This is kind of interesting to see.
A girl I used to work with had a Husky. On the night of May 17th, 1980, that dog kept her up all night, making low "woowooowooo"ing noises. Nothing she did could calm her down. Then at 8:30 the next morning (Sunday), Mt. St. Helens blew her top off. Shasta (the Husky) knew it was coming, HOURS before it happened. Dogs are sensitive to the harmonic vibrations that happen during Earth stresses. I assume that video was of an earthquake? I had a little mutt dog at the time the volcano blew, but I don't recall him howling or keeping me awake the night before. Or maybe I just slept through it. It's been said I could sleep through a train wreck...
I do like those older crops better than the show crops today. They've just gotten too long and often flippy these days. IMHO Perhaps that's sacrilegious to say on a dobe forum??
I do, too. Zipper was the first Dobe I had with a long show crop, and I honestly thought it had been done as a crappy home-job, and I felt so sorry for her. Then I realized, ALL of them looked like that. I'm getting used to it, but I still prefer a shorter ear, with a bell. Don't hate me.
One caveat: Mocha could have ANY kind of ears at all (even bunny ears, LOL!) and she'd be gorgeous!
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Your sign off says it all.
She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader.
She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.
- Author Unknown
I know, that's great, isn't it? Every time I read one of his posts and see that at the bottom, I get all misty, and sometimes weepy. Zipper loved me like that, and it surpassed any amount of trouble she ever caused me, because she LOVED me with every cell of her body. And I her.
(Dobes are smart and can spell - e.g. even spelling out "F L Y" gets him goin')
Boy, ain't THAT the truth! The ex and I had to start spelling things like "treat" and "walk" and "car" but Ninja was smart as a whip and soon learned how to spell all those words. Next we tried pig-Latin, but that was a no-brainer for him. I think he had a better grasp of English than a lot of people I knew, LOL! The others were of "average" intelligence and spelling ability, but Zipper only had 3 brain cells, so she couldn't spell worth a chit. She could bark, eat, poop, and love. Wait, that's 4 brain cells. Well, anyway, she didn't have one for spelling.
Morning product demo...(take note, CT guys) Multi Purpose Leash Demo Video
I liked one of the viewer comments below video: "it's easy with a waist like that!"
Smart marketing. Much better sales results than having Rosie O'D demonstrate the leash....
I have these MP leashes for Spock and Eva, real heavy duty leather, like horse equip. However, if you put around waist, like in video, Spock might pull you over if he spots a squirrel in his yard! Eva will chew through a nylon or light duty (braided type) leather leash, if left unattended. I also get their harnesses from this vendor. Made in Israel and shipped to US in 9-days by USPS Priority Mail. https://www.fordogtrainers.com/index...oducts_id=4944
I would NEVER put a leash around my shoulder, especially with a big dog. I've been pulled flat too many times to ever do something that I couldn't get out of just by letting go. I like the design, though, it's clever and it does have potential, but over the shoulder? I've never had a dog trained that well. There's always a squirrel or a cat or another dog lurking around each corner.
We got our second load of hay yesterday, and just in the nick of time, too. The weather guessers said there was a 30% chance of light rain, changing to snow later in the day. The hay guy almost cancelled on us because of the chance of rain, but I said I'd rather have damp hay rather than no hay. We were down to the last bit of the last bale, just enough to feed everyone dinner last night, but not enough for breakfast today, so he came out anyway, dodging tiny spatters of rain all the way. Nothing big. However, about 30 seconds after he got the last bale in the barn, it opened up and started raining hard. The ground is still frozen, so it puddled everywhere, and sure enough, about an hour later it changed to snow. So now it's all frozen outside, paths, puddles, everything, and a thin layer of new snow on most everything. Rich and I are going to have to slide on our butts to get out to the barns for chores today. Usually we're too cold for ice in the middle of winter, but we always have a January thaw, and this is it. Ick. And mud. There will be mud in the barns. And you know I don't mean just wet dirt.