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Whilst teething, watch any electrical extention cables you might have. Found my Jack Russell happily gnawing through an extension cable my PC was plugged into. :D

 

We gave her one of my dads old belts in the end to get through it. It pretty much gnawed away the whole damn thing, barring the buckle.

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Whilst teething, watch any electrical extention cables you might have. Found my Jack Russell happily gnawing through an extension cable my PC was plugged into. :D

 

We gave her one of my dads old belts in the end to get through it. It pretty much gnawed away the whole damn thing, barring the buckle.

Keeping an eye on any kind of exposed drain hoses of home appliances could be necessary also. Our kitty perforated two of those before we became aware of its fondness for such things.

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Unfortunately it looks like I'm going to have to put my dog down in the next week or so. I really should have done it already, but haven't been able to do it to him yet, feels like a betrayal. His 16th bday is around this time, I've had him for 15 1/2 years. He has nerve problems in his hind quarters, can barely stand up, walks crooked and falls if he can even stand up. Been crapping and peeing on my vinyl dining room floor pretty much every night as he can't get through the dog door. At least the vinyl flooring is easy to clean, but me whole condo smells everyday anyways.

 

Went to the local animal rescue today just to see what they have, but they don't allow walk throughs before you pay for an animal, sounds kind of self defeating. Will check a couple county pounds tomorrow.

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I'm afraid I am going to end up in the same situation with my dog. His hips are going to quit on him long before the rest of his body. I have to lift him up into my car, and on to my bed now, but he does surprise me once in a while with a bit of agility and does it himself. It breaks my heart when his hips go out on him when walking up stairs or just trying to back up. He looks so helpless when they do.

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Before you take the final step, if they have a mobility challenge, try massage. My Jack Russell Megan around that age was having trouble with her legs. So I would lie her on her back, with her bottom towards me, and give her thigh muscles a good massage. I think there is a case for saying it may have given her another year and a half of mobility. More to the point, she seemed to like it, which is always a positive. D

 

I had to do it something semi regular, something like maybe once or twice a week. Not long maybe 5 or 10 minutes. It really seemed to loosen her up for a bit.

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Unfortunately it looks like I'm going to have to put my dog down in the next week or so. I really should have done it already, but haven't been able to do it to him yet, feels like a betrayal. His 16th bday is around this time, I've had him for 15 1/2 years. He has nerve problems in his hind quarters, can barely stand up, walks crooked and falls if he can even stand up. Been crapping and peeing on my vinyl dining room floor pretty much every night as he can't get through the dog door. At least the vinyl flooring is easy to clean, but me whole condo smells everyday anyways.

 

Went to the local animal rescue today just to see what they have, but they don't allow walk throughs before you pay for an animal, sounds kind of self defeating. Will check a couple county pounds tomorrow.

 

I once asked a vet "How will I know when it's time?" and she said "You'll know." and she was right. If you're honest with yourself, you'll know when it's time. It's part of the contract, not a betrayal. As hard as it is, you need to take the step when it's time and be there with them. It's horrible, terrible, awful but it's completing the journey. They deserve nothing less. Part of the reason we just got Bella is to help us get through losing Ruby when it's her time.

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Whilst teething, watch any electrical extention cables you might have. Found my Jack Russell happily gnawing through an extension cable my PC was plugged into. :D

 

We gave her one of my dads old belts in the end to get through it. It pretty much gnawed away the whole damn thing, barring the buckle.

 

Already chewed the wire to the pump to our pet fountain after being confined to the kitchen on her first day without mom and dad. Then chewed phone line after digging it up while digging at carpet by the door on the next attempt. New pump on the way and new phone line already installed taking new non-chewable path. Other wires already protected because of cat who chews wires but doesn't know how to chew her food. :D

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Quote from the movie clip on youtube (for I had never seen it before)

 

What kind of sick doggie snuff film is this?!

 

 

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I dont know if anyone saw this, but in Siberia they recently discovered a 32000 year old Wolf Head, and that sucker is huge! I kind of hoping they genetically reengineer it, and set it loose on Dartmoor for the Sherlock Holmes ethusiasts.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/perfectly-preserved-32000-year-ice-age-wolfs-head/story?id=63714131

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For our last two dogs we gave them sticks for chewing when they were pups - bit messy but saved the furniture.

 

Our last 3 kg princess was a ninja walt - she was Maltese - figured she was major security beast

 

we had to have her adopted when we started travelling - after a year we found not a a little cute Maltese but more a dog Mafia don - she had taken over her new house and had two other dogs and 17 cats under her serious control - she was the BOSS

 

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I dont know why they dont issue puppies to soldiers as wire-cutters. There is no more formidable gnawing weapon known to man. :)

Actually said soldiers could be issued dachshunds to dig under said entanglements. As a past wiener dog owner, getting the dog to obey you is another problem, but digging is in their DNA.

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I dont know why they dont issue puppies to soldiers as wire-cutters. There is no more formidable gnawing weapon known to man. :)

Actually said soldiers could be issued dachshunds to dig under said entanglements. As a past wiener dog owner, getting the dog to obey you is another problem, but digging is in their DNA.

 

You cannot get one to obey you even when they WANT to do what you try to get them to do. Most hard headed dogs I have ever had.

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I dont know why they dont issue puppies to soldiers as wire-cutters. There is no more formidable gnawing weapon known to man. :)

Actually said soldiers could be issued dachshunds to dig under said entanglements. As a past wiener dog owner, getting the dog to obey you is another problem, but digging is in their DNA.

 

You cannot get one to obey you even when they WANT to do what you try to get them to do. Most hard headed dogs I have ever had.

 

 

Well wiener dogs are supposed to hunt badgers--so they're gonna have an 'attitude'.

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There is the old joke of how to tell you loves you more, your wife or your dog. Lock them both up in the car trunk for 5 minutes, open it up, and see which one is more pleased to see you :D

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