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Ah, but sometimes knowledge has a high price. And it's impossible not to second guess oneself, at least for me, in a situation like this.

Sure, but I think you've been making good decisions all along. You have to take the information you have, which is never enough, focus on what really and truly is best for the dog, and then add in a little hope. And you've done that every step of the way.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

If you can't say it clearly, you don't understand it yourself John Searle
If we'd known there was a good chance that she ... presence; it's like the end of an era or something.

I believe that you have made the best decisions possible all along with the information you had available. You have ... to go through all this. I know you will make the most of whatever time you have left with her.

Thank you. I don't think it will be very long. As Melinda has said, Siberians are very pack-minded, and Tasha acts as though she is isolating or banishing herself from the pack. It's a little scary.

BTW, I'm one of those people who doesn't put my dogs' names on their ID tags. It's true that by the time someone got close enough to read the name, it would be too late to worry about using that as a way to gain the dog's trust. But for some reason, I've always felt better, safer somehow, without the names on the tags. And with a multidog household like ours, it's easier to have all the ID tags read the same - - REWARD IF FOUND, followed by our last name, address and phone number. Some folks don't put addresses on, but we live in a small town, and I've had a dog brought home by the police on at least one occasion (Tasha, of course).
Mustang Sally
I don't know that she's going to recover from that enough to enjoy what time she has left.

{{Mustang Sally, DH, & Tasha}}
All of this is awful
That not eating part is very hard.
I remember with one of Doodle's problems, we had to feed her Little Champions wet food or some such thing because it was the only thing that she would eat.
Sally, I'm sorry you and Tasha are going through this. I hope that this is a rough patch (relatively speaking) leading to a reprieve and some good days ahead. I know how much those extra days can mean.

Melanie Lee Chang * (Email Removed)
Canine Behavioral Genetics Project
University of California, San Francisco
http://psych.ucsf.edu/K9BehavioralGenetics/
Ah, but sometimes knowledge has a high price. And it's impossible not to second guess oneself, at least for me, ... I don't know that she's going to recover from that enough to enjoy what time she has left. Mustang Sally

Unfortunatly second guessing is so normal under such circumstances. I hope Tasha feels like eating soon and can enjoy the time she has left.

Beth
Thank you. I don't think it will be very long. As Melinda has said, Siberians are very pack-minded, and Tasha acts as though she is isolating or banishing herself from the pack. It's a little scary.

That makes my heart sink, Sally. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you, especially after the year you had last year... I hope you can take comfort in the fact that you really have done a superb job with her, making what I am certain have been the absolute best decisions possible all along. Please don't ever second guess yourself.
And with a multidog household like ours, it's easier to have all the ID tags read the same - - REWARD IF FOUND, followed by our last name, address and phone number.

I like this approach and am going to 'standardize' all my pets' tags (cats included, even though they are indoor only).
So I need to order 4 tags. Does anyone have a good (reasonably priced, trustworthy) on-line source for tags?

Lynne
So I need to order 4 tags. Does anyone have a good (reasonably priced, trustworthy) on-line source for tags?

I've been using boomerangtags.com for about 5 years and have been happy with them. The tags are as described, they arrive quickly, and I've never seen an error.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

If you can't say it clearly, you don't understand it yourself John Searle
I've been using boomerangtags.com for about 5 years and have been happy with them. The tags are as described, they arrive quickly, and I've never seen an error.

Perfect. They even have lightweight tags for cats. Thanks, Melinda.

Lynne
Thank you. I don't think it will be very long. ... or banishing herself from the pack. It's a little scary.

That makes my heart sink, Sally. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you, especially after the year ... done a superb job with her, making what I am certain have been the absolute best decisions possible all along.

I can't, at least not yet, but maybe eventually.
Please don't ever second guess yourself.

Thanks. I tell our adopters the same thing when they agonize over these decisions. Hopefully they listen better than I do!
So I need to order 4 tags. Does anyone have a good (reasonably priced, trustworthy) on-line source for tags?

I get mine from ezusigns.com. They vend at some of the dog shows I attend and I usually have a supply made while I'm there. I've always been very pleased with them. They make plastic and brass crate signs and ID tags and magnetic caution signs. Their business card says fax or email orders are preferred; email address is (Email Removed).

Mustang Sally
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