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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:00 AM
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Default My poor little dog, "Knock Knock"

As some of you may know, we have had a lot of very cold weather lately. Right now we have two inches of hard solid ice sitting on top of about 5-6 inches of snow. Knock Knock , who is an 11 pound miniature dachshund, cannot get enough traction on the ice to be able to do his outside "business." All he does is slide, slide, slide. I wish you could see his reaction to this very strange weather. He cannot believe his eyes and he no longer runs eagerly to the door when I say "Let's go potty outside" with great excitement in my voice.

Any suggestions. I'm stumped.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:23 AM
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lol I sure would like to see a picture of that!

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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Can't blame him. brrrrrr try putting newspaper down on the ground, other than that, is there some grassy area you could uncover near the door?

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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:43 AM
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Jeanne & Ellis, That's a good idea. I'd better get my shovel out and see if this ice is clearable. It may be possible to remove the ice on the grass. Ill give it a try and report back.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:55 AM
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Sort of wish I had that problem--- my dog is bigger-- Jack Russell-- but older and not jumpy--- except to go outside--lol--- he lives for his morning and evening walks-- no matter what the weather------hes so spoiled I do what he wants
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Old January 7th, 2004, 11:28 AM
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Chuck,
Trying to clear an area of grass sounds like a good idea. However, history is unfolding as it should as we are now back to rain after the snowfall and last nights freezing rain. Knock Knock should have his lawn back in a couple days!

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Old January 7th, 2004, 11:54 AM
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Maybe it's time to check out the local pet store & see if they have doggie booties with some sort of traction for Knock Knock!! If so, you just HAVE to post a picture!! haha

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Old January 7th, 2004, 03:08 PM
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The patch of grass seems to have somewhat solved the puppy problem.

There is no getting out to the doggie boutique for boots. The roads are so very icy it is unbelievably bad. The news keeps saying "Just stay home."

We've watched every conceivable video. I'm going nuts.

I've been housebound since New Years Day! Ugh! I need a cruise!

I give, Bring back the Portland rain already!
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Old January 7th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Chuck,
Hope you've got the problem resolved by now. Scared me for a bit when I saw the post title. I was afraid something had happened to little "Knock Knock". Glad all is well except this little problem. Stay safe on that ice.

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Old January 7th, 2004, 04:37 PM
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Glad to here little K-K has got a spot to use. Those little boots usually don't work well with the puppies and they will usually not walk but do the "conga" trying to get them off!!

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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Poor Knock Knock! Even my much larger Golden has trouble walking on the ice in our backyard, but I've managed to shovel a good area with looser snow underneath the ice , so she can get a grip! The grass is just too far down at this point!
Chuck, where are you again? It sounds worse than Montreal!

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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:34 PM
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Rollerdonna, I live in Portland, Oregon.

The weather may let up tomorrow, for sure by Friday and I'm ready and so is Knock-Knock. School has been cancelled all week (so far) plus I had two weeks off for the holidays. The airport has been closed for two days and probably tomorrow as well.

It seems like a long time since I've been back to work.

We'll have to make up the time in late June. I guess we'll be teaching until July 1st. or so.

Thanks for all of the well wishes! The last time the weather was like this in Portland was 1979. It's fun in some ways but we've had enough already!
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:39 PM
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I would love to see pictures of Knock Knock. I lost my lovely Siamse cat, Bozo in Sept., and I love animals.

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My photo program doesn't jive with cruisemates. I've tried a few times. If I can ever get it to work, I'll post some Knock-Knock pictures.
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Gotta do it, sorry!

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Ice.
Ice Who?
Ice trying to go to potty, but ice sliding too much!

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very cute Nugsmom.

Your handle surprised me. When I was a kid (and my whole life), I always called my mom "Mugs." When I saw "Nugsmom." I did a double take.
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The word "traction" reminds me of my grandfather who came to this country as an adult and tried very hard to learn English - he succeeded fairly well but had some of his own inventions.

One of my favorites was "GRIPTION" - think it's a combination of grip and traction. Kind of makes sense, doesn't it?

Hope the little guy can get his business accomplished comfortably soon!
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Belgique,

I was listening to an American poet. Her grandmother was from Czechoslavakia. This wonderful grandmother made up a perfect name for a colander. She called it "a macarrrroni-stop water go on." I loved this colorful way to describe a rather mundane kitchen utensil. Guess what we call the colander at our house? And boy do we roll our "R's.

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Funny - in our house a colander was a "verzip" - don't know why. A potholder was a "vudda".

Nothing to do with your dog, but one Thanksgiving everyone was in my way in the kitchen and I was stressed - couldn't think, too much chatter. I was looking for the baster and couldn't think of the word and I kept gesturing - finally came up with, "where the hell is the turkey pump?" Of course, from then on, guess what it's called around here?

Hope today is better for Knock Knock!
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Not to insult the dachsund, the next time you get that kind of weather, spread some kitty litter out there. He'll get the traction he needs, and you can save your back the aches of shoveling a spot on the grass. I promise it won't cause him an identity crisis, he'll still be a dog.

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Sounds like you have KK's problem solved, but here is a suggestion for future potty problems. You can get a small bag of cat litter and keep it on hand for the next icy spell. Spread a little on the ice and instant traction. It's also good for sprinkling on your driveway to help keep your car from sliding.

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