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Doggie Bloggie has a new doghouse!

Announcing the relocation of A Doggie Bloggie to a new site:  Motley Dogs!

Same content, same postings – but a new look and feel!  Please come over to the new site to check it out… and DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!

This site will remain up, but I will no longer be posting here.  Well, maybe a reminder or two about the move… 🙂

Please check it out… I think you will like it!

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Annie, so full of smiles!

This is Annie. A Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, and a rescue. She is happy to see me and is smiling! She is not baring her teeth in aggression. This is a form of submission amongst many dogs – and is unique to the dog. Some breeds may smile more than others, but not all dogs will perform this act.

If a dog you are not familiar with bares it’s teeth in such a manner, best to lean towards the side of caution and not assume the dog is smiling in submission.

Rhodesian Ridgeback mix,smiling,teeth

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Animated gif's, Dog Blog, Rescues

 

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Hey, buddy… have you seen my friends???

Kitty seeks help in finding his friends ahead of him….

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A tender moment between my Mama dog and her “lethal white” son

My two beautiful children (animated gif below).  Rescued together from a shelter (see “About Me & My Dogs” in the top menu).  He was about 3-4 months old, her age unsure – estimating around 4 yrs old at the time of adoption in 2007.

I, very affectionately, call the son “Dork”… because he’s a dork.  Very happy-go-lucky.  Born completely deaf, and blind in his left eye, he will occasionally run into something, then give it a look as in “whatever” and go on his merry way.

Sadly, though, I have come to realize by his actions that he is now starting to lose vision in his one good eye.  This is not abnormal for “lethal whites” with his eye defects.  It appears as though he is now seeing shadows in the upper part of his field of vision as he is constantly looking up and flinching, both inside and outside.  At first I thought a branch may have hit him, or a bird attacked him, as he was only doing this outside.  But now the frequency and reaction has grown, and he is behaving this way inside.  Just the other day, he stood up on his hind legs with his forepaws on the wall (as though he was trying to climb the wall), looking up and attempting to reach whatever he was seeing up at the ceiling.  He now displays fear when going outside and rarely goes beyond five feet from the back of the house – unless I am with him.  He has changed his toilet area from the very back of the yard, to a spot off to the corner of the house – out of the way – but within a close proximity to the house itself.  When inside, he rarely leaves my side now.  He usually likes to lay on the cool linoleum floor in the kitchen, but now crawls under my legs under the desk.

For the first time in his life, he feels fear.  And it is breaking my heart I cannot explain to him what is occurring.

 

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Why dogs chase their tails


Tail chasing is a very common behavior in an active

puppy.  In an older dog, tail chasing may have
different and more serious causes.  Here are some reasons that dogs chase their tails:

1.  Because the tail is always there.  Puppies don’t know where their bodies end and the world begins.  So a wiggly little tail is definitely intriguing.  This is especially true when the puppy has been separated from his littermates and has only himself to play with.

2.  Older dogs sometimes chase their tails when they are anxious, bored, or frustrated.

3.  Tail chasing can be a symptom of a physical problem such as the presence of fleas or irritated anal glands.

4.  Tail chasing can also result when a dog is confined and has his movement restricted.

5.  Some breeds such as Bull Terriers, German Shepherd Dogs, and Australian Cattle Dogs are more predisposed to chase their tails, suggesting that this tendency may be an inherited trait.

6.  The dog may have canine compulsive disorder.  This is a rare condition, but it might be the cause of tail chasing.

7.  One good turn deserves another.

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Source: Sandra and Harry Choron. Planet Dog, a doglopedia. Houghton Mifflin Co. 2005

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in Animated gif's, Behavior, Dog Blog, Lists

 

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Doggie Screen Cleaner

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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Animated gif's, Dog Blog, Humor, Videos

 

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Mama… my agility dog!

My mother dog to my lethal white took to agility like a fish to water!  Aussie’s are born to “work”, but in her book, it’s playtime!! I rescued her and her son when she was about 4 years old, and her son “Dork” was about 3 months. Now she is approximately 8 years old.

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