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Posted By wesessiah,
Jun 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Cool dog mustache! Aussie shepherd? Glad he pulled through.
Shetland Sheep Dog, a cousin to the Aussie's.
A lady that works at our normal vet office raises & shows Aussies, she also does Nikko's grooming and boarding when we have to go away. He's normally about 6" hair but just got his summer buzz cut a few weeks ago.
The previous owner worked with a buddy of mine and got screwed into working out of town for the rest of the year. His wife said either she goes or the dog does since he wasnt home to take care of Bentley and she was basically raising their 1 year old son alone. One picture is all it took for me and I was in the truck going to get him. They didnt want to get rid of him, just kinda had to. I feel VERY lucky. They gave me his crate, vet records, collars, and all. He is now in training and doing much better daily. (Not that he was bad to begin with)
You got very lucky with that one. So did your new friend.
I once got called away for 6 months (army). Left my wife home with our 4 kids. Two teenagers and two little ones, and one dog. When I came home my wife greeted me with another dog. She said the first dog was very lonely with me being away so she got her a sister! That was a pound dog that lived to be 17. (Oh yes, my wife was working a 40 hr week then)
We've usually had two dogs as they are good company for each other. The dog we have now I got on a referral from the vet. First german shepherd and first female. The only thing she knew was off the couch The folks I got her from figured she would be better being an outside dog only - she gets pretty excited around people and other dogs but she's only 1.5 years old. Trying to teach her manners has been interesting but she's improving. Tried a training collar but it was defective - we tested it on ourselves and found it was inconsistent with corrections.
Beauty of a shepherd LG - keep at it, she'll come around!
Nice! Those look like huge Portulaca in the foreground???? Will you be putting a path down the middle?
Not a clue what they are rideau?
The flower garden is the Mrs's and not sure what she has planned
The garden across the road is doing well
Looks great. Don't know how you manage to grow that corn without fencing. Our coons would be all over it three - exactly three - days before we were ready to pick.
I won't even do corn. It seems to draw raccoons and bear in so much they destroy everything else.
Here is Jesse James. Black Lab. Just over 9 1/2. Diagnosed with cancer in February. Given 6 months to a year. Mrs. Flatbedford decided that that was unacceptable and took him for 6 radiation treatments. He also only eats good homemade food and takes all sorts of supplements. He runs, jumps, and plays like puppy now, but his nearly 10 year old hips and back legs seem to hurt him a bit now. The treatments were a small fortune, and vet bills have precluded a few other things recently, but he is part of the family.
The first twp pictures were taken at Dog Mountain in Saint Johnsbury, VT. http://www.dogmt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=4 . The third is in the back seat of the F250 on the way up.
Good for you. Some scoff at a vet bill like that, but you show me a person that jumps up and down in sheer joy when you come in the house, and I'll show you someone that loves you as much as a dog does.
I took down my game camera as all i was getting was coon pics and it wasnt that far away from the garden
I'll set one up at the garden when things start to bloom
5 minutes or 5 hours, the reaction, unconditional love, is the same. Both of my guys are insured through PetPlan, they have better insurance than most people I know
Keep going strong there, Jesse James! Dog mountain looks like my kinda place.
A German Shepherd is a very trainable and sociable dog; they only want to please you! She is young and being excitable is more than likely a result that she is starved for companionship with both dogs and people. When she does something that you do not like, a firm "NO" is all that is required, then within the the next minute reassure her that you still love her and that she is a good girl. This process may have to be repeated but it works. If she jumps up, a gentle knee in the chest with a firm "NO " works followed within the minute the assurance that you still love her. The Shepherd is a working breed with a large amount of energy. If you teach her to play fetch with a ball, that is a good way to burn off some of that energy and also she will see that this pleases you and pleasing you is something that she very much wants to do. If she is prone to wander, a fence is the only thing that will keep her home. Tying a Shepherd up will very often result in a mean dog.
She is a great looking girl and will give you years of joy and loyalty.
Sorry about that. I feel for you since I am going through something similar. Best wishes.
Is that a DOGO ?
Here is my daughters "guardian"...
115 pound American Bulldog 18 mos old and ADORES my girls
She has been improving ... would have been so much easier if we had gotten her as a younger pup She's on the larger end of the breed 27", she's not a pure bred (some lab), and definitely not a show dog as she's square on the hind end - hoping we can avoid hip problems until she's an old girl .
She gets at least one 2km walk along with shorter ones and sometimes off leash on the old logging roads nearby. The heat is helping when I have her off leash as I carry water and collapsible dish so when I call her to come she gets a drink! No walks prior to our getting her.
The fetch play has changed to try to get her in the lake - still not going past were she can touch but at least she's getting in the water now. I figure she's had some "water" issues before ... won't drink out of an ice cream pail outside but will out of a dish ... thinking she's had water thrown on her when she's been outside.
She get's tied up for short periods only and that's due to her visiting the neighbor's dog - Rosco didn't seem to mind but his "folks" were worried their little boy might get knocked down which I can appreciate. Trying to get a radio fence with the collar that can be used as a remote trainer (Innotek). Options are limited since we live in the "bush".
To Jessie James' family, feel your sadness... our lab was 12 when he got kidney failure. We figure he was one of the earliest dogs lost with the tainted dry dog food from China years ago. Problem was identified shortly after we lost our Sam... The dog who used to swim after his boy if he didn't take him in the boat with him
They're both adorable
Thanks to all for the good wishes for Jesse James.
Good for you.. I feel God watches what you do for your animals and you will be rewarded in the end,, keeping your health or what ever.. It's all good karma! We did Chinese medicine through a homeopathic vet through a phone consultation. Our Rotti had lymphoma cancer at 8 years of age..She lived another active 6 months .. Only shut down about 3 days prior to her passing... She would go for runs in the woods everyday, etc... So to me that gave her a good quality of life. We have fed a home made diet for over 25 years.. Our two oldest dogs our now 14 and 16 years of age.. I feel good that we make their food and know pretty much what they are eating...It's just something we wanted to do loving our animals and reading all the horror stories of what goes into dog food, and then feeding it to your best friend who loves you more then you know...I figure years ago there was no dog food, dogs got left overs and lived fine, plus they weren't eating the same thing over and over again.. Guess we are just big animal lovers and don't mind cooking for the other half of the family
Reminds me of a big white boxer we had when I was a kid. He wouldn't let any strangers near my mother while she was pregnant with my brother, then he wouldn't let strangers near my brother. You could leave him in the car with groceries and he wouldn't touch them.