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by Bean
02 Mar 2008, 13:06
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Raw broken toenail - advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Raw broken toenail - advice please

typical, we are on day one of our holiday week up in Scotland and this morning have noticed that Bean has a broken toenail on one of her back feet. There are lots of concrete steps up to the back garden here so thinking she may have done it on there. Its not bleeding but the toenail seems to have sn...
by Bean
01 Mar 2008, 15:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Really struggling

Hi, it does sound really awful and it also sounds like it is causing you an awful lot of stress. My suggestion would be not to let her off lead for a little while, she will be controllable on lead and wont be able to find poo to eat. You will be less stressed and she wont eat poo. If you keep her on...
by Bean
01 Mar 2008, 13:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frantic dog when left
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: frantic dog when left

I agree, our dogs used to go nuts when we left the house, barking, jumping etc and then go ballistic when we came home, the noise was terrible and rather embarrassing if coming in with visitors etc. So we started the whole ignoring thing. When going out you are very quiet and calm and if the dogs st...
by Bean
01 Mar 2008, 12:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In another life!
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: In another life!

Bean would be Vicki Pollard from Little Britain, you ask her to do something and shes like

'yeah but, no but, yeah but, no but, Woody did it, it wasnt me..... and the shoe was just there.....'
by Bean
25 Feb 2008, 14:31
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Cassie has her Op today
Replies: 19
Views: 1047

Re: Cassie has her Op today

Hi Berni, so glad to hear the Cassie is on the mend, its horrible isnt it not knowing how they are doing. Little madam for doing the doodle dash though, and yes be careful about the stitches. Bean pulled hers doing the same thing, I noticed little lines above the stitches which turned out to be wher...
by Bean
22 Feb 2008, 13:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's in your crate
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: What's in your crate

We had two bits of vet bed, one for the washing machine and one in the crate, in the beginning we were washing one every day. Once she was toilet trained and reliable we then added an old single duvet for more comfort which was washable. Now shes full grown she is out of the crate and has her own lu...
by Bean
22 Feb 2008, 13:09
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Cassie has her Op today
Replies: 19
Views: 1047

Re: Cassie has her Op today

Hi Berni, Im sure Cassie will be fine. Bean was great and the hardest part the next day was stopping her from running around like a normal lunatic dood. She was very sleepy the night she came home and just spent the evening after a little dinner lying in her bed snoozing. Hope the day passes ok for ...
by Bean
06 Feb 2008, 12:09
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You would have to see it to believe it!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Re: You would have to see it to believe it!!

Glad to hear he saw the funny side, I think you have been lucky. Im sure Louie didnt do it intentionally but puppies learn from their actions and your responses to it, just hope he didnt learn that launching himself at strange people is acceptable. Yes we all need a laugh at times, its one of the re...
by Bean
06 Feb 2008, 11:31
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You would have to see it to believe it!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Re: You would have to see it to believe it!!

Your lucky the man didnt have a camera on him either, or a mobile phone or an Ipod, as he probably would have expected you to pay for a replacement. Your lucky he wasnt an off duty policeman or a dog warden. Sorry if I offend but what if it had been a child or an elderly person that your dog pushed ...
by Bean
04 Feb 2008, 14:06
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Residential training schools
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Residential training schools

Friend of mine in Scotland sent his 12 month old springer to one of these last year. The dog came back and would do anything for the trainer but was exactly the same with his owners as he was before he went. My friends opinion was that he should have gone for the 3 weeks training too!! He lives in t...
by Bean
04 Feb 2008, 13:59
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Kongs and rawhides
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Kongs and rawhides

get the biggest carrots you can find, freeze a few and give her a whole frozen carrot, they thaw as they chew, great for teething puppies and theres no mess left on the floor plus its healthy for their digestion as they dont metabolise all of it so it cleans their insides on the way out. Rope toys a...
by Bean
01 Feb 2008, 19:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rocks in the water
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: rocks in the water

we tried the vinegar in the water, dogs decided they would rather drink from the bucket in the garden under the tap so had to stop adding it to the house water. Havent used the dog rocks but have heard a rumour that prolonged use can cause kidney stones, have no idea how much truth there is to it as...
by Bean
01 Feb 2008, 19:05
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Murder mystery meal!
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: Murder mystery meal!

http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

I know its 1974 but these always make me laugh out loud, seriously, take the time to have a look, you will laugh. Sorry I was only eating mashed carrots at the end of the 60's so dont remember what 'older' folks eat!
by Bean
29 Jan 2008, 17:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrid week
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Horrid week

Hi Deb, I am sorry to hear of your loss, life is not an easy ride. My grandfather died last year at 107 and was away with the pixies for several months before he passed away. My mum who is in her 70's had visited him at the home nearly every day for years and was so completely attached to him that n...
by Bean
29 Jan 2008, 17:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy Play Fights....advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Puppy Play Fights....advice needed

We have the big dog/little dog scenario. Bean is at least three times the weight of Woody and tends to clobber him most of the time, though he tends to start the play session, little imp! We tend to stop them when the noise gets too much for our ears or when Woody looks like he is about to expire. A...