SparkPeople CLUB CANINE Team Messageboard Welcome to Club Canine! This is a team for those who consider your canines "family". Let's have fun and get fit together - two and four legged! For the dog lover in all of us! SparkPeople CLUB CANINE Team Messageboard Another RECALL Did everyone see the newest recall. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/oc-raw-recall-sep-2015/ </link> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:43:28 EST Weekly Bark 9/21 What is your dog's favorite form of motivation? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is food, paws down. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is food motivated but belly rubs can get me just as much cooperation <BR> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:47:13 EST Weekly Bark 9/15 Has your dog ever "played" you? <BR> <BR> Tazzy played me last night. We were walking and came up on the big overpass hill. She started up and began limping. I checked her feet but she was still limping. I CARRIED her 70 lb butt down when she started wiggling. I put her down - no limp. She walked the rest of the way home AND played with the neighbor's dog in the yard. Dog just didn't want to do the hill. Brat. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:08:44 EST Bark for 9/10 What does your dog like to chase? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is my bug/fly hunter. She's actually pretty good too. <BR> <BR> Tazzy would chase the wind. Anything that moves is a target for her. However if she catches it She becomes clueless as to what to do. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:28:33 EST Bark for 9/2 What does your your BEG for (and you give in - come on you know you do)? <BR> <BR> Gypsy = Milkbone. She has even learned to say it. <BR> <BR> Tazzy begs for any/all food but usually doesn't get anything except cheese. I always share a bit of my cheese. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:03:24 EST Bark for 8/31 What does your pup miss most when summer is gone? <BR> <BR> Both of my girls love to sun themselves. Being big black dogs you would think they would avoid the heat but they'll lay in the sun until their fur is hot to the touch. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will also miss chasing birds. She looks for them all winter. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:10:17 EST Bark8/26 National Dog Day! <BR> <BR> Do you think your dog would want a new playmate? (I'm not saying you, I'm asking if your DOG wants a new pack member.) <BR> <BR> Gypsy might bite me and leave the house forever if I brought another dog home. <BR> <BR> Tazzy would be thrilled with a new playmate. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:46:27 EST Bark for 8/18 Is your dog social? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is. She's never met a stranger of any species. <BR> <BR> Gypsy had already been picky but is has gotten far worse with age. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:38:22 EST Bark for 8/15 I've been up in MI for the last 3 days at the Woodward Dream Cruise. <BR> <BR> How does your dog feel about cars and car rides? <BR> <BR> Tazzy will jump in any open door. Car rides, with her head fully out the window, tongue flapping, is a small slice of doggie heaven! <BR> <BR> Gypsy doesn't mind car rides as long as they are short. She like to just lay down in the back seat. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:35:58 EST Bark 08-10 If you were a dog, what breed would you want to be? <BR> <BR> I'm a mutt through and through. I like a little bit of everything but not too much of anything. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:56:04 EST Bark for 8/8 & 8/9 Does your dog get human food? If so do they have a favorite? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a pizza addict. She loves it more than anything. I always give her a piece of cheese only in her bowl. <BR> <BR> Tazzy don't seems to care - as long as she can eat it. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 19:08:52 EST Bark for 8/5 Do you celebrate your dog's birthday? <BR> <BR> Yep, we have special goodies and they get extra time doing what they enjoy. Tazzy gets beach and gull chasing time. Gypsy gets the wozzy blanket on the couch. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 19:44:50 EST Bark for 8/3 If your dog could set the rules for the day, what would you be doing? <BR> <BR> Tazzy - WALKING and walking and walking and walking. Chase a few birds. then more walking. Mix in butt scratching. <BR> <BR> Gypsy - she would be stretched out on the couch, me feeding milk bones from the floor. With a fan on a TV Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:06:22 EST Bark for 8/2 How does your dog react to other animals? <BR> <BR> Inside, my girls are gentle with everything from mice to birds and cats. Outside, the gloves are off and Tazzy is going in for the kill. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 12:00:37 EST Bark for 7/31 The Dog Days of Summer are almost upon us. What is your dog's favorite summer activity? <BR> <BR> Tazzy loves jumping in and out of tide pools on the beach and chasing gulls. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is just a sun bather. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:43:27 EST Bark for 7/29 Is your dog very serious or a goofy mutt? <BR> <BR> I have one off each. Gypsy actually gets upset with Tazzy's silliness. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:22:49 EST Bark for 7/27 Doggie Picture Day! Let's see those pups! Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:34:59 EST Bark for 7/26 Does your dog react to animals on TV? <BR> <BR> I can always tell if the dog bark on TV is real or synthesized. Tazzy ALWAYS barks back at a real bark. The synthesized ones causes her to look at me like WTF? <BR> <BR> Gypsy doesn't like to hear any sort of whining on TV. She wants me to fix it now. <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:12:19 EST Bark for 7/23 Do you take your dog to street festivals? <BR> <BR> I used to take Gypsy but she's gotten old and cranky so she doesn't like it any more. <BR> <BR> I want to take Tazzy but she just spazzes out in crowds. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:05:14 EST Bark for 7/22 What is one thing you miss when you don't have a puppy in the house? <BR> <BR> Puppy breathe! Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:31:05 EST Bark for 7/21 Does your dog play with toys? <BR> <BR> Not really. Tazzy will play once in a while but mostly they ignore the toys around the house Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:40:41 EST Bark for 7/20 Does your dog enjoy the summer heat? <BR> <BR> Gypsy loves it. I think it feels good on her achy joints. <BR> <BR> Tazzy hides and acts like she is melting. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:11:35 EST Bark for 7/16 I keep seeing things doggie bucket lists. <BR> What place would be on your dogs list? <BR> <BR> Tazzy would probably be oneof the oceans. She loves chasing seagulls and rolling in ride pools. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is more into creature comforts. I would need to find a posh doggie spa. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:15:30 EST Bark for 7/15 Be honest, your dog overweight? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is and I know it's my fault. I stopped walking and didn't reduce get calorie intake. Mom needs to fix this for both of us. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:09:01 EST How many points until your next trophy! Let's look ahead to our next "reward!" Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:09:34 EST RECALL of DOG CHEWS On May 27, 2015, PetSmart announced that Himalayan Corporation of Mukilteo, Washington, is recalling specific lots of its Himalayan Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chews due to possible metal contamination. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/himalayan-dog-chews-recall/ </link> Thu, 28 May 2015 18:31:23 EST FOOD RECALL Another dog food recall from Dog Food Adviser: If interested, follow the link. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/oc-raw-dog-food-recall-2015/ </link> <BR> <BR> OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling its OC Raw Turkey and Produce Raw Frozen Canine formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Sat, 16 May 2015 19:30:41 EST NYLABONE RECALL There has been a recall of Nylabone dog chews in the Puppy Starter Kits. If interested in more information, follow the link below. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/nylabone-dog-chews-recall/ </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:00:23 EST New to Sparks! Just want to make a short intro. I am 59 yrs young and looking to loose at leat 30 lbs. I have the post menopausal tummy that I have been expanding since I quit smoking. Needs major work!! My fur baby is Roxy. She is an Irish Wolfhound/Shepard mix, 7 yrs young and just the light of my life! Look forward to conversations and advice!! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:55:24 EST Introducing Debbie and Sprite <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi!! My name is Debbie and this adorable little girl in the picture with me is Sprite. Sprite is a Beagle/Fox Terrier mix that my hubby and I adopted in May of 2010 from Paws & Prayers out of Akron Ohio after we lost our Min Pin who was almost 16 years old. Sprite, Hubby and I live in Solon Ohio, near Cleveland. Sprite is spoiled a little, hehehe, and we think she is our child! Sprite just celebrated her 5th bi... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:12:11 EST Hi all Hello, introducing my 2 dogs, Sadie Girl a 10yr old border collie and Red a reddy brown lab/cross. Thanks for the club, sounds fun. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:03 EST 3/9 Bark Hopefully were all seen the dog shaming site, can't post links from my phone but it is really funny. What could your dog be "shamed" for? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is all about faking injury so she doesn't have to go out or can get home early from a walk. Every that our milk bones have mysterious medical abilities. <BR> <BR> Tazzy licks furniture. She leaves huge puddles of dog spit everywhere. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 08:44:08 EST 3/2 Bark How do you spend most of your time with your dog? <BR> <BR> A year ago I would have said walking, and we need to get back to that. Lately we've been just snuggling on the couch. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:52:23 EST Friday Bark What is one fun thing you can commit to do with your dog this weekend? <BR> <BR> It's supposed to warm up a bit Saturday so we're gonna hit the big trail! Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:54:50 EST My dog....... (share anything about your dog.) My dog, Halo, is worming his way into my heart. I didn't know if I could love another dog after my heart dog, Jozee died. I let myself grieve and my heart has "grown." <em>30</em> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:54:07 EST 2/14 Bark How do YOU show love for your dog? <BR> <BR> Quality food and lots of scratches. <BR> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:07:00 EST 2/10 Bark What does your dog do that makes you really feel loved? <BR> <BR> Gypsy does the gentle puppy lick, on my chin and by the lips. Then she sigh and put her head on my shoulder. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will just "aappear" in my lap, belly bared, making little huffy sounds. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:46:25 EST back to bark 2/6 Can't promise a daily bark but we'll try a few time a week to get back into the swing. <BR> <BR> Is there an activity your dog misses during the winter? <BR> <BR> Swimming in the lakes. Tazzy will actual grey angry and bark and growl at the ice. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:43:56 EST What did your dog do that made you smile? Halo is trying to learn a couple of new tricks. He tries so hard. I can't help but smile. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:23:22 EST What do you use when you treat your dog? Mia likes anything, but Halo's tummy is a little grain sensitive. He gets Zuk's mainly, but he gets string cheese when we are at obedience class. <em>20</em> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:21:54 EST FOOD RECALL If anyone is interested, another dog food has been recalled. <BR> <BR> JJ Fuds Raw Frozen Pet Food. Follow the link to learn more. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/fuds-raw-pet-food-recall/ </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:43:14 EST RECALL - dog treats Another recall on dog treats, if you're interested. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/jump-your-bones-pet-treats-recall </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:53:30 EST Waving hello! Good Morning from Wisconsin. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not new to pet ownership (I've had up to 3 fur-kitty babies) but, I'm new to fur-doggies! My hubby and I adopted a terrier mix from the shelter about 3 months ago and she has totally transformed our lives. I still consider myself a cat person but, I'll say that there is something so special about having Abagail greet us when we get home. That total unconditional display of love is so heartwarming. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:58:34 EST What did your furkid get for the holidays? Halo got new bird toy, which he promptly removed the squeaker from. He also got a rope toy that will last a bit longer. He also got a new leash. <BR> <BR> Mia got lots of treats. Her favorite thing! <BR> <BR> Jake, the Siamese, got a bunch of new toys. We knew the dogs would "help" him play with them. He also ate part of Mia's present. Naughty cat. <BR> <BR> Lady, our horse, is getting carrots. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:15:54 EST How many points did you earn today? 95. I try for 100 everyday! Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:40:22 EST What did you do today to make your dog happy? I played hide-and-seek with Halo tonight. It was too funny! Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:38:25 EST Today's Bark 11/24 share something that makes you thankful for your canine. <BR> <BR> I thankful for their unconditional love and joy. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:32:37 EST Today's Bark 11/17 Do your dog's get anything special on Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> My girls will get some bravery were being home on their kibble. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:21:17 EST Today's Bark 11/12 How does having a dog(s) effect your holiday celebrations? <BR> <BR> 1 - we don't host. My big girl cannot deal with that level of crazy. <BR> <BR> 2 - we set a time to leave based on potty time. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:39:27 EST Expectations V/S Reality of getting a dog. <link><BR>ity/?<BR>ource=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_te<BR>rm=non-subscriber&utm_campaign=BarkPos<BR>t%20Newsletter%20Middle%20Promotion%20<BR>10.8.14%20Non-Subscriber </link> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:17:42 EST Today's Bark 11/7 It's sweet to hear how compassionate our dogs can be but ... <BR> Does your dog play favorites? <BR> <BR> My girls certainly do. Gypsy is SUCH a daddy's girl. She won't ever great me at the door if he's ok the couch with her. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is momma's baby. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 09:12:58 EST Today's Bark 11/4 How does your dog act when you are sick? <BR> <BR> I'm home sick right now and Gypsy is more or less velcro'ed to me. She normally is kind of a loner, until someone is sick. Then she is nurse dog. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is just confused when I'm sick. She keeps bringing me toys, chews, and her leash. I think she is trying to make me feel better. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 21:50:26 EST Does your dog really LOVE you? I liked this. And by their scoring, Tazzy is my love bug - Gypsy is in it for what she can get. Honestly sounds right. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>?<BR>e=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=n<BR>on-subscriber&utm_campaign=BarkPost%20<BR>Newsletter%2010.27.14%20Non-Subscriber </link> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:06:40 EST Today's Bark 10/28 What scares your dog? <BR> <BR> Gypsy had a huge list, thunderstorms,ceiling fans, hats - and believe it or not she's better than when she was a pup. <BR> <BR> Tazzy had the idiot type of "no fear". She does cut Gyp at a wide path after she make big girl mad. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:56:32 EST Just joined the team today :) Hi my name is Angie, I just joined the team today. I've got a 12 year old Rotten Lab at home and my boyfriend's 11 year old AmStaff just joined us in April. I also have a skin kid, he's 4 and 110% boy! I'm getting back on track after having fallen off the changing lifestyles wagon a couple months back when life got really busy at work. Before that I was doing pretty good. So far I'm liking SparkPeople but it's all a little overwhelming with all the stuff going on in one place. I'm still... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:12 EST Today's Bark 10/23 Will you be dressing your dog up for Halloween? <BR> <BR> Yep i think Tazzy will wear the shark this year. Gypsy has Halloween t shirts Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:34 EST Today's Bark 10/20 What does your dog do that is just "too cute "? <BR> <BR> Tazzy will crawl up under your hand or foot and then wriggle until you are touching her belly. Belly rubs anyone? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:51:02 EST I have 7 loved 4 legged furry children I live in an area that people love to drop off their unwanted children and I fall in love. <BR> <BR> My babies are a rott/.chow mix named Bear <BR> a lab mixed name Katie Lynn that was thrown from a car <BR> husky mix named Ditzy and Buddy (brother and sister) <BR> two that I am not sure of name Natasha and Smoke <BR> and my latest new child is Boris - per my vet appears to be an Alaskan Malmute - looks like a wolf to me. <BR> <BR> Boris came very unexpectedly since my husband and I stopped... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:10:24 EST Today's Bark 10/15 Are there any dog sports you would like to participate in? <BR> <BR> I've done earth dog trials and those are fun. Is think I'd like to try agility. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:32:32 EST Secret to Recall Okay, I work with my Aussie (23 months old) just about every day and do both obedience and agility training. At home he does great with the recall, however, when we go to agility training, he does not do as well. What can I do to improve his recall outside of our daily surroundings? Thanks Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:24:13 EST RECALL - Simply Nourish Dog Treats October 7, 2014 — PetSmart has announced that Loving Pets Corp is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth. Please visit the following link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/simply-nourish-dog-treats-recall/ </link> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:08:32 EST Daily Bark 10/9 What is your favorite part about having a dog? Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:02:05 EST Daily Bark 10/8 How does you dog help you stay fit? <BR> <BR> My girls are my motivation to walk. Good for all of its. I am also worried about Gypsy as she ages. Gotta be able to pick the big girl up. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:56:19 EST Daily Bark 10/3 What is something you wish your dog would learn? <BR> <BR> Tazzy needs to learn that fetch means to bring the ball back. I throw it. She runs after it and stands over it barking. She will even run back p me and try to get me o follow her to it. <BR> <BR> Gypsy needs un-learn a few things. Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:13:46 EST Daily Bark 10/2 Does your dog like playing in the fall leaves? <BR> <BR> Gypsy will pile up a small nest if she can. <BR> <BR> Tazzy likes to chase them as they fall. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:08:56 EST ANOTHER RECALL - Bravo Dog & Cat Food On September 26, 2014, Bravo of Manchester, CT announced it was recalling select lots of its Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. <BR> <BR> To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>Bravo Dog and Cat Food Recall </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:36:45 EST RECALL - Kong Aussie Sticks Another recall....... <BR> <BR> Dear Fellow Dog Lover, <BR> <BR> Because you signed up asked to be notified, I'm sending you this special recall alert. <BR> On September 25, 2014, JAKKS Pacific quietly recalled its Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats from PetSmart due to possible contamination with mold. <BR> <BR> To learn which products are affected and where they were sold, please visit the following link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>Kong Aussie Sticks Dog Treat Recall </link> <BR> <BR> <... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:26:45 EST Daily Bark 9/26 Do you walk with a leash? <BR> <BR> Yep. Always. We're have a best buddy waist leash. Gypsy could go without but I'm afraid of others or not being able to control a situation. Tazzy is NOT trust worthy at all. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:27:06 EST Daily Bark 9/25 I was actually this over the weekend. What is so special about having a dog? <BR> <BR> Once i picked my jaw up, i could have gone on for hours. But looking at it now i think it is the ultimate companionship to me. Even upset with me, i know my dogs never want to leave me. It might be needy but it's true. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:22:29 EST Human Food that is SAFE for your dog! <link><BR>oods-your-dog-can-eat?ecd=wnl_dog_0924<BR>14&ctr=wnl-dog-092414_nsl-ld-stry&mb=F<BR>a4rU4ThJRscuEZ4jimh5uHnVev1imbCWsy7mzuZc8Y%3d </link> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:13:05 EST Daily Bark 9/22 Are there changes you make to your dog's routine as it stays getting darker earlier? <BR> <BR> Not really. We do have o leave the porch light on our you can't see the girls in the dark but that's about it. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:16:03 EST Daily Challenge! What did you accomplish today? It can be exercise, eating right or something with your K9 furkid. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:17:05 EST What kind of dog food to you feed and why? Mia gets Kirkland dog food from Costco. It's rated four out of five stars and she's done well on it. <BR> <BR> Halo still has mushy stools so we are trying grain free. He's on Taste of the Wild now, but I'm not seeing a big change. I have him on a probiotic, too. I'm going to try 4 Health Beef and Potato grain free and see if that help. It's almost $15.00 cheaper and it has the same dog food rating. <BR> <BR> I'll admit, cost does come into play in our house. With four kids, one in coll... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:15:04 EST Daily Bark 9/18 Pick one word to describe your dog's personality. Why did you pick that word? <BR> <BR> Gypsy- dignified. She carries herself with an air and she is so put out by horse-play and silliness. <BR> <BR> Tazzy-joyful. The dog is always happy and playful.she just had a gusto for life. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:48:53 EST Daily Bark 9/16 What is something strange your dog had eaten? <BR> <BR> Since Buffy started feeding her, Tazzy is eating hay. <BR> <BR> When Gypsy was a puppy she would eat some laces. Not the shoe, just pull out the laces and easy those. I'm so grateful she grew out of that. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:28:13 EST Weekend Bark 9/13 & 9/14 How often do you get new "stuff" for your dog? <BR> <BR> Tazzy destroys collars. She goes through one every two to three months. I've had everything from nylon to leather, she just rips them to pieces. <BR> <BR> We get antlers every 3 or 4 months, depending on the size I can get. New beds yearly. I have a stock-pile of tennis balls (buy them up when I find them on sale). Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:03:02 EST Daily Bark 9/12 Does your dog like the cooler temperatures of fall? <BR> <BR> We've been down in the 50s the last 2 days. Tazzy could care less but Gypsy kept checking the radiators to see if they were turning on. I ended up giving her the puppy heating pad, my Big Girl is getting old. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:06:27 EST Daily Bark 9/10 What motivates your dog? <BR> <BR> Both of my girls are treat motivated, they're labs. However Tazzy is a sucker for toys. If it squeeks, she wants it. Gypsy will work for belly rubs on occasion, but i swear that dog does things just so you go away and leave her alone. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:10:26 EST Husky throws toddle tantrum <link><BR>?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_term=non-subscriber&utm_campaign=B<BR>arkPost%20Newsletter%209.5.14%20Non-Su<BR>bscriber& </link> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 18:22:51 EST End of Summer Doggy Fun <link><BR>le/playful-paws-12-pups-ending-summer-<BR>with-a-splash/1/DULV5ZCTmkmaICJOyT5Jfw<BR>?roi=echo3-22211838024-22195643-6b28f2<BR>a4175e23830600b7110231a90d&email=bigpa<BR><BR>rospect-DogSummer&&utm_source=FUN-Emai<BR>lProspect&utm_medium=Email&utm_content<BR>=FUN_9-6-14-EmailProspect-DogSummer&&extcid=EML1491 </link> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:58:10 EST How can we help you? What challenges or tracking can we do to help you? Do you want more "doggy" challenges or would you like to see challenges and tracking more for you (people)? Sat, 6 Sep 2014 08:35:03 EST Weekend Bark 9/6 & 9/7 Can you wear your dog out? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tazzy NEVER!! She can run 24/7 <BR> <BR> Gypsy is worn out before we start. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 22:40:56 EST Daily Bark 9/4 Do you feed your dog from the table? Or worse from your plate? <BR> <BR> Yep, all the time. My girls are trained to stay "back" when we are eating, but i will toss them things or invite them over. I also let them lick plates, yep I'm bad that way. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:36:33 EST General Discussion - Anything goes! I'm starting a generic General discussion tab. I feel bad not getting here the first of each month to change it. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:33:13 EST September goals What are your goals for yourself and your canine companion? <BR> <BR> My goal is to continue preparing for my 1/2 marathons, I have three left. As for my furkids, Mia needs a good grooming and Halo should be out of his splint in a week or two. Then, it's time to rebuild those muscles. Poor boy is wayyy out of shape! Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:56:37 EST Pedigree Dog Food Recall Notified by Dog Food Advisor of a Pedigree dog food recall. Please follow the link below for more information. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ll/pedigree-dog-food-recall-2014/ </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:31:54 EST Daily Bark 8/26 It's National Dog Day! What can we each do to celebrate our canines? <BR> <BR> I'm wearing doggy jewellery o work and planning a trip to the park after work. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:33:31 EST hello everyone Hi, just want to introduce myself to the group. I'm at my heaviest at 205lbs and 5'1". I'm about to start Jenny Craig again tomorrow and very optimistic about losing. I think sp and Jenny will help me stick it out this time and remain accountable. I have 2 loveable pooches, Mozart and Melody. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:38:13 EST Daily Bark 8/24 Does you dog get along with other animals? <BR> <BR> My girls are fine with other "pets". It takes a couple of days for them to understand that "someone" belongs here, then they are good to go. Now in the yard - all bets are off. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:24:28 EST Daily Bark 8/22 Thunderstorms and your dog - how do you handle it? <BR> <BR> We had horrible storms last night so I am exhausted. My girls were terrified and kept me up all night. Gypsy starts it even before the storm comes in. That upsets Tazzy as she doesn't seem to know what Gypsy is scared of so there is lots of barking and pacing. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:59:08 EST Daily Bark 8/21 Car rides-does your dog love them or hate them? How/what does your dog ride? <BR> <BR> Tazzy LOVES riding in the car. She gets to ride in the passenger seat if it just the two of us, otherwise it is backseat. I admit i don't strap get in and i let her hang get head out the window. I know, bad Kitty. <BR> <BR> Gypsy could take or leave the car most days. She just like to lay on the back and look out the window. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:49:00 EST Daily Bark 8/19 Doggy sayings that you either have on a t-shirt or want on one. <BR> <BR> I have two favorites and i do own both. <BR> <BR> "It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone" <BR> <BR> "My therapist has a wagging tail " <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:09:21 EST 8 Reasons Dog People Have Better Lives <link><BR>being-a-pup-parent/?email=bigpawsup%40<BR><BR>um=email&utm_term=non-subscriber&utm_c<BR>ampaign=BarkPost%20Newsletter%208.18.1<BR>4%20Non-Subscriber </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:55:38 EST Daily Bark 8/18 Does your dog like to play in the water? <BR> <BR> Tazzy got her first of leash this weekend and loved it. <BR> <BR> Gypsy likes any water except rain. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:11:19 EST Daily Bark 8/15 How would you feel about adopting an older dog? <BR> <BR> The oldest dog I have ever adopted was a 5 yr old boxer mix. He wasn't very bright but was great with my son. <BR> <BR> As I watch Gypsy age, my heart breaks for the older dogs in shelters. I plan on sticking with older dogs from here on out. I don't have the energy or patients for "puppy" any more. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:46:23 EST Daily Bark 8/14 Does your dog ever cuddle with things? <BR> <BR> Tazzy cuddles up with pillows, any pillow she can grab is fair game. <BR> <BR> Gypsy had her puppy blanket in her crate that she still sleeps with and will not share. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:55:47 EST Daily Bark 8/13 Does your dog ever "graze"? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is nuts about eating grass. Vet says she's fine and some dogs just like grass. <BR> <BR> Gypsy has a much more deserting palate. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:40:49 EST Daily Bark 8/11 Do you have a vocal dog? <BR> <BR> Tazzy barks occasionally (or when I'm on the phone?!?). <BR> <BR> Gypsy is as vocal a dog I have ever seen. She has a huge array of sounds and I have even had friends comment that she sounds like she is talking. The only problem is, she never stops! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:09:00 EST Does anyone use oils for their dogs? Halo is doing pretty well with his 24 hour crate confinement, but he's getting "crazy." I've bought new toys and chewies to keep him busy. I also bought a water bottle that you hook to the crate so he doesn't have to "ask" for a drink. <BR> <BR> My question is, does anyone use oils for their dogs? I have a friend that sells essential oils and recommended a calming oil for him. What does everyone think? Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:07:23 EST Daily Bark 8/5 Do you trust your dog off-leash? <BR> <BR> Gypsy had my complete trust and faith. She might be getting a bit "crotchety"in her old age but she listens when mom is serious. <BR> <BR> Tazzy had the training for it but I don't trust her. She had that "look a squirrel" thing going on and I swear her ears close. <BR> <BR> Now i do have to add i rarely let my girls off leash. I don't trust OTHER dogs. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:43:57 EST Daily Bark 8/4 How often do you walk your dog? How far is a normal walk? <BR> <BR> We try to walk daily, but it has been more like 5 days a week. We do a 3 mile loop. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:24:23 EST Cop finds "Aggressive" Pit Bull <link><BR>ive-pit-bull-call-what-he-did-will-res<BR>tore-your-faith-in-hoomanity/?utm_sour<BR>ce=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=<BR>non-subscriber&utm_campaign=BarkPost%2<BR>0Newsletter%208.4.14%20Non-Subscriber&<BR> </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:01:35 EST Weekend Bark 8/2 & 8/3 What is your dog's favorite weekend activity? <BR> <BR> My girls love going to the dunes. All I have to do is pull out the back pack and Gypsy brings me the leashes. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 18:58:09 EST Awesome August Discussion! We are officially in the home stretch of 2014. Let's make it the best EVER. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:01:59 EST Daily Bark 8/1 How often do your dogs go to the vet? <BR> <BR> Gypsy goes every 3 months because of her lick granuloma. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is supposed to be once a year for shots and check up but she is always tangling with SOMETHING that requires more visits. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:55:59 EST I'm a bad furmom! I'm feeling horrible and I'm blaming myself. I took Halo, the team picture for the month, to the barn with me. I watched him to make sure all of the other dogs were accepting him and all was well. He greeted a few horses, but stayed out of pens. I let our horse out and all was good. <BR> <BR> I turned my back to dump the old water out of the horse tank and as I turned around I heard him scream. I saw him under the horse rolling backwards. The horse had not kicked him, but I'm not sure if h... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:50:37 EST Daily Bark 7/31 We are entering the dog days of summer, what does your dog think you should be doing with these days? <BR> <BR> Tazzy wants to walk and play and hike and play . . . you get the idea. <BR> <BR> Gypsy wants to lay on the couch and get her belly rubbed. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:08:36 EST 18 Dogs Who Completely Forgot How To Dog I thought these were really cute. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dog/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=em<BR>ail&utm_term=non-subscriber&utm_campai<BR>gn=BarkPost%20Newsletter%207.28.14%20N<BR>on-Subscriber& </link> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:05:21 EST Daily Bark 7/26 Does your dog wear clothing? <BR> <BR> Gypsy love to wear T-shirts. I have no idea why. When I put one on her, she will sit very quietly and let me. When I go to take it off, she struggles, won't give me paw and wiggles around. <BR> <BR> Tazzy lays down and give me sad eyes if I put anything on her. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:30:11 EST Daily Bark 7/21 Ok, you're a dog. Now what activities do you want your mom/dad to do with you? <BR> <BR> I want to be an earth dog. Agility looks like fun too. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:52:00 EST Daily Bark 7/20 What breed of dog would you be? <BR> <BR> I think I'd be a Carin Terrier - tiny, tough, and feisty. <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:49:48 EST Daily Bark 7/16 Does your dog like veggies? Does he/she have a favorite? <BR> <BR> Gypsy loves broccoli. When I'm chopping it up she sits patiently waiting for the stalks. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will eat anything. I don't think she has a "favorite". If it is remotely eatable, she eats it. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:55:11 EST Daily Bark 7/15 Does your dog let you know if they are sick/injured? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a drama queen. Any little thing wrong with her and the entire world knows about it. <BR> <BR> Tazzy - well I wish she would let me know. When she was attacked a few years ago, she went on an 8 mile walk with me. Afterwards I found two punctures that needed stitches. And last week, I took her to the vet because I found an infected "sore" on her face. After much inspection, we found 4 different snake bites. Two infe... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:23:02 EST Question about my dog's behavior I have noticed that when our neighbors dogs are barking and snarling at our dogs Thor will lean against the chain fence where they are at. It's almost like he is leaning against them. Tonight I noticed that he wanted to play with a toy with Zena and when Zena growled at him (she likes to flex her Alphaness) he got up and leaned against her. After a few minutes of him leaning on her she got up and played with him. I tried to google it but didn't come up with anything. Any ideas?? Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:17:02 EST Daily Bark 7/13 How well does your dog function as an alarm clock? <BR> <BR> My girls are excellent alarm clocks. 5:30 every day like they can read the stupid thing. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:05:08 EST Daily Bark 7/11 How often do you travel with your dogs? <BR> <BR> We do the dunes once a week and usually try for a camping trip once a year. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:43:11 EST Daily Bark Summer is festival time. Do you ever take your dog to festivals? <BR> <BR> Gypsy comes to Pierogi Fest with me every year. She has always been great in crowds. <BR> <BR> Tazzy gets too over stimulated. We are working on getting closer each year but I still can't bring her in. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:50:36 EST QOD 7/9 How does your dog react to the camera? <BR> <BR> My girls are photo bombing camera hogs. It is actually hard to get a candid shot add they look at the camera and pose (sit) if they see it. They haven't figured out that my phone is a camera so I can use it to get pictures without them in it. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:45:38 EST Daily Bark 7/8 Had your dog ever gotten protective of you? <BR> <BR> Gypsy will not let my ex in the house. It is the only time she growls and bares teeth. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is really good art reading me. If I'm ok and calm she's your best buddy, whether she knows you or not. If I get nervous or upset she puts herself between me and the other person. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:38:23 EST Daily Bark 7/7 How does your dog get along with other animals? <BR> <BR> Gypsy gets along with everything. she plays with our cats and has always "mothered" our rodents. <BR> <BR> Tazzy gets along with anything I bring in the house. One leave the baby is usually enough, but I don't fully trust her with our rodents. The cats regularly but her in her place but it is always over rough play, not really trying to injure. <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:16:16 EST Daily Bark 7/5 How did your canine hand the fourth of July? <BR> <BR> My girls hid for a long time. Then decided the safest place was on my hubby's feet. Sat, 5 Jul 2014 18:12:56 EST Jumped the fence! Our little terrier, Mia, is afraid of the fireworks. So far the new pup, Halo, is doing ok. I let the dogs out to potty and noticed the neighbors coming out on their deck. (I was looking out the window.) <BR> <BR> I went to let them in and had one in with Halo starting to come in when they lit a really big "boomer." Mia was terrified. Halo jumped, but wasn't too concerned. <BR> <BR> The neighbors immediately went into their house. I could see them peeking out their door. I stood on the... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 15:06:22 EST Jammin' July Let's rock this month! Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:46:19 EST Daily Bark 7/1 & 7/2 What is the worst injury your dog has suffered? <BR> <BR> Tazzy has yet another set of bites. We are not certain from what this time, some animal in the yard I'm assuming. So she has another stupid hair cut and more medicine. <BR> <BR> Gypsy hasn't had any real injuries. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:56:43 EST Daily Bark 6/30 What does your dog do that is just "too cute"? <BR> <BR> Tazzy has this look. She will couple it with a play bow and some tail action- dog owns me! <BR> <BR> Gypsy talks to you. It is so sweet and fun. She will just sit with you when it's quiet and have a conversation. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:49:16 EST Weekend Bark 6/28 and 6/29 What does your dog do that drives you crazy? <BR> <BR> Tazzy has an uncontrollable "licker". She licks EVERYTHING. People, couch, carpet, Gypsy - if you are in range you are going to get licked. She only does this at home! Vet says it's "just her" and that she is healthy as can be. <BR> <BR> Gypsy hates being outside. First dog I have ever had that will run out, pee, and then immediately want in. Even if we are all outside, she wants in the house. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:06:16 EST Daily Bark 6/22 I have a camel pack that as soon as I pick it up my girls know we are going to the dunes. <BR> <BR> Do you have anything like that? Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:09:34 EST Daily Bark 6/17 What is the worst thing you have ever had a dog chew up/eat? <BR> <BR> Tazzy ate the satellite BOX the week I brought her home. Certainly qualifies as the most expensive chew toy. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:22:18 EST Get Their Tails Waggin' Thought this was a good article. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gs-like-earn-treats_n_5492989.html?utm<BR>_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:38:08 EST Father's Day Bark Ok, what is something the doggie daddies in your life let your (or their) dogs get away with that you never would? <BR> <BR> My hubby actually encourages the girls to jump up on him and bark for food. Drives me NUTS! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:00:01 EST Daily Bark 6/13 It's Friday the 13th! <BR> <BR> Your dog gets to be human until midnight, What does he/she want to do? <BR> <BR> I'll be dropping Gypsy at the spa for a day of pampering on my way taking Tazzy Six Flags in order to satisfy the adrenaline junkie. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:01:34 EST Advice needed for Halo Hi, <BR> <BR> Halo is an <em>345</em> dog. He is smart, loves his new mama, is great around people , etc. The one "issue" we have is he is overly friendly towards other dogs. He has a very high pitched bark when he sees other dogs. He thinks they all should greet and play. <BR> <BR> I have been using treats to distract him, but yesterday he was so focused. I did change directions and increased the amount of space between him and the other dog. That helped, but he wouldn't take a tr... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:32:18 EST A Lab's Guide to a Perfect Summer Too Cute! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>labradors-guide-to-having-the-best-sum<BR>mer-of-all-time?WT.mc_id=Email;NewsLet<BR>ter;Petwire;Jun-11;Article1 </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:56:09 EST Daily Bark 6/11 How does your dog get your attention? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a talker. She just starts making all this noise. No real barking, but there is absolutely no way to ignore her. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will just climb up on your lap, she has no shame. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:15:36 EST Daily Bark 6/10 We've talked about where our dogs sleep, but HOW does your dog sleep? <BR> <BR> Gypsy curls up in a ball far smaller than a dog her size should be able to. She looks so small when she's curled up. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is just as much of a spaz when she is sleeping as when she is awake. She stretches out and she wiggles and twitches. She is all over the place. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:18:18 EST Daily Bark 6/9 How often do you walk your dog? <BR> <BR> My girls get two walks daily. One in the am with my son and I handle the evening walk. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 20:03:54 EST Daily Bark 6/6 How good is your dog at basic obedience (sit, down, stay)? <BR> <BR> I might pick on Tazzy but both girls are excellent with commands. I actually called Tazzy off breakfast this morning. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is CGC and just loves training. I think she taught Tazzy. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:40:18 EST Daily Bark 6/5 Does your dog like to ride in the car? <BR> <BR> Tazzy loves car rides. She is the classic head out the window dog. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is ok with the car. She like to just lay in the back and look out the window. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 06:52:48 EST Sleeping Dogs Funny sleeping dog pictures. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ogs-sleeping-however-they-want?utm_sou<BR>rce=Freekibble&utm_medium=Quiz&utm_cam<BR>paign=June52014# </link> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 06:50:00 EST Pit bull races deer <link><BR>pitbull-races-a-deer?utm_source=2014-0<BR>6-03&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dig<BR>est%20Email </link> <BR> <BR> This was so cute!! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 19:28:18 EST Jump into June Challenge Challenge Started on June 1 – (oops)!!! <BR> **************************************** <BR> <BR> REGULAR CHALLENGE <BR> 1. Log your nutrition (either on Spark People or in a journal) <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses + water daily <BR> 3. Eat at least 4 fruit/veggies daily <BR> 4. Sleep at least 7 hours every night <BR> 5. Exercise Daily <BR> <BR> 10 POINT BONUS CHALLENGE: 15 minutes play time with your canine <BR> ---------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> COUNTING POINTS: Give you... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:41:41 EST Jump into June Better late than never?!? <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I haven't posted the challenge but I'm stuck on my phone and I can't cut and paste. If anyone is willing post I can sticky it! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:00:19 EST Daily Bark 6/4 What does your dog do to "entertain" themselves? <BR> <BR> If we won't the the ball, Tazzy will do it for herself. <BR> <BR> Gypsy doesn't play much but she does love watching things- t.v., out the window,or the other posts. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:00:58 EST HILL'S Recall Hill’s Recalls Specific Lots of Science Diet Dog Food <BR> <BR> by Mike Sagman <BR> <BR> Share <BR> June 2, 2014 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, KS has announced it is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. <BR> Hill's Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed <BR> The suspect product was part of a single production run. <BR> <BR> It was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet s... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 20:30:15 EST Daily Bark 6/2 What do you do to help your dog cool off? <BR> <BR> We have a kiddie pool and we do frozen berries for treats. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:23:03 EST Daily Bark 5/30 What season/weather does your dog prefer? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a summer girl. She love heat and sunny days. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will play in any weather but she really feel in love with the snow this last year. She was looking for it after it melted. Fri, 30 May 2014 10:37:19 EST Daily Bark 5/29 Does your dog react to animals on t.v.? <BR> <BR> Tazzy does! Especially a barking or whining dog. <BR> <BR> Gypsy gets interested but she is very non-reactive. Thu, 29 May 2014 08:44:14 EST Daily Bark 5/28 Will you drink out of a glass or eat off of a plate after your dog? <BR> <BR> I do it all the time. Wed, 28 May 2014 20:26:52 EST Daily Bark 5/23 If your dog could no longer be a dog - what animal would they be? <BR> <BR> Gypsy would be a bear. Powerful but lazy and likes to sleep. Also grumpy with a don't both me attitude. <BR> <BR> Tazzy might be a squirrel. She's crazy, runs constantly until she just falls asleep where ever. Likes to play and is a bit of a dare devil. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:46:40 EST Daily Bark 5/22 How well does your dog adapt to change? <BR> <BR> As long as we are busy Tazzy doesn't care if we change things every day. She may be a spaz but she goes with the flow. <BR> <BR> Gypsy panics if things are off or different. It really take her a while to adjust to new things. Thu, 22 May 2014 09:14:32 EST Ticks--ugh! Hey all, it's spring where I live (Ohio) and the ticks are out in full force. Especially deer ticks, nasty little buggers! Just a friendly reminder that if your pooch is in the grass or out in the woods (like mine), they might bring them home. Have been treating her with Frontline (we had a couple in the house and one on me (gross), so I hope the situation is on hand. The main issue is Tick Fever or ehrlichiosis in canines (and the tick itself can pass it to humans, too, as well as Lyme Disea... Wed, 21 May 2014 22:20:17 EST Daily Bark 5/21 Do you ever tranquilize your dog? <BR> <BR> Usually just Gypsy and just on the 4th. However the storms have been really bad and she was have a rough time around 3am so I have her a half. <BR> <BR> There are times I would LIKE to tranq Tazzy but it is not medically necessary. <BR> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:47:58 EST I'm finally able to look for another furkid. After almost 2 1/2 years, I am finally looking for another dog for me. Jozee wouldn't want me to stay sad and I want to honor her by adopting another dog. <BR> <BR> I have a 4 month old Aussie/Collie mix puppy on hold at the local shelter. He was neutered today and tomorrow we take our 9 year old Mia to see what she thinks of him. If all works out, I'll ask to do a foster to adopt for a week to make sure that he gets along ok with our cat. <BR> <BR> I'm excited, but nervous, too. Lots o... Tue, 20 May 2014 23:36:18 EST Daily Bark 5/20 What do you do that your dog just really doesn't get? <BR> <BR> My meals. I'm a vegetarian so they look at my plate like "What is that". <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:12:28 EST Daily Bark 5/18 A new study says that dogs can take on the personality traits of their owners. Aggressive people tend to have aggressive dogs, passive people passive dogs. <BR> <BR> Do you agree with the study or do you think people are just drawn to dogs that mirror their personality? <BR> <BR> I know my girls have learned from me. Gypsy is very passive and more like my hubby. Tazzy was like me from the day she came home. Now they have both learned to run and be active with me but I don't think there ... Sun, 18 May 2014 11:18:14 EST Treat thief! I thought this was really a quick cute video. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>est-thief-in-the-world/?ORIGIN=FK_Triv<BR>ia_05-18-2014&utm_source=fk&utm_medium<BR>=C4M&utm_campaign=cutest-thief </link> Sun, 18 May 2014 11:11:32 EST Dog Food Recall <link><BR>tp/Pet-Food-Recalls.htm </link> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:29:16 EST Daily Bark 5/15 What is you dogs absolute favorite can't get enough of treat? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a toss up- pizza crust or milk bones. I think milk bones win just because they are more available. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will eat anything, I really mean anything but she goes nuts when hubby cooks bacon. She'll do anything for a piece. Thu, 15 May 2014 10:21:38 EST Weekend Bark 5/10 and 5/11 Does your dog get/do anything for you for mother's day? <BR> <BR> My girls will get me a card with paw prints inside. Sat, 10 May 2014 12:54:10 EST Daily Bark 5/9 Do or have you used a prong or choke collar? <BR> <BR> I refuse to use either. My dad used chokes and I hated it. <BR> Fri, 9 May 2014 10:00:49 EST Daily Bark 5/8 Do you sleep with your dog? If so do they have a "spot"? <BR> <BR> Both girls sleep with me. Tazzy likes sneak her head on my pillow. Gypsy lays on my legs Thu, 8 May 2014 11:22:47 EST Daily Bark 5/7 How often do you groom/ brush your dog? <BR> <BR> Ok, the question give me away. Short fur means monthly bath and that's about it. I file their nails 2 or 3 times a month too. Wed, 7 May 2014 12:08:18 EST Daily Bark 5/6 What is your dog's favorite chew? <BR> <BR> My girls have a new one- water buffalo horns. They are huge and the girls are just nuts for them. Tue, 6 May 2014 10:20:39 EST Daily Bark 5/2 What tricks does your dog know? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is just basic obedience. <BR> <BR> Gypsy can do a huge list. She knows how to get water from the fridge, open and close doors, and she loves to do "crawl". Fri, 2 May 2014 07:57:28 EST Daily Bark 5/1 Do you have pictures up of your dog? <BR> <BR> Yep, I have several around the house. Thu, 1 May 2014 20:26:27 EST Magnificent May Let's go for it! Thu, 1 May 2014 20:19:17 EST Daily Bark 4/30 Is your dog your workout partner or a workout problem? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is my fuzzy personal trainer. Both girls are great for getting my cardio. Tazzy even keeps my speed up. When it comes to strength training, I'm grateful for the gym! <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:37:07 EST Daily Bark 4/29 What does your dog do to try to prevent you from leaving? <BR> <BR> Gypsy cares less if I leave, long I leave the tv on. <BR> <BR> Tazzy had taken laying on my shoes. Once I do manage to get my shoes on, she sticks her head in the way of me fastening them. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:09:23 EST Daily Bark 4/28 What super hero power would you dog love to have but would drive you nuts? <BR> <BR> I was watching Fantastic Four last night and thought if my girls had Reed Richard's power (Mr Fantastic, he can stretch to just about any length) I would have 400 pound dogs and nothing in the house to eat! <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:53:18 EST Daily Bark 4/25 Does your dog like to play in the dirt/mud? <BR> <BR> Our yard is nothing but mud right now. Tazzy is loving it. She is one dirty dog. <BR> <BR> Gypsy hates it. She keeps giving me her paws to wipe up. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:37:38 EST Daily Bark 4/24 What do you walk your dog on- collar, harness, halting, something else? <BR> <BR> Around town both girls are on flat buckle collars. Anything else and they have to wear their harnesses Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:34:32 EST Daily Bark 4/23 Is your dog a Barky McBark? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is! She had woken up and run of barking at something she was dreaming about! <BR> <BR> Gypsy makes a lot of noise but very little actual barking. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:01:18 EST Daily Bark 4/22 Has your dog surprised you lately? <BR> <BR> Tazzy had with Bilbo. She just tries to be so playful, she's cute. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is pretty predictable. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:37:15 EST Weekend Bark 4/19 and 4/20 How old is your dog? Does he/she show any signs of their age? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is 9. She is fully bearded now and has some hip issues. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is 5. I just noticed that she is starting to beard. My puppy is getting old. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:42:01 EST Daily Bark 4/18 Does your dog get jealous? <BR> <BR> Both of my girls are so jealous of the squirrel right now. They moan and groan and try to force their heads in my hands. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will also get jealous of hubby and I. She pushes between us when we hug. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:56:49 EST Daily Bark 4/17 What does your dog do that is funny/cute when they are excited? <BR> <BR> It takes a lot to get Gypsy excited but when she does she gets her whole body bouncing. All 5 legs off the floor, all 100 pounds in the air. <BR> <BR> Tazzy gets up on her hind legs and dances with little excited woofs, impressive for a dog her size. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:04:07 EST Daily Bark 4/16 Do you consider your dog to be smart? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is very smart and good at figuring things out on her own. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is a smart a$$, but that's the best she's got Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:52:45 EST Daily Bark 4/15 Does you dog like to chase "critters"? <BR> <BR> Tazzy chases anything that moves, she really doesn't care what it is - from squirrel to blowing leaf <BR> <BR> Gypsy not so much. She like watch critter but is afraid of birds, some lab! <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:55:24 EST Daily Bark 4/13 How does your dog let you know when they've had enough? <BR> <BR> Gypsy just goes and lays down. If she feels a bit irritated she goes in her crate, if not she just goes to the couch. <BR> <BR> Tazzy doesn't know the word enough. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:44:55 EST Daily Bark 4/10 What is your dog's favorite way to play/interact with you? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a cuddler. She just wants to lay on your lap and get pets. <BR> <BR> Tazzy wants active play. Wrestling or running make her a happy dog. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:08:52 EST Daily 4/8 Does your dog like children? <BR> <BR> Tazzy likes everyone. If the kids will play,all the better. <BR> <BR> Gypsy no so much. She tolerates but would rather be left alone. I don't think she trusts them. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:56:17 EST Daily Bark 4/7 What did you and dog do together this weekend? <BR> <BR> I came home from the gym on Sunday and crawled back into bed with my girls. We snuggled until noon. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:55:30 EST my April challenge Challenge Starts on April 1 – (oops)!!! <BR> **************************************** <BR> ************************************** <BR> ****** <BR> REGULAR CHALLENGE <BR> 1. Log your nutrition (either on Spark People or in a journal) <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses + water daily <BR> 3. Eat at least 4 fruit/veggies daily <BR> 4. Sleep at least 7 hours every night <BR> 5. Exercise Daily <BR> <BR> 10 POINT BONUS CHALLENGE: <BR> 15 minutes play time with your canine <BR> ----------------------... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:12:35 EST Daily Bark 4/5 Would you ever adopt a senior dog? <BR> <BR> I would and have. I got both of my current girls young but before these two I had Pegasus. He was a 9 yr old Shepard boxer when I got him. We had him for 4 years only but he was great fun. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 07:40:56 EST Daily. Bark 4/3 Does your dog have spring fever? <BR> <BR> My girls certainly do! They want in/our constantly and are so restless. Even Gypsy doesn't seem to know what to do with herself! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:49:36 EST Awesome April Challenge! Challenge Starts on April 1 – (oops)!!! <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>****** <BR> REGULAR CHALLENGE <BR> 1. Log your nutrition (either on Spark People or in a journal) <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses + water daily <BR> 3. Eat at least 4 fruit/veggies daily <BR> 4. Sleep at least 7 hours every night <BR> 5. Exercise Daily <BR> <BR> 10 POINT BONUS CHALLENGE: <BR> 15 minutes play time with your canine <BR> -------------------------------... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 06:49:17 EST Awesome April!! Sorry I'm late setting this up - let's get it going. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 06:44:14 EST Daily 4/1 It's your dog a prankster? <BR> <BR> Mine are. They will try trick each other by running to the door,hiding bones, and other doggie annoyances. <BR> <BR> It can get funny. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:31:36 EST Daily 3/31 Pick a theme song for your dog. <BR> <BR> Gypsy- Lady is a Tramp. That dog must have a classic. <BR> <BR> Tazzy- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Enough said! <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:16:40 EST Weekend Bark How does your dog react when you change your schedule? <BR> <BR> I joined a gym today (Planet Fitness) so our schedule was a mess. The girls don't seem to know what to do. 10pm and they want to walk?!? They are so out of it. I'm never going to be able to sleep tonight. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:08:18 EST Daily 3/28 Do you have a dirty dog or a pristine pooch? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is a dirty dog. She loves to play and roll in the mud and dirt. She is always filthy. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is pretty pristine. She actually give you a dirty look when you want her to go out in the yard right now (it is a mud pit) and she will stand at the door wanting to be wiped off. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:07:55 EST Daily Bark 3/27 How does your dog react when you come home "smelling" like another dog? <BR> <BR> Gypsy gives a sniff but she's pretty used to it. <BR> <BR> Tazzy get crazy if it is a dog she "knows". Dogs that are a one time meet, she just sniffs and goes. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:45:17 EST Daily Bark 3/26 How pushy is your dog when he/she wants something? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is not so much push as a whiner. She will just sit in front of you and "complain". She will occasionally she will nose your hand for attention. <BR> <BR> Tazzy brings new meaning to the word pushy. She will not only push under your hands, she will climb in your lap, jump up to be level with your face. She has climbed on tables and chairs. She also head butts. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:49:54 EST Daily Bark 3/25 Is your dog happy or sad to see winter go? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is so upset that the snow is leaving. She loves snow. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is thrilled. She does not like the cold. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:38:52 EST Daily Bark 3/24 We all know dogs are loyal, but what would you dog "rat" you out for? <BR> <BR> Gypsy would give up anything for a Milk Bone. She is an addict! <BR> <BR> Tazzy would be harder but a got belly rub will win her right over. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:15:58 EST Weekend Bark 3/22 & 23 Who wants to walk longer - you or your dog? Can you wear your dog out? <BR> <BR> Gypsy wants to give up after a mile. She is really happy to lay down and sleep. <BR> <BR> I don't think Tazzy can be worn out. We did six miles today and she still wanted to come home and play fetch. She is currently running around in the yard playing with her ball. The rest of us are worn out. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:38:51 EST Heroic Elderly Dog sacrifices himself for family This is a beautiful tribute to an awesome dog. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lderly-dog-sacrifices-himself-for-his-<BR>family/ </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:05:05 EST Daily Bark 3/21 Can't think of a bark today! <BR> <BR> Describe your dog in 3 words. <BR> <BR> Tazzy - Energetic, loving, silly <BR> <BR> Gypsy - Loving, gentle, sweet. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:38:20 EST Overnight emergency vet and a possible diagnosis! Kepi got to the point he wouldn't eat anything. Not canned food, not cheese or any other type of people food. He was so lethargic that he would hardly lift his head and I could tell he lost weight. <BR> <BR> I took him to our vet and they did an EKG, his feet were cold so they were worried about his heart and a x-rays. We were then sent to the emergency overnight vet. The did blood work and are trying to get a urine sample. <BR> <BR> No intestinal blockage! Blood tests came out strange. R... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:08:32 EST Daily Bark 3/20 There was a lot of talk of treats yesterday. What is your dog's favorite treat? <BR> <BR> Tazzy love hot dogs. Granted she will eat anything but hot dog get her undivided attention. <BR> <BR> Gypsy would rather have a Milk Bone. She even says "milk bone". It's like living with Scooby Doo. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:42:49 EST Dog won't eat! Kepi has recovered from his raging ear infection. He was on steroids for a week and then was weaned off of them. It will be a week this Friday since his last dose. <BR> <BR> The problem is he's always been a picky eater. (My first.) Even on steroids he didn't eat much. He got a bit better after he was finished, but he's back to barely eating. We had to change his dog food, but it's one he's eaten before. I've added pumpkin, cottage cheese, canned dog food, and finally tonight I gave hi... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:31:39 EST Daily Bark 3/19 Does your dog like to be groomed? <BR> <BR> Grooming with my girls is a bath and nail trim. For they way they love the water, bath time is an argument. Neither girl cares about getting their nails done. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:45:16 EST Daily Bark 3/18 Does your dog have a "schedule"? Is it a problem if you upset it? <BR> <BR> My girls are both VERY set in their schedules. Wake up, breakfast, walks, nap time, dinner, walk, bed time. You can practically set your watch by Gypsy but Tazzy gets "antsy" too. <BR> <BR> Mess them up and they try to force the issue. I was up late last night and Gypsy brought me my pillow! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:50:04 EST Daily Bark 3/17 Share something about your current dog that makes them stand out/different from all the dogs that have gone before! <BR> <BR> Gypsy is the most human dog I've ever known. Not only in what she does but her responses to people. I sometimes wonder if she's not a little person in a dog suit. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is just so bloody happy! You just can't get that dog down. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:12:15 EST Weekend Bark 3/15 and 3/16 How does your dog feel about the vet? <BR> <BR> Tazzy usually likes going to the vet. She loves our vet tech. However, when she sees other dogs that she isn't allowed to great - let's just say they call her trouble maker! <BR> <BR> Gypsy is terrified of the vet. She panics from the moment she realizes where we are going until we leave for home. There have been times I have had to carry her though the door. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:28:37 EST Daily Bark 3/14 If you find a stray dog, do you attempt to find the owner? <BR> <BR> As long as the dog looks taken care of, I search for the owners. I understand that some dogs are just runners. I don't like it but a loved dog is better in a home than a shelter. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:44:31 EST Daily Bark 3/13 <BR> Has your dog ever "gotten out" or got away from you? <BR> <BR> Yes. I don't think I've ever had a dog that didn't escape at least once. I've had those that dig under the fence, jump/climb over, and Gypsy can just open the gate if it is not locked. <BR> <BR> Fortunately I have always found my dog (or they found their way home) Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:04:13 EST Daily Bark 3/12 Does your dog seem happy about the melting snow/end of winter? <BR> <BR> Gypsy certainly is. She likes warm weather and she was actually spending some time outside yesterday (it was in the 40's) <BR> <BR> Tazzy is very upset. She is "protecting" her snow. Unfortunately that mean she is piling it up and lying on it. Making it melt that much faster! She is so sad the snow is leaving. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:16:07 EST Daily Bark 3/11 Have you ever been bitten by a dog? How about by your own dog? Did it eeffect you as a dog lover? <BR> <BR> I've had more than my share of dog bites. Only two that were serious enough for medical intervention and onw of those was an accident and completely my fault. <BR> <BR> The only thing I has done to me is make me less afraid for being bitten. IMve learned something each time and except once the bites were my fault or expected (when I say expected imm taking about working w... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:36:02 EST Daily Bark 3/10 Do you every purposfully annoy your dog? <BR> <BR> I have to admit I do. I mess with Gypsy's feet while she is sleeping and I have been known to "chew" on Tazzy's ears! Evil mama! Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:24:00 EST Weekend Bark 3/8 & 3/9 Does your dog like do do anything that is "people-ish"? <BR> <BR> Gypsy LOVES to watch TV. She has a fit if we try to leave the house with the TV off. She also becomes quite "annoying" if she thinks the TV is off too long. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is all dog. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:58:39 EST Daily Bark 3/7 Run, walk, or "couch" - what is your dog's preferred activity? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is a runner. OMG - that dog would run me to DEATH if I let her. She can run for hours when given a chance. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a couch potato. She will go for a walk, she'll even run once in a while but she is happiest lounging on the couch. sometimes I swear she just goes for a walk so Tazzy and I are not alone. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:32:57 EST Happy Alena Hello <BR> My name is Alena and I am on a mission to get healthy, feel good, look good and be happy. I have been logging in for 4 days and I hope to get enough energy soon to start a real work regime. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:53:35 EST Daily Bark 3/6 How does your dog wake you up? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is a nose nibbler. She will nibble and suck on the tip of my nose unless I hide my face. Then it becomes a game. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is like a little kid. She nudges and moans. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 06:42:44 EST Daily Bark 3/5 Sorry I have been so tardy. No excuses, just appologies. <BR> <BR> When you got your dog, did you change his/her name? What name did they come with? <BR> <BR> Gypsy was "Margaret" when we adopted her. Just sounded so old for such a young pup. <BR> <BR> Tazzy was "Sonny" - seriously? A black, female named Sonny? She spins when you walk her so Tazazy is short for the Looney Tune Tasmanian Devil. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:44:09 EST Healthy Pets on Spark I haven't had a chance to check this out but it looked interesting! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_center.asp?id=3 </link> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:16:58 EST Magical March Challenge! Challenge Starts on March 1 – Yesterday (oops)!!! <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>****** <BR> REGULAR CHALLENGE <BR> 1. Log your nutrition (either on Spark People or in a journal) <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses + water daily <BR> 3. Eat at least 4 fruit/veggies daily <BR> 4. Sleep at least 7 hours every night <BR> 5. Exercise Daily <BR> <BR> 10 POINT BONUS CHALLENGE: <BR> 15 minutes play time with your canine <BR> ---------------------... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:55:10 EST Magical March Discussion! Our first set of weekly leaders for March. Congrats! <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> REGILIEH <BR> BESCATS <BR> VIOLAG14 <BR> LIVINHEALTHY9 <BR> IAMLION <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> REGILIEH <BR> JMAHNKEN <BR> RDWIGHT <BR> ILOVEREDPOPPIES <BR> KELLIEBEAN Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:41:58 EST Daily Bark 2/28 What superpower do you think your dog would like to have? <BR> <BR> Gypsy would want telekinesis/mind control. That way she could just lay on the couch and get what she wants. <BR> <BR> I could see Tazzy enjoying the ability to fly. She loves chasing birds and if she could follow them into the air she would be stoked! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:13:32 EST Daily Bark 2/27 How does your dog try to "guilt" you into things? <BR> <BR> Gypsy has mastered the sad puppy eyes and even adds little puppy whimpers if I ignore her. <BR> <BR> Tazzy isn't much into guilt but will shoot sad looks back at you for a "no". Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:46:05 EST Daily Bark 2/26 Are ther just times you could swear.your dog is part somethin else/some other animal? <BR> <BR> There are times I swear Gypsy is part bear. The grumbles and growls combined with the ability to sleep. Hubby calls her the bear dog. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is part goat and part kangaroo! She will climb anything that stands still, unless she can eat it! The kangaroo is her jumping and standing on her hind legs. Never had a dog as big as her do that so much. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:02:03 EST Daily Bark 1/25 Today is National spade/neuter day. Is your dog "fixed"? How old were they when you had it done? <BR> <BR> Both girls are spade. Gypsy was 4 months. I don't know when Tazzy was spade as she was fixed when we got her at a year old. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:42:47 EST Daily Bark 2/24 If your dog could talk, what would they rat you out about? <BR> <BR> Oh Gypsy would be all over sharing stories about my horrible singing when no one is around. <BR> <BR> Tazzy would be all about my blowing off exercise and then saying I was busy. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:43:41 EST Weekend Bark 2/22 and 2/23 Does your dog have a place he/she likes to go when they don't want to be bothered? <BR> <BR> My girls have their crates. I haven't closed the door on either of them in years. But the crates are their escape. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:58:44 EST Daily Bark 2/21 Does your dog make noise when they sleep? <BR> <BR> Gypsy snores like a person. My dad has laughed that she needs to borrow his C-Pac. <BR> <BR> Tazzy only makes noise when she dreams, then it is woofs and whines. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:57:43 EST Daily Bark 2/20 How does your dog react to thunder storms? <BR> <BR> Gypsy goes into a pure panic. Her thundershirt helps a bit, but she can't deal. <BR> <BR> Tazzy worries about Gypsy for a few, then goes about her business. If it get really loud she will run to the back door and "woof" back at it. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:01:26 EST Daily Bark 2/19 Does your dog know when it is "dinner time"? What do they do to alert you? <BR> <BR> I swear Gypsy can read the clock. 6pm on the nose she walks to her bowl. If there is no food, she will sit down in front of me and stare until she is fed. <BR> <BR> Tazzy starts about 10 minutes before feeding time. She whines and cries. She pushes on my son's door (he handles the feeding). She just circles and acts like she has never eaten. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:58:11 EST Weekend Bark 2/15 & 2/16 What would your dog rather do with you - snuggle or play? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is a snuggler. She just likes to lay close and sleep. <BR> <BR> Tazzy wants to go 24/7 - so she would much rather play. Fortunately I can throw the toy for her with Gypsy laying on my lap. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:59:14 EST Valentine's Day Bark Do you do anything special for your dog today? <BR> <BR> My girls will get some ground beef in with dinner. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:30:49 EST 20 Facts for Dog Lovers This was so sweet! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>og-lovers/ </link> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:29:41 EST Daily Bark 2/13 Have you ever wanted to get a breed/type of dog because of someone's dog you know? <BR> <BR> My bestie's 3 pitties certainly make me want one. I don't know if I will or not but the desire is certainly there. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:17:13 EST Hello, New Here Hello <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team so thought I would jump in and say hi. I don't currently have a dog, but we are planning to get one just as soon as one picks us! I have a lot of experience with dogs as they were a huge part of our past. When our last one passed, I was left completely heartbroken... This was part of my "depression". I was gaining weight, becoming more unhealthy, and didn't know what to do. I had lost all of my confidence and social abilities. On Jan 1, I weighed m... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:50:54 EST Daily Bark 2/12 I forgot to Bark yesterday. Guess I'm not a very good watch dog! <BR> <BR> So is your dog a better guardian than I am? Do you think they would react differently depending on if you were home with an intruder? <BR> <BR> If I'm not home, Gypsy is hiding in a closet! I know this for a fact.- it happened before we had Tazzy. If I'm home she will bark and growl at things from next to or behind me. My "brave " dog. <BR> <BR> Tazzy can get nasty. I think she would protect the house and I kn... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:22:54 EST Daily Bark 2/10 Do you listen to/follow your dogs instincts about people or situations? <BR> <BR> Deffinately. If the girls don't like someone, I have a much harder time trusting them. And if mygirls are upset by a situation I either don't go or proceed with extra caution. <BR> <BR> I trust their instincts far better than my own. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:57:52 EST Weekend Bark 2/8 & 2/9 What does your dog do that just drives you crazy? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is a barker. I've done EVERYTHING. She barks when she is happy, wants to greet, want loving, outside, food, treat, etc. She doesn't make any other sounds (never a whine or whimper) but she barks constantly. <BR> <BR> Gypsy has a neurological condition that causes lick granulomas. It could get serious (dogs have lost legs) so I have to watch her constantly. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:18:00 EST Daily Bark 2/7 Would you consider your dog "high maintenance"? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is SOOO high maintenance! She is picky about blankets, her crate, her food, treats, and chews. If things are not just right, she moans and cries. <BR> <BR> Tazzy kind of takes care of herself. She just wants love and attention. She could careless about the rest of it. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:37:36 EST Daily Bark 2/6 How does your dog "help" with your fitness routine? <BR> <BR> Well, my girls are my walking/running buddies so they do keep me motivated there. However Tazzy thinks push-up, planks, superman (basically anything prone on the floor) is mommy play bowing - and that's a game on with her. Gypsy fully believe that crunches /sit-up require face licking on the downward motion. <BR> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:36:53 EST Daily Bark 2/5 If you were getting a dog, would you want a puppy or an adult? Why? <BR> <BR> Mopette was my last puppy. I have adopted all adults since. I honestly don't have the time or rnergy for a puppy. I'll even take a senior dog, no toddlers here! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:06:21 EST Daily Bark 2/4 I was playing with Tazzy last night and I said jokingly "why does momma luv a bad dog?" And hubby looked at me all serious and went "yea, why?" Got us chatting. <BR> <BR> So WHY dogs? What makes you a dog person? <BR> <BR> Part for me is growing up, we always had dogs. They were as necessary as air. <BR> <BR> Then there is the unconditional love and ju Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:31:46 EST Daily Bark 2/3 Would you clone your dog? <BR> <BR> Nope, they wouldn't be the same no matter what and there are too many that need homes. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:00:08 EST Face-Lickin' February Challenge!! We start today 2/1. Let get moving!!! <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>****** <BR> REGULAR CHALLENGE <BR> 1. Log your nutrition (either on Spark People or in a journal) <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses + water daily <BR> 3. Eat at least 4 fruit/veggies daily <BR> 4. Sleep at least 7 hours every night <BR> 5. Exercise daily - least 10 minutes <BR> <BR> 10 POINT BONUS CHALLENGE: <BR> 15 minutes play/walk time with your canine <BR> ------... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 15:03:19 EST Weekend Bark 2/1 and 2/2 Are you reading any dog themed books? <BR> <BR> I just got "Things your dog doesn't want you to know" - it's pretty cute. Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:56:53 EST Face-Lickin' February!! February 1st - let's make this month AWESOME!!! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:54:49 EST Daily Bark 1/31 Are you planning to watch Puppy Bowl this Sunday? <BR> <BR> Yes. I tape the Superbowl because I'm only interested in the commercials. I'll have Puppy Bowl on all day. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:56:20 EST Daily Bark 1/30 If your dog could pick out music, what do you think they would like to listen to? <BR> <BR> I know Gypsy like classical music. One of her favorite movies is Fantasia, she will sit on the couch and watch the entire thing. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is either alternative or metal. She loves to move and jump. She is just an "in-your-face" kind of dog. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:44:36 EST Daily Bark 1/29 Is there something your dog consistantly gets into? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is always in the laundry. I finally gave up on a hamper cause she just knocks it over. Dirty clothes are hers. <BR> <BR> tazzy will take advantage of open dog and cat food bags. I have also had to move the treats because I caught her 'helping herself'. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:38:50 EST Daily Bark 1/28 Is there anywhere in your house off limits to your dog? <BR> <BR> Just the shower while I'm in it, I don't need canine assistance in the shower. Otherwise, nope - they can go anywhere they want. <BR> <BR> They won't go in the basement, there is nothing down there but storage and laundry. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:46:36 EST Daily Bark 1/27 If your dog could pick one activity you had to do with him/her every day, ehat would it be? <BR> <BR> Tazzy would want to go hiking in the woods. Sniff Fest! <BR> <BR> Gypsy would be laying on the couch, with the electric blanket, getting her belly rubbed and her legs massaged (donMt touch the feet). Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:26:51 EST Weekend Bark 1/25 & 1/26 Describe your dog's personality. <BR> <BR> Tazzy is a happy go-lucky goofball. She just wants to love and be loved. The dog is NEVER in a bad mood. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is thoughtful, gentle, and kind. She always seems to be thinking of things and observing things. She's a very big girl but so gentle. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:55:04 EST Daily Bark 1/24 What do you do for your dog if you HAVe to go away and can't take them? <BR> <BR> I have a friend that we will dog sit for each other, but I hate leaving the girls. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:40:22 EST Daily Bark 1/22 Do you "hide" certain things from your dog? <BR> <BR> I admit, I try to hide when I want to go on a solo run. I'll put them in the yard and leave while they are out. If hubby or boy child has let them in, I have clothes in the front bathroom to chane into before they tend to see me. Getting caught results in a mess of slobber, barking, and whining. <BR> <BR> And a second run\walk. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:39:08 EST Daily Bark 1/21 Have you ever been confronted with the dreaded "It's just a dog?" How did/do you handle it? <BR> <BR> My answer later tonight. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:32:52 EST Daily Bark 1/20 Is your dog a "nest-er"? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is. She'll spend 3 to 5 minutes arranging blankets, pillows, dog bed, really anything available then circle she way into the middle. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is not. As long as she has the couch or the bed, she just flops. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:43:47 EST Weekend Bark 1/18 & 1/19 What do you look for when you want to adopt a dog? <BR> <BR> I like mutts, usually a bit older (1 to 3 years). I love puppies and puppy breath but I don't have time for a young pup. Besides, they never have to worry about finding a home. <BR> <BR> I also prefer high energy, larger dogs. Hubby says I have a thing for black dogs, but I've fallen for all colors. I do tend to have a soft spot for the hard luck cases. <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:48:38 EST Daily Bark 1/17 How often do you walk you dog? <BR> <BR> I walk my girls in the evening when it's not raining. They get a morning walk but the boy child handles that. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:16:52 EST Daily Bark 1/16 Share a quote that fits your dog (and let us know if it fits you to). <BR> <BR> Tazzy would certainly be: "if you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" - Katherine Hepburn. It fits me on my confident days. <BR> <BR> I saw this on a t-shirt I want for Gypsy "I can go from Southern Belle to ghetto thug faster than you can say Bless Your Heart". It is not me (at least not the southern belle part) but is really feels like my big girl. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:52:27 EST Daily Bark 1/15 What is a personality quality that you and your dog share? <BR> <BR> Loyality. We are all loyal to a fault sometimes. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:08:54 EST Daily Bark 1/14 How does your dog let you know they are stressed? <BR> <BR> Tazzy stops being Tazzy. The tail stops, she gets close, and if itms bad she'll lay down with me between her and the stressor. <BR> <BR> Gypsy is much more subtle. She'll lip lick, and get a bit whale eyed. She will hackle, but down by her tail. She doesn't come for help like Tazzy. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:03:21 EST Daily Bark 1/13 What job would fit your dog's personality? <BR> <BR> Gypsy would make an excellent teacher. She is always correcting wht Tazzy does wrong and leads by example. <BR> <BR> Tazzy would have to be some sort of preformer, comedian maybe? If you laugh at her, she will just keep repeating the action that made you laugh. She also wants to live in the spotlight. <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:54:46 EST Weekend Bark 1/11 & 1/12 We all know our dogs dream. What do you think your dog dreams about? <BR> <BR> Tazzy is certainly running/chasing in her dreams. Her feet go 2/40 when she's sleeping. <BR> <BR> I'm not certain what Gypsy is dreaming about. Maybe just rolling in leaves, paper, and such. she gets all "wiggly" when she is dreaming. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:31:35 EST Daily Bark 1/10 Do you have conversations with your dogs? Do you answer for them? <BR> <BR> I talk to me girls all the time. I usually just "answer" in my head. Now if hubby or boy child talk to the girls I will answer for them! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:19:38 EST Daily Bark 1/9 How did you chose you dog's name? <BR> <BR> When we adopted Gypsy, her name was Margaret. That was all wrong for her, I wanted to call her Rose but hubby had reservations about a black rose, sp her name became Gypsy Rose. <BR> <BR> Tazzy was Sonny when we brought her home. Her first walk around the neighborhood she kept spinning in circles. Hubby said she as a Tasimanian Devil - it stuck! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:11:36 EST Daily Bark 1/8 Does your dog ever get upset with you? Why and how does he/she show it? <BR> <BR> Gypsy not only gets upset over things, but she will hold a grudge. Kicking her off the couch or telling her NO on a milk bone will get her "wookie noises" and she'll walk away from you. She has also been known to go head in to her crate and refuse to come out. <BR> <BR> Tazzy might get upset but it passes in seconds. The only thing that really bothers her is if you don't pay attention to her. She'll just ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 06:49:47 EST Daily Bark 1/7 Is there something that you do that boggles your dog's mind? <BR> <BR> Found out last night, my mini-tramp makes Tazzy crazy. She can't figure out what I'm doing on that thing and why it moves! <BR> <BR> Gypsy is pretty smart but she always gives me funny looks wheni'm stretching on the floor. Sometimes she'll even come up and see if I'm"hurt". Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:16:17 EST Daily Bark 1/6 Does you dog have a certain place to "do their business"? <BR> <BR> My girls have to get to our dwarf spruse out back. We even shovel a path for them. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:52:20 EST Thanks everyone My inbox is getting more and more over whelmed from all the groups that I have joined, and my job hunting, and other stuff. So I am not ignoring msgs, just trying to dig out from them. I will try to keep up with the challenges and other stuff with the group as best as I can. <BR> Janette <em>247</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:25:10 EST Thanks for Spark Goodie! Thanks for the Spark Goodie, I will try to keep up with posting in here too. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:45:02 EST Weekend Bark 1/4 & 1/5 How strict are you with your dog? <BR> <BR> As a trainer people think I'm really strict. Actually, my girls get away with tons. They sleep on the bed, lick plates, go through doors in front of me - etc. In the same breath I have to say they do listen to me. As long as we have this balance, I'm happy, they are happy and we can enjoy living together. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 08:02:57 EST Daily Bark 1/3 What kind of collar does your dog wear? Do they wear it all the time? <BR> <BR> My girls have nylon buckle style collars. They only come off for baths. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 07:43:14 EST Daily Bark 1/2 Does your dog play in the snow? <BR> <BR> My girls are loving it this year. Gypsy is normally not too excited but she's getting into the snow this year. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:37:05 EST Jumpin' January!!! Let's make 2014 Barkinly Beautiful!! And it starts by starting January off with a bang. Woo Hoo - we can do this. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:53:42 EST Daily Bark 1/1/14 Will you make any "resolutions" for your dog? <BR> <BR> I set combined goals for us. Tazzy needs to get a bit better at basic obedience. Gypsy needs to drop some pounds, so she's going to be exercising with me. <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:51:42 EST Daily Bark 1/14 Will you make any "resolutions" for your dog? <BR> <BR> I set combined goals for us. Tazzy needs to get a bit better at basic obedience. Gypsy needs to drop some pounds, so she's going to be exercising with me. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:10:39 EST Doggy Sedatives What do you use to calm your dog? <BR> <BR> New Years celebrations (gunshots, fireworks, explosives) around our community last night were the worst I've ever heard! Poor Leroy was a nervous wreck from 10:30 til well after midnight. <BR> <BR> Some folks who answered 12/31's QOD mentioned giving their dogs tranquilizers . . . Just wondering what my options are. . . . <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:46:39 EST Daily Bark 12/31 Happy New Year's Eve! How will your dog celebrate the new year? <BR> <BR> My girls will be drugged. NYE turns our neighborhood into a DMZ with all the fireworks. It will be a tranquilizer night. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:50:28 EST Daily Bark 12/27 What did your dog do this past year to make you smile/laugh? <BR> <BR> Tazzy wins for a story this year. I caught her "visiting" friends. We have a Medical center across the alley and many of the local boys skateboard there. Tazzy will jump the fence, say hi to everyone, jump back in the yard and then hang on the fence and bark. My goof ball! Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:08:37 EST Daily Bark 12/26 Hope everyone had a wonderful time yesterday. <BR> <BR> What did your dog get for Christmas? <BR> <BR> My girls got new puzzle boxes and antler chews. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:36:22 EST Daily Bark 12/24 Santa's coming! Is your dog on the Naughty or Nice list? <BR> <BR> Gypsy is always on the nice list. All four paws firmly planted! <BR> <BR> Tazzy has 3 paws firmly on the naughty list. The fourth hovers over the nice but rarely gets there! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:38:37 EST Daily Bark 12/23 Do you get dog "themed" gifts for friends/family? <BR> <BR> Most certainly! I love finding things that reflect my friends dogs and/or their love of dogs. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:01:52 EST Weekend Bark 12/20 & 12/21 Do you have guests over for the holidays? Do they ever bring gifts for your dogs? <BR> <BR> I have a friend that our dogs exchange gifts. My dad used to buy gifts for my dogs and me for his dog. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:06:00 EST Daily Bark 12/19 Is there something you dog has just taken as his/hers that was ment for the dog? <BR> <BR> Tazzy has one of my stuffed piggies. She won't leave it anywhere in the house. She seals it and puts it in her crate. It is just one particular pig. <BR> <BR> Gypsy will steal any "wozzy" blanket. She has even been caught with my pj pants. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:45:37 EST Daily Bark 12/18 What is your dog asking Santa for? <BR> <BR> I know Tazzy wants some new squeaky toys and an antler <BR> <BR> Gypsy is hoping for a knuckle bone and an antler. I think she also wants a nicer bed. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:48:12 EST Daily Bark 12/17 It's fun to dream. Money and space are no object - what would you build/set up for your dog? <BR> <BR> I would build Tazzy a complete agility course. She has been on pne once and had the time of her life. <BR> <BR> Gypsy would get a plush dog house that Tazzy can't bug her in but she can lay on a warm bebed and watch the squirrels at the feeder. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:27:05 EST Daily Bark 12/16 Have you ever done "professional" pictures with your dog? <BR> <BR> Nope. We tried to do a picture with Santa and Tazzy stole his beard. And Gypsy wouldn't stop "talking" to the guy trying to take the picture. I gave up after that. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:26:28 EST Trans-Co tinental Dog Walk I am currently almost done with a trans-continental walk. It will have taken me about 20 months. Got me thinking - how fast could we get across country if we pooled our dog walking miles? We could add them up daily and I could post were we are at every Sunday. <BR> <BR> Who is in? Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:29:09 EST Daily Bark 12/15 Name a simple thing your dog does to bring you joy. <BR> <BR> Tazzy just bounces around the house, always so happy. <BR> <BR> Gypsy will just come over and give me a nuzzle or a little kiss and walk on. Just something to say she loves me. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:24:23 EST Daily Bark 12/13 Happy Friday the 13th! <BR> <BR> Is there a dog breed that you find scary? Have you ever had what other perceive as a "scary" dog? <BR> <BR> I was scared of dobermans when I was younger but I've long outgrown that. <BR> <BR> There are plenty of people in my neighborhood that find my current girls scary. They are big and black - that seems to be enough. <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:25:25 EST Daily Bark 12/12 What does your do to let you know he/she is cold? <BR> <BR> Gypsy will whine at the space heater if it isn't on and the radiators are not hot enough for her. She really hates the cold. <BR> <BR> Tazzy will just "plop" on someone and curl up. She only curls up when she is cold. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:27:02 EST