Coffee 1-21-12

Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:48 am

Chris, you talkin about Freddy or the lil pup? :doh: :rofl:
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:42 am

freetown fred wrote:Chris, you talkin about Freddy or the lil pup? :doh: :rofl:

HAHAHA LoL.... toothy


We got down to 34f this morning. A cold snap. Its supposed to be in the 60's next week.
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:43 pm

Heyyy... Lil' Corky is a light as a feather....well... a 109 pound feather LOL

Yaaa, others have guessed Burmese Mt Dog. Anyone that wants to spend the $1000 for DNA testing can get the answer! My sister in law owns Corkys sister. That dog is pure Aussey for sure.
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:48 pm

Freddy, how about a better photo of Corky? I can't see enough from the avitar pic?

Loki had to be convinced to go upstairs yet again last night, so this morning, leftover pancakes have made a trail of treats upstairs a few times, I'm gonna work on him
more to get this done.. I hate having to work so hard to get the dog into my bedroom so I can go to sleep. I get wide-awake again by the time I hit the sheets,
and lie there staring at the ceiling.

Greg L
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:37 pm

Greg, I had the same problem with the last woman I brought out here to the farm. :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:51 pm

LsFarm wrote:Loki had to be convinced to go upstairs yet again last night, so this morning, leftover pancakes have made a trail of treats upstairs a few times, I'm gonna work on him
more to get this done..Greg L

When we got our dog in 2000, he was fine with just bounding up the stairs to follow me. Buy after I went down the stairs, he sat on top stairing down at me and just whined. NO WAY he was coming down. I had to train him a couple steps at a time to get down. Take him up 2 steps, then turn around and let him follow. Then in a couple days, take him up 4 steps, turn around and let him follow. We eventually got to the top step, and he would turn around and follow me back down.

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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:32 pm

Here's a few pics of him...and a couple when he was a pup.

Getting Loki to come upstairs. Have you tried ice cream? Ice cream in a bowl with a spoon. Dog's like consistency. I'd give him an ounce of ice cream here & there & now & then, but always tap the bowl with the spoon before he get's it. It won't be long before he hears the bowl & spoon & he'll come a-running.
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:45 pm

He's just a lil puppy. Ain't that special. ;)
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:11 pm

009to090 wrote:
....... Our kids have had a stomach virus all week, something they brought home from school. My son puked all over his classroom.
Even our dog caught it a day ago! He needs to get outside, about every 2 hours. No accidents yet.

That crap spreads fast! Last Thursday I went to visit my buddy who is still all frigged up from gastric bypass surgery (going on 4 months out of work now ...), & came home with that damn virus. Puked 12 hours Friday night every 45 minutes on the minute. What a waste of a good supper. Not a minute of sleep all night. All my muscles - especially my lower back were KILLING me. House was 65°, but it felt like 35°- every time I got out of bed carrying my barf bucket to the opposite side of the house to the bathroom, I was shivering like I was in an icebox. Absolutely miserable. Kicked my ass! Only lasted 24 hours though. Spent the day Saturday watching movies on the couch. Finally eating again today, & I finally got out to plow the 4" of powder that was destined to change to a solid sheet of ice on the driveway.

That's my excitement for the week! :lol:

No dogs around here. Just lots of kitties. :P
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Freddy, looks like Corky just about out grew his crate!! What a great looking dog, and I agree, Bernese Mtn.

I had an aussie/setter mix dog for 14 years, he had the body and coat, tail, ears of the setter. but the coloring of a Red Merle aussie. More silver and Liver colors.

Smitty, I have a bunch of barn cats, several generations, they come and go, when they go, I assume the coyotes got one yet again.
But I have a serious problem, the damned cats eat the food I put out, stay in the insulated box i put out for them in the winter,
but do you think they'd let me touch 'em, even once? Nope. they run away, won't let me get near 'em.
I even tried to catch a few of them when they were kittens to pet and 'socialize' them,, no luck..

so for ME: to hell with cats, I'll take my friendly affectionate pooch anyday.

Greg L.

Oh, I did get Loki to follow me up and down the stairs a few times, lets see if he'll do it tonight at bedtime..

Hey Freetown,, did you keep her in a cage in the bedroom like I keep Loki?? that might be your problem !! :P :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:29 pm

Hello Everyone,
Good game, Pats & Ravens. I can't understand why Harbaugh didn't use his last timeout to kick the field goal at the end of the game? The play looked rushed as did the holder.

Great pictures everyone, I love dogs even though I don't have one. And few dogs in my lifetime have ever been extremely aggressive toward me. Somehow I think a dog knows. I do have three cats. I adopted two from the same litter 2 years ago. I believe the cats are Maine Coons. These cats while not dogs, are just as playful, follow me like a dog, chase toys like a dog and come to me when called. Wait for me every night and talk to me too. It really is amazing how smart these two sisters are. If I begin brushing one, the other hears the meows and comes looking for attention from another room in the house. I guess not all cats are mean barn yard rodent chasers.

Picked up some new wheels last week. Even swap for my '97 BMW F650. Now i need some dry & warmer weather.
Take care.
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:48 pm

Well why the hell didn't I think of that?? Next time Greg :D How'd all these cats end up here in this dog portion of Sat. morning Coffee??? :clap: toothy
LsFarm wrote:Freddy, looks like Corky just about out grew his crate!! What a great looking dog, and I agree, Bernese Mtn.

I had an aussie/setter mix dog for 14 years, he had the body and coat, tail, ears of the setter. but the coloring of a Red Merle aussie. More silver and Liver colors.

Smitty, I have a bunch of barn cats, several generations, they come and go, when they go, I assume the coyotes got one yet again.
But I have a serious problem, the damned cats eat the food I put out, stay in the insulated box i put out for them in the winter,
but do you think they'd let me touch 'em, even once? Nope. they run away, won't let me get near 'em.
I even tried to catch a few of them when they were kittens to pet and 'socialize' them,, no luck..

so for ME: to hell with cats, I'll take my friendly affectionate pooch anyday.

Greg L.

Oh, I did get Loki to follow me up and down the stairs a few times, lets see if he'll do it tonight at bedtime..

Hey Freetown,, did you keep her in a cage in the bedroom like I keep Loki?? that might be your problem !! :P :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:55 am

LsFarm wrote:Freddy, looks like Corky just about out grew his crate!!


It's quite humorous... He can barely turn around in it. As you can see, he no longer quite fits. We keep thinking he might learn how to back in. LOL He goes in, ducks his head own, and pushes his shoulders through the turn. If he gains another 3 pounds I think he'll get stuck in the corner & need to be saw-zalled out. It's still his safe place, but he never, ever, get's shut in it. On the rare occasion he needs to be sequestered, he is put in a bedroom.

You notice you never see a pic of him standing? We have nick-named him "Lump". Awww, poor guy. He does go on two, 30 minute walks each day and he will run, and run hard. Sometime I think he doesn't actually go forward.... I think he merely pushed the Earth behind him.
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:35 am

Freddy wrote: It's quite humorous... He can barely turn around in it. As you can see, he no longer quite fits. .

Freddy, pop off the top half of the crate, and remove the door.. He'll still sleep in it (as much as he can fit) and he won't have issues getting stuck as he grows. :idea:
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Re: Coffee 1-21-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:55 pm

009to090 wrote:pop off the top, and remove the door.. He'll still sleep in it and he won't have issues getting stuck as he grows. :idea:


I'm hoping he's done growing! He is about 3 yrs now. Removing the door might be OK, but to remove the top.... I dunno. A dogs crate truly is their "safe place". They know they are never touched or punished, or even yelled at once they are in their crate. I don't think they'd feel safe with no top on it. Besides... on each end of the sofa are identical crates. They are end tables.
A dog crate has two rules: You never let the dog out if they are barking, and, you never punish them if they are in it. (It's fair game to shut the door so they can't get in, but if you are reprimanding them & they go into their crate, all verbal stops and the argument is done.)
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