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Petsitter for Bassets ... "Shocked ...they are so SPOILED"!!" ...

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:rolleyes: Poor Stacey. She decided she'd rather stay here for a while than come over so often, which is required for my babies.

So Stacey brought her daughters over and attempted to watch a movie on Saturday night, thinking it would be good for the dogs to have them around. I got a voicemail that they could not watch the movie do to the "antics" ...prancing back in forth in front of the TV, tossing of the toys, rolling on them and squeaking them non-stop. One by one, they brought them out to show her. I could have told them if they'd asked cannot watch a full movie until you WEAR THEM OUT!!! You MUST PLAY FIRST. Otherwise, there is no peace.

She said it was like being in a daycare :lol:

She also got to witness the Basset 500. Several times, I'm told. She felt the cold nose shove her arm off the computer mouse ...they also performed The High Pitch Ear Splitting Whine :blink: when she didn't disperse the evening treats on time (I forgot to tell her about our schedule!)

In other words, she got to see what Bassets are all about. A full Evening Performance!
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This is our first dog, and I'm wondering if other dogs run the 500 like Bassets do. Anyone know?

Jill & Jeffrey[/b]

I've not seen other dogs do it. What I do know is that our mini-doxie does not do the 500. However, when Copper is, she goes under the couch. When he runs down the hall, she sticks her head out, but as soon as he heads back for the living room, she slides back under the couch!
I have a daycare and a basset in my home. Fun, fun!!
Has anyone ever seen an injury from this?[/b]

Not a back injury, but Copper injured his leg once. He came flying down the hall into the living room, and hooked his back leg on the coffee table leg at full speed.
Another Basset-Doxie pair! I'm sorry to change the subject, but I have to ask... how do you feed your two?[/b]
I understand...Sophie (mini-doxie) would eat til she exploded if we let her.

Our solution is to use a baby gate. This is also because not only would Sophie be after Copper's food, but Copper would eat Sophie's before she could, and before his own. Also, we give Copper some vitamins that help stimulate his appetite and give him a little extra when he's not eating. We put them in his food, so we can't let Sophie at his food for that reason also.

My kitchen is separate from the dining room. I close off the door between the kitchen and hallway (it has a pocket door), and use a baby gate to separate the kitchen and dining room (no door there). Plus, this has given Copper the motivation he needs to actually eat, by seeing Sophie with food. When we told our vet this, she said it was also a good idea for them to be used to eating separately in case one ever needs to be medicated.
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