The Dog Thread


#481

Fantastic! Good on you. He’s/she’s gorgeous. Certainly looks like an athlete!
What is his/her name?


#482

Her name is Maxie. Definitely going to need a lot of exercise although tuckered out now.


#483

Here is one of mine from the weekend she must be at least 16, was rescued from the RSPCA around 12 years ago, then found she was rescued from a puppy farm and landed in a dog treat business house.
Now resides with me and Hurley


#484

She’s beautiful- lovely to hear that she’s had 12 wonderful years. She looks great for her age!!


#485

It’s been almost a year now since we lost Floyd and our other dog Molly is just a shadow of her old self. No real zest for life. We were watching home vids the other night and when footage of Floyd came on, she started whimpering. Anyway - took her to the beach last night but she was just kinda lost. Feels like she is just biding her time now. Not sure what to do.


#486

How old is Molly?

Perhaps there’s an older dog who could brighten her life just waiting for a chance. They do love a friend.


#487

She’s twelve. Has only ever known life with Floyd.


#488

Do you have any dog parks nearby. Perhaps a few outings would be good for her. She will get to meet other dogs and you will be able to gauge if perhaps she needs another companion.


#489

I’d give it a try. Most dogs homes have reduced fees for older dogs and you can take her along to meet any prospective new friends to gauge her reaction.


#490

If you’d like another dog then I think it would be great for Molly - especially if she’s home alone during the day. We’ve had many dogs and while we worked always had at least 2. It sometimes took a few days for them to bond but they always did.


#491

I am travelling to San Francisco today for maybe three months, and was feeling a little stressed.

My hearing has been getting worse over the years and I have these high tech earring aids that can create all sorts of magic.

This morning as I was doing the final pack, our Malamute ate one !

She was very sorry, and I was worried about her swallowing the battery. After a frantic search we found all the smashed and chewed bits including battery. It will be an interesting insurance claim.


#492

She looks innocent!


#493

She looks very sorry… she’s beautiful :two_hearts:


#494

Lucky she didn’t eat your homework.


#495

Meet the newest member of our family. This is Max. He would appear to be a cross between a springer spaniel and something short!


#496

Yes I’ve had that problem too twice. Dogs love something in the plastic stuff they are made of.
And; yes swallowing batteries is serious stuff and fortunately for me, my dogs have been smart enough to spit them out and not to eat them.

I have been fortunately NOT to have to fork out for new ones, so far. Now I take them off in put them into a screw top jar and put into a draw immediately otherwise… it could end up being a hat trick.


#497

Missus car.
Oh the strife


#498

Priorities a bit skewed, looks like the dog is in a seat belt, but the daughter is not.


#499

And the driver is not looking at the road, but taking a photo.
Or - the car is stopped, and the seat belt is a gag :slight_smile:


#500

From my experience with children and dogs, the priority is absolutely correct.