The lady with the cute blonde dachsbund donated the dog paintings; the lady with the mastiff donated the stuffed animals from the "R Shoppe."; her dog won bigglest- by a landslide!
See if you and your dog are in here.
Wow - he got everybody in there!
Is that your kitty, Jules? Very cool cat.
That IS my kitty...and she's almost 20. I credit All the Best Petcare and Bark for a change in food- 6 months ago she was a sick little kitty that was loosing weight. Today she is again at her fighting weight!
Hint- raw food, and duck, salmon and turkey. No more dry food.
(would someone please explain to me the ads that say "the flavors cats crave: chicken, BEEF etc..." do cats frequently take down steers in the wild? How about turkeys? My cat goes nuts for turkey.)
BTW- that look means "you are disrupting the nap schedule. Don't let it happen again."
And this is my dog, who has gone to that Happy Hunting ground, but he WAS the Best Dog in Ballard for almost 17 years, an astonishing age for a Shepherd.
Jules-probably because to say cats crave rats, mice and squirrels doesn't sound as appealing. The video was excellent, recognized a lot of neighborhood dogs and their people.
Yeah, thought I recognized that interrupted nap time look. Nora seems to crave spiders, and any other bug that has the bad sense to enter her field of vision.
My little iMac has trouble with video (and my laptop died an honorable death weeks ago), so I'll have to 'borrow' someone's computer later to view this video.
"With the flavors cats crave..." like flies, mint dental floss and slugs. (Don't ask!)
The flavors cats crave: rubber bands, pencil erasers, and grey squirrels. At least mine does. (except those pesky tails; too fluffy.)
Do admit, isn't our dog a cutie? His name was Lucifer- "bringer of light.".
He's adorable. I've always liked German Shepherds. My nephew is in the market for a dog and has been favoring German Shepherds, but he lives with his grandmother in a two bedroom condo. We keep trying to tell him German Shepherds need more room than that. Can you confirm that, Jules? He won't listen to grandma on the subject.
Well, people in Paris have big dogs in small places...BUT those dogs are also allowed in all restaurants, etc.
A German Shepherd needs a fenced yard with room to play, and needs to be walked or RUN several times a day. They are herding dogs (ie: Shepherds) and they are very smart, but a two bedroom condo is not nearly big enough. My friend from German Shepherd Search dogs brought her dog Porter to the event; she has two dogs in a large house , where the dogs have 24/7 access to the LARGE backyard, AND they get endless workouts at the Marymoor dog park, and on Searches. Those dogs go hiking every weekend.
I RAN Lucifer once a day around Greenlake or down to Golden Gardens AND he got a couple walks in every day AND he had a yard to roam around in, AND we played fetch with a ball or rubber ring in the evenings. (we did take him everywhere in the car; he loved to go to the store.) My dog did not have hip dysplasia, a common ailment of Shepherds. (he was a beauty; he was a show dog; parents were American and Ganadian Grand Champions. I miss him like crazy.)
If your nephew wants a dog, go check out Ahimisa Dog Training website about what kind of dog OR the Seattle Humane Society. A small dog might be good...but certain breeds, like terriers, really need space to run (and dig!) Plenty of people have dogs in condos, but a German Shepherd is not a good choice.
Thanks, Jules! I'll give them those sites to look at. They're also planning a trip out to the PAWS dog adoption place to look for a dog they can both take care of. He's been doing some online research, though, too. Mom knows she'll be doing all the walking so she's aiming for a dog that won't be walking her but the kid want's a big dog, of course. I can now tell him an expert opinion that a German Shepherd wouldn't be happy in a condo.
Would you keep a PONY in a condo? I think not. My friend from German Shepherd Search Dgos has had 5 Shepherds; those dogs WORK OUT like you wouldn't believe. Anyone who thinks a Shepherd is going to be just a large, docile cuddly toy is mistaken. They are very active and need lots of activity. It is not fair to the dog.
There are many, many wonderful, loving dogs at PAWS, Old Dog Haven, and the Seattle Humane Society that would adore having their own boy to play with and take care of.
This is my brother's dog, Frankie Lee, a white German Shepherd. Nora Bell, tell your nephew that Frankie lives on a farm! I mow live in a tiny apartment and I would love, love, love to have another Shepherd, but I cannot. Plus,the cat does not require a dog.
You should tell your nephew that a medium dog is not a chihuahua and there are plenty of dogs in between that can be a good fit. If you do get any kind of herding or working dog breed, or even a mutt of a working dog breed, get ready for daily trips to the park. No excuses, any weather, they need to run or they will wreck the place.
I think that's mom's fear, SPG. And she's been a mom enough to know she'll be doing the walking. :-)
There is a dog up the hall from them the kid really likes. It's one of those 'Toto' breeds. She's going to steer him towards one of those. It's been a long debate between them, though.
hanks for the advice, guys! I'll pass it on to her today.
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