SparkPeople MIXED MUTT DOG HOUSE Team Messageboard Join us in the doghouse celebrating our dogs of mixed lineage! Share PICS, chat and exercise TIPS for you and your mutt(s)! Share tips on living well with your precious mutt! SparkPeople MIXED MUTT DOG HOUSE Team Messageboard WEEKEND WOOF!! February 6-8 Let me just say how much I enjoyed y'all's responses from last weekend!! Our mutts are wonderful people with wonderful ways of expressing themselves! <BR> <BR> Has your mutt ever seen snow? does he or she like it, fear it, or is indifferent? <BR> <BR> Sassy saw it last year and seemed a bit indifferent, but she loved running on top of it since it had a nice ice crust! She was light enough to walk on top! She did chase the snowflakes and bark at them. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 22:46:28 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Maryalice-- Sassy considers everything food too! We have to keep it all out of her reach!! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt "talk" to you or is all of his or her communication done with body language? <BR> <BR> Sassy is a talker. She makes all kind of noises to let us know things. She really is a verbal dog. But, she is not above using her paws and other parts of her body to get our attention! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:31:59 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! January 23-25 Sorry I missed posting last weekend. I've had pneumonia! Finally starting to feel alive again. <BR> <BR> Are you super-vigilant about your mutt's health? Do you watch him or her cloesly for any signs of health problems? <BR> <BR> Yes! After Jack I watch Sassy probably too closely! But, I did notice her shaking her head alot and scratching her ear, so got her to the vet immediately. He said the one ear was slightly inflamed, but no sign of infection or wax build up! She isn't scra... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:57:43 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! January 9-11 It sure is cold around here! Does your mutt like to spend time out in the cold? <BR> <BR> Sassy is just a real homebody. She would rather be inside than anywhere! Jack used to love being out in the cold! He was more of an outdoors dog! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:36:35 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! January 2-4 Flu going around our house.... <BR> <BR> 1. Does your mutt try to care for you when you are sick? What does he or she do? <BR> 2. I know some would disagree that dogs even have feelings, but what does your mutt do when his or her feelings are hurt? <BR> 3. How does your mutt respond when you sneeze? <BR> <BR> 1. Sassy isn't sure how to handle it with both of us being sick.... she wants to play and can't understand why niether of us does and then when she realizes we are not go... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:58:36 EST January Chit Chat Cafe Here is our "chatting" site so we can share what is happening in our lives and make goals. Of course we have to include what is happening with our pets and other "beasties" that come into our lives. I stocked up on "critter food" yesterday for the deer, squirrels, birds, mice, etc. It got down below freezing last night, so we have a blanket of frost on the lawn. Haven't really made a list of resolutions, but both of us continue to struggle with our weight and our exercise abilities. Walk... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 07:54:36 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! December 26-29 Sorry I've been MIA. Loads of computer issues! I am able to blog and track using Internet Explorer, but it will not allow me to respond to threads and such. So, I go to Firefox which seems to give me alot of problems, especially at night when I have time to post! So, I've been kinda in Spark limbo!! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, hope all of you had a great Christmas and to make up for missed Woofs, this will be a multi-part question! <BR> <BR> 1. Did you give your mutt a Christmas gift? If so... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:34:42 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! December 13-14 Sorry this is so late! This has been a very rough weekend for me! <BR> <BR> What does your mutt think of jingle bells? Like bells on a collar? Or, any bells? doorbells, church bells, any bells? <BR> <BR> I learned that Sassy does not like bells on her collar! We found a pretty collar with 1 little bell on it and Hubby put it on her and she gave him this sidelong look as if how could he?!! So, he took it off. Then a friend gave her a new velvet collar with what looks like small sl... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:22:26 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! December 6-7 Is your mutt a killer? Has your mutt ever killed another living being? <BR> <BR> Oh! Sassy is a cold blooded killer! She obviously has hunting dog in her! She has killed several birds and a mole. All Jack ever killed were flies he caught and once a bee! Sassy is so cute, but viscious! Sat, 6 Dec 2014 18:08:16 EST December Chit Chat Cafe Hi again! Here is our site to leave a message or comment or share something with the group. If you are looking for a magazine to give someone as a Christmas present, I would recommend "Cesar's Way" over some of the other publications. It is edited by the dog trainer Cesar Mellan. This month is a special double issue. Some of the articles in the December issue are: How to find your special dog, adopting from a shelter, finding the right breeder, where not to buy, how to train your dog an... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:41:52 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! November 28-30 Did your mutt get any special treats for his or her Thanksgiving feast? <BR> <BR> Sassy got turkey and I'm sure my dad was slipping her ham, more turkey and probably stuffing too! She slept all day today after eating so much! Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:11:53 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! November 21-23 'Tis the season to be thankful... What are 3 reasons for which you are thankful for your mutt(s)? <BR> <BR> 1. She is so sweet and loving <BR> 2. She makes me laugh <BR> 3. I can't stand the house without a dog in it! Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:47:04 EST WEEKEND WOOF!! November 7-9 What does your mutt do after you feed her or him? Does he or she cuddle with you, go on their merry way, look for more food, other? <BR> <BR> Sassy immediately gets a toy. After she eats, it is play time! Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:33:03 EST November Chit Chat Cafe Hello again, group! Here is our November chatting site to speak your mind, comment on other postings, share your goals or setbacks, brag about your dogs and other animals. Funny story -- our son in California got talked into letting his son play the ping pong throw at the school fall festival. The kid managed to win three goldfish -- now the fish are in a fancy bowl with food and everything the pet store talked our son into buying to keep them alive. Of course the bowl has to be cleaned a... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:59:06 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! October 2 Not sure if I will get the weekend woof posted before I go out of town or not, so if not, be back on Monday! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the advice! I thought we would take Sassy to the adoption agency and let her visit with the other dogs and pick her own sibling! <BR> <BR> When it comes to dogs, what is your motto? What rule do you live by with your mutts? <BR> <BR> I believe in a house is not a home without a dog! That is my motto, but I also believe in being kind and asking permissio... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 14:54:04 EST October Chit Chat Cafe Morning Group -- Here is our discussion forum place to share what is happening with you and your pets. We are officially into the autumn season. Since we are on the desert for another month, we need to go to the mountains to see much change in vegetation. The dog gets his walks when it isn't too warm (going back into the 90s by the week-end). Thoughts go to pumpkins and gourds and bright leaves for decoration and comfort foods like stews, soups, breads, warm drinks. Add your thoughts reg... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:55:57 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! October 1 Been super busy. My apologies. I'll try to do better! <BR> <BR> We are considering a new pup. Any advice from those of you that have or have had more than 1 mutt at a time? <BR> <BR> The vet suggested we get a boy since girls tend to be very territorial. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:48:32 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! September 16 How often does your mutt go thru "stuff" e.g. toys, beds, collars, leashes, etc. <BR> <BR> Sassy goes thru toys like they cost nothing. She tears them apart to get the squeakers out and plays with the carcasses which look like rags. If I gave them to her, she would go thru 1 a day! But, we play with the rags until they are falling apart! She's only had 2 collars so far in her young life and 1 leash. She can go thru a rope toy in a day too! She's relatively low maintenance. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:07:16 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 15 I loved your responses to the silliest things your mutt does! Had to laugh about Buddy being surprised that he sinks in water! I love y'y'all's responses! Got alot on my mind lately and that is why I've been MIA! I'll try to do better! <BR> <BR> What is the furthest (farthest?) your mutt has traveled? <BR> <BR> Sassy has only gone about 60 to 65 miles from home in the car. I'd say Jack has gone a little further when we took him to NC State for his specialist appointment. But, neit... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:26:24 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! September 9 What is the silliest thing your mutt does that makes you love him or her even more? <BR> <BR> I'd have to say when she sort of stands on her head to try and bite my husband when they are playing. She puts the top of her head down and almost topples over, but it is so funny and so adorable! Of course I can't catch her doing it for the camera! Mon, 8 Sep 2014 21:09:28 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 8 Hello! Been busy. <BR> <BR> Are you able to wear your mutt out? (question supplied by BIGPAWSUP) <BR> <BR> Nope! Sassy is still very much a puppy and she only slows down when she is ready! She goes to bed playing, wakes up playing and plays all day! She will play with a toy for the longest time after we all go to bed and when SHE is finally tired she will snuggle up against me and go to sleep! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:51:38 EST September Chit Chat Cafe Hello Group (especially our new members)! This is the month's team forum spot to post your progress, make comments on your goals, connect with other members, etc. Feel free to add any suggestions to have a group effort of better eating and exercising and staying away from stress. Right now our area has several "Farmers Markets" with great fresh fruits and veggies. The prices are very good and hopefully they are not using too many pesticides, etc. Food keeps getting more expensive due to ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:56:40 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 29 Do you ever feel like you should've named your mutt a different name than you did? Is there another name that suits her or him better? What is it? <BR> <BR> Yep. I always thought we should've named Jack Shadow since he followed one or both of us around like our Shadow! And, Sassy.... She should be named Velcro! Not only does she follow one or both of us around, but she is usually stuck to us like Velcro! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:57:19 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! August 28 For many of us we are in the midst of a heatwave! perhaps a last ditch effort on Summer's part! Does your mutt seem to enjoy hot weather or does he or she prefer it in the coooler months and inside in any cool air during summer? <BR> <BR> Sassy doesn't seem to mind the heat so much, but she is definitely an indoor dog! She prefers to watch me from the sunroom when I am in the pool. She will come out every 15 minutes or so to check on me, but go right back in! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:07:54 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! August 27 Is your mutt a "picky" eater? Is he or she particular about what he or she will eat, or will he or she eat just about anything? What about you? Are you a picky eater? <BR> <BR> No and no! Sassy will eat just about anything if she can get her mouth to it and I am not picky. I'm willing to try just about anything, but I don't like everything I try! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:55:53 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! August 26 What is your mutt's life motto? <BR> <BR> The book, Eat, Pray, Love made me wonder about our mutts.... Sassy's would be Play, Eat, Sleep and Then Play some More! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:23:21 EST My dog is being stalked... I have a 15 year old Aussie Shepherd mix. I can't believe she's made it this far!! She lost her sister (litter-mate) last March, so it's just her and me now. She has become exceptionally cautious and non-confrontational now. She wants nothing to do with other dogs, cats, or even squirrels. <BR> <BR> A cat in our neighborhood has got it in its head that they're best buds. (I'm not kidding.) This cat makes a bee-line for her whenever it sees her. It's so funny. It comes up, it makes a friendl... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:14:25 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 25 Finish the sentance for you and for your mutt.... <BR> <BR> Happiness is ______ <BR> <BR> For me, happiness is my mutt! Puppy kisses, games of tug and snuggles all mean happiness! For Sassy happiness is food! That is her true happiness, but she loves to play and happiness is having both me and Hubby right there playing games with her! Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:03:17 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! August 23-24 If your mutt was in a schoolyard, what group would he or she identify with? I.e. the jocks, the bullies, the cheerleadrs, the geeks, etc. <BR> <BR> I think sassy would probably be a stuck up cheerleader type. Bossy and mostly nice, but at times mean to the other "lesser" girls! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:02:57 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 22 What would you imagine your mutt tells other dogs about you? <BR> <BR> I think Sassy would tell other dogs that her parents just don't stay home enough. she wouldn'can't imagine why we would leave a nice home to go somewhere when she is here to keep us company and play! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:25:44 EST DAILY WOOFS!! Wendesday & thursday (*/20-8/21) What are 2 reasons your mutt is the most adorable mutt in the world? <BR> <BR> 1. The way she turns her cheek to you after giving kisses as if she wants you to kiss her cheek <BR> 2. The way she reaches her paw out to me when she doens'doesn't want me to leave! <BR> <BR> she is just an adorable mutt no matter what! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:38:54 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! August 19 What is one invention for dogs you would like to create? I promise I will not steal your idea and make it! But, if it gets made, I will buy it!! <BR> <BR> My husband has an idea for a velcro toy.... Sassy loves the sound of velcro when you pull it apart. Hubby has a brace he wears on his arm at night and she playes plays with it before bed. He would like to create a toy made wit with velcro that dogs could pull apart and get the satisfaction of tearing up, but the humans could just co... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:44:01 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 18 Sorry so late in the day getting the woof posted! I'll be missing days and late probably alot! Got alot going on with my health, my dad and work! Please bear with me! <BR> <BR> What is one story you find yourself telling over and over about your mutt? <BR> <BR> I think a few stories about how silly she can be..... About how she stands on her head to nibble on my husband; how she still barks at her reflections; how she does a waggle dance every time we come home.... WE mostly tell s... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:12:09 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! August 16-17 Does your mutt seem to know what you are going to do based on your clothing? <BR> <BR> Sassy knows my swimsuits mean I am going outside to that giant dog bowl! Any other clothes accompanied by shoes lets her know I am leaving and she goes into stalling or blocking mode! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:12:03 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 15 Sorry! Been sick! If your mutt suddenly gained the power of human speech, what would he or she say about you? <BR> <BR> I hope she would say how much I love her and how much I love snuggling with her! She may say that I tend to be a bit too emotional, but overall that she is one lucky mutt! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:14:47 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 11 Hello and my apologies for being gone so long! Please send questions to me that you would like to know about your fellow teammates and their mutts! I'm feeling a bit brain dead! <BR> <BR> How does your mutt's barks differ for different situations? <BR> <BR> When upset or fearful Sassy barks a higher pitched bark that may include some whining. When she wants attention she has a sort of deep bark. When she is happy she just barks and barks alot and it actually has a happy tone! Somet... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:54:34 EST August Chit Chat Cafe Hello Group -- Here is our place for posting general information and comments. Not too many people are posting here -- the blogs seem more popular. Mary Alice from Texas puts on many useful and informative quotations and comments. My co-partner uses another message area to ask questions about animals and their care and tries to get comments about your pets. Please suggest what is helpful to you and how you would like to "spark" up the Mixed Mutt Dog House. I try to find some dog books to... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:45:16 EST Dental Debate -- New Rules for Dog Teeth Cleaning The following is from the February 2014 issue of DOGFANCY magazine: It is recommended that dog owners brush their dogs' teeth regularly and get them in for professional teeth cleaning. There is a debate in the veterinary community about acceptable standards of care for the process. In order to do a complete treatment for dental care, general anesthesia is used to do x-rays and sufficient cleaning. Some practices offer non-anesthetic dental cleanings -- the technician performs the procedur... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:04:27 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 23 Does your mutt ever get aggressive? When or why? What do you do to calm him or her down? <BR> <BR> Sassy can get a bit aggressive when we are playing rough, but if I tell her to cool it, she calms right down. She will growl at the mean cat that taunts her from outside the front door and she has really growled at a plastic bag that was blowing around in the back field out behind us! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:58:23 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 22 Does your mutt get into clingy or lovey dovey moods? If so, what does he or she do? <BR> <BR> Today Sassy was in a very loving, clingy mood! She had her chin on my butt all early morning before we got up and has been leaning on me, or laying iwth her chin on my foot so far all day! She seems fine, not sick, just in a clingy mood and wants to be loved on! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:05:50 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! July 21 With whom does your mutt have the most influence? What I mean, who allows your mutt to get away with the most? <BR> <BR> Well, both Anthony & I are big ol' pushovers when it comes to Sassy, but she has her daddy wrapped around her little du (do, dew?) claw!! Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:57:26 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! July 19-20 If you all can think of any new questions about mutts, please send them to me! I'm feeling brain dried! <BR> <BR> If your mutt developed human skills and could drive, what kind of car/vehicle would he or she drive? <BR> <BR> I'd say Sass would have a sporty little convertible like the Miyatas. Yep, I can see her driving down the road with her ears flapping in the wind looking all sassy!s Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:38:36 EST THURSDAY & FRIDAY'S WOOFS!! July 17-18 I don't watch much TV myself, but Hubby does and every commercial that has a dog or a cat or an elephant or a lion or.... gets Sassy's attention! Her attention brings my attention since hse is loud about it! <BR> <BR> What seems to make your mutt the happiest? <BR> <BR> I think Sassy loves me playing with her or Hubby playing with her! If we are playing tug-tug or who's the doggie or chase she is in Heaven! She & anthony have their own set of games! She likes interactive play with ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:31:54 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 16 What is your favorite dog commercial on TV? <BR> <BR> Well, I love the one where the dog is greeting his or her Mommy who is coming home from the armed forces and he or she is really big and is just laying on top of his Mommy in the driveway, but I also like the one where the woman is digging holes and her little dog is digging right beside her! I wish Sassy would use her digging powers for good instead of evil!! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:10:25 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 15 What is one thing your mutt does that makes you wonder if he or she might be mentally ill (by human standards)? <BR> <BR> Sassy and her barking at herself in the mirror. Now DH has taken to pretending to pet the dog in the mirror and she goes crazy! It seems a bit crazy to me since she is over 1 year old now and still doesn't know that is herself! She even will jump around on the bed barking and growling at the dog in the mirror and then cry when she jumps down and can't see the dog any... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:10:54 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! July 11-13 Sorry, have to start the weekend woof on Friday this weekend! I have a busy non-stop weekend and won't be on the computer! <BR> <BR> What is your mutt's official name and what are his or her nicknames and how did they earn those nicknames? <BR> <BR> Sassy's official name is Miss Gracie Sassypants OurLastName. I suppose Sassy is her main nickname. I call her Wiggle Butt because that is what she does. Hubby calls her runt because she is so much smaller than Jack was. She is another D... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:01:17 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! July 10 Waht does your mutt do when you are talking on the phone or working on your computer or other device? <BR> <BR> Sassy is just like a human toddler. Almost as soon as I answer the phone she comes to me wanting to play. she will allow me to work on the comouter, but if I try to use my Iphone to track my food or something she is right there trying to get my attention1 Yes, she is a bit spoiled! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:36:37 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 9 Sounds like the perfect song for Buddy Boy!! Congrats Cathy on that fabulous weight loss this past week! Awesome! <BR> <BR> Is your mutt clingy or a loner? Does he or she like to be right up on you, or separate in his or her own little space? <BR> <BR> Sassy is rather clingy. She likes to sleep right up on top of me or squished up against me. Come to think of it, Jack was the same way.... I always said he must've come from the bottom of the litter to be that way, but maybe I foste... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:29:53 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 8 Hmmm, I've ssem to have lost Monday's woof. Will have to search for it tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> My friend and I were discussing what song defined us the other day and it made me wonder.... What song defines your mutt(s)? <BR> <BR> There is a hip hop/pop song out right now called "Wiggle" and that is Sassy. If you want to go country you can pick "Shake It"... Sassy is a real wiggly waggler! Her whole body wiggles when she wags her tail! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:33:13 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! July 7 When fearful, if your mutt ever gets fearful, who does he or she turn to for comfort? <BR> <BR> It seems to be me. More so than even hubby who she is extremely attached to.... If she is frightened by anything or anyone, she sort of clings to me! Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:31:46 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! July 4-6 Happy 4th of July!! My apologies again for missing a day or 2 of the woofs! Just so busy! <BR> <BR> So, is your mutt afraid of fireworks? How do they respond? <BR> <BR> I wouldn't say SAssy is afraid of them, but last night some folks were shooting them off in the middle of the night and it woke her up. The noise alerted her and she started barking, but did not act fearful. Jack was scared to death of thunderstorms, but fireworks never bothered him. I may take her to see them toni... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:00:26 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 2 Is your mutt a morning glory or a night blooming Jasmine? Do they like to sleep all day and stay up at night or do they stay up during the day, waking early, and then go right to sleep at night? <BR> <BR> Sassy is a morning glory, but not an early morning glory! I never met a dog who liked to sleep in like I do, but here she is!! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:54:57 EST July Chit Chat Cafe Greetings Group -- Here is our general site to comment on anything that you wish to discuss. We like to chat about our pets and our families and our efforts to get healthier and more in shape, but anything that crosses your mind is "fair game". Melissa usually has some special topics that you can discuss. I will post some information this month from two of the dog-related magazines that I get every month. We also share dog books that we have read and whether they give insight or enjoyment... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:19:49 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 1 Whoops! Almost typed June in there! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt have a "cooling off" spot? A place that they retire to when they get too hot? <BR> <BR> Sassy comes in from playing outside and is actually so warm to the touch due to her black fur! She will come in drink some water and then just sort of fall out on the ceramic tile in the sunroom near one of the AC vents. That room gets warm even wit hthe AC on sunny days, so I put the ceiling fan on and she will plop down right under it... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:47:58 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! June 30 Can't hardly believe it is the end of June already!! Hope everyone is doing well so far this summer! <BR> <BR> Do you have any plans for trips anywhere this summer? Does your mutt go with you on trips? <BR> <BR> We may take a drive up to PA this summer, but Sassy will have a babysitter. My husband doens't worry aobut her as he drives and he is the only driver, so his wish is our command! I really want to take her to the lake this summer and see how she feels about water she can walk... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:38:56 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! June 27-29 Time got away from me as did visiting SP! I loved the stories about the things that your mutts did to make you laugh out loud! We just gotta love 'em! <BR> <BR> Is your mutt an innie or an outtie? What I mean is does he or she prefer to stay outdoors more or stay indoors more? does it depend on the weather? <BR> <BR> Sassy seems to be about even with her preference. It all depends on how much attention she is getting I think. Weather does not seem to phase her. Jack was definitel... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:08:45 EST DAILY WOOFS!! Tuesday & Wednesday Sorry! Tried to post Tuesday's woof 3 times with no luck! My computer hates SP! So, pposting for today and tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> What 2 things has your mutt done recently to make you laugh out loud? <BR> <BR> Sassy was so funhy last night when we got in from taking Dad to the hospital yet again for back bain.... She knew we both were stressed and she was giving me one of those puppy teeth massages on my back and started nibbling on my butt! It tickled! I kept trying to makeher st... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:41:45 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! June 23 Hello mutt lovers! sorry I've been MIA... Computer issues, visiting nephew and work have all kept me away from SP! <BR> <BR> My friend's dog loves country music and "sings" along with it, but only country..... does your mutt seem to like one genre of music over another? <BR> <BR> Sassy doesn't respond to music much at all. She will dance with me to bellydance music and all other music! She doesn't seem to ahve a preference, much like myself! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:45:31 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! June 17 Do you know your mutt's birthday? If so, when is it and do you celebrate it? <BR> <BR> Sassy's birthday is March 19 and yes, we celebrate! But, she did not get a party like Jack did! We guessed at Jack's birth date, but the adoption agency had Sassy's birthdate on record. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:22:21 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! June 16 Happy Belated Father's Day to all the Mutt Daddies out there! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt have a favorite place in the yard? A favorite place to play or take naps..... <BR> <BR> Sassy seems to like the entire yard and all of her holes tend to proove that! But, she usually likes to be where we are if we are outside! Both she and Jack seem to like to go out and spend time behind the garage.It must be shady out there! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:16:53 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! June 13-15 Sorry I missed the Woof for thursday! My nephew is staying with me and keeping me busy as well as me catching up with my "real" job! so, I am doing the weekend woof containing Friday this week too! <BR> <BR> Do you allow your mutt(s) to "kiss" you on the mouth? do you allow them to lick your plates? Do they sleep in bed with you? <BR> <BR> The answer to all 3 for me is yes! I chose Sassy because as soon as I took her in my arms she kissed me on the mouth! And, then didn't stop! I... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:29:54 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! June 11 How does your mutt wake you up? <BR> <BR> Well, Sassy will kiss me awake or she will bound onto the bed and jump on me or she will lay down and try to keep me from getting up! she does like to sleep late! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:56:25 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! June 10 This might seem like a weird question, but I'm curious.... Does your mutt eat ice cubes? <BR> <BR> My sister's dogs all loved to eat ice cube and acted like they were a real treat! Jack never did like them and Sassy only likes them floating in her water! Even then she sometimes acts scared of them! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 23:12:50 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! June 9 Summer has arrived here! What about where you live? I already asked what you do to keep your mutt cool, but what does your mutt do to keep him or herself cool in hot weather? <BR> <BR> Sassy will play outside for awhile and then come in and sort of splay herself out on the cool ceramic tile in the sunroom near the AC vent, but not too close to it! She also will find shade if she must be outside to keep an eye on my hubby working in the garden! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:27:11 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! June 7-8 Does your mutt speak on demand? What about be quiet on demand (stop barking)? <BR> <BR> No, neither of my mutts would speak or quiet on command. Sassy will quiet down to a low rumble if I ask her to hush. But, if something has her excited, no way! I keep trying to teach her to speak! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 21:42:45 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! June 6 Thanks again for the ideas!! But, it appears Sassy may have only twisted her knee and not torn anything. Keeping her in the crate is pitiful! <BR> <BR> today's question.... How does your mutt act when visiting the veternarian? <BR> <BR> Sassy hates it! she tried to escape from the emergency vet on her bad knee! She hid under my chair. she balks at visiting our home vet. Jack loved all his doctors even when he was so sick he would wag and kiss them! they in turn loved him! The v... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:28:35 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! June 5 Trish, thanks for the ideas for suppliments! <BR> <BR> So, any ideas how to put a feisty still puppy at 1 year old mutt on "light" activity? I have no ideas, so let me know if you have any!! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 21:59:58 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! June 4 Sassy injured her equivalent to the human ACL in her right rear knee last night. So, my question is, do you use any vitamins, suppliments, etc. to take care of your mutt's joints or anything else? <BR> <BR> I haven't, but may need to give her fish oil and conjointen to keep her knee strong since now she is prone to hurt it. As of now, she is on limited activity (Ha!) and may need surgery down the road. We shall see. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:13:38 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! June 2 Hi. sorry I missed the weekend woof. computer issues are keeping me from Spark! <BR> <BR> What does your mutt do to get your attention if you are on the computer or otherwise not attending to him or her? <BR> <BR> Sassy does the same things as Jack used to.... If I am on the computer she will take her nose and bump my hand off the keyboard. She will put her head up under my hand if my hand is hanging down asking for a scratch. She will put her front paws up on my arms or legs if I ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:02:14 EST June Chit Chat Cafe Hello Group -- Here is our communication spot for the month. The "cafe" was set up before I joined SparkPeople, so it continues per tradition. Hope you are doing okay this day and have decided to do more towards your goals for the month of June. I really have to get back to a better diet, walk more, get better sleep, find a new dentist, take better care of my skin and hair. We call ourselves "road warriors" after playing truck drivers for the past six weeks. We do what we do so we can ke... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:57:16 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! May 30 Did May fly by for you? Hard to believe. <BR> <BR> I'm sure I asked this one before, but I don't remember your answers and everything is still new to me with Sassy! <BR> <BR> What do people notice first about your mutt? <BR> <BR> For Sassy it is how glossy her coat is. She has a very sweet face and people do notice that too, but they usually comment first on how shiny her coat is. Thu, 29 May 2014 23:36:51 EST WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY WOOFS!! May 28-29 Sorry! Been so busy with my dad. He had a trip to the ER on Saturday and I've been busy with doctors appointments and trying to get prescriptions filled ever since! <BR> <BR> If you could open a restaurant for dogs only, what one food would have to be on the menu according to your mutt? <BR> <BR> Hmmm, not so easy to say for Sassy. For Jack it was cheese. I'm sure he would've eaten a rock if it was covered in cheese... I think Sassy would want a doggie junk food section on the menu... Wed, 28 May 2014 22:13:30 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! May 27 So, yesterday we had to keep an eye on Sassy because she kept going up to the grill and sniffing. So, my question is, have you ever had a mutt who stole food off of a grill? If so, did he or she get hurt? <BR> <BR> I've never had a mutt steal anything from the grill, but was wondering if Sassy might try. I've seen it on TV, like on a funny video clip, where a dog grabbed a steak off the grill! Seems scary to me! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to your GD Cathy! I like spreading birthdays out ... Tue, 27 May 2014 15:48:05 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! May 26 Happy Memorial Day!! Let's honor all those who served our country especially those brave canines! Let's also honor all of those we've lost in our lives, especially our dearly departed mutts! <BR> <BR> do you and your mutt have any plans for the day todaY? <BR> <BR> Sassy and I are hosting a copule friends. 1 is a big fan of Sassy's, the other not much of a dog lover and hates doggie kisses, so I will be allowing Sassy to love on me just a bit more than usual! Sun, 25 May 2014 23:06:42 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! May 24-25 Does your mutt have any other dog or other animal friends? <BR> <BR> I seem to be Sassy's best friend, but she has a couple neighborhood dog friends, a cat enemy and a dog she tries to befriend who doens't w ant anything to do with her! She is very social though. Sat, 24 May 2014 09:53:19 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! May 23 What special moment(s) have you shared lately with your mutt? <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was watching a continuous education DVD in the bedroom and Sassy came up and layed her head on my pillow next to me and snuggled in. She would kiss me every so often and we had a wodnerful snuggle fest! Thu, 22 May 2014 23:05:26 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! May 22 "They" say that our mutts do not have emotions, but I beg to differ... Has your mutt ever acted snide or pompus or figuratively stuck his or her tongue out at another dog? <BR> <BR> I'm not kidding.... Today I gave Sassy a new rope toy. She took it outside and layed down facing the neighbor dog and chewed on it all the time staring at him. It was very Sassy. It was like she was saying look what I have and you don't! The dog next door was going crazy barking and running the fenceline ... Wed, 21 May 2014 23:09:50 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! May 21 Really, where does the time go?! This month is flying by for me! <BR> <BR> Is your mutt friendly to all humans, some humans or no humans except you? <BR> <BR> Sassy is friendly to everyone, but she is stand offish. she will stay glued to my leg until I let her know it is OK to greet the other person. That is, unless she already knows the person. Jack was friendly to everyone except 3 people and he was very protective when those 3 people came around. BTW, each only came around once!... Tue, 20 May 2014 22:49:29 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! May 20 If there was a song about your mutt, what would the title be and why? <BR> <BR> There are songs about sassy because any song that talks about wiggling is all her! There is a zumba song that is called Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle and I'm Sexy And I Know It Says Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle in it, and there is a newer song out now simply called Wiggle. Sassy is a wiggler! When we come home or even enter a room with her in it she wags her tail, but as she wags her entire body wiggles! It is all so cu... Tue, 20 May 2014 11:48:52 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! May 19 What does your mutt do that always brings a smile to your face? <BR> <BR> Sassy's putting her cheek up to my lips for a kiss always makes me smile. But, she is so darn cute, jsut about everything she does makes me smile! This morning I had a nibble massage from her where she used those little front teeth to nibble up and down my back thru my tee shirt. Actually felt pretty good! Her puppy yoga always makes me smile too! Sun, 18 May 2014 22:50:38 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! May 17-18 I tell ya... Sassy goes nut for the Nationwide Lady on TV... the one dressed in all black that shows how your "stuff" can be replaced if stolen, damaged, etc. Sassy just goes nuts when the Nationwide commercial comes on! <BR> <BR> Have you ever used any "new age" remedies, techniques, etc. on or with your mutt? I mean like doggie yoga, acupuncture, massage, chiropractice, herbs, etc. <BR> <BR> Sassy and I do our own version of puppy yoga, but nothing formal. I've used probiotics ... Fri, 16 May 2014 23:07:44 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! May 16 Sorry to post so late in the day. It was a terribly busy one! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt have a favorite place in your yard to play, dig, or just hang out? <BR> <BR> Sassy likes it in the raised gardens where the soft dirt is so she can dig, but we are training her to stay out of them!! She tends to play in the entire yard, but will find the scarce shady areas like around the garage/building or under the deck. She also digs all over the yard, the entire yard! Fri, 16 May 2014 15:44:05 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! May 15 It has been pretty hot here the past few days. What does your mutt do to keep him or herself cool on hot days? <BR> <BR> Sassy will go out and run full force and come in all hot and panting. She then will literally throw herself onto the ceramic tile floor in the sunroom and cool off by laying on it. Jack did the same thing, but the room was built after he had some age on him and as he progressively got sicker, so he would lie there to keep cool. Both drink plenty of water too! Wed, 14 May 2014 22:53:43 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! May 14 I've been thinking alot about Jack lately. What makes your current mutt(s) unique and special compared to other mutts you have had in your life? <BR> <BR> Sassy is very different from Jack. She is smaller for one thing, but she is extra loving. Jack wanted to give kisses all the time, but Sassy wants to give and get kisses. She turns her cheek for us to kiss her. She watches TV and reacts to things she sees where Jack never attended to the TV at all. I think she is more rotten than J... Tue, 13 May 2014 23:26:55 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! May 13 Is your mutt clingy or sort of a lone wolf? <BR> <BR> Sassy and Jack are/were both clingy! They like to be right near me. Jack was always right outside or in the dorrway of my office hwne I was in here. Sassy likes to be inside with me if I am in and outside with me if I am out. Both were extremely clingy to my husband! They both follow him every move he makes! When Hubby goes to the bathroom Jack would lay outside the door and wait. Sassy uses her snout to push the door open and pr... Tue, 13 May 2014 12:27:56 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! May 12 Does your mutt swim? does he or she like to swim? <BR> <BR> I think I scared Sassy at too young of an age putting her in the pool. I stayed with her and held her, but she didn't like it. she looks like a retriever and has the legs and feet for swimming, but last year it was a no go. going to try agian this year, but she has stayed away from the pool as we are opening it. Mon, 12 May 2014 13:50:42 EST SUNDAY'S WOOF!! May 11 You may have read jokes about it, but I often find myself saying "that is why I'm glad I'm a dog Mommy".... In your opinion why is it better to be a dog mommy than a human mommy? Or, why is it better to have a dog or dogs than a child? <BR> <BR> Right off the bat dogs don't talk back. Mine will sass me a bit, but she doesn't have the words to truly talk back to me! She was fixed, so I won't be a grandmother raising her children. I can leave her home alone when I have to be out. I don't... Sat, 10 May 2014 22:30:33 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! May 7 Hi! Busy with finishing up the semester, so getting the woof posted late! <BR> <BR> How does your mutt make up to you if he or she does something wrong? <BR> <BR> Sassy is pitiful! She crouches down and tucks her head and tail and looks up with just her eyes. She cringes as if we beat her too! If a stranger was watching they would think we abused her terrible. She does all of this even when we simply say no to her! Wed, 7 May 2014 15:39:32 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! May 6 Thanks for responding to these woofs! your responses always make me smile! <BR> <BR> Has your mutt ever broken free of any of his or her restraintrestraints? <BR> <BR> sassy has not yet, but I fear she will dig under the frence at some point and get out. She is relatively a homebody, but one never knows.... Jack snuck out the door a few times and just took off! Very scary! Neither ever broke free from a leash, at least Sassy has not yet!e Mon, 5 May 2014 22:33:57 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! May 5 Does your mutt bite his or her nails? <BR> <BR> There are all these "odd" behaviors that Sassy has.... Only odd because Jack didn't do any of them! She will sit and gnaw on her nails! It seems she will only chew on the back nails and not the front which are her irritating digging nails! Are they smart or what? Sun, 4 May 2014 23:03:47 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! May 3-4 Does your mutt watch TV and react to anything on TV? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Sassy watches TV intently and she will whine at any dog, bark at the cats, whine at anything else with 4 legs and the Nationwide Lady who acts like a cat burgular drives her crazy1 I think she will bark her head off at the horses during the derby today! Also, last night a commercial for some kind of frozen treat was on and the lady took a bite and they showed it up close and Sassy wanted a bite too for sure!! Sat, 3 May 2014 10:56:14 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! May 2 How much money do you estimate you have spent in repairing or replacing stuff your mutt has destroyed? Between 0 & $10, between $11 & $25, between $26 and $50, between $50 & $100. or over $100? <BR> <BR> Hmmm, for Sassy definitely over $100. she has chewed up 2 garden hoses, a remote, countless socks, the drainer hose on the pool, 2 entire raised gardens, a couple pairs of shoes, not to mention all the holes in the yard! Jack probably tipped the $100 mark too. He chewed up a pair of bo... Thu, 1 May 2014 22:04:15 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! May 1 Does your mutt try to fix your hurts? <BR> <BR> Jack was a regular EMT. He wanted to lick and fix any open wound. He sometimes would want to heal emotional hurts too by snuggling. Sassy is more of a therapist. She wants to comfort your emotional woes with licks, nuzzles and cuddles. Must be her motherhood denied. Thu, 1 May 2014 17:44:06 EST MAY CHIT CHAT CAFE Hello! Hope all my mutt loving friends out there are doing well! Hoping spring has finally sprung in your neck of the woods! It has here, but brought alot of rain with it! At least it is warm! <BR> <BR> For you Chet & Bernie fans like myself, August will bring a new installment called Paw & Order. I can't wait! Hubby just finished The Sound & The Furry so I read it along with him! Looking forward to more of Chet's adventures and misadventures! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to go ahead an... Thu, 1 May 2014 17:39:50 EST May Chit Chat Cafe Happy month of May, Mutt Group! Here is our general posting place to share information and chat. Most of us don't have much time to read blogs, so you can leave a short message on this site. Prayers to all those who are going through severe storms and now fires. Crazy combination of events and dangers. We will probably see some of the damage when we make our way back home at the end of the month. Next week we head for California to visit family members in three different areas. It takes... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:05:20 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! April 25 If your mutt had a human job, what would it be and why? <BR> <BR> I think Sassy would be a go-go dancer! She dances like crazy and I think she would like to dance in front of men for money.... Well, honestly I guess I would want her to dance in front of anyone for money! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:05:41 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! April 24 Bear with me... My computer is being nuts and in turn making me nuts! <BR> <BR> Do you look like your mutt or your mutt like you? How? <BR> <BR> Nope. Sassy is svelte and mostly black as she can be. she has a cute little face too. I'm none of that! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:36:54 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! April 23 Happy Hump Day! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt ever display any sexual indescretions like humping visitors, etc.? <BR> <BR> Niether of my mutts ever really did. Jack would jump up on other dog friends who visited us, but that is a sign of him taking dominance, right? If we rub Sassy's tummy which she seems to like she will go to licking herself immediately. I babysat for a family whose dog humped everything including the sliding glass door curtains! Also, my friend's female dog humped ott... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:29:48 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! April 22 Does your mutt play with toys or does he/she destroy them? <BR> <BR> Both of my mutts have been doggie destructos! Both tore animals and toys apart, removing any and all squeakers and tearing the toys to pieces! Jack did it and Sassy does it. Sassy even works until she can effectively untie rope knots and then tears the strings apart! Not sure why they both love to tear up a perfectly good toy! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:33:47 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! April 21 Hope everyone had a good Easter Sunday whether you celebrate or not. <BR> <BR> Did the Easter Bunny bring your mutt anything this year? <BR> <BR> Sassy got her very own Easter Bunny with 19 squeakers in it. No stuffing, just squeakers an she has already performed a squeekerdectomy on about 4 of them! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:00:48 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! April 18-20 A 3 Parter for the Easter Weekend: <BR> <BR> <BR> My Answers: <BR> 1. My mutt is most happy when.... Hmmm, this could be a tie.... she is happy when eating and very happy when we come home after being gone however long -- even sometimes when I come from one room to the room where she is! <BR> <BR> 2. My mutt gets most excited (in a good or not so good way) when.... She sees an animal on TV. Lions, tigers, bears, dogs, cats.... They all get her all excited! <BR> <BR> 3. I ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:11:56 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! April 17 Oh, oh, oh Cathy! Any word on Sasha today? Poor Girl! Please keep us posted! Hate she was crying and screaming in pain and your DH would not let you help! I hope she passes quickly and comfortably. Oh! I am crying for her! <BR> <BR> Is there anything at all you wouldn't do for your mutt? <BR> <BR> Hmmm, I don't know. I do alot of "crazy" things for her now and not sure if there is anything I wouldn't do for her.... If she needed me to.... No, can't think of anything! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:13:41 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! April 16 OK, I have a dentist appointment tomorrow to have 2 cavities filled! I feel too old for cavities! <BR> <BR> My question today is.... Would you pay for dental procedures on your mutt (Have you?)? <BR> <BR> I would if the dental issue was causing pain. More than likely I would have an infected tooth removed from my mutt rather than fillings or anything like that. I would not pay for having a chipped tooth fixed (suggested by my vet for Jack's chipped tooth) or any other kind of cosmet... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:01 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! April 15 Don't you wish we could use our furbabies as tax deductions? As much as I spend on Sassy, I do! <BR> <BR> You will rarely if ever hear me say I am glad it is going to rain, but I am.... the pollen is really bad here already. My eyes are itchy and burning. Does your mutt appear to have any ill effects from pollen or hayfever? <BR> <BR> I have noticed Sassy sneezing a bit more these past few days, but nothing serious. Jack had ear infections alot and the pollen seasons seemed to aggr... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:54:23 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! April 14 Is your mutt a homebody or a mutt on the go? <BR> <BR> Jack was always ready to go, go, go! But, Sassy has to practically be dragged out of the house. she will go in and out from her doggie door, but if we want to take her somewhere she resists like crazy! She seems to be a real and total homebody!MONDAY'S WOOF!! April 14 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:35:54 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! April 12-13 Hi! I've been back, but been busy, busy, busy! But, I hope to be able to keep up with posting questions daily here! If you have any ideas for future questions, please, please, please Spark Mail them to me! Thanks!! <BR> <BR> This is an oldie, but since we have some new members and Sassy has chewed up some doozies lately.... <BR> <BR> What is the strangest thing your mutt has eaten or chewed up? <BR> <BR> Jack chewed wood all the time. He even chewed a corner off of our deck. Th... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:54:27 EST Hi, I'm new Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Callie and I have 50+ lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP. <BR> <BR> I like the official SP challenges. SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge <BR> <BR> Here are the changes I have made so far: <BR> 1. Planning meals now <BR> 2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day <BR> 3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house <BR> Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) week o... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:35:19 EST April Chit Chat Cafe Greetings Group -- Here is our April communication place to help us stay in touch. We welcome any and all to add to the conversation. Now that it is getting to be warmer, how to you adjust your exercising programs and your eating habits? For me, eating more fruits and veggies is the key to staying away from the "carbs" that cause me trouble. Wishing you a wonderful month of healthy eating and great work-outs! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:31:25 EST Fridays Woof 3/14/14 Buddy got into Stinging Nettles today on a wonderful hike. <BR> <BR> He has been flinging himself around and trying to rub it off. I gave him benadryl, Tried to call the vet. Googled till I found PetMD and kicked myself for not remembering it sooner. Here is their advice: <BR> Stinging nettles or jellyfish: <BR> <BR> Check for signs of shock. Do not underestimate the pain caused by nettles: dogs can die from shock if they are badly stung. <BR> Give the dog an antihistamine orally (cal... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:28:11 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! March 3 FYI: I am going on 2 vacations in March, so I am going to suspend the daily Woofs until April. If anyone else wants to do them for the month, be my guest. I will check in when I am in town and make them sticky topics. I'm also having weird computer issues, so there is a chance I may be giving up SP altogether! Just too much stress in a life that doesn't need any mmore stress! <BR> <BR> If your mutt cannot get to his or her usual "toilet" will they go somewhere else? <BR> <BR> Sass... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:22:15 EST March Chit Chat Cafe Mixed Mutt Group -- Here is your posting spot for general team discussion topics. So many people write their own blogs, it is hard to actually keep up a "thread", but we try to see what is happening with your goals and your accomplishments. I am almost ready to get another trophy, which is a nice little perk to what I have done through the last few years. Looks like we picked up another member or two -- will have to see if they have set up their Spark pages. Have a good week -- share what... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:45:23 EST New to mixed dog team Hi <BR> I am Dale. Our dog Honey is a large mutt I think. Someone told me she might be a Rhodesian ridgeback that was born with no ridge. I think she is a good old mutt. We help out at the shelter and she was just too much of a sweety to leave there. She is fascinated with any kind of reflected light. She was a hoot to watch at Xmas. When she got bored watching the lights on the little tree she would give it a little nudge so she could see the reflection on the wall move. <BR> <em>338</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:35:24 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! February 27 Well, almost done with the month! I'm stealing this question from Kitty.... couldn't answer it for her, so thought I'd borrow it and answer here as I set up this thread! Long story why.... <BR> <BR> Can you believe your mutt is not only a mixed breed dog, but mixed with some other animal or animals too? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Funny because jsut today my husband said he thought Sassy had some cat in her as she chased his feet. I'd say Sassy has cat in her the way she pounces and sor... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:49:24 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! February 26 I am having serious computer issues. It won't let me post or reply, but I tried another web browser and so far so good, but I may miss posts and for that I apologize! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, today's question.... Where or what do you think would be your mutt's perfect vacation or getaway? <BR> <BR> One would think that running with the neighborhood bad boy would be it. She just doesn't understand. I think Sassy would love a beach where she could dig and dig and dig and then dig some more!... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:33:19 EST How do you and your dog enjoy your winter? My dog Pony and I love to go for walks in the snow . He loves to chase around in the snow. <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:56:07 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! February 25 What personality traits do you share with your mutt? <BR> <BR> Sassy and I both love to eat and will keep eating after we are full! We also both love to dance and I admit, she may a better belly dancer than I! She can shimmy like nobody's business! We are also both very physically affectionate to those we love. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:05:35 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! February 24 Since your mutts were in high school over the weekend (loved your responses BTW), let's pretend they are working in a busy office now.... Where would you most likely find your mutt? Chatting at the water cooler with coworkers, hard at work in his or her own cubicle, in the snack room or somewhere else? <BR> <BR> Oh, Sassy would be in the snack room, eating and chatting with whoever decided to join her! Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:02:27 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! February 22-23 If your mutt was is in high school, what clique would he or she belong to? I.e. The jocks, the geeks, the braiiacs, the popular/pretty ones, some other group? <BR> <BR> I think Sassy would be in the popular and pretty group and even she is a shiny black color would be classified as a dumb blonde! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:54:11 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! February 21 Most of us have had dogs in our lives for most of our lives... Although we don't want to admit it, we all have 1 favorite dog from our lifetime experiences. Tell us about that dog. <BR> <BR> Well, Jack has a very special place in my heart. He was really a good, well behaved, loving dog, but my sister's dog, Bacchus, was and will probably always be the best dog in my eyes! I never met a more empathic, caring dog. He tried to make you feel better if you cried, wanted to fix your wounds,... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:00:10 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! February 20 Hi! I have not disappeared! Just been busy. Spark has to come take a backseat to work and working out! <BR> <BR> Can your mutt tell time? <BR> <BR> Sassy hasn't gotten there yet. But, Jack knew what time Anthony should come home and he knew when it was 10 PM, which was his bedtime. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:56:37 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! February 15-16 Did I tell y'all I finally have pictures of Sassy on my page? They are still in the photo gallery, but I will be arranging them soon! <BR> I think I may have asked this already, but my memory is short and your answers will all seem brand new to me! How does your mutt (if at all) entertain him or herself? <BR> Sassy will entertain herself with her tug toys by tossing them up in the air and chasing them. She will also throw balls around and chase after them. However, none of this lasts ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:34:31 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! February 14 Happy Valentine's Day!! Do you buy a valentine gift for your mutt? Does your mutt give you a valentine? <BR> <BR> Yes! I usually buy my mutta a special treat and a special toy. I do usually get a card from my mutt for every holiday. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:46:06 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! February 13 Sorry I've been MIA. <BR> <BR> Do you watch or follow any dog shows or competitions? <BR> <BR> We watched the finals of the Westminster Dog Show Wed. night. I have to say that I don't altogether approve of dog shows. I think the dogs are not treated like family and I am all about your dog being a family member! But, we watched and Sassy watched and she barked and barked at the dogs when they would run around the ring! She was actually funny. I must say, I did enjoy the Purina comme... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:23:48 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! February 10 Sorry I missed the weekend woof! Just busy. <BR> <BR> What likes and dislikes do you and your mutt share? <BR> <BR> 1. We both like cheese alot. <BR> 2. We both like junk food better than "real" food. She likes her treats better than meals and I could eat my weight in almost any chip! <BR> 3. Neither of us like strangers in our yard or driveway. <BR> 4. We both like sleeping in and midday naps. <BR> 5. We bot hwant to go to bed when we want to go to bed! Don't stop us! Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:35:14 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! February 7 OK, I was going to steal a question from Kitty, but I'm so tired I can't remember what the question was! Ah! Just came to me! Thanks Kitty.... I felt those brainwaves you were sending me! <BR> <BR> Why dogs? How did you become a dog person? <BR> <BR> I was once afraid of dogs. My Grandma had a very active Boston Terrier that would scare me to death. So, my dad grew up with a dog in the house and we had a couple over the years of my childhood, but then my sister went dog nunuts! ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 22:40:16 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! February 6 My computer has been out of service, so have much work to catch up on! That is why the Woofs are late each day! <BR> <BR> Is your mutt an indoor dog, or an outdoor dog? Does he or she prefer to spend most of his/her time inside or outside? <BR> <BR> Jack was definitely an indoor dog, but it seems Sassy is all about the outdoors! We have a doggie door, so she can go out when she wants and she goes out alot, even on very cold days! She comes in to check and make sure I didn't escape h... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:56:34 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! February 5 Another late post.... Sorry! <BR> <BR> What is your mutt afraid of? <BR> <BR> Seems Sassy is scared of my stability ball and a beach ball. I really think she and Jack both weren't scared of the balls as much as the dog who might be big enough to fetch either! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:36:36 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! February 4 Sorry getting this posted late today! <BR> <BR> Why did you choose the vet that you take your mutt(s) to? <BR> <BR> Mainly for location and both vets went to HS with my husband. When we first took Jack, our first pet, they were so wonderful to him and Jack loved the girls that work in the office, the receptionist and all of the assistants! We stayed with them because of how wonderful they all were when we had to put Jack down and how compassionate and their love for Jack! That has no... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:27:55 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! February 3 What makes your mutt a Super Mutt? <BR> <BR> Sassy is a Super mutt because she is so cute, so loving and so fast! I love her to death! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 22:30:22 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! February 1-2 If your mutt watches TV, what is his or her favorite show? If not, what do you think he or she might like if they did watch TV? <BR> <BR> Sassy likes shows with dogs on them. Every time a dog barks or whines on TV, she runs and looks at it. She has also been known as a football fan.... She watched the ball from pass to pass and kick off to catch! Jack never payed attention to TV. So, this is different for us. Sat, 1 Feb 2014 23:08:58 EST February Chit Chat Cafe Here is our message board for general discussion topics if you want to "chat" with the other members. Today I did pet therapy at an assisted living home with our cat rescue group -- the director made about 25 of the residents sit in the day room with us and watch the cats (usually we have only 4 or 5 participants). We felt kinda "smothered" and we had to do a lot of talking to keep them interested in the cats. The group that helps has dwindled, so I don't think we will be doing this much l... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:48:59 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! January 31 Where do most of your dog walks take place? Rural roads, trails, city sidewalks, other? <BR> <BR> We don't get to do alot of actual walking, but when we do it is either on the abandoned rail trail or the city walking trail which is actually a paved sidewalk. Occasionally we walk along the road, but that makes me nervous. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:02:31 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! January 30 Where does your mutt spend most of his or her time? <BR> <BR> Sassy spends about an equal amount of time outside and in her chair. That is if I am not paying her any attention. Jack spent most of his time where ever I was. He layed in my office door when I worked on the computer, next to me if I was reading or napping, in his chair if I was watching TV, under the table if I was in the pool. Sassy is not as attached to me. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:35:59 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! January 29 Has your mutt ever been exposed to snow? If so, what is his or her reaction to it? <BR> <BR> Sassy has finally been exposed to snow and she loves it! She will go out and run and jump and chase snowflakes! She will come in every so often and warm up and go right back out! She was delighted to find something she was allowed to dig in! She made it a joy to be out in it! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:02:18 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! January 28 I loved your responses yesterday! Thanks! <BR> <BR> What winter olympic sport suits your mutt the best? <BR> <BR> Too bad tug of war is not an olympic event, or is it? Winter olympics.... Hmmmm, I could see Sassy as a beautiful figure skater! She has the long legs and grace for it. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:06:36 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! January 27 If your mutt was a popular singer, what musical genre would be his or her specialty? <BR> <BR> Sassy would be (I'm afraid) a bubblegum pop star! Although, I think she would successfully crossover into country too.... Sorta like Taylor Swift! Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:38:09 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! January 25-26 Sorry this is late! Been busy! Yes, discrimination and studpidity are rampant acorss all species! <BR> <BR> What is one reason you like dogs more than humans? C'mon, you know it is true to a certain extent! <BR> <BR> Dogs are not judgey. They don't care what clothes you wear, or what your hair looks like, or even what you smell like unless you smell evil. And, when I mean evil, they sense that you might hurt them or their people! If dogs talk about us, we don't know it. Most dogs... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:07:47 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! January 24 Has your mutt ever been discriminated against for being a mutt? Or, for having some certain dog breed included in his or her lineage? <BR> <BR> No. Everyone automatically fell in love with Jack except for strangers visiting the house. He seemed more vicious than he actually was. And, Sassy is just plain adorable. So, we have not had any discrimination. I have had a few people who never met eitehr of my mutts give me that snotty "oh" when they would ask what type of dog I have and I'd... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:27:51 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! January 23 MaryAlice--That is awesome about your neighbors and the vests! <BR> <BR> Cathy-- Maybe Buddy just needed a different point of view? Your comments brought me to today's question.... <BR> <BR> Where does your mutt like to ride in the car? <BR> <BR> When together we have always put the mutts in the backseat. Jack preferred riding shotgun with Hubby. Sassy seems to like the backseat unless she wants to check something out. Then she is up looking out the windows. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:02:52 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! January 22 Sorry I didn't get a Tuesday Woof posted. SP wouldn't allow me on last night and I never got to it this AM or today! So, your responses on Monday got me to wondering.... <BR> <BR> Does your mutt recognize what type of clothes you are wearing and what they mean? <BR> <BR> Jack always knew when I put my tennis shoes on it meant I was going out, but would be back soon. He also knew my bathing suits meant pool time for me. Right now Sassy knows that shoes on means I am going out so she ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:21:08 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! January 20 Does your mutt try to prevent you from leaving the house? If so, how? <BR> <BR> I get the classic block where she stands sideways in front of my legs. I also get the pitiful me, how could you leave this face look! I swear if I could see I would never leave the house! Jack gave that look too! He also blocked! Sassy also tries to sit on my feet so I can't put my shoes on. In my house, shoes on means I am leaving. i"m usually without shoes in the house! Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:36:41 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! January 18-19 During your weekend, any time your mutt makes you smile, come here and tell us why! <BR> <BR> Today Sassy was playing with one of her sock babies and she was so cute tossing it around and yes... Entertaining herself! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:59:39 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! January 17 Kitty-- Can you tell me more about those puzzle boxes? Brand names or whatever... Thanks!! Also, what type of Kong can you freeze and what do you freeze in them? <BR> <BR> Today's woof.... I may have asked this one recently already or something similar, but... How does your mutt show he or she is dissatisfied or upset with you (angry)? <BR> <BR> Sassy is not like Jack at all! He loved his girlfriends at the vet where he would go for spa days to get his nails clipped and he would ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:10:21 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! January 16 How do you keep your mutt from getting bored? <BR> <BR> I really need suggestions for this one! When Sassy gets bored she goes out and digs. I do have to work from home some and can't play with her 24/7! Can you help? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:03:20 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! January 15 What is 1 thing you wish everyone knew about dogs? <BR> <BR> I like that people are now putting yellow ribbons on dogs that may not be friendly and could snap at people or other dogs. So, I wish everyone knew what the yellow ribbons meant and/or that you should not just go up and try to pet or touch a strange dog. I was very proud of a mother with a very young daughter at PetSmart... The little girl wanted to pet Sassy and the mother told her to stop and ask first. I told the little g... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:22:34 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! January 13 In what ways is your mutt sneaky/stealthy? <BR> <BR> I call Sassy Stealthy Sass because she can be so sneaky! She definitely is a hunt dog and you should see her stalk and pounce on leaves in the yard! She sneaks up on them and pounces like a cat! She also will give love and kisses all the while trying to lean in closer to snatch a bite or drink of whatever you may have on the table next to you! She, just like Jack, knows I can't see her, so she will tap those back feet to make me thin... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:00:31 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! January 11-12 I am constantly stunned by Sassy. I guess i've truly forgotten what puppies are like! But, Sassy tries very hard to show how "human" she is. How does your mutt demonstrate their human qualities? <BR> <BR> Sassy uses those front paws like hands. She tries to hold things in them, she will pat our faces with them, she tries to undo things, like her favorite knots with them... Very human like how she uses them. She would rather eat people food than dog treats or even cheese which we desi... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:38:21 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! January 10 Sorry I missed Thursday's Woof! Been crazy 'round here! <BR> <BR> There is a quote that says something about how a dog will show shame and if scoled will hang his head and lurk in a corner but a cat will sort of rub your nose in it..... Those are not the words, but you get what I mean.... So, what does your mutt do when scoleded? Or, do you ever have to scold your mutt? <BR> <BR> Sassy gets a little crazy when I am doing a workout that has alot of kicking. So the other day I was do... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:16:35 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! January 8 So, I am in a soap opera frame of mind.... What would your mutt's evil twin be like? an evil twin is usually the polar opposite of the actual person, or in this case, mutt! <BR> <BR> OK, Sassy's evil twin would be white, growl all the time, snap at me and hubby, not like humans at all, avoid all other dogs, and never, ever listen! (not like th part time listening she does now) She would be a dog one would want to send back to the adoption agency! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:54:55 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! January 7 So, back to the contest.... What is your mutt's best talent? <BR> <BR> I think it is a good thing Sassy is so pretty.... Really can't think of anything she is really good talented for.... Perhaps tearing up toys and ropes? She is Queen Doggie Destructo! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 23:31:07 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! January 6 Sassy graduated from her intermediate class tonight! I'm so happy. I didn't think she was ready, but then she showed off like a pro this evening! I'm going to work with her more tat home before we move onto advanced! <BR> <BR> If your mutt was part of The Best Mutt in America Contest, what would his or her best category be? (I.e. good looks (evening gown or tuxedo), swimsuit (swinning), talent, or personality) <BR> <BR> I'm torn between good looks and personality! Sassy has this p... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:38:03 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! January 4-5 How often do you check your mutt's body, skin, feet, teeth, etc. for abnormalities? <BR> <BR> I rub my hands all over her every day, but usually to just play and scratch and pet.... But, if I ever feel anything first I have my husband check it out and if he is unsure about what it is, she goes to the vet. I did the same with Jack daily. I cuddle, scratch and pet my mutt daily! I also will feel her gums (as I did Jack's) and have my husband look in her ears and her mouth. I am overprot... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 22:49:39 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! January 3 Does your mutt entertain him or herself or does he or she need your attention and interaction? <BR> <BR> Sassy prefers my interaction, but she has been playing by herself and it is so cute! She will toss her toys up in the air and then chase and/or catch them! She does it with her squeaky toys some of which are longer than she is and with her balls! She will have a great time all alone, but if she hears me she will bring the toy and want to play with me! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 22:07:13 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! January 2 How do you and your mutt start the morning? <BR> <BR> Sassy and I both sigh and wish we could both sleep a bit longer. Then, we both drag out of bed and go to the bathroom! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:41:20 EST January Chit Chat Cafe Here is the site to comment as you choose for the month. Hope you have some new ideas for living more healthy lifestyles and losing weight and becoming more mobile/flexible. Share what you did to celebrate the coming of 2014... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:59:05 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! January 1 Happy 2014!! <BR> <BR> Do you have any New Year's Day/Eve traditions and/or superstitions? Do you involve your mutt in any of the traditions/superstitions? <BR> <BR> I've heard of many, but don't do anything. We do eat a mix of traditional foods from my side of the family (Yankee Czechs) and my hubby's side (southern) that includes a pork roast and sauerkraut, turnip greens, black eye peas and hog jowls! I am not aware of any superstitions that have to do with dogs on NYD. But, Sas... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:18:02 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! December 31 Happy Last Day Of 2013!! Personally, I say good riddance! <BR> <BR> What are some extraordinary feats of strength your mutt has performed? <BR> <BR> Well, Sassy moved that 40 pound bag of wet topsoil! Since she she is built petite and weighs only 32.3 pounds herself I found it rather extraordinary! She also has really strong jaws and can unwrap a knot in one of those rope toys! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:19:19 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! December 30 Imagine that a reality TV show called for dog experts, that is dogs that are expert at some "skill" or another.... For what skill would your mutt be an expert? <BR> <BR> No doubt and y'all probably know this answer already.... Sassy would be called in for her expert digging skills! She is a world class digger! Looking cute is beside the point! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:33:42 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! December 28-29 In your opinion, what is the best dog toy/treat/product ever invented? <BR> <BR> I'd have to say the Kong treat ball. It is sturdy for chewing, it distributes treats when tossed about and it occupies Sassy for about 10 to 15 minutes and keeps her out of my way! Jack loved his too.She is tossing hers about right now. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:42:08 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! December 27 What was your mutt's favorite Christmas gift this year? What was yours? <BR> <BR> Sassy's favorite gift was her 2 new ropes with knots in them! Santa brought her one and my in-laws got her the other. She loves those knot ropes! She also fell in love and then subsequently destroyed a PetSmart weenie dog she got! My favorite gift had to be the Christmas flip flop earrings I got from my hubby! Life is better in flip flops! Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:27:19 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! December 26 Hope everyone had a wonderful Chrismutts! WE did. I missed the woof yesterday, but am wodnering... What would your mutt(s) do if Santa did come down your chimney or enter your house in any way? <BR> <BR> Sassy would bark her little head off until Santa offered her some of his cookies! Then she would allow him to take verything just like the Grinch! She will do anything for food! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:54:53 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! December 24 Merry Chrismutts Eve!! Which of Santa's reindeer does your mutt most relate to and why? <BR> <BR> There is a tie between Prancer and Dancer.... She prances and dances all the time! I've have to go with Prancer. she prances around when not dancing when we come home! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:20:32 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! December 23 What would your mutt ask Santa for? Would your mutt be on Santa's naughty or nice list? <BR> <BR> Sassy would ask for food, any food, all food, any treat, all treats and a big mud patch to dig, dig, dig! I think she is asking for a baby sister or brother too.... Hint, hint! Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:24:55 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! December 20-22 Do you buy Christmas gifts for your mutt(s)? If so, do you wrap them? If so, do they enjoy opening them? <BR> <BR> Yes, I buy for my mutt. I put them in a gift bag and allow him (Jack) to pull out wht he wanted. I will do the same this year with Sassy. Jack was like a child and would start playing with the first thing he pulled out, then I would pick up another and that would be what he wanted! I suspect Sassy will do the same thing! I probably should bury her gifts and allow her to... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:13:38 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! December 19 What would your mutt think was the perfect gift to give you? Remember, this is from your mutt's point of view! <BR> <BR> Sassy would give me a few more tug toys so we could play tug-tug all day, all night and then some! She is pretty sure I love the game as much as she! Perhaps I do love it, but I'm pretty sure not as much! HeeHee! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:11:38 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! December 18 Does your mutt bother or mess with any of your Christmas decor? Is there any decoration he or she seems to like alot or not at all? <BR> <BR> We didn't put much out this year. She tried to eat her ornament when I took it out of the box. Luckily she has not chewed up the Christmas pillows or anything else. But, yesterday her little 30 pound dainty self moved a 40 pound bag of mud! It is a 40 pound bag of dirt to fill in her big hole, but it got wet and she somehow moved it off of the h... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:47:00 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! December 17 What dog movie or book would you like to see made into a TV show? <BR> <BR> No doubt, the Chet & Bernie series! They could get into a new case each week! I'd love tuning into a fun show where the dog is the star! And cute to boot! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:08:13 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! December 16 Sorry I've been MIA all weekend! I had a course deadline and then went shopping with my Dad which was kind of an ordeal. But, I'm back and in need of my Spark! <BR> <BR> So, how does your mut react to sirens? <BR> <BR> Sassy has no reference to put any meaning to a siren, but she wails! It is a pitiful sad wail and of course she hears them long before I do. But, I know what to expect because it is a very sad wail when she hears a siren. Jack cried too, but nothing like this. He a... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:38:53 EST THURSDAY & FRIDAY'S WOOF!! December 12-13 Sorry! Had alot of work to do today! <BR> <BR> What does your mutt do when you correct him or her (or yell at him or her)? <BR> <BR> Sassy is awful! Her tail wags harder and I swear she grins! If we really fuss or get "the can" out then she will complain in this complaining voice and huff and puff. She is not at all like my Jack who would hang his head in shame. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:35:03 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! December 11 What does your mutt think of delivery personnel? (mailmen, delivery persons, UPS, FedEx, etc.) <BR> <BR> Well, Sassy barked her little head off at the UPS man today! He didn't ring the bell or anything, but sat the box at the top of the steps on the front porch. I had no idea what she was growling and barking at all day! It was the box! The box with her ornament in it!She snarls and barks at any delivery person. We have a PO Box, so no mail personnel around here, but I'm a shopaholic,... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:29:39 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! December 10 Do you put up a Christmas tree? If so, does your mutt bother it at all? <BR> <BR> Sassy tried to go up under ours, then Daddy told her "No" and she hasn't bothered it since! Good Girl! The only thing Jack did was knock a few ornaments off with his wagging tail of terror! HeeHee! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:56:31 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! December 9 Does your mutt have any weird, peculiar, or eccentric eating habits? Any weird, peculiar or eccentric habits at all? <BR> <BR> Anthony went out as soon as we knew we were bringing home a baby girl and bought a pretty little food and water dish.... Steel on a wrought iron stand. At first she was scared to deat hand would stand far back and lean her head into eat. Then, she would take a couple mouthfuls and drop it on the floor and then eat it. Then, she got to where she wouldn't eat ou... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:13:47 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! December 7-8 What are the 3 silliest things your mutt does? <BR> <BR> Well, right now, Sassy is standing on her head in order to do her little front teeth nibble on my husband's thumb! She barked at the coffee maker on Thanksgiving and come to think of it, barks at anything new to her. She still chases her tail and I just love it! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 21:18:32 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! December 6 What has your mutt done in the past 24 hours to bring you joy? <BR> <BR> Sassy came to bed with me last night instead of waiting for Hubby and snuggled right up and we slept that way all night! I love a snuggle puppy! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:22:42 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! December 5 Does your mutt like to chew on rawhide? <BR> <BR> Sassy used to love it, but now she won't even touch it! Jack always loved it! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 19:14:19 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! December 4 Do you have any doggie holiday decor? If so, what? <BR> <BR> I have quite a few doggie related tree ornaments, most w with Jack's name on them! Sassy will get one of her own this year. I also have several of the PetSmart Save A Pet ornaments. I have a stuffed dog with a Santa hat. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:42:01 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! December 3 Does your mutt tend to "fatten up" for the winter months? <BR> <BR> It seems that mine does! Sassy suddenly seems like a chunky puppy and she doesn't eat any more than she was.... Jack always seemed to chunk up during the winter too. Maybe it is evolutionary? That is why the question today! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 22:09:17 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! December 2 Do you take your mutt to have pictures with Santa? <BR> <BR> petSmart used to do it in conjunction with the Humane Society and you paid $4 for the photo and a cute frame. This year they will have Santa, but you have to take your own pics and don't get a frame! But, I will be taking Sassy. Jack had one every year he was alive! He was always so good! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 21:37:55 EST December Chit Chat Cafe Good Evening Mutt Group -- Here is out "chat" place to discuss issues, talk about our triumphs and failures, gripe about the weather, whatever! Hope you had a nice day. I went to Sunday School and church, then met our son's MIL at the mall to take her into the city to see our granddaughter in the Charleston Christmas Parade. Her Catholic School had some kids in the back of a pick-up and they sang Christmas songs. Finding somewhere to park was awful -- ended up in a parking garage for a $5... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 18:01:57 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! November 30-December 1 It always surprises me how quickly a month passes! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt do more sleeping or more activities during the day? <BR> <BR> Seems to me that Jack slept alot more, even as a puppy, than Sassy does! She takes what we might call "cat naps", but she waits until night to truly sleep! Fri, 29 Nov 2013 22:34:12 EST THANKSGIVING WOOFS!! November 27-29 Sorry! Been busy shopping and cooking and entertaining! So, a couple questions: <BR> 1. If your mutt was planning the Thanksgiving Feast, what foods would he or she include and which would he or she exclude? <BR> <BR> Sassy isn't very picky, she would eat anything! So, she would want lots of cheese on the menu and the only thing she would leave off is cauliflower. The only thing I've seen her taste and leave! <BR> <BR> 2. For what would your mutt be most thankful? <BR> I think... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:41:22 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! November 26 Why are you thankful for the mutt(s) in your life right now? <BR> <BR> Sassy brought joy back into my life! She is so cute, so cuddly, so loving! She reminds me that a sweet kiss and a cuddle will make the world feel alright again! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:21:01 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! November 25 What are your plans for Thanksgiving and will your mutt(s) be joining you? <BR> <BR> We are having my Dad, my in-laws, a friend and our neighbors over here for dinner. Sassy will be here and I'm sure my Dad and my FIL will be feeding her under the table! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:53:34 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! November 23-24 8 Things You Didn't Know About My Mutt: <BR> (1) My mutt has... <BR> (2) My mutt never had... <BR> (3) My mutt once... <BR> (4) My mutt is an original... <BR> (5) My mutt hates.... <BR> (6) My mutt is... <BR> (7) My mutt loves... <BR> (8) Give my mutt... <BR> <BR> I'll have my answers for you tomorrow! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:11:20 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! November 22 I'm having a difficult time right now... Can't seem to think of any questions. Depressive spell. <BR> <BR> <BR> Would your mutt benefit more (theoreticaly) from doggie downers or puppy uppers? <BR> <BR> Sassy definitely needs some doggie downers! she seems to be on the go every minute of every day and sometimes even at night! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:45:45 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! November 21 I'm asking this question again, but in a different way.... What is the craziest thing your mutt has done to you, with you, or to your exercise equipment while you are working out? <BR> <BR> I can hardly do floor work at all right now! I try to do push ups and Sassy is under my chest.... It makes the push ups easy, but I'm not doing myself any good! If I am on the floor I automatically become Sassy's jungle gym! She climbs over me, on me and under me! She snuggles up next to me and rubs... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:48:55 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! November 20 Have you entered your mutt into any type of competitions? What kind? <BR> <BR> Never. I think Sassy is a candidate for cutest dog.... I don't have the time or the patience for competitions! Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:17:42 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! november 19 With the recent natural disasters forefront in the news.... Do you have an emergency/disaster/evacuation plan for you and your mutt(s)? What is it? <BR> <BR> Well, I do have an emergency bag packed and refreshed on a regular basis. It has water, first aid stuf, a battery operated radio, water, dog food, dog treats and protein bars. I have pet finder stickers on the front door and the back door for firefighters letting them know there is a dog in the house. I really don't have an evacu... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:09:21 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! November 18 Has your mutt's personality, preferences, energy levels, etc. changed since puppyhood? In what ways? <BR> <BR> Well, Sassy is technically still a puppy, but not much has changed except that she doens't have the sensitive tummy she once had. She digs more and she is much bigger, but still walks all over us like she still weighed 9 pounds! Jack's energy levels changed alot, but don't know if it was just age or also his brain tumor.... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 22:21:52 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! November 16-17 With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Hannukah too, then Christmas not far behind, is your mutt part of the festivities or do you have to separate him or her from your guests? <BR> <BR> Jack has always been patt of the festivities and in fact, he is on the coffee table now.... Sassy will also always be part of any gatherings at our house and at anybody's home that will allow her to be there! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:42:20 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! November 15 This is sort of related to yesterday's woof..... What sound(s) set your mutt off or on edge? <BR> <BR> Poor Sassy cannot stand the sound of sirens. Every time the rescue truck or fire truck goes by she barks and cries! She has a weird reaction to stuff, like pills, in those sort of metal push out containers too.... If she hears that she starts barking and back up. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:14:28 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! November 14 Sorry this is so late today.... SP was running very slowly on my computer last night, so I gave up and went to bed! <BR> <BR> What common household item does your mutt get crazy about? I mean, barks, growls, gets upset with? <BR> <BR> Today I learned it was the printer. I guess that was a new experience for Sassy, but she stood there staring and barking and doing that back of the throat growl. I don't know if it was the sound of the printer (mine is old) or the paper coming out or ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:47:59 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! November 13 Do you ever put clothes, including shoes, boots, coats, etc, on your mutt? <BR> <BR> The only thing I ever put on Jack was various bandanas and he barely tolerated those! I have yet to put any clothing on Sassy, but I did say yet.... My next door neighbor dresses her Bichon Frijes in all kinds of sweaters and bow ties and vests! I swear Jack snubbed him as a result! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:13:06 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! November 12 Where does your mutt seem to feel the safest? What is his or her safe place? <BR> <BR> Sassy seems most content when lying in bed between the 2 of us. She arranges herself so that some part of her is touching each of us and she sleeps very soundly. Any where else and she is on the look out! I have to say, Jack was the same. He liked for his humans to be in the same room with him, preferably the same bed! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:32:57 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! November 11 Happy Veteran's Day!! Let's remember all the brave canines who have served our military and other countries so well today as we pay our respects to the human vets! God Bless All! <BR> <BR> They are calling for a bit of snow here on Tuesday.... Very unusual, but still not the record for the earliest snowfall here. Anyhow, does your mutt like the snow? Does he or she play in it or just stay indoors? <BR> <BR> Sassy has never seen snow. I doubt if we get any on Tuesday it will be en... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:52:40 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! November 9-10 When riding in a car, what is your mutt's MO? Do they ride with their head hanging out the window, do they lay down, sit in between your seat and the other, jump around, what is their standard way of riding in a vehicle? <BR> <BR> Sassy as a wee pup would lay down and be absolutely silent! She now wants to get up and look around. She seems to prefer sitting in the back seat in the middle where she can look out the windshield. Jack would whimper and cry the entire time. He would try to... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 12:19:33 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! November 8 We are always talking about our weight on SP.... How much does your mutt weigh? How much did he or she weigh at his or her heaviest? <BR> <BR> Sassy weighs 29.6 pounds right now. That is her heaviest thus far. At the time of his death, Jack weighed 64 pounds and was at 70 pounds at his heaviest and his healthiest! Thu, 7 Nov 2013 21:42:54 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! November 7 How do you show your mutt(s) how much you appreciate them? <BR> <BR> My mutts have been the 2 most spoiled dogs in the world, so that is one way! I love holding and petting and scratching Sassy! I usually will stop what I am doing to play with her for a few minutes at least when she brings a tug toy to me. I make sure she has plenty of tug toys! You know I bought Jack a new chair because he didn't like the one we bought! I feed/fed them healthy food, gave/give them healthy treats tha... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 12:57:40 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! November 6 "Tis the season to start thinking about giving.... To what animal charities do you give money, time or something else? <BR> <BR> I ask that instead of gifts that my friends and family make donations in my honor to the local humane societies. We have several in our immediate area. Every time I go to where we adopted sassy I put some money in the donation jar. I donate food and toys to the local animal shelter all year. I buy from the Animal Rescue Site. From now on, all my pets will c... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:01:15 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! November 5 I feel I've asked this one before, but I was vicariously watching Sassy thru a friend the other day and it made me wonder.... What does your mutt enjoy chasing? <BR> <BR> Sassy was chasing leaves. She would run and chase them, then shw would try to sneak up on them and pounce, then she would point and pounce..... She would leap up to grab them as they blew and chase them across the yard. It was very cute. Unfortunately she chases birds the same way! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 22:34:44 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! November 4 What traits in a dog make you leary of them? <BR> <BR> Well, I can't see, so I am leary of any strange dog.... If I could see I would watch for raised hackles, tucked tails and listen for sinister growling. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:06:41 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! November 2-3 OK, yesterday we asked what your mutt does to annoy you, so this weekend the question is what do you do that annoys your mutt? And, how does he or she let you know they are annoyed with you? <BR> <BR> Anthony took Sassy to the vet for her grooming today and she was not happy. When he picked her up she showed her pique by staring at him, but when he looked her way she would turn her head! Then, she went out into the pouring rain to dig in the garden! She does that look away thing and ha... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 22:06:06 EST November Chit Chat Cafe Welcome to November Mixed Mutt Dog House group. Now we have to start thinking about the holidays! Our weather is changing -- may get some rain this evening. Hope you have some fun activities planned for the week-end that include some exercise. Our dog never lets us forget that he needs to go for a walk twice a day. Keep track of your "miles" -- whether you do steps or an actual route. Exercise counts no matter what form you use! Take some time to read a nutrition article or do a quiz o... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:19:37 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! November 1 Yikes! November 1 already?! <BR> <BR> Well, we have no land line service at the house now.... Sassy was digging near where the cable is and evidently yankged it out of the house! Never had a digger and wish I didn't now! <BR> <BR> What is something your mutt does that just plain annoys you? <BR> <BR> I figure you can guess that Sassy's digging annoys me. I fear she may dig her way out under the fence for one thing and being blind, little holes all over the yard doesn't make play ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:58:06 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! October 31 Happy Howl-O-Ween!! Does anything about Halloween (costumes, decorations, trick or treaters) scare your mutt? <BR> <BR> Sassy is sort of a scaredy mutt right now, so everything scares her unless she is inside and can bark and growl at whatever outside! We don't have any Halloween decorations up this year and I am closing the door to trick or treaters. Jack always wanted to give all the trick or treaters a big kiss! Sassy would probably hide behind my legs if I did allow trick or treate... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:41:40 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! October 30 What has your mutt destroyed lately that upset you? <BR> <BR> Maybe it doesn't happen for y'all any more since your mutts are no longer puppies, but Sassy got my favorite pair of warm socks and chewed holes in both of them! They are my favorite thick, wear around the house socks! She always seemed to hate them on my feet and somehow she got them off of my bedside table and chewed them up! She has also recently dug up the marigolds on the perimeter of my husband's private park out back!... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:55:37 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! October 29 Today is the 9th anniversary of my brother's death. He loved dogs, but he was an agitator.... He would tease my sister's dogs by asking if they wanted a bath and annoying them in other, but fun ways..... In what ways do you tease and/or annoy your mutt? <BR> <BR> With Sassy I can still get away with the fake ball throw. I also tease her with her own tail. I also will hide under covers so she has to dig or paw for me. She is easy to tease at this point in her life! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:02:33 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! October 28 When Jack died many people told me I could expect visits from his spirit.... Do you believe in ghosts, dogs or human forms? Have you ever seen, felt, sensed the presence of a dead dog with you? <BR> <BR> I want to believe! I think I want to have a visit from Jack! I miss him so much. I don't disbelieve in spirits or ghosts, but have not yet had any kind of encounter, but love to hear my friend's encouaters with her deceased and beloved dog! Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:55:40 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! October 26-27 Keeping with the trick or treat theme.... What is your mutt's absolute favorite treat? <BR> <BR> I think Sassy is a canine trash can! She will eat anything and "perform" for any treat! I really have not distinguished a favorite for her. Jack's absolute favorite was cheese in any shape or form, but especially those little cubes! With Sassy, if we rattle a bag or go to the treat jar it is good with her! Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:25:13 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! October 25 It is trick or treat season.... What tricks will your mutt do for treats? <BR> <BR> So far Sassy will sit, somewhat stay, bow, give a high 5 (very cute), shake, lay down and give kisses. Jack would sit, stay, lay down, beg and shake. He usually would do them all for his special treat! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:41:19 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! October 24 If you had a yard sale (garage sale, flea market, etc.), what item would be the first your mutt would take to the sale? <BR> <BR> Probably the "Stop That" spray... She doesn't like it! For some reason she seems to have a thing against socks too.... She may remove all of our socks from the house first thing! Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:10:23 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! October 23 Supposing your mutt didn't mind wearing a Halloween costume and could choose one for himself or herself, what do you think he or she would choose to be? <BR> <BR> I think Sassy would choose a costume that made her look much larger.... She would dress as a big, mean dog so she would feel safe and strong! Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:37:34 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! October 22 Would you consider yourself to be an overprotective dog mommy? Why or why not? <BR> <BR> Absolutely yes! If I treated a human child like I treat my mutts they would be spoiled and dependent! I carry spray to scare off any other attack dogs when we walk, I over react to minor hurts and illnesses, I would put myself in danger to save my mutt! That went for my 70 pound Jack and my 25 pound Sassy! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:59:36 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! October 21 Do you dress your mutt for Halloween? <BR> <BR> Jack had 2 cute halloween bandanas, but they had his name on them and will be too big for Sassy anyhow! I wanted to dress her up as Candy Corn this year, but I doubt that plan will happen! I did a workout video today that had the instructor's dog dressed up in 3 different costumes during the workout! A bee, a princess and a shark! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:05:57 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! October 19-20 How does your mutt show you his or her appreciation for all you do for him or her? <BR> <BR> We get thank you kisses when we give Sassy soemthing she particularly likes, like a special treat or Frosty Paws! Plus, you know you are appreciated when you get the full body wag when you come home! Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:38:09 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! October 18 Sassy was really getting on my nerves tonight.... What tends to make your mutt whine and/or cry? <BR> <BR> Sassy is like a spoiled little girl.... she cries or whines when she doesn't get her way. Tonight she wanted to chew on my husband and he wouldn't let her, so she whined. Another dog was outside earlier and she couldn't get to it, so she cried. When she gets frustrated when she can't tear open a toy or untie a knot in her rope, she whines. When we leave she cries! Oh my! Jack ... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:28:31 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! October 17 What is the most terrifying thing that ever happened to or almost happened to your mutt? <BR> <BR> With Sassy, nothing so far.... Something had her really upset tonight but it was not terrifying. Every time Jack got loose it was terrifying! He He had no fear of cars and would run right into and/or across the road! He would disappear in an instant and someone would have to go find him! He was FAST too! Other than that, we have been pretty lucky. Of course, Jack's brain cancer diagnos... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:59:46 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! October 16 We often joked that Jack was not just a mutt made up of different dog breeds, but perhaps different animals all around due to some of his behaviors.... What other animals does your mutt act like and how? <BR> <BR> Sassy has the curiosity of a cat, the leaping ability of an antelope and the snuggle factor of a human baby... She also could be part beaver due to the wood chewing and the tail thumping. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:41:33 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! October 15 If a documentary was made of your dog's life, what celebrity would you feel should narrate it? <BR> <BR> Hmmmm, tough one.... I really think Meg Ryan should narrate Sassy's life. Something about Sassy always makes me think of the young, vivacious Meg! Maybe even the actress who plays Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory with her squeaky little voice! yep, and I think Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the big Bang should narrate Jack's life. Someone who is seerious, yet playful! Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:51:33 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! October 14 My husband is a huge fan of what I call the Zombie Soap Opera, The Walking Dead.... We always joked that we could never hide out from the zombie attack because Jack would give us away with his barking.... Sassy is a barker too. We don't know how to control it. Would you be able to keep your mutt quiet if you had to? <BR> <BR> Well, I answered above.... the answer is NO! Sassy does and Jack did bark at anything that moved outside. I don't mind because as a blind person I appreciate ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:35:04 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! October 12-13 What is something your mutt does that just fascinates, awes, impresses you and/or others? <BR> <BR> This question was inspired by Sassy this morning.... I was laying with my hand open and she spread her toes out like fingers on my hand and then guided my hand to her face to be scratched! I was so impressed and surprised! I gave her face and jaw and ears the best scratching session ever! She is one mut who uses her paws like hands! Her vocalizations are pretty impressive too! Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:59:41 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! October 11 So, I asked over at the assisted living place if I could bring my puppy back with me when I came back this evening and she said as long as my puppy was "people friendly".... so, my question today is: Is your mutt people friendly? <BR> <BR> Absolutely! Sassy loves people and is generally well behaved with people. Jack was just a people pleaser. He was so good! People instantly loved him as they do Sassy! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:30:06 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! October 10 Does your mutt have a hunger control switch? Does he or she know when they are full and to stop eating? <BR> <BR> Sassy, no! I truly believe she would eat until she popped if she were given treats and people cheese! She will leave some food in her bowl in case of a famine I guess, but when it comes to "junk food" she will eat and eat and eat! Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:28:20 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! October 9 If your mutt were to play a human sport, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Definitely Sassy would be track and field specializing in the 100 yard dash! Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:55:04 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! October 7 Posting early since I will be gone most of the day tomorrow! (actual Monday) <BR> <BR> <BR> What is something your mutt does that can cheer you up no matter how you are feeling? <BR> <BR> Where do I begin? I have to say this thing Sassy does with laying her chi chin on my cheek when I am lyaing on my side just melts me! She will also get up beside us and put her cheek up against ours! So sweet, so precious and is an immediate cheer! Of course, the full body wag is always worth a sm... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 20:43:28 EST SUNDAY'S WOOF!! October 6 Is there any food stuff your mutt simply refuses to eat? <BR> <BR> So far, Sassy will eat anything she gets her mouth on! Veggies, meat, cheese, it doesn't matter! She doesn't like her rawhide chewies that she used to love now though. Jack would not eat any lettuce. If I gave him a bite of something with lettuce on it he would spit and lick and do anything to get it out of his mouth! Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:18:19 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! October 3 So, Sassy is shedding like crazy right now and I am wondering if she is just shedding her puppy coat or if she is preparing for her winter coat.... Is your mutt shedding right now? What do you do to deal with excessive shedding? <BR> <BR> Jack shed non-stop all year. I think Sassy is going to do the same. Her coat is getting thicker and a bit coarser right now, so it may be her winter coat coming in or a mix of both! I just keep sweeping and brushing! Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:41:17 EST October Chit Chat Cafe Here is our site for this month's "chatting". Use it to make comments or to tell us how you are doing or to share anything about your pets or your family or your community. The blogs are nice and can be very entertaining, but they take awhile to click on and read. This site is a "clearing house" for checking in and staying connected and leaving some words of wisdom. Have a great week -- we are moving "onward and upward" to a different part of the state in the morning. We hope to spend tim... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:25:28 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! October 2 Sorry I've been MIA! Been busy getting Dad moved into Assisted Living, meeting the staff and today the physical and occupational therapists that will be working with him! It seems I am always on the go, go, go! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt "groom" you? If so, is it all the time or any time, or only when you have something on your skin he or she believes shouldn't be? <BR> <BR> Sassy tries to lick anything I put on my skin, off! Lotion, mmedicated pain cream, anti-itch cream, the IV prep... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 14:15:42 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 30 Wow, another month flies by! I'm reading another chet & Bernie mystery and the story is narrated by Chet, a mutt.... Some things his human does makes him uncomfortable and causes him to bark, like Bernie putting on his sunglasses or Bernie's face turning red from sunshine ( glow from sunset) or anger....What things do you do that seem to upset your mutt? <BR> <BR> Well, first and foremost is leaving the house! Sassy gets all upset and Jack would always too! Nothing else we did really u... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:12:48 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! September 27-29 How does your mutt cue you to his or her needs? <BR> a. That he or she is hungry/thirsty? <BR> b. Needs to potty? <BR> c. Is injured or hurting/in pain? <BR> <BR> a. My mutts seem to always be hungry and they Jack let me know by putting his chin on my leg and staring.... Sassy puts her feet up on me and stares! I'm pretty sure it is not real hunger since they both have food in their bowls! Thirst is usually cued by the tongues hanging out and a rush to water when available. <BR> ... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:33:17 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! September 26 How does your mutt tell you he or she is happy? <BR> <BR> Sassy wags her entire body! She wags her body, dances and prances and even smiles! She is the cutest happy dog ever! Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:20:04 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! September 25 I have so enjoyed your responses over the past 2 days! Loved the song titles and itneresting to see which mutts watch TV. Speaking of which.... Sassy was enthralled with something on TV for about 15 seconds tonight! Just staring as in wonder.... <BR> <BR> So, can your mutt spell? If so, what words can he or she spell? <BR> <BR> Jack could spell B-E-D and C-O-O-K-I-E! I think he could spell cheese too! Sassy hasn't learned to spell pet, but she is recognizing words already and res... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:35:08 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! September 24 You all probably already heard of the dog network called dogtv.... It came out about a month ago or so. Anyhow, makes me wonder.... does your mutt watch TV? Does he or she have a favorite show? <BR> <BR> Jack never attended to the TV at all unless a doorbell rang and then he would run to the front door, not the TV! He occasionally would bark if dogs were barking on TV, but again he thought the dogs were outside. Sassy will sit and look at the TV and even cock her head when something ... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:24:19 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 23 What song title suggests the song could be about your mutt? <BR> <BR> OK, Jack's could've been King of the Road simplay because he thought he was king of everything, even if he didn't care to ride! Let's see.... Sassy.... You Spin Me 'Round or Jump seem fitting at this point in her life! Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:10:49 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! September 21-22 Is there anything about dogs you don't like? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Well, I guess I don't like that I can't just take off and go if I want.... I need a babysitter since I don't like to board my mutts! Also, I'm not crazy about bad doggie smell or dog hair, but to love a dog you must love the fur, the smells, and everything else! Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:14:20 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! September 20 What is your mutt's most striking feature? <BR> <BR> Sassy has a very shiny coat and a long, long tongue! My Dad can't get over how long her tongue is! Everyone comments on her shiny coat. She also has this little paintbrush tail.... It is long and skinny and looks like it has a little paintbrush on the end of it! so, I guess she has several striking features! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:12:27 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! September 19 What bad behavior does your mutt still have even though you have tried and tried to correct it? <BR> <BR> Well, Sassy is still a work in progress.... We are working hard on getting her to stop jumping on us or the table when we are eating! We are making progress, but as I said, she is a work in progress! Jack's exuberant greetings were one thing we never could stop! He had to jump on people and greet them like they were the most important visitors in the world! Some people did not app... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:02:00 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! September 18 What is the strangest dog name you ever heard? <BR> <BR> A friend of mine's sister has a dog named T.P. Walters, Jr. and their last name is not even Walters! I love it, but it is weird to me! Of course, Sassy's actual and full name is Miss Gracie SassyPants Ourlastname.... Guess that is kinda weird if you get down to it! Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:10:06 EST TUESDAYS'S WOOF!! September 17 I feel a bit sad.... Today (9/17) should've been Jack's 9th birthday. He should've had a long, vibrant life full of love! At least he had a life of love and much vibrancy! <BR> <BR> What is one positive, love evoking thing your mutt did for you in the past 24 hours? <BR> <BR> Sassy gave me one of her doggie hugs! She puts both paws up on my shoulders and then lays her sweet head on my hsoulder! It always makes me wanna cry! Cry happy, not sad tears! Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:24:14 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 16 I don't know if we have had 2 insane dogs or what, but I have a case of allergies and Sassy seems compelled to come lick the sneeze out of my hand or my face! Jack did the same thing with Hubby and Sassy is doing it with both of us! <BR> <BR> How does your mutt react to your human bodily functions? <BR> <BR> Well, besides the licking of sneezes, Sassy will come put her head near my tummy if my stomach growls! She has also investigated other noises emitted by my husband much to her dis... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:46:20 EST SUNDAY'S WOOF!! September 15 Sorry I've been MIA! My next door neighbor's mother was dying and did die on Friday night. I've been keeping an eye on my neighbor who is also a good friend. Then, we had to take my dad out for furniture shopping for his place in assisted living and that took all day and then I came home and crashed! Poor Sassy! She keeps begging for attention! <BR> <BR> So, we also had puppy class yesterday and hubby took her out for the loose leash walking exercise.... I heard a bunch of puppies wh... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:49:00 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! September 12 I'm borrowing this one from Kitty.... The news is reporting that many people will skimp on their own food to be sure their dogs get either quality food or are able to have food at all.... The few reports I've heard make us dog people sound like idiots! But, I wonder.... If it came down to it, would you feed your mutt the same as always or better than you if money was an issue? <BR> <BR> I have to say yes! I can do with a little less food and even a little less quality in food, but if ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:00:09 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! September 11 In what ways is your mutt like a human baby/child? <BR> <BR> Sassy coos, whines and sighs like a little baby. She cuddles up with us and she lays her head on my shoulder if I hold her. She pouts and cries when we leave.... She brings us a different toy until we engage with her. If she is playing with 1 toy and we pick up another, that is the one she wants! Jack did many of the same things except he didn't cry as much or vocalize as much.... Plus, he wasn't into being held! But, he ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:17:53 EST New to Mutt Mommyhood, Newly Returned to SP Hello all, <BR> My name is Steph - I'm not new to SP, although I've been away a while, and I'm trying to get back to where I'm supposed to be. <BR> I grew up with dogs, the first one I remember was a collie puppy we got when I was 4. I honestly thought of that dog as a sibling - I loved him so much. We had him until just before my 18th birthday, and after that, my parents always bought collies (which I love dearly, but decided I did not want for myself - none could ever compare to that beaut... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:05:23 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! September 10 I'm so tired. I'm sure Sassy & I will go to bed very soon! <BR> <BR> Do you allow your mutt to kiss you on the mouth? The face at all? <BR> <BR> I've been getting dog kisses for most of my life! I allow my mutts to kiss me almost any where! I happened to end up with 2 compulsive kissers! My sister's old dog would give me kisses too and he had atrocious breath, but he loved me so much and protected me! Dog kisses don't bother me at all! Mon, 9 Sep 2013 21:35:03 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 9 Have you ever tasted any of yor mutt's food or treats? If so, what? <BR> <BR> I tasted a few of Jack's cookies in the past. The carob chip and the vanilla cream were pretty good. I haven't yet, but am tempted to taste one of these oatmeal apple Science Diet treats Sassy got as a gift at puppy class..... I've also tried the Frosty Paws ice cream and it tasted like frozen beef broth and was not very good to me, but Jack and Sassy both love their Frosty Paws! Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:06:24 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! September 7-8 I'm going to DC this weekend, so will not be around... Just wanted to let you all know. <BR> <BR> I got this question from Family Feud the other day.... <BR> <BR> Fill in the blank..... If I were a mutt, the first thing I'd do is ______. Why? <BR> <BR> If i were a mutt, the first thing I would do is scratch my ear with my back foot just because I could! Sassy has long legs and can wrap that foot up around her ear! I'd like to be so flexible and limber! Fri, 6 Sep 2013 22:08:02 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! September 6 What has your mutt done lately that was so cute, so adorable that you just wanted to squeeze him or her? <BR> <BR> Sassy chasing her tail is quite amusing and adroable! But, when she wants something, even to play, she will sit pretty and hold her paw up! It is so adorable! She looks like she is waving... I've got to get Hubby to put pics of her up! She is adorable no matter what she does! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:04:13 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! September 5 When it comes to mutts do you have a size and/or gender preference? <BR> <BR> I really have no size preference... I wouldn't actively seek out a mutt the size of Kitty's Gypsy, but wouldn't turn one away who was big! I like a medium sized mutt and always prefered males in the past, but there is something about rubbing a girl's belly that is I dunno.... Just right! So, now I guess I have no gender preference either! Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:43:33 EST September Chit Chat Cafe Here we go with the new site for sharing our ups and downs and victories! Celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary yesterday -- didn't go anywhere or do anything special, but that was okay. We exchanged greeting cards and I fixed a healthy dinner with veggies and baked game hens. Our years together have been from coast-to-coast twice. My spouse was sent to Vietnam the first year of our marriage and we met up again in Rhode Island when he came back from serving in DaNang. I hadn't finished... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:58:27 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! September 4 I keep wanting to type August still! <BR> <BR> Do you know what your mutt's particular barks mean? If so, explain. <BR> <BR> I'm beginning to learn Sassy's.... She is very vocal and has different barks and cries for everything! A hysterical sounding bark means another dog is out and about.... Free and not the neighbor dogs who are fenced in. She has a different bark when something scares her. She has a softer bark for happiness. Jack had a vicious sounding bark when strangers cam... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 21:57:37 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! September 3 I don't know if any of you were around when Karen was active on this team... Well, I heard from her on Facebook and she had to put her beloved Belle down a couple weeks ago. I think her user name was NEVERGAIN or something like that.... She has been struggling as much as I did with putting Jack down! RIP Sweet Belle! <BR> <BR> How do you show your love of mutts to others? <BR> <BR> I wear mutt tee shirts and we have bumpers stickers that people actually stop and take pics of.... T... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 15:41:59 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! September 2 Happy Labor Day Mutt Lovers!! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Has your mutt ever brought you home a "present"? <BR> <BR> Sassy has brought us 2 dead birds.... I feel certain they were not killed by her as they were partially decomposed. I guess she is just being a good girl retriever! I always worried about Jack since he liked to drop things in my lap, but the worst thing I got dropped in my lap was a Kong treat ball full of slugs! OK, could've given me a heart attack, but not as bad as it could ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 21:32:34 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! Aug.31-Sept 1 Whew, starting another month already! Time flies in my world! Just seems like summer was starting! <BR> <BR> If your mutt was in the doggie olympics, what would be his or her best event? <BR> <BR> It seems Sassy is following in Jack's footsteps in being a champion eater! Could it be us? I'd say she would take gold in eating, silver in "tug tug" which is our name for tug of war, and bronze in running! She can run like the win with those skinny legs of hers! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:14:07 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 30 If your mutt was to write an autobiography, what would the title be? <BR> <BR> Hmmm, right now Sassy's might be Fun With Mom & Dad or, I Never Dreamed So Many Humans Could Love Me! Jack's would be Nobody Loves Me Like My Daddy and Alot Of People Love Me! Sassy's could also be..... Good Thing I'm Cute! Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:41:14 EST Wallace the Pit Bull passes away. <link><BR>oses-an-amazing-pit-bull-ambassador?CI<BR>D=PROD-topic-email-articles </link> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:28:51 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! August 29 What is your favorite dog quote? Quote about a dog, not a quote your dog said..... <BR> <BR> Mine, of course, is "No house is a home without a dog" and I have no idea who said it. It was stitched on a pillow that my friend sent to me with Jack! I read alot of good dog quote, but I believe that one is my fave! I also like Groucho Marx's quote "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.... Inside a dog, it is too dark to read"! Of course we can't go wrong with Charles Shultz's "Hap... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:08:47 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! August 28 Read any good dog books lately? If so, give titles please! <BR> <BR> The last good one I read was To Fetch A Thief, A Chet & Bernie mystery.... Always fun! I just downloaded The Genius of Dogs to maybe start reading tonight. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:32:37 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! August 27 Today's question is a 2 parter.... Where does your mutt sleep at night and where does he or she prefer to take his or her naps? <BR> <BR> Sassy sleeps in bed with us. It is probably wrong, but what we choose. She generally takes her naps in the big dog chair we bought for Jack. It is just a chair and a half we bought when Jack didn't like the other furniture we bought and it is next t othe front door where they both could look out. If she is confined to the sunroom because we are gone... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:10:52 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 26 What is the craziest thing you ever did for your mutt? <BR> <BR> Hmmm, let's see.... I guess non-dog folks would think everything I have done for my mutts was crazy! When Jack was dying I would buy him burgers and such, held him up so he could pee, I've laid on the floor with him during several more minor illnesses and laid on the flor with him alot during the last month of his life! I talk to them like they are human. I let Sassy walk all over me and I mean tha tboth figuratively and ... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:21:08 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! August 24-25 Have a Woofing, wagging weekend! <BR> <BR> What is one thing about your mutt that impresses, confuses or otherwise surprises people about your mutt? <BR> <BR> From what I can tell so far, it is just how cute Sassy is! I think people are confused by her lab face and how dainty and small she is. As for Jack, it was how gentle he really was. He had a ferocious bark and presentation, but was as snuggly as they come! He was gentle with children too. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:06:48 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 23 As we all know, mutts and all dogs, are expensive! What are some ways you save money when it comes to your mutt's needs and wants? <BR> <BR> Well, for Jack we only boght toys that were on sale and really cheap since he liked to tear the squeakers out! We use coupons and vetinary specials for meds. They wil offer some meds for a lower price if you buy them more. I am not a thrifty person, so I'm not one to give a good answer here! Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:11:33 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! August 22 What seemingly minor thing will get your mutt all riled up and barking? <BR> <BR> Gee, with Sassy it seems to be everything! Today she was barking at a shadow on the wall, she still barks at herself reflected in the sunroom windows at night, she barks at other dogs outside, the neighbors coming home.... Jack would bark furiously at the weedeater and at my husband when he would put gloves on! Oh yeah, Sassy got all upset when she saw Hubby with a hat on! Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:19:54 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! August 21 What kind of food do you feed your mutt? <BR> <BR> We feed Sassy a new food we were recommended called Nutra I think.... It is additive free and we got the lamb & rice fearing she may have been allergic to chicken. I odn't know if she just got used to being in her new home, or the new food worked, but she no longer has doggie diarrhea! Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:25:09 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! August 20 Darn! Where does the time go? No, no, that is not the question. A long, long time ago we read a book as a team about how a woman's dog helped her lose weight. How does your mutt treat your exercise equipment? <BR> <BR> Sassy barks at my stability ball and her voice echoes and it is funny. She tries chewing on my bands and my dumbbells. Jack always acted like he was afraid of my stability ball! I thik both wonder hwat dog fetches that big ball!?! Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:51:04 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 19 Is your mutt "particular" about things? What I mean, does he or she have specific ways of doing things that he or she does the same every single time? <BR> <BR> Sassy has to get up on the bed on my side and she has to get off the bed on my side. Jack always got on the bed on my side, but off on Hubby's side. Sassy is the same on the couch! She is very particular about how she does certain things. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:11:08 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! August 17-18 What color is your mutt's collar and leash? <BR> <BR> Well, sassy had a Sassy hot pink collar with an orange braid but she outgrew it.... She now has a neon green collar and still her pink leash. Would be rather preppie if not for the neon! I'm going thru a neon stage! Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:08:35 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 16 Does your mutt have a favorite toy? <BR> <BR> Sassy does not.... She's a puppy, so every toy is her favorite until you pick up another! Jack loved his multi-squeaker dragon. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:03:21 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! August 15 When your mutt eats, is he or she a gobbler or a picker? Does he or she scarf down his or her food like there is no tomorrow or does he or she pick up a piece at a time and chew it? <BR> <BR> Sassy is a bit of both.... She will gobble, but drop pieces on the floor that she will pick up piece by piece and eat. Jack started out as a gobbler and became a picker and would aeat a few pieces at a time and come back later for some more! Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:56:47 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! August 14 As you know, I have a fairly new puppy..... What is the best advice you can give someone about raising a puppy? <BR> <BR> I'd have to say to be patient! The puppy is a baby with a small bladder, small attention span, small painful teeth.... Be patient with training and they will learn! Be patient and consistent! Yeah, I think that's the ticket! Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:09:02 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! August 13 What food could your mutt simply not live without? (dog food, treat, etc.) <BR> <BR> I don't know about Sassy yet.... She is willing to eat anything at this point in her life! For Jack, it was cheese! If we took his cheese away he wouldn't have been able to stand it! Sassy likes her kibble and her treats and tries to eat everything else, but its not allowed! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:04:41 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 12 Enjoyed the weekend's responses! <BR> <BR> Is there one thing that you love most about your mutt? If so, what is that one thing? <BR> <BR> I love that both of my mutts drew people to them instantly! With Jack, and now with Sassy, people seem to instantly fall in love with them! I love that! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:48:21 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! August 10-11 What is the craziest question a person ever asked you about your mutt(s)? <BR> <BR> I don't know.... I guess asking if he or she will bite is kinda crazy. My husband always said about Jack, "He has teeth don't he?" I guess with Sassy, the craziest question is "is he a boy?" when she has on a pink collar and being led by a pink leash! No one has ever asked anything very bizarre about my mutts.... Yet! Fri, 9 Aug 2013 22:21:53 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 9 I said this today.... One man's trash is a puppy's (dog's) treasure! What pieces of trash does your mutt love to play with? <BR> <BR> Sassy and Jack both love(d) empty plastic soda bottles. They loved chewing on the tops trying to work them off and loved chasing them around the floors. They seem to like the noises they make too! Sassy loves a piece of paper too.... napkins, bills, checks.... You name it! Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:19:46 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! August 8 Don't know if y'all knew that our own Kitty (BIGPAWSUP) was interviewed on Spark Radio for Tuesday's broadcast! Go Kitty! What an honor! Don't know if that broadcast is still available, but check it out and see! <BR> <BR> Is your mutt, or has your mutt ever been, confused by him or herself? Like, barking at his or her reflection, jumping at his or her own shadow, chasing his or her own tail when it wags unexpectedly..... <BR> <BR> Sassy is a puppy still and she will bark at her refl... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:50:24 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! August 7 Does your mutt need company or can he or she entertain himself or herself all alone? <BR> <BR> Sassy seems to be able to entertain herself quite well. She will play with her toys, chew on her chewies and run around all alone. Jack tended to want company on ll his adventures and play times! Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:34:37 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! August 6 Posting this early again.... <BR> <BR> Does your mutt like to play any games with you? <BR> <BR> Sassy likes to get under the couch cover and play a weird doggie version of peek-a-boo! It is rather funny. Jack liked to play "catch" Anthony would roll the ball to him and Jack would roll it back. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:47:56 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! August 5 Wanted to get this posted so I wouldn't forget tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt watch TV and respond to it in any way? <BR> <BR> Sassy was barking at some dogs on TV today and even charged at the TV a bit! Jack never attended to the TV at all. She looks at it and listens and barks at it especially when other dogs are on it and barking. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:46:03 EST SUNDAY'S WOOF!! August 4 Sorry I missed yesterday's woof! Busy with my Dad! <BR> <BR> Besides you, is there anyone else your mutt is seriously attached to? <BR> <BR> Jack was seriously attached to my husband and our friend, Janet. Sassy is also attached to Anthony. I'm the one who picks out the mutts and he steals them! HeeHee! Sun, 4 Aug 2013 11:43:13 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! August 2 Sorry I missed yesterday's woof! So tired last night and hit the ground running this AM! <BR> <BR> Does your mutt mind going out in the rain or wet to do his or her business? <BR> <BR> Jack never liked to go out in the rain and would hold "it" as long as he could. If we told him he could go out and showed him a towl and promised to dry him, then he would go out.... Until the brain tumor, that is.... Then he was out in storms out of his extreme fear and got soaking wet! Sassy doesn'... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:29:04 EST August Chit Chat Cafe Morning Group -- Here is our new posting place so we can "stay together" and learn what is keeping us going. Does anyone watch Dr. Oz on television? He has some good ideas about dieting and what makes us gain weight. He looks like he practices what he has learned. I think that my trips to the grocery store are the root of our eating plans -- if I buy too many "carbs", that is what we snack on. It is best to not put them in the shopping cart. If I purchase fruits and veggies, we do try n... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 06:49:01 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 31 When your mutt sleeps, is he or she a curler or a sprawler? Does he or she curl up in a tight ball or does he or she spread out and take up as much room as possible? Also, does he or she turn around 3 times before lying down? <BR> <BR> Sassy is a curler at first and then she may sprawl out a bit. She does not turn circle at all yet. Jack was definitely a sprawler and he did turn around, but not always 3 times! He would circle around and then plop down hard! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:31:43 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 30 Is your mutt a morning glory or a night owl? Does his or her preference go with or against your own? <BR> <BR> Sassy seems to be a night owl which suits me... Jack was the same.... But, he would get up early to go do his business then come back to bed! Sassy doesn't get up until I do no matter what time! she seems to be more active at night! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:19:52 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! July 29 Wow, can't believe how time flies! Loved the stories of how your mutts came to be with you! I am constantly amazed by how much love my 2 mutts have given me. I was walking today and got to thinking about Jack and started crying and Sassy came to me and I picked her up and she kissed away my tears! It was the best medicine for my broken heart! <BR> <BR> What movie character or character from a novel is your mutt most like? It can be a human, some other animal, or whatever.... <BR> <... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:54:56 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! July 27-28 What made you choose your mutt? What made you fall in love with him or her? <BR> <BR> We went to look at another puppy who seemed to be sort of a loner and withdrawn and she felt too much like Jack. Sassy climbed right up in my lap and snuggled in and then gave me loads of kisses. I handed her to Anthony and she did the same with him. She was tiny and built very differently from Jack. She does something to make me fall in love with her every day! Today I was on the floor looking for so... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:57:04 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! July 26 Has your mutt ever attended training classes, obedience school, etc.? <BR> <BR> We enrolled Sassy in puppy classes on Wed. night. We begin 2 weeks from tomorrow. Jack took classes, but we dropped out when I heard the trainer hitting her own dog with its leash, a chain leash. She also promoted choke collars and those spikey collars....Maybe those are choke collars? I reported her and we quit! Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:20:57 EST THURSDAY'S WOOF!! July 25 How does your mutt express his or her wants and feelings to you? <BR> <BR> I ask this because of the marked difference between how Jack expressed himself and how Sassy does. Jack had the most expressive face. People could look at him and tell what he was feeling. He would also use his eyes and eye brows to let us know what he wanted. Sassy is a talker. She cries and whines and even snarls to show displeasure and yips and murmurs and sighs to show contentment and barks to tell us what... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:43:28 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 24 What will your mutt do to get your attention if you are busy and ignoring him or her? <BR> <BR> Jack would just put his big old head on my lap or slap me with his paw! Tonight Hubby and I were snapping beans and we have ALOT! Sassy brought one toy to the back of my legs and dropped it when I would not attend to her; then another; then another; then another.... Then she jumped on me... Then, she jumped on Anthony.... Then she whined a bit and sort of threw herself down on the floor as ... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:55:37 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 23 What seems to frustrate your mutt and how does he or she show his or her frustration? <BR> <BR> Sassy is frustrated when she can't chew up something totally or if she can't chew on us! She barks this whiny high pitched bark and whines/cries. She likes to tear everything up and wants so badly to chew on us! She gets so frustrated. She also tries really hard to stay awake by showing her frustration. she is like a baby fighting sleep! Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:06:40 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! July 22 Sorry I'm late posting this one! <BR> <BR> What do you use on your mutt to repel fleas and ticks? <BR> <BR> The vet recommended this Tri-something pill that is supposed to stop heart worms, other worms and fleas. Sassy hates it and I truly don't trust it. We are supposed to use a tick collar in addition. I think I may talk to the vet about the old yummy tasting heart worm pill and using Front Line or the other on her. This summer is really bad for bugs! Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:55:53 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! July 20-21 Is your mutt a mud mutt? Does he or she head for any and all mud puddles, muddy places, etc. to dig or roll? <BR> <BR> Sassy is! She loves mud! She loves to dig and to lay in mud and splash in mud puddles! Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:16:22 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! July 19 Sorry I missed yesterday's woof. Just busy with stuff regarding my dad's care. <BR> <BR> How do you respond when someone is dissing your mutt? (talking negatively about him/her, calling them spoiled, complaining about their fur, behavior, etc.) <BR> <BR> My mother in law in all of her joy kept complaining about Sassy today. She said she was too wild, too mean, "a bad girl", shouldn't bite, should be potty trained already so on and so forth.... I got angry. I even told her off. I ne... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:40:42 EST WEDNESDAY'S WOOF!! July 17 From where did you get your mutt? How did your mutt come into your life? <BR> <BR> Jack was given to me as a sort of sympathy gift after my brother died just 4 short months after my sister. Sassy was adopted from a rescue group. She came from an unwanted litter and thankfully was not abused. The house was too empty with no dog! Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:47:28 EST TUESDAY'S WOOF!! July 16 Man, my summer is flying by too quickly! <BR> <BR> I'm borrowing this question from kitty.... What has your mutt(s) done today to make you smile? <BR> <BR> Well, to start, Sassy went outside and did her business, big and little business!!! Big smile! But, I held her for a fewe minutes and she nuzzled my neck and layed her pretty head on my shoulder. So sweet! I'll be smiling all day after that! Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:01:51 EST MONDAY'S WOOF!! July 15 Have you ever accidently hurt your mutt? <BR> <BR> I was exercising and Sassy had her fit and got right in front of me without me realizing it and I kicked her! I barely hit her with my bare toes, but I was so upset and she wouldn't talk to me for for hours! I think she finally forgave me!She really hates for me to exercise! Luckily she was not hurt. I tripped over Jack one time and stepped on both of their precious paws! It is dangerous living with a blind Mommy! Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:28:14 EST THE WEEKEND WOOF!! July 13-14 Does your mutt get upset when you try to clean up after him or her? <BR> <BR> I was spraying some Fabreeze on the floor today to rid the carpet of the Sassy business smell and she got really angry at me and kept trying to stop me! It was rather comical, but I wonder. I think she is worried I am ridding her by ridding her smell! Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:27:31 EST FRIDAY'S WOOF!! July 12 I'm not going out of town after all. So, I've been rather emotional. <BR> <BR> Is your mutt an empathic or compassionate mutt? Does he or she try to comfort you when you are upset? <BR> <BR> Sassy seems to be. She tried to lick all my tears away and cuddle and nuzzel me to comfort me. Jack only tried to calm me down when I was angry. If I got mad at my computer and fussed he would come running in and slap me with that paw and demand I stroke and pet him to calm down. He would also... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:59:43 EST