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by myboys
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2 boys together?
Replies: 8
Views: 3526

Re: 2 boys together?

I have two boys (from the same litter) and if I had to do it again...I wouldn't.
I did not investigate this ahead of time. I wouldn't trade them for the world, but it was definitely tough.
by myboys
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: huffing....snorting
Replies: 2
Views: 2186

huffing....snorting

My Butchie has been huffing and snorting but that is not so unusual.....but now it is almost constant along with sneezing! Slight discharge from his nose and off to the docs we go (this morning). Looking online sounds like it is either an infection or obstruction. Poor guy just is feeling poorly. An...
by myboys
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sock thief!
Replies: 12
Views: 4756

Re: Sock thief!

Ok...you have basically described my Sundance! He is a sock thief...when I tell the folks at work, they laugh at all his antics. Yes, to the the pillows as well, but he has not taken them out of the house. When I come home from work he is lying near it in the living room. I caught him in the act onc...
by myboys
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it true about Blue Buffalo???
Replies: 8
Views: 2882

Is it true about Blue Buffalo???

I have been feeding Butch and Sundance Blue for three years...now I am reading all sorts of horrible reviews and some of them could apply to myboys! I would love to know what food you feed your chows/pets, please. Research is tough because there are so many different opinions. Right now I'm leaning ...
by myboys
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mumbling Out Loud
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Mumbling Out Loud

My two mumble....love it! But mostly to each other/their way of communicating, I guess.
by myboys
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is 7weeks too young to buy a chow?
Replies: 13
Views: 2931

Re: Is 7weeks too young to buy a chow?

I took my boys home when they were 7 weeks exactly....it worked out ok, but probably because I took (2) siblings. They had each other, but really....I think they should have stayed with their mother a wee bit longer.
by myboys
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is Your Dog a Thief?
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Re: Is Your Dog a Thief?

Yes, my Sundance is a thief.....not Butchie though, lol. Butch stands guard over his "things" but once he leaves (to follow me everywhere I go), Sundance creeps in and steals one of Butch's treats and runs over to his area with it. Also, he takes socks especially, they are his absolute favorite!! We...
by myboys
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: limping
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

Re: limping

He'll be four in a couple of weeks....I think your right. Why wait to discuss it over the phone...he should have an xray.
by myboys
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: limping
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

limping

Last March, both my boys had to treated for a tick borne disease....for the life of me, I can't remember which form. Anyway they were treated with antibiotics. Their symtoms: tired, vomiting and my Sundance limped. They took the meds for 3 weeks and they were not scheduled for a re-check (originally...
by myboys
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: visiting dog
Replies: 1
Views: 686

visiting dog

My son and daughter in law live about 2 hours away. Sometimes they like to stay over and bring their dog with them, of course :P Well, it gets kind of dicey and we always have to be on guard because of course...my boys don't want their things touched, unless "they" allow it. It's tough in a house wi...
by myboys
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Car-hopping
Replies: 14
Views: 2569

Re: Car-hopping

I've got to give my two cents on this one...lol Ok...I've got a VW jetta wagon. Both Butch and Sundance LOVE to ride in the car and they didn't have trouble getting in. Butch is alot faster, quicker and smaller, so he was always the first one in..then in comes Sundance. The car was getting really re...
by myboys
Wed May 23, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vicious Fighting
Replies: 38
Views: 7704

Re: Vicious Fighting

Ok...I think I can be of some help here. I have (2) male chows. They are now 3 yrs old. Boy...that first year was a tough one. Vicious fights and off to the vet we went. I did everything I thought was right: throwing a blanket over them (to get them out of that ZONE), spraying water on them, etc etc...
by myboys
Tue May 01, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Demodex - what a b*tch!
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: Demodex - what a b*tch!

Both my chow boys had mange as puppies. It was so sad really. There was no dipping done here. Just Demodex and frequent appointments with our vet. Many dollars and many visits later...they were cured. This happened when they were just a few months old. They are three now and so happy to say it has n...
by myboys
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Going to the vet this afternoon......
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Re: Going to the vet this afternoon......

When we brought him in yesterday, they took his temp and then did blood work. His temp was 104 and the results of the blood work showed that he did indeed have a tick borne disease/Erlichia. Another name for it is: Anaplasma. It attacks the white blood cells and some of the symptoms are fever, letha...
by myboys
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Going to the vet this afternoon......
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Re: Going to the vet this afternoon......

<3 thank you
by myboys
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Going to the vet this afternoon......
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Going to the vet this afternoon......

Some of you might remember me bragging about "my boys" Butch and Sundance. They are a chow/lab mix. I have had labs before, so believe me when I tell you....my boys are CHOWS!! They bring me so much joy and I try to never take that for granted. I am going to the vet with Sundance today because he ha...
by myboys
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Question for folks who use Flea/tick protection
Replies: 27
Views: 6618

Re: Question for folks who use Flea/tick protection

I use vectra can only get it through your vet This is what I use as well, but boy oh boy....do my boys hate any of that stuff! We have tried them all, it seems and they just run around rubbing themselves on the rugs, furniture, etc. It's awful and then they lie down and pout. It must burn. I would ...
by myboys
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows and toys
Replies: 19
Views: 4169

Re: Chows and toys

My boys do not play with "toys" but they love to carry around socks or my pillow or small stuffed animals. If I offer a ball or actually throw a ball....they look at me like I'm just a little bit crazy! They have no interest in balls..lol
by myboys
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bells on the door
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

Re: Bells on the door

Butchie and Sundance ring the bell at our slider when they wish to go out....I love it! One more adorable thing to love :P
by myboys
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog Parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: Dog Parks

I have mixed feelings about dog parks. When I first discovered them when "my boys" were puppies....I thought they were fabulous. It was good for Butch and Sundance but it was also fun for me!! Then slowly but surely I noticed how people didn't watch their dogs...especially the agressive ones. It got...
by myboys
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fast Eater, is that normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 3439

Re: Fast Eater, is that normal?

Wow...be careful what you wish for...lol My boys never goggle or woof their food, they prefer to stand by and guard it for most of the day. I have learned that if they don't eat it within an hour/away it goes till dinnertime. I give them a measured portion in the morning and one in the early evening...
by myboys
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What does your Chow do thats totally awesome?
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: What does your Chow do thats totally awesome?

c'mon let's hear some more stories about our beautiful furbabies. How about the way they "talk" to us. Some of you have called it "chownese" and boy it sure is cute. My two talk to each other,especially at bedtime. I would love to know exactly what's being said but I sure get the jist of it. My alph...
by myboys
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What does your Chow do thats totally awesome?
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: What does your Chow do thats totally awesome?

OMG...this thread has just made me smile and smile. I am so happy to have my boys! First of all, I love the way they smell. Never smelled another dog like this before. Next I love that they treat me with total respect and love/as I treat them. In the morning when others in the house are moving about...
by myboys
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: guarding food
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: guarding food

Yes, this does help. thank you.
by myboys
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: guarding food
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

guarding food

My Butchie will guard his food for hours if I let it sit there......very sad really. Neither of my boys will wolf down their food. They are very casual about eating. Butch learned the hard way...with bones and toys, that if he left them to go watch out the window, Sundance would be lying in wait to ...