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31 Mar 2018 14:12

ebandit wrote:Image

saddest news....today the faithful dog passed away.............peacefully as

gently as she had liver her life

i'm glad to have looked after such a lovely dog...so many good memories

...here is pic of the younger dog in happier times

Mark L

My thoughts are with you. :cry:
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31 Mar 2018 17:19

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thanks! ...for making a difficult time..a little more bearable

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31 Mar 2018 22:36

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thanks! ...for making a difficult time..a little more bearable

Mark L

Feel free to PM if you just want to vent.
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14 Apr 2018 17:19

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after recent sad loss of my faithful friend i'm happy again...

I found picking a new dog rather daunting....just too many choices...

I wanted a smaller dog than previously one that enjoyed long walks and was robust and healthy

so I went for a lurcher type this one pip is small ...collie / norwich terrier X

she's just so sweet and loving...even though she did steal my sandwich when my back

was turned....she's 5 months....previous owner could not keep her their landlord

said that they were allowed only 2 dogs not 3!
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14 Apr 2018 22:38

ebandit wrote:Image

after recent sad loss of my faithful friend i'm happy again...

I found picking a new dog rather daunting....just too many choices...

I wanted a smaller dog than previously one that enjoyed long walks and was robust and healthy

so I went for a lurcher type this one pip is small ...collie / norwich terrier X

she's just so sweet and loving...even though she did steal my sandwich when my back

was turned....she's 5 months....previous owner could not keep her their landlord

said that they were allowed only 2 dogs not 3!
Mark L
Well hullo there, sweet lady. You know I'll be making my moves on you before you even know it! (No worries, actually, my balls had been removed when I was about six months old. Nonetheless...)

Paw-five,

The Tobster

PS - Very much kudos to you for taking in a rescue, Mark! :cool:
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15 Apr 2018 03:47

ebandit wrote:Image

after recent sad loss of my faithful friend i'm happy again...

I found picking a new dog rather daunting....just too many choices...

I wanted a smaller dog than previously one that enjoyed long walks and was robust and healthy

so I went for a lurcher type this one pip is small ...collie / norwich terrier X

she's just so sweet and loving...even though she did steal my sandwich when my back

was turned....she's 5 months....previous owner could not keep her their landlord

said that they were allowed only 2 dogs not 3!
Mark L

AWESOME! Very cool, and clearly worn out, dog! :D
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15 Apr 2018 13:53

I don't like dogs, i don't like to be near them as i have been bitten thrice....the first time was when i was 4 yrs old. When they bit i never did anything to them, they just bit me.
I was him
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15 Apr 2018 15:11

I was bitten on my wrist when I was a little kid, had myself a cry. But that didn't stop me from loving dogs forever and ever.

On a different note - had never heard of these Egyptian Baladi dogs before, they seem pretty cool.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-43753817/the-dog-getting-over-its-bad-image
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Re: The Dog Thread

16 Apr 2018 02:19

Dog gives inspirational speech.
Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8x85EY03vY
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16 Apr 2018 14:05

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thanks! those who welcomed pip...most of all TR for fave post of the month

pip has settled in so quickly and is no trouble...even though i'm remembering those things one should
not do with a young dog around

...and she's quite a 'lil runner....i'm trying but falling short in efforts to keep up!

Mark L

but zam bet you have been struck / hurt by other humans way more than any dog..i have been bit quite
a few times..............no big deal...still love all dogs
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19 Apr 2018 16:33

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this pic depicts pips character well...and her blue right eye (blue merle heritage)

and she so loves to play....and chew too..often combining both jumping on my unsuspecting
toes..........and having a quick chew

but mostly she's so calm even when postie calls...

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20 Apr 2018 20:20

ebandit wrote:Image

this pic depicts pips character well...and her blue right eye (blue merle heritage)

and she so loves to play....and chew too..often combining both jumping on my unsuspecting
toes..........and having a quick chew

but mostly she's so calm even when postie calls...

Mark L
She's such a beauty, I can definitely see the terrier ears on her. (Otherwise she's very leggy, but what's wrong with a long-legged lady?)

Paw-five, and welcome to the kennel,

The Tobster :)



Speaking of terriers (or terrier mixes)...

Toby's rash came back last week, despite flea treatments and frequent baths he was starting to chew on himself again. So, took him to the vet just yesterday... vet was cool. We agreed Toby should just have a shot of that long-lasting antihistamine he got back in December - no antibiotics or ear-drops were needed this time. Thank goodness!

So far so good, who knows what Toby is allergic to? (Could be food, could be all the spring pollen, could be all the crap people are spreading around on their lawns at this time of year [herbicides].)

Either way, as long as Toby's not miserable I won't be miserable.
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05 Jun 2018 23:18

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07 Jun 2018 13:40

I have Labrador Retriever and I can not put it into words how smart she is. Like truly smart - she understands my gestures even without speaking to her. I recommend to everyone to have a smart dog. Anyways - every dog has his own charm and character - I really love them all. They are truly a mans' best friend :)
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07 Jun 2018 14:26

jmdirt wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmBXCzTp2Q
Ah, working dogs, cool!

Can't ever claim Toby is a working dog, he's the laziest and most spoiled animal on the planet. Well, sometimes he pretends he's chasing mice, but that's just to earn his keep, I suppose.

Speaking of Toby...

He has a growth on the top of his paw that he keeps on chewing on, have to make an appointment with the vet. He's already had a cancerous growth removed, hopefully this is nothing serious.
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07 Jun 2018 14:40

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jmdirt wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmBXCzTp2Q
Ah, working dogs, cool!

Can't ever claim Toby is a working dog, he's the laziest and most spoiled animal on the planet. Well, sometimes he pretends he's chasing mice, but that's just to earn his keep, I suppose.

Speaking of Toby...

He has a growth on the top of his paw that he keeps on chewing on, have to make an appointment with the vet. He's already had a cancerous growth removed, hopefully this is nothing serious.

Keep us posted.
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11 Jun 2018 20:48

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jmdirt wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmBXCzTp2Q
Ah, working dogs, cool!

Can't ever claim Toby is a working dog, he's the laziest and most spoiled animal on the planet. Well, sometimes he pretends he's chasing mice, but that's just to earn his keep, I suppose.

Speaking of Toby...

He has a growth on the top of his paw that he keeps on chewing on, have to make an appointment with the vet. He's already had a cancerous growth removed, hopefully this is nothing serious.

Keep us posted.
Will do, jmdirt.

Toby has an appointment on Wednesday, in the meantime I'm having him wear that damned inflatable donut around his neck again just so he doesn't chew his paw raw.

Here's a piccy, btw., initially I thought it may have been a splinter. And there was a tiny bit of something in there, but once I removed it the paw had failed to heal. So back to the vet he goes.

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EDIT- Here's another picture of it...

I examined between Toby's toes and his nails, there seems to be nothing there. So I'm at a loss now.

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I'm not trying to gross you guys out, btw., but if you have an aging (or not even aging) animal splinters are probably the first thing you might want to look for if the animal is showing signs of distress and is constantly chewing on his/her paws.
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13 Jun 2018 23:24

All righty, just got back from the vet's, vet thinks it may be grass seed that got stuck in Toby's paw. He had just pulled some from another dog and showed me the spiky seed, it actually looked pretty dramatic.

If it's the seed it may come out on its own (right now it's not visible at all), I'm to give Toby a chlorhexiderm paw bath twice a day, followed by antibiotic ointment, plus an antibiotic pill. If it's not that and Toby doesn't get better he has a follow-up appointment next Monday, at which point the vet will want to sedate him ($400!!) and take a closer look at the growth.

Toby is oblivious to it all, here he's doing one of the things he does best, he's taking a pee in the backyard. Not sure that is where he picked up the offending grass seed, but I'm certainly about to mow the lawn. What I wouldn't do for that dog...

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17 Jun 2018 17:03

Update on the Tobster...

After five days of paw baths in chlorhexiderm I did actually pull out some grass seed, it wasn't as dramatic as the other dog's seed the vet had shown me (which had blood on it and stuff), but it did look pretty uncomfortable. I could have actually pulled it earlier, but it looked like Toby's own hair, so I didn't.

Toby will still be antibiotics for a few more days, but for now I will postpone his $400+ appointment he was scheduled for tomorrow.

A tip for those who may at some point have to give your pet a paw bath... the vet showed me how to do it, he just used a plastic tray that party veggies come in. Being I didn't have that I bought one of those cheapy plastic double food bowls being the chlorhexiderm has to be rinsed off after the bath, so one bowl gets the chlorhexiderm and the other the rinse water. It's much easier this way than having to drag the animal into the bathtub twice a day. :)

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Yay, am happy to report Toby is so much better now!

Had to pick at his paw with a needle and some tweezers a few days ago because there was some pimply stuff going on in there (naturally I disinfected all my tools at the time), got some more grass seed out. Think I got it all, and Toby was so sweet about all this...

Here is his paw now, thankfully he's no longer miserable! :)

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