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spouse of scouse Apr 6th 2018 11:13 pm

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What lovely puppy dogs you all have, I love them all :heart:

Scouse and I don't feel able to have another best friend since we lost our Murphy. But we've sponsored the training of Joy, a guide dog puppy, and we love getting her updates and photos. She's doing really well with her training and growing like a weed, as these photos show :starsmile:

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Jerseygirl Apr 6th 2018 11:15 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12477089)
What lovely puppy dogs you all have, I love them all :heart:

Scouse and I don't feel able to have another best friend since we lost our Murphy. But we've sponsored the training of Joy, a guide dog puppy, and we love getting her updates and photos. She's doing really well with her training and growing like a weed, as these photos show :starsmile:

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What a lovely thing to do Scouse. :thumbsup:

Maste Apr 9th 2018 11:34 am

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12477089)
What lovely puppy dogs you all have, I love them all :heart:

Scouse and I don't feel able to have another best friend since we lost our Murphy. But we've sponsored the training of Joy, a guide dog puppy, and we love getting her updates and photos. She's doing really well with her training and growing like a weed, as these photos show :starsmile:

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You guy are awesome, and some lucky person somewhere soon is going to appreciate your support and sponsorship that will enable them to live a good life through Joy :) What a wonderful selfless act of kindness! :thumbsup::thumbup:

Ingles Apr 10th 2018 3:12 pm

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I have been following this thread for a while , this arrived the other day from a friend, I filled up in the first 2 min's

The power off a Dog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIXoYHYEnkg#t=38

p.s. I have 3 abandoned dog's & they keep me sort off sane :p

Nutek Apr 22nd 2018 7:14 pm

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https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...2_142601-M.jpg

Lion in Winter Apr 22nd 2018 9:44 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12486967)

Hey Emily Dog.

Nutek Apr 22nd 2018 10:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12487025)
Hey Emily Dog.

Emily Dog is having a nice, sunny day today.

Maste Apr 23rd 2018 12:12 pm

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Saturday we did one of Dani's favourite activities - hiking!

We tried somewhere new, with challenging climbs and descents, which worked out better than I anticipated because 1) lack of people on the hard trail and 2) Dani got tired quick so stayed by me. She spent a bunch of it off leash and she stopped and waited for me catch up before going ahead again when I asked her to, which was ace!

We did 8 miles total, and then relaxed and had a little picnic together on the front grass of the state park. The wife is in San Diego for a conference so we made the most of a non shopping Saturday!

Here is a pic of Dani when we reached the top, she was pleased as punch!

Expatrick Apr 23rd 2018 12:39 pm

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Mater's new Virsli Kutya (the one on the left) - previous had an argument with a car a few weeks ago and lost.

Nutek Apr 23rd 2018 12:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12487333)
Here is a pic of Dani when we reached the top, she was pleased as punch!

That's a big grin! :)


Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12487346)
Mater's new Virsli Kutya (the one on the left) - previous had an argument with a car a few weeks ago and lost.

Those are cute little guys. :) The car thing sounds sad though.

Expatrick Apr 23rd 2018 12:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12487362)
That's a big grin! :)



Those are cute little guys. :) The car thing sounds sad though.

It was very sad, hence the flippant comment (as defence). We worried that the Mater might go into a decline but she has bitten the bullet!

Jerseygirl Apr 23rd 2018 1:00 pm

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Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12487366)
It was very sad, hence the flippant comment (as defence). We worried that the Mater might go into a decline but she has bitten the bullet!

:(

Maste May 3rd 2018 2:53 pm

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After her yearly vaccinations and check up this morning, I honestly believe the shelter got our pups age completely wrong, based on her weight since we had her! This would also go a long way to explain why she displayed puppy behaviour until recently, and is now getting pickier with her food (becoming an adult!).

August 2017 - 39lbs, January 2018 - 49lbs, Today - 58.5lbs!

We have always been able to feel her ribs and she's super active, running with me almost every day, going for walks, and playing in the garden, so it's not a weight issue. Currently her age is down as being just over 1.5 years, but I feel she's probably only 1 year old. This would explain her recent change in behaviour (calmer, less crazy about eating all the time and actually saves food for later).

Would other dog owners agree with this? Thoughts?

Boiler May 3rd 2018 4:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12493786)
After her yearly vaccinations and check up this morning, I honestly believe the shelter got our pups age completely wrong, based on her weight since we had her! This would also go a long way to explain why she displayed puppy behaviour until recently, and is now getting pickier with her food (becoming an adult!).

August 2017 - 39lbs, January 2018 - 49lbs, Today - 58.5lbs!

We have always been able to feel her ribs and she's super active, running with me almost every day, going for walks, and playing in the garden, so it's not a weight issue. Currently her age is down as being just over 1.5 years, but I feel she's probably only 1 year old. This would explain her recent change in behaviour (calmer, less crazy about eating all the time and actually saves food for later).

Would other dog owners agree with this? Thoughts?

I was told mine was a mix 18 months old and I knew he was 8 1/2 st.

I was told later by people i have met who have worked at shelters that is what they always say as far as age is concerned.

I think he was about 18 months but who knows.

He has filled out and is about half as much again now, I thought I would be told he needs to lose some but vet said he was ok.

Washed him yesterday, hour and a half and still not fully dry. From now on it will be a hose job rather than half price Dog wash day at High Paws. I wash him in the summer before I go somewhere and then he can blow dry in the back of the truck.

Nutek May 5th 2018 12:29 am

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https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...4_152135-M.jpg

Phyzz May 8th 2018 7:57 pm

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Change in 2 months. From mid-Feb to mid-April.
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caretaker May 8th 2018 11:02 pm

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Awww.

GeniB Aug 31st 2018 6:47 am

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That 'time' is fast approaching with our Golden. Altho she is three years younger than our previous dog when she died. Senga is a much bigger dog and already has breathing problems That 'time' of course is the horrible moment when we will lose her. She is almost twelve years old
How do people cope with this? I was a total wreck when my first golden 'Ria' died. I had made the decision to put her to sleep, as she was in constant pain with her hips. Altho our vet in the Netherlands was wonderful and did it in the most natural way he could ( over a glass of whiskey ,sitting in front of a roaring fire in his cosy study. Ria on the rug at our feet. A quick injection and she was asleep....see.... Now look, I have tears in my eyes already:( )
I am frankly dreading it. I wouldn't have another dog in my life for the next eight years.It was too painful

How did or do you cope?

Stinkypup Aug 31st 2018 7:10 am

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12556825)
That 'time' is fast approaching with our Golden. Altho she is three years younger than our previous dog when she died. Senga is a much bigger dog and already has breathing problems That 'time' of course is the horrible moment when we will lose her. She is almost twelve years old
How do people cope with this? I was a total wreck when my first golden 'Ria' died. I had made the decision to put her to sleep, as she was in constant pain with her hips. Altho our vet in the Netherlands was wonderful and did it in the most natural way he could ( over a glass of whiskey ,sitting in front of a roaring fire in his cosy study. Ria on the rug at our feet. A quick injection and she was asleep....see.... Now look, I have tears in my eyes already:( )
I am frankly dreading it. I wouldn't have another dog in my life for the next eight years.It was too painful

How did or do you cope?

We went through almost identical issues last year with Stinky. He had hip dysplasia and we decided like you that enough was enough, you did the best and kindest thing for her, and her passing sounded beautifully peaceful though still clearly brings back very sad memories - similar when I see the photos of our old boy that I took on the afternoon when we took him on his last journey, sat in the sun, tears still well up- why wouldn't they?

They are our family members, you love them and they most definitely love you. Tears still flow if I occasionally and masochistically read the lovely comments on here which people made on here when we lost him. I hope Senga has some more time which no doubt that you will cherish, you know when the time is right- still so so difficult. Big hugs xxx SP

GeniB Aug 31st 2018 7:33 am

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Thank you SP So sorry about stinky. I also have a photo of Ria on her last day, curled up asleep in the sunshine under her favourite pine tree in the garden. How I loved that dog. She was a total rascal, unlike our present ,very sedate and serious dog Senga. Ria would be totally obedient inside the house.. but once through that front door she was almost feral. This was in the Netherlands.Caused me endless embarrassment ,and stammered apologies as I hauled her out of the school playground opposite our house. Once out of the headmasters study, where she was eating his sandwiches . Happy memories.

Jerseygirl Aug 31st 2018 11:49 am

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12556825)
That 'time' is fast approaching with our Golden. Altho she is three years younger than our previous dog when she died. Senga is a much bigger dog and already has breathing problems That 'time' of course is the horrible moment when we will lose her. She is almost twelve years old
How do people cope with this? I was a total wreck when my first golden 'Ria' died. I had made the decision to put her to sleep, as she was in constant pain with her hips. Altho our vet in the Netherlands was wonderful and did it in the most natural way he could ( over a glass of whiskey ,sitting in front of a roaring fire in his cosy study. Ria on the rug at our feet. A quick injection and she was asleep....see.... Now look, I have tears in my eyes already:( )
I am frankly dreading it. I wouldn't have another dog in my life for the next eight years.It was too painful

How did or do you cope?


Very sorry to read about Senga. It is always painful when one of our faithful friends reach the end of their lives. If only dogs had a longer life span. :(

GeniB Aug 31st 2018 2:02 pm

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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12556912)
Very sorry to read about Senga. It is always painful when one of our faithful friends reach the end of their lives. If only dogs had a longer life span. :(

Thanks Jersey.Not quite there yet ,but all the signs are there. I am being a terrible coward about it. I agree ,if only they could live as long as we do. The reason I don't believe in( a) god is that blessed Redwood and Oak trees etc can live for over four hundred years. Don't get me started on the thousand year old Olive trees. What are we? chopped liver ? Why give us these loving, adorable creatures ,only to snatch them away. God is pants:(

Jerseygirl Aug 31st 2018 2:43 pm

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12556951)
Thanks Jersey.Not quite there yet ,but all the signs are there. I am being a terrible coward about it. I agree ,if only they could live as long as we do. The reason I don't believe in( a) god is that blessed Redwood and Oak trees etc can live for over four hundred years. Don't get me started on the thousand year old Olive trees. What are we? chopped liver ? Why give us these loving, adorable creatures ,only to snatch them away. God is pants:(

4 years ago we were on our way back from Florida when my daughter called to say she had taken my little Belle to the vets. We arrived back that afternoon and went straight to the vets. She was on an IV...the vet said I should make an appointment to see a specialist. The following day she had a scan which revealed she had stomach cancer. I asked the Vet what he would do if she was his dog...he said she wouldn’t be going home.

I couldn’t bring myself to do it as she seemed pretty normal that day. He said she has about a month...that was the beginning of December. At the end of December she deteriorated quickly and I had to have her put to sleep. We have had 9 dogs over the years and Belle was the third we had put to sleep. It doesn’t get any easier.

Dogs win our hearts but in the end they break our hearts.

dougal03 Aug 31st 2018 3:47 pm

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Hi All, I have been a registered dog breeder since the 1970's, have my own prefix in UK & Spain with the Kennel Clubs. No matter what breed of pal you have or for how long,it is always painful to say"GOODBYE".But at least we can take that decision to end their suffering unlike we humans.That must be a consolation & they are never forgotten.I am aware that often breeders are thought to be insensitive once a dog or cat has gone but some of us kept our old pensioners once they were replaced by younger ,more likely to earn their keep.But some of us couldn't bear to part with our old friends,not very businesslike but,for me,I like to think they earned their place in my heart & it was my duty to see it through to the end.

GeniB Aug 31st 2018 8:41 pm

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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12556966)
4 years ago we were on our way back from Florida when my daughter called to say she had taken my little Belle to the vets. We arrived back that afternoon and went straight to the vets. She was on an IV...the vet said I should make an appointment to see a specialist. The following day she had a scan which revealed she had stomach cancer. I asked the Vet what he would do if she was his dog...he said she wouldn’t be going home.

I couldn’t bring myself to do it as she seemed pretty normal that day. He said she has about a month...that was the beginning of December. At the end of December she deteriorated quickly and I had to have her put to sleep. We have had 9 dogs over the years and Belle was the third we had put to sleep. It doesn’t get any easier.

Dogs win our hearts but in the end they break our hearts.

Ah that is so sad. The worst is making the decision isn't it. You can't quite believe its the end. I cried my heart out over Ria ,felt so guilty about ending her life. What was it the Queen said . 'The price of love is grief '

caretaker Aug 31st 2018 10:12 pm

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It's the last favour you can do for them.

GeniB Sep 1st 2018 7:12 am

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Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12557133)
It's the last favour you can do for them.


I know caretaker ..I know :(

Maste Nov 8th 2018 10:18 am

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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...fa7a9099f0.jpg

My pup after one of our Saturday 10+ mile runs. She doesn't ever feel tired after, and always sits like this watching squirrels at the bottom of our porch on the path, whilst I sit on the step recovering and having a drink. She's now 2 years old (turned two last month), and is still getting mature and better behaved by the day!

Nutek Feb 8th 2019 11:03 am

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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...7467e8e777.jpg

macliam Feb 8th 2019 11:40 am

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What are you looking so smug about?

Nutek Feb 8th 2019 1:14 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12634111)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...6073e25211.jpg
What are you looking so smug about?

Lovely.

macliam Feb 8th 2019 1:24 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12634176)
Lovely.

They are. Honey, the brown one, is a Podengo pequeno and was probanly used for hunting. She was on our land for weeks before she approached me. She was completely unsocialised and traumatised, didn't know how to play or how to interract with other dogs. Then, 2 years later, we rescued Lucy from the track that runs past us. She had obviously been a pet - and a Christmas puppy - abandoned the following December (Which is why she's called Lucy, not Lucky...)

I worried that Honey would react badly to sharing her "new" home with another, but in fact it has been the making of her. The two are now inseparable and one of my joys is to see them "play fight".... always instigated by Lucy...... she runs at Honey, growling, and then they set off at top speed, racing and bumping each other along the track for a hundred metres or so, then turning and doing the same thing on the way back! They do everything together and give back far more than they receive......

Nutek Feb 8th 2019 4:47 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12634180)
They are. Honey, the brown one, is a Podengo pequeno and was probanly used for hunting. She was on our land for weeks before she approached me. She was completely unsocialised and traumatised, didn't know how to play or how to interract with other dogs. Then, 2 years later, we rescued Lucy from the track that runs past us. She had obviously been a pet - and a Christmas puppy - abandoned the following December (Which is why she's called Lucy, not Lucky...)

I worried that Honey would react badly to sharing her "new" home with another, but in fact it has been the making of her. The two are now inseparable and one of my joys is to see them "play fight".... always instigated by Lucy...... she runs at Honey, growling, and then they set off at top speed, racing and bumping each other along the track for a hundred metres or so, then turning and doing the same thing on the way back! They do everything together and give back far more than they receive......

Lucy looks VERY smug about something.

macliam Feb 8th 2019 5:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12634304)
Lucy looks VERY smug about something.

At a guess, she knows where the bones are hidden........ both hers and Honey's.

Nutek Feb 8th 2019 5:57 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12634319)
At a guess, she knows where the bones are hidden........ both hers and Honey's.

:lol:

Lion in Winter Feb 8th 2019 9:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12634094)


Emily! Long time no see. She seems to have her own ottoman?

Nutek Feb 8th 2019 11:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12634441)
Emily! Long time no see. She seems to have her own ottoman?

she’s a very well to do young lady.

GeniB Mar 7th 2019 3:06 pm

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This made me cry... Sent it to my SIL in the USA He trains dogs during the winter months to supplement his income He has had quite a few officers come to him to train their dogs. He shed a tear when he saw this too. I don't know whether K9 dogs in the USA are given officer status ,but they should be.
What a fabulous dog Finn is

https://www.finnslaw.com/finns-story/

macliam Mar 7th 2019 3:37 pm

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12649592)
This made me cry... Sent it to my SIL in the USA He trains dogs during the winter months to supplement his income He has had quite a few officers come to him to train their dogs. He shed a tear when he saw this too. I don't know whether K9 dogs in the USA are given officer status ,but they should be.
What a fabulous dog Finn is

https://www.finnslaw.com/finns-story/

I agree that there should be a much higher penalty for causing deliberate harm to a sentient being (although I'm sure that would be restricted). The current penalties for cruelty are ridiculously low - and some places (e.g. Portugal) are only just coming to terms with the fact that there is a difference between and animal and a table - prove cruelty to a table.... A crime of causing deliberate injury would help to protect all animals against injury or mistreatment.

But I don't agree that police dogs or security dogs should be provided with a higher level of protection - because, unlike their human counterparts, they do not make a conscious decision to put themselves in danger in defence of a legal code. Equally, I fear that such an action could see an increased use of dogs in policing..... since any attempt to evade them would risk a further charge for the alleged criminal. Simple changes can have complex results.......

Jerseygirl Jul 14th 2019 1:30 pm

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Ellie with her summer hair do...


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