I just put some photos on the site nothing that special.
Molly is fine with storms but the last one was not. She would get restless around 1 hour before. They can sense it long before we can. I have always had female dogs never males. Our last one was larger than Molly around 32kgs and a larger frame. You must have a lovely yard. Ours is good but i would think different. Lots of sand and rock.
Your Molly is so cute. Sounds like she has so much fun. We lived in Canberra many years ago and it was like that clay and more clay but i could grow roses and things like that. very cold and sometimes snow. That was where I had my first IS although we bought her in Sydney. Sydney is about 3 hours away from Canberra.
you will be busy. Do you work in a store? Yes Molly will not be happy she must be attached to you heaps. Our Molly is with me and used to me being home but that won't last much longer. She seems to look at my husband as the main figure as he trains her when we take her to training.
First IS who was 15 when she died was called Sharla... she was the one who loved water and would her nose in it sniffing. She was a great dog and very independent. Second was Cherie who we lost last year 9 years. She was always digging under the fence and I would receive numerous calls from people who had found her. She was a shocker and true escape artist. Great dog when she died the vet cried. We still talk about her when I visit the vets which I try to keep to a minimum. Molly is a real hit down there she was going to doggie day care before I left my last job. I would drop her off in the morning pick her up at night. She loves me at home like your Molly. Hope those hours will not continue for you too long.
My youngest grandson is quite sick.. they phoned last night from Alice. He has a large lump on his back and fever. Now on tablets to reduce infection but you would wonder what it could be. He is only 9 months old. My son is a pilot and working today so I hope my daughter in law can cope. She is gradually making more friends there but it is hard for her. Alice Springs is a very remote town.
The people next door have one of those spoodles he is so cute but they don't do a lot with him. Sad.. I take Molly to as many places as I can
I have 6 grandchildren. Raised one and there is some sadness about that one. Four in Alice and 2 in Darwin....
I work in the community sector with the aged population. I am a qualified counsellor but after leaving my last position will be starting my own practice. My last position was very stressful and I could see if I did not leave my health would be an issue. This is another long story and if I can manage it I should be able to be with molly more than I was. I will not work from home due to privacy reasons and have found rooms to practice but not quite there yet.
I just buy beef brisket bones from the butcher and give them to her raw. Raw meat and dry food with some liver treats is much all what Molly has. Who knows whether it is o.k. the others were fed much the same. As i write this Molly is sitting on the deck with the ginger cat (quite close). Looks great, weather slightly cooler now the weather we had was very unusual for Sydney. Don't work too hard hopefully you will get back to normal soon.
I forgot... before they got their spoodle de-sexed we used to talk about what an IS and spoodle pups would be like. Molly and this dog are exactly the same age to the day. Anyway he can't do anything now. So cute though.
that would be good to those classes and volunteer. Baby is improving thank goodness. Just got a text from mydaughter in law saying he was little better today. Apparently my son did not sleep much last night he grinds his teeth and said he must have worn them out. These things are sent to try us. We are going to Alice all going well on 1st April for a few days to see them. My husband works full time and I think what you are doing gives you both some space. I will certainly be doing that when he retires if he ever does. He is working on developing somthing to sell for the IPHONE like everyone else!! He is a computer programmer and I don't think he will ever retire. If it was not for Molly at the moment I would go crazy.
thanks Sherry... I think he is getting better. They were worried it could be serious. I will phone them tonight.
Your Molly sounds so sweet and missing you like mad. She could be thinking you have gone for good. It will be good when your hours return to normal for all concerned. You don't know what happened to Molly before you got her and I guess she feels secure now. It is good your husband is home with her. She looks and sounds such a darling. Happy for you that the weather will be improving. It is still hot here but better more like normal for Sydney's summer. It must have been funny with Molly sleeping on top of you. She thought you were her mattress??
we were sitting outside this evening. Molly dug up one of her bones.. came over to my husband with it in her mouth. I thought that is strange and it was smelly but what it was.... it was caught in her mouth and she could not get her mouth open and she was telling him she was in trouble. He got it out but I think I will need to be careful with bones. Molly seems to have a few issues with them.
tomorrow night we are going to friends for dinner. They live in an apartment so no dogs. We will leave her locked inside hopefully she can hang on for toilet stops until we get home. We will be too far away to leave inside with the door open. Also there is a pet guinea pig coming into our yard that she may like for dinner?
Couple of questions: what are sterlised bones and milk ones. The bones I give molly are from the butcher (lamb brisket). This one last night was a neck bone which is not so good.
thats good. She looks o.k. She is not de-sexed yet. When you say the bank is that like the bank where you go to withdraw or deposit funds? Molly is a good girl not taking things from strangers. She must be smart.
thats so interesting. It is funny how different countrys do things. Our banks are go in stand in a queue and do your business and walk out. I use ATM's we can't take dogs into most buildings but what you are saying it seems she is in the car with you. I don't leave Molly in the car because of the heat mainly. She loves to go to our shopping village and receives heaps of attention from passers by. One of us runs into the shop and the other stays with Molly. I will have a look in the store for the bones you are mentioning.
Molly sets on the guinea pig. It sees her and runs under the fence. I am trying to find out who owns it because it won't a guinea pig for long with Molly and possible snakes down the back yard. We are getting more dog friendly cafes etc now. our Molly sits under the table also and is usually fairly good. Some cafes where we live have water bowls for the dogs. When it was so hot we carried water with us. Last Saturday Molly crashed out on the tiles in the courtyard of one of the cafes with us as it was so hot. We are blessed to own an IS. Grandson is o.k. as far as I could make out when I phoned last night. Molly now alseep on the lounge and I will nick down to the supermarket
My daughter lives in Darwin now (very top of Australia). My son is in Alice Springs. Son 4 children oldest 6 then 4,2,9 months. they have been busy. They were told my daughter in law would have trouble having children... well not so.
i don't see much of my daughter and her two children. So just 2 children for me. your daughter would have her hands full with twins especially 2 years old. Our two year old in Alice is 3 in September. He does try it on sometimes but I love him so much cute boy.
14 hour drive is a long one. That would see us in QLD, My son is the home body. Before they got married they lived with us for some time. After returning from their honeymoon thought it would continue. I said no time for you to make a life on your own. That worked o.k. then the granddaughter came to live. Now it is just 2 of us and Molly.oh 2 cats Hopefully you will be seeing some warmer weather soon. My favourate time is Spring.