you are all used to the stool report.. well today the stool report is perfect poo's only.. i am happy to give the vomit report the pup who had the milk out of nose has had no recurrence.. in the past 48 hours... could be it was a random happening...
i wish we had better records of past litters and the weights... we did weigh them but did a poor job of recording dates s we can not compare progress.. instinctly i think this litter is a bit slower than in past ... with the exception of fatso... today we will worm and get the vitamin pills going- they are all eating well.. they are almost 4 weeks old---
now as for chaos... she has one or two people she just does not like... yesterday it was annie... and i found it necessary to stop her at one point by bonking her on top of her head with an empty water bottle-.... on camera.... shocking the camera people.... it had the exact reaction i was after-- stop look listen to me.-- so after that all i have to do is to crinkle the bottle and she pulls full attention... however i did it on camera.. so alt of people were shocked to see i hit a dog. there are times when if they ask for it -- they should get it...
and you shouldn't hit to hurt-- you should hit to startle them -- they do not like surprises.. my action with chaos was carefully calculated-- she has been getting worse in her opinions-- she had lunged in annie's direction once already yesterday so when annie came in, chaos gave that intense focus that preceeds a jump.... i was ready and gave her a good bonk on the head with the plastic bottle with an abrupt "leave it" she did not see it coming.... then i made her lie flat-- and she tried again to glare at annie-- all i had to do was crinkle that bottle one little crinkle and she looked away immediately
she has never caused blood with her " mouthing " people... but she has been getting more and more decisive.... and "please don't do that " was not working.. now a crinkle of a water bottle and she is under perfect control. she is the one dog on the property that has this problem-- i attribute it to her permissive parents .. earlene and paul just love her too much..
i really believe "if you don't discipline your child the world will" ------ same with dogs...
i have to respect a dog opinion... but not a bite...
an old story i have told at legnth
basically -- tiffany-- perfect dog-- even better than bailey--- 100,000's of people patted her at boston events harborfests etc..
but one little 12 year old girl at the pru tower --- tiffany fortunately came to me growling and looking at her--- wanted to kill her... i hung on and got thru that... tiff went back to being perfect--- next year --same kid-- same reaction.... i have no idea why... nice little girl as far as i could tell..
and then there is george-- i am sure if he was on the farm and i was not aware of it -- bailey would find and bite him. she can spot h im from a long distance... he did insult her when she was a pup saying she was " the ugliest great dane puppy i have ever seen" which i keep kidding him about... but biting him is no joke-- she is serious-- and you all have seen how i trust her the rest of the time....
but i watch her..
well chaos just had to have a lesson in tooth management.
meanwhile boo's hat is still on her head-- today we will try and bring ariot back in with her... that is goingto require intesne supervision for a minute or two... maybe a whiffle ball treatment .. ariot is not all sweet and lovely...-- and she is bright...
we had a great meal thanks to iheart ( cp from hawaii) she sent a full meall-- actully we ate 1/2 what she sent- and still havae another meal inthe freezer.
speaking of meals-- remember the cp's are treating us ( all the volunteers) to a dinner party jan 11th at caletri's get in touch with mark or theresa with your rsvp's
no cut and paste
i found my client's tail-- animalepisodes jobs we did... i will try and copy it here.