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post #1601 of 4296 Old 03-06-2014, 01:05 PM
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I'm having dog problems. Sadie, our dachshund, had a lump removed from her tail last Friday. Even though she's wearing a cone, she's figured out a way to still lick and bite at the stitches...now they are loose and you can see a big open gap in her tail. So I had to take the afternoon off and will likely spend my entire afternoon at the vet office. Not sure if they make straight jackets for dogs ? ;)

On a lighter note, I'm scheduled to ride the big Hanno tonight in my Dressage lesson so I'm super stoked!

Did I mention that the snow is melting and it's supposed to be 73 degrees on Monday?
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post #1602 of 4296 Old 03-06-2014, 01:09 PM
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I'm having dog problems. Sadie, our dachshund, had a lump removed from her tail last Friday. Even though she's wearing a cone, she's figured out a way to still lick and bite at the stitches...now they are loose and you can see a big open gap in her tail. So I had to take the afternoon off and will likely spend my entire afternoon at the vet office. Not sure if they make straight jackets for dogs ? ;)

On a lighter note, I'm scheduled to ride the big Hanno tonight in my Dressage lesson so I'm super stoked!

Did I mention that the snow is melting and it's supposed to be 73 degrees on Monday?
Sorry about Sadie- but sounds like the weather and lesson have you looking forward to tonight and tomorrow! I am jealous. I want warm weather... and a Hano!!

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Got in an argument (kinda) with our across the street neighbor about Abby on Sunday. She keeps getting out of the yard, regardless of what we do. She was out on Sunday morning and as soon as I realized it, I went out to find her. The neighbor was on his front porch drinking coffee and started yelling at me across the street about how he's sick and tired of our dogs getting out and coming on his property (she's gotten into his yard twice and he doesn't have any animals) and tired of their barking at all hours of the day and night. I calmly and not impolitely let him know that we are trying our hardest to contain Abby and are not letting her out and into his yard on purpose, and that we have curbed the dogs' barking at night and in the mornings by not letting them out until 8am (the neighbors leave for work by 7:30am) and bringing them in after dark if they start barking (generally if it's after 8pm). Besides, our dogs only bark if someone is walking by the property. They are our security system. I understand he's frustrated about Abby getting out, but so are we. Anyway, after the incident, Robert got back from the store and was helping our next door neighbor catch his dogs, who had gotten out. The across the street neighbor came over to him and sincerely apologized for the way he had acted. So now, we have to keep Abby tied up with the leash clipped to her harness and collar to keep her from getting out. Luckily we have an appointment on April 15th to get her spayed (and Jasper neutered), so hopefully that will curb some of her wanderlust.
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At least you are trying to be neighborly, Drafty! We have neighbors who let their cats out all day, and those darn things are perpetually peeing on my front porch and digging up my garden :(
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Good that your neighbor came over and apologized Drafty. It's difficult when people start handing you a boatload of puckey over something you're trying your best to control. Hopefully the spaying will help calm her down some. Keeping those friendly lines of communication open is key to keeping the peace in my experience (and keeping frozen cookie dough around for a quick batch of tasty "apologies" works well too! LOL).
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We definitely try to be neighborly. Heck, Robert almost got bit trying to get the next door neighbor's dog back in their yard yesterday when he got out. At least Abby is friendly and if anything will just run home if approached by a stranger. And our dogs have been attacked twice by the same dogs while we've been out on walks because the people around the corner insist on leaving their gate standing wide open. At least we are trying to keep ours contained.

And did we call animal control when those dogs attacked us? Nope. But someone called animal control a couple of weeks ago and Abby got picked up AND the across the street neighbor threatened to call the police the next time she got in his yard (he leaves his gate open all day while he's gone).
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Good that your neighbor came over and apologized Drafty. It's difficult when people start handing you a boatload of puckey over something you're trying your best to control. Hopefully the spaying will help calm her down some. Keeping those friendly lines of communication open is key to keeping the peace in my experience (and keeping frozen cookie dough around for a quick batch of tasty "apologies" works well too! LOL).
I've made three batches of cookies for our neighbors in the past couple of months since she started getting out. I've given them to the next door neighbor (who loves our dogs and helps us fix the fence when she gets out), the across the street neighbor, and a neighbor around the corner who is a friend of ours and has put her up several times.
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I've made three batches of cookies for our neighbors in the past couple of months since she started getting out. I've given them to the next door neighbor (who loves our dogs and helps us fix the fence when she gets out), the across the street neighbor, and a neighbor around the corner who is a friend of ours and has put her up several times.
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Sounds like a good cycle. Dog gets out, run around after it, eat some cookies, dog gets out again, run around...just call it Redneck Weight Watchers Who needs to exercise when you've got critters running you all over creation?
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hahaha! Mmm, cookies...
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post #1610 of 4296 Old 03-07-2014, 04:13 PM
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I never make my neighbors cookies when my dog visits...

I feel like they are lucky to have her visit because she is so cute!
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