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About LaFlaca

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  • Birthday 04/19/1955

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    The Magic City
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    All creatures, great and small. Reading good books. Spending time with my family. Cooking. Gardening. Learning. Spirituality. DOGS!!! Especially Greyhounds.

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  1. My first Grey, Wendy, was a master gravedigger when it came to food. She’d bury turkey necks and the like and dig them up for a snack once they were nice and ripe. #2 Grey, Lola, stole whatever she could get her mouth on and bury it under the cushions on her beds. Jenny is a thief of all things edible or not and will hide her cache between the cushions on the sofas. Imagine my surprise upon finding a tomato stuffed between the back and seat cushion of the living room sofa. Gotta love ‘em!
  2. Jenny is almost entirely black. Huh. Good to know it is a natural occurrence.
  3. When Jenny joined our family a year ago her lips were black now they are pink. It looks like she’s wearing lipstick. They also seem a bit fleshier to me at the sides of her mouth. She does not exhibit any discomfort. I switched her stainless steel food and water bowls recently to glass on the off chance she’s sensitive to stainless. Any ideas?
  4. My plan is to allow her back on the chair (she’s been exiled for several days) and if she has any more inappropriate reactions ask her to vacate each time, keeping her off the remainder of that day. Hopefully she’ll eventually understand that the snark/snap is a no-no.
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  6. Good observation. It’s only happened in the chair. Thank you.
  7. Well, this is a new one for me. Jenny is my third Greyhound and the only one I’ve owned who will snark/snap. She is muzzled when at the vet. Last night, she snarked/snapped at DH when he approached me and again when he reached over the back of the recliner I was sitting in. Both times, Jenny was in the other recliner next to me. I immediately gave her a strong ‘uh-uh’! and had her vacate the chair. Now, do I allow her back on the chair and make her get off if the behavior repeats or make the chair permanently (or temporarily) off limits? Or some other behavior modification? I wonder if
  8. Her vet actually brought it to my attention. I hadn’t noticed it. I’m keeping an eye on it, for now. I tend to think she may have overdone it on a chew and irritated her lips. Chews are off the menu for the time being.
  9. Can anyone think why Jenny’s ordinarily black lips would have turned pink?
  10. My second hound, Lola, had quite a strong, unpleasant odor. Like you, I thought it was ‘kennel’ smell. No amount of shampooing made it go away. She also had beautiful teeth but horrible breath. After I lost Lola suddenly, I began to wonder if the odor wasn’t linked to some underlying illness. The vet never could figure out what happened, but her blood work at the end was completely out of whack. My only suggestion is to get some blood work and urinalysis done just in case. I pray it’s nothing a good shampoo can take care of.
  11. I use Springtime Joint Chewables.
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