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RE: Floor Protection Questions

Thirty minutes is what I always shoot for with young puppies. It's a ton of work but it's well worth the payoff. Of course every thirty minutes isn't always possible, but I try for as close to that as I can, at least for the first two or three weeks. I think a remnant piece of vinyl would be a great solution.
Pawz4me 05/26/21 04:58pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Finally some good news on the puppy front!

For me, I prefer not to do two dogs the same age. It just means everything is doubled in a short time. I like having 2-4 years between them. That way one has been potty trained and obedience trained before trying to start on the next one. Ditto. Even though I'm currently in this exact situation due to DH's "foster fail" resulting in an early pandemic adoption, in general I've always tried to avoid having two senior dogs at the same time. They get expensive, even just for maintenance. And most importantly, I don't want to lose two dogs very close together. Having them spaced is no guarantee for avoiding that, of course, but having two the same age is certainly much more risky. Plus I know my limits. I don't have what it takes to raise two puppies right at the same time. There are very good reasons most trainers recommend against it, and why most wouldn't ever do it themselves. Like the others, I'll be looking forward to pictures. I don't believe I've ever seen a Gordon in real life.
Pawz4me 05/22/21 05:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Coffee Survey

I used a Keurig for a few years but I never really liked it. I was happy when it bit the dust. Bought a basic Mr. Coffee drip machine until I could research something better. Ended up using it for a couple of years until it died. It wasn't awful but it never got the coffee quite as hot as I like. Now I use a Ninja drip machine with McDonald's coffee. Suits me fine.
Pawz4me 05/17/21 04:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Skinny cat

I'd try keeping some of the Iams dry available for her all the time, and offering several small meals a day of different canned foods with different flavors and textures. In addition to Fancy Feast, many cats seem to like Friskies canned food. And it's relatively inexpensive, so not too much cost to experiment with a few different flavors. Despite the stereotype of the finicky cat who only wants her favorite food, there are lots of cats who want variety. I kept several brands/types of canned food for one of our previous cats. He rarely got the same thing more than twice in a row, and he liked it that way.
Pawz4me 05/16/21 10:56am RV Pet Stop
RE: Skinny cat

Has she had a thorough vet check with blood work recently? At 10 I'd want to get a senior blood panel done, check for kidney and thyroid function, have her teeth checked, etc. All those and more can cause weight loss and/or change in appetite.
Pawz4me 05/16/21 05:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Yes. And according to this article the incidence of breakthrough cases in Washington is less than 0.01 percent. Unless I'm badly misinterpreting something, that seems like very good news.
Pawz4me 03/31/21 04:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Good Deterrent Against Home Burglars

We actually have an around-the-corner neighbor who has a very large pet pig. It's ugly as sin. But it goes outside and I've never seen the pig offer to leave their yard. I'd hate to think what would happen if it wondered into the road. I had a very funny conversation one morning with a new FedEx delivery driver. He wanted to know where the farm was around here, 'cause he'd just seen a loose pig at the house up the street. I had to work quite a bit to convince him that the pig lives there, in the house.
Pawz4me 03/30/21 05:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: News Stations

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Pawz4me 12/17/20 01:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Credit Score

well the reality of the world that we live in makes credit scores irrelevent. diff'rent strokes. My MIL's friend, who is 85 yo and well off, thought the same thing. Until a few months ago, when almost simultaneously she found that she couldn't change cable TV providers or auto insurance companies due to lack of a credit score. Now granted no one really needs cable TV, but we (me and my DH) do need auto insurance. And we've found that changing companies every two/three years saves us a significant amount of money. I wish we didn't have to do that--it's a pain in the rear to do the comparison--but (again) it's the world we live in, and we prefer to have choices and save lots of money.
Pawz4me 12/14/20 04:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Credit Score

The way I look at it is: if you have to worry about, or even care about your credit score, you are living above your means! Guy My experience is the polar opposite. The people I know who keep the closest watch on their credit scores and who put some thought into improving them (if possible) are the most financially responsible and financially literate people. Most are the millionaire-next-door types. They understand the reality of the world in which they live.
Pawz4me 12/14/20 05:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Credit Score

I once and only once had a credit score of 851 which I thought was impossible because I read that 850 was the top limit. There are all sorts of credit score tabulations, done by various agencies and services. I had reason to have my score run by a business a few months ago and it was 875. I have no idea what agency/service they used. Like most people nowadays I do kinda sorta keep tabs on my score, so of course I knew it was quite high. But I didn't know anyone was using scales above 850.
Pawz4me 12/13/20 04:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Cold Coffee

My coffee goes in a Contigo insulated travel mug that keeps it hot for many hours. Not that I need it to stay hot that long, 'cause coffee is way too important to ever forget.
Pawz4me 10/30/20 05:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Jesse has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

I'm so sorry, Crowe.
Pawz4me 10/30/20 05:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: At my wit's end with Jesse

Crowe, we've been dealing with a somewhat similar sleep issue with one of our dogs. I haven't listed her in my signature line yet (need to do that), but she's been with us since late March. We "failed" at fostering her and formally adopted her in May. She's probably a Lhasa Apso or a mix, and is estimated to be 8 years old. She had always been a calm, somewhat independent dog, and an excellent sleeper until the very early morning hours of 9/22. She seemed to wake up from a sound sleep in a full blown panic or pain attack--shaking, panting, pawing at us, wouldn't settle down at all. This went on for hours and hours, well into the next day. She didn't sleep at all for almost 24 hours. On 9/23 I dropped her off at the vet for a thorough exam and blood work. Everything checked out fine. The vet suggested trying some Gabapentin at night to see if that would help her. It didn't do a thing. We were up with her anywhere from a couple of hours to all night. Every night. We tried melatonin for several nights but that did nothing. We had to strategize every evening about what we would try for her, whose night it was to get up with her (or stay up with her if she wouldn't settle at all), etc. She continued to have the panic/pain attacks, and to have very prolonged periods of not sleeping at all. The longest we timed was 25,5 hours without sleeping. I took her back to the vet Monday, this time for a urinalysis and xrays to see if there were any masses, spinal or joint issues that might be causing pain, or anything else that jumped out. Her xrays and urinalysis looked fine, but the vet (different one than the first time) diagnosed her with infections in both ears, and one of them was particularly bad. The vet who saw her the first time noted some wax in her ears, but nothing else remarkable. But her ear pigment is very dark and it's very hard to see in them. Anyway, we don't know if the ear infections were percolating all this time and are the root cause of her sleeping issues or if they're recent/coincidental and unrelated. The vet treated them and gave me some Trazadone to help her (and us!) get some rest. The first night it didn't do anything, but last night she slept through the night for the first time in three weeks. It was glorious! It's going to take a little while to see if the ear infections were the actual cause of her lack of sleeping or if it's something else. We've got Trazadone for eight more nights, so we're hopeful that all of us can get rested up, and then when that's gone--and by then her ears should be feeling much better--we'll see if she'll go back to her normal good sleeper self. If not then I'm hoping the vet will give us an ongoing script for Trazadone (assuming it continues to help her). Not getting enough sleep was really wearing on all of us after just three weeks. Anyway, I don't know if there's anything there that's helpful to you. I mainly wanted to let you know you're not alone in dealing with a dog with sleep issues. Good luck!
Pawz4me 10/14/20 05:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Why is that ....

It's just the nature of the beast. And a good thing too, how many forums would still be around if people were satisfied with one word answers? Thread drift keeps many forums alive, and lively too. ^^This.^^ Also, those types of answers are no different than what often happens in real life conversations.
Pawz4me 10/10/20 04:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wolves as Pets

I live in the piedmont of NC and have seen several large, gray coyotes that could trick one into believing they were wolves. As far as wanting a wolf for a pet -- Why? Just ... why? There is no logical, sane reason I can think of that anyone would want or need one. If you want protection there are quite a number of breeds of dogs who would serve the purpose better, not to mention MUCH more reliably. I'm firmly of the opinion that the closest anyone should come to having a wild animal as a pet is the domesticated house cat. ;)
Pawz4me 09/14/20 11:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Campgrounds around Shenandoah Valley in VA?

If you want FHU/commercial type places then look at the Luray KOA. It's much nicer than the typical KOA.
Pawz4me 09/06/20 05:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leather Sofa Or Fabric Sofa?

We don't consider anything other than leather. I'm huge on cleanliness, and being able to wipe off leather furniture is a wonderful thing. I wipe ours down every few months and see how much grime comes off on the rag, and then I think how filthy most cloth furniture that rarely/never gets cleaned must be. I'll pass.
Pawz4me 08/07/20 05:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Don't Panic

I read about the rabbit hemorrhagic disease awhile back, and subsequently noted that I've seen no rabbits at all this year. They're normally plentiful in our yard and throughout the neighborhood. Like many we're going out a lot less than normal, but I haven't even seen any rabbit roadkill. Unless there's been a major uptick in coyotes or other predators, which I don't think there has been, then I'm assuming it's probably the hemorrhagic disease.
Pawz4me 07/02/20 04:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Ummm... I kinda hate that I need to ask what should be obvious, but you do realize that many people can't wear masks for serious health issues. Even their Dr's advise them not too. That's a straw man, unless you can post a link to any mask mandate that doesn't provide an exception for those people.
Pawz4me 06/26/20 11:22am Around the Campfire
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