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  1. One more thing you might want to consider to give Max a safe space is to setup a large crate with a comfy bed in it as his safe space. Leave the door open so he is free to come and go as he wants, but it needs to be his space and only his, so the child can not play in or around it. I'm not suggesting that Max be crated at all, just that he has the crate as his safe space. Rocket had a crate in our other house for years and we would often find him in it because the sun beams came in through that window. The pic in my signature is from one of his sunbathing sessions.
  2. What Ducky said. Max is giving all the warning signals possible that he is not comfortable with the situation. If you take away that warning by correcting him when he growls, he will escalate to a bite with no warning simply because he has no other way to let you know that. The child needs to learn that Max's space is off limits - especially his bed and the area surrounding it. All interaction between the two need to be supervised right now. You might also have to take away the couch as a privilege for Max, but I am going to let others who have dealt with the whole sofa thing answer that. We've never had a hound who got on the furniture, but have dealt with plenty of other space issues.
  3. Looking good Lila! Those half-birthdays add up. Happy Birthday!
  4. Yup - there are walks and then there are poopwalks.
  5. Logan - take tomorrow off. You've earned it Big Guy!
  6. Everyone slept last night including me. Someone wanted out at midnight and they all went out as a result. After I went back to bed, the next thing I heard was Kate talking to me while standing beside the bed at 6:20 AM - that's much more uninterrupted sleep than usual since it seems that everyone usually wants out at a different time during the night.
  7. Kate Petunia And Trolley, who had a slumber party with the girls last night. Now - just try to get that Mister Rogers song out of your head for the rest of the day.
  8. UPDATE - Sun 3/1 - The price has dropped again - now to $31.47 That's $16.51 below the normal price and is even cheaper on Subscribe and Save. Some of the other Pro Plan Foods are also on sale, so if you use Purina Food, check the price on Chewy. Some are on sale, some aren't
  9. I would have forgotten her long ago except the show is still on every day on a couple of the channels here that show mostly old shows.
  10. I always called Rocket "Mrs. Kravitz" also. That boy missed nothing that happened out the window.
  11. I know there are several of us here who use Purina Pro Plan Focus Large Breed. I just placed a Chewy Order and it is $34.97 for a 34 lb bag instead of $47.98 as usual. At a savings of $13 per bag, I ordered 2. Note that you will need to reach $49 for free 2 day shipping on Chewy as usual or be charged $4.99 flat rate regular shipping.
  12. Never hurts to have an extra bag on hand. I also made sure that I had some canned chicken from Evanger's on hand yesterday. We use that when we need to feed a bland diet. When Rocket was alive I kept 2 cases of that at all times because he had major tummy issues. Apparently broodies have cast iron tummies, so I haven't needed one can since Petunia or Kate arrived. I double checked to make sure I had some here anyway.
  13. Happy Birthday you handsome dude! Bean is looking awesome too!
  14. I normally order the next bag of dog food when I open a new bag. That gives me 4-5 weeks on hand between the open bag and the one on order. I am doubtful that we will see supply chain shortages on dog food, but shipping services could be impacted if we get to a real lock-down situation and they start telling people not to go to work. I don't think that is going to happen here because the lack of sales tax and other taxes coming in would cripple the various governments within a week. A new bag from Chewy arrived today, and I will probably order one extra to have on hand. That should give me enough to get through any period where it is suggested that we don't leave the house. Just make sure to keep them rotated by date if you find yourself sitting on multiple bags eventually. When we lived in IL I used to keep 2-3 unopened bags on hand at all times, mostly due to large snow events or a long term ice storm. I scaled that number back when we moved to Phoenix.
  15. There are 2 beds for watching out the door right where I took the picture from. There are 2 more beds in the same room in case they want to watch TV. Not that they are spoiled.
  16. The cable company pulled out up front to check an equipment box on the street this evening. Mrs. Kravitz 1 and Mrs. Kravitz 2 both jumped from their beds to go see what was going on in the neighborhood. It was the most excitement we've had here all day.
  17. No problem. I've been following the articles about them along with some other related research programs at other major universities. It;s great to see so much research being focused on dogs that will ultimately help people too.
  18. She was probably referring to this. Took a bit to find on their site. https://www.wpr.org/shows/treating-cancer-our-pets
  19. She had a very normal day today, so all appears to be well. The next time she wants a $900 car ride I will order an Uber for her. The E-Vet did not suggest anything as they primarily defer back to your main vet for ongoing treatment or changes to meds. She sent us home with enough Cerrenia for a few nausea incidents if needed until we see our regular vet. Our regular vet is a mobile vet and will come to the house in about 10 days to do a re-check unless we need something sooner. I fully expect her to add some Chinese herbs or other supplements etc to the routine. Thus far, her additions of herbs, supplements, accupuncture etc have been spot-on and improved the conditions she has prescribed them for. If we need a regular medication she will prescribe that as well, but her practice is a nice combination of mainstream veterinary medicine and holistic treatment. I never followed the holistic side of things very much, but this vet is proof that with the right knowledge both have their place with our hounds.
  20. She seems completely back to normal. We had a lot of rain today and are having to put the leash on her to get her to go outside, but it's not even like we have to put any pressure on the leash. It just has to be clipped on so that she resigns herself to going outside. No issue other than she's being stubborn about it if you try without the leash. (This is a fairly regular happening, so most likely not related to the incident.) Did someone say "stubborn and Petunia" in the same sentence?
  21. I remember Bella's arrival here and loved that video of her running in the back yard in her final week. The picture on the beach is beautiful. Run pain-free Bella. You will be missed here, but never forgotten.
  22. Good to know. That's why I wanted to keep this thread going. Scared us is an understatement, but all I could do was laugh when the vet said that she was complaining.
  23. NEW TODAY: I'm going to resurrect this old thread also instead of starting a new one. We awoke to a crash and a yelp at 3:08 AM this morning. Petunia got up from her dog bed and either lost her balance or had an episode of some type which caused her to run into a step stool and push that into the mini blinds. She was unable to put weight on her rear legs and really couldn't walk around or stand. We sat with her for about 20 minutes so that she could settle down before putting her in the van and heading to the E-Vet. The vet suspects a vestibular event based on the drool , head tilt, and apparent nausea she was experiencing. We left her at the vet for nausea meds, fluids, bloodwork and observation. Just as we got to sleep at about 7:15AM, the phone rang and the vet said that she was back to her old self, and complaining about the service there.. (That's my broodie) The EVet had us pick her up before 9AM so they could remove a large charge for medical boarding and observation since they didn't feel she needed their level of care. That was awesome of them. We picked her up and she has been resting comfortably since. We will follow up with our own vet and keep an eye on her as she recovers. What a day!
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