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Dogs & Travel > Rest Area Etiquette
Ribby, CGC,- TT

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Barked: Wed Mar 17, '10 7:33pm PST 
What if your car doesn't have A/C? Luckily we do now, but my first car didn't have A/C, and the one after that had it, but the car would overheat if the A/C was on when the car wasn't moving.
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Dogs & Travel > Rest Area Etiquette
Ribby, CGC,- TT

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Barked: Tue Mar 16, '10 10:41pm PST 
Last Summer Ribby and I went on a 10 hour road trip down to California. It was just the two of us. Halfway down, we stopped at a rest area, I had to use the rest room and I wasn't sure what to do with her. It was too hot to leave her in the car with the windows up. I don't like the idea of leaving her in the car with the windows down, or of tying her to a post outside the restroom unattended.

I ended up asking a rest area attendant if she would hold Ribb's leash while I used the Restroom, but she pointed out a Handicapped restroom and told me to take Ribb in with me. I don't know if that would normally be allowed.... what are you supposed to do with a dog if you are traveling alone and it's too hot to leave the dog in the car?
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Dog Health > Dry Nose Leather

Ribby, CGC,- TT

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Barked: Sun Jan 31, '10 6:11pm PST 
I didn't know that, Leah. What is Lupus? She seems healthy in every other way. Today someone asked me if she was a puppy smile She will be nine next month.
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Dog Health > Worried.

Ribby, CGC,- TT

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Barked: Thu Jan 28, '10 12:39pm PST 
Both of my dogs twitch in their sleep, I assume they are dreaming. Freya will usually "run" (each leg twitches in rhythm) and make tiny high pitched puppy barking noises, and Ribby is much more intense with facial twitching. Sometimes she will actually grimace or pull her lips back, and often her eyes are halfway open so it is pretty creepy looking. But she always wakes up, stretches, and goes back to sleep. I always wonder what it is that they are dreaming about.

If your dog seems freaked out upon waking, it could be a nightmare....or it could be a siezure. Ribby had a siezure once but it was different than dreaming. All the same muscles were twitching- mainly her eyes and her lips. At first I thought there was a fly in front of her face and that she was about to snap at it. But then she tried to move off the couch and couldn't. I came over to her and I saw that she was conscious and scared. I just sat there beside her with my hand on her shoulders, and the twitching stopped less than a minute after it started. I took her to the vet the next day and they ran blood work and said that there didn't appear to be anything wrong, but to keep an eye on her. Afterward I remembered that she had been into the trash earlier that day and there were coffee grounds in there. That was the beginning of the covered trash can.

It's good that you are going to take your pup in to the Vet just in case. It's probably just dreaming but you never know.
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Dog Health > Dry Nose Leather

Ribby, CGC,- TT

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Barked: Thu Jan 28, '10 12:16pm PST 
Ribb's nose has always been wet until fairly recently. I noticed today that the very top of her nose, the part where the fur ends and the nose leather begins, is dry and rough looking, moreso on one side than the other. What causes this and is there anything I can do to make it better? Is this just an old dog thing?
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White Shepherd Dog > white dogs & white snow!
Freya

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Barked: Thu Jan 21, '10 5:39pm PST 
Freya LOVES snow. She loves to run in it, eat it, lay on it, roll in it, etc. She doesn't become invisible, though. She has a strawberry blonde streak running down the middle of her back, so she's not quite the pure white color of the snow.
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Grooming > Dremel-- Which attachment?

Ribby, CGC,- TT

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Barked: Wed Jan 20, '10 5:17pm PST 
I just bought myself a Dremel today at Target. It's the multi-pro 300. It comes with way more attachments than I need, but I guess I may eventually need it for something else other than dog nails.smile It was on sale for $38.

It comes with a sanding bands, although I want to get a finer grit band. I like the medium or fine grit. It also comes with buffers, which will be nice if I decide to take some extra time to shine the nails up.
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Dogs & Travel > Ride a bike with a dog

Freya

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Barked: Thu Jan 14, '10 2:12pm PST 
How funny, I just took both dogs for a long bike ride this morning. First one in a while. We don't use an attachment, I just loop the leash around my waist and clip it to the harness the dog wears. My bike is pretty heavy (Old Schwinn Cruiser with fat tires and wide handlebars!) and as long as I take them one at a time, the dogs can't pull me off the bike. (Never tried to take them both at the same time, but it doesn't seem like a good idea with my two) They are already trained to run on the right side of the bike and not to get in front of the front wheel of the bike.

Ribby was running at top speed for a couple of blocks. She always gets so excited for biking time! She is going to be nine next month and I can't tell you how great it is to see her running at top speed, just enjoying herself to the fullest! She did get tired eventually and we did a slow trot for the last 15 minutes or so. Now she's konked out on the floor.

Freya wears both the harness attached to the leash around my waist and a collar with a leash in my hand. She is the bigger, stronger, and more reactive dog, but she still can't pull me off the bike, and once she gets good and tired, she just doesn't care about other animals as much. When you are in motion, it takes a lot less pressure on the leash to get your dog's attention or to stop their forward motion. She is 85 pounds and I'm about 125, but she can't pull me off the bike. I use a second leash with her just because she responds better to a tug on her collar than a tug on the harness. She needs a good long run, a walk around the block isn't going to cut it for either of my dogs.
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Choosing the Right Dog > White German Shepherds, Any info?

Freya

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Barked: Wed Dec 9, '09 3:29pm PST 
Not all of us are shy or timid. I am pretty bold, but I have a sensitive side. I get creeped out by out-of-the-ordinary things, moreso than my housemate Ribby, a black/tan GSD. I am definately a whole other level of protectiveness, though. I am the one with the deep bark at the door, and I like to check people out before I make friends. Ribby would let anyone do anything, and everyone is her friend. If someone is crossing the line I won't bite them but my bark/growl is pretty intimidating. I am often the one that gets chosen for late-night walks. Not only am I easier to see (I almost glow in the dark!), but if someone were to try to sneak up on my owner or try something funny the whole neighborhood would know about it!
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White Shepherd Dog > any white sheps out there?
Freya

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Barked: Mon Dec 7, '09 7:25pm PST 
I'm Freya. I'm a purebred White German Shepherd from Pierre's Sunshine Shepherds. My dad was a huge White Shepherd, my mom was black and silver.

I am 7 years old, about 80 pounds, 26 inches tall. I live with a rescue Shepherd who is black and tan. And a white cat with bi-colored eyes. I love to play Frisbee. And I love to run. And I love to bark. I love having my teeth brushed. I also get muddy and shed hair everywhere.
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