Posts: 1,840 Animals I love: I am a big animal lover but i have a special place in my 💓 for Dogs and Cats. Pets I own: I am the owner of 2 Rough Collie called Riley and Elsa and a rescue Cat Freddy. I have previousley owned 2 german spitz named Mitzi Moo and Phoebe my 2 little angelsxx gone but never forgotten xx
I have also owned a rescue Cat named Sindy - Sleep tight my beautiful girl.xx
well funny enough, i recieved an email from yourdog mag today to say i was a lucky winner of logic dental chews from last months issue, was great news as i was having a really stresfull day in the office today:-(
First time i have ever won anything in the mag so i was well pleased.
When my copy of yourdog arrives the first thing i do is head straight for the freebies page.:-) Thanks Your Dog
Animals I love: Basically any Pets I own: Hoddy 4 year old whippet x
Lancelot 1 year old whippet
Ellie 2 year old lurcher
Joey 8 year old whippet
Rosa 3 year old greyhound
Dylan 7 year old rescue cat
Henry and Gordon 3 year old cats
Several years ago we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity for two sessions of one to one training with the dog trainer Charlie Clarricotes who used to work with Your Dog. He came to the house with a reporter and photographer, asked all about the dog etc before working with her. He gave me ideas on how to tackle the problem ( poor recall), made suggestions on how to improve things and gave me some training exercises to work on with her. We followed his advice and when he came back a few weeks later we all went out to a local country park. Again he worked with her ( and me!) and when we finally let her run free the difference was amazing. He was a really nice chap and very understanding. She's heading towards twelve now ( the white dog in the photo) and still has a VERY good recall - well usually The magazine then contacted us a couple of months later and printed another update.
And further to my post about being featured in "Your Dog" - I've just received this month's copy and they are still using photos taken all that time ago as one appears in the magazine.
And today, I discovered that I feature in this month's issue of YD! A small section in the 'Dog Answers' section thanking the kindly expert who solved my dog's problem in a later issue (Earl won't settle in the car).
tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT
Gillykat: Wooohoooo updated piccies of the two new girls been sent.....they look adorable....and as tthough they'll boss Monty around summik rotten! My poor wee man
Jul 25, 2018 19:23:44 GMT
Gillykat: Listen! Can you hear that? SILENCE!!! The three ninjas are all asleep I shall enjoy it whilst it lasts
Aug 3, 2018 8:37:19 GMT
lotsofcats: It won't be for long. When I had kittens I just used to sit and watch them for ages - are you doing that yet?
Aug 3, 2018 11:09:00 GMT
Gillykat: Oh yes......just drinking their adorable cuteness Been picking up and cuddling new boys too and they're starting to realise I'm a harmless idiot who gives them a treat every time I do so.
Aug 3, 2018 15:37:15 GMT
scallywag: Thought they were GIrls ?
Aug 3, 2018 17:23:20 GMT
Gillykat: So did we scallywag Turns out, once I got them home, I checked and both are boys I'm VERY pleased about this cos I adore boy cats....always had absolute sweethearts of that sex in the past
Aug 4, 2018 10:07:36 GMT