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Dal & Mad's Mom

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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. You wrote a beautiful memorial for him.
  2. I think Dally is a wonderful dog. His sister is totally traditional and I'll be honest I love him more. It's all about personality not looks.
  3. I think there will be set backs. I just heard Gypsy was doing well and then We didnt get the full update as expected. It could be their hopes were too high for a damaged dog. I do know that the black and white female that went home with the Red and white merle frequently displayed the behavior you describe. The woman would put her in the fenced yard and she was too fearful to leave the porch all of a sudden again for some reason. The Red dog never experienced these problems like she was never at swaffords. This leads me to beleive it's all in the dogs personality and experience not b
  4. There are places in Pa that are picketed every weekend without fail and people still buy. No matter what their is still a stigma that rescues are somehow dirty compared to buying from a store??
  5. At the rescue we routine give all vaccines. I took my dogs in for rabies and routine eval at the vet although I'm not sure what I paid for. I thought by paying for an exam, I'd get a really good exam. I guess because my dogs are all healthy adults there wasnt much to see. I think I taught him some things about white border collies and eye stuff on Dal. We order from Revival and find them to be really responsive on replacing stuff it doenst make it overnight/second day as ordered
  6. Not to belabor the point that I was talking bacteria vs virus but, It would seem more likely that the mother passed bacteria than viral to her pups if the vet feels it's from the mom and working goats. The only stuff I even found realted to goats on the internet is in Africa and other 3 world places. I'm sure there is stuff but not alot of references. Has he ruled out a physical cause? Is the bloodwork totally normal?
  7. I dont know an answer for you but, I've been looking at Cow stuff mostly in their feces. It turns out that can cause a hemmoragic state if you develope the strain of ecoli infection. I know tons of places thought they had strep zoo but, this would seem so much more easy to get. esp in rural areas.
  8. My dogs will not eat the cookie from the bank no matter how much it would make the teller happy. So I totally identify with the embarassment.lol My add is: If I told you to go lie down I dont want to pet you right now. I mean for a few mins not untill I shift a bit for comfort in my chair.lol
  9. My coupon was sort of short dated about a month so beware. I went to use it and oops already expired. Otherwise a really great offer.
  10. I'm happy for you!! She's a lucky girl to join your family
  11. I didnt read the articles but, from experience I will tell you that Pa is having alot of trouble with their Puppy mill laws. Most large mills got waivers to evade the changes necessary to follow the law. Now the law is going back and forth. Mostly the issues are the dogs seeing the outdoors for exercise and no standing on wire esp soiling down on to another dog. I do think the overall numbers of mills have gone down but, I also know some who work in other fashions. Like only 1 brother of 3 has a license and the other 2 "broker the puppies". They are alot more difficult to document.
  12. I'm sorry I have to go with RDM's statement on this one. The other things I experience is people asking me for guarantee's (health behavior) and When we rescue mom's with their pups or take a litter off Craigs list pople accuse us of being a secret breeder or question our motives like we are helping a breeder. We always have sufficient back up of where the pups came from but, it's appalling that someone would say something. We also get the questions like are we fly by night. We have been open for over 4 years and are at about 900 adoptions. Do we sound fly by night? I never ask peop
  13. I wonder if they arent left with residual scarring of sorts in the trachea. Genie had terrible kennel cough when she was nursing her pups and she still coughs softly at intervals. It's not a true kennel cough with a down turned head aack but, a chuff sort of. In the reverse Maddie who has never shown signs of Kennel cough went to the vet and was pulling at her collar and she developed a coughing spasm that totally mimicked Kennel cough complete with the ACCK to the floor. I might try a bit of honey to calm the cough and see if that helps.
  14. although it's not funny that you had to get your dog a roabies booster it reminded me of Kirby. He used Bring home animals all the time with a look on his face like. Well I know I ran away again but, I was out wandering and I came across this(squished bunny, sick racoon, live playing dead possum) I thought you would love it and forget that I've been missing for an hour.lol Once we were eating dinner and he was on the lamb once again in the kitchen window he's waving a squished bunny like let me in I"m home and I brought my own toys.
  15. I was just watching Ramseys kitchen nightmares where the resturant was buying lamb at tesco and said that they injected it with something numbered that I didnt catch to preserve it. I would think a dog causing stress would be less than processing chemicals in the meats in affecting meat and taste.
  16. I'm curious We also had a dog with an noncancerous Eye tumor why wouldnt this cause the similar symptoms?
  17. I still watched them because I really liked spike and was happy when he moved over to angel.lol
  18. Well isnt that special that they adopted them out locally. Instead of getting them out of the area. What's their policy on Spay and neuter there? some are piss poor. There is one where you pay 5 dollars in Ky and take your dog no questions asked. I will be so angry if all he gets is a slap on the hand again.
  19. We had pups that were mixed with airdale they were a huge square faced merle wire hair, small Black and tan wire hair and Merle smooth coat. From what I read I think the black and tan is also a common coloration of catahoula. Of the 3 choices I loved the small black and tan wirehair best. He also screamed like a woman when he was surprised or happy. Too funny but, also too difficult in our rescue. Diane since I'm in rescue my job is to clean up people's messes and I never plan to breed a thing in my life. Currently we have a deaf and partially blind mostly white red merle that the
  20. I'm willing to try it we tried the meds people were using during the week long fair in town and while it may have helped he wasnt down by any stretch of the imagination. esp on fireworks night which are set off across the street from my moms. I'll look into buying him one. The problem that I thinks is really getting worse is his sepertion anxiety. She used to be able to leave hm with other dogs then it progressed to leaving him crated with other dogs who will make him lie down. Last week he dug out and showed a number of dogs how to go too. The odd thing is my dad is right next
  21. Im not totally postive you do since you werent on the rescue side but, they are good dogs.
  22. Ejano your dogs grandmother is owned by my mother. She is most likely a sneaky white factor too but, more than that I would be dredging dirty laundy on her previous owner/ breeder. I came back to edit to tell you that theri grandfather is owned by a girl in the mass area who used to post all the time on the border collie resuce boards he is an amazing frisbee player. Penny was my primary training dog when I was taking lessons per Walt who saw her she does have a good eye and some natural talent.
  23. I'm shocked at the prices and you have to call for pricing on the blue merle rough coats. One says it sold to an over seas buyer for over 1200 dollars. Crap I'm lucky to get 300 for a fully vetted blue merle rough coat puppy when they make it to rescue and then I have after adoption work too. We wouldnt be hand to mouth if I pretended they were special
  24. So you buy a puppy who has a red parent and red pups in it's litter and it's a surprise it has red pups? Gosh I havent been paying attention.
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