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by cherriemater
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lexi attacked Mia..
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Lexi attacked Mia..

Stacy ... first of all ... I'm sure it was shocking and scary for you and I'm glad you came here to ask for help. The first time this happened with our boys I was a bit scared, too. They are brothers from the same litter and their play can get rough at times. We are very careful to say "Easy!" or "P...
by cherriemater
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: My HEART is so warm!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: My HEART is so warm!!!

Ohhhhh Siriol!!! Don't EVEN tempt me! Joe and I was watching a Travelscope episode (or a Rick Steve's maybe?) about Scotland and Joe teased, "I wanna go to Scotland." I seriously got up, got out my suitcase and started packing. He was not as amused. I go to that webcam, though, whenever you talk abo...
by cherriemater
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: santa
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

Re: santa

I just realized that is Yoda was sitting between Ursa and Malachi ... you'd have an OREO!!!!!
by cherriemater
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: My first photo upload!
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: My first photo upload!

Can't deny the absolute cuteness of a chow chow pup face with smiling eyes!!!
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: My HEART is so warm!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

My HEART is so warm!!!

Last night the boys and I went out for our usual walkies. The township started tearing down the fence around the ball park before winter set in (GRRRRRRRRR....) and, therefore, left big holes out of which the boys could sneak. However, they have done okay so far but I have to be extremely vigilant. ...
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Max has found his voice!
Replies: 9
Views: 2120

Re: Max has found his voice!

He is becoming quite the character, Audrey. Leo has always been the whiny/vocal one and Max the go-alonger. Now, he's starting to come out of his shell and ask for things. And he's so smart! When we ask the boys things Leo is always the first to answer (typical Alpha of the two, me thinks) but if I ...
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Our Head Shepherd!
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Our Head Shepherd!

Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing. How precious that the memories continue to grow from one little sheepy.
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: please help me with this flea problem..
Replies: 14
Views: 2821

Re: please help me with this flea problem..

We have had good success with Oster Oatmeal Naturals. Our Kimba (below) had such itchy skin as she got older and this certainly soothed her. You might try doing a quick rinse with Dawn then another with the oatmeal soap so that's the last to touch your lovely Charlie-bear's skin. I've been told to s...
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blue buffalo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

Re: Blue buffalo?

Okay Karen ... so you threw me a bone there. The boys like the Pacific Stream as a treat/supplement to the High Prairie ... Hmmm ... maybe I should try switching them over to Pacific Stream 100%. Hmmm ... thinking, thinking, thinking ... They didn't like it straight outta the bag when I was testing ...
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog Pacing means what
Replies: 14
Views: 8418

Re: Dog Pacing means what

I'll add my two cents (because that's what I do) ... how about Lyme disease? You mention you live in the country so perhaps he was bitten by a tick. Have you checked him all over?? We have to be very careful with our boys when we visit our beloved Pigeon River Country State Forest because it's has a...
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petite No More!
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Petite No More!

Sweet Lily is just trying to outweigh D'lion!!! Awwww ...

Can you send me your recipe for the Duck and Sweet 'Taters? Max is so GASCIOUS that I may need to try something new in treats.
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Love Forever
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Love Forever

Judy Fox wrote:"Say not in grief she is no more but in thankfulness she was.".
When we lost Kimba that saying stayed close to my heart through the grieving process. She is running free and in no more pain ... and thankful she was loved!!

Hugs and double purple kisses from our boys.
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blue buffalo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

Re: Blue buffalo?

Huh, Siriol ... that's our Max!!! He's a rootin' tootin' chowboy for sure! So you think that it's the protein content? They're both doing well on the TOTW High Prairie, except for the constant gas from Max. I think I need to research that a bit then ... see what I can add for him. Maybe just some ex...
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Important
Replies: 13
Views: 2438

Re: Important

Well said, Jess. My heart goes out to you now knowing what a rough run you've had (I've always suspected but never knew the details). It's a credit to you and all the work you've done to keep your pack together. It's no wonder because they give you the unconditional love and affection that you deser...
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Max has found his voice!
Replies: 9
Views: 2120

Re: Max has found his voice!

Oh George ... if we EVER get down to where you are I think our packs would get along so famously!! I can just see Ursa mothering the boys and Malachi just lovin' them up!! So many purple tongues, waggily tails and wiggly butts. What a sight to behold that would be!!!!
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or Female???
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Male or Female???

Ohhhh ... I just love Ursa, George. She makes my chow-terus hurt!!! I have NO idea how a girlie-girl would do with our two rough-and-tumble boys but Joe and I always sigh when we think about not getting their sister, Beatrice, when we had the chance. I think someday we'll add a third chowgirl ... bu...
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blue buffalo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

Re: Blue buffalo?

Before we got the boys I did a LOT of research, especially on this site but also here is a great varticle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTWHxvjI_as&feature=relmfu We decided upon Taste of the Wild High Prairie (Buffalo and Venison) and the only switching we did was when the puppy formula came out,...
by cherriemater
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: FYI hide a houSe key outside NOW
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: FYI hide a houSe key outside NOW

Oh my heaven's to Betsy!!! What a good point! We rarely lock the house (yes, we live in the country-ish) but there have been occasions. I think it's time to get another key made and hide it in the barn. (Dang! now that I told you where I'll have to find a new spot!) Piff Poff: love you comment about...
by cherriemater
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: First time chow/dog owner...
Replies: 72
Views: 14800

Re: First time chow/dog owner...

Agreed. We did not pick up the boys until they were nine weeks old so they had lots of time to socialize with the others in their litter. Beatrice was the last to get picked up (poor girl, she must have been so sad to see all her litter mates go to their homes). Also agreed: read, read, read. That's...
by cherriemater
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jumping...how high?
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: Jumping...how high?

Our Leo seems a bit spring-loaded at times. Very high strung and has no problem jumping hither and yon. He was the first to jump up on the bed, the sofa and into the truck. Now that the Christmas tree is in front of our front door, he jumps up on the lazEboy so he can see outside to watch Daddy go t...
by cherriemater
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Had to re-think Christmas decor
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Had to re-think Christmas decor

Oh Pam! What fun. Love the advice from Rory's Dad and I'm glad the boys are old enough that they are ignoring the tree this year. Last year, when they were just puppies, we only put up the small tree, which sat on my coffee table. They received enough No-No's that they aren't interested in it much. ...
by cherriemater
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it bad...?
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Is it bad...?

Jess ... I do the same thing with the boys, especially when it's that stupid stray cat. Now, one previso. I NEVER let them out in the play pen during that situation (or when there are deer or the skunk) without going out there myself. Leo has not (yet) figured out that he's strong enough to actually...
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: There's Bramble!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: There's Bramble!!!

Oh YES Siriol, I welled up, too, when I saw little Max the first time. It's so exciting. Sometimes I refresh the page if one of them is not there until I see it. I know ... silly me, I could just go to my external hard drive and peruse them there.
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Constant Licking
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Constant Licking

Thanks Audrey! Consistency is definitely the key, here. Since Leo has established himself here I think it's probably important to keep reinforcing that. But, come to think of it, I can't remember what words I use. I'm gonna have to settle on something and stick to it. I know I use "get down" and a c...
by cherriemater
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: how to train my chow to walk better on a leash?
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: how to train my chow to walk better on a leash?

Try with two boys ... they'll pull your arms off!!! Ah, but, regardless I love my boys. After months of research (watching videos, reading articles, etc.), I am struggling with this myself and doubly so because I have to very strong, active boys. If they get a scent which puts them into hunt mode it...