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Forum: Pets   11-14-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By thekimballs
Just because this seems to be a common...

Just because this seems to be a common phenomenon, not because I want to criticize anyone's mom, please do NOT EVER buy a puppy from anyone--store or individual--to "rescue" that puppy. The person...
Forum: Pets   11-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By thekimballs
How much exercise will you provide? And how much...

How much exercise will you provide? And how much grooming can you stand? Do you have any "dealbreakers"? (like "I absolutely cannot tolerate drooling")
Forum: Pets   11-11-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By thekimballs
Wow, I am SO sorry. I think with those...

Wow, I am SO sorry.

I think with those symptoms--and this is my personal feeling, not a rule--if the fluids don't make her feel a LOT better within 24 hours, I'd let her go to heaven.
Forum: Pets   11-11-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,534
Posted By thekimballs
I am so sorry.

I am so sorry.
Forum: Pets   11-11-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By thekimballs
You absolutely put animals to sleep for things...

You absolutely put animals to sleep for things like this. Anything that means the cat doesn't have a good quality of life and is not fixable is something that you consider letting them go because...
Forum: Pets   11-11-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By thekimballs
Let me suggest the following: you have a dog who...

Let me suggest the following: you have a dog who is outside, isolated, super frustrated, completely bored. He's not aggressive. Dogs who kill prey animals are not aggressive--they're behaving like...
Forum: Pets   11-11-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By thekimballs
Get him healthy, bring him inside, fence the...

Get him healthy, bring him inside, fence the ducks better, tighten the yard fence.

I am really, really glad to see that you already know what has to happen--he has to be a member of your family...
Forum: Pets   11-10-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
Quote: Originally Posted by Jokerama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokerama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12581040)
Hypoallergenic dog? Is there such a thing?...
Forum: Pets   11-10-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By thekimballs
He looks purebred to me--skinny/no muscle and...

He looks purebred to me--skinny/no muscle and poorly bred, but not a mix. However, his purebred status shouldn't make a difference in whether you adopt him--when you have a badly bred dog, there's...
Forum: Pets   11-10-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By thekimballs
Poor babe! Just leave it. The body will...

Poor babe!

Just leave it. The body will make a biggish scab and push the head parts out as it heals. Watch for any signs of actual infection (big red lump, rash, etc.) but otherwise don't worry...
Forum: Pets   11-08-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By thekimballs
Did you lose your cat? If so, I am sorry. ...

Did you lose your cat? If so, I am sorry.

My line on this is usually something like if there were good non-toxic and reliable ways to get rid of fleas, they would have gone extinct in the Middle...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
Honestly? None. It's not that they wouldn't want...

Honestly? None. It's not that they wouldn't want him to adopt, but much of what happens to White House dogs would be less than ideal from a rescue point of view. So they'd want him to approach them...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
Well, sure, really, if that's the way we should...

Well, sure, really, if that's the way we should do things, then just pack up the UNCF, and better get rid of the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army, and we should definitely shut down all the dog...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,534
Posted By thekimballs
Unfortunately, as soon as you mention biting and...

Unfortunately, as soon as you mention biting and Staffordshire, no rescue will take the dog. I think it's a tragedy, but it's pretty universal.

Please let us know what the vet says.
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
Quote: Originally Posted by mom0810...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom0810 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12559980)
I actually do know of a couple of Labradoodle...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,534
Posted By thekimballs
What's her breed and age? And when did this...

What's her breed and age? And when did this start? And have you been in training or to see the vet since this began? And are you strictly separating dog and baby?

I firmly believe in putting dogs...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
No, you definitely won't get killed. I think the...

No, you definitely won't get killed. I think the only people who incur the ire of this board are those who come, ask a question like "Is $1000 too much to pay for a registered goldendoodle?" or "My...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By thekimballs
I wanted to say, as an aside, that it is SO...

I wanted to say, as an aside, that it is SO wonderful to see you throwing so much time and energy into him. It is just a miracle how self-reinforcing training is--when the dog starts to get it, it's...
Forum: Pets   11-07-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By thekimballs
I am so sorry. I hope you are doing OK.

I am so sorry. I hope you are doing OK.
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By thekimballs
The clicker is nothing more than a marker that...

The clicker is nothing more than a marker that says "you just did it right!" It doesn't have to be followed by food--it can be followed by crazy praise like Thorn likes, or ball tugging, or anything...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By thekimballs
Well... thyroid tests are cheap (at least as vet...

Well... thyroid tests are cheap (at least as vet things go) and it would answer some questions for you. So I might check it out just to be sure. And then, if he were mine, I'd find a homeopath....
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
Quote: Originally Posted by Sprungthe2.50...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprungthe2.50 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12554522)
I don't know K9, I think I need to...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By thekimballs
Well, I'm a breeder and half of my friends have...

Well, I'm a breeder and half of my friends have kennels, so I don't have the same "oh noes! A kennel!" reaction that some do. Show breeding kennels are generally replacements for crates--we have the...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,634
Posted By thekimballs
ABSOLUTELY. Find me a breeder of...

ABSOLUTELY.

Find me a breeder of Labradoodles or Goldendoodles that is responsible, and I'll go buy one myself. I love the look and I adore poodle mixes.

Here's what they have to be doing,...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By thekimballs
I've been there in the icky financial situation,...

I've been there in the icky financial situation, trust me. What I would do is watch her very carefully. If she stops eating or drinking, hides, stops grooming, or runs a fever (in a cat that's 104...
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