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by mkilcz
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which do you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 4245

Re: Which do you do?

If the dog in question remains in a lying down position, I will generally step over him. Rocket is most likely to remain lying down. However, Jack usually jumps up as soon as he sees me coming. He can't bear not knowing what I'm about to do next. He is my shadow dog.
by mkilcz
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Uh oh.. is the honeymoon over?
Replies: 23
Views: 14513

Re: Uh oh.. is the honeymoon over?

Our previous dog, Rebel was 2 years old when our first child was born. We got her as an 8 week old pup, and she had been the big center of our attention right up until we became parents. Rebel reacted in a somewhat similar way to having a new baby around. Although she NEVER hurt any of our kids when...
by mkilcz
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Now I know why she smiles....
Replies: 9
Views: 2791

Re: Now I know why she smiles....

Love it! That is just too funny!
by mkilcz
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Angry and embarrassed rant
Replies: 15
Views: 11406

Re: Angry and embarrassed rant

I can really appreciate your situation, and over the years I have been down this road many times myself. We have a large field/wetland area behind our house where I run the dogs. Generally, Rocket is off-leash with an e-collar and Jack is on a long lead. Whenever I spot another dog and owner approac...
by mkilcz
Fri May 22, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Breeds
Topic: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH
Replies: 27
Views: 13237

Re: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH

Hmmm. I'm not convinced that a call to Animal Control isn't in order. I had two thoughts on this approach... 1.) calling them and asking how they would suggest handling the situation or 2) calling the next time the dog is on the loose and having them pay a visit to your neighbor (or leave a note on ...
by mkilcz
Fri May 22, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions on what to do with oldest blind dog
Replies: 12
Views: 4099

Re: Suggestions on what to do with oldest blind dog

Years ago we had neighbors who travelled periodically and I would dog sit for them. It was a great arrangement! The dog was happy and comfortable in his own space and familiar surroundings. I'd check in with him throughout the day for food/water and potty breaks. Then in the evenings, when things we...
by mkilcz
Fri May 15, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: We are so sad!
Replies: 23
Views: 6296

Re: We are so sad!

I'll add my voice to the many others who have responded and express my sadness for your loss. It sounds like Freckles was a wonderful dog. Eventually the pain will ease. Take your time in deciding what the next step is. Some people need time to mourn the loss of a beloved pet, while others feel a st...
by mkilcz
Fri May 15, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WARNING: Do Not Leave Children with Dogs Unattended
Replies: 6
Views: 4056

Re: WARNING: Do Not Leave Children with Dogs Unattended

Oh, the indignities a dog must bear! Rocket never got drawn on, but on many occasions he was the unwitting guest of honor at my daughter's tea parties. Too funny!
by mkilcz
Mon May 11, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Wesley Snapped !!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5062

Re: Wesley Snapped !!!!

So, did Wesley know that something huge had changed??? Is he that smart???? I would have to say that Wesley probably is that smart, or at least he is aware and sensitive to changes going on that impact his routine and environment. Rocket mopes around like crazy whenever Steve travels, and it starts...
by mkilcz
Sat May 09, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Little Scout has journeyed on to the bridge ... and photos
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: Little Scout has journeyed on to the bridge ... and photos

I am so sorry to read your sad news. I know how painful it can be to lose a beloved animal... sometimes it just doesn't seem fair. The photoshow was a very touching remembrance, and brought me to tears. God bless.
by mkilcz
Sat May 09, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: New Food
Replies: 18
Views: 7416

Re: New Food

Thanks so much for the input! Honestly, I was surprised that their teeth were even an issue at the exam because I really try to stay on top of their oral hygiene. Our previous britt had some serious dental issues when she got older and I will do whatever it takes to prevent that from happening again...
by mkilcz
Sat May 09, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brittanys - the Gardener's Helper
Replies: 8
Views: 2972

Re: Brittanys - the Gardener's Helper

Rocket and Jack have no interest in gardening, but this does bring back memories of our first dog, Rebel. Years ago, when Rebel was a young pup, my husband decided to spruce things up a bit by planting bulbs along the fence line in the back yard. Steve went at it... working away, totally focused on ...
by mkilcz
Fri May 08, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: New Food
Replies: 18
Views: 7416

New Food

Rocket and Jack went to the vet today for their well-dog exams. Everything was fine, but both dogs have some slight tartar on their teeth, and the vet recommended that we supplement their food with Hills Prescription T/D dog food. This food somehow aids with reducing tartar and palque build-up by ge...
by mkilcz
Thu May 07, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: What one has....
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

Re: What one has....

The whole scenario sounds so much like what Jack and Rocket do. Jack loves toys and Rocket is decidedly uninterested UNLESS he notices that Jack has one. Then he will lie down, practically nose-to-nose with Jack, and just stare at him. If Jack moves away or changes position, Rocket follows him. It c...
by mkilcz
Wed May 06, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [Pics] Gabe.. what a crazy guy!
Replies: 9
Views: 5592

Re: [Pics] Gabe.. what a crazy guy!

What a beautiful boy! Loved seeing the pics. Is it really possible that he's nearly a month old already?