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    Guys lets let up on Amy ok? Yes things haven't gone perfectly. But remember that Tkay was in a very similar situation when she got Jenna?

    People make mistakes. People also do their own thing regardless of advice.
    One of the original thoughts in this thread was that. But Amy is learning about hers, she has been honest about it. That's not worth punishing her over.

    Honesty is really what matters. People can learn about their dogs as they go, if they not afraid to ask the silly things that worry them. People have human babies when they are really young and know nothing, and it doesn't necessarily mean that they don't find their way and make great parents.

    Life is a journey, we all learn along the way. It's human nature to be selective in what advice we follow, and all too often not follow advice, but learn the hard way ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Guys lets let up on Amy ok? Yes things haven't gone perfectly. But remember that Tkay was in a very similar situation when she got Jenna?

    People make mistakes. People also do their own thing regardless of advice.
    One of the original thoughts in this thread was that. But Amy is learning about hers, she has been honest about it. That's not worth punishing her over.

    Honesty is really what matters. People can learn about their dogs as they go, if they not afraid to ask the silly things that worry them. People have human babies when they are really young and know nothing, and it doesn't necessarily mean that they don't find their way and make great parents.

    Life is a journey, we all learn along the way. It's human nature to be selective in what advice we follow, and all too often not follow advice, but learn the hard way ourselves.
    I too feel we need to let it go now. As Amy said, she is feeling guilty and hopefully realises where she has made some errors in judgement. As Natty said I, sadly, am all too aware of the sort of place Jenna came from (albeit not at the time I bought her, I didn't even know puppy farms existed). she had some health problems when we got her and the guilt can eat you up if you let it.

    BUT you need to move on, accept you made a mistake, hopefully learn from it so it is never repeated and now do what is best for the dog. I do feel it is not appropriate to berate a relatively new member for asking questions that others may think are basic and should have been researched first. If Amy can't ask questions here, where can she? This forum has a wealth of information and if people are frightened to ask that would be a crying shame.
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    it probably wouldn't be bad idea for people to be required to have to have a license to own dogs....and even cats!

    i mean, surely you have to have one to get a turtle!

    ha =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Amy, don't be afraid to ask questions - you may not always like the responses but we will always try to offer advice.

    Look, I know we have given you a hard time (I'll include myself in that too), I for one have decided to back off, you have your puppy and it's now time to move forward.

    Plus I think back to around 10 years ago when I knew nothing about many of the issues being raised on here, like puppy mills, byb's etc. It was getting involved with rescue that I had a very steep learning curve in a very short period. I was so naive! NOW I am very passionate about what I do, just as most on here are, and maybe one day you will fully appreciate WHY we feel like we do.

    You know what, we may still fee annoyed with HOW you came to get pup, but at the end of the day we still care about the puppy and will try to help with any problems. Please don't be afraid to ask questions, we will try to guide you in the right direction.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I'm not having a go at you or saying YOU are irresponsible at all. The people who sold you the puppy were/are irresponsible. Your words were that you found her through a Google search and you were emailed pictures of her mum and dad.

    I can completely understand being so worried about your puppy, I've asked my fair share of stupid questions too, and I don't criticise anyone for any of their questions. Yes more research is always needed. I've fostered dogs for years yet Batty is my first ever puppy, I have tonnes of questions on a daily basis.

    I think it is wonderful that you have your beautiful little girl and I am sure you are incredibly proud of her. Please keep asking questions, but always remember yes we are relatively experienced, but we cannot diagnose medical problems over the internet, nor are many of us vets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppyx View Post
    i cant judge you amy, because things so sound different and exaggerated when typed up online, you've done your research, you seem like a great mother for the pup and i can see your reading all the advice your getting.

    how can i judge her for buying that puppy? ..... this is certainly not everyones way of thinking, but we need to see the positive, if she didnt, someone else would and they may have even been irresponsible and little poppy may have ended up in the pound. ..i dont think i can say that she is encouraging the BYBs , cause that puppy was getting sold one way or another....... if one person refuses to contribute the the byb industry there a a hell of alot of other people who are jumping at the chance to buy the pups.... its a bigger thing.......

    im glad that this pup has found a lovely home, and from what I've heard about their hereditary diseases, there would be alot of novice owners who arnt taking proper care of them...and after the questions amy's asked, i think she really cares about the health of the pup and it will live a long, hopefully, happy life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Guys lets let up on Amy ok? Yes things haven't gone perfectly. But remember that Tkay was in a very similar situation when she got Jenna?

    People make mistakes. People also do their own thing regardless of advice.
    One of the original thoughts in this thread was that. But Amy is learning about hers, she has been honest about it. That's not worth punishing her over.

    Honesty is really what matters. People can learn about their dogs as they go, if they not afraid to ask the silly things that worry them. People have human babies when they are really young and know nothing, and it doesn't necessarily mean that they don't find their way and make great parents.

    Life is a journey, we all learn along the way. It's human nature to be selective in what advice we follow, and all too often not follow advice, but learn the hard way ourselves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    I too feel we need to let it go now. As Amy said, she is feeling guilty and hopefully realises where she has made some errors in judgement. As Natty said I, sadly, am all too aware of the sort of place Jenna came from (albeit not at the time I bought her, I didn't even know puppy farms existed). she had some health problems when we got her and the guilt can eat you up if you let it.

    BUT you need to move on, accept you made a mistake, hopefully learn from it so it is never repeated and now do what is best for the dog. I do feel it is not appropriate to berate a relatively new member for asking questions that others may think are basic and should have been researched first. If Amy can't ask questions here, where can she? This forum has a wealth of information and if people are frightened to ask that would be a crying shame.
    Thank you to everyone for being so understanding and empathetic towards my situation. I honestly do appreciate it. Getting home and reading this has made me feel a little more at ease. I respect that you are all (well most) soooooo experiences and soooo knowledgable! I value that very much! I know I am a beginner at this puppy/dog ownership thing and I want to learn all I can to make sure I do the best I can for Poppy!

    I went to the vet this arvo and booked her in for her 2nd Vac. Its in two weeks time. I also got Poppy weighed (shes 2.8kg! ), got a worming tablet (drontal) and some flea medicine (just incase) that you put onto the back of her neck. The vet seemed like a lovely lady and the vet nurse was happy to answer my questions! I forgot to ask about puppy preschool so will ring back this afternoon! They said they will do a full complimentary health check when she gets her 2nd vac. She will also get the worming vac as they had a deal to get both for a discounted rate and the vet nurse reccomended it.

    With regards to the flea meds...I parted Poppy's hair on the back of her neck and put it on, she wriggled a bit and has a big wet patch on the back of her neck from the med. Is that ok? Did I do it right?

    I also gave her the tablet like the nurse described, by placing it at the back of her throat. Then I gave her a treat and did the whole good girl thing to make it a positive experience.

    We had a HUGE play this arvo! She was so cute running and jumping and rolling around with her chew toys. We also went outside and she rolled in the grass getting all wet and dirty but loved it to bits! She chewed on some grass too and ate some. Is that ok?

    Thanks once again for encouraging me to stay and keep asking Q's! I appreciate it a lot!!! A lot, a lot!!!
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    oh , whered the rest of your msg go? . or is it just me ? X
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    Poppy is lucky to have such a loving "mum"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppyx View Post
    oh , whered the rest of your msg go? . or is it just me ? X
    Hmm...just re-read my post think I left that bit in there by mistake. I edited it out tho!

    Quote Originally Posted by PEPSI View Post
    Poppy is lucky to have such a loving "mum"!!
    Thanks! My fiance and I refer to ourselves as "Mummy" and "Daddy"!

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    everything sounds good and your getting it all sorted out.

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    Thanks guys!

    I just booked her into Puppy Preschool too! I forgot to ask about it at the vet so called back!

    We start in 4 weeks! Its when the next class starts and the vet said she would be the perfect age! I can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    With regards to the flea meds...I parted Poppy's hair on the back of her neck and put it on, she wriggled a bit and has a big wet patch on the back of her neck from the med. Is that ok? Did I do it right?

    We had a HUGE play this arvo! She was so cute running and jumping and rolling around with her chew toys. We also went outside and she rolled in the grass getting all wet and dirty but loved it to bits! She chewed on some grass too and ate some. Is that ok?
    Yup, you did the spot on treatment perfectly. Just don't touch that spot until it is dry and don't wash her for at least 2-3 days.

    Eating grass is normal, all dogs do it when they have an upset tummy and some just like the taste and it has no effect on them. Keep a bit of an eye on her for a while to make sure she's not going to throw up from it, but don't panic it's how they settle their stomachs - almost like us having peppermint or chamomile tea.

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