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    As many of you know, Pretty girl (shortened to pretty and named before my father in law got her) was his new working dog. I fell in love the moment I saw her. I wanted her so much but dared not ask (he tells me now all I had to do was ask)

    Pretty had a split first season and he missed the second part and she fell pregnant to his pedigreed stumpy tailed ACD.

    That is when I stepped in and said that's it, she comes to me for nutrition and whelping. She was only 3 weeks from whelping. This was October last year.

    Looking back I really think she knew about my cancer before I did, always smelling breath, nosing my chest where the tumour was/is. I was diagnosed middle of December.

    She has been constantly monitoring me, with me and is especially worried on chemo days.

    She is inside at night, the pups in their big pen and snug dog box.
    The three can not be free outside together as she takes them away up the farm.

    Hubby always lets them out in the mornings as their energy and exhuberance would have me on the ground at the moment.

    Today, Jodi has gone to the vet for desexing.
    Bandit was left alone in the pen and I went to let him out.

    I took Pretty with me as I want to see if she sticks around with one pup. Just a little experiment lol.

    Bandit came out of the pen his joyous, exuberant jumping self.....she pinned him to the ground, no growls, just jumped on him.

    He got away, thinking it a game, came running to me I heard the thumping, lol. as I was walking to the house.
    I looked around and she had pinned him again, watching me intently as I walked in the back door.

    I am rather amazed. As soon as I was in she let him go and they are both off playing outside.

    wow.
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    wow, sounds like she sure is a dog in a million!!! Sounds like she really looks out for you and will do anything to help/protect you xx

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    Di, it's obvious that Pretty is a very special dog - you were meant to be together!

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    That is so wonderful
    She was making sure he didnt hurt you!!
    It is that kind of bond and worry we use in the assistance program. The more they get to know you the better they can tell you when something is wrong.
    I am so happy that you have that kind of support

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    Pretty sounds like a dog in a million. Yes, she most likely knew about your cancer before you did! Dogs are amazing like that.
    She is looking after you well Di!

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    1st of all i really sorry to hear your sick!
    Scientists are in the process of researching dogs that can diagnose cancer. They are saying that dogs can sniff it out.
    I watched it on 60 min i think it was and it was amazing! I do belive dogs know these things!
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    Yea ash, I think you are right. ATM I feel that all I have to do is watch the dog to see how I am feeling today, lol.

    This is going to be very interesting if I am declared disease free and I will be watching her around future scan times to see if this recurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca691 View Post
    1st of all i really sorry to hear your sick!
    Scientists are in the process of researching dogs that can diagnose cancer. They are saying that dogs can sniff it out.
    I watched it on 60 min i think it was and it was amazing! I do belive dogs know these things!



    I too had watched that program about cancer sniffing dogs..


    Di.. it seems that Pretty is a smart caring girl & fate does work in mysterious ways, maybe Pretty was sent you as a gift / act of nature, guardian Angles comes in all shapes & forms iykwim....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Yea ash, I think you are right. ATM I feel that all I have to do is watch the dog to see how I am feeling today, lol.

    This is going to be very interesting if I am declared disease free and I will be watching her around future scan times to see if this recurs.
    It gets a bit that way, they know how your doing before you do
    and dont you worry about the future I am sure she will be keeping a very close eye on you

    My dog insists on waking me up if I am having issues with my heart, regardless of the fact that I would rather sleep through it lol
    We have had dogs in the program that alerted to complete strangers and ones that alert for headachs, hearts, and one got her handler to test for cancer, saved her life!
    They are amazing little animals and we are only just scratching the surface.
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    In all other ways she is timid and submissive. If any of you visited me here she would go under the house and if inside would approach you only after a few minutes, then snuggle.

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