Slim & Mylah, While I’m Trying To Work! LOL…

It can be a bit distracting to have two Great Danes in your home office. Imagine trying to get any work done with Slim & Mylah rambling about, in and out, playing right at the desk! Fortunately Great Danes sleep a lot, and only get “rowdy” for a few minutes about twice a day, LOL. […]

It can be a bit distracting to have two Great Danes in your home office. Imagine trying to get any work done with Slim & Mylah rambling about, in and out, playing right at the desk! :P Fortunately Great Danes sleep a lot, and only get “rowdy” for a few minutes about twice a day, LOL.

A sweet pic at the end of the day, when they shared a bed – for the first time ever. :D

About Lynn Terry

I'm best known online for my Internet Marketing Blog and my Low Carb Diet blog (where I also talk about my fun travel adventures). But there is SO much more to me than work, food & travel. Which is why we're here. ;-) So let your hair down and let's have some REAL fun! *cheers*

23 Responses to “Slim & Mylah, While I’m Trying To Work! LOL…”

  1. Satu March 13, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Thanks for the lovely video, Lynn! Mylah is definitely a girl because she’s so attached to her toys. :-)

    I bet no-one can get into your house without Slim and Mylah knowing about it….

    • Lynn Terry March 13, 2012 at 8:31 am #

      You should hear them when someone knocks on the door, LOL. They go wild! The coolest thing this week though was that Mylah howled. A fire engine went by and she let out this loonnnng howl. Hilarious!

  2. Sherie March 13, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Lynn, loved getting to peak in on their playtime! Thanks for sharing such a sweet video. Favorite parts? Mylah giving Slim love-nibbles, and Slim getting the sillies downstairs. I sat here grinning like a duffus the whole time! :)

    So are you happy enough with the new family mix to perhaps make it permanent or is that decision still a way off?

    • Lynn Terry March 13, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Slim is such a ham – when he’s not sleeping, lol. He jumps around, “talks”, and runs figure eight laps in the back yard. You’d think he came from a circus! :P

      My intention with Mylah is to foster. After having her for three weeks (today), I see that she really needs some time to recover, and I really need some time to see what all I can do to help her through her issues.

      Her lick granuloma is not just a wound to tend, but a habit to break. It’s like OCD for dogs. Worst case scenario she may have to go on doggy prozac or some type of antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. That’s of course worst case, and I want to see if we can “lick it” (ha!) in other ways.

      She also has some mobility issues I’m just noticing. She falls a lot, and it appears her back legs (or one of them?) is giving out on her. It may just be arthritis, or she may have bigger problems there. And if it’s arthritis, that might explain the swelling in her front leg joints, and her inclination to lick there. Time will tell.

      She is sweet, playful and lovable. She adores Slim, and she is a GREAT pup. She’ll make a beautiful pet for a lucky family. As for whether that’s *our* family – that’s not my intention. At least not right now.

      Fostering is a special opportunity. :)

      She’s not a walker, by the way. She may be uncomfortable, so that might be the reason. But Slim and I walk two miles in 17 minutes. We have a serious stride, lol. Mylah doesn’t seem the least bit interested, which makes it difficult to take them both – and she’s not at all interested in being home alone. LOL…

  3. Gary March 13, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Hey Lynn,

    GREAT video! Lynn wants to work and the Danes want to play.

    Danes 1, Lynn 0 ;)

    Love your deck and very cool PJs! LOL

    Slim knows the “go outside?” voice. He does like to run.

    They are getting to know each other better every time we see them. The sharing the bed thingy is surely a marker milestone. :)

    I hope you are having an AWESOME work/play day! :D

    Smiles :)

    • Lynn Terry March 13, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      They are both pushing against my chair as I type this reply, lol – and I’m on wheels. Ack! :P My deck is a mess right now, as is my basement. Full of leaves! I need to get on that… ;-) Now that the weather is nicer I’ll do a little spring cleaning.

      I like how Slim “noses” the doorknob – he points to things with his nose all the time. Like his leash, or the treat box. LOL.

  4. Litahni March 13, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    I stumbled across your blog through a FB post. What a great video. What software did you create the video with? The Dogs are wonderful and they had my little Shitzu whining when they talked. :)

  5. L.M. March 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    That is like the best video EVER!

    Mylah and her green chicken toy thing. She just loves that thing. I hope no one ever takes that from her.

    She looks so happy and I can tell she just adores Slim. She looks like she owns the house now too….lol

    • Lynn Terry March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      It’s adorable. It’ll be a sad day when it finally falls apart. I’m already keeping an eye out for one just like it in case she needs a replacement. ;-)

      • L.M. March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

        Oops, meant to reply here. See my comment further down. I found one or several actually on ebay

  6. Tom March 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I love the dog videos. However, you need to read this :)

    http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/04/how-to-paint-a-wood-deck-or-front-porch/

    • Lynn Terry March 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

      Ha. Thanks, Tom. I LOVE that link – thank you so much for sharing it. One of the things I didn’t like about my home when I bought it was the big BLUE deck. Why in the world anyone would paint the back deck blue is totally beyond me.

      The paint is now chipping, and I’ve been considering what I want to do out there. I’ve thought about expanding the decks (there are two) and building a lower deck. I’ve thought about stripping it, maybe repainting it… lots of ideas. But I really do love that alternating color they did!

      Speaking of, I also need to sweep the leaves out of my garage, and get rid of some more junk down there. You didn’t have a link for that, hey? ;-)

  7. L.M. March 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Just read through the comments after I posted mine…..

    If you do break her of the OCD habit of licking, there is good chance that if she goes to a new family that she will start licking all over again just from the stress of being given away again and having to re-adapt to a new life, surroundings and family..

    A couple of my animals still have issues from having been shuffled around. One greatly fears that we will dump her off. It’s like she still doesn’t believe that this is her home and we are her family. We know this because there have been several scenarios that have triggered what we finally figured out is a very strong fear of abandonment.

    Another one of mine took a long time to adapt after several foster homes as well.

    I guess that is why I’m not a huge fan of fostering. I understand that everyone has their own opinion and are entitled to that opinion. I just feel that anytime an animal gets used to a home and people and then has to suddenly leave that family, even if it is for maybe a better family, that animal still goes through the heartbreak of wondering why and never really trusts people in the long run. Each time is a new heartbreak. The first cat I mentioned we have had for many years now and she still does not fully trust that she is here to stay…

    I have seen on animal planet and various documentaries how some rescues/sanctuaries end up keeping some animals permanently to save the animal the stress of being moved to yet another family. Some animals cannot handle it and so they just keep them as theirs forever.

    I just would prefer more people would actually adopt and less of this fostering. Or at least the private fostering. If an animal had to live at a rescue or sanctuary until they got their permanent home that would be great. Less chance of the animal getting attached to a foster and then ripped away from them and what they think is their home.

    Heck, look what happens to human children that go through the foster system. It is almost never a pretty story. Lifelong issues of trust and abandonment take hold.

    It is much nicer to be wanted and have a permanent home.

    That is just my 2 cents and if she ends up going to a new home, I will probably sit here and cry which is why I will say my peace now. In fact, I will probably freak out.

    I wish that I was filthy rich. I would buy several acres and adopt as many as I could handle. There is a woman that did that and she has the most wonderful permanent cat/dog sanctuary on a lake. She has plenty of money, but people still volunteer to help her keep everything running tight as a ship. Her place is clean as a whistle.

    • Lynn Terry March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

      I understand your thoughts. It’s not the first time I’ve heard them. I’ve had very little support in my choice to foster Great Danes for the organization where I adopted Slim.

      Mylah is actually the 5th Great Dane I’ve had in the house. You’ve met Slim of course, and then there was Chloe, Mercy and Lola. All three of which have found wonderful forever homes. :D

      I don’t have a lot of experience with rescue & foster organizations, or with dogs even. Slim was my first, and I just adopted him two years ago next month. I know that they need as many loving hands as are willing, and it’s a small way I can give back – and so I do.

      The only time I felt sad sending one of the fosters to their new home was with Mercy. She was quite the handful, and we never really bonded – and she was here the longest (months!). Up until the very last week, that is – and we finally got on the same page. I shed tears saying goodbye to her… but I keep up with her on Facebook and she is SO happy in a home that is a MUCH better fit for her than we were (she was one of those “one-dog-home” kinda Danes lol).

      Like I said, you’re not alone. I get all kinds of comments. In my heart though, I know I am doing the right thing for Mylah right now. She needs a place to rest and recover after whatever it is she’s been through.

      She has an appointment with my vet on Monday morning for an evaluation on her mobility issues. I’m hoping it’s something minor, and look forward to getting her one step closer to happy and comfortable! :)

  8. L.M. March 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    I found it on ebay: Kohls Cares for Kids Dr Seuss Plush Oh Say Can You Say Green Bird Mint. This is not an affiliate link below.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/KOHLS-KIDS-PLUSH-SEUSS-OH-SAY-CAN-YOU-SAY-GREEN-BIRD-NWT-18-/110812626971?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D130561821250%26ps%3D54

    There are several actually. Various prices. I have the Kohl Kids Care Turtle. It was a fundraiser that Kohls was doing. They offered these unique stuffed animals and proceeds went to a kids charity.

  9. AnnaLaura Brown March 14, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    They look like such fun dogs. I would be distracted too.

  10. Sherie March 15, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    Lynn, since you’ve mentioned the rear mobility issues and that walking might be painful, I had another thought. Mylah’s licking of her front joints might be because they ache. If they ache and you wrap them, she might be licking less because she feels the pressure from the wrap instead of the ache. It would be like when you cut yourself and you immediately squeeze the hurt finger? You don’t feel the cut so much because that feeling is replaced with the finger-squeeze. Hope the vet can give you some answers for both her back end and front legs too. She’s such a sweet girl!

    • Lynn Terry March 15, 2012 at 8:09 am #

      I’ve considered Arthritis as the source, and have an appointment for Mylah with my vet first thing Monday morning for an examination. It could also be an old injury or spinal issues, so I’ll be anxious to see what she says.

      Meanwhile, I ordered some Vetericyn from Amazon – which came highly recommend and gets RAVE reviews – and it’s early to say much yet… but I think this just may be a miracle spray!!

      She freaked out when I squirted it on last night, lol – she did NOT like the spray bottle for some reason. :P She jumped up and ran around in circles and knocked over some things haha.

      Anyway, she had regressed and started messing with her wraps and licking again, so her front legs were looking bad again – so sad. I unwrapped them and used the spray. Which apparently tastes very bad to her, lol. And this morning her legs look 10x better!! Wow :D

      So we’ll get through the weekend with that and see how her legs do, and find out more on Monday morning. ;-)

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