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by lkbri7
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 14918

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

These photos really made my day! Pippa has come so very far from the little ball of terror you took in. Bless you and the doggie siblings for showing her that life can be good! I am so grateful that these wonderful dogs can get the help they need because of caring people like you. Yay, Pippa, and Ya...
by lkbri7
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: socializing magnolia brits
Replies: 14
Views: 10699

Re: socializing magnolia brits

I am not nearly as knowledgeable as some of these folks, but my last long-term foster Sadie was also an extremely skittish dog, and much of what I learned here was very helpful. I hand-fed Sadie her kibble for many, many months, as it was a very long time before she felt comfortable with anything, i...
by lkbri7
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pippa update
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Re: Pippa update

This is such great news! Thank you so very much for helping Pippa (and Willow, and I'm sure many more whose names I don't know). I am learning so much from your postings and the replies, I know this will help me be a better foster when I'm ready for the next dog. Congratulations to all! LKL
by lkbri7
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: My precious boy gone to the bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 8719

Re: My precious boy gone to the bridge

I am so sorry for your loss. I can really empathize as we had to face that sad decision with our Sadie this past summer, and of course I miss her still. Time does help, though, as does remembering all the wonderful moments we've had with these gracious, beautiful, loving and supportive dogs. They al...
by lkbri7
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Goofy beahvior
Replies: 29
Views: 20797

Re: Goofy beahvior

While I never had a problem with water bowls (except for sloppy slurpers), our dear departed Sadie would not eat a single piece of kibble from any container the first few weeks she lived with us. The only way I could get her to eat at all was to sit next to the scary food dish and feed her by hand, ...
by lkbri7
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prayers Need
Replies: 219
Views: 202020

Re: Prayers Need

My prayers will join the others, Ron. A couple of years ago my brother-in-law was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He did lots of research, decided which option to use, and while he was in the recovery room his brother called to say he'd just gotten the same diagnosis! They are both 100% healthy now,...
by lkbri7
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Puppy playing too rough?
Replies: 13
Views: 13362

Re: Puppy playing too rough?

I'm glad the more knowledgeable folks checked in first, too. I'm certainly no expert, but do remember very clearly my first Brittany, Saul, (the reason I started rescue with ABR) and his puppyhood. He was crazy! At one point I walked him 10 hours in Santa Barbara, down to the ocean, up to the mounta...
by lkbri7
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: switching from puppy to adult food
Replies: 7
Views: 7004

Re: switching from puppy to adult food

Whenever I've switched foods for dogs of any age, I always start by putting a bit of the new food in with the old. Just a small amount at first, then gradually more and more until the switch is made. Usually about a week or 10 days is enough, and I've never had a big problem (that I've noticed!) dur...
by lkbri7
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Jeice hurt his neck
Replies: 6
Views: 6577

Re: Jeice hurt his neck

I've always used aloe leaves, sliced open the long way, for anything on myself or any of my dogs. I just cut a piece off at the stem, slice open and put the spread leaf, gooey side down, on the site that has a bite, scrape or something else. When I left Santa Barbara years ago, I potted up some piec...
by lkbri7
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Thundershirt for SA
Replies: 1
Views: 2945

Re: Thundershirt for SA

Yes, I found the Thundershirt was very helpful with my long-term foster Sadie. She was with us for three years, and was initially afraid of everything: bowls, doorways, noise, me... She never did get over her huge fear of thunderstorms, and the Benadryl my vet suggested didn't help either. However, ...
by lkbri7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt Blog
Replies: 68
Views: 44151

Re: Magnolia Britt Blog

Thank you so much for helping Pippa. I think she's made great progress in just a few days. Our dear departed "forever foster" Sadie came to us afraid of everything: bowls, doorways, noises, stairs, us! She did nothing but shake for the first two days, wouldn't even go outside at all. And she was 8 w...