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by arianwenarie
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: How's the weather down there?
Replies: 140
Views: 12003

Re: How's the weather down there?

Hey, send some snow down here too when y'all get some. ;) I'm sure it'll stay somewhat frozen with a generous amount of dry ice. It's OK if it's slightly slushy!!
by arianwenarie
Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: How's the weather down there?
Replies: 140
Views: 12003

Re: How's the weather down there?

For those who are getting rain, ship some down to Texas? XD I think if you look at a recent satellite image of Texas, it's all yellow and brown. lol.

I'd be happy to send the drought away and distribute it accordingly...problem is, how do you transport a drought? :lol:
by arianwenarie
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: How's the weather down there?
Replies: 140
Views: 12003

Re: How's the weather down there?

Way down south in my part of Texas, we got reaaally nice temps of low to mid-70F with overcast all day! :D The ground was slightly muddy from the "massive" downpour of rain from last night and early morning - double yay! We really needed the rain, if even to just dampen the super dry ground a bit. 7...
by arianwenarie
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: For those who need a smile
Replies: 179
Views: 16922

Re: For those who need a smile

Here's some pics that I saw on facebook recently. Sorry if any images are too big...didn't know how to resize them. D: http://i52.tinypic.com/2qsz3v9.jpg Inbred Cat - "Please spay/neuter your pets or you could end up with a tragically in-bread cat like this one!" http://i55.tinypic.com/4j9bes.jpg In...
by arianwenarie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mila's paw, update
Replies: 44
Views: 7742

Re: Mila's paw, update X-rays

Gaby, have you looked into a canine massage and accupressure therapist? I have a friend who is a canine massage therapist who also does accupressure work on dogs and horses. She recently made a blog post about a dog who suffered from a broken toe that would not heal for over 5 months so their owners...
by arianwenarie
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training not to escape!
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

Re: Training not to escape!

Running out of the front door is one of the top ways dogs get killed by going straight out into the road. I never open the door with a dog there as it is just TOO risky. Dogs can be trained to sit yes....but...accidents happen. Best way is to not allow it to happen in the first place. Child safety ...
by arianwenarie
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crate size?
Replies: 57
Views: 6000

Re: Crate size?

Stupid question: Does the height of the crate matter when you're crate training a puppy? I've been told that it's not encouraged since they'll have room to jump up and down in their crate... But I don't see the point in buying multiple crates for a large breed puppy if I can get away with getting a ...
by arianwenarie
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training not to escape!
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

Re: Training not to escape!

The way I trained Mona Lisa was using my backyard :) (That way she doesn't run into traffic) when I get ready to take her on walks or let her in the backyard I tell her to "Sit" and "Stay" before I open the back door. Once she's in the sittting postion, I reward her with a small treat, then slowly ...
by arianwenarie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: 10 months and first non-playful bite. What happened??
Replies: 32
Views: 5944

Re: 10 months and first non-playful bite. What happened??

Someone please correct this statement if it is wrong, but I've learned that you should not correct a dog who growls. Growling is a warning. If you don't allow the dog to give a warning then he / she will just bite without warning. I would assume the same for facial gestures including baring teeth. ...
by arianwenarie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate Training!
Replies: 99
Views: 16151

Re: Crate training

Great post. :) I think it also really helps the dog if you put a word like "kennel" or "crate" as often as you catch them entering the crate. As the dog gets used to the crate and sleeps in there overnight with the door closed without a fuss, you can start training them in kennel manners - sit and w...
by arianwenarie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Question and Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3371

Re: Question and Tips

Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could get some pointer tips? :P I'm currently teaching Mona Lisa to stop jumping up because when she does she's trying to lick/nip my face..It's like she's snapping but trying to lick at the same time and most of the time I end up with small bits on my face :roll:...
by arianwenarie
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 21
Views: 6002

Re: Hello!

Thanks for all the "welcome back!"s! :)

So....what have I missed out on? lol.
by arianwenarie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 21
Views: 6002

Hello!

Hey all, It has been QUITE a while since I last visited, so I thought a re-introduction was a good idea. lol. I'm Arie from Texas, USA...currently don't own a Tam, but hopefully, that'll change in the next couple years. ;) I currently own a rescued yellow lab named Abby. In the past half a year, I'v...
by arianwenarie
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Kibble (Dry Foods)
Replies: 115
Views: 22600

Re: Kibble

When we adopted Abby (lab mix), I had her on Nature's Variety Instinct, which was grain-free for about 4 months. After a scare where she broke out in what looked like hives all over her head overnight, I considered switching her to Orijen Adult. Before that though, I took her to the vet and the doc ...
by arianwenarie
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Heat Stroke in dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Heat Stroke in dogs

ugh. This is maddening to hear. Obviously, I'm upset after hearing about this, but sadly, there are many more out there. :( I live in Texas and we've (thankfully) been getting LOTS of rain the past two weeks. However, I still wouldn't take a walk in the middle of the day when it's close to 90 degree...
by arianwenarie
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Climate
Replies: 50
Views: 13497

Re: Tamaskan Climate

I remember asking a question about how adaptable a Tamaskan would be to the Texas heat back in the old forum and was directed to make a visit to Charlyn & Bob - also located in Texas. While my memory is fuzzy, I do remember Charlyn saying her Tamaskans have adapted to the climate rather well, but ca...
by arianwenarie
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]

Most recent update : Abby got her staples taken out today since I haven't seen a change in the healing process since the 10th... The sutures that were tied on the outside are beginning to slough off - they sutured up the incisions from the inside. <3 I am also happy to announce she has rid herself ...
by arianwenarie
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 109389

Re: Ramble Away...

We have a separate carbon monoxide detector that's well....not in use. XD I think the smoke detector in my mom's room is nearing low battery and all the devices in the house are connected so all of them went off. I literally went "WTF?!" last night and then went back to sleep after panicking for 10 ...
by arianwenarie
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]

That is very good news Arie. It must be a great relief. I am so happy for you. Just need to lose the lampshade and she'll be good as new :) Unfortunately, the (somewhat) unsightly new decor will have to remain until the 16th. I caught her trying to get at her stitches this morning, but lampshade st...
by arianwenarie
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors...

That's good news! I'm really glad to hear it. As for removing more than necessary, don't worry too much... better safe than sorry! If the tumors had been malignant and not enough was removed then it would be a real problem. So just count your blessings and give Abby lots of hugs... she will be fine...
by arianwenarie
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 109389

Re: Ramble Away...

Random Rant: For some very odd reason, all the smoke detectors in the house let out a very shrill BEEEP at 4am last night; the usual green light went red when it ended and then changed back to green. I fell back asleep... >_>; This morning, I heard only my mom woke up to see what was going on and fo...
by arianwenarie
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors...

I spent the weekend loving on Abby. :P http://picasaweb.google.com/ArianwenArie/AbbyPostSurgery?authkey=Gv1sRgCOr0p4q4o9O2Xg&feat=directlink Here are some pictures of her - the darker pictures were taken the evening she came home and the lighter ones were taken the day after. Sorry for the poor qual...
by arianwenarie
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors...

Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear she made it through the surgery OK... I'll keep my fingers crossed for a good biopsy result from the lab. Hugs to Abby! Yup. Lots of gentle hugs indeed. Send some to Jasper, Vixen and the pups too! <3 For the next couple days, I'm going to limit the kids' con...
by arianwenarie
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 109389

Re: Ramble Away...

:0

Ramble away thread, how I missed you. XD

That is all. *flees*
by arianwenarie
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors...

Update (Day 1): Abby came home today and was pretty excited to see us at the vet's office. She stayed overnight for observation and was as calm as could be (and drugged up!). The vet tech told me over the phone that she wasn't stressed out at all and was just watching the staff from her spot on the...
by arianwenarie
Sun May 30, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Abby (yellow lab) tumors...

I gave lots of hugs to Abby today and there's more to come. :) There's no behavior change (albiet slightly less active when out in the yard) and the masses don't seem to cause any pain - she allows me to touch them. Sorry to hear about Abby, hope all goes well for her next week. You are quite right ...
by arianwenarie
Sat May 29, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Abby (yellow lab) tumors... [update: They're Benign! :D]

Abby (our yellow lab) is schedule for a surgery to remove two masses on her abdomen next Wednesday. :( The vet thinks they're mast cell tumors and they're going to remove at least one of her mammary glands on which the larger mass is situated next to a nipple. I'm hoping these are benign, but they'r...
by arianwenarie
Mon May 24, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ailsa
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Ailsa

blufawn wrote:Yes usually Jackal has a strong influence over the looks of his progeny, but I guess he met his match with Susi :)
*gigglesnort* Poor Jackal. We still love him though. :P
by arianwenarie
Fri May 21, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ailsa
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Ailsa

Lovely pictures. The last time I saw the Susi/Skye litter was when they were still pups and off to their new homes (around the time the original forum was shut down). :( Ailsa is (nearly) all grown up now! I miss the cute puppy pictures already. Haha. Is it me or does Susi's looks greatly influence ...
by arianwenarie
Thu May 20, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Jaeger
Replies: 49
Views: 5621

Re: Jaeger

Oh. Jaeger...he got his butt kicked by a Furminator? LOL.

It seems like ages since I've seen pics of Jaeger and other Tams. I miss them! :(

How big is Jaeger in comparison to Blaze, btw? (I'm sure I've asked this before. haha)
by arianwenarie
Wed May 19, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Re: Hello!

Indeed. Did someone from the forum draw it?
by arianwenarie
Wed May 19, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Re: Hello!

Thanks. :)

And WOW. I love the default avatar..... <3
by arianwenarie
Wed May 19, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Hello!

I had a dumb moment earlier after I registered...forgot to log in! Haha. That probably explains why I didn't see the abundance of forum sections before. :P

Third time (visit) is a charm? LOL.