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    I'm house/dog minding atm - this is Sheba an Amstaff (owner got her from the pound at 3 months old).

    I apologise for her erm... condition lol. I'm aiming to get her walking every day (or at least most days). Half an hour is her limit atm.






    And friends of mine have just brought home their Bull Mastiff puppy (which they've been waiting 1.5 years for!).

    Ella @ 9 weeks (7kg already!)




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    Ooh Loren, I love Bull Mastiffs.

    Um, yeah, will be great to see the Amstaff you're looking after once you've given him some regular exercise. Lol.

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    Me too, they are gorgeous.

    Yes, it's a bit embarrassing taking her for a walk lol. It's not as if she gets overfed though. She hardly eats anything. I have a month to get her looking a better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Me too, they are gorgeous.

    Yes, it's a bit embarrassing taking her for a walk lol. It's not as if she gets overfed though. She hardly eats anything. I have a month to get her looking a better.
    Wow. So why do you think she's overweight, Loren?

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    Loren

    Sheba seems to have a decent waistline from the picture where she's having a drink.

    Is she really fat? The heat could be a factor if she seems to get puffed or tired quickly. I know it's been hot over West, cos we are copping it now. And Frosty will only keep running at the beach where she can jump in the water to cool off. If I take her to the oval she only lasts half a lap or 5 minutes before she conks out, when normally an hour and a half barely takes the edge off. And Frosty has a short coat.

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    I think she probably just doesn't get that much exercise. I've been taking her at night as it's been quite warm, except for this morning - when it was warming up she slowed right down to a walk near the end poor thing lol. At nights she could have probably gone a bit longer but I felt half hour was comfortable for her.

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    Yep you know what you are doing, start off with smaller walks and gradually build up.

    It is very hot here too.

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    What DA - a whole 20'C? Run screaming to the water, a heat wave in Tassie?

    We cracked 40'C today and it was about 45'C on my back porch, ouch. And it's still 30'C now at 8:30pm. At least we get a cool change tonight.

    Strange what you get used to.

    Channel 10 today forgot that the rest of Australia exists and got all excited about Vic's catastrophic fire warning day. Been there done that already this season and today was an extreme fire danger day - which is at least on the scale but basically translates as "you're on your own if a fire breaks out".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    What DA - a whole 20'C? Run screaming to the water, a heat wave in Tassie?

    We cracked 40'C today and it was about 45'C on my back porch, ouch. And it's still 30'C now at 8:30pm. At least we get a cool change tonight.

    Strange what you get used to.

    Channel 10 today forgot that the rest of Australia exists and got all excited about Vic's catastrophic fire warning day. Been there done that already this season and today was an extreme fire danger day - which is at least on the scale but basically translates as "you're on your own if a fire breaks out".
    23'C, Hyacinth.

    The heat here is different though, as it is everywhere. We couldn't handle the Qld heat and mugginess any longer. The heat here is drier, but is very hot on the skin. I was rendering the front entrance walls today and my hands are bright red from the sun. Ouch.

    Supposed to rain here tomorrow and lower temp, so I'm happy.

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    Beautiful dogs, i have a soft spot for Mastiffs.
    I would have thought the pup may have been heavier than 7kg at that age, dont know much about the bull mastiff.

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