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Joeys playing hide and seek

Joey.E.CockersMommy
August 20th, 2005, 08:34 PM
:eek:
It seems every morning when I go to feed Joey I cant find his dish any where, I usually end up getting one of our dishes for him as his are usually missing. This has been going on for a few days. Today I saw him pick up his dish and carry it over to a spot behind the couch and the window. Where I don't normally look. There were all Joeys dishes for the week he had hidden them all. What a little bugger. :eek: :)

Prin
August 20th, 2005, 08:37 PM
LOL That's why we taught Boo to bring his dish to us if he was hungry. He would bring it wherever and chew on it and forget it. Now he's pretty good- every night he finds it for us and carries it over. :)

PetFriendly
August 21st, 2005, 07:27 PM
Big ceramic dishes are awkward to bite and heavy (just in case you're tired of looking!) :) Plus they make noise when you drag them along the floor, should the pup try that.

StaceyB
August 21st, 2005, 07:39 PM
It is a good idea to have elevated food/water dishes for all breeds of dogs to limit air intake when they eat/drink. This will also keep the dishes from being moved.

Prin
August 22nd, 2005, 02:16 PM
Actually, hasn't there been recent research that shows that elevated dishes cause bloat?

mona_b
August 22nd, 2005, 02:29 PM
Actually, hasn't there been recent research that shows that elevated dishes cause bloat?

Yes Prin,there has.

It is a good idea to have elevated food/water dishes for all breeds of dogs

This is incorrect.You NEVER elevate the dishes of all breeds.Especially for those breeds that are prone to Bloat.And these are the deep chested ones.My GSD is a main breed that is prone to this.I would never think of elevating his bowls.And I have never done this with my past GSD's either.

Prin
August 22nd, 2005, 02:33 PM
All I know is surgery for bloat can cost around $5000... I'll do anything to avoid that. ;)

Thanks, Mona. I knew it but I wasn't sure. :)

mona_b
August 22nd, 2005, 11:04 PM
My friend lost her St Bernard Emily to Bloat.And Emily was only 8 months old.Very young to have gotten it.She died during the emergancy surgery.Lets just say it wasn't easy for her to explain to her little ones.... :sad:

Prin
August 22nd, 2005, 11:17 PM
At least the little ones learned that no matter what, a family pet is worth the money. ;) I love it when parents teach their kids the value of animals by showing them. :)

mona_b
August 22nd, 2005, 11:20 PM
So true Prin...... :)