> You and people like you are the reason
> so many stop subscribing and reading
> posts. We want information on dogs,
Dear Miss SmartyPants,
Well FAR be it from me to keep you from seeing all those posts from
little old *me*, ON TOPIC, from the dog groups, that your SERVER must have
MISSED. Here take a look !!! <WEG>
Perhaps you'll find another server that receives ALL posts, of course,
you just may be in the market for a new server anyway. <EG>
Alrighty then !! Here from the 21st til today:
> Just delurking here for a moment to tell you that I just love your tales
> of the dogs. Rudy sound like a wonderful kinda guy and I've more than
> once told my husband of Zack (esp. his hounds of baskerville
> impression!!) I look forward almost everyday to hearing one of your
> stories! And you never fail to make me LOL! Best to you Rudy, Zack and
> Cedilah (sp?).
Geeez <blushing> Thanks Lori !!
I think it comes from me being around them so much, and really paying
lots of attention to their habits and quirks. <G> I do love them, and hey,
it's not so much me, it's the fact that I have such wacky dogs. <G>
We have a guy on one of my golden e-mail lists, Scotty, and you ought to
see HIS posts about his dogs. I've saved many of them, and he has given me
permission to post as long as he gets the attribution, which of course I do.
<G> I believe he's saving them also, to write a book on it. He is hilarious
Finally stopped laughing enough to post to the group. I swear my dogs
were given to me by some kind of God/Goddess/Whomever for the simple reason
of making me laugh !!
Zack, my biggest boy, is my rescue ya'll know about. Well, he's got this
really deep goofy kind of bark, a sound like the noise that the Arsenio Hall
(sp?) ppl used to make. A very deep ARF ARF ARF, and he's used it quite
often. I can tell the differences in my dogs from afar, by their barks.
Now, my neighbors all have dogs that howl at the sirens, and I'd heard
many dogs do this. We have volunteer fire dept., and the way they call their
guys in is by siren, common enough thing. So it goes off very often.
Do I hear a siren? Nope.
Do I hear the neighbors dogs? Nope.
I get up very quickly, tippy toe run into living room, only to find
Zack, lying there stretched out on his back on the couch, (something he
hardly ever does, trust factors yanno.)
There is my big guy, spread eagle taking up most of couch.
HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES imitation. <G>
MOVING HEAD WAAAAAYYYY BACK.
LOUD AS CAN BE.
Ceilidh, Rudy and I are mouths open, staring from him to each other, all
the while he is writhing around on couch like he's in absolute ecstasy !!
All of a sudden he AWAKENS !!! He was DREAMING !! <ROFLMAO>
To see all three of us staring at him. All he did was shake his head,
yawn, and settle back down. <Chuckle>
This dog has NEVER in the past year that we've had him, made ANY such
noise before. Had the other two dogs and myself all laughing at him.
I swear. Rudy was all waggy tailed and smiling, and Ceilidh was doing
her throaty, whispery, "ouph ouph ouph" which she does when extremely happy,
she really does laugh !! (Sounds just like a chimpanzee. <G>)
Must have been some dream, eh?
> my face hurts from smiling so biiiiig! whatta mental
> picture. <WEG> it sounds like everyone was *extremely*
> pleased to see that Zack felt relaxed enough to do that,
> even if he was asleep at the time. Zack must know he is
> well loved!
> shelly and elliott & harriet
Yanno, it is a REAL miracle too. He was so skittish when he came here.
So fragile, we couldn't even hold him or pet him, he was literally skin and
bones. When I called to my DH from one room to the other he'd piddle, when
we swung our arms anywhere near him he'd piddle, we had to buy a bunch of
runners and other rugs so he could get about, and he was soooooo *clingy*.
Wouldn't even look us in the eye for a few months, only stared at everyone's
hand eternally looking for food. <sniffle>
But, yeah, it was wonderful to see him, so HAPPY, so OPEN, so TRUSTING
and so VERY COMFORTABLE !!
MaryBeth, HAPPY mom to:
Rudy-the-CUTIE, Ceilidh the CLOWN, and Zack my newfound HOUND <G>
> That is HYSTERICAL!!!!
Isn't it ?? I woke him up, unfortunately, by laughing so much.
> Now, I have noticed the boys do running and such, in their sleep,
> but NOTHING like Zack did!LOL!
Well, Ceilidh twitches and runs but only makes minimal noise, so far.
(She has ENOUGH idiosyncrasies already. <chuckle>)
RudeDude always starts out twitching, then he gets major "Jimmylegs",
and then comes the "whoopwhoopwhoopwhoop" sounds. That's funny too. But
NOTHING prepared me for this.
When we first got Zack, he made no noise, at all, even when the other
two were barking. Poor guy. Then one nite, about 2 months after he had come
to live with us, we're watching TV in bed, and he's at the foot of the bed
on the floor. Almost asleep, we hear this long groan, just like an old man,
having to get up. We laughed our asses off at it. He then started doing it
everytime he lies down. Also barks up a storm. <G> Now we call him GrandPa.
MB <hoping this isn't going to be a habit, especially in the middle of the
> Oscar has humped in his sleep, on at least one occasion.
> & Oscar (doesn't howl in sleep; does howl at sirens)
That's funny. <G>
None of the three I have now have EVER howled at sirens or anything. We
were all flabbergasted. <G>
The closest is Ceilidh when I'm singing and dancing with her. She will
"RooRooooRooooo" along with me. And gawd do I LOVE that little labby mouf,
all puckered up in a little O !! Cutest thing. <G>
MB <who'd LOVE to kiss that little O, if she weren't a 'fecal gourmet'>
> Oscar never minded the shots, or the terribly intrusive
> temperature-taking. He's not so keen on the hydraulic table, though.
Oh, none of mine like the scale, but they get to all be examined on
Ceilidh had pano when she was growing, also has HD, but she got so much
attention for her "sore wee leggy" (offering up a different front leg, every
time you say those words), that she does it all the time. (There's a pic of
her doing it with a shawl wrapped on her, at Harlan's website. Good example
as you can see the pitiful LOOK on her face.)
When we go to the vets, they are amazed. We all sit on the floor, and
they were getting ready to take ***, and the tech was just about to grab
hold of her body. I told them not necessary.
I asked Ceilidh, "Where's your sore wee leggy", she offered it up, vet
drew ***, no stabilizing at all. Sat right thru it. <G> The vet and the
tech were hysterical. They wanted to draw more just to show the others. <G>
> We aquired a new (std poodle) puppy, Rowan, a couple of months ago. We
> had a rescue (toy), Hope, for about 2 years which is an older - the vet
I haven't dealt with the exact problem but will share what I went thru
and perhaps ask some more questions so that others can help you. :)
When I go Ceilidh, a 4 month old lab pup, I had Rudy, 5, an only dog,
golden, thoroughly spoiled with all of the attention. Ceilidh constantly
badgered him for play, as your pup is doing. BUT my case was so different
because Rudy was bigger than Ceilidh.
Do you have a place that the older dog can go, without being followed by
Did you crate train the older dog? If so this may help give the smaller
one a safe place.
Have you started formal obedience training with the pup, if not, do so
now. This will help teach you how to teach your pup to not badger the elder
dog. Give the pup plenty of time, for training and exercise. It will help
clam down some of the extra energy pups naturally have. Take time also, with
the smaller dog, away from the pup.
Does the elder dog chastise the pup in any way?
Perhaps growling or snapping at him? Most times dogs new and old, work
out the relationship on their own. However with your dogs being so different
in size, you don't want the pup to inadvertently harm the older one.
What exactly have you been doing so far with them, to alleviate the
There are many wonderfully generous pro trainers here, if you can
withstand the 'troll' problem we have going on, you will get some very
(Stick around and wade thru the mess, which is sure to follow your post.
Don't take it personally, the 'troll' likes to infect every thread. Just
Welcome to the group and good luck,
Lots of great answers. I'd not worry too much.
As some ppl have said, it's a way of showing ***.
It's also the fact that he is full of testosterone.
Then there is *play*.
My female black lab, will hump my male lab mix, a lot. But he returns
the favor. <G> I think many times it can be ***, more so than a ***
act. But many many times dogs just get so e***d playing, and carried away,
they do this in play.
Matter of fact, Ceilidh, my lab girl was on top of Zack once, facing the
TV entertainment center. She was sooooo intent on the motor running, that
even when Zack had slipped away from under her, she kept going. Only now she
was banging her head against the doors of the EC. <G> She *couldn't* stop
herself, and turned around, finally, and BIT her own rear end, to stop it.
Then walked away, with that look that said, "WHAT? Hey, I
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