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by lovechows55
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Majesty Chows in Oregon
Replies: 11
Views: 3406

Re: Majesty Chows in Oregon

I just wanted to add another voice to the group who are warning about this website. I'm a member of AKC and CCCI, the national chow club, and even in our organization there are a few people who have been sold puppies with many health problems--despite rigorous screening. In my own case, I had a chow...
by lovechows55
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: When will the hurt go away!
Replies: 30
Views: 6008

Re: When will the hurt go away!

That was so eloquently stated! Well put--we are the fortunate few to have been loved and owned by our beloved chows. It does forever tug at the depths of your soul to have lost that deep connection. It was four years and four days ago that I had to let my little Chelsea go to Rainbow Bridge and it s...
by lovechows55
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: When will the hurt go away!
Replies: 30
Views: 6008

Re: When will the hurt go away!

So glad to hear it's getting a little easier for you and that the shrine idea has helped. For me, it's comforting to have Chelsea in my bedroom, even though she's no longer in her "earth suit" (as my husband calls it). It truly does just take time for the worst of the grief work to pass. Take care o...
by lovechows55
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: When will the hurt go away!
Replies: 30
Views: 6008

Re: When will the hurt go away!

Karen, So sorry to hear about your loss. As others have said, it takes time to grieve the loss of our beloved chows and what you're experiencing is normal. I wish there was a way to make your sorrow go away but it does take a long time to get over losing a companion as wonderful as our chows and it'...
by lovechows55
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nothing vet can do, can anyone suggest anything
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Nothing vet can do, can anyone suggest anything

So sorry to hear about your chow. I agree with what others have said about finding another vet. Also, there is a really bad bacterial infection that is running through some of the chow lines that seems to be either related to arthritis and hip dysplasia or possibly a trigger for those disorders. Som...
by lovechows55
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dealing with loss...
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: Dealing with loss...

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. It's always difficult to lose a treasured pet, but to lose one so suddenly is even more heartbreaking that words can't even express the sorrow you must feel. Chows are very special and the way the bond they form with us, as Cooper and you shared, is one of...
by lovechows55
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Chow Day Picnic (Los Angeles Area)
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Chow Day Picnic (Los Angeles Area)

Just wanted to invite all of you to a Chow Day Picnic in the Los Angeles area on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 10 AM-2 PM. This fun event will include a costume parade, grooming class, rally demonstration, conformation class and contests. All chows (and their fur people) are invited to attend. Since we...
by lovechows55
Sat May 07, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help with Grief
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Help with Grief

Rodney, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Lexi. As others have already said, the loss of a chow takes time to heal and the only way to feel better is to let yourself go through the process of grieving. We lost our chow chow Chelsea after having her for almost 15 1/2 hears in January 2008. The...
by lovechows55
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed
Replies: 62
Views: 9095

Re: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed

Deanski, Thank you so much for your advice. I did go to the Memorials and Prayers section to see Gandalf's photo. He really was a gorgeous dog and I can see why you miss him so much. My tribute to Chelsea is in that section, too (from 2008). I couldn't get her photo to upload unfortunately but at le...
by lovechows55
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed
Replies: 62
Views: 9095

Re: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed

Deanski, I can so relate to your feelings about Gandalf. When we had to put Chelsea down, I held her and we looked in each other's eyes the entire time they were administering the anesthetic and the last med. that took her from me. Even though I knew it was needed, the decision to end her life and w...
by lovechows55
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lily went to the vets today
Replies: 28
Views: 3481

Re: Lily went to the vets today

So glad Lily's been to the vet and that it doesn't sound like it's anything serious. When I first brought Chelsea home, we discovered that she was extremely anemic and then a couple months later had a parvo scare. It's pretty scary when they're so young because they're so vulnerable and they can't t...
by lovechows55
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed
Replies: 62
Views: 9095

Re: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed

So sorry to hear about both of your losses. I'm just now reading about what happened to Gizmo which was so tragic, and then my heart just broke when I read about the decision you had to make about Gandalf. We lost our beloved Chelsea in January 2008 and after having to make the decision to euthanize...
by lovechows55
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lily's very strange behaviour
Replies: 33
Views: 3257

Re: Lily's very strange behaviour

I'm just reading these messages about Lily and wanted to ask how she's doing? Please let us know how her visit to the vet went.
by lovechows55
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Any advice for a new Chow owner?
Replies: 20
Views: 5328

Re: Any advice for a new Chow owner?

Congratulations on your new chowlet!! I'm so happy that you found this wonderful website already and that Cinna and you will be able to share all of your adventures with the great people who post on this MB. I adopted my chow girl, Chelsea, when she was just a young ball of fluff, too, and before I ...
by lovechows55
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: When to let your pet go when health is declining rapidly
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: When to let your pet go when health is declining rapidly

Ana, I'm so sorry to hear about Deng. It's never easy to make that decision. We struggled with it when Chelsea had hip dysplasia for several months. The vets told us that she'd let us know when it was time--but she never did. I think what they didn't realize is that chows are fiercely loyal to us an...
by lovechows55
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rescued Chow barks at night
Replies: 12
Views: 2955

Re: Rescued Chow barks at night

So fun to read the post about chows knowing what they want---how true!!! They certainly own us, not the other way around, and train us pretty quickly as well. I am so happy to hear that your pup is sleeping at night--and in your room. That's where my Chelsea always slept, right next to me. When she ...
by lovechows55
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rescued Chow barks at night
Replies: 12
Views: 2955

Re: Rescued Chow barks at night

Sorry to hear that you're having difficulty with Nhala's barking but I'm wondering if she's lonely, feeling separation anxiety, and just wants to be with you and your wife (who are "her pack")? Dogs as a general rule don't like to be separated from their owners; chows feel like they own us so they f...
by lovechows55
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: When to let your pet go when health is declining rapidly
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: When to let your pet go when health is declining rapidly

Gigi, My heart goes out to you and Sienna as you're either still struggling with this decision or have already had to make it. I am so very sorry that you are having to go through this and almost feel like I know you both after reading about Sienna for the last several years. I went through this sam...
by lovechows55
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wolfie is DEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3161

Re: Wolfie is DEAD

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Wolfie. I remember you! I was on this MB regularly until I lost my chow girl Chelsea (in January 2008). Losing a chow is like losing part of your self. It does get easier with time but I found myself looking at one of Chelsea's favorite spots...
by lovechows55
Sat May 01, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW
Replies: 58
Views: 11619

Re: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW

Dear Maricar, Thank you so much for your update. Congratulations to you, Chocolate and to the rest of your family for your incredible progress in such a short time. To be able to make that many changes in just a couple weeks is fantastic. It really shows what a great chow Chocolate is and what a tru...
by lovechows55
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW
Replies: 58
Views: 11619

Re: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW

Yes, thanks for re-focusing our discussion on Maria and Chocolate, which was the point of this thread. Maria, how are things going now? How is the training going? As you can see, we are all rooting for you and think very highly of you for your effort in doing the right thing. One more point I wanted...
by lovechows55
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW
Replies: 58
Views: 11619

Re: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW

I think chows are wonderful but also can be difficult to raise so it can be challenging to have one. I mean, face it. lots of people have dogs and don't really take the time to train and socialize them so it's not just chows that this happens with but we get blamed more because of chows' reputations...
by lovechows55
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW
Replies: 58
Views: 11619

Re: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW

Absolutely true. With all dogs--but especially our chows--you need to be very careful about any aggressive behavior and stop it as soon as it occurs (unless there is a need for it, such as an intruder in your home or someone about to attack you). You really shouldn't even put up with them growling a...
by lovechows55
Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW
Replies: 58
Views: 11619

Re: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW

Dear Maricar, I hope by now that you Chocolate and your family are continuing to make progress in your relationship with Chocolate. I also wanted to commend you on finding ways to help solve the problems you've had and to work together with the rest of your family so that all of you can stay togethe...
by lovechows55
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Interest in Chow Fest in Southern California?
Replies: 6
Views: 3322

Interest in Chow Fest in Southern California?

Dear Chow Chow Friends, Our local chow club is considering sponsoring a Chow Fest and would like to know whether there is interest in having a Chow Fest in the Orange County, California area. (This is actually my suggestion after reading about Chow Fests on this MB the last couple years and thinking...