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Jerseygirl Mar 12th 2020 12:31 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12819363)
:)

Conquered the Giant Jurassic Piggy and the blue Brontosaurus (no fancy new names here thankyou so much), but suddenly a new dinosaur enters the park....

rrrRRRGGGG!...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...7c957b9610.jpg

he looks quite a character Mr N.

Nutek Mar 12th 2020 12:37 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12819396)
he looks quite a character Mr N.

He is a nice little guy. But I think they all are if you treat them as you should. :)

Animals are so cool. Especially little ones.

Jerseygirl Mar 12th 2020 12:43 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12819400)
He is a nice little guy. But I think they all are if you treat them as you should. :)

Animals are so cool. Especially little ones.


Yes they are...very cool.

Right now I have a Black and Tan Cavalier and a black Pomeranian curled up asleep on my knee. The Cav belongs to my daughter but she spends the day with us. They are great company for each other.

Lion in Winter Mar 12th 2020 12:49 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12819400)
He is a nice little guy. But I think they all are if you treat them as you should. :)
.

This. Being nice to animals isn't exactly rocket surgery, or even brain science, yet so many people fail.

macliam Mar 12th 2020 1:12 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12819408)
This. Being nice to animals isn't exactly rocket surgery, or even brain science, yet so many people fail.

Worse, some people take active pleasure in causing distress and many, many others just pass by.

In Portugal a well known bullfighter is in the news after 18 emaciated greyhounds were found on his property. He said "I have made my statement and I am home in peace and with a clear conscience, I did not kill anyone, I did not steal from anyone, I did not treat my dogs badly, some were thin but I did not treat them badly". This is because starving a dog is not seen as "cruelty". However, just a couple of years ago this would not even have been a "case", because animals were no different to furniture under the law. Even now, deputies cannot agree that new anti-cruelty laws should extend to all animals, not just "pets".

It's hard to equate friendly people with disdain for animal welfare, but it happens every day - our local canil is inundated with dogs found wandering, abandoned - we send dozens to Germany and Sweden every year and re-home some in Portugal, mostly mongrels but some pure-bloods too - but people would still rather buy a pedigree "cão da raça", then let it wander, unneutered, and abandon the offspring. It makes you weep. Luckily, my girls never saw the inside of the canil for real, just as visitors with us. Currently there are two dogs left for "boarding" by their owners....... and not visited in over 3 months.

Sorry to hijack this thread, but where there's light there's shadow. Things are changing, but very slowly.

Jerseygirl Mar 13th 2020 5:53 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
My little Pom and daughter’s Cavalier sharing a bed this morning.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...dd6e690b2.jpeg

macliam Mar 13th 2020 6:21 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12820114)
My little Pom and daughter’s Cavalier sharing a bed this morning.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...dd6e690b2.jpeg

Not sure what's going on there...... Cavalier looks a bit embarassed and the Pom is saying "Yeah, what?"

Jerseygirl Mar 13th 2020 6:22 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12820136)
Not sure what's going on there...... Cavalier looks a bit embarassed and the Pom is saying "Yeah, what?"

:lol:

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 12:50 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Yesterday daughter’s 8 yr old Cavalier was taken to the emergency animal hospital...she was in heart failure. She has spent the night there on meds and oxygen. She is now off oxygen, and has been on 2 short walks. The cardiologist will call later today with an update. Hoping she can come home today.

here is Charlotte...
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...65fe3b69f.jpeg

macliam Mar 17th 2020 12:56 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Own up.... what did the Pom do? :sneaky:

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 1:01 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12822227)
Own up.... what did the Pom do? :sneaky:

haha. They are the best of friends. The night before Ellie must have known Char was ill, she cuddled up next to her and slept with her head on Char’s back. :wub:

macliam Mar 17th 2020 1:17 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822231)
haha. They are the best of friends. The night before Ellie must have known Char was ill, she cuddled up next to her and slept with her head on Char’s back. :wub:

Dogs have that sense.... but sometimes it's not that.
Lucy always sleeps using Honey as a pillow.... and Honey, like some canine Marvin the Android, just looks at you as if to say "I know, but what can you do?"
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0e5f1f9e97.png

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 1:22 pm

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Looking through old pics here are some of our daughter and Doby. From the day we brought her home from hospital as a baby, Doby wouldn’t leave her side. When she was asleep in her cot, Doby lay outside the bedroom door. Doby always had a doleful look on her face when she was with her.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...b0f0390bf.jpeg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...8d4a00d0c.jpeg

Nutek Mar 17th 2020 2:36 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12820114)
My little Pom and daughter’s Cavalier sharing a bed this morning.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...dd6e690b2.jpeg

Definitely should have booked a double. ;)

Nutek Mar 17th 2020 2:38 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822221)
Yesterday daughter’s 8 yr old Cavalier was taken to the emergency animal hospital...she was in heart failure. She has spent the night there on meds and oxygen. She is now off oxygen, and has been on 2 short walks. The cardiologist will call later today with an update. Hoping she can come home today.

here is Charlotte...
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...65fe3b69f.jpeg

Just spotted this! Hope everything is ok.

macliam Mar 17th 2020 2:40 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12822276)
Just spotted this! Hope everything is ok.

Pink or not, that bandage would last under a minute with my two!

Nutek Mar 17th 2020 2:49 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12822278)
Pink or not, that bandage would last under a minute with my two!

:lol:
That's true enough.

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 2:49 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12822278)
Pink or not, that bandage would last under a minute with my two!

my little 5 pound Pom aka Mighty Jaws...shreds all dog toys in minutes. The only thing she doesn’t destroy is
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...77c47e430.jpeg
the strong black Kongs. Even then she chews the top off in minutes. Odd because she has never destroyed or chewed anything around the house.


dont know how I managed to insert the pic in the middle of the text...it wasn’t intentional. :lol;

Nutek Mar 17th 2020 2:50 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Harness day!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...fd5659e468.jpg

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 2:52 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12822291)

stanley is not impressed :wub:

‘if you want to go walkies dad...you’re in your own.’

Nutek Mar 17th 2020 2:55 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822294)
stanley is not impressed :wub:

‘if you want to go walkies dad...you’re in your own.’

Stanley has opinions on a lot of things. :lol:

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 2:57 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12822296)
Stanley has opinions on a lot of things. :lol:

:lol:

Charlotte doesn’t. I think you can tell by her pic, her head is full of rainbows and unicorns. :lol:

macliam Mar 17th 2020 3:02 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822289)
my little 5 pound Pom aka Mighty Jaws...shreds all dog toys in minutes. The only thing she doesn’t destroy is
the strong black Kongs. Even then she chews the top of in minutes, Odd because she has never destroyed or chewed anything around the house.

Obviously she regards anything given to her as a challenge!
Lucy would either chew for 1 minute and give up, or be frightened if it squeaks - I've given up trying with her. She'll happily chase thrown rocks, but ignores thrown balls.:confused:
Honey ignores ALL toys, when did you see Marvin the Android play with a toy? :unsure:
The problem with rescued dogs is that you never really know their background - Honey, for sure, was never socialised with other dogs and learned to fear humans (especially women), she is, however, fiercely loyal and brave.... but far from stupid, if she can't win, she doesn't try.
Lucy is a happy little soul and loves cuddles, but with almost anyone, which isn't ideal. She's also a "hunter" and far too curious - Honey often body-checks her if she runs towards something...
Each is dedicated to the other - except where food is concerned. Their behaviour fascinates me.
God, I've not seen them for almost two months and I don't know when I'll get back now....... bloody virus!!

macliam Mar 17th 2020 3:06 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822294)
stanley is not impressed :wub:

‘if you want to go walkies dad...you’re in your own.’


Nutmegger Mar 17th 2020 4:17 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822221)
Yesterday daughter’s 8 yr old Cavalier was taken to the emergency animal hospital...she was in heart failure. She has spent the night there on meds and oxygen. She is now off oxygen, and has been on 2 short walks. The cardiologist will call later today with an update. Hoping she can come home today.

here is Charlotte...
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...65fe3b69f.jpeg

She is so adorable! I do hope she is doing better. Any update?

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 4:24 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutmegger (Post 12822365)
She is so adorable! I do hope she is doing better. Any update?

she is off oxygen now and has responded well to treatment. She has been on a couple of short walks this morning and has had brekkie, according to the hospital. The cardiologist will call this afternoon with more info and hopefully she can come home. Daughter is in a bit of a state as Char is her first dog, as opposed to our family dog.

Leslie Mar 17th 2020 6:04 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12822309)

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

macliam Mar 17th 2020 6:10 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Leslie (Post 12822431)
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Chris Cohen is a genius, check out the Penguin vs Diving Board, the Goats On Wobbly Metal or others....

Enjoy! :lol:

Jerseygirl Mar 17th 2020 9:24 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Charlotte is on her way home with 3 lots of meds which she will always have to take every 12 hrs. Back to see the cardiologist in 1 week. Thank you for all your good thoughts and messages.

this is where she has spent the last 24 hrs...pretty impressive place.

https://animalhealthpartners.com/?gc...SAAEgI63vD_BwE


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...297e7c359.jpeg

Leslie Mar 18th 2020 12:03 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12822437)
Chris Cohen is a genius, check out the Penguin vs Diving Board, the Goats On Wobbly Metal or others....

Enjoy! :lol:

OMG how could I not know about this??? I almost went down the rabbit hole but I have to save some for when I get really bored at work. The tater tot dog? I love it so much. :wub:

macliam Mar 18th 2020 12:53 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Leslie (Post 12822599)
OMG how could I not know about this??? I almost went down the rabbit hole but I have to save some for when I get really bored at work. The tater tot dog? I love it so much. :wub:

Cat with printer.... Chris Cohen version :rofl:

Lion in Winter Mar 18th 2020 2:29 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12822291)


"Are you serious???"

Nutmegger Mar 18th 2020 3:30 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12822530)
Charlotte is on her way home with 3 lots of meds which she will always have to take every 12 hrs. Back to see the cardiologist in 1 week. Thank you for all your good thoughts and messages.

So happy to hear she's home and doing better. We've had a difficult time with Layla (my avatar star!) the last few months. After her annual checkup on January 3 we learned her blood platelet count was 10 when it should be between 200 and 400. She was sent straight to a specialist and spent a week of x-rays, ultrasounds, pathology, etc. etc.-- they would use the smallest possible needles to draw blood, but still it would take a long time to stop the dribble afterwards. The causes suggested were cancer, tick-borne disease, or immune system breakdown. It now appears that it is the latter, and steroids have brought her platelet count to around 220. The steroids are being gradually reduced -- good thing, as she has put on 20 lbs while on them and being prohibited from play in case it triggered any bleeding. She's just five, so it's been pretty scary. Now the possibility is that she won't be able to have any more shots, as they believe they triggered her immune system to attack itself. (Sorry if the picture is immense, I can't seem to find a way to make it less gargantuan!)


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...8b094ebf2f.jpg


Jerseygirl Mar 18th 2020 4:00 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Posting pics seems to be challenging since the last updates.

I am sorry to hear about Layla. She is so young too. I hope things change and she is able to have more shots...or there is an alternative. :fingerscrossed:

macliam Mar 30th 2020 4:54 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Is Stanley self-isolating?

Nutek Mar 30th 2020 11:37 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12829247)
Is Stanley self-isolating?

He's been dealing with odd jobs around the place... Keeping himself occupied.

Leaves..

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...bdfe1a1a39.png

Garden Exercise...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c858d734e5.png

Slayer of Dragons...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...7d560be087.png

Nutmegger Mar 30th 2020 2:01 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Now those pics are just what we need on a drab Monday morning. Thank you, Nutek -- he is utterly adorable.

macliam Mar 30th 2020 2:26 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutmegger (Post 12829437)
Now those pics are just what we need on a drab Monday morning. Thank you, Nutek -- he is utterly adorable.

+1 - I needed a fillip!

Jerseygirl Mar 30th 2020 2:41 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Nice to see someone is taking those pesky dragons seriously or we would be overrun with them.

he is a very cute guy Mr N.

Lion in Winter Mar 30th 2020 8:39 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12829342)
He's been dealing with odd jobs around the place... Keeping himself occupied.

Leaves..

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...bdfe1a1a39.png

Garden Exercise...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c858d734e5.png

Slayer of Dragons...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...7d560be087.png


What a sweet dog.


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