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Maste Dec 2nd 2017 11:46 am

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12392783)
I've posted this one before in the Canada forums, but couldn't resist adding it to the mix here!

This is Abbey, from last Christmas..

:)

Hello Abbey! She's very cute. How old is she?

Nutek Dec 2nd 2017 2:19 pm

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12392783)
I've posted this one before in the Canada forums, but couldn't resist adding it to the mix here!

This is Abbey, from last Christmas..

:)

Great pic. :)

Siouxie Dec 2nd 2017 2:57 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12392883)
Hello Abbey! She's very cute. How old is she?

Thank you, I think so too (but I am a little biased, lol). She's a cockapoo and is 5 years old, has the sweetest disposition and never leaves my side. :wub:


Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12392927)
Great pic. :)

Thanks!

:)

GeniB Dec 3rd 2017 8:17 am

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12391066)
Here is Dani a few weeks ago at a halloween dog party at her dog park. She was dunking for hot dogs, and this was her face after her first ever taste of a hot dog... I think she loves them! :rofl:

And yes, that's me in the background in shorts at the beginning of November in St Louis (weather was in the 70s still, so we ran the 2.5 mile down to the dog park to tire her out in advance for the party, didn't work!)

Nice legs!:lol: I mean the dogs of course...

GeniB Dec 3rd 2017 8:27 am

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This is Honey, on the day that she adopted us.

She looks very sweet.Lucky little dog to have found you.

.I agree about abandoning dogs. It's a big thing in Portugal. We see them every day ,it breaks my heart.
My YD's (horrible) ex BF was a weird mix. He took in a couple of his pathetic neighbours ill treated dogs,including one that my YD really bonded with Especially after it was viciously attacked by a neighbours dog who had slipped its chain.She nursed it back to health ,with little help from the BF. When they split she wanted to keep the dog,but out of sheer nastiness he wouldn't let her.

It is often found wandering in the village he now lives part time in. What is it with some people.

GeniB Dec 3rd 2017 8:32 am

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12390750)
Yeah, I was used to the wolfing it down and then her pestering for more, which she never got! :) She definitely doesn't have too much, as I am very particular, I weigh her weekly and adjust accordingly for daily exercise levels etc, and she's always been 50lbs.

We recently got back from thanksgiving at the GF's parent's house, and there she did pinch her parents dog food (they have wet food due to old age and having a lack of teeth), so I was thinking maybe she was holding out for that kind of food as she got a taste for it!

She's only 1 yr and 2 months, so shouldn't be an age thing. She's a sniffer and scavenger for sure, so she may have found/ate something in the big yard at my GF's parents!

I think I'll give her a couple of days to see, as everything else does seem fine, even her pooping isn't a cause for concern!

Only just got back to this ..so missed a lot...including SOS'S beautiful Goldie..
I hope the problem has been solved.Your dog is much too young to have an eating problem like that. Maybe holding out for 'real ' food as I like to call it :lol:

GeniB Dec 3rd 2017 8:45 am

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12392783)
I've posted this one before in the Canada forums, but couldn't resist adding it to the mix here!

This is Abbey, from last Christmas..

:)

Thats adorable... what kind of dog is she? We try and get Senga to wear reindeer ears at Christmas. Fights us to the death--- :lol:

Maste Dec 3rd 2017 11:44 am

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12392950)
Thank you, I think so too (but I am a little biased, lol). She's a cockapoo and is 5 years old, has the sweetest disposition and never leaves my side. :wub:

Not biased, she is cute! :) What I'd do for a dog that wouldn't run off from our side all the time! haha.


Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12393192)
Nice legs!:lol: I mean the dogs of course...

Oh lala, cheeky ;)


Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12393196)
Only just got back to this ..so missed a lot...including SOS'S beautiful Goldie..
I hope the problem has been solved.Your dog is much too young to have an eating problem like that. Maybe holding out for 'real ' food as I like to call it :lol:

I think I've figured it out, she's just bored of her bowl and feeding habit! The little sneak tries to eat a little bit, but notices it is is easier to eat if it's out of the bowl! So I think you all know the next step :nod:

Yep, a big fat whack of the bowl with her paw to get all of the food out and then she soon hoovers it all up! If I catch her in time I can catch her paw suspended mid air and with a firm 'No', she freezes, stares at me, makes her decision, and usually leaves it. She doesn't like being in trouble haha :rofl: We started giving her meals in her huge wobble Kong again, as she has to roll/wobble it to get food out, and she seems better eating now!

She's so clever though, we never have to tell her to get in her crate anymore. When putting our shoes on, she's figured that if we tell her she's coming with us aka 'Are you ready?' or 'Want to go to the dog park/for a run?', then she goes and sits by the front door. If we say nothing to her, we are going somewhere she can't come, and she goes to her toy box, takes a couple of toys into her crate ready, then lies in her crate with the door open until we shut it for her! :wub:

Nutek Dec 3rd 2017 12:07 pm

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caretaker Dec 3rd 2017 1:26 pm

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Maste Dec 4th 2017 1:06 am

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First hike for the pup today! We went for a long hike, armed with her absolute favourite home made treats and plenty of water. 6 miles of walking up and down and over stuff. We gave her 15 minutes of her first off leash time ever. Risky business any time we do that, I know, but I ensured we were nowhere near roads, edges or anything dangerous, plus there was absolutely no wildlife around which was great for us with our pup!

She always pulls when we walk on lead and we have tried everything! I believe part of that is because of her breed - mostly pointer, some blue heeler - meaning she wants to be away from us but close to us, if that makes sense! She stayed in our vision and sight for almost all of it, which is expected from female pointers. She disappeared down a wrong turn at one point, but we stayed calm, and with a sharp whistle of mine that she recognises, she came sprinting back to me, as she knew I would give her the peanut butter and pumpkin baked treat (something I always do, it's her 'emergency' recall, so anytime she comes when I whistle, no matter the situation or where we are, she gets a big reward treat).

It was fun to give her 15 mins of off leash time outside of the dog park time. Her first reaction was a 20 yard dash, didn't hear any panic or 'come back' from us, so she froze, turned and stared at us confused as if to say 'wait, you're not going to chase me or expect me to come back? I can really go and sniff whatever I want?'

GeniB Dec 4th 2017 7:48 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12393596)
First hike for the pup today! We went for a long hike, armed with her absolute favourite home made treats and plenty of water. 6 miles of walking up and down and over stuff. We gave her 15 minutes of her first off leash time ever. Risky business any time we do that, I know, but I ensured we were nowhere near roads, edges or anything dangerous, plus there was absolutely no wildlife around which was great for us with our pup!

She always pulls when we walk on lead and we have tried everything! I believe part of that is because of her breed - mostly pointer, some blue heeler - meaning she wants to be away from us but close to us, if that makes sense! She stayed in our vision and sight for almost all of it, which is expected from female pointers. She disappeared down a wrong turn at one point, but we stayed calm, and with a sharp whistle of mine that she recognises, she came sprinting back to me, as she knew I would give her the peanut butter and pumpkin baked treat (something I always do, it's her 'emergency' recall, so anytime she comes when I whistle, no matter the situation or where we are, she gets a big reward treat).

It was fun to give her 15 mins of off leash time outside of the dog park time. Her first reaction was a 20 yard dash, didn't hear any panic or 'come back' from us, so she froze, turned and stared at us confused as if to say 'wait, you're not going to chase me or expect me to come back? I can really go and sniff whatever I want?'

She may do better on a body halter.. We find Senga is much better behaved on hers. We did try the 'Halti' nose one that wraps around the muzzle,but she hated it and fought us to get it off. OH doesn't like /have time to do anything but clip on the lead...so she 'carts' him for most of their walk.. The only thing to perhaps be aware of is the colour of the halter... Senga's is bright red. When I walk her down to the village with my sunglass's on I sometimes feel people think I am blind..Hysterical when she 'carts' me across the road after a cat..:eek:

Tarkak9 Dec 4th 2017 8:41 pm

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I lost mine back in April this year. Tarka (hence my handle) was 13 and didn't look nor act a day over 5. I rescued her from KS when she was 10 weeks old. The story told to me was that the litter was found abandoned and it was reckoned she and the litter mates were orphaned when the mother was shot after wandering on someone's farm. 2 didn't make it. A kind sole fostered the remaining 9 and placed them through a rescue. My two fave pics are posted.

macliam Dec 4th 2017 10:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Tarkak9 (Post 12393994)
I lost mine back in April this year. Tarka (hence my handle) was 13 and didn't look nor act a day over 5. I rescued her from KS when she was 10 weeks old. The story told to me was that the litter was found abandoned and it was reckoned she and the litter mates were orphaned when the mother was shot after wandering on someone's farm. 2 didn't make it. A kind sole fostered the remaining 9 and placed them through a rescue. My two fave pics are posted.

Lovely girl.
There is a special place in Hell for those who mistreat animals.

GeniB Dec 5th 2017 9:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Tarkak9 (Post 12393994)
I lost mine back in April this year. Tarka (hence my handle) was 13 and didn't look nor act a day over 5. I rescued her from KS when she was 10 weeks old. The story told to me was that the litter was found abandoned and it was reckoned she and the litter mates were orphaned when the mother was shot after wandering on someone's farm. 2 didn't make it. A kind sole fostered the remaining 9 and placed them through a rescue. My two fave pics are posted.

What a lovely dog.. It is sad when you lose them..I waited 8 yrs before I got Senga.I was devastated when my first Golden Ria died...

bobnoltis Dec 7th 2017 6:20 pm

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That's sad to hear. Our dog is getting up there in age and I don't know what my partner will do when he passes.

Nutek Dec 11th 2017 2:57 pm

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https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...10.41.29-M.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...10.44.37-M.jpg

:)

Maste Dec 13th 2017 12:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12397823)
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She's looking happy! How is she getting on?

I can't wait for our Christmas vacation to Chicago, hopefully her first experience of snow!

I'm also very upset. We will have to board her for most of Christmas break (5 days) as my girlfriends parents have two toy sized dogs, and Dani is a large dog. Being a puppy, she doesn't understand she's too big, too scary and a little too rough play wise for little dogs :( Her first Christmas day out of a shelter (she was in a shelter last Christmas) and she won't get to spend it with us as she's not matured enough to take it easy and relax around other dogs. This has actually made me feel crap and rubbish about Christmas now! :(

BenK91 Dec 13th 2017 5:22 pm

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Meet Ralph!

http://i63.tinypic.com/2q396vm.jpg

He’s a French bulldog and he just turned 2! I got him when he was 12 weeks old and he’s a huge character (also a massive pain in the arse sometimes).

Nutek Dec 13th 2017 10:55 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12399038)
She's looking happy! How is she getting on?

I can't wait for our Christmas vacation to Chicago, hopefully her first experience of snow!

I'm also very upset. We will have to board her for most of Christmas break (5 days) as my girlfriends parents have two toy sized dogs, and Dani is a large dog. Being a puppy, she doesn't understand she's too big, too scary and a little too rough play wise for little dogs :( Her first Christmas day out of a shelter (she was in a shelter last Christmas) and she won't get to spend it with us as she's not matured enough to take it easy and relax around other dogs. This has actually made me feel crap and rubbish about Christmas now! :(

She is doing ok I think. Has good days and bad. Just need the good ones to outnumber the bad now... Hopefully just a case of needing time to heal. It's been slow going so far.

Don't let Christmas be spoilt... There is a big difference between being stuck in a shelter and being put up in a doggy hotel for a few days of Christmas relaxation by a caring owner. :)

Nutek Dec 13th 2017 10:56 pm

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12399189)
Meet Ralph!

http://i63.tinypic.com/2q396vm.jpg

He’s a French bulldog and he just turned 2! I got him when he was 12 weeks old and he’s a huge character (also a massive pain in the arse sometimes).

Hi Ralph!

:D

He's a sweetie! And knows it, I bet.

BenK91 Dec 14th 2017 12:44 am

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12399384)
Hi Ralph!

:D

He's a sweetie! And knows it, I bet.

Oh he definitely knows... and uses it against me.

Maste Dec 14th 2017 12:53 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12399383)
She is doing ok I think. Has good days and bad. Just need the good ones to outnumber the bad now... Hopefully just a case of needing time to heal. It's been slow going so far.

Don't let Christmas be spoilt... There is a big difference between being stuck in a shelter and being put up in a doggy hotel for a few days of Christmas relaxation by a caring owner. :)

I'm glad she seems to be doing okay. Fingers the good days outweighing the bad days begin very very soon.

I know, and I guess you're right! Dani has been great for my home sickness as she keeps me busy, so I guess I'll just miss her a lot!

She's staying with a couple who have run a dog sitting business for around 2/3 years, and now use rover to get more customers. She will be given exercise, there will be at least 5 other dogs there, they have free roam of the land. We have been told not to bring her crate, as they allow dogs to sleep, play and go where they wish! This is good for us, as Dani is crate trained, but we only allow her to sleep where she wishes (usually in bed with us) on the weekend as sometimes she can ruin our sleep, and we can't have that during the week! They have tonnes of toys too, so new toys to play with will stimulate her. We have been told to just bring her food and any treats she has. They also have a big back yard, so I guess you're right, she will be with a very caring couple.


Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12399422)
Oh he definitely knows... and uses it against me.

He is a very cute, adorable little dog! Definitely looks like he knows how to pull the strings in his favour. Just like our pup does!

BenK91 Dec 14th 2017 4:39 pm

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I actually wanted an English bulldog, a friend of mine has one but the apartment I was living in at the time was tiny and so I went with a French Bulldog instead.

It's great seeing them play together! The noises that come out of the pair of them :lol:

All throughout my childhood and teens we had black Labradors - going from a highly trained, obedient and pretty smart dog to a French Bulldog that's stubborn and not the smartest was definitely a learning curve! I wouldn't change a thing about him though, the vet bills can be pretty frustrating but we haven't had one for a while now so :fingerscrossed:

Nutek Dec 14th 2017 5:13 pm

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12399779)
I actually wanted an English bulldog, a friend of mine has one but the apartment I was living in at the time was tiny and so I went with a French Bulldog instead.

It's great seeing them play together! The noises that come out of the pair of them :lol:

All throughout my childhood and teens we had black Labradors - going from a highly trained, obedient and pretty smart dog to a French Bulldog that's stubborn and not the smartest was definitely a learning curve! I wouldn't change a thing about him though, the vet bills can be pretty frustrating but we haven't had one for a while now so :fingerscrossed:

Emily is our 2nd English. So sweet tempered. I do have a real soft spot for Frenchies though. Always seem so happy. :)

caretaker Dec 14th 2017 6:34 pm

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I think I cried every day for 2 years after my dog died, I'd see dog shit on the road and start bawling. I might seriously hurt someone over a perceived insult, but I'm not so tough.

Maste Dec 20th 2017 3:37 am

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I have broken up for the semester from college, and as the puppy is going to be spending a week away from us, I've been spending lots of time with her going to the dog park, running, playing with her and everything else she loves to do.

Today, we went for a 2.5 hour hike! We covered a lot of ground, lots of walking and climbing stuff! We got to a very quiet part of the hike, so I let her off leash for 20 mins. This was her second time off leash, and she did better this time! She didn't disappear from my sight at all, and anytime I used the 'emergency recall' she came running right back to me!

I taught an emergency recall, asides from her usual come here, as she chooses whether she responds to that, especially if something is more enticing (squirrels, sniffing, people, dogs). The emergency recall means she gets some hot dog chunks EVERY TIME she comes back to me when I use it, and she loves treats more than anything else! Heck, she started to chase a squirrel today, I used the emergency recall, and she made the choice to come and get hot dog instead!

Here is a pic of her, in her new Ruffwear harness, after responding to her emergency recall. She's waiting patiently for her hot dog chunks!

GeniB Dec 20th 2017 5:04 am

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12402560)
I have broken up for the semester from college, and as the puppy is going to be spending a week away from us, I've been spending lots of time with her going to the dog park, running, playing with her and everything else she loves to do.

Today, we went for a 2.5 hour hike! We covered a lot of ground, lots of walking and climbing stuff! We got to a very quiet part of the hike, so I let her off leash for 20 mins. This was her second time off leash, and she did better this time! She didn't disappear from my sight at all, and anytime I used the 'emergency recall' she came running right back to me!

I taught an emergency recall, asides from her usual come here, as she chooses whether she responds to that, especially if something is more enticing (squirrels, sniffing, people, dogs). The emergency recall means she gets some hot dog chunks EVERY TIME she comes back to me when I use it, and she loves treats more than anything else! Heck, she started to chase a squirrel today, I used the emergency recall, and she made the choice to come and get hot dog instead!

Here is a pic of her, in her new Ruffwear harness, after responding to her emergency recall. She's waiting patiently for her hot dog chunks!

She looks really cute! Senga has a red harness as well... When I walk her with my sunglass's on though,sometimes get the impression people think I am blind :lol::lol:

Nutek Dec 20th 2017 10:38 am

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Lion in Winter Dec 20th 2017 11:46 am

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12402700)

I think she wants a different TV programme. That one doesn't seem to be grabbing her attention.

She's looking well though.

Nutek Dec 20th 2017 12:05 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12402730)
I think she wants a different TV programme. That one doesn't seem to be grabbing her attention.


Oh... The TV is on. I will just move over in front of it a bit so that you can see me more easily.



She's looking well though.
Our latest discovery is oatmeal. She loves it and it seems to stay inside the dog. Which is a huge bonus. :)

Lion in Winter Dec 20th 2017 12:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12402740)
Oh... The TV is on. I will just move over in front of it a bit so that you can see me more easily.

Everything here is mine, btw.


Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12402740)

Our latest discovery is oatmeal. She loves it and it seems to stay inside the dog. Which is a huge bonus. :)

Is she Scottish? Maybe try haggis?

Nutek Dec 20th 2017 12:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12402743)
Everything here is mine, btw.



Is she Scottish? Maybe try haggis?

She is sort of haggis shaped. :D

Maste Dec 20th 2017 12:36 pm

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12402586)
She looks really cute! Senga has a red harness as well... When I walk her with my sunglass's on though,sometimes get the impression people think I am blind :lol::lol:

Thank you! She really is :p

Her harness is a deep pink, but it looks red in photos or dark areas! Kind of annoying as we want her to be noticed as a girl, as she's forever mistaken for a boy!

Maste Mar 15th 2018 2:12 am

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12328957)
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How is Emily doing lately?

Nutek Mar 15th 2018 3:00 am

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12463033)
How is Emily doing lately?

:)

She is doing ok. We have kinda reached the point where she has recovered as much as she is likely to I think.

We have to be pretty careful with her and she still struggles with keeping some of her meals down. She is mostly happy though it seems, and that is the main thing.

Jerseygirl Mar 15th 2018 3:04 am

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12463045)
:)

She is doing ok. We have kinda reached the point where she has recovered as much as she is likely to I think.

We have to be pretty careful with her and she still struggles with keeping some of her meals down. She is mostly happy though it seems, and that is the main thing.

Happy is good Mr N...woof. :wub:

Nutek Mar 15th 2018 12:43 pm

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Lion in Winter Mar 15th 2018 12:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12463318)

"Why am I in the horse feed section :confused:"

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 1:17 pm

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Hi - this is Holly

Unfortunately she is no longer with us, she died in Jan 2015. :( She had a rare form of spleen cancer and we were told she would maybe live another 3 months at the most. She was around for another 18 months, due to an amazing vet who put her on Chinese Herbal tablets and antioxidants. Up until the last weekend she was bouncy like a puppy. But she died after her 13th birthday, which was a really good age for a Weimaraner!

We are finally looking for another dog, having got our house move out the way. I also wanted to get to the stage of missing a dog, not missing Holly! So once the new one is in place, I will post a new picture......


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