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by chow fancier
Wed May 30, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Squat or leg lift?
Replies: 34
Views: 3833

Re: Squat or leg lift?

I always thought it had to do with hormones. Teddy was about 5 when he came to me and he lifted his leg at that time. However, he had been neutered that day and about 2 weeks later stopped lifting his leg. He hasn't lifted a leg for years now, but he doesn't squat either he just leans forward slight...
by chow fancier
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dillon's First Day
Replies: 21
Views: 2429

Re: Dillon's First Day

Auddy, Dillon is beautiful! He is Teddy's size, a big boy! And I remember Lily as a tiny girl. I am out of touch and don't know Montana at all. Are you fostering, fostering to adopt, or adopting? Maybe it doesn't even matter; Teddy was my first attempt to foster and he is here for life. Anyway, beau...
by chow fancier
Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When are they full grown?
Replies: 25
Views: 13188

Re: When are they full grown?

I have had four females ranging from 40-70lbs at a healthy adult weight. My boy is 75lbs at his healthy weight but he is a big chow!
by chow fancier
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rennie/ My Wonderful Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Rennie/ My Wonderful Boy

Victory is correct. I currently have two chows and have had 5 in total. My newest girl is still shy with strangers but has learned that the barking and growling ends with her being shut up alone and ignored. Now she just makes herself scarce at first. Although offering reassurance is a natural react...
by chow fancier
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Adopting a rescue
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Adopting a rescue

Here's a link to a free booklet that starts with thinking you might want to adopt a dog and goes through choosing the type of dog, the shelter/rescue, meeting the dog, bringing the dog home, training and socialization. I skimmed it and it is pretty good -- talks about matching the dog to your lifest...
by chow fancier
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: added some nyc snow pics
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: added some nyc snow pics

Wow, he grew up beautiful. I love the brilliant self-red coat on Taz. (And the name: he wouldn't be a bit devilish, would he?)
by chow fancier
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Matilda's Litter Sister
Replies: 23
Views: 3621

Re: Matilda's Litter Sister

Congratulations Judy!

Definitely some chowling envy here. They are adorable and should be great playmates for each other. Give all three girls a hug from me please.
by chow fancier
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Vickie's beloved Kyra has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
Replies: 17
Views: 3212

Re: Vickie's beloved Kyra has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There is no greater act of love than to ease the journey to the other side. And nothing we do for our furkids is more difficult. God bless you for giving your Kyra that gift. She was so loved and she knows it. What a lucky chowling to find her forever home ...
by chow fancier
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Halti's - Give me Strength!
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: Halti's - Give me Strength!

I use the gentle leader harness for chows that pull. It works very well and they can't get it off. The large has fit both a 51lb chow and a 75 lb chow. Teddy is now about 80lbs and it does not fit him any more. He has a fabric martingale collar that I do have to tighten after I put it on or he does ...
by chow fancier
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Please vote for Lobis Cunami
Replies: 13
Views: 1549

Re: Please vote for Lobis Cunami

I love that picture as he is obviously saying, "Can I have some, huh, please, oh please?????"
I voted for your chowling. What could be more Christmas like than a chow?
by chow fancier
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Aggressiveness" and training
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: "Aggressiveness" and training

I there is confusion as to aggressiveness and assertiveness just as there often is when describing people. There is a continuum of behavior from submissive through assertive to aggressive. At one far end of the spectrum, a completely submissive individual has so much concern for gaining the approval...
by chow fancier
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: WARNING!! Read this...
Replies: 29
Views: 3524

Re: WARNING!! Read this...

Mia, I feel for you. My Cinder tore off a large piece of rawhide and tried to swallow it. There she was, obviously in distress. I did the only thing I could think of: the Heimlich manuver on her and out it shot. It was terrifying. I am so glad Chutters is okay. Please give him a big hug from Auntie ...
by chow fancier
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Miss Matilda Fox
Replies: 25
Views: 2326

Re: Miss Matilda Fox

Aww! What a cutie! I am jealous. Also very happy for all of you. God bless Mabel who knew just how to make Matilda feel right at home. I want some play pics please!
by chow fancier
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does your Chow heel?
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Does your Chow heel?

Teddy walks behind me and I spend the entire walk coaxing him along as he would always prefer to just lay down! Cinder walked beside me, but we went through beginning and intermediate obedience classes together and she got her CGC (Canine Good Citizen). When we started obedience classes she pulled. ...
by chow fancier
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Newbie Here

Welcome! Lots and lots of pictures, please. Then, NILF is a necessity with our chows. They are smart enough to manipulate us into doing what they want, so we have to be vigilant in teaching them we are in charge. If you let this slack a chow will try to move up the ladder, sometimes subtly, other ti...
by chow fancier
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: more pics (picture heavy)
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: more pics (picture heavy)

Those girls are really shining under your care. They look healthy, happy, and at home. I love the sight of them playing with the huskies. What a funhouse (in all senses of the word) you must live in now! You have done a wonderful thing here, and you've only just begun.
by chow fancier
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Lola xxxx
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Lola xxxx

What great pictures of a beautiful chow lady. More would be even better!
by chow fancier
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cinder has moved on
Replies: 31
Views: 3284

Re: Cinder has moved on

Thanks to everyone for your sympathies,blessings and concerns. It really does help to hear from those who understand. It has been long enough now that I no longer cry at the drop of a hat and am starting to remember the joy she brought to me more frequently than anguishing over her loss. I think it ...
by chow fancier
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Zilla had to leave us...
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

Re: Zilla had to leave us...

Tracey, It is so hard to do, but the greatest gift we can give our chowdren. But knowing that you have saved your chow pain and suffering doesn't seem to help us get through it at all. I feel for you, so much. God bless you for letting him go, and for loving him well, and caring for him well for all...
by chow fancier
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chow playtime throwdown
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: chow playtime throwdown

Aww! They had a great time and the grand dame just lay there watching over the youngsters, didn't she? The girls look so happy. God bless you for giving them a good home.
by chow fancier
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chutter's Birfday!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Chutter's Birfday!!!

Happy Birthday Chutters! I like the sound of that cake! Your mommy must really love you, a whole lot. Cheese and liver are two of the best things ever!!!

BTW, I don't know why but it seems the girls are always the boss.

Teddy
by chow fancier
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Growing way too fast!
Replies: 51
Views: 5869

Re: Growing way too fast!

I don't think it relates to coloring. My Teddy is a shaded red and weighed in at 89lbs last week. (Of course, the vet said that is about 9 lbs too many. Poor Teddy is dieting, now).
by chow fancier
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cinder has moved on
Replies: 31
Views: 3284

Re: Cinder has moved on

Thanks to everyone. It so helps to talk to those who understand the bond between a chow and their human. I never felt I owned any of my chows, rather I was their companion and they were kind enough to indulge me. I have now lost three, all black chow girls, all in the last six years and yet I feel c...
by chow fancier
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cinder has moved on
Replies: 31
Views: 3284

Cinder has moved on

Last night I had to do the hardest thing we do in our caring for these furkids. I had to ease Cinder's transition from this world to the next. Cinder was diagnosed with an inoperable stomach tumor 7 weeks ago. I had been making and pureeing nutrient dense food, and feeding her small frequent meals a...
by chow fancier
Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: throwing up in the car
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: throwing up in the car

When my Tasha was a pup she vomit within a minute of being in the car. It was horrible. Finally, we decided she was just afraid of the car. So we set about making the car a source of good things. On day one she and I got in the car sitting on the back seat and I gave her freshly cooked bacon. She to...

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