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corrie

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  1. I think more to the point is some people’s attitudes that dogs are a disposable, the ones that are treated like garden ornaments and not interacted with, the ones that once their puppy cuteness runs out or the human is on to the next shiny thing just get dumped at the pound. Irresponsible breeding. I call my dog my dog but he is my family and wouldn’t think anything of it if someone wants to use different terminology. Call them what you like just look after them.
  2. To answer the original question….$4000 is a fair price give or take a few thousand.
  3. I am so sorry for your loss Katdogs. It is heart breaking enough losing a very loved dog no matter what age but especially difficult that Jodie was also your connection to your life with your husband and canine family members. Sending you much love and gentle healing thoughts.
  4. And in that case as long as you keep the blankets out of reach He is beautiful
  5. We can be limited as humans in the way we relate so I dont think it is unnatural for us to look at it from a human point of view and draw the comparison. Especially due to the deep connection we can have with our dogs. They are just the best
  6. https://action.choice.com.au/page/88671/petition/1?campaign=saferpetfood
  7. You have been through so much trauma Rascal. I don’t think anyone would ever feel anything but empathy for the bravery you have shown with everything you have been through and not understand under these circumstances you would need to protect yourself for the sake of yourself and your family.
  8. I feel similar to this. I respect that some situations are different though. But because it is something I hold in myself as a non negotiable in my life it honestly is a situation where my brain won’t let me ‘walk a mile’. It is not a personal attack on anyone as it is devastating losing a much loved family member and I would always empathize with that loss. It is just the way I feel about it.
  9. Did the dog wash have fake turf in the pen. The one time my dogs have had raw paw pads was from fake turf.
  10. That was exactly what I was going to recommend (specifically the roo and pumpkin). Having great success with this with a dog with IBD.
  11. A large sheet of ply or lattice painted the same color as the fence. Having it from the ground to the height and shape you need it and tethered to the fences with clamps, zipties or similar. Bricks, potplans or a sleeper along the bottom to give it more stability and keep it right against the fence.
  12. Wow Kayla. Annie is amazing! Your update really put a smile on my dial. Here’s to her continuing to get ‘stuck’ under that cabinet and having lots more love and fun with her humans and canine brothers.
  13. One of the issues here is that potential adopters don’t know where else to go. I am not on Facebook and would love to see a linked list of rescue organizations website pages that don’t use Pet Rescue.
  14. I ended up getting the rescue pup out of the litter that I didn’t want because he seemed to have the worst temperament of the rest of the litter but he was the one my family wanted based more on his looks. Not a good way to choose a dog. But as as it turned out I am now so glad I got him over the others. Ironically he turned out to have coat issues and probably ended up the least attractive of the litter but I am so glad he was the one we got as he completely has my heart and soul. Sometimes things that seem to not work out exactly how you want them to really do end up for the best. I suspect that if you go for another of the litter then once the pup is in your home and you have bonded you will be glad in the end that it worked out the way it did. I understand the disappointment and the breeder should have handled it better but they probably feel terrible about it too and it may be a lesson learnt for them as far as not allocating puppies to particular homes so early. If you can get over your disappointment and feel you can still have a supportive relationship with the breeder then things can still work out. Sometimes our initial disappointments in life turn out to be the best case scenario.
  15. Annie is gorgeous. I couldn’t help noticing the familiar little bare patch on her front leg. I know what you mean about the other people and dogs you meet there. Sending you, Annie and your pack wishes for many, many more fun and special times together (and an extra special batch of ninja vinblastine).
  16. Hi Kayla, I was wondering how Annie had been going and was happy to read the positive report in the other thread. I hope you are going ok, too. There is no denying that having our best friends go through chemo is stressful for us as our minds are always ticking over but the saving grace is knowing our dogs don’t have that stress. It used to make me smile getting home on chemo day and she would bound out of the car like an idiot. Chemo gets a bad rap but I am so glad we took that route and look back at that time with so much thankfulness in my heart for what it gave us- so very much more than we ever could have hoped for. Best wishes to you and Annie.
  17. This was our experience with chemo (different cancer and protocol though). I completely agree with Kayla1’s suggestion to consider consulting with a vet oncologist. I hope you can get some answers.
  18. I see that you are right, Pandi, but honestly, so what if the OP has accidentally mixed up the gender of the dog a few times. It sounds like they are facing a difficult enough decision without being nit picked on their use of gender pronouns and accused of telling stories. They are only asking for a bit of advice.
  19. This was explained directly in the post below the one that called the dog a he (obvious typo) and is irrelevant to the OP’s very reasonable question. Selkie, you sound very fair, sensible and are looking at this in as much of an objective way as you possibly can given the situation. I would be inclined to give the dog a second chance with the original owner but would still feel annoyed about being mucked around.
  20. Run free Maverick. I am sorry for your loss Serenity. It is so hard to say goodbye.
  21. It is the reality you stated @persephone based on many years of your personal experience and you also stated the positive part, which is a BIG positive, so there is no way you need to apologize. Being that it is a discussion forum of course people will give their opinions based on personal experience. My one personal experience was full on and really difficult at times and although I would choose not to do that ever again I don’t regret for one second that I did do it and wouldn’t change that experience for the world. Anyway OP sorry I didn’t have any answers for your original question but best wishes with your new additions to the family.
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