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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2013 4:41pm (Apr 1st 2013)
     
    They're lovely, but Tia is exhausting. It's fairly insulting when I go round without Eric as she looks past me to see where The Ball Flinger is...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2013 10:25pm (Apr 1st 2013) edited
     
    Ha ha! I know that feeling. I said to my grandson "do you love nanny?" And he replied "grandad". So I tried again, same answer. On the third attempt he said "going to give grandad a kiss". Sigh!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2013 3:14pm (Apr 2nd 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks, it's one of my favourites too! Aw CC have fun this weekend! Know what you mean, I'm shattered all the time, Zoey is just on the go constantly! It gets to the evening and we've done loads of dog walks, been out and are tired and Zoey is just racing around picking up shoes, wanting to play, climbing on the table etc etc...aaagh just sleep! :rolling:

    My dad came around last night and was amazed that Kasper was the calm 'good' now!! :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 12:07pm (Apr 16th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We have been so busy recently it's been mad! We took Kasper on a huge walk today as Zoey chewed through her harness, so we did a 90 minute walk to the pet shop and back to buy another. She still hates having the harness put on, I feel like I'm making zero progress which is highly frustrating. But never mind.

    We bought a huge dog bed from the carboot this weekend, it's even bigger than Kasper's old one which was designed for St Bernards!!! It's bright red with paw prints on, Kasper loves to try and rest on it and wrestle Zoey on it...I say try and rest, every time he lies down to sleep Zoey leaps on him from the couch!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 4:54pm (Apr 16th 2013)
     
    Why don't you & Lyle have the dogbed and give up and let the dogs have your bedroom...? Little perisher, chewing through her harness! Hang on in there, Red, you'll get there in the end... :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 9:01pm (Apr 16th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks CC :) She's turned into a right little thief recently, pulling all the socks and things off the radiators, and the shoes off the shoe rack...aah, I remember when Kasper was at this stage when we first got him!!!

    Haha we might as well! Kasper takes up enough of the bed for it to count as his anyway!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2013 8:50pm (Apr 20th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Here are some pics of the stray dog we picked up the other day, she was absolutely gorgeous, and so sweet. We had a lead trailing on her in the house just in case

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    She wanted to be best friends with Zoey too!

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    This is Kasper's new bed that we got for £12 - think it's big enough?! :tooth:

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    The beautiful boy cleaning his teeth!

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    Zoey doing 'her' pose :rolling:

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    Got one of her standing!!

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    She's about 6 months old now! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2013 8:52pm (Apr 20th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And Lulu bathing in her water bowl ahahaha!

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    Having a proper bath in her washing up bowl! She looks huge here!

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2013 2:12pm (Apr 21st 2013)
     
    Love the bed! Is that the stray that was chipped and reunited? I hope all is well with her.

    I'd forgotten you had Lulu. How's she getting on?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2013 2:25pm (Apr 22nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yes that was the stray, I'm hoping she is back with her family safe and sound now as we left her with the vets :smile:

    Lulu is doing great, she runs towards my hands instead of away now, which is nice.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2013 3:49pm (Apr 22nd 2013)
     
    Didn't the owners ring to thank you??? Good God, some people....!
    Lulu looks as though she's thoroughly enjoying her bath. Though I do think you could have stretched to an infinity pool for her...:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2013 6:33pm (Apr 22nd 2013)
     
    The vet probably didn't pass on Red's details - I'm sure thy would've been grateful. You'd thnk the vet would've let you know he was home though.

    Lulu 'runs' towards your hand! Hope you don't get cramp while you wait!!:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2013 10:28am (Apr 25th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha I'm wondering how much more she'll grow!! Hey Kate she's pretty speedy y'know, tortoises really aren't that slow. If it's something she wants she can't half move!

    Yes, I don't think our details were passed on CC, although I was hoping the vets would ring.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2013 10:47am (Apr 25th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    zOey is old enough to be spayed in about a week's time...I am terrified!! If anybody has any experience, please share stories and tips as I'm dreading it!

    And having to keep her and Kasper completely separated for 7 - 14 days, don't even get me started...!

    Here is 6 month old Zoey showing everyone how to eat jerky!

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    Haha I love these pics, she's such a noob :smile:

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    She is *very* heavily shedding at the moment, so please excuse all the little white hairs :P

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    Do you think she has grown?

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    Biker dog!

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2013 7:37pm (Apr 25th 2013)
     
    Why have you got to keep them separated? Vets are very experienced at doing spays, and it really is the best thing for her. You know that you're just having a panic! Lots of TLC and treats will be the order of the day, and no jumping around! (Her not you!)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2013 7:54pm (Apr 25th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ugh, I just didn't realise how long they took to heal!! Our pups play constantly, and they play rough, so we can't have any of that...somebody has even said to leave her on 24/7 crate rest for the first 4 days!!!!!! :gasp: I couldn't do that! Apparently she let her pup be fairly active, and ended up with some pretty severe complications as a result.

    I am fretting about every little part of it...dropping her of (I will be in tears!), them putting a cone on her, picking her up (I'll have to enlist my parents to pick us up), dealing with her whilst she's groggy or in pain, and then keeping her calm...panic panic panic!!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2013 3:07pm (Apr 26th 2013)
     
    *virtual slap round the face* Pull yerself together woman, she'll be fine! :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2013 9:12pm (Apr 26th 2013)
     
    CC you are funny!

    This time next month you'll read these posts and wonder what you were worrying about! Can you do swapsies with crate time? When he's out she's in and vice versa? It's much easier to cope with a coned dog if they're in a crate. Emmett was a pain when she had her eye removed as she constantly made out she couldn't eat with it on!

    They'll give her metacam for pain I expect, and my friend's dog likes the taste so is no problem to medicate! I put Emmett's in her food.

    Of course you'll cry when you drop her off, and again when you pick her up, and other times too I suspect. I blub all the time, it's all part of loving them so much and being an oversensitive doofus!!! xxx
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2013 3:22pm (Apr 27th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha ouch CC! Thanks Kate! I think it's because I've never known a dog be spayed or neutered before, I have no idea what to expect at all. Yes I think that's what we're going to do, have Kasper away a few hours, switch with Zoey away a few etc etc. I'll probably mix Zoey's meds in wet food as she's a very picky eater and doesn't even accept treats usually...I keep putting off phoning the vets to make the appt, either this (next) weekend or the one after are my goals! We don't know exactly how old Zoey is so she might not even be 6 months yet is my excuse :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2013 8:29pm (Apr 27th 2013)
     
    I've had several female dogs spayed over the years, Red. They are a little sore for a couple of days and do a good bit of laying around. Some dogs really know how to milk a situation to the max. I had one that lay flat on her back on the sofa and would only eat canned food out of my hand (ewwy)..she was fine really, she just loved the extra attention she was getting. You do have to watch that Kasper doesn't try to play too hard with her for a few days. I'm sure she will do just fine, you have such a great vet, they will give you the instructions on how to take care of her, when they discharge her.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2013 1:04pm (Apr 28th 2013)
     
    Posted By: LynnW I had one that lay flat on her back on the sofa and would only eat canned food out of my hand (ewwy)..she was fine really, she just loved the extra attention she was getting.

    How funny; they're not silly! Our old lab once tried his bowl of tea before it was cool and looked at mum till she put more milk in it. And forever after, even if she put loads of milk in, he waited for a second dash to be added! Not that he was spoilt or anything...:whistle:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2013 6:07pm (Apr 28th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thankyou Lynn :bigsmile: Zoey seems fairly immune to pain so I'm hoping she won't be too sore...not that I want her bouncing around the place as usual either!! :rolling:

    CC, Zoey used to refuse to eat more than a few mouthfuls of her JWB puppy food, and we were really worried about her as she used to be so underweight. So one day we added wet food and heated it up to try tempt her and she scoffed it all; after that it was the only way she would eat even one mouthful until we swapped to adult food!!

    Zoey says, "I love my big bro!"

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    Showing off her big head!!

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    And that gorgeous face

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    Chilling in her crate without being asked to :smile:

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    We bought an 8m longline today so Zoey can be almost off-lead, but we can prevent her from running up to people and saying hello. I wouldn't mind usually, even if she jumped up, but she *flies* at them! All four feet come off the ground and she can reach chin height when she wants, so I'd rather she didn't do that at some Staffy-hater!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 29th, 2013 6:45pm (Apr 29th 2013)
     
    ...or at someone who's not steady on their feet and would end up on their bum at best, in hospital at worst! Personally I quite like friendly flying dogs!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 3:19pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    So do I, although I know it's technically bad manners - but nicer than seeing an unnaturally well-behaved dog whom you know is that way out of fear...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 6:48pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    Vert true. Staffies just prove that smiling is infectious-how can you not smile at their lovely face and happy persona!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 7:47pm (Apr 30th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha :)

    Ugh, we have had a terrible terrible day...

    Kasper was been walked in the forest, and came back with a paw GUSHING blood. Got him back home and bandaged and tried to get him to the vets, he just lay on the street! By this time we were really worried and tried to get a vet to come out, called the emergency vet (they were gonna be a couple hours) and were really panicking, when this amazing amazing guy pulled over and asked if we wanted a lift to the vets...what a legend! :heart:

    He gave us a lift down and the vet bandaged Kasper up. Kasper was INCREDIBLE with her, we were all amazed! He was good as gold!! My nana gave us a lift back bless her, and is also giving us a lift there tomorrow for Kasper's operation. He needs stitches :(

    He's still leaving bloody pawprints everywhere too...

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    SO STRESSED!!! Thank god for the boyfriend, he has been amazing too... :crush:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 8:11pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    Look at all the blood! Poor Kasp - and poor you! Hope he's better soon, Red.:heart: :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2013 6:28pm (May 1st 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks CC :smile: HE'S BACK WITH US!!! :_party::woohoo::swingin:

    It was a bit iffy at the vets, I asked three different people how he did and nobody really wanted to answer, but they all said he did okay / fine...I didn't like that at all *suspicious look* It also sounds like they sent a man to get him out of his crate, even though I stressed to make sure everyone was aware that he's scared of men, and a vet nurse could have done it! Oh well, I'm just glad he's back!

    He wouldn't come out of his crate whilst we waited, so the vet nurse said could we go get him, which I'd rather anyway. He was very very groggy when we picked him up, his tail wagged with recognition but he was still a bit wary. He's a bit more himself now.

    Oh, also, it turns out he cut an artery!!! Hence the blood! Even though they reassured us he hadn't yesterday! Ooops! They also said he had to have his stitches removed until I argued saying he was supposed to have dissolvable stitches, which he does they'd got it wrong...he has to have the dressing changed every 3 days too...

    I am SO glad he's back with us, my poor little boo! You should have seen us going to the appt to pick him up, we were practically running we were so excited to see him. He's feeling so sorry for himself, and rightly so...he's just lay in one place looking so miserable whilst we hand feed him treats every now and then. I'm hoping he'll perk up soon...

    My family have been just amazing helping out with everything too, all in all it's been a good day and I am very lucky to have such amazing family, boyfriend and dogs!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2013 6:39pm (May 1st 2013)
     
    Oh Red what a terrible day! I'm glad he's ok now but how great that a stranger took you to the vets like that. It sounds like their care was a bit lacking though - he could've lost loads of blood (well, more than he obviously has already) and could well be a bit anaemic for a few days - tired and listless. It's times like this your nearest and dearest come into their own. You're going to have a tough time keeping him quiet and Zoey calm after her op!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2013 8:06pm (May 1st 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Everybody has been brilliant. The guy that gave us a lift down also picked up his partner and kid, then waited outside the surgery to check Kasper was okay! How lovely is that?!

    I know, we were supposed to sort her appt yesterday but haven't what with Kasper getting injured!! There's always tomorrow! There's going to be an overlap where both dogs will be off walks and having to spend all day inside without seeing each other - oh yay, hahaha!!!

    Thankyou, we are glad he's okay too :smile: And yes, I was very underwhelmed with the vets' service this time, which is a shame as our vet is incredible.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd, 2013 2:31am (May 2nd 2013)
     
    Oh, poor little Kasper! I'm so glad the guy stopped to help you get him to the Vet. I hope he is going to be alright now.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd, 2013 1:29pm (May 2nd 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We owe that stranger a lot, I'm sad that I didn't think to get any contact info in the panic of it all.

    I hope so too. I have no idea how much walking is acceptable in the house, he is just pootling around like normal - whining! He really wants to go out on a walk bless him. Zoey is NOT happy at having to be away more than usual either...and after this we have Zoey's spay to keep them separate for!! :tooth: We were able to have them both out together this morning whilst they both rested which was nice.

    oh, this is my Wordpress blog too if anybody is interested in having a read!

    http://scarlybobs.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/stitches/
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd, 2013 6:44pm (May 2nd 2013)
     
    It annoys me when the vets don't listen too. As you say, you're paying a lot of money for their service so it should be damn good! I also think when you collect a pet post-procedure it should be the vet that sees you, not a nurse, so that you can ask detailed questions and get a proper response not a learned script. It's difficult when you find a good vet but the support staff aren't so good. My vets is the opposite ...!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2013 5:10am (May 3rd 2013)
     
    So glad Kasper is ok Red, that must have given you a fright. Thank goodness for the nice man and Lyle & family too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2013 7:14pm (May 3rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebIt annoys me when the vets don't listen too. As you say, you're paying a lot of money for their service so it should be damn good! I also think when you collect a pet post-procedure it should be the vet that sees you, not a nurse, so that you can ask detailed questions and get a proper response not a learned script. It's difficult when you find a good vet but the support staff aren't so good. My vets is the opposite ...!


    Agree with everything you have said. They didn't even tell us whether to continue with Kasper's medication or not! The receptionists are by far the worst, they have no idea how to communicate, treat or act around dogs, and they have the habit of looking down on the customers...you should have seen her face when we said we didn't have insurance for Kasper but put away the equivalent into a savings account each month!! :tooth:

    It's still way better than our last vets though, and the fact our vet is great really makes a difference. Have you tried all the vets in your area? We were lucky in that two were close by and this one just happens to have a brilliant vet! :smile:

    Thankyou TM! Yes it was a real fright, very hard to force ourselves to remain calm throughout! I think we did really well given the circumstances though, I'm just glad Kasper's okay now...I hope he NEVER does anything like that again!!

    To say he's had no walks for two full days, he's doing remarkable well really. He's been a bit whiny and very quick to giddy up, but other than that has settled well. He has tried to play with Zoey a few times by pouncing on her, which has terrified her as she has just been battered by a cone!! :tooth:

    Today on our walk we had to wait about ten minutes whilst the farmer moved the cows down the lane to a different field. Zoey has never seen cows before so it was great socialisation! She did very well too, she wasn't scared or over-excited (Like Kasper would have been!!) she was just interested.

    I'm working on leg weaves with her at the moment - she's picking them up faster than Kasper, but don't tell him that! ;)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2013 10:05pm (May 3rd 2013)
     
    There aren't many close by. One is a pet vaccination clinic which might have good vets but they run a first come first served system and everyone's crammed into a tiny waiting room. One is my old vet - I didn't like him and the cats don't travel well at all so I moved to the one closest to home. I really liked my vet, then he retired. Not keen on the main vet now, though there's a nice young female vet there who seems ok. I used to do a 50min drive to take the rats to their vet, but the cats are stressed out at the 5min journey they have!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 4th, 2013 12:38am (May 4th 2013)
     
    Both the vets, that I have for my dogs and horses are great, and they come here. I don't have to take them anywhere. I still haven't found a vet that knows about chickens however.:face-sad: There are a couple in Seattle that are good with Chickens, but they are 50 miles away.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 4th, 2013 8:32pm (May 4th 2013)
     
    Vets seem to consider them disposable which is extremely sad. It's just as well doctors don't work on the same principle.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2013 2:49pm (May 5th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kate they treat mice the same way ^ ^

    Took Zoey on a nice walk today, minus the stupid kids. At least the forest was nice and quiet, but we had to walk along the canal to socialise Zoey with dogs, and that's where all the kids were. We met some lovely dogs though, a gorgeous Dogue De Bordeaux puppy that I wanted to bring back home haha :smile:

    Zoey got home and literally just collapsed. I have never seen her this tired before!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 6th, 2013 8:12pm (May 6th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This was Zoey from yesterday after her walk - BIG SMILE! :smile:

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    This morning she wasn't too sure she wanted to go walkies

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    But she was pretty happy when we were out in the sun! (more than we were anyway, we were melting!)

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    She's at the perfectly healthy weight right now, yahooo! Finally! See how you can just see the outline of her ribs but she is beautifully tone and muscular? :smile:

    I love how the focus is on the tree here :)

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    Lookit those little muddy paws...it didn't take her long to overcome that fear of mud and water she used to have!

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    Kasper is still healing very well, by the way. He has almost finished his meds, and has his hopefully final vet appt tomorrow. It's not with our usual vet (it feels like she works one day a week, I swear!) but it is another female so hopefully we will do okay - wish us luck anywhoo! :smile:

    We took the bandage off yesterday as it seemed to have slipped and was making his paw swell, which the vet warned us about. She said we could simply take it off anyway as she was in two minds as to whether it even needed bandaging.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 6th, 2013 8:13pm (May 6th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    OH! I forgot this pic! :tooth:

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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2013 1:09am (May 7th 2013)
     
    ha ha ha big doggy smile. glad to hear Kasper is healing well, he will be a happy boy once he can go out walking again.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2013 1:53am (May 7th 2013)
     
    Zoey is sooooo cute, I love the picture of her smiling! I hope your vet appointment for Kasper goes well and he'll be able to go on walks again.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2013 10:44am (May 7th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Redyou should have seen her face when we said we didn't have insurance for Kasper but put away the equivalent into a savings account each month!!:tooth:


    Hope you've got that set up now! I'm sure all our finances can't take the strain of helping if it happens too often! ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2013 5:12pm (May 8th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks both :)

    We've been having an annoying time with Zoey at the moment with her chasing her tail, I think for attention. It's certainly proving to be a pain in the backside to cure, no matter how much play, walks or mental stimulation she gets, if she wants to chase her tail she will...what a dope! I'm just trying not to worry about it...oh, and Kasper has managed to pull a stitch playing with Zoey today (however they both did rather enjoy it so not all bad!) and I'm officially not worrying about that either! :rolling:

    We walked Zoey down to town today and I took her to the park whilst Lyle did the shopping

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    She was fascinated by the crows and really wanted to chase them! We saw two other dogs but didn't get to say hello to them unfortunately. Zoey did get to paddle though!

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    And here's the playfight that damaged the stitches! We thought they would be alright by now to play, the vet yesterday said she would leave his cone off and let him go for walks if I hadn't told them he will chew his ankle non-stop!



    I have another video of Zoey playing with her flirt pole (read: cat teaser!) but its not uploaded just yet...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2013 5:24pm (May 8th 2013)
     
    Red, I loved the video! Poor Zoey just can't figure out how to get the cone off him.:rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2013 5:43pm (May 8th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    She tries her hardest to though hahaha!

    Here's the one of Zoey playing with her flirt pole too!


    :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2013 12:25am (May 9th 2013)
     
    :rollonfloorlaughing: That is one goofy little puppy, Red.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2013 5:57pm (May 9th 2013)
     
    Mad as a badger. But lovely with it!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2013 5:21pm (May 11th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah, she's a goofball alright... :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2013 2:33pm (May 13th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kasper's cone is off!!! :woohoo::yay_jump::crazy:

    He had all the stitches out within minutes too so the wound is all done and dusted now! Sheesh, and they wanted us to go in so they could remove his stitches, even though they would've dissolved and they know how fearful Kasper is...*cough* money grabbers *cough*!

    To be fair our vet didn't once say we should have them removed, she said he would have them out himself. I love our vet!

    Does he look happier?? :smile:

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    (no, he just looks goofy...)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2013 2:40pm (May 13th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And some pics from Zoey's walk this mornin'

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    Alert dog!

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    We used the moor to cut through to a little park / forest we know about

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    Which is very pretty!

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    And as there was nobody to get jumped on, ZOEY GOT TO GO OFF-LEAD! Yahoo!

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    There were lots of good sniffs to explore

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    It's only small but when you join it on to another walk it's big enough :smile:

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2013 3:40pm (May 13th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And the video of their first playtime

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2013 4:00pm (May 13th 2013)
     
    Of course he looks happier - he's smiling!
    Does Zoe come back all right when you let her off lead?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2013 7:45pm (May 13th 2013)
     
    They shouldn't be charging you to remove stitches anyway - should be in with the cost of the op. glad he's all healed up and yes he does look happier!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2013 6:33pm (May 14th 2013)
     
    Kasper does look a great deal happier than he did with that cone on. He's a sweetheart, even if he is a little goofy..would you want him any other way? :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2013 11:25am (May 15th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenOf course he looks happier - he's smiling!
    Does Zoe come back all right when you let her off lead?


    Yes, her recall is really good - she was playing off-lead with a Beagle for about 20 minutes the other day and every time I called her she came running!! I was very impressed with her, she did way better than the adult Beagle did :bigsmile:

    Posted By: KatebThey shouldn't be charging you to remove stitches anyway - should be in with the cost of the op. glad he's all healed up and yes he does look happier!


    Two appts were included in the operation fee, but to have stitches out would have been a third (unnecessary) appt which we would have had to pay for!

    Posted By: LynnWKasper does look a great deal happier than he did with that cone on. He's a sweetheart, even if he is a little goofy..would you want him any other way?<img src=" class="smiley" src="http:///hencam_forum//extensions/Smile/tango/face-smile.png" />


    Hahaha, YES! I'd have him a little slower on walks so he wasn't cutting his paws so often!!! :laugh:

    I have some pics to share of Kasper's first off-lead walk, I'll try put them up soon :smile:

    And yes, Zoey had her first ever play session with another dog that wasn't Kasper! It was a 2.5 year old chunky Beagle, and they played beautifully for about 20 minutes. It was great to see, I hope she gets the chance to play off-lead with a dog like that again :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2013 4:50pm (May 15th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    IT'S SUPERDOG!!!

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    And the full picture

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    Hello happy boy!

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    Can you spot Kasper?? :bigsmile:

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    There he is!!

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    He is just oozing happiness here...

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    And two pics of Zoey destroying foxy fox...goodbye foxy fox, you were lots of fun while you lasted! :smile:

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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2013 1:52am (May 16th 2013)
     
    Kasper does look VERY happy to be out walking again. He must have missed his walks badly while he was laid up with his paw hurt.

    Zoey sure made short work of her fox toy!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2013 5:41pm (May 16th 2013)
     
    RIP Foxy...who's next? Kasp looked as though he were flying!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2013 11:32pm (May 17th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He was flying LOL!

    We absolutely broke Zoey today, we took her for a big walk down to the town centre, then around a park where there was a carnival and lots of people, then she met our friend and got very excited about that, then we walked back and played with her flirt pole too! She was shattered afterwards and slept for about four hours :smile:

    Kasper was a super star with our friend too; sat with his head resting on friend's lap, wagging his tail continuously, he just loves our friend - they both do! We had a great night :smile:

    Oh, and today on her walk Zoey recalled from a person and their dog perfectly! Way to go Zoey :cheer:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd, 2013 6:35pm (Jun 2nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I traded my (new) camera in for the one I wanted originally - I am so in love with this camera! Not only does it take awesome pics, but it's much more user friendly too (:

    Both pups are fine, Kasper is enjoying his off-lead walks again, although we have to be careful about him overheating in the sun. A few times on the way back from a walk in this hot weather he has needed to lie down and rest for a few seconds!!

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    Luckily the moor has (had) a puddle he could lay in and cool down and drink from, but I'm pretty sure that will have dried up by this evening so we will have to take a bottle of water with us :smile:

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    This was near the end of the walk, look how tired he is :rolling:

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    Perfect condition, perfect weight :smile:

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    And we've switched back to his lighter EzyDog harness for summer

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    And girlie's turn in the spotlight :smile:

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    In all her howling glory!

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    And making a mess with a beef knuckle :P

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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd, 2013 7:05pm (Jun 2nd 2013)
     
    Kasper looks absolutely beautiful, Red. Love the picture of him waiting on the sidewalk to cross the street...and the one of Zoey howling is soooo cute.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2013 4:21pm (Jun 3rd 2013)
     
    Why is she howling Red? Does she sing along to music?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2013 6:37pm (Jun 9th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Lynn! He waits at every curb without needing to be asked anymore :)

    CC, she howls when she wants attention or someone to play with her!

    Happy pup, the night before her spay

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    I took this photo 'blind', just pointed the camera in the vague direction of Zoey and took it...and it's my favourite pic of her :smile:

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    Tired pup!!

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    And this was our rubbish attempt at getting Zoey to eat more...she had two mouthfuls and then wandered off :P

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    So yes, we have had Zoey spayed. It's been HORRIBLE!!!

    We went to pick her up from the vets, and expected some aftercare advise. The receptionist brought Zoey out, we sat and waited for a meeting with the vet, and were practically asked to leave!!! Our puppy has just had major surgery and nobody was telling us anything! So having no advice on whether she could jump on furniture, how quiet we should try have her be, what we should expect, we were sent home. Before we left I just had time to ask if she would need a cone and was told "erm...no, I'm sure the vet would have told you if you'd needed one", and that we could always 'pop back' if we did need one in the end.

    For the first night and a half Zoey was very ill, quiet, twitching and vomiting. We had no idea if this was normal or not. I then read online, whilst devouring everything I could about spay aftercare, that Zoey should 110% been discharged with painkillers. So then I felt really guilty for not getting her them! I asked on a forum about them and everyone said they would be livid if their vet had treated their dogs like this, and to absolutely get her some pain meds (two of these people were both vets and dog owners themselves, and they were disgusted).

    Lyle phoned up the vets the next day and asked for some pain relief, and was told no Zoey wouldn't need any!!! It wasn't until he got quite forceful and said that other vets he had spoken with handed these out as standard that he was passed along to the vet, who said we could have some if we wanted.

    We gave Zoey some and she really bounced back after that - now the problem is keeping her quiet! :rolling:

    We phoned the vets today asking if she could jump on furniture, go up stairs etc and were told all that is fine, which is a relief!

    Check up on Monday...think after that we will be switching to Kasper's vet, even if the receptionists are very rude there.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2013 8:18pm (Jun 9th 2013)
     
    That is terrible Red, good job you are such a good owner and have the intelligence and ability to research. I've never heard of a pet not having painkillers following surgery! In fact my vet gives them a dose an hour before surgery as it is then already kicking in by the time they're coming round. I hope if the person who told you no ever needs surgery they're denied pain relief too!

    Glad to hear she's bounced back so well. Don't let her overdo it - I'm surprised they're saying she can jump around already. There should be some supervisory body we can complain to about bad vets.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2013 8:37pm (Jun 9th 2013)
     
    I'm sorry things didn't go as well as I'd hope for poor little Zoey, I have never heard of not giving them something for the pain either..at least no Vet I had ever taken my critters to. If she starts to lick the wound, put a cone on her, no matter what they said at the vet's office. I'm glad to hear you will be changing Vets and going to Kasper's Vet.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2013 6:20pm (Jun 10th 2013)
     
    Get some arnica down her too, Red; it aids and speeds healing. I do hope she's feeling better and you're so right to change vets after that shocking treatment. :heart: :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 24th, 2013 10:41pm (Jun 24th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sorry I've not been posting much recently, we have been stupidly busy. We've also been looking at houses as we are hoping to move again, after living here for over a year. We want to move up by the seaside this time, near Lyle's family - it's been life long dream of mine, to live by the sea! Especially as we don't really get to go on holiday anymore due to the pupsters :smile:

    Zoey is fully healed now, although at some point tonight whilst playing rough her belly got a nasty scratch and made the scar quite red, although there was no bleeding or anything. I'm hoping it'll be fine and is just a mild irritation.

    Both furkids are fine, although Zoey did get bitten yesterday by a dog thanks to it's useless owners. They said afterwards "I don't think she got bitten did she, I think she was just scared"...no, Zoey isn't scared of dogs, she yelped because your dog flipping snapped at her face!!! :angry:

    Then today we had some woman saying how dominant Zoey was because she was jumping up...I almost corrected her and explained that the dominance theory had been scientifically debunked, but just left it in the end as I couldn't be bothered getting into an argument. She did really annoy me by grabbing hold of Zoey's harness and yelling "SIT! SIT! SIT!" at her...thankfully we've counter conditioned Zoey to shouting, but I don't know why the woman thought it was okay to yell at my dog :angry:

    The dog she had with her was dog aggressive as well, although when I encouraged it and gave it plenty of reassurance it did come say hi to Zoey very nicely, which the owner was really shocked at *sigh*

    Zoey has also developed an obsession with things she finds outside recently, too. I think it's the teenage curiosity coming through. She's been picking up sticks and carrying them for a little while before dropping them, and today she managed to fit a plastic bottle in her gob and enjoyed carrying that for a little while. We got some very peculiar looks indeed! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 24th, 2013 11:23pm (Jun 24th 2013)
     
    I had a friend whose dog would always carry a plastic water bottle - it was a sort of security blanket for him, and it stopped him carrying inappropriate things like huge branches or other rubbish he came across that would cut his mouth.

    I really don't understand why people are so stupid nowadays. Perhaps we're all being poisoned by aliens! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 25th, 2013 5:46pm (Jun 25th 2013)
     
    That woman was stupid. You only have to substitute 'kid' for 'dog' and wonder what she'd do if you disciplined HER kid?
    Our lab once carried home a small plastic tub about the size of a wide paint tin. If he carried it by the upper edge he kept stepping in it and tripping up, and if he carried it by the lower edge he couldn't see and kept walking into cars, lampposts, trees...It was a long walk home!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 26th, 2013 9:10pm (Jun 26th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenThat woman was stupid. You only have to substitute 'kid' for 'dog' and wonder what she'd do if you disciplined HER kid?


    That would be an excellent analogy to use when explaining why punishment and dominance ideas shouldn't be used with dogs. You shouldn't shout, punish or correct any dog, regardless of age, but it can be especially damaging to a puppy or sensitive dog. I read an article in a dog magazine where a postman had kicked an 8 month old puppy (same age as Zoey) and from then on the dog suffered from PTSD and was fearful and aggressive around people.

    Ha he sounds like Kasper when he has found some food, say an apple for example. He has to keep stopping to sniff it and have a nibble, then will pick it up and walk a few steps, drop it, and repeat about a hundred times until it has been eaten!! :rolling:

    Snuggle time!

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    Kasper looking like a loony :smile:

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    Another perfect example of how Kasper pays attention to me but all Zoey cares about is her big brother :laugh:

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 27th, 2013 6:35pm (Jun 27th 2013)
     
    Look at her, she worships him! :heart:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 28th, 2013 9:59pm (Jun 28th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    She really does, she doesn't even mind when she's asleep and Kasper jumps on top of her and walks all over her...all she has to do is look at Kasper when he's asleep and he grumbles :001_tongue:

    Did I post that Zoey was stung by a wasp a few days ago? It landed on the floor inside the house, and of course little miss curious ran over, pounced on it and grabbed it in her mouth!! :shocked: It stung her inside the mouth, she promptly spat it out and proceeded to pull faces for the next few minutes haha. Other than that she was fine!

    I haven't been able to go on *any* dog walks today, I've been trapped inside. Last night walking back I fell over and have done something to my ankle, it really hurts! I'm hoping it'll feel a little better tomorrow so I can manage a walk or two!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 29th, 2013 6:04pm (Jun 29th 2013)
     
    Ow...poor you. Rest it on a tuffet and let Lyle wait on you hand foot & elbow for the next few days!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 29th, 2013 10:34pm (Jun 29th 2013)
     
    Sure it wasn't staggering back drunk from the pub?! :crazy:

    Danny tore the ligaments in his foot about 4 weeks ago and he's still in pain, so rest up and take painkillers!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 30th, 2013 2:19pm (Jun 30th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks both :)

    Posted By: KatebSure it wasn't staggering back drunk from the pub?!:crazy:" alt=":crazy:" src="http:///hencam_forum/extensions/Vanillacons/smilies/happy/crazy.gif" />


    Haha it kind of was actually :rolling:

    It felt a bit better yesterday so I made it out on two dog walks...on one Lyle pointed something out for me to look at, I fell down a rabbit hole and hurt it in the exact same way again!! I blamed him of course :rolling:

    It's not too bad though, I still made it out on a dog walk this morning. I tend to heal pretty quickly :)

    Agh both dogs are playing under the chair I'm sat on hahaha! I've no idea how they've even managed to fit!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 30th, 2013 2:35pm (Jun 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't believe it Zoey's tag has just broken! We've barely had it a few months and it was expensive! Grrr! :_oh_really:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 30th, 2013 6:00pm (Jun 30th 2013)
     
    Send it back and complain. It's not fit for purpose!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 1st, 2013 3:38pm (Jul 1st 2013)
     
    Yes, good point. Get another one from them FOC or your money back, Red.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2013 2:47am (Jul 2nd 2013)
     
    Hi folks have been out of action with bad back and now a nasty chest Infection but I do have a new toy an ipad so I can even chat in bed. It was bought with birthday money and money saved from selling scarves I knit and it's great to use so easy and portable.
    Sorry you,ve had such a rough time with vet Red. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful vet just around the corner. Glad puppies are doing well, lovely pics of them at play.
    Koko is on antibiotics had a sneeze for past week so keeping an eye on him.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2013 1:36pm (Jul 2nd 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't think they would send another, I've already complained once as the tag scratched away within the first few weeks. I'll just stick with the ones from Pets At Home in future! It's a shame though as these ones look so nice...

    Hi TM, good to have you back, but sorry you have been so poorly! And Koko too! Hope you feel better soon, the both of you :heart:

    I went to the farm shop today and fell in love with a beautiful leather collar - Zoey looks sooo posh in it! She got to have a few minutes off-lead today too. She went mental around the field chasing the birds, but recalled perfectly every time. Such a star!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2013 6:38pm (Jul 2nd 2013)
     
    Very smart Zoey!

    Hope you and Koko are both recovering TM. I love my iPad - I think I've only used the computer half a dozen times since Christmas just to do on line banking. Only downside is it won't show Hencam or some other on-line feeds.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2013 4:41pm (Jul 3rd 2013)
     
    Really? I thought that was the whole point of iPads! Perhaps there's a firewall or something?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2013 7:46pm (Jul 3rd 2013)
     
    Don't know - cant sort it out at all! If anyone knows the solution ...!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2013 5:04pm (Jul 4th 2013)
     
    My cure for laptop problems is to slam it shut and call it a %^$!^£&. Doesn't work, though...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2013 8:27pm (Jul 5th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I took another school photo today and Kasper RUINED it!! :rolling:

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    Kasper finishing off the kibble box, eating in the funniest way I've ever seen :smile:

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    After a walk in the rain!

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    Zoey trying to hatch her tennis ball :laugh:

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    And after this morning's sunny walk

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    And a short video of Zoey doing everything she can to annoy Kasper! :face-devil-grin:

    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2013 12:56am (Jul 9th 2013)
     
    Loved the pictures, Red. Kasper sure managed to get completely soaked on the walk. The video was soooo cute, Zoey was being such a little stinker to her big brother.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2013 3:05pm (Jul 9th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He puts up with a lot from her...I loved the bit where she shoved her bottom in his face, tail wagging :rolling:

    Seeing as the weather is so unbearably hot here (almost 30*C yeugh!) I thought I'd better get my camera out and take some pics, so I took it on Zoey's evening walk yesterday.

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    I saw a mother sheep and her lamb which Zoey thankfully missed - we'd have been stood there for half an hour whilst she wagged at them otherwise! :smile:

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    Zoey admiring the farmers' new fence. Previously there was a fence with a massive hole in it, and the sheep quickly worked out that they could fit through and went for a lovely wander up and down the canal!!!

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    Zoey looks a right tomboy at the moment. She has her navy blue collar on and her blue harness - I really need to buy her the pink one. Mind you even when she had a pink collar on people thought she was a boy!

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    How she always gets a drink with her bum in the air!

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    Rolling on a dead shrew, such a lovely scent!!!

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    Checking out the giant leaf, I think it might be rhubarb?!

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    Walking back towards home :)

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    And snuggling with her daddy, awww :face-angel:

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2013 3:14pm (Jul 9th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I've just been looking at the beginning of this thread - where has my ickle baby gone?! When did she get so big?? :rolling: And wasn't she tiny?!? :gasp:

    This weather has both dogs pooped, which is good as Kasper isn't having anymore long walks for a few days as he's been limping slightly after resting. I think he's pulled something, the way he barrels about.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2013 3:29pm (Jul 9th 2013) edited
     
    Our friend the other day was being pursued by Freddie, their rescue dog. Freddie kept following him around with his collar in his mouth thinking Mark had forgotten the time! Being a long haired dog, Mark wasn't going to walk him in the daytime heat; Freddie thought he'd broken his watch!
    I love the pic of her reclining elegantly on the sofa. I was a bit concerned though; is Lyle allowed on the furniture...?:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2013 4:05pm (Jul 9th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha poor Freddie! I can't blame his owners though, we try avoid the hottest points in the day for Kasper...it doesn't help that Kasper doesn't know how to slow down, he races off on his walks and when he comes back to get his lead on he's so tired he collapses in a big panting heap. Then we have to stand around like lemons for ten minutes whilst he's just sprawled on the floor panting, too tired to move :laugh:

    With Kasper, whenever we say "right then" or turn off the TV he immediately thinks it's walkies time, no matter if he's just been out!

    Posted By: chief chickenI was a bit concerned though; is Lyle allowed on the furniture...?<img src=" class="smiley" src="http:///hencam_forum//extensions/Smile/tango/face-devil-grin.png" />


    Lyle's not allowed on the furniture, of course not, that belongs to me and the dogs! He must have snuck up that once :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2013 10:10pm (Jul 9th 2013)
     
    Posted By: RedLyle's not allowed on the furniture, of course not, that belongs to me and the dogs!

    :rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 10th, 2013 7:44pm (Jul 10th 2013)
     
    Excuse me, but I think you are being a tad harsh on the poor man. It looks like Kyle was performing the very important "belly-rub" function. As long as he returned to his usual place on the floor once Zoey was all scritched out it seems reasonable to allow him a brief spell on the sofa.

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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 10th, 2013 11:29pm (Jul 10th 2013)
     
    He he great pics and comments all round. Zoe rolling in a dead shrew....?...?.??...eeeeuuuuwwwwww
    and why?:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 11th, 2013 5:36pm (Jul 11th 2013)
     
    Dead shrew?? Good grief, don't you know NUFFINK Julie - that's the canine equivalent of Chanel No 5! Mind you, the VERY VERY VERY best scent for a dog is (ulp) Fox poo....BLEURGH!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2013 7:45am (Jul 12th 2013)
     
    Ok so while I just go throw up in the garden!,,,,,,, yucky yucky poo what next, seems I must have led a sheltered life he he :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2013 12:01pm (Jul 12th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Trevs MumHe he great pics and comments all round. Zoe rolling in a dead shrew....?...?.??...eeeeuuuuwwwwww
    and why?


    Yep, it's a dog thing. Anything dead and gross must be either carried around in the mouth like a trophy, rolled on, eaten or all three :tooth:

    And fox poo is the best of all, although they will settle for horse, sheep and cat poo...or any poo really :laugh:

    I don't think I've announced it here yet, but we are moving house early next month. We are going to live by the seaside!!! :crazy: I don't think Kasper will enjoy the walks as much with no rabbits to chase, but I'm sure he'll get used to it *touch wood* We will be living practically on the sea front, which will be awesome...now it's just the stress of moving all the furniture and two dogs up there, aaagh!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2013 3:36pm (Jul 12th 2013)
     
    Where are you moving to, Red? Will you still be near Hencam HQ?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2013 5:50am (Jul 15th 2013)
     
    Moving again, Red?...goodness you and Lyle sure have moved a lot.

    Years ago, I had a little Toy Fox Terrier, "Spike" who hated to ride in a car..he'd get so upset his hair would fall out in a fog. One day Don and I were finishing up cleaning the back pasture (it was a very hot day 95°F)we had Don's little pickup truck out there and were getting ready to bring it back up to the house. Spike jumped into the seat all by himself, with his front paws on the dashboard and his rear legs on the seat right in the middle between us..REALLY happy and excited..we were amazed he'd gotten in the truck by himself..until we noticed he had rolled in possum poop and it was all down his back..we drove back to the house with our heads hanging out the windows..nothing stinks as bad a possum poop..Spike was just so offended, that I had given him a bath and washed all his lovely odor off. Gawd, what a stink!:ack2: