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Everything posted by stellnme

  1. Saturday Senior

    My two new senior ladies. Just to keep the page going and because senior dogs give the best cuddles!
  2. Italian Greyhounds

    Thanks @Beltar - they are settling in well and are definitely little cuddlers!
  3. Jasper

    What a dear little dog - so sorry for your daughter and family. Always hard to lose a good dog.
  4. Italian Greyhounds

    Their big brother (not an Italian) is a bit confused having two girls land at his place, but he's a good big brother!
  5. Polly’s passing

    My sympathy to you on the passing of your sweet girl. I guess we all know that empty feeling when they are no longer with us. I hope, in time, your happy memories of Polly will make you remember her with a smile.
  6. Italian Greyhounds

    My two new tiny girls have just passed their trial period with me through Iggy Rescue and have decided they are staying. They are 9 years old and have had a rough life before being taken into care. Their foster carer has done an amazing job with them to get them housetrained, vet worked and healthy and they are cuddly little sweethearts, who are enjoying life's comforts in my home.
  7. pet shops helping rescues

    Microchipping isn't mandatory in the ACT?
  8. Im really afraid to walk my dog

    Post in General Discussion - more people will see it there and offer suggestions.
  9. Best vacuum cleaner for pet hair?

    We have a vacuum repair business and the amount of blockages because the owner didn't empty the bag, replace the filter or sucked up totally inappropriate stuff that should never be sucked up is amazing. A simple clean goes a long way. Husband also sold vacuums for many years and we have been pet owners forever, so the best type of vacuum for deep cleans is one with a powerhead and with a bag - emptied frequently. I also have a stick Dyson which is very handy for quick cleanups but empty that after every use and wash out as needed.
  10. The Evil Beagle

    I remember reading about the Evil Beagle on DOL and having had a Beagle as our first dog, I understood! Beagles are so special and I am so sorry that your special girl has left, Huski. Beautiful memories to treasure always.
  11. Words don't come easy

    I'm so sorry to hear that Jarrah has left. Keep her memories close.
  12. Italian Greyhounds

    Hopefully soon. I adopted mine as an old dog when she needed a new home. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time with her. Just got to get through a few life events first and I will be looking for another girl in the same situation . Once you've had one, you have to have another.
  13. Italian Greyhounds

    Beautiful little darlings. I so miss my Italian Greyhound girl.
  14. Misha and Milo

    So sad to hear. Misha and Milo had long years of care and love with you and your family - what more could our loved pets want? I hope your little foxy x fills the gap left behind a little and brings you joy.
  15. A very cute little boy - I can imagine the wait would be hard, but so worth it!

    A ten year old Chihuahua may very likely have pain issues from patella problems, dental, or any manner of medical events, which could be causing aggression. I helped a little chi from the pound with such severe dental issues that his jaw had broken. No one had noticed. I agree a thorough vet evaluation would be the first thing to do, if not already done. If all checks out okay, you will need to manage your little dog with its own space and being kept away from situations that increase anxiety. Ten year old tiny dogs may very likely not want to interact a lot with visitors, children etc. and that's okay. It may just come down to making sure all the medical needs are covered and management, if you are prepared to do so.
  17. Rescuer found guilty

    If she was a carer, where is the checking and due diligence from the rescue group? Vetting of foster carers should be a no brainer for an ethical rescue group. Sadly ,anyone can set themselves up and call it a rescue group , when it can be anything but good rescue. It seems any donations here weren't being used for the animals' benefit.
  18. Goodbye my gorgeous girl

    Beautiful words for your girl. A mast cell tumour took my girl quickly too. Minty will be in that little corner of your heart where all good dogs live.
  19. Saturday Senior

    Been there and done that @Loving my Oldies - and I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm between oldies at the moment as my little Tuppence passed away on New Years Eve. I only have my 7 year old (positively young!) boy at the moment and even though it is expensive and I'm retired too, there will be a spot for another when they find us. I'm not missing out on those wonderful older dog cuddles !
  20. Saturday Senior

    Always so many oldies in need of a retirement home. I wish more people knew how loving they are.
  21. Why would anyone still use that site? There may be rehomings, but to me,what the groups lose in donations and their profile would not be worth it. The new Rescue Network one looks good, but will only work if enough groups support it.
  22. Saturday Senior

    Thanks @Panto for reviving the thread - it bought me my dear Tuppence for not long enough. I hope it gives a platform for other dogs in need.
  23. DeDe (Parkwell MissDemeanor)

    Another sweet little one to fly with the Angels. They take a piece of our hearts when they go.
  24. Our precious girl, 11 year old Italian Greyhound Tuppence left us yesterday. We adopted her 15 months ago after her elderly parents passed away. She developed a lump under her front leg and became ill on Christmas Eve and an xray and Fine Needle Biopsy revealed an aggressive, inoperable Mast Cell tumour. She came home with pain relief and palliative care but sadly, the tumour quickly took hold and it became too much to bear for her fragile little body. Tuppy, we held you and kissed your little velvet head while you flew to the Angels. We don't regret a minute of the 15 months we had you and we miss you badly today. They say it takes a brave soul to take on the oldies. I don't feel brave - I feel lucky to have had you in our life. Sleep well, little one, we won't forget you.