Thank you all for your support. One problem has been solved with the toilet. She walked into the bathroom the first few times last night and whined because the lid was closed. I don't think she drank a thing last night because this morning, after I put fresh water in their bowls, she drank her's dry and then went into Bella's bowl.
Code2High, I have been doing the structured walks since the 3rd day she was here. I have tried walking them together, but that hasn't worked out so well. Bella forgets all her training and starts doing what Libby does. It makes it very difficult on me, so I have been walking them separately. I am going to work on this, though.
I'll keep you all updated.
Oh, and I read about NILIF training, and unwittingly, that is what I have always done with Bella, and what I am now doing with Libby. I learned this from my dad, who used to train championship winning hunting dogs. Wow...Dad really knew his stuff a LONNNGGGG time ago!
This was crazy-expensive for a trash can, but then when you think of how many times you use it in a day....LOL!! and it's dog-proof.
Shooo....that is one fancy trash can!
Yes, you're right on #1, Don. I've already put that one in motion right after you posted this.
#2 isn't an option for me though. We would have to have 3 of the gates to keep her out of the kitchen, and we have already learned that she can jump at least as high as most gates because she jumps on our bed that is nearly 4 feet high. Our kitchen trash can is one of the ones with the revolving lids. That's not a big hurdle for her, though. She just knocks it over and then she's inside it and digging out the trash as fast as she can go.
We tried a kennel when she first came here, but she got so possessive over it that anytime Bella got near it she would come out growling and snapping. They only started being friendly when we took the kennel out of the picture all together by returning it to the friend that we borrowed it from.
I could try another kennel and keep her in it if I'm not on high alert for her shenanigans. I might try that and keep her it in the sunroom, away from the action, so that it wouldn't be so tempting for her to turn it into a place that she guards.
What's your guess on the age and type of dog she is?
BF and I recently rescued a dog. She is part pit and part traveling salesman from what I can tell. I'll post a pic and you all can give me your best guess. Also, I'm guessing she's around 5 years old. My BF's daughter saw her dropped from a car on July 4th, and we agreed to take her in. We named her Liberty.
Liberty is a very sweet dog even though she is a bit aggressive toward our Bella, the beautiful bulldog. They are working on their relationship and doing a pretty good job of it. We expected to have a few disagreements since they are both female, and I know from experience that sometimes there's just not room in the house for 2 women.
My problem with Libby (Liberty), is her manners when it comes to living inside. Whomever owned her before, must have had no rules at all in place for her. We don't allow Bella to get on the sofa or the bed. She has a very comfy pillow that she spends her time on, and we got Libby one just like it. Nor do we allow Bella to nose through the trash or drink from the toilet. Libby, will jump on the sofa as soon as your back is turned, jump into the bed with you most mornings, drag the trash all over the house if she is left unattended for more than a few minutes, and thinks that the toilet is her only water bowl.
We have scolded her for all of these behaviors more times than I can count, and while she will be "cowed" down for a little while, it doesn't deter her for very long and she is repeating the bad behavior again and getting scolded again. We tried putting pennies in an aluminum can and shaking them when we saw her thinking about one of these behaviors, but again, it didn't work for long. BF even spanked her for getting into the trash, and that worked for about 2 days until the next time I walked into the kitchen and there was garbage strewn from one end to the other.
Please help...what can we do? I don't want to take her to the humane society because I'm afraid that she will be put down because of her breed, but I can't have her continuing to behave in this manner. I am especially concerned that she is going to teach Bella her bad habits.
I had to kind of giggle at the number of folks who like their bologna almost burned. That's the way I like mine too. Heck, if there's even a few black spots, that's fine by me too. It sure is good fried and on a sandwich with cheese and a lot of plain old yellow mustard. There's not much else to do with bologna as far as I know.
1. A handful of quick connects for the fresh water hose.
2. I don't know what they're called, but a fabric bag that saves plastic bags that matches the interior of their camper. I found mine of Etsy and just love it. Here you go...this is the lady that made mine. Clicky
3. A shower bag or beach bag that won't get all moldy and gross from www.saltwatercanvas.com I have the large shower bag in black and purple, and the whale bag in orange, blue, and yellow multi.
Ask them if you can help them, and if they say, "Nah, just looking.", hand them a broom and tell them you're closing up and sure could use some help. I'm betting they'll be more than happy to leave, or you might just get some free sweeping done.
Scrubbing Bubbles! I've tried every product on the market from liquid Comet, Mean Green, X-14, and found that Scrubbing Bubbles is absolutely the best by far. Spray it on, let it sit for 5 minutes, wipe it off, then spray with the shower head. No back breaking scrubbing because the product does all the work for you.
We leave both the gray and black valves closed until we're ready to dump, so you are probably right in that they are coming down the vent pipe. I also leave a few gallons of clean water in the tank after we dump to prevent the toilet paper/poo pyramid from forming. I am certain that I have some of the enzyme treatment in the RV, and I may ride over this afternoon and pour that into the black tank. Of course, I'll be armed with a can of Raid when I open the toilet. They don't seem to be bothering the gray tank. Maybe this is just a one time thing because we have had so much rain this season.
Oh my...you've brought back some very fond memories. My dad was a huge fans of figs. We had one tree in our back yard that was just HUGE, and when I was young, I would crawl up underneath it and eat the fresh figs until I was ready to pop. Of course, I had to fight off the bees and the birds that tried to beat me to them. My mother was a canner and she would make fig preserves and fig candy.
My brother and his wife spent the last few days in our RV while they visited for some business matters. They left this morning and we went to the RV to collect the sheets and towels and to dump the tanks. Because they were only there a few days, we took a hose into the RV to finish filling up the gray and black tanks so that they would have enough water in them to dump properly. When I opened the toilet valve to begin filling up the black tank, a swarm of little black gnats flew out of the toilet. I was completely disgusted! Has anyone else experienced this? How do I keep them from setting up house in my tanks?
Thankfully, we are not limited to a single size or configuration, but if we were:
28' Class C Basement Model with at least 1 superslide (prefer 2 with one in bedroom)
Power awning and slide toppers
Fantastic fan in bedroom
Fulltime Queen size bed
Entertainment center in cabover
Power reclining sofa with drawers underneath
Dinette with drawers underneath benches
BF went looking around the 2002 Jayco Granite Ridge, and we found the spare tire mounted underneath the vehicle. Is there a rod or tool of some type to let the tire down from the carrier? If so, where would it be located since it is not in any of the compartments? Also, if there is a tool, where do you insert it to crank it down?
When we found our C, it was love at first sight. We had looked at A's and Fivers, but never found anything in good enough condition that would fit our price range and fulfill our wish list. When we came across our 2002 Jayco 3100SS, it had been taken such good care of that we really couldn't pass it up. It had 20K miles on it and the interior looked like it had never been used. The exterior was in equally good condition and we knew that we would probably regret it if we held out for an A that had a slightly bigger closet and room for a washer/dryer. Since that was the only thing on my wish list that the C didn't satisfy, we made the plunge and bought the C. Like others have said, it does drive like a van, and its legroom leaves a bit to be desired, but all in all, we are very happy with our purchase.
Take a look at my blog that I just started, it tells you all about how we got to the class C. The link is in my signature.
I had never been camping in my life until I met BF and went camping in a tent with him and his teenaged daughter at 38. I hated it. BF had been tent camping his whole life, and he just didn't understand why I didn't enjoy peeing in the woods and getting poison oak on my hiney! I went tent camping twice and swore to never ever do it again. I am 44 now and BF is 43, and in January, we bought a new to us Class C and absolutely LOVE it. Now, when he says, "Let's go camping!", I'm out the door faster than he is.
I really want to be a good neighbor when I camp. We strive to follow the basic rules of courtesy. Since I am so "green" at this, I do have a couple of questions. Our first, and only RV trip so far, was to Fort Pickens. When we arrived, the fire pit was empty. While we were there, we built a fire in it. When we left, there were 2 partially burned logs in it and some small wood chips around it that broke off when BF was using a hatchet to bust up a piece of firewood into kindling. I wanted to leave the site as we found it, but we had no idea what to do with the left over logs. It was pouring down rain for 12 hours before we left, so I know they were out and in no danger of re-igniting. Should we have just bagged them up and thrown them in the dumpster?