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    I've been to Fiji, Bali and Thailand several times each now and I gotta say I still get sad seeing how dogs get treated there in general. It's almost like they are street dogs that just get fed by the same person each day rather than actually being pets or part of the family. Even when they have a collar on it's no guarantee that they will actually be looked after. Many have mange, are too skinny and just chringe when anyone comes near them, it breaks my heart.

    Just back from two weeks in Thailand and there were two beautiful little poodle x dogs that lived near my hotel, one apricot, one white. I approached the apricot coloured one and noticed sadly that one eye had catarats (in a young dog) and it limped not being able to put one of its back feet down. I gently gave my hand for a sniff and then softly stroked his head while he stood perfectly still head bowed. Once I stopped he rewarded me with a surprised doggie smile that said 'hey that was nice!' and shuffled closer so I could scratch his back for him.

    The next day both dogs were in the street and I went up to the apricot dog again, the white one immediately started barking but the apricot one shuffled up close for a pat. Once the white one realised what he was missing out on he stopped barking and came up to get some loving too Wish all dogs had good homes with lots of hugs and pats, I hate seeing dogs that cringe when approached and are obviously not used to being petted.

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    Pleased that you had a real good holiday which included pup pats !

    It doesn't matter which country you go to - street dogs are very common - which is very sad.

    Any news on your pup ? Is it still just a twinkle in it's daddy's eye - or are things getting closer for you ?

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    I hear you Riley, what makes me sad is that they aren't actually street dogs, they belong to someone but are still not getting looked after.

    My puppy... well... maybe exciting news. From my breeder not so much, the two bitches she is mating came into season much later than expected and have only just been mated (1 a fortnight ago and 1 a week ago) so still not much more than a twinkle in the eye if anything. However her friend (also a british bulldog breeder with 35 years experience) has a litter due in one week!!!!! Anyway right from the start my breeder was always happy to recommend me to her friend if something came up there, so she will recommend me as a buyer. I'm stoked as they often buy puppies off each other or use each other's dogs as sires so I know that they are of equal quality and similar bloodlines.

    She's warned that again its a small litter (don't know how many) but crossing all fingers and toes if all goes well I could have a fur baby in 2 months If not then its back to the waiting game to see if my original breeder has anything to offer me out of this last lot of matings. I have definitely gone completely from all the waiting and will be lucky if my OH hasn't put me in a straight jacket by the time the puppy arrives. We originally were thinking of a particular type of colouring etc, but now I'm saying I'll take whatever I'm offered and if we want to be picky we can wait til we are ready for the second one.

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    I hear ya mate. It just breaks me to see the dogs in Bali and i've become a big fan of the tough little buggers. I 'huskied' a heap of gear over to BARC last year and will do it again in August to help them out.

    One of my fondest memories was watching a Kuta sunset .... beer in hand and just loving life. Then to top it off a sandy nose pooch went strolling by. I gave it a little whistle and motioned it to come to me. She was friendly but a bit suspicious..... A few moments later i had her on her back lapping up the belly rubs. She went on her way after a 5 minutes and i never saw 'Sandy' again.

    Might sound silly to some but it was a pretty special moment for me. Made me miss my goofs like crazy.

    Paws crossed you get your new pup soon !!!!


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    i hear you Sean, my OH thinks i'm nuts risking life and limb for a pat with a stray dog but it can really keep you sane on a holiday. I just hate the way they act like they expect to get hit.

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    Dunno if you do the Facebook thing but if your interested this is the shelter i visited while i was there last time.
    https://www.facebook.com/BaliDogAdop...litationCentre

    The volunteers there are absolute gems. I filmed a heap of footage but i never got around to editing it up into a flick. Was hard to film and listen to the shocking stories they where telling me about some of their rescues. If i remember to dig it out of my hard drive i'll put it together and share it.

    LOL at your OH ... cant be any worse than dealing with those psycho monkeys over there !! I was more worried about the little tree robbers than any street dog.


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