Three of my coworkers kidnapped me for lunch and what happened was I spent 45 minutes educating them on the dairy industry and why PETA is bad and tells lies.

Like haha yeah this is what I got my degree in. XD

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I’m part of a working Belgian shepherd group on Facebook. I’m equal parts amused and annoyed that by “working” they explicitly mean bitework, because you know nothing else counts.

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pablostepanow:

Dog drawings

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As I was walking downstairs to prepare my dinner, Bindi threw her treat ball down after me.

bam bam BAM BAM BAM

It was terrifying. I ran down the stairs. XD

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losech:

Firearm deer season is over, so I took Ember on an afternoon hunt. The weather was crappy, breezy with light snow and a cold bite to the air. I love hunting in that shit though, and we both had a lot of fun.

Ember did great! She had a lot of good trees, a couple dens, and one double. One squirrel duped us both really good and made a fantastic getaway across a swamp. This was the first time I’ve limited out on a solo hunt with her.

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Susan Butcher, Iditarod Champion
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Field trail addendum

I forgot to mention this yesterday:

A baby bird was found on the ground and the entire club rallied to figure out how to put it back in its nest away from dog mouths. This involved a grey-haired woman gleefully climbing the tree while a guy who looks like a mountain man handed the bird up to her.

My part of the story is the tree-climber’s twelve-week-old dachshund puppy was getting underfoot so I grabbed her and held her in my lap for about ten minutes. She was fat and squishy and floppy and adorable.

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thedogist:

Berkeley, Belgian Tervuren (7 y/o), Greenwich & Desbrosses St., New York, NY • “He loves to chase seagulls and frisbees. He’s a huge fan of anything that flies. He’s my sixth Tervuren.”

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A creature.

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Dachshund field trial

My roommate again lended me her little dachshund and I took him and B out to today’s field trial. Weather forecast was stormy, but we ended up just watching it approach all morning and it didn’t start until I was literally getting into my car to leave mid-afternoon.

My roommate’s dog is a live wire, so I took him (and Bindi) out in the gallery while the bitches were being run. Unlike last time, where we spent about five hours looking for bunnies before finally casting the dogs, we flushed a rabbit almost immediately. Then another one right after that. We were totally done with the bitches in less than two hours.

I left B in the car for the field champions and we watched the sky get blacker and blacker as we beat about for bunnies. I’m ashamed to say I was dumb and I left my backpack and water bottles in the car, but two club members provided my buddy with a bowl and some water, and I’m grateful to them.

We spent a lot of time in the brush this time, and I ended up crawling on my hands and knees more than once to get through. My ten-pound dog just zips under everything and gets his leash tangled while I’m fighting with twigs in my face. XD

Our first run was on cement, and the wind blew the scent over to a fence, so my buddy and his bracemate had a really difficult time following it. But we did make it to the second set, where our bracemate was the same dog as last month. My buddy ended up trailing the rabbit in the wrong direction while the other dog cast about in the bushes, so I think that dinged us. We did come in fourth overall, which is great!

I’m definitely being spoiled by how nice of a dog this is. He definitely knows what to do. Also, I’m glad that we’re pals because he immediately returned to me each time I called. One dog was missing for over thirty minutes and we ended up taking a lunch break while people were looking for her. Scary!

So yeah, I’m totally hooked. I know what sport I’m doing with Third Dog Dachshund.

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At today’s field trial the dachshunds found rabbits; Bindi found a soccer ball.

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thedogist:

Nathan, Dachshund (7 m/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “He has more clothing than an Upper East Side teenage girl. Part of my closet is now dedicated to him.”

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She plays!!

Our seven-month-old greyhound puppy tends to annoy Bindi because she loves punching Bindi in the face and doing high-speed drive-by play chomps. I took them on a walk tonight and then was letting them hang in the kitchen while I was filling water bottles, and after a bit of gentle face-poking, Bindi dropped into a play bow.

They did a bit of zooming around and whacking each other with their butts, then took a break. Then they did it again and Bindi got a little revved and started nose-punching Bonbon, who came over and went between my legs. So I did some calm petting until both of them were a bit more chill, and Bonbon ran back over to Bindi and punched her in the face.

They did this for about 30 minutes total and seemed to have a really good time. I just enforced calmness whenever it seemed like one of them (usually Bindi) was getting too revved. Then Bonbon laid down like she was tired so I put her away.

Bindi still comes on a little strong with her play, with the nose-punching and slamming her playmate with her butt, but she’s really come such a long way. The first time she met the greys she couldn’t even handle them accidentally bumping into her without getting defensive. And tonight she and Bonbon were playfully body slamming each other. I can see them being good pals when Bonbon is older and not quite so Puppy.

This makes me really optimistic with how she’ll handle Terv Puppy, though of course I’ll be managing them so they interact appropriately with each other.

Also I’m just so insanely proud of how she’s doing socially. This move has been really good for her.

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In the Dog Park FB group there’s a mini dachshund nicknamed the Dauphin.

THE DAUPHIN.

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Well instead of three little ear infections it was one big ear infection, and now it’s deep in both ears so she gets to be on new ear meds for a month.

And it was likely caused by an allergy flare due to exposure from fleas. Which come from the feral cat population that lives around here.

So I’m to give Bravecto every ten weeks instead of every three months.

Sigh.

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thedogist:

Yogi, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (8 m/o), Madison Square Park, New York, NY • “He wants to play with the squirrels but of course they’re terrified of him.”

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I’m having a Week

wyrddogs:

Bindi is on her third ear infection in two months, so I’m taking her to the vet tomorrow. Again. Her anus is also looking weirdly red so I’ll have them look at that too. Sigh.

Also both of us are being eaten alive by something that I’m assuming is fleas, so I bought some flea shampoo and gave her a bath. I gave her Bravecto last month, too. Siiigh.

And this weekend has both racing and dachshund field trial and I chose the field trial because I’ve been to fewer of them, even though Bindi would probably prefer racing. I’ll take her with me again; she’ll have fun slogging through mud with the short dogs.

And this isn’t dog related but a class that I’m taking at work is driving me up the wall. I give the instructor a D. Only three weeks left. @_@

So Bindi does in fact have an ear infection in both ears. Luckily I still have a bit of the medicine left over so I didn’t have to buy more. They also cleaned her ears out, so no more gunk!

I talked with the vet about how Bindi used to have ear infections every month, and then went several years without any before suddenly having three in two months. I told her about how we moved recently, and she said that it might be a shiny new type of allergy flare up, and suggested I call the dermatologist. So that’s what I’ll do tomorrow. @_@

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I’m having a Week

Bindi is on her third ear infection in two months, so I’m taking her to the vet tomorrow. Again. Her anus is also looking weirdly red so I’ll have them look at that too. Sigh.

Also both of us are being eaten alive by something that I’m assuming is fleas, so I bought some flea shampoo and gave her a bath. I gave her Bravecto last month, too. Siiigh.

And this weekend has both racing and dachshund field trial and I chose the field trial because I’ve been to fewer of them, even though Bindi would probably prefer racing. I’ll take her with me again; she’ll have fun slogging through mud with the short dogs.

And this isn’t dog related but a class that I’m taking at work is driving me up the wall. I give the instructor a D. Only three weeks left. @_@

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tundratails:

certified ranch dogs 

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ostdrossel:

Bird pics are a bit like seasonal fruit. These are plentiful currently, so here’s another dose of Blue Jay.

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