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  1. That is about the schedule (more like 10 am to 7 pm) that Logan has been on for six years now, got a dog sitter that just lets him out around noonish. He sometimes urinates at noon, but virtually never does a BM. We do walk about a mile in the morning before work, and an hour or two in the evening, and that is when he usually does his business. AFAIK he just sleeps all day.
  2. Congrats to you, Kate, & Petunia! Good news is you shouldn't have any trouble telling them apart :-)
  3. I had Logan and Max riding together in the back seat of a Chrysler 300 (the new, bigger sedan version) over about 3 years. What I initially did was fold the back seat down, but that leaves an opening into the trunk, which they would slide back into, so I filled that with some blankets. Still not the best, but then I just removed the back seat entirely (there are bolts that can be undone to do this), dropped a small bed mattress into the rather large space now left by removing the back seat entirely, and padded it up with blankets. Its about as good as a small minivan that way, but of course you no longer have a back seat (or rather, the back seat is in the attic rather than in the car :-) With only Logan now, he rides fine in the back seat of my current Ford Fusion (2016 model), without folding the seat down or removing it. I took a piece of carpet extra and tied it to the baby seat clasps at the top of the seat backs, and the carpet then droops down over the back and seat bottom of the backseat and has stayed nicely. But Logan is pretty easy, he gets in the back seat and immediately lays down most of the time. Basically, if you have only one dog you can almost surely make it work with a sedan. Two dogs, depends on how they ride and how well the get along.
  4. Reminds me of those nature documentaries, where they show feeder fish in the ocean. The big fish line up at the cleaner station, and the smaller cleaner fish do their thing.
  5. Are the "downing ears" where one ear tends to go horizontal and the other vertical? If so, Logan has that trait as well. Both ears go straight up if he is really excited or concentrating, but if he is attentive but more relaxed only the left ear goes up, the right ear is horizontal (so it would be opposite of Piper in your photo). Here is a shot showing it:
  6. Gable Logan is a great-grandson(dog?) of Gable Dodge, born April 7, 2010 and still going at 9 yo now. Didn't win as many races as great-grandpa, but still can do amazing stuff, like this headstand: (ok, maybe the shot was from above :-)
  7. Shouldn't you move the fan a bit? He isn't directly in the line of airflow :-)
  8. Thanks for the quick replies. I will go over the links this weekend. I tend to avoid x-rays (for myself or dogs) when possible, but if the vet recommends it will probably get that. My vet is not a greyhound specialist, but has been seeing Logan (and Max before that) for the whole time I have had them, and they seem to know the greyhound quirks. As far as I recall, this is the first time the vet has sent out a client base-wide email, so they do seem to be taking it seriously.
  9. I am late to the canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)-grain free food discussion, but my vet sent out an email yesterday advising all clients to switch off grain-free food, which led to me going over the threads on this here on GT and on the Internet. Logan was on Taste of the Wild, which is listed as number 3 on the number of DCM cases, so got a bag of IAMS green last night and switched him to it. He seems to like it better, and it is cheaper, so ok in that regard. Logan has his annual physical next week. Obviously my vet is on top of the DCM matter, but my question is this. Will the vet be able to determine if Logan has DCM at the physical? Is it detectable just using a stethescope, or is there a blood test, or whatnot? Is there any test I should ask for? Thanks in advance for any info, -- Rob
  10. FWIW: I thought the greyhound story in this article was amusing... https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/samuel-rodriguez-what-greyhounds-taught-me-about-finding-happiness-in-life
  11. I'm wondering how much of the behavior change is really tied to the events with Duchess. Toffy was one year old when you moved out of your parents' house. That is a big change for a dog, and you say he caused a lot of trouble at that point, which is why you adopted Duchess. So there may have been some personality change going on at that point. While the very negative experience with Duchess during the transition may not have been helpful, the change in housing situation, going from being a member of a pack to a single dog, along with Toffy simply getting larger/older probably also changed his temperament. As a larger, older dog who is now an only dog, he may have just become more assertive and more strongly bonded to/protective of you, especially with a Cane Corso about his size encroaching on "his" yard (cowering before the giant Mastiffs is just being sensible :-) It sounds to me like Toffy is acting quite normally. Dogs have different reactions to different dogs, some better than others. Toffy is fine with the two Spanish Mastiffs and with the young dog, but has an issue with the Cane Corso and maybe some other dogs. He may just not like the Cane Corso, for some reason us humans can never understand, or maybe running along the fence barking is his way of trying to get the Cane Corso to play. My Logan tends to be reactive with larger dogs, is fine with (or annoyed by) small dogs, cowers before very large mastiffs. But, there is one brown eskimo-type dog in the neighborhood that makes him go nuts - I have no idea why. Dogs have different personalities which can change over time, just like people, and if Toffy has a more high strung personality as an older single dog than he did as a one-year old living with a pack of other dogs, I would not jump to the conclusion he has PSTD.
  12. greysmom: No, I don't think Logan noticed :-) Too busy smelling stuff. But he doesn't have much prey drive anymore, will barely notice if he sees a squirrel nowadays. EllenEveBaz: Click on the link to the full-size version and zoom in (<CTRL>-+ should do it on most computers). There is something in the field behind the trees... Sycamore sounds right on the tree, though I'm not positive on that. Logan actually loves his walks, but he can't handle the heat, even in the low to mid 70's he starts slowing down, and if the sun is out with no shade he slows to a stop pretty quick, may take 2-3 stops on a walk of under 2 miles. During the week we tend to do short walks in the a.m. around 9 am (fixed by work schedule) and then go around dusk or after dark in the p.m. I also will be carrying a water bottle for him this summer, he never would drink from it before (Max would always drink though) but last weekend he got hot and laid down on a neighbor's lawn and the neighbor brought out water for him, and he drank it. Logan does like drinking from the water fountain in the park, just not from a portable water bowl. Logan will occasionally stop and turn around if it is too hot, like your Eve did. But more often he is the opposite, refusing to turn around when he should.
  13. Here is a link to the last picture at even larger size, in case the embedded image is too small. (I'm not sure about posting embedded full-size images on GT): https://photos.smugmug.com/Moble-photos-2019/i-WXGL6B4/0/92897bb5/4K/20190602_161617-4K.jpg
  14. Just a few shots from Logan's walk this afternoon. We went along a bike trail following the Rocky River. Most of it was shady, but the trail just ahead was in the sun... Logan does not like walking in the sun. After a bit over one mile, we reached a shady spot across the road from the trail. Logan decided it was time for a rest A shot of the golf course we were going around, taken while Logan was resting. He was tired, so we headed back, since that was into the sun I did not take any shots on the way back. But, this last one was from earlier in the walk, just as we reached the edge of the golf course. Can you find the easter egg in it? (Hint, I'm posting it larger size, you will probably need to zoom in). Thanks for looking...
  15. Second picture = synchronized sleeping, new olympic event. (If they can have curling...)
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