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by Amanda
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please explain conformation placing to me!
Replies: 7
Views: 6308

Please explain conformation placing to me!

AKC shows are so confusing to me. I watched the judging for the Wirehaired Vizslas at Westminster the other day. I had a friend showing and I like to learn what to look for in judging conformation. Dante took Best of Breed Fanni took Best of Opposite Annie and Falko took select And there was one mer...
by Amanda
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Why do I hate trialing my dogs so much?
Replies: 20
Views: 10136

Re: Why do I hate trialing my dogs so much?

I have not really trialed except for one field trial. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were elements of it that I knew Zeke could do easily. But there were parts of it that I wasn’t sure how he would hold up or even if the small amount of training we did was enough to help him pass. That was what inte...
by Amanda
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

Re: Landis has cancer.

Oh, no worries Nana. I didn't read it that way at all. Landis actually was the ultimate gentleman and took the decision from my hands this morning. I will post a tribute to him later when I can gather my photos and thoughts and share who he was in a worthy post. He left peacefully sometime early thi...
by Amanda
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

Re: Landis has cancer.

Thanks for your thoughts and love, Nana. I rewrapped his foot today and kind of to my shock, the tumor is about 60% smaller, and there are signs of healing around the edges. I put him on Benadryl which, if it's a mast cell tumor, could explain the shrinking size. OR... what if it was a callus (like ...
by Amanda
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

Re: Landis has cancer.

Thank you, Ashley. I am just sitting here waiting for the biopsy results and hoping they can shed some light. I have been reading oncology blogs and all kinds of information. I have always thought that we wouldn't go to great lengths to save our dogs at the end of their lives. I've seen so many time...
by Amanda
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: 12th annual “What are you going to do with your dogs” thread
Replies: 3
Views: 9596

Re: 12th annual “What are you going to do with your dogs” thread

I didn't post anything last year, probably because things were so rough with Zeke at the time. We were in the beginning stages of rehoming and finding out about his thyroid. I have new goals this year and after so many household changes with my dogs, things will look pretty different, I think. Landi...
by Amanda
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

Landis has cancer.

:bawl: He had a tumor crop up on his toe last month. It ruptured this week. I took him in yesterday and then brought him back in today for a biopsy and X-rays to see if there is bony involvement and exactly what kind of cancer we are looking at. It is not connected to the bone, so that's good. We be...
by Amanda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Honestly, the dogs at work are definitely saving me. I get a lot of joy working with them and it's almost like being an aunt. I do fun stuff and teach them things and then send them home to misbehave with their parents. Lol
by Amanda
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

She already took out an insurance policy on him. I don't think he'll be coming back here. He loosened up even more this morning. Playing with his favorite toys. She sent me a video. His tail was wagging which is great to see. She said again how happy she is with him. It's a good place for him. I cam...
by Amanda
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

He left this afternoon. I'm pretty gutted. My hubby has been amazing. Took care of the kids all day so I could go for a last hike with Zeke and just get everything ready for him. He made a great dinner, too. Zeke will be spending this week at her home with her other dog, Pearl. And then she is takin...
by Amanda
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Thank you so much for your input. I have gotten mixed information on what to charge for this adoption. I don't want money really. I just want him to have a good home. I am super awkward about money in general and don't want to put her off. We haven't discussed any money changing hands. I have had a ...
by Amanda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Zeke is leaving for a trial stay with this woman on Saturday. If things go well, he will stay there and not come home. Do I have her sign the contract as if she is officially taking him? Do I have her sign it with a clause or something stating that for the first 30 days either of us can terminate th...
by Amanda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Thank you, Connie!
by Amanda
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

IMG_3929.JPG Things went very well today. Zeke will be going for a trial stay next week and if things go well, he will stay with her. I don't foresee anything that would prevent him from staying there. She is a sweet woman. He loved her from the get go and she seems to adore him too. He got along j...
by Amanda
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Whoa, Connie... there is some seriously heavy language in that adoption contract about taking back dogs for any reason whatsoever, etc... I get it for a rescue who probably sees crappy people a lot, but I am wondering if that stuff might scare off a good person? Should I be worried about all that? A...
by Amanda
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Meeting a promising potential new home tomorrow. Same training philosophy, same vaccine philosophy, other dog hypothyroid so she's familiar, owned a weimie and two V's before, retired active woman in her 60s. Please cross fingers and paws and send those magic ODO vibes that this works out.
by Amanda
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

That is perfect Connie, thank you. I did plan to use a contract, just haven't put one together yet.

A promising lead dropped today. There is a guy in WI that wants him but I am afraid sending him that far will be traumatic travel for him. Got another new lead closer to home that sounds good so far.
by Amanda
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Thank you all for your shares and words of encouragement. Fortunately no one has been negative at all. I am posting videos of his good side and gosh is it hard to watch how wonderful he can be and keep in mind his vices. It is going to be really hard to let him go. I have had three leads... one bail...
by Amanda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

It is a terrible shame, but Zeke will be happier in the long run if I can find him the right place. I know he loves me, but he will love someone else just as much or more. And when I really evaluate things, his needs affect so much of what I try to do that he is a burden more than an enhancement to ...
by Amanda
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 17695

The proverbial straw has arrived

I am going to be looking in earnest for a new home for Zeke probably starting sometime this week. DH and I had a fight last night and it all came out that he just can't deal with the dog anymore. It's not Zeke's fault, but I am married to a man that is, at best, a dog tolerater. We had an incident y...
by Amanda
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I swear he is the most ridiculous emotional rollercoaster. He had a great day today. I watch my friend's kids on Fridays. We went to agility first before they came over where he was a stud. Then he spent a couple of hours in his crate. Then we took a pack walk with all the kids. He was so busy carry...
by Amanda
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

A local trainer here sells CBD. He said we would likely need 7-14 mg 2x per day to see a change, if any, which means a roughly $40 bottle will last me 10 days at the high dose, 20 days on the low end. I don't think I can do that. It's already a tough sell for my DH and the cost will just be an absol...
by Amanda
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Old age or kidney failure

Just a few extra drops in the bucket. ;)

Unless you feel something is really off, maybe just sit on it for a while? I know what it is to prioritize vet bills.... not fun. :thumbdown:
by Amanda
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

The vetcbd looks to be $$$. And I will need a vet rx which I know my vet will give me, but just suffice to say that DH is not interested in even discussing this topic so I am treading softly. I'll look up the endoca oils. I think I need some hand holding here. Where can I find proper dosages for dog...
by Amanda
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I think CBD oil is going to be cost prohibative for me. $40 for 3-5 days worth of oil depending on the place I buy it isn't feasible for us. Unless I am reading dosage incorrectly.
by Amanda
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I have l-theanine but didn't see much change. I will try it again now that his thyroid should be stabilized. I tried some CBD treats that a friend gave me but it didn't make much difference there either. Maybe he would need to take it consistently? DH is not a fan of this idea. Thank you for the sug...
by Amanda
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Old age or kidney failure

Maybe double check the e-vet work up for the details and then get the other tests for your peace of mind?
by Amanda
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

No anxiety meds other than some adaptosode which is similar to rescue remedy.
by Amanda
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 6816

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I tend to have the same opinion and asked the same exact question... where in the world do they get the saliva from a rabid dog??? I ended up buying the thuja just for the heck of it. It's supposed to get rid of warts too and Landis has puppy warts now that his immune system is depressed. This next ...
by Amanda
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Old age or kidney failure

Is she drinking more than usual? The test Ashley recommended is where I would start for bloodwork. But much like Jean said, most dogs seem to have these ailments as they get older. How long ago was the evet visit?

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