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Thanks guys. My dogs keep me amused :laugh:

Great photos. CBD - I particularly loved Reggie the Roo.

Check out this photo of a Kelpie: Quinn on the Run

Looks just like a kangaroo :rofl:

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bianca.a   

Aww. Poor Wonka. Hope he feels better soon. I found with Reggie that he seemed to get a bit of kennel cough when he was vaccinated, though it could have been coincidence as he came from the RSPCA. Maybe the vaccine has just stirred things up?

He is GORGEOUS. I'm pretty sure I've seen him on FB with AWDRI. Do you mind telling a bit more about him? :o

He is isn't he :laugh: Yes he is with AWDRI! They think he is between 10-12 months, came from a farm via a pound in NSW. He has no training or manners (we're working on it) and I doubt he had ever been in a house before :( He freaked at a few things (TV etc) but comes right quickly. A bit obsessed with my cats. He is an absolute sweetheart, such a smoocher. I said to DH this afternoon that I think he would make a great lapdog!

He didn't know what to do with toys but is starting to play a bit...read flying around the house with a Wubba in his mouth at midnight!

He is really good about going in his crate, I don't hear a peep out of him at night (and he is in our room).

And he is a food HOUND!!! But super smart. I'm a bit embarrassed to say but I bought all 3 dogs a Bob-A-Lot each (I have two German Shepherds) and he was the quickest one to figure it out :rofl:

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CBD was the top left photo the photo you saw? :) Poor Wonka - he's famous now!

Last Friday seemed to be the day a bunch of Kelpies were desexed - hence the buckets!

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Wonka was a good boy and got his bucket off before Ollie whom we call Signor Doodle Licker.

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wyldrose   

With extraordinary finesse and skill! :p .... not. The ramp for the cattle yards has a gate so I shut that on the dogs then raced round the other side and call them up to the edge.

The cat wasn't actually supposed to be in the pic.... He pushed his way through to check out what was happening. lol.

At one stage I actually had THREE of the cats in the photos! (Though they didnt turn out very well)

How are the puppies going? have you decided which one your keeping? :lollipop:

Lol the gate would do it, I have never had success at more than 2 together per pic & that's coincidence.

Well I did choose my pup - Digger - & I love him with all my heart but after a couple of weeks I decided that it was selfish of me - he deserves a big noisy family who goes out all the time, taking him, & play ball & just are generally active & tire him out so he sleeps with a smile every night. Well I know he's attached to me, I can tell, that's part of why I took to him so much but he can do better. He'd get one walk a day with me & as he grew into full adulthood I'd be getting older, mid 50's now, & who knows about medical conditions etc. I'd be 70 by the time he's old. So very sadly I've decided to find a family for him. Vetwork is this week then he'll be listed on Petrescue.

I'll show you pics of him tho, taken 2 weeks ago at 8-9 weeks - he's just a doll.

http://images55.fotki.com/v507/photos/7/487187/10869075/Mypup-vi.jpg

http://images52.fotki.com/v733/photos/7/487187/10869075/Mypup2-vi.jpg

I have excellent news about Jillie, the only girl, who I found to be insistent, persistent, group alpha, really smart, quick & all those really good things in fact I said I feel sorry for whoever gets her cos she was already a real handful. Well someone who is high up in Australia training dogs for agility & performance (sorry I don't remember the name or the exact position she holds) has taken her to start on obedience & is going to assess her from there so whatever she has will be nurtured & she'll be adopted out to someone in the field who wants to work with her - tho if she's really good she will keep her lol - so I couldn't be more pleased that her enquiring mind & energetic body won't go to waste & she will be happy.

Pics of Jillie

http://images116.fotki.com/v618/photos/7/487187/10869075/JillieSmooth7wks-vi.jpg

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Weasels   

CBD was the top left photo the photo you saw? :) Poor Wonka - he's famous now!

Wonka was a good boy and got his bucket off before Ollie whom we call Signor Doodle Licker.

1. Oh I saw that photo on the AWDRI FB! Dear little Wonka :)

2. :rofl:

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Weasels   

Lol the gate would do it, I have never had success at more than 2 together per pic & that's coincidence.

Well I did choose my pup - Digger - & I love him with all my heart but after a couple of weeks I decided that it was selfish of me - he deserves a big noisy family who goes out all the time, taking him, & play ball & just are generally active & tire him out so he sleeps with a smile every night. Well I know he's attached to me, I can tell, that's part of why I took to him so much but he can do better. He'd get one walk a day with me & as he grew into full adulthood I'd be getting older, mid 50's now, & who knows about medical conditions etc. I'd be 70 by the time he's old. So very sadly I've decided to find a family for him. Vetwork is this week then he'll be listed on Petrescue.

I'll show you pics of him tho, taken 2 weeks ago at 8-9 weeks - he's just a doll.

http://images55.fotki.com/v507/photos/7/487187/10869075/Mypup-vi.jpg

http://images52.fotki.com/v733/photos/7/487187/10869075/Mypup2-vi.jpg

I have excellent news about Jillie, the only girl, who I found to be insistent, persistent, group alpha, really smart, quick & all those really good things in fact I said I feel sorry for whoever gets her cos she was already a real handful. Well someone who is high up in Australia training dogs for agility & performance (sorry I don't remember the name or the exact position she holds) has taken her to start on obedience & is going to assess her from there so whatever she has will be nurtured & she'll be adopted out to someone in the field who wants to work with her - tho if she's really good she will keep her lol - so I couldn't be more pleased that her enquiring mind & energetic body won't go to waste & she will be happy.

Pics of Jillie

http://images116.fotki.com/v618/photos/7/487187/10869075/JillieSmooth7wks-vi.jpg

Aw bless :) So glad Jillie has some good prospects :crossfingers: I hope little Digger finds his perfect home too - with that little face I think he'll be ok :D

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wyldrose   

CBD was the top left photo the photo you saw? :) Poor Wonka - he's famous now!

Wonka was a good boy and got his bucket off before Ollie whom we call Signor Doodle Licker.

1. Oh I saw that photo on the AWDRI FB! Dear little Wonka :)

2. :rofl:

What is AWDRI?

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Weasels   

:laugh: snap Bianca :) Wonka sounds like Weez when we brought him home - he was afraid to come inside but so very brave about so much stuff :) I've given up on puzzle toys, the kelpies solve them in 20, maybe 30 seconds :rofl:

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bianca.a   

LOL! It just amazed me TBH! My Molly was smart in the fact she would wait for Wonka or Cooper to get the treats out and then snaffle them up :rofl: But yes he outsmarted my 2 :o

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Yep! That was the photo. Those big sad eyes melted my heart :o i would love to snap him up and I'm sure Reggie would adore having someone to keep up with him, unfortunately my Border a collie is a right bitch (very defensive and snappy, fear aggression) and I doubt she would tolerate him at all :cry:

I would love to foster and/or rescue but i will have to wait until she's gone :( Sadie tolerates her own pack, who don't challenge her and she has known since puppyhood, but only a few selected other adult dogs are accepted.

Oh well, with all the hard work your putting into him and with a face like that I'm sure he will have no problems finding a new forever home! ( in the meantime I will have to be satisfied with lots of piccies of him! :D )

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wyldrose   

Thanks guys, I need to remember that acronym; haven't heard of them before.

So does the "Australian" part just mean that it's in Aus or do they only take in Aus working dogs? e.g. only cattle & sheep dogs.

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CBD: I've been wanting to do fostering for a while and understand your constraints. I love Ollie to bits but even with such a good natured dog, it's not easy... Elbie isn't very happy about having a third dog around. He isn't unfriendly - you can just tell he's unhappy. You can tell how unimpressed he is from this video:

Hoover's very friendly to all. Elbie does not like dogs who get in his face.

Right now, with Ollie needing to be kept calm so that he doesn't pull stitches, it involves a lot of logistical juggling on our part - can't have Ollie in the backyard with our two right now because they'd run and jump like crazy.

Today I sat in the study with Ollie while Elbie was in the other room separated by a barrier formed from two dog crates. You can tell where he would have preferred to be.

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I know that they'll all settle down with time but it's hard work! But so rewarding and Ollie is such a cuddley little teddy bear. I'd keep him if I could.

WR - it's a bit of both I think. The rescue is located in Australia but it does specialise in Australian Working Breeds. Then again, they also help Koolies and Border Collies which aren't strictly speaking Australian :)

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wyldrose   

koalathe bear, I agree with what you say about fostering. I have been fostering for 2 years now & I have my own 2 dogs & until he passed away a few weeks ago (RIP Jack) a cat who taught all the dogs their manners around smaller creatures with lightning clawed roundhouses & who didn't want to play thanks very much.

Every time a new dog or pup comes in there is an interruption in the pack order & it needs to be re-established. Sadly, sometimes the newcomer comes out on top. If there's too much friction over that I find another carer asap. Sometimes we all live with it & adoption day is a good day lol. But we try to get fosters who'll fit in as well as can be judged. Yeah it's hard work & yes it's worth it. You're saving a life. Dogs & cats are killed by the thousands every year in Australia cos there's nowhere for them to go. Every foster I take in would be dead if I didn't, we aren't mucking around. Sometimes you get one who totally settles into the groove - everyone loves everyone else, he's easy-going, everything you could want. One day I'll adopt an older dog like that, just have to find one that fits in & would have trouble finding another place.

Anyway, good on you for giving Ollie his second chance. Your dogs will get over it. But I do recognize that face on Elbie lol. I've seen it often from 2 faces at once!

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I've finally got photos from Noonbarra of the pup I'll be getting this weekend.

We're going to call her Elsie.

To say I'm excited would be an understatement.

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