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  1. Another dog found tied to railings on fireworks night, hours after giving birth, at only 18 months old. Enter - stage left the mastiff cross. Soulful eyes reflect only some of the trauma this young dog has been through. Found under appalling circumstances, she was taken to a pound. She was checked over by a vet and found, at 18mths, to have given birth about 48hrs before - no sign of any puppies - possibly her second litter.
  2. @ paola if you want a bully contact http://ironmountaindogrescue.webs.com Ok this is Metz, who was my dog, and has passed away and whose story illustrates the problem perfectly. A SamoyedX Border Collie she lived with us for 14 years, my boys grew up with her. One of a litter of 8 dumped at rescue by a dog breeder. This lady's Samoyed was kept unspayed for breeding but escaped from the garden and was found being serviced by a collie in the local park. There was no attempt made to rehome the puppies, the exit plan was to take them in a cardboard box to a rescue organisation and make it their problem. One can only wonder what the rest of that breeding ladydogs life was like Flossie (I dont have a photo) My neighbours Springer Spaniel. Kept unspayed because she was from a prestigious working line. Got herself impregnated by a wandering dog- my neighbour called me in the middle of the night when she ran outside in a thunderstorm, we found her giving birth in a hedge to a single enormous puppy. We took her to the vet and she nearly didnt make it. This dog is still unspayed.
  3. I volunteer my help adopt and foster for a large breed rescue organisation (no Staffys weirdly!) here is the write up on one dog. I didnt write it. Just under two, already had a litter (epic fail there breeder) but was spayed by the owner who bought her for £700 just 3 weeks ago. Breeder can't take her back, although initially there was an offer of stud services for her, but it's not that reason he can't take her back, nosiree, he's too busy. So we look forward to his donation to Venice's care as he's too busy to care for her. Nothing to do with her being spayed now. Too busy.... If you're too busy to take your stock back, STOP BREEDING DOGS. Goodness only knows what will happen if the puppies you sold a few weeks ago come back. Busy busy... I'm not commenting as I have so far been accused of 'having a go' and 'intimidating' on this issue. Just passing stories on that make me think the way I do.
  4. Lets discuss this. Lets discuss the pros and cons the myths and the reality.....I'm going to shut up, over to you guys..
  5. That is clearly aimed at me. As someone who deals with the fallout of the dog breeding situation in this country every day I will always ask the difficult questions! Define 'responsible breeding'- by PM if you wish.....
  6. She's only two What age are you going to breed her then? Id have thought 2 was a perfect age...Are you going to keep all the puppies?
  7. I dont understand. If you are breeding her (and no lets not get into that one I think my view on that is clear from my sig) why not get on with it rather than put yourself and her through unmated seasons?
  8. It is beyond me why anyone drags a reluctant OH shopping. Leave him at home with the laundry I say (dont forget to hide the remote so it gets done)
  9. The Rapeseed is in flower here and everyone with a sensitivity (including my dog) is suffering. Make sure he showers the pollen off himself as often as humanly possible and changes clothes. It really helps.
  10. yay another tropical bride! This thread certainly shows diversity doesnt it? No two frocks the same
  11. Not a great shot sorry. The dress was a maid of honour dress from Liberty of London's sale, chosen by my husband we were married on the beach in St Lucia under a hibiscus arch and hummingbirds came to sip at the flowers. My bouquet was picked in the hotel gardens by the staff and I had a steel band play 'Here Comes the Bride' It was just the two of us and we didnt tell anyone, in those days it was Registry Office or church and we didnt want either so we jetted off to do the deed it was so romantic........

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