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  1. Hope you all survived ok the storm was really bad

    This was my high street this morning

     

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    after the water dropped a big chunk of the shops i use have been flooded out

    Going to make buying fresh stuff hard but at least i had just had my monthly  dog and human food order arrive and thankfully  my power has not been taken out so freezer of dog food is safe

     

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  2. Actor Kirk Douglas, a fixture of cinema for six decades, has died aged 103.

    The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character.

    Born in New York in 1916, he rose to prominence during Hollywood's "golden age", earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 boxing story Champion.

    He was also the father of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas.

    Michael said in a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today."

    "To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies... but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad," it read in part.

     

    "Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad - I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son."

    Kirk Douglas was prolific as a film actor, with more than 90 credits to his name - ranging over six decades from the 1940s to the 2000s.

    An icon who defied convention

    Analysis by Peter Bowes, BBC News, Los Angeles

    When I met Kirk Douglas in 2008 he was a sprightly 91. He talked about his advancing years and the impact a stroke, in 1996, had on his skills as an actor.

    "I couldn't talk at all," he told me. "So what does an actor do who can't talk? He waits for silent pictures to come back! That's corny joke," he chuckled.

    Douglas was particularly proud of his role in ending the Hollywood blacklist, when he defied the ban on working with filmmakers with alleged communist ties or sympathies.

    He said he drew on "the impulsive qualities of younger Kirk" in making his decision to give the blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo a screen credit under his own name for his work on Spartacus.

    We discussed his passion for working with young people. He had started writing a blog to encourage young Americans to vote in that year 's presidential election.

    Douglas and his wife donated millions of dollars to charitable causes and helped build hundreds of school playgrounds. He said their philosophy was; "Before you die, try to do something for other people."


    He is perhaps best-known as Spartacus, a Stanley Kubrick film which won four Oscars and was so popular that its iconic "I am Spartacus" scene entered the pop culture lexicon.

    Douglas was himself nominated for an Oscar three times - for Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956). He eventually won the honorary award in 1996 in recognition of his 50 years in the industry.

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  3. hope you all had a good christmas

    and a better new year

     

    been cancled on my end  due to loosing my boy just before and going into hospital for my cancer treatment on teh 18th can not really celebrate anything with a hoohaa that looks like its been slammed ina  car door or after just loosing aprt of the furry family

     

    But with luck in the new year things will look up, might even get around to looking for a new dog

     


  4. my dogs used to be fed on a dry food, they did lots of soft poops that filled two or three bags  had stinky gassy butts bad breath and dirty stained teeth

    I then switched to raw food diet they have great coats  do tiny  poops that are like stones  and do not smell much, i would guess that they digest 80% of what goes into them

    on the dry food i would guess most of what went in came back out.

    the farts do not really smell any more, no stinky breath  teeth are clean

    I got a puppy last year and he has been fed raw from birth and is doing great

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  5. 7 hours ago, Luna-tic said:

    Funny I was only thinking the other day about whether there is a gizmo you can use to track a dog. Do they make blue tooth trackers? Nothing worse than having your dog vanish in the blink of an eye and depending where you are you’d be clueless where to start looking. It is definitely the worst feeling ...


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    They do make them i got one from Vodafone for my dog  its cell bluetooth gps live updates.

    can be set so if dog leaves a marked area it sets off an alert to you. and can show where your dog is with an update every few seconds

    thats an image of my dog at the local dog park you can track fitness rest times play times etc with them like a fitbit

     

     

     

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  6. 56 minutes ago, Jay said:

    Test came back for Nikko and he’s all clear. It was just small fatty tissue. They said if it gets bigger or bothers him they can remove it but it’s fine for now. However if I want they can just remove it now. 
     

    so question - should I have it removed? They said it would be pretty simple because it’s small but he would be put under and about 2 weeks of rest. My worry is if it gets bigger it will be more involved and he will be older and it would be riskier to go under anesthesia 

    I would leave it alone unless it becomes a problem, in all the years i have had dogs some have developed them only time they became a serious problem was after we had one removed.

    The dogs  that were left alopne just had one or maybe two, the dogs that have them removed suddenly developed lots and lots and in some cases they were in places that involved serious surgery later

    It may be better now but i would leave it alone as much as you can

    for the most part it is just a bubble filled with fat cells, if they are loose and move its nothing to worry about. Probkem comes when they are attached to something

     


  7. 14 hours ago, Shepsky5 said:

    Glad you got them back! 😃
    They seem like they were actually pretty good dogs! 

    Yes, it's so scary...I am paranoid about leaving our fence gate open by accident, even though my dog hasn't been a runner so far.
    Where I live, it could be deadly - we live just a few hundred yards from a two-lane road and at some times of day, it's really busy and people violate the speed limit and zoom up the road at 55 mph...

    time to put a chain on the gate as added backup

    glad they are ok

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  8. Louie  came to me as a rehome, was Uncle  to most of the pups around me as he had such a gentle and tollaraunt boy.

    He developed a very fast growing agressive tumor, and was nearly 8 years old

    He helped me when i lost my Service dog was more than a pet or part of the family

    I could probably write more but  this only just happened so I am not feeling too good as this came on me so fast as I am dealing with my own cancer

     

     

    Small update, Whilst we were at the vets and he was not well but he was still doing his awooing and the lay on his side and try to dig a hole

    He also sat up and happy smiled and let a young girl make a fuss of him

     

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    couplenew pictures of him

     

     

     

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  9. ok 29th of november I had to go to the hospital got home late about 5:55pm as i was taking off my coat and thinking about the news i had had about my Cancer Treatment and Operation later this month

    I looked down and noticed my boys fur on his muzzle was sticking up like he had stuck his nise some where and had something in his fur

    Gave it a rub and it was not the fur but something under it and small

    Phoned Vet saturday and could not get into see them, Monday had him in and as shocked by how fast  the small lump had grown

    Vet put him on Noroclav and Meloxidyl and he is booked in later today for an Op to see if its  bad tooth or what Lump has gone down a little, he is eating fine (he will be getting a teeth ceaning at the same time)

    Still happy and smiling but I am worried about how fast it came up

    When i opened his mouth (that was a fight) he had a lump on the roof of his mouth, as well as teh swelling on his gum

     

    With my own cancer issues i am really worried about him

     

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  10. Google your local rescue centre. as there are lots of huskys that have been dumped because people thought the cute litte puppy fluff ball

    would be the oerfect dog for them. a short time later they are dumped on gumtree pets4home with the same over used stories

    We are having a baby

    we suddenly moving house and cant take  dog with us

    we now work different hours

    to name a few

     


  11. Throwing up can be a sign of worms, will be worth going to the vets to get a couple doses, you need a couple doses as its best to worm one type, then use another a couple weeks later to get rid of all types of worms (the all in one doses can be very harsh)

    as to diet/food  you could try a raw food diet, i have yet to see any dog turn its nose up or be fussy over raw


  12. Sounds about normal

    Dogs are not robots, like children they all learn and develope at different rates

    Did you actulay do an research on dog breeds before you got your dog, as different breeds have different breed traits of behaviour

    Did you find out that Huskys have a high prey drive and after a while you will have to keep them on a lead so they do not kill cats wildlife and even small toy breed  dogs.

    That as a husky owner you will nt have a dog that walks at heel  turns and has perfect behaviour, but will drag you up the road pulling your arm out the socket

    You need to start reading a lot of books and webpages  fast, as you have a lot to learn about the dog you just got, how to live with it how to train it (in as much as you can train a husky)

     


  13. 1 hour ago, wolfpup said:

    Its gone down to -2C here a few times   -  and both mine are happy to lay outside on the concrete no matter how many times I try and entice  them inside.    Once indoors however  Mikey stays laying across the back door and Marley goes and lays across the front door  ......................  I have living draft excluders   🤣

    oh yes the husky owner begging huskies to come in before neighbours report you for being cruel leaving your dogs out in the cold........  I just say the colder it is the more energy a husky has

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  14. lol if the temp drops to like minus 30 degree's Cent start to worry that he might  feel chilly

    on a side note yes it gets hot so people will say have him clipped .......NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER do this,

    the just coat is thermal and helps keep them cool as well as warm, avoid too much time in direct sun, so give him shade to sit in, and try to make excerise walks  early morning late evening when its cooler

     

    Cliping the coat will ruin the double layers  as a husky has a dense fluffy layer of lower fur and then longer guard fur, which is the grey fur pattern you see the lower  inner fur is just white.

    with the coat clipped you will put him at risk of skin cancer. Sun burning and it could take 2 or 3 years for his coat to grow back to normal looking fur

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  15. Ok i better explain, Begining of October I had a bit of a shock, I pee'd Blood, rushed in to see a doctor was booked in fast for tests,

    Had those test no stones  but something did show up in my bladder on the ultrasound, Further tests that i can say as a male were not much fun

    revealed a growth in my bladder, I am booked in to see  the surgeon tomorrow, and will get some pre Op tests to make sure i healthy enough for it

    I will als be getting the long talk on how they will remove it again not going to be much fun for a guy, But thankfully I will be out cold or have an Epidural

    It will be an over night stay and i will have to wait for the full biopsy reports on what they remove.

    Basicly if any one else has lived with this i could do with a chat in IM as you will know what i am facing, speaking with a doctor is one thing

    but some one that has lived with it can probably help more

     

    As depending on results i will have to make choices about what happens to with my dogs etc


  16. Sorry  we are at crossed terms here, Invisable fence Electric Fence. as i come froma  farming background

    The invisable Fence is a wire that you used to burry or lay on the ground that carried a signal  the dogs/livestock wore a collar that gave them a shock if they got to close to or tried to cross the wire (this type is Ilegal under the shock collar ban in the UK and Wales not sure about scotland).

    Electric Fencing (mesh  rabit fence about 16 inches high sheep net about 3 foot Orange mesh nylon. Ribbon 1 inch wide  (lots of colours) Stand Orange nylon cord, or plain wire.  Any farm shop will be able to sell you this stuff, You can get eiether plastic poles (being honest they brake easy) you would probably be better to buy some short wood pole hammer them in and then use the nail/screw on insulators to hold a 2 strands one about 6 inches off teh ground another about 18 inches  the low wire to stop them crawling under the upper wire to stop them jumping the fence.

    You will have to clear a line for the fence to run when it is switched on, as a plant even blade of grass touching the wire will ground the fence and stop it working you can test the fence 2 ways, at the end point fae end  away from the power box grab the wire with your hand to feel the kick or get the fence tester box that has a small stick ona  wire you put in the ground and then touch the fence with it and watch a light  flash in time with the Tick Tick Tick you will hear from the fence power box,  Give the company a call and they will give you addvice on the correct power box to buy  mains, Car battery, Solar etc, and addvice one the type of fence conductor wire tape sting etc I still say short wood poles would be best as you can buy lots of colours of preservative dye/paint and either hide them with it or make them a feature of the garden

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  17. I am not sure if they are even legal in the UK any more as they used to use shock collars, you would have to check on the legal situation first.

    best bet if teh dog is  taking a long run up to jump the fence is put in a smaller fence a couple feet from the bigger fence. that shortens the distance of a run up they have

     


  18. if they are jumping the fence you could put a trip wire in, place it 3 or 4 feet in front of the fence  teh idea is to stop them getting the long run up to get the speed needed to make it to the top of the fence by having to hop over the wire they break the speed they have and only have a couple feet to get the speed


  19. depends on the dog, I gave my last dog bed away as it sat in the kitchen and was tripped over for a couple years but never slept in by any dog

    some times used to find things stolen from the bin in it but never saw any dog use it.

    my husky sleeps on the floor mostly in the bathroom or kitchen as the lino is cool.

    My shep sleeps on my bed

    My Malinois will get on the bed for a while then curl up on the floor next to it

    in my life of dogs i have had one or two that would use a bed teh rest slept on the floors or furnature

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  20. lets see any addvice......  Concrete your garden the husky side makes them like digging and they could pop up into next doors or futher aways garden 

    there is a youtube video of a husky hole that has room enough for two huskys to go into turn around and pass each other.

    Huskys can climb fences.  Be ready to find fur balls every where, I find clumps of fur in my oven.  They have a strong prey drive so a lunge and jump at a blown leaf can be common

    Or getting dragged to one side  after a squrrel that just ran up a tree will also happen a lot

    you could invest in Bungy lead and Walking Belt as a memmber of this site you can get a discount from Indi Dog

    and you will have to hope your neighbours are ok with husky singing at all hours

     

     

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