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    Quote Originally Posted by Asrais View Post
    There is one puppy that really caught my attention on the RSPCA website - but I doubt he'll still be around in 6 weeks!

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    And another - a tripod, but so pretty!
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    Kiki is adorable, even with only 3 legs but the first link dosent work
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    They took his picture down, I guess that means he got adopted - sad for me, great for him though!

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    1000,000 thank yous for the refresh info and the retrieval info. I'll have to write it down so I can use it when I need it. I don't know why, but if it is computer related, I have teflon brain. I'm also glad to know that I wasn't the only one that couldn't see puppy no 1. I thought I'd botched that, somehow. The first time I use F5, (yay!!! Good girl!!!) will be the 1st time I've dared touch anything on that line of keys!!!

    The second looks beautiful, but very fit and active, even with 3 legs. I thought you wanted something like a spaniel, to exercise. There is a greyhound on pet rescue, they say is the couch spud of ALL couch spuds... Even the photo is curled, on the sofa. Made me laugh.

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    Menagerie - the second dog does look like she would be quite active, but she has a blue lifestyle tag this means, according to the website -
    •Low maintenance
    •Calm demeanour
    •Settle easily
    •Non demanding of attention (but still like to be with people)
    •Low to moderate activity levels
    •Minimal/No training required
    •Easy to walk on lead
    •Good with children and strangers

    I couldn't find the greyhound you mentioned, but I did find this - Terry's profile at PetRescue - is she your new best friend? - squee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asrais View Post
    I couldn't find the greyhound you mentioned, but I did find this - Terry's profile at PetRescue - is she your new best friend? - squee!
    Aww, I'm a sucker for scruffy dogs.

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    I read the description, but I couldn't really make out the little picture. I was , yeah, yeah, on the details and then the big photo, at the bottom. I just looked at Terry and I was groaning with besottedness. I shocked myself!!! Really. I'm so pleased only the dogs heard. They are very discreet. Probably thought I found some chocolate, down the back of the sofa... and was trying unsuccessfully, to get the dog hair off it...

    That looks so like a deerhound head. Probably a poor quality one, but I don't care. Just heartmelting, I'm with Beloz. Cannot beat that heart pull scruff. Pulls me in and makes me lose ALL rationality, and then the breed crosses involved!!! I read them and thought , "Oh yeah..." and then I lost my mind.

    SO glad, (NO I"M NOT!!!!!!!!!) that it's so far away, and I can't do anything rash. I don't want a puppy. I want a large, rottyish or deerhound type, 5 to 8 years old. and I can't afford one now.

    My stupid fault. I didn't know or forgot, where you were, and was looking in a different state. Or maybe it was rescue dogs on Trading Post.

    That's like walking up to me with a kg of Cadbury chocolate, then smirking, and saying "It's mine." I feel exactly like that poor dog that is told all about the food he wasn't going to get.

    I haven't a clue if it would suit you, or me... I'd just sweep in and take it off to ravish.
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    I know - and whats worse is that her add has been up since 7 May - if only she'd hold on a few more weeks. I'm trying to talk hubbie round, but it's not working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I work with people who steal from houses. They dont do houses with dogs, because they bark, and it doesnt matter if big or small, they want in and out in 2 mins without confrontation. a JRT can bark just as well as a rottie.
    Many years ago, when my kids were small a friend of theres, and mum and dad were asleep one night when the 8 year old girl got up to go to the toilet and met a male intruder in the the hallway. Turns out he had spent a great deal of time "picking the lock" to get in and was robbing the house. he fled when she screamed, but the police advised them to get a dog, they said it dosent have to be a rottie, a small dog will do, because the dog either would have alerted them with barking he was picking the lock, or he would have fled at the first bark. Ive never forgotten that and being on my own (except when the grown up kids come home, which is most of the time) my dogs help me sleep better.
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    I believe having a dog is the best house alarm you can have regardless of the dogs size (and I still don't know why those damn insurance companies don't give us dog owners a discount on house/contents insurance!)

    I live in a small cul de sac which has 10 houses in it and quite a few years back everyone was robbed BAR my house and the two homes either side. Police think it was because our dog of the time (lab x kelpie) would have kept any intruders at bay. Little did they know the dog would have positively jumped for joy and licked them to death if they came to our house - he may have even shown them the millions of dollars we have hidden under the mattress (not - lol).

    The Police spoke to me as the neighbours indicated everyone in the street worked aside from me and they wondered if maybe I saw something. Being at home with a screaming baby (and boy did he holler - came out screaming and is still continuing 15 years later) i didn't notice the truck they must have used to clear massive items like tvs out of people's homes. Still feeling the guilt 15 years later!!! Interestingly, one home (3 doors down from me) got a house alarm and they still got hit again very soon after the alarm was fitted. (Now it sounds like I live in some ghetto!)

    My husband used to joke that he thought the Police thought I was a prime suspect. He thought the whole dog thing was a bit rich. Hubby reckons the intruders may have seen a light on in our house or me pacing the floors with a screaming baby!

    Since then we have had "new" people move into the street, many with dogs. If anyone cuts through the reserve to walk down our street the dogs start. You can hear the first one at the edge of the reserve then the barking works it's way down the street. Absolutely useful tool - we all know when there is a stranger in our street.

    As much as I hate yapping dogs (and I have a jrt who sometimes falls into that category) they certainly are great little alarm bells. Mind you if anyone did get in the house my cav would hide and my jrt may just shred the intruder.

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