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by poppygreen
26 Jan 2014, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somerset Doodles
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Somerset Doodles

Poppy and Oscar Green are lucky to go along the Huntspill river nature reserve every day just a minutes drive down he road! they meet their gang of mates of all breeds, shapes, sizes and temperaments and they all love the Doods, but have only ever met one other Doodle. We have seen a few on Berrow B...
by poppygreen
22 Jan 2014, 14:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Watcha all
Replies: 16
Views: 3783

Re: Watcha all

I wish you was my new bruvver, my Mum and Dad got me a new big bruvver and I thought he would help me with them, but he just wants to do everyfing they want him to do! and not fings I want to do! and now they keep sayin' 'Oscar does'nt pinch stuff, jump at people, bark at nothing' and all the fings ...
by poppygreen
22 Jan 2014, 10:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precious only dog syndrome?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Precious only dog syndrome?

Time, time, time, all will be well, take all the good advice and go easy on yourself. You have done a wonderful thing, but that fact alone does'nt make it easy. usually the opposite! Take your older dog out on lovely walks, while puppy settles at home and then puppy alone, eventually short walks tog...
by poppygreen
13 Jan 2014, 17:00
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Malignant Melanoma
Replies: 43
Views: 11126

Re: Malignant Melanoma

Oscar Green bounced back from his tumour op' very quickly, we had trouble keeping him settled! He is starting chemo this month and we are very positive about a recovery or long remission or management of the cancer. It seems an age ago when we were going through what you are now. It will pass, every...
by poppygreen
13 Jan 2014, 16:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Christmas greetings from our new dog Bella
Replies: 11
Views: 4317

Re: Christmas greetings from our new dog Bella

Lovely to see Bella, Doodle joy in your life again. Oscar starts chemo this month, we feel positive, but make sure every day is precious.
by poppygreen
10 Jan 2014, 22:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mud, mud, everywhere....
Replies: 29
Views: 6881

Re: Mud, mud, everywhere....

OH has plumbed in an outside shower to wash down our 2 Dudes, so they get tied to the fence, warm shower, shake, rub down, run round the garden, breakfast and drying off snooze in the sun room. It has given us back hours of washing, mopping and brushing off dried mud. They have never been so clean! ...
by poppygreen
10 Dec 2013, 16:59
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Mast cell tumour
Replies: 42
Views: 12899

Re: Mast cell tumour

Thanks Bugsy, I don't really know yet, we are hopeful for a remission/cure/containment, but waiting for the insurance to decide if they will pay up. His previous owners transfered their insurance to us as advised, and our lovely vets are waiting and waiting for their fee so far, and to see how much ...
by poppygreen
29 Nov 2013, 09:15
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Halti head collar / harness / easy walk?
Replies: 22
Views: 9987

Re: Halti head collar / harness / easy walk?

....forgot to say, I always tell people to never leave the harness on when not walking, as they can be chewed through in a very short car journey...CAN'T they POPPY! [always have a spare...] Amazon is the only place I have found them. The makers will replace the first one at a reduced price, but the...
by poppygreen
29 Nov 2013, 08:20
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Halti head collar / harness / easy walk?
Replies: 22
Views: 9987

Re: Halti head collar / harness / easy walk?

Premier easywalk harness, the lead clips on the front. Poppy manages to pull out of her collar, but I feel very secure with this. She still tries to go ahead and there's a lot of stopping and starting, but she ends up walking nicely, then gets lots of praise, not that she cares! Even on just her col...
by poppygreen
28 Nov 2013, 00:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oscar is home from the Vet's
Replies: 20
Views: 3190

Re: Oscar is home from the Vet's

Thanks again for all the support, Oscar is up and about, had his chicken and rice supper, wander round the garden, [everything functioning] settled in for a good night, and no need [yet] for the dreaded cone... guess where OH is sleeping again, 'just in case he starts on his stitches'... but does he...
by poppygreen
27 Nov 2013, 19:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oscar is home from the Vet's
Replies: 20
Views: 3190

Oscar is home from the Vet's

Oscar as had the Mast cell tumour removed with a very wide margin. Also 2 little lumps on his face, one on each hind leg, and a 'v' biopsy of one in his ear, he has several little ones on the inside of his ears, but we will have to see what the biopsy results are from the bigger one. He's tucked up ...
by poppygreen
26 Nov 2013, 12:16
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Mast cell tumour
Replies: 42
Views: 12899

Re: Mast cell tumour

Oscar's op' tomorrow, we are feeling much more confident by the day. We are also getting offers of help with the cost! The Trust are being very supportive. I did'nt realise they have a 'Friends of the Trust' page and a Labradoodle Health page on Facebook. Also, although not encouraged, Oscar previou...
by poppygreen
25 Nov 2013, 13:54
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Mast cell tumour
Replies: 42
Views: 12899

Re: Mast cell tumour-early diagnosis!

Updates from Oscars previous Vet and owner show the lump to be fairly recent, so an early diagnosis should help a lot with the outcome, now the waiting again for op' and results.....
by poppygreen
25 Nov 2013, 12:24
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Mast cell tumour
Replies: 42
Views: 12899

Re: Mast cell tumour

'Froglover' you are an inspiration, some people will never understand why true animal lovers have to do the best for our pets, despite the cost, we have a frugal xmas anyway, but this one will be all the more special because of our Doodles!
by poppygreen
25 Nov 2013, 10:20
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Mast cell tumour
Replies: 42
Views: 12899

Re: Mast cell tumour

My Labrador has had several,one was there when he was born,one about 3 years ago and another in August,as well as other lumps which we have to remove just incase they are mast cell tumours,he is 8 now and lumps keep coming up and we have decided to only have them removed if they can be done under l...