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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2006, 12:04:32 PM »


now I thought about both of those things I keep the dogs penned inthe kitchen with a huge board that they can't get over, alu won't jump I've tested this theory yet another reason I believed she was turned out, so yes another case of BE Paranoid. as for the accident there hasn't been any accidents that have aid anythign about a husky in the car with them.

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Um, I'm pretty sure my dog can not jump over a board (set vertically as a wall) that is 4' tall, but I know she can get over a 4' chain link fence if she really desires what is on the other side.  So saying the dog can not get over the board does not mean it did not get out of its own yard.  Or that it wasn't let out of its own yard by a stupid teenager that thinks it is funny.  Or anything like that.

As far as the accident thing....
The accident my friend was involved in did not make the news or the papers or anywhere.  It was just a run of the mill car accident.  Just her car was smashed up enough that they had to cut it into pieces to get her out.  While they were getting her out her dog got loose.  And he did have a collar on in the car, but when they finally found him he did not.  No one knows when it was lost but it was.




and keep your dog on a good collar leather belt types don't trust the clasps unless they're metal.

Just FYI... Leather breaks very easily..... if you are looking for a good unbreakable collar go with Nylon it is much harder to break.  I agree only metal hardware, no plastic.  (obviously depending on the dog)






I don't care aobut your dog your being a rather of a beeyach so I ask after reading this you say nothing more in my thread unless you are helping.


That is OK, because I do!  I care tons for her!  And even if she were to get loose by accident and even if someone picked her up and was sure I did not care about her, I do!  Anyone that knows me and knows my pets knows that I will do anything for them.  If I have to eat mac and cheese to pay for what my pets require then I eat mac and cheese.




microchips are for people who can afford them and who IMO because I was raise with dogs that were constantly trying to get out, are to lazy to keep an eye on their dogs no offense they are helpful in cases of car accidents and such. but for dogs that don't leave home except for vet visits people keep an eye on them.



Mircochips are for people that can afford them?
If you can not afford the minor expense of a microchip than you probably can not afford the cost of owning a dog!
I do not remember what Loki's chip cost when I had it done (it was part of the very large surgery bill that I sold many belongings to be able to pay for), so I can not tell you what hers cost.  A friend just had their dog done and it was around $20.  Heck, it cost more than that to eat out at McDonalds now days.  I just had my horse done and that was $40, still well within a price range that is not expensive for a life time ID system.

Have you considered taking your dogs that are "constantly trying to get out" to a good obedience school?  You can teach them to wait at the door while you go in and out and then they will not be darting thru the door.




I wish you luck with this dog.  I will keep her real owners in my prayers in hopes that they see one of the posters you put up so they can get their beloved pet back.


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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2006, 12:15:42 PM »
Ladies and gentlemen, My name is Jen and I'm Iff's fiance. I had to take the computer away from her because your replies were, well, pissing her off to the point of raving at the screen and thretening to let the dog go so she could go back to her original owners. I'm basicly here to get some points across.

#1: While scanning for a microchip may be free, we do not have the money, nor the means, of having one installed. Recently we've had our backs against the wall with the question of "Do we eat this week, or do buy medication?" My father is soley supporting a household of four on a 400.00 paycheck a week, with medical bills, perscription bills and bills in general to pay, not to mention buy groceries with. Now if one of you responsible pet owners would like to help us pay to have the chip implanted, I'll gladly give you our address.

#2: Alu seems to be terrified of being in trouble, in any way. If you approach her, if you call her too loud, if you look at her the wrong way, she throws herself down on the floor and practicly curls up in a protective ball. This dog was abused, end of story. I've seen many dogs, but I've never seen an animal do that where they weren't abused.

#3: Alu is sharing food with my english bully Merlin, meaning they are given the same food. My father buys Pedigree, that is the only kind he buys, he's raised all of our dogs on it, and our oldest have lived to 16 years. We Have gotten her some moist food, and the mixing it in with the dry has resulted in her eating. She was either raised on a moist diet or on table foods, because no one in this area of town could afford a raw diet for their dogs, they have to be more concerned with feeding their kids and families than feeding their dogs.

#4: We have been parading this dog all over the east side, have put up fliers, and have seen about putting an ad in the paper(its another expense we can't fork out for). No one has seen fit to come and claim her, or to call us about her. Her first people either turned her loose, or don't care.

We adore this girl, and are working to find her owners, along with take care of her. I simply ask that you save us another hospital bill and not give Iff a heart attack by attacking her and her efforts. And if it is decided amoung all of you that I'm in need of a good flaming, then go ahead. But please lay off, we are just trying our best to take care of a new baby.
I walk them I feed them I bathe them I try to get them to proper vet care.... THESE AREN'T EVEN MY DOGS!!!!!!!! When I get my dog it's going to be the best taken care of dog around... I'll have had all of the practice because of these one's lazy owner........

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2006, 12:17:49 PM »
I decided to instead erase my previous post and start a new one because the new reply.

1. Who said you need to get the dog microchipped? We said the dog needs to be scanned for one to see if the previous owner or breeder chipped the dog. If you can't afford your food and medication, you can't afford the dog. Please find a suitable owner if the previous one cannot be found.

2. Just because the dog was abused at one time, does not mean its most recent owner was an abuser. IVe taken in abused dogs. Because they act like theyve been abused does that mean I abuse them? No.

3. Again, if your can't afford it you shouldnt have her. Raw diets are cheaper than feeding commercial dog food, because you can easily find cuts of meat on sale when close to the expiration date. This is still incredibly higher quality than you will find in most commercial dog foods. Just because a dog survives on a poor food, does not mean they thrive.

4. Dogs can travel VERY far when they get lose. What if someone who lived in another state was traveling through and the dog got loose?

I don;t think anyone is going to "lay off" because we are merely speaking up for the best interest of the dog, and thinking of the previous owners.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2006, 12:24:04 PM by ~Lin »

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2006, 12:22:55 PM »
Ultimately, what people are trying to get you to do is take the dog in just to scan for a chip.  That may save you ALL SORTS of troubles.  There's no fee involved.  You can't afford that?  Hmmmm 

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2006, 12:38:09 PM »
Fiance, your typing is much easier to read!!! Thank you!



#1: While scanning for a microchip may be free, we do not have the money, nor the means, of having one installed. Recently we've had our backs against the wall with the question of "Do we eat this week, or do buy medication?" My father is soley supporting a household of four on a 400.00 paycheck a week, with medical bills, perscription bills and bills in general to pay, not to mention buy groceries with. Now if one of you responsible pet owners would like to help us pay to have the chip implanted, I'll gladly give you our address.

We are not the people who said to get the dog microchipped...your fiance used cost as reason to not check her.  We are all giving her ideas how to find the dogs rightful owner!  PLEASE take the dog to a shelter of vet to get it scanned and maybe your family will not be burdened by the expense of another dog.

Not my business but, have any of the rest of the household members considered getting a job to help with expenses?  It sure would make things easier for everyone.




#2: Alu seems to be terrified of being in trouble, in any way. If you approach her, if you call her too loud, if you look at her the wrong way, she throws herself down on the floor and practicly curls up in a protective ball. This dog was abused, end of story. I've seen many dogs, but I've never seen an animal do that where they weren't abused.


I know I've said this before..............
but maybe it was not read.

Just because a dog acts submissive when confronted with authority does not mean it has been abused.

I KNOW my dog has NEVER been abused in any way.  NEVER even thought of being abused.  But if you holler she cowers.  (please not I did not say at her.... no reason to yell at a dog, they hear you just fine when you talk in a normal voice.  But if the hubby hollers at me, or I holler at him, or I smash my thumb with a hammer,etc.)  A submissive action when being told what to do could simply be confusion on the dogs part.

Please understand that or you are going to be encountering many dogs that you assume are abused and they are not.


#3: Alu is sharing food with my english bully Merlin, meaning they are given the same food. My father buys Pedigree, that is the only kind he buys, he's raised all of our dogs on it, and our oldest have lived to 16 years. We Have gotten her some moist food, and the mixing it in with the dry has resulted in her eating. She was either raised on a moist diet or on table foods, because no one in this area of town could afford a raw diet for their dogs, they have to be more concerned with feeding their kids and families than feeding their dogs.


Dog food has come a LONG way in 16 years.
Pedigree is garbage dog food.  I do not know any other way to say it! 
Please do some research on dog food.

The dog might actually get BETTER nutrition from table scraps than it will get from that dog food.

Another thought while you are deciding that her actions mean what you decide they mean...try this on for size:  Scared dog, in a strange place.  Too nervous (obviously by the submissive stuff you talk about) to eat, but very hungry.  Cheap kibble  is not enough of a draw to convince her to overcome her nervous behavior to gulp it down.


#4: We have been parading this dog all over the east side, have put up fliers, and have seen about putting an ad in the paper(its another expense we can't fork out for). No one has seen fit to come and claim her, or to call us about her. Her first people either turned her loose, or don't care.


Please read above.... (posts above)

If you do any reading at all on lost dogs (A great book is The Adventures of a Lost Pet K-9 Cop Turned Pet Detective Chronicles by Kat Albrecht and Jana Murphy) will show you that when I dog gets loose it can travel very far very fast in the panic of being loose. 

Just because no one near where you are has said, "give me my dog back" as you walk down the street does not mean people are not looking for her.

She is NOT your dog.... please do the right thing and put REAL effort into finding her family.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2006, 12:57:36 PM »
Iffling and her pets (Husky included) live with me and my family. I have had dogs all my life, and if ylu think I would allow this dog or any other to go without good, wholesome food or vet care, you are sadly mistaken. I myself own the bulldog with epilepsy and he is tended by our vet and on medication. He is the light of my life and never - I REPEAT NEVER_ has an animal in my household been abused. If you all own dogs, bless you - tend them in a way you consider best. This Husky is well loved and is a wonderful, intelligent animal. And yes - she does show signs that she was recently abused. She was fed peanut buter and scrambled eggs and stuff to see if we could get her to eat. By the By - Pedigree was reccomended by my vet, so if you dont like it, thats your opinion, but I will continue to give it to my bulldog. I take  great offense at your."expert advice" . The dog does not   need your prayers. Forget she asked for advice or told you about her.
I walk them I feed them I bathe them I try to get them to proper vet care.... THESE AREN'T EVEN MY DOGS!!!!!!!! When I get my dog it's going to be the best taken care of dog around... I'll have had all of the practice because of these one's lazy owner........

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2006, 01:02:16 PM »
this little quote on her personal web site says alot about how much you care about your pets:


"I have a ton of rats and only two snakes to eat them..."



I'm sorry, but if you do ANY research at all you will see feeding your dog Pedigree dog food is not at all good for them, Please, for the sake of all your dogs, do some research.


And there is nothing wrong with peanut butter and eggs.... dogs love both of them.... (obviously not in excess)



I do not claim to be a dog expert.... I believe that is what you claim. 


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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2006, 01:04:48 PM »
Like Trubandloki said, all you need to do is read the research to know pedigree is extremely poor nutrition. I've never claimed to be an expert either, heck I'm very new to cat/dog nutrition but I got where I am because of people on this board explaining what I thought was good food (because my vet recommended it) was actualy a poor diet. And now I think Ive read every information on cat/dog nutrition that there is on the web, have educated many others, may be starting a website to help share the information from my sources in one place, and have been working for a premium holistic pet food company for the last month.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2006, 01:13:29 PM »
There are a lot of sources of information out there.... and a lot of people who love their animals. The previous owner could very well have adopted this girl in to try and rehabilitate her after a bad home situation.
I've read a lot of this and I am trying not to adress much of it, but this is what I will say:
If you are not able to financially support this dog - which it sounds like if you can't afford a basic vet check (I am not judging, I am on a very fixed income also) - you should look into a Husky rescue group. There must be many out there. People in a husky rescue group would trip over themselves to help this dog.
I guess what we are saying is, please try hard to find the owners, you never know how far this dog has roamed. If you can't find them, (and you can't afford this girl) look into some rescue organizations.
Edited to add: And, being a rat owner, I take great offence that your "feeder rats" are "taken care of"... they are being bred indiscriminately and meeting a horrible death. They could also really hurt your snakes. Unless you are incapacitating them first.  :-\
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2006, 01:18:04 PM »
I might be wrong, but I think many papers will post ads about found pets and such for free in effort to find the owner. 

Iffing's fiance - would you mind getting a username of your own, or maybe using a different color so we know who is whom?

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2006, 01:27:16 PM »
Well, I guess were all entitled to our opinions. It's obvious that we all care for our animals or we wouldnt be so insistant.  But please - everyone - rest assured that we are trying to find the dogs family, but no one in the neoghborhood knows anything about her. I beleive that she was dumped. The dog and Iffling have become very attached to one another, and my husband is in love with her. She is now eating canned dog food and is very happy. Rats are a natural food source for the snakes - we have pet rats and rats who are bred as snakefood. Such are the ways ofnature.  What else do you feed them - purina snake chow? If that diet is bad for them, I have yet to see any evidence of it - and its facinating to watch. And we can afford her - she will be vet checked, my hubby and I will see to it.

and to Kat: I refuse to get my own name here because I don't think very highly of this place, the people here are way to snotty for my tastes, and I'm already sick of hearing everything from Iff. The one who wrote the above is my mother, who thinks along the same lines as I do, but her language is a bit more colorful than mine. Iff's taken Alu out for a walk, and she'll be back sometime soon. maybe by then she'll be calm enough to deal with you guys.
I walk them I feed them I bathe them I try to get them to proper vet care.... THESE AREN'T EVEN MY DOGS!!!!!!!! When I get my dog it's going to be the best taken care of dog around... I'll have had all of the practice because of these one's lazy owner........

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2006, 01:29:38 PM »
I might be wrong, but I think many papers will post ads about found pets and such for free in effort to find the owner. 

Kat, I'm gald you thought of that....I had forgotten about that.  You are so right.  Even the paper around here does that and they charge a good penny for everything else.

*high fives to Kat

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2006, 01:34:56 PM »
Wow, if she has gotten that attached already, it is hard to imagine how the dogs real owners feel having lost her.  Please make more effort than just walking her around and putting up a few posters, that is all we ask.

You admit that people in your area can not afford such things as raw diet, etc.  Then I would guess this nice pure bred husky did not come from  your area, because no one there can afford to pay for such a nice dog.

Please, please, please, for the sake of the dog you claim to care so much about, look VERY hard for the dogs rightful owners.


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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2006, 01:35:56 PM »
Ok, this thread is done.