Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. Registration is free, and you'll be able to have full access to our forum, chat, ads, galleries, classifieds, blogs, and all other features of our community.

Photo

Need advice re: rescue puppy


  • Please log in to reply
129 replies to this topic

#76 OFFLINE   Jane

Jane

    Guide Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,294 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Ohio
  • Interests:I love to knit, sew, crochet and of course spend time with the dogs.
  • Name:Jane

Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE
after keeping them awake after dinner and until bedtime.


when I posted this, I never meant to keep a dog awake if they were trying to fall asleep. All our dogs, after dinner at 6 in the evening, had no trouble whatsoever in staying active until 9 or 10 pm. We still spend most evenings playing ball inside or outside running the yard. I'm not sure how this got interpreted into scenes of proding the dog to stay awake.
Posted Image

#77 OFFLINE   tinyfeetzfl

tinyfeetzfl

    Guide Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 2,068 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Largo, FL
  • Name:Renee

Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

I forgot about Gilis tags when she was a puppy.. when she would wake up, she would shake her head and tinkle her tags - we would wake up
and take her out to potty. It worked well for us.
I would like to respond to Madison's comment that "the puppy has to hear (at many times the volume that you hear) a bell ring every time she moves".
Using some regular logic, it seems to me that the tinkling of a small bell is a lot quieter than hearing fellow puppy sibs crying and whining. I have
heard puppies, and they can be pretty loud. If I am wrong in my perception of a tinkling bell vs crying puppy, then someone let me know.
I never tried to keep Gili up, but when she played hard and went for some lengthy walks, she was a tired girl. I also slept with her when I got her home
and those days seemed to go on and on getting up to potty, but once things got a bit chilly outside and nice and warm under the covers, she decided
she could hold it a bit longer... he he
Renee
Renee
Posted ImageIG Gili 10.25.06 (aka Tweety-Lou)

Posted Image

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

#78 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

I guess I was a bad mommy to my human girls...because I kind of made an attempt to keep them up more during the day, or at the least wearing them out when they were little and awake so right after bath time, every night, and into their jammies....they wanted to go to sleep. Doesn't it always seem like as soon as you come home with a new baby...they want to sleep all day and stay up all night??

Having had 5 puppies, it was like having a newborn in the house all over again. I had a bell on each new pup. From day one they slept in bed with me, secured to a short leash, with a throw or small doughnut bed under the blanket right next to me. A tiny cat bell (the size of a pea-got a whole bag of them from Michaels Crafts) really is not that loud or sensitive. When the pup was asleep in bed with me they were "dead to the world" so obviously the bell was silent....when they stirred in bed, it was because they had to go potty. The pup would wake up, stand up, I'd hear the bell or feel them move, I would get up, take them to a potty pad, then we would happily go back to bed. Some of my pups would just go back to sleep until the next potty break, and a few would want to play...in that case, I would have a beef tendon on my night stand and if the puppy wanted to play, I would sleepily hold the beef tendon in my hand while the puppy chewed on it. After 10 minutes of constant chewing, the pup would be asleep again.

Again, having a puppy was just like having a baby. With Karma and Lexi, both pups were in bed with me from day one...when one woke up I would take them both potty, even if the other one was fast asleep. I was up with them about every 2-3 hours. As they got a little older they slept longer. By the time they were 4 months old, they could jump off and on my low platform bed and they would go potty during the night on their own, then come back to bed. Deja, Stell and Zoey slept more during the night and I would only have to get up no more than 1-2 times a night as young pups.

I love my sleep, so I just felt that having them in bed with me would be the way to go. I had my bed protected and never did any of my pups ever pee in the bed. Like Jane, I never used a crate. Although, if i were to use a nice crate, I know it would take several nights of a puppy crying before it could learn to settle down on its own and go to sleep...again like a baby.

I remember with Nina, she was a thumb sucker in the womb (have the sonogram), and she sucked her thumb right after she was born. Then she found that a cloth diaper held to her cheek while sucking her thumb was her way to comfort herself and go to sleep. By the time she was 3, I felt she needed to learn to stop sucking the thumb...omg. The thumb sucking was keeping her from talking. Well, putting the yucky polish on her thumb did not work one bit. So, I then realized that the key was the cloth diaper. I took her cloth diaper away, which she needed in order to suck her thumb...the two went together. Even at ballet classes for 3 year olds, she would suck her thumb while holding her blanket to her cheek, lay on the floor and go to sleep and not dance with the other children. For 3 days she went through blanket and thumb withdrawals. I felt awful, she cried for her "bankie"....but I did not want her to go to her new play group in a school for 3 half days a week with her thumb in her mouth while holding a cloth diaper to her cheek, and not speaking. By the 4th day..she was over it and never sucked her thumb again, and she talked so much you couldn't shut her up. Would every mother do what I did, of course not. I've seen many older children 5-6 year olds with binkies in their mouths....their Mom does what she feels is right for her kids as well.

Before I got Karma and Lexi (I was an IG owner for 15 years prior) I clearly thought out how I wanted things to be in my house, how I would train them to use potty pads, and how to be social, loving, well adjusted family pets. The way I do things is the right way for me. Is it right for everyone, no. Like when I had my children or got a puppy, I never ready books about how to raise a well adjust child or puppy.....thousands of book with thousands of different opinions. My dogs can sit, stay, drop it and come...and that's it. They are all happy, very social, loving and well adjusted members of my family. I'm sure I have done things (like gently rolling a pup on its back and holding it there until its eye no longer are looking at me when it refuses to stop biting my hand..Stella) that others would never do....but that practice worked for me after several times in order to stop a bad habit.

Sylvia, I am 56 years old, so I know all this puppy stuff is not easy on a body. You are in a special situation. You got this pup at 5 weeks because of an irresponsible pet owner who bred their female then realized after the fact that they didn't want to deal with a litter of puppies. I commend you for jumping in with two feet in oder to provide this pup with a loving home....and I can tell you really love Maddie. The key is to not get stressed out and you should def. not be sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Because Maddie is so young, and didn't have her Mom to teach her, she is looking to you for guidance and to teach her what is acceptable and what is not.

I will call you tomorrow and we will talk about what what expectations you have for Maddie and how you can accomplish them....I love raising a puppy.....heck look how many times I've done it. One thing every owner of a puppy has to remember....the puppy does mature and settle down....just like our kids, they grow up so fast...
Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#79 OFFLINE   Jackswebmonkey

Jackswebmonkey

    Veteran Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 1,375 posts
  • Name:Madison

Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE
I guess I was a bad mommy to my human girls...because I kind of made an attempt to keep them up more during the day


Hi Linda...I really hope that you don't feel this way in response to the information I posted about the effects of denying sleep. There is a big difference between this and keeping a puppy who wants to sleep awake for two hours. In a hideous laboratory experiment where puppies were denied sleep, all of them had died in less than five days. The first few hours already revealed detrimental physiological effects. All of our actions and interactions with dogs carry consequences. We can only know whether they are good or bad for the dog by training ourselves to observe and correctly interpret mental and emotional response patterns and by learning all that we can from credible sources.
Madison and Jack


See IggyJack's Amazing Tricks and Activities on YouTube

Read ideas and excerpts from my forthcoming book The Conceptual Dog
http://conceptualdog.blogspot.com

#80 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (Jackswebmonkey @ Aug 29 2010, 10:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Linda...I really hope that you don't feel this way in response to the information I posted about the effects of denying sleep. There is a big difference between this and keeping a puppy who wants to sleep awake for two hours. In a hideous laboratory experiment where puppies were denied sleep, all of them had died in less than five days. The first few hours already revealed detrimental physiological effects. All of our actions and interactions with dogs carry consequences. We can only know whether they are good or bad for the dog by training ourselves to observe and correctly interpret mental and emotional response patterns and by learning all that we can from credible sources.


of course not, Madison....I was just making light of my own child raising experience.

I really don't think that anyone meant to insinuate that anyone would do what ever it takes to keep a sleepy puppy up for hours beyond its rest time...we all know that when a puppy crashes...It's like someone turns off a light switch...you can maybe keep them up for a short while by distraction, play, treats, etc..but when a pup wants to sleep, no distraction in a normal circumstance would ever keep a puppy awake. As you said above....the death of the puppies was due to a "hideous laboratory experiment" def. not the normal distraction any of us, as loving pet owners would do.....

Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#81 OFFLINE   Jane

Jane

    Guide Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,294 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Ohio
  • Interests:I love to knit, sew, crochet and of course spend time with the dogs.
  • Name:Jane

Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:06 PM

since I am the one who suggested this, please don't anyone go to this extent:

QUOTE
She kept closing her eyes and trying to sleep, so we gave up abt 10:30 and went to bed. AND We got pics of her trying to sleep while we were keeping her up last night


this is not what I meant at all, I'm sorry for any misunderstanding. If a puppy is tired enough to be closing their eyes, then they really need to be allowed to go to sleep.
Posted Image

#82 OFFLINE   Wendy

Wendy

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 564 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Name:Wendy

Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:52 PM

Sorry for the misunderstanding--and I should add that she was NOT trying to sleep for two hours straight. We would never have kept her up for that long. 8:30 was when she woke up from her last nap. She started to drift off a few times and we got her to play, then when it was obvious that she was "done," we let her sleep while we got ready (took Ems out, etc.), and then took her to bed.
Wendy
Posted Image
Posted Image<3<3<3 Emma <3<3<3

#83 OFFLINE   Sarah

Sarah

    Veteran Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,019 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Georgia
  • Name:Sarah

Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

I just wanted to offer a few words of encouragement. Puppyhood is trying on so many levels (I've done it twice in less than 2 yrs). IG whispers is a very helpful place for ideas and information. It can sometimes feel as confusing as talking to a group of moms, chiropractors and pediatricians about the best way to raise a baby, though. My only advice is, don't be afraid to ask for advice and listen to other people's experiences, but also don't be afraid to do what works for you or what you decide is the best thing for your situation. It would be impossible to get one "best" answer for any problem. There are a lot of IG folks here from all walks of life, we have different experiences and opinions about behavior, training, nutrition, vet care etc. Don't let it get you down. Good luck with your sweet girl,

Sarah
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePearl, Opal, Ruby, and Quinn


Posted Image

#84 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (Sarah @ Aug 29 2010, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just wanted to offer a few words of encouragement. Puppyhood is trying on so many levels (I've done it twice in less than 2 yrs). IG whispers is a very helpful place for ideas and information. It can sometimes feel as confusing as talking to a group of moms, chiropractors and pediatricians about the best way to raise a baby, though. My only advice is, don't be afraid to ask for advice and listen to other people's experiences, but also don't be afraid to do what works for you or what you decide is the best thing for your situation. It would be impossible to get one "best" answer for any problem. There are a lot of IG folks here from all walks of life, we have different experiences and opinions about behavior, training, nutrition, vet care etc. Don't let it get you down. Good luck with your sweet girl,

Sarah



Perfectly said, Sarah thumbs.gif

Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#85 OFFLINE   alliesmom

alliesmom

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 9,519 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Providence, RI
  • Interests:My main interest is loving and caring for my 2 IG girls, Allie and Riley, as well as my cat, Sabrina. I adore all animals, but I have a passion for IGs. This passion began with my first IG, Tara, who is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I love anything that involves IGs; spending time with Allie and Riley, attending East Coast IG Rescue events, SHOPPING for Allie's and Riley's wardrobes, and of course, communicating with other IG Whispers members. Aside from IGs, my interests include reading a variety of genres and being with friends and family, especially my 13 year old niece, Ella. Professionally, I am a reading specialist for first and second grades. Although I enjoy teaching, the best thing about my job is the long summer vacation, during which I am free to spend endless hours with Allie and Riley.
  • Name:Deb

Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:58 AM

QUOTE (Sarah @ Aug 29 2010, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just wanted to offer a few words of encouragement. Puppyhood is trying on so many levels (I've done it twice in less than 2 yrs). IG whispers is a very helpful place for ideas and information. It can sometimes feel as confusing as talking to a group of moms, chiropractors and pediatricians about the best way to raise a baby, though. My only advice is, don't be afraid to ask for advice and listen to other people's experiences, but also don't be afraid to do what works for you or what you decide is the best thing for your situation. It would be impossible to get one "best" answer for any problem. There are a lot of IG folks here from all walks of life, we have different experiences and opinions about behavior, training, nutrition, vet care etc. Don't let it get you down. Good luck with your sweet girl,

Sarah

My sentiments exactly!
Regards from Deb, Allie (6/1/07), and Riley (2/20/09)
Posted Image
Allie's webpage
Riley's webpage
Tara's webpage

#86 OFFLINE   Sylvia

Sylvia

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Interests:reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, snuggling with my Iggy
  • Name:Sylvia

Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:06 AM

As a big THANK YOU to my new friends, I wanted to share Maddie's "Good morning, Mom, it's 7:30am!" adventure. I was awakened to the tinkle of Maddie's bell, whereupon I took her to the door of the bathroom, set her onto the tile floor, and she scampered over to her litterbox and peed. dance_for_joy.gif I then picked her up & praised her. I set her down on the FR hardwood floor and went over to her cage in the kitchen (24' away) where her food was in her bowl on the kennel door and called her. She came & ate. When I returned to the FR with more food and offered it to her, she sniffed it and wanted none. So it was off to the kitchen to put Maddie's food bowl on the counter (so Emma would not eat the puppy food). mmmmm.... What's this I hear? Ah it is Maddie's bell as she scampers toward the back hall. mmmmm Now I hear a scratching sound. What could that be? I tiptoe to the back hall and peer around the corner.... And there is my Maddie squatting in her litterbox doing her poop!!! dance_for_joy.gif dance_for_joy.gif This was the first time she did this without prompting...... She just "had to go! " spikey_closedeyes.gif

Thanks guys!
Thanks Maddie!
ILY
Sylvia
MontiPosted Image TessaPosted Image MaddiePosted Image

#87 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:11 PM

That's fantastic, Sylvia. How did little Maddie do when you made your drive to pick your husband up at the airport?
Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#88 OFFLINE   Wendy

Wendy

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 564 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Name:Wendy

Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:40 AM

I don't think Mom has gotten a chance to see this thread, so I'll reply for her. She left for the airport at 4:00. I had a meeting after school, so I got to their house shortly before 5:00; thus, she wasn't even alone an hour. I'm not sure what she did while she was alone, but she wasn't crying when Mom left, and she wasn't crying when I got there. smile.gif

BTW, she LOVES Dad. No surprise; Emma is also smitten, as was Tessa. <3
Wendy
Posted Image
Posted Image<3<3<3 Emma <3<3<3

#89 OFFLINE   Sylvia

Sylvia

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Interests:reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, snuggling with my Iggy
  • Name:Sylvia

Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:25 AM

So this morning Maddie found the litterbox and pooped (I had left her asleep in her playpen and had gone to shower). This gal is learning bout litterboxes... dance_for_joy.gif ...bout nibbling on shoes, toes, fingers.....not so much. spikey_tongue.gif
My hubby kept Maddie asleep in his lap while he read last night....after I went to bed. This morning he said that we have to make other arrangements.....he saw 5am on the clock. So tonight we try to see if she will sleep in her kennel....should be interesting.
.... or I guess I could take Maddie to bed with me like I have for 3 wks..... just saying... spikey_closedeyes.gif

Good vet check up yesterday. 4# 2oz strong heart fecal test came back negative dance_for_joy.gif
Sylvia
MontiPosted Image TessaPosted Image MaddiePosted Image

#90 OFFLINE   alliesmom

alliesmom

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 9,519 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Providence, RI
  • Interests:My main interest is loving and caring for my 2 IG girls, Allie and Riley, as well as my cat, Sabrina. I adore all animals, but I have a passion for IGs. This passion began with my first IG, Tara, who is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I love anything that involves IGs; spending time with Allie and Riley, attending East Coast IG Rescue events, SHOPPING for Allie's and Riley's wardrobes, and of course, communicating with other IG Whispers members. Aside from IGs, my interests include reading a variety of genres and being with friends and family, especially my 13 year old niece, Ella. Professionally, I am a reading specialist for first and second grades. Although I enjoy teaching, the best thing about my job is the long summer vacation, during which I am free to spend endless hours with Allie and Riley.
  • Name:Deb

Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:31 AM

Good girl, Maddie...we're all rooting for you!
Regards from Deb, Allie (6/1/07), and Riley (2/20/09)
Posted Image
Allie's webpage
Riley's webpage
Tara's webpage

#91 OFFLINE   TinyTaf

TinyTaf

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 6,007 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Arizona
  • Name:Karen

Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:52 PM

So glad to hear she is doing so well Sylvia. dance.gif Way to go Maddie! thumbsup2.gif
Posted Image

#92 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:26 PM

Sylvia....no sleeping on a mattress on the floor!
Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#93 OFFLINE   Sylvia

Sylvia

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Interests:reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, snuggling with my Iggy
  • Name:Sylvia

Posted 04 September 2010 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE (Linda @ Sep 3 2010, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sylvia....no sleeping on a mattress on the floor!


No, Linda, that mattress is on the bed and Wendy and Ems are on it. I am on the bed in my room.

Edited by Sylvia, 04 September 2010 - 06:46 AM.

Sylvia
MontiPosted Image TessaPosted Image MaddiePosted Image

#94 OFFLINE   Sylvia

Sylvia

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Interests:reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, snuggling with my Iggy
  • Name:Sylvia

Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:06 AM

dance_for_joy.gif dance_for_joy.gif WOOHOOOO!!! Maddie has "gull wing" ears today. rofl.gif Her tummy is tucked spikey_rolleyes.gif and her chest is big spikey_closedeyes.gif . Let's here it for my own Dolly Parton.... ooo that can't be right...cuz Maddie's feet are big. rofl.gif
Sylvia
MontiPosted Image TessaPosted Image MaddiePosted Image

#95 OFFLINE   tinyfeetzfl

tinyfeetzfl

    Guide Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 2,068 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Largo, FL
  • Name:Renee

Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:08 PM

Sounds like Maddy is blossoming into a perfect little IG princess spikey_biggrin.gif .
Renee
Renee
Posted ImageIG Gili 10.25.06 (aka Tweety-Lou)

Posted Image

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

#96 OFFLINE   Wendy

Wendy

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 564 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Name:Wendy

Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:14 PM

A perfect DEMON princess, at times! spikey_rolleyes.gif
Wendy
Posted Image
Posted Image<3<3<3 Emma <3<3<3

#97 OFFLINE   Dawondergirls

Dawondergirls

    Guide Dog

  • Validating Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,381 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Vernon, VT
  • Interests:IGs, cats, mystery books especially historical, classical music and singing.
  • Name:Doreen

Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:23 PM

What a lucky little girl! She has a doting mom, dad, big sister and a niece iggy!
I love to hear how she is turning into an iggy princess!

#98 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:44 PM

You sound so happy, Sylvia.....I love it when a pup starts to actually start to look like a an IG.
Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#99 OFFLINE   Wendy

Wendy

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 564 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Name:Wendy

Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

Oh, and she is! Now that she's 9 weeks okd, she looks like Tessa and Ems did when we got them as puppies. smile.gif

(We're still working on the biting. She's doing SO WELL with potty training, though!)
Wendy
Posted Image
Posted Image<3<3<3 Emma <3<3<3

#100 OFFLINE   Sylvia

Sylvia

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Interests:reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, snuggling with my Iggy
  • Name:Sylvia

Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:59 AM

.........and Maddie WAS doing so well with her housebreaking, too. My hubby did not know bout the few "accidents" that I picked up as soon as I saw them. She still uses the puddle pad; but since Sunday morning, she prefers our new run in the family room as her "poop place." I am not amused and my hubby is very much Not Happy!!! We praise Maddie when she uses the puddle pad (and she has started going into her play pen, scratching the plastic floor...nope not there, then scratching the puddle pad in her pen....yep that's it...and "going" there.

My but our girl is growing. I can't believe how fast she is BIG. Her legs are so long and she is lengthening from shoulder to hip .... so much. My goodness. She is gonna be a BIG GIRL! Whatever happened to the "wee thing" I brought home from rescue. Oh and she is definitely developing her own personality....strong-willed and stubborn.

My hubby has a new name for her: Chewy Chewy Mattsouey......don't ask me why, He had about 20 names for Tessa (Tessie Boo, Boo Dog, Boo Bear, Bear Dog, Tessie, Tessabooskie, etc.). And he did not want another dog...... humph!

Edited by Sylvia, 14 September 2010 - 09:00 AM.

Sylvia
MontiPosted Image TessaPosted Image MaddiePosted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users