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Old 10-18-2008, 08:16 PM   #61
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She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #62
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Now, how about a picture of the wife so we can compare?
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:27 PM   #63
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oh, those doggy faces!

re brushing, most pet stores sell a grooming tool that is wonderful. it is an open metal loop (teardrop shape) with a dull jagged edge, with the ends held together by a leather strap . it must be used outside or in the garage. i suggest a used shower curtain or plastic painter's dropcloth underneath. the loop grooming tool will get more excess hair out than a standard bristle brush and you don't have to stop to empty the brush. the hair just drops to the floor. and a good session with this type lasts several days or weeks depending on the season.
my shepherd mix, the "Big Guy" loves the way it feels.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:33 PM   #64
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Freebird, I've used that on horses - yes, mega-hair!
And the horse would get this really goofy oooohmoore look...

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Old 10-19-2008, 03:08 AM   #65
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I thought of something that I don't think has been mentioned yet....How would you feel if your wife without telling you just got rid of your dog?

I know I would be really upset.

I will keep these people anonymous so if anyone reads this and knows me that no feelings are hurt but this is something that happend to me. Someone that is close to me had hand made a bunch of things for me as gifts as a child. I plan on keeping these forever. A person who I live with does not like the person who made these things so decided to just give them away without even asking me! Then lied and said I knew that this person was going to give them away! Anyway I was pretty upset and felt really back stabbed by this and I was really ticked for quite some time about this....and I'm pretty easy going.

When I read how you were thinking that your wife might just get rid of your dog without your permission I thought of this right away. That could cause a huge fight and even end a marriage.

If you think it might end up that you just come home one day and your dog is gone you might be better off trying to find it another home.


If your wife was allergic to your dog I would understand her being that upset but the mess seems a little too picky and she might need help or maybe to play outside and get really dirty then the house will seem that much cleaner. If she doesn't already maybe start gardening or something outdoors where you get filthy!

But whatever you do I would always put my wife or even my girlfriend above all else.

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Old 10-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #66
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re brushing, most pet stores sell a grooming tool that is wonderful. it is an open metal loop (teardrop shape) with a dull jagged edge, with the ends held together by a leather strap.
Check out the Furminator. They seem expensive as a grooming tool...until you've used one and realize how incredible they are. (From an owner of three dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and an assortment of other critters - we know hair)


OK, it's a bit off topic, but sort of fits with this thread...and after all, this is a financially skewed forum. Best quote I've seen on this whole financial mess:
"This is worse than a divorce. I've lost half my net worth and I still have a wife."
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:26 PM   #67
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Thanks for the link to the Furminator. I checked it out at the site and then ordered one from eBay ($21.94 and free shipping) We have 2 cats who LOVE to be brushed. One has very thick fur and I never feel like I'm getting all the loose fur out.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:41 PM   #68
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Well, a DOG is considered: "man's best friend"............

I have never heard of a wife called: "man's best friend"........
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:50 PM   #69
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Well, a DOG is considered: "man's best friend"............

I have never heard of a wife called: "man's best friend"........
Yeah, and a dog will even lick your stinky feet while your kicked back in your recliner......very few wives will ever do that for you!
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+1 on the furminator...im gonna give it a shot!
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:51 AM   #71
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It really bothers me when family's have an animal and then when it becomes "inconvenient" the dog is treated like moldy bread and tossed out. The love a dog has for his owners is unconditional. You can be ugly, fat, dirty, poor, rich, dumb and the dog doesn't see these faults or judge you. They don't complain that their friends have an ipod and they don't. They don't ask for anything but some love and attention and of coarse some food and water. If you are working 70 hours a week and your wife isn't working how hard is it for her to walk the dog and be nice to it? Can't your kids walk the dog and brush it? If I were you I would make up a schedule for the care of the dog. You walk the dog before you go to work. Wife walks dog at lunchtime, Kids rotate walking and brushing dog in evenings. If the kids are too young hire a teenage in the neighborhood to walk and play with the dog. Dog will be happy and teenager makes some dough. I just adopted a dog from Petfinder.com Saturday and am so glad I did. This dog came from Arkansas and I was told they have "a high kill rate" there due to so many dogs that can't be placed. I agree with some of the other posters that I wouldn't want to be with a person as cold as ice when it comes to animals. I find people that don't like animals are selfish. My neighbor is an example. Her husband got a Lab and within a couple of months the wife declared the kids were "allergic" to it despite she had a cat for years. So the husband got rid of the dog. About a year later the husband got another dog (big mistake) and the dog was NEVER allowed in the house but had to stay in the garage or outside. The kids rarely played with it either. The poor dog had a stinky life. The dog had an electronic collar but one day escaped and never returned and they never found it. I hope the dog found a new home with someone to love it. The wife just complained about the dog nonstop. What a witch. You made a commitment when you took on the dog. Be responsible and take care of it. Would you give your kids away because they were too much "trouble". What's wrong with you? Put your foot down and man up!
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+1 on the furminator...im gonna give it a shot!
Our Lab and our Border Collie/Shepard mix both absolutely LOVE their Furminator. All I have to do is say I'm getting it from the laundry room and they line up to be brushed! And talk about that look of "ooooowwwww, more please!" Yup, they get it.

Looking at that beautiful pup's face, I bet he/she would love to chase a frisbee or a ball in your yard too. Great exercise for the dog and you don't have to do much but fling the toy.

The Fed, I'm glad you and Mrs. Fed are working through this issue. Hope all works out for you.
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Ooooooh my goodness! The FURMINATOR is unbelievable. I pulled out enough hair in a 15 minute session (not done yet, dog was getting restless) to fill up 1/2 of a 5 gal bucket with hair!!! Keep in mind we just had her to the groomer 4 days ago to be shaved and 'brushed' so she didnt shed so much. The groomer knew the shedding was our issue..... I have brushed her with 2 different brushes daily since then. EACH stroke from head to toe with the furmanator pulled out as much hair as a full 5 minute brush session with our regular brushes. I am ecstatic!!!!


I dont promote anything that doesnt work...and rarely anything that does. But this thing makes me want to get atop a mountain and sing it's praises like a Ricola commercial! If your dog sheds at all, get a Furminator from ebay....the best $25 you'll ever spend on your dog.
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thefed,

I agree with you on the furminator... for my cat. It gets the undercoat like nothing else.

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thefed.. great.. I am about to order two.. one for me and one for my sister. Thanks for the product review.
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thefed.. great.. I am about to order two.. one for me and one for my sister.
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thefed.. great.. I am about to order two.. one for me and one for my sister. Thanks for the product review.
Gee and being a German woman I thought I was the only one with problems like that........!
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Gee and being a German woman I thought I was the only one with problems like that........!
I am missing the meaning of this. Could someone explain?

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