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12-19-2013 11:18 PM
irishwrath I picked up my new rescue, Jake, just over a week ago. He's a shepherd/rott mix and he's super playful, sweet, and gentle. My shepherd, Elsa, loves him to death. They wrestle, sleep, eat, wrestle, sleep, eat, sleep. It's awesome having these two together. They make a great pair. Jake's foster mom has turned over half a dozen potential homes away. Jake was never a good fit for them. After 10 minutes with Jake's foster mom watching the way I handle Elsa, and how well trained she is, it was a fit. Elsa and Jake then played for over an hour while his foster mom and I observed them. I got to bring Jake home with me that day. I keep his foster mom updated regularly. She had him from when he was 2-7 months, so it was hard for her to part with him. Here are a few pics of Elsa and Jake.





12-07-2013 08:51 AM
crackem
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Originally Posted by RocketDog View Post
I took the OP to be a guy.

Crackem, you sure you weren't there when the original floors were installed?
you fahneeee
12-07-2013 08:09 AM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by irishwrath View Post
. But yes, a nerve was hit on my end. I did just come here to get input on my kennel. My response was tactless and defensive. .
And my post was assumptive.
I apologize for that.
You know what happens when you assume... You might just insult a member of the US Air Force.
Thank you for your service, and I hope everything goes well with your new addition.
12-07-2013 02:21 AM
irishwrath
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
If that dog is in the pen only during the day time, I would NOT put straw in the igloo. It will be too warm. Straw generates heat.

And sometimes gets to freezing is NOT cold to a GSD. Usually I don't buy straw until January, and we get down below zero F -- January/February. If I bought the straw now, the buggers would just pull it all out of their houses, or not go in there.
Thanks. I didn't think about the straw making it too hot in the house. My only thought was that she might not like how slippery it is in there, but I found out that the straw is just as slick! Unfortunately, I work till 11pm on one night and 9pm on another night. The rest of my work days I'm home by 3pm. It's 30F right now and she doesn't even want to come in. She's outside just chewing on a bone and loving life.

Someone asked where about I live. I live in the High Desert in So Cal. It doesn't get too cold. It definitely doesn't get as cold as when I was stationed in North Dakota. I don't miss those -70F winters one bit.

That house sounds like the way Amish build their houses. They build them with amazingly high quality wood that's meant to last.

RocketDog, you are correct.

I didn't expect the drama to escalate so quickly. But yes, a nerve was hit on my end. I did just come here to get input on my kennel. My response was tactless and defensive. On the advice of one of the posters, I'm only responding to the input on the kennel. Thank you everyone for the input. I definitely feel good about the kennel now.
12-06-2013 09:46 PM
RocketDog I took the OP to be a guy.

Crackem, you sure you weren't there when the original floors were installed?
12-06-2013 09:15 PM
Nigel
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Originally Posted by irishwrath View Post
Thanks for the Dogloo/Igloo suggestion. I took my pup to the feed store with me and picked up this. It looks like it's the right size. Not too big/small. She's 24" tall and it's the XL that says up to 26".

I know it's going to take her a while to get used it. I got her to at least check it out by using tennis balls. Same way I get her to get over her fear of water. Now she loves the lake.

That should work nicely, the temps you describe shouldn't be a problem, you'll have to share a few pics when you bring your next rescue home!
12-06-2013 09:04 PM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by shepherdmom View Post
I wasn't the only one who took it the wrong way.

She doesn't sound very grateful...
It's not the first time you take things the wrong way.


To me helping people means giving them advice that they can use, not telling them what they want to hear and blowing pink unicorn bubbles around their head.
The OP wanted to get a dog to keep a separation anxiety dog company. I said that a dog should be purchased for the owner, not for the other dog. This has been repeated in many places and in many threads around this forum, with detailed explanations as to why.
Nowhere was there any judgment, or mention that the OP would make a bad "rescue mom."
I post things to be taken at face value, and I don't have time to insert hidden meanings.
If my well intentioned comment seems unnecessary, then it would be a good idea to just ignore rather than attack.
12-06-2013 08:50 PM
shepherdmom
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
Is there any pot you can resist stirring?
I am also tired your constant accusations that everyone is being condescending.
Ever think someone is actually trying to give advice that she received and was grateful for?
No, of course not.
I wasn't the only one who took it the wrong way.

She doesn't sound very grateful...

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I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive to come on this site. I figured there would be a few "holier than thou" types on here, and there are. You have no right to judge me.
12-06-2013 08:34 PM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by shepherdmom View Post
Well you have to admit your post was more than a little condescending.



She asked you to rate her kennel not her ability to be a good rescue dog mom.
Is there any pot you can resist stirring?
I am also tired your constant accusations that everyone is being condescending.
Ever think someone is actually trying to give advice that she received and was grateful for?
No, of course not.
12-06-2013 08:31 PM
Saphire She gave an opinion which is what this forum is about...if skin is that thin its not a good place for you.
I saw nothing that was condescending.
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