Update on Dylan


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Old 03-23-05, 12:48 AM
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Update on Dylan

I usually take my pets to the clinic that comes in this area on Tuesdays, but they aren't coming out this way anymore. Oh well. Found a vet that didn't charge an arm and a leg for vaccinations.

This vet, however, says that Dylan is a Min Pin, whereas the other vet (clinic) swore up and down that he's a Manchester Terrior. I'll stick with Min Pin since that's what his papers claim as the breed. He does weigh 18.7 pounds, which is large for a Min Pin.

Luckily, he is healthy, and has his shots. I have got to get the little guy neutered! He's a year and 10 months, and there are two females across the street that go into season - seeming to alternate as one will get pregnant, have puppies, and then the other female goes into season...

He's not agressive, but the whining is driving me bananas! It doesn't help that he sees the puppies outside playing and he can't get to them to play too. He is such a friendly dog and loves other dogs, but I'm afraid he'll hurt the little guys trying to play.

He is still smart as a whip, and is a wonderful pet to have. Loves to snuggle at night, but still hasn't grasped the parallel theory while in bed with DH and I! I guess if he's not in a ball snuggled with one of us, he needs the comfort of knowing that his head against me, while his bottom is against Mike - or vice versa - LOL. To be so small he sure takes up a lot of space on the bed!

He's also learned not to chew mommy's shoes while she's at school, but the little bugger will definitely go potty on my backpack when he's mad at me! I have to remember not to leave it on the floor!

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Old 03-23-05, 03:57 AM
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Sounds like he's getting along great, glad to here a success story on a dog in here. My good friend had a min pin back in the 80's when we were teens. That dog was the most hyper thing I'de ever seen in my life. When I would come to visit his house she never even stopped to breath. Just ran ,jumped, bounced off walls. It was very funny.
 
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Old 03-23-05, 07:11 AM
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He's not peeing on your backpack because he's mad at you. Dogs, unlike people, are very forgiving and they don't carry a grudge. It's much more likely that as your backpack goes lots of different places, it carries a lot of fascinating smells that he can't help responding to!
 
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Old 03-23-05, 07:55 AM
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mattison,

He is very hyper at times. He would be worse if we didn't work with and train him. If we make him be still and quiet, its almost as though he saves it up for when he can run free and be spastic again. I had to get him to sit still and be quiet at the vet, even though there were a lot of people and pets that he wanted to visit. When we got home he was bouncing off the trees in the backyard and running through the house like his tail was on fire LOL. No matter what's going on, when he wants in from outside, he doesn't stand at the door and beg/scratch, he runs at the door and hits it with all four legs. Funniest thing I've ever seen/heard! Ian, my youngest, has dubbed him the Matrix dog. I guess I'm use to the hyperness since I grew up with a rat terrier. She was pretty spastic too. My neighbor says that Dylan has to be like that with us, we are such a loud and active family that this is how he keeps up, fits in and the dog stays sane LOL.

rrainea,

I'm sure you're right. I've never seen such a faithful, loving animal. When I first started to school, he chewed up my favorite pair of shoes. I had to discipline him, but it was hard because the silly thing was curled up with it, his nose in it and all, when I got home. I just thought it was strange that he would chew the shoes then, and not when I was working from home and gone for the whole day sometimes. I have never attended classes for more than 3 hours a day?

... Right now I'm wondering if I need to figure out how to put a doggie door our back. May approach the doors forum since I have glass doors to the backyard. He's driving me nuts wanting in and out. He can see the birds and squirrels in the backyard, runs the up the trees and out of the yard, then wants back in. Then...sees them again and wants back out! I just opened the back door so he could go in and out (won't work once it gets warmer and we're combating flies and mosquitoes), but now he's sitting at my feet begging for a dog treat LOL. He gets a dog treat when he goes potty outside, but he is just running in and out thinking he's going to get one again LOL. Like I said, he's a smart dog!
 
 

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