Page 15 of 16 FirstFirst ... 513141516 LastLast
Results 141 to 150 of 152

Thread: New staffy - ex breeding bitch - settling- in issues with family - long post

  1. #141
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    My brother's SBT snoring didn't bother me as much as her farting...
    Both of those things annoy Michelle also and not just from the dog

  2. #142
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    cut back on the eggs, fish, chicken and cabbage?

    ps: and cut out onions. doesn't matter what kind of onion, raw or cooked, the farts they induce are room clearing. And they're bad for dogs anyway.

  3. #143

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ados View Post
    Both of those things annoy Michelle also and not just from the dog
    funny-smileys5.jpg Love it !

    Your poor DW - I really feel for her - she must have the patience of a 'saint' !

    4 boys in the house - 3 - maybe 4 with trainer wheels on - the mind boggles with all the 'male bonding' that is going to happen in the future !

  4. #144
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    melbourne australia
    Posts
    3,082

    Default

    what a lovely read, to see how your dog is settling in, and building that trust with your family.
    rescue stories warm my heart

  5. #145
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    children and hubby training is very similar in technique to dog training...

    find out what they like - get them to earn it. Little things.

    With humans - attention and praise can work as well as lollies/treats.

    And - as with dogs - screaming and yelling might not work as well as training a different behaviour that is incompatible with the one you don't want.

    Plus children copy what the grown ups do. So if the grown ups scream and yell and occasionally slap - the children will copy it... it's quite eye opening...

  6. #146
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    what a lovely read, to see how your dog is settling in, and building that trust with your family.
    rescue stories warm my heart
    Thanks Bernie. Much appreciated. We are getting there slowly but surely. Serena is a tremendous Stafford and is more than I could have hoped for.

    cheers

    Adrian

  7. #147
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    funny-smileys5.jpg Love it !

    Your poor DW - I really feel for her - she must have the patience of a 'saint' !

    4 boys in the house - 3 - maybe 4 with trainer wheels on - the mind boggles with all the 'male bonding' that is going to happen in the future !
    Saints have nothing on my wife. Saints only wish they could be as saintly as my wife. I am a lucky man. (o.k she's a little bit lucky too.).

    cheers again

  8. #148
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    Saints have nothing on my wife. Saints only wish they could be as saintly as my wife. I am a lucky man.
    Hope she hears this often. Hope even more you occasionally (or often) do some job that she usually does around the home, just to make her life a little easier - it's way more romantic than flowers... and less fattening than chocolate.

  9. #149
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hope she hears this often. Hope even more you occasionally (or often) do some job that she usually does around the home, just to make her life a little easier - it's way more romantic than flowers... and less fattening than chocolate.
    I grow orchids, so there are plenty of flowers in my green house. I used to be a chef in my younger days so I do the cooking in my house and I am a little possessive of my kitchen and the words 'control freak' are commonly heard in unison with my name. But nothing makes happier than preparing a big hearty meal that everyone enjoys. Osso Bucco is our winter favorite. Food is king in our house (that would explain my large Hawaiian shirts ).

    p.s. Serena has chosen to split her inside time between her safe place in my den and a doggy mattress I have for her in the family room. I didn't coax her, I just showed her where it was and hey presto, there she was. Of course, when I am in my den, she is in there with me.

  10. #150
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    I used to be a chef in my younger days so I do the cooking in my house and I am a little possessive of my kitchen
    I love osso bucco - you're going to have to post a recipe...

    But to get the romantic hit your very tolerant missus deserves... you have to do something extra over and above what you normally do.

    Strange (or perfectly normal) how blokes think if they do anything or even a lot around the house that they're doing enough. Most women know - it's never enough but that little bit extra is always welcome.

    I love the surveys that compare what men think they do around the house with an actual audit of what they actually do. And how that compares with what the wife does and an audit of what she does (even if she works full time and he thinks he's doing all the house hold chores).

    Not saying that's how it goes in your house but I've seen it happen in my parents' home and in friends homes, and with my siblings' families.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •