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Friday, December 22, 2006

Biscotti Puppy

This morning, as daylight was seeping into the sky, I was greeted by a puppy surprise. Opening the front door to hand out small rawhide twists to the gang, everyone came running to the door including one puppy that had a large plastic jar for a head! It was a large, empty biscotti bottle which I had used on my walker to help carrying water or treats.

It was our little girl named Spot (who will get a better name soon!). Unfazed by the big contraption on her head, she came galloping happily to the door with Coco and Batman.

I've seen my share of adult Anatolians that pretend that they can't walk any more, nor eat or pee, if wearing an Elizabethan style veterinary collar, but puppies can sure be resilient!

I handed treats to all the others. Then sat at the front door and tried to get her head out of the bottle. Inside the bottle was a bit steamed up and the fur on her head was still dry but starting to get damp from the condensation. She could see out of the now hazy plastic jar and was very patient with my attempts to work one ear out so I could try and slide it over her head. She seemed to understand I was trying to help her. Alas, it was only going on one way and would simply not come off as easily over her blocky wedge shaped head.

We went into the house. James found some strong wire cutters and got the darn thing off of her as she lay on her belly on a nice working surface. So sweet, she remained still the whole time and didn't complain. (I assure you that she does have a mouth on her if she's got something to complain about!) She recovered quickly enough, wagged her tail happily, enjoyed some cuddles and then she took a treat, went back outside to lie down and enjoy it.

Biscotti Spot
Sitting on our 'operating table'.

Biscotti Spot
Assuming the position for cutting the jar off her head.

All of this gives me an idea for her future name.

Cuddly Puppy
Spot with James.

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 12/22/2006 08:16:00 AM | Permanent link | (5) Comments

Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // December 22, 2006

She probably grew after she got her head in the jar!   

Blogger Peter Chen sent us a woof // December 23, 2006

Hi Semavi Lady,

Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but haven't seen you at the Blogger Help group for some time, and though that this will be a good way to get in touch with you.

You gave a tip on using javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600)
to resize the window to 800x600 screen resolution, and was instrumental in me going from 3 column template back to 2 column (see post Blogger for Dummies is now 3 column.

That was a useful tip you gave for it allow us to check how our blogs are seen in Internet Explorer in small screens. However, I have upgraded to IE7, and looks like your tip does not work in IE7 anymore. I now have no means of checking my blog for IE6 and below viewers. Hope you have more tips for us. Are there other ways of temporarily resizing the window to 800x600 in IE7?

Thanks and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your dogs.

Peter a.k.a. Enviroman
Enviroman Says   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 23, 2006

Hi Peter,

The javascript still works in IE7 but rather than type it into the location, I implemented it as a clickable bookmark in IE favorites.

First, you need to make a bookmark. Now rightclick on the bookmark select the properties option - a box will pop up -- select the Web Document TAB and the URL box in that tab.

paste this text into the URL box:
javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600)

Then go to the general tab, and give it a recognizeable name that the link will be called -- (I call mine:
resizeTo(800,600)

Click APPLY, then click OK.

Now you have a bookmark. You can make other bookmarks for other window sizes this way too and maybe cluster them into a folder. Hope that helps!

I have really had a very hard time finding time for forums lately. Maybe that will change in the future.

Thanks for visiting. :)   

Blogger Peter Chen sent us a woof // December 24, 2006

Hi Semavi Lady,

Thanks. Tried to look for the bookmark icon on IE7 but could not find it. Anyway, I tried the javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600) trick again and it do work in IE7. Don't know how I came to the conclusion it didn't work. Maybe IE7 is still very new to me.

Peter aka Enviroman
Enviroman Says   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 24, 2006

Peter, why not just make a bookmark the normal way. Ctrl-D -- a popup will make a bookmark for the current page. What you do after accepting that bookmark is go to the folder for the bookmark, right click and then edit it, as above.

I also use window resizing bookmarks like this on Firefox.

Hope that helps!   

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