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#46 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 07:30 AM

Kota,,,,,,,,,      :thumbs:          Rick



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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:53 AM

I'm glad you guys like it! He's a really happy little dog. He's like a parrot sitting on my shoulder all the time and licking my face which makes me smile. We debated naming him Happy but decided to go with something a bit more original. 

 

We used to have a dog named Cricket for all those that suggested naming him after an animal. Unfortunately she was killed in a pit bull attack. Then we took a dog from my grandmother after she had a massive stroke and lost the ability to talk or move. Her name was Pixxie. She died a couple of weeks ago and a home without a pet just feels empty to us so I'm glad we got this one. 


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 12:22 PM

 a home without a pet just feels empty to us

 

I couldn't agree more. 


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 04:26 PM

 He's like a parrot sitting on my shoulder all the time and licking my face which makes me smile. 

 

 

I want to see that dog sitting on your shoulder in 6 months to a year from now!  I think it might be more the other way around, you sitting on his!  :bigrofl:


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 09:54 AM

And that's why I'm trying to put a stop to it now. At 8 months his dad was 80lbs. His mom was 160 at two years. I don't want that on my shoulder. I'm the alpha male and trying to be dominant with him. He's going to get to big to quickly to not have control over him and although they are considered gentle dogs a 160lbs dog going nuts is going to do a lot of damage. 


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 10:38 AM

With a dog like that obedience training is vital.


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 01:34 PM

With a dog like that obedience training is vital.

You're singing my song. Training at home is great, but nothing beats going to a proper class and having the socialising with other dogs, people and situations. They learn to look to you for instruction regardless of what happens, reduces any anxiety/uncertainty that may come up for them in 'how do I behave" situations, and really re-enforces your Alpha status.


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 02:42 PM

Oh, we are putting him in obedience school first chance we get. Like I said, to big, needs to be taught how to behave. Without it I'm afraid of what he might do. 



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Posted October 12, 2016 - 05:17 PM

A dog in class at a school learning what's right

A book propped open would make quite a sight

As he pretends to read and follow along

All the time thinking he's done nothing wrong

Sitting at a desk in a room with others dogs

Learning not to chase after people or frogs

No barking at tractors or licking his chops

No longing to ride in a cruiser along with the cops

No drooling at food or begging for scraps

No jumping on strangers or grabbing their caps

Going to be a lot of rules to learn all at once

Let's hope he gets a break to eat his lunch

And passes the course at the top of his class

And doesn't pick up any bad habits like licking his a$$

 

 


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 05:38 PM

There used to be a gal that lived nearby that had a Dane. She drove a Jeep Liberty with a sunroof. They drove around town, top open, dogs heat sticking out. She would go to Walmart and the dog would just sit there with his head out. It was  hilarious.


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Posted October 13, 2016 - 09:49 AM

I can't wait till I can ride around with him. I love big dogs, hence the reason I got the biggest one I could. I hope he breaks 180. That would be awesome. 



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Posted October 13, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Maybe you could put a loader on him.  :thumbs:


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 08:47 AM

LOL, If I do I'll post pics. I think getting the saddle on him should be interesting. 

 

He cried all night. It was irritating but my wife took care of it. She's been up all night with him. I have not. Just like the kids. 


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 11:19 AM

LOL, If I do I'll post pics. I think getting the saddle on him should be interesting. 

 

He cried all night. It was irritating but my wife took care of it. She's been up all night with him. I have not. Just like the kids. 

Good to know you have the house in order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wife reads this  you will be black and blue. :deadhorse:



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:43 AM

Well he died. He was fine Friday night when we went to bed. Saturday morning when I went to let him out of his cage he was acting funny. Not really opening his eyes, not really moving. I got him in for a vets appointment and the vet said she would start treatment. She gave him some shots and started doing test. 

 

Two hours later Kota died. The vet has no clue why. 

 

It's a sad weekend for my family. 


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