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And this is Bebe, a Mali bitch out of Ot Vitosha lines, she's cool, I like her :) She doesn't normally work on the wedge but we were working on a few specifics that day.



 

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I agree with Connie. Both of your dogs look great. I can't believe little Lyka is getting so big! She is really growing fast.
 

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Great pics! 8) Gorgeous dogs and that Mali pic on the wedge is way cool looking.

I must ask, what type of grass is that growing in the first few pics? (honestly, not trying to hijack here, but, do you have *any* idea?)

Green, green, grass from home!!! It appears to be so plush and hearty.

I inquire, because I am getting ready to seed here. :roll: :idea: :roll:
 

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There both looking fantastic. Lyka is looking like a perfect little...er.......monster! :wink:
 

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The grass is probably St Augustine grass, not 100% sure, but it's pretty thick and rough grass that grows nicely in Florida, and it's durable enough to let dogs tear around the yard, grows fast and is real tough for a dog to dig thru if you have a digger.

I love that Mali, she's cool, I also like this male Mali imported from Holland, awesome dog! Makes me wanna get a 3rd dog :lol:

 

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Wow Mike, Lÿka IS getting BIG!

Can you briefly give us a run down on Lÿka's upbringing. I mean, things like:

  • How old was she before you began OB w/her.
  • How old was she before you began corrections w/her.
  • Do you correct for OB, or just corrections for bad pack behavior?

Not to mention the Bitework strategy you have for her :wink:
 

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I began OB at 5 months, I don't correct her for anything really.. if she doesn't shut up in her crate I tell her "stop!" n she'll settle down... I don't do any heeling with her, just sits, downs and "speak". All motivational, but she'll listen whether there's a toy or not, she's so full of drive that she never stops, n as long as she's in drive you can tell her to do anything n she'll do it. She's a violent lil bitch full of piss n vinegar, but she's alotta fun :) I actually really appreciate Cujo more than ever now though, I enjoy having a dog who can act like a pet once in a while who I can roughhouse with without getting my ass chewed :lol: I love the contrast between the 2 dogs, it "just works".
 

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Thanks for the St. Augustine information. I searched that particular grass and found some quality sites about grass, zones, etc. Of course, my ZONE in IOWA is a slight bit diff-rent than yours down in another ZONE. :roll: :wink: But...thanks for the inspiration to get me going on the re-seed thing. I DO NOT want to re-sod again next year like I've done the past 2 years--sod labor is ok if youre working in dirt, but when you gotta skim the roots out from last years dead grass, it really sucks. SO, thanks again.

Also, glad to hear you love the dichotomy with Cujo and Lyka. Awesome.
 

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Michele McAtee said:
Thanks for the St. Augustine information. I searched that particular grass and found some quality sites about grass, zones, etc. Of course, my ZONE in IOWA is a slight bit diff-rent than yours down in another ZONE. :roll: :wink: But...thanks for the inspiration to get me going on the re-seed thing.......
This one is good, too:
http://www.lawngrasses.com/season-cool/index.html
 

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We just put new sod down for Arkane a couple of weeks ago. Just in time for this lovely last few days of over 105 degrees. Even though I water twice a day, it's getting dead spots which are growing daily. We went to Home Depot for it, but when we re-sod (after it cools down) we are going with something a little more durable like St Augustine.
 

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Very cute! Lyka is a very beautiful little lady!!
 

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She still looks tiny to me, but then when I see her side by side to Cujo, she's not all that much smaller... she won't be a huge dog, perhaps a little smaller or the same size as Bebe... but Bebe comes in fast and HARD for a female, n Lÿka is showing the ability to possibly be even faster than Bebe, very exciting stuff ;) She's definately not the fragile puppy she was when she came to me though, she's gotten very sturdy with a good solid build, I no longer feel like she's gonna snap if I trip over her :lol:
 

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Haha, I remember when I first met her: at first she was a little shy and hesitant, then, when I wasn't looking, she pounced on my foot and gave me a nice little ankle bite. She looks just AWESOME in those pics! Can't wait to see her again!
 
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