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by alfaphlex
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!

a little overwhelmed... just a liiiiittle :p http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_9fb405ec1a924a78a1c308289de559a7.jpg Kuma loves his toys! \:D/ http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_354d53259a3d48f6a4cdee3f19cd313d.jpg "wow! I have so many toys!" htt...
by alfaphlex
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!

Horsie ride :mrgreen: http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_0e62b8ae732a42b1ad12f8ba3bee2bf7.jpg Keishla's black pony ]):) http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_ba21cc480458409f8fdda0a876e8d8af.jpg Keishla's golden pony. ]):) http://i260.photobucket.co...
by alfaphlex
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!

Nova couldn't decide whether or not to stay on the couch so she went half and half :laughloud: http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_d8019fda2ce54a99b82e31acb6d8ee13.jpg Boy was she excited to this weekend. (Kuma at the bottom is saying "hey you, gimme some of that juice!") :...
by alfaphlex
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!

Our niece, Keishla, hugging Kuma http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_be857647f2cf430f9eebac69ab2f1cec.jpg Kuma and Keishla posing for the camera http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/winter08/l_bbfc690bdaad4a4aa7212fed90defd1f.jpg 3 Musketeers http://i260.photo...
by alfaphlex
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Been a while. Kuma and Nova say heeeellllooooo!!!

We apologize for having disappeared for the last few months, but things have been a little rough (bad economy, etc.etc.). This past weekeend we got to babysit my 5yo niece as well as my in-laws chihuahua. Needless to say, it was a craaaazy weekend for all of us. The good news is that we shot a lot o...
by alfaphlex
Thu May 08, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Berkley's One Week Anniversary!
Replies: 101
Views: 8705

Re: Berkley Crashes Today

When I saw this thread, this immediately came to mind from your other thread: I have to be very careful with him right now. It occurred to me last night that he went from 0 to 7200 feet in altitude and I've noticed he's breathing a bit fast. Just trying to get acclimated, I'm sure, and figuring out ...
by alfaphlex
Thu May 08, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Foster and Transportation Help
Replies: 18
Views: 2878

Re: Foster and Transportation Help

I am very happy she's found a home and I'm sure she'll get a lot of love :mrgreen: Btw, her and Nova's resemblance is incredible: http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/EC_ChowFest08_2_resized/re_IMG_0317.jpg http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/phlexchows/EC_ChowFest08_resized/re_IMG...
by alfaphlex
Wed May 07, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question about a potential addition to the family..
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: Question about a potential addition to the family..

At 7 weeks old, chow puppies can still have pink spots if I'm not mistaken. What you should be concerned about are the mom and dad chows. If you care about quality, which you do seem to, then I wouldn't pick a pup until at least seeing the mom at a distance. You say they wouldn't let you see her bec...
by alfaphlex
Wed May 07, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea--again Update
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Diarrhea--again

Definitely take her to PetSmart. I go with my chows there 3-4 times a week to socialized them. All the employees there know us, love our dogs and even give them free stuff, lol. You have to take advantage now because your puppy is in the most crucial development stage and you have to get her comfort...
by alfaphlex
Wed May 07, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea--again Update
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Diarrhea--again

The 2 big no-no ingredients you should avoid feeding your chow are corn and wheat. They can cause upset stomaches and some are allergic to them, causing itching. When you buy any food/treats for your dog, check the ingredients on the label. They are listed in order of %, the first having the highest...
by alfaphlex
Tue May 06, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Clipping the fur at home
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

Re: Clipping the fur at home

I live in the south, where its extreamly humid all summer, and gets between 96 and 110 degrees F. She comes in after a day of play, when she still has her coat, pants for an hour, and spreads completely on the wood floor to try and cool off. I think its safe to say, we should at least keep it down ...
by alfaphlex
Mon May 05, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Heat stroke
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

Re: Heat stroke

Personally, based on what I've seen from both my chows, I disagree with your vet. So long as they have a cool place to relax, they're fine. When you take them out for a walk, keep it shorter and at times when the sun isn't blazing (early morning/later evening). If it were only chow owners saying thi...
by alfaphlex
Mon May 05, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: We picked our puppy today!
Replies: 26
Views: 4080

Re: We picked our puppy today!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! =D= That's great. Beautiful puppies, can't wait to see more of your blue when you finally get her home :mrgreen: Btw, I say go with Kuma (no bias.... really :^o ). :laughloud: Well, maybe not, there's a thread about a Kuma girl here already, and ours is a Kuma boy. But like I've s...
by alfaphlex
Sun May 04, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Hair balls
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Hair balls

That ball of knotted fur is called a mat. Here are some older threads discussing mats (very helpful info): Mats Behind the Ears Oi Vey...The Mats! Lots of mats and tangles on fur... help! Hope this helps. Btw, there's a huge amount of information posted in earlier threads on this site, just use the ...
by alfaphlex
Sun May 04, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MISSING CHOW BRONX NY
Replies: 128
Views: 14673

Re: MISSING CHOW BRONX NY

Don't know if you've tried this site yet: http://dogdetective.com/ Have you tried calling your local news stations? I'm sure they must get a lot of calls about missing pets, but because of the "anonymous" call, it might catch their interest. Here's a recent NY Post article about a stolen dog. http:/...
by alfaphlex
Sun May 04, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kuma in trouble :(
Replies: 17
Views: 2315

Re: Kuma in trouble :(

regardless of what you were told the Chow was provoked into biting So you're saying no matter what it must be the kid's fault? Was it the kid's fault too when she bit her owner? Sure blame it on lack of peripheral vision... the chow was surprised of course. What if the same thing occured with the n...
by alfaphlex
Sat May 03, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kuma in trouble :(
Replies: 17
Views: 2315

Re: Kuma in trouble :(

This is a tough one. How socialized is she? How often do you take her for walks or trips to places where she can meet and greet people? Unfortunately, because a child was hurt, not just physically, but quite possibly psychologically, it's tough to just say "it'll be ok". You really have to re-evalua...
by alfaphlex
Thu May 01, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Friends Again!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Friends Again!!!

That's great news vicster! Glad to see your girls are getting along again. =D= I enjoy reading posts like this. :mrgreen:
by alfaphlex
Thu May 01, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are Chows suitable for an apartment life?
Replies: 13
Views: 7130

Re: Are Chows suitable for an apartment life?

Yes, they are. They don't require a lot of exercise, much less in hot weather (heat exhaustion), but it is still needed, especially if neutered/spayed. Exercise isn't the only reason to take them out though. During their first few months as puppies, its crucial that you take them out to meet people,...
by alfaphlex
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Warped view on training?
Replies: 29
Views: 3628

Re: Warped view on training?

lDo you guys really think it does any good to write him, he could care less what you think or have to say but he is saying cool people are visiting my site. I agree with this 100% and that's why I didnt bother posting it when I saw that page last week. Wasting your time to write to such a narcisist...
by alfaphlex
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Warped view on training?
Replies: 29
Views: 3628

Re: Warped view on training?

I actually came across this site a couple of days ago while searching for training videos and things, but I figured it was probably already posted here and if not, it wasn't worth posting and upset everybody. Needless to say, I disagree completely with everything they say. Here's what Kuma and Nova ...
by alfaphlex
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Puppy on hold
Replies: 23
Views: 4260

Re: Chow Puppy on hold

I really like the name Kina, means China in Chinese (or Hawaiian) I forgot now! haha And Kuma, but I noticed theres another Chow on here with that name! I was about to get a bearcoat shar pei years ago and name her that but I never ended up getting her. There's nothing wrong with more than one Kuma...
by alfaphlex
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Call for photos!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3067

Re: Call for photos!!!

Katalin, you should already know you're free to use any and all of Kuma/Nova's pics :mrgreen: . If you need any of them at higher quality, just let me know
by alfaphlex
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A few questions about chows...
Replies: 13
Views: 1492

Re: A few questions about chows...

Also, my shar pei is the type of dog who follows me everywhere, even to the bathroom. From what I've been reading chows aren't really like that. Or does it depend on each individual puppy? As far I can tell from both my Chows (1yr old and 9m old), yes, they will follow you EVERYWHERE, including the...
by alfaphlex
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nova's progress (very shy chow)!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2886

Re: Nova's progress (very shy chow)!!!

Today was another amazing day! We took Kuma and Nova for a walk at Kelly Drive today and guess what she scored today? 70? 80? 90? no no no ..... Nova aced the test and gave a full 100%. That's 100% of the walk with her tail up! =D= Not only that, but today we used the retractable leashes and it was ...