Hello and good morning.
I’ve been up since 4.30 but surprisingly do not feel tired………….. yet.
The revenge of the bone became apparent at 5am, though the previous motion half an hour before as pre-warned by Maya’s breeder was white. There was a repeat performance at 9.15 so hopefully that will all be out of her system by the time we get to the vet this morning for 11.30.
We’re seeing the new one today and will ask for Maya to be given a thorough check up as she will be 6 months old tomorrow. Worming and flea treatments should also be administered and we shall ask for her nails to be clipped as we are convinced the nurse at the other practice didn’t do them.
The two greyhounds came calling this morning and apparently make a beeline for our drive every time they pass. I am wondering maybe if Maya is coming into season and that is what’s piqued their acute interest. They’re not a nuisance or aggressive but something I can ask the vet today. I can’t see any evidence, but a couple of weeks ago she was a bit pongy and I rang her to breeder to ask if it was possible at such a young age.
I noticed a neighbour wheeling our direct neighbour’s green waste bin away at 5am and when he saw me, he said she’d told him it was OK for him to put some stuff in it. I didn’t think so, but couldn’t challenge him and later (at a sensible hour) text her to let her know. As I thought, she hadn’t said anything of the sort and will now put her bin out later on in the morning on collection days. We don’t particularly like him, especially as he dragged his previous dog along despite its back legs collapsing under it. He had also approached us to look after it so that he could go away (emphatic NO) and then when we lost Maggie, he asked if we’d look after the new one. We declined. He’s the sort who takes advantage, without permission, and wants something for nothing. To be honest, he gives me the creeps and I don’t trust his new dog as far as I could throw it.
Looks like it’s going to be a warm and muggy day.
Take care and keep safe everyone.
I know cats and dogs are completely different, but our first cat first came into season at just 5 months. An amazing display! Straight to the vet after that.
The vet said probably around 8 months is the norm for larger dogs, but to just be aware that it might happen earlier.
I do hope the vet visit goes well, Ruby has one tomorrow. There is always one low life neighbour isn’t there on the cadge and being sneaky?!
Let’s hope Maya has got rid of the bone residue… 💜💜💜💞
sigh, bone residue still making its presence known. Good visit today. Hope Ruby’s goes well tomorrow.
Thank you so much 💜
I’d be worried about the new dog. One of our neighbours beat his German shepherd on a walk one day, he was most surprised when one of our group grabbed the dog, and another punched him in the nose. He treats the dog a lot better now, he knows we’re all keeping an eye on him
Good for you! I hate to see dogs being mistreated. I hope people don’t think badly of us when we check her on the choker as it might seem rough, but really it isn’t. She’s a puppy and needs discipline and training. Hubby might guide her with his stick, but he’d never hit her.
There’s a difference between training and brutality
Exactly. We have to be strict with Maya but it is training, with reward. The guy down the road was cruel to his dog and dragged it behind him when its back legs gave out.
He should be dragged down the road 😡
I agree. He is not a nice person at all.
I clearly have some back posts to read! I hope Maya is well. I presume she found a bone somewhere and had a good gnaw on it before you could stop her? I feel for any animal that is homed with such an ‘owner’, may he get the same treatment done to him in another life. Take care Di!
Maya is OK, and we gave her the smaller bone, which she ate in its entirety! I rang the breeder to ask if it was OK and she said not to worry, and that the poo would be white. Well, the solid stuff was, but the rest is yellow liquid and has to be rinsed away. Too rich I guess.
As for the guy down the road, we avoid him and his dog.
Yes it is possible for larger breed dogs to go into heat as early as 6 months but it isn’t the norm… I’d be very watchful! As for the sneaky neighbor, I’d say something to him. That should put an end to it since those types only do it until they’re caught!
I’ve told our neighbour whose bin her used and she says she hadn’t spoken to him for months. Anyway, she will put her green bin out later in the morning rather than the night before, so that should scupper his plans.