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    Sean in the doghouse with Mojo LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Feel guilty!! I cannot believe you locked Banjo outside! and for hours.. not minutes!!
    I have to lock mine outside now that he has consumed some of my furniture since it tastes better than his toys and bones. I *hate* it.
    Makes me feel guilty and it makes me do things that no one knows I do... like making my husband stay home while I take my son places (just so the dog doesn't have to stay outside etc). Like speeding home from shopping so he doesn't stay one minute longer than he needs to outside.
    You absolutely should feel guilty because misery loves company and *I* feel better about you leaving your inside dog outside.
    I also try to offset it by finding ways I can super indulge him - such as allowing him to sleep in my son's bed at night (they both sleep so much better that way).

    I hate leaving him outside when we are not home, he makes me feel better about it by ruining my reticulation system - hard to feel sorry for him then.
    LOL Bunny-girl, you are as bad as my boyfriend!! He has to take Oskar almost everywhere, even if we have to go and get a dvd, Oskar comes with us and one of us stays in the car with him, and when he was a small pup, he was constantly fussed over...thats why I used to joke that my boyfriend breastfeeds, because Oskar might as well be attached to his manboob haha....even had him on loud speaker on the phone tonight lol.

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    Thanks guys. But I don't feel guilty anymore. After I rushed home to rescue her.

    Tahlz, I normally leave my backdoor open during the day. And in summer at night too. Banjo loves being outside too, especially on warm summer nights she will go out there and dig up a bone and spent an hour there chewing on it. Or acting like an idiot jumping up at the possum on the phone wires. She has a thick coat and doesn't particularly mind the cold either, unlike my old dog who barely had any hair at all compared to Banjo. In winter I close the door when I get home and chuck her out at regular intervals for wees and fresh air.

    But I did make the decision to always give her access to the house when I'm at work. Probably had something to do with me having to go to work for a full week 2 days after I adopted her and I had no idea if she would try to escape or get really freaked out on her own in the yard or what. And I wanted to avoid that change from always being able to choose inside or outside to outside only when I'm not there to avoid her getting more upset about me leaving. And it works for us. Or it did, until we got this big foster cat last weekend and I don't know when I'll be able to send him back to the rescue organisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Mojo seems to disappear. Somtimes it takes me a while to notice. Much to the wifes disgust i open the sliding door and rescue him. She shuts the door behind him when he goes outside to drink. She's starting to have really bad 'dog hair' issues.

    Dosnt help Mojo any when her brother comments "i can smell dog in here". That was the icing on the cake for her. He's to poofy for my liking and i cant smell any bloody dog smell. He just didnt want Mojo going near him.

    Together Mojo and i will fight this little 'war' against the paranoid wife........as long as we dont both end up as outside animals.
    Hmm, I can really understand your wife's position on this Sean! As much as I love Oskar, I hate the f'n dog hair. For being short haired dog, he sheds so much!! drives me nuts, If I could afford it, I would get one of those dyson pet vaccuums, but at the moment I only have a fairly cheap one, but I spose it's ok. I just get shitty when I find dog hair on clothes, and the lounge, and the kids school uniforms lol. I have to say them in the mornings after they are dressed "Don't cuddle the dog now please" LOL at your brother in law, but I must admit I can't smell dog hair either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    LOL Bunny-girl, you are as bad as my boyfriend!! He has to take Oskar almost everywhere, even if we have to go and get a dvd, Oskar comes with us and one of us stays in the car with him, and when he was a small pup, he was constantly fussed over...thats why I used to joke that my boyfriend breastfeeds, because Oskar might as well be attached to his manboob haha....even had him on loud speaker on the phone tonight lol.
    I used to do that with my old dog. Would rather leave her in the car at the supermarket than leave her home alone. But Banjo really dislikes staying in the car, so I don't take her absolutely everywhere. Also, she actually notices my daughter, unlike my old dog, so if she is at home, she is probably just as happy to stay with her than to do something boring with me.

    Compared to my old dog Luna, Banjo is tough as nails actually! I loved Luna so very, very much, but she was really rather oversensitive and made me feel heaps more guilty about ever leaving her alone. Let alone leave her outside on her own! She only seemed truly happy if she was right by my side.
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    I am home a lot, as I am not working while my kids are young even though they are at school, so Oskar pretty much has someone at home with him a lot....but I do leave him at home a bit, to get used to it...I am not gonna let a pooch stop my social life lol....He gets locked inside when we are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    Hmm, I can really understand your wife's position on this Sean! As much as I love Oskar, I hate the f'n dog hair. For being short haired dog, he sheds so much!! drives me nuts, If I could afford it, I would get one of those dyson pet vaccuums, but at the moment I only have a fairly cheap one, but I spose it's ok. I just get shitty when I find dog hair on clothes, and the lounge, and the kids school uniforms lol. I have to say them in the mornings after they are dressed "Don't cuddle the dog now please" LOL at your brother in law, but I must admit I can't smell dog hair either.
    Funny how the short coated light coloured dogs seemingly seem to loose more coat.........We have 4x black fluffies , only twice a year do we get some tumble weeds, mostly hardly see their hair. Mind you i skim the vacuum over every morning.

    CAn't imagine life without our dogs inside .....Hubby and I both like ours inside or in the warmer weather they have their own choice

    In Winter there is a lot of "newfies in" and "newfies out". LOL
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    I leave the doors open and let him come and go as he pleases, and his bladder control is really good now, he stays on my bed until (only me at the moment) one of us gets up in the morning. He is a fab guard dog and lets us know if someone is opening the gate. This afternoon I was looking after my friend's little fella until she came to pick him up, and they are both afraid of Oskar, so when my mate came to pick up her son, I locked him in our bedroom. I can understand that I suppose, not everyone are dog people. My mum isn't lol.

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    Great to have dogs that make you feel safe
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    Its amazing isn't it...I am teaching my girls to be firm with the boy and they are getting better, and to me he is a beautiful looking dog, and we get lots of complements, even off elderly people because he is such a placid dog, like at the moment I am sitting on the lounge longways, and Osky is snuggled up beside me, and since my boyfriend has been away, even though he has the whole bed, he sleeps on my feet haha....but to other people he looks scary.

    It's a shame because he is really such a beautiful natured dog, and we don't want him to be seen as scary.

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