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  1. #11
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    welcome back Jessie!

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    way to go Di Dee

    So does that mean your FIL never gets to look after any of your dogs - unless he builds a proper concrete floored escape proof dog run, meshed into the concrete and over the top.

    And was there any reason to believe it was your family's dogs that had anything to do with the sheep being harmed/killed? Apart from they were AWOL at the time?

    And I assume there is no way Jodi would have the opportunity again?

    I'm still a bit worried tho it's nice to see she lives. They are all so cute. I do still have a soft spot for Bandit - even tho I'd never seek out a male dog to live with.

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    When I am away my FIL or someone looks after the dogs here.
    They come through the house, into the fenced back yard then into the "airlock" of the dog yard chaining a door behind him and only then opening the main gate to get into the dog yard. If for some reason he does not chain it properly and they get out it is only into the fenced back yard.

    This dog yard has been tested for over a year with the others. Even with cattle in their sight they have not escaped and just bark at them through the wire of the yard or back yard.



    I have usually let one only out the front at a time as they don't run off for a change of scenery. I let Jodi out and this is when she damaged her leg. She is now just over 2 weeks post op for her luxating patella and is very happy being confined near me.

    Now none will go out the front.

    We do think there is reasonable doubt that the dogs were responsible with the dead sheep. They had all been killed or injured in the same way..the way a pig dog is trained to attack and kill, different from my reading has shown that blue heelers would do it.
    Some however did have a limb injury.

    The dogs returned starving hungry. (Wouldn't they have stuck around a killing field to eat?)
    There was no blood on them but there are many channels around.

    There have been no further reports on sheep down.

    FIL is hoping his or the other farmer's insurance covers this or he will be paying thousands for the losses, which he will do.

    When my 3 took off for 8 hours a few months ago it was my error.
    They were inside, Jodi went to the door throwing up and I reflexively opened it so she could finish chucking outside and out the other 2 barrelled.

    The screen door is now locked when they are in so if it happens again I can't instinctively open it.
    For now they are all in the dog yard and sleep in their beds in the shed at night.
    In the morning I let them into the back yard and at times they are also in the house.
    Jodi is fully segregated from them by closed doors and I take her down the ramp at the front on a lead to toilet.
    Hubby built a ramp out the back for her too so when the others are penned at night Jodi is led out the back to pee and nose them through the wire.
    Bandit is now in at times during the day to provide company for Jodi as he is so gentle with her.

    They can chuck up as much as they like near the door now and I will just clean it.

    I patrol the boundaries once a day to see if Jessie is trying to escape.
    Nope.
    She seems very happy and content being here and it only took the usual 10mts of sniffing and the odd snap for her to be fully accepted back.

    Pretty cleans her tonsils like the others and is doing the odd disciplining with her as she does the others lol.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 08-26-2011 at 10:28 AM.

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    Love your new Updated Siggie Di!!
    Rubylisious


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    Thanks. I love it too.

    A&B gave me a choice of 2. One with and one without my son.
    With my son now 1500kms away and I love the pic of him and Bandit I love having him in it.

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    When Jess was a pup here till 5 months of age I didn't have her inside at all as I didn't want her used to inside comfort as she was going to be a fully outside dog.

    It is so nice watching her explore inside.
    That scary hallway down to our room, the textures of the lino and floor tiles.
    As she found that the others wern't killed by these new scary things she overcame it very quickly.

    I think I may have a second velcro dog too. She loves all the attention and she doesn't just wag her tail, her whole body wags.Follows me everywhere when she can.

    She has been in to see Jodes a few times on a very short leash so I can get her away fast if things get boisterous or aggressive. Touch wood it continues as well as it has started.

    In a bit over 3 weeks Jodi can be out of confinement and with them.

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