Australian Cattle Dog/Bull Terrier
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Home:Cairns, Queensland, Australia  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Banjo

Little Man, Goof

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

July 17th 2009

He loves playing with our other dog Shandi

He hates being by himself

Favorite Food:
He loves fresh mince but he'll eat anything really

Favorite Walk:
Down to the beach

Best Tricks:
sit, stay, come, wait, give, take

Arrival Story:
He came into the shelter a week ago and I watched the site constantly to make sure he was still available. Finally we went down as early as we could and there he was. I was having a tough choice choosing between him and his brother however just after we got there some people bought his brother so it was meant to be.

Banjo is a cheeky little one, he has a wild side and a mind of his own. He'll do what he wants when he wants. If it's 3am and he wants to play, he's going to play. He is very attached to people, he doesnt like to be left alone at all. Most of the time he's a little shadow following you around. He loves nothing more than to play with Shandi and snuggle close at night time.

Forums Motto:
Little rascal

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Changing from 2 meals a day to 1?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 23rd 2009 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Sharna *2000 -
Sep 2007*
ZaraTwo Tone * No
longer mine*
Ben * 2000 -
March 2008*
(Stolen in Feb
Shandi *Oct
2006 - Aug
The Aussie Duo

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Diary of an adventurer

Adopt 2010 Contest

April 21st 2010 4:47 pm
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I havent been with my new family very long. Mum adopted me at just 7 weeks old back in September. In reality if it wasnt for dogster mum probably wouldnt have found me. Here is the story;

Mum had been on the look out for a puppy and since she works at the local shelter she was just waiting for the right one. Well one of her dogster pals all the way from Canada was coming to visit so mum took the week off work. Well mum wanted to show the other dogster mum what shelters look like here so they stopped by for a quick look. That was when mum saw me. I was the first one that caught her eye chewing on her fingers and mum fell in love instantly. However she had to wait a week to go back and see me. Every day she checked the website to see if I had been adopted yet. Finally a week passed and mum went down to the shelter. I was still up for adoption and mum knew I was going home with her. So really if it wasnt for dogster the dogster mum wouldnt have come to visit, mum wouldnt have met me and I probably would have been adopted by someone else.

It hasnt been easy at all for mum because I hve aggression issues. Discovered about 3 weeks after I was brought home to be food possessive. I was also very fearful for the first month. The first day I was brought hom the neighbour started playing piano and I just started screaming I was so scared. Eventually mum got me past my fear issues and is still working on my aggression issues. It's been a tough journey and it's not over just yet. Also not having the best start in life, being seperated from my mum at 5 weeks then transferred to the shelter mum works at at 6 weeks.

At around 6 months I developed mange and eventually all the hair around my right eye was gone. Mum has owned me for only 6 months and I've already cost her close to $1000 in vet bills.

Even though I have behavioural and medical issues mum is glad that she is my mum because alot of other people would have given up. She sees it all the time at the shelter. The people cant afford vet bills or this dog snapped when it was eating. Mum knows I most likely would have ended up back in the shelter. But she believes once you adopt a dog it's forever so she's going to keep working with me and continuing to grow. I have a very special bond with mum and we both cant wait to have many more years together.


Update on mange

February 22nd 2010 1:21 am
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Well mum left the vet $120 poorer. I indeed have demodectic mange and alot more than usual for such a small area. I've been started on injections that will continue for the next 6 weeks, one every fortnight. Also a malaseb bath twice this week then after that once a week. After the 6 weeks is up I'll go back for another skin scrape. If the mites are still there then I'll be on the baths weekly and the injections once a month. Mum hopes this clears up quickly.


Mange :(

February 15th 2010 9:29 pm
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Mum thinks I have mange. A few weeks ago I started loosing hair around one of my eyes but her mum said to wait and see what happens. Because her mum is the only way I can get to the vet mum had no choice but to wait even though she knew it wouldnt get any better. Well it's starting to get worse now and spreading, starting on my other eye. Mum even thinks the hair on my chest is getting thinner. So mum is using the money she's not supposed to be touching and taking me to the vet tomorrow. She hopes this isnt going to be a huge problem and that it will go away quickly.

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