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Everything posted by PossumCorner

  1. I think it was yesterday on a BSS page, Melbourne area, proper grooming table with arm (set of clippers included) for $250. Probably a fb marketplace search would find it.
  2. Debarking

    True, but the nutters and the idiot fringe invite generalising and labels. (Like the AR man who accosted @Diva - what was his god-given right to 'demand' anything about anything?) - the rent-a-crowd lot are having a very negative effect as they wilfully destroy businesses run by good caring animal owners for their own self importance and I certainly question whether it is animal welfare that drives them rather than using it to excuse their aggressive thuggery - giving the genuine people a bad name while they are at it.
  3. Lambies having fun in the sun...

    Totally right, just gorgeous.
  4. Flyball

    And don't forget to let all your flyball friends know that Better Homes and Gardens Channel 7 this Friday night 7 or 7.30 (not sure which) has a Flyball segment with Dr Harry presenting. Welcome to the Forum both of you, not much of a flyball representation here now - used to be quite a few of us. Came across this old 2006 shot of our Frodo (was a Croydon Rockets flyball dog) on a googled page of flyball dogs. A few years ago I would have been so p'd off at stolen copyright, but that horse has bolted with any photos on the internet.
  5. Itchy dog

    Asal that's interesting that a vet went straight to Ivermectin for mange. I thought it would have been off-label for dogs, not sure though. It is off-label for poultry, and vets are not allowed to recommend it or even advise on dosage. They will decant some for chook people who are known clients/patients. And it works brilliantly for mites and internal worms. When the fox got into neighbour's house and all of our dogs caught mange (hers and visitors alike) vet went straight to Advocate and that worked very fast and mange didn't return. No mention of Ivermectin, and this is a sheep vet as well as small animal specialist. (Neither did the fox, we caught and boxed it in the house and he was put to sleep humanely, poor little bugger was in a terrible way). Good luck Amyp25, we had to go the cortisone way with one dog about 12 years ago, he seemed to 'grow out of it' rather than the various treatments and diet being the whole answer. Rheneas is still with us at 16 with no skin probs, just old doggie probs - still feed him kangaroo-based to be on the safe side but have never ever got comfortable about benefitting from the killing of wildlife.
  6. Bindi & Cricket are Getting a new Brother

    Super-sweet pup, he'll keep the other two on their toes.
  7. Hydrobath's who to repair

    That's a good reminder, thanks both, should get my Fidos tested before I start it (and decide whether to keep or sell), it hasn't been used in years. Piper and Frodo loved the hydrobath, but Rheneas always hated them to the limit - so with him being our only dog now, not much point keeping it.
  8. That is so the best news. What a great community in the area. You should all sleep well tonight - especially Agatha.
  9. I'll be over that way tomorrow, birds-r-us near Petstock so will ask there. Then Carpenter St near Cemetery, will ask horse people to keep an eye out if riding nearby.
  10. Totally distressing - you have covered all bases in getting word out. Many people would never look at lost pet pages, but do check buy-swap-sell fb groups. So there are often lost or found pets on them, worth putting on Bendigo bss and bss All Trades, as well as even Marong/Maldon/Heathcote groups to find any word-of-mouth sightings that people hear of. Will of course keep a good look out if driving on your side of town - we are way out the other side towards Maryborough.
  11. dogs paw cleaning cup?

    That's what I mean "where useful" Rebanne - would have been handy for us in the Dandenongs with all the rain and mud. (No point up here in central Vic, just dust and grass-seeds. I'm just watching topsoil from the Mallee and Wimmera drift past on the wind. Could be worse, could be smoke. (Wouldn't be up on the Dargo High Plains today).
  12. dogs paw cleaning cup?

    It's an American thing, and very much has its place there where it is a climate/environment niche convenience 'grooming tool'. More of a fun fad here, not needed but for sure not as silly as it sounds where useful.
  13. Goodbye my gorgeous girl

    Desperately sorry Animal House, we share your feeling of loss and grief. Rest in peace Minty, beautiful girl.
  14. Snook I hope you're not going to regret offloading some of the good stuff. I've gone mostly over to mirrorless too, it's easier by far for just day to day. But I couldn't sell off the Nikon gear "just in case". In fact an old and rather irrationally liked D50 developed a major fault (due to drop-trauma) and has been replaced by an equally old but little used one off ebay, how stupid is that - rhetoric question, I already know.
  15. Wolf rescued

    It is a super 'feel good' news item. (Is the wolf fortunate the RSPCA wasn't there to give it a temperament test).
  16. Monkeying around... and other animals

    Exciting stuff Grizabella, more please. And just love the duikers, beautiful.
  17. Perses' Pups

    I think most people are reasonably educated now on soil and land degradation, the reasons and the remedies. What 'city people' and equally a lot of country people find unacceptable is treatment of brumbies, goats, camels, on their last day/s - not the fact that they need to be off the land. (Just as so many from both backgrounds will never accept live transport as an acceptable option). Great to hear the trees are being given a chance and able to regenerate even through the dry times, and even more-so that Govt land isn't being neglected totally. The bits of Govt land around us are fox and rabbit repositories, they depend on myxie outbreaks for rabbits and nearby farms to shoot foxes, do nothing themselves. And hey, whatever, stunning photos those two!
  18. Perses' Pups

    What a good sheepie schoolmaster. I thought of Bruce today too - was feeding Jack etc, and realised he suddenly has the "old sheep" look about him, still eating okay but must check his teeth, see if Gumnuts needed yet. (So was going to ask how Bruce is coping with the heat and dust: philosophical or over it).
  19. How to cool down your dog???

    Rheneas doesn't look lethargic, but he'd win the Oscar for it if he thought it would win him a ZD. And lucky he can't read your post, because I keep brainwashing him that dogs don't eat sugar, it's not working. So my question is, how many ZD's per day of above 40-45 degrees would be too many for a 10kg dog aged about 15? (Have to say they have about saved my life on the even hotter days here, seriously). If he was a young dog with good teeth I'd keep on with the (boring) ice only cooler - but with few teeth left, and vision and hearing poor, would allowing him 2-3 a day be reasonably safe, or too risky?
  20. We knew farewelling Trouble would be soon, and that doesn't lessen the sadness - but to have joy and love and dignity - none of us can ask more than that. Rest peacefully beautiful girl.
  21. No details (yet) on the news. Must have been a severe attack as a man was also injured - and attending police were also attacked and shot the dog. Poor people, poor dog - there will be a lot of talk and misinformation as usual I guess, very sad all round.
  22. Perses' Pups

    And he's not sharing it with anybody! (Good long attention span there too).
  23. 52/2018

    Lost track of the days for a bit, it got a bit busy here also with the things we really don't want in our lives. Decided tripping into the new year doesn't matter what's a few days anyway. I think this was Boxing Day morning, something 5.00am just before light. 50/52 A newish silver moon with sunrise just behind it. 51/52 First light behind the silo, moon and stars losing their grip. 52/52 Harry is now more of a sweet little sheep than a lamb, but a long way from independent.
  24. A Christmas Dogtivity

    "Three wise men on pointy-backed horses". Tks, needed a reason to laugh.