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  • Welcome back!

    We decided to spruce things up and fix some things under the hood. If you notice any issues, feel free to contact us as we're sure there are a few things here or there that we might have missed in our upgrade.

New addition to the family!

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
So we got approved for Meesha and so now she stays here for a week or so to make sure everyone meshes well until it's final. So here she is. She's labeled as a pit bull but I think otherwise. You can't see in these pictures, but she's got a little nub tail from her happy tail and it's all healed now. She's probably right at 2 years old. She's been on Kirklands food and I'm transitioning her to a grain-free because she seems to have a really dull coat. Here are some pictures!!











Sorry for the out of focus. Didn't notice until I uploaded them and I'm lazy. haha. We are hoping to rename her and we need naming ideas! I like Yoshi and the husband likes Schmi (like meesh pronounced backwards, but apparently it's also Anakin's mother's name in Star Wars....) So we are open to suggestions!

She broke out in a rash sometime while she was sleeping. I'm thinking it may be a grass allergy. For those of you with dogs with grass allergies, how do you deal with it? Medicine? Ointment?



Also, for those of you with landscaping skills, we have a tiny backyard and I think if we didn't have all of this concrete, it would be so much bigger. We have gotten mixed reviews about if we can just fill with dirt and put sod on top or if we have to jack hammer up the concrete....



I'll get better pictures when it finally stops raining!

Anyways, have a great day!
 

pampam22

Good Dog
She is lovely!

I hope it's not a grass allergy! Our boy has grass allergies and we are still learning how to manage it. I wipe him down every time he comes in from outside and try to bath him biweekly. I spray him with an itch relief spray and try to keep an eye on him to keep him from chewing his feet. I also avoid fresh cut grass. He still has whelps pretty constantly, but he doesn't seem miserable.

I would keep the concrete... Less to mow... Lol.
 

AdMae

Big Dog
Awe, she's a cutie. I like the name Schmi.
Also, the concrete is a great spot for a swimming pool!
 

JoeBingo

Banned
YES !!! So happy you may have found a new best friend BlueBaloo !!! Awesome :)

Did the folks that had her, have any issues with rashes ?? ... maybe allergic to something around your home BlueBaloo ... dunno

Do you guys fertilize or treat your lawn in any way ?? Use carpet cleaners or something ??

I hope she gets all better soonest !!!
 
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brindlexpitt

Derpidoo
You can cover it with grass, but I'd just jackhammer it up. Grass doesn't seem to grow too well over it and it becomes obvious. Btw beautiful girl!
 

MMSmith

Good Dog
Congrats! She is lovely!!! Girl names are hard for me so I have no suggestions. You could always give her a little benedryl to help with the hives.
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
YES !!! So happy you may have found a new best friend BlueBaloo !!! Awesome :)

Did the folks that had her, have any issues with rashes ?? ... maybe allergic to something around your home BlueBaloo ... dunno

Do you guys fertilize or treat your lawn in any way ?? Use carpet cleaners or something ??

I hope she gets all better soonest !!!

Thanks Joe! We don't treat our lawn, and we have wood floors, but a big rug shes been laying on... maybe I'll make sure she only lays on her bed instead of the rug. The foster home had grass and carpet but she didn't have issues there. I'm hoping maybe the stress of the move made it worse.

You can cover it with grass, but I'd just jackhammer it up. Grass doesn't seem to grow too well over it and it becomes obvious. Btw beautiful girl!

Eh.. That's what I hear. What do I do with the concrete? Ha Just put it in front of the house??

Congrats! She is lovely!!! Girl names are hard for me so I have no suggestions. You could always give her a little benedryl to help with the hives.

Thanks! Girl names are hard for me too. I have lots of good boy names. We may just stick with Meesha, because she's had that name her whole life, so I think it'd be a hassle to change it..
 

Beki

Good Dog
Premium Member
She is beautiful!
Sorry, I'm no good with female names, according to my husband all the ones I pick out were hooker names.:lol:
Is the rash just under her front legs and on her chest? Does she wear a harness?
As far as the concrete, yes, I do know a smidge........personally I like how big it is, but it does seem to have a lot of cracks and top coat missing. I wonder why they didn't put any stress joints in. You could hire it out, call around and get some quotes to have it torn out and re-poured, (they should haul away the old) or see if you could find someone that specializes in concrete repair and just have a new top coat poured over the old.
 

Harleys Momma

Good Dog
I dont know about it your area but when my parents tore up their concrete walkway they had it in a huge pile in their front yard and some lady came knocking on their door asking for some. She said the new 'fad' is to use broken pieces of concrete pieced together in landscaping and people scout craigslist for free/cheap broken concrete pieces. They had a huge pile and the lady took almost all of it.. maybe post an ad on craigslist? lol

She looks a lot like a boxer to me especially that second picture. Very cute regardless. I do think of a boy with the name Yoshi but at the same time I can still see it as a girls name.
 

nickel

Little Dog
What a cutie!!!!

We deal with tons of allergies in our house. Dory is allergic to grass and nylon most of all. Some rugs/carpets can be made from nylon so take a look at that. Carpet at her previous home could have been a different material. Oh and laundry soap. We had to switch a few different times for Dory's rash to stop. It's a pain to figure out.

OH I just remembered...I saw something in a magazine yesterday and have no experience with it but thought it sounded cool. It's an at home allergy test. You swab their mouth and send in hair and they email you results. It's called ImmuneIQ if you want to check it out.

Also, if you get rid of all the concrete where will you put patio furniture and a grill? :)

Good luck!
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
I dont know about it your area but when my parents tore up their concrete walkway they had it in a huge pile in their front yard and some lady came knocking on their door asking for some. She said the new 'fad' is to use broken pieces of concrete pieced together in landscaping and people scout craigslist for free/cheap broken concrete pieces. They had a huge pile and the lady took almost all of it.. maybe post an ad on craigslist? lol

She looks a lot like a boxer to me especially that second picture. Very cute regardless. I do think of a boy with the name Yoshi but at the same time I can still see it as a girls name.

Oh that sounds good! And I thought boxer at first too, but next to my mom's boxer, she has a tiny forehead in comparison. Haha.

What a cutie!!!!

We deal with tons of allergies in our house. Dory is allergic to grass and nylon most of all. Some rugs/carpets can be made from nylon so take a look at that. Carpet at her previous home could have been a different material. Oh and laundry soap. We had to switch a few different times for Dory's rash to stop. It's a pain to figure out.

OH I just remembered...I saw something in a magazine yesterday and have no experience with it but thought it sounded cool. It's an at home allergy test. You swab their mouth and send in hair and they email you results. It's called ImmuneIQ if you want to check it out.

Also, if you get rid of all the concrete where will you put patio furniture and a grill? :)

Good luck!

Ugh I don't know how to rule things out when she has to walk on grass to pee, she sleeps on the rug and her bed. I don't know, so I wonder if that ImmuneIQ actually works. Because since she's not officially ours yet, I don't want to take her to the vet to get an allergy test or whatever.

And we plan to put down some cool stones or bricks for a little patio! :-)
 

JoeBingo

Banned
Are you feeding her the exact same thing the previous fosters fed ?? If not, go back to what she was eating (even if you think it's crap) just to rule a food allergy out.
 

BlueBaloo

Big Dog
The problem is that I can't really. She was eating Kirklands and I don't have a costco membership. I thought that a grain free fish based food would be ideal... I'm fairly sure she was eating a fish based Kirklands food.
 

JoeBingo

Banned
AHhhh ... I remember reading that now. Well shoot.
I MIGHT try something good but completely different, just to rule out what I'm feeding if it were me then. I'd get a 5 pound bag of something different just to try for a week.

Could be her doggie bed too. Maybe that's why they make some hypo-allergenic stuff. But if it were, I'd think the rash might be more widespread than centralized or in "hidden" areas. dunno