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  1. deb_l222

    Farewell Miss Button

    Despite doing a marvelous impression of a dog that was going to live forever, there had to come a time when it all had to end. Nothing specific happened, just very old age and a steadily diminishing appetite. I had posted on here that she had gone off her regular food, so we had a couple of...
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    Button has gone raw - after 16 years!!

    I've been struggling for a few weeks now with Button and food and this last couple of weeks has been a nightmare. Long story short and after a trip to the vets, thinking it was maybe time for the big blue injection, we have decided she's probably just getting fussy and to feed her whatever she...
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    Farewell Mr Rufus

    Or he who shall be forever known as 'the handsomest boy in the world'. Sadly Rufus was given sleep on 29th November, following another fairly large vestibular event that totally knocked him sideways. This event was very different from the others and it was his time to go, even though it was a...
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    Button had a big birthday

    Slightly belated announcing it on here as it happened on 27th August but Button is now the grand old age of sixteen!! Never in a million years would I have thought we would get to this point but she made it and (for once) we celebrated with style, with cake and candles and biscuits and a trip...
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    Do you think this would work at the caravan?

    Seeking advice please................ We had an 'incident' last year at the caravan whereby Rufus and Willow managed to pull their tethers out of the ground and they ran up to another dog that was walking past. Nothing happened and they both came straight back when called but the owners of the...
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    I'm not normally a fan of all things crossed with a 'poo' but

    This has got to be one of the cutest dogs that ever walked the earth. Springer cross poo. Lord knows how much he was originally sold for but he's now found himself rehomed bless him. He's quite naughty by all accounts, which is no surprise. A lot of 'poos' are as people forget poodles have a...
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    Just one milestone left

    Awwwww Miss Beaky, aka Button, aka Miss Mellie and lots of other names besides has just her birthday milestone left to go now at the end of August. When she turned 15 last year, I kept making up little milestones for her to reach next. So the first one was Christmas, the next was March 2020...
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    Willow strikes again!! **warning, icky pictures**

    Dolly Daydream, or otherwise she who shall be known as 'the most fragile beast on earth' has pulled a blinder this time :( Right as rain Wednesday. Went for a walk in the park, on a lead, nothing out of the ordinary happened. Got home, she had a bit of a run around the garden, nothing unusual...
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    For anyone interested in freaky anatomy

    This is possibly the best picture I’ve taken of Willow’s ‘foot’. I do wonder how it ever got from normal to this but I’ll never know the logistics of that. It is fair to say her mother definitely did a number on her. It’s impossible to keep a boot on her and to be honest, she doesn’t really...
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    Where did the time go?

    My vet posted on Facebook this morning that it has been 25 years today since he opened his practice. In September of the same year (1995) I was introduced to my first rescue springer spaniel and the rest, as they say, is history :) Alan (the vet) was recommended to me via springer rescue and...
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    They didn’t get the memo in my house

    Social distancing is an ongoing struggle in this house :)
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    I understand why rescues have taken these decisions but........

    in these turbulent times, I can see more and more dogs being abandoned over the next few weeks or months and where will they go? A number of breed rescues and one or two general rescues I am familiar with have taken the difficult decision to not take on any more dogs and shut their doors to the...
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    Who was looking for a female jack russell?

    This one looks a cracker And while I’m here, who doesn’t love a lurcher Or a labradoodle More info at www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk
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    You know you love your dog when.......

    You go to the supermarket and pull a face at the cost of the anti-inflammatory cream for yourself, despite the fact your neck, shoulder and arm has been agony since Thursday but happily pay £8.50 for turmeric tablets for the dog because the vet thinks it’s a good idea. Yep, I didn’t get the...
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    Darn Weather - just having a bit of a moan

    It's winter, it rains but for the first time in 18 years I've got to fence off part of my lawn because it's rapidly turning into a quagmire and I'm fed up of the dogs trailing mud in the house :( I think we've been fairly lucky in this neck of the woods (South Yorkshire) and not had a massive...
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    Aww poor Rufus

    Aww poor Rufus has thrown a wobbler this morning and had a vestibular event, totally out of the blue. He’s been sick, he’s proper wobbly, eyes all over the place but I’ve seen a lot worse so he should be OK. I’m that busy waiting for Button to chuck a daft one, that it never occurred to me...
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    It's a good thing I like her (a bit)

    Or I would have to kill her :) Lovely walk Saturday morning, Willow off lead, having a run, all is good with the world, walked home fine. By Saturday evening she's as lame as a lame thing can possibly be. Problem is, it's her supposed 'good' leg that's gone, which is a real worry because it...
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    Spotted this amymay and thought of you..............

    Well, I can but try. I normally pick on Levrier :) https://www.oldies.org.uk/2019/sugar-chilterns-dog-rescue-society-hertfordshire
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    Who was looking for a whippet? Lev, look away now!

    Sharing because he looks like a gorgeous boy :)
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    Just because...................

    She's sooooooo old and cute and cuddly and a flippin nightmare because I had to prod her in the night last night just to make sure she was still alive!! I've had a few days away with the caravan (and the dogs) on the Lincolnshire coast and it's been lovely, apart from the rain of biblical...
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    When life gets you down................

    Embrace your inner 'Willow' and just roll in the crap :) Yep, it was fox and yep, she did stink! Bless her, she's still so happy when she's out and about. I'm not sure she will ever get over the concept of 'freedom'.
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    Question for those in the North West

    Looking for a recommendation if possible please. I have to go away with work to Burton in Kendal at the end of July and my plan is to take my caravan and the dogs but obviously I can't leave the dogs in the caravan all day while I'm at work, so I was wondering if there was anyone in the North...
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    When you already know your dogs are gorgeous but.......................

    You then put them in the hands of a professional. Sorry it's picture overload time :) The one that shall henceforth be known as 'she who got bored quickly' AKA Willow My beautiful ever young Lady Button And then there was the super cool, supermodel Mr Rufus Last...
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    She should have her own gameshow!!

    Trip to vets last night....................... Me: sorry, Mr Vet but I've been a bit hopeless and forgot the urine sample Willow: no worries mum, I'll just piddle all over the examination table!! I guess it got the job done and we got the sample, albeit in a slightly unorthodox fashion...
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    Fun Time Friday...........

    Just because life is wayyyyyyyy too serious at the moment. E.T. Phone Home :D You rang m' Lord Not got a daft one of Button. I shall aim to rectify this. To be fair, her permanent head tilt makes her look constantly endearing these days ;)
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    Little update on the black & white maniac (Willow)

    Helloooo Just thought I would share a few piccies and words about the bonkers dog, also known as Willow. She's been here several months now and quite a lot has happened to her in those few months but she takes everything in her stride...............it's me that needs the tablets!! I'm not...
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    If I had a hammer...........

    Faffing with pics and the new forum but I bet the song is now stuck in your head like an ear worm 🐛 😳
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    Clodagh - your replacement maybe?

    Definitely young enough (14 months) to get a grip on his training :D How can you resist with a name like Bruce!!
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    Doggy seat belts, a cautionary tale

    Sometimes in life you can’t do right for doing wrong and this is one of those times but it’s been a costly mistake, both financially for me and emotionally for the dog. As you may recall, I have a new girlie, Willow the springer with the dodgy half a foot. She was doing incredibly well...
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    Went shopping to Meadowhall and came back with......

    A Willow person!! It wasn’t quite as simple as that but not far off :) I rang my friend and said, I’m off to Meadowhall, do you want anything? She said, no not really but I have a springer, do you want to have a look on your way home? Long story short, she had been in boarding at friends...
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