We're all been there, had to say farewell to a canine companion, whether through age or illness. They always take a piece of your heart with them, but leave you with lots of wonderful memories. And during the grieving process, a house without a dog isvery empty. And so we adopt again. The new dog isn't a replacement for the departed one, as it will have a completely different character and different needs. And we know that at the end of its life, we will again put ourselves through the pain of losing it.
Just learnt about this company - bit late for Bonfire Night in the UK but in time for New Year's Eve fireworks around the world. If you dog is terrified of fireworks, Soothe and Settle headwear might be just what they need.
We want to present you a serious illness that requires urgent surgery and can be avoided by sterilization.
Pyometra or uterus infection whose symptoms are fever, loss of appetite and in many cases increase in water consumption and if not treated urgently can cause death in a very short time.
There are two types, open and close. The open is easier to observe as the female begins to stain down the vulva. While closed is more dangerous because often when the family realizes the animal is sick it may be too late.
That's why and many other reasons we always advise you to sterilize your best friend!'
Totally agree with this quote from Sir Roger Moore - 7 times playing 007 James Bond.
'Sir Roger Moore, seventime James Bond: "Hunting is a sickness, a perversion and a danger and should be recognised as such. People who get their amusement from hunting and killing defenceless animals can only be suffering from a mental disorder. It´s detestable that anyone would choose to get thrills from killing others who ask for nothing from life but the chance to remain alive".
Many people are concerned when their dog starts to lose its sight – how will it find its way around? We made the choice to adopt a blind dog as they are always harder to find forever homes. And it has been a revelation, not least because wherever he goes out in public wearing his Blind Dog harness, it’s always a conversation starter with most people.
We adopted Rosie and blind Bo (Bocelli of course!) nearly 2 years ago, they have stayed in kennels whenever we have gone on holiday. The owner is a very quietly spoken calm man who works with rescued German Shepherds so he is very sympathetic to our 2 rescued hounds. However, we’ve always missed having our dogs with us on holiday, for beach walks etc.
Podencos are high jumpers, much more so than galgos. Galgos caan be escape artistes, podencos are high jumpers!
So here's an article by Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends on just why rescue associations insist on fencing/walls to be at least 2m high before adopting a podenco.
Why do we request secure fencing ideally 2m high.
To be fair over the years very few of the Podencos have climbed or jumped the fencing, but if motivated they have the ability to do so. The majority have little interest to escape. Plus it's not always the big podencos, this is Rebecca who was smaller and she would climb the fencing like a rock climber and it was no problem her making the 2m jump down.
I understand people's frustration about the stipulation for secure fencing but it is for the safety of the dog and trying to reduce the risk of it escaping. Once on the run they could get injured or worse and no one wants that.