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12-06-2013 10:17 PM
michgill751
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
It sounds like he is starting to settle.

I would still check out the shy dog stuff, because yours really had a pretty extreme reaction to being rehomed/long recovery. They can help you find the best methods of building him up, but it sounds like you are already making good progress.
I wholeheartedly agree. Baby steps here. Hoping he fully recovers from whatever happened. He was in ground transport 2 days loner than expected. Crated for the first time during that transport as well. 3 days in a crate. I can't blame him for not wanting to be crated. Another challenge for later.
12-06-2013 09:48 PM
selzer It sounds like he is starting to settle.

I would still check out the shy dog stuff, because yours really had a pretty extreme reaction to being rehomed/long recovery. They can help you find the best methods of building him up, but it sounds like you are already making good progress.
12-06-2013 09:39 PM
michgill751 This was so unexpected and awesome…I went into our twins' playroom to get diapers so I could stock them and Cyrus laid outside of the door. HUGE!!!! He's not ever done that in the short 3 weeks 4 days he's been here but who's counting. HOORAY! He was watching me and I almost walked on him as it was so unexpected. He didn't jump up and run for his bed either :-) I am super excited!!!! He's laying at my feet right now as I type :-)
12-06-2013 08:54 PM
michgill751
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michgill751 - There are so many degrees of autism, you definitely have a more complicated bunch. With you daily lives so complicated, I could imagine how frustrated you've been with your breeder and dog. My daughter (a twin also) had complications from cerebral palsy when she was younger. After surgeries and many other issues, she has improved, but the best therapy for her was getting a dog when she was in junior high. I got the dog for me, as a walking companion, but it ended up giving my daughter such a sense of independence. I pray Cyrus will be good for your family, just like a dog did for ours.
Our kids' are miracles Gretchen (meaning yours, mine and every other child having to fight a battle in this world) I am praying too that Cyrus will come around and I think he will.

I did a little experimenting and whoever sits in the recliner he comes to and wants attention not just my husband. Still trying to figure this one out? He's warming up slowly and the "yes" is working. I have added treats into it as well not just petting. We are keeping eye contact to a minimum when walking toward him or in his direction so we do not make him feel uncomfortable as well. And reinforcing positive behaviors.
12-06-2013 08:29 PM
Gretchen michgill751 - There are so many degrees of autism, you definitely have a more complicated bunch. With you daily lives so complicated, I could imagine how frustrated you've been with your breeder and dog. My daughter (a twin also) had complications from cerebral palsy when she was younger. After surgeries and many other issues, she has improved, but the best therapy for her was getting a dog when she was in junior high. I got the dog for me, as a walking companion, but it ended up giving my daughter such a sense of independence. I pray Cyrus will be good for your family, just like a dog did for ours.
12-06-2013 07:53 PM
michgill751
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Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
no no whatever your doing your doing it RIGHT! LOL...(the quoting!) LOL

it sounds like maybe someone a woman, didn't treat him very well(((
Sad thing about it is that he was suppose to be mostly my companion as I wanted to get into some obedience and possibly therapy work. He seems to want to jump on my husband and mouth him. Hmmmm….Cyrus did try to mount Stevie while Stevie was rolled up in his blanket a day or so ago? Cyrus puts his paw around my husband's leg as well. Why would he want to mount my husband? Trying to figure out dog behavior is not for the birds.
12-06-2013 07:45 PM
michgill751
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Originally Posted by gsdsar View Post
Just wanted to say, kudos to you for being able to be so amazing with Autistic twins. I know you have no choice, they are your children and you live them and will do whatever you need for them to thrive. But it's hard work.

My best friend has an autistic son. The therapy and treatment nearly bankrupt them. But her determination inspired the **** out if me. And you know what. Her boy is mainstreamed now, in regular classes and actually no longer tests on the spectrum. But she in one of the few lucky ones.

Dogs can be an amazing bridge. They are so instinctual.

I wish you all the best.


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Thank you for your kind words This may offend some but God allows things for a reason. He has brought us through quite a bit. On another note, they were not born with autism and though many are still in the dark about vaccines, our boys are vaccine injured. We have learned quite a bit from them. They have complex medical issues including Mitochondrial Myopathy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency. NO ONE on either side of our families have any of these so called genetic diseases.

Sadly enough, over 2 decades ago, we could feed our dogs table food scraps and kibble and they never had GI/allergy issues. Dogs are now being diagnosed with human diseases and while many are baffled it is because of vaccines and cheap dog food and dog food being imported from China as well as environmental triggers such a lawn chemicals, household chemicals, and even the chemicals put on dogs to treat fleas/ticks. ALL of these chemicals cause a variety of reactions. The dogs of today have more health issues than the dogs of our youth. Vaccine ingredients are public knowledge and yet people refuse to do the research. If people actually looked into the ingredients they would be horrified. Vaccines are a means of depopulation. Okay, I am done my rant, sorry
12-06-2013 07:28 PM
gsdsar Just wanted to say, kudos to you for being able to be so amazing with Autistic twins. I know you have no choice, they are your children and you live them and will do whatever you need for them to thrive. But it's hard work.

My best friend has an autistic son. The therapy and treatment nearly bankrupt them. But her determination inspired the **** out if me. And you know what. Her boy is mainstreamed now, in regular classes and actually no longer tests on the spectrum. But she in one of the few lucky ones.

Dogs can be an amazing bridge. They are so instinctual.

I wish you all the best.


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12-06-2013 07:14 PM
JakodaCD OA no no whatever your doing your doing it RIGHT! LOL...(the quoting!) LOL

it sounds like maybe someone a woman, didn't treat him very well(((
12-06-2013 07:12 PM
michgill751
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Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
ok, I think I do it different sue LOL..

I went to mitch's post, right clicked, it shows up in 'blue'..

I hit copy...I then

come here, hit the quote icon above this box

and paste in between the quote wording..I don't think I've ever even used the quote icon on the bottom right side of the screen...duh me
Now you've lost me I keep putting caps on so you can see my reply however it doesn't work. Yes, we def need computer classes. The older I get the slower I get
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