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06 Dec 2005

To Valkyrie
You're house-sitting and playing nanny to two dogs. Are there any logical reasons for doing all the spoiling you've been doing? e.g. Low fence they can jump over during the night and go missing etc.

I'm going to be blunt - they need their food and vitamins. Their breed is especially prone to hip problems that can be postponed or prevented with a proper diet. So that really needs to be done. With everything else - can the dogs tattle on you? I love animals, but there are limits to everything. My dogs have NEVER been allowed to sleep in the house. As long as they have shelter for bad weather - let them sleep outside!

I had to house-sit my sisters house once. She also had strict instructions about caring for her dogs. The one was starved, and one of the others received way too much food. Only one got the right amount. She expected me to give a growing Alsatian the same amount of food as her border-collie. Sometimes you just have to use some common sense.
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