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  1. Hi, we got ours as a middle aged dog. He is totally nondestructive and respectful, so we leave him out. He is about 8.5 now. When we are out, he spends a lot of time looking out the front corner window...first place to see car come around corner...the glass is covered with his noseprints! We used to gate him in kitchen, but slowly realized not necessary. If if I had any doubts at all, I would crate or gate. Too many dangerous things to chew or get into, and itโ€™s easier to put dog away then put away everything in the house!
  2. My dog got really smelly and the vet thought it was probably some kind of yeast infection. It was because he was boarded during a very rainy week - he got wet outside every day, but nobody dried him off. So his back stayed pretty wet for a week (It's harder for him to shake the water off his back). Anyway he smelled so bad! Nobody could sit near him. We washed him a couple of times with dog shampoo, but the smell would come back in a day. When we went to the vet, she thought he might have a yeast infection and she gave us some medicated shampoo (antibacterial / antifungal). We washed him every weekend for three weeks in a row, and the smell went away. Also I rinsed him with an apple cider vinegar rinse (half water, half apple cider vinegar).
  3. Is he growling at her? Does he try to jump on her? Does he block her path? Just wondering what it is that scares her.
  4. Great News that Marley doesn't have blood in his stool anymore! Wow, it's so complex... And yes, I had heard that about developing food allergies, we try to switch the Protein base about every 6 months or so.
  5. @Amrit, I just read an article last night that said data science/machine learning jobs are the jobs most in demand, especially if you add some artificial intelligence knowledge in there! Supposedly these jobs are in big demand and pay very well. Which means...your dog can have a lot of toys and treats! ๐Ÿ˜
  6. Reading what you do is educational! I don't have the slightest bit of advice. Hopefully after discussing with your vet, a plan of action will become clear. ( If he was eating "clean", why would he have developed Ulcers again? That's puzzling to me.)
  7. Glad you got them back! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ They seem like they were actually pretty good dogs! Yes, it's so scary...I am paranoid about leaving our fence gate open by accident, even though my dog hasn't been a runner so far. Where I live, it could be deadly - we live just a few hundred yards from a two-lane road and at some times of day, it's really busy and people violate the speed limit and zoom up the road at 55 mph...
  8. Oh no!! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I hope this is just one bad episode and it will pass... insurance not paying again, that really sucks (pardon my language).
  9. Graphic / web designer (creator of logos, ads, websites, formatted emails, brochures, posters, & various other marketing materials for small businesses and nonprofits). I like my work, it's creative and artsy. I also enjoy learning computers and coding (HTML and CSS), so making the crossover from print to digital/web was not a big deal. I actually think I prefer web to print.
  10. Did they get an entire full bag??!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ So funny that he/she looks passed out with head inside the bag! ( I may look like this after Thanksgiving at my mother's house...) My dog ate a corner of my daughter's artwork once... He left a big tuft of white fur near the art, so we KNEW who did it!
  11. Your pups are very cute! So, I read somewhere that woollies are "out of standard" for the husky and are not officially shown. The reason is that their coat (vs a regular coat) tends to collect snow/ice and doesn't work as well as the shorter coats in those conditions. Their longer fur is considered a "fault". Could that be the reason that "husky purists" don't like breeding woolies? (My dog is a husky mix, so I'm certainly no purist...I'm just repeating what I read!)
  12. Has anybody noticed that most of Nerdani's posts contain some kind of external link in them? If his posts were email, I would have blocked them as spam... Sorry Nerdani, I just find this kind of uncool.
  13. Sage's coloring (black spots) is very unique! Is that the husky "agouti" coloring? Anyway it's funny how she looks almost related to your border collie... they have similar black/white coloring pattern on their heads. ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Yep huskies are good down to -60 Fahrenheit... their own fur is already the best sweater ever! My cousin makes her cat wear christmas sweaters...he runs away and hides under sofas...he really hates wearing them! If I was going to get a gift for my dog, I'd get him a basket of chewies! ๐Ÿ™‚
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