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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: theme joy
« Last post by Margaret on March 17, 2018, 11:01:02 am »
 :stpat08:Nice bright and cheery look!
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: theme joy
« Last post by Majse on March 17, 2018, 02:25:55 am »
Nice to wake up to this new look  :stpat08:
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: theme joy
« Last post by Grethe on March 17, 2018, 01:55:53 am »
Green is the colour of hope and Spring! Love it.  :yes03:
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: theme joy
« Last post by Teejay on March 17, 2018, 12:37:38 am »
 :stpat08: :stpat02: great colours I LOVE it
even the post and preview buttons .... fab attention to details ML
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: theme joy
« Last post by MaryLou on March 16, 2018, 11:57:03 pm »
Thanks, Joy!   This is the theme that caused the board to crash a few days ago but I was able to re-create it.  I like the greens!!
General Discussion & Introductions / theme joy
« Last post by Joy on March 16, 2018, 11:39:56 pm »
love St.Patrick's theme
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: About Daisy
« Last post by MaryLou on March 16, 2018, 07:10:12 pm »
Awww, your poor little babies!!  I bet though, they have a happy home and are glad to be there regardless of their physical disabilities.  I think having a deaf one would be really hard because you have to physically show them everything.  Same when blind but they learn to follow your voice.

Daisy isn't one to play much either.  She would go "fetch" a soft toy a few times and we'd "fight" over it but after a few times, she was done.  Never liked a ball or anything that - she liked those plushy ones with a squeaker inside. Have tried to get her interested but she's not having it.  I guess she's at an age where playing isn't what it used to be.

I read on the net to give her a teaspoon of honey 3 times a day to help the cough.  Did that this afternoon - had no trouble at all getting her to lick that spoon clean and have not heard a cough since.  Will do it again at bedtime.  So far, so good! :yes03:
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: About Daisy
« Last post by Lin on March 16, 2018, 05:42:16 pm »
Try toys or balls with bells in them MaryLou that might help her a bit?? I really don't know, i had a blind dog but she was not one to play with toys.. we've had a couple deaf dogs too.  one of mine only has one eye so she can't see on that side.. but she doesn't seem to care, if she can't see her treat I hold it where she can see it :)  I don't know how she lost her eye, she had just lost it when I adopted her. now I need to take a pair of scissors to her hair because she is more hair than dog lol
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: About Daisy
« Last post by MaryLou on March 16, 2018, 03:03:00 pm »
Joy, what kind of a dog do you have?  A haircut sounds painful!!  I bought a dog grooming kit and watched some videos on how to groom a dog.  Have done it twice and it works out very well.  Don't want to drop her off at a grooming salon with strangers.  Did that once and she got so scared that she got a nose bleed.

Sheryl, I had to have my cat put down about 6 years ago.  Her kidneys and liver stopped functioning. She went from 17 pounds down to 7 pounds in just a few weeks.  The vet said she was suffering from organ failure.  She was my first pet ever and I really miss her but at my age, I won't get another animal.  Chances are, they will outlive me and I know that no one else would take care of them the way I would.

I found an article on the net yesterday that had 17 steps for living with a blind dog.  I read through then and found I had already done every one of them, and a few more!!  The next time I'm at the hardware store, I want to get two rubber stair pads to put on the bottom and top of the outside ramp. That will smell stronger than the perfume which will wash away with the rain.   Last week, I started a new game.  I go hide and if she can find me by hearing my voice, she gets a little treat.   She found me all three times today.  I really don't have to "hide" because she can't see me as it is.

i am going to buy her a little vest that says "Blind" on the sides.  I want to walk her a bit this summer but I don't want people to just walk up and pet her because she just might bite!   She actually climbed up on the bed in the wee hours of the morning and slept with me the rest of the time which is good. She is becoming more confident which makes me happy. 

We will get along fine but of anyone has any little tips on anything I can do to make her comfortable, that would be good.   :cancan: :cancan: :cancan:
General Discussion & Introductions / Re: About Daisy
« Last post by SherylC on March 16, 2018, 10:31:39 am »
That's a heart-jerking story MaryLou  but you know Daisy is very lucky to have a caring and patient owner such as you MaryLou. You are both lucky to have each other...rewarding.  Daisy is adorable and a real cutie.  :) Your handywork is much to be admired....good on you. You have managed to find a workaround to help Daisy.

I still get upset about my beautiful little cat, Tiddles. By the time we noticed her problems, such as bumping into walls, trying to climb walls and falling over etc, and got a diagnosis, brain tumours, they had spread throughout. No cure, so we had to make the tough decision. I vowed no more pets but Rebecca bought us a beautiful 3 yr old cat,  who looks very much like Tiddles (only much fatter). Never a replacement but loved just as much. :)
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Keep on smiling! It will make people wonder what you're up to!! :)