Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Heighway

Pages: [1] 2
Discussions & Information on Grooming / grooming help
« on: November 11, 2006, 01:53:53 am »
Webster has managed to get some good size knots of hair between his back legs in the "tender" parts.  He is NOT going to let me work on getting them out, not even with scissors.  Is benadryl a good way to may him sleepy so I can get this part of grooming accomplished.  If so, how much.  He is about 150 pounds.

Discussions & Information on Grooming / grooming
« on: September 01, 2006, 04:37:26 pm »
Webster has run thru the brambles and he's run thru the bushes.  He had a great time, BUT,  Now he has massive knots from all the sticktites and briars.  I have most of them out, but cannot get the ones in his "pantaloons".  He has been very good about grooming, but just won't tolerate using a dematter or rake on that area.  Any ideas.  Would some benadryl something make him sleepy enough to "knock the edge off" so I can demat him myself?

Newfoundland Pictures / Webster video
« on: April 08, 2006, 01:14:04 pm »
First time trying a youtube, hope it works.  Just a short clip of the boys playing outside

Newfoundland Pictures / Pics of Webster
« on: April 08, 2006, 12:58:22 pm »
8 months and as big as his 4 year old bro Riley.  I am new to youtube.  I hope to have video to share soon.  These boys are so funny.

Newfoundland Pictures / webster pics
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:40:12 am »

pics of 8 month old Webster and his brother Riley.  I am just learning to youtube.... so hopefully I will have some fun video to add on here later.

Newfoundland Discussions / Webster stays in trouble
« on: April 05, 2006, 12:53:43 am »
Webster my 8 month old newf just seems to stay in trouble.  But he is so funny.  All the months we've had him, he never bothered our fish pond other than a quick drink.  My dh spent a few hours doing some spring cleaning in there, cleaning filters, reviving plants etc, now Web thinks it is just fine to stand in the pond and pull out the grasses and chase the fish etc.  EVERYTIME we let him out, he is in the pond..... what a mess.  He is also just now starting to chew up things.... ie: a pair of prescription sunglasses, a tube of animax, coasters, candles and that is just today.  We are careful not to leave things on the floor, cause then if he eats them, we figure it was our fault.  But he is picking things off of table tops!  We made it thru potty training with little problems... THIS chewing/getting into everything is a bit frustrating.  I keep telling dh he will grow out of it...but I am beginning to wonder.  Oh, and have I mentioned the barking.  He barks at every noise, real or imagined.  He "talks" back when told no.  He barks inside to go out and outside to come in.  I think he just likes to hear himself.  All this.. and we still love him dearly, how can you not love a newf??

Newfoundland Discussions / Webster is finding his voice
« on: February 23, 2006, 08:35:28 pm »
Webster is such a talker.  He woofs to go outside and he woofs to come in.  He woofs when he wants to play or if he needs a "hand up" to get up on the bed. He woofs if something is said directly to him and he gives a sharp, short little "talk back" woof when he is told "no!" (then he will lie down and put his head between his paws and look ever so sad).  Sometimes he talks to the neighborhood.  He will stand at attention and go "woo woo woo"  in a wee little voice.  Until this morning.  Then, he was doing is woo woo woo thing when all of a sudden it became a full fledged howl (like a coon dog)  He looked back over his should at me with the whites of his eyes showing as if to say "where in the world did THAT come from?".  Then I swear, he tried for 5 minutes to do it again but it just wouldn't do it.  It was soooo funny.  I would have loved to have it on video.

Newfoundland Discussions / cherry eyes?
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:06:40 am »
Webster is a whopping 5mo old and 66 pounds.  Hard to believe how fast a newf can grow.  I have noticed his eyes yesterday and today have that blood red look at the bottom, just under the bottom lid.  They are not "popped", just the lining is very red.  It happened once before and it went away in a day, what causes this, how do I fix it, and how do I stop it from happening again.  It doesn't seem to bother him, just looks a bit eery.  I can't send a picture just now,  the computer isn't "reading" my memory card. 

Newfoundland Discussions / Hotspots
« on: December 04, 2005, 09:46:44 pm »
Any suggestions for treating hotspots?  Webster has a smelly, itchy place starting under is his arm.  Would love to catch it early and prevent a vet trip!  Thanks for suggestions.

Newfoundland Discussions / dang! Now he's got mange...
« on: November 10, 2005, 08:28:56 pm »
I took Webster in for neutering this morning.  That all went well and he is home now playing ruff and tumble, with us trying to keep him calm.  But, the vet pointed outs some hairloss around his eyes.  He said it was probably demodectic mange.  YUCK! So now he is on medicine for that.  He also has some pustule areas under is arms and groin areas, he is on antibiotics for that.  He also had ear infection and he is on medicine for that.  He doesn't seem to feel bad with any of this, but it is killing my pocketbook.  I got him microchipped, and the last of his vacs, skin scrapings,  neutered, ears deep cleaned and a ton of meds...All for just over $350.  Hopefully, all the meds will take and once we have a check up in 2 weeks, We won't have to go to the vet again for a year.

Newfoundland Discussions / Pre Op night for Webster
« on: November 09, 2005, 07:52:28 pm »
Webster goes in at 7:30 in the morning for neutering and a microchip.  He has been fed enough today that I don't worry about going from now til then w/o food, but w/o WATER?????   I called the Vet and explained how much water a newf can drink and he finally relented and said he could have a FEW ice cubes, preferably none after midnight.   (earlier I had been told no food or drink after 7pm).  My little baby would have thirsted to death and driven me crazy in the process.  He does love his water and can drink, slurp, spit and spill gallons of the stuff every hour.

Newfoundland Discussions / 3 mo/old Webster
« on: November 05, 2005, 03:40:04 pm »
Newfs grow so fast!  Today was a gorgeous day in Kentucky.  We took Webster and Riley to the local lake.  Webster just got in up to his chest, but that's a start!  Hope we get him swimming before the cold weather gets here.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / video clips
« on: November 03, 2005, 09:41:43 pm »
can someone help me find that cute video card of a turkey singing the blues about thanksgiving?   I don't know the name of it.  It was just posted a day or two ago?   I just gotta show my was so funny.   Thanks

Newfoundland Discussions / Calculations
« on: November 02, 2005, 06:28:05 pm »
After having Webster for a month, (and a previous newf for 14 years), I have figured out how often I need to let him out to pee, to poo, how often to feed him and how much.   What I cannot calculate is the "just right" amount of water to put down in his water bowl at any one time.  If there is too little, he will put his paw in it and swirl it around and out of the bowl til it is empty.  If I put more than he can drink at one time, he will tip the bowl over and mop my kitchen floor with an inch of water and his hairy little backside.  At night, when I am "rationing" his water before bedtime, I will give him ice cubes.  The little dickens will eat ice as long as I will give it to him. It will dribble out of his mouth like a little faucet.  If there is water in Rileys bowl, Webster will set it flying across the room.  I won't even begin to calculate the amt of water Webster has emptied from our fish pond.  It is cute and funny, just not always to the one who has to mop it all up.

Newfoundland Discussions / Webster's Halloween
« on: November 02, 2005, 03:15:18 am »
Webster was the hit of the street in his little construction workers get up, complete with tool belt and hard hat.

Pages: [1] 2