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    Chi
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    Hi there

    I am glad some one feels as I do towards our furry friends. I own chihuahuas and they are wonderful companions and company would not be with out them, Regarding funerals for pets contact your local citazens advice bureau or Veterinary Clinic or even the SPCA they may be able to help. sounds like you are doing a wonderful job.

    I train people to get the best from their showdogs and I assess behaviour and temperament. My reward is seeing folk doing well and improving.

    I have a great local boarding kennel and Cattery who let me do this in a very safe enviroment. I will love to correspond with you
    Cheers chi

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    Hi folks back again+ the wee dog that was promised to me has proven to a bit of a scam. Is there any GENUINE doggie folk who have or know of a wee dog looking for a very loving home. I have in the past week spent over $200 on getting ready for the new arrival which now wont be coming. I would prefer a Chihuahua/miniature pom puppy . I dont mind male or female . I live in Otago so would be better for all concerned if I heard from someone in the Otago/Southland area. If someone reads this PLEASE can you help? I truly appreciate any help. I will give contact numbers to any replies. I have tried several avenues including NZKC who h ave not heard of the "breeder" that promised me the wee pup. He/She will be coming to a very loving home and wont want for a thing. I am a reg. Vet Nurse and retired Chihuahua breeder. Thanks for any help

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    We have recently purchased a Moustache parrot, no talking as yet but a piercing shriek. She does seem to be very demanding, we give her lots of treats to keep her quiet. Because of a jealous little dog, Lily cannot be out and about, however she seems happy in her very large cage. Do I need to buy special sunflower seeds to grow for her diet? It would be fun to grow our own feed. She bites me, but is more respectful of the Man of the House. Appreciate any advice on tricks for dealing with a loud bird, thanks

    #501023
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    Has Bensmum tried Petsonline to look for a wee dog? We were able to rehome a little dog really successfully. Good luck.

    #501025
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    Bensmum, when you look at my avatar, could you find a more handsome dog if you like them that big.
    Our Crakka, so named because he IS a little cracker, came from the Humane society.
    I know there are are rescue organsations all over the country for various breeds if you want a particular breed., but in my opinion there are a lot of unwanted puppies and young dogs looking for a loving home. How about advertising in your local paper, or ask at your vet’s if you can put a notice in their practice. Ours always has pictures of dogs wanting a home. Or even the local supermarket, but first stop, the SPCA. They have all shapes and sizes

    #501027
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    I have just read ansypansy’s story about her pitbull cross. Sometimes we have to remember that all dogs have the potential to turn the other cheek. last night i was at a celebration for my G. Grandsons 5th birthday. There were three dogs present whish belonged to his aunty. One was a King Charles spaniel but larger than I expected for the breed so may have been a cross. The other two were mother and son and were a terrier type, light tan and white. They all chased each other around the large lawn. The Black and white K.C. being the father, yet their was no resemblance between him and his son. Anyway, I thought I would have a wee play with them but the father began to bark at me and the other two were circling me so I slowly backed away, recognising the pack aggression. The mother came at me when I turned my back and gave a snap at my ankle. There were six children present but the dogs never took any notice of them running around having fun. I was a stranger and should have had more sense. We live and learn.:roll::roll:

    #501029
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    Joybel, yours is the only response i have seen to my article. I wonder if people have no idea where to make a comment.
    It is so true, that ALL dogs can be dangerous, and it was proven in your experience. those little dogs are often described as ankle biters, and that’s just what it did, snapped at your ankle. Even a small dog can be dangerous.
    I have learnt to read the signs with my own dog, in the way he might show a little white in his eye for instance, and this is one of the things I was trying to emphasise, the fact that children are fearless, they do not read danger.
    They used to say to get down to the same level as a dog, NEVER would i get down to the same level as a strange dog, my face would be too close.

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    This a horse tale. I was watching Animal Planet this afternoon about the SPCA rescuing animals from the most disgusting situations. Today I had my eyes opened when we were taken to a horse auction. The horses had been used by the Pharmaceutical companies to extract Estrogen to be used in female hormone replacement pills.

    When they are past their use by date they are auctioned off cheaply to meat companies for slaughter and the meat sent to Europe where horse meat is part of the diet. And we hound the Japanese for killing whales. Two men were out bidding the meat merchants and they paid $10,000 for 25 lovely horses. The money is donated by nice people. The horses were taken to farms where they were fed and pedicured and medically examined before being passed on to caring owners for useful lives and happiness.

    If you know of anyone on Hormone replacement let them know that horse estrogen is in it and good horses are slaughtered so they can have a happy Menapause.

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    Many years ago I had a friend who was a horse lover, (as I was/am) and she had a job collecting blood from horses – mostly from riding schools and other equine establishments – the hores were treated with respect, and didn’t suffer. I went with her, not believing that they would be unhurt, but not one of them was afraid, nor did it show any sign of distress.
    In this case the blood went through a centrifuge to extract the serum, but I can’t remember what it was used for – other than that it was for medical science

    #501035
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    Hi Joybel,
    Yes horse oestrogen is extracted from pregnant mares’ urine to produce Premarin HRT. I was on that for 5 years until I found that out! So now I just have to put up with hot flushes, rather that though, than knowing I was contributing to a any horse suffering on my behalf.

    Don’t know what horse blood is used for?

    CB :roll:

    #501037
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    I think that when the mare is on heat estrogen builds up in the blood stream and is extracted at that time, Cookybaby. If it is a once a year happening, I am not familiar with these gestation periods, would they keep a horse for months when its keep could cost, not likely. There would be no shortage of victims, I imagine. Why are they not put up for sale instead of being sold at auction to meat buyers?

    #501039
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    A mare will come into season every three weeks unless she is served by a stallion, and this will go on for most of the year, except through the really cold season. The gestation period for a horse is a little under a year, so maybe nature prevents them from coming into season and being served at a time of the year when twelve months later a foal would be born into bad weather. Therefore this procedure that I have never heard of till now, could be done from approx the middle of July when a foal can be born a little earlier than the official birth date of the horse (1st August) right through to March. Therefore there should be no reason to sell them off, whether for horsemeat or any other reason. Surely if a horse had faithfully produce the needed product for so many months of the year it would be entitled to a rest of three or four months.,

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