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#101 OFFLINE   02iglets

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:58 PM

Oh yeah, all the puppy things that I do not miss. LOL. Maddie is so young that her potty training will have setbacks. The nipping, chewing...all signs of teething. Just so much there for such a young dog. I just placed a 6 month old female this weekend that is NOT potty trained, chews everything, wakes everyone up at 5:30, etc. Still a puppy and hopefully her new Dad will have patience with her. He has a male, almost 2 years, that he raised from 6 months so none of this is new to him.

Maddie is much younger and had a serious setback just with her leaving her family at such a young age. Patience, time, and lots of love will go a long way to help her thru this troubled time.

Oh, just a suggestion that you let your hubby know about her "accidents" because if he finds them on his own and then finds out that you knew about them, it could be a disaster there. Ours at ages 5 years x3 and one at age 10 years, still have an accident now and then. Very seldom, but they do come on. Hubby knows since sometimes he is the one to find them. JMHO.


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the encouragement, Edie. I think my hubby knows there have been some accidents cause he found a yellow urine stain in the bedroom. I did not know bout that one. I told him I would take care of it and I did.....smell and stain gone. I suspect Maddie is teething and perhaps losing some baby teeth. She has some "blank" spaces in her gums where I thought teeth were. Is it normal to have the front teeth, canine teeth, and then a 1/2" blank space? At 10 weeks tomorrow, she probably is teething. Although it seems as if she has been teething for the past 5 weeks. She even tries to teeth on my Mac spikey_rolleyes.gif.
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:03 AM

Yeah--I totally get the "chewy" part, but not the matthoweveryouspellit.

We know that IGs can be difficult re: potty issues. I still say she's doing GREAT, especially considering her age and how long it's been since another dog showed her where to "go" (since Ems always goes outside).

Really looking forward to the needle-teeth being gone, though. spikey_nowink.gif
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:38 AM

Maddie shouldn't be loosing any teeth until about 5 months of age. I remember the big gaps between the baby teeth, on the sides of the mouth with my girls. I think she is doing great...we just need to see some new pictures spikey_rolleyes.gif
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:57 AM

Linda, I'll try to get some pics tonight and upload them; we're at Mom and Dad's for a couple days because Ems experienced some stomach upset yesterday and the vet wants her on the chicken-and-rice diet for a couple days (he suggested Iams ID, but I feel more comfortable with this). I might even scout around and see if I can find some pumpkin and see if he recommends adding a bit of that, or if it's too soon.

Long story short: I'll be there tonight and will try to catch The Mad Dog in action for your viewing pleasure. XD
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

MMMmmm.... So Linda says she wants new pictures of Maddie.... spikey_rolleyes.gif


Maddie in profile


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (Sylvia @ Sep 15 2010, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MMMmmm.... So Linda says she wants new pictures of Maddie.... spikey_rolleyes.gif


Maddie in profile


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Almost makes me want another puppy ... almost wink.gif
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 01:55 PM

She is getting sooooo big Sylvia. What a beautiful little girl!!!
Thanks for sharing her new pictures. I look forward to more pictures of your little ANGEL innocent.gif as she grows. (I got a chuckle out of that after I typed that mosking.gif)
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:56 AM

Maddie is off to the Vet on Wed. for her 2nd set of shots, DAPP and bordatelo. I asked the vet tec to put a notice in Maddie's file that she is not to have lepto vaccine. She told me t'would be no problem.
Maddie's unofficial weight on the bathroom scale this morning was.... da da da dahhhhh 6# 8oz. She is growing too fast.... slow down Maddie. It is getting more difficult to hold her when she is wiggly...... just saying.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:25 AM

Depending on whether Wendy's dog gets immunized for bordatella you may not want to have Maddie around her. Dogs that are vaccinated (intranasal) can shed the virus for up to 3 days (7 days is recommended for separating from suseptible dogs) and cause other dogs to become mildly infected.

We don't do the bordatella vaccine, but that's an individual choice.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:30 PM

Emmy gets NO vaccines anymore--the only meds I give her are a monthly heartworm preventative (Interceptor) and, once a year, a flea and tick topical preventative (I think it was Frontline--definitely one of the ones that does NOT enter the bloodstream). I know a lot of people use a flea and tick control product year-round in Florida, but I keep her indoors and look her over if she's in taller grass.

So, yeah--maybe we'll have to keep them apart. sad.gif Unless they decide not to give her the Bordatella....
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:42 PM

I would research the Bordatella vaccine the argument is that getting the actual virus is not as bad as some of the side effects from the vaccine. The Animal Rescue League did not want to let Eddie into training class with out it. I pleaded my case with the trainer, she spoke with the vets and than I just needed to sign a waiver.,By the way Eddie was asked to leave school as he was too overwhelmed but went back later(with a different trainer) to graduate.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:32 PM

I"ve never given my dogs Bordatella since I don't board them or go to dog parks with them. Star used to get them before I knew better...but after she had a sneezing attack for 3 days...I never gave it again. Jenna gives Mischa one since she takes her to the dog park often....but at once a year, the vaccine is only good for 6 months and she isn't going to vaccinate more often....even though she constantly gets "reminders" to bring her in.


Maddie is stunning. I love her perfect markings. You both are very lucky to have found each other.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:44 PM

Thanks for the complement. I'm glad you approve.
Thanks again for more good info. I was having second thoughts bout the Bordatella vaccination... mmm.. I guess I will have a final decision after talking to Dr. T. in the morning. One of the reasons I might still get the vaccination is cuz Maddie will be taking a puppy training class and they probably will require it.... we shall see. I still want Maddie to have as few shots as necessary.

BTW: How is Zoey doing? I hope she is more comfortable now.
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE (Sylvia @ Sep 22 2010, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BTW: How is Zoey doing? I hope she is more comfortable now.


Zoey is doing great....not using the leg at all yet, but that's expected. Once she gets her sutures out next week, she will start going swimming in the pool...that's the best therapy.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:53 PM



Got to see Mads last night for the first time since Sunday--and she has GROWN just in that time! I think Mom said was at 5.5 pounds yesterday at the vet, and that he was thrilled with her. She really is gorgeous--and sometimes has the personality to match.

(Who am I kidding? I love her devilment...just wish it weren't sometimes so painful--literally. :D)

Poor Ems, though--now that Maddie can jump up on the couch pretty much at will, she has a hard time getting away from her. I do like that she tolerates her, even when she is obviously annoyed; we never leave them alone together, though, especially after reading the posts in the thread about dogs turning on one another. sad.gif

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:46 AM

Maddie flies onto the couch. When she wants to get off, she usually just stands there or paces back and forth waiting for me to hand her down. Last night she got to close to the edge and flipped off...summersaulting thru the air and landing on her back...She was holding her head up and bending her neck...so she did not land on her neck. But it was a close call. I then put her into her harness and attached the leash.. DOWN MADDIE! .. stay on the floor. Ugh. She has become a little acrobat.
She loves to play fetch with her soft stuffed bone (5 weeks ago it was about the size she was....now she is bigger, of course). She is learning "come" and "sit" with the help of the Charlie Bears..... just thought you would want to know.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 09:41 AM

ouch spikey_unsure.gif I know..it's hard to keep the puppies from flying off of furniture. Happy she likes the Charlie Bears spikey_rolleyes.gif
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 08:35 AM

Ahem! As for posting pix of Maddie in her new red Pappia harness...no go.. My hubby held her while I put the harness on her last night. She put up quite a struggle. Then we hooked the leash to it and my hubby held onto the leash while he read. oops Maddie squirmed and fussed and finally wiggled out of the harness....slipping it off over her shoulder and down her body and finally stepping out of it. So we have no way to corral her when we take her walking..... so we don't take her walking til she gets bigger.
This morning I was fixing breakfast after and trying to mop the floor. Maddie thinks the mop is a toy and that I am playing keep away with her. Anyhooo, I put her into the back hall and closed the gate door. She whined a bit but not too much. I went across the room to the kitchen to finish my breakfast. When all of a sudden I hear the jingle jingle of her collar. I look and she is coming around the corner of the cabinet. She had wormed her way thru the gate. UGH! So now we must wait til she is bigger still, before we can contain her with the gate. Ugh! MMMAAAADDDDDDIIIIIIEEE I love you so much and you are so exasperating. Patience......mommy! spikey_rolleyes.gif
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:18 PM

big_rock.gif Oh, Maddie....
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Sylvia @ Sep 27 2010, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This morning I was fixing breakfast after and trying to mop the floor. Maddie thinks the mop is a toy and that I am playing keep away with her. Anyhooo, I put her into the back hall and closed the gate door. She whined a bit but not too much. I went across the room to the kitchen to finish my breakfast. When all of a sudden I hear the jingle jingle of her collar. I look and she is coming around the corner of the cabinet. She had wormed her way thru the gate. UGH! So now we must wait til she is bigger still, before we can contain her with the gate. Ugh! MMMAAAADDDDDDIIIIIIEEE I love you so much and you are so exasperating. Patience......mommy! spikey_rolleyes.gif


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 03:57 PM

thanks for the new pictures! Maddie is becoming a beautiful young lady!
Love the stories! I've never had a small puppy but we adopted Annie when she was 7 months and had a bit of puppyhood and that was harrowing at times!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:40 AM

We took Maddie to PetCo yesterday and bought a padded step-in harness. It is a wee bit big around the neck....she started pulling her shoulder and upper arm thru it... but it does work with a leash. She met several children, adults and a dog at the store. .... and she behaved just as I had wanted her to. ... tail wags, no snapping, no fear. We discovered that my Volvo door locks, which we had fixed last week, were not locking, so off to Volvo. The lock just needed a wee adjustment and Maddie was a hit. A lady in a nice office there asked bout the puppy. We went in and Maddie made herself at home, greeting the workers and snuggling with the lady. Everywhere we took her, she was a hit........no snarling, no scratching, so biting..... until we got home and she decided WE were her choice of chewing object. ... time for her chew bone. BTW: she rode down to PetCo in her crate/padded with soft towels.....and a steer stick to chew on. She spent most of her time crying and we can't find that steer stick anyplace. spikey_rolleyes.gif We know she did not eat it. mmm So that was our first intentional excursion with our pup. Now comes the big two-daiy drive this weekend. More later....

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