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Old 02-08-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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The crate should work. I wonder what she was used to before? I have three small dogs that lived in homes before I got them. None were housebroken. Main reason the people didn't want them. How sad. It has been years and they still don't always go outside as needed, but they do use wee-wee pads.

Now the ones that came straight off the streets are a different story - housebroken instantly! I guess they didn't know anything else but doing their business outside. One was even scared of the grass and needed to go on the dirt or gravel. She is okay now. I have two like that - medium sized.

I have two that I raised from pups and they use the pads and go outside - they are smallish too.
I don't think she was at the shelter for very long so it does make me wonder about her previous training. And I've wondered if she might have been abused because she cringes as if she had been struck whenever I raise my voice. She certainly understands "no" and "bad girl". None of her bowels have been at all regular so taking her 4 times yesterday and 2 times today and no bowel movement. Will take her out again when I finish eating my lunch.

I purchased a mesh screen for the balcony (got permission from complex office) and she loves going outside on the patio with me.

 
Old 02-08-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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I don't think she was at the shelter for very long so it does make me wonder about her previous training. And I've wondered if she might have been abused because she cringes as if she had been struck whenever I raise my voice. She certainly understands "no" and "bad girl". None of her bowels have been at all regular so taking her 4 times yesterday and 2 times today and no bowel movement. Will take her out again when I finish eating my lunch.

I purchased a mesh screen for the balcony (got permission from complex office) and she loves going outside on the patio with me.
Poor little thing. One of my street dogs gets skittish also. Sign of prior abuse most likely. Little dogs seem to go more.
 
Old 02-08-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I just read the obituary for a woman I have known for many years. I am in total shock. She was only 68. It said she died at home, so my imagination is off and running. Last time I saw her was at the dentist office in August.
My instincts tell me she was not ill, she golfed as much as she could weather permitting, but needed a cane due to arthritic knees.
She lived alone. I am heart broken. I thought about her frequently over the past few weeks and now I am kicking myself for having not called her.
 
Old 02-08-2016, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I know how you feel. Even though my brother had Marfans, he was defeating the odds. The night before he had a fatal heart attack, intuition told me to call him and I didn't.

There was guilt for quite awhile, but I eventually forgave myself. I can't remember how long it took me but it's been 18 years now & I am at peace.
 
Old 02-08-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Thanks Meo. I've talked to a few people who also knew her. She was very arthritic. But her biggest problem was alcohol. Alcohol can definitely be the enemy, especially when the drinker is depressed. And I believe she was for many years.
 
Old 02-08-2016, 09:04 PM
 
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Escort Rider, I had to laugh a bit at the Whole Foods satire. Now I do not go there often, but my 30 yr old daughter stops there occasionally to pick up certain items. She thinks some of their items are superior, like their store label refried beans (?). Anyway,the only thing that has ever bothered her about Whole Foods is that it closes fairly early, and one time when she was alone she got panhandled in their parking lot.
Deelighted -- I'm glad you got a pup! I have absolutely no experience with little dogs, but I'm hopeful she will learn her potty training soon and you will be great buddies.
NYgal2NC - I am so sorry to hear about your friend.
 
Old 02-09-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: SW US
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She's almost 2 years so still quite a bit of puppy in her. Had the crate in the bedroom with me and she only cried a little bit. But I made the mistake of letting her out of the crate this a.m. while I was dressing and she urinated So I guess it's as much a learning process for me as I won't let her out again until I'm dressed! She did go a little bit more once I got her outside.
My puppy is 11 months old and I never let him out in the morning until I am ready to get him right out the door. My 5 year old is totally reliable but the puppy isn't. I also make sure he goes whenever I take the dogs out, because he gets involved in things, sniffing, playing, and forgets to go.
 
Old 02-09-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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My puppy is 11 months old and I never let him out in the morning until I am ready to get him right out the door. My 5 year old is totally reliable but the puppy isn't. I also make sure he goes whenever I take the dogs out, because he gets involved in things, sniffing, playing, and forgets to go.
Lol @ forgets to go. I've noticed that if there are kids playing in the playground (which is really close to my apt.) she would rather run and play with the kids than "take care of business". I've started going away from the playground until she's done her business then head to the playground so she can greet the kids

NYgal2NC I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. One of my aunts had been on my mind for several days and when I found out she had passed and I hadn't taken the time to call her, I beat up on myself for a few weeks so I know exactly how you feel. Hugs!
 
Old 02-10-2016, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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A college commencement ceremonty is when the outside world beckons to the graduates, but not always with the right finger.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I discovered today now I'm 64, my Colorado fishing license will be $1 this year when I renew it April 1st. Down from the regular $46.00 YAY! It's good to be old.
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