Rod MacDonald

Getting on the lift
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Seldomski

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Second last pic is adorable
I'm trying to get more pictures of this new puppy. Looking back, we didn't take many of the puppy stages of our old dog. I regretted not taking more.

It's been 10 years since we had a puppy around. Forgot how much work they are...

Here he is eating the sidewalk. Never had a dog that eats concrete or stone before.
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Fully grown, he should be around 50 lbs. He's 23lbs now (probably 18lbs in the picture above).
 

Monique

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pete

not peace but 2 Beers!
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Can someone tell me how a dog that has all these legs can curl up into a ball this size?
I kind of envy that kind of flexibility.
I'm amazed by how small my kid's Husky can ball up and the guy is over 60lbs now. I'll have to find a pic of him. tucks his nose under his tail .. which I understand is part of staying warm when temps are cold.

I'm sure @Sibhusky can testify on a Husky's behalf.
 

Sibhusky

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Some of mine have curled up tighter than others and it doesn't seem to be size related.

This guy (61 pounds and needs to lose a few) loves this beach chair.
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The crazy thing is, he apparently got into that chair behind him today, which is all plastic straps. My husband didn't get a picture, nor did he see how it was achieved.

I used to have a 65 -70 pound one (over standard height) who liked to sleep under a bunk bed that is pretty low to the floor.
 

Seldomski

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The crazy thing is, he apparently got into that chair behind him today, which is all plastic straps. My husband didn't get a picture, nor did he see how it was achieved.
I find that our cavalier mix is quite agile and able to mountain goat up all sorts of things when we aren't watching... We've tried a few things to reconfigure the couch cushions to keep him off when we leave the house, but he always finds a way to the top of the cushion pile. Found him on the top of the recliner headrest a few times when we put something uncomfortable to block the recliner seat.
 

Novaloafah

Should've paid attention to that lesson.
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elemmac

AKA Lauren
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Poor pooch, hard to see, you want to help and you need to leave quills to the experts
This was his first (and my first). My first reaction was definitely to help. You just want to help them out when they're obviously in pain. I decided to Google what to do first, but I had no service...so, I left them in and we had to hike out (couple miles). Then everything that came up in a search said "go to the vet"...so we did. The quills weren't too deep (and he's a good boy), so the vet was able to remove them without sedating him (which saved me a huge bill, which was a nice surprise). He's doing well now :wag:
 

Varmintmist

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Quills are full of air, the pressure makes the tip barb. The first thing you do is cut the end of the quill to let the pressure off so that the barb straightens, then pull it. If you dont cut the end of the quill, you are pulling a barb out.
A few in the nose isnt a big deal, if he takes a bite, then its a problem.
My lab is a pheasant dog, I have a small eye wash, a small set of needle nose with cutters, and something to use for a bandage when we go out.
 
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