"Andy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved Mariner, and my heart is breaking for you and your family. May he run free at the Bridge, I know he will live in your heart forever. "
Many will remember that we adopted Mariner 10 years ago after he had suffered from a brain injury that left him blind and having seizures. He was the reason I created the two groups "Health and Medicine" and the :Seizure Group".He had been doing well for many years and the last few he had more energy and playfulness then he had had for a long time. Over the past few weeks he declined quickly. He was unable to stand and lost interest in food. His liver was failing.He tried to stand but he…See More
"Anyone who thinks that a rescue group might have "puppies for sale" and might pay her $1900 for the privilege of rehoming her puppy obviously doesn't have a clue about anything. Who even knows what the breeder actually said to…"
"Just today, in the Facebook community group for my town, someone asked where she could buy a Shih Tzu- Maltese puppy. One person directed her to a pet store in a nearby community, and another person directed her to an internet broker. One timid soul…"
"This just makes me sick. I just don't understand how anyone can think that a living, breathing puppy is disposable. It reminds me of a pet store they used to have in a nearby mall years ago. All these puppies and kittens (plus…"
"Earlier this week, on the DRC Facebook page, I had a lady trying to post a 9 week old goldendoodle puppy that she is trying to rehome, for $1900. "Our lives have changed and we cannot keep her". Wait...the puppy is 9 weeks old, so…"
"I really need to take this opportunity to rant about the stupidity of the people in the FB doodle groups. I administer all 6 of the DRC Facebook groups and pages as well as the DRC website. There are days when I could tear my hair out and days when…"
"Oh man how frustrating! How do you say "we don't discuss this!?" That's why we have essentially banned all talk of breeders. That's the only way to keep the BYB recommendations out without having an…"
"What gets me is the "anything goes" attitude. Nothing is wrong, there is no wrong or right, and if you dare to say otherwise, you are being "judgy".
And the rehoming...there are days I either have to walk away or take…"
"Most days, I just have to scroll on by. I agree that the level of stupidity is appalling! And these people are giving out advice to unsuspecting good intentioned people who in turn are just becoming part of the problem. Sometimes I do get involved…"
"PMs are generally a better way to communicate on FB. In the groups, you have so many people commenting on a picture in a post without even reading what it's about, that the comments often don't even have anything to do with the topic,…"
Boomer and Mariner are biological brothers. Mariner fractured his skull @ 7 weeks old, causing blindness and a seizure disorder. As a puppy he had to relearn everything, walking, eating, peeing, etc. Mariner has gradually regained much of his eyesight. He has not had a seizure in over 4 years (as of 12/25/14), since his medication was changed to potassium bromide
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
Thanks for the friend request! Toby was diagnosed with oral melanoma in March 2015. He began receiving ONCEPT vaccines in April and so far, the cancer hasn't spread to his lymph nodes or lungs. I believe that Toby received 4 vaccines and then booster shots. Beginning April of this year, he will only need booster shots every 6 months. So far, ONCEPT has cost us over $10,000. We have pet insurance, so they pay about 60% of the total cost. Our oncologist also wanted Toby to take chemotherapy medication, but it was too expensive for us. How is Boomer doing?
Thank you for tying the friend request, and for tying the Tail Injury posts together.
I'm glad to have a community of Doodle Lovers to share the joy and sometimes pain of loving and living with these wonderful creatures.
Yes, beef tendons and beef tracheas are good use of animal by-products and I like that idea. Just got another package of bully sticks for my dogs and they get 20 minutes a day (takes them three days) to chew them. Outside only! Then I put them in a zip-lock bag and store until the next day. I also don't use rawhide because I could see problems with that but my vet said she has never taken a rawhide out of a dog's stomach and she has surgically removed all kinds of things. Agrees that bullysticks are a good use of animal byproducts.