December 2nd 2012 1:44 pm
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Well Angus is eight now and he has mellowed so we had discusssed for a long time about getting another dog, we all agreed Angus had to be happy about it. For a few months now we have been looking at different rescue centres in the South East area and eventually my husband Paul found a seven month old German Shepherd little girl who is golden blond all over! I was a bit worried about getting a pupp y but she is almost as big as Angus so we thought we would go and meet her and find out all the information about her. Which we did and once we had done that we took her for a short walk. We left Angus in the Car with the windows open but not too much as it was chilly.
Well eventually we decided that it was time for them to meet, the reason we liked the pup was that she was shy and had had a hard start and we knew we could give her a forever home and give her everything she needs but Angus had the last decision. Well they sniffed and wagged their tails we walked around for a while they looked at each other and gently nudged each other!
Now we decided to be really brave, we took them to the enclosed field and let them off we found out that the pup, (we do not have a name yet) loved playing ball as much as Angus did and what surprised us was that they did not go for the same ball they each had their own and went and fetched it and brought it back to us.
It was lovely to watch, a couple of times the pup tried to get Angus's ball but he just showed his teeth no noise or anything and she left it alone and they played really nicely together the other thing which surpised even the staff there is that the pup barked lots at every dog she sees its her hiding she is shy apparently well she did not make a single noise when she met Angus! They looked at each other, sniffed each other and wagged their tails and walked nexted to each other.
The pup has been named by the centre but she does not answer to it but if she sees you and you talk to her or beckon her she comes straight to you and she has already learned in a few minutes that she had to sit to get a treat it was amazing!
Now we just have to pass the home test which should be fine but you never know and then get rid of the builders so we can collect her bring her home, settle her in and name her then I will take pictures and add her so you can all meet her.
If anyone has any info that may help us with a German Shepherd pup please send me a message we know how to look after pups as I have brought up two but each dog is different.
December 2nd 2012 12:53 pm
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We moved in August to a bungalow as my mum struggles with stairs. I love the bungalow although I have not been entirely happy over the last few weeks because we are having building work done and the nasty man Simon keeps using his nail gun and I don't like it! The noise is just horrible!
I have been going out with my mum during the day she has taught me how to walk with her disability scooter and showed me its nothing to be scared of. I love my walks with my mum, we go to the park and I am allowed to run round and round my Mum follows me then when I have finished we go to the shops and then we go back to the park for two laps and then I am really tired so we go home, I am usually muddy!
We have only moved a short distance so I still see my dog friends and I have made some new friends in the park a lovely lady dog who is a beagle and a white long haired Retriever she is called Bonnie.
One of my family has moved away but she comes home and sees us all once or twice a month. I love it when she comes home I get lots of cuddles from her, I get cuddles all the time but these are extra cuddles!
August 10th 2012 12:48 pm
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Its been a rough couple of years for Angus but we appear to be on the other side now. last year he was taken very poorly very quiclkly, it was very scary he could not breathe properly so we took him to our local vet who instantly asked us to transfer him to their hospital. They were waiting for us and when we got there he was taken straight through he was given some oxygen and we were asked to leave him there until 17:00 it was the longest two hours ever! When we returned they showed us his xray it showed a large growth in his chest. We had to take him up to the royal vetinary hospital it was a very long drive but when we got there they came out to the waiting room and listened to him breathing and again took him straight through.
When we were eventually allowed to go and see him he was in intensive care and had oxygen and drips, they operated on him the next day. When they phoned us to let us know he made it through the operation they told us it wad a non maglignant tumour which was good news!! It was the largest tumour they had ever seen, I felt awful as we had not realised it was there.
Well he recovered slowly he lost 8 kilos in total immediately after the op the tumour was that heavy!
Angus has a wheat allergy and has had lots of ear infections and we could not understand how they kept coming back, we then read on the internet that the treats we had been giving him actually had wheat in them, even though it said gluten free on it!
In February Angus started having seizures and firstly we just had to monitor them but when he started having them every ten days and they were really violent, we took him to the vet as we were so worried, he had blood test and things and it was discovered he had Epilepsy and he has now been put on medication, it is absolutely amazing the price difference between getting the drugs from the vets and ordering them on line, on line is so so much cheaper.
Angus is 8 now and recently we have moved to a bungalow and he seems very settled and happy, we shall be updating his dogster much more often now I have found his details to get into his page.
Angus favourite game is still playing ball he will play it and bring it back to you until he drops he is so sweet .
He is the best pet I have ever ever had he is so loving and cute and funny I would not swap him for the world!
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