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Didn't wanna ruin the training thread chatting to Ex..... So thought I'd start this one.

 

Show us those other members of your family!

 

Mine is Bambi (I didn't pick her name but I'm used to it now), a 6 month old Border Collie. I just love BC's, and she's the third I've had. My wife wanted something smaller and with less hair to shed, but I insisted since I couldn't wait to take her out running (yeah, that turned out well).

 

Currently started obedience training with her, I had my previous two off leash proficient. If she shows an interest I might look at doing agility work with her.

 

Right now she just drags me everywhere we go.

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She's got a broken tail which weirds us out a bit. The vet said it's either a deformity or was maybe broken at or just after birth. They suggested, since it doesn't affect or hurt her, to just leave it.

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Was going to show you my hairless best friend.

 

 

 

 

(wife prob won't be best pleased that those photos get public....)

 

 

Seriously though, had dogs most of my life. Dad always had a little dog (Jack Russell or terrier cross) and they were all unbelievably well behaved and well trained.

 

Last dog I had was a Jack Russell. Poor little bloke got bitten by a red belly black snake and I found him dead around the side of the house. He killed the snake as it was in the yard, but must have got bitten in the process.

 

that was a couple of years ago and I haven't got a new dog yet - when the kids get a bit bigger we'll get them one ..... looking forward to having a four legged friend to come on runs and generally annoy the wife.

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Our little baby is Clover. She's just over 6 months and developing quite a personality, as anyone who has had retrievers knows they do.
She's learnt that I'm the alpha here, my wife is just above her on the pecking order, the daughter equal and our son below her.
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And if anybody wants to follow her exploits, my daughter has set her up on Instagram

 

https://www.instagram.com/goldengirlclover/

 

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Edit: I've changed what I wrote to what TrevS put in to the FAQs a while back. It explains it better.

 

 

 

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When creating your post you'll notice just above the area your type you post you'll see option buttons.

Select the IMG button which will open a dialog where you can paste the address location of an image file. (web address can be from anywhere, it can be found by right clicking over an image of an existing webpage select 'properties' then copy the address)

select 'OK' and your done.

it will place the code for the image file in your post.
it will look similar to the following.
(although remove the * from whats shown below)

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If you have an image on your own computer you will need to open an account & download it to image sharing site such as Photobucket etc. Once that is down you can gain the web URL for the location of your image.

 

However, if you are using Tapatalk on your phone, you can simply add the photo straight from the phone to Tapatalk.

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Turtle,

 

Be careful of ticks with the echidnas. Our neighbour's dog had all the symptoms of a tick, but we couldn't find it. Another local suggested looking in the mouth and there it was. Apparently the dogs often pick them up in the mouth when they play with echidnas.

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Two months ago I left Hervey Bay with a few clothes, two bikes and my best mate, Buddy. I've had him for 12 years, since he was baby, and he has been a godsend for me in what has been a tough couple of months.

He has character by the bucket load and is incredibly affectionate. He also loves sharing my breakfast with me on Mum's back patio.

 

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This is Sasha our Amstaff Ridgeback cross. She went missing for 5 days in November, it was a horrible 5 days but such joy when we got her back!f9011094b744b7fdbadca2a4678d7b2d.jpg

 

 

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god, i couldn't sleep if i lost her. worth a bit go money too i would think

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god, i couldn't sleep if i lost her. worth a bit go money too i would think

It was horrible, very little sleep and as I work from home mainly very little work. I spent the whole time looking for her.

She was actually a rescue. so not too much money but brings joy no money could buy!

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how did you find her. yu can get this tile apps thing that now that go on the coller but you have walk with your phone around to pick up the booth signal or unless sasha can push the button and it rings on your phone.

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how did you find her. yu can get this tile apps thing that now that go on the coller but you have walk with your phone around to pick up the booth signal or unless sasha can push the button and it rings on your phone.

We had a big facebook campaign and put posters up all over the neighbourhood (my partner rode 40k the day after we found her taking the posters down). She was recognised from one of the posters and the family that saw her saw her go into the backyard of an empty house and called us. Luckily we were only 500 metres away (she was actually only 800 metres from home!) and rushed over and got her back. :)

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OK

This is Coco.

The Ex wife and I rescued her from the dogs home.

Most gentle dog I have ever come across without being a brain dead tard. She bitz of everything. Poodle, spaniel, goat, sheep and she circles the BBQ when I am cooking like a Shark....so I refer to her as the "goat sheep shark dog"[emoji1] [emoji1]

 

Beautiful dog. I will miss her when she goes to live at the ex's place.

 

Pics are of Coco being tough in my Ute, Stoic at the Beach and finally Beautiful in her peppermint and cream sweater after being freshly clipped.....LOL [emoji3] [emoji1] [emoji106]

 

I miss the Kelpie/Blue Heeler we had in Mackay. She was a genius.

 

 

Great thread Goughy [emoji106][emoji41]

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We have 4 cats.... this one is my boy Tommi (we have a rally driver theme with the names). Tommi is a foster failure, I rescued him and he stayed.

 

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The other 3 pretty much live in the enclosure during summer. Maddie, Ed and Jack, there is also a kitten in this pic Timo, who was one of my foster kittens for a while. Jack and Maddie are at the back (black and grey), Ed just in front (silver tabby), Timo (brown tabby) and Tommi. I assume this picture was taken in mid winter, as they have all piled in on my legs.

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I didn't bother including our cats, as they don't acknowledge I exist unless they're hungry..... so I don't acknowledge them unless I'm hungry!

 

I'm hungry. We have Lilly and Pippy. Lilly has 3 legs after she didn't come home one night, and they next morning I found her hanging upside down in some barbed wire in some fence in the property behind us. Neither cat is allowed outside now which doesn't bother Pippy as she's never been outside and is a tiny little russian blue looking thing, but Lilly's mission in life is to get outside again.

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Our last cat, Vinnie, was like that. He would wander up to strangers walking down the street etc for a pat. But he also grew up with a last BC, and as a kitten would sleep with her, and sit on her and claw her back etc.

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As many of you will remember, I lost my little girl Daphne at the start of December to osteosarcoma. 12 and a third was a fantastic age for a Great Dane. But she left a hole that needed filling...a giant hole!!

 

Say hello to Rhubarb!!

Here she is at 4 weeks...

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And again at 9 weeks:

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Always had dogs and generally birds which is why I don't like cats.

 

Currently, one shoodle (shih Tzu x poodle cross), I refer to the cross as a shit-poo or a poo-shit but the wife doesn't like that), great dog.

 

Hand reared birds - 1 x red tailed female black cockatoo, 1 x male eclectus (they are in love, go figure)

 

2 x rabbits that just won't die - seems to be a decade since the girls lost interest in them and I have been looking after them ever since.

 

3 x poor performing back yard chooks, showing them a KFC bucket hasn't worked like last time, might be time.

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Hand reared birds - 1 x red tailed female black cockatoo, 1 x male eclectus (they are in love, go figure)

 

 

 

Wow didnt know you could do that with a Black cockatoo, they are awesome looking birds.

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As many of you will remember, I lost my little girl Daphne at the start of December to osteosarcoma. 12 and a third was a fantastic age for a Great Dane. But she left a hole that needed filling...a giant hole!!

 

Say hello to Rhubarb!!

Here she is at 4 weeks...

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And again at 9 weeks:

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is she from the pound? nice dog if she was.

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As many of you will remember, I lost my little girl Daphne at the start of December to osteosarcoma. 12 and a third was a fantastic age for a Great Dane. But she left a hole that needed filling...a giant hole!!

 

Say hello to Rhubarb!!

Here she is at 4 weeks...

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And again at 9 weeks:

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Beautiful dog [emoji846][emoji106]

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is she from the pound? nice dog if she was.

 

Nope - a breeder. My last Dane was a rescue and I was luckily able to use her to visit aged/dementia care facilities. My goal with Rhub is to complete official therapy dog training so temperament was the key - something I couldn't guarantee from a rescue.

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Two walks today and still wants the ball thrown!  She's 16 months now. Obedience training is going well, and I reckon we may trial or do agility together one day. She can shake hands and hi 5, spin in both directions and not to bad at doing roll over. Might have to teach her to play dead next since she loves lying on her back for tummy rubs.

 

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