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Everything posted by Kirislin

  1. Naughty piggies!

    That’s a clever system.
  2. Naughty piggies!

    Where do they go when they get too big?
  3. All Things Whippet!

    Just bumping the whippet thread up. When I came to DOL I had 5 whippets. Penny, Kibah, Feather, Tag and Puck. All have passed away ow except for Puck. He will be 16 next month. He’s very wobbly and frail now but still loves life. Here he is with Secret. Come on Whippeteers, surely there’s some others left. Please post your photos.
  4. Is it any wonder.......

    It is unfashionable to buy from a breeder! People are made to feel guilty if they don’t rescue a dog they know nothing about that was quite likely bred by a puppy farmer. if someone gets a dog from a pound or shelter the first thing they tell you about it when you meet them is “he’s a rescue!” As if that defines the dog and you have to be told of their good deed. For the rest of the dogs life, even if it gets to 20, it will always be first and foremost “A RESCUE”. And those of us who have a love for a particular breed are the selfish bad guys.
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  6. Widget: From Big Belly To Babies!

    Happy Birthday to my darling Neko! She’s 7 today. Her brother Milton too. And remembering Arkey who should be with us but sadly is no more. This is the last photo I took of him. Here at home we will celebrate with a roast which has become a tradition now in which the dogs get the choice bits and I have the left overs.
  7. Coeurdelmer Whippets

    Hello, nice to see another whippeteer here. Unfortunately we can’t see your photo.b
  8. Vizsla breeders?

    A friend is looking for a Vizsla puppy after her beloved boy passed away suddenly. I just thought I’d have a squizz on DOL breeder, puppy and adult dogs pages for her and was surprised to find there are none at all, not even a listing for the breed. Are they that rare? I’ve seen the actual dogs around occasionally. Does anyone know of any reputable Vizsla breeders in Victoria?
  9. What to do? Changes at vet hospital

    It’s a pity you can’t get to speak privately to those vets you knew and trusted and find out what’s going on or if there’s any way you can get your dogs treated by them. how sad that the company doesn’t seem to be living up to it’s name. It’s certainly not best for vets that’s for sure.
  10. Vizsla breeders?

    Doh! Thanks!
  11. Widget: From Big Belly To Babies!

    He only had one functional lung, and yet he still ran like the wind. We never saw a sign that he was short of breath.
  12. Widget: From Big Belly To Babies!

    The horrible images that just floored us. We couldn’t comprehend what we were seeing. That’s his intestines shoved up into his chest cavity. Completely rendering his left lung unable to function. We don’t even know how long it had been like this, but the suspicion is quite a while. Until Wednesday evening the only hint there was a problem was his habit of not eating sometimes. He’d been examined many times for it and the vets didn’t know what was wrong. He was on homeopathic meds to help treat it. Now suddenly seeing this everything started to make sense as to why he sometimes wouldn’t eat.
  13. Widget: From Big Belly To Babies!

    Some tragic news which I hesitated to put here but then I thought this has become a chronicle of the lives of the Widget family, so it belongs here. Arkey, Roskyle Electrified Kisses had to be euthanised yesterday. It was a complete shock. He’s not even 7 years old. Marcus asked me to go with him to the vets as he was worried about Arkey who suddenly started crying in pain on Wednesday evening and it continued intermittently over night. Turns out he had a diaphragmatic hernia and his intestines were pushed right up into his chest. He only had one lung to breathe from, the other was completely collapsed. We have no idea how long it had been like this but he’d had digestive issues for much of his life. We suspect he’s had it for a while but it worsened over the last day or so. he was such a beautiful vibrant dog. I can’t believe he’s gone. He is buried on my property in a high point of the paddock. Rest In Peace perfect Arkey. We will all miss you. here he is at a recent fun day, doing what he loved most of all.
  14. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    Are you saying you wonder if your smoking has affected the health of your current dog? I don’t understand how if you’ve never smoked around it.
  15. Widget: From Big Belly To Babies!

    Yes they melt my heart.
  16. Italian Greyhounds

    She was 4 in January! How time flies.
  17. Italian Greyhounds

    Neko’s daughter Secret.
  18. Widget: From Big Belly To Babies!

    Widget’s grand daughter Secret again. She’s very photogenic.
  19. My puppy has parvo

    Hoping little Belle has recovered and is now a happy puppy loving life with you.

    I’ve never had pet insurance. I’ve had a few big expenses over the years but I am certain I’m still better off with out it. I wish I could do the same with my house and contents insurance. With all the money I’ve paid them I’m sure if something happened now, if I’d banked that money instead of giving it to insurance companies I’d have enough to cover a rebuild.
  21. What is the youngest you have seen a male mate

    I’ve heard of a 4 month old male tying with a mature bitch but it didn’t result in puppies. Phew! Not sure if it’s because he wasn’t fertile or because it was just too early in her season.
  22. Literal frozen puppy, 18000 yrs old

    Unseasonal cold snap? We have them now so I’m sure they occurred back then too. I was snowed in for 3 days in the High Country at the height of summer. It happens.
  23. Aliya Taylor shows off Bahir, an Azawakh

    There’s a few in Australia. Some compete in lure coursing as well as in the show ring.