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    I love my girls, but "5" is just missing that 1 to 1 relationship that you can have with only 1 dog. We have to give them all a share of ourselves and they give back as much as they possibly can, (we can't sit and cuddle 24hrs a day ) but we do have some fantastic walks on the Downs, the dogs stay close and read the news papers that others have left behind from earlier.(foxes, badgers, rabbits, etc. ) We try to be as fair as possible without any favourites. BUT !! Oh how I miss that 1 to 1 relationship ! At this moment there are 5 digs all sitting around my feet stinking the house out. They stole a load of fatty meat that I was going to put out for the rooks. Every few minutes there is a warn stench that rises from someone's bottom . Aah Bliss !!!!!
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    Aaah, what a couple of softees !!
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    Would you mind if I butt in here and suggest something quiet different and very "Smelly" yet very nutritious with pro biotic values. I am a raw feeder and have fed many different types of raw meat to my dogs over 35 years or more. ( We never have poo problems ! ) You have obviously had tummy problems for a long while, would you be able, or prepared to try something very natural but very smelly; Wet Green Tripe. You could include this along side your Millies Wolfheart. I would suggest their 50/50 until you get things settled. RAW GREEN TRIPE. Raw green tripe offers beneficial bacteria and enzymes. I has a desirable Calcium; phosphorous ratio of 1.1. Green tripe's pH is acidic, the protein is 15.1% and the fat is 11.7%. It also has the correct proportions of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. One of the best constituents of raw green tripe is lactobacillus acidophilus. This is one of the intestinal bacteria that keep unwanted bacteria such as e-coli, salmonella, and listeria from overpopulating and causing health problems. A balance of micro flora in the gut is extremely important to maintaining good health. These pro biotics help keep the animals immune system in top shape . Digestive enzymes; The enzymes that help the ruminant digest its meal will give the pet the same benefit. Dogs and cats do not naturally produce amylase, so the nutrients present in vegetative matter are not readily available to them. Raw green tripe contains these digestive enzymes. It contains the following vitamins and minerals along with other naturally occurring goodness; Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic, Acid, Choline, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium. If you consider this too smelly could you include a raw chicken wing each day to daily rations.
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    arealhuman, one not very serious method you can use to keep cats away is to have a Whippet with access to the garden, my little girl makes sure no cats are ever seen in mine let alone have enough time to go to a toilet.
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    The Daily Newspaper: Other animal smells and marking points where the wildlife leave their "calling" cards to say who has passed this way !
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    Sat on the couch in front the TV, with my dog's head in my lap, softly stroking the very soft and luxurious fur behind his ears. -and- Lazy Sunday morning in bed (after his 05.45 walk \0/) when he jumps up and stretches out on the duvet between me and my wife, turns upside down with paws in the air and just looks at me, waiting for a cuddle so we can both go back to sleep. This almost makes up for his barking at other dogs. Almost What's your definition of bliss?
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    Seeing the happy dance when I come back from anywhere - even if I've only been away five minutes. Morning snuggles. Afternoon and evening snuggles too. When he makes little yip yip noises when he is asleep.
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    Yes, she's in the crate when we leave. She always has a cuddly toy and her chewy Kong bone and a soft towel in there with her. She seems to be ok when left on her own if we don't leave the house. We've left her for a couple of hours on multiple days this week now and she was alright, but I'm sure she'd start crying again if we actually left. We're training to desensitise her regarding the house door and car noise now. Puppy in crate; leave house; wait; come back in; praise; repeat...
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    Adding to excuseme's full explanation, although raw green tripe is smelly every dog I have fed it to absolutely loves it.
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    Bruno update.... He's stop whining and now slowly walks. We ate taking it easy with him but seems happy and content. Fingers crossed. Xx
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    Ah, that's lovely Joanne. A really nice experience to help replace the sad one.
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    Glad you're feeling better. But what's this? Parents teaching children manners? I wish they'd export some of that to us.
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    I had similar thoughts, but was just repeating what I found. Not saying it's good or bad By the way, the water bottle thing doesn't seem to work. I have quoted quotes - like I have yours above this text - by using the " button. All of them in my post above appear in their own seperate quote boxes
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    Thank you, it's really kind of you to ask. I still replay it in my head, but less often. Usually it's when I am not occupied with other things so I have been trying to keep busy. And, a really charming thing happened - a little French boy was being taught good manners and his mum had him come over to out table in a restaurant and shake hands with Mr F and give me a kiss on each cheek. It was really sweet and if I start thinking about that dog, I try to switch the thought over to the little boy and that helps - even as someone who isn't normally good with kids!
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    Yes. I have done this. In the event that Mr F and I die, Timber is left in our will to a friend who knows and loves him (along with financial provision for his future, although that was because we can/should rather than because we had to write it in).
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    I guess that would be possible for some people, and some dogs. For example I recently lost a Shih Tzu, now I would not have any worry about leaving him behind, his personality would have overcome any problem, I always considered him as being one of life's perpetual optimists, he met everything with a waggy tail convinced things would turn out fine. So if he had been re homed provided he was looked after properly he would have settled down and enjoyed himself. My Whippet on the other hand is very attached to me, ok when she's with me she is happy to meet people but I tend to think if she was left she would not settle.
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    If you hover the page just after your picture at top RHS and click on nothing a selection drops and "Log out" is at the bottom of the list.