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    Our Dog Sally

    Wasn't long ago we had to put our Labrador down. The Mrs and I always had a dog or two around so it was only a matter of time before we got another.

    What we wanted was an older dog that we would outlive. After some time we the local Humane Society referred us to a couple who for whatever reason felt they could not keep this 10 yr old sweetheart.

    That was her fourth owner. Sally has cataracts and is all but blind. We took her and found she is such a nice and loving dog.

    Didn't take long for us to decide to fix the eyes. Made an appointment to have her eyes fixed when the wife took her to a local vet for a bath. The vet did a blood test and we found she has heartworms.

    OK, so we get the medicine and it will take at least three months to clear the problem.

    Good thing we didn't tell Sally. It's supposed to be a surprise anyway. Can't wait to watch her as she adapts to the world of sight.

    The other day I was walking her and it was a sight to behold. A heard of sheep come rushing over. They followed us awhile as Sally paid them no nevermind.

    Next day took the phone but because of the midday Sun couldn't see the screen, FAIL.
    Next day early facing the east faired better but caused problems.
    Next day cloudy still having problems with the phone screen.

    OK, first time I have done such a thing so please be kind.
    This is what I have to share with ya all.




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    Congratulate yourself. A human who makes sacrifices for another species in their time of need, is the only human i wish to know and the only humans who warrant space on this earth. Those who do not understand this, are the losers. You will be rewarded with the love and trust from your deeds. Well done that man.

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    I've got two dogs that if off the lead would be over that fence and after the sheep and not in a nice way despite one being a border collie. What's that noise in the background, insects?

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    A lucky dog to have such caring owners - may she repay you a hundred times over

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    A lab who doesnt care about sheep? Youre on a winner there. Glad to hear shes getting better.

    Thats actually pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    I've got two dogs that if off the lead would be over that fence and after the sheep and not in a nice way despite one being a border collie.[/url]

    I use to let my last dog off the lead and she would charge up to the fence and back off. She wasn't much into jumping as our back yard has only a 3' high chain link fence. The dog we had before her was an English Pointer who would just fly over the fence. Never went far as I was always around to call her back and she was just as happy to comply.

    What's that noise in the background, insects?
    The wind. Seems to make more noise on the phone receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momus View Post
    Congratulate yourself. A human who makes sacrifices for another species in their time of need, is the only human i wish to know and the only humans who warrant space on this earth. Those who do not understand this, are the losers. You will be rewarded with the love and trust from your deeds. Well done that man.
    Congrats belong to Mrs. Dog. She is the one with all the compassion which motivates me.

    It is really going to be great to see Sally first see, hardly waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    A lab who doesnt care about sheep? Youre on a winner there. Glad to hear shes getting better.

    Thats actually pretty cool.
    She can't see the sheep. The first time they came by Sally just sat there looking in their direction. I am sure in the future she will act according to her dog instincts. Unfortunately, in three months I don't expect the sheep to be there. They aren't kept there year round.

    I don't know the reason the rancher moves them to or from there.
    Maybe someday I'll get a chance to ask the rancher about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    A lucky dog to have such caring owners - may she repay you a hundred times over
    Wife and I have had a number of dogs, always an adventure.

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    pets bring out the best in us humans.
    Tude how lovely for your pooch.
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