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About DancinDreaminKid

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  • Birthday 07/28/1953

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    trail riding, being out of doors, working around the ranch, line dancing.
  1. Just wanted to say hi!

    I'm happy to report that Lilly is finally doing better! I have now had her about 7 weeks and she hasn't messed in the house in the last couple weeks. She is a really sweet little girl. She is getting more and more attached too me and she and our little Toy Rat Terrier go outside when I do and come back in when I go in. We took a little horse riding trip this past weekend so they got to go camping too. Lilly is learning to relax more and more and to enjoy riding in the truck. I carry a big pillow for my lap (so they will be more comfortable, of course! ) and she took the Princess spot (right in the middle of the pillow) slept happily all the way home.
  2. Just wanted to say hi!

    Rosy, cute puppy. I have had three dachshunds before this one. The very first one practically house broke himself, the next two were hard headed about house training. Max and DJ were both at least 6 months old before they began to be reliable at all. I have hopes for Lilly! She is beginning to get better. Most days (if I am in the house with her) she goes in and out and does her pooping and peeing outside. I thought we were doing real well this week but yesterday we were gone for a while. When we got back she ran in and out. Played in the yard with Peewee and the cats.......................after 30 or 40 minutes she followed Roger into the basement .....and peed on a rug!! I'm sure she will get there eventually but I have to leave her at a pet sitters when we go on vacation the end of September-first of October. I'm sure she will regress after that. (she is a very timid little girl). The pet sitter place is a dog groomer that lets all the dogs run together during the day and only pens them at night. I'm pretty sure that Lilly will be messing in her floor!
  3. Just wanted to say hi!

    If she was a pup, I think I would have better luck, but she is a year and a half old.
  4. Just wanted to say hi!

    Magic and Rosy - neither of those things (pee pads or straight out of crate to outdoors) works for me. I keep Lilly in the crate all night and take her outside first thing to pee ..... she runs here and there, plays has a good time. you can keep her out an hour and she still saves it till she comes back inside! (That was the first 3 weeks...now I have had 3 days (not consecutive) in which she didn't mess in the house (but yesterday, she peed and pooped! grr!) She knows if I raise my voice and speak sternly that I have found pee and she runs to the doggy door! Now if she would only go to the door FIRST!! I tried the pee pads too, thinking that maybe she was used to that................nope, pees where there is floor, not on the pad!
  5. Just wanted to say hi!

    Rosy, my 12 year old dachshund had to be put down (back issues) and I recently bought the next one (she makes my fourth doxie) She was supposed to be house broke to a doggie door.......well, apparently not broke at all! She will go through the doggy door, yes, ( I have one too) but she can stay outside for an hour and then come back in and pee in the floor! It's driving me crazy cause my other dog (DJ) would hold it for 12/13 hours if he needed too! I had no luck at all in getting her to go on command but recently I resorted to swatting her with the fly swatter if I caught her peeing and that has helped a lot. I have had a couple of days where I didn't find any puddles in the floor....... I have my fingers crossed. She is just the sweetest thing. Now, if only she will stop peeing in my floors all will be great!!
  6. Silly Trot Question...

    oh, I see. helpful information!
  7. Silly Trot Question...

    I've seen lots and lots of trainers starting to use the "post". I don't really know why, guess I will have to ask! The young man that started my last horse I trained, post on his horses (he is a cutting horse trainer).
  8. Hello - and a question

    Pink, I would definitely price my work higher than 10% over cost. That is not worth your while to do them. I would want at least double what they cost for small ones and probably triple or quadruple on larger ones. That would still be relatively cheap for different items that only cost you 5.00 or less to make.
  9. The Front Porch

    Queen - isn't Double T those saddles from India or am I mistaking a similar sounding name?
  10. My Wife Mozelle.

    my condolences also PD. So sorry to hear that she has lost her fight! Prayers for you and your family.
  11. The Front Porch

    little cow - when I sold my property I did not advertise it specifically as horse property. But the lady that ended up buying it took one look at my barn and said, " a real horsewoman lives here"! My two suggestion are: Advertise it as a multiuse property and not only a horse farm. - highlight any area that could be converted from animals to something else, in-law suite, gardens, guest house......there are people looking for horse facilities but there are more looking for just a place in the country. and number two: if possible remove or reduce the manure pile completely. Neatness and cleanliness sells like nothing else.
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    Danyel - yes she does. She will say the most horrible things to her and 30 minutes later she is calling asking her to go pick her up some cigarettes or dog food or ........ If my child ever acted like hers they would get nothing but a cold shoulder from mom! I am not about to do things for someone that cusses me out and tells me I'm a bad mom or lies to me .......
  13. The Front Porch

    I know that the daughter will never change. What I hope for is that there is some service or counselor that my friend (the mom) could go to for good advice on how to break the cycle. Some direction that I could point her in to perhaps get help. The daughter has been fired from every job she has had (she works in the health field) and is presently unemployed. I just wish there was something I could do to help my friend. I realize that pouring good money after bad and half believing the lies she is told and continuing to step in to keep the daughter from carrying out her suicide threats is not the path to "salvation". I even think that she knows that too, but I know she will never stop giving as much as she can give. Sad and frustrating on all fronts! PD, I believe in helping my children, if and when they hit a hard spot in their lives, but that is not actually the problem here. (Thank goodness the only help I have ever had to give is just a non judgemental ear whenever they need to talk.) I'm afraid this situation of my friend will be an unending problem as long as they both live. little cow, my friend or her daughter? I'm not sure I understand why the daughter is so terribly ungrateful. My friend is all about family and talking to your kid instead of corporal punishment. Her daughter had a good example of how you treat family..... but she turned a 180 degrees the other way! Equicrazy, I know that! I just wish she could see that too! All she can picture is that she HAS to keep stepping in and helping because if she did not the kids would have no food or a roof over their head or be taken away by social services. As for me..... I wouldn't do it! That may sound hard hearted but I expect my kids to stand on their own two feet. My two are hardworking, good people and I have never had to be involved in the things my friend has. But if they were doing the things her daughter does.... I would wash my hands of them and let them get what they deserved for that kind of behavior.
  14. The Front Porch

    I have a friend who "helps" her daughter. She has been her "enabler" for a very long time. Where can a person go to get help? I'm talking about the mother.... she has helped her daughter to the point that it is ruining her relationship with her boyfriend, putting herself in debt over her head, she buys every bite the daughter eats, pays her rent and all her bills, borrows money to get the daughter basically whatever she ask for. She won't stop helping because the daughter threatens suicide and she can't stand the thought of contributing to that! She says, if I don't help she has no one. She has gone beyond all her resources to keep helping out. (there are two granddaughter living in this life as well) Is there any service out there that will help take the burden off her hands? What about counseling (free) to show her that nothing will ever change as long as she continues to be an enabler? Edited to add that she will not stop "helping".... what I hope for is that she could get counciling that would show her that it will never end as long as she keeps giving and giving. She needs to find the road out of the situation. she cannot do that on her own. (see the light).
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