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by mkilcz
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Ears
Replies: 7
Views: 5108

Re: Ears

I have the same situation that Cindy described... Jack (O & W) has naturally short ear hair, while Rocket's (L & W) gets very long if I don't keep it trimmed up. Rocket runs in the field a lot, so it can get matted and messy if I let it go. I I usually use a # 3 or #4 guard just to thin the fur out ...
by mkilcz
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New Brittany Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 7799

Re: New Brittany Owner

Regarding the matter of crating... we crated Rocket for a few months when we first got him. Eventually I started leaving him out while I ran short errands, and then kept gradually increasing the time alone. He hasn't been back in the crate for years at this point... Same story pretty much with Jack,...
by mkilcz
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The dryer? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 4507

Re: The dryer? Really?

britlover wrote:Did one of the dogs happen to smell like dryer sheets
Rocket LOVES dryer sheets! If he finds one that ended up on the laundry room floor for some reason, he'll sneak away and then rub his face all over it. Too funny!
by mkilcz
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: jenny's 8th birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Re: jenny's 8th birthday

AuntieMom wrote: Scout gives DH "the look" when he misses a bird
Sometimes its a good thing dogs can't talk, lol!
Glad Jenny had a good birthday :D
by mkilcz
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's up with that....?
Replies: 6
Views: 3789

What's up with that....?

For reasons unknown, this year Rocket has been taking ornaments off the tree and chewing them up. Not sure why... he's 10 years old and has never done this before. Yesterday I caught him red-handed with a candy cane. He gave me the guiltiest look, and then went slinking off. The tree is actually up ...
by mkilcz
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prayers/Positive thoughts needed for Ginger
Replies: 34
Views: 15565

Re: Prayers/Positive thoughts needed for Ginger

News like this is never easy... My thoughts are with you all. Hugs!
by mkilcz
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good Dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 4255

Good Dog?

So, now that we've turned the clocks back I can get the dogs out for a run once again before work. This morning, Rocket came face to face with a young doe as we came around a bend in the path. Rocket has a history of deer-chasing, so I was kind of surprised when I called him back, and he actually ca...
by mkilcz
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to tell a child?
Replies: 13
Views: 7882

Re: how to tell a child?

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news about Logan. My youngest child was 3 when our first brittany, Rebel, passed away. I would suggest keeping it very simple. Explain the situation, acknowledge feelings, offer comfort... Follow his lead. Children are pretty resiliant, and often accept things more easi...
by mkilcz
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holly - the PERFECT Overnight Guest
Replies: 9
Views: 6120

Re: Holly - the PERFECT Overnight Guest

Beautiful girl! In fact, she's a ringer for first Brittany, Rebel... I hope things work out! : )
by mkilcz
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Jill had a seizure - ANOTHER ONE! And another one!!
Replies: 47
Views: 27913

Re: Jill had a seizure - ANOTHER ONE!

Oh Cindy, so sorry for all your troubles. Why does everything have to happen all at the same time? I completely understand your concerns for Jill... hopefully the vet will be able to clarify things more, now that there hve been repeated episodes. I think the worst part about seizures is the unpredic...
by mkilcz
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: East Coast people
Replies: 11
Views: 7144

Re: East Coast people

We came through the storm pretty well here in Harford County, MD. Lots of trees down and still a lot ofpower outages, but I think we fared better than expected. Our power was out at home for about 20 very long hours and my work has no electricity, so I have the day off! School was supposed to start ...
by mkilcz
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Jack's Check Up
Replies: 9
Views: 5964

Re: Jack's Check Up

I'm happy to report that Jack had his dental procedure yesterday and came through with flying colors! We also have a new vet....After getting the estimate for Jack's work, I decided to get a 2nd opinion, and I'm glad I did. The new vet was great, and took so much time explaining everything to me. It...
by mkilcz
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: New addition
Replies: 40
Views: 20259

Re: New addition

Adorable puppy and great video clip! And just so you know, whatever Charm is saying must be important because Jack wanted in on the conversation too, lol. I was showing my son the video last night when he woke up from a sound sleep and started barking like crazy! Too funny!
by mkilcz
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Breeds
Topic: Hot in Virginia!
Replies: 4
Views: 7197

Re: Hot in Virginia!

Cindy wrote: opening my eyes to see about 5 of the ponies, who had come over the sand dunes, staring down at me!!
My sister lives in Temperanceville and I'm taking my daughter down for a visit in a couple of weeks (which will include a trip to Assateague). I hope we get so lucky!
by mkilcz
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Jack's Check Up
Replies: 9
Views: 5964

Jack's Check Up

Jack went to the vet yesterday for his annual check up, and it wasn't the greatest....for starters, he tested positive for erlichiosis and is now on doxycycline. Even worse, he has two teeth on the bottom that are loose and need to be pulled... front teeth too. I brush his teeth regularly, and the v...