Mary - I suppose it depends on what's going on exactly. The way this gal is describing it the dog isn't resource guarding the food she's biting as she gets to the food? I mean I've had dogs the snap treats out of your hand and if your finger was in the way it'd be in trouble. I can't gage from her description if she could for example take the dog by the collar if it was eating and pull it out of the dish. Her best bet would be to find a trusted behaviorist and explain in detail what is going on. If the dog is just snapping food from a hand too quickly then yes I do think that can be modified. If the dog is resource guarding high value food -- meat etc -- that doesn't mean a cracker will illicit the same response and the best bet is to feed the dog in a controlled environment and not allow high value items. I don't have any resource dogs and I'm extremely careful about food. You don't have to let your toddler run about with food and you can certainly ensure your dog has a safe child-free place to eat. My children are not allowed in the room while the dogs eat and food is eaten at the table. Now I do have a front family room the dogs do not have access to the kids eat in but in the kitchen/back family room food doesn't leave the table. I don't ever leave kids and dogs unattended either. I'm pretty strict b/c dogs are powerful and they are animals and what is acceptable behavior to a primate/human is NOT acceptable to a canine/dog -- primates hug and make direct eye contact kids are loud and jumpy and all of those things are not canine qualities. Now most of my dogs don't care at all but I am still careful for their safety and happiness and the kids. But ya in this case there isn't enough detail on the bites to really say. Resource issues are often part behavior modification part management especially in an adult where it's often fully learned behavior.
That's a lot of dog babble :)
In other news yay for 39 weeks Mary! I know docs around here have to have serious concerns to do anything pre-39 weeks so hopefully you can keep on cookin' and go on your own :)
Ashley - yay for car shopping!
no DH tonight he's on the road for work for the night. That always makes for a busy night by the time I get teh boys at daycare, get dinner made, feed the dogs, play, baths, bed PHEW! It was finally nice today though. Evan was good and tired from lots of outdoor play at daycare. I think Rory is cutting more teeth b/c he's been a bit foul, whining, fussing etc Hopefully everyone sleeps well b/c I'm beat. DH does wet the bed duty if Evan has an accident (he's pretty good but we did have one a couple nights ago) so I will be stuck if he goes. On the bright side he has pooped in the potty 3 days in a row on his own! we got him to the point where he'd go with us but it took a lot of cajoling and on again off again. All of the sudden 2 days ago he came out of the bathroom and told us he pooped we thought he was lying but went in and sure enough he did! He's done it every night since! Funny kid!
Katie - yay for good potty progress! It's always such a relief when a kid finally stops fighting poops.
Mary - great news! I hope everything looks good next week.
Amanda - how is your dad doing?
Katie - Thanks for the dog insight! And woohoo for pooping in the potty!!! I was so relieved when Sean starting doing it without a fight.
AFM - Great NST today! Baby was looking good, so we got out of there quickly. He had several accelerations, and they only really need to see two within 20-40 minutes. He was moving a lot.. Glad he seems happy in there.
Can't remember if I mentioned it, but I'm GBS+ again, grrr. I don't really want to deal with IV antibiotics on top of everything else. It kinda puts a damper on the laboring at home thing, especially if my water breaks. Not that I'm really counting on going into labor on my own anyway, since I never have had the chance to do so yet. But it would be nice.
sorry you're GBS+, Mary. I hope you get to labor at home but your water doesn't break until the end. It's more comfortable that way, anyway.
AFM: Just noticed I have a nasty varicose vein down the back of one leg. Yay. It popped up last time, too, but not the early. I have an appointment tomorrow, so I guess I'll show it off to my MW.
Virginia - So glad your DH is okay! I'm sure it was super stressful until you heard from him. :( That stink about the vein! I wonder if there is much you can do until the "pressure" is gone? Maybe fashionably cute compression socks? ;)
Mary - Boo to GBS+! Hopefully you can go into labor on your own and get some time at home! I can't believe you're going to have a baby SOON! I feel like we were just squinting at your BFP. ;)
Katie - Yay for poop on the potty! Owen still fights it. It's weird, he'll go through phases where he'll poop on the potty all the time, then others when he'll wait until he gets a diaper on at bedtime. Kids. ;)
Ash - How are you 33 weeks already?! Seriously. It's crazy how fast all these babies are coming!! Did you choose a car? I think I missed that in your post...
Amanda - What Virginia said... how is your dad? Is he doing better?
AFM - Yeah, Owen walked at 9/10 months, so this is nothing new for us! I just wish he'd waited a little longer. ;) Now he's a walking target for Owen to take him down! Haha.
We have a showing today, ugh! I am so over this!!! We had a lady come back four (yes, FOUR) times the week of Easter. Well, she wasn't personally here. First it was the realtor, then the realtor and a contractor, then her and the reatlor... blah blah blah. They were from VA and building a house up here. I guess they were looking for another place to rent out. So yeah, they were supposed to come back for a 4th time Friday morning, but they never showed! Turns out, the lady decided that morning she was going to buy a $300,000 house AS A RENTAL PROPERTY. First off, I'd like to know who is going to rent out a $300K house?! Argh. Oh well.
Jen: We are looking at Mazda CX-9's - DH is the picky one on cars, not me. My *only* requirement is leather seats after having spent way too much time cleaning the seats in my Subaru since Brekke. Sorry about the PITA people w/the house. Ugh.
Mary: glad baby is looking good, but huge bummer about the GBS+ again :thumbsdown:
Virginia: Sorry about the varicose vein, that sucks!! I get a lot of "spider" veins on my thighs when I'm pregnant, but they don't pop out at all, just turn bright pink/purple. Oh the things we do for these babies ;)
Katie: GO Evan!! That's awesome. Pooping was never as issue with Brekke, peeing on the other hand...
We liked the car we looked at last night, but they already had an offer for the full asking price from a lady on it from earlier in the day (random) and we weren't about to pay full price at a dealership (or more!) so we let it go. It was a year or two older than what we really want anyway and had a lot of cosmetic things that needed to be fixed to meet our standards (DH calls it "We want a new car for a used car price"). Anyway, we have a few others to go look at - DH is SO picky about colors so he is the one who makes it tough. Glad we are at least working on this now instead of waiting until mid-May like I thought DH would even if it does take us until then to actually find one in the price range we want.
Oh and the name I really am trying to pass off on DH was given a more-than-likely veto. He says he just can't picture it. Dang.
Ashley - sorry about the name.
Mary - glad the recent appts went well!
Ash - sorry about the name problems. I always hate when DH's veto names... Sorry about the car.
Jen - ugh showings, that stinks. Sorry about the no-show, that would make me SO angry!! And yeah, a $300,000 rental property is insane.
Virginia - boo vericose veins!
Katie - wtg Evan!!
Amanda - I hope your dad is doing better...
AFM - Man it took me awhile to catch up! haha. Is anyone else getting dumped on with rain? I swear everyone is flooded - we flood easily, so I have no clue how we haven't! A lot of our friends are, though. I'm so over all the clouds and rain, I feel like that's all I've seen for weeks now. Boooooo.
Kids are doing well. I'm getting Benjamin to nap a little better in his crib, but we still have some work to do. I can't wait til he gets used to it and takes normal long naps in there so Xander and I can have some quality alone time. However, his afternoon naps is falling around noon and that's soooooooooo frustrating because Xander naps at 1 and I'd love for them to nap at the same time! So by the time I get Xander in bed it's almost time for Ben to wake up. Eventually I'm sure he'll nap longer, but right now it's only about 1-1 1/2 hours. I need that time to workout, but it just hasn't worked out yet. Today I got all dressed and was only able to do 10 mins of my workout before he woke up. Darnit. I seem to recall Xander was the same, but after a few months he moved to 1 pm... We'll see!
This is in regards to the dog question that Mary posted
We had Apollo as a pup so we ensured he doesn't take food too rough, being a high energy dog we are still working on "gentle", Sadie learned "gentle" quickly so she is super careful when taking treats. Apollo does know "leave it" so if something drops that we don't want him to touch those words make him back away from food that he can't have.
I personally would not want a dog in my house that draws blood either intentional or accidental. I would be so worried about a little person getting bitten. We fostered a dog in hopes of adopting him last July and ended up returning him to the shelter because of dominance biting, I wouldn't even consider a dog that bites over food.
I do agree with Katie they should get the situation assessed and work from there.
On my dog front, since we are having some obidence issues mainly on leash with other dogs, we signed Apollo up for obedience training, it starts saturday, I am hoping that we see lots of positive changes through it.
Still no change on my dad, I just home my mom isn't doing this to shelter me from bad news.
Mary - yay for another good appointment! I missed my antibiotics with Rory...GBS+ labored at home until 8-9 and had him wiht in 20 minutes at the hospital, they barely got the bag up. It meant a 48 hour stay vs 24 which sucked but I think I still prefer laboring at home.
Amanda - I hope your mom isn't keeping anything from you and your dad is on the mend quickly.
Jen - that's crazy! As much as I thought about moving I'm very glad I don't have to live through the showing process, ugh! GL!
Ashley - leather is my #1 favorite thing about my new car. I LOVE IT :) I desperately need to clean my interior this weekend if it's nice
Lauren - Man opposite and ever changing naps is no fun! GL getting it all on schedule!
Evan pooped at daycare today (on the potty) so we're officially over the last hang up! YEEE HAW! Who knew poop was so exciting?! TFIG tomorrow!!!!!!!!!