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Fern And Willow - New Fosters

#16 User is offline   mita 

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

T, you raise the most beautiful, happy & healthy puppies! :) Someone should be following you & the pups & the resident dogs with a camera for a doco.

The first pic of Fern, just took my breath away. So pretty & so confident & she's only a baby still.
If only all dogs had the 'childhood' you give them.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

Thank you mita... your kind words mean a heck of a lot...

Really, I just feed them and love them and treat them as though they are my own dogs - and my permanent pack take care of all of the rest... lol!

Fern is a totally cheeky little soul - she and Timmy can get up to a bit of mischief together at the rescue property... we've had to steer them away from the dam a few times, and they just look at us as if to say "you is spoiling all our fun" - but I refuse to go wading in the rain swollen dam or creek to fish out inquisitive puppies... *grin*

Willow is a bit more reserved and unsure, and tends to be the first to come to me or lillypilly to check if what she's doing is all OK.

Both of them are expert cuddlers though...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

Fern is being a cheeky bugger and playing zoomies with Pickles right now... all I can hear is the galloping sound of Fern's huge feet and the thump-drag of Pickles' up and down the hallway... crazy dogs!

Occasionally Fern will stop and have a bark and a play bow at Zeddy - who is steadfastly ignoring the puppy antics - to try and make her join in the game... Zeddy just ignores her and so Fern races off to Pickles again...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

View Posttdierikx, on 11 March 2012 - 07:21 PM, said:

Fern is being a cheeky bugger and playing zoomies with Pickles right now... all I can hear is the galloping sound of Fern's huge feet and the thump-drag of Pickles' up and down the hallway... crazy dogs!




Fern could get a job as a Dog Physiotherapist. She's giving Pickles a good work-out. :)

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

Just after meeting my stepgrandkiddy's birthday present today - a tiny little 9 week old Toy Poodle - I had the pleasure of playing with Fern again. She gallumphs crabwise through the house and yard because her legs are longer than she expects! But she is an elegant looking girl and is getting more confident with other dogs and people. She followed my husband around, stole Jodie's ball, killed Stevie's soft toy (which is ok, it was already very dead) and gave me lovely kisses and cuddles. I really really like this girl, she's going to be a beauty! Unfortunately I couldn't find my cat to introduce them - it's probably just the right time for Fern to learn that cats are tough (Rocky was tucked up in a warm space in our bedroom). Hey TD, bring her over again tomorrow night! She and Stevie might do their play-bows at the same time next time!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:32 AM

It's a date Katdogs! Fern definitely thought your hubby was the bee's knees, didn't she? Especially after he gave her a couple of tennis balls to take home...

Fern was such a good girl last night when I popped her in Trouble's crate. Settled down just fine after a couple of little whimpers, and stayed quiet all night. Got up and had her breakfast, then went outside and did potty.

She's giving Pickles a good workout right now mita... you may be right about the puppy physiotherapist thing - Pickles' mobility certainly wouldn't have gotten as good as it is without the help of all the foster pups along the way that she's had to keep up with... *grin*

If I wasn't so allergic to cats, I'd have stopped and picked up a free kitten that I saw a sign for on my way home last night... it would be nice to be able to cat proof my fosters. Could be do-able if it wasn't so hard to buy antihistamine tablets that actually work... my girls wouldn't hurt one, and Pickles knows to be gentle when I say "ickle bickle". I wonder if I could set up a cat enclosure in my granny flat? Hmmm... food for thought...

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:11 AM

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

Naughty puppies kept emptying their water bowl to make more mud today... then had great fun sloshing around and digging in it!

Fern had to have a bath so that she's presentable for her playdate at Katdogs' place this evening. She's currently fat from dinner and having a power nap on the floor behind me.

She's grown heaps too! 2 weeks ago she was 5.2kgs - this morning she was 7.0kgs!! And she's the smaller leaner one of the two!!!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

View Postmita, on 08 March 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

T, you raise the most beautiful, happy & healthy puppies! :) Someone should be following you & the pups & the resident dogs with a camera for a doco.

The first pic of Fern, just took my breath away. So pretty & so confident & she's only a baby still.
If only all dogs had the 'childhood' you give them.


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Is Timmy a ff?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

Nope - Timmy is not a FF... one dog with a disability is enough for me to cope with... *grin*

Mind you... Timmy really isn't disabled... he just can't hear, and thus can ignore you more... grrr! He's very smart too!

Fern and Willow certainly don't care that he can't hear, and neither do my other dogs - play spans all ages and abilities around here... lol!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

"ickle bickle"? I didn't read that command in my training manual!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Sorry T, I thought I'd be home a lot earlier but we had a first aid emergency at work just before I got away. Hopefully another day?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

Awww T, they are adorable.
They remind me a little of Tess (Mums girl who was pts last week :( ). It bought a tear to my eye looking at those pics, esp the side on shot of Fern.

And I agree with Mita, you do an amazing job with your K9 kids. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

Maybe tomorrow evening then Katdogs? Fern will probably have to have another bath before coming over, but she is such a good girl and stands quietly for her bath, it's not an issue... *grin*

PS - "ickle bickle" should be part of every large dog's socialisation routine... works a treat around here if one of the bigger dogs (usually crazy dog Pickles) is getting a bit rough with a puppy.

Pickles has a new "trick" - take toy off puppy and deposit outside - then saunter back in and wait until puppy has another toy, then repeat... grrr! Now they are gallomping up and down the hallway... *sigh*

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

Rach - if your Mum or you or Jack wants a cuddle of Fern, just you holler OK? I would be happy to bring her over for cuddles...

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