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Lion in Winter Mar 15th 2018 1:22 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463350)
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......

Ave atque vale, Holly :) (sorry, Latin GCSE and there's no real place to use it)


Are you after any sort of dog in particular now.

Nutek Mar 15th 2018 2:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12463322)
"Why am I in the horse feed section :confused:"

Picking out snacks for her big brother. :)

Nutek Mar 15th 2018 2:52 pm

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Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463350)
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......

Cutie :)

Any idea what flavor pup you will be looking for?

Maste Mar 15th 2018 3:08 pm

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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.

I am glad to hear she is as recovered as she can be. Even better that she seems happy, as that's all we can do, and want, for our pups!


Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12463318)
...

She definitely looks confused... 'Are you telling me I'm really a mini horse?'


Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463350)
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......

Holly looks like she was a sweet angel. Good luck on the search for a new pup, and definitely post one up! As the others have asked, any breed in particular you're thinking?

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 4:26 pm

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Well first of all I was looking at pedigree dogs, cos I have always had them back in England - 2 Bernese Mountain dogs, 1 Hovawart and Holly - the long haired Weimaraner! I was always wary of rescue dogs because I had heard the horror stories of mayhem and destruction!!

But the cost - $2000 - $3000, I can't justify that type of money to buy a puppy, but I want to stick with the big, hairy dog trend! So I am looking at breed rescue, as well as other dogs in rescue near where I live. I have seen some lovely rescue Great Pyrenees, including puppies, and Leonburgers and I have seen some gorgeous Australian shepherd / Collie mix puppies. Got to decide....

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 4:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12463353)
Ave atque vale, Holly :) (sorry, Latin GCSE and there's no real place to use it)


Are you after any sort of dog in particular now.

Nice to see a bit of Latin now and then! Although Holly wouldn't have understood it, she barely understood English! I did used to wonder if I had been better off using German commands, but I don't think it would have made a huge amount of difference. I am sure all she heard was "blah blah blah Holly" :lol:

Maste Mar 15th 2018 5:32 pm

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Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463512)
Well first of all I was looking at pedigree dogs, cos I have always had them back in England - 2 Bernese Mountain dogs, 1 Hovawart and Holly - the long haired Weimaraner! I was always wary of rescue dogs because I had heard the horror stories of mayhem and destruction!!

But the cost - $2000 - $3000, I can't justify that type of money to buy a puppy, but I want to stick with the big, hairy dog trend! So I am looking at breed rescue, as well as other dogs in rescue near where I live. I have seen some lovely rescue Great Pyrenees, including puppies, and Leonburgers and I have seen some gorgeous Australian shepherd / Collie mix puppies. Got to decide....

Maybe in the past rescue dogs were tough work. But these days, they're better, due to the fact they're looked after pretty well and have a bigger profile. I know for a fact that a lot of dogs in the rescues here go to a 'foster home', rather than the rescue centre, so they get socialised and live with a family for a bit, so they're good to go when someone wants to adopt them :nod:

You'll be surprised at the kind of dogs in the shelters, we got our Pointer/Australian Shepherd mix from a shelter, surprised she wasn't snapped up before we got her (she was 7 months old when we got her). Turned out, she had a 'naughty' label attached, when actually the issue was she just needs lots of exercise due to her breed!

robin1234 Mar 15th 2018 5:39 pm

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Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463517)
Nice to see a bit of Latin now and then! Although Holly wouldn't have understood it, she barely understood English! I did used to wonder if I had been better off using German commands, but I don't think it would have made a huge amount of difference. I am sure all she heard was "blah blah blah Holly" :lol:

https://foundinantiquity.com/2015/03...for-your-pets/

I'm surprised how few people use Ancient Greek and Latin in training their dogs. Certainly room for improvement..

macliam Mar 15th 2018 5:52 pm

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Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463517)
Nice to see a bit of Latin now and then! Although Holly wouldn't have understood it, she barely understood English! I did used to wonder if I had been better off using German commands, but I don't think it would have made a huge amount of difference. I am sure all she heard was "blah blah blah Holly" :lol:

Cue Gary Larson
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Maste Mar 15th 2018 6:28 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12463592)
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So accurate :rofl:

I like talking to my dog, because it looks like she's really listening to me intently. In reality, she's just waiting for a word/command she recognises from me :nod:

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 6:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12463622)
So accurate :rofl:

I like talking to my dog, because it looks like she's really listening to me intently. In reality, she's just waiting for a word/command she recognises from me :nod:

I used to talk to Holly all the time, mainly because it made me smile that she wagged her tail so much while I was talking to her. I miss her....

macliam Mar 15th 2018 6:36 pm

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My podengos look at me intently when I speak to them.

Probably thinking "Why the hell is he talking to me in a foreign language!"

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 6:42 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12463571)
Maybe in the past rescue dogs were tough work. But these days, they're better, due to the fact they're looked after pretty well and have a bigger profile. I know for a fact that a lot of dogs in the rescues here go to a 'foster home', rather than the rescue centre, so they get socialised and live with a family for a bit, so they're good to go when someone wants to adopt them :nod:

You'll be surprised at the kind of dogs in the shelters, we got our Pointer/Australian Shepherd mix from a shelter, surprised she wasn't snapped up before we got her (she was 7 months old when we got her). Turned out, she had a 'naughty' label attached, when actually the issue was she just needs lots of exercise due to her breed!

I think you are right, they are treated better now, with the fostering. I even thought about fostering, but I would rather pick one I really want. I have never been to a real shelter, with loads of dogs in cages. I think I would come home with a pack :ohmy:

I certainly wouldn't do what a friend of my husband just did, and get one from an Amish puppy farm. She spent $800 on the puppy, I can get a rescue puppy for less than that and I won't be encouraging people to make money from dogs suffering. I wasn't impressed by her, she said she didn't like to ask too many questions and she couldn't say no to her daughter who had fallen in love with it. It's beyond belief that supposedly intelligent people can be so dumb.......

spouse of scouse Mar 15th 2018 8:02 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12361480)
While we're in Oz, our dear old furry friend Murphy is being looked after in our home in the UK by a pet sitter. There's a church yard nearby that Murph absolutely loves - he might be thinking he'll find a bone in there? You're not supposed to take dogs in there, but when the gate's open we've been known to give in to his insistence that we walk THROUGH the church yard, not around it. If the gate's closed, he gets a cob on.

Our pet sitter sent us this photo today, taken on Murphy's morning walk :lol:

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I got a lovely PM today about Murphy (thank you :heart:)

It was just over 2 months after this photo was taken that we got the horrible news about his kidney cancer, and our beautiful 12 year old mate went to sleep. We miss him so much, every single day.

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 9:23 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12463682)
I got a lovely PM today about Murphy (thank you :heart:)

It was just over 2 months after this photo was taken that we got the horrible news about his kidney cancer, and our beautiful 12 year old mate went to sleep. We miss him so much, every single day.

I am so sorry Murphy is no longer with you, he looked lovely in that photo. It doesn't matter how old or young they are, it's still heart breaking when it happens. Even getting another dog doesn't change you missing the previous ones.

Best wishes.....

spouse of scouse Mar 15th 2018 10:37 pm

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Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12463703)
I am so sorry Murphy is no longer with you, he looked lovely in that photo. It doesn't matter how old or young they are, it's still heart breaking when it happens. Even getting another dog doesn't change you missing the previous ones.

Best wishes.....

Thanks becks x Murph was in such good health, we (and his vet) thought we'd have him for at least another couple of years. Still can't talk about him without tears, bloody daft old lady I am.

I've just read your earlier post about losing Holly, and I thought the way you explained about waiting until you missed having a dog, rather than getting one to replace Holly, made so much sense. Looking forward to seeing your new furry friend, who will be a very fortunate girl/boy indeed :thumbup:

becks_r Mar 15th 2018 11:28 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12463736)
Thanks becks x Murph was in such good health, we (and his vet) thought we'd have him for at least another couple of years. Still can't talk about him without tears, bloody daft old lady I am.

You aren't daft, when I had my Bernese Mountain dogs put down they were my first dogs and for months and months I couldn't talk about it at all. Having them both go in 24 hours was hard, especially as the youngest was only 7 years old. But the last 2 have been equally hard and I thought it would be easier the more times you go through it. Holly has been gone for 3 years and I still well up at times....


Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12463736)
I've just read your earlier post about losing Holly, and I thought the way you explained about waiting until you missed having a dog, rather than getting one to replace Holly, made so much sense. Looking forward to seeing your new furry friend, who will be a very fortunate girl/boy indeed :thumbup:

But on a lighter note, the Great Pyrenees rescue emailed me today, we are talking Monday - so excited, it's like Christmas :thumbsup:

Jerseygirl Mar 16th 2018 3:37 am

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I prefer dogs to most humans. Am I odd?...I don’t think so.

Stinkypup Mar 16th 2018 7:51 am

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I never post on here anymore but am breaking that rule just once in view of the subject of this beautiful thread. It was exactly a year today that we lost my beautiful boy Jake/aka Stinky on B. Expats.

I particularly was immensely close to him and miss him hugely even now. I just read through the thread back then about him and shouldnt have done as I was in tears again, a year later.

These photos were some of my favourites- the Cowgirl one particularly, taken during his Stinky's 12 days of Christmas ordeal! The toys were the ones given at his last Christmas which were donated to way less spoilt dogs at the SPCA along with all his other stuff. Dogs on here are beautiful and I couldnt resist this single post. Oink I know loved him. I was also sorry about Spouse's loss of beautiful old Murphy. I knew just how you felt.:(

SP

macliam Mar 16th 2018 10:37 am

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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12463862)
I prefer dogs to most humans. Am I odd?...I don’t think so.

Not just dogs.........
Reading these posts reminds me that it will soon be 5 years since we lost Dr. Pedro Coelho, our nethie house rabbit. He was the most beautiful, innocent creature and kept us fascinated for all the time we were privileged to be with him.
Pedro

spouse of scouse Mar 16th 2018 11:49 am

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Originally Posted by Stinkypup (Post 12463919)
I never post on here anymore but am breaking that rule just once in view of the subject of this beautiful thread. It was exactly a year today that we lost my beautiful boy Jake/aka Stinky on B. Expats.

I particularly was immensely close to him and miss him hugely even now. I just read through the thread back then about him and shouldnt have done as I was in tears again, a year later.

These photos were some of my favourites- the Cowgirl one particularly, taken during his Stinky's 12 days of Christmas ordeal! The toys were the ones given at his last Christmas which were donated to way less spoilt dogs at the SPCA along with all his other stuff. Dogs on here are beautiful and I couldnt resist this single post. Oink I know loved him. I was also sorry about Spouse's loss of beautiful old Murphy. I knew just how you felt.:(

SP

Yes, you did know SP, and scouse and I were so grateful for your comfort. I think your post of Jake's last day was the first time I've ever full on cried at an internet post. What a lovely boy he was :heart:

I really miss you and Snoop posting although I fully understand your reasons. Your contributions to BE were so valuable and helped so many people. I hope all's going well for you both.

Phyzz Mar 16th 2018 1:01 pm

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Zampa, the latest edition to our brood.



The complete set:


becks_r Mar 16th 2018 2:15 pm

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Originally Posted by Phyzz (Post 12464066)
Zampa, the latest edition to our brood.



The complete set:


What are the names of the other 2?

The puppy, like all puppies, is so cute. It is being watched rather quizzically :huh:

Phyzz Mar 16th 2018 2:30 pm

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Originally Posted by becks_r (Post 12464123)
What are the names of the other 2?

The puppy, like all puppies, is so cute. It is being watched rather quizzically :huh:

The Basset Hound is Barney, the black lab mix is Benson.
They have been with us a while and made the journey across the pond a few years back.

Nutek Mar 16th 2018 4:06 pm

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Originally Posted by Phyzz (Post 12464136)
The Basset Hound is Barney, the black lab mix is Benson.
They have been with us a while and made the journey across the pond a few years back.

Barney is a great name for a Basset. :D

Boiler Mar 19th 2018 3:10 am

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/iJ...E=w559-h989-no

Mine

Maste Mar 28th 2018 11:37 am

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So my smart cookie can now do her training and commands without verbal cues. She's learnt the hand signals I give her and what they mean, hence she technically knows her own sign language! She can now do sit, paw, high 5, lie down, jump, spin, speak, quiet (to stop her speaking), come and crawl with no verbal cues.

Boiler Mar 28th 2018 1:58 pm

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Mine can roll over to have his belly rubbed.

Maste Mar 28th 2018 2:53 pm

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Originally Posted by Boiler (Post 12471783)
Mine can roll over to have his belly rubbed.

:rofl: I've tried teaching mine roll, but she just goes on her back and paws at our hands to play, so I gave up :lol:

Nutek Mar 28th 2018 3:29 pm

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https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...2_145944-M.jpg

Lion in Winter Mar 28th 2018 4:28 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12471858)


She's eating a Space Hopper?

BenK91 Mar 28th 2018 4:44 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12471858)

She’s beautiful!

Some more Ralph for anyone interested:

http://i66.tinypic.com/2m5gdbt.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/5kjzgx.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/23safdc.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/ogggfp.jpg

Lion in Winter Mar 28th 2018 5:11 pm

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12471917)


Very sweet, but - you have a white carpet :blink: and a dog :blink::blink::blink:

BenK91 Mar 28th 2018 5:21 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12471940)
Very sweet, but - you have a white carpet :blink: and a dog :blink::blink::blink:

Yeah tell me about it...

Unfortunately I can't do much about it until we purchase a home later this year but he doesn't shed too much and he's a bit of a diva so he doesn't like getting dirty or going out in the snow or rain so we're mostly fine.

I've probably stained the carpet more than he has! :lol:

Nutek Mar 28th 2018 5:22 pm

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12471958)
Yeah tell me about it...

Unfortunately I can't do much about it until we purchase a home later this year but he doesn't shed too much and he's a bit of a diva so he doesn't like getting dirty or going out in the snow or rain so we're mostly fine.

I've probably stained the carpet more than he has! :lol:

Ralph is awesome. :)

Emily probably thinks he's a hottie.

Lion in Winter Mar 28th 2018 5:26 pm

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12471958)

I've probably stained the carpet more than he has! :lol:


Do I want to know how?

No, I do not.

BenK91 Mar 28th 2018 5:40 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12471962)
Do I want to know how?

No, I do not.

Mostly me being unable to eat burritos without making a mess or spilling cups of tea!

Lion in Winter Mar 28th 2018 5:41 pm

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12471981)
Mostly me being unable to eat burritos without making a mess or spilling cups of tea!

There is a rule - anthing with tomato in it will spill if it gets anywhere near anything white.

BenK91 Mar 28th 2018 5:42 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12471959)
Ralph is awesome. :)

Emily probably thinks he's a hottie.

She’s beautiful! We’ve been wanting an English bully for a while but we don’t really have the space or money spare right now! I’m always keeping an eye on the shelters around here’s but they never seem to come up for adoption.

Maste Mar 29th 2018 4:32 am

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12471988)
...

Ralph looks a cool, little suave dude!

My girlfriend and I have decided in the next couple of years we want to get Dani a brother. A brother who is similar in personality and temperament so she won't ever be bored or truly alone when we pop out etc. We know she'd love to have a brother as she loves to play, is very affectionate and cuddly and is a huge goofball around other dogs!

We want an English setter, so I took a lot at what we could potentially adopt. These two guys caught my eye, they're beautiful and seem huge goofball dogs and I wish we were ready to get a brother for dani now :(

Available-Dog-Summit
Available-Dog-Marcos

They look exactly like Dani, but with the addition of a 3rd colour and being fluffier! :nod: Got my heart set on a setter now :cool:


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