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wombat Posted 3rd Dec 2019, 07:28am
  rolleyes.gif think we had a fox in the yard last nite murphy was goin off his

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taurus Posted 2nd Dec 2019, 08:27pm
  strange Sumac,we were only 3 weeks in our new house when our adored Staffy died. We thought he might have pined for the wide open spaces of the rural/seaside town,to get moved to suburbia. He had testicular cancer which we paid a lot of money to hopefully cure,so I suppose he would have died anyway,but the house move was the last straw for him.
Trying to imagine that zoo of Bilbo in Shettleston in among the the Co-op ,and all the shops and pubs,busy place ,buses and trams ,a real live metropolis. We had 1 cat in Brigton,only because we had a million mice,the cat didn`t earn its keep,never saw it kill one mouse,so it had to go.
bilbo.s Posted 2nd Dec 2019, 06:18pm
  Did I have a pet? Bear in mind that I spent my formative years in distinctly unleafy Shettleston.

I had:-

A dog.
4 budgies.
2 bantams.
An everchanging number of rabbits.
A white fantail doo.
2 goldfish.
A Shetland pony.

At one time my favourite budgie went missing for several weeks, but was recovered when he said his name and a distant neighbour reported finding him to a local shopkeeper.

Another time one of the young rabbits escaped and a neighbour saw in the Citizen that he was being held at Glasgow Central polis station and I was sent to collect him. The polis christened him "Rank Badjin".

The bantam chicken laid regularly most days and perched on my shoulder like a parrot. Sadly, she was poisoned by local hooligans.

When we moved to the country, strangely we donated Billy the pony to Calderpark Zoo. I never saw him again.
sumac Posted 2nd Dec 2019, 05:30pm
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These are pics of my gorgeous Bonnie, the Westie, who was 14 when she died. We had just moved into our new house 4 weeks before, when I took Pic 2. We adored her and I wonder if we had stayed where we were, would she have lived a wee bit longer. I know that's silly but you know us Pet Parents - I can't just accept our wee girl was old.
Our first pet was an Old English Sheepdog, Ben, who was our baby as we had no children then. He was a chewer. I took him for an hour's walk in the morning before work, came home and ate my lunch on the hoof for 45 minutes as I walked my boy, then came home again 3 hours later and took him to work with me for an hour. We then set off on another hour or two's hike. He loved swimming and was never out of the wee river that ran beside us. While we were at work, he would set about chewing. His favourite chew "toy" was the walls of our house. He chewed right through to the metal reinforcements behind the plasterboard. The kitchen got it, too, as did my book of raffle tickets and all the 1 notes people paid me for them. He was 2 when we got him a wee wife, Bonnie the OESD, a gorgeous wee girl only ten weeks old, he became a mad hound. He threw her down stairs, snarled at her and attacked any dog who came near us on our walks. We had to sell her after only a couple of weeks as we were terrified he would do her a lot of damage. Ben reverted to his gorgeous self immediately, a very gentle, happy dog. He died very suddenly, aged 8. It took me years to be able to think of another dog.
Next came Gemma, a rescue OESD. I was a young mum, so at home all day. She was only 10 months old and had been owned by a horrible family in a very bad area of Glasgow. She had been more-or-less a street dog. We had to have her coat shorn under anaesthetic as it was matted right to the skin. She was unruly, despite many hours and days of training. She was huge and jumped on every visitor to our house, knocking them over, so she then had to go behind a baby gate when we had visitors. I loved her so much but then we realised our son was allergic to her. It took us a year to find out why his asthma had greatly worsened. She went to a lovely home but, again, I couldn't even think of her without wailing.
Bonnie the westie was years later. She had company all day and was the most loving, happy dog. However, she had a few major health problems, was only able to eat fish and cost us a fortune in vet's fees. But we would spend it all again, and more, just to have our gorgeous girl back with us.

carmella Posted 29th Nov 2019, 09:06am
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 15th Nov 2019, 01:07pm) *
Hi Carmella ...
All those aditional ` eeeees' in my postings are curtessy of my brand new `good-enough-for-a-blind-man" keyboard. Extra `ppppps; are also included ocassionally.
By the time I notice them it's too late to edit. tongue.gif

Haha happens to us all!

TeeHeeHee Posted 15th Nov 2019, 01:07pm
  Hi Carmella ...
All those aditional ` eeeees' in my postings are curtessy of my brand new `good-enough-for-a-blind-man" keyboard. Extra `ppppps; are also included ocassionally.
By the time I notice them it's too late to edit. tongue.gif
carmella Posted 10th Nov 2019, 06:13pm
  There are some wonderful people in the world. Some of the stories I have heard are heartbreaking, and I cannot for the life of me watch docus about this, otherwise I would never sleep.

This lady and those who help deserve a medal for their kindness.

It is wonderful to see how happy the dogs are when with loving people.
TeeHeeHee Posted 6th Nov 2019, 10:00am
QUOTE (carmella @ 6th Nov 2019, 09:45am) *
The way dogs are treated in Romania is cruel and so awful,...

Hi Carmella, The part in the video where Dylan id behind bars was when he'd travelled 250km to be with Mirella Mia's shelter (the woman seen cuddling him before he came to us. That was her `Quarantine' for what it was worth. She cared, privately, for almost 40 dogs somr of which were in bad health when she rescued them. In their case `reescue' meant saved from being put down.
She now has many sponsers who help with small donations and one in particular, with whom I'm also a fb friend, drives lorry loads of food and equipment to her from Germany and takees caree of many vet feees for cadtration and medications. He is well off of course but well meeaning too.
Mireella now has been able to buy a neighbouring field wheree work is almost compleeteed in the building of a `hangar' type house for the dogs in her caree with elrctricuty and running water, The field now has a high fence around it and the dogs have a place to run around in the grass.
On average she passes about 10 dogs a month,: and afew cats, to adopters which means she has place for at least 10 more. Her man works in Italy and comes home every threee months with hard earned moneey to support here shelter, so theree are those who do their best
Theree is a shelteer in Rumania which is reeckoned to be thee world's biggeest but don't ask me how that runs with between 5 & 6 thousand animals but you can Google it.
Castration programmes are being financed with donations from many shelters in Europe but it's along haul;
I've seen videos of Mirella Mia's friends and helpers facing up to the council's dog-catchers who seem to have an enjoyment in only doing their job in their brutal handling of the animals beeing taken away for euthanasia.

Different strokes for differeent folks, I guess.
TeeHeeHee Posted 6th Nov 2019, 09:33am
QUOTE (ashfield @ 6th Nov 2019, 09:30am) *
That's a bit of good news Tomi, thumbup.gif

Thanks, Ash. I spoke last night with a fb friend who runs a shelter in Duisburg and had `rescue' dog of her own which also had heartworms in the microfilaria (L3) stage and was successfully handled with the treatment that Dylan is now on ... but the treatment went on for 2 years in decreasing stages ...
Hello back, yes my Melli took a total of almost 2 years, the drug for 3 months every week, then once a month for 3 months, then 3 times once every 3 months on the drug. Then everything was gone. It helps, you just need patience. LG Marion

The main thing is that we know that it does the trick.

... hopefully the meds will do the business for Dylan

For my Dylan, yes ... But Prof. Dr. Dr. Tee von HeeHee doresn't think they did the business fpor the other biggrin.gif
TeeHeeHee Posted 6th Nov 2019, 09:12am
QUOTE (taurus @ 5th Nov 2019, 08:41pm) *
OMG ! I am in love !!!! that is one beautiful dog rolleyes.gif

Agreed ... and Dylan's not bad lookin' either laugh.gif
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