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German Shepherd Pictures / well, I promised booty pictures..
« on: December 02, 2007, 02:32:08 am »
some of ya'll may remember that I posted months ago asking about booties for Heidi. I also said I would post a picture.  Unfortunately I have not had time yet to find a matching scarf, but behold...the booty!

(she actually was really good about them, shocked the heck out of me.  Stood still and held her feet up patiently while I put em' on and everything.  What a good girl ;D)

Discussions & Information on Grooming / Housecleaning tips
« on: November 24, 2007, 10:06:09 pm »
Instructions for pre-winter housecleaning

1. get out vacuum, plug in, and turn on. Start vacuuming.
2. remove vacuum cord from dog's mouth.
3. crate dog.
4. resume vacuuming
5.attempt to empty vacuum, discover that there is nothing in canister.
6. further discovery reveals that everything is stuck in vacuum hose
7. dissasemble vacuum. make mental note to resweep kitchen floor
8. attempt to dislodge clog with knitting needles.
9. get flashlight
10. get bigger knitting needles.
11. get crochet hook
12. get large wooden stick
13. get tweezer.
14. dislodge clog.
15. reassemble vacuum
16. give dog bullystick
17. resume vaccuming.
18. discover that entire edge of carpet on top of stairs has been pulled up by dog
19. put vacuum away.
20. release dog from crate
21. retrieve bullystick
22. go online and order new vacuum

Food Discussion & Information / Innova Evo feeders, I have a question
« on: September 22, 2007, 01:04:52 pm »
Can anyone tell me how the size of the kibble for Evo compares to regular Innova, Science Diet, Or Iams? (the last two are just comparison, i am not feeding her those!)  I am considering switching Heidi from regular Innova to Evo, and want to get an idea how the kibble will work in the buster may sound silly, but it is VERY important that it be compatible!! ;D

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / when i win the lottery...
« on: September 16, 2007, 01:13:18 am »
aside from buying a house with a huge yard and acquiring approximately a bajillion more dogs, lol..
i have a's called "rent a yard.".  for people who live in urban areas..and are not so much fond of dealing with the dog park scenario if that is even in their area...i will just buy land, make it purty and safe for the pooches...and then people can rent it for an hour or whatever a day to run their dogs.  sorry i know this is kind of a pointless post but i was just thinking about this when i took Heidi to my parent's house yesterday.  They live on the outskirts of town and have a huge yard.. I live in the middle of town and have a tiny(although very securely fenced) yard.  Wouldn't this be super if there was a safe fenced place where you could take your dog and not have to always worry that they were going to hump the wrong pooch and get on somebody's bad side?  Nothing against dog parks at all, they're great, but when I watch Heidi running after her ball at my parents I always think..damn... what do the people who don't have awesome parents with big yards do?

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / planning for winter
« on: August 25, 2007, 07:35:47 pm »
ok, maybe this a wierd question, and it's (hopefully) months early, but i'm a little bit worried about winter.  Heidi and I take A LOT of walks, and winter in Iowa lasts about half the year, during which they put salt and what have you all over the place.  I know it's bad for their paws, but i'm not sure how bad or what to do about it.  I have heard of doggie booties, are those a good idea? or should you just try to wash their paws off really well when they come back in?  i realize this sounds like a pointless question given that most of the country is either flooded or in a drought right now, but where darling poochie's exercise is concerned I like to have all my bases covered!  any advice would be appreciated.  thanks!

Food Discussion & Information / the treat stik..
« on: August 13, 2007, 02:17:18 am »
while not my personal saviour like the buster cube, is still worth over an hour of peace and relative quiet.  Heidi does managed to get it unscrewed after a while and has already ruined one, but i highly recommend it for anyone else fighting the neverending war against doggie boredom. 

lets see if this works..

i just have to share my joy that it has now been at least a full week without Heidi chewing up anything other than the smorgasbord of chew toys she is supposed to.  so nice to come home and not have the house ransacked.  now mind you, she still doesn't have full run of the house, but at least she's no longer putting all her time and energy into defeating my containment methods.  hooray!thank you for allowing me to share my happy vent=)

whoo-hoo!  finally a treat dispensing toy that actually takes Heidi some time and effort to empty!  little noisy, though....*crash*  *bang*  *chomp chomp chomp*  he he..i'm so happy....

heidi is my first dog, so i figured especially since she is a german shepherd i had better go to doggy school.  now i'm worried that she will cause so much chaos with the other dogs that we'll be kicked out of class. which wouldn't be the end of the world since she is learning very fast with just me, but it would be embarassing.  wish us luck!

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / HEY GSD People!!
« on: May 23, 2007, 12:17:48 am »
good morning everyone, i am new to gsds and this board.  i got my 1 1/2 yr old gsd heidi from the animal shelter about a month and a half ago, since then she has put on 10 pounds and i have lost 10 pounds!  unfortunately i have no pictures of her but have greatly enjoyed all of yours

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