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Cairo - It's all about- me!!!!
Barked: Thu Jun 11, '09 3:46pm PST 
snoopyHelp...my little bundle of joy needs more attention than I can give him. I know Afghans are extreme in this need, but there must be some special toy or activity that I can give him maybe. If I dont play with him he will just sit in a corner with those sad eyes of his. All the toys I've given him he will usually only play with if I play with him. And since when doesn't a dog love to be outside. He will only stay out about 3-5 minutes unless I am outside playing with him. Normally I would get him another dog for a companion but I care for my mother and seeing as Cairo is already such a big dog and will only get bigger, it would be just too hard to have 2 dogs with her in a wheelchair. Can any give me some ideas? PLEASE! I love him to much so I give into him a lot and play to where I'm not getting my work done.
Greta Garbo

Patron Saint of- Escape Artists
Barked: Tue Apr 10, '12 3:31am PST 
Afghan puppies are a challenge. After a year or two they mellow out and adapt to your ways. It is worth it. They are a difficult breed: stubborn, independent, serious, silly, sneaky, thieving, etc., but I would never have any other. Other breeds are dogs, but only Afghans are Afghans.