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  1. Wendy, I totally agree! I have a shepherd with a...

    Wendy, I totally agree! I have a shepherd with a very, very high prey drive. Yes, he's killed cats. Also, opossums, raccoons, wood chucks, and rabbits. If it runs, he will chase. He's wicked...
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    Itsan extremely variable disease. Some can life...

    Itsan extremely variable disease. Some can life perfectly normal lives and some can be ina nursing home within a few years and everything between.
  3. I place my order for hay in the spring with my...

    I place my order for hay in the spring with my trusted hay supplier. When he bales a paricularly nice field, (usually 2nd cutting in early July), the "hay fairy" shows up and loads up my barn for...
  4. I ran into "code" issues when reroofing the...

    I ran into "code" issues when reroofing the house. Got two estimates. One was for $14,000 and the other was for $6000. I asked the guy with the low estimate why he was so much lower and let him...
  5. Thread: Barking Dog

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    It depends on how much and when they are barking....

    It depends on how much and when they are barking. Do they ever stop? Mine bark at the mailman until his truck leaves their territory. At the joggers the entire time they are in the territory...
  6. A barn restoration company came by yesterday. ...

    A barn restoration company came by yesterday. They have been in business under the same name for over 30yrs. He looked the old barn over and will be giving me an estimate for both tearing off the...
  7. Thanks everyone! The barn is 50'x37'. Gambrel...

    Thanks everyone! The barn is 50'x37'. Gambrel roof. I now have more knowledge and questions to ask the contractors!
  8. It can handle the weight. When I bought it it had...

    It can handle the weight. When I bought it it had shingles over shakes over lath. Those shingles were very old! I've had 6 barn specialist say thats how its done and 3 residential roofers say it...
  9. ok to install metal roof over shakes on 100 + yr old barn?

    Getting conflicting opinions from roofers. All the barn restorers and farmers say its fine. The local commercial/residential roofers say no. One told me the old shakes would curl up and push against...
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    I routinely take unadoptable shelter cats and...

    I routinely take unadoptable shelter cats and make them barn cats. I usually just crate them for a few days to a week and feed them canned food when I feed the horses so they get used to my voice. ...
  11. If the pony is really that fat and not eating a...

    If the pony is really that fat and not eating a ton of grain, you might also recommend that an endocrine panel be run by the vet. Just restricting calories isn't going to prevent a Cushings horse...
  12. If your slidder is wooden, you can build a...

    If your slidder is wooden, you can build a swinging door within the door. Might have to build a little ramp to get your wheelbarrow out, but that's what I did. Braced the 1 x 6's, added hinges and...
  13. Sign up for Rider USA. Cheap insurance in case...

    Sign up for Rider USA. Cheap insurance in case you do break down and need to be towed!

    Before I hauled to Kentucky from NW INdiana, I had the mechanic check things over. Brakes were a little...
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    Unfortunately, no such thing. I finally just...

    Unfortunately, no such thing. I finally just got a collie for my shepherd!
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    Many dogs live outside, especially in the...

    Many dogs live outside, especially in the country. As long as they have shelter, food and water, it's not considered cruelty. Besides, what's cold for you is not necessarily cold for animals. My...
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    Akor, winter laminitis is a symptom of cushings. ...

    Akor, winter laminitis is a symptom of cushings. I'd get the horse tested asap. Mine was diagnosed this winter. Only symptom was chronic sole tenderness after pulling his shoes this winter.
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    I investigated alternative medicine after having...

    I investigated alternative medicine after having being misdiagnosed repeatedly by Western Dr's and fired from 2 western Physical Therapists. You've obviously been fortunate to never have been...
  18. Smaller needle may help, but it will take longer....

    Smaller needle may help, but it will take longer. How much longer are you going to need to do this? I only ask because as much as we love our pets, sometimes it's time to ask why we are doing this....
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    I used fly wraps on my old TB. They provided just...

    I used fly wraps on my old TB. They provided just enough protection, but allowed air flow and dried very quickly when they got wet. You do have to explain it to people as they think it's a symptom...
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    Tell her that you still love her and will pray...

    Tell her that you still love her and will pray for her. Then let go and let God take care of it. There is nothing more you can do. Hugs.

    It hurts, but people have to solve their problems in...
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    Properly crate trained dogs think of their crate...

    Properly crate trained dogs think of their crate as their den. A save place to be. No problem with being crated especially since you appear to give them plenty of exercise. Try again in another...
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    I just sold my jewelery. Shop around to...

    I just sold my jewelery. Shop around to different jewelery stores and take the best offer. I got offers of $600-$1000 for a 0.73 diamond solitare. Took the offier from a local Jewelery Store of...
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    I'd use Adequan or Pentosan first. I've also...

    I'd use Adequan or Pentosan first. I've also just started using MSM for my shepherd who's had 2 TPLO's done. (Knee arthritis is inevitable). We'll see how it work. It's certainly cheap enough!
  24. I know exactly how you feel and also the concern...

    I know exactly how you feel and also the concern about spending a ton of $ on an old guy. (One of my shepherds got kicked at age 13. Do you fix the broken leg on a 13yr old shepherd? Fortunately,...
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    My Anglo/Trakehener filly is a granddaughter of...

    My Anglo/Trakehener filly is a granddaughter of Not For Love! (California Chrome's dam sire).
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