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  1. Boundary fence is being removed

    Many thanks to everyone who took the time to reply - it's appreciated. Boronia! you went above and beyond Thank you for all the helpful links, I'm following through. Cannibalgoldfish - I hear you on the determined Shiba My previous basenji girl was a lot like that. I would gladly go speak with the neighbours but they bought and bull-dozed the rear house about a year ago, never lived there, obviously don't live there currently, and are only communicating through their builder, so I don't even know their names let alone faces. I've set up a meeting time with the site manager to explain our concerns. Preliminary emails suggest they want the temporary fencing up for more than 3 months. I really am starting to think 2020 is the most perverse year ever.
  2. Hi all, The neighbours at the rear of my suburban Perth property are renovating and today I received forms (BA20 & BA20A building forms) to sign confirming that I consent to having my rear fence removed while they install a parapet retaining wall & a new colorbond fence. They are offering to install a temporary fence but as yet haven't confirmed what it will be made of, how high it will be, or how sturdy. The issue is that the existing colorbond fence (while dated, dented and leaning) is very successfully containing my two ageing Basenjis in their own yard and removal will expose us to an empty block and then onto a street. Just to be clear: Basenji = no recall/no road-sense and ageing basenji = going deaf and so can't hear approaching vehicles. I'm trying to get in touch with the local council about what I can legitimately expect in terms of a temporary fence and whether I can ask for assurances about the length of time we have to endure a "temporary" fence arrangement, but so far the person I need to speak to has been unavailable. Needless to say, although I have been asked to sign the consent within 2 days, the forms clearly state I have 28 days to respond BUT if I don't agree the builders can approach a Magistrate's court to permit them to do what they want anyway. I thought I would ask the Dogzonline community for any information about your experiences with renovating neighbours, temporary fences and builders. Might be a can of worms? Thanks
  3. Basenji

    Have to agree with Chocolate on this count – my current Basenjis are very social with people visiting (sometimes they snuggle in a bit too close for the comfort of non-doggy people) although both are indifferent to people when we're out walking/in the park because they have so many interesting things to sniff, watch, chase, etc. Rajacadoo has hit the nail on the head regarding basenjis getting excited about some people for no apparent reason. My previous basenjis and the current two have all shown a preference for different friends who visit. Some they turn themselves inside out for (helicopter curly tails) while others they simply greet, sniff, sit next to but that's the extent of it. One friend who knew the previous two and the current two has rated consistently highly with all my basenjis - she must smell just right
  4. Internet Scam For 'dog Lovers'

    From the SMH today - can't believe people think this is a way to purchase a dog! Aussie dog lovers duped by web scammers July 31, 2009 - 9:39AM Animal lovers are being duped by internet scammers who promise to deliver cute puppies to their homes. Prospective puppy owners have paid for the animals via money transfer on the internet, NSW Fair Trading minister Linda Burney says, but the puppies do not exist. "The ads usually offer registered puppies and include health certificates and micro-chipping for a `too-good-to-be-true' price," she said in a statement on Friday. The seller's purported location varies from overseas to an Australian address. Ms Burney said it was impossible to import an animal from overseas into Australia in a few weeks, as quarantine procedures needed to be followed. Her warning follows a Port Macquarie man's ill-fated attempt to buy a bulldog puppy for his children online earlier this month. Evan Ross was about to pay a $150 fee by money transfer when his suspicion was raised by the Cameroon, Africa address of the organisation, Port Macquarie News reported. When Mr Ross attempted to call the company he found it didn't exist. The scammers reportedly told him his dog was waiting at Brisbane Airport, but when he called the airport there was no record of the canine. Ms Burney said any arrangement asking for up-front payment by cash, money order or money transfer should be avoided. "Don't provide bank account details, credit card numbers or other personal details to businesses you do not completely trust," she said. "Always get professional advice when buying pets online so you know exactly what you are buying." If consumers are hit by a scam, they should call Fair Trading on 13 32 20.