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  1. Google leather half martingale. I found some on Ebay with this search.
  2. I'm hoping to attend this one but as usual, won't know for sure until closer to the day.
  3. I had a cat called Milkcat (she was white). I have a dog called Champa which was named after a friend's mother. I used to have a budgie called Egg because she was white and had no wing or tail feathers!
  4. We have a problem barker behind our house. It is outside 99% of the time and it barks, howls and whines all day every day. I won't report it, but I know others have. Nothing has changed in the several years we've been here though! It is very annoying! We had a problem barker next door in our old house too. That one would bark madly at all hours of the day and night, and it would do it just outside our window. We spoke to the neighbours about it nicely several times, I even offered to walk it for them ("Oh no, he doesn't know how to walk on a lead"). After my daughter was born and I was incredibly sleep-deprived, I resorted to going outside and hosing it every time it barked. I would be in tears some days from the non-stop barking.
  5. How long do the dogs need to be minded for? I know someone who might be able to take one or two but it would only be short-term.
  6. I know in cats there are genetically several ways for a cat to be born white. In some white cats, the white masks another colour, so genetically the cat could be black, red, whatever. Some of these cats are deaf, some aren't. Blue-eyed white cats are often deaf, and odd-eyed white cats are often deaf on the blue side. However, the gene which causes Foreign Whites (white Siamese) to be born white, does not cause deafness. These cats are pure white with blue eyes. There is also apparently a dominant white gene which is very rare. I have had a few white foster cats including a white hearing mum who had four white kittens (three deaf, one hearing). It's all very interesting and I'm guessing that there are multiple white genes in dogs too. A friend of a friend is a BYB of white Boxers and to date, none of their pups have been deaf.
  7. Maisie, Champa and Stevie are all water babies. If there's water, they're in it! Pia doesn't mind going for a dip if the conditions are right. :) And Toby prefers MUD!!
  8. What kind of dog is he? Uveitis in dogs is often idiopathic (no real known cause) and once treatment is completed, hopefully that will be it. :) http://www.animaleyecare.com.au/aec/uveitis.html
  9. I'd suggest a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Gorgeous happy little dogs, not overly demanding but very bright. :)
  10. Pers, she is always very cautious and tentative at first which is why I am only letting her meet dogs that I know are friendly! I don't want her to have any bad experiences! Once she has met the dog and feels comfortable, she usually offers up play. :) And once they are playing, she is like a normal dog. :)
  11. Wanted to share some pics of my blind foster pup Stevie playing with my friend's Aunty's dog Boris. Boris was also a rescue and had a rough start. These two hit it off immediately and had a great time tearing around the waiting room at work. :) Stevie has been very nervous of meeting strange dogs recently, so I was thrilled with this encounter. :)
  12. It shouldn't be more expensive to vet all entrants. The vets donate their time to do it. All cats are vetted at cat shows prior to entry, and the vets even get to pick their favourite cat in the whole show for an award. :) My cat got Vet's Fancy twice. :D
  13. Sorry but that is really poor form. How on earth does it cost $330 to neuter a male pup??? Cost price would be barely anything - a bit of suture and 20 mins of the vet's time. $350 for 3 vaccs??? Vaccinations cost $15 each to buy (even in small numbers), chips are about $30... This vet is just trying to make money. ETA - They can charge clients what they want for these things, however this is supposed to be a rescue operation. You don't make money off rescues, especially at the expense of a foster carer!!
  14. Where can you buy $5 chips? We buy them (with reg included) at cost for about $25.
  15. I was told pork bones were not suitable for dogs? We recently had 50 pig legs at work and I wanted to save some for the dogs but the butcher said pork bones shatter.
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