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    Sorry, I wasn't clear either. Nothing said has upset me. However, it would appear I have misunderstood some things due to no knowing you and your approach/sense of humour, etc, as well as the lack of tone that comes with written communication.

    The offer of this house (which I do pay rent for, I'm not just free-loading, before anyone jumps to that conclusion) is something I am extremely grateful for, as at the time it was likely that I would have to move back home, and I certainently wouldn't have been able to take Rusty with me. Back home was not an option, actually, maybe I should have been an outside-only daughter, for everyone's sake, I don't really play friendly with family (or anyone) for ongoing periods of time. If I hadn't accepted the house, he would still be living with my parents, outdoors only (not even the laundry, but still plenty of shelter), and that would still be an issue from the perspective of dogs should be inside, however, those neighbours never noticed and/or complained about the barking, so I probably wouldn't be asking for help.

    I don't think my parents discussed wether dogs could come inside or not at the time they were getting married. There was no talk of ever having a dog until I was old enough to start begging for one, and it wasn't even considered until I was old enough to take most of the responsibility for him. I would love to see the divorce papers after a 15+ year marriage saying that one party wouldn't let the dog come inside as the sole reason for seperation!

    I don't really understand the point about Rusty dieing for my mum, and her remote kindness. Not in a passive aggressive "what's your point?" style, as in I really don't understand what you are trying to say.

    Thank you for your honest opinion about him being happier inside. It may very well be true, I don't know. I don't know what he is thinking, and if I could, finding out if he would like to come inside would not be my first priority, but I'm sure we would get there eventually. However, I think I would be happier in a much larger house, with a pool (I'd even let Rusty use it!), and a bigger account balance. However, at this point in time, that is not going to happen, so I will deal with what I have. At this point in time, Rusty will not be coming inside, so he will have to deal with what he has, and deal with all he has known for the past 7 years.

    If I had a pig, I am pretty comfortable to say that the pig would be an outside pig, regardless of my living situations. I don't have a problem with pigs, I've never really had anything to do with them, but then I hadn't had a lot to do with dogs until 7 years ago either. Pigs, horses, goats, geese, sheep, your basic barn-yard animals would all be outdoor animals. They would not be in my house, let alone my bedroom or bed. No chair needed (although it will be if we are adding mice, rats, snakes and/or lizards to that mix), just four walls seperating me from them when I choose.

    I have the "waggy tails and bottoms, beaming doggy grins and devoted eyes", it is just outside the back door (as long as there aren't any dogs, strangers, etc. around). I don't think the inside pet bane that comes with the house is mess-related, it is a standard based for all pets, that pets belong outside. I may not agree with it in all cases, I understand it, and I respect it, at least until such time that it is my house to make those calls with.

    In theory, perhaps Mum shouldn't have ever allowed a dog. If it was completely up to her, we wouldn't have, not because she hates them, but because she didn't have a desire to have a dog like I did. Then Rusty would possibly still be sitting at the RSPCA, he was a long-term resident when we adopted him, and while his aggression wasn't showing, his fear was, which turned other people off him, and, in retrospect, should have done so for us, his issues are really a bit too much for first-time dog owners to handle (at least without professional help, which was never considered until recently), so I'm hoping that he thinks a nice big back-yard, a couple of comfy beds, toys, plenty of food, regular walks and plenty of love is enough, and he isn't spending his life lusting after that little bit more he might have elsewhere.

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    I know I'm going off topic here... But the inside/ outside debate had me reminiscing. I used to have an Irish Wolfhound who hated inside. I wanted my big shaggy almost pony indoors to watch telly and hang with. But he preferred out. I suppose it's likely 'in' was too warm for him, especially in Winter with central heating.

    I ended up moving the couch and tv to the garage. Plus a small oil fin heater.

    I think Rusty is a lucky dog. He is clearly loved and Beazely is doing the utmost to help with his issues. Who knows- Rusty might find inside a bit overwhelming after a life of outside. It's a moot point anyway.

    Back on topic- when my neighbors complained about my dogs barking- I set up the webcam. Turned out it wasnt even my dogs. My lazy sods sleep all day! I think you'd be well to record what you can for a week or so. If nothing else, it will give you more data to work with.

    ETA- my jury is out on the pig question... Chair or no chairl, lol!!

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    Thanks Villain & Flirtt.

    Isn't it funny how sometimes dogs aren't anything like you imagined/expected they would be when you adopt them, yet you love them all the same?

    I will absolutely look into a web-cam option. I never thought when I got a dog I would have to invest in new computer hardware.... I should have done it before, I bet a webcam will cost less then the Bark Busters fee, and will be more helpful (hopefully).

    I think my pig reaction would also depend some what on a fully grown pig, versus an adorable little piglett. They would still be outside though.

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    I taped my little handheld video camera to the picket fence. My mom swung by about midday and changed the batteries each day. I guess noone stole it because two Dobes seem intimidating, even when they're pussy cats.

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    Beazley

    If I could live with my mum's rules (or she with mine) - we'd probably be still in the same house. But I have trouble being tolerant for even short periods - like holidays together. We like to do our own thing.

    I still don't understand why your mum thinks a dog inside is bad. Probably a lot less mess than a child / baby / toddler inside and most real estate agents or landlords don't say "no children".

    Housing in Perth is hard to get - even without a dog.

    My dad's parents - rented to my parents when they were first married - until they were able to get their own place. And my parents have helped each of us "kids" with things like the house deposit. They consider it good investment for the "ski" club (spend kids inheritance).

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    What an interesting debate...
    Just to add to Villians inside/outside debate, i have 4 littlies, who are pretty much both inside outside. If it were up to them, they would be inside all the time. My kids let them in through the day, i usually put them out, and there straight back in and come close to being sucked up the vacuum cleaner and just generally get in the way when i try to do stuff.
    I like them to have outside time through the day, to chase bugs, play and just be dogs rather than couch potatoes.
    They always come in after dinner and have cuddles and sleep inside, we cant leave them out as many PB"S have mysteriously gone missing from around here
    But my old labrador was like your Wolfhound, his life was sad before we got him and while he did come in on occasion, he was happiest outside and would always wait at the door to go out.

    Maybe Rusty would be out of his comfort zone inside anyway?
    You are doing great you love him and care for him, and hes lucky to have you,
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    V & F - I don't have a handheld camera, or anything that would work currently, but it's good to know there are other options out there. I'm not really a gadget person, so I'll need to do some research.

    Hyacinth - While I didn't agree with most (oh, let's face it, any) of the rules growing up, that's really the only one that still has any power. I've never questioned why she doesn't want a dog in the house. It is her and dad's house, and it is their right to insist on no inside pets, so that is what it is. While my dad isn't fussed, he doesn't feel strongly that a dog should be inside, and with many conflicting issues in their marriage, they have taken the view if one person has strong feelings one way, and the other person does not feel strongly eitherway, then the person with the strong feelings wins. Seems fair to me.
    I actually want/ed a cat, however with the no pets in the house rule, and I don't agree with cats outside other then in a cat run for wildlife sake, results in no cat.
    I am hearing the hard to find rentals in Perth, and the issue arose a few years ago where it wasn't nearly as difficult as it is now. Having your parents as landlords make it unlikely I'll get kicked out because they can get more money elsewhere though.
    I think it is great when parents are able to help out there kids with difficult financial choices like housing. When there is an expectation of it from the kids view though, I would be withholding just to teach them a lesson, at least for a while. Hopefully I will be in a position to purchase myself before my parents reach the spending part of their retirement plan.

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    Cavalierqld - Thanks for the support, but the about your post that got me was dogs going missing! That is just not right. How horrible for the dogs and the families involved. I just don't understand people sometimes. It's not even like it is difficult to get a dog (different story) if you want one, why steal one?!?

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    I think its more steal to sell, rather than steal to keep, and yes, some people have no morals. You can get at least 500 dollars for an adult PB, more if they know they are not desexed...very sad and scary. I have heard of whole litters going missing.
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Some dogs that are taken..the pit bulls etc are used as bait dogs for dog fights.
    My son has a mate whose dog was stolen. A dog fight ring was very soon arrested after his dog was taken and had been operating for a while. My son's friend identified his dog who was on a pile of dead dogs in their bush dumping ground.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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