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  • Birthday 05/01/1986

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    Columbus, OH
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    reading, writing, photography, entertaining my pup and kittay, going to class, spending copious amounts on books and shoes and purses, riding, embroidery, watching tons of movies, telling people where the bathroom is located in your local Barnes & Noble
  1. I bought a FURminator and tried to use it on my girl but she hates that more than regular brushing. The closest thing to what it does (i think) is a rake. Gets out the undercoat and any tangles or snarls as well. Maybe try training her to not be scared of the brush, like clicker training. Just shape the behavior you want and treat a lot? That's kinda what I do. I'll hold onto a treat and she'll try to get at it and I can brush away.
  2. I've had everyone from little kids to shelter workers say that my girl is a HUSKY!!! A husky! Maybe its the gay tail.... But seriously, does she look like a husky?
  3. lucky indeed!! where is that? and is that snow i see on those mountain tops!?
  4. I love 4! The color contrast and the sharp line really add something extra to the shot.
  5. Skipper 5 yr old BC: - alarm clock ( 7AM on the nose, she sticks hers in my face and does her little growly song) - couch indenter - floor dirtier - guardian of all 20 sq ft of grass in the backyard - lawn mower (i swear she eats as much grass as a horse) - bed warmer - best friend I wuv my doggie
  6. Ok, I'm not sure if it's just a video distortion or maybe just my failure to accurately judge size in videos, but do these dogs look smaller than yours? I feel like if I put my Skip in the ring she'd be a couple of inches taller and maybe longer... and leaner
  7. I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but does she get really active right before she goes? Like is she running up and down the stairs, playing, doing anything that might stimulate her? I can predict rather accurately when my dog will poo based on her activity level (like she'll go after a run around the neighborhood, or she'll take less time to do it before bed if she's been running up and down the stairs chasing toys). That in combo with the food might be escalating things and making them seem worse. Again, this is just based on my experience with my dog and her habits and food, so it may or may not be applicable to your Shadow, but I certainly hope it helps.
  8. I actually don't really like the traditional b&w unless its an unusual pattern. I love tri's (mainly b/c my pup is tri and she's just so gorgeous!). I really love all the colors, they're all unique and purdy. All else being equal, i think i'd avoid the traditional b&w and go for something unusual.
  9. She's around five years old now. The string and ball is a really good idea. I'm gunna go try that.
  10. So the only toys Skip has ever taken too and played with have been a tug-of-war rope, and a silky soft stuffed toy. Wanting her to be more active I went to PetSmart and bought a Bad Cuz and a Chuck-It Flying Squirrel. So far, I'm the only one having fun. The Cuz she only notices because it makes noise, but she has no idea what to do with it (doesn't even seem interested in finding out, either). The Squirrel is slightly different. First couple of times I threw it she ran after it and then stared at it. Then she'd only go after it if I ran towards it and acted all excited. But that was more of, "Chase the mommy!" So, is playing with things like these a learned behavior, or instinctive? Can she learn to chase a ball or go after the frisbee like Squirrel, and if so, how do I teach her?
  11. Wow! Those coats are gorgeous! My girl got shaved about 6 mos ago and her coat is still growing in, but it's never been shiny or soft like some of these look. I've heard fish oil will help with that... must do a search. I'm not gunna post pics of Skip yet. I'm still working on slimming her chubby tummy down
  12. So cute!!! I love the expression mixed those adorable ribbons Is she a Shih Tzu?
  13. That is just the sweetest face ! She'll have no problem finding a forever home.
  14. I want to thank everyone as well. While I've had my bc for nearly 5 years now I've only just learned how incredibly special her breed is and that is due entirely to this board and all of the people that share their experiences and questions. You can read as many books as are published, but it is an entirely different matter to hear first hand accounts and discussions. The knowledge, devotion, humor and support from everyone is overwhelming. It's one of the reasons why I make this one of my daily morning visits before I go to work . Thanks again to everyone who selflessly shares their knowledge. I know it's made a difference in me and my bc's relationship and I'm sure it has for others as well.
  15. Ah, the tail! It's almost as big as he is! Love the Woo
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