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Offline skeebo1969

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New addition to my family....
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:40:38 PM »


   This is Kai, a 10 week old german shephard.

 
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 08:44:25 PM »
I love german shepards and the all white ones are especially beautiful.  We had several growing up and they were the most well behaved of any dogs we ever had (except for my Miss Lily).

Congrats on the new addition.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 09:00:54 PM »

  Thanks Wolfie, he is a very smart dog.  I've already been able to teach him some basic commands.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 09:02:59 PM »
He is adorable.......  Although I was expecting a turtle

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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 09:19:37 PM »
He is adorable.......  Although I was expecting a turtle

Congrats!

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LMAO!!  I still have those as well... 

Here is the little one I posted pics of a while back:

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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 09:23:04 PM »
When I saw the title, I too thought Turtles.  ;D

Beautiful Dog! My son has a purebred German Shepherd from Romania, he's training him to be a search and rescue dog, and most of his bros and sis's are police dogs. Those German Shepherds are amazing. Your's is beautiful!

and Love the turtle pic too, he's all chillin'

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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 09:31:18 PM »
When I saw the title, I too thought Turtles.  ;D

Beautiful Dog! My son has a purebred German Shepherd from Romania, he's training him to be a search and rescue dog, and most of his bros and sis's are police dogs. Those German Shepherds are amazing. Your's is beautiful!

and Love the turtle pic too, he's all chillin'

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Here's Duke..



Wow, that pic reminds me of the movie American Werewolf in London!  Nice dog though..  Kai is a purebred too but from Alabama.  The breeder breeds them for the police and military.  Kai's father weighed 100 lbs and his mother was 74 lbs..  I think he's going to be a big boy.  At 10 weeks he's already 20 lbs..
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 10:41:07 PM »


  

I've never seen a dog fall asleep in his food bowl.
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 11:17:43 PM »
OMG! So precious! Love Love Love it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 11:28:30 PM »
Wow , he is a beauty . That turtle looks huge now and is gorgeous also , cant believe thats the same little guy , didn't know they grew that fast . 

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 07:07:17 AM »

  

I've never seen a dog fall asleep in his food bowl.

That made me think of Wumpy! ;D

What a gorgeous dog! So adorable.

I can't believe how big your turtle is now... didn't you have a couple others as well?
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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 10:06:17 AM »
What a cute puppy!

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 12:15:54 PM »
Wow , he is a beauty . That turtle looks huge now and is gorgeous also , cant believe thats the same little guy , didn't know they grew that fast .

She looks quite big in the picture, however, her shell length is just a little over 3 and a 1/2 inches.  She will still put on quite a bit of growth over the next year, which they do for the first 2 years.  Then the growth really slows down quite a bit.  It's sort of a survival in nature thing..  She turned 1 this past September.

That made me think of Wumpy! ;D

What a gorgeous dog! So adorable.

I can't believe how big your turtle is now... didn't you have a couple others as well?

Thanks Ann. 

I have one other which is of the Chesapeake Bay variation.  Her skin is a slate blue in color and has bold lines instead of the speckled dots shown on the white skin above.  I'll try to post some pics of her later, but she's a bit neurotic and won't sit still.  Both are huge beggars.

Thanks everyone for the compliments on Kai.

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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2012, 12:39:41 AM »
That is one cute dog.  And, I love those ears.  I grew up with a German Shepherd.  He was very loyal.  Congrats on the new addition. 

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 12:45:08 AM »
that is one adorable pup, they grow up so fast just like kids. take care of him and he'll take care of you.
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 12:22:37 PM »
that is one adorable pup, they grow up so fast just like kids. take care of him and he'll take care of you.
That is one cute dog.  And, I love those ears.  I grew up with a German Shepherd.  He was very loyal.  Congrats on the new addition.

Thanks..

I see the loyalty already, he is sitting at my feet as I type this. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2012, 11:41:37 PM »
I didn't think you'd mind, if I posted a video of my dog with his best bud.  My dog is the Puggle.  His best bud is the Boxer.  We think they may be gay.  They are in love with each other.  We've caught them experimenting..lol.

I thought this video was funny.  My Puggle refuses to let his size get in the way.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQiI8YO7wSo&feature=plcp

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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2012, 12:06:48 AM »
I didn't think you'd mind, if I posted a video of my dog with his best bud.  My dog is the Puggle.  His best bud is the Boxer.  We think they may be gay.  They are in love with each other.  We've caught them experimenting..lol.

I thought this video was funny.  My Puggle refuses to let his size get in the way.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQiI8YO7wSo&feature=plcp

I don't mind at all, cool vid..

I'm trying to get Kai socialized, but it's not going very well.  There is a female pitbull who stays upstairs from us who simply wants to play with him and he's not having any part of it.  She gets low and even turns over on her back when she gets close to him and all he does is growl and bark at her.

I hope it's just that he's so young and a bit nerved by her size. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2012, 11:03:34 AM »


   Here is an updated photo of the growing Kai.  Yes, asleep in the food bowl again.  Maybe he thinks we may try to sneak a meal past him without his knowledge, so he likes to be on guard.  You can really see the size difference; the boy is growing.

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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2012, 05:00:58 PM »
That is funny! He is growing quickly.

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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2012, 07:28:31 PM »
lmao. so cute
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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2012, 09:36:27 PM »

   This is Kai, a 10 week old german shephard.

 

HI THOMAS !~

Kai is growing fast.   it's only 3 weeks between the 2 pics.

Any word on his socialization skills?  Maybe he's still too young. Pit bulls can be the sweetest dogs on god's green earth.  Keep trying.  I bet they become good friends.

he is cute.  I think he's going to become very protective of that food bowl
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2012, 10:24:02 PM »
What a great looking dog!! Congratulations.

Now, what are you putting in the food? Ambien?

It's like a kid in a high chair conking out after too much chow.


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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 12:12:36 AM »
HI THOMAS !~

Kai is growing fast.   it's only 3 weeks between the 2 pics.

Any word on his socialization skills?  Maybe he's still too young. Pit bulls can be the sweetest dogs on god's green earth.  Keep trying.  I bet they become good friends.

he is cute.  I think he's going to become very protective of that food bowl

Hey Robert, how ya doing?  When we moved to Boston last year the apartment complex did not allow pitbulls.  Neo (the pitbull) went back to the family I originally got him from.  The story behind me getting Neo was due to a coworker cheating on his wife with one of my other coworkers.  The wife kicked him and the dog out and he asked me, since I had a fenced in yard at the time, if I would mind taking Neo in.  We had him for about 3 years. 

Well, him and his wife got back together and when I found out I couldn't take Neo with us I called him to see if he wanted Neo back, and they did.  So Neo's back with his old family.

It was extremely hard giving him back and I still miss him dearly as evident by my often posting old pictures of him on facebook.

I'm just having issues with Kai socializing with other dogs here were I live now.  It really has not gotten better.  Other than my family, he really wants nothing to do with anyone else, and from what I've read this is common with the breed.  He's already shown signs of being very protective.

What a great looking dog!! Congratulations.

Now, what are you putting in the food? Ambien?

It's like a kid in a high chair conking out after too much chow.



Thanks Em.  I don't know what is up with that falling asleep in the food bit.  It does come in handy to show reference of his growth by way of how big he is compared to the food bowl though...lol 


I have some bad news regarding my Ornate Terrapin pictured above.  She quit eating about 2 weeks ago.  I took her to the vet and she has a bacterial infection.  The vet gave her a shot of benadryl and he's worried that her kidneys may not be able to handle it.  I've raised the tank temp to help stimulate her immune system, but in my experience, this usually does not end well.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2012, 12:12:53 AM »
How awesome that most of us are true animal lovers.  I love the animal threads here as mine has been my lifeline. 
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2012, 08:32:48 AM »
I love animals but I'm afraid to get one because if you ever move it complicates your living situation.  There's also the whole feeding, watering, attention, etc.  I love them but they take up so much time I just don't want that part right now.

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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2012, 04:55:55 PM »
Very sorry to learn of your turtle's illness -- I hope it can clear the infection.

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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2012, 03:21:12 PM »
Very sorry to learn of your turtle's illness -- I hope it can clear the infection.

Thanks Em.  I can't believe it, but the shot has actually worked.  She started eating yesterday again and did so again this morning.  She seems to be doing a lot better.
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2012, 03:24:39 PM »
When I read benadryl I thought what?   Hey, maybe it's just the way of a turtle -- slow and steady wins the race      even when medicated.  I hope she keeps improving.

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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2012, 03:39:13 PM »
When I read benadryl I thought what? 

My mistake there, it's actually baytril...lol  Benadryl, baytril, barbituates, marijuana--it's all good in my hood.
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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2012, 04:38:40 PM »
I love animals but I'm afraid to get one because if you ever move it complicates your living situation.  There's also the whole feeding, watering, attention, etc.  I love them but they take up so much time I just don't want that part right now.

Would you feed me and rub my tummy?  You can get my leg going, if ya do.

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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2012, 01:53:32 AM »
My mistake there, it's actually baytril...lol  Benadryl, baytril, barbituates, marijuana--it's all good in my hood.

Well you've got a bombin' buffet for the dear girl to try. Baytril -- good name for a turtle's antibiotic.

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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2012, 07:35:36 PM »
Skeebs - How is Ms. Turtle doin'?

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« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2012, 09:12:16 AM »
Skeebs - How is Ms. Turtle doin'?

She back to normal and eating like a hog.
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« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2012, 04:08:48 PM »
Excellent.

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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2013, 02:19:15 PM »

   Took new photo's of Kai today.  He'll be 22 weeks old tomorrow and has grown so much since we got him.  He's weighing in at just over 50 lbs.  He has also picked up some new tricks rather quickly.  It does get bothersome though when he wants  to shake my hand while I am eating or drinking my coffee...

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« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2013, 02:25:22 PM »
He sure looks happy ... in fact that pic looks like he is laughing , so cute .

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« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2013, 02:28:10 PM »
He sure looks happy ... in fact that pic looks like he is laughing , so cute .

He sure makes me happy...  I love this dog to death.
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« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2013, 03:57:47 PM »
What a fine-looking dog.

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« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2013, 11:54:55 PM »
He sure makes me happy...  I love this dog to death.

I bet the feeling is mutual.  Mine means the world to me.
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« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2013, 05:28:53 PM »


  I'm feeling pretty bummed out about Kai today..  A couple of days ago he started limping, I figured he must have hurt his foot while we were out playing fetch the other day.

  I took him to the vet this morning and the vet says his right hip is real bad.  It could be GHD but the vet said to not give up hope that it is not because Kai is still growing and it might get better.

  He's in pain and it hurts to see him this way.  They gave him a steroidal shot and some pain medicine.  I'm supposed to wait a month to see if it gets better and then we'll go from there.  After paying the bill I told the vet the dog and I might soon be homeless if this keeps up.  I was joking...

 I really hoped when I got a German Shepherd that I would not have to deal with the GHD issues.  His lineage papers say nothing about this being an issue with his parents.  I feel like I did something wrong and wonder if I worked him too hard while playing.

 Sucks....
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« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2013, 05:42:02 PM »
Hey Skeebo,

Sorry to hear the little guy is in pain.  Hang in there and here is hoping the vet is correct and he can outgrow this. 

Keep us posted..........

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« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2013, 05:53:55 PM »
Sorry Skeebo ... nothing brings a tear to my eye quicker than seeing or hearing of suffering an animal . Just keep loving him and his joy will be yours . 

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« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2013, 06:43:13 PM »
skeebo,
would you mind if I asked what in the heck is GHD?
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« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2013, 06:57:40 PM »
skeebo,
would you mind if I asked what in the heck is GHD?

Sorry Mitch that was a bit of a typo, it's actually referred to as GSHD = german shepherd hip dysplasia.  It's pretty common with the breed.
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« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »
ugh.
doesn't sound like much fun.
so sorry.
have no energy to look it up at the moment but hope it is fixable.
seems like many of us here are going through dog/cat trauma.
wishing you the best.
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« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2013, 07:18:29 PM »
Hey skeebo;

I am sorry to hear that Kai is in so much pain.  We have a mutt (Golden/Aussie/?? mix) that started really limping after exercise when he was about 1.5 - 2 years old - and our vet said it was hip displasia.   It is a long story (which I won't go into here) but we ended up getting a second opinion -- the good news was that it was not hip displasia, it was a torn ACL which can be fixed.  The bad news was that it was about $3k to have it fixed.

Anyway, I wish Kai the best,
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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2013, 07:35:00 PM »
Hey skeebo;

I am sorry to hear that Kai is in so much pain.  We have a mutt (Golden/Aussie/?? mix) that started really limping after exercise when he was about 1.5 - 2 years old - and our vet said it was hip displasia.   It is a long story (which I won't go into here) but we ended up getting a second opinion -- the good news was that it was not hip displasia, it was a torn ACL which can be fixed.  The bad news was that it was about $3k to have it fixed.

Anyway, I wish Kai the best,
JM
we went through the ALC surgery too with one of our dogs. $1700. about 10 years ago. vet bills are getting bad these days.
so hip dysplasia can't be fixed? :'(
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2013, 07:39:56 PM »
Kai couldn't have landed with a better owner.  So the good news is he'll be well loved and cared for by a super hip guy. Our beloved Shep from my childhood suffered this. Given Kai's age maybe he'll get beyond some of it. Do you have access to an acupuncturist ?  Some do work on animals.

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Re: New addition to my family....
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2013, 07:50:28 PM »
ouch.
doesn't sound like surgery is an option by Em's post. :(
I know you will give Kai the love he needs.
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

 


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