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That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

Lulu, that of gas, almost dying, running away and expressing anal glands (I won't link those threads) got into the trash today and feasted on kidney beans while I was at work. Imagine my welcome home.

I am not feeling love for her even though she is cute, harmless and utterly daft. She is only 3 and should live 15-17 years. Friends from NYC have recommended Prozac. I kind of thought it was rude they suggest I take it because of a dog, but no, they meant it for her.

It's not like I can marry her off, hope she'll go to a good university or even think she'll become potty trained. Yeah, yeah, I know a pet is for life, but those 2.5 kgs are driving me nuts.

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Old 30.11.2010, 23:51
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Re: That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

Kaspar, my cranky hamster. No love for me, he only wanted food. Kept me awake at night. Luckily, they only live 2-4 years. He died age 3+.
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Old 30.11.2010, 23:53
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Yep, I felt our dogs 'I'm missing my mistress' present squidge through my toes this morning as I blindly strolled into the lounge...nothing like an early a.m. wretch to focus the mind... if it was a warm pile it might not have been so bad, but cold, and I certainly dont remember feeding him so much either, and just what the hell causes it to look like a chocolate meringue ??

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Old 01.12.2010, 00:13
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OMG! I feel your pain. My two are fighting non-stop. I literally have to keep them separated. I've ordered Rescue online. It's a homeopathic treatment that calms them down. I can't wait for it to get here. I'm hoping they will chill out and be able to hang out together until the psychologist gets round to getting over here....
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That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

Problem with Prozac is that because dog metabolisms are so fast Lulu will probably need double the dose you would. We tried to give Lily Xanax. 0.25mg knocks me out. Lily was still buzzing along at a dose of 2mg.

I love my dog but she is a royal pain in the ass in the car. She's also chewed the back seat headrest. She carries my clothes around the house.. So I have to remember to put them away. Dog slobber on a cashmere sweater sort of sucks. So yeah, my dog drives me nuts at times.

Lots of kidney beans, eh? Ugly.
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Two weeks ago, it was farts that could be labelled WMD. A trip to the vet's and a week of pills that required cutting into half (thank Dog for that nifty pill cutter lent to us). Not forgetting one 3am trip out into the streets for an emergency poo.

Finally her tummy settled and poo was normal again. For almost a week.

Then this evening she threw up her dinner. Could be a result of munching on crunchy frozen stuff found in fields.

Still brings to my sleepy face dogpa's smelly underwear in the morning, no matter how deeply I bury them in the laundry basket.

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Dear J.L-P,

Sorry to read about your accident I hope your Lulu is feeling better...

I guess kidney beans are not the best to feed your dog... or leave at her reach, excuse, me, but I'm wondering how a little doggie can trash... your trash?

Dogs, like children, no matter what people say, are totally trainable, and education must start at home. Education, is the key to avoid these mishaps... if you don't believe me ask Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer.

Every dog is a little angel, and I really think dogs should go to nice, caring, and, responsible, owners... please take care of her.

Wish you (and your little 2.5 kg bundle of love) well.

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Old 01.12.2010, 01:12
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Re: That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

Toilet training Whiskey. The little mutt was out for an hour and did his business as soon as we got home. Also stepping on said business as soon as i get out of bed!

Luckily that is all over now. But still not fun in February!
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Old 01.12.2010, 05:34
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@ creativepink: Lulu is nuts, anyone that has had the pleasure of being in her company is shocked to discover I am not exaggerating one bit. She has adhd and is autistic (to describe her in human behavioral terms) and has 3 thoughts: "runaway", "food" and "cat". This is the dog that tries to jump in the toilet because she thinks "num, nums". Getting to those beans would have been impossible for anyone, 'cept her once she set her brain cell to it.

You see, I've another Chi that is exceptionally well-behaved and can learn anything within 3 treats; Lulu at 3 has not matured-out and never will.

ps. I just stepped in pee again, always fun at 0430!

(let's keep this thread light-hearted if possible)
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You see, I've another Chi that is exceptionally well-behaved and can learn anything within 3 treats; Lulu at 3 has not matured-out and never will.
She will eventually mature. Chihuahuas mature slowly. My older one is 6 and now she is such a calm soul. The problem is the 2.5 year old. She's doesn't stop. They just started fighting recently & I really don't know what to do with them, except pray my homeopathic treatment arrives soon & works. And that I can find a doggie psychiatrist soon. Hang in there! I have faith she'll eventually grow up.
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I knew I made the right choice getting a cat.
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Re: That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

This thread reminds me of this blog post. The author has 2 dogs - Simple Dog and Helper Dog.

Simple Dog:
She actually seemed to like throwing up. To the simple dog, throwing up was like some magical power that she never knew she possessed - the ability to create infinite food. I was less excited about the discovery because it turned my dog into a horrible, vomit-making perpetual motion machine. Whenever I heard her retch in the backseat, I had to pull over as quickly as possible to prevent her from reloading her stomach and starting the whole cycle over again.

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Dear J.L-P,

Sorry to read about your accident I hope your Lulu is feeling better...

I guess kidney beans are not the best to feed your dog... or leave at her reach, excuse, me, but I'm wondering how a little doggie can trash... your trash?

Dogs, like children, no matter what people say, are totally trainable, and education must start at home. Education, is the key to avoid these mishaps... if you don't believe me ask Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer.

Every dog is a little angel, and I really think dogs should go to nice, caring, and, responsible, owners... please take care of her.

Wish you (and your little 2.5 kg bundle of love) well.

Sincerely,

MBG, devoted dog lover.
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Re: That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

I know it sounds silly but check the protein percentage of the food that you are giving your dog, the only reason I mention this is that we have a retired ex racing greyhound- to make them go faster they stuff them full of high protein food.
He is now on less then 20% protein and he is nice and calm- any more than 25%+ he starts getting a bit hyper, fussy and nosey
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Aahhh - the depths of a dog's mind (or brain cell, singular - as you put it) are truly unfathomable

Chomping away on a year's worth of National Geographics, answering the telephone and doing a heavy breathing act into the receiver (we did get some rather disturbed parents calling us later to make sure that their kiddies' teacher was not some kind of abnormal paedophile.....), calmly working her way through a whole evening's christmas cookie baking and looking very angelic about the whole thing
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I am so glad that my cat is Garfield! Sleep, eat, sleep and eat more.
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My dog has the "gift" of determining the places to poop in that will cause me maximum amount of embarassment.

He has done it in an apotheke, the Zurich airport and good lordy, even the Credit Suisse bank in Paradeplatz - just to name a few. I always carry lots of poop bags and even wipes with me, when he's out with me. We can be happily trotting along anywhere and I'll suddenly feel a tension on the leash and he'll be in that "position" despite emptying his bowels before we went out.

I dont know how to explain the cause of that behaviour except that he gets a perverse satisfaction from seeing me cringe in embarassment.
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I'm sorry,I know it's embarassing, but a dog pooping in the bank. "I'd like to make a deposit" takes on a whole new meaning.

So I have to ask.... do kidney beans have the same effect in dogs as they do in humans?
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I woke up one mornning to have the ANGRIEST old man in the world bashing on my front door.

When I opened up, he threw his destroyed slippers at me, and told me he would take action if my dogs got into his yard again.

He went on to say that sheets were torn from the washing line, and his garden damaged.

I immediately defended my hounds insisting that they were contained within a surounding 6ft concrete and timber fence, and they were just pups. It would be impossible for them to get over this into his back yard.

to which he turned to walk away from me saying "What makes you think they went over the fence?"

I went to the back yard to find the MOTHER of all holes dug under my fence... the little buggers must have dug all night long to get out (they had a great time though).

Needless to say I went straight back over to the neighbour and appologised profusely insisting that I replace his damaged goods etc.

We concluded that as long as I could fix my yard to ensure that never happens again, that a new pair of slippers and a bottle of wine should call it even.

I purchased and pinned a steel mesh fence flat to the ground around the length of my yard to stop them digging again.... cost me a fortune.

Photo of the day attached. Harry was 3 months old..... and lucky to live to 4.


Looking back, it's still one of my favourite stories to tell....... so no matter how bad the little buggers are at the time. You will love them again eventually.
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Re: That D*mn Dog & Other Pet Frustrations

when worm medicine gave both of our dogs diarrhea. and they are not 2,5 kilo chihuahuas, their "presents" were probably that size.
cleaning those up about 5 times per day and a few times per night for a while was not fun, let me tell you. even though we let them out all the time, but still they managed to have accidents inbetween, as they had not mastered the toilet training yet. we were actually happy the day they only peed on the floor..(and luckily they're fine now)

Now they have a new hobby. wake up in the middle of the night, see their own reflection somewhere. let us know by barking at it loudly. And while a yap of a small dog can be annoying, the sound of our dogs barking in the middle of the night will give you heart attack.

whenever we decide to watch something on TV, the dogs will never, ever decide that this would be a good time for a nap. no, they will organize a loud wrestling match at the same time until we give up on tv. then they will sleep.

and of course, no matter on which side of the door the dog is, it's the wrong side.
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