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  1. 8 points
    We started off with Cato in a pen in the corner of the bedroom. 18 months later Tara joined us. and 6 months later, they are both on the bed. STILL don’t know quite how it happened... i THINK it was a mistake. Mr C was out on a late shift. I let the dogs onto the bed (as usual) for 15 mins before putting them into the pen. And then I fell asleep, by accident. And then Mr C came home and left them on the bed all night. The fool. and that was it. They’ve been in the big bed with us every night for the last 2 years.
  2. 6 points
    I am a failure......for years and years I have advocated "dogs not be allowed on the furniture and dogs have their own bed. But we have owned Boxers for over 30 years and one of them in the bed is like a third person......especially when they form the cross-bar of an *H* with hubby and me making the straight legs. Also have had a series of dogs with incontinence problems. Then along came Shorty G who happily, willingly and quietly slept through the night in a crate. So.....Boxers are allowed on the furniture when invited but it is OUR furniture. OK - they get invited a lot but do have a cushy warmed bed with pillow and blankie. Shorty G really has no interest in the furniture because our laps are his furniture and *I* was like a little kid sneaking him into bed and loving it and so he accomodates ME LOL! But he happily sleeps on a floor pad sometimes.
  3. 6 points
    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous bed your daddy made you Ellie! You are daddy’s girl for sure! both of ours sleep in the bed now! Missy wouldn’t at first, but she didn’t sleep in the crate either, she slept in her bed on the floor on my side. Took about a year for her to sleep on the bed, but now Missy takes up the majority of my side of the bed and I get about a quarter of the bed! If I try to get more space she kicks me hard, the little devil! Molly has slept on the bed beside her daddy from day one! The two of them snore like Crazy, they’re a good match!
  4. 6 points
    Mine have always slept in the bed Lol
  5. 6 points
    Oh yes I definitely need a new t-shirt! and this might be something for Tara??? https://www.cafepress.com/+hump_day_shih_tzu_mini_button,324757474
  6. 5 points
    Haha blame it all on him poor guy who is not here to defend himself lol my husband loves it that she is in our bed (secretly) we keep poking her to find the reset button because our puppy is broken LOL spoiled like none other we have had -
  7. 5 points
    Pip and Abby Tzu`s do like to snuggle up. Our Tzu knows when its bedtime at night before I do, 15 minutes before we go up he is in front of the stairs waiting to be picked up, ready to go to his bed.
  8. 5 points
    Hi Paola, what a great bed daddy made for Ellie, love it. How many babies do NOT sleep in our beds? My Tzu slept downstairs at first, but not for long. He was just to alone, was sad. Now he sleeps belly up in the big bed and is happy, and snores! On the Dutch forum many Tzu`s are in the big bed too, they crawl into your neck and armpit. It is rather an exeption when they are not. And imo if you feel it is good for your Ellie its is okay to do that. They are really just babies, like to be with their family so much. My Tzu follows me around all day, I just couldn`t say you are staying downstairs on your own to him, when we went to bed at night, that didn`t feel right at all.
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    This is Pepper(mint). He's staying with us for awhile until a permanent foster home opens up (I can't do long term fostering). We're trying to keep him out of boarding. Pepper's Mama died :-( He lived with a Boxer, Lab and Shih Tzu. So he walked in and made himself at home. A lap to sit in, regular yummy food, a family bed to sleep in as well as dog beds scattered all over the house. We had a slight issue the first couple of days - when he was on my lap and my dogs approached, he would growl. Seems that's usually standard operating procedure when a new foster comes in. "I found this Mama, she's nice, feeds me yummy food, gave me a bath and cleaned my infected ears, takes me for walks.....I'm moving in and taking over." I let him know we're not having that, there's enough of me to go around and he has been fine. He looks to me like a Schnauzer/Poodle mix?? He's 13, chubbos with chronic allergies. He's been put on Apoquel (which I know is controversial) that keeps him itch free. Lots of evidence of red paws, infected ears, red belly and chest. I have taken him to the vet where he's scheduled to have a complete dental, a complete ear treatment, removal of some growths, be chipped and anything else his little majesty needs. Not sure if he'll still be with me when those procedures are done but I've told the rescue I'll take him, pick him up and keep him overnight if needed. He WUVS his food! He weighs 22 lbs and would be better off taking off some of those lubs. I'm feeding him just a little more than 11 lb Shorty G. I know he would like to have more but he's not begging or being obnoxious between meals.
  11. 4 points
    It’s been one whole week since I’ve been at my forever home. Lacey Lou has laid down her ground rules and put me in my place a few times. Mummy was getting a bit worried she was being too rough with me but Lacey knew what she was doing because now I respect her space and leave her alone whilst she is sleeping. Shhhhh don’t tell her , but she can be a bit grumpy at times. Esme Grace has been lovely. She likes to play with me and I like to play lots with her. I run around after her and hang off her tail. She has to run away and jump on the sofa to stop me. No wonder Lacey laid down her ground rules because I know I can’t do that with her. We have all played together, but Lacey likes to play when she wants to, and I like to play all the time. Mummy is trying to get me to sleep in my puppy pen in the day, ready for when she goes back to work. Hmmmmm I’m not so happy about that, I can tell you. I cry like a big baby when I wake up and I realise she had put me in there. But Mums getting a bit clever for me. Because she’s let me sleep in it with the door open and I don’t mind that. I think she’s playing tricks on me. Aunties, i will let you know how sleeping in the puppy pen goes! Mummy did buy me a new bed , but it’s a little bit big and I’m not sure about it, so I’ve borrowed Esmes small bed. It has pink on it and I feel all snuggly in it because it feels like someone is holding me when I’m asleep in it. Oh and I like the big washy things that mum puts the dirty clothes in and they come out all wet and smelling clean. I like to stand and watch it going round and round.
  12. 4 points
    Neener neener neener.....*I* got to go play while you guys went to your la-dee-dah salon place. Have to show you this picture. Lulu was our small reverse brindle Boxer girl - she was blind but didn't care. She would take on any challenge. She weighed about 35 lbs and had a "puggy face" and our big male, Mack was about 80 lbs. One day Mack told me "Mom! There's a 200 lb gorilla in the living room and no one notices!!!"
  13. 4 points
    So glad to see you back, Jo! I've missed your blog, and the adventures of Cato and Tara. And Jasmine . . . I can smell puppy breath from here! @PipsMom -- Thrilled to hear such a good update from you, Crystal!
  14. 4 points
    @Summerangel Jasmine is a little sweetie. So gentle and sweet natured. Such a contrast to the thug that was a young Tara! haha! I confess that a large motive for getting pup3 was to save Cato's back from Tara's endless bouncing. This has worked fabulously (so far). As soon as T and J start their rumble, Cato picks up a chew and clambers up to somewhere safe (my lap) and settles down for a comfy chewy snooze. And a brush if one is available. Meanwhile chaos and mayhem reign through 3 rooms, with Tara and Jasmine going at it hammer and tongs. Delightful to watch. What is even funnier, is that Jasmine is faster, more agile and more dancerish than Tara. Bit of a shock to the system for Tara. She can't use her weight advantage, and bulldozer capacity, if Jasmine is dancing around just out of reach. Hilarious!
  15. 4 points
    how are you Crystal? And Pip? And Abby? And Mr PipsMom? I’m right as rain....thanks goodness for exercise I got this new program....FitMe. ..USA bought....It gives me much needed exercise hand, arm, core, legs. Thank God....it wears me out so I got to Along side of app for my speech....which I got to admit has helped me tremendously from a private speech therapist...... I started talking slowly at first now i’m Racing through it.....at first I was on every 4 weeks......just been given 6 weeks till she comes back! Yeppeeeee Pip and Abby are fine.......Mr. Pipsmom doing ok
  16. 4 points
    I lasted about 7 days before I let Dexter sleep in bed with me. He didn't like being in his crate at night and has been a good boy sleeping with me. He wakes me up with kisses when he needs to go potty at night, I am a pretty light sleeper so I get up a lot at night and take him out. He does most of his pooping at night, but just about always outside, just about.
  17. 4 points
    Washing cold puppy poop off your face, neck hands, nightie and cleaning off the puppy is not fun at 3AM. Mother Nature knows what she's doing making puppies SO cute........otherwise we'd give them to the gypsies. I used to tell my granddaughters that if they were naughty......"I'm going to give you to the gypsies!" One of them asked me "Nana, do gypsies really steal children? What's a gypsie?"
  18. 4 points
    Do you take him out for a *good* walk before bedtime? Sometimes if you just open the door or stand in the backyard, they do as little as possible. If walked, and stimulated by smells they will be more likely to have a good poop result. But yes.......he's just a baby and will need to be taken out during the night for potty. Many years ago I was fostering a 6 week old Boxer puppy - Romeo. I slept in the guest room with him on the bed (foolish on my part but he was just a beebee). In the middle of the night I was aware he'd moved down to the foot of the bed and then soon was back up nestled by my neck. I felt something wet on my face........Romeo had pooped on the foot of the bed, walked in it and then came up to tell me he was back
  19. 4 points
    Welcome, Hannah! I don't think what you're experiencing is out of the realm of normal for an 11 week old puppy. Sometimes they do poop a lot, and not on a convenient schedule. You're right to think about how much you're feeding. I wonder if making his 6:00 meal just a little smaller and giving him a little more earlier in the day might help? You could probably still give a small treat at bed time to make sure his little tummy doesn't go too long w/o food. Also, has he had any worming medication recently? IME that can make some puppies poop more for a week or two, and sometimes make it softer than normal.
  20. 4 points
    She’s been wearing the donut, but she’s been skiddish with noise for the last couple of months. Thank tou for the picture compliments. Your story was nice too! Luckily, she’s slept the last 2 nights (calm and no wind). Let’s go for 3 tonight lol and she gets donut off Thursday
  21. 4 points
    Meeshu`s dad, do you know people can have a Shih-Tzu virus? we all have it on Chatter Tzu, and on the Dutch Shih-Tzu forum as well, and I think you allready got it to.We love them our Tzu`s, so we spoil them, only in a good way of course. Love all your pics Meeshu, we are getting spoiled here to. Glad she only woke you up once! Good girl. She is a very pretty black and white Tzu.
  22. 4 points
    Still breezy last night, but only woke us once in the night! Lol. We tried tv when we went to bed and lit a lavender candle before bed. I think her neck donut is starting to bother her though. She was spayed last week and had an umbilical hernia fixed, so hopefully after she gets the donut off she’ll be on her way back to normal! Scent diffuser had been ordered too lol
  23. 4 points
    I think many, if not most, dogs tend to attach themselves more to one person than to another, and it can be especially obvious with lap dogs (much more so than, for example, a Lab or other big, goofy, friendly-to-everybody type). I think it hurts my husband's feelings sometimes that Yogi is 1000 percent my dog. I have suggested to him repeatedly that the remedy for that is for us to get another one. That's iffy, of course, because the other dog might end up being mine, too. But I'm still trying to get him to fall for it.
  24. 4 points
    I love that bed! Yogi has slept with us since he was old enough that I was relatively sure he wouldn't accidentally fall off the bed. I don't exactly remember how old that was, but. . a few months. I woke early this morning with him stretched out between me and DH, his head resting on my arm. So snuggly and cozy! But, a couple of things -- I really, really doubt she was soiling her crate on purpose. IME dogs just don't do things like that, and especially not such young puppies. At three months old she is still very, very much a baby and can't be expected to have much in the way of bowel or bladder control. My guess is that the crate was big enough that she didn't really see it as her den, or that she was simply too young to hold it all night, or that she was being fed a bit too late in the evening. The other thing is -- I'm a firm believer that all dogs should be crate trained, and should be kept familiar with crating throughout their lives. If she ever needs to stay at the vet's she'll be in what is essentially a large crate. If she ever injures herself and her activity needs to be limited she'll probably need to be crated some. So I really firmly believe in acclimating dogs to crates, even if they don't sleep in them or stay in them while you're gone.
  25. 4 points
    It's always sumthin.......said Gilda Radner.Big excitement around here. I'm caring for a neighbor's dog so have 3 troublemakers underfoot ? There has also been a tiny black kitten hanging around for a few days. I have noticed food out so I know neighbors are feeding it. It's been crying at night and I can hear it ? But I've been busy and didn't worry too much about the lil one.Yesterday it apparently wandered through our tiny courtyard and the visiting dog tore through the screen slider.........which left a nice big hole. Didn't hurt kitty. Yesterday I noticed it was hanging out under The Big Guy's truck on the spare tire mounted under there. That upped my worry as I was afraid it would get hit. Then last night I heard it crying again so went out with some dog food and coaxed it close. It only took about 15 minutes and 5 failed tries to grab him but I finally did. I quickly put him in a puppy crate in the garage with a blankie and covered the crate - put another small handful of dog kibble in there. He was quiet as a mouse. I switched him into a large crate this morning, fed him some chicken. After meowing bloody murder for a few minutes he was quiet when I covered the crate. I would foster him in a second but just can't with 3 dogs here.....so it's off to the shelter with "Ebony" this morning.....and The Big Guy is getting the screen repaired ?
  26. 3 points
    Hallo! Breakfast time! Empty plate! Squeaky pink piggy toy! On lap! Walk not b**h! Fun! Sniffy woods! which way? Squishy mud! Nora and Olive! Ball! Stick! Yummy burger!
  27. 3 points
    Cato, I love your relaxified look. It makes me feel calmer just looking at your picture.
  28. 3 points
    Hello Aunties! Mum waited til last night to tell me about our Spa Day, cos she knew I wouldn't be happy. She waited til I was all snuggly before my Brush, so It wasn’t too much of a shock. Here I am, all relaxified. Jasmine was washing my face earlier. She does a lot of that. I don’t mind a bit of face washing, but sometimes I have to tell her off, cos she does it too much. She is very very very licky. and this is another pic from last night when Mum stopped rubbing my chest. When she starts to slack I put up my paw and wave it at her. That is usually enough to get her rubbing again. Sometimes i have to wave both paws. That is when she isn’t paying proper attention. I have to keep reminding her. She pretends that her hand will wear out and drop off, but I know better. Her chest rubs are lovely. and this is me lying on my back, in bed. Tara and I sleep in the Big Bed with Mum and Dad, but a little while ago Mum bought these donut bed things. Mum likes them because we can use them as pillows, but I heard Dad say that he likes them because we take up less space and don’t push him out of bed. I think I shall stop using the donut in the winter though. It is much nicer snuggling up against Dad when it is cold. And sometimes I can wriggle right under the duvet. That is the best! Oh, and here I am after Lovely Mrs Groomer did her horrid buzzy thing all over me. I think I am more handsome with longer face fur, but Mum says I am always the most handsomest paw in the whole wide world, no matter how long my moustache and beard are.
  29. 3 points
    That is a FABULOUS pic @Marlene bless Jasmine, she was missing C & T all morning, and overjoyed to meet up with them again. Its just not the same without your pals...
  30. 3 points
    Mum: Such a long time since Cato, Tara and I have blogged. I've been busy, and last year kind of went in a blur. I had a rather unfortunate stomach upset that left me under the weather for months, and then... things drifted. Then I heard about the shootings at the Garlic Festival, and immediately logged on here to see how Marlene was, and suddenly I am missing you all, and your news, terribly! We have some news at this end too. A new pup. Jasmine. This is the photo we were sent, before we met her (she is a Pug cross) And I have been aware that without the blog, I am not getting as much delight out of Jasmine's youthful puppiness as I did with Tara. Fewer photos. Fewer recorded moments. So this is the first of more blog entries, I hope. Funny how fresh and new the world looks out of a pup's eyes. Jasmine flower buds
  31. 3 points
    Congratulations on your new Baby, Jo! Looking forward to all the new adventures with your trio! Jasmine will most surely keep Tara busy! Tummy issues are something I can relate to. Glad you're on the mend!
  32. 3 points
    We have all 5 with us on the bed. Dean and myself are not slender either and it's only a queen, not king. It gets tight but everyone finds their spot. Usually it's me crunched up into a quarter of a bed... Dean gets up at 3:45 am for work and you'd think they'd move over? No! But I love those snuggly faces!
  33. 3 points
    I only take him in our courtyard for now, he gets the rest but of his shots soon. I use a harness around his chest, I bought a collar originally but he kept pulling against it so I took it back and went to a harness. I didn't want him to hurt his little neck.
  34. 3 points
    Welcome! It takes awhile for these little ones train us! That being said.. I've had Tzus for 20 yrs and have learned that no Tzu under a year of age is trustworthy in the potty department. You have received some good advice so I will just leave it at that.
  35. 3 points
    I can't take him out for walks yet, because he's only had his second set of shots and our vet says he has to have all three sets + rabies shot before I can take him outside. He does, however, play pretty hard in the house with his brother and sister. He runs around, chases toys etc...we try to get him nice and tired before bed! I'm sorry, I had to laugh at your story because the same thing happened to me with my other shih-tzu, Moki. He sleeps in bed with us because we just couldn't crate train him and he pooped on the end of our bed one night and then walked up and laid on my head. I woke up to the smell Lol...it was awful! He had it in my hair, his hair etc...just gross. Gotta love them, though!
  36. 3 points
    Hello everyone. Just joined and look forward to learning lots of cool info here about our fur babies. Our doggy Meeshu is 8 months old and she’s scared of wind. Windy days and nights have her wildin out. Any ideas or things we can do to stop this. Her crate is connected to her pen and she has her favorite alpaca friend with her. Soft blankets. We just don’t know what to do. Usually when she is afraid of something we show it to her and she seems to be okay, but we can’t show her wind. We take her outside and she seems fine. She likes the wind in her face lol. Many help would be awesome. Thank you!
  37. 3 points
    We just ordered some calming chews for Max from chewy.com. I got the ones WITHOUT MELATONIN, cause I didn't want him sleepy , just a little less scared
  38. 3 points
    Haha - beware establishing a routine for a dog (though they thrive on it) they will make you stick to it! We are retired and I get up at 8. - Shorty G usually is up a few minutes before me but if I ignore him he will settle back down and sleep some more. But Sophie, the Boxer is immediately up and wanting breakfast and will not leave me alone. After I've fed them they don't care if I sleep until dinner time but of course once I'm up - I'm up :-/
  39. 3 points
    Glad the diffuser worked..........hopefully it will continue. Like I said before I pretty much thought it was going to be a waste of money but I was so wrong. We moved into a new house and before we moved we were getting up at 6 am every morning and so the paws got use to getting up early......once we moved and got settled in somewhat the hubby kept saying that we created monsters as they were like alarm clocks.......6 am every morning............... I plugged in the diffuser with lavender oil and now the time has change to 7 am and if we are lucky sometimes we make it to 7:30.
  40. 3 points
    I don’t want to count my chickens before they’ve all hatched, but last night we used the air diffuser with some lavender and little baby Meeshu slept all night. I’m in Jersey, so we had crazy winds from the weekend storm. Not a peep. She was passed out let’s see if it keeps up and thank you all for the help!!
  41. 3 points
    First of all, forgive me for not commenting on here for quite a time but as I have said my world is upside down. I do however, check the Forum frequently, as I have a small amount of time very early since I try to get up and have this free time to myself (usually around 4 AM). It is very brief and so I read posts but dont comment, again I apologize because you guys are important to me. As an update, my husband is doing well at the moment. He had a six week round of radiation (very hard on him) along with a daily chemo pill. Because the radiation was so hard on him, no side effects could be seen from the chemo pill (as in no vomiting or nausea in general as is usual with chemo). the Radiation weakened him to where he had difficulty standing and could only walk with a walker. That treatment ended right before Christmas and by now he is feeling a little stronger altho still on a walker. He will now start on a treatment course of the chemo pill for 5 days and then 23 days with nothing indefinitely or until MRI shows any change. This Glioblastoma is not curable so we just have to monitor those MRI's every 3 months and hope for the best. Every individual reacts differently to this disease. I am very grateful for every good day we have. Now, my reason for this post, Sassy Mae is giving me trouble with her potty habits. I totally understand that her world has turned upside down too since her Daddy is the center of her universe. He spends alot of time in his recliner with her snuggled with him. As long as we are both home, she is very regular/usual. But when we are both gone to the doctor OR since he has been feeling better he likes to sit outside when he can. I cant let them out because we have some strange little plant with tiny stickers growing in clumps in our yard the last few years. Gets in their hair and feet. Only our backyard is fine for pottying. Anyway, when we are gone or outside, she will go pee on a rug. Even if she just recently peed outside. We have hardwood/ceramic tile floors but lots of rugs, some small enough to fit washing machine but some are room size. So far, she is peeing on the washable ones but I fear I may miss a spot on the room sized ones and my house begin to smell. I dont have an abundance of time to clean. She has always been such an easy dog to have, potty training was basically non-existant, she just "was" from the time we got her at 3 months old. Never had an accident! I mean never! Willie was very difficult to train, it took me 9 months but it has always seemed that when he got it, he got it. Never an accident with him either. And so far, he still has not. I am not a believer that dogs do things things out of spite but Sassy Mae is a thinker, Willie is more of an "at the moment" dog. But it sure seems as if she is peeing on the rugs because she doesnt like that fact that dad is not home. Which leads to my question, what about pee pads? I have never been a fan, but does it work to use those when we are out of the house and then I take them out to potty when I am in the house? Or is that confusing?
  42. 3 points
    We live in a ranch so she’s basically just in another room. But every noise her head pops up and she looks lol. She’s silly. She is very happy! She’s been good this past week (although she did wake up 30 mins early today) lol. What she needs is to go to the groomer! What a stinky squishy face! Also, if anyone wants to follow her on insta it’s MeeshutheShihtzu !
  43. 3 points
    Sheila - I have not heard of using human pads, I thought the pads were supposed to have a smell to attract the dog to pee there? Paws - you’re right, nothing wrong with trying. I can at least put some out when we leave (or are outside) and hope for the best. And then outside pottying as usual when we are home. Jeannine - what lovely comforting words. But I especially was touched by “you still have a lot of time to make good memories”. That made me stop and think, and is very true. Thank you all!
  44. 3 points
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband, yall will definitely be in my prayers.as far as the pee pads , we use them .ours are human grade that are washable.we love them and can't imagine using anything else. It sounds like to me Sassy Mae is picking up on "daddy's sick and not feeling well" and this is her way to express her confusion. I think it will pass. Prayers
  45. 3 points
    Hey all ........I know I have been MIA but slowly trying to get back on schedule here. My new goal in life is to make life as simple and easy as possible and one company I came across is Chewy.com........... Every 5 weeks a box is delivered to my door of dog food and on occasion special treats. They sell just about everything you need. You order what you need and set up a schedule on auto shipping. The price on items that I purchase are less with Chewy then in the store.......have had no problems with items it self or shipping.......it is a good company to deal with. You are notified 3 days before your scheduled ship in case you need to add or delete anything from you order. ........... For those of you that remember I use to cook for my paws.......well no more. They all got together and went on strike and refused to eat home cooking. The funny part was they all refused together.........so over a lot of reading and careful consideration I found the perfect combination of home cooked (I could not quit completely) and store bought and now every one is back to being happy with their dinner again.
  46. 3 points
    I have used Chewy for many years and love it! We have a shipment coming this week, the girls get soooo excited when they see their chewy box! They also sell things besides food on there, have even bought some toys which have been great too! I know some food companies don’t sell on there since they were sold, I use Petflow to get those products and boy what a difference, their website makes you Really appreciate Chewy.. sure wish everyone would sell on Chewy again.. great to see you back Jeannie, so good to catch up with you and your pups!! Hugs to all!
  47. 3 points
    Be my luck that mine wouldn’t eat it!!! On the other hand finally I found dog food that do like.....,” Winalot” chicken & carrots
  48. 3 points
    Oh goodness - has she had a "donut" through this time? We can only be on "her side" for a few days" after that happens. The only ones who hate those neck collars/donuts worse than the pups are their Dad and Mom. I love the pic of her black and white fluffy self laying on your hairy leg.....in shorts. Many years ago I sent a picture to my brother living in NJ of us (in California) mowing the lawn on a sunny day. He retaliated w/a pic of him in his recliner eating popcorn, watching a FB game while it was snowing outside. - touche!
  49. 3 points
    IME and IMO punishing or dissuading a dog from growling is a very, very bad thing. Hugely bad. Awful. I've seen it backfire so many times, and of course more often than not the dog pays a huge price for it. Growling is one of a very limited number of ways a dog has of communicating that us stupid humans can understand (if we are diligent and smart enough to know we need to learn--most people are neither of those things). Growling can "say" all sorts of things, just like a tail wag can. A high, short tail wag is "saying" something totally different than a low, wide wag. And different growls "say" different things. It's fairly easy to learn dog language. You know you always hear of dog bites and the human says "there was no warning at all?" That's generally never true, but when it is IME it's almost always a dog who has been punished for communicating. Poor dogs. Too many humans take away all their means of communication and then the dog dies because it's been taught to stay silent. Never punish the growl. Instead "listen" to what it's saying and address that. IME and IMO, of course.
  50. 3 points
    Nothing I can say to help your pain.........Hugs to a special lady
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