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    Rory celebrated her 2nd birthday yesterday and the present I bought her turns out to be my best toy purchase to date. It's a Treat Tower from JW and it's only about $12 from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RrTBs9 In this video Rory is seeing the Treat Tower for the very first time. You can see it...
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    There has been a recent thread on raw diets and my Darwin's shipment came today so I thought I'd share what it looks like and what the storage requirements are, etc. I have no affiliation and this is not an ad; it's offered for informational purposes. When I initially signed up I was concerned...
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    I read Havs should have a teeth cleaning/dental exam yearly so I scheduled an appointment for Rory who is closing in on two years of age. The veterinarian examined her teeth and gums and said her teeth were beautiful, that her raw diet and daily teeth brushings had held her in good stead, and...
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    Rory is intact and closing in on 22 months; and am I right thinking she should have had about 3 heat cycles by now? I think she has had 1 that I could detect. No blood that I could see but there was quite a bit of self-cleaning going on for a while. I read that smaller dog breeds can have one...
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    The learning process continues. I wasn't 100% happy with my first effort, so I waited until it grew out a couple of weeks and tried a puppy cut. Here are the results: That's not a divot on her side, I just grabbed her and put her back on the table after I vacuumed the hair off. It's...
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    You may remember my nervous participation in the housebreaking threads here. Using the foundation I learned here I applied some modern technology. You can read it here: How I potty-trained my Havanese with an iPhone, a webcam, and a motion detector Look for the RoryCam gif! :-)
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    NOT American Kennel Club - A Kirkland Costume contest! Kirkland, WA the community where Rory and I live has an annual event called SummerFest and today Rory won 1st place in the dog costume contest as a little bumblebee. She was getting out-shown by a whippet so I had do her little 'Flight of...
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    My grooming challenges as a first-time Havanese owner are well documented here. Some months back I had to have Rory completely shaved because, though I had combed her through twice daily, I did not get all the way down to the skin - so more than merely matting her, unfortunately I "felted" her...
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    Some of you may recall my grooming travail which resulted in Rory getting shaved. She left the groomer then with a lion cut but started to look like an unraveling Q-tip so I brought her back in for a puppy cut. I brought pictures in and it still ended up shorter than I wanted, but if I've...
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    Rory is at the groomer's having her post-shave lion's head trimmed, so now that she's grown back out a bit I guess she'll end up in a puppy cut for the time being. Yesterday at the park we happened to meet a 14-month old Havanese male named Pi and his family and the two enjoyed a happy romp...
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    Rory celebrates her first birthday today, putting her unfortunate shave in the past. She is a happy, snuggly little velcro dog that is well behaved and loves people. I consider myself blessed to have this little Havanese in my life.
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    Video taken at Emmie and Riley's birthday party yesterday (Feb. 1, 2014) at K9 Fun Zone. Forum members Julia and Eileen (and me, Gary) were there with Diva, Benjamin, and Rory respectively. Fun party with great hors d'oeuvres and champagne for the humans, a cake from Scraps Dog Bakery, and gift...
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    Rory smiles pretty naturally, so I decided to try to clicker-train her to wink. My adult kids think I have too much free time. They're probably right.
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    On Sunday January 27, Rory and I visited Seattle's K9 Fun Zone Indoor Dog Park for their Yappy Hour, a time when dogs under 25 lbs. can play together. Rory had hoped to meet Emmie and Benjamin, but was happy to meet the beautiful Diva and her lovely owner Julia (jcbpaisley). Rory was pretty...
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    Over the weekend I converted a coat closet into a mini-grooming station. It's not fancy, but I'm just a pet owner, I don't show. The sun came out today so we headed out for a jaunt in the park, and got a little dirty. So I took the opportunity to try out the bin bath technique. It does a...
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    What a fun and interesting two weeks it's been as my new Havanese puppy Rory joined me. In that two weeks she has settled right in and become my little shadow. (In one photo below though you can see her sad face as she's leaving her breeder.) All of the attributes that drew me to the breed are...
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    Well she looked really good, then rolled and jumped around the sofa until her new 'do' was undone! I had her bangs done, and in retrospect wish I hadn't - but live and learn. After last night's bottom bath she did get a "hygiene cut" so if we go through that again it won't be so bad. She had...
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