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12 November 2004 @ 11:56 am
 
hi - i guess i'm new here although i've been visiting every so often to look at the cute puppies here. lots of cute puppies!
anyway, dob and i are the parents of akihabara (ackbar)who is our boston baby. he also has many older brothers and sisters, 6 of which are cats, and 1 canine brother named Curtis. Curtis is a few years older than him and was quite jealous at first. now they have so much fun together. ackbar is a very naughty little critter - always barking in the cats' faces, always wrestling with his sister-kitty mothra. of course he always tries to eat everybody else's food except for his own, and i was wondering if anybody else had that problem. the only way i figured out he will eat his own food is if i sit their and watch him eat it. he's my baby though!
 
 
Jenspecialmonkey on November 12th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)
my parents have 2 goldens who would eat each other's food, and that would probably lead to a bit of aggression from those two. So my parents feed them at the same time that they eat, and they feed them in their kennels. That stops them from eating each other's food, and it also keeps them from running around like crazy-faces for 20mins or so after they eat, which helps a lot with digestion. (There's actually a rare condition where the colon wraps around the stomach in dogs if they run around too much right after eating, but I think this is only a large breed concern).

How long did it take for your pooches to get along?
eteete on November 12th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
it took maybe 4 months. we didn't live together at the time and only when we finally moved in with dob and we let them play in the backyard together without us hovering over them, did they really bond. yeah, so after we moved in i guess it really took them maybe 2 weeks?

as for putting his food in his kennel - he tries to paw at it from the outside, thinking he can pull it through to eat. he's a weirdo!
dobdob on November 12th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
pic?
eteete on November 12th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
ok ok - we'll have to get a pic for him, but you can check baby pics on his akihabara icons!