Saturday, October 6, 2007

VICTORY!!!

This will do for now. I changed templates, and made the areas wider. Changed pictures on Maddox but don't have a good one of Claire that works--no matter what size I redo it, she always looks funny! Oh well! I am much happier with this now and am content with it. EDIT! I changed pictures completely--just gave IN!!! LOL. Oh well.

Thanks for the help guys--it DID help...help me decide I would try to fight one of the other templates. LOL! There are some cool ones out there available--skins, that is--but the only Husky one I found was for Xanga. Ah well. This will work just fine and dandy.

And, just for grins, I leave you with today's video. I filled up Maddox's water bucket, and the hose wasn't on tight, so it made a nice mess underneath the spigot. To my surprise Shelby wanted no part of getting dirty. Sigh. Maddox has no such qualms about making a mess, and yes, he got a nice bath afterward. I may just have to invest in one of those dryers for them after all.

In other news--today was a beautiful, perfect day with Shelby with the other three all day long. I couldn't be happier!

Oh, and the first bag of Canidae will have lasted 11 days it looks like. Not bad! I am pleased thus far. Shelby is eating the Bark at the Moon for now so that is 3 dogs, 11 days.

Carolyn
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A quiet Saturday

Carolyn here, as everyone else is asleep. It's been a lovely Saturday, with Shelby and Maddox finally getting to play again. He still has a couple of little stitches but there just was no keeping him contained anymore. So, with supervision of course, I let him and Shelby reunite.

What fun it was! I just laughed as the two raced around and around in the backyard, then after they'd calmed some, I let them in here to wrestle. I put Scotty up in Maddox's crate because he kept pawing at them, whining. He didn't like being ignored!

I have a question. How can I make this blog pretty? It is so plain and boring! Maddox doesn't care but Shelby thinks it could look better. Is there a place on blogspot to learn how to make things pretty?

And--I can't figure out why those pictures of Maddox and Claire look so darn--goofy. I can't figure out why they are so distorted. Any thoughts would be great.

I guess that is it for now. I am about to push Shelby over, grab a blanket, and take a short little nap. *yawn* Supervising pups at play is so tiring!

Carolyn

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Shelby Hijacking!

Hi everyone, this is my first post. I've hijacked this blog away because Maddox is at the Dogital getting his microchip. And something else, kinda like what I got a couple of weeks ago except the boy version. Scotty tried to tell me about it, but I don't care really. I just want him to come back. I'm BORED and Mom Person has a cold and didn't feel like taking me for a walk tonight.

First, I want to show off my tail. My mom loves it, says I am the most beautiful girl Husky she's ever had. (Aren't I the only one she's had?) She loves my tail to pieces and this is why. I guess it is pretty enough. It goes from dark to light.



I want Maddox to come home. I kinda miss the little squirt. Maddox is right. Those Springers don't know how to play. I tried so hard to get them to and they just looked at me. Claire kinda did a funny thing with her mouth, even though I play-bowed at her. Hmph.

And Scotty, oh wow, does he act like an old man or what? I know he is, but Mom says when he was younger, he would've played with me. Now his teeth are not so good anymore, and I am to be sweet to him. I really like him, and rub under his neck like a cat would. He just isn't sure about that but I think he likes it. I know he likes me better than he does Maddox!!!

One last thing, Mom says I am 'very talkative' tonight. I guess I am sorta. She thought I was so funny and she was so happy that I have stopped being toy aggressive (whatever that means) that she took this film of me wooing.

She is right, btw. I do like to be filmed. Because I am PRETTY!


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Monday, October 1, 2007

Decisions Decisions and How to be a Good Breeder

C writing tonight, as Maddox is too busy playing with Shelby. Shelby says it isn't fair that this is MADDOX'S blog, and why can't it be Shelby, Maddox and the Springers? Or better yet, Shelby and Maddox and the couch potatoes. Hmmm...

Well, tomorrow I take Sir Puppy in for You Know What. I have debated and debated when to do this. I hear so many different thoughts on getting the Big N done. Some say now, some say should've already, some say do it later... Maddox is just about 5 months old, and he is getting it done tomorrow, and is getting his microchip. Done is done, and I am done with it. If he grows a bit taller, then so be it. He is healthy as a horse, and he is strong and I think pretty hefty already for his baby age.

Is this a bad thing to do now? A good thing? It is a necessary thing--that is without doubt. The world doesn't need any more pet-quality pups, which Maddox is and I knew he was when I bought him from his breeder. Recently, someone new posted on a list I'm on (hmmm one of two) and though I am sure she is a nice person etc., she has bred her two sibes and has puppies and, well...I could literally hear teeth gnashing on that list when she asked how to be a good breeder.

How to be a good breeder? Get your dogs fixed unless they truly, truly have lines of high value to the breed.

I love my two kids--Shelby, my puppy-mill girl (and I was able to trace her back to her foundling day, Miss Petland is She) and Maddox, my nicely-bred pup, though not nicely enough bred to warrant his genes being carried onward. Of course not. But their genes do not need to carry on. A friend asked if I was going to breed them just because oh neither were fixed and I nearly dropped the f'bomb. Okay Okay I did drop it. Mentally, anyway. Maybe that attitude is what pushes me to go ahead and do the Big N with Maddox now.

Ahhhh I learned the term Hairy Eyeballs today. I just broke up a too vigorous 'fight' with the Sibes. A sharp "stop" didn't help--but smacking my hands together sure got their attention. I made them sit down and SIT and look at me, then sent them to their corners so to speak.

Everything is calm now. I am learning just how important it is to Be Boss and Be Obeyed.

If I could just get everyone 100% housebroken, I'd be happy 100%. Sigh...



Carolyn