We have good news on my son. His fingers have grafted well, only lost one.
The young dog was put to sleep (the attacker)
The old gal survived her surgery, is all stitched back up and on 3 weeks, ducted heated and bed rest
the children have focussed on their old gal getting better, and feeling sorry for her, rather than loss of younger dog the mum says
The owners of the dogs, paid my son $300 for compensation to cover medicine costs. As all other treatment has been medicare.
Oh my I just came on to read through this. bernie, you have an interesting life at the moment. I hope it gets boring real soon..lol
Life is never boring long enough for me to bleet about it
I have a query with exercise.
Ive read: no hard exercise. so subjective a term is 'hard'
Ive read: 30 mins of controlled exercise I can with full control, get bernie scaling walls, its bloody dangerous, so i dont. again, subjective term 'controlled"
Can someone give me a clear concise definative of how much can i exercise Brian, in some measurable way, ie: 30 mins off leash, no running, or 30mins on leash walking. Or 30 mins swimming.
currently, we leave my gardened area and this merges into a 1 acre paddock that's enclosed, not dog secure.
My other 2 need a run, so we pick up a trot pace, warm em up, then they will usually do retrieves +++ as ball obsessed. During this activity, Brian so wants to join in, and runs off galloping behind them on the send out. they meet him on the return, so he does a circle to turn around and runs back. Is this too much for him at 1yr? He's good for 3 throws of a ball, then settles to finding gorgeous smells to roll in. He may get a 2nd wind, and do 1 more retrieve following of the dogs, but its rare. He comes home, drinks and sleeps.
It is a DDB and they are known for being stubborn. Dont stubborn dogs sit down when tired, vote with their arse so to speak?
Brian could at any point, return back to his bed in our house. He is chosing to pretend he can get that ball before Bernie. For 3 retrieves.
my question. am i ok to let Brian be the judge of how much he exercises. He is super interested in sniffing stuff. Not a LOT of energy expanded calorie wise in that though.
The longest walk Brian has done, has been 30 mins, and he ran most of that time, with 8 other dogs having a great time.
I have faxed our application for transfer of micro chip. If Brian is stolen, this is where i will find out.
I asked my vet for details of the original micro chip, probably the breeder, but was told that he didn't have those details, and would not be able to hand them over to me. I didn't ask if he could contact the breeder on my behalf and ask if she minded me contacting, as he said he didn't have the details.
So, application in. Fingers crossed.
Time for a swim before sunset. Glad nobody has told Brian its winter, as we ignore it here lol
Just when you begin to let ya gaurd down....
First 'not so good' encounter with folk around here
Brian, zoomies gone, but been for a dip, so now wet and silly, spots a 12 yr old boy between us and my gate. And he's off, happy as larry as he gallops toward small male. Im unsure what the reaction is going to be. I grab the trailing line, i have brian pull up short, but the boy steps into his slobber path, and they make friends, as i pass the lad a towel and apologise.
He's supposed to keep walking past my back gate, only Bernie has him shoved through the gate and blocking his exit? kidnapping is not a good idea. so we let himi go about his way, he then runs back to me, and says, your other dogs are cool too, its just i prefer hooch. Hes great, can i visit?
this dog makes friends.
and nobody is scared of him. That so unusual. And the same folk that would never of approached me with bernie and pohm, are now coming up and saying hi. Like where is the fear you had of my other two gone?
These dogs are magic!
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