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    Canine and Lupine behaviour, Agility, Obedience, SAR, Horseriding
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  1. imported_Kat

    Lil fuzzbutt in our yard....

    aww what a wee pet! You have to think of a name for him now :P
  2. imported_Kat

    Sleeping Dogs?

    thats great that the new bed went down well :D Kes sleeps in her crate beside my bed. Shes just now starting to settle and lie of her own accord, but if she wasn't crated she would go go go all night. Border collies don't know their limits!
  3. imported_Kat

    My dogs are retarded

    Susan's dogs are terrible for running to the door and barking when the doorbell or door knocks. Kes doesn't really do it unless its a very realistic doorbell ring.
  4. imported_Kat

    Growl at you?

    Kes only arouuurr type growls when I wind her up or ask her what do dogs say? :lol:
  5. imported_Kat

    Why is it..........?

    oh what a can of worms you have opened! my personal opinion: I am against it for aesthetic reasons. Dogs should be allowed to enter the show ring and be shown for the standard which they were originally bred for. Thankfully the UK has led the way in this thinking and has banned cropping/docking. However I am for it if there is a valid medical reason. i.e. if a dog has a whip like tail that is continually bleeding from the dog whacking it against a wall, then yes I agree that the dog should have its tail shortened to prevent further injury. I don't accept people wanting their dogs ears cropped so that their appearance is better. The same as I just don't agree with people messing with using glue on ears to tip them. The vet where I worked at docked tails of pups that were 1-3 days old only before the law was passed, only because he would rather see the job be done neatly than a botched up back alley job. I've seen some terrible botched up dockings before...animals that have been subjected to having a rubber band placed around their tail to cut off the circulation put through a slow painful experience for weeks.
  6. imported_Kat

    How did you get your dog(s)

    I typed a reply earlier and got that stupid gateway time out thing. :evil: I got Kes last May. For nearly 9 years I trained and handled and competed at the top with a Border collie called Meg who belonged to other people close by my house. Everyone here wh is a regular on the board knows Meg. A dispute ended that and I was heartbroken and was just so sad and lost over 14 lbs with the stress. I asked for my own puppy and my parents sai no and that they didn't want another dog in the house (at the time we had our family Golden Retriever called Zoe who sadly passed away only a few months ago). Mum seen I was devastated and said it hurt her heart and she gave her permission. Dad was still standing his ground. I wrote him a letter before I went for a 2 week trip to texas in April explaining why I had to go against him and get my own dog. I came back from Texas and a few days later he was in England visiting one of my sisters at uni and I got news of a litter born to great working parents. I drove over 2 hours to go see the litter with my friend and had the pick of the litter. She was the most forward biggest bitch pup of the litter and she was beautiful. :D I tok her home that night at the age of 6 and a half weeks. Dad came home the next day and he was able to ignore her for maybe about a day and he melted :wink: . He loves her to bits and he knows that I had to go get her. Her Kennel club registered name reflects her story too : "Run the risk at Tudor Rose", because it was a risk that night going against my Dad but it was something I had to just do.
  7. imported_Kat

    What kinds of food has your dog stolen!

    Oh heck now if were talking about cats, then Phoenix takes the biscuit! That cat has eaten anything that he possibly can get his greedy little paws on :o His favourite has been my sweeties supplies! One night he had a blooming field day eating half a bag of maltesers, an apple puff, choc chip muffin and a bite of an orange dairymilk. That was in [b]one [/b]night...he tasted everything and nibbled on everything that was in the bag that I thought I had cleverly hidden under my husky dog on my bed but he found it all.. He did it for spite! I swear he did it for spite because previous to that he had been banned from my room for eating 3 choc chip muffins on 3 separate occasions! :roll: He was a sorry cat though that night. He was so stuffed he couldn''t move and im surprised he didnt get chocolate poisoning! :roll: a hilarious time was when he grabbed my dads sirloin. dad had half way gone through his dinner and the hilarious thing was that there was a bit of fat beside the meat and Mr P opted for the meat :lol: he steals anything he possibly can..although he did get his just desserts one night when he found a curly wurly under cherith's bed and he got his teeth stuck together on the toffee :lol: :roflt: another time i was cooking an omelette for my dinner before work one saturday not so long ago and the wee sod got the bacon that was frying in the pan :roll: scattered the pan and bacon all over the darn floor and was roasting the gob off himself but he was a vicious wee bugger lungs and wouldnt give it up. Id just taken my eyes off it for 2 ticks to check on michael (my nephew) and Kes outside and Michael was rolling on the floor killing himself laughing :lol: I also forgot to say about one time with Meg...I know its hard to believe that my perfect little Meg could ever steal :wink: We were at a show and had just done a cracking obedience round and were placed first. I was being congratulated and I heard an Oi and Miss Meggie had decided she had done so well that she had helped herself to a cream bun from the tea tray :lol:
  8. imported_Kat

    A couple hard questions for you.

    lmao R2! Actually Kes loves to watch the squirrels, shes totally fascinated by them. We have them here in droves! :o At the park this morning they were having a mad time chasing over the trees and Kes was running back and forward like an eejit and launching herself at the tree trunks trying to climb! :lol:
  9. imported_Kat

    What kinds of food has your dog stolen!

    oh good lord, what hasn't Kes stolen is more like it! a christmas tree bun a thanksgiving roll that i had buttered on my plate a piece of cake steak from my dads plate a waffle the list goes on....but you have to have eyes in the back of your head when Kes is around :lol:
  10. imported_Kat

    A couple hard questions for you.

    I'd have to have someone active to live with that could handle me so I would go for R2 I think and I would choose to be Kes because then I get to be my normal hyper bouncy self and I would just really be me in a dogs body :lol: I reckon if I was a dog I would be that much of a handful that I would likely be at a rescue centre as a hopeless case that couldn't be rehomed :lol: oooh I just got a deja vu feeling!
  11. imported_Kat

    Do you know what to do?

    Been in a situation before where Dad and I were confronted by a Dobermann that belonged to the farm across the road from us. We went over to the farm to look for one of our cats that had been missing and Jacko was out and we didn't know it. We climbed up onto the car roof, avoided his eye contact and stayed really still and prayed that the owners would come out which they eventually did :lol:
  12. imported_Kat

    A puppy's 12 days of Christmas

    aww thats too cute :D
  13. imported_Kat

    Ear allergies?

    elimination diet is the best thing I can think of too. Usually corn/yeast products can contribute to a lot of ear infections from what I've seen. slightly warmed olive oil is the best thing to help soothe ears but if you are very sore, don't attempt to clean them up too much just now. Poor wee Zebra, give him a hug from me :wink:
  14. imported_Kat

    I have to find a new dog sitter

    Yikes, thats not a good record for a dogsitter! When I petsat I was sooo cautious to make sure none of the dogs/cats/parrots etc got out or my life wouldn't have been worth living :o I would have a wee look about and see if you can find another petsitter who is more competent.
  15. Its natural for swelling to occur :wink: See how he is for the next few days and if you are still concerned, see your vet in case their is fluid retention.
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