> > I am new to this group. Do I need to join the group? Or do I just post?
> > I have many questions about dogs.
> Just post like you have.
> And ignore the resident lunatic. If you have the capability, killfile him.
> But definitely ignore.
Subject: Re: Sheltie and the paper boy problem
HOWEDY judy aka queenie,
> > Good grief! You do like to ramble and
> > paise yourself don't you?
> Gwendy - ignore the idiot..
of jerking and *** your "shelter rescue" dog
will PROVE IT, as we'll all see in the following:
as any searh on MY Archives will prove?
> sending your message and his response to several
> other groups -
ain't it, judy. You've been reading and posting
your IDIOCY and ABUSE for years on my forums.
can be accomplished in WON DAY if we DON'T DO what you
and your punk thug coward mental case pals recommend.
> keeping his living area clean.
> Praise him, pet him, throw a little party until anyone watching
> thinks you are totally out of your mind.
THINKIN of what he just done to "earn his praise.
> and take him there as soon as you go outside.
relieve hisself in WON approve spot in
two minutes flat?
> the sniffing that usually comes just before it -
> give him an "uh-uh"
> as you can get a leash on him and shoes on you.
Don't forget the cookies, judy. The dog will EXXXPECT
his cookie for goin HOWET as a REWARD for MARKING INSIDE.
> or sooner if he gets sniffing again.
That won't train him to ask OR to CON-TROLL hisself, judy.
> housebreaking a dog who has been kennelled.
at four weeks of age, judy.
> raised on wire in a kennel - and had gotten used
> to peeing there. The dog actually looked for wire
> grates - such as the floor heating ducts in their
> difficult your job is going to be.
abusing mental cases who lock their dogs in a
> the odor out of everything you can.
> vigilant while Sam is learning the new rules.
> he's crated for a fairly long period of time.
BECAUSE of the crate.
> won't have been all that long.
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 11:53:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Weekend Brag
And yes, Spenser is also capable of acting as if I beat
him on a regular basis so I also get that point. He acts
that way if some OTHER dog is getting yelled at.
If, for instance, the bag of garbage got left on the floor
open and the dogs are starting to stick their heads in and
I yell, Spenser will act like it's the end of the world.
Sassy will back up a step, turn her head and give the
most perfect "What?" look. Spenser's feelings are hurt
if you yell at Sassy.
Sassy's feelings are impossible to hurt.
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 09:11:01 -0400
Subject: Re: Approaching you dog with affection and via versa.
> into your lap if you're reading it rather than paying
> attention to him.
is definitely a small dog thing! Can you imagine one of
Melinda's dogs doing the same thing?
Although I wouldn't put it past most boxers I've known!
And at least a few of the Dobes!
Spenser likes to curl up with his feet tucked into hand.
And then he either tucks his chin also inside my hand or
rests it across my wrist.
Both he and Sassy also grind their teeth just a little
as they relax just before sleep.
It's pretty cool.
Subject: Re: Thanks and sorry
Date: 2002-02-21 17:13:36 PST
> The way she looked at me. I am so sorry that I let
> her down. I hate myself and will never forgive
> myself. I promised her that I'd take care of her to
> the end. Who am I to decide when her life should end.
You did not let her down. You did take care of her to
the end. If she bit one of your children then she was
no longer herself. That was not the dog that she
wanted to be and she was not living the life that she
wanted to live. She needed you to take care of her
and make the decision and take the actions that she
could not. She knows that everything you did
for her you did out of love - love for her and for
She also loved your child and for her to attack indicates
that she was not herself and that she was not happy in
her life. Maybe with time you can remember her look
as one of love and trust that you would do the right
thing - which is what you believed with all your heart
that you were doing. That's the most you ever get.
> Now, I question my judgment.
And I can't tell you that you won't continue you to do
that for quite a while. I have had dogs put to sleep
when vets were telling me that it was not black and
You have to know your own dog and your own
situation. And that doesn't mean that you won't
second-guess but as you know, there's no taking it
I cried for a long time and beat myself up
over the last time - did I really do *everything* I
could have? It took perhaps a year before I could
have peaceful dreams about the dog again.
And in spite of all the second guessing, the only possible
end was always the same, I did what was best for the
dog. He was not happy in his life and I couldn't
promise either of us that it was going to improve any
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