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  1. aww what a wee pet! You have to think of a name for him now :P
  2. Some dogs are so intuitive for sure. Now Kes I have to admit and be honest and say she isn't. She hasn't ever shown any sort of strange behaviour before i've had a seizure whereas Meghann the sheltie who isn't even my dog is dead right every single time! Hope your son feels better soon, Court :wink:
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Kes only arouuurr type growls when I wind her up or ask her what do dogs say? :lol:
  6. Kes would say " pack as much fun into life as you can and don't waste time sleeping when you could be running around mad"
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. lol yes consider your butt well kicked! :P There has only been a few ocassions with Kes where I couldn't get her out and that was because I was recovering from seizures, but Shannon always takes her out if thats the case. I love walking her. I love being outside no matter what the weather is like and I've been running her 5 miles now nearly every weekday morning, with the aim of getting up to 10 miles because I need to get back to proper fitness again and my aim is by feb/march to get back to running 20 miles comfortably within 3-3.5 hours or less if I can manage it. 2006 is my year to get back to being fit again!
  10. 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:
  11. Read this loads of times over the years and still get a laugh from it :D
  12. 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.
  13. R2: I always say where I'm going so no need to panic :P If anything does happen its a chance I have to take but I carry a medic alert card in my pocket and wear a medic alert SOS bracelet too in case I'm found unconscious . Charlie got no interaction from me all of yesterday and hes very remorseful and knows he did wrong so I've forgiven him now :P Court: Wednesdays are the worst day for me I swear! If something bad is going to happen, it will be a wednesday. E.g. somethings that happened on wednesdays throughout life: house got burgled twice, one cat called smudge was hit by a car and killed, jessica, another cat was euthanased cos of bowel cancer, 2 grandparents died on a wednesday, i ended up in hospital and the icing on the cake... I nearly died...all on a wednesday :o Lets just say I won't be planning to get married or anything on a wednesday!
  14. 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.
  15. Oh dog what an afternoon we have had.... :o I took the 2 shelties and Kes to the park across the road from us. We were a little way into the park and Charlie the smallest shelties slipped his martingale and bolted. I sent Kes after him and she bounded after him but he just kept running and dodging her and me. 3 dogs and a split second decision... I dropped Meghanns lead so I could run faster and the wee sod dashed across the road. Kes was right up at the road but she put the brakes on and looked back at me and I told her to lie. Thank dog I have a dog that listens and drops on command and furthermore knows not to cross the road when im not there. :o Meghann had caught up by that time and I grabbed both dogs and dashed across the road after Charlie who had got as far as the neighbours house. It was school zone crossing time so the cars weren't going fast but it could have ended in absolute tears if it wasn't :-? My heart was racing so hard from sprinting and it still hasn't returned to normal! oh good dogness, what an afternoon....and naturally its the worst day of the week...wednesday when all bad things always happen! :roll:
  16. I can only do a few dollars because we have a heck of a lot of expense coming up at the start of the year but if that helps, then count me in too please.
  17. Kes has gifts under the tree from other people at the moment that outnumber human members of the family! She already has enough and I have to draw the line and I'm always buying for her, so she won't be getting from me this year :P
  18. you need to give us more information as to whether or not these animals are neutered or not, but if you have so many dogs fighting it sounds like there are dominance issues at stake and you would be best to contact a professional behaviourist to see if they could help suggest some solution before you come home and find a dead dog! Do you supply them with entertainment one on one and as a group? Are they taken out for fulfilling walks and runs? Some dogs need their own space just like people and you may want to start separating them at times especially when you are out of the house. Crating is another suggestion for certain dogs as they appreciate having their own time alone. Supervised filled kongs and treat balls are also a good way to alleviate boredom.
  19. It really has been a fast year....*hugs*
  20. Clean it well with saline first of all then put the neosporin on it. If you notice any oozing or a lump then you got an abscess and it will need to be drained. Little kitties will never learn :wink:
  21. Yes if this has just suddenly flared up after giving antibiotics, she could well be sensitive to them. Baytril is a good antibiotic but giving the generic version isn't the same as actual baytril and therefore its more likely to be harsh on her sensitive stomach. Hopefully she will get back on track soon :wink:
  22. Kes is a crap judge of character....she would kiss a burgler to death! :roll:
  23. All the boxers I have known have all been big ligs! We had one boy that we treated at the vets called Humphrey. He was brought in one day having been kicked by a horse and had to have his broken leg plastered. That big galoot lapped up all the attention when he had to have the physio that followed. There was one day that he was across the road at the park with his owner, and I was in the surgery and that big galoot burst in through the door and jumped up onto the consultation table with a big silly grin on his face as if to say "right! I'm ready for my physio" :lol:
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