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Everything posted by stellnme

  1. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 !
  6. Saturday Senior

    Always so many oldies in need of a retirement home. I wish more people knew how loving they are.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. DeDe (Parkwell MissDemeanor)

    Another sweet little one to fly with the Angels. They take a piece of our hearts when they go.
  10. 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.
  11. A new girl at Myrtle Street - Sooty

    Must have missed this while on holidays. What a sweet little one! She has certainly landed in the right place to rehabilitate and grow stronger, which it seems she is already doing so well.
  12. Bull terrier puppy mill

    Re. the post first quoted by asal, it states that the "breeder" called the RSPCA for help as the fire situation was worsening and she knew she wouldn't be able to get the dogs out in time - does it then make sense that the RSPCA would lock the "breeder" in her house for FOURTEEN hours while fire danger got closer and closer? I also can't understand why other owners would leave their dogs with this person - were they bull terriers too ( there were no other breeds evident) and why didn't they take their dog with them when they evacuated? The conditions the dogs were kept in and the whole setup were totally disgusting and didn't occur that day - that took a very long time. Posts on facebook often don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.
  13. Bye Bye Button

    What a sweet, wise face. I'm sorry Button has left, but what a lovely life she had with you.
  14. One last ride with his boss...

    Sorry I missed it too - sleep well, Leo, you have earned your rest.
  15. @shel Because we all know how easy it is to identify what breeds are in a particular dog! I would say a lot more research does and should go into finding the right pet for a household, rather than a guess at a mix of breeds.
  16. Introducing.... Bolt!

    What a cutie! Looks like two happy kids there!
  17. I certainly hope it isn't. When a question is answered in good faith, I 'd be very annoyed to find it's a setup. @Knightrogue, can you verify?
  18. Mine have come from all over the place - pet shop (many, many years ago before I knew anything !), pound, rescue, and the latest little one is a purebred, whose owners passed away and a very good rescue helped the family members to rehome her. They have all found me - I wasn't looking! With the latest, she had to tick a lot of boxes - most important was that she would fit in with my current dog and our lifestyle at this time. I think we fit in with her lifestyle, but she is a treasure. With any dog, I think it is vital to be honest with what you want and can cope with, i.e. are you looking for an active dog, do you want to groom constantly, can you cope with an older dog with perhaps medications, how much time are you prepared to put in, do you have children, etc. Lots to consider. Find either a good breeder or a reputable rescue - do your research carefully.
  19. RIP Genevieve

    So very sad. My condolences to you all. I hope when your heart has healed a little, it might be the right time to take in another lovely soul who will not replace Genevieve, but add to your life. Sleep well, beautiful Genevieve, you certainly were loved.
  20. Remembering Gypsy - 7 years on...

    I remember you and your lovely Gypsy too, Rach - hope life has been kind to you. I still have the little suncatcher with the dog on it that you made a long time ago, still is attached to the glass door and throws up rainbows with the morning sun. @k9angel

    Routine and time have worked for me. Make her day (and night) as structured as possible - food at the same times, bed time routine the same. It's like children who feel safe with knowing what happens in their day, it will make her comfortable in time. What a lovely home she will have with you, hope she learns that in time!
  22. Kira (my sweet girl) 2003 - 2018

    The pictures show what a well loved girl your Kira was. So sorry to hear that she has passed - another beautiful DOL dog gone to play with the others who have left us.
  23. Veterinary records/notes retention

    Dogs can, and do, definitely die from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. When my boy had it, my vet said that time is of the essence in getting treatment. I had a very sick boy on a drip at the vet for several days. It can come on quite quickly without any prior signs. My first sign with my dog was him pooing blood and we went straight to the vet, and after treatment, my dog recovered well. No idea if this was the problem with your little one and I'm so sorry this happened to him and to you.