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About smileyzookie

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    Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?
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  1. Im really sorry to hear that. I know much he meant to you guys.
  2. Riven isnt happy to wait or something. She BARKS loudly the entire time. When we come back she's panting up a storm and all worried. I wish we had a van that would be great. If I had the money to talk to a behaviorist, I'd be there in a heartbeat. However with just me working we barely make enough to scrape by at the moment, I cant even do agility And you are right that it is me she reacts to leaving the most, but recently she's been spending more time with my hubby, even if Im at home, so I figured she was getting used to him being around all the time. Now I just dont know.
  3. I wish I could take her to work, but I work the front desk of a hotel, so it really isnt an option. With summer coming, and no a/c in our car I would rather clean up pee than risk her getting sick in the car while my hubby job searches, or we shop ect. The problem is that we can be gone 5 minutes and she will go. It doesnt have to be a big trip or anything. Hubby can just leave to take me to work, be back 10 min later and she'll have gone. The other day he walked into 2 HUGE piles of poo, and she had just been outside for like 30 minutes but never went.
  4. Hi all!!!! It has been forever it seems since I was here. Let me recap who I am for those of you who dont remember or know. I am Donna, I have a BC mix, Rivendell. She was left for dead in a fenced yard in the dead of winter and nearly died. We believe she has been abused, and she has extreme seperation anxiety. But despite all that she is the sweetest dog, incredibly loving, and I couldnt begin to ask for anything better. Until about 3 months ago. When we got Riven in Feb 06, I was a housewife, and my husband worked a lot. We spent all our time together, we'd camp, ect and last year even began agility. My husband lost his job in February and I had to get one. So now roles reversed and my husband David is home with her a lot of times while I work. With her seperation anxiety, she would randomly tinkle in the house if we didnt take her out immediately before we left. But now she has taken to pooping in our room on MY clothes, peeing on my clothes ect, even if we have just taken her out. If I close the bedroom door, she will go in the living room. We made a vet appt, she is fine as far as health wise, we have checked the back yard for stuff and nothing, so I know its a behavioral issue. So this updates you to a few days ago. (Also I thought Id be tricky and exercise it out of her, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.) Curious to see what she does instead of doing her business, I watched her from inside when I let her out. She walked out onto the porch and laid down. Did not even attempt to go pee, didnt even walk off the porch!!! So I stepped outside and said "GO PEE" in my I mean business voice. She marches out into the yard and pees this enormous puddle then comes back. This senario has been repeating itself daily. Unless I phycially babysit her and tell her to pee she will hold it and wait till we leave. I thought I would be smart and put her in her crate when we leave. She pee'd all over herself. Partly from anxiety, and partly cause she's been holding it Im sure. So, there you have it. I dont know what to do, why she is acting this way. Can a dog protest like this? We are seriously considering buying some sort of anxiety medication, but Im afraid to hurt her. I remembered someone saying theres a medicine that makes them seem ok, but actually they are still messed up inside, but too drugged to react? Anyone have a clue what I should do? For those of you who remember Rohan and Arwen, they are just great. I made a new video of the three of them a few days ago if you'd like to see it.
  5. miss you!! E-mail me!! [email protected]

    Dianne

  6. No!! That stinks so much. Buddy was adorable, and Im so sorry he's gone. Im glad he was with you, he wasnt alone, and Im so happy he knew what it was to be loved and cared about before he died. Thanks so much for takin the old man in, and loving him.
  7. He is adorable!!!! Congrats Riven didnt play ball at first either. It actually took her a good 6 months to understand the idea of a ball, and to relax enough to play with one. Give him time
  8. I dont have time to read all replies, but Riven does sleep with me. I cant imagine her not being there actually lol. She is warm, cuddly and she lets me lean on her a bit when my back starts acting up and there is no position comfortable enough to lay in normally. She's a good dog Now... if I could just get her to flippin quit shedding her black hair on my light green sheets....
  9. WOW! She HAS turned into a beautiful girl! Those pics are adorable.
  10. I dont think that sounds stupid! If I hit Riven on accident (which happens frequently - I am usually asleep and aiming for Rohan for biting me), I immediately, say sorry or something and love on her. IMMEDIATELY. Just so she understands everything is ok. I honestly think they know if it was an accident if you just act like you're sorry immediately. I wouldnt worry much, dogs forgive pretty easily. She just has to trust, and as long as you dont try to force it, it will happen, likely sooner rather than later!
  11. Rivendell weighs 42 lb. She is a mix though, so dunno if you wanted mixes
  12. I love it!!! She is so dang adorable!! I have to admit, I copied you on something. I grabbed snow balls last week and threw them at Riven who immediately jumped for them and splattered them all over her face. It was hilarious, and I thank you for the idea. As usual those pictures are awesome.
  13. lol I still love it! I have watched it a few times and every time I laugh.
  14. That is like Arwen!! I got groceries the other day and set them on the counter. Walked outside, grabbed more bags and brought them in. In just that time, Arwen had jumped on the counter pulled the steaks from the plastic grocery bag, opened it, knocking a glass into the sink and breaking it. She was happily munching on steak when I came in!! I could have shot her lol. Then, I am making hubs a quilt for Christmas and she merrily decides to attack all the squares on the bed and mix them all up. I had to redo the pattern because her furry butt messed it all up We have nicknamed her Destructo. She is worse than a dog because she fits on a counter and is lightening fast. She tries to eat off my plate no matter how many times I push her away. She even ran across hubby and swiped her paws in his potatoes and gravy and happily ate it off her paw. Such a bad little kitty lol
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