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The ADVRiders Best Friend Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by carmima, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    its a bastard when they go . i like em more than humans in most cases.
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  2. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yes absolutely.

    Leith, we got him at 9.5 years from the dog rescue. He lived his life in a cage as a breeder with papers. Didnt need him anymore as he was replaced by one of his sons.

    18 months is all the time we had with him. Wow what an impact he made. Watching this ol boy making up for lost life was just so incredible. He was a big boy. We have a doggy door. We are on 5 acres. He would get up in the morn before anyone else and go out and cover the fence line for 15 mins. He was so excited he would come through the doggy door that hard hed nearly take the door off! Hed come in to the bedroom and stand there with so much excitement it was awesome. Every morning.

    In that 18 months we spent a fortune on him through the vets. Thousands and thousands of dollars. Not one cent wasted. He was worth every penny. Unbelievable value!

    People, don’t disregard a homeless pet and def dont disregard an older dog.
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  3. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    FTFY
  4. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Good on ya AUSSIEADV! Respect & admiration for anyone who takes on older dogs & gives 'em a comfortable life.
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  5. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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  6. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Speaking of old dogs, poor old Ruben (the one on the right) finally admitted defeat today and stopped whining and struggling to get out of the trailer to show he was still capable of running. When we got him I probably overdid it on bike rides but he seemed to have limitless endurance. He starts limping on his front left leg with too much running now.

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  7. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    They haven't quite got the message about distancing

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  8. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    On the beach again earlier this evening.
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  9. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    Been retired for five plus years now living alone in an apartment, the plan all along is the tree change, currently held up for unexpected reasons, however, amongst the reasons i'm really looking forward to in the new life is along with a couple of horses will be a couple of dogs. My grandson is nine, loves dogs but not in a position to have one, he's looking forward to spending time in my future plans, asked me what kind of dog will i have, my answer is the first dog i see that needs a home, the smile that came over his face told me his heart was in the right place.:*sip*
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  10. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    My advice to anyone thinking of getting a dog is get two (or more) dogs. It makes them so much happier to have their own little pack rather than be focused on humans - especially if they'll be left to their own devices for extended periods.
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  11. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    All good dogs get a turn
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    But some are keener than others
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  12. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Not long ago, I walked outside and couldn't find Willow in any of her usual spots near the house. Then I spotted her sitting out in the adjacent paddock, keeping an eye on those pesky cows & calves in case they get up to mischief.

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  13. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Notice there's a watch cow keeping an eye on her too
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  14. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    That's a calf, they are still curious about & a bit wary of Willow but the cows mostly ignore her as they know she's all bark & no bite.
  15. Ron50

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    Time for a rest under the shade of a little kurrajong on our bushwalk
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  16. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Hey, dad, can we find some yabbies? Can we, can we, can we, can we?
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    Ahhhhhhh! There's zillions of 'em!
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    I'm outahere
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  17. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    My co-worker on a working trip at Jingellic.

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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  20. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Did someone say, "Fetch"?
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