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(The Dodo)   Sweet senior pup Sandy asks the shelter staff to tuck her in each night, which they gladly do, but she'd really love a forever home with her own family to tuck her in at night instead. Welcome to Woofday Wetnose Wednesday (w/video)   (thedodo.com) divider line
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2022-09-27 3:52:28 PM  

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Feeling any better?


A lot, a little bit of stamina issues but not really sick so I got that going for me
 
2022-09-27 4:04:25 PM  

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Feeling any better?

A lot, a little bit of stamina issues but not really sick so I got that going for me


Hope you don't get the post-Covid fatigue like my son did.
 
2022-09-27 4:07:14 PM  

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Feeling any better?

A lot, a little bit of stamina issues but not really sick so I got that going for me

Hope you don't get the post-Covid fatigue like my son did.


I certainly hope not
 
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I am As prepared as I am going to be for the hurricane.  Patio furniture is in the house.  Coolers are ready to be filled with stuff in the fridge so I don't have to open it.
 
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2022-09-27 6:01:47 PM  
Will be back later. Riverview Terrace and Legion Cottages are having a community BBQ.
 
2022-09-27 6:47:53 PM  

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I am As prepared as I am going to be for the hurricane.  Patio furniture is in the house.  Coolers are ready to be filled with stuff in the fridge so I don't have to open it.


I read that as "coolers in the fridge so I am ready to drink when I open them".  But then, you know me. 🍷
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.


nice!
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!


Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!

Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.


There is no limit to the amount of assholisum out there
 
2022-09-27 10:18:30 PM  

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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!

Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.

There is no limit to the amount of assholisum out there


I strongly suspect it was a non-tenant who stole the DVDs with the intent to sell them.  They didn't steal any of the VHS tapes, though, but of course those wouldn't be worth much nowadays
 
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Feeling any better?

A lot, a little bit of stamina issues but not really sick so I got that going for me


That's awesome, keep getting better!
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.


Nice spread! (He says as his dinner spins around in the microwave.)
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!

Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.


A-holes ruin everything >:-[
 
2022-09-27 11:19:20 PM  

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♥♥
 
2022-09-28 12:29:48 AM  
LOVE THAT DOGGY MORE RIGHT NAO
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!

Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.

There is no limit to the amount of assholisum out there

I strongly suspect it was a non-tenant who stole the DVDs with the intent to sell them.  They didn't steal any of the VHS tapes, though, but of course those wouldn't be worth much nowadays


This is a future TF thread in the making when you're secure. I'm sure you can get hook ups on lots of DVDs.
 
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2022-09-28 1:55:54 AM  
A bit of a threadjack, but 60 years ago today Oregon was hiat by the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day_Storm_of_1962 . I was 10 years old at the time. The storm was classified as an extratropical cyclone
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!

Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.

There is no limit to the amount of assholisum out there

I strongly suspect it was a non-tenant who stole the DVDs with the intent to sell them.  They didn't steal any of the VHS tapes, though, but of course those wouldn't be worth much nowadays


Any particular movies that got stolen that you miss and would like replaced?
 
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Weather was normal last night.  Hurricane hasn't come on shore yet.    We will get some wind (oh goody) and rain (it is OK, my yard will drain).  Oh great, looking at how much rain....Additional rainfall 10-15 inches, with locally higher amounts    I am not near the bay so storm surge is not an issue.  Just a lot of water.

I was able to get the dogs out to potty early this morning.
 
2022-09-28 9:19:49 AM  
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The Expo last Saturday was terrific. I got to meet Dan Parent from Archie Comics. While it is unusual for me to commission table sketches I could not resist and got this:
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Pepper was Josie's best friend until she started the Pussycats. Then, out of the blue, she vanished from all continuity until just recently. She was awesome.

Betty or Veronica?

No chance.

Pepper every time!
 
2022-09-28 9:22:26 AM  
I would adopt her. 18/10.
 
2022-09-28 9:36:31 AM  
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Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!
 
2022-09-28 9:55:43 AM  
My 2 new additions.  Went to look at 1 and they said that his brother was there also and they sleep together and stuff. So both got sprung from jail. 6 months old both 80+ pounds. I have trouble on my hands when they are not being cute.

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2022-09-28 9:59:41 AM  

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I am As prepared as I am going to be for the hurricane.  Patio furniture is in the house.  Coolers are ready to be filled with stuff in the fridge so I don't have to open it.


Good luck!  I hope everything goes smoothly for you.  You have done as well as you can to get through this safely.  My thoughts are with you all.
 
2022-09-28 10:00:03 AM  
Don't let the cuteness fool you. He's an asshole.


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2022-09-28 10:01:07 AM  

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Weather was normal last night.  Hurricane hasn't come on shore yet.    We will get some wind (oh goody) and rain (it is OK, my yard will drain).  Oh great, looking at how much rain....Additional rainfall 10-15 inches, with locally higher amounts    I am not near the bay so storm surge is not an issue.  Just a lot of water.

I was able to get the dogs out to potty early this morning.


Thanks for checking in. You're certainly calmer about this than I am!
 
2022-09-28 10:04:23 AM  

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Weather was normal last night.  Hurricane hasn't come on shore yet.    We will get some wind (oh goody) and rain (it is OK, my yard will drain).  Oh great, looking at how much rain....Additional rainfall 10-15 inches, with locally higher amounts    I am not near the bay so storm surge is not an issue.  Just a lot of water.

I was able to get the dogs out to potty early this morning.


Do you have sump pumps?  I heard that houses down that way don't have basements, but is there a way to keep water out of the house?
 
2022-09-28 10:06:30 AM  

ruetheday69: [Fark user image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!


No tips (it's been 30 years since I've had a dog), but thank you for fostering!
 
2022-09-28 10:33:52 AM  

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Weather was normal last night.  Hurricane hasn't come on shore yet.    We will get some wind (oh goody) and rain (it is OK, my yard will drain).  Oh great, looking at how much rain....Additional rainfall 10-15 inches, with locally higher amounts    I am not near the bay so storm surge is not an issue.  Just a lot of water.

I was able to get the dogs out to potty early this morning.

Do you have sump pumps?  I heard that houses down that way don't have basements, but is there a way to keep water out of the house?


If we had basements, there would be a constant pool in it.  No sump pumps.  I am NOT near any bodies of water, no storm surge, just rain.  and wind.     I am actually on a bit of a hill so water will be between my house and my neighbors houses and even with all the rain we've had, the ground (sand) will take it.   This might be more.

I was able to get Tootsie out to pee, dyson, well, he used the floor, whatever, I don't care.
 
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Your Zekes of the Week. Guest starring "Gizmo" my ex-wife's teacup Yorkie who I dogsat on Rosh Hashanah.
 
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So much food!  Burgers, foot long hot dogs, assorted fresh fruit, potato salad, macaroni salad, applesauce bread, brownies, assorted snack size bags of chips, deviled eggs, baked beans, a cooler full of soft drinks and bottled water, bite size  cupcakes and assorted cookies. Plus the usual BBQ condiments, sliced onions and tomatoes.

nice!

Those bare shelves behind the tables make me sad and angry, though. All the remaining DVDs had to be removed from the basemnt community room library and stored away because some jackhole stole more than  100 of them in less than a week.  They'll probably go back on the shelves once security cameras are installed in the basement, but I have no idea when that will be.

There is no limit to the amount of assholisum out there

I strongly suspect it was a non-tenant who stole the DVDs with the intent to sell them.  They didn't steal any of the VHS tapes, though, but of course those wouldn't be worth much nowadays

Any particular movies that got stolen that you miss and would like replaced?


No, I didn't nor don't. I'm just angry that some greedy thief did this. Most of the movies were donated by other residents from their own personal collections. You could check them out for free (There's a sign in/sign out notebook) and return them when you're done.
 
2022-09-28 10:51:54 AM  

ruetheday69: [Fark user image image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!


A few things, and apologies if you already know/do/tried these things:
For the treat thing, Juneau had issues (and still has issues) with hand feeding.  My sister was taught by a trainer to hold the treat in a closed fist until the dog sort of starts ignoring it. When she starts ignoring it, then give the treat.  It takes patience - Juneau would take many minutes at first to stop trying to pry my sister's fist open.  Then, after the dog gets used to the fist, when you offer the treat, if he lunges for it or nips for it, take it away and offer it again once he has settled.  Otherwise, it is helpful to offer a treat on an open palm so he can just take it instead of grabbing parts of the hand too.  It's an ongoing and long-term training process.
If the play with the other dogs gets a little too rowdy, break it up immediately.  I find with my dog, who has anxiety issues around other dogs, standing with her hips between my legs and scratching her throat and face and shoulders helps keep her contained but also distracted enough to calm down.  Also, I find that getting her to do the one trick she knows (shake a paw) helps her to focus and forget about being rowdy. Sometimes it takes finding the right thing that will break up rowdiness, and for me, a spray water bottle helps - it doesn't scare or hurt them, but they sure hate being sprayed.
Lastly, it can help with training if the dog is a little physically spent.  So playing with a ball or another toy for 15 minutes before going for a walk or treat training can help him focus more easily.

I hope you are able to help him learn appropriate behaviours so he can find his forever home.
 
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2022-09-28 10:56:15 AM  
I'm not 100% sure, but Arya may have decided she doesn't like her dog food anymore.  Not the first time she suddenly decided she wanted something different.  Mixing it up with another variety she is eating, which, oddly, is what she used to get that she just suddenly rejected a few years ago.  Here she is preventing my nephew from moving by napping on his foot.

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And here she is sunbathing in 90+ degree heat because of course she is.

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2022-09-28 11:21:55 AM  
Here's Cole. He had diarrhea over the weekend. We think it's because the girl gave him some fries from McDonald's, so no more salted food for him. He's getting back to normal, now. Sorry you have to look at my dumb face, too.

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2022-09-28 11:35:38 AM  

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Weather was normal last night.  Hurricane hasn't come on shore yet.    We will get some wind (oh goody) and rain (it is OK, my yard will drain).  Oh great, looking at how much rain....Additional rainfall 10-15 inches, with locally higher amounts    I am not near the bay so storm surge is not an issue.  Just a lot of water.

I was able to get the dogs out to potty early this morning.


♥♥
 
2022-09-28 12:01:22 PM  

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The Expo last Saturday was terrific. I got to meet Dan Parent from Archie Comics. While it is unusual for me to commission table sketches I could not resist and got this:
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Pepper was Josie's best friend until she started the Pussycats. Then, out of the blue, she vanished from all continuity until just recently. She was awesome.

Betty or Veronica?

No chance.

Pepper every time!


Sabrina the teenage witch
 
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Majestic Luna
 
2022-09-28 12:28:11 PM  
Awww
My sandy says hi
 
2022-09-28 12:53:41 PM  

ruetheday69: [Fark user image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!


♥♥

No suggestons from my end, but hopefully someone else in thread can help.
 
2022-09-28 1:06:34 PM  
CrankyAndi just posted on Facebook that the power is out.
 
2022-09-28 1:11:39 PM  

Myk-House of El: I'm not 100% sure, but Arya may have decided she doesn't like her dog food anymore.  Not the first time she suddenly decided she wanted something different.  Mixing it up with another variety she is eating, which, oddly, is what she used to get that she just suddenly rejected a few years ago.  Here she is preventing my nephew from moving by napping on his foot.

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And here she is sunbathing in 90+ degree heat because of course she is.

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My husky lady does the same thing. I looked into it and husky experts recommend switching back and forth and between different brands. Keeps them happy about food and prevents buildup of any kind of ingredient a certain brand might use across different types.
 
2022-09-28 1:14:47 PM  

Joxertheflighty: ruetheday69: [Fark user image image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!

A few things, and apologies if you already know/do/tried these things:
For the treat thing, Juneau had issues (and still has issues) with hand feeding.  My sister was taught by a trainer to hold the treat in a closed fist until the dog sort of starts ignoring it. When she starts ignoring it, then give the treat.  It takes patience - Juneau would take many minutes at first to stop trying to pry my sister's fist open.  Then, after the dog gets used to the fist, when you offer the treat, if he lunges for it or nips for it, take it away and offer it again once he has settled.  Otherwise, it is helpful to offer a treat on an open palm so he can just take it instead of grabbing parts of the hand too.  It's an ongoing and long-term training process.
If the play with the other dogs gets a little too rowdy, break it up immediately.  I find with my dog, who has anxiety issues around other dogs, standing with her hips between my legs and scratching her throat and face and shoulders helps keep her contained but also distracted enough to calm down.  Also, I find that getting her to do the one trick she knows (shake a paw) helps her to focus and forget about being rowdy. Sometimes it takes finding the right thing that will break up rowdiness, and for me, a spray water bottle helps - it doesn't scare or hurt them, but they sure hate being sprayed.
Lastly, it can help with training if the dog is a little physically spent.  So playing with a ball or another toy for 15 minutes before going for a walk or treat training can help him focus more easily.

I hope you are able to help him learn appropriate behaviours so he can find his forever home.


Great advice especially the closed fist treat tip. I will try tiring him out before walks and see if that helps. Been breaking fights up and putting a bite guard on him and he will start playing again but get sulky because he cant bite lol.
 
2022-09-28 1:19:08 PM  

lostindenver: My 2 new additions.  Went to look at 1 and they said that his brother was there also and they sleep together and stuff. So both got sprung from jail. 6 months old both 80+ pounds. I have trouble on my hands when they are not being cute.

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♥♥♥♥
 
2022-09-28 1:36:47 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Don't let the cuteness fool you. He's an asshole.


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2022-09-28 1:38:16 PM  

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Your Zekes of the Week. Guest starring "Gizmo" my ex-wife's teacup Yorkie who I dogsat on Rosh Hashanah.


♥♥♥
 
2022-09-28 1:39:12 PM  

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2022-09-28 1:45:28 PM  

Myk-House of El: I'm not 100% sure, but Arya may have decided she doesn't like her dog food anymore.  Not the first time she suddenly decided she wanted something different.  Mixing it up with another variety she is eating, which, oddly, is what she used to get that she just suddenly rejected a few years ago.  Here she is preventing my nephew from moving by napping on his foot.

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And here she is sunbathing in 90+ degree heat because of course she is.

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2022-09-28 1:49:28 PM  

funzyr: Here's Cole. He had diarrhea over the weekend. We think it's because the girl gave him some fries from McDonald's, so no more salted food for him. He's getting back to normal, now. Sorry you have to look at my dumb face, too.

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Hope Cole feels better soon!
 
2022-09-28 1:51:12 PM  

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2022-09-28 1:59:03 PM  

ruetheday69: Joxertheflighty: ruetheday69: [Fark user image image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!

A few things, and apologies if you already know/do/tried these things:
For the treat thing, Juneau had issues (and still has issues) with hand feeding.  My sister was taught by a trainer to hold the treat in a closed fist until the dog sort of starts ignoring it. When she starts ignoring it, then give the treat.  It takes patience - Juneau would take many minutes at first to stop trying to pry my sister's fist open.  Then, after the dog gets used to the fist, when you offer the treat, if he lunges for it or nips for it, take it away and offer it again once he has settled.  Otherwise, it is helpful to offer a treat on an open palm so he can just take it instead of grabbing parts of the hand too.  It's an ongoing and long-term training process.
If the play with the other dogs gets a little too rowdy, break it up immediately.  I find with my dog, who has anxiety issues around other dogs, standing with her hips between my legs and scratching her throat and face and shoulders helps keep her contained but also distracted enough to calm down.  Also, I find that getting her to do the one trick she knows (shake a paw) helps her to focus and forget about being rowdy. Sometimes it takes finding the right thing that will break up rowdiness, and for me, a spray water bottle helps - it doesn't scare or hurt them, but they sure hate being sprayed.
Lastly, it can help with training if the dog is a little physically spent.  So playing with a ball or another toy for 15 minutes before going for a walk or treat training can help him focus more easily.

I hope you are able to help him learn appropriate behaviours so he can find his forever home.

Great advice especially the closed fist treat tip. I will try tiring him out before walks and see if that helps. Been breaking fights up and putting a bite guard on him and he will start playing again but get sulky because he cant bite lol.


Poor guy.  My Rowena has been a lot of work to get her to understand good vs. bad behaviours.  And it's ongoing. I've had her since she was 7 weeks, and she's 5 years d now, and there are still things we are working on.  But setting up good and healthy boundaries, rules, and routines for the dogs and standing by them is the best path to success.
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2022-09-28 2:08:56 PM  

Joxertheflighty: ruetheday69: Joxertheflighty: ruetheday69: [Fark user image image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!

A few things, and apologies if you already know/do/tried these things:
For the treat thing, Juneau had issues (and still has issues) with hand feeding.  My sister was taught by a trainer to hold the treat in a closed fist until the dog sort of starts ignoring it. When she starts ignoring it, then give the treat.  It takes patience - Juneau would take many minutes at first to stop trying to pry my sister's fist open.  Then, after the dog gets used to the fist, when you offer the treat, if he lunges for it or nips for it, take it away and offer it again once he has settled.  Otherwise, it is helpful to offer a treat on an open palm so he can just take it instead of grabbing parts of the hand too.  It's an ongoing and long-term training process.
If the play with the other dogs gets a little too rowdy, break it up immediately.  I find with my dog, who has anxiety issues around other dogs, standing with her hips between my legs and scratching her throat and face and shoulders helps keep her contained but also distracted enough to calm down. ...


♥♥♥
 
2022-09-28 2:59:22 PM  

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Starting the new year off with a mitzvah! Mazel Tov!
 
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Bathia_Mapes: Caturdayer akimbotoo sent me this flaxseed hot pack and two sleeves that she made in the colors of my choice. The were in that pretty box too.

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What a great gift from such a sweet person!
 
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2022-09-28 8:35:23 PM  
I thought we were done with this dam storm.  Then another gust of wind hits and disturbs Tootsie.  I am going to have to check my roof in the morning.  Straight line winds.    And part of the neighborhood has power but not my part.

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Charlie Brown says no more TF.  We thank you that keeps doing it.  It is just not needed and it makes me feel weird.
 
2022-09-28 9:01:55 PM  
We are in Tallahassee.  We are safe.  We have space for evacuees.

Call the carQuest Auto parts on orange ave. ask for roger.
 
2022-09-28 9:14:15 PM  

CrankyAndi: I thought we were done with this dam storm.  Then another gust of wind hits and disturbs Tootsie.  I am going to have to check my roof in the morning.  Straight line winds.    And part of the neighborhood has power but not my part.

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((((((HUGS))))))
 
2022-09-28 9:16:36 PM  
The rain has begun.
 
2022-09-28 9:21:10 PM  

bongon247: The rain has begun.


The not rain has began.  Might be fall, falling, might be a car driving around.  Who knows?
 
2022-09-28 9:25:45 PM  
Who cares?  If you caturday, or dogday folks need a place.  You call carquest on orange ave in Tallahassee and ask for roger.
 
2022-09-28 9:53:37 PM  

CrankyAndi: I thought we were done with this dam storm.  Then another gust of wind hits and disturbs Tootsie.  I am going to have to check my roof in the morning.  Straight line winds.    And part of the neighborhood has power but not my part.

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It's BAD down in Ft Myers.
I hope you stay in the not so bad zone.  Seems like that will be the case....
 
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2022-09-28 11:19:59 PM  

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Hey, sleep is a verb, so...that's my story and I'm sticking with it!
 
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Save water: shower with a friend 😀
 
2022-09-29 12:42:20 AM  
100th comment, because why not?
 
2022-09-29 1:37:22 AM  

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Save water: shower with a friend 😀


or two! 😁
 
2022-09-29 7:13:19 AM  
Just watched a movie on Prime called Dog.  Highly recommended!
 
2022-09-29 7:13:50 AM  

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QUICK!  Grab the doggy shampoo and give ol' Rover a bath where he won't fight back!
 
2022-09-29 9:55:41 AM  

Joxertheflighty: ruetheday69: Joxertheflighty: ruetheday69: [Fark user image image 850x1133]Been fostering this guy (brown dog) for about a month now. Longer than I normally foster, but with shelter being stuffed full right now and dogs being held in pop up cages, I feel bad taking him back. He needs some work before he finds a forever home anyway.

He is about 18 months old. He isn't very well leash trained. He loves my dogs and loves to play but bites uncomfortably hard and can get a bit out of control during play. He does not attack or otherwise harass dogs, just during play time. Nips when getting hand fed. Chases the cats a little but is backing down when they make it clear they don't like that. He is also uncomfortably skinny and wants to eat constantly. Trying to at least ameliorate some of these issues before handing him back for the "Clear The Shelter" event we have having in October.

Any tips for any issues I'm having would be appreciated!

A few things, and apologies if you already know/do/tried these things:
For the treat thing, Juneau had issues (and still has issues) with hand feeding.  My sister was taught by a trainer to hold the treat in a closed fist until the dog sort of starts ignoring it. When she starts ignoring it, then give the treat.  It takes patience - Juneau would take many minutes at first to stop trying to pry my sister's fist open.  Then, after the dog gets used to the fist, when you offer the treat, if he lunges for it or nips for it, take it away and offer it again once he has settled.  Otherwise, it is helpful to offer a treat on an open palm so he can just take it instead of grabbing parts of the hand too.  It's an ongoing and long-term training process.
If the play with the other dogs gets a little too rowdy, break it up immediately.  I find with my dog, who has anxiety issues around other dogs, standing with her hips between my legs and scratching her throat and face and shoulders helps keep her contained but also distracted enough to calm down. ...


They are such dogs. How did they become such dogs?
 
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2022-09-29 11:37:56 AM  
It was awful last night.   The wind was well, windy.   I am missing shingles....needs to be replaced anyway.  And I got maybe 4 hours of sleep.  And did I mention NO POWER.  I have already cleared out garage fridge and freezer.  I've been thru the fridge in the house.  Tossed stuff.  I'll wait for power before I look in the freezer.
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I do not recommend hurricanes.

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2022-09-29 11:41:56 AM  

CrankyAndi: It was awful last night.   The wind was well, windy.   I am missing shingles....needs to be replaced anyway.  And I got maybe 4 hours of sleep.  And did I mention NO POWER.  I have already cleared out garage fridge and freezer.  I've been thru the fridge in the house.  Tossed stuff.  I'll wait for power before I look in the freezer.[Fark user image 425x566]

I do not recommend hurricanes.

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Good to hear from you.
Glad that you're faring pretty well.  I've had a busy morning and havent checked the news, but looks like the Ft.Myers area got seriously smashed.
Hope you get power restored quickly.
 
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I do not recommend hurricanes.

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Glad you're still with us.  Keep the freezers closed, the defrost will take longer, and even at fridge temps the perishables inside will last for a few days.
 
2022-09-29 1:33:31 PM  

CrankyAndi: It was awful last night.   The wind was well, windy.   I am missing shingles....needs to be replaced anyway.  And I got maybe 4 hours of sleep.  And did I mention NO POWER.  I have already cleared out garage fridge and freezer.  I've been thru the fridge in the house.  Tossed stuff.  I'll wait for power before I look in the freezer.[Fark user image 425x566]

I do not recommend hurricanes.

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((((((HUGS))))))
 
2022-09-29 2:18:14 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: CrankyAndi: It was awful last night.   The wind was well, windy.   I am missing shingles....needs to be replaced anyway.  And I got maybe 4 hours of sleep.  And did I mention NO POWER.  I have already cleared out garage fridge and freezer.  I've been thru the fridge in the house.  Tossed stuff.  I'll wait for power before I look in the freezer.[Fark user image 425x566]

I do not recommend hurricanes.

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Glad you're still with us.  Keep the freezers closed, the defrost will take longer, and even at fridge temps the perishables inside will last for a few days.


This!  Power outages were common at my property, the longest being 16 hours on the coldest day and night of the year 🥶. My wood stove kept the trailer plenty warm and I kept the fridge and freezer doors both shut until the power came back on and everything was fine, even with the trailer at 74°f (and the fridge/freezer was less than 30' at most from the wood stove).  According to the power company, freezer contents will stay frozen 48 hours if door is kept shut, fridge contents 8-10, again keeping door shut as much as possible.

/ Took a WEEK to unfreeze my pipes under the trailer since no power, no working heat tape 😡. I was incredibly lucky pipes didn't break.
 
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2022-09-29 3:00:21 PM  

funzyr: Here's Cole. He had diarrhea over the weekend. We think it's because the girl gave him some fries from McDonald's, so no more salted food for him. He's getting back to normal, now. Sorry you have to look at my dumb face, too.

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Might be more the grease than the salt causing that issue...
though why not both.
But I've noticed with my puppers, greasy things can really mess up their digestive response in a very stinky way...
farts, sloppy poo, that sort of thing.
Anyway, hope it ceases to be an issue for the dude
 
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Yeah, that so sounds like me :D I have been known to say "yay, a 3 (or 4) day weekend where I can get absolutely nothing done!"
 
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Hey!  That looks like me on a Sunday morning!
 
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Bandit runners* are usually the worst, but I'll make an exception for this one :-)

* runners who run on a closed race course without entering the race
 
2022-09-29 10:43:03 PM  

CrankyAndi: It was awful last night.   The wind was well, windy.   I am missing shingles....needs to be replaced anyway.  And I got maybe 4 hours of sleep.  And did I mention NO POWER.  I have already cleared out garage fridge and freezer.  I've been thru the fridge in the house.  Tossed stuff.  I'll wait for power before I look in the freezer.[Fark user image 425x566]

I do not recommend hurricanes.

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So glad you and the fur kids are okay though!
 
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2022-09-30 6:45:48 AM  

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Bandit runners* are usually the worst, but I'll make an exception for this one :-)

* runners who run on a closed race course without entering the race


I can't even get up the gumption to run away when some asshat is following me home at night attempting to roll me.  You mean to tell me there are people that run so much they invade foot races?!
 
2022-09-30 9:05:01 AM  

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Bandit runners* are usually the worst, but I'll make an exception for this one :-)

* runners who run on a closed race course without entering the race

I can't even get up the gumption to run away when some asshat is following me home at night attempting to roll me.  You mean to tell me there are people that run so much they invade foot races?!


It's always locals who are used to running on part of the course. But they become "bandits" when they use race resources, like water stops and porta-potties.
 
2022-09-30 12:04:22 PM  
Going upickingtomatoes and other produce with DIL this afternoon. We're going to a farm located on Seavey Loop Road in Eugne, Oregon


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My DIL called to check the condition of the tomato field and was told they're still quite muddy from last night's rain. Walker + a muddy field is not a good fit, so DIL is going to pick me a variety of tomatoes, including heirlooms. Disappointed obviously, but it is what it is.
 
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