I don't think I could live without the Ruffwear Front Range harness, it's the best harness we've ever had (and we've had a few), I'd absolutely buy another when it wears out.. though I'm tempted to try a Perfect Fit at some point because they're pretty
I've not used the front clip on the Ruffwear very often but when I have it's done the job well, I always use it with a double ended lead attached to both rings on the harness. The only time I ever use the front ring is when we're on our way to the designated 'fetch field' It's the only time Alfie pulls like a lunatic and I just can't stop him, the front ring definitely helps me get back some control so I think it would help in your situation.
It's quite pricey but very durable, Alfie's had his a good few years and it's in perfectly usable condition - just the colour is a bit faded and the edges are a bit frayed from being in the wash so many times.
You should definitely do something so people are aware spider, people probably just don't realise. On one of the walks I used to do with Alfie near my old house someone was leaving out tubs of water just like you do. I used to tip them out as it seemed suspicious to me , I was worried someone was trying to poison the dogs or wildlife rather than help and they were often dirty so not good for dogs to drink. In the end I found out that it was just an elderly lady doing it for the birds so I didn't touch them anymore and instead made sure I kept the dogs away so they didn't drink it.
Just offering a different side of things, sometimes we are thinking, just in a different way!
Do you have a slicker brush? I'm not a cat person so ignore me if this isn't helpful haha, I don't know if it would work the same as it does for dogs Just noticed that you said about using a furminator and to me that doesn't seem like the best kind of brush to get knots out. I've sometimes left grooming Alfie for longer than I should have and have never had a problem as the slicker brush gets through any tangles easily. If they're really bad and a brush won't get through on it's own, could you try a mat splitter?
Haha tonib, ours was a pretty similar situation. Alfie had been to the groomer yesterday and is now super short & smooth, when I was stroking him I felt a strange small lump, but when I parted his fur to check I could see wiggling legs! Luckily for me I already have a tick twister in my work medical box (as a just in case, I've never had to use it!) so was able to remove it right away.
He's absolutely fine scallywag! I'm honestly so surprised as the last time it happened he was completely dead to the world for the rest of the evening and it took me waving some cooked chicken under his nose about 4 hours later to finally wake him up enough to eat. Not this time! The vet warned me that he would be a bit groggy and confused so I was expecting a repeat of last time, but from the moment I picked him up he's been his usual self. As soon as we got home he ran into the kitchen and started whining for his dinner, which was over an hour late after the vet trip - how dare I feed him late! He's been asleep most of the time since but not completely out of it, he definitely doesn't seem to have been affected much by the anaesthetic.
On our last walk of the day today, Alfie started holding his head to one side and kept shaking it. I had a look but couldn't see anything at all but something was definitely wrong so I suspected he'd got a grass seed stuck in there again as he was behaving the same as he did when it happened before. I took him straight to the vet just to be sure, she confirmed that he definitely had something in there and that he would need to be kept in for about an hour and a half to have a light anaesthetic and have it removed... £156 later and this was the culprit. So tiny you can barely even see it, and not a grass seed but just two tiny bits of grass - such a drama queen Alfie!
That sounds like fun boxerluver30 - how often will you be working there?
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scallywag: Was it a bad one , take it you couldnt help ?
Jul 5, 2018 7:16:27 GMT
Gillykat: Feeling excited.....going to visit my Ginger Ninja today *bounce*
Jul 5, 2018 10:21:27 GMT
caz2golden: Scallywag, I did help but wish I had followed my gut feeling and stopped people doing things! I think the motorcyclist will be ok! Guess I will never know though!
Jul 5, 2018 19:25:37 GMT
caz2golden: Forgot to say it was not a bad accident
Jul 5, 2018 19:29:27 GMT
scallywag: Will it be in the local paper or was it miles from home ?
Jul 5, 2018 22:00:01 GMT
caz2golden: It was not in local rag as far as I can tell.
Jul 8, 2018 16:46:51 GMT
caz2golden: Seems to be boiling hot today!
Jul 8, 2018 16:47:17 GMT
scallywag: Been boiling hot down / over here in the East for past 2 weeks
Jul 8, 2018 19:35:17 GMT
caz2golden: Sorry not on much my PC is sending me around the bend every time I use mouse it double clicks when I only single clicked! Part of me is hoping it is a windows issue that will get updated rather than just PC getting old and broken!
Jul 15, 2018 18:14:21 GMT
alfiemummy: It's most likely your mouse that needs replacing Caz - that's happened to me twice now and both times it's been fixed by getting a new mouse
Jul 15, 2018 21:59:44 GMT