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On our trip to Seattle we took Princess with us everywhere! She was an angel on the flight there and many people didn't even realize we had a dog with us. She really likes being carried around in her bag. We even took her to fancy restaurants and they didn't even know she was there. The problem is that she was with us every minute of every day for 8 days straight! Now she won't stay by herself at all. The minute I leave her in her little pen so she can eat and go potty she starts barking and won't stop. I didn't want to pick her up because I didn't want her to think that I was rewarding that kind of behavior. Today she barked for two hours straight and finally she stopped. I went and got her then and now she is happy. Before the trip she would either sleep with me or sleep in her pen, but she hardly ever barked. She got used to constant attention! Now I don't know what to do. Any advice is much appreciated!

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Awww.....she got used to being with you constantly. Maybe after a few more days home she'll get back to her normal self.

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aw, did you enjoy seattle? i'm from there


anyways, i'm sure she'll adjust, just give her a few days. she's just a little confused right now probably.
 

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I think you will find she will settle after a few days home, it must have been a very exciting time for her going everywhere and she probably thinks that was going to be the norm from then on. It's funny how they seem to latch onto the things they enjoy and want the same from then on.
 

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Yes! This was our third trip there in less than two years. It is soooo beautiful there! There is so much to do and see. My son lives on one of the islands near Seattle. It is such a quaint little town. I love it there. I wish I had money to spend the summers there and paint! I absolutely love seagulls and the ones up in the Pacific Northwest are so huge and beautiful! This time we got to go to Pike's Place Market. What a lovely place with tons of flowers! We also went to Alki Beach on a wonderful sunny day. I hope to go back again someday soon. The weather was so nice, a little hot, but nice! You are lucky to call that your hometown. Were you born there? What area? Do you visit often?

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Originally posted by Princess'sMom@Aug 20 2005, 02:39 PM
Yes! This was our third trip there in less than two years. It is soooo beautiful there! There is so much to do and see. My son lives on one of the islands near Seattle. It is such a quaint little town. I love it there. I wish I had money to spend the summers there and paint! I absolutely love seagulls and the ones up in the Pacific Northwest are so huge and beautiful! This time we got to go to Pike's Place Market. What a lovely place with tons of flowers! We also went to Alki Beach on a wonderful sunny day. I hope to go back again someday soon. The weather was so nice, a little hot, but nice! You are lucky to call that your hometown. Were you born there? What area? Do you visit often?

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Aww your whole post made me smile
I went on a field trip to Alki beach in like 3rd grade.. we looked at tide pools. Pike's Place Market is wonderful, isn't it? I get the best lip balms there. I go back every year at Christmastime
I was born in Issaquah/Sammamish, about 15 miles away from Seattle, so of course we were in the city all the time. We actually went to Church there. Did you go to the waterfront?
 

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Aww your whole post made me smile
I went on a field trip to Alki beach in like 3rd grade.. we looked at tide pools. Pike's Place Market is wonderful, isn't it? I get the best lip balms there. I go back every year at Christmastime
I was born in Issaquah/Sammamish, about 15 miles away from Seattle, so of course we were in the city all the time. We actually went to Church there. Did you go to the waterfront?
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We were able to go down to the water a couple of times. We took a ferry several times too, once as walk on passengers to Port Townsend. The view from there was spectacular! My oldest son bought me some wonderful balm in Pike's Place. It is all natural and is for my pain. We also bought this really great copper massager. You fan out the tines on it and you can use it to massage your scalp, shoulders, or back. I recommend it to everyone. I really liked all the handmade products they sold there. We stayed in Renton because it was less expensive than staying in the city. The only thing that made me nervous was the traffic. I get a little scared driving there, especially in a rental car. How I would love to live in one of the apartments in Alki that has such a beautiful view of downtown Seattle. Whenever we go there I have to buy Loganberry Jam. This time I also found some really great potato chips called "Tims". Washington has so many fantastic products that are made there. I loved how the children played and screamed in the fountain at Seattle Center where the Space Needle is. Well, I guess you can tell how much I love it there. I'm sure I'll have to go back again. Don't ever take it for granted. Me, living in the desert southwest, I do love the sunsets we have, but it doesn't compare to the water. Sometimes I think I must have lived near water in a previous life, since I love it so much. LOL...
I have now been there in the fall, in the winter when it snowed on the island, which as I understand, it rarely snows, and now in the summer. Guess I'll have to go again in springtime, don't you think? One thing we haven't done is go whale watching. Maybe next trip, if I'm lucky.
We even went to a casino near Marysville where we had steamed clams...mmmmmm
We ate some fish and chips down in Alki which were so fresh and tasty. Wish I could get fish like that here. Sorry, I'm probably making you homesick, it's just that it is such a wonderful part of the country I can't help it.
Love, Princess's Mom, Fredda :D
 

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My husband did a cosmetic surgery fellowship in Seattle for a year when our girls were in 3rd and 5th grades. It was the BEST. We knew we would only be there for a year so we really made ourselves travel. We went to Victoria/Vancouver, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Ranier and even San Francisco. We cut down our Christmas tree at Snoqualmish (sp?). Tulip festival in the Skadgit valley was amazing. We went to a very cool fair/craft show at Puallap. I can't remember how to spell all of this stuff, but our year in Seattle was great. It was just to far from home for us. My father in law died that year and getting 4 people on a flight in a few hours was very tough. It is unbelievably beautiful country and the people were wonderful. We lived in Bellevue. We've been back one time since we lived there. I would really love to do the tulip festival again.
 

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Originally posted by msmagnolia@Aug 20 2005, 10:40 PM
My husband did a cosmetic surgery fellowship in Seattle for a year when our girls were in 3rd and 5th grades.  It was the BEST.  We knew we would only be there for a year so we really made ourselves travel.  We went to Victoria/Vancouver, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Ranier and even San Francisco.  We cut down our Christmas tree at Snoqualmish (sp?).  Tulip festival in the Skadgit valley was amazing.  We went to a very cool fair/craft show at Puallap.  I can't remember how to spell all of this stuff, but our year in Seattle was great.  It was just to far from home for us.  My father in law died that year and getting 4 people on a flight in a few hours was very tough.  It is unbelievably beautiful country and the people were wonderful.  We lived in Bellevue.  We've been back one time since we lived there.  I would really love to do the tulip festival again.
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WOW! A whole year in Seattle, how wonderful! The tulip festival sounds great! My son, the one I've been having trouble with, who lives there, has been to Victoria/Vancouver. He says we really must go there, that it is beautiful. My oldest son who met us there really liked it too. He would like to go back again and head up to Canada. It takes a bit of planning, but well worth it. I would indeed like to go to Mt. St. Helens and Mt Ranier. Our second day there Mt. Ranier had mist about half way up and it looked like it was just floating there, not touching the ground...beautiful! Bellevue is a much bigger city than I imagined. How nice to have lived there. Thanks for sharing.
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We were able to go down to the water a couple of times. We took a ferry several times too, once as walk on passengers to Port Townsend. The view from there was spectacular! My oldest son bought me some wonderful balm in Pike's Place. It is all natural and is for my pain. We also bought this really great copper massager. You fan out the tines on it and you can use it to massage your scalp, shoulders, or back. I recommend it to everyone. I really liked all the handmade products they sold there. We stayed in Renton because it was less expensive than staying in the city. The only thing that made me nervous was the traffic. I get a little scared driving there, especially in a rental car. How I would love to live in one of the apartments in Alki that has such a beautiful view of downtown Seattle. Whenever we go there I have to buy Loganberry Jam. This time I also found some really great potato chips called "Tims". Washington has so many fantastic products that are made there. I loved how the children played and screamed in the fountain at Seattle Center where the Space Needle is. Well, I guess you can tell how much I love it there. I'm sure I'll have to go back again. Don't ever take it for granted. Me, living in the desert southwest, I do love the sunsets we have, but it doesn't compare to the water. Sometimes I think I must have lived near water in a previous life, since I love it so much. LOL...
I have now been there in the fall, in the winter when it snowed on the island, which as I understand, it rarely snows, and now in the summer. Guess I'll have to go again in springtime, don't you think? One thing we haven't done is go whale watching. Maybe next trip, if I'm lucky. 
We even went to a casino near Marysville where we had steamed clams...mmmmmm
We ate some fish and chips down in Alki which were so fresh and tasty. Wish I could get fish like that here. Sorry, I'm probably making you homesick, it's just that it is such a wonderful part of the country I can't help it.
Love, Princess's Mom, Fredda :D
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It helps knowing I'll land at the airport on December 26th, though. Oh my gosh, it is just soo funny to hear you stayed in Renton! We had a house there and it was awfully close to where I lived. Your massager sounds wonderful; I'm jealous. Did you eat in the Space Needle restaurant? It's wonderful. The view and the food
I'm glad you love Seattle so much, all too often when I tell people that I lived in Seattle they scrunch up their faces and say "Doesn't it rain all the time there?!"
Hmm, Seattle in the springtime.... bad idea if you have allergies - I used to DIE come April. It's also sort of cold and rainy at that time - of course, I still love it.

Next time you're in that area, I'd recommend taking the clipper to Victoria and staying at the Empress - it's an amazing city.

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It helps knowing I'll land at the airport on December 26th, though. Oh my gosh, it is just soo funny to hear you stayed in Renton! We had a house there and it was awfully close to where I lived. Your massager sounds wonderful; I'm jealous. Did you eat in the Space Needle restaurant? It's wonderful. The view and the food
I'm glad you love Seattle so much, all too often when I tell people that I lived in Seattle they scrunch up their faces and say "Doesn't it rain all the time there?!"
Hmm, Seattle in the springtime.... bad idea if you have allergies - I used to DIE come April. It's also sort of cold and rainy at that time - of course, I still love it.

Next time you're in that area, I'd recommend taking the clipper to Victoria and staying at the Empress - it's an amazing city.

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We did not get to eat at the Space Needle. I went up to the top on our first trip with my daughter and my husband. My oldest son, who was with us this time, doesn't really like heights, so he didn't want to go up, just see it from the outside. Actually, the first time we were there it didn't rain at all. The second time was in the winter when it snowed on the island, but it was beautiful. Someone told us that he had lived there 20 years and that was only the second time it had snowed. When we went into Seattle that time it was cloudy, but not raining. This last time it was absolutely beautiful, sunny weather. My son who lives there said that a lot of the time it doesn't rain per say, just a constant misting. I love the rain, so I woundn't mind if I lived there and it did rain quite a bit. Strangely, here in New Mexico I've been waiting for the monsoon rains all summer and as luck would have it it poured here while we were away last weekend.
Oh well, at least my flowers got watered while I was gone. I have terrible allergies, so thanks for telling me about springtime there. Maybe I should avoid it. My son did not get to stay at the Empress, but he took a picture he showed me, and it is beautiful! I thought Renton was a nice place to live. The only thing we had trouble with was the way the streets run, first you're on one street, then suddenly it changes to something else and you didn't even turn. We tried to get back to our hotel once, but couldn't find our way over the hills, so we went back the way we came, no problem, it was easy. The people there are very nice. Did you handle the traffic well? Do you ever get used to it? I used to think that my city was fairly big, but now I know it is really just a small city. It's nice though, because I do get the painted sky sunsets and it's almost always sunny. I do wish it rained more here, because it is really hard to grow things. Most people have zerascaped (gravel, rock, desert plants) their yards. Personally, I wish I could grow more flowers, like people do in Washington.
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Yeah, she'll be okay. I've been to Seattle before. I didn't do much because I was with my grandparents and they are BORING! My dad is moving to Kirkland next year.
 

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That is great that your dad is moving there. I hope you'll be able to visit and enjoy Seattle and the surrounding area. When my son first got stationed there he was really disappointed because he wanted to be sent to San Diego, but I'm glad he got to live there. If he hadn't I may not ever have gone there and realized what a beautiful place it is. I can say that I have truly fallen in love with that part of God's green earth. Even though we had to go there this time because of my son's problems, it really did turn out to be the best part of our summer. Since it was my birthday weekend my other son flew out to meet us and we were able to make a bit of a vacation out of it. I guess you could say we turned lemons into lemonade, lol!

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