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    Well hellooooooo all

    Morgan changed my name from Crestiegirl to Yellowgirl (my usual internet name) for me, so don't be confused!
    If you've forgotten me already, here's my original post where I introduced myself and my 3 Chinese Cresteds in April ... http://www.dogforum.com.au/introduce...-adelaide.html

    I'd like you to meet the latest member of the crew, my (possibly permanant, maybe unrehomeable) foster girl, Banshee ...




    I'll try to make a long story short ... a lady came into my shop at the end of April because she knew I had Chinese Cresteds and told me she wanted to get rid of her CC and was going to advertise her in the paper (undesexed) or take her to animal welfare. I said if her dog got on okay with my dogs, I would take hers and foster, desex and rehome her. The lady showed up at the park, brought the dog in, and left!

    Banshee (I renamed her because she screams when she's scared) was in season, so that was real helpful . She's also had some kind of trauma or teasing and was very fearful of people. She's an angel with me so I had no idea of the extent of her fears until she met other people. She's much better now, but at first she would scream, thrash her head & body around, try to bite and pee herself when other people tried to touch her

    We've spent the last few months back and forward at the vet and so far we've had ... wait for it ...the intial checkups (along with the screaming and thrashing and peeing); hormone injection; vaccinations; desexing; microchip; phantom pregnancy; weak patellas; full blood panel; chronic pancreatitis; suspected crutiate injury; pain killers for hunching; neck, spine and leg x-rays; and NOW she's on her second course of antibiotics for stump pyometra!!
    I kid you not! She's also seen a behaviourist to help with her screaming and fear biting.

    In the meantime my dear old girl Pepper (in the red shirt below) had an infected anal gland and shortly thereafter was diagnosed with kidney disease. She was functioning on about a 1/4 of her kidneys poor darling. This was about two days after Banshee was diagnosed with pancreatitis. As you can imagine, my head's been kind of swimming the past few months

    Here's Banshee with the Crew...



    She is actually an adorable, very loving girl. She's come such a long way, and if she's introduced to people calmly, she is happy to have pats and cuddles and has so far made lots of new friends. Once she's comfortable she's a regular, silly, and very loving little dog

    So there you have it my friends, I haven't been ignoring you, I've been quietly going a little bit crazy for a little while there

    Jo
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    Im sorry to hear about Pepper

    Poor Banshee, happy to hear she has found a loving home with you.
    Excellent name btw.

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    Thanks rebec Pepper has a new lease on life now that she's on a new diet for her disease (and getting lots of extra cuddles).

    My darling Banshee is still 'technically' a foster dog. Of course I will keep her until I find the absolute most perfect home for her. That may not happen, I've already said no to one offer. I think she needs more exercise and attention than I can give her with the 3 other dogs. Also she tries to play with Madeline, who doesn't want to play, and often annoys her. Maddie now often hides or runs away from her, which upsets me. The two oldies just tell her to nick off.. lol
    But she's not going anywhere unless I'm 100% convinced that she's going to the right place. She's been through enough poor baby.
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    Im so thankful for people like you

    If you get a chance I'd love to see some more photos.
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    Thanks aussiemyf7
    Here ya go, some more pics of the crew ...

    Pepper, Sarge & Madeline


    Banshee (my little gremlin lol)


    Dinner time


    Madeline, Sarge, Pepper, Banshee


    And a couple of nekkid ones




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    They're such a funny breed.
    Can they get sunburnt?
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    Sarge *drools* hehe
    Great photos, they look so cute in their little coats!

    I'm glad everyone is doing well/better. A great home will come along for Banshee eventually, it just takes time.

    Myf, they actually need a fair bit of time out in the sun to keep their skin healthy, but just like people, too much and they can get burnt, especially the paler colored ones.

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    Don't they look cute in their coats! You are wonderful to take on Banshee like that. I hope things continue to go well for her, and for Pepper.

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    Yes aussiemyf7, as Crested Love says we do have to be careful with them in the sun. And as you can see, in colder weather they need to be rugged up to keep warm

    Hi Crested Love, still in love with Sarge hey? . He is a darling


    Thank you TinaG
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