)
Thu, 11th Dec '08 8:52 PM


Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 636)
Fri, 12th Dec '08 3:32 AM

Our two do not bark at people inside the gates, they only bark at people who dare to trespass in OUR road. LOL

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 636)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 5:12 AM

Its happened again. My wife and I visited friends about 15K from home, and took Barney and Bianca with us, as the friends live on the campo,( Orange Groves). We took them for a run, but after about 15 mins, playing around with us, they ran off. Spent all yesterday afternoon and evening loking for them with no luck. My wife is out this morning, looking in the same area, hoping to find them. Wish us luck, please.

Oldcougar  (Level: 230.2 - Posts: 1937)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 5:45 AM

Here's some from me

Papajensai  (Level: 203.6 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 7:08 AM

Hoping for the best, Bill.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4583)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 7:36 AM

Hoping you find them or they find you.

Where I used to live, my neighbor told me the story that back in the 60s in that area when there were few houses and no fences, his 2 dogs would disappear EVERY weekend. They'd always faithfully show back up on Monday morning. He never knew where they went.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 10:52 AM

Your advice is probably solid, Barnie, but don't think it would work with my dogs. Part of the problem is I have 3 so they "feed" off each other. My German shepherd is a whirling dervish. When a car goes by, she starts at one end of the fence facing the street and feverishly twirls her way to the other end of the fence, barking frantically the whole time. I can't chew gum and walk at the same time - She barks, twirls and runs all at the same time. People drive by sometimes just to see the twirling dog!

One other dog is Australian shepherd/border collie/ etc. mix. All of which, I've been told, are yappers. And he jumps in the air like he has springs on his feet. I've never seen a dog of any size jump as high as he does. Luckily he doesn't know he could clear the fence easily.

Actually, my pit bull/choc. Lab is the easiest to train and she is learning to respond to "quiet."

When they get to barking, depending on the situation, I move one dog to a second pen, and bring one in the house. Separating them helps.

They all get exercised every day (except for really stormy days), sometimes twice a day so they shouldn't be lacking for exercise. I think they all just got used to barking a lot while I was working and it's a bad habit. Imagine my neighbors are all thrilled I'm home most of the time now!

But I will try your tip on Cheyenne, who seems to be the easies to train.

Hope you have found your dogs by now.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 11:00 AM

My friend bought anti-bark collars for his two who bark all the time
when outside, and he had complaints from the neighbours....
My older dog only barks when I forget to give her treats at the usual

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:22 PM

I bought one of those anti bark collars from Cabelas when our Lab was about two years old. I set it on low and when he barked he jumped about a foot in the air. So,,,,being the brave (stupid?) soul that I am, I put the collar on and barked. It has been hanging in the broom closet ever since.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:26 PM

To come back to the Originator....
A message from Smaug isn't good enough....
We want mail from Lodi HERSELF....

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:31 PM

That was supposed to be "PARTY" not
"sarcastic" ^.o)

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:33 PM

Trying again

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:35 PM

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