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Old 02-10-2020, 07:19 AM   #1
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Hi all as many of you know I have 4 hams but I also have 3 rescue dogs.

First we have Beau, nicknamed Sheep, my bichon frise. He is almost 2 (March 1. Rescued him from a puppy farm which has now been shut down. He was roughly 5 weeks old and 1.35kg when we got him and bleeding from places he shouldn't bleed. On death's door, vets didn't think he'd make it but here he is almost 2 years later with no stunted growth standing 12" at the withers, 9.5kg and almost show worthy! He does have allergic skin disease and has to be on a hydrolyzed diet for life. He also needs a special shampoo to help his skin also as well as steroids during flare ups. This will probably mean he'll have a shorter life span but I'd rather him have a shorter comfortable life than live 15 years in agony. Despite this he's a lovely lad. Mayflies are the enemy and hedgehogs are friends. He gets mesmerized by fireworks and lightening but then freaks out because of the noise. Sirens are bad too. Oh I wish I knew what happened when he was a baby to make him this way but I doubt that I'd want to know.

Next up we have Pebbles, nicknamed little lion, a Lhasa Apso. Originally thought to be a shichon (bichon cross shih Tzu) but quickly found not to be the case. She was so thin and malnourished when we got her. Vets use a scale of 1-5. 1 being so skinny, obviously neglected, 3 being ideal weight, 5 being obese. Little Pebs was a 1 and I died a bit on the inside when the vet said it and what that meant. Pebbles had never walked on carpet or grass and was quite fearful of people. If you went to touch her she'd cowar! Even now she'll pee and poo when stressed... normally at the vets and then cowar when she's done it. We've never hit or raised our voices at any of our dogs so when she does it I just want to pick her up and cuddle her telling her it's ok. Fireworks and thunder make her shake uncontrollably but if someone's jumping the fence to get into the garden she'll try and rip them to shreds. Shows fear aggression with new dogs so has to be muzzles on walks, but she's getting better now and has been on 2 walks without a muzzle (yay). Pebs loves squeaky toys and has a high prey drive so as you can imagine squeaky toys don't last long! So if anyone knows of any good makes I'd love to know. She's now at a stable weight of 7.5kg and 11" at the shoulder. 100% muscle with very strong jaws...I wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of the bite O.O she'll be 3 in April.

Last but not least is little Bella boo, a toy poodle cross shih Tzu. She turned 5 in November and on the 25th we would have had her a year! She's great with young children and good with other dogs providing they don't chase her. Her previous owner had died and the daughter couldn't cope with all the animals which is understandable. Bella was underweight when we got her, surviving on 5 bits of kibble a day. She'd been bred and was in a poor state. She was very matted but ran into a problem as she freaks when you try to shave her or brush her then we found that scissors near her tail is a no go! Looks like a failed docking so it's healed in a permanent right angle. She's got a few cysts and the vets confirmed that they are so, she's had a few 'pop' while with us but they have healed nicely and she has a few more come up but they don't bother her. She is down to just 18 teeth now (dogs have 42) but that doesn't stop her. She's now able to clear a 400g tin of wet food a day and could potentially eat more. She's about 4.5kg now and looks completely different to what she did. Her giraffe teddies are her life and will get them if you tell her to get 'raffe. She does suffer with seperation anxiety but she was close to her previous owner and toy 'companion' dogs are more prone to it. She will only sleep on my bed with her giraffe, if one or both are missing you can forget it.

I know their stories seem all doom and gloom but they've landed a life of luxury now 😊 Fair to say they're very happy. (Sheep is chewing a bone by the way, I know how it looks)
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:08 AM   #2
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What lovely, happy looking dogs.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:32 AM   #3
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They are all very cute
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:50 PM   #4
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Thank you both they didn't look like that when they came. I have pictures of them the day we got them if you're interested in seeing them?
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:35 PM   #5
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yes, show away.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:25 AM   #6
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Little baby beau. The pictures don't do him justice, he was so small

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Old 02-14-2020, 01:30 PM   #7
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Little baby beau. The pictures don't do him justice, he was so small

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo3rrE2l...=1d8nqmao902ay
Aww, what a cute little fluff ball of a doggie!

Your pets are so so lucky to have ended up with you!
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:54 PM   #8
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They're all very lucky beautiful dogs!

I can definitely agree on not wanting to be on the receiving end of a bite, smaller dog or not! I've only been bitten full force once by my 20 pound(roughly 9 kg, probably about the same height as Pebbles) 100% muscle with jaws of steel - not fun to say the least but it was my fault.
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They're all very lucky beautiful dogs!

I can definitely agree on not wanting to be on the receiving end of a bite, smaller dog or not! I've only been bitten full force once by my 20 pound(roughly 9 kg, probably about the same height as Pebbles) 100% muscle with jaws of steel - not fun to say the least but it was my fault.
Pebs looks so dainty so didn't think she had the power in her jaws...well, several unfortunate hedgehogs later I shaved her down and her jaws feel like a staffies. I couldn't believe it.

Ouch? What dog do/did you have? And what did you do?! Must have been well angry dog to do that!!
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:35 PM   #10
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Beau is so cute, and the others too of course, but I do like bichon frises.
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