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by mkilcz
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oldest Brittany???
Replies: 17
Views: 19728

Re: Oldest Brittany???

I can't top 17, but my inlaws' dog (Sparky) lived to be 15 and a half, and our Rebel made it to age 13.
by mkilcz
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking of getting a new dog
Replies: 32
Views: 13019

Re: Thinking of getting a new dog

I'm glad to hear that you're thinking about getting another dog! What happened with Leena was terribly sad and unexpected, but I can't imagine that it would prevent you from adopting another dog. I've had my share of bad moments too..... kids leaving the gate open, dogs climbing over the fence, dogs...
by mkilcz
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: One of those weeks
Replies: 17
Views: 4950

Re: One of those weeks

Auntiemom's words are beautiful and so very true. I feel the same. Thanks for saying it so eloquently.
by mkilcz
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leena 11/11/08-9/17/09 RIP
Replies: 67
Views: 15416

Re: Leena is lost :(

Oh Elizabeth, this is unimaginable, and I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
by mkilcz
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: DAVE, OH DAVE (MAJOR tissue alert)
Replies: 65
Views: 17460

Re: DAVE, OH DAVE (MAJOR tissue alert)

Dave leaves behind a great legacy and is an inspiration for us all. What a sad, sad loss....
by mkilcz
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: two other Britts in our neigborhood
Replies: 9
Views: 6688

Re: two other Britts in our neigborhood

There are two other Brittany owners that I know of in our development. The one guy has a pretty female pup, about a year old, and I often see them out walking in the neighborhood. Once I stopped him, but he wasn't real chatty, and didn't seem quite as impressed as I was by the fact that we BOTH had ...
by mkilcz
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: For those with hardwood/laminate floors.
Replies: 10
Views: 3828

Re: For those with hardwood/laminate floors.

We have laminate flooring in our kitchen and entryway. We've never had a problem in the kitchen, and the floor has held up very well. However, sometimes if a dog comes running downstairs really fast, he will miss the rug at the bottom of the steps and go sliding towards the door. Nobody has ever bee...
by mkilcz
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the sweetest thing your Brittany ever did?
Replies: 16
Views: 8599

Re: What is the sweetest thing your Brittany ever did?

When Jack first joined our family, he slept in the boys' room every night with the door closed. This was mostly because he liked to wake up early and start raising a ruckus with Rocket before the sun was even up. So, in an effort to maximize sleep time, the dogs were separated at night. I'm an early...
by mkilcz
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Things My Dogs have Eaten
Replies: 22
Views: 10593

Re: Things My Dogs have Eaten

What is it with Brittany's and toilet paper. My dog eats it like its a string of spaghetti! My old girl Rebel never would eat the toilet paper, but when we weren't home she would grab an end of it and run through the house leaving a TP trail in her wake. Its amazing how much toilet paper comes on o...
by mkilcz
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Things My Dogs have Eaten
Replies: 22
Views: 10593

Things My Dogs have Eaten

Reading Adele's response to the New Puppy post reminded me of all the interesting things our dogs have ingested (or otherwise destroyed) over the years. Rebel, our first Britt, got my husband's glasses, a remote control, a package of pork chops that were defrosting on the counter, a pair of high hee...
by mkilcz
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Animal Cruelty Case/A Warning
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Animal Cruelty Case/A Warning

Today on my local morning news I was greeted with the horrific story of a kitten that had been savagely abused, tortured, and then drowned. The kitten's owners were vacationing at the beach and had asked a neighbor's teen age son to tend the kitten while they were gone. At some point, the teen invit...
by mkilcz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Input, please!
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: Input, please!

I have to admit that at the time, my husband wasn't completely onboard with the idea of adding another dog to our crew either. Although he grew up having Brittanys and just loved Rocket to distraction, he felt that with a smaller house and three growing children, another dog might be too much. I got...
by mkilcz
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Input, please!
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: Input, please!

We got Rocket as a 6 month-old pup, and he was an only dog until Jack arrived (approximately 4 years later). Now, several things had changed in our circumstances since the time Rocket joined us....I had returned to working full-time, the kids had gotten older, and consequently Rocket was spending mo...
by mkilcz
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Huge Void
Replies: 15
Views: 6621

Re: Huge Void

I have also experienced the loss of a beloved pet and I know how much it hurts. I am so very sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you. As others have already said, this Board is a great place to find comfort and support.
by mkilcz
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Storm and Timber are Gone
Replies: 45
Views: 12097

Re: Storm and Timber are Gone

I just logged on for the first time since lunchtime yesterday. In reading the posts, I've gone from one emotional extreme to the other. (I will admit that I had to jump ahead to page 2 to find out their current status!). I'm so relieved that you found them safe and sound! I've been down this road a ...