The Standard Thing
- Apr 7, 2014
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Awesome tman. Instafamily, just add k9
Man, thats awesome Tman.Ok, so I never had my own pooch cos of space and lifestyle. But im moving in with swambo and we are moving into a big house. So I know have "insta-family" and space so in other words a loving home for a proper mutt.
I was looking for an ugly 3/4 dog and adopting was the only option. Some research lead me to the Woodrock animal shelter (check them out they do a good job)
Always loved the brown brindle look so Grace +-2.5y old Africanis x Staff stood out by a long shot. Ive spent bout an hour with her, will check in again this friday and then on Sunday take wife's stoep kakers to meet and greet.
Strongs mate. I know your pain.This is my little legend.
Found out that she has cancer a couple of weeks ago and despite a couple of surgeries etc it hasnt helped. 2 years of age.
Awesome!Having spent a fortune on vet bills over the last 20+ years, I now have my 6 pets on pet insurance and so far they have covered everything from inoculations to operations. R250 per pet a month provided they are less than 8 years old!
Thanks Bargain Hunter.Strongs mate. I know your pain.
Lost 3 already due to that fucked up disease. 2 x Staffies and the SPCA dagg that we had for a few months. Those operations are moer expensive, we considered to do the operations and radiation. Vet Oncologist said he's old and prob won't pull through. Was a sad day in our home when we left from the Oncologist, but we kept and eye on him and had to make that crappy decision before he lost his sparkle.
Pet insurance helped to a point but the one i used has an annual threshold.Having spent a fortune on vet bills over the last 20+ years, I now have my 6 pets on pet insurance and so far they have covered everything from inoculations to operations. R250 per pet a month provided they are less than 8 years old!
As callous as it may sound, pull plug sooner, rather than later. You will save the dagg plenty pain and dignity and your emotional state will be less scarred.Thanks Bargain Hunter.
So broken about it. She is like our kid and the missus is beyond broken. I reckon she loves the dog more than me
Cancer...what do i say. She had a grade 3 malignant mast cell tumour. Like you said, a couple of ops and treatments and plenty moolah later and unfortunately no progress.
Very tough decision to make and to make sure that they don't suffer.
Did you make use of any palliative treatment closer to the end?
Purebred show dogs are soft as hell. There are some breeds now that the stud dogs can't reproduce naturally so really you are buying a useless animal, survival of the fittest being thrown out the window.Awesome!
I have noticed that some thorough bred daggs are more maint than scrapyard mutts. As long as the eat good food and get annual jabs, most mutts should be fine.
Hahaha true storyAs callous as it may sound, pull plug sooner, rather than later. You will save the dagg plenty pain and dignity and your emotional state will be less scarred.
True, keeping a close eye and vet trips weekly to assess how she is doing. The sparkle is still there but i think that you still want that when you make the tough decision.
nope, nothing would have worked, pulled plug soon after his diagnosis. He was too far gone, found out that he had an operation, just before we adopted him. But was not aware of the cancer (no capital C because the disease does not deserve that respect) when we took him in.
That's a tough one
Dude, sounds like we married to same person... Same shit here, mutts get more love than I do