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Tesla, known as Tessie

A Wire Fox Terrier. I got the name from the Tesla Coil because I knew she was going to be one energetic dog. We say she doesn't sleep, she "recharges." :) She was very energetic as a puppy but has settled down somewhat in middle age (6 years old). She loves to "play ball" (fetch), and once I tried the old Tootsie Roll commercial, if anyone remembers: "how many throws does it take to tire out Tessie?" I stopped after 110. :) She sniffs a treat first to see if it's palatable, then takes it gingerly from your hand. If there's any dirty laundry around, it becomes her new bed. She "stalks" a rabbit like a cat before she runs after it (must be part cat!). It is so funny: like the rabbit won't see her if she sneaks up on it. She is an absolute joy. We laugh at her antics almost every day.

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so sorry, Kim...

Sounds like he was a wonderful boy.

kim
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update

For those of you who sent prayers and well wishes to my horse, who was struggling for his life after a terrible accident, I wish to thank you. Unfortunately, we lost the battle. He has moved on and is out of pain now. We did our best to help him, but lost the battle. I am sadden by this deeply. Such a beautiful, kind, loving creature. There will never be another like him.....

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wow!

time for family photos of all those pets!!

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My Loving Pot Belly Pig

I just finished reading some beautiful anecdotes about peoples' pets. Our family is grateful to have had some loving pets over the years that came to shows and camped out with us in Atlanta and North Carolina. One dog in particular, Jesus (a female lab), used to love walking around making friends outside the venue early in the day. She could feel the good vibes. Our cat Domino used to go on tour too.
Today I live on an old southern plantation in the former slave's quarters behind "the big House". My wife and I have the most wonderful pot belly pig named "Oingo-Boingo". She is an air conditioning pig that is a mind reader. Some other friends include Navidad (a feline rescue from a McDonalds dumpster), Jenny (a 45 year old donkey who likes sweet rolls), Casper (a white feline rescue) and the outside friend of Navidad, Sweet Pea (the 25 lb. barn guard cat), a horse of a different color named Tony, Baby the endless eating Matriarch horse, Bo (Jenny the donkey's "baby"), and a wild horse named Ellie.
These animals are like family members and my wife and I are grateful to have such a wonderful life with them. Our home takes a bit of maintenance to keep things cleaned up and presentable; but the animals all are less trouble than you might think. They want to please us and make our lives full of unconditional love. This is only the current population. Many others came before them; and we know that if an unwanted pet makes it to us, they will have a great life.

Gratefully,
GK

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teeth and farts!

Those "greenie" bones that are shaped kinda like toothbrushes... you know the ones? oh man do they give my dog to toots!

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yup!

I took my Rex to the vet for a followup today regarding some meds he's on, this being the great Dr. Frizell of Claremont Vet in Oakland, who's been his primary vet ever since I got him 11 years ago.

Says Frizell: He's Old.

Which, at 13, he is, of course. But he's sure enjoying the bone I stopped to buy him on the way home. Doctor's orders! Clean those teeth!

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good idea

...I knew someone out there would have a suggestion...despite my disparaging comments and shameful public revelations about his intestinal turmoil Koki is a much loved and free spirited bundle of trouble...

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badge...

It's almost certainly the food. Try changing him gradually to a different type and see if that helps.

Ask your vet if it persists, but I suspect something, probably grain or vegetable, disagreeing with him.

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a canine plea

can anyone kindly offer me any advice about how to stop our dog farting so much...seriously...he has just driven me out of my office and away from this site for a good 15 minutes..last weekend we went camping and we had to spend much of a three hour car journey with all the windows open in the rain. He's only 2 years old, fit, well, full of energy and gets a healthy diet and loads of exercise, but my goodness .....if he didn't have a microchip in him he'd be playing on the motorway right now ......just kidding....about the motorway that is..the farts are very real!!

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