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  1. Best vacuum cleaner for pet hair?

    The best one I have found is a Rowenta (cost about $200 4 years ago ) with a triangle shaped head - no power head or wheels for hair to get caught in. It copes well with 30cm long Borzoi hair !!!
  2. This is a very interesting topic. I have a high prey drive large sighthound who is the easiest, softest most loveable dog I have ever had. I got her as a 3year and she is now 5. However I haven't been able to "train" her to do anything like drop, sit etc but she knows and understands all the household routines and rules and picks up on all my little signals such as which shoes I put on indicate what I am going to do. I have never had to tell her "no" because she doesn't do anything she's not meant to do. She loves meeting strangers, is fine with strange dogs and her recall is amazing except if she sights a rabbit (and only rabbits) she's gone at full speed !!!! So does this mean she is intelligent, independent, biddable ?????? My boy on the other hand is very easy to train and loves learning new tricks - I am constantly trying to think of new things to teach him. But he is the one who counter surfs, steals the cats food, refuses to get in the car, whines for food, won't go outside when told etc - he is just as loveable and sooky with lower preydrive but more intelligent than my girl ???
  3. Dog Tags - Online

    I order all mine from mysilver wombat - they are great quality and the delivery is fast. I usually order 10 at a time because my hounds have lots and lots of collars http://www.mysilverwombat.net/
  4. Tuesday funny

    This was on our local Facebook page today anyone in mylor missing a sheep and dog there having a great walk together couldnt catch but on Bradbury rd headed into town
  5. Last night I wormed my 3 dogs with Drontal -( I usually use Milbemax) one Borzoi and my Lappie showed no effects but my big male Borzoi - Bosco got very hypo- he paced and sang for hours. At first I thought he was just very hungry so I gave him some bones. I was seriously thinking of taking him to the emergency vet at midnight but he finally calmed down. He was up again at 5.30am and really hungry. After a big breakfast he went back to sleep. I googled and apparently a side effect of Drontal can be hyperactivity ! I only got it because it treats hydatids and they have caught a couple of rabbits recently (something I don't encourage but it happens ) Anyone else had reactions ?
  6. I am interested to know how they are going to implement it. When Mitcham council brought in cat rego I registered ours but never met anyone else that did. I would bring the topic up while walking around the neighbourhood and not one person said they had or would ever register their cats. We also had neighbours with up to 4 unregistered dogs. Our cats had a large run so couldn't roam. I think Mitcham Council would be better spending the money on education re desexing and containment.
  7. Great use of a crate!

    My Bosco a large borzoi would just tip the whole thing over and get into the rubbish - the cat would probably help
  8. Definitely 2 meals a day here - there would be mass mutiny if I tried to change it
  9. Sighthounds

    Congratulations Grizabella - you both look lovely !
  10. Dog boarding or sitter in Adelaide?

    I would recommend Oakwood Kennels in Mylor 83885382 - it is only a small kennel with lots of personalised attention. One of mine is a nervous hound but she is always happy to stay there and my other 2 love it as well.
  11. Cat feeding practices survey

    Facebook cat groups ? I am in the Siamese and Oriental cat chat AUSTRALIA one but I bet there are thousands
  12. Show us ya Puppies!

    Bosco, Nicky and Jaana
  13. Which breed is best?

    What about a Poodle - Toy or Miniature - I have met some great little Poodles - lovely personalities and intelligent little dogs. A couple are owned by older people who go to off lead parks and sit while the Poodle just happily plays nearby.
  14. Purebreds!

    I had a slightly scary incident when I was out with a friend - we had 4 borzois between us and a man walked straight up and said "how much are they worth" - my friend replied that they were all mongrel litter mates so he walked away.
  15. Keeping water bowl spillage to a minimum

    One of my cats is a very messy drinker so I have a bowl sitting in another slightly larger bowl - it catches the spills.
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