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by cherriemater
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dont want to leave puppy
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Dont want to leave puppy

I think you've sorta answered your own question. There is no doubt in my mind that if you're going to get a puppy, it needs to relate to you as the Alpha and that means spending as much time as possible with it in the beginning. Most dog books agree that a month is helpful. But you also pose an inte...
by cherriemater
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or Female???
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Male or Female???

Kimba was Joe's chow when we started dating and then got married. It took about two years for her to merely "accept" me but it was so worth it. She was so delightful. We would have many an hour-long conversation with one another while I did dishes at 1:00am before my husband got home from ...
by cherriemater
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whats up with the National dog show?
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Whats up with the National dog show?

JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING!!! I even made my husband wait to watch football until the N-S group and then ... nothin'! You can watch them all online. Here's the chow chow: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22825103/ ... 4#49908334
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks so much for that. I suppose the turkey that was cooked down in stock should be okay, since all the fat was skimmed off. But, good to know about skin. Geesh ... I STILL don't know everything! (tee hee)
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Humphers Attacked
Replies: 22
Views: 4837

Re: Humphers Attacked

Thanks so much, Victory. I always appreciate an opportunity to learn. What scares, me about the staffy (or the pitt for that matter) is the VISIBILITY of their muscles. They're so sleek and strong. Very intimidating. It wasn't until the pitt was gone that I was able to appreciate it's beauty. So bla...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My little Bodyguards.
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: My little Bodyguards.

Wow! What a response! Your poor chowdren were so startled, I bet! Glad to know that they'll be right there for you in a real situation and I'm glad the guy listened when you told him to shut the door. There's something to comforting in knowing the pups are there for me, too. I know their barks when ...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I thought he was gone....
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: I thought he was gone....

Whew! My heart was racing!!!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Humphers Attacked
Replies: 22
Views: 4837

Re: Humphers Attacked

You know what irks me ... chows and pitts and rotties have this terrible reputation but it's the Staffy that's the worst!!! This is, like, the third or fourth time I've heard about a staffy attack. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not REALLY the staffy's fault, it's the handlers! Ohhhhh ... my blood bo...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: new member with newly adopted chow
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: new member with newly adopted chow

Hello sweet girl!!! Blue chows are so hard to photograph inside (I know because our Leo is tough to capture). But of what I can see of her, she is precious, indeed! Congratulations!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Animal Cruelty (This will upset you so be warned)
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Animal Cruelty (This will upset you so be warned)

Fozz ... you may also want to check with http://www.snopes.com I say this in an attempt to ease your mind since I have heard of a number of these inaccurate type pictures posted or forwarded before fact-checking was done. By simply typing in key words from the original post you'll be able to determi...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Does my chowling develop bad behavior?
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Does my chowling develop bad behavior?

I'll throw this out for you because I wish I would have had pictures when I was looking for items I needed. Fortunately, I had LOTS of advice on what to get. First off, a comb. Not many people suggested this but my husband already had this one and I have found it to be INVALUABLE, especially with so...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Meet Diesel!
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Meet Diesel!

Well, HELLO THERE Diesel! You are just as sweet as you can be! How nice of you to find a warm, loving home. Good boy, Diesel. If you're ever up Michigan way ... stop by for some Zoomies!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy T-day to all, too. And ... what's the deal with turkey skin?!?!?! I'm freaking out now because I made turkey stock with all the leftovers (which included the skin) and picked out the meat to use as treats for the boys (ensuring there were no bones, of course). Is it the same as onions or is it...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Getting a Second Dog
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Getting a Second Dog

I'll add my two cents here but first ... excellent dialog, Rory's Dad! When Kimba was still with us, we desired another pup so she could "teach" all her wonderful traits. Our breeder turned out to be a jerk and she passed before that could happen. When we decided to get another chow-baby, ...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Special Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: I'm a bad mommy....
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

Re: I'm a bad mommy....

With your brood, Jess, it's no wonder! I'm sure he felt all the love on his day and then some. Happy Happy Joy Joy times four, Jazz!!!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Special Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Cassie's 1st Birthday is almost here!
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Re: Cassie's 1st Birthday is almost here!

Happy Happy Joy Joy!! How exciting. I remember sooooooo long ago when you came to the site with questions. How soon time flies. I was amazed when our own boys turned one ... they're still puppies in so many ways. I hope her day is just splendid!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: R.I.P.
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: R.I.P.

I'm a bit behind but still wanted to send warm thoughts to you about your sweet Apollo. May he run free and find our Kimba and Rocky for Zoomies over Rainbow Bridge!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Today marked a year without Nikki and it was hard
Replies: 9
Views: 3074

Re: Today marked a year without Nikki and it was hard

It's funny how the little things that Leo and Max will do remind me so much of Kimba. No, they don't replace but they help to put things in perspective and rekindle the love and affection Kimba and I shared. ((Well, maybe not love but certainly acceptance.)) I imagine Nikki and Kimba over Rainbow Br...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: May Wally Rest In Peace
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: May Wally Rest In Peace

So glad that you found Wally and gave him 10 or so wonderful years of love and affection. So many stories don't end so well. May your hearts heal and the memories be rich and warm. RIP wonderful boy!
by cherriemater
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Worried/Nervous about leaving home ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: Worried/Nervous about leaving home ...

Thanks to everyone for your care and concern. Max and Leo tolerated my departure very well and my husband ended up taking some extra time off so they were only, actually, alone for one of his 10-hour shifts. And, good boys that they are, they peed in the garage (as I suspected they would). Our trip ...
by cherriemater
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: newest family member
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: newest family member

Oh how wonderful!!! Congratulations!!
by cherriemater
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Worried/Nervous about leaving home ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: Worried/Nervous about leaving home ...

Stephanie and Victory ... thank you so much. I can see that it is I who will suffer more than they boys. I am so grateful that Joe will be home with them. I got out my suitcase today to start packing and we'll see how that goes today. Perhaps the boys will then associate the suitcases with a departu...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whitby gets neighbor's vote!
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Whitby gets neighbor's vote!

Yay for Whitby!!
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When your chow gets wet
Replies: 9
Views: 2757

Re: When your chow gets wet

I have two, quite different chowpups. Leo HATES the water and will only dash quickly out to wee then quickly zooms back in, sliding across the floor in an attempt to stop. Max, however, the big lug, will literally sit down outside like nothing else is going on. He'll look up at the sky like, "O...
by cherriemater
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Waggly Tails
Replies: 14
Views: 2436

Re: Waggly Tails

We used to say about Kimba that if she wagged her tail any faster she'd get lift! Her tail looked more like a helicopter whirl than a wag. ((Oh how I miss her!)) Leo is our waggly-tail / wiggly-butt boy. Especially when Joe comes home from work. Joe will get down on the floor with them and Leo will ...

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