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When 'bad' behaviors are useful

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by O2.0, Apr 6, 2021.


  1. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

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    It's been exciting times here at the BatesnPenny household. One child had his wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning, and as I was walking the drugged up giant teenager in to the house, one of the cats walks up to greet us with a giant abscess on his head.
    So I get the teenager settled, sort of fed, medicated and other teenager babysitting, stuff the cat in to his carrier and drive off to the vet.

    Somewhere between supporting the 6' child and stuffing the 10 pound cat in to the carrier I managed to throw my back out so bending over is a total no-go.

    Good thing I never spent any time teaching Penny not to jump up!
    She jumps up on to my knee and I can reach enough to give her treat rewards, put her collar on, and if I needed to, clip her leash.

    Yay for untrained dogs! :D
    And taller dogs... No bending over required to tend to Bates. Though he did look at me funny when I had to do an awkward squat to put his breakfast bowl down. :Hilarious
     
  2. DanWalkersmum

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    I hope your back gets better soon, sounds like you have your hands full there!
     
  3. Nicola234

    Nicola234 PetForums Senior

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    Lol they can definitely be useful sometimes! Hope your back is better soon x
     
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    It sounds a very poorly household you have at the moment!

    I think Penny will come into her element here as chief I can do everything person/dog

    Hope child, cat and you all heal well soon!
     
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  5. LinznMilly

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    :Inpain Yay for untrained dogs.

    Wishing you all a speedy recovery.
     
  6. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Oh dear! Feel better soon!
    I've tweaked the nerve in my back today (no idea how) so I'm walking all wonky. Luckily my lot are medium-large so not much bending needed.
     
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  7. Boxer123

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    Ouch hope you feel better soon.
     
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  8. Magyarmum

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    Hope you all feel better soon. They say that everything comes in 3's, so you've had your allocation until the next time.
     
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    Hope you are feeling better soon, back pain is terrible :( long time sufferer here of niggling back :Shifty

    Hows your teenager coping? My dd had to have surgery to take out her wisdom, took her a couple of weeks, really knocked her backwards.
     
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    Oh no, I sympathise over the back. I have to be so careful with mine.
     
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  11. O2.0

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    Thank you all :)
    Back is slowing improving, I have to keep moving. It's an old injury that likes to rear it's head whenever I get too cocky about how well my back is doing :rolleyes:
    I've also been skipping yoga and my back likes to remind me when I do.
    Teenager is good thank you. Pain is well controlled, some bleeding last night, but seems to have clotted off, now to just get food in him - or enough food I should say.
    Sorry your daughter had a hard time :(
     
  12. karenmc

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    Oh no. Hope you are all feeling better soon.
     
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  13. Happy Paws2

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    Hope you feel better soon, you have my sympathy I tweaked a nerve in my neck on Sunday and still suffering.
     
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  14. Jason25

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    Hope you feel better soon, back pain is such an inconvenience. Makes the most simplest task hard :Shifty
     
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    How's every one today.....
     
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    Back is manageable, slowly getting better. Very stiff when I first get up but it slowly works itself out as long as I keep moving.

    We had a popped stitch and some bleeding excitement yesterday but apparently chomping down on a teabag helps and in this case did, though it's going to be hard to look at teabags the same :Hilarious

    Cat's abscess closed up so I had to warm compress and try to get the scab off, he's such a sweet boy and lets me do just about anything to him. Fortunately he's on pain meds too so I hope he's not too sore after messing with it yesterday. He's a long haired cat and he looks pretty funny with his shaved head :)

    So we're all well on the mend :D Thank you for asking!

    Penny did not get a proper walk yesterday or any serious training and managed to be mostly decent about it. But she started the day today being a PITA and jumping on my head as soon as the alarm went off. She's munching on a pizzle right now which should give me enough time to drink some coffee and let the ibuprofen kick in. Smol dog does not care about back pain. :Hilarious
     
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    Smol dogs seem to make really good alarm clocks. It's mighty strange!
     
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    Glad you are all feeling better, don't over do things with your back it may feel OK but be careful.
     
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    The boxers are the same one day off is allowed but zero tolerance after that. I hope you mend soon.
     
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  20. Magyarmum

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    They say ideally you should have a small dog and a large(er) dog. The small dog is to alert you and your other dog to any strange noises, and the large one is to guard and protect you in your home.
     
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