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  1. Our pups wear the Lupine Roman style harness. (Actually, they have the whole, matching collar/harness/leash sets because they hooked me with a Black Friday offer last year!) I believe they still offer the “replaced if broken or chewed- ever” guarantee, though we have never had to use it.
  2. Thunderstorms, potential flash flooding, and a chance of a tornado. Not what I would call ideal ToT weather!
  3. Poor pup! I hope the vet gets to her soon! How terrible that they can’t just explain to us what’s wrong when they are in pain! 🤗
  4. Last week I had one that was very scary, bordering on nightmare. I had gone out the back door of a restaurant, trying to hide from the owner because I had somehow broken the chocolate soft-serve machine. I was in an alley with a bunch of dumpsters, when a zombie leaped out from behind one of the dumpsters and landed on my back. I tried to run and scream for help, but the zombie held on and I was dragging him with me. I woke up to find that I was on my stomach, and my dog had jumped up on the bed and was lying with his chin resting across the back of my neck. 😂 The zombie was obviously my dog, but me breaking the soft serve machine? No clue about the meaning of that!
  5. Ugh! Your niece sounds like a real stinker! Could you grit your teeth and be the one who “buys” the horse from her (I'm feeling snarky for you, so I might deduct quite a bit in “time and transport fees” from the sale.) Make sure that you both have copies of the receipt for the transaction, since she sounds like the type who would try to reclaim this gift some time in the future when the money has been squandered, and she realizes what she has lost. You could also send the hive after her! I’m sure we could give her plenty of good advice about how to behave when given such a generous gift! 😉
  6. I’m pretty sure that if you are in the city I think you are in, the sticker is for a custom skateboard shop that opened recently. Mystery solved?
  7. Is it possible that she ate something she wasn’t supposed to (chocolate, perhaps?) while your company was there? Many people-especially children- are unaware of the foods that are off limits for dogs, and believe they are being nice by “sharing.” I would ask for lab work just to be on the safe side. If she did ingest something toxic, you need to know how her liver and kidneys are handling it. If lab work is all normal, then it sounds like what our family refers to as “sheltie tummy” : digestive upset as a result of stress, so no big deal. I’d also keep an eye on how much she is keeping down. If she isn’t keeping anything at all down, and is only having little spurts of liquid poop, I would want to rule out a blockage of some sort. But take all this with multiple grains of salt! I always, always err on the side of caution with my pups. Hope she is feeling better soon!
  8. Oh! I forgot the rule about having to post photos when a new pet is announced! 😆
  9. And I couldn’t be happier about failing! 😁 I haven’t had a puppy in the house in ten years, and I’m loving every minute of it. My last puppy was a tiny little sheltie, so not much of a chewer. This one is a lab/ border collie mix, so she chews around the clock! We have plenty of Kong, Nylabone, etc...chew toys, but I was thinking about getting her a few edible chews. Any suggestions for bully stick brands? Or maybe the Himalayan cheese chews? Good experiences with these items? Bad ones? It has been so long since I have had to buy something for a puppy! Help me fill up my Chewy cart, y'all!
  10. Thank you! Dd has a birthday coming up, and I need to put together a couple of little surprises for her to open. Surely I’ll find something good on this list! (The big birthday gift is that she and her father have tickets to the Jane Goodall lecture this month in D.C.!)
  11. This is my current foster. Her name is Mercy and she is a lab/border collie mix. I’m holding out for an agility or freestyle or other competitive home. At 4.5 months, she knows 16 commands, and is working with my dd on basic freestyle moves. So if any of you are looking for a new sport/ competition partner, and want to help a fellow boardie NOT become a foster failure twice in a row...
  12. I'm in the same boat with my dd. The best way I know of to describe it is that she was born an “old soul.” From early childhood, she was a deep thInker, and never went through a ditzy girl phase or a bratty/ rebellious phase. I was just blessed with the world's easiest child! Even teaching co-op classes to other homeschoolers, (I guess I expected more from them for whatever reason) I was often left shaking my head at the poor behavior.
  13. Awwwww! What a handsome boy! Seniors are such wonderful dogs. We adopted an eleven year old sheltie many years ago, and she was the sweetest, most well-behaved dog in our pack!
  14. Paint Your Wagon, probably because I had such fun playing in the pit for that one one summer during high school. (That's where my user name came from.) I also love Camelot.
  15. I’m so sorry for your loss! The world would be a much nicer place if there were no ticks or mosquitos!
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