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    Dogs like palm trees

    To eat... *sigh*

    I went to Home Depot yesterday and dropped some $$$ on shrubs and trees. Ah, the joy of home ownership. I planted a nice Queen Palm next to the dog run to give them some shade. I wore blisters into my hands planting this thing. I let the two nuckleheads out this morning. After a while I notice they are being exceptionally quiet - which I've learned is a portent of bad things to come. Yep - looked out and they were nom nom noming on the uprooted tree. I replanted what was left. I have no idea if it will grow or not.

    On a side note I planted the "Stacey" tree yesterday too. Got it in the mail - an Empress tree. It was a twig with a leaf lol, which the dogs promptly stepped on. These things are supposed to grow like crazy though so we'll see.
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    Dogs seem to like to destroy any newly planted tree, as if they think you planted it just for them, as a treat. "Oh, look Daddy planted new treats for us!" BTW, sago palms are poisonous to dogs.
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    Good luck on them taking root again. I planted a couple of dwarf trees - a Fuji apple and a white peach. They were already about five feet tall and would fruit that coming year. When I came home from work my Rottie had turned them into two foot high stumps. They grew back though.......in a V-shape.
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    hehe - there are 4 cats in the house and there's been a plant nommer here but no one could figure out who it was.

    Well - the two preggers are in individual cat cages and the female in heat is in her cage in the basement cause she's annoying and spraying (she's my roommate's cat but I'm having her fixed in a couple of weeks, luv the little cat) and then ...

    there's my innocent big boy.

    I walk out of my room in the morning to go to work and OMG - there's a freshly munched leaf in front of my door - (Great!!! he leave's me trophies!!), so I scoop up the nommed leaf and flush it. But then I come home and open the door - walk in to a plant with, literally, a stub for a plant stalk sitting on the kitchen table.

    uh oh.

    Guess what mah boy did. He Nommed my roommate's plant - again. And to prove his guilt - he barfed green froth in front of us.

    We're now trying to keep plants up from the kitteh experience. But he was SooOOooOOo guilty

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    Hey Raven,

    You might want to contact your vet about the Palms just in case. I'm pretty sure that I've heard that Palms are poisonous to animals....we had some dogs eat a sago palm and they got very sick. Just a heads up.

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    This is a useful link for dog owners. I plan on going over it more later but at least Queen Palms are not on it.

    http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer...cc_toxicplants
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    Make sure the dogs do not see you gardening. Seriously. Not sure what it is, but if the dog can see you doing the gardening, they will go back to that area later and dig it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Make sure the dogs do not see you gardening. Seriously. Not sure what it is, but if the dog can see you doing the gardening, they will go back to that area later and dig it up.
    A dog will bury a bone, I assume to keep it. Maybe that's what they think you are doing. They might want whatever good stuff they think you buried.
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    That makes sense - they love the palm though. They're carrying the fronds around from what they tore up earlier like its a prize. Harley didn't want to give em up. punk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    That makes sense - they love the palm though. They're carrying the fronds around from what they tore up earlier like its a prize. Harley didn't want to give em up. punk.
    Having a short dog, I put up those green wire fences about 3 feet high around the plants I wanted to save. It looks OK if you really are carefull and make it very neat when you install it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    That makes sense - they love the palm though. They're carrying the fronds around from what they tore up earlier like its a prize. Harley didn't want to give em up. punk.
    dude, i hope you let him know who's the boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    dude, i hope you let him know who's the boss.
    Oh trust me, Harley knows who the boss is. All you gotta do is say something in a certain tone of voice, and he cowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    Oh trust me, Harley knows who the boss is. All you gotta do is say something in a certain tone of voice, and he cowers.
    Harley or Ravenmore?

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    Cute little things are'nt they. I do love dogs.........but recently bought another minature schanuzer (Panzer...adorable) and came home from work to notice he had chewed my semi-expensive oriental rug.

    He looked at me after being scoulded and thought...WTF..you left it there.

    Good luck with the dogs and trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    dude, i hope you let him know who's the boss.
    I had to pry it outta his jaws. He's a wuss but he still has the jaws of a pit. He really liked that palm stick - must've been exceptionally fun to chew on.

    Man, the palm apparently wasn't phased too much. Its shooting out new leaves already. I had some leftover chainlink and poles that I created a barrier with. Doesn't look totally horrible but I'd rather not have it. Hopefully they'll get used to the tree and leave it alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Harley or Ravenmore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I had to pry it outta his jaws. He's a wuss but he still has the jaws of a pit. He really liked that palm stick - must've been exceptionally fun to chew on.

    Man, the palm apparently wasn't phased too much. Its shooting out new leaves already. I had some leftover chainlink and poles that I created a barrier with. Doesn't look totally horrible but I'd rather not have it. Hopefully they'll get used to the tree and leave it alone.
    If your doggie is anything like mine was, expect him to totally ignore it for at least half a year. Then one day, you'll come home to a muddy yard because he dug it up and the palm will be torn to bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    dude, i hope you let him know who's the boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I had to pry it outta his jaws. He's a wuss but he still has the jaws of a pit. He really liked that palm stick - must've been exceptionally fun to chew on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    On a side note I planted the "Stacey" tree yesterday too. Got it in the mail - an Empress tree. It was a twig with a leaf lol, which the dogs promptly stepped on. These things are supposed to grow like crazy though so we'll see.
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