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by Annabelle
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Getting skinny....
Replies: 48
Views: 12716

We are sending Brittany hugs and kisses to you folks. I hope he has a really good time at home with your family and 'the girls"
by Annabelle
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acana/OriJen
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

We feed one of our dogs the Origen Adult and he likes it. Before switching to this brand, he would occasionally get ear infection and had doggy breath. After switching no ear infections and no doggy breath. (But still have to brush his teeth to keep the plaque down)
by Annabelle
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Eating Poop
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

We had to change our routine - we now have a parka, Sorrel boots and plenty of plastic bags handy by the back door to try and minimize the recycled dog food the in backyard. Just having all the stuff hand makes it easier to do a -20C
by Annabelle
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: We lost Hannah today
Replies: 44
Views: 9888

Brittany hugs are being sent to you from Ruby and Jack!
by Annabelle
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor guy!
Replies: 5
Views: 2193

Are you handy - can you sew? I made some for my dogs, but even so they don't get walked for more than 15 minutes when its super cold Here is a website that has instructions on how to make booties - I used fleece for mine. They are not perfect and do tend to come off if they go in deep snow or start ...
by Annabelle
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ski-jorring - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Fantastic info - I will definitely try to take someone with me to fit the dogs!
by Annabelle
Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ski-jorring - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

you really shouldn't have them pulling you by their collars They aren't - they have their regular $15 harnesses on! But I did check the local supply catalogue and the regular xback style is only $33 (not sure if it would fit Jack and Ruby as it is rated for 40-45 lbs and they are only 30-35.) That ...
by Annabelle
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ski-jorring - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

I just tugged his leash to correct. He can't drag me and Ruby (his mom) at the same time. I kept both their leashes really short since I didn't want a tangle of the three us, then have a fall and squish them :lol: They were running on either side just in front of me. His pace was kind of like his pa...
by Annabelle
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ski-jorring - sort of
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Ski-jorring - sort of

Yay - the weather forecast was finally right and it finally warmed up to 0C (32F) I was brave and tried taking both dogs cross-county skiing. We don't have the correct ski-joring stuff but made do with a retro belt from the 70's, their regular harnesses and flexis. There was more than the usual amou...
by Annabelle
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Buster Cube & Tricky Treats
Replies: 9
Views: 5113

What size did Tricky treat ball did you get?

Pet Supply House (in canada) has all their toys 20% off this month and they have the tricky treat balls
by Annabelle
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Buster Cube & Tricky Treats
Replies: 9
Views: 5113

Jack had the tug a jug with the real rope. The rope seemed to be so tightly wound that the rope was gone after 15 minutes of play. We still use it occasionally without the rope - just really big piece of treats that are hard to come out.
by Annabelle
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Unremitting Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 5688

I like the heat since we get to +30C in the summer too. But I don't think I could ever permanently move south - TOO many big bugs that don't get killed off by the cold. And I would miss the sun going down at 9:00-9:30pm in the summer. But I Love to Visit the tropical areas! (went to beautiful Maui l...
by Annabelle
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brittany DNA Study UC Davis
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Took us a couple months to get it, but we got our kits - now just have to send them back :D
by Annabelle
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Unremitting Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 5688

The Unremitting Cold

Well we have been enduring temperatures of -30C (-42C with the windchill) for the last 4-5 weeks. We had 2 nice (-20C) on the weekend when we got out for longer walks but that's it!! The dogs are a little stir crazy from being inside so we set up our own version of agility - from couch to couch to f...
by Annabelle
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Won't come in the house when called!
Replies: 11
Views: 6673

This is common occurence in our house. Last year it got bad enough that I had to take him out with a leash into the fenced back yard, so I could get him back inside before going to work (too fast to catch for sure). After about 4 weeks of this, he kind of got back in the routine again of coming in i...