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Post by BobCat on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:50 am

Suzzzz wrote:Dire-rear is the worst! Wet paper towels, back yard with the hose, or let it dry & brush it out are about your only options. My sympathies, Bobcat. Urp

But overjoyed that Argo is okay!! cheers

It's not a dire case of dire-rear, but yes, we've got the wet paper towels and a watering can that we keep filled and warmed from the sun, because Wesley can't bear to think of using cold hose water on his babies! He's a silly doggie daddy, but we wouldn't trade him for gold (most days at least).
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Post by fiffur on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:31 pm

I am relieved to hear that Argo is okay. Diahhrea can be caused by just stress, and too much heat is stressful. Hopefully the new haircut will help ease that stress until summer is over.
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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:51 pm

Ahem. I know Wes wouldn't want to hear this, and it's probably just me being overly cautious, but I'm gonna say it anyway. A watering can, left in the sun, then sprinkled on a raw butt, may introduce micro-critters one would rather not entertain. If it were me, I'd prefer a brand new, well washed can, filled from the kitchen tap with tepid water from the faucet at cleaning time.

Sorry to butt in! Embarassed
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Post by BobCat on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:47 am

Yeek! It's a clean, new this year can, filled in the AM, but still... Thanks, Suzzzz.
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Post by jeanebellini on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:38 pm

ya know, the hose's first water might not be all that cold....the water here pretty warm right from the hose!
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Post by Suzzzz on Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:32 pm

To be honest, I'm not sure I'd trust the first water out of the hose either. After all, it's been sitting in the sun inside a grody ol' garden hose. Urp At least the watering can is new and clean! Bottom line (ha! made a punny!), if I wouldn't drink it, I wouldn't wash a tender wound area with it. Once Argo is completely healed, hose baths would be no prob, tho I'd still flush the water through a bit. Of course, I hope the diarrhea issue won't last that long!
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:27 pm

I totally agree. I use hose water on the horses (just for showers), and the first hoseful of water is HOT. It also smells like hose.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:43 pm



The water here out of the tap is between 70 and 80 degrees.
Still I let the line flush first if I was using the hose.
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Post by BobCat on Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:52 pm

They've always said that hose water around here is in the low 50s, and that's pretty chilly on a little pink bottom. His bum is pretty well healed so no open sore any longer. And no sign of dire-rear in the last day or two either. He did urp last night, but yesterday was a bit stressful. They spent the whole day at Gammy's house because we were getting a new roof on our house. I didn't want to leave them home with all that banging and commotion while we were away at work.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:46 pm



That's right yours would be. In that part the world pipes are buried deeper
than they are in the south. It has to do with frost or freeze line.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:52 am

Yup. Here in VA, our pipes are about 2.5 feet underground. They should be at 3, but where I live, we have a problem with the water table. You can dig to about 3 feet, and you start seeing moist soil. At 4 feet, you get water seeping into your hole. It's crazy. At least we don't really have to worry about deep freezes. Smile
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Post by ARNIgal on Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:20 pm

Yeah Becky, I'd imagine you'd have a high water table where you live, being so close to a large body of water and all.

Good call keeping Argo away from all the stress of those noisy roof guys affraid I would imagine that would cause dire-rear!
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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:56 pm

Yeah, lil guy's been through enough stress. I imagine having strangers banging and pounding on HIS home would be very upsetting.
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Post by BobCat on Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:42 pm

Yes, spending the day with Grandma (my mom) and then coming home to the last of the banging was enough for the boy. He doesn't show his nervousness like Lyra does - he kind of internalizes it all, but at the end of the evening, after he had his very last antibiotic pill, and knew that he was home and safe and all was well...he urped. That's my boy...but I ♥♥♥ him so!
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Post by fiffur on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:20 pm

Could that have been a urp of relief?
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Post by BobCat on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:49 pm

fiffur wrote:Could that have been a urp of relief?

That's how I interpreted it.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:47 am

My but he has strong reactions to emotion..........makes him more unique, doesn't it?
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Post by BobCat on Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:31 pm

He is certainly one of a kind. He looks at you with nothing but sincerity in those eyes. There's no hidden agenda with Argo. He wears his heart on his sleeve. I love you
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Post by mockingbird on Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:03 pm

I read quite a bit of this thread to see what was what and who was who.

I have to say, the first post here made me laugh. I still have that picture of Grommit with the big red tomato in his mouth in my mind. Did you try to grow any tomatoes this year, or did I miss those posts?
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Post by BobCat on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:40 pm

We have only two plants this year, in patio pots in full view all the time. The pups seem to be leaving them alone at this point. Why? I don't know. If they've outgrown raiding the tomato patch, them I'll put three or four plant in the ground next year. Of course, being as far north as I am, there have only been a handful of ripe cherry tomatoes thus far.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:39 pm

Argo is a sweetie, that's for sure.

You should see my sis' plants: they're about 7ft high on stakes and coated in lil green tomatoes. She put miracle grow in the soil before planting and it made an amazing difference. She's also using a soaker hose.

I miss Grommit's lil tomato raiding stories.......I still remember that precious pic of him with that nice juicy red ripe tomato.
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Post by BobCat on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:09 pm

fiffur wrote:I miss Grommit's lil tomato raiding stories.......I still remember that precious pic of him with that nice juicy red ripe tomato.

Me too, Fif, me too. That boy had a spark, that's for sure.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:59 am

Grommit certainly was one of a kind too. You seem to get the 'one of a kind' furkids Bobcat.
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Post by BobCat on Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:52 pm

And guess who's starting to eyeball those big tomatoes that are beginning to ripen in the pot??? Argo! He must be channeling. Good thing they are right there where I can see them so I can shoo him away!
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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Now if Argo decides to continue channeling Grommit long enough to snitch a red juicy ripe tomato you simply MUST get a pic of that! And never underestimate a determined lil dog.
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