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  1. Dobiemum, is your boy chocolate and tan (or red and tan...not sure of the correct term)? I only saw the one male dobie and thought it couldn't be you because you would have mentioned if he wasn't the standard black and tan. Nice to meet you Tibbie, Periwinkle and Tatertot even though it was only for a short while at the beginning.:) How did you guys go BTW? We had a ball but didn't complete two obstacles. Ella fell off the log twice and the third time it was me so we were out for that one! On the last obstacle, she hopped up quite happily but when I shifted my weight and it moved she jumped
  2. I was on there Tibbie, I left it about a week ago when it went nuts.
  3. My team is my kelpie x Ella, the only bernese mountain dog in the comp, a husky x and a lab. Periwinkle, when she was younger, Ella would have been the hypo one running rings around me, but she finally matured and is almost like a normal dog now that she's 13! When we're not actually on the course, look for Rolfie and you won't be able to miss us! Apparently rain is forecast so looks like it will be the mud rush after all! Anyone know where I can get windscreen wipers for spectacles? At least it's going to be nice and cool, much nicer for the dogs...and us!
  4. Mercedes, is it possible the field spaniel breeder was testing to see how committed you were? Or perhaps they have doubts but all it will take is a little reassurance on your part. A friend of mine wanted a golden retriever pup but her son was a toddler. The breeder said they never allowed a puppy to go to people with children. She persevered and convinced them, and the dog and boy have been best friends for nearly ten years. My friend regularly shares photos with her breeder and the breeder couldn't be more delighted with the situation. Unless they said an out and out "No, we will no
  5. Yeah, who'dathunk that lil' ole Perth would have something that the rest of Australia doesn't!! Good luck DobieMum! Mim, you should come and watch - see what you'll be up for next year! :)
  6. Tibbie Tabbie, I'll keep an eye out for you. I'll be easy to spot - just look for Rolf, he's likely to be the only great dane there. He, my OH and my friend will be spectators while Ella and I make idiots of ourselves! :laugh:
  7. We're doing the recreational, not competition because Ella's nearly 13 and I'm not as fit as I once was! If you're super keen and weren't aware of it, I think there might be a few cancellations so it could be worth contacting them to ask. It's in Donnybrook so quite a nice day trip if you want to check it out before next year. If you're wondering why Ella and not Rolfie, just picture me trying to get a great dane into a wheelbarrow! :rofl: http://dutchfielddog...-survival-2013/ What is a Dog Survival? A Dog Survival is a trial run in which a handler and dog walk or run a set course
  8. Three years today my lovely lad. Gone but never forgotten.
  9. So sorry to hear of your loss Popsicle. Beautiful tribute. Made me teary. Rest easy Indiana Paddledog I haven't dropped into DOL for months so only just saw this . How is Emmy Lou coping now?
  10. Am I the only one who thinks if they had the dog's stomach contents tested, they'd find that the guy had testicular cancer?
  11. Sounds like standard vet practise to me, they're not a charity. If you can't pay for the emergency vet care, it's pretty common to opt to PTS. She was given that option, and as there was clearly no pet insurance, that would ordinarily have been the likely outcome in the circumstances. Wonder what happened to poor Mojo in the end?
  12. Two years! I so remember this lovely old man. It certainly takes a while for the smiles to come instead of the tears. Thank god they do, otherwise it would all be too hard. Ain't that the truth! A new dog in your life does help to not dwell on the loss, although obviously the timing of this varies for everyone. Took me about 14 months, but Rolf kind of fell into our lives, we wouldn't have got another dog for another year or so more except that he was being rehomed at that time and someone suggested we meet him. If I didn't have Ella already I would never have made it more than a few
  13. Two years went by a week ago, can't believe it's been so long already. Miss you sweet face. :heart: Now I can smile for having known and loved you, rather than cry at your loss :)
  14. Given that we are all interpreting your posts the same way, perhaps the issue is in the delivery rather than the interpretation. "did their little fluffball yap and carry on toward the larger dog first or was it as portrayed, a completely unprovoked attack? Unfortunately we're never likely to know!" I've been accused of all sorts of things in this thread. I've been accused of suggesting that a small dog yapping at a larger dog somehow justified the small dog getting ripped to shreds. I look forward to someone showing me where I said that - not some ridiculous extrapolation of what i
  15. Given that we are all interpreting your posts the same way, perhaps the issue is in the delivery rather than the interpretation. "did their little fluffball yap and carry on toward the larger dog first or was it as portrayed, a completely unprovoked attack? Unfortunately we're never likely to know!" Reading comprehension 101 - is the above question inferring that somehow the small dog MAY have been to blame for the attack because it 'yapped and carried on'? Yes, I do believe it is. End lesson. Nic.B, what a terrifying experience for you and Fern, so lucky the two of you didn't receive w
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