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Stubborn Sheltie

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by GlennR, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

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    So, this morning I turned on the backyard light, checked carefully for skunks and then took Willow out to her ex-pen. She went in like always, just trotting in, no problem. Then she turned to face me. I encouraged her to go out and eliminate. She stood stock-still and stared at me. More gentle encouragement from me. A staring dog, rooted to the ground.

    I wondered if she wasn't drinking enough and was dehydrated. I wondered if she was having kidney issues.

    I encouraged, she stood stock-still.

    I entreated her to go. Nope, she was a statue.

    I opened the gate to the pen. She trotted out into the backyard and promptly did both one and two., She sashayed over to me for her treat and then headed for the door, giving me an over the shoulder look as if to say, "Come on, dad, it's breakfast time.

    It's a good thing she's so cute.
     
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  2. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    Hummmm....
    Dad, I want to do it MY WAY!
     
  3. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Forums Sage

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    They definitely have a mind of their own lol!
     
  4. Wendy C

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    ha ha ha do they ever !!! :)
     
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  5. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Premium Member

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    Oh to divine the mind of a Sheltie. They try their hardest to make us do it THEIR way! Starting with Ally, the use of our side yard (preferred by me) as a toilet is seasonal. Spring to fall. Otherwise, NOPE. I have no earthly idea why.
     
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  6. Calliesmom

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    Willow says she's grown up now and can use the big yard:winkgrin:
     
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    Spitfire claims this makes perfect sense.
     
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    Minnie said that to me last night- I'm going in the ivy, not the x pen!
     
  9. GlennR

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    Willow's pee schedule is all messed up. She did go this morning but not again until almost seven. In case she wasn't drinking enough I fed her ice slivers, a favorite treat. There seems no end of things to stress about when you have a puppy convalescing.

    Is she drinking enough
    Is her incision dry and clean
    Is she being too active
    Can I keep her from jumping on furniture
    Can I keep her off the stairs
    ...

    I don't want to wish my life away but I won't be sorry when ten days have passed.
     
  10. Sharon7

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    Our vet gives IV fluids during surgery so I usually have the opposite problem - not drinking much because they are well-hydrated and peeing a lot!
    I know it's a big change in routine and glad to hear you are keeping a good eye on her, but at her age, she should be all caught up by tomorrow. The ice chips are a great idea.

    Hugs to you both during this time!
     
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