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  1. Wow that was a fast almost 11 years. From memory, was she a camp dog? I recall when you first took her in. Fly free Pickles. Sorry for your loss T.
  2. So sorry for your loss. Fly free sweet boy.
  3. So sorry to hear this Persephone. My condolences.
  4. Yesterday we made the heart wrenching decision to say goodbye to Sari. 15 years ago I saw her picture on here. She was in Hawkesbury Pound. They nicknamed her bleeding tail girl. She wagged that whip of a tail so much that it had taken a hunk off the end and she had blood all over her. There was no room for her in rescue that day unfortunately so she was left behind. A few days later the rescue girls went back but her paperwork was marked with a PTS on it. But low and behold as they walked through there she was. She wasn't being left behind this time. She was placed with Trish @ Albury rescue and that's where I got her. It was Christmas 2005. My son was almost 5 and my daughter 2.5. For the next 15 years she was an integral part of this family. After we lost Maddison our German Shepherd in 2016 she became my shadow. No trip to the toilet was complete without a Sari nose sticking through the door. She had a bed next to my chair in the lounge and a bed next to the computer. Over time her old legs decided they had had enough. She had a few lipomas but nothing major. On Wednesday I came home from work and she wouldn't get out of bed. The look on her face was all I needed. She was done. She perked up the next day but I couldn't put it off any longer. It was time. Yesterday at 11.40am we said goodbye. The vet was marvelous. One of the vet nurses we have known for over 20 years came out and was a balling mess alongside me. She had known Sari since the day she arrived in our family. Friends came over last night in tears as she was loved by everyone. Farewell my beautiful fatty girl. I have a ginormous paw print hole in my heart that may never be filled. I am so lost today. Run Free at the Bridge my girl. Maddison is waiting for you and you can chase all the chookies you like now.
  5. Just thought I would update. I have had no computer for a long time and my phone is annoying to use so haven't visited here at all. Sari is still chugging along. She is 15 3/4 years old now. Her front elbow gives her a bit of pain but we are managing with meds. She has Caprieve in the morning and the occasional codeine at night if she looks to be in pain. She follows me everywhere now. I can't pee without little feet outside the door. She is still on Big Dog Barf, half a block morning and night. She wouldn't eat her dinner for a few days and I realised she didn't like to mix her wet and dry so now she gets the barf and when that is gone we put her dry food in the bowl. Fussy old girl. She also comes back for a second breakfast, nuzzling her empty bowl looking just in case something has fallen in it since she last looked. She sleeps a lot but also goes for a good walk around our large yard often. I can't take her out on a walk due to all the unleashed roaming dogs but the yard is big enough for her anyway. She is my shadow and I will miss her greatly when she is gone.
  6. Yes that was me, I got a chicken claw in mine. Everything seems to be ok so far but the last batch seemed extremely bloody and soggy. She loves it so I will keep going with it but urgh what a mess it is.
  7. He has been feeding her Supercoat. I just wasn't sure if there was something better around the same price. He is only 19 and on second year apprentice wages. I thought I had talked him out of getting a dog but guess that didn't work. She is a younger more active version of our old girl Sari (but Sari is missing the Kelpie part). Same colouring and patches. She will probably just have dry with occasional bones and meat.
  8. No, country NSW unfortunately. No Costco around here.
  9. My son has purchased (against my advice) his first puppy. She is a staffy x Kelpie so is full of beans. I feed my dog Royal Canin and Big Dog Barf but his budget doesn't extend that far. Suggestions for a half decent food at a budget price that he can feed her?
  10. What a beautiful poem, albeit sad. Fly free gorgeous girl.
  11. Fly free little Bunter. Maddison will be up there on patrol and will make sure you are well looked after. So sorry DDD. No matter how long they are with us, it is never enough time together.
  12. Sorry to hear this, he was a beautiful boy. Fly free old boy
  13. So sorry to hear about Zephyr. Fun free beautiful boy.
  14. Sorry for the delay in replying. She is doing really well. She has been on the Big Dog Barf Wellbeing and loves it. She has half a slab of a morning with her painkiller and then half at night with 3/4 cup of her Royal Canin dry food. So she is having both and enjoys it. We haven't visited the vet as she stopped with her little vomits. She does a little dance and runs around the kitchen every morning while waiting for her food so she's still in good spirits.
  15. Thanks everyone. I contacted them via facebook this morning and they have been excellent. I sent them photos of the talon and the batch details on the box. I'm not sure what flavour it was as it was the Combo box, middle layer if that helps? They said the direction to the manufacturer was to never use feet or beaks so they're not sure how it got in there and are researching. I mentioned to them that she has been having small vomits since starting on it and they suggested I switch her from the Combo to the Wellbeing, they are giving me a box for free. They are also sending me some probiotic powder they have. All in all I am happy with their customer service. I understand that when you are relying on a third party things happen but at least this has brought it to their attention and in the long run it's probably lucky old fatty had a vomit.
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