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  1. Spitz Breeds

    My old man took his las trip to the vet this week :(. We knew it was coming but it turned out it was his little heart that gave out first... RIP Loki. It's was a good 15 years with you old man. Wylie will be looking for you on the other side
  2. My little old man is gone :(

    Last Tuesday morning my old man made his last trip to the vet... We knew it was coming, Loki was 15 and almost totally blind, incontinent and arthritic and had the occasional fit. ( Possibly going deaf but I couldn't tell because, Shiba). Yet it was his little heart that failed. My little old man. He was a strange weird critter but I loved him. He promised me he would make it through another Winter but he missed it by 3 days...
  3. Dogs with storm phobias

    Loki became storm and firework phobic around 7 years old which was around the time he started going blind. I have recently noticed that now at 15 years old he has stopped being scared. Apparently he is now so senile he has forgotten he used to have these phobias... I can never tell if he is deaf of just ignoring me, because, Shiba.
  4. Kodi: why is this forum quiet about it?

    I'm sorry if I offended you PossumCorner I did debate with myself about how offensive it would be if I posted that's what I called it. ( it was over a decade ago.) I really ummed and arhhed.. I don't think or refer to Loki's then stressed mental state as that any more for that reason. I only wrote it as that to try to describe how certain trauma and injury can possibly effect a dogs mental state. If you prefer I'm happy to delete my posts.
  5. Kodi: why is this forum quiet about it?

    I don't know if you would call it PTS but when Loki was 2 he escaped the yard and was hit by a car and fractured his hip in two places. After he healed it took months to get over his fear if he heard or saw a car driving past. He was never scared of cars before this, by the way. But for the next 2 or 3 years after that he would have random "moments" every now and then. He would be walking along fine and then just stop. He would refuse to move and stand there shaking. If there was a seat near by I would sit down and he would climb up onto my lap (he has never been a lap dog!) and lean into me, shove his face under my arm and start crying/whimpering. I'd sit there and cuddle him and then he would pull himself together and we would go on with our walk. If I couldn't sit down with him I'd just have to wait while he stood there and shook. (It wasn't a fit) He only did this if we were walking near a busy road and not every walk. I used to call it "His flashbacks to 'Nam" He eventually got over it but even now 13 years later he still shies away and drops his tail if a particularly loud car or truck drives past. I don't know if it was PTSD but the accident definitely messed with his mind long after his bones healed.
  6. I thought one of the critters was a goat? I assumed it was feral. Ah, and a fox, and a cat...
  7. I have been wanting to ask this but I didn't know how to, so please excuse me if I don't make sense. This guy got jail time for setting his hunting dogs on animals, right? How is this any different from people who go out pig hunting with dogs? The dogs chase and hold the pigs.. and by hold I mean grab and latch on. Is this actually illegal? I know of many people in the Top End who go pig hunting this way... I don't agree with animals tearing into other animals for sport/hunting by the way.... But I was just wondering?
  8. Mya is losing so much fur. Normal?

    How is her thyroid?
  9. Buying a puppy - follow on from Pollypops post

    The prices are going up considerably for pure bred dogs as well. When I bought my dog 15 years ago on Limited reg, he was $700. My second was on Mains for $1000. The breed was reasonably uncommon at the time. Now days there are a lot more breeders and the prices have basically doubled.
  10. Desexing at 8 weeks - too young?

    Or the other way around as well. In some breeds I think it's more likely they will actually face unauthorised breeding more than potential health risks from desexing. Let's face it, speying or neutering early (I'm lumping them both under the term desexing for this post) can have health risks. Can, not always. Selling un desexed dogs can lead to dodgy people backyard breeding. Can, there is that word again. I can see both sides of the argument. Desexing early can, or let's say, might cause problems, there is research and evidence that it may do so. But not every dog desexed early has problems, many don't. Not desexing early is best for the dog growth wise, but means the dog can, let's say might be bred from by anyone at any time with no control. Which is worse? To be honest None or both. I'd say both have equal good and bad points. Not every dog sold entire will be bred from secretly on the side and not every dog desexed early will develop health problems. It's up to the individual as a breeder and a buyer as to what they choose. I think both sides of the argument are right in a way.
  11. Police looking for owner: severe Dog attack Brighton beach Melbourne

    A lab/rotti cross wouldn't be that much bigger than his own dog anyway... I wonder if he was mis-quoted?
  12. Do dogs grow out of clumsiness?

    There is variations of personality/skills in animals. I have two cats, both British Shorthairs. Flansy is younger, he is clumsy and hoons about and bangs into things or runs into my leg. There is nothing wrong with him, he is just an idiot young skalliwag. Squishy is older and when she was his age she went through the same zoomie stage but never overshot her dashes or bashed into things/people. When I had my two dogs it was the same. Both boys of the same breed and first cousins in fact. Both would have their crazy moments but Wylie would be the one to run into my leg or go A over T when zooming. Near where I live there was a boardwalk that had a low narrow concrete divider thing about 20cms wide down the middle. Loki loved, (and still does, the prissy lil show pony) jumping up and running along it. Wylie used to try and copy him but was always too clumsy and would fall off. I think some pets are just clumsy :D
  13. When a mixed breed is super cute!!!

    With permission I can post these photos of a friends dog. She is a Husky/Deerhound mix. (According to Pound) She is beautiful! It's funny because it's not so obvious in a photo but you can really pick the Husky in her personality when you meet her. She has a big sickle tail too, which you can't see in the photo.
  14. Spitz Breeds

    Old Man about town Loki is still pottering on. He has finally regrown most of his missing hair from his seasonal allergies and has put on some of the weight he lost over Winter. Looking good for a near 15 year old!
  15. Why did you edit? Had something changed?