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    Missy, such a funny chook!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Missy, such a funny chook!

    Chook ??

    Looks like a Dog to Me !!

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    I have been working upon an adoption project for my local pound with council for the past twelve months or so.

    It has been a long road but we are now on our way!

    The project aims to better support people adopting rescued pets from the shelter.

    I will be able to share further details in the next few weeks, along with a DVD i am working on once approved for release.

    Next week we begin a volunteer program at the shelter, and we have had lots of interest so far which is great!

    Will keep you updated

    B

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitte View Post
    Chook ??

    Looks like a Dog to Me !!
    Missy is a character to say the least and i adore her!

    A mad doggie chook perhaps!?

    B

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    Hey,

    I am just posting an update tonight and trying very hard not to look at the other threads!

    I need a break, and have spread myself too thin during the last few months in particular.

    So other than the babies under my wing right now i will not be taking any others for a little while....(the closest to me say SURE! heard that before) but truly i need a rest.

    I have a lot of work to do in the adoption project with my local shelter and the volunteer group....and want to do it well so this is enough for now!

    It was my Son's B'day today, a whole 5! We had a huge party on Sunday with my yougest who turned 3 on Australia day, it was the greatest fun and Mum was guilty of jumping on the jumping castle a few times and running the streets with the kids.

    Today was an airport run. So i met a gorgeous rescuer at 7.30 am to pick up a bub in desperate need in between cooking cup cakes for Daniel's class, celebrating his big day and having fun.

    Once the kids were organised i was off to pick up another two bubs for their rescue and then off to the airport for an 11.30 am flight.

    I won’t say too much more here other than this. Rescuers and animal welfare groups are busting to save lives yet no less than 10 designer dog puppies were arriving. Six of these were going to America.....they were all stressed and it broke my heart. So tiny and vulnerable, honestly it makes me sick.

    On Friday last week i visited a PP pet shop; there was no info on the breeds, no info on age or vet work, nothing....no info at all, so i asked.

    There were two Maltese x Shih Tzu's ‘on sale’ for $350 as they were not so tiny and cute anymore. They didn't lift their little heads...they knew the drill.
    Confined in a Perspex cage with no socialisation or stimulation what so ever.

    Next was a tiny foxy, a so called "purebreed" who was alone at 8 weeks in the following cage with no company, she was curled in a tiny ball and was also unresponsive. She had had NO vet work done at all, so open to everything.

    Next was a JRT x who was going berserk and at least 3 months old. Just imagine a very active breed/companion animal that relies on leadership and positive connections sitting in a Perspex box for a minimum of 2 months with nothing.

    Last but not least two tiny German Sheppard x Rottweiler bubs.

    I stood there watching them plead with me and wondered what hope in hell have they got?

    I visualised them both separated and in tiny yards or courtyards. They are absolutely adorable as babies and i can understand the "Pull" to buy....and then not too far away comes digging up the earth, chewing shoes, jumping up for tiny amounts of attention etc.

    Which i might add is normal puppy behaviour...

    And then the disconnection with the animal begins..They become a separate part of the family (a pain in the arse if you like) and become even further neglected and ignored. Passive neglect, which means do absolutely nothing at all.

    The enormous health problems with these two breeds combined by being bred by a BYB are simply too much to bear for me personally.

    The BYB was paid $30 for each pup; they were for sale in the pet shop for $895.

    Not only are they faced with the result of impulse buying but further to those serious health complications which the majority of people cannot possibly begin/afford to address...even if they had all the money and time in the world.

    It is without doubt a National disgrace.

    The PIAA, AVA, and DPI are a National disgrace as they encourage and rely upon profit ridding on the back of animals.

    B

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    Firstly Happy Birthday your kidlet and Congratulations! on the Council Program!

    You sound weary B

    Sometimes in trying to help everyone we often forget to care about the most important person....ourselves
    It can feel like you are attempting to win a war with a single unit army and it will beat you down.

    We all need to take a step back at times and take a much needed break . Even just slow things way down....

    You need to be congratulated for all you do and continue to do B , but you also need to be able to enjoy your family and your own dogs .

    Take care of yourself
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    Hi Choppa Chop!

    Wow, congratulations on being made a Moderator!! A brilliant Moderator you will be too

    Thanks so much, you are absolutely right and i have had too scale back in a couple of areas while i work on others...

    So true re family, they are so very precious

    I can't remember the time i had time for me!! But all Mum's feel just the same!

    B

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    Quick update

    Missy....our "Brown Eyed Girl" is great and going from strength to strength. We have nailed her incontinence after long courses of AB, Kidney and bladder x rays and blood work.

    Her new hormone treatment has done wonders and there is not a drip in sight!

    More xrays on Missy's feet and spine has revealed spurs developing and fussion in some joints although her quality of life is brilliant. So an anti inflamatory/pain relife medication is used to eleviate symptoms and keep her comfortable amongst other things.

    Overall it is great news and Miss Missy will be up for adoption with a devoted, commited family in the near future.

    Missy will be one of the gorgeous stars of the shelter DVD with before and after photos

    We have been working hard at the shelter volunteering this week and have achieved some amazing results with the animals, particularly those in hideous condition...but more on that later!

    B

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    So glad to hear the good news!

    Hope you are looking after yourself though as well B
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    You are such an amazing person...what an inspiration. You should write a book about rescue dogs and all the work you do..

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