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Choosing the Right Dog > Dog breeds good with cats and good for older dogs
Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Wed Jul 29, '15 10:36pm PST 
Thanks for the advice. I was looking at dogs just today on petfinder and found myself saying "sigh not one of these dogs is Jake" and was totally disinterested. I know its wrong to say that they're not jake but they're not T.T. So that didn't go well.

Jake appears to still have some life in in him so we're doing a touch and go. Based on his eliminations. >.<

I think i will look for foster or adoption or breeders with cats in the home. I still don't know how to get past "oh its not Jake." I mean Mr. Beagle isn't gone yet but I find myself looking for him in other dogs in healthy dogs. Stupid cancer >.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Dog breeds good with cats and good for older dogs
Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jul 27, '15 12:50pm PST 
Not a big fan of poms. All the ones I've known had bad breath and were yippy.
I'm leaning towards a poodle or something like that. I don't think a pound rescue will work this time because of Jaxs. Can't risk him getting mauled by a dog. So I'll probably go the proper breed related rescue way this time or something like Best Friends a society. That's why I'm looking for breed suggestions.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Dog breeds good with cats and good for older dogs

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jul 27, '15 12:50pm PST 
Not a big fan of poms. All the ones I've known had bad breath and were yippy.
I'm leaning towards a poodle or something like that. I don't think a pound rescue will work this time because of Jaxs. Can't risk him getting mauled by a dog. So I'll probably go the proper breed related rescue way this time or something like Best Friends a society. That's why I'm looking for breed suggestions.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Dog breeds good with cats and good for older dogs

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jul 27, '15 12:50pm PST 
Not a big fan of poms. All the ones I've known had bad breath and were yippy.
I'm leaning towards a poodle or something like that. I don't think a pound rescue will work this time because of Jaxs. Can't risk him getting mauled by a dog. So I'll probably go the proper breed related rescue way this time or something like Best Friends a society. That's why I'm looking for breed suggestions.
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Dog Health > Ear irritation

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jul 27, '15 12:47pm PST 
Ear issue maybe due to a yeast infection. I would take him to the vet so you get the proper medication to treat it especially if it smells funky.

You can buy dog ear wash at any pet store for after baths of if they're heads get wet. This keeps the ears from growing yeast to begin with.

As the owner of floppy earred wonder dogs having a good ear cleaner is a necessity to prevent the infection from returning.

Good luck.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Dog breeds good with cats and good for older dogs
Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Sat Jul 25, '15 10:43pm PST 
Hello all,

While I'm dealing with Jake's pending parting I need to think of Sweet Caroline and Jaxs future.

Caroline is deeply bonded to Jake. Just today when they took him in the back for an ultrasound she was uncontrollable in distress. I'm afraid that once he passes either naturally or via euthanasia she'll die of depression. She's already old as it is and I'm not sure how she'll do without a companion.

Problem is now unlike when I had acquired Jake and later Caroline I have a 10 month old kitten named Jaxs Teller who thinks he's a dog having been raised by Sweet Caroline for the last year.

He and Jake never got along as Jake always tries/tried to eat him.

So for next time I'm looking for breeds of dog that are more cat friendly. I'm aware each dog is an individual as I was surprised Caroline took to raising him vs eating him.

I'm considering a miniature poodle or something along those lines but I'm open to any ideas.

I don't plan on getting another dog any time soon unless I see it may help sweet Caroline.

Thank you,

Jake's mom
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Dog Health > Depression after losing a bonded pair mate? ?

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 24, '15 6:58am PST 
Thanks for the well wishes. Everyone here is doing okay for now. Just dreading the inevitable. I still have shreads of hope the vet is going to tell me something else tomorrow but that hope is slowly dying.

I'm probably going to take Caroline with me to the vets office on Saturday though just in case.
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Behavior & Training > Barking Issues & improper Eliminations inside.

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Wed Mar 11, '15 5:20pm PST 
Hello Dogster Mom needs your help,

Times are rather hard for us here. We recently had to move very far away from where Mom works and moved in with her grandparents because money's tight. Good news is now we're saving money for a new home and we like Grandpa's dog. Bad news, Sweet Caroline and I have taken to barking a lot and I (Mr. Beagle) have taken to peeing on the concrete patio right next to the grass and peeing on the hardwood floor inside. I never peed on the hardwood at our old house. Mom is baffled by this.

Unforunately because Mom has to work we're left at home all day and Grandpa snitched on us that we bark all day long so Mom had to buy us these nasty beeping bark collars It solved the problem so mom says for a minute but now we're barking even despite the collars.

Mom isn't sure what she can do since Grandpa is getting tired of hearing us apparently and we currently don't have the money to move. Any assistance would be great otherwise Caroline and I are going to be looking for a new home, probably apart and far away from mom.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying Good Bye to Jackie O, the first dog i helped cross the bridge

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 22, '14 7:59pm PST 
I want to thank everyone for their kind words. I brought Jackie O's ashes home on Saturday and cried for a while. I really do miss her a lot. Just this past Wednesday, Jake and Caroline stopped looking for her. Everytime my mom came home they got super excited, i think they thought that Jackie was coming back until I showed them the box today. I let them sniff the hair sample they left me in a bag and I think they understood. They seemed to be sad for a while but now they're back to themselves.

My mom isn't quite ready to deal with Jackie's box yet so for now she's resting on top of my bookshelf between a Winnie the Pooh storybook and a Cinderella snow glob with a picture of her on top the box just chilling.

I'm just happy everyone is back home together again.

Thank you again everyone for all your kind words. I really needed them. Thank you to everyone. hug
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying Good Bye to Jackie O, the first dog i helped cross the bridge
Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 5, '14 10:46pm PST 
Jackie was an interesting and Unique dog. Because she was not my personal dog she never found her way to dogster I'm afraid. My mother isn't one for computer blogs or any of that stuff. But jackie was very special to me and to her non the less. My mother treated Jackie like the third child she never had even though we only had for for a year and two months. She was 8 with behavioral problems and an attitude.

She was the type of dog they make those movies about... she was Smart (all poodles are I think), she was a head case (chased cats, barked at other dogs, listened only when she wanted to) and most of all she was fast she was a bolter and would go the second she saw a door open (needless to say we never left doors open)

Today has been a rather horrible day for various reasons... my banking account was compromised, I returned home to retrieve something I left before going to work to find my dogs had all escaped the yard. Thankfully Jake and Caroline simply walked their walk route and returned to the house but Jackie had all but disappeared. I drove all over, asked random strangers for assistance and plead with God to return her to us even if it meant me finding her in the street. After several calls to various animal control stations I finally got a hit back, they had found her crumpled up on someone's front lawn under a bush.

I beat the patrol truck back and after identifying her and getting her stable enough to move we made our way to our vet, the vet she's known for the last 6 months after we moved. He is a fair and honest man and I wanted it to be him who told me if something wasn't going to be okay. After paying for xrays and getting phone calls and making phone calls (my boss is very understanding about my fur kids) I waited around at the vets office all day for her to go into surgery for a mass that had ruptured. It turns out she had some form of malignant cancer and regardless of running away she would have died from it. It had spread all over her insides.

it turns out the mass was the size of my fist or a large orange and she had been suffering. Neither my mother or I took her change in behavior as a sign she was hurting. My mother has been away at a work conference for a few days already and I was the one who had to tell her first Jackie was missing, then she had been hit by a car(assumed no one saw or reported the accident), then we were at a vet awaiting surgery and finally tell her after it was all done that Jackie wasn't in pain anymore. cry

I had to make a very hard call but the vet told me and I saw for myself the prognosis was not good. I'm just happy they let me be with her. I got to pet her and tell her I was sorry for not noticing sooner something was wrong. I got to tell her Jake and Caroline were going to miss her and I wasn't sure what we were going to do. I even told her the cats that she often chased would miss her harassment. And i told her most of all I was sorry my mom couldn't be here with her.

I feel Jackie came to us to help my mother through her divorce and through very rough emotional times but sensing things were getting better she decided now was her time to go.

She was the first dog I ever had to personally make the call to euthanize because there was no other way. It's funny because I used to talk so much game about euthanasia and how I would know when the time was right and I would understand there was nothing more that could be done for the pet in question. But today sitting in the vets office having him tell me there was nothing that could be done. It was hard to have to give the order.

Sitting with her during and after it was over and knowing she wasn't suffering anymore was so hard. I was happy for her and told her waiting and the bridge wouldn't be so bad if she didn't mind this bad a$$ cat we once had named Sunday who adored my mother.

I guess I'm rambling here because I know you guys will understand on some level how much it hurts. Its a type of pain I had never felt before.

Every time I go to do something or go to name off something I still include her. Jake, Jackie and Caroline this, or its time to eat guys Jackie come on... but knowing she's never going to run through the door again hurts.

Does it ever get better? I mean its only been a few hours but I feel like I messed up. Even though the vet assured me and I know there was nothing that could have been done for Jackie. I just feel like i let her down. Is this a normal feeling after you have to assist a dog in crossing the bridge?
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