animal life at my house in Sattahip

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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:03 pm

My little darlings have never came across vermin :lol: :lol: :lol: fleas ticks ants to name a few flies they love to chase the rest are a source of curiosity but they are learning :( :( diamond got a bite off something and his face swelled a bit he was mildly irritated by it Then jasmin got bitten by something and it obviously got her ""good""
Anyone ever seen a jsck russel do an impersonation of a hamster with a full mouth ???
The poor cow her face swelled very badly and eventually she was having a bit of trouble breathing sso a trip to the vets was required at a cost of 120 bht for an injection and 1/2 a dozen tablets she was right as ever next mornig but it would be nice to find out what got them we found / i killed what looked like a large flying ant about 19mm long it seemed more of a priority to kill the little sod so no picture but sprayed the whole house last night and found all sorts of dead bugs laying around this morning :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:29 pm

I am not sure if he thinks he's well camouflaged, but he dug this trench with Patsy so that they could keep an eye on the intersection:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:36 pm

There's a worrying trend. Eddy has now twice been brought home by motorbike. Once from down the road and once from up the hill.
He comes across someone he recognises who then stops to say hello. They attempt to ride away from wherever it is and he runs after them.
They end up taking him as a passenger and bringing him back home. He's crazy about anything on wheels and there's not much that can be done about it apart from building the wall.
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:22 pm

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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:46 pm

Fred JR,s are instinctively team workers even at weeks old look what happens if mum wants walkies and the pups are to young to join her :lol: :lol:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:53 pm

be careful with sheep dogs they pretend to help out
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:07 am

At 11 months old and I presume fully developed Eddy has suddenly started challenging my authority in a sweet way for now because he still lets me have at least half the pillow and he lets me steer the car. What he does on our pre-dawn walks is when I want to go one way, at the crossroads he will just sit down and look at me all cute. He will sit as long as it takes for me to return to him at which point he gets up and leads us in the direction he wants. The girls will follow him or me, either male is good enough. He wanted to go up to the main road this morning but I held my ground, the other 2 came to me and he must have got nervous being there on his own because he (reluctantly) came down follow to us.

Another thing he did was the other night the 2 of them were chasing the huge brown male from nearby and trying to get him off our roads and as Eddy came around the corner at full speed his undercarriage gave out momentarily, he did a 4 wheel drift and his chin on the tarmac stopped his slide. He was a bit bloody but he was ever so proud of what he'd achieved and the brown dog is becoming increasingly nervous about using our roads.

Patsy is a perfect little dog. She's cute, she's smart, she's sweet and loving, she's fiercely protective and she'll catch anything that shouldn't be here whether it flies, walks or crawls. She loves Eddy to bits and is very sweet to Song:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:30 am

This guy moved in the other day. So far he has not been shouting "toekae" as is usual and the moment he does he's out the door:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:41 am

Patsy is 11 months old today, Eddy 11 months and 3 days. Song is about 16 months old:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Thu May 03, 2012 5:38 pm

Being Alpha-Male is easy when you have an adoring female on either side:
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When there's 3 of you, watching for intruders is just that much easier:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Thu May 17, 2012 6:02 am

Happy birthday to you ...........
Today Eddy is one year old. He's survived kidnapping, venomous snake-bites, toads, terrorist dogs, trucks and has become the most wonderful little dog.
He's carefree, happy, friendly, loving, adventurous and playful. I did next to nothing in training him so I guess it's all down to his nature.
This is the most recent photo of him, taken one of the very few times he's wearing a collar, 4 days ago at the Pattaya Floating Market:
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Sun May 20, 2012 7:17 am

It's Patsy's 1st birthday today.
When I first got her she was nervous, shy and scared. I thought she was a cross Dachsund Chihuaha. Now she's brave, fearless, protective, loyal, loving, energetic, intelligent, playful and cute. I love her to bits.
She doesn't allow dogs, birds, cars, people, tractors or trucks within 500 metres of the house unless I say it's okay or if she knows them. She never tires of protecting Eddy if he gets too close to a large male when out of his own territory. She's generous with everyone and extremely patient with her dimwitted step-sister Song. She loves giving people kisses with her long tongue although not many reciprocate.
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Sun May 20, 2012 5:41 pm

good to see them fred mine are having a disasterous time several trips to the vets various ailments the latest is more worrying Popcorn our little girl has injured her hip/leg/ligaments
cannot get too much info other than she has been to a specialist who recomends an operation at 40-46000 bht ? so she is booked for an operation hopefully the 28th the problem appears to be a common one = ceramic tiles ?? being the suspected cause she has jumped or landed akward luckily my stolen daughter ( neice from uk) is there on holiday at the moment taking care of her and of course as she lived with us for several years the dogs all know her and love her almost as much as she loves them hopefully she will be ok
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Sun May 20, 2012 6:17 pm

geordie wrote:good to see them

Great disappointment here. They expected at least a card from you. They did get special dinners, a lot of singing and a soft toy whose innards were soon removed for inspection.
geordie wrote:several trips to the vets various ailments

That's normal. In the beginning I was there a lot and also every time a rash appeared, but there's not much that can be done. I don't want them wearing collars or taking unnecessary medication and so I have a liquid antiseptic I spray on and it seems to work. Sometimes I use Gentian Violet which also works.
The vets like the doctors here are overly cautious and like to over-medicate just in case. I also get told every time "Keep the collar on and lock him/her indoors for 3 days". :roll: These days I refuse the collar.
geordie wrote: the problem appears to be a common one = ceramic tiles ?? being the suspected cause she has jumped or landed akward luckily

I suspect coming off stairs or the like. Mine are only 6 kilo and jump off the bed without a problem, but I see that they almost skid. The housekeeper has been told not to use any kind of shampoos or lotions on the floor and so it's less slippery. Good luck with the operation.
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Re: animal life at my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Sun May 20, 2012 7:01 pm

Don,t worry about the card presents will be delivered when i get back from uk with them having a bit of trouble with the shipping = lack of replies unless you are comercial or part load ?? My lot i see only on skype i am not sure they can associate my picture on a screen or even if they can see it but they do recognise the voice so at least i can talk to them and get a reaction it,s hard at the moment i am actually missing the dogs more than i missed my kids when i was over there they are doing their best to make sister in law old and haggard she reckons they are more hard work than kids :lol: :lol: but we knew that we just failed to disclose :mrgreen: :mrgreen: even knowing they are well cared for and loved still hurts not being with them but soon will be over there again hopefully the wife is booked june the 12th
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