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  1. Thank God I have insurance on these guys. $700.00 to pull one tooth.
    Surgery went well. But the first night was rough. She does not do well on drugs. LOL
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    Poor baby just wants to play with her brother. They are being so good about it though. I can’t kennel her because she rest her teeth on the wires.
    We were lucky it was a front tooth. She isn’t having any issues eating. The bad part though is she can’t mouth play, chew on any of her toys, or anything else that she is used to chewing on. Who knows, maybe this will teach her not to put her teeth on everything. LOL
    Trying to keep them busy. They got a bath, been getting brushed a lot, teaching them how to shake, and recall with the long line.
    Husband went and asked the neighbors to keep their dog off the fence line where our dog run is. They have been good about it and the pups have not had an accident inside the house since. [emoji1696] 
    Poured vinegar on the dog bed and put it outside to see if I can save it. LOL 
    Hopefully we are done with this bad streak. They say things happen in threes. Girl with the peach pit, the boy peeing in the house, and now her tooth. Knock on wood. LOL
    Wow that is pricey. Mind if O ask where you guys live (state) and the insurance you use. Sunny our puggle had a $$$$ surgery emergency earlier this yesr, no insurance. I have been meaning to look into it.

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  2. Never had a boy dog but our girl used to pee on her bed regularly. It's a phase she grew out of and eventually learned to go outside. It was very frustrating and I got so sick of washing her bed. She used to also poop on our ottamen daily when we weren't home [emoji58] yet the dog door was right there and she'd go outside when we were home. It's almost like she was scared to go out when we weren't there. There's a lot of things they can get up to but remember not to hate yourself because you can't protect them from everything and it will get easier eventually
     
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    Ours took a little while to train as well. Every once in a GREAT while now there's an accident, usually upstairs. Most often now with them older, it would be due to the kids not letting them out, etc. Can't recall the last time that happened, but it's been several months.

    Then yesterday came home to half a paper towel roll eaten, and it was obvious it was the female - she had this hilariously guilty look on her facea nd she was "hiding".

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  3. we are lucky Solo only destroys bags lol he is forever re checking the recycling. He would love to pull the stuffing out of my bear collection  so they are out of reach but he doesnt chew big things
    Kira used to eat harnesses. Niko once at a box of cereal, box was in 800 pieces. Lately, the worst we see from them is shredded napkins.

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  4. I’ve loved every minute despite the issues, they are so worth the effort required to train them, once you have that bond with them theres no feeling like it. I had my hip replaced 2 weeks ago and they have been fantastic, they’re careful when they walk by me as I’m on crutches, there’s no silly playing by me, they’re not leaving me at night as I’m sleeping downstairs. They know I’m not at my best at the moment and their behaviour is impeccable, it does help that I’m at home with them.


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    Definitely agree on the bond. Have that with our two. Wouldnt trade that for the world. Great therapy dogs, too.

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  5. [mention=13804]amyf27[/mention] O ya! They eat everything! That is why they are not aloud to be outside without a muzzle.
    I was a vet tech for many years. I don’t wait for symptoms! Once symptoms show you only have a 50/50 chance. There is an hour period were you can have them throw up an item (not a sharp or Chemical base item, but soft tissue) The peach pit was a surprise. (Thought we got them all) So, no symptoms. I knew from the size of the material missing and the edges were still wet and she is the one that eats everything now that we could throw it up.
    Used to be the boy. 6 emergency vet visits. 1 chicken bone- whole, 2 sock, 3 a whole roll of paper towels, 4 edible bone [emoji3090] that he chomped in half and swallowed one of the ends,  5 stuffing ALL the stuffing in a pillow, 6 now the blanket.
    She has the iron stomach, it was always the boy. But they have switched. 
    The boy hasn’t ate anything. But my girl [emoji2962][emoji37]. 
    They don’t shred things. God I wish they did. I would rather them shred everything in my house then swallow crap that would kill them.
    The boy is used to the Morphine. This is the girls first time
     
     
     
    Wow thats incredible. Well I certainly hope they stay well and dont run into too many more concerns like that.

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  6. So after my girl went for a 45 minute free for all yesterday after breaking her collar, she slipped through the back door and was loose in the backyard. 
    For the first few minutes I didn’t mind and even allowed her brother to romp around with her (without their muzzles). I kept the slider open to keep an eye on them and once they were done I called them in with no issue.
    Well, this morning I noticed that a blanket that was left out on the couch looked a little funny.
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    yep, two big wholes!!!
    I couldn’t find the peace’s anywhere and the edge was still wet. 
    Now, I knew it was the girl because the boy was asleep with me all morning.
    But still loaded up both and went to the emergency center.... [emoji383][emoji383][emoji383]
    First her; got her to throw up, but no blanket! Instead the vet informed me; lots of food, grass, a piece of paper, and a LARGE PEACH PIT! [emoji37][emoji31][emoji43] which would have at the least have caused a surgery in the next couple of days. 
    The boy; will since she didn’t have the blanket pieces it had to have been him [emoji848]. Got him to throw up, no blanket.... food, leaves, grass, and pebbles.
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    (my poor pups, they are still high from the APO morphine) [emoji2957]
    So, we are on watch for the next couple of days and will be going through [emoji90] to see what passes. [emoji1785]
    If anything we probably just saved the girl, at least from surgery. 
    So much for slacking off of them a little since they were being so good lately. Back to restricting access to rooms if I am not there with them and being muzzled the second they go in the backyard (if they slip out again)
    One good thing though, hubby has finally agreed to let me chop that damn peach tree down and redo are whole backyard to Husky proof it! [emoji1][emoji13][emoji847]
    Would love to know or see pics of you guys backyards for some ideas.
     
    So hey arent acting sick or anything on their own? Huskies are pretty darned resilient. However that peach pit.... we have a puggle (much smaller dog at about 24 lbs) that, long story short ate a peach pit that in the end cost us almost $7000. (Pug became suddenly ill one night, we didnt know why). Had one surgery that was exploratory at the vet. Found a peach pit lodged in intestines. Thought that was all, sewed up and seemed fine...for about two days. Then suddenly ill abain, this time far worse. Went back, xray showed severe inflamation and deterioration on intestines. Rushed him to an Akron MedVet specialist. They ha e him a 50/50 chance so we said go ahead. Ended up having a heavy septic infecttion throughout abdominal cavity, took 30 % of intestines out. Now 5 months later puggle good as new.

    Yours are they known to swallow inanimate objects ? Our female husky loves to chew up her blanket but shes never had an issue.keep an eye on them, their behavior, bowels, eating patterns, general health and activity.

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  7. We have two huskies, 10 yr and 7 yr. They've always had a very strong interest in cats they've seen outdoors, like they were sport. Niko the older one has killed a squirrel, and several little moles.

    Got our first cat about 6 years ago. The huskies initially looked at her like lunch too, licking their lips, etc. She's an indoor only cat. I kept reinforcing that she was a family member - don't remember exactly what I told them, but positive reinforcement that kitty wasn't a snack. They picked up on that after a few days. They haven't tried to hurt her and I don't see them ever doing that. They've chased her a few times, keeping their distance though, never touching. She even tried to pick a fight with the female husky, thankfully she understood - treated it more like a sibling argument. I think every husky and cat situation is different though, so you never know. We got a 2nd cat about 1 and a half years ago. She'll be 2 yrs old soon. Same with this one - they were quite interested, but learned from the first and don't touch her. Sometimes they try to intimidate, but what's funny is half the time, the cats intimidate them. The one day Niko was crying in the basement (we sleep down there, finished basement), and I had gotten up earlier. I went over to check on him - and the younger cat was just sitting on the steps. He was at the bottom of the steps and wanted to come up but the "cat was in the way". lol. Whenever the cats are drinking water from their bowl the huskies wait their turn. The larger cat I know will sit there on purpose just to make them wait longer.

    They've even napped near each other, and hang out near each other when looking out the big livingroom window.

    The outdoor cats that roam are still a very strong interest, and I can tell if they were loose, they would go right after them, same as squirrels, bunnies, moles, etc.

    Its kind of like how the huskies get along with most dogs, but there are a few you just can't put your finger on why, but they do NOT like. There is one that goes by occasionally that makes Kira absolutely crazy, and if she sees this dog, she'll get into that stealth walk mode with her head down, alert, staring, liek she's stalking prey. This dog is a Thailand Ridgeback, beautiful dog, and very protective of its owner/walker. We nickname this one "devil dog" just because of the look it has - an exotic almost prehistoric look. Love the dog. 0f09b9d1bea286a1629357a4ca5596fb.jpg&key=bc1334a5f69bcf6df7f1aeb4a2d2c364458ebb66ba089c98bf289290a7692125b169e2e28127b57014f8dfdd55fc2fe8.jpg&key=b33e0f8fc8f78193688833c27070ffc98d8cd5a63d062630f0bb792afb3f70a887f5b0690e58da73949b04f625ef5c21.jpg&key=47284054c104daf2036750affc711d7ed1adcf2c802950cc1e869675274460d355324b43713b5ada28bbd36a9722f5c0.jpg&key=8810d0831b6326903ffdc5af483ab80a2df21fad17e53c4186ba9c651e5d4262

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    Our smaller cat usually sleeps on the bed with us, by me, along with our puggle lol. The two huskies almost always come downstairs when I go to bed - one lays in the corner by my side of the bed, and the other near the stairway.

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    Took this one below just now - the smaller cat likes to nap in the corner. Male husky hanging out on the other side of the couch. He knows I'm going to take them hiking soon.9d7fbd8358817e8c61caa7f5586c65be.jpg

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  8. We have two huskies, 10 yr and 7 yr. They've always had a very strong interest in cats they've seen outdoors, like they were sport. Niko the older one has killed a squirrel, and several little moles.

    Got our first cat about 6 years ago. The huskies initially looked at her like lunch too, licking their lips, etc. She's an indoor only cat. I kept reinforcing that she was a family member - don't remember exactly what I told them, but positive reinforcement that kitty wasn't a snack. They picked up on that after a few days. They haven't tried to hurt her and I don't see them ever doing that. They've chased her a few times, keeping their distance though, never touching. She even tried to pick a fight with the female husky, thankfully she understood - treated it more like a sibling argument. I think every husky and cat situation is different though, so you never know. We got a 2nd cat about 1 and a half years ago. She'll be 2 yrs old soon. Same with this one - they were quite interested, but learned from the first and don't touch her. Sometimes they try to intimidate, but what's funny is half the time, the cats intimidate them. The one day Niko was crying in the basement (we sleep down there, finished basement), and I had gotten up earlier. I went over to check on him - and the younger cat was just sitting on the steps. He was at the bottom of the steps and wanted to come up but the "cat was in the way". lol. Whenever the cats are drinking water from their bowl the huskies wait their turn. The larger cat I know will sit there on purpose just to make them wait longer.

    They've even napped near each other, and hang out near each other when looking out the big livingroom window.

    The outdoor cats that roam are still a very strong interest, and I can tell if they were loose, they would go right after them, same as squirrels, bunnies, moles, etc.

    Its kind of like how the huskies get along with most dogs, but there are a few you just can't put your finger on why, but they do NOT like. There is one that goes by occasionally that makes Kira absolutely crazy, and if she sees this dog, she'll get into that stealth walk mode with her head down, alert, staring, liek she's stalking prey. This dog is a Thailand Ridgeback, beautiful dog, and very protective of its owner/walker. We nickname this one "devil dog" just because of the look it has - an exotic almost prehistoric look. Love the dog. 0f09b9d1bea286a1629357a4ca5596fb.jpgb169e2e28127b57014f8dfdd55fc2fe8.jpg87f5b0690e58da73949b04f625ef5c21.jpg55324b43713b5ada28bbd36a9722f5c0.jpg

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    I have a cat and two dogs -  and more child gates than Mothercare!  Each child gate has one of the uprights cut out so the cat can get through at speed if necessary  (and it is sometimes) but the dogs cannot.   During the day the cat remains upstairs but comes down in the evening when I am in the lounge.    The dogs have downstairs and the cat has upstairs.
    At night when the dogs come upstairs the cat sleeps nestled into my hip or by my pillow.    I am very lucky in as much as the cat is not a 'runner'  if the dogs get him trapped he never reacts, just slinks down and moves extremely slowly, whilst letting me know that he is unhappy.   If he tried to bolt then I am sure the dogs would see him as prey - but he seems to instinctively know this and has never done anything to kick in their prey drive.   The more he feel threatened the slower he moves.
    The dogs know its more than their life is worth to try anything whilst I am around and the cat seems to have the sense to get scarse whenever I go out.   Luckily we are both retired and rarely both go out at the same time so there is usually someone in the house at all times.
    Our smaller cat usually sleeps on the bed with us, by me, along with our puggle lol. The two huskies almost always come downstairs when I go to bed - one lays in the corner by my side of the bed, and the other near the stairway.

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  9. I have anxiety just having mine at daycare for 4 hours. 15 days would put me in the hospital. LOL
    Pups would love it. I think I am the one with separation anxiety. [emoji3064] Hehhee 
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    Just patiently waiting for me to get done with coffee so they can go one their walk.
    What good pups. 
    Same here. They know on my days off I take them on a car rider and we walk one of the paved trails. Look sleepy but the momemt they hear their leashes theyre up and ready to roll

    Longest mine have been at a kennel was 7 or 8 days. We didnt go anywhere thisnyear but hopefully next year72f7900b6c7eaf3e6d8fa2aaf35c208d.jpg

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  10. I have taken her out on walks, and at first she was vary unsure of everything and did not want to come when the leash was taught. Now she gets excited to go out, and is leash trained, no longer pulling against the leash unless super excited about something.
    See shes coming along great! Consistency in how you approach and work with her will definitely help. She will come around in time.

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  11. Hey,
    I enjoy drawing in my spare time and have done a couple of commissions for people of their pets. Here are a couple of them [emoji4]
    Thanks
    Amanda
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    Wow you did that with the s pen??

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    Disregard sorry. I thought this was in my phone forum. Very nice drawings though!

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  12. Floki (husky) loves the pig, and tries to play with him all the time!  But his idea of play (nipping at his ears and butt) is annoying to the pig, lol. So the pig just tolerates him.  Since they speak different languages (and misinterpretations happen), they are never left alone unsupervised.  But every now and again, they just hang out together, lol!peace.thumb.jpg.d6aa9d46ed21b004056e736895d4deab.jpg
    The cutest thing I've ever seen a husky napping with a pig

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