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It has been a while since I last posted anything on my page. It’s been a hard month of april for us. Our boxer passed on two weeks ago from cancer. Thankfully she went in her sleep and peacefully. I still miss her terribly. She was my shadow. Followed me everywhere and sat with me where ever I sat. She was a gem. 

ImageOur little zoe who lived till 11 until the dread disease took her. RIP my little one. 

 

Then our remaining three had one ailment after another. But thankfully they are all mended, fully recovered. These are the latest of the photos of them. I have no doubt that they miss Zoe terribly especially our Rottie. 

ImageBruno who is the youngest who we adopted almost 3 years ago. He’s a little teddy bear. Gentle as they come. 

 

ImageOur second youngest and adopted poogle. We suspect she has a little terrier in her too.

 

ImageAnd our 8 year old Westie who is so mangy cos he’s had yeast infection in his ear. He was on ear drops and hence looking a little dirty. He is due for a bath.

 

My poogle and rottie had this loss of hair around their paws. I took a few drops of lavender from Young living oils and applied it on their wound. The rottie practically was pulling out hair from his paws..there’s a huge patch on it! When I started on the oils for him. he immediately stop and now when I apply it, he plops his head down and falls asleep. Ahhhh…the joys of having lavender oil. 

 

Currently I am wanting to mix a few oils together for ear yeast build up in my dog’s ears so I don’t have to apply the drops from the vet. I don’t know what’s in the drops. 

But if anyone wants to try the oils, proceed with caution. There are some oils that can be harmful to your dogs and cats so I suggest do read up on it before proceeding. 

Adoption Drive @ Happydogz Holistic Centre

It was the 7th September 2013, the adoption drive was going to start at 10am. I’m hoping that the heavens do not open and make the day a wash out as there were puppies that were up for adoption on the day. I arrived early, had to prepare the centre as it is also my centre, got my niece and her friends who were volunteering on the day to help out and also to be de-brief. When everything was clear, in came the puppies for adoption from 4 weeks to 6 months. They were so adorable and friendly. Image

 

Thankfully the weather held and we had a great day. Not too hot which is a blessing for humans and animals. The puppies got to play with each other. Those who came for the adoption drive brought their dogs as so did I to socialize. As I am running a holistic centre, I decided to integrate human healing sessions. Start of a new age. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the photos I took from the day.

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Her name is Chocolate, 6 months and look at that face. 

 

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A beautiful west highland terrier for adoption. Female, 2 years old, skin condition. Rescued from breeder.

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Ahh the little ones pillow. Both are the same age, the white pup has a mother and is still nursing. The one behind was found in the drain and no mother. Look at the size difference.

ImageAnother west highland up for adoption. Rescued from breeder who was going to put her down. 2 years old, dry eyes, hard of hearing, debarked, heart condition. Jampa is on heart medication for life due to unscrupulous breeding. Now she is looking for a nice quiet home. She doesn’t really walk very much, partly due to her heart and partly cos she’s lazy. 🙂Image

Susan, the rescuer of the puppies and dogs that are up for adoption. All funds collected helps with the upkeep of the dogs and puppies that are currently being housed at her place and at her boarding place. 

The adoption drive was partly to create awareness to the public that there are plenty of dogs out there that needs a loving home. Please stop buying from pet shop and please be responsible when buying a pup. They are for life, they have feelings, fears, issues of abandonment, heart aches, all that we feel they feel. By abandoning the dog on the street shows what kind of a person you are. 

I received a call today from a stranger who said that his boss wanted to give her dog away because she fears that this mixed breed dog that she adopted will harm her young children. I then asked, “Has the dog shown any aggressive tendency?” He replied ‘No’. I then proceeded to tell him, then why did she adopt the dog if she feared that harm will come the the children? This dog has shown nothing but love to the family and for her to turn around, to give it up because of her children?! Now that is irresponsible behaviour, using her kids as an excuse to give up the dog. I told this guy, if she gives up the dog, she needs to pay for it’s upkeep until a new owner is found. A donation is not sufficient. Those who give up their dog must be made aware giving donation because you are giving up your dog is not sufficient! Out of sight out of mind does not negate what you did. The shelters are not your dumping ground to dispense with the responsibility!

And thus so ends my rant for the evening. 

 

 

 

 

Dogs at play

I’ve forgotten how much joy pets gives us. One day I was walking around the garden, there were my two babies and they were grabbing for one toy. The playfulness of the boxer who by the way is now 11 years old behaving like a puppy and our almost 2 year old Rottweiler. It puts a smile on my face and drains away whatever stress I had on the day. Dogs, I certainly can’t live without mine. 🙂Image

Garden Photos

I was walking around my garden this morning and this is what I found in my vegetable patch!! Horror!! Logically I should remove the culprits but me being who I am, decided that this was a great photo opportunity. So, I quickly ran in to grab my camera and started shooting. Here’s the result.

Copulating!!!

Copulating!!!

So that was done. I continued walking around my garden and decided, why not take a few shots of the home grown cucumbers. After I shot these I realized that they looked kinda…errr obscene! hahaha But it’s all clean fun.

Cucumber home grown

Cucumber home grown

When that was done, my 4 dogs decided to play in the garden. Chasing each other and trying to take the chews off each other. I only had one chew for 4 of them. They had great fun. I’ll share some of the shots here.

I do like taking shots of the dog's nose and the angle I take it in. So far been my favorite angle.

I do like taking shots of the dog’s nose and the angle I take it in. So far been my favorite angle.

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Paws anyone?

Paws anyone?

And here's the little scoundrel that sets them off! She's adorable!

And here’s the little scoundrel that sets them off! She’s adorable!

Its not complete without zoe the boxer.

Its not complete without zoe the boxer.

Side profile of my ever camera shy westie

Side profile of my ever camera shy westie

Another one of Brandi. Post processed in PS

Another one of Brandi. Post processed in PS

So after all that shooting, it was time to change and go run some errands. The time was just 9.30am in the morning. Yes I am an early riser and this morning I woke up especially early for no apparent reason. I enjoyed the impromptu photography session and I hope you do too.

More dog pics

Yesterday evening the weather was so nice and the dogs were playing in the garden that I quickly ran up the stairs, grabbed my camera and started shooting them. Here are some of the results.