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  1. Great idea! :) I know a kelpie who if she gets put on a leash to stop her going with her owner around the farm while he drives off yelps like she has been beaten.
  2. Hope everything goes well. Fingers crossed for Zig. Very quiet at our house tonight too. Our Dachie is in hospital with Haemorrhagic Gastro.
  3. Nope but I am getting there. I often tell the dachie I don't love her as much as the others but she doesn't seem to care. It took me a long time to really bond with her and ironically the more I tell her that she isn't my favourite the more I have bonded with her.
  4. Cheap as Chips have good rope leashes - terrible to look at but really comfy on your hands! And I think they cost about $3.
  5. What a great idea. I walk 3 dogs at a time and I love that other people are interested in talking to me about my dogs but they always want to pat the Dachshund who is the one who really just wants to be left alone. Maybe a "No kids" one would be good too. :)
  6. I have had 4 bitches and a cat speyed in the last 10 years. Only one dog needed a collar as she had ripped her bandage off and had started on the stitches as soon as she woke up from surgery. My other 3 were ok, although my BCx did start to lick hers after around a week. Chloe dachie wouldn't even look at her wound and Rubi, our cocker didn't worry hers either. Both of them complained bitterly for around 3 days following their ops though compared to the BCx who basically, once she got over the anesthetic, was no different to normal. Actually keeping her still was an issue. Our cat did pull one of her stitches out at around day 7, which was a bit of an eek but she didn't touch them again. Sounds like you have the ideal situation being home. I always try and pick a day that somebody will be home for at least 4-5 days following one of our pets being desexed.
  7. I think she should rehome them. If she is not a dog person, why does she want dogs, doesn't make any sense.
  8. Well my heart dog was a complete PITA. Hated small children, ate the chooks, growled at the kids. Lost her way too soon just over a year ago and I am still heartbroken. As others have said, life is unpredictable, treasure every second!
  9. Actually a freind of mine was charged by council a couple of years ago when her Golden Retriever a lovely but silly dog with not much training knocked a kid over when off leash where it shouldn't have been......kid bumped his head on the bitumen from the fall and grazed his forehead, my friend was devistated given her dog is a friendly and gentle dog, but boisterous and she learned quickly what can happen with lack of off lash control where especially kids are involved. Wow, what a terribly hard way to learn a lesson. Recently I was walking with one of my teenage children and usually I walk all three of my dogs but I gave him the cocker to walk. He was just in front of me and they were passing a lady and her husband looking in a shop window who didn't realise he was behind them and as he went past them our cocker jumped up on the back of the lady's legs. The lady got such a fright she nearly fell over. Luckily she was very understanding but if she wasn't or had actually fallen it might have been a different story. I do tend to avoid problem dogs but really shouldn't have to and we have so many people in our town who either let dogs into front yards with either no gate or unsuitable dog fencing there is no way I can walk without passing some of these dogs. Crossing the street sure, but many of them just run across the street!
  10. I don't really understand this logic. A freebie mutt will cost just as much to treat as a dog worth mega money if its poisoned or hit by a car or gets a paralysis tick or some other disaster. And I don't think most normal people's desire to do anything they can to get treatment for their pet correlates with how much it is worth.
  11. I don't see many different breeds in our town either. I doubt we even have that many different breeds in our town let alone seeing that many in a couple of hours! I think I am a bit of a novelty walking my dachshund, cocker spaniel and border collie/kelpie mix! I certainly get lots of comments. :)
  12. Seems odd you weren't given any instructions by the vet clinic. They should really be giving out an info sheet. Would give them a call.
  13. As if that would ever happen! *cough* Love it!
  14. Jeepers if our dachie went into rescue I hate to think about the impression she might give. She carries on everytime she sees another dog even though she has never had a negative experience, she thinks the vacuum cleaner is evil (regardless that she has never been beaten with it)and when we are out walking if the texture of the path changes she freaks out and tries to avoid or jump over it (ie council have inserted some decking over a tree root for a couple of metres and she also hates metal covers). Our other dachie had a real issue with small children - anything smaller than our youngest child was a cause for great suspicion and she never had any reason for this but if she had ever been adopted it would have been very easy to presume that she had had a bad experience with children. I can understand speculating but I am also convinced in a lot of cases that speculation is anywhere near close to the mark. It is human nature to want to understand and I agree that it feeds our need to give a 'better' life to a dog than the people in its past did and the satisfaction that comes with that.
  15. I walk past one our local pubs quite often and walking three at a time I often get comments from people standing out the front having a smoke, generally I am listening to a book, so I don't really hear but smile and nod. Tonight from a lady was "oh you walking the dogs". Errr, *smiles nicely and nodding away*, thinking WTF do you think I am doing, mowing the lawn?! I also like it when people say hi, and often stop for a chat. But occassionally I am slightly perplexed.
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