Joe Joe, my foster boy from last year, is returned due to an unfortunate incident in his adoptive home. He's the coolest male I believe I've had the pleasure of fostering.
He began trying to change the hierarchy in his last home over the prior two months. Fancy is boss here and he was fine with that last year but this time around he's challenging her. When she refused to play along & submit he just decided to mark her and be done with it.
When bathing Fancy tonight to remove the urine from her back, the long, squiggly, urine line was very visible after she was wet down. After two shampooings it was still fully visible. Something in the urine has made it stick around and show up even after being cleaned. Its nothing major but something new to me.
For those who are interested Joe Joe is in three pics at the bottom of this page. New pics of Fancy reside here as well. Joe Joe really is that red btw.
http://homepage.mac.com/taraosment/dogpages/PhotoAlbum8.html

Tara
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When bathing Fancy tonight to remove the urine from her back, the long, squiggly, urine line was very visible after ... has made it stick around and show up even after being cleaned. Its nothing major but something new to me.

ugh. i've never had to deal with dog-on-dog peeing before, though every once in awhile, elliott will threaten to over mark harriet's pee while she's still squatting. the Look of Doom from me stops him cold in his tracks, though.
http://homepage.mac.com/taraosment/dogpages/PhotoAlbum8.html

oh dear gawd! Joe Joe is gorgeous! stag red is second only to brindle in my book. i love the "flopping like a trout on his back" wrestling photo.
and Fancy. what can i say? she's harriet's eeevil twin, i think, what with the sassing and the pillow fetish.

shelly
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http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
Joe Joe, my foster boy from last year, is returned due to an unfortunate incident in his adoptive home. He's ... bottom of this page. New pics of Fancy reside here as well. Joe Joe really is that red btw. http://homepage.mac.com/taraosment/dogpages/PhotoAlbum8.html

You Boxer people have no idea what the sight of all those soft floppy puppy lips do to lovers of tight-mouthed sighthounds and Siberians.

Mustang Sally
You Boxer people have no idea what the sight of all those soft floppy puppy lips do to lovers of tight-mouthed sighthounds and Siberians.

and, pray tell, what do they do? make you giggle? make you want to go out and find a flewy dog whose lips you can squoosh around?

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
You Boxer people have no idea what the sight of all those soft floppy puppy lips do to lovers of tight-mouthed sighthounds and Siberians.

and, pray tell, what do they do? make you giggle? make you want to go out and find a flewy dog whose lips you can squoosh around?

Most definitely the latter.
And speaking of Siberians...Mukluk the Hairy is blowing. The other day he had two tufts sticking straight up high on his neck, just past his big old head. They looked very much like horns. Yesterday I pulled great quantities of hair from him; they were beyond tufts, more like chunks. I know this is old news, but it never ceases to amaze me how much coat he has. The stuff underneath is a good 2" shorter than the stuff on top, giving him a very odd appearance and making me think that he's probably not overweight after all...
Mustang Sally
When bathing Fancy tonight to remove the urine from her ... being cleaned. Its nothing major but something new to me.

ugh. i've never had to deal with dog-on-dog peeing before, though every once in awhile, elliott will threaten to over mark harriet's pee while she's still squatting. the Look of Doom from me stops him cold in his tracks, though.

Unfortunately I wasn't there when he hiked his leg on her or I'd have done my best fishwife-shrew routine on him. They were playing in the backyard then after Amie let them in she told me that Fancy smelled like pee. She'd been unsuccessfully attempting to mount him for 2 days and it really had her frustrated. He, in turn, kept trying to unsuccessfully mount her but, being a boy Boxer rather than a girl Boxer, he showed no signs of frustration and just decided to bide his time. She must've laid down and he saw his opportunity Emotion: smile
In the home he's lived for the last 11 months he was with a female Pit/Boxer mix. She was miss bossypants there and he had no problem with that until about two months ago. Its not why he was returned but I did learn that he'd recently begun challenging Lily for top dog status. He's 2.5yo this month so I'm guessing that, being the late bloomers boy Boxers are, he's coming of age and deciding he's not going to be some bossy girl dog's lackey.
http://homepage.mac.com/taraosment/dogpages/PhotoAlbum8.html

oh dear gawd! Joe Joe is gorgeous! stag red is second only to brindle in my book. i love the "flopping like a trout on his back" wrestling photo.

He truly is stunning in person. Fancy is very much on the red side of fawn compared to many Boxers but he makes her look buff colored in comparison. He and Hunter are the only two males I've seen that got so red and I've had no females like that. His forehead stays perpetually wrinkled and, depending on the angle you look at him, at times it looks like he's got heavy eye makeup on with the way his mask fully circles his eyes.

He's a goofy sweetheart of a boy that I wanted to keep this time last year and am going to try to weasel his way into staying permanently this time. All was going well until he swiped Scott's burrito off the table yesterday. Scott woke up from a nap and was starving, went for his burrito, found it gone & had a fit. Joe Joe is really bad about food thieving. He doesn't care if you're standing there or not. If he wants it he's going to take it and he really doesn't care what you think about it lol.
and Fancy. what can i say? she's harriet's eeevil twin, i think, what with the sassing and the pillow fetish.

Pfft. When its cold she does her best donut routing, surrounds herself with the couch pillows, must have a fleece blanket balled up under her and shivers visibly until someone comes and puts a fleece blanket over her too. I specify fleece because she doesn't seem to care much for crocheted afghans (read that as kicking them off and huffing with plenty of snot blowing everywhere so that no one can mistake her displeasure).

She's recently taken to Pebbles' favorite outdoor pasttime of attacking & rolling in the monkey grass. She does the front paw somp, the horse rear-up then stomp with both feet, and hen-pecking routine there. Then when she's had enough of that she flops all 60lbs of herself down sideways in it and rolls around snorting & huffing the entire time. Then its time to come in and wallow in pillows for a while. I wish I had someone to provide such splendor for me. To get up, lay around, only exert myself when I want to, play for a while, nap for a while, eat when I'm hungry, snack on Greenies, and nap some more is really the life.

Tara
http://homepage.mac.com/taraosment/dogpages/PhotoAlbum8.html

You Boxer people have no idea what the sight of all those soft floppy puppy lips do to lovers of tight-mouthed sighthounds and Siberians.

I love 'em cept for one thing. When you take a Boxer with flappy flews who likes to lay in the dirt, you get a dog that comes inside with mud caked to the insides of its cheeks. A few head-shakes later and you have mud splattered on your walls, appliances, cabinets & self. Most Boxers like to lay with their neck extended and chin on the dirt with lips splayed out. It really gets quite messy but they don't seem to care about the inconvenience to me.

Tara
Most definitely the latter.

after this morning, i'd be more than happy to send you 1 (one) Boxer Dog to torture as you see fit.
Yesterday I pulled great quantities of hair from him; they were beyond tufts, more like chunks. I know this is old news, but it never ceases to amaze me how much coat he has.

and there's no end to it! you keep plucking and raking and raking and plucking and it goes on and on and on, until you've got three dogs' worth of fur piled up next to a dog who is still a giant shedding hairball.
The stuff underneath is a good 2" shorter than the stuff on top, giving him a very odd appearance and making me think that he's probably not overweight after all...

it's amazing how poofy all that extra hair can make a dog look. i'm always concerned that elliott's overweight, but when i put my hands on him, it's 90% hair.

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
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