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My brother in law took this the other day while we were playing with Foxy in his back yard.  She loves frisbees!  She hasn't learned to catch them yet but is trying.  She is improving but is still an energetic puppy.  Had an incident a month ago with her right hind knee.  Vet said it's a "luxating patella" which basically means her knee cap slips out of place.  She was in a lot of pain when it first happened but is fine now.  It still pops out of place occasionally but she has learned how to pop it back in place or I will do it.  I could have surgery done but it's pretty expensive and she's not in pain so I'm kind of "watching and waiting" on this :). 

Overall she's turing out to be a very good dog.  She still has accidents in the house but much less often.  Becky, hanging the bell on the kitchen door has worked all too well.  She rings it when she wants to go out and eat bugs or terrorize squirrels, rabbits and occasionally the deer :).  She loves the park and is very good with other dogs and children.  She's pretty dominant by nature so I'm working on showing her who's boss.  She's a child with a very loving and playful heart and I'm gonna say it.  "She loves her daddy." 

So big smiles and hugs from Foxy, the furry, frolicking, feisty, four-legged friend!

 

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She's very cute!

I to was blessed with an sweetie pie 1 and a half year old doxiepoo. I never thought I would have a small dog. She is my angel . I love how much love these four legged friends bring us.

 Thanks foxy...you made me smile. 

 

GG

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I have to say, she really does look like a fox......so cute.  I sure got a laugh about the bell.  I know the look, they ring it, you run in and grab the door and they stand there and look at you like....."that's not it, guess again".  One time when Gracie rang it and kept the blank look on her face, I kept thinking, okay you were just out, you just ate, you have water, what can it be?  So out of desperation, I emptied her water dish and washed it and filled it up again.  She immediately drank up and walked away. Laughing  I am thinking tho that this gives them a good way to communicate where we will immediately respond.  I am so happy you and Foxy have each other, it just takes making the plunge, and you are hooked. Hope that knee will be okay as time goes by.

Becky 

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When I first read the caption, I thought of Doggie Dentures.   Obviously I am watching too much TV. LOL :)

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Jim,  

That is some high dollar orthodontic work you had done on Foxy ! She is sure to make the cheerleader squad at dog school, and may well go on to become a news anchor babe at Dognews.com .

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Yeah, she's being recruited by "Fox and Friends" ;).

 

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jim:

Foxy is very cute.  How old is she now?   I am very jealous.  Would love to have a dog again.  There is always the walking problem as I am in an apartment now.   Our last pup got walked, or rather he walked us, and we had a line running from the back door to the back of the house, for emergency dog outings.   Have you ever heard of electrified wiring outdoors, underground, which keeps a dog in a certain area?  My sister-in-law has this for her poodle in a rural area.  I don't like the sound of it somehow. 

I probably mentioned that I have a lovely grey cat.  She's a snuggly creature, and we love her.  However, there is nothig quite like a DOG.

Please advise:  Do you know why when I am typing, the print shrinks?  Don't know what I am hitting.

Nancy

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Foxy is probably close to a year old by now and still has lots of puppy in her :).  I've researched the electrified fencing but don't think it's for me.  I can't afford to fence in the back yard but am considering a kennel/dog run and also running a line like you did.  She has learned to ring a bell at the back door when she wants to go out but problem is she often just wants to go out and explore (meaning eat bugs, chase animals, etc).  She is doing better as far as house breaking is concerned but still has "accidents".  Last night, I took her out twice and she didn't do any business.  A little later she kept ringing the bell and I was busy and assumed she just wanted to go out an play again.  Mistake on my part - She went upstairs and left a couple little "presents" in the hallway :).  I felt really bad and couldn't scold her but I can't take her out every 10 minutes either especially with cold weather coming.

Regarding the print shrinking, I can think of a few things if you're using Windows - especially on a laptop.  Is everything shrinking or just your print?  There are shortcut keys that can shrink/expand your screen (Control and +/- come to mind and I think there are others). 

Foxy sleeping with one of her bigger stuffed animals: