Have a dog in your life at times to suit you!
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I know how empty the house is when you've said your final goodbye to your beloved dog; or dogs, in our case. We lost both of ours within a fortnight. We wondered if we should get another at our time of life, and when we had other things we wanted to do.We were so glad we found out we could host for Barking Mad. We tell John when we are available and he finds adorable doggies for us to love when their owner is on holiday. We have had all sorts and they bring smiles to our faces! The dogs are brought to us by John and they come with everything they need, including information about their regular routine, likes and dislikes etc. We are still part of our local dog community as well as being able to pursue our other hobbies.The best of both worlds! If you hate being without a dog, but don't want to commit to one full time, this is the ideal solution.
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How Far Would You Go ...?
2 Posts Last Activity 14/11/2017
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Five weeks ago my 14 year old Blue Merle Collie dog, a faithful friend and companion, had a stroke late at night. With enormous amounts of dedication and care our vet, my wife and I have helped him recover to almost his former state. But the financial cost has been horrendous. I didn't have a family, so my Collies have always been a child substitute for me. Yes, both my wife and I get deeply emotionally involved with them. She's my second wife and we were too old for a natural family when we met, so, these three Collies are our kids. We're not ashamed of that. But how far is enough in caring for, and spending on our sick house dogs and cats? Where are the limits?
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A nation of dog lovers?
6 Posts Last Activity 01/01/2017
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We British pide ourselves on our love of animals dogs in particular. Yet in this country of dog lovers vile acts of cruelty occur. So should we claim to be a nation of dog lovers?
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Hello from Swansea
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I am new to this, just saying I am new to forums. Hello everyone. My companion is a 4 year old Bichon Frise, Molly. We have just moved into the Swansea area and looking forward to meeting some new friends.
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Rude dogs and their owners
2 Posts Last Activity 11/10/2016
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Taking my little jack russell Molly for a lovely walk across the park the other day I saw on the other side of the field a lovely big giant poodle. My Molls is very friendly and is always happy to make friends so off she went to explore, the other dog put its head up sniffed the air and began to run towards us I soon realised that it was heading straight for me! Now I am all of 5ft tall and my sisters very rude german shepherd has taken me off my feet a couple of times! I stood firm and braised myself when it arrived its paws landing on my chest then leapt up again and again! luckily I wasn't knocked over but I stood there covered in mud and pretty cheesed off! The owner then turns up just laughed and walked off! I was gobsmacked I thought how rude!
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Collies
13 Posts Last Activity 23/07/2016
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I don't know what category this fits in, but does anyone else live with Border Collies? I have three here. A blue merle boy, a non descriptor bitch and their son a seal. Better friends than most humans - they can be trusted.
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Border Collies
3 Posts Last Activity 24/12/2016
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I think Border Collies are wonderful! Does anyone else?
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Small dogs on holiday
1 Posts Last Activity 24/12/2016
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I used to travel solo very cheaply staying at youth hostels all over the country, I now have a very small Dod that cannot stay in the hostels so I don't know where is cheap accommodation for one and a tiny dog, any ideas?
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Calling all Chorkie dog owners!
4 Posts Last Activity 19/03/2016
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Does any one have a chorkie dog? mine is four months old, I got her three weeks before Christmas and we have bonded together very quickly as she is so adorable.
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Looking to re-home a small dog
12 Posts Last Activity 20/05/2017
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Hi Everyone. I am looking for a small dog to re-home. We live in Warboys, Cambs. My wife suffers from a long term illness and I care for her full time. The Dr has advised that a small dog would be good therapy and would motivate her to go for walks more often. If you know of anything like a Dachshund/Maltese/Jack Russell or crosses of these, please let me know. Thanks William MacLean 07786568200
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