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About JackieDog

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  • Birthday 04/15/1965

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    Salem, VA
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    Greyhounds of course! I do have other nerdly interests however.

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  1. It's a cult. Well, we did get Jackie in an unauthorized fashion...someone had adopted her in Florida and then they 'needed to get rid of her' as she was just not happy living in a much smaller house with a crazy lab and a toddler. She was the perfect dog. We took her 'for the weekend' and hubs was out buying a bed for her within an hour (the one she came with was horrible). So, no adoption group to not tell us things. One thing though, no one would have mentioned the extensive wardrobe required--a collar for every holiday, hats, coats, booties...the list goes on.
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  3. I'm so sorry...such a Good Boy.
  4. Very topical (Hah! See what I did there!) as I was just coming here to read up on dandruff. New Susie (arrived in January) is coming out of winter full of shedding and dandruff. She's mostly white so it's hard to notice until getting brushed or I look at my hand. Then I realize the girl is super flakey. I remember Homer was like that too extra shedding and flakey--probably a combination of coming out of a kennel situation, losing their first coat, and dietary changes. I was trying to remember what we used and was looking here for it. Salmon oil, that was it. He improved whether it w
  5. Great to read...Homer is a truly lazy and sedentary dog. Didn't appreciate how bad it was until we had an overnight visitor who looked almost just like him/same age and was CLEARLY a more fit boy. Now we have Susie who is younger and more active. Homer is getting more exercise keeping up with her a bit, but she loves walking. Homer has always hated them (and has corns it turns out), so it's a challenge. Will probably have to start doing thins type of thing. I'm sure he'll go nuts for a lure pole type thing.
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  7. Old thread, but I will pile on. We used the 'martingale harness' which is how I think of it for my very spooky galgo when we first got her. Nearly backed out of the martingale collar numerous times. Later as she got more comfortable (like years later) we kept using it just in case, and also she seemed to appreciate the extra hug on her. We have a brand new girl (paperwork will hopefully be final on Saturday once we are sure the dogs get along) and my husband called me halfway into her first walk to bring Xena's old harness. This one is so high prey/squirrel crazy he wanted the extra contr
  8. I read the title and burst out laughing. There are two shedding seasons. Night and Day. And, to top it off, we suddenly find a black and white furred creature in our house, as if the fawn fur all over didn't get all over everything. Now there is a color to show on EVERYTHING. That said, my galgo barely lost fur. I'd take Homer out for a regular brushing (furminator is my my friend). He lined up for it, then she would come over and present herself for her turn with the furminator. Only hardly anything came off. It was basically a prolonged scratching and rubbing session, but she wa
  9. When we got our galgo girl we fed separately, she would growl if Jackie (the most inoccuous dog ever) was anywhere near her slow-eating self. She graduated to dining in her crate leisurely and lying down (weirdo). But even after the desperate growls subsided and she realized no one was they still ate apart. Kept it up with Homer as she seemed happy going to her crate for meals. In any case, there may just be some history of posturing around food without any real ill intent...and time can easily overcome. Just my personal experience and observation. And even by galgo standards Xena was a
  10. How sweet looking! Maybe instead of an eight it was a misaligned 'infinity' sign . Bertie sounds like a great name!
  11. Awww, I have a Xena too . I have no specific advice to give, but welcome. They do learn, adapt, settle, but some do need more help than others. My Xena (who's baseline is 'basket case' for many reasons) was at a big loss when our old Jackie passed away even though I didn't think they were all that bonded. Getting Homer has settled her a bit, but I'm not suggesting another dog as a solution. Of course there's nothing WRONG with another dog...and perhaps an older fellow who has lost a home for some reason and already has manners/adapted would help her settle too....
  12. I was going to edit, but it doesn't work on my tablet. After I woke up I realized I did remember the Greytalk connection . I'd forgotten, oops. Even so, glad you are back. How far are you from Roanoke? I think I knew that at one point but can't remember that either.
  13. Well hello! I had no idea of the Greytalk connection! I mostly am a lurker here but it's nice to see you here . Now that I see your name/siggy I remember you from when I lurked here more actively. For those who don't know...Xena and Reyna are sisters. Solid/strong greyhound boys seem to help these two. Cathy
  14. I can't do the Greytalk emojis on my tablet, so hugs and flowers....and in words, I'm sorry for your loss.
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