Category Archives: Animal_Care

Irresponsible Breeding

Since when were animals a “product”? The answer, sadly, is “since always”. In the past, we could justify this inhumanity and irresponsibility because of ignorance. In these “enlightened” times, however, how can we justify mass-producing animals and destroying “faulty products”, … Continue reading

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I was on my way home after dog training today, to drop Dud off prior to the committee meeting. As I drove down the road, I saw a blue-tongue lizard in the middle of the bitumen, just begging to become … Continue reading

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Winter, Warmth, and Waggly Tails

Slept with a dog either side last night, Dud on the left, Joey on the right. Tight squeeze as it was (Joey, the Chihuahua, takes up as much room as Dud, the Belgian Shepherd. How does THAT work?), I felt … Continue reading

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Smart dog!

It was cold last night, got down to 6°C. Not terribly cold but some people’s standards, but I come from a place where 35°C is a ‘warm day’ 😉 So I had both dogs inside. Dud has arthritis, Joey is … Continue reading

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Poor Roo

I killed a roo today. As you may or may not know, I’m currently on my learner license. This entails 75 hours (minimum) of supervised driving in a wide variety of conditions. Some people do ‘fake’ the logbook, but I’m … Continue reading

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What a day!

Today was a bad, bad day for Dud. I mean, it started out well enough; it was cold last night, so I had him under the covers with me, and he was toasty warm. At 3am I woke up with … Continue reading

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The scare!

I nearly lost Joey today. On Monday, I took Joey (12-year-old Pomeranian x Chihuahua with a heart murmur) to the vet for a consult about an ear haematoma. For those who don’t know, a haematoma is a blood-filled swelling that … Continue reading

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