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Forum: Current Dog Affairs   03-01-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By Olivers mama
Even when there's not hard economic times, pets...

Even when there's not hard economic times, pets have been turned into the shelters. Heck, Xmas is the biggest turn-in time --- know why? So a family can get a brand-new puppy or kitten. Disgusting.
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Forum: Current Dog Affairs   02-28-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By Olivers mama
Yep - same here. In fact - & this happily...

Yep - same here. In fact - & this happily surprised me - Halloween is the biggest donation time of the year. Teenagers come to your door, asking for both food donations for humans, as well as for...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   02-28-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By Olivers mama
True, Bridget, and they'd already decided having...

True, Bridget, and they'd already decided having kids on less than $24K annually was a wise move too.

I'm glad there are non-government sponsored programs to help those truly in need. I don't...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   02-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By Olivers mama
Then I don't guess they should have a dog. Not a...

Then I don't guess they should have a dog. Not a popular idea maybe, just IMO.
Forum: Food/treat recalls   02-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By Olivers mama
Ziva's been on TOTW for 2 1/2 years now (even...

Ziva's been on TOTW for 2 1/2 years now (even thru the recall). She's had no negative issues & looks FABulous! (but I'm not prejudiced!) :D
Forum: Health Issues   02-26-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Olivers mama
It IS a tough call --- Horrible, even. ...

It IS a tough call --- Horrible, even.

We've not experienced it with a dog (yet), but are going thru it right now with 2 housecats.

Edgar's cancer was a blood cancer - treatable easily with...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   02-22-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,237
Posted By Olivers mama
I found it interesting that he even put his...

I found it interesting that he even put his thoughts into print! Nowadays, that takes some guts.

I found myself agreeing with him. Then it just made me ticked off (again) at the indiscriminate...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   02-22-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,237
Posted By Olivers mama
5 Breeds He Wants to See Less Often...

...Interesting. Would you agree or disagree with the author?


5 Breeds This Veterinarian Wouldn't Mind Seeing Less Of...
Forum: General Information   02-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,917
Posted By Olivers mama
I had one years ago...everything that can be said...

I had one years ago...everything that can be said of the breed has already been said here! :D I agree with all who say I love love love the breed! Mine was a huge Black & Tan. I had him & an Irish...
Forum: General Information   02-21-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,904
Posted By Olivers mama
Linda, you're right - this has become an...

Linda, you're right - this has become an extremely informative post! And, as far as misinterpretations of the written word, join the group. I have chronic Foot-in-Mouth disease! :D

Pits are...
Forum: General Information   02-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,904
Posted By Olivers mama
Breed bans are becoming more popular. As are...

Breed bans are becoming more popular. As are breed restrictions - &, if you're paying an extra fee for owning a GSD, that's a restriction. I also won't do business with companies that have said bans...
Forum: Puppy Behavior   01-30-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Olivers mama
I'm going to tip-toe.... Don't just take...

I'm going to tip-toe....

Don't just take the word of the Rescue, tho. Not all are honest.

Our Rescue told us this dog was wonderful with cats - important, since we have 4 housecats.

The...
Forum: General Information   01-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By Olivers mama
We don't leave out huge amounts of water - even...

We don't leave out huge amounts of water - even during the hot summer. (Well, our pampered Lunkhead spends most of her time inside anyway! :D )

The larger, barrel-chested dogs are more prone to...
Forum: Health Issues   01-29-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,450
Posted By Olivers mama
I would BET you're "not just angry" right...

I would BET you're "not just angry" right now!!:mad: Furious? Seething? Crap - I'd be snorting & drooling!!!!

After all the discussions, esPECially about wound closure....:censored:

I'd be...
Forum: Basic Care   01-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,007
Posted By Olivers mama
We've had Ziva 2 1/2 years. She's on a good...

We've had Ziva 2 1/2 years. She's on a good kibble + raw. She hasn't stopped shedding yet. She out-sheds 4 housecats. :crazy:

A friend of mine told me GSDs shed twice a year: the first half of...
Forum: Health Issues   01-25-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,450
Posted By Olivers mama
Gigi & Bailey are gorgeous! Is Bailey a Tortie...

Gigi & Bailey are gorgeous! Is Bailey a Tortie by any chance? Don't laugh - I saw this over & over & have no explanation for it. Fur color should have nothing to do with it - but almost all our...
Forum: Health Issues   01-25-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,450
Posted By Olivers mama
Very definitely - All of the above. And temp....

Very definitely - All of the above. And temp. IMO, cats are easier to monitor than dogs (both from an owner & a vet tech point of view :D )

Glue is being used more & more - not to save $$$, but...
Forum: Health Issues   01-25-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By Olivers mama
bryant88 - you purchased from a breeder? Wonder...

bryant88 - you purchased from a breeder? Wonder why a breeder would breed so far beyond the 'Breed Standard'? I expected the unexpected when adopting from a Rescue, but I'd think breeders would...
Forum: Health Issues   01-25-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By Olivers mama
Yep - if I could change anything about this...

Yep - if I could change anything about this lunkhead (other than her stubbornness - which matches mine to a "T"), it'd be the head shape. Hers is kinda narrow, with this big ol' nose that makes her...
Forum: Health Issues   01-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By Olivers mama
Our female Rescue, Ziva - most probably from a...

Our female Rescue, Ziva - most probably from a BYB - is 29" @ the withers & weighs 93 lbs. Large for a female. Not overweight, as ribs, hips, figure-8, whatever - visible. When we first got her, she...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   01-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,112
Posted By Olivers mama
I think this is Much Ado About Nothing. Or maybe...

I think this is Much Ado About Nothing. Or maybe it's just me - but a doggie show that "might" make people more interested in GSDs & Malis just doesn't reign important. And when you add that...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   01-04-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,864
Posted By Olivers mama
hahahahahahahahaha:laugh:

hahahahahahahahaha:laugh:
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   01-04-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,864
Posted By Olivers mama
Very well said. :thumbup: I just read...

Very well said. :thumbup: I just read (somewhere) that the scumbag shooter at the CT school had been abusing animals for years. (Altho we'll probably never know for sure...)
Forum: The Senior Dog   01-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,437
Posted By Olivers mama
I'm curious why Zeke isn't walking after his...

I'm curious why Zeke isn't walking after his surgery? What state are you in?
Forum: Current Dog Affairs   01-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Olivers mama
Perhaps another contributing factor are these...

Perhaps another contributing factor are these so-called "designer breeds" busting a huge hole in canine pedigree. I mean, really, what's the difference between spending $500 on a BYB or $500 on a...
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