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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2015, 06:42:17 PM »
When I let Lacy dog out to go potty, Arrows (cat) darted out the door...into the backyard.  In a panic and running after him...  Lacy RAN across Arrows path.  She slowed him down, but I missed.  Lacy ran across his path a second time.  I caught him. 

I don't think I would have realized that Lacy did it on purpose, if she hadn't done it twice. 
I was STUNNED, thankful...and so proud of her! 

This darting carp is fairly new...last 6 months or so.  We caught on to most of his darting tricks (he stayed one step ahead of us for a long time) to get into the garage, so I guess he has decided to change it up a bit.  :( 

Garage tricks:
If human's hands are full... opportunity to run!
If humans are yapping to each other...opportunity!
If humans are watching for him... plan ahead. The sound of car keys is a sign the door will be opening soon...hide behind litter box that is near door.  Dart as soon as door is open an inch or so. 

Soooo now that we know he watches us and knows our habits... we have to constantly change how, when, and what door... for when nature calls for Lacy. 



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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2016, 12:36:07 PM »
Lacy appreciates all the work I have put into our summer lawn.  She "appreciates" it for about 5 minutes.  Too hot outside.  lol 
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2016, 08:08:03 PM »
We stayed out as much as we could today. It actually wasn't that bad with a slight cold front that came in. But at least Lacy is happy for 5 minutes.
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2016, 04:56:40 AM »
Hahaha! Lucky none of the cats saw that! It looks like a well loved toy.  Or is that the extra grainy setting?  funny2

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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2016, 04:58:41 AM »
Oops, that was an old post.  I never saw the other one either about Lacy heading Arrows off.  What a very smart dog she is!

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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2016, 09:03:12 AM »
DeeDee... Glad you and the boys got out and enjoyed some fresh air!!! 

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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2016, 09:27:57 AM »
When there was Lacy and Sparky... interaction between dogs and cats was limited and supervised.  Sparky had a strong dislike for one particular cat.  Soooooo it was just easier to be safe, rather then sorry.  I didn't realize it at the time, but due to Sparky's dislike... we automatically had Lacy follow the same "rules," more often then not.

Anyway... with just having Lacy, we are seeing just how sweet she interacts with the cats.  It is hard to explain.  She plays with the ones that want to play.  She gives space to the ones that want the space.  If a cat wants to nap with her in her bed... that is fine.  If a cat wants her bed to his/herself... she will gently nose them over to make room for herself.  She is respectful, but not a pushover... best I can explain. 

Just thought of another example... :)
This morning, Lacy and I were coming in from outside.  Coming in through slider doors that have film on them.  We can't see inside.  I opened the door.  Jenkins was laying in front of the door that opens.  Lacy and I stop to give Jenkins time to move.  He doesn't.  So Lacy gives him a little nudge with her nose.  It was a very SLIGHT nudge.  Jenkins moved, but he had a few words to say also.  lol  Lacy didn't respond in any way to Jenkins' reaction. 
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2016, 12:10:23 PM »
Lacy sounds like a wonderful dog!
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2016, 01:26:57 PM »
Lacy sounds like a wonderful dog!

Thanks.  She is pretty awesome. 

I'm apparently the dominant one in the people/dog pack.  Lacy is more apt to do what I ask of her the first time I ask.  Hubby sometimes has to make his request twice, if I am in the room.  If it is something that Lacy would rather not do... she looks at me.  It is such a funny look!  It is like... If Mom tells me to do it, I will.  Or... Mom, do I have to?  She is a crack up.  I just love the furkids!! 
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2016, 01:29:25 PM »
Hubby sometimes has to make his request twice, if I am in the room.  If it is something that Lacy would rather not do... she looks at me.  It is such a funny look!  It is like... If Mom tells me to do it, I will.  Or... Mom, do I have to?  She is a crack up.  I just love the furkids!! 

 funny2 funny2 funny2

I bet that's EXACTLY what she's saying!
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2016, 02:16:08 PM »
Hubby has said, "We didn't let the (human) kids play us like that.  Why do we let the dog?" 

With the dog it is cute.  Not so much with human kids.    ;D
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2016, 02:52:46 PM »
Hubby has said, "We didn't let the (human) kids play us like that.  Why do we let the dog?" 

With the dog it is cute.  Not so much with human kids.    ;D




My youngest's comment: "You're always buying those bratty things whatever they want and most of what they don't need at all. You never let us get by with all that."

My answer: "Because they don't talk back to me."
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2016, 02:55:30 PM »
Hubby has said, "We didn't let the (human) kids play us like that.  Why do we let the dog?" 

With the dog it is cute.  Not so much with human kids.    ;D

My youngest's comment: "You're always buying those bratty things whatever they want and most of what they don't need at all. You never let us get by with all that."

My answer: "Because they don't talk back to me."

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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2016, 03:12:50 PM »



My youngest's comment: "You're always buying those bratty things whatever they want and most of what they don't need at all. You never let us get by with all that."

My answer: "Because they don't talk back to me."

THAT is funny!  I love it how our grown kids notice that the parenting rules/skills that we used with them... don't apply to the furkids. 
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Re: What My Dog Did Today...
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2016, 03:20:34 PM »
Lacy goes with me when I take my car through the auto car wash.  Then we drive through McDonalds.  I get her a regular hamburger.  No bun.  No condiments.  Just a plain hamburger.  It usually takes some repeating, because the drive through window person is pretty sure s/he heard me incorrectly. 

Son says to me... "When we were allowed fast food, we had to order exactly what was on the menu.  We had to scrape off anything we didn't want." 

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