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by sdasilva27
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: LA fire chief beats puppy to death.
Replies: 31
Views: 2342

Re: LA fire chief beats puppy to death.

I'm just now seeing this thread and all the comes to my mind is if you're acting in self defense, you don't stick your hands in the dog's mouth...

Good grief, the idiots that are out there!
by sdasilva27
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Someone Tried Our Door At 2 AM...
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: Someone Tried Our Door At 2 AM...

Yeah except everyone was already sleeping. My dad said it was around 3:30am so he was trying to be really quiet. He thinks that and the fact that Chowwy couldn't see his face with his military uniform on is the reason Chowwy attacked. Chowwy didn't hear the normal key sound because my dad was holdin...
by sdasilva27
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Someone Tried Our Door At 2 AM...
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: Someone Tried Our Door At 2 AM...

I think it really depends on the dog and how threatening they think the person is. When I was a toddler, our chow "Chowwy" attacked my dad when he came in really late one night. He still had his military uniform on and his face was all covered up plus the darkness. As soon as the door open...
by sdasilva27
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Vote. free starbucks coffee
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Vote. free starbucks coffee

I heard this morning on the radio that Ben and Jerry's is giving a free scoop of ice cream and Krispy Kreme is giving a free donut when people present their I voted sticker. This may be regional but it's been all over Tampa Bay, FL radio stations.
by sdasilva27
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What are your chows' favorite toys?
Replies: 26
Views: 3726

Re: What are your chows' favorite toys?

So after asking my question a few days ago, on Friday, McKenzie decided to try and pick up her blankie. It's an old comforter that I folded into a bed size for her and she enjoys laying and especially sleeping on it. I was reading and looked up to see her mouth full of the blankie so I told her to l...
by sdasilva27
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: New to the forum - introducing our baby chow Sheba
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: New to the forum - introducing our baby chow Sheba

She's adorable! Gotta love the puppy coat
by sdasilva27
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What are your chows' favorite toys?
Replies: 26
Views: 3726

Re: What are your chows' favorite toys?

I guess I'll try a nylabone next because she definitely hates the squeaky toys which all your guys seem to love! Should I get her the nylabones that say they are edible or the regular ones? Are the regular ones okay if she swallows pieces? Do the regular ones last longer because they're harder? I re...
by sdasilva27
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Excessive Barking
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: Excessive Barking

have you ever watched "it's me or the dog" on tv? There was one episode that perfectly describes your scenario. The woman had 2 dogs (well they were yorkies but other than that, it's similar). And they would FREAK out when someone came to the door. The trainer was able to completely contro...
by sdasilva27
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What are your chows' favorite toys?
Replies: 26
Views: 3726

What are your chows' favorite toys?

McKenzie really liked her rope toy but it didn't last long because she just liked ripping the fringe like yarn pieces of out the ends of the rope. I've been trying to find her a new toy because she's been getting a lot more playful lately. She won't even chew on a tennis ball, when a squeaky toy squ...
by sdasilva27
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: HELPING MUDDY
Replies: 61
Views: 4355

Re: HELPING MUDDY

Peaches seems like the perfect rags to riches example with those 2 pics side-by-side!

Good luck with everything!
by sdasilva27
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: HELPING MUDDY
Replies: 61
Views: 4355

Re: HELPING MUDDY

Yes, thanks for an update. From what I've seen on this board so far, most people on here will do whatever they can to help chows. Please let us know if you need anything!
by sdasilva27
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: happy halloween!
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: happy halloween!

haha, what little blood suckers you have there
by sdasilva27
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jewels' Recovery
Replies: 33
Views: 2730

Re: Jewels' bad Spay

She looks so happy!!! I bet she really thanks you for everything you've done for her!!!

Now her chicken legs just need to get covered up again, hehe, that way she can forget about it completely!
by sdasilva27
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: HELPING MUDDY
Replies: 61
Views: 4355

Re: KILLING MUDDY

Thanks to everyone for helping to clear this up. I was thrown for a loop when I saw the OP. I have a hard time believing that a small town wouldn't make an exception. You have many things going in your favor - he's been there for a year, have there been any complaints about smell, noise, etc? If no ...
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: HELPING MUDDY
Replies: 61
Views: 4355

Re: KILLING MUDDY

I don't know what you're referring to and have no idea who you are but I feel sorry for the chow.

Did you really have to post this to 2 different forums though?
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OCD Chow, thankfully
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: OCD Chow, thankfully

Oh boy, Butters and Gracie sound like little characters. I love how our chows actually have distinct personality traits. They must have been astounded to realize the gate was left open/mom left the rake where it didn't belong!
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help me prove my dad wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Help me prove my dad wrong

Yes, we're doing an 8 week (once a week) training class. My fiance and I both take her because I didn't want her to become a one person chow. We alternate in the training and taking care of her but I am home more and have more time to play with her, give her loving, etc and she just took to me easie...
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help me prove my dad wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Help me prove my dad wrong

I think she's making great progress. I just wanted your opinions to approve my thinking because I've never had a rescue before. My dad has only ever owned chows but most were gotten as puppies, the one he adopted was from a friend that found the dog being beaten by a neighbor and was trained to figh...
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: snow!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: snow!!!!!

When we lived up north and were blessed with Baloo, I remember him diving into the snow face first. He'd come back up with snow all over his nose and muzzle. He loved to eat it.

Maybe this is why they invented frosty paws!
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help me prove my dad wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Help me prove my dad wrong

Well McKenzie isn't a puppy, she's 2 but she was tossed around quite a bit. I don't know who originally had her but animal control came and took her away then she was at a shelter then adopted then returned to the shetler and then came to us. So I think between being tossed around and only being her...
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help me prove my dad wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Help me prove my dad wrong

So as many of you know, I'm still quite young and my parents/sisters are still greatly in my life. You may also know that ONE reason that I decided to get a chow was to help guard the house. With the ways things have been lately, crime is on the rise and my fiance works full time 6-3 every weekday a...
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: McKenzie's entropion surgery
Replies: 40
Views: 2520

Re: McKenzie's entropion surgery

Okay so it's been 11 days. The e-collar is off and the incision lines look healed. No fur has begun to grow over them yet so they're still very easily visible. At this point, her right eye, the one that was worse and I first noticed the entropian on, is still droopy in the middle. She doesn't look l...
by sdasilva27
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Rescued Chow Chow Stories
Topic: Beautiful young red female needs a home - *ADOPTED!*
Replies: 58
Views: 9901

Re: Beautiful young red female needs a home

KoKo looks like she's doing great. I agree with the last two posters, that she may have been abused by a mop or broom or some sort of long stick for her to react like that. Either that or there's just something about it that she doesn't like. McKenzie would freak with really loud noises, get skittis...
by sdasilva27
Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Rescued Chow Chow Stories
Topic: Beautiful young red female needs a home - *ADOPTED!*
Replies: 58
Views: 9901

Re: Beautiful young red female needs a home

I would have to agree with Jeff. If you and your bf have bonded with her and it sounds like she's bonded with you, if it were me, I'd keep her. If the only problem now is the cats egging her on, I believe there's info in the training section that might help you teach the cats and her how to live tog...
by sdasilva27
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Rescued Chow Chow Stories
Topic: Beautiful young red female needs a home - *ADOPTED!*
Replies: 58
Views: 9901

Re: Beautiful young red female needs a home

Ok, I was just wondering because you sounded iffy about keeping her. I think you have a great outlook on things but I'm sure 3 cats and 2 dogs would be a handful for you! KoKo is a beauty, I don't doubt she'll find a great home and I totally understand the mixed feelings. I've only had McKenzie for ...

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