Oodletorial – Happy 4th of July!

10371268_10152108439910178_3480793714467487715_oHappy 4th of July! I hope you’re having a great day. Let me know what your plans are in comments.

I usually love 4th of July, and especially fireworks, but I’m discovering our new dog, Windsor, is deathly afraid of them. It’s going to be a looong night.

We just adopted him 2 weeks ago from the Humane Society. He’s a 6-year-old German Shepherd/Golden Retriever cross. He has the sweetest personality and loves everyone. That’s his picture on the right. 

I’ll be gone all next week. I’ll be back Monday July 14. GSN Scoop will be kindly filling in again. Please be patient if your comments do not show right away, as he’s doing this on top of his regular duties. Also, make a note of his outlandish comments when I get back! I still owe him, LOL.

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BTW, I pre-schedule posts so if you see things posted by me, that’s why. I promise I’m not sneaking in and working!  Take care, and see everyone in a week.

GSN Angel

 

38 thoughts on “Oodletorial – Happy 4th of July!

  1. Here’s what works for our dog on the 4th of July… Congrats on adopting a really cool dog by the way!

    We take her to the dog park that day and play a lot of fetch until she’s really tired. Then we give her a big meal at home before the fireworks start up and we wrap her (not too tight) in a snug t-shirt, that sort of acts like a Thundershirt. Some of my friends use a Happy Hoodie for their dogs, which is an elastic wrap that goes around the ears. We keep the TV on a mellow station and keep it fairly loud and it all seems to help. Have a good weekend!

  2. Happy 4th to you as well! You have a very cute dog. I hope all goes well with your new addition.

    Sincerely,
    Carrie Culp AKA CCLYNN

  3. awwh, he looks so happy!
    Such a big smiley face for the camera.
    Have a great week and enjoy your time
    away along with the new addition to the family.
    What? Scoop run wild while your gone? Go enjoy.
    We’ll be fine, ha,ha.

  4. Awww, what a sweet looking doggie, Angel. You’re a good person to adopt your new furry family member from the Humane Society. 🙂
    We had a dog once that was also deathly afraid of fireworks – or anything that went boom! He became a trembling ball of fur on July 4th and was totally terrified of thunder! During storms he would get in our lap and get so close to us he became a second skin. The only thing that seemed to help calm him down a little was for us to wrap him in his blankey and hug him up close to us. But that kinda worked out nice for all of us.
    Good luck with your new doggie, but I already know he’s found him a good home. 🙂
    Sara

  5. What a cute dog–love his coloring! Have fun with your new family member…he will give you lots of love!
    Enjoy your vacation…you deserve the time off!

    PS We’ll give you the scoop on Scoop when you return…lol

    • By “We’ll give you the scoop on Scoop…” I’ll assume you mean “Don’t worry, we won’t be ratting Scoop out any time soon.” 😉

  6. WHAT A PRECIOUS DOGGY! GOOD MIX, THE GERMAN SHEPARD AND GOLDEN RETRIEVER! REALLY SMART DOG, I BET! JUST ONE THING. YOU DID NOT TELL US THE DOG’S NAME! IT WOULD BE SO FUNNY IF YOU NAME HIM TOKEN. OODLE WOULD BE CUTE IF HE WERE A POODLE. LOL 🙂 OODLE THE POODLE! HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND AND ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF! YOU WILL BE MISSED AS USUAL! ENJOY THAT NEW SWEET DOGGY!

  7. I forgot to post what I do with my poodle, Lucy to deal with the fireworks. I told Lucy’s vet what was going on. She was very frightened. He said that he would prescribe her
    a sleeping pill to calm her. About one hour before the fireworks begin, I give her the pill. I hide it in a Pill Pocket treat. That’s a treat with a hole in the center. She loves the treat and she sleeps through all the commotion.

  8. aww your doggie is smiling, Angel. 🙂 Thanks for that tip Susan, I live near people who light off fireworks all week during 4th of July, big loud mortars too!
    PS. I have to say that GSNScoop is doing a wonderful job, answering questions, & posting the Secret Word right away! You’d be proud MsAngel.

  9. Hi Angel or Scooter. Do you know anything about the Daily Break having the game on Thursday and now today when I click on it says “you won 300 oodles” but there is no new one? It is nothing major, I just wondered if you knew?

    Thanks Cathy

    • Hi, You may want to contact our Player Services department for assistance. You can do so by clicking the GSN Help link at the top of the homepage after you log in to your user name.

      • I NOTICED THE SAME THING. I DID NOT CONTACT PLAYER SERVICES FOR THAT, HOWEVER, I DID ABOUT THE BONUS 300 FOR THE WORKOUT CLOTHING NEVER LET YOU LOG OUT AND NEVER INDICATED IF THE BONUS WAS AWARDED. PLAYER SERVICES MUST HAVE FIXED IT BECAUSE I CHECKED AN MY BALANCE SHOWED THE EXTRA OODLES ADDED. I AGREE THAT THE SAME GAMES WERE UP THURS. AND FRI.

  10. ThaI like Scoop and Angel, both! Can we have both of them? Perhaps you can add an extra page in the Player News section. He has a great sense of humor and seems to be a nice person. Angel says a lot of nice things as well. She is very good at making us feel confident when we ask her questions. Just a thought to mull over, GSN!

    • Hi Susan, I loved working with Scoop too, but he was moved into another area (which he excels at also). I’m very happy he can fill in for me when I’m gone!

  11. It’s wonderful that you adopted a shelter dog! Thank you for doing that! You should try the Thundershirt! It’s made for anxiety therapy. It’s helped reduce anxiety for a lot of dogs. It’s probably not a cure all like their commercials would have you believe, but it can help most dogs without using potentially harmful medications. Use the sizing chart on their website, not the one Amazon gives because it’s not correct on Amazon (as usual). My son & daughter-in-law got one for each of their dogs, a Chihuahua and a Catahoula/Boxer mix and it has helped a lot. Especially during hurricane Sandy & other big storms on the east coast. They said it really helped during the fireworks also, even with their stupid neighbors across the street setting off their own fireworks three nights in a row in their small front yard. My daughter-in-law said she wished she had one for my son because he was far more anxious than the dogs, worrying that they would set their house on fire! LOL! It does happen! We figure we’ll eventually see his neighbor on the Darwin Awards! Unless he ends up in jail for pulling some dumb stunt that accidentally kills someone else first! I wish we could put warning labels on guys like that! He! He! He!

    • Hi TraceyLee, Thank you for the suggestion. I did try the Thundershirt, but it really had no effect n his guy (for fireworks or thunderstorms). I did order a Happy Hoodie from a previous suggestion, but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. I also now have a prescription for doggie xanax, in case the Happy Hoodie doesn’t work. I did find out when he went to the vet once he was adopted that he had a pretty substantial ear infection. Not sure if that could have made him more sensitive to sounds? That’s pretty much cleared up now though with the meds. I am enjoying this guy very much though, more than I expected. I’ve never had a rescue dog, and going forward, not sure I’ll ever start with a puppy again. 🙂

      • Yea, puppies are cute but they are a lot of work, plus they chew up everything you have for the first 2 to 3 years! LOL! Ours got our dining room table legs, the cross supports on the chairs and ate a few nice sized holes in the linoleum floor in the kitchen. She was about 5 mo. old when we adopted her. The shelter info said she was a young adult, 1+ years old. When we took her to our vet she showed us that she still had some puppy teeth that usually fall out at around 5 to 6 months old. She was right! We thought we had adopted a mid sized dog but then she grew twice the size. If we ever get another dog I’m adopting a house trained adult. Plus, they always know that you are giving them another chance for a forever home and they’re always thankful for it.
        I have cats now that aren’t familiar with dogs and they’re VERY protective of me so bringing a dog into our family wouldn’t be safe for the dog. Seriously! They start growling and run to get between me & the door or window if they see or hear anyone near our property or stop in front of our house. It’s really funny!

          • LOL! Yes they are! I’ve thought about writing a child’s book about them. I’ve never lived without cats. They really are very cool little creatures. I’ve had several dogs in my life that I loved very much but I find you can form a much deeper relationship with cats if you try. Dogs just want to please you & they will love you no matter what you do, pretty much. Cats could care less about you unless you show you care about them (just feeding them isn’t enough), but once you’ve proven you can be trusted & you really do care they will make you part of their family. You see we own dogs, but cats own us until we prove we’re worthy, then we’re kin.
            Have you ever had a cat? Did you know that when a cat squeezes there eyes all but shut at you they are greeting you? So, if you want to say hello to a cat just squeeze your eyes all but shut for a few seconds while looking at them, but don’t scrunch your eyebrows like your mad. Most likely they will say hello back to you. Cats are very smart and they have great memories so they form routines very quickly, but they are slow to trust. They don’t necessarily recognize us by sight or smell alone. If you’re out of context, like in an unfamiliar place or sometimes, in unfamiliar clothes or with a strange odor on you they may think you’re a stranger until they can get a good sniff of you. Most people just don’t know how to read cats and often completely misread them, like thinking a cat is being rude when they squeeze their eyes at you, or thinking a cat is mean when it’s really just scared. We don’t realize that unless we are a far enough away from them they can’t even see all of us, just part of us, so they have to worry about what the other parts are doing unless they know they can trust us. We are huge lumbering giants that could kill them with one wrong step & they are smart enough to know it so trust is a huge issue. Dogs are like most men, they see themselves as giants regardless of their size so they don’t always recognize danger. Cats are realists.

  12. Way to go on the “adopt, don’t shop”. My boyfriend works at a shelter and it really is heartbreaking that there are so many little critters that end up there. I try and take some for car rides when I go visit him. Last one I took cruisin, was a pit bull on prozac. He used to live in a car. I was wondering, is there a Scoop oodlectible?

    • Hi maryirene1973, that’s nice you help out like that. There is no Scoop Oodlectible yet, although I’ve suggested it myself. Maybe down the road. 🙂

  13. GSN Ad to purchase tokens is very very annoying as every time you try to load a new game the ad comes up and cover the entire screen. Please, once, twice maybe 3 times is enough, not every game. I know you are trying to make money but give the players a break as everyone cannot afford to purchase tokens. You, GSN have taken more than 999,999 in tokens from me as the token game simply are not random as you states. Please fix…..

  14. quick question, do you have to be a Bride or going on your honey moon to enter the Hawaiian sweepstake? Please let me know.

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